Baby Cough Syrup Recall

first_imgA recall has been issued for DG/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus. The product, is being recalled by Kingston Pharma, LLC, and has the potential to contain a bacteria that can cause two different types of illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control. One of them is characterized by vomiting and the other by diarrhea. The products were sold nationwide in Dollar General stores and have an expiration date of 11/20. If you purchased the cough syrup, you can return it where you bought it for a full refund.last_img read more

Habitual Shoplifters are an International Concern

first_imgShoplifting and other forms of retail theft cost retailers tens of billions of dollars each year. As a result retail leadership has learned to recognize the value of a well-trained management staff and a professional loss prevention department. We have learned to drive operational efficiency, and ensure that controls are in place and adhered to throughout the organization. We have learned the value of deterrence, limiting the desires and the opportunities for theft and other losses by integrating loss prevention concepts with retail practices. We have embraced a belief in training and awareness as being at the heart of a successful loss prevention program.Despite our best efforts, there will always be those that will test our resolve. For those retail loss prevention professionals that must deal with shoplifters every day, we are trained to recognize that a shoplifter can look like anyone—shoplifters are not bound by gender, race, creed, or social standing. Professionals are trained to identify patterns of behavior and must follow strict protocols before shoplifting suspects can even be approached. There are well-defined principles that guide our decisions, and clear steps that must be followed before an apprehension is made.But there are times when specific individuals will draw our immediate attention. Based on well-established patterns of previous behavior, the habitual thief—those that are known to have stolen from us on multiple occasions in the past—deserve our efforts and focus. While not a definitive indicator of future intentions, their presence in the store warrants priority consideration.- Sponsor – These concepts have become international, and the basic principles and core competencies of loss prevention have become a shared approach across borders and oceans alike. Unfortunately, we also share some of the same problems. Shoplifting can take many forms, and is plagued by many different characters.Britain’s Most Prolific ShoplifterReporting on loss prevention issues worldwide, we have found that there appears to be a “competition” in the United Kingdom to identify “Britain’s most prolific shoplifter.” Each of the following individuals has been granted this dubious honor in previous months:Harry HankinsonHarry Hankinson has a criminal record which includes 523 offenses, 433 of those for theft and dishonesty. Hankinson has a criminal career dating back to 1970. His long suffering spouse has even admitted that she barely knows her husband he has spent that much time in and out of prison. In the latest spree, he was caught stealing goods worth £4,000 from upmarket stores. Hankinson was branded an “uninhibited thief and a pest” as he was incarcerated for his latest offense, adding another notch to an astonishing record.  “When he shoplifts he is almost on autopilot…He offers no excuses for these offences, only remorse and apologies,” reports noted. The court heard Hankinson blame his crimes on an accident in 1970 when he fell backwards out an open window during a family function. Glen StaceyIn his most recent arrest incident Glen Stacey, 56, bit the security tag off a leg of lamb and hid a magazine in his bag at a local supermarket. He had planned to give the magazine to his girlfriend as a gift and sell the meat.Stacey, who has a long history of pilfering low-value items, was issued a Criminal Anti-Social Behaviour Order (Crasbo) in February, barring him from shoppes in Lancashire. While police say the threat of jail does not stop Stacey, they feel the Crasbo provides the opportunity to at least arrest him before he causes any serious trouble.According to the Blackpool Centre Neighbourhood Policing Team, “It’s how prolific he is that’s the problem. Jail doesn’t stop him—being inside is just an occupational hazard.”Blackpool magistrates were told he had 281 previous convictions and that the latest theft marked the 400th time he had been caught shoplifting. Despite reaching the 400 offenses milestone, Stacey walked free from court.Robert KnowlesSerial shoplifter Robert Knowles first broke the law at age 13. He was sent to correctional school in 1959 and has been back in court charged with theft every year since—chalking up 183 court appearances in 54 years.Adding to a criminal career that has stretched over the past seven decades, Knowles was recently jailed for his 341st offense after pleading guilty to stealing a bottle of wine and some items of clothing. The court heard he had been released from prison just days before and had been living briefly in a city hostel before the thefts.“He usually survives for something between 24 and 72 hours before he is arrested again either for theft of clothes or theft of alcohol,” claims his long-time attorney. “Nobody knows whether he is effectively waiting to die in prison. He has no support in the community. He has put the barriers up. Nobody really knows why he does it.”Knowles has spent most of his adult life behind bars. There have been so many incidents that even prosecutors have lost track of his expansive rap sheet.David ArcherA week after spending two days in custody awaiting his appearance on offenses 338 and 339, David Archer face the same court in North Wales after he admitted to four more offenses, including theft from a charity shop— bringing his total to 343.Archer had previous convictions for shoplifting, burglary, and other thefts and burglary, along with previous convictions for breaching an order which bans him from all charity shops.Reports claim that Archer had begun to target charity shops more and more over the years, stealing money, clothing and other items. “He’d lean over the counters and literally feel the weight of the charity box and then if he was happy with the weight he would cut it,” according to reports.Archer’s offenses first began when he was ten years old and have stretched over the past 48 years. The magistrate overseeing the case said he “shuddered to think” what Archer must have cost his victims and the state over the years. He is currently serving an 18-month prison term.Who Holds the Crown?Clearly it is of little consequence which of these individuals carries the label of “Britain’s most prolific shoplifter” because the number of criminal events that these men are involved with only seem to be growing on a continuous basis. These four individuals alone are responsible for more than 1600 criminal offenses, with each involved in theft incidents spanning five decades or more. It’s hard to imagine what these individuals have actually cost the retailers, court systems, and communities where they live and steal. When we consider the lifetime of consequences, it’s quite clear that no one comes out on top.Shoplifting is a Shared ConcernLaws, cultures, and governments may be different, but shoplifting is an international concern that is shared by retail merchants everywhere. These individuals may stand out as exceptions, but similar exceptions can be found everywhere across the world. Often we limit our perspective to what is found in our own back yard. We may notice a million-dollar theft or an international crime spree in some other part of the planet, but it can be just as important to recognize the damage that can be done by a man biting the security tag off of a leg of lamb. Every step that we take to become more educated and aware; every gesture that we make to build our professional partnerships and business acumen; and every opportunity that we seize to learn and grow as professionals is a step in the right direction. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Vieira: ‘Balotelli can’t understand teamwork’

first_imgNice coach Patrick Vieira was “disappointed” with Mario Balotelli. “It’s really difficult for him to understand that football is about teamwork.” The Italy international has never hit the heights his potential warranted and is now also struggling at hometown club Brescia. “It was a real pleasure to work with Mario,” the Nice coach told beIN Sports at an event. “It was I think at a time where it was really difficult for him to understand that football is about teamwork, the team effort, and it’s something that is difficult for Mario to understand. “It has nothing to do with talent of the player, because he is a really special talent, but it’s disappointing that I was unable to get the best out of him, but he needs to understand as well that for him to play at this level, he needs to be part of the team. “I hope he understands that really soon, because there is still time for him to do so and he can go back to scoring goals. He’s got the talent to be the leader of the team, but the leader of the team has to put his talent at the service of the team.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

Chalk Talk: Mason Rudolph’s Biggest Weakness

first_imgOn paper, Mason Rudolph has been excellent this season. He has already thrown for over 2,200 yards and has 14 touchdowns this season. He logged 220 yards and a touchdown in a solid passing performance against Kansas.But while Rudolph is an efficient passer, he is by no means perfect. His biggest weakness actually has nothing to do with his passing ability; rather, it’s completely mental. Rudolph’s biggest weakness is his indecisiveness, and it showed in the Cowboys’ 44-20 win against the Jayhawks on Saturday.Watch this play, for example:sl_cross_sackThe Cowboys are running play action with a slot cross concept flooding the right side of the field. This particular play is known as a triangle read, as it has three receivers making a triangle on the strong side of the field.122-sl-crossTriangle concepts are designed to allow the quarterback to make quick decisions with all three receivers in his vision. And the play itself works — both McCleskey (on the slot cross) and Chris Carson (on the flat release) are open.openRudolph should have immediately looked to the cross and hit McCleskey as soon as he stepped foot on the Jayhawk logo. But Rudolph doesn’t properly go through his progressions and, because of his indecisiveness, gets sacked.Here’s another example, this time in the red zone:double_sackRudolph has an open receiver, but because he waits too long, he is forced to dance around in the pocket and is eventually sacked. The Cowboys are running what’s known as a double under or double china concept.double-chinaThe inside slot receiver runs a corner route, which is often taken advantage of in goal line situations to ensure one-on-one coverage (it was in fact used in this fashion by OSU in the fourth quarter on the goal line.)The other slot receiver is running an under route and can “climb” the open field to avoid the weak-side linebacker. The outside receiver is also running an under and is trailing the first under route (hence the term double under).midshotNotice in both the gif and the picture above how McCleskey is setting up his cornerback to beat him to the inside. Also notice in the gif how there is only one high safety and James Washington (inside slot) has one-on-one coverage on the outside-breaking route.Rudolph could have either passed it to McCleskey coming out of his break or made the pre-snap decision to lob it to Washington in the corner of the end zone. Instead, he held it and got sacked.These were not the only examples of Rudolph being indecisive. Sometimes, on third downs especially, he waits too long for a route to develop instead of pinpointing a receiver or taking his check down.throwHe also occasionally misses his windows in the progression of the play, which then forces him to sit longer in the pocket.quads_sackIt is important to reiterate that Rudolph is by no means an average quarterback. He consistently makes impressive throws and has been a huge factor in the Cowboys’ recent offensive success.He has also already recorded 41 career touchdowns and will leave OSU as one of the best quarterbacks in recent memory. But he still has his flaws, and this is his biggest one.The positive is that it isn’t because of a lack of physical ability and can be coached. Let’s hope that Rudolph can improve his decisiveness for this week’s game, because all eyes will be on him against West Virginia.What do you think Rudolph’s biggest weakness is? Leave your message below in the comments! While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Mike Yurcich No Longer In Running For Auburn Job

first_imgYurcich doesn’t really strike me as a SEC guy anyway. Grew up in Ohio, went to school in Pennsylvania and now he’s here. If he moves on, it seems like it will either be 1. for a head coaching job somewhere small or 2. as the OC at, like, Michigan or somewhere like that. Auburn didn’t make a ton of sense.Maybe more importantly here is the fact that Yurcich will almost certainly return to guide an offense that was one of the best in the country last year and has a chance to be maybe the best in school history in 2017.Yurcich made $500,000 in 2016. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. YEARPOSITIONSCHOOLSCHOOL PAYOTHERTOTALMAX BONUS 2015AssistantOklahoma State$400,000$0$400,000$91,667 2014AssistantOklahoma State$400,000$0$400,000$91,667center_img 2016AssistantOklahoma State$500,000$0$500,000$108,333 2013AssistantOklahoma State$400,000$0$400,000$91,667 Well … that was fast.A day after Mike Yurcich was supposedly up for the Auburn job he has now taken his name out of the running. Yurcich went on the radio with Robert Allen on Wednesday and said he was no longer a candidate to go to Auburn.Oklahoma State OC Mike Yurcich let Triple Play Sports Radio and https://t.co/smK5uilGKt know he took his name out on the Auburn OC job.— Robert Allen (@RAllenGoPokes) January 18, 2017last_img read more

a day agoBarcelona keeper Ter Stegen: We’re not playing at our level

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona keeper Ter Stegen: We’re not playing at our levelby Carlos Volcanoa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen believes some things to address internally despite winning 2-1 at Slavia Prague on Wednesday.The German was at his best again for the Catalans, who just about escaped with the points.”We haven’t played at the level we wanted,” he said afterwards.”Luckily, we’ve taken all three points, which is obviously the most important thing.”But I think we need to talk about some things.”When pushed on whether the issue was tactical or mental, the goalkeeper didn’t want to let their secrets out.”I think that’s something we have to look at ourselves,” he said.”I won’t say it here because it’s more internal.”It’s not my thing. I’d like to speak to the players who were on the pitch first.” last_img read more

NS premier orders review as former foster child faces deportation

first_imgHALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s premier has told child welfare officials to review how they handle complex cases, as a former foster child in the province faces deportation to a country he has no connection to.Stephen McNeil said Wednesday he asked the Community Services Department to complete a review of any cases that would require supports similar to those needed by Abdoul Abdi.The 24-year-old man was recently released from prison after serving a five-year sentence on multiple charges. He was put in segregation in a New Brunswick jail by the Canada Border Services Agency upon his release and is now awaiting a hearing on deportation to Somalia.Abdi arrived in Canada as a six-year-old child refugee and was shortly after apprehended by the Nova Scotia government and placed in foster care but never obtained citizenship.McNeil said all children in the province’s care who require extensive support are offered a “myriad of options,” but he said the province can’t force them to take on the options.While refusing to speak to any specific case, he said the province can provide children in its care legal advice or “options to gain citizenship” but cannot force them to pursue citizenship.“I can tell you since this has come out there will be a complete review of not only this case but any cases that would require the kind of support that I’m hearing about with this particular gentleman,” McNeil told reporters.“I’ve asked, not specific to this case but all children in care, what are the options that we are providing and laying out to all children in care, and then it is up to those children as they grow into teenage years to decide whether or not they take advantage of those options,” he said.Abdi was born in Saudi Arabia in 1993. After his parents divorced, his mother — fearing persecution if she returned to Somalia — fled to Djibouti, where the family obtained refugee status.His biological mother died in the refugee camp when he was four, and two years later he came to Canada with his sister and aunts.But shortly after arriving, the children were apprehended by the province of Nova Scotia. Abdi’s aunt’s efforts to regain custody were rejected, and her attempt to file a citizenship application for the children blocked.Between the ages of eight and 19, Abdi was moved 31 times, separated from his sister and never completed high school.He fell into trouble with the law and in 2014, Abdi pleaded guilty to four charges: Aggravated assault, theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and assaulting a police officer with a vehicle. He was sentenced to 4.5 years, but had another nine months tacked on for assault charges early in his incarceration.Halfway through his sentence, Abdi’s lawyer Benjamin Perryman said, he started to “see the consequences of his actions” and was transferred to a medium-security facility because of good behaviour.Abdi was “gated” when he was released from prison earlier this month and is now at the Madawaska Regional Correctional Centre in Saint-Hilaire, N.B. His deportation hearing is in four weeks, despite a court case raising charter and international law arguments that is expected to be heard by the federal court in the coming months.Perryman said Abdi was given grossly inadequate care by the province as a foster child. He said deporting him to Somalia — a country to which he has no ties and where he would be unable to care for his Canadian-born daughter — would be unfair.Alec Stratford, executive director and registrar with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers, expressed concern that “structural issues” plaguing child welfare services are hampering the care that can be provided to children.“It really is a struggle for social workers dealing with really high case loads of huge complexity to be able to know all the ins and outs,” he said.“I hear a system that is failing our kids and our youth, a system that doesn’t recognize the great structural inequities that continue to exist in Nova Scotia and the fact that we don’t have the tools and resources to adequately support someone first in their home and then to support them in care.”– With files from Keith Doucettelast_img read more

GLAAD Pays Tribute To Glee Star Cory Monteith

first_imgGLAAD has paid tribute to Glee star Cory Monteith, who passed away during the weekend.“We mourn the loss of our friend Cory Monteith, whose support of LGBT youth and his work to end bullying served as an inspiration to countless young people,” stated GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz. “Losing such a strong ally at a young age is heartbreaking, but we are thankful for the many lives he touched through his work and advocacy. Our hearts go out to his family both at home and on the set of Glee.”The young star was part of a powerful storyline from the beginning of Glee. His character, Finn Hudson, showed animosity towards fellow New Directions group member Kurt Hummel, bullying him and using an anti-gay slur towards him during an argument but eventually, the quarterback apologized and stood up for Kurt against bullies. As the show progressed, Finn and Kurt became close friends and brothers when their parents married. Following graduation, Finn returned to co-direct the New Directions glee club with Mr. Schuester.The actor continued his advocacy off screen by partnering with several organizations and show his support of the LGBT community. The young star recorded PSAs for Straight But Not Narrow and The Bully Project, attended events for The Trevor Project and hosted the 23rd annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City alongside co-star Naya Rivera. The actor also received an award in 2012 from DoSomething.org for his advocacy work.GLAAD is saddened by the loss of such a strong ally and grateful for the outstanding work he has done for LGBT youth during his short life.Source:GLAADlast_img read more

Buckeyes advance to regional final with pair of Saturday wins

Alicia Herron’s heroic day catapulted regional host Ohio State to a Sunday showdown against No. 11 California. The Buckeyes were down 2-1 in the top of the sixth inning when Herron hit a line drive home run over the left field wall to put the team up 4-2. The home run was her second of the game and her third of the day. “I was just trying to step up, lead my team and help my team succeed,” Herron said. OSU won 5-3 as Herron provided four RBIs in the rematch against Kentucky. Senior Megan Miller received two wins on the day, one for five scoreless innings against Bucknell and than another in a seven-inning performance against Kentucky.“Megan had great command and was in control,” coach Linda Kalafatis said.The sun was shining over Buckeye Field Saturday as the Buckeyes played two-and-a-half games. They lost their first game in a thrilling 6-5 loss to Kentucky. The Buckeyes were down 6-1 with two outs in the seventh when Vanessa Spears hit a three-run home run. After loading the bases, Courtney Pruner was hit by a pitch to put the team within one. Whitney Cooper then fouled out to third, stranding the bases loaded.“I wish we would have started (the game) the way we ended it, but we missed our opportunities early,” Kalafatis said. After a 6-0 victory over the Bucknell Bison, OSU was able to notch the win against Kentucky to send them into the regional championship game.Freshman Melanie Nichols did not pitch at all Saturday, as she is day-to-day with soreness in her arm. She pitched three innings Friday night and received the loss against Kentucky.“Hopefully we will be able to throw her in one of the games tomorrow,” Kalafatis said. The only other pitching options for OSU are junior Karisa Medrano, who pitched a combined six innings in both games giving up three runs, and Miller. “I’ll pitch 14 innings (Sunday) if I have to,” Miller said. The Buckeyes must beat California twice Sunday to advance to the Super Regional tournament.OSU will play California Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Buckeye Field. If a second game is necessary, it will be played at 5:30 p.m. read more

Baseball Ryan Feltner and Connor Curlis emerging as top options for Ohio

Ohio State sophomore pitcher Connor Curlis delivers a pitch in the top of the second inning against North Carolina Greensboro on April 22 at Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Lantern reporterEven before they were Ohio State’s top two pitchers, Ryan Feltner and Connor Culis were friends.The pair atop the Buckeyes’ starting rotation has known each other since playing on Ohio Elite’s under-17 summer travel baseball team following their junior years of high school. Feltner committed to play at Ohio State just before Curlis did, before they both joined the travel team.“Knowing that I was gonna play [on Ohio Elite] with a guy I was going to be with in college was a good feeling,” Curlis said. “We got close that summer and then took it here.”The Ohio State coaching staff said Feltner and Curtis are practically inseparable during workouts. “They’re always working together, whether they’re playing catch, they’re long-tossing, whether they’re throwing bullpens the same day or the day after for the last two or three years,” pitching coach Mike Stafford said.Curlis steadily became one of Ohio State’s more reliable starters after flipping back and forth between the rotation and bullpen last season, leading the team in wins with five and maintaining an ERA of 4.02. Feltner saw a great deal of action throughout the 2017 season, but struggled at times with a 1-5 record and a 6.32 ERA. But he then dominated in the Cape Cod summer league, allowing zero runs in 15.1 innings with 15 strikeouts and seven walks en route to being named the Cape Cod’s outstanding relief pitcher.There has been plenty of offseason development to pin down the top two spots in the rotation this year. Senior reliever Seth Kinker said he hasn’t seen anyone work as hard as Feltner. Stafford agreed with that statement.“I do feel like he doesn’t leave anything behind, from a preparation standpoint,” Stafford said. “Ready to go, arm healthy, pitches ready, body, getting the [right] amount of sleep, food, no question.”Stafford also said Feltner’s slider has developed over time, a pitch that has been a point of emphasis for the duo in the off-season, in particular for Curlis.Feltner feels Curlis’ slider has really come along, essentially becoming his strikeout pitch now, which is impressive considering he just added it to his repertoire late last year. Curlis and Feltner often turn to each other for assistance in developing that specific breaking ball.“I feel like we’re both helping each other with that in our flat-ground work, throwing program every day, just to get that to our ‘A’ pitch,” Curlis said.Working together is nothing new for the pair. Curlis and Feltner have been workout partners since they first arrived on campus. That work has started to pay off with both Feltner and Curlis firmly entrenched in the top of Ohio State’s rotation.The two have taught each other a lot in that time. More than anything else, Curlis said, it’s helped them learn how to compete.“We have our strengths and our weaknesses, but just to attack and not pitch away from the bat,” Curlis said. “We’re not gonna strike out everyone.” read more