FDA cites problems at peanut butter plant; recall expanded

first_img FDA outbreak pagehttp://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph.html#news Also today, FDA officials announced that PCA is expanding its recall to cover all products produced at the plant since Jan 1, 2007. It was unclear, however, what type of testing was initially done and what the chances were of the tests producing false-positive results. The earliest case mentioned in the FDA’s report was in June 2007. Screening tests take about a day, while confirmatory tests take from 3 to 5 days, Besser said. Storage of raw peanuts next to roasted peanuts; sometimes the raw and finished products were visually indistinguishable Also, FDA investigators found mold on the ceiling and walls of the finished product cooler, along with water stains running down from the cooler’s fans, located directly above where the finished products were stored. Also, finished products were stored beneath skylights and ceilings that showed evidence of rainwater leakage. The FDA released its full investigative report on the PCA plant, called form 483, today on its Web site. The report includes a list of observations that Rogers classified as deviations from Good Manufacturing Practices, some of which he said are violations of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. FDA officials observed several instances in which finished products were vulnerable to contamination, including: The identification of specific Salmonella serotypes should have told the company that there was a problem either with the testing or with the peanuts, he said. “The lack of clarity with regards to these tests really points to a lack of credible information for the entire investigation,” he said. “It’s hard to make decisions if the information is piecemeal or potentially incorrect.” John Besser, PhD, clinical laboratory manager at the Minnesota Department of Health, reviewed the FDA’s investigation report and told CIDRAP News that the company used screening tests in the instances where it detected an unidentified Salmonella serotype and used confirmatory testing methods in the three instances where it identified a serotype. Jan 28, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today released its inspection findings on the Georgia peanut butter plant that has been linked to a nationwide Salmonella outbreak, saying the company shipped products that had initially tested positive for Salmonella and citing various other questionable practices. Clarification needed on test methodsMichael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of CIDRAP News, said that despite dramatic headlines about the PCA releasing products that tested positive for Salmonella, more information is needed about methods the company used in its initial product testing. Cleaning deficit, storage errorsThe FDA report also said the company did not clean the peanut paste production line after Salmonella Typhimurium was found in the paste on Sep 26, 2008. The report said the company did not clean the line until the FDA began inspecting the plant on Jan 9. In a statement yesterday, the American Peanut Council expressed shock that PCA “knowingly released a product with potential salmonella contamination into the food supply, as released by the Food and Drug Administration.” Other developmentsSundlof, director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, told reporters yesterday that though investigators have wrapped up their investigation at the plant, the FDA, along with state officials, has visited about 1,000 food manufacturers that used potentially contaminated peanut butter and peanut paste in their products and was still testing products and reviewing distribution records. He said he expects the list of recalled products to expand. Rogers also commented that it “is sometimes possible to get negative and positive results from the same product lot.” Tauxe noted that people with no Internet access can call the CDC hotline at 1-800-232-4636 for information on product recalls. “There is concern of potential Salmonella contamination, including Salmonella strains not associated with the current outbreak,” Dr. Stephen Sundlof of the FDA said at a late afternoon news briefing. But he said the agency has not yet seen any illnesses involving strains other than the outbreak strain, Salmonella Typhimiurium. He said there was not enough information to tell if there was a problem with the confirmatory tests or if the company had inadequate testing procedures. “No matter how you cut it, there was some type of negligence,” Besser said. Placement of pallets of finished product within 3 feet of a cooler floor where authorities isolated Salmonella Mdbandaka In other comments at today’s briefing, Sundlof said the FDA still sees no evidence of any contamination in national name-brand peanut butter. He said national brand manufacturers have assured the agency that they never bought any peanut products from PCA. The report said the facility lacked a ventilation system to prevent potential contamination from airflow from the areas that handled raw peanuts to the finished product areas. Also, some areas of the plant lacked segregation between raw and finished products. At today’s briefing, the FDA’s Rogers said the agency is aware of the labs used by PCA for its internal testing and has no information suggesting problems with the labs or their test results. However, he said that unless there are mitigating circumstances, the practice of releasing a product after first getting a positive test result and then a negative result is not common in the industry and “is certainly a deviation from current Good Manufacturing Practices.” Half of the cases have occurred in children younger than 16, Tauxe reported. He said 108 people have been hospitalized, and eight deaths may be associated with the outbreak, all of them in people older than 59. Michael Rogers, who directs the FDA’s field investigation division, told reporters at a press conference yesterday that FDA investigators found that the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) plant in Blakely, Ga., detected Salmonella in some of the products it made in 2007 and 2008, but later released them after testing by an outside firm found no contamination in the products. Other findings included product residue buildup on and near production equipment, dirt and grime on washroom equipment and walls, and evidence of roaches in a washroom adjacent to the production and packaging areas. At today’s briefing, Robert Tauxe, MD, MPH, deputy director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Foodborne, Bacterial, and Mycotic Diseases, said the case count in the outbreak remained at 501 in 43 states, plus one case in Canada. He said the outbreak appears to be ongoing, though the number of new cases has modestly decreased. Osterholm said there was no question that the FDA found Salmonella in the PCA plant. But he said detailed information about the initial tests the company used could help clarify what went wrong and that public health officials need to know if those tests produced true-positive Salmonella findings. That would help clarify whether the company released products it knew might be contaminated, he said. The report says the FDA identified 12 instances in which peanut products tested positive for Salmonella on internal testing between June 2007 and September 2008, but the company then released the products after further testing was negative. Initial testing found Salmonella Typhimurium once, Salmonella Anatum twice, and unspecified strains nine times. “The findings of the FDA report can only be seen as a clear and unconscionable action of one irresponsible manufacturer, which stands alone in an industry that strives to follow the most stringent food safety standards,” said Patrick Archer, president of the trade association. Although the firm recognized that the roasting step was the key to eliminating contamination in raw peanuts, it didn’t verify that the temperature, volume, and belt speed of its roaster were adequate to kill pathogenic bacteria, the report said, adding that temperature documentation was incomplete for several time periods. FDA officials told CIDRAP News that an independent private laboratory conducted PCA’s initial testing, but that the FDA didn’t have any information on the testing methods used. Storage of finished products within 15 feet of a floor crack where investigators isolated Salmonella Senftenberg See also: Given the expanded PCA recall, the FDA expects that food companies will check their supply chains to determine if they have products on the market containing ingredients covered by the expanded recall, Sundlof said. He advised consumers to check the FDA’s Web site to see which products have been recalled and said if they are unsure whether a peanut-containing product is potentially contaminated, they should avoid eating it or feeding it to pets. American Peanut Council statementhttp://admin.peanutsusa.com/documents/Document_Library/FDA%20Report%20Reaction%20-%201%2027%2009%20FINAL.pdflast_img read more

Australia’s COVID-19 hotspot cases inch up, but officials optimistic

first_imgNew daily coronavirus infections in Australia’s hotspot of Victoria climbed back to double digits on Sunday with 12 cases recorded but authorities said the state is on track to be able to ease its social distancing restrictions in coming weeks.The dozen new coronavirus cases follow eight infections reported on Saturday and single-digit numbers for most of the past week.Melbourne, Victoria’s capital, has been under a strict lockdown for nearly three months. Retail and restaurants operate only on take away or delivery orders only, while people can exercise or socialise outdoors for a maximum of two hours a day and must wear masks in public places. Most restrictions will be eased when the average number of new daily cases over a two-week window falls below five. The 14-day rolling case average for Melbourne has been going steadily down and it is now at 11.9.”We are so, so close,” Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews told a televised briefing.”If we continue these numbers, continue this trend, we are ready to take that step. All things being equal, that will be just a couple of weeks.”With temperatures reaching 28 Celsius (82.4 Fahrenheit) over the weekend, the highest in months, police said they were stepping up patrolling as hundreds of Melbourne residents flocked to beaches..Victoria, Australia’s second-most populous state, accounts for 90% of national COVID-19 deaths. Australia, with 894 fatalities, has fared far better than many other developed countries.Australia has had just over 27,000 infections, according to health ministry data.Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal make offer to sign Layvin Kurzawa on free transfer

first_img Comment Advertisement Kurzawa’s contract at PSG expires this summer (Picture: Getty)Football in Spain and the UK has been suspended due to the health crisis and it is unclear when postponed games will be able to be played.If matches do resume it will be this summer and that could have a big effect on clubs’ transfer business, if the opening of window itself is not delayed.Kurzawa, however, is eager to resolve his future and Arsenal have made an ‘interesting’ offer to lure him to London.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe left-back’s agent Kia Joorabchian has warned Barcelona about the rival interest in his player and told them his client won’t wait around for a decision to be made.Arsenal are not the only club trying to take advantage of Barcelona’s stalling, with Italian side Napoli also making an offer. Mikel Arteta is keen to find further cover in defence and signed Cedric Soares from Southampton on loan to do just that.But the Portuguese is yet to play due to injury and his loan deal at Arsenal could well have expired by the time the 2019/2020 season resumes. Hancock: Premier League footballers should take pay cut ‘and play their part’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:29FullscreenHancock: Premier League footballers should take pay cut ‘and play their part’https://metro.co.uk/video/hancock-premier-league-footballers-pay-cut-play-part-2143988/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Kieran Tierney names Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as favourite player of all timeMORE: Man Utd and Arsenal target Thomas Lemar set to be offloaded by Atletico Madrid this summerFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal make offer to sign Layvin Kurzawa on free transfercenter_img Coral BarrySunday 5 Apr 2020 11:05 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Kurzawa almost left PSG in January (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have made an offer to Layvin Kurzawa in a bid to sign the Paris Saint-Germain star ahead of Barcelona, according to reports.The full-back is available on a free transfer this summer and has a host of suitors, including Premier League leaders Liverpool.Arsenal were close to signing Kurzawa last January before the defender decided to see out the remainder of the season with PSG.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTSpanish outlet Sport claim Arsenal have again made a move to sign Kurzawa and have done so with Barcelona stalling in their bid to land the Frenchman.AdvertisementAdvertisementKurzawa prefers a switch to Barcelona and would like to have his transfer move wrapped up as soon as possible.Barcelona view the 27-year-old as a cheap option for them to strengthen their defence, but the Catalan giants do not want to commit to any deal during the coronavirus pandemic.The Spanish side also want to offload Junior Firpo before they bring in another left-back. Advertisementlast_img read more

India Women’s Basketball Team Lose to Chinese Taipei in 18th Asian Games

first_imgJakarta: India’s women’s basketball team suffered a 61-84 defeat at the hands of Chinese Taipei in group A match of the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.It seemed that India had not learnt from its mistakes at the Commonwealth Games as lack of proper defence structure and accuracy cost them the match.For India, Palanilkumakalayil Skaria Jeena (13) Raspreet Sidhu (12) scored maximum points while Szuchin Peng (14) and Pingjen Huang (11) were the major contributors for the Chinese Taipei. The match started with both the teams attacking each other. In the first two quarters India gave a good fight and maintained the pace of the game. India scored 17 points in the first quarter and 11 in the second. But the last two quarters saw India lose the plot.The Chinese Taipei upped the ante and started putting pressure on the Indian defence and as a result Indian girls failed to stop them.Regular attacks from their opponents saw India only score 17 and 16 points as compared to Chinese Taipei’s 31 and 20. India ended the game with 23 turnovers which is 11 more than their opponents. They will now face the Unified Korean team in the third match. IANSlast_img read more

Now I have to return to Barcelona: Philippe Coutinho

first_imgMADRID: Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho came on as a second half substitute for Bayern Munich in Sunday night’s Champions League final, but failed to rule out a return to parent club FC Barcelona for the coming season.Barcelona’s record signing spent this season at Bayern after struggling to make an impact in the previous 18 months at the Camp Nou, but now with his loan over, Barcelona will have to decide if he can form part of their rebuilding plans, or whether they will look to sell him to raise funds for new signings. Speaking on Spanish TV at the end of Sunday’s final, the player admitted he had not had the chance to consider what the future might hold, reports Xinhua news agency. “I haven’t thought about that. For the moment, I have only been thinking about the final,” he commented. “Now I have to return (to Barcelona),” he continued, adding “what I can say is that I am looking forward to working and being successful and we will see what happens.” Coutinho looked back on Bayern’s 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain, which sees the German side claim the continental treble after also winning this season’s German league and cup. “We had a great season, we prepared very well and I think we deserve the triumph,” he said. IANS Also Watch: Koch-Rajbongshi groups meet with CM to discuss their Demands.last_img read more

Syracuse runners turn in great weekend at Florida Relays, Stanford Invitational, Sam Howell Invitational

first_imgThe Syracuse track and field team finished a superb weekend, setting 14 personal records and one school record.The sprinters traveled down south to Gainesville, Fla., to compete in the Florida Relays. The distance runners split into two different groups, traveling west to California for the Stanford Invitational and south to Princeton to compete at the Sam Howell Invitational.At the Florida Relays, sprinters Sabrina Cammock, Bria Goodson, Rebecca Robinson and Shaina Harrison set a school record in the 4×100 meter race with a time of 45.46 seconds to finish 16th out of 52 schools.The mark was 0.21 seconds faster than the previous record set more than 10 years ago.Harrison set a new personal record in the 100-meter dash, sprinting to a 13th place finish, out of 59 runners, with a time of 11.56 seconds. She was just 0.07 seconds away from breaking the school record.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU’s men’s hurdlers had an excellent performance in the 110-meter hurdles. Senior Donald Pollitt captured seventh, racing to his best time of the season with a 13.76 mark. Freshman Freddie Crittenden and junior Darren McCluskey each set new personal records in the event, finishing at 13.96 and 14.52 seconds respectively. At the Stanford Invitational sophomore MJ Erb captured first in his section in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and sixth overall with a personal record of 8:50.01.Junior Martin Hehir continued his successful year racing to a personal best and one of the top times in the NCAA East in the 5,000-meter run, coming in at 13:50.88, just four seconds shy of the school record.Senior Reed Kamysek and junior Juris Silenieks both set new personal records in the 10,000-meter run with times of 29:08.84 and 30:26.24, respectively.Senior Max Straneva, junior Daniel Lennon and redshirt junior Andrew Palmer all also set personal records in the 5,000-meter run with times of 4:00.45, 14:12.23 and 14:08.32, respectively.Freshman Kevyn Hoyos also set a new personal best in the same event at the Princeton Invitational, taking fifth overall with a time of 14:23.08.Redshirt senior Sarah Pagano set a new personal record in the women’s 5,000-meter race, running her first-ever sub-16 minute time with a 15:48.87 finish.Sophomore Margo Malone also set a new personal best in the race, clocking in at 16:21.51.Sophomore Elizabeth Reynolds set a new career best in the 8,000-meter run, finishing with a time of 2:17.75.
Syracuse next competes on April 17 at the ACC Outdoor Championships in Chapel Hill, N.C.compiled by Ari Gilberg, staff writer, agilberg@syr.edu Comments Published on April 7, 2014 at 12:44 am Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Majority not ready for college, ACT study shows

first_imgThe majority of first-year college students in the United States do not have the fundamental skills to be successful in college, according to a recently released ACT report.The ACT reported that only 25 percent of students in 2011 met all four of the subject area benchmarks. The standardized exam, which has been testing students’ college readiness since 1959, tests high school students’ English, math, science and reading skills.The ACT defines college readiness as the acquisition of the knowledge a student needs to be successful in their first year of courses in a post-secondary institution.Quentin Berger, an assistant professor in the department of mathematics at USC who primarily teaches freshman students, said the fundamental skills acquired during high school prove important in collegiate level classes.“Students must know the basic concepts to move on in higher college level math,” Berger said. “Many of the students I have taught so far this year have needed a refresher in basic concepts.”Some freshmen said they have also experienced the need to review the fundamentals to succeed in their classes.“I’m in Thematic Option, and with my writing class, I had to relearn the format and learn the right way to phrase things for an analytical paper,” said Dan Graham, a freshman majoring in international relations.When looking at first-year students enrolled in a four-year private institution, the percentage of students who have attained the fundamental skills for college is higher. Sixty-four percent of students met three or more of the ACT-determined benchmarks.Over the years, USC’s average ACT score has slowly risen, showing the rise in academic expectations for its incoming students. For this year’s freshmen class, the middle 50 percent of students had a composite ACT score between 29 and 33. The highest possible score for the ACT is 36.Director of Undergraduate Admissions Kirk Brennan said that test scores are an important factor in admission decisions, but they are not the only factor.“Scores are worried about too much,” he said. “We’re also aware of [the tests’] limitations … I think that we know when to make a bet on a student who might show other strengths where we think that the score might not be an indicator of future success. Too often people worry about the score when they should worry about pursuing rigorous thought and intellectual growth.”Thomas Leonard, a freshman majoring in business administration, said he doesn’t agree that the ACT is an adequate measure of a student’s college readiness.“I don’t know if [the ACT] shows ability,” Leonard said. “Standardized tests show how hard you can study and who has the most money for tutors to help them study.”Katie Murphy, a freshman majoring in electrical engineering, said her own personal experiences show why standardized tests are not always the best predictor.“I didn’t do as well on the science portion as the rest of the test even though I took AP science classes in high school,” she said. “The science section wasn’t, ‘Do you know how to do this?’ but more of, ‘Can you read this graph quickly?’”Despite some USC students’ concerns that their ACT scores don’t have a strong correlation to their actual academic ability, many still said they believe some benchmark test is needed.“There has to be some sort of standard to show someone’s ability,” Leonard said. “You have to take tests.”Though tests carry significance, students believe that standardized tests should highlight other strengths a college-bound person might possess.“Some students have talents in other areas that a test cannot show,” Graham said. “Some individual talents that make students exceptional cannot always be shown on a standardized test.”last_img read more

Syracuse drops 2nd game to top 5 team against Maryland, 82-64

first_img Published on December 2, 2015 at 10:44 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Maryland center Brionna Jones thrust her hip into Syracuse center Briana Day, knocking her out of the way and giving Jones space to catch a pass in the post. SU’s Cornelia Fondren rushed over to help, but could only hack Jones’ arm as she muscled in a layup.Syracuse threw everything it had at Jones and the rest of the Terrapins, but the best it could do was slow them down. Though the Orange crawled back to within eight points to start the fourth quarter, No. 5 Maryland (7-0) beat No. 20 Syracuse (4-2), 82-64, in College Park, Maryland on Wednesday night. UMD’s 18-point advantage at the end was its largest lead of the night.“Every time we made a run they made a big shot,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “They just did a good job of sticking with their game plan to pound the ball inside.”SU guard Brianna Butler led all scorers with 22 points, including four 3s, but Maryland’s star duo of guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (19 points) and Jones (18 points) was too much the Orange to handle. The pair combined to shoot better than 73 percent from the field. Maryland, as a whole, connected on more than 50 percent.Butler was nearly all of Syracuse’s offense in the first quarter, hitting runners in the lane and pulling up for jump shots inside the arc — not the SU all-time leading 3-point shooter’s typical method of scoring. She had nine of the Orange’s 15 points in the period.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMaryland insisted on pounding the ball inside and took advantage of SU’s four-guard lineup. The Terrapins finished the first half with a 28-16 point advantage in the paint. That, along with Maryland outrebounding the Orange, 30-17, gave the Terrapins to a 43-31 lead at the half.“We missed a lot of shots so they got a lot more rebounds on the defensive end,” Hillsman said. “All the rebounds were pretty easy.”Things turned around for Syracuse in the third quarter, though, as its defense created steals and turnovers, which stifled the Terrapin offense and translated into transition baskets.After SU guard Alexis Peterson drew an offensive foul — one of 11 UMD turnovers in the quarter — she sat on the hardwood floor, pounding it in excitement with two hands.Any momentum the Orange tried to carry into the fourth dissipated immediately as Maryland forward Tierney Pfirman hit a jumper at the top of the key to finish off a five-point Maryland run to start the quarter that forced Hillsman to call a timeout. The Terrapins attack didn’t let up and they cruised to the win.“We did some good things,” Hillsman said, “just not enough to win the basketball game.”Syracuse is now 0-5 against top five opponents in the last two seasons.The Orange returns to action on Sunday at 2 p.m. to host Stony Brook. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Fantasy Injury Updates: Dalvin Cook, Jordan Howard, Marlon Mack, more affect Week 14 RB rankings

first_imgBreida’s return makes San Francisco an even more confusing fantasy backfield after Raheem Mostert dominated touches over Tevin Coleman in Week 13. You can’t trust any of the three as more than a FLEX (and even that’s risky) against a solid Saints defense.When can Kerryon Johnson return from IR?Johnson (knee) returned to Lions practice Wednesday. He’s eligible to be activated from Injured Reserve for Week 16. The Lions take on a decent Broncos run defense in Week 16, so fantasy leagues that play their championship that week would be taking a big chance on Johnson. A Week 17 matchup with the Packers shapes up better for Johnson, who is a more worthy stash if your league goes through Week 17. The start of the fantasy playoffs in Week 14 will likely see the return of Dalvin Cook after last Monday’s injury provided a scare for his owners. That will mean popular waiver pickup Alexander Mattison’s value goes down, though. Elsewhere in the RB rankings, Jordan Howard, Josh Jacobs, Matt Breida, Damien Williams and Marlon Mack are in varying states of questionable for Week 14, while James Conner has already been ruled out. Looking ahead, Kerryon Johnson might make it back for fantasy championship week. We have updates on all of these players below. For updates on banged-up TEs Evan Engram, Greg Olsen, Gerald Everett, and David Njoku, click here; for news on injured WRs Adam Thielen, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Julio Jones, and more, go here. Follow us on Twitter for more news and updates @SN_Fantasy. WEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIs Dalvin Cook playing Week 14?Cook has said on multiple occasions this week that he’ll play in Week 14 after leaving in Week 13 due to a chest/shoulder injury. He was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice due to a “chest” injury, though, which is technically what kept him limited a bit last week.It’s a bit odd that Cook says he’s totally fine after his injury kept him out for most of the second half of a big game against Seattle, but it looks like he should get at least nearly his full workload Sunday against the Lions’ brutal run defense. His handcuff, Alexander Mattison, is in play due to the matchup if it looks like Cook could be limited at all. WEEK 14 DFS LINEUPS:DK Cash | DK GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPJordan Howard injury updateHoward hasn’t been cleared for contact for his shoulder injury as of Thursday morning. Philadelphia’s first practice injury report of the week will come out Thursday ahead of a Monday night game against the Giants.At this point, Howard’s injury seems unknown enough that we can’t expect anything from him unless he makes it back on the practice field with a clearance for contact. Until then, Miles Sanders is an RB2 play heading into Monday night, and if you’re counting on Howard, you may want to find an alternative.WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endIs Marlon Mack playing Week 14?UPDATE: Mack got in a full practice on Thursday.Mack had been targeting a Week 14 return from his hand injury, and he returned to the practice field Wednesday as a limited participant. Mack hasn’t played since Week 11. Indianapolis travels to Tampa Bay to play the Buccaneers on Sunday.The Bucs’ have one of the league’s stoutest run defenses, so Mack is probably no more than a decent FLEX play if he’s active. Mack’s return spells an end to the value and frustration of Jordan Wilkins and Jonathan Williams, while Nyheim Hines should maintain his usual receiving back role.MORE WEEK 14:Waiver pickups | FAAB planning | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSJosh Jacobs injury updateJacobs has reportedly been playing with a fractured shoulder since Week 7 and missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday. His availability for Week 14’s game against the Titans is in question. If Jacobs is out, DeAndre Washington figures to see the majority of carries, while Jalen Richard would also mix in on both runs and passes. It’s tough to trust either in standard leagues, though Washington is the preferred handcuff. Richard could easily have more value in PPR formats.MORE WEEK 14: Sleepers | Busts | Start ’em, sit ’emJames Conner injury updateConner (shoulder) has already been ruled out for Week 14’s game against the Cardinals.Benny Snell Jr. will once again dominate carries, and Jaylen Samuel will have moderate PPR value in this favorable matchup. Damien Williams, Darrel Williams injury updatesAfter ESPN reported Tuesday that Damien (ribs) has “a chance to play” in Week 14, both Williams missed out on practice Wednesday. Darrel was placed on Injured Reserve on Thursday morning, ending his season, while Damien missed practice again Thursday.The Chiefs play in New England at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday, so this isn’t an ideal situation regardless. Damien would be usable in PPR formats and as a FLEX in standard leagues if he’s active, while his activation would make the rest of KC’s backs (LeSean McCoy, Darwin Thompson) players to sit this week.MORE WEEK 14 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderMatt Breida injury updateBreida (ankle) was a full participant in practice Wednesday. He hasn’t played since being injured in Week 10, but after limited practices last week and a full practice Wednesday, he should be good to go for Sunday in New Orleans.last_img read more

There will be a ‘Report’ from Michael

first_img“The most scary… it was how someone who heard their first word of Spanish at the age of 28 mastered the language” Luis Fermoso, coordinator and deputy director of Report Robinson, since he joined Canal + (today Movistar), 20 years ago, alongside Michael Robinson. “My professional life is Michael, it has been my style book, my ADN ”. The Robinson communicator, storyteller. “When I got on TV in 1997, as a fellow in The day afterhe was already a star” Canal + was seven years old, it had been six years since Alfredo Relaño, then sports director, had given him the alternative to the microphones.“In 1990 he commented on TVE the World Cup in Italy, with Luis Fernández, and I had been struck by a comment. The narrator said that such a lineman was Japanese. “I have never seen a Japanese without the camera on his shoulder,” said Robin, “Relaño recalled. Robinson had hung up his boots the previous year, at 30, and that summer on Canal + there was a gap: Valdano’s. “He did the games with Carlos Martínez and The day after but I wanted to be a coach. ” One day he ran into Michael again, who worked for Eurosport, and had gone on TV to offer “some boxing matches”… And so began that other wonderful story that lasted 30 years, until last March 11 in Anfield, that of the Robinson storyteller, communicator.“He had a natural instinct, ”reveals Relaño. “At first, when he spoke very bad Spanish, he had many sayings,‘ more alone than one … ’, and it occurred to me to tell him more latinajos ”, he adds. “He was a stream of anecdotes, an extraordinary conversationalist, giant, and a charm as a person,” says Luis Fermoso. “He always practiced journalism from an ethical stand, “Relaño rescues. while confirming what Nacho Aranda had on his Twitter in the morning, as a farewell. “He always said to me: ‘Look Nacho, if you knock on the door of a guy who is watching TV in his pajamas, lying on the couch, he would never open it for you. He lets us stand in front and tell him stories. And pay. How can we not talk? that guy with respect, with..? I listened and took aim. “” He learned it from one of his coaches in Liverpool. I always insisted that to go to work you have to dress well and he put himself very much on my side, “Relaño says, adding what Michael was saying to him, so similar to Nacho’s.”They give us permission to enter their houses and we must take care and care and all the respect in what we do“ When Cuatro and Maracana arrived and that first Day after It’s over, Fermoso recalls the turn. “One day, in 2007, Álex Martínez Roig (director of content for Movistar +), taught him Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, HBO documentary series, with human stories around the sport. ” He sent it to Michael. “Who said to him:‘ This is a Piss… I can do much better. ’ That’s how it was ”, laughs Fermoso. Old man’s people Day after (Fermoso, Larraza, José Luis de la Osa, Raúl Román ..) returned to put himself under Michael’s orders. I was just born Robinson Report. “It was released in October 2007.” Generation Casillas, Luis Moya’s challenge and Chat with Seve were his first three reports. “Seve was the lifelong idol of Michael, who said: ‘In the first Report i am going to see my friend It looks”.Won two Ondas AwardsRobinson Report, who gave Michael his second Waves in 2007 (the first, in 1992), in 2013 saw a brother born on the radio, Robinson accent of the SER. Vázquez Montalbán International Journalism Award in 2017, Fermoso what he valued most about him as boss was his confidence. “He let us be wrong.” “Going by the hand of Michael was knowing that he trusted you almost blindly and that report that you were determined to do you would end up doing: ‘I don’t see it, but you have it clear. Do it.’ It turned out well, he would be happy as the most, but if he did not like it, it was also clear. Who would not want to have a boss like that. And a friend like that, “José Larraza related on his Twitter this afternoon, in a text with a black background. Michael was very present, but at the same time he left a lot of freedom. “And I didn’t need to scream. When he didn’t like something he would tell you in a joke, a silence ”. His fine intelligence, his biting humor, “the silver Peter Pan that he carried in his pocket so as not to let his soul get stuck”, Relaño points out, the Movistar newsroom will not forget.“I remember a visit on TV. Michael received them. It was morning and I was at my computer and I looked up. It was always cool to see the English. ‘Michael, how many work here?’ They asked. ‘I think half.’ That’s how it was ”, Fermoso laughs again, revealing that he will have his own Report. “I interviewed him on April 15. It was a way of saying goodbye, but also a song to life ”, he muses, remembering how the disease could never take away his humor (” I spoke to him after Anfield, and he told me: ‘Luis, this looks bad, I have been said that I have 20 with metastases in the brain, which is great news because it means I have to have a brain, ‘he said, ” Luis remembers with a sad voice), before returning to that. “How he mastered the language” How much you will be missed.last_img read more