CJ Perez gets edge over Robert Bolick in battle of top rookies

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first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ This jewelry designer is also an architect Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Honeymoon delayed as Nico Elorde returns to action a day after wedding DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Becoming his own man Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Perez bucked a slow start to finish with a game-high 26 points, 11 rebounds, six assists with two steals and a block to boot while Bolick also delivered an all-around outing with 23 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists.The 25-year-old Perez, however, had more help from his teammates especially from burly reinforcement Khapri Alston, who owned the paint with 25 points, 17 rebounds and two blocks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Perez and Bolick had quite a duel Wednesday night when Columbian took on NorthPort in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.Bolick got off to a fast start as he set the tone for the Batang Pier’s solid first half but it was Perez who had the final say after erupting for 16 points in the third quarter where the Dyip turned the tide en route to a 114-108 win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“So happy to see Robert’s game improve big time. His confidence is really high and he really leads his team,” Perez, who helped his team improve to 2-1, said in Filipino. “I’m so grateful to be able to play against him.”“I had the chance to talk to him after and I just told him he played a good game.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–CJ Perez and Robert Bolick picked up where they left off the last time the two Gilas Pilipinas teammates shared the court.Both rookies shone as the biggest revelations for the Philippine team in its Fiba World Cup stint and nothing’s changed even when they’re on opposing sides.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Emily Ratajkowski’s racy nude photo is breaking the internet

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first_imgGone Girl actress Emily Ratajkowski, who is currently holidaying with her squad in Nicaragua, is making sure that her 15.7 million followers on Instagram are not missing out on the fun.Emily, who launched her own swimwear line called Inamorata Swim earlier this month, has been sharing many pictures in which she is sporting swimsuits from the range.However, on Sunday, she decided to ditch the swimsuit and share a nude photo of herself. In the picture, Emily uses her hands to cover her modesty as she gazes seductively at the camera. The picture was taken by her friend, Kat. Here is the photo she shared.The racy click is breaking the internet, and has crossed a million likes in just a day. From “absolutely beautiful” to “goddess”, comments have poured in from fans.Emily Ratajkowski shot to fame when she appeared in Robin Thicke’s controversial Blurred Lines video in 2012. Since then, she has prominently featured in several ‘most desirable’ lists and appeared in films like Gone Girl and We Are Your Friends.last_img read more

Video: South Carolina’s Shon Carson Scores Touchdown Off Of Deflected Lorenzo Nunez Pass

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first_imgShon Carson makes a deflected catch.Twitter/@TeamSpeedKillsMissouri and South Carolina are both looking for a big SEC East win today, and each has a new quarterback at the helm for today’s game. Mizzou jumped out to an early lead, but the Gamecocks tied things up in a pretty unconventional way. In an attempt to avoid a sack, freshman quarterback Lorenzo Nunez heaved one up to star receiver Phraoh Cooper. A Tiger defensive back nearly makes a big pick, but instead bats the ball directly to Shon Carson, who takes it in for a game-tying touchdown.pic.twitter.com/PlLxtfnh6b— Brandon Larrabee (@TeamSpeedKills) October 3, 2015That’s pretty unlucky for Mizzou. The Tigers answered quickly, however, and took a 17-10 lead just moments later on a Drew Lock touchdown pass to Nate Brown.last_img

LG G8 press renders leaked ahead of MWC 2019 launch

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first_img Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 11:39 IST Image Courtesy: XDA DevelopersHIGHLIGHTSLG will host a special event in Barcelona on February 24.LG is expected to launch the LG G8 ahead of the MWC 2019.LG has confirmed that it would unveil its first 5G enabled phone at the event.LG is hosting a special event ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona where it is expected to showcase its G-series flagship device, the LG G8. Ahead of its February 24 launch, the alleged press renders of the LG G8 have leaked online giving us a peek into what the phone could look like.The leaked press renders, which come as a courtesy of XDA Developers, show that the LG G7 ThinQ successor, which we reviewed last year, will sport a notch on top along with a dual camera setup at the back. The leaked images also reveal that the phone would come with a fingerprint sensor that is placed on the top quadrant of the phone just below the dual camera setup.The images also reveal that the notch, in the front, houses the front camera along with a bunch of sensors but falls short of an earpiece, which could indicate that the phone could indeed sport the sound-on-display technology, as has been pointed out by several leaks in the past. Apart from this, the phone, just like its predecessor, is likely to come with a set of four buttons on the sides- two volume control keys and a key to invoke Google Assistant on the left side, and a button to turn the phone off on the right.Notably, the leaked press renders are quite similar to the CAD renders shared by OnLeaks earlier this month, sporting a notch in the front and a dual-rear camera setup with a fingerprint scanner on the back. However, LG’s global PR head, Ken Hong, at the time had dismissed the images saying that the images were “not real”. So for now, there is no confirmation on how the LG G8 would look like.advertisementFurthermore, the leaked renders also don’t reveal much about the phone’s technical specifications. While the previous rumours have hinted that the phone would run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, the new set of reports doing rounds on the internet suggest that the LG G8 might have Snapdragon 855 in its core. Besides this, the phone is also tipped to sport a second attachable screen along with Android 9.0 Pie.Meanwhile, LG has confirmed that it would unveil its first ever 5G smartphone at its February 24 event. The phone, as the company said, would run on Snapdragon 855 and it would come with a gigantic 4,000mAh batteryAt this point it remains to be seen if the LG G8 would support 5G connectivity of if the company would launch a different device with the feature.ALSO READ: | LG G8 rumour roundup: Attachable screen, sound on display and everything else we know so farALSO READ: | LG to unveil its first 5G smartphone with Snapdragon 855 at MWC 2019ALSO READ: | LG’s MWC 2019 teaser hints at a phone with touchless gesturesGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow LG smartphoneFollow LG G8 LG G8 press renders leaked ahead of MWC 2019 launchThe LG G8 is tipped to run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and come with sound-on-display technology.advertisementlast_img read more

FSL Trust Forced to Sell Boxship Duo

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first_imgzoom FSL Trust Management Pte, the trusteemanager of First Ship Lease Trust, has sold two containerships for USD 10.8 million as it failed to find further employment for the boxships in an already oversupplied market.Ever Radiant and Ever Respect are Japanese-built, 4,229 TEU containerships built in 1994 and 1995 respectively.The two vessels have been on bareboat charter to Taiwanese Evergreen Marine Corporate Ltd, with the lease finishing at the end of this month.“Despite the trust’s best efforts, given the current container market environment, further employment for the vessels could not be found and the decision to dispose of them was taken swiftly to protect unitholder value. The proceeds will be primarily used to reduce the trust’s outstanding debt and scheduled debt repayments going forward,” says Alan Hatton, Chief Executive Officer of FSLTM.Just over USD 8 million of the proceeds from the disposal of the vessels will be applied to the outstanding loan facility, subsequently reducing the trust’s quarterly loan repayment by approximately USD 320,000 from the first quarter of this year.The trust said that the sale will incur a loss on disposal of USD 4.2m across the two vessels in 1Q2016, following a writedown in 4Q2015 of approximately USD 1 m.FSL Trust’s fleet now stands at 22 vessels comprising five containerships, 12 product tankers, three chemical tankers and two crude oil tankers.last_img read more

CBI to probe phone tapping charges in Karnataka

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first_imgBengaluru: Days after charges of phone tapping during the previous coalition government headed by JDS surfaced, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday said he will order a CBI probe into the allegations citing demands by several Congress leaders.”On the telephone tapping issue. Several leaders, including Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah, have said it should be probed and truth should come out, so I have decided to order a CBI probe. Tomorrow itself I will order the probe,” Yediyurappa told reporters here. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsHe also said it was the expectation of the people of the state that a detailed inquiry should be made and the culprits punished.Yediyurappa’s announcement comes amid signs that the scandal is gaining political steam ever since disqualified JDS MLA A H Vishwanath, who served as the JDS state president and turned rebel later, last week dropped the political bomb, accusing the H D Kumarswamy government of tapping phones and spying on more than 300 leaders, including him. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayCongress leaders, including Siddaramaiah, M Mallikarjuna Kharge and home minister in the alliance government M B Patil, have sought a probe while another key party leader and former minister D K Shivakumar has rejected the snooping charges and appeared to side with Kumaraswamy.According to reports, phones of those close to Siddaramaiah, who was the then coalition coordination committee chief, had come under the watch of the government.Vishwanath had also claimed snooping would not have happened without the knowledge of the then Chief Minister as the intelligence wing was under his control. Several BJP leaders, including former chief minister Jagadish Shettar, have directly accused Kumaraswamy of being behind the episode to save his government which was then rocked by dissidence within.The coalition government ultimately collapsed last month with the chief minister losing the trust vote in the assembly.Kumaraswamy on his part has denied the allegations.”There was no need for me to remain in and save the chair (of CM) by tapping phones. Allegations made against me by some people in this matter is far from truth,” he had tweeted.The controversy surfaced as Bengaluru police commissioner Bhaskar Rao earlier this month ordered an inquiry into phone tapping incident against the backdrop of a recently leaked telephone conversation purportedly between him and someone in Delhi lobbying on his behalf with some politicians for the post he is occupying now.last_img read more

Atlanta airport More than 1 hour of waiting at checkpoints

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first_imgATLANTA — Screeners are working without pay at the world’s busiest airport, where it’s taking more than an hour for passengers to get through each of its three checkpoints.Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta reported the lengthy wait times on its website shortly before 9 a.m. Monday, a busy travel day for business travellers leaving town for the week.Airport officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment early Monday.The partial government shutdown, now on day 24, has led to missed paychecks for Transportation Security Administration workers across the nation, and airports are having to make adjustments.Miami International Airport closed one of its terminals for part of the weekend because twice as many TSA workers as usual were calling in sick.The Associated Presslast_img read more

OPPO F11 Pro Marvels Avengers edition goes on sale

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first_imgNew Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Monday announced the first online sale of F11 Pro Marvel’s Avengers limited edition smartphone from May 1. Specially manufactured for Marvel fans, the limited edition Rs 27,990 device will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. on May 1, followed by the offline sale on May 4, the company said in a statement. Equipped with the Captain America-themed case, the device comes in Space Blue colour variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “The Avengers franchise and its superheroes have won millions of hearts and this partnership brings alive a similar proposition of OPPO as one of the most loved smartphone brands in the country,” said Charles Wong, CEO OPPO India and President OPPO South Asia. Based on Android 9.0, OPPO brings the Colour OS 6.0 operating System to create a smarter interactive experience for users. The device has 4000mAh battery with VOOC flash charge 3.0 technology. The smartphone is equipped with 48MP+5MP dual rear camera and 16MP front camera.last_img read more

Burundi UN agency relocates Congolese refugees from volatile border area

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The United Nations refugee agency has begun relocating some of the 20,000 Congolese currently crammed in three transit centres along Burundi’s volatile border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after fleeing fighting in the South Kivu region in June. A spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said the agency will relocate the bulk of the new arrivals to “a better and safer location away from the DRC border once we have agreed with the Burundi Government on a suitable site.” On Tuesday, 139 Congolese were transported from the transit centres to Gasorwe camp in Muyinga province in northeast Burundi, which already hosts some 8,000 refugees who fled the DRC in previous years. Some refugees have returned home since the initial influx and in recent weeks, new arrivals from the DRC have slowed to a trickle, but Ms. Pagonis said UNHCR was not promoting organized repatriation because “we do not consider the situation conducive for return or that such a return is sustainable now.” The agency is urging the Burundian Government to keep the border open so that refugees can return if they want to and allow Congolese to seek refuge in Burundi if they feel the need for it. Over the past few weeks, border crossings have been subject to intermittent closures for security reasons. read more

Careers event showcases opportunities within the automotive industry

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On 12 October at Rockingham, young people will have the chance to learn more about job opportunities available in the UK’s motor industry at a special automotive-themed careers fair.Organised by the Education Enterprise Foundation (EEF), the event will feature workshops and displays covering the industry, further and higher education courses, national qualification routes, the world of karting, motor sport and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathmatics) schools programmes. A look at working in the media and career opportunities specifically for women in the automotive industry will also be part of the programme.Director of EEF, Graham Lloyd, said, “The event will be a fantastic opportunity for students from across the Midlands to hear first-hand from people who are passionate about this vibrant and exciting industry. The event will demonstrate just how big the automotive sector is and that it’s not all just about cars.”National engineering and automotive companies including Babcock International, Caterpillar, Halfords Auto Centres, Jaguar Land Rover, Perkins Engines and Snap-On Tools will share their experiences, while driving and riding experiences will be provided by the AA, ASDA and the Motor Cycle Industries’ ‘Get On’ programme.Chief Executive of Rockingham, Charlotte Orton, added, “At Rockingham we have always believed in playing a part in promoting the automotive industry as a great place to work. Our concern goes beyond motorsport and we need to play our part in making young people aware of what an interesting industry we are part of, as they are an essential part of its future success.”The event will also highlight the great wealth of opportunity available on Rockingham’s doorstep, with organisations such as Centurion Automotive, Nital Training and Development, Tresham College, the Institute of Operations Management and local automotive dealerships all taking part. To find out more, click here.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Brock research strives to help law enforcement better detect deception

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Michael Logue wants to know if you’re telling the truth.Logue recently graduated with his PhD in psychology from Brock University after pursuing his degree while also working as an officer with the Hamilton Police Service.His PhD thesis included completing three studies to help determine if it’s possible to use verbal cues, rather than body language, to detect deception during a police interview.Logue said despite media portrayals showing significantly better results, “studies show that police officers, judges, psychologists and parole officers have a 54 to 57 per cent accuracy level in correctly determining if someone is telling the truth or lying,” Logue explains.He believes this is due in part to a reliance on ‘reading’ non-verbal cues, or body language, during interviews. His studies have focused instead on verbal indications of deception, using the theory of reality monitoring.“The idea is that when you experience an event, you experience it in context with sights, sounds, timing, spatial arrangements and your own ideas about what is happening,” says Logue. “People who are lying tend not to add these contextual cues. They tend to focus on the facts and on getting their story straight.”Existing research shows that using reality monitoring criteria to assess verbal cues could improve accuracy in detecting deception to between 64 and 71 per cent.But looking to improve that accuracy even more, Logue wondered if changing the focus of interviews from extracting confessions to gathering information would allow more time for contextual details to emerge when the truth was being told, or to fail to emerge when a fabrication was being passed off as the truth.“I believe that people who are telling the truth throughout an interview should offer even more information by the end of it, whereas a liar’s story will not increase in details and inconsistencies should emerge.”In his first study, using student participants in a controlled experiment, Logue was able to obtain an accuracy rate of 86.6 per cent in detecting deception. The second study resulted in 92.5 per cent accuracy.In the third study, Logue tried to determine if the personality traits of interviewees, such as psychopathy and dominance, might be linked to an increased ability to deceive the interviewers in his study. However, he found no evidence that such traits could help subjects beat the system.His supervisor, Angela Book, is an expert in psychopathy and said Logue’s research “points us in the right direction in terms of what strategies can be used to detect deception, even in people who may be more adept at deceiving others.“If these findings are replicated in real-world interrogations, his work will have a large impact both theoretically and practically,” says Book, the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.Logue wants to help law enforcement officials be as efficient and effective as possible.“I want to develop a method of detecting deception that will be easy to use for officers of all experience levels.”The police won’t be the only people to benefit from their improved ability to detect lies.“Accurate lie detection is important in cases of guilty parties who are successful liars, but also for those individuals who may be determined to be deceptive by current methods, but who are actually telling the truth,” Logue says. read more

No 4 Ohio State mens basketball downs Walsh in exhibition game 8371

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The Ohio State basketball team is expected to blow out non-Division I teams, but In the Buckeyes’ Tuesday exhibition game meeting with Walsh, OSU was only 12 points better than the NCAA Division II foe. In their first competitive action since falling in the 2012 NCAA Tournament’s Final Four round, the Buckeyes, ranked No. 4 in the Associated Press preseason top 25 poll, continued prep work for the 2012-13 season with a 83-71 exhibition game win against the Cavaliers Tuesday at the Schottenstein Center. OSU returns three starters – junior forward Deshaun Thomas and junior guards Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. – from the 2011-12 team that finished with a 31-8 overall record on its way to a national semifinal appearance. That trio combined for 36 points in the game with Thomas leading the way with 25 points on 9-of-17 shooting. Craft said Walsh deserved credit for forcing a close result. “They came in and weren’t backing down. We’ve got a lot of things to learn, a long way to go,” Craft said. “The best thing about it is it’s still October.” OSU will compete in one additional closed-door exhibition game before opening the 2012-13 season at the Carrier Classic on the deck of the USS Yorktown against Marquette Nov. 9, in Charleston, S.C. The score was hardly of consequence in the game, though Walsh might have raised some eyebrows after leading OSU for most of the first half and then keeping the final score close as well. The first half was a period of experimentation for OSU coach Thad Matta. The Buckeyes used nine different combinations of players in the opening 20 minutes, and every scholarship player except junior guard Alex Rogers saw time. Perhaps due to the closer-than-expected outcome, Rogers never made it into the game, nor did walk-on sophomore forward Jake Lorbach. In what might have been a glimpse into the team’s future, Matta went with a towering starting lineup, choosing Thomas, Smith Jr., Craft, 6-foot-8 sophomore forward LaQuinton Ross, and 6-foot-11 sophomore center Amir Williams for the start. Thomas said part of the challenge against Walsh was adjusting to the personnel changes. “Coach (Matta), he said he was going to try different guys. That was going to be a test,” Thomas said. “It worked though. A couple players were off to the side by themselves and, you know, that’s what coach is trying to see. He just wants us to stand in a circle and, you know, (There were) a couple guys out of that circle today, but it was a test. Like Craft said, it’s October. We’re going to be a better basketball team.” Matta said the lineup changes may have stunted the Buckeyes’ abilities in the game and he expected that. “I knew going in I was going to start a different starting lineup,” Matta said. “(We were) throwing a lot of different guys in there, which I was OK with. I was OK that we didn’t play as well as we probably wanted to play.” Despite trailing in the early stages of the contest, OSU took the lead for good at the 2:10 mark in the period when Thomas spun to the rack and laid the ball in as he was fouled. The score and the free throw to follow put the Buckeyes up, 29-27. OSU scrambled on the final possession of the half before Craft heaved a last-second 3-pointer to send the Buckeyes into break with a 39-30 lead. Despite the lead, OSU was out-rebounded in the half, 20-13. The Cavaliers didn’t go away quietly in the second half. Walsh senior forward Kenny Kornowski kept his NCAA Division II team in contention with 12 points in the game on 6-of-15 shooting from the floor. Walsh sophomore forward Jeff Copeland also aided in keeping the Cavaliers competitive as he scored 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting for the visitors. OSU was visibly frustrated in the second half – players clapped in frustration after missed baskets. The team’s anticipated fast-tempo offense was more than Walsh could cope with, though. During OSU’s Oct. 11 media day, players and coaches spoke of the fast-tempo offense and they backed up that talk in the second half against the Cavaliers. The fast-paced offense gave the Buckeyes the points they needed to hold off a Walsh rally. OSU rotated the same 10 players in and out of the game, and closed out the win by the 12-point margin. “It’s frustrating any time you’re losing in a game,” Craft said. “It’s something that you need to experience and you can’t really teach how to play through that, so, facing adversity and facing when things kind of aren’t going your way, that’s something we’re going to have to deal with throughout the year. It’s already hit us. We already have a little taste.” read more

Ohio States Braxton Miller reportedly out for season

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OSU senior quarterback Braxton Miller warms up for the first session of fall practice Aug. 4 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus. Miller missed the entirety of spring practice after undergoing shoulder surgery.Credit: Tim Moody / Lantern sports editorOhio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller is expected to miss the entire 2014 season after re-injuring his shoulder Monday, according to a Tuesday afternoon ESPN report.Miller, expected to be a Heisman Trophy candidate this season, re-injured his throwing shoulder at practice Monday afternoon, a source close to the team told Lantern TV.According to the source, the team had not yet been informed of Miller’s status as of early Tuesday afternoon.He originally injured the shoulder last season in OSU’s loss to Clemson in the Orange Bowl. After undergoing offseason shoulder surgery, Miller was held out of spring practice and limited through the first portion of fall practice.OSU co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said Miller was held out of the throwing portions of a Monday morning practice, but was expected to through in the afternoon. That second session was when Miller re-injured his shoulder while throwing the ball.In between practices, Miller said he was “100 percent,” despite experiencing muscle soreness stemming from the shoulder surgery throughout camp.Miller, a native of Huber Heights, Ohio, missed two full games and most of a third in 2013 as a junior. Then-backup Kenny Guiton replaced him and led the Buckeyes to three wins.On Saturday, OSU coach Urban Meyer said redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett had moved ahead of redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones in the team’s backup quarterback battle. Herman said the OSU offense has moved the ball better when Barrett is on the field, as opposed to Jones, so far in fall camp.Barrett’s only experience for the Scarlet and Gray outside of practice came in OSU’s 2014 Spring Game when he finished 17 of 33 on pass attempts and racked up 151 yards through the air.OSU’s 2014 season is scheduled to begin at noon Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. read more

13yearold girl waited 50 minutes for ambulance after neurological attack

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first_img13-year-old girl waited 50 minutes for ambulance after neurological attack A local TD has said that the air ambulance should have responded to the 999 call. 45,355 Views Sunday 25 Feb 2018, 6:30 AM A TEENAGE GIRL living in west Roscommon was left waiting for an ambulance for almost an hour after suffering from a serious neurological attack.In response to this case, Minister for Health Simon Harris said that he was eager to see if the ambulance helicopter could be used more often to respond to emergency calls in rural parts of the country.Ambulance delays have been highlighted in some of Ireland most rural areas, as one base might cover a large area. In some rural ambulance bases if one ambulance is out on call when another emergency happens, the person who made the second emergency call would have a longer wait time than normal.‘Struggling to breathe’The 13-year-old girl’s father had called 999 and was told an ambulance wouldn’t arrive for another 50 minutes, local Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy told the Dáil last week.“Only for the help of a neighbour, a former nurse, her family is convinced that she would have died.”He said that the family were told that the delay was because the nearest ambulance was coming from Sligo.“At this stage, the man’s daughter was seriously ill. She was struggling to breathe and he asked for an emergency response. 43 Comments Feb 25th 2018, 6:30 AM Due to this population distribution, Ireland has a far higher percentage of activity in rural areas than other ambulance services. This is something with which we must grapple. Share265 Tweet Email The service is specifically targeted at the west of Ireland, with the highest demand for services coming from counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.He said that following a review of the ambulance service last year, €2.8 million in funding has been allocated to develop the service. It’s hoped that a new clinical hub will “divert some lower acuity patients to alternative care” and “free up some emergency capacity”.He said that the same capacity review found difficulties in rural areas.“Outside the greater Dublin area, the population is widely dispersed with a relatively large population living in rural areas. When we compare ourselves with other jurisdictions, our population is dispersed in a different way. That is a good and welcome thing, but it means that there are extra challenges in ensuring that we get ambulances to every part of this country as quickly as we would like.Murphy asked the Minister whether a permanent ambulance team could be placed at Loughglynn, which used to be a former Garda station. The site has been operating as an ambulance base since January 2016.Harris replied with the following, saying “he took the Deputy’s point”:“The ambulance service in west Roscommon has been reviewed a number of times in terms of available resources and demand for services. Since 2011, extra staff have been assigned to Roscommon to provide an additional 24-7 emergency ambulance and a 24-7 rapid response vehicle.“In addition, an intermediate care vehicle has been deployed to Roscommon to undertake inter-hospital and inter-facility transfers.”Read: ‘I’ve had enough’: A Galway GP has invoiced the ambulance service to highlight delaysRead: Choking toddler brought to Galway hospital by Garda car due to ambulance delay The people of west Roscommon have been left without a service. While I acknowledge that, from time to time, the air ambulance does a good job and gets to places quickly, this was a serious situation and one about which I am sure the Minister would be concerned.Air ambulanceIn response to Murphy’s questions in the Dáil, Health Minister Simon Harris said that an “important and sensitive” issue had been raised.He said he was interested to hear the possibilities of extending the services of the Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS) that operates from Custume Barracks, Athlone.“I am eager to see whether we can do more in the aeromedical space, since that would enable the EAS in Athlone to do even more in [the Roscommon area]. Without a doubt, an air ambulance should have been called in at that point, but none arrived. What a traumatic and stressful situation for any family.He said that when the staff arrived, they were ”excellent”, stabilising the girl and her breathing in a short space of time.Murphy said that after the accident and emergency unit in Roscommon closed, locals were promised an increased ambulance service for the county.“That has not happened,” he said. Image: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie Image: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie That service was established to provide a more timely response to persons in rural areas and is available seven days per week in daylight hours. Short URL https://jrnl.ie/3862189 By Gráinne Ní Aodha Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Pochettino confident Spurs can compete with top sides

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first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is certain that his team have proved themselves against the top sides, despite losing their last match 3-1 against Manchester CityThe Argentine’s side hosted the newly-crowned Premier League champions at Wembley on Saturday and were defeated 3-1 in a convincing display from City.The result marked their first league defeat in 14 matches, since their last meeting with City back in December. But Pochettino was nevertheless positive about Spurs’ prospects.“After 14 games unbeaten, it was a massive, massive run for us,” said Pochettino, according to Football365.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“We played Liverpool, United, Arsenal, Chelsea and 14 games unbeaten I think the players deserve full credit.“We are disappointed but not frustrated or sad because when we increased our level and showed our real quality we showed we can compete against Manchester City – the best team in England.“That is why I am not concerned about the future. Yes it was 20 minutes where we were really poor but I am not worried because I think the team competed really well.”last_img read more

MiamiDade Schools to review policy for Baker Acting children

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first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Miami-Dade County Public Schools is exploring a possible change in policy after a 7-year-old student was Baker Acted following a violent outburst.The boy, a student Coral Way K-8 Center in Miami, was handcuffed and taken to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation after he hit and kicked a teacher.The district has ordered its police department to review the policy requiring children be restrained.Police will also have to check with a supervisor before they determine whether a child needs psychiatric evaluation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Upcoming Public Service Commission Hearing on Pepco Exelon Merger

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first_imgThe Public Service Commission will hold an evidentiary hearing in February to determine if the proposed Pepco Holding, Inc. and Exelon Corporation merger, transaction is in the public interest.  In making this determination the Commission will look at seven public interest factors determined in Order No. 17597. In addition to the evidentiary hearing, the Commission will also convene four community hearings to receive comments from the public on these issues on the following dates: convene a community hearing to receive comments from the public on issues on Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Thurgood Marshall Academy University of the District of Columbia Community College located at 2427 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E. 801 North Capital Street, N.E. Those who wish to testify at the community hearings should contact the Commission Secretary by the close of business, three business days prior to the date of the hearing by calling (202) 626-5150.last_img read more

National Comedian Dramatizes Districts Lack of Representation

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first_imgA District of Columbia lawmaker says comedian John Oliver’s TV show has done more to advance the cause of statehood for the District than any other event to date.John Oliver of “Last Week Tonight”. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)Democratic Councilmember Mary Cheh said Aug. 5 she’ll introduce a ceremonial resolution honoring Oliver for a segment that aired Aug. 2 on his HBO show, “Last Week Tonight.”Oliver spent 17 minutes exploring the District’s lack of representation in Congress and what that means for the city’s 658,000 residents. He argued that without statehood, people who live in the nation’s capital are denied democracy.Cheh says she hopes that Oliver’s advocacy “will energize the rest of the nation.”Republicans in Congress have long opposed statehood for the District. Last year, Congress held its first hearing on the issue in 21 years.last_img read more