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first_imgHome NewsWatch Featured Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Implementing New Project FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – Fayette County first responders are implementing a program to help protect persons who are prone to wandering. Sheriff Mike Fridley explains the program details.The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department along with the Fayette County Fire Association have recieved specialized equipment that will allow them to quickly and efficiently locate persons who are prone to wandering off. The program and related equipment are part of Project Life Saver (PLS) that originated in Chesapeake Virginia in 1999. The system utilizes radio tracking equipment to locate persons with cognitive disorders, who have tendencies or potential to wander off from the home and other locations, exposing them to life threatening elements.Deputy Sheriffs and Firefighters from around the county will begin instructor level PLS training this evening, and will continue over the weekend.  To date, PLS has been credited with 3,314 successful rescues. The Fire Service is funding the program start up cost through the use of the Fire Levy. The program will be provided to Fayette County residents without charge.“Although this program was started years ago, all of the equipment is out dated and unreliable. I am grateful to partner with the Fire Association to provide this important service to the citizens of Fayette County.”The Sheriff’s Department will begin accepting participants on Monday August 13th. You may contact them via Facebook, or by telephone with any questions about the program at 304-574-4216 Tumblr FeaturedLocal NewsNewsWatch Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Implementing New Project By Tyler BarkerAug 10, 2018, 23:24 pm 734 0 Twitter Previous Post7 essential tips for dog owners dealing with the summer heat Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at Facebook Pinterest Mail Google+ Next Post2018 Football Preview: Greenbrier West Cavaliers Linkedinlast_img read more


first_img Twitter Home Sports News Sports Houston Texans Arrive at the Greenbrier Mail Next PostBradshaw Leads After First Round of WV Open Linkedin Google+ Pinterest Tumblr White Sulphur Springs, WV (WOAY) – The Houston Texans arrived at the Greenbrier Resort Wednesday, ready to hold part of their training camp in Southern West Virginia for a second straight year.The franchise is coming off a 4-12 campaign that saw multiple injuries, but several key players – including J.J. Watt, Deshaun Watson, and DeAndre Hopkins – will be part of the opening practices Thursday.Hear from Texans general manager Brian Gaine on the eve of training camp. The team will stay in Greenbrier County until August 7th, before leaving for their first preseason game. They will finish training camp in Houston. Previous PostStray Dog Rescued After Spending 11 Days With Head Stuck in Plastic Jug Matt Digby Matt Digby is the Sports Director at WOAY-TV. He joined the station in January 2015 – right in the middle of Big Atlantic Classic Week. Read More Facebook SportsSports News Houston Texans Arrive at the Greenbrier By Matt DigbyJul 25, 2018, 22:47 pm 654 0 last_img read more

Last week as Cyprus deliberated on the details of

first_imgLast week, as Cyprus deliberated on the details of bank levies on deposits in the country (essentially state-approved theft), I discussed the potential Russian influence on such a deal. We saw that Russia was looking to make deals in Cyprus that would give it more control over natural-gas supplies in the Mediterranean, which in turn continues Putin’s dominance of the European energy scene. To counter this, European nations are beginning to look within their own borders for their energy needs: oil, natural gas, coal, and uranium. Every bit of energy that they can produce domestically means energy that does need to be imported from Russia. Considering the fact that Russia has shown that it is willing to shut off all natural-gas flow to Europe if it doesn’t get its way, it is a good idea for Europe to start turning on the drills. It is also no secret that Europe needs more jobs for its people. With unemployment in the Eurozone reaching 12% and youth unemployment almost 25%, governments are also desperate to find ways to keep their population productive instead of protesting in the streets. The oil and gas sector represents an industry that could potentially lend a helping hand by employing thousands of people. We firmly believe that we are in the middle of an European Energy Renaissance. Governments of Europe will begin to open up their countries to more oil and gas exploration. Regulations will be relaxed. Energy taxes will be reduced. And investors in the right companies will profit greatly. When we were the first to write about the shale potential in Europe back in 2008 and recommended the first energy company to drill an economic shale well in Europe, our subscribers were able to net a 720% return on their investments. And we believe that we have a company in our portfolio that is just as good: a junior exploration company that is sitting in the heart of Europe. By applying new technology to old fields and old wells, it may very well be sitting on the next Bakken. In our Casey Energy Report, we will also be doing a report of the energy situation in Europe to look for further opportunities for profit just like this in the near future. So ask yourselves this: Are you content with sitting in the Old World, mocking every profitable ship that passes you by? Or are you ready to set sail and explore this New World of energy with us? Additional Links and Reads Cyprus Is Sitting on a Natural-Gas Gold Mine (CNN Money) Last week’s energy CDD focused on the fact that the Russians are extremely interested in the natural-gas potential in Cyprus. But just where is the natural gas, and how much can realistically be recovered? This article outlines the basics of Cyprus’ natural-gas wealth. It is clear that such a development would change Cyprus forever… but can Cyprus last until then? New Nuclear Power Station Gets Planning Consent (Guardian) Though countries may say they are looking for alternative ways to generate electricity, the truth is that nuclear is still the best near-term solution for a base-load power that does not require fossil fuels. The United Kingdom has approved the first nuclear power plant in the past 18 years, and it will be one of the largest power plants in the UK, powering up to 5 million homes. We expect to see more countries join in the nuclear rush to solve the electricity needs of growing populations. Even in Bankruptcy, China’s Suntech Exacerbating Solar Glut (Financial Post) Suntech Power Holdings became the latest and largest casualty of the solar industry recently, as it is now clear that government subsidies are essential to keep it afloat. As the Chinese government began to pull back on its subsidies, the company began to struggle in a market that is faced with lower solar-panel prices due to a glut of products. In fact, it is said that the company lost $1 for every $3 of sales, meaning that it was bleeding money every single day. Could this happen to other solar companies? Definitely.last_img read more

By Justin Spittler editor Casey Daily Dispatch

first_imgBy Justin Spittler, editor, Casey Daily Dispatch“Demand for marijuana assets is skyrocketing. And that means other Big Alcohol companies will have to inroad into the marijuana space soon. If they don’t, they’ll get left behind.”I wrote this last Tuesday. I was talking about Constellation Brands’ recent deal with Canopy Growth.To recap, Constellation, one of the world’s biggest spirits companies, recently bought 38% of Canopy, the world’s biggest marijuana company. It paid $4 billion for its stake.That makes this the biggest marijuana deal ever. But as I explained last week, this is “just the beginning”:Soon, every major alcohol company will have no choice but to “go green.”• Now, you may have thought I was crazy for saying this…It’s a bold statement, after all. But I didn’t make it lightly.You see, I’ve been closely following the marijuana industry for over a year now. But I haven’t just consumed other people’s research like many analysts. I’ve gone to the frontlines of the legal marijuana boom.I’ve been to Vancouver, San Francisco, and Denver, just to name a few. Along the way, I’ve met with marijuana venture capitalists, CEOs of multinational marijuana companies, and even master growers. • Another massive marijuana deal was announced on Monday… Tilray sealed a deal with Nova Scotia Liquor.Tilray is one of Canada’s biggest marijuana producers. Nova Scotia Liquor is a state-owned business that controls all distribution of alcoholic beverages in Nova Scotia, Canada. In this arrangement, Tilray will supply Nova Scotia Liquor with a variety of marijuana products as Canada gets ready to introduce recreational marijuana in October.Tilray skyrocketed 22% on the day of the announcement.But it wasn’t the only Canadian marijuana stock that soared on the news. You see, there are reportedly 13 other producers working to supply Nova Scotia.Aphria closed the day up 7%. Supreme Cannabis closed the day up 4%.• These are the kinds of announcements Casey readers have been waiting for… You see, many of our readers bought marijuana stocks earlier in the year… after a big pullback.But this sell-off was completely normal. You see, the North American Marijuana Index, which tracks 35 major marijuana stocks, more than doubled in value between last November and January.That’s an incredible rally over just two months… So it’s perfectly healthy to see a pullback after an explosive run like that. This allows the market to catch its breath before making another run.That’s why we encouraged readers who bet on legal marijuana to have a long-term perspective… and not lose sight of the big picture.The good news is that the next wave appears to have arrived… thanks in large part to a flurry of deals between Big Alcohol and Big Marijuana companies lately.And we believe marijuana stocks will run much higher from here.• It’s still the early days for the legal marijuana industry… Canada hasn’t even introduced recreational marijuana yet. That won’t happen until October 17.More importantly, the global marijuana market is just starting to open up. I’m not the only Casey analyst who sees a huge opportunity here.My colleague Nick Giambruno, chief analyst for and editor of The Casey Report and Crisis Investing, has been covering the cannabis industry for over a year now. He says he’s never seen an opportunity with as much profit potential as the legal marijuana market has right now.Here’s Nick with more:Marijuana is still illegal, or quasi-illegal, in most places around the world. That’s made it virtually impossible for regular investors to cash in on the lucrative marijuana trade.Prohibition has funneled billions of dollars in profits to drug lords, corrupt government officials, and thugs. Those days are numbered…Legalization is inevitable. It’s happening. And it’s about to unleash a $150 billion market that was previously underground.So consider speculating on this emerging industry before it’s too late.Just remember that marijuana stocks are volatile, as we’ve seen this year. You should never put more money at risk than you can afford to lose. It only takes a small amount to make a killing in the years ahead.Regards,Justin Spittler Split, Croatia August 30, 2018P.S. Nick has positioned his readers to make the most of the global marijuana boom. In fact, five of his stock recommendations are already up 101%, 116%, 165%, 353%, and 523%.Those are extraordinary gains. But Nick, like me, thinks the best is yet to come. You can learn about Nick’s top picks in the marijuana space by watching this brand-new presentation.Reader MailbagToday, more positive feedback on our most recent Conversations With Casey, where Doug explained why Somalia shouldn’t have an army…Absolutely great article. It stretches one’s mind in the total opposite direction of what they were thinking prior to reading this. At the end, the reader is convinced.—GertaAnd another reader responds to Tuesday’s Dispatch on the biggest buy signal for gold since 2001…For last five years gold bugs predicted an imminent stock market crash. The markets went straight up and gold went down. Now gold is going up WITH THE MARKETS and down with markets. It’s confounding. —PatrickAs always, if you have any questions or suggestions for the Dispatch, send them to us right here. Impeachment or Not, This Will Be President Trump’s Legacy…With all this talk about impeachment for President Trump… some other important stories never make the news on CNN or Fox. Well… this is what’s BREAKING…! There is an executive order that was quietly signed by President Trump recently… It could affect something happening down in Idaho, in Lemhi County, to be specific. And this executive order and what’s taking place in Idaho could be Trump’s legacy when all is said and done. Full details are recorded here in plain English for patriotic Americans. Wanted: Expert Investment AnalystWe’re looking to hire an analyst for the Casey Research team. Our team is growing and a new spot has opened up for an ambitious person to research and write about commodities, stocks, crypto assets, and world markets.For this position, you’ll work directly with Nick Giambruno, Chief Analyst for and Editor of The Casey Report and Crisis Investing. Nick is Doug Casey’s globetrotting protégé. He writes about geopolitics, value investing in crisis markets, the cannabis market, global banking, and survival techniques for financial crises.If this sounds stimulating, keep reading for more details and how to apply.Who We AreWe’re a fast-growing company with all the opportunities of a small start-up and the stability of a deep-pocketed firm with a 30-year track record.We publish half a dozen advisories covering finance and economics. We have hundreds of thousands of readers around the world. Our business is in providing profitable ideas, explaining how the markets really work, and telling great stories.We’re completely independent and unbiased. We don’t take money from Wall Street or the government. Our revenue comes from selling subscriptions. We make money only if our readers are happy.Who You AreYou’re able to analyze assets from macro, technical, fundamental, and sentiment perspectives. You’re overflowing with investment and trading ideas. 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Know this: Dozens of analysts at Agora (our parent company) who write newsletters have become millionaires.What to Do Now Send us a basic resume. We’d like to see where you’ve worked.Write a letter telling us about yourself. We don’t care much about what school you went to. We do care about what you’ve learned doing whatever it is you’ve been doing. We appreciate odd jobs, but we’re also willing to consider Wall Street refugees.Send us an email with the following information… Click for more details — Exceptional writing ability or a willingness to learn how to write Prepare for conversation and travel. If you have what we’re looking for, you’ll start out with a one-on-one conversation with Nick. If that goes well, we’ll fly you to Delray Beach for a full day of interviews. And if we still like each other after that, we’ll discuss the next steps.Get in touch at Put “Investment Analyst” in the subject line. That’s your first test. Keen eye for good stories and big ideas Dave Forest’s Extraordinary DiscoveryDave Forest is our in-house commodities expert and editor of International Speculator.He just came across one of the most stunning finds of his 20-year career as a professional geologist.He discovered a rare fuel source buried in the ground in Idaho that he calls “Brandt Oil.” It could change the energy landscape in the U.S. for good…We’ve asked Dave to discuss what he’s uncovered about this new fuel source. You can access it here… Independent thinker who is passionate, motivated, and eager to overachieve Your full name. This boots-on-the-ground research has given me an intimate understanding of the legal marijuana industry… and helped me understand the market’s true potential.It’s why I’ve been saying for months that marijuana would go mainstream. Not years from now, either.This is happening before our eyes.As speculators, this is the kind of opportunity that we dream about. So I’ll show you how to position yourself for big gains in a second.But first, let’s look at what’s happened since my last update on the sector.• Diageo is reportedly in talks to enter the marijuana space… Bloomberg reported last Friday:The U.K. spirits maker has met companies in the past month as it considers a possible investment or alliance to make cannabis-infused beverages, the Canadian television station said on its website, citing people close to the situation who it didn’t identify. One executive told BNN a deal may take months, while another said a deal may be close.According to Bloomberg, Diageo is reportedly in talks with at least three Canadian marijuana companies.This is a huge deal. Diageo is the largest spirits company in the world. It owns Guinness, Johnnie Walker, and Smirnoff brands.So there’s a chance it could announce an even bigger deal than the one Constellation just announced. That would obviously be extremely bullish for cannabis stocks.• And I’m clearly not the only investor who thinks so… Canadian marijuana producer Aphria surged 23% on the news. Supreme Cannabis, another Canadian marijuana company, jumped 16%.Keep in mind, neither of these companies were named as possible candidates in a deal with Diageo. This is merely investors speculating on possible targets.That tells you how excited the market is about a possible Diageo deal. But that’s not the only good news that marijuana investors have received since last week. Towns across America debate weird new “antennas”An FCC move could kickstart an infrastructure boom across America. One of these “antennas” could appear within 500 feet of your house. The cause of the Great Depression in the U.S. and why. The top three biggest risks to the global economy and why. The net gain on 10 shares of McDonald’s stock purchased January 3, 2007 and sold January 3, 2017, assuming all dividends were reinvested. Click here to watch — Affinity for Austrian economics, monetary history, financial markets, and general history Can governments shut down bitcoin? Explain why or why not. Current Casey Research subscriber (paid memberships to Crisis Investing or The Casey Report win extra points) Why has the average person’s standard of living declined since the early 1970s?last_img read more

CRIMES Burglary BE Auto Theft Robbery Homicide At

first_imgCRIMESBurglaryB&EAuto TheftRobberyHomicideAtt. MurderFelony AssaultShooting into Occ. Dwelling/Vehicle20165955941531411335584420176008251581129184750DIFFERENCE0.84%38.89%3.27%-20.57%-30.77%-48.57%-18.97%13.64% It may not feel like it, but crime is down in Tuscaloosa, with one major exception.Unlawful breaking and entering into a vehicle experienced a nearly 40 percent jump over the past year. In 2016, there were 594 such cases, and this year there have been 825.Shooting into an occupied vehicle or dwelling is up nearly 14 percent. Burglary and auto theft are also up, by less than 1 percent and just over 3 percent respectively.But the rest is good news.Homicides are down 31 percent, from 13 in 2016 to 9 this year. Attempted murder, robbery and felony assaults have gone down as well.But District 2 Tuscaloosa City Councilwoman Raevan Howard said there’s still a long way to go.“I’m still not satisfied,” she said. “I want to see better improvements, especially in the western side of District 2 concerning crime.”last_img read more

UPDATE The Tuscaloosa County Sheriffs Office say

first_imgUPDATE: The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office says they have Reginald Dewayne Dixon, 45, in custody and facing attempted murder charges.The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a 35-year-old man was shot Sunday morning.Authorities said it happened in the 2900 block of 19th Street, near Westlawn Middle School.Witnesses said the victim and the suspect, identified as Reginald Dewayne Dixon, 45, were arguing over a woman when the suspect pulled out a gun. He threatened to kill the victim before he fired one round, hitting the victim in the hip. The injury does not appear to be life-threatening, police said.Dixon has been charged with attempted murder, and there’s a warrant out for his arrest.last_img read more

By WVUA 23 Web Coordinator Nikki Lazzara Two truck

first_imgBy WVUA 23 Web Coordinator Nikki LazzaraTwo trucks were stolen from the Mayfield Volunteer Fire Department Tuesday morning. According to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, two vehicles were stolen and later wrecked and left abandoned on the side of the road on U.S. Highway 171.Chief Brown of the Mayfield Volunteer Fire Department said the trucks appear to have minor damage but won’t be assessed until after the investigation is complete.“The community has no fire coverage we are totally out of service due to the investigation. We cant touch anything in our station so if there’s a house fire we have to wait on neighboring departments to come because we cant respond to our community calls right now,” said Brown.If you have information, call the sheriff’s office at 205-752-0616.last_img read more

WVUA 23s Jabaree Prewitt sat down with Rodney Pel

first_imgWVUA 23’s Jabaree Prewitt sat down with Rodney Pelt, president of 100 Black Men of West Alabama, to talk about how he is helping voters get to the polls for tomorrow’s election.Organizations like the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, National Panhellenic Council, the Tuscaloosa County chapter of the NAACP and The Christian and Missionary Alliance are sponsoring the service. Pelt said all participants have to do is call 205-759-2861 and bring their voter registration card or voter ID to utilize this service.Watch the video above to see how you can get a free ride to go vote on Tuesday.last_img read more

FORTALEZA Brazil — Talk about close Greece is th

first_imgFORTALEZA, Brazil — Talk about close.Greece is through to the last 16 at the World Cup by the slimmest of imaginable margins: Thrashed by Colombia 3-0 in the opener, holding Japan 0-0 with 10 men, and only scoring in its final game.Georgios Samaras’ injury time penalty on June 24 provided the 2-1 win needed to eliminate Ivory Coast in Group C.After disappointing in their first two matches, the Greeks came alive against Didier Drogba’s favored Africans. Their reshuffled lineup produced a string of scoring chances — hitting the woodwork three times and narrowly missing twice with striker Dimitris Salpingidis.The secret to Greece’s success, Samaras said, was that team members played unselfishly.“There are no leaders, no heroes, or anything like that. There’s a group of players, who help each other and cover for their teammates’ mistakes. We share our joy together,” said the striker, who left Celtic at the end of last season.“It’s being a team. That’s what gave us the (European) championship in 2004, and that is what’s keeping us going now.”Greece’s ability to pull off surprises, like its stunning success a decade ago, has always been executed with one football boot in the exit door.Before winning the European title, Greece advanced from its group by a particularly narrow margin. Level on points and goal difference with Spain, it advanced thanks to a higher goal tally.Greece has since played at four other major tournaments, again making the quarterfinals on four points at Euro 2012, with a last-game upset against Russia, following a draw and a loss.“You always need luck on your side. But I do believe that in life, if you deserve something, in the end God gives it to you,” defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos said before the team left Fortaleza.The drama that comes with Greek qualification — the squad lost a standout player and its goalkeeper through injury early in the June 24 game — made the post-match partying all the wilder.Players celebrated on the team bus singing “I came to Brazil/Land of Pele/And everything looks blue.”In Athens, Thessaloniki and other Greek cities, fans with blue-and-white Greek flags poured into the streets for post-midnight celebrations, after nearly three-quarters of the country’s TV viewers had watched the game.For Giorgos Karagounis, Greece’s 37-year-old captain and veteran of the 2004 campaign, staying in Brazil means he can extend his record-breaking run of international appearances, currently at 138, before his expected international retirement at the end of the tournament.“Everybody is just very happy … The winning goal only came after 90 minutes. But that made the victory even sweeter,” he said.“I hope we get to stay in Brazil as long as possible. It’s been an amazing World Cup — an amazing tournament with Greece as a part of it.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

MILWAUKEE AP — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Do

first_imgMILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic never really squared off in their first head-to-head matchup, with the enormous exception of one game-deciding moment.The established All-Star drove the lane.The rising All-Star had no chance to stop him.There will be plenty of Giannis vs. Luka moments before their NBA careers are all said and done, but the first one came on Monday and it absolutely went Antetokounmpo’s way. His dunk over Doncic with 2:50 left was a punctuation mark of sorts in Milwaukee’s 116-106 win over Dallas, a game that featured a top international candidate for MVP this season against the very likely international rookie of the year.Antetokounmpo finished the dunk with a stare-down of Doncic. If there was a message in there, Antetokounmpo wasn’t saying.“Just a dunk,” Antetokounmpo said. “It was a momentum play.”Doncic — to the 19 year-old’s credit — was poised enough afterward to acknowledge that he’s still got a lot of room to grow before he consistently gets to Antetokounmpo’s level.“He’s a great, great player,” Doncic said. “He’s talked (about as) an MVP of this league. He’s becoming one of the best players in this league.”The dunk didn’t certify that.But it did ensure the game didn’t slip away.Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) shoots between Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe (6) and Tony Snell during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Antetokounmpo led everybody with 31 points, and grabbed 15 rebounds. Doncic became the second teenager in NBA history with a triple-double — finishing with 18 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists — and still wasn’t impressed with himself, because it came in a loss and in a game in which he shot 6 for 17 from the floor.“A triple-double from a rookie is pretty impressive,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said.The Bucks gave Antetokounmpo a quick rest with about 5 minutes left in the fourth, up by 11.A minute later, Dallas was within six. Thus ending the rest and setting the stage for the monster dunk.Milwaukee called time to get Antetokounmpo back into the game, and moments later he found Malcolm Brogdon on an impressive pass from the high post for a reverse layup. Doncic got Brogdon — a tough defender — to bite on a shot fake and turned that into a three-point play with 3:05 left, only to have Antetokounmpo drive the lane for the over-Doncic slam on the ensuing Milwaukee possession.Game over. There was time left, but the dunk sealed this one.“I am happy for my triple-double,” Doncic said. “But I would prefer the win for sure.”He’ll have plenty more chances, and odds are, the world will be watching many of them. Greece and Slovenia are allies, officially, but Antetokounmpo won Round 1 of this basketball showdown. He prevailed despite Doncic’s triple-double — that came with him at 19 years, 327 days old, just 10 days older than Markelle Fultz was when he had one last season.Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts after a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)And their starry matchup that could be must-see TV for years to come was one of many international ties in this one.Dirk Nowitzki — drafted by the Bucks 21 years ago, part of the prearranged deal worked out for Milwaukee to choose him and send him to the Mavs for Robert “Tractor” Traylor — was available for Dallas, but didn’t play. Doncic is making daily headlines in Slovenia. Greek fans tweeted about Antetokounmpo sharing the floor during a pregame workout with his brother, Mavs rookie Kostas Antetokounmpo, who is still waiting to make his in-game NBA debut.“It’s great that they get a chance to be in the same building, both in uniform for opposing teams,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “I think it must really be a nice thing for Giannis to have his little brother there, so it’s pretty cool.”The brothers chatted in courtside seats about 90 minutes before the game, posed for some photos, then left the arena together along with their mother.“I wish I’d played against him,” Giannis Antetokounmpo said. “But those few moments that we spent before the game and during the game and after the game, they were amazing.”James Harden’s scoring tear of late for Houston might have him back on top in the MVP race, but Antetokounmpo is still right there. He illustrates where the NBA game is now: As on-court schemes change, the European players are feeling more at home half a world away from their homelands. Antetokounmpo is a chiseled product who seems to still be getting better. Doncic arrived polished, but hardly is done developing.The Bucks belong to Giannis. Soon, if not already, the Mavs will belong to Luka.Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)“It has been fun to be a part of,” said Nowitzki, who hails from Germany. “It’s fun to watch some of the European guys come in and not only be on the team, but be franchise players and go-to guys. It has been amazing to watch.”Odds are, the next Giannis-Luka moment will be amazing as well.___By TIM REYNOLDS , AP Basketball WriterTim Reynolds is a national basketball writer for The Associated Press. 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If you need cataract surgery your eye surgeon may

first_imgIf you need cataract surgery, your eye surgeon may have to do double duty as your anesthetist under a new policy by health insurer Anthem. In a clinical guideline released this month, the company says it’s not medically necessary to have an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist on hand to administer and monitor sedation in most cases.Some ophthalmologists and anesthesiologists say the policy jeopardizes patient safety, and they are calling on Anthem to rescind it.”The presence of anesthesia personnel is one of the key ingredients in the patient safety and effectiveness of cataract surgery today,” says Dr. David Glasser, an ophthalmologist in Columbia, Md., who is secretary for federal affairs at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a professional group for eye physicians and surgeons. “An ophthalmologist cannot administer conscious sedation and monitor the patient and do cataract surgery at the same time.”Anthem, which offers commercial insurance plans in 14 states, says anesthesia needs vary and so should coverage. According to a statement from the company: “Anthem’s Medical Policy and Technology Assessment Committee, a majority of whom are external physicians, reviewed the available evidence addressing the use of general anesthesia and monitored anesthesia care for cataract surgery. According to the literature reviewed, there is no one definitive approach regarding the use of anesthesia for cataract surgery and patient-specific needs should be taken into consideration as well as potential risk of harm to individuals who are sedated during surgical procedures.”Medicare, the health care program for people age 65 and older, covers cataract surgery, including anesthesia services.A cataract, typically related to aging, is caused by clumps of protein that cloud the lens of the eye and can distort vision. During a cataract operation, the surgeon makes an incision in the surface of the eye with a laser or blade and then uses a tool to break up the clouded lens, pull it out and replace it with an artificial one. Cataract surgery is common. More than half of Americans have either had a cataract or had cataract surgery by the time they reach age 80, according to the National Eye Institute. Surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis and takes less than an hour. Though drowsy while sedated, patients are generally conscious during the procedure and can hear what’s said to them and speak if necessary.Eye surgeons often have an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist present to administer intravenous drugs to help keep the patient relaxed and ensure they don’t move during the operation as well as monitor their vital signs and adjust medication as necessary.Anthem’s new policy states that this type of monitored anesthesia care is medically necessary only if the patient is under 18 years old, or is unable to cooperate or communicate because of dementia or other medical conditions, can’t lie flat, has known problems with anesthesia, or if a complex surgery is anticipated.But some ophthalmologists and anesthesiologists disagree.”I wouldn’t even consider doing a cataract surgery without an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist in the room,” says Dr. David Aizuss, an eye surgeon who is president-elect of the California Medical Association. “If you’re working inside the eye it’s a very confined space, and if the patient gets agitated and starts moving around you have to get the equipment out of the eye very quickly.”Although Anthem posted the new policy online, providers are seeking clarification from the company about the timing of its implementation in their states, physicians said.Until then, some practices are taking no chances. At the Freedom Vision Surgery Center in Encino, Calif., where Aizuss practices, Anthem patients who come in for cataract surgery are asked to pay $400 out-of-pocket upfront for anesthesia services. Professional groups representing California eye physicians and anesthesiologists have written to Anthem requesting the policy be rescinded. In addition, the California Medical Association has lodged complaints with state regulators. This isn’t the first time Anthem has come under scrutiny for changes to its clinical guidelines that some have charged help the company’s bottom line at patients’ expense. Last year, the company said it would no longer pay for emergency department visits it later determined were not emergencies. Then in September it said it would no longer pay for imaging tests like MRIs in many cases if patients got them at hospital-owned centers rather than independent imaging centers.Last week, Modern Healthcare reported that the company says it was modifying its ER rule so that certain types of visits would always be paid for, including those by patients who are directed to the emergency department by their provider or have recently had surgery.Some safety experts say they were concerned about Anthem’s new policy, even for routine cataract surgeries.”If you’re putting a knife in my eye, that’s not routine for me,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that advocates for improved safety and quality at hospitals. Noting that anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists were pioneers in the patient safety movement, she says there are better ways for Anthem to save money than shutting them out of the operating room.”How about identifying the surgeons who have the highest complication rates, and letting patients know about them?” she suggested.Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Michelle Andrews is on Twitter @mandrews110. Copyright 2018 Kaiser Health News. To see more, visit Kaiser Health News.last_img read more

Despite a dip in shootings and murders for the yea

first_imgDespite a dip in shootings and murders for the year, Chicago suffered one of its bloodiest weekends in recent history last weekend. Police say 33 shootings occurred between Friday and Sunday nights, fueled mostly by gang violence. The incidents left a dozen people dead and dozens wounded. Now, the city’s mayor and police superintendent say the city’s residents who live in troubled areas of the city should do more to help stop the bloodshed. The violence occurred between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday night. Nearly 70 people including several children were wounded.Just last week, activists and Chicago residents shut down two major Chicago roadways, the Dan Ryan Expressway and scenic Lake Shore Drive, in peaceful demonstrations held to protest neighborhood and police shootings. But those actions did not blunt the violence.”I share the anger and frustration of many Chicagoans,” Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at a Monday morning press conference, “because if anything, it should underscore the continuing issue that we have with illegal guns and offenders that are out on the street that are willing to use them.” The violence was not widespread, said Johnson and Mayor Rahm Emanuel — the majority occurred in four of the city’s 22 police districts on the West and South sides. Emanuel visited hospital workers who treated victims and spoke with mothers whose children had died. Emanuel said the city has a “heavy heart.” “What happened this weekend did not happen in every neighborhood in Chicago but it is unacceptable to happen in any neighborhood of Chicago,” he said. “We are a better city.” There have been no arrests but Johnson said police are investigating leads and think a small subset of individuals, mostly gang members playing by their own rules, are involved. Grieving relatives and friends gathered outside hospital emergency rooms over the weekend. By Monday, crime scene tape had disappeared from shooting locations. Community outreach In two separate incidents early Sunday morning, more than 10 people in the North Lawndale neighborhood were shot. Most of the victims were teenagers. The oldest was 25 years old, the youngest was 11 years old and a 17-year-old girl was killed. Monday, on one of the blocks where the gun violence flared, about two dozen young people were having fun making slime at the Stone Temple Baptist Church’s Safe Haven Program, designed to give them a safe summer place. News of the shooting alarmed Rebecca Morris, who runs the program. “Somebody texted me and said, ‘Was any of our kids at the program?’ and I said ‘No, it wasn’t any of the kids that would come off the street into the program,’ ” Morris said. “So it wasn’t any of ours that got shot that day and I’m really thankful for that.” In the 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr. preached at Stone Temple; the church has always served the immediate community. Reshorna Fitzpatrick, pastor at Stone Temple, says this latest shooting is lighting a fire for them to be even more active in the community and to find ways to more aggressively address needs for housing and jobs. U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, who represents the area, says there’s a reason so many children and innocent bystanders were hurt. “They’re looking for somebody who may be in the gathering but inadvertently they often strike nontargets,” says Davis. “They don’t know how to really handle the weapon — they’re not necessarily shooting at the little children or a baby.” “You know who they are”Chicago’s mayor and the police superintendent say the city has too many guns on the street. Over the weekend, police seized 60 weapons and arrested 46 people on gun charges, none tied to this weekend’s shootings. The department says it is also conducting “enforcement missions” by targeting individuals believed to be driving some of the violence and focusing on areas where police suspect there may be gang members and others plotting retaliation. Meanwhile, Johnson said police can’t do it all. He said it is time for residents in traumatized neighborhoods to help them curb the violence. “You all know who these individuals are. They come to your home every day. [They] sleep with you every night. Grandparents, parents, siblings, significant others,” he said. “You know who they are.”Johnson added there must be accountability beyond the police, the mayor and other city officials. “I never hear people saying, ‘These individuals need to stop pulling the trigger,’ ” he said. “They get a pass from everybody and they shouldn’t.” Johnson had hoped to share better news this week. He says so far this year, Chicago’s homicide rate dropped by 20 percent and the number of shooting victims by 17 percent. The superintendent says that while he is pleased with the improvement, the weekend carnage shows the city of Chicago has much more work to do. He says the police department will start by placing more officers in those troubled neighborhoods. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit read more

Things to know for Thursday Today is Thursday Apr

first_imgThings to know for ThursdayToday is Thursday, April 5th – otherwise known as the official opening day for the Red Sox back at Fenway Park! If you can’t make today’s game, be sure to check out the rest of their season schedule for a fun time out with friends or family. Here’s what else you need to know for Thursday…3:45PM Fiber Arts at the North End Library. Children ages 7-10 are invited to participate in a variety of techniques to create projects while learning about the cultures and artists that use these methods. Register in advance by calling 617-227-8135.6:00PM Dock Square Garage Public Meeting. There will be a public meeting at one City Hall Square in the BPDA Board Room on the 9th floor as the proponent proposes to retain the Exiting Building and its current parking garage and more to construct a new ten-level residential addition.*Advertisement* Plan your events with the Community Calendar: Friday, April 611:00AM Little Groove Concert at the North End Library. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street as children are invited to interact with parachutes, puppets, instruments and more as they learn and play in a fun musical environment.12:30PM ABCD North End / West End Service Center Pasquetta Party. Maria Stella Gulla, ABCD North End / West End NSC Director, invites community members to their Pasquetta (Spring) party at their offices on 1 Michelangelo Street. Please call 617-523-8125 to reserve seating.2:00PM Friday Film Series: Mrs. Miniver. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their Friday film series featuring Mrs. Miniver. See a full listing of the series here.6:00PM NEMPAC Youth Troupe Auditions – NEMPAC Opera Project. NEMPAC is seeking 8 young performers ages 9-13 to audition for Don Giovanni under the direction of Rebecca Miller. Auditions will take place at 9 Hull Street. To sign up for an audition, please email Allie Meek at, see additional details here.Saturday, April 710:30AM I Piccoli Lettori.  Join I AM Books at 189 North Street for its Italian reading group for children ages 0-4. Kids will have the opportunity to engage in multiple readings and games for a fun morning of Italian language learning. For more information contact or call 857-263-7655.11:00AM Dog Licensing at RUFF Dog Park. Did you know that it is a requirement by the City of Boston and RUFF to license your dog in order to use the dog park? RUFF makes it easy by allowing you to register online or stop by the park at Prince Street and Snow Hill on April 7th. Proof of rabies vaccination required as well as a check or money order payment of up to $30.1:00PM Creative Kitchens Tour of Beacon Hill & Back Bay. This year’s tour offers a look at kitchens from cozy country to sleek contemporary in eight Beacon Hill and Back Bay 19th century townhouses. A reception will follow at 84 Beacon Street. Purchase tickets for the tour and reception by calling 617-723-9713.From the Community: Rescheduling of Last Sound Healing & Extra Happy Hour Acupuncture with MeditationThe Last Sound Healing Session at the Swiss Healing Center has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 25 from 6:30-8PM. Due to high demand, there will be an additional happy hour acupuncture with meditation session added to the schedule, continue reading.Need to submit a post? Great, start here!Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.Weather Forecast: Currently Currently Currently 6:00PM NE Public Safety Meeting. Join Boston Police Area A-1 at the Nazzaro Center at 30 N. Bennet Street as all North End / Waterfront residents are welcome to attend the public safety meeting.Notable News Found Elsewhere:Carrie Lloyd brings ‘Sex and the City’s’ Magnolia Bakery to BostonThe international bakery brand, Magnolia Bakery, was first made famous when it was featured on an episode of HBO’s “Sex and the City”, but chief baking officer Bobbie Lloyd is really the one responsible for growing the business into a great success. Read more about their recently opened location in Faneuil Hall on the Boston Herald.North End Lights: Did we miss something? Add it to the comments below. Follow @northend.waterfront on Instagram and tag #northend or #bostonwaterfront to have your photo featured!While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron*last_img read more

Everyone has to leave the pool deck based on rati

first_img“Everyone has to leave the pool deck based on ratios for City licensed camps which are more strict than ratios for the general public,” said North End liaison, Maria Lanza, on behalf of BCYF and the Mayor’s Office. She continued, “They need to control and monitor who is in the area with the camp. The 17 City owned pools operate this way to ensure camp compliance and safety. They cannot rope off the pool as they need to separate campers based on swim ability, so they do need the entire pool. By clearing the pool for camp they reset counts and start fresh with an empty pool. It helps them control occupancy and daily maintenance of the pool. The City understands that this is not ideal for all, but they are not willing to compromise the safety of the children under the camp’s supervision.”Parents say it is forcing neighborhood kids on the streets as they leave the pool for the North End, West End and surrounding areas. Adults and seniors are also asked to move out of the pool area, of which some relocate to a water spray area in front of the pool. Other North End kids are walking over the N. Washington Street bridge to go the Charlestown pool.The new city policy of clearing the pool comes after a tragic 2016 death of a 7-year old boy who drowned while attending a similar city-run camp in South Boston at Carson Beach, run by the Curley Community Center. Earlier this year, the City of Boston reached a $5 million settlement with the boy’s family. In the North End, it is the BCYF Nazzaro Community Center that runs the pool and summer camp.Neighborhood parents are hoping for a compromise, but time is running out with the pool set to close in nearly four weeks on Labor Day.“It’s really sad when my 13 year old son and his friends have to walk over the bridge to the Charlestown pool to swim when we have a neighborhood pool right around the corner from where we live,” said Lynn Bova a lifelong resident of the North End. “I’m so disappointed.”While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron* “It’s a simple timing issue that we wish the city would fix” said an exasperated North End mother. The issue at hand is a new city policy closing the North End’s Mirabella pool to the public weekdays between 3-4pm for the exclusive use of a city-run summer camp group.At a meeting with local officials this week, parents asked the camp swim time to be moved earlier in the day so it would not interrupt public use in the middle of the hot summer afternoons when neighborhood kids are most often looking to be at the pool. Citing the safety concerns of the summer camp and new, stricter policies, city officials have not changed the midday closings.Here is what happens: Each afternoon, Monday through Friday, shortly before 3pm, pool workers announce the clearing of the water and the pool deck. Participants of the city’s summer camp, between 20-40, then arrive at the pool for lessons and open swim. The original schedule also had a half-hour maintenance period, which the city adjusted so that the pool could reopen right after the camp swim period. Officials emphasize the one hour closing is worth it for camp safety, but residents cite the timing right in the middle of the day.*Advertisement*last_img read more

Senate to probe Tolentinos novel legal theories

first_imgSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Another P10 million would pay for tipping fees to a private landfill facility in Consolacion town where the city dumps its garbage.MORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMayor  Rama, City Legal Officer Jerone Castillo and Cuevas were in Manila last Tuesday to meet Filinvest top officials.The Cebu City government and Filinvest also came out with a newspaper advertisement today to “reaffirm their common and continuing commitment to their joint venture in the South Road Properties.”The announcement in behalf of City Legal Officer Castillo and Tristan Las Marias, Filinvest vice president for the Visayas and Mindanao, mentioned of the Manila meeting.“The City Treasurer also confirmed that Filinvest has not been remiss in its obligations to the city under the JV and is regularly remitting the City’s share in the sales  proceeds of the project,” the ad says.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cebu City Hall now has money to spend after Filinvest Land Inc. turned over  P150 million as advance payment  to the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) yesterday.The last-ditch meeting of Mayor Michael Rama in Manila with Filinvest officials to press payment  of P400 million or a portion of that for the city’s share in the joint venture development of a lot in the South Road Properties (SRP) apparently paid off.ADVERTISEMENT PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Acting City Treasurer Diwa Cuevas said the Filinvest’s P150 million would help cover the city’s  yearend financial obligations.The Cebu City Council yesterday approved  Supplemental Budget 3 worth P156 million.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeOf this sum, P84 million is set aside for the “calamity assistance” of P20,000 for each of  its 4,200 employees and officials.Another amount of  P47.9 million will cover  monthly allowances of judges, prosecutors, clerks of courts, policemen, firefighters and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents assigned in the city from July to December. PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Painters refuse to go quietly Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike Christmas goodiesDuring yesterday’s  session, Councilor Margot Osmeña asked  Cuevas why the city has not yet paid its barangay environment officers.Cuevas said there were delays in the processing of their honoraria.Councilors Alvin Dizon and Eugenio Gabuya said the city’s job order employees weren’t included in the calamity assistance allocation.The council also approved a resolution by Councilor Dave Tumulak seeking the allocation of P3.8 million to fund the city’s Christmas activities.This includes giving each job order employee a basket of Christmas goodies consisting of ham, five kilos of rice and assorted feast items.Read Next Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip View comments PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passagelast_img read more

Brock Lesnars WWE Future After UFC Retirement

first_img Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Fight Motion! Watch Holloway, Cyborg Do Work Via Ghost Cam Standard Ranked Rashguard Standard BJJ Gi Gloves Apparel Accessories Lights. Out. Daniel Cormier Good Night Tee Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Sale ProMax 440 BJJ GI King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Amanda Nunes’ Biggest Threat? center_img The odds were not in Daniel Cormier’s favor.Sure, he had been wrestling since high school but he had only made his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) debut less than two years prior to his Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix semifinal bout against Antonio Silva. This is the same Silva who was coming off an absolute trouncing over potential G.O.A.T. Fedor Emelianenko.Cormier’s toughest test up to this point was a fight against Jeff Monson, a veteran heavyweight whose best days are definitely behind him. The former OIympian dominated his opponent over the course of three rounds in an impressive but altogether uninspiring affair.Silva, meanwhile, was undefeated since 2007 aside from a decision loss to Fabricio Wedrum. Wins over Andrei Arlovski and Mike Kyle punctuated a three fight win streak along side the aforementioned technical knockout (TKO) over “The Last Emperor.”Cormier wasn’t given much of a chance.It’s a far different story going into tomorrow’s (May 19) Strikeforce: “Barnett vs. Cormier” event where he takes on Josh Barnett to — finally — crown the promotion’s heavyweight grand prix winner.Despite Barnett’s experience, Cormier is seen by many as the favorite. Perhaps it’s because of how well he performed against “Bigfoot.”Let’s take a closer look at that bout.The Brazilian takes the center of the cage to start off the bout while the American is forced to stay on the outside and work his way in. Silva connects with a leg kick and catches the one Cormier throws in response. “Bigfoot” rushes his unbalanced opponent but fails to land anything solid before smothering Cormier along the cage.The Olympian immediately shoves his opponent off and makes his way back to the center of Strikeforce’s hexagon. Seconds later, his right fist flies through the air as if it’s done this a million times before, betraying Cormier’s inexperience, and connects flush with Silva’s chin.The massive Brazilian crumbles to the mat as the Cincinnati, OH crowd roars in approval. Cormier follows him to the canvas, standing over his opponent to deliver devastating ground and pound. Although staggered, “Bigfoot” recovers quickly enough to avoid more damage and the two heavyweights fight to a standstill, forcing the referee to restart the action on the feet.Silva begins throwing one-two combinations out but none connect. Meanwhile, a sneaky jab from Cormier finds its home right on the Brazilians’ nose and he’s momentarily — but visibly — rocked by the punch. Cormier dodges another punch from Silva and answers back with a fast three-punch combination, the last strike of which again staggers “Bigfoot.”Before our very eyes, a heavyweight star is being born.The Brazilian eats a hook to the jaw and laughably attempts to take down the Olympic-level wrestler. Cormier easily stuffs the takedown and winds up on top of his opponent before allowing Silva back to his feet.There, Silva lands a body kick on his smaller opponent, but his leg is caught by Cormier and “Bigfoot” is then tripped, ending up on the canvas for the third time in as many minutes. He spends some time chipping away at the Brazilians’s thighs until the referee once again restarts the bout.Once the two heavyweights get back to their feet, “Bigfoot” is much more aggressive than he’s been so far in the bout. And it ends up costing him the fight.He pressures Cormier along the cage, throwing punch after punch, none of which land. In fact, the wrestler smiles after the barrage, either out of disbelief none of the strikes landed or out of a bit of cockiness. Perhaps a bit of both.Another body kick from Silva is caught and he throws a punch before spinning around to free his lower limb. When he is once again facing his opponent, however, Cormier is there to greet him with a combination of punches. They separate and the American lands a stiff jab and then a short hook before going inside with a vicious uppercut.Silva’s knees immediately buckle and falls to the mat for the fourth and final time. Two hammerfists across his jaw are the cherries on top. The wrestler had outstruck the heavy-handed Brazilian and secured a date in the grand prix finals.Cormier surprised everyone — except perhaps himself and his training partners — that night.If he beats Barnett tomorrow, will it be as shocking? 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Lockdown duffle bag

first_img Lockdown duffle bag ABC passes rule alteration to definition of grounded fighter Colby Covington rips ‘diva’ Robbie Lawler for leaving American Top Team over a photo Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars More From Good Night Tee MMA Fighting Apparel Sale Dana White addresses contender status of Colby Covington, Leon Edwards, Corey Anderson More: Latest From MMA Warehouse Second chances aren’t exactly a rare commodity in the athletic world, but some cases are certainly met with a slight eyebrow tilt from the public. For Brett Rogers, the former heavyweight contender who was exiled from Strikeforce following domestic abuse charges, the opportunity to reshape the misconceptions surrounding him was a prospect even he wasn’t sure would ever come around.Of course, that was before Rogers became the latest high-profile signing of Bellator’s busy summer. Now “Da Grim” is ready to breathe new life into a fighting career that not long ago appeared to be over.”Man, it feels great,” Rogers beamed on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “I feel blessed. Bjorn (Rebney), he didn’t have to sign me to Bellator Fighting Championships. He could have been like everybody else, and like, ‘screw you, Brett. It’s just a little too much going on in your life.'” ProMax 440 BJJ GI Video: Aalon Cruz scores ridiculous jumping knee KO on Contender Series King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Accessoriescenter_img Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Gloves Esther Lin, Strikeforce Morning Report: Jorge Masvidal praises Conor McGregor: ‘The dude is a f*cking G, bro’ Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Latest From Our Partners Standard BJJ Gi Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Before Rebney came along, it didn’t help that “a little too much” really meant the 60-day stint in jail that splashed Rogers’ mugshot across the internet, led to his Zuffa release, tarnished his name for a majority of fight fans, and unloaded a whole new level of stress to the fighter’s life.At 6-foot-4 and nearly 265 pounds, Rogers is far from a small man, so he understands the public outcry following the fateful late-June 2011 altercation that left his wife with injuries to her ear, jaw, neck, back and a missing tooth. Nonetheless the 31-year-old believes he is now a changed man, and while he refuses to make excuses, Rogers expresses nothing but regret for his past actions. Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career “There was definitely a lot of things going on in life, that just kind of built up to a whole lot of stress and frustration … that led to a bad day, or a bad evening,” Rogers explained. “When push comes to shove, I feel bad I put my hands on my wife. It’s something I’ve never, ever done before.”That’s my wife, the love of my life. I feel really bad that the situation happened, and I know for a fact I’m never, ever going to say sorry enough, but as long as I keep trying, things should be better. Things are better. We’re working it out as far as counseling goes, (as far as) church goes, and we’re just kind of living it day-by-day, step-by-step.”Unfortunately, as these situations often go, while Rogers’ battled the demons of his private life, his public life was suffering.A former title contender who once fought Fedor Emelianenko on national television, Rogers abruptly found himself toeing a line to irrelevance. With no promotion to have his back, and the first losing stretch of his career plastered all over fight databases, the fighter had little choice but to embark on a remarkable fall from grace.”It was definitely difficult,” he said. “It was a fall off, and I mean a fall off. I was off into the water, not on the edge of the plank. It was difficult. I can swim, but for how long?”I did 60 days (in jail). I lost a contract. Just that right there, alone, was enough for me,” Rogers sighed, before acknowledging the hard truth. “It could have been worse. Thank God I had a lawyer that was by my side and helped me through thick and thin. Otherwise, who knows, I could still be sitting in that box.”That box, of course, was Minnesota’s Dakota County Jail. For Rogers, the time away brought some much-needed perspective to his life. However, it’s often a tall task to ask professional fighters to deal with the infamy of their profession inside such a volatile environment.”It was definitely something I had to be patient with,” Rogers confessed. “I had to take responsibility for my actions, because I don’t want to be walking around there just all in denial.”I just kept my cool. I’m from Minnesota, so you know I knew of people in (jail), so I just kind of picked and chose who I wanted to hang out with and chill with, and just kept my mind right and talked to the right people that would preach the right. I wouldn’t say people tried to pick (fights), but they was definitely trying to start stuff. They was definitely trying to chirp things in my ear to get me going.”Ultimately, that period of Rogers’ life is over. He represents Bellator now, and he hopes to reward his new boss’ confidence with a run to the next heavyweight tournament final, and ideally, a victory over reigning Bellator champion Cole Konrad.That journey begins this Friday, when Rogers takes on Kevin Asplund on the Bellator 71 preliminary card. It goes without saying, but after everything he’s been through in the past year, Rogers is confident his second chance will end in a very different manner as the first.”I kept on pushing at it and pushing forward with the right people on my side, and look at me today,” he concluded. “I’m part of a top organization, and I want to showcase my stuff again as a heavyweight.” Standard Ranked Rashguard Should Frankie Edgar finally fight at bantamweight? Coach Ricardo Almeida weighs inlast_img read more

Esther Lin Strikeforce

first_imgEsther Lin, Strikeforce Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Latest From Our Partners Dana White addresses contender status of Colby Covington, Leon Edwards, Corey Anderson More From Morning Report: Jorge Masvidal praises Conor McGregor: ‘The dude is a f*cking G, bro’ Sale MMA Fighting Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement ProMax 440 BJJ GI ABC passes rule alteration to definition of grounded fighter Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Standard BJJ Gi King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Good Night Tee Glovescenter_img Lockdown duffle bag Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Standard Ranked Rashguard Accessories Gordon Ryan Competition Kit The return of Fedor Emelianenko at EFN 50 may not have gone as expected, though in the end, the legendary Russian champion emerged victorious. Emelianenko survived a harrowing first round to battle back and capture a controversial majority decision over ex-UFC light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado in the main event of EFN 50, which aired live on UFC Fight Pass from St. Petersburg, Russia on Friday.The night nearly ended early for Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC). Maldonado downed the 39-year-old former Pride FC kingpin midway through the opening round with a devastating looping hook, then dove atop Emelianenko and swarmed the Russian with heavy and relentless punches. Emelianenko looked to be out of the fight several times — a stoppage would have been completely justified — however the Russian officials gave their national hero every opportunity to recover, and ultimately Emelianenko did just that, surviving on shaky legs until the end of the first round.The wild and bizarre opening stanza seemed to drain the energy out of Maldonado (22-10), as the Brazilian’s offense all but vanished throughout the final 10 minutes of the fight.Emelianenko did the best he could to capitalize on his weary foe, repeatedly walking Maldonado to the fence, unloading with his trademark looping hooks and knees from the clinch, and gradually bloodying Maldonado. Maldonado ate the shots and responded with counters of his own, but they were few and far between, and ultimately the local judges awarded Emelianenko a majority decision victory (28-28, 29-28, 29-28), giving “The Last Emperor” his fifth straight win since late-2011.Still, the performance against Maldonado was not what many observers expected from Emelianenko, who revealed Monday on The MMA Hour that EFN 50 marked the final fight of his latest contract. Emelianenko explained on Monday that he had a standing offer on the table from the UFC and that the “possibility does exist” that his next fight would take place inside the Octagon, however after Friday night, it is fair to ask whether that still is the case.”I always wanted to fight for UFC and I would fight for UFC,” Emelianenko said. “But at this moment we’re looking at the deal and the deal has to satisfy both parties — them and my organization. Until there’s no friction, until we are 100 percent in terms of seeing eye-to-eye, we are all basically in limbo.”Elsewhere, the night’s co-main event featured the return of another familiar face, as former Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov (18-0) blasted through Bellator and K-1 veteran Peter Graham (12-9) to pick up an effortless submission victory in the bout’s opening minutes.Minakov, who last month was stripped of his Bellator title due to inactivity in the promotion, downed Graham early with a body kick, then ambled into full mount and began raining down heavy strikes. From there the end was near, as the 31-year-old rolled for an armbar and secured the tapout, preserving his undefeated record and maintaining his position as one of the most talented heavyweights fighting outside of the UFC.Complete results for EFN 50: Emelianenko vs. Maldonado can be seen here. Colby Covington rips ‘diva’ Robbie Lawler for leaving American Top Team over a photo Apparel Latest From MMA Warehouse Video: Aalon Cruz scores ridiculous jumping knee KO on Contender Series More: Should Frankie Edgar finally fight at bantamweight? Coach Ricardo Almeida weighs inlast_img read more

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first_img Morning Report: Jorge Masvidal praises Conor McGregor: ‘The dude is a f*cking G, bro’ Lockdown duffle bag Gloves Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Colby Covington rips ‘diva’ Robbie Lawler for leaving American Top Team over a photo Good Night Tee Ever Seen Matthew McConaughey’s Wife? Well, She’s… [Pics] Iconic ‘Pretty Woman’ Scene Has One Ridiculous Flaw No One… Ice Pop Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender You Can’t Imagine How Funny These 22 Animal Photobombs… Video: Aalon Cruz scores ridiculous jumping knee KO on Contender Series More: Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Should Frankie Edgar finally fight at bantamweight? Coach Ricardo Almeida weighs in King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Latest From Our Partners Latest From MMA Warehouse Standard BJJ Gi Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Sponsored Content MMA Fighting Standard Ranked Rashguard Apparel [Photos] 30 Vintage Hygiene Tips No Longer Socially… Science 101 ProMax 440 BJJ GI Dana White addresses contender status of Colby Covington, Leon Edwards, Corey Anderson Accessories ABC passes rule alteration to definition of grounded fighter Recommended by Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Sale Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement [Pics] The Reason We Don’t See Jessica Alba in Movies… Direct Expose The MMA Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday’s show:1 p.m. ET — We’ll recap a busy weekend in mixed martial arts.1:25 p.m. — Matt Mitrione will talk about his upcoming fight against Fedor Emelianenko and how it came together.1:45 p.m. — Lyoto Machida will discuss his 18-month suspension from USADA and what’s next for him.2:05 p.m. — Owen Roddy, Conor McGregor’s striking coach, will look back at McGregor’s win over Eddie Alvarez.2:25 p.m. — Tim Kennedy will talk about getting pulled from UFC 205 and fighting next month in Toronto.3:05 p.m. — Gegard Mousasi will look back on his win over Uriah Hall this weekend in Belfast.3:25 p.m. — CM Punk will reflect on his UFC debut two months ago and talk about what the future holds for him.4:10 p.m. — Mark Hunt will update us on his fighting future after voicing his displeasure recently with the UFC and USADA.Also, we’ll answer your #themmahour questions throughout the show on anything and everything going on in the MMA world. Hit us up on Twitter using that hashtag or leave a question in the comments section below.Plus, we’ll be taking your calls on anything and everything. Got a question or comment? Give us a call at 1-888-418-4074.Watch the show live below beginning at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. GMT.Subscribe to The MMA Hour on iTunes (audio feed here; video feed here), Soundcloud or Google Play. Listen to the show via Stitcher here or via TuneIn here. Credit Cards with Massive Rewards for World Travelers NerdWallet More Fromlast_img read more

The Answer to Public Health Crises Might Be in the Sewer

first_img 9/11/2017, 1:52 p.m. Print Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* 102 By Jamie Ducharme· center_img Health News The Answer to Public Health Crises Might Be in the Sewer Biobot Analytics extracts health data from the sewer system. Mariana Matus, foreground, and Newsha Ghaeli, background/photo courtesy of 4:3 CollectiveNewsha Ghaeli and Mariana Matus’ big idea doesn’t exactly sound glamorous—but it might just revolutionize the way we handle public health issues.Ghaeli, an MIT research fellow, and Matus, an MIT Ph.D. candidate, are the founders of Biobot Analytics, a startup that seeks to bring cities extensive, proactive public health data by capitalizing on the treasure trove of data hiding in urban sewer systems.By analyzing samples from the sewer, Ghaeli says, Biobot is adapting individualized methods of studying the human microbiome “to the urban scale, and really looking at the sewer system as being analogous to the human gut. Everything’s naturally aggregating there, it’s naturally anonymized. It’s just a matter of getting it out and bringing it back to the lab.”If you’re still skeptical, you’re not alone. Matus remembers pitching the idea to members of her lab, and initially hearing crickets. “Everybody in the lab was like, ‘Oh that’s just a silly idea, it’s never going to work, who would want to do that?” she remembers.Fast-forward a little, though, and the duo—who just completed the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship’s Delta V accelerator program, which trains students to think and work like entrepreneurs—has brought on a number of additional staff members, and secured a 12-week pilot program with an as-yet-unannounced city in the Northeast. The company also recently deployed a prototype sampler in Cambridge, and has at least five other partner cities in the sales pipeline. The product is targeted toward cities of 100,000 people or more, and would take samples from areas with at least 4,000 residents to ensure both anonymity and scope of data.For now, Biobot is focusing on extracting opioid consumption data from sewage. Ghaeli says having objective, ever-updating reads on drug use could help cities target prevention and treatment efforts, while also tracking the success of those programs over time. Beyond that, opioid abuse is a public health issue in serious need of innovation. When the team quizzed public health and government officials about the biggest issues plaguing their cities, “We got opioids across the board,” Ghaeli says.In the future, however, Biobot could also tackle everything from antibiotic resistance trends to infectious disease outbreaks. It could even have major implications for developing nations struggling to build out wastewater infrastructure, Matus explains.“If we’re able to show that there’s huge value in having this infrastructure, not only because a city is safer by knowing what’s happening but also because there’s a way to monetize that data, we think that could really help lots of the developing world,” Matus says.It’s still early days for the company, but Ghaeli says she’s confident this won’t be the last you hear of Biobot.“We see ourselves as building this into a big company that’s redefining health resources, public health, and access to these resources in cities,” she says. Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. last_img read more