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PREMIUMLight of day: Cornea donors on the rise

first_imgLinkedin Facebook Google Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? It was almost pitch black; nothing was in sight. Seconds later, however, colors started to become visible as 19-year-old Savina Monica slowly opened her pair of perfectly-functioning eyes.”Ever since I was a kid, I’d tried to imagine how it felt to be blind,” she told The Jakarta Post.What Savina imagined was an everyday reality for millions of Indonesians suffering from blindness.They included 3 percent of the country’s above 50-year-old population, according to Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) data collected between 2014 and 2016 in 15 provinces across the country.Some of these elderly people suffer from curable blindness: about 80 percent caused by cataracts and 4.5 percent by corneal blindness.This means they might be able to see the light of the day if they undergo surgery… Topics : eye-surgery EyesightProblems cornea cornea-donor blind blindless blind-people donationlast_img read more

UK to close schools, put troops on standby as coronavirus deaths rise

first_imgTopics : “After schools shut their gates from Friday afternoon, they will remain closed,” he told his daily news conference.Exceptions will be made for the children of key workers — including healthcare staff, police and delivery drivers — and for the most vulnerable children.Johnson earlier this week advised people to work from home and avoid unnecessary social contact and travel, warning the infection rate was starting to spike.On Wednesday he said this was having an effect but repeated advice for people with symptoms to self-isolate for between one and two weeks, depending on circumstances.  Britain announced Wednesday it would be closing schools in the coming days and placing 20,000 troops on standby in efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus, as the death toll topped 100.Prime Minister Boris Johnson had held off following the lead of other European countries because of the impact it would have on the workforce.But as the outbreak spreads and the death toll reached 104, up from 71 in a day, he said schools would be closed indefinitely later this week. Parliamentary hotspotLawmakers were earlier told to stay away from Johnson’s weekly question time in parliament amid warnings that Westminster is a particularly infectious area.Some 25 MPs, including a cabinet minister, are already thought to have isolated themselves. “There’s a lot of COVID-19 in Westminster,” tweeted epidemiologist Professor Neil Ferguson, a government adviser, as he announced that he had also developed symptoms.But MPs will gather on Thursday to debate new emergency legislation to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, which ministers hope to push through within days.The government says its powers will only be used when “absolutely necessary” and the bill has support from opposition parties.But some MPs voiced concern at the sweeping nature and duration of the proposals, and the effect on civil liberties. center_img “We will not hesitate to bring forward further and faster measures,” he added.On Wednesday evening the Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced that 20,000 military personnel were being placed at “higher readiness” to help public services as part of a “COVID Support Force”.Defense secretary Ben Wallace said the armed forces “stand ready to protect Britain”.The MoD said reservists would be called up and 150 military personnel trained to drive oxygen tankers to support the health service, if needed.Speculation is rife that London in particular could soon be subject to more draconian measures, as the capital records the most number of cases.”We know London is ahead of the rest of us so we may see more stringent measures than even those that we have announced so far,” Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said in Edinburgh earlier.The government will on Thursday introduce legislation giving it emergency powers to deal with the outbreak, including to close premises and restrict gatherings. Rent support Johnson’s government has come under pressure to do more to tackle the outbreak of COVID-19, given the tough lockdowns imposed in other European countries.But he insisted all action was driven by the science, adding: “We’re going to do the right measures at the right time.”So far Britain has around 2,600 cases, but chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance this week warned that 55,000 Britons could have the virus at a “reasonable” estimate.The new social distancing advice sparked warnings that many businesses, particularly in the hospitality industry, could go bust.The FTSE 100 slumped again Wednesday, dropping as much as 5.0 percent in morning trade, while the pound hit its lowest level since 1985 against the dollar, touching US$1.1828.Finance minister Rishi Sunak on Tuesday announced a package of support for businesses, including government-backed loans of at least £330 billion ($395 billion, 360 billion euros).On Wednesday, Johnson also promised legislation to protect individuals unable to pay their rent because of job losses caused by the crisis from evictions. last_img read more

Villa World has launched a $300 million community in Arundel, their first Gold Coast project in a decade

first_imgArundel Springs, Arundel.ARUNDEL Springs, a $300 million masterplanned community set against a backdrop of natural wetlands, was officially unveiled to the market on Thursday.The development is the largest in more than a decade for Villa World on the Gold Coast and highlights a new course for the company’s residential projects. Arundel Springs, Arundel.Villa World has already received 150 registrations of interest for stage two.Arundel Springs, located alongside the northern extension of the light rail route and 800m from a tram stop, is one of the few major infill house-and-land projects under way on the Gold Coast. The project’s sales display suite has opened at Arundel Springs in Greenacre Drive and the first home sites will be available to build on in November. Parcels range from 300sq m to 811sq m and are priced from $315,000. Villa World created the Arundel Springs masterplan after acquiring the 25ha infill site from the O’Brien family last year.The Arundel Springs sales display suite will be open daily from 10am to 5pm on from June 10. The opening will coincide with a family fun day to be held on site on June 10. Villa World Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Craig TreasureArundel Springs embraces the restored Arundel reach of the Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area with open spaces, street sculptures and viewing decks, while incorporating walkways and bike tracks into the community’s design. Villa World is working closely with the City of Gold Coast to restore the long-neglected area and unlock its potential as public recreational space. Villa World CEO Craig Treasure said Arundel Springs would be defined by the recreational amenities it offers residents.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agocenter_img Arundel Springs, Arundel.“Quality of lifestyle has become just as important for home buyers as affordability, and we are increasingly designing addresses to meet those needs for our residents,” Mr Treasure said. “All of Villa World’s masterplanned communities incorporate elements that encourage a healthy outdoor lifestyle.”Arundel Springs will comprise 386 dwellings including 306 housing lots that have already attracted buyer interest.Fifty per cent of the first stage totalling $8.2 million has already been sold, prompting Villa World to fast-track the second-stage release. last_img read more

From drab to fab instant hotels

first_imgThe couple said this room gets a big transformation“My massage chair, the only regret is that I had to remove it because someone didn’t like it,” Gene said. Sharon said she also had to remove her childhood shell collection. Gene and Sharon’s rainforest retreat has been transformed, with Sharon confirming she has a “big surprise” for the final dinner part. “And it is not a stripper,” she said. Channel 7Sharon said there were bats and snakes living inside the house at the time, and it took them two years to turn that shell in to their dream home.“It was very primitive when we arrived,” Sharon said. “The sunken living room had a dirt floor, it was a work area. This place used to be an exotic flower farm. Now it is our home and it is styled the way we like it.”As for bookings, the couple said they have been “good”.“The biggest thing has been that we have been getting a lot more hits and inquiries on social media,” Sharon said. “And a lot of locals coming up to our gate.”Both properties are available for holiday letting, with Debbie and Justin’s The Penthouse for $540 a night and Gene and Sharon’s Misty Mountains Rainforest Retreat for $550 a night. The final episode of Instant Hotel airs on 7plus at 9pm on Monday. Gene’s massage chair gets the flick for the final but viewers will have to wait to find out if the risque photo of Sharon makes the cut.But they said many of the changes made to their home for the final have now been reverted back.“When we bought this place 17 years ago, it was a shell,” Gene said. “It was a bit like Paronella Park, an unfinished house.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: How to flaunt your Unique Selling Point01:02 The kitchen before the renovation … CoreLogic How superstars do holidays in Australia Would you pay $2 million to rent this? Designer Juliet Ashworth was not a fan of Debbie’s sausage dog collection. Instant HotelFor the final, Debbie and Justin packed away the sausage dogs, introduced an ocean blue feature wall, decluttered the kitchen and upped the luxe with the addition of a few key pieces and a dining table that had to be lifted up to the unit by crane. They also added a privacy screen in the spa area.Debbie said the $10,000 transformation took a week, and had made a huge difference to the penthouse. As for the sausage dogs, she said “they are at home with me”.“I have probably 400 pieces (sausage dogs) at home,” she laughed. Debbie remained tight-lipped about the outcome of the show, but did reveal the penthouse is fully-booked for Easter. Gene and Sharon’s rainforest retreat was an unfinished shell with bats and snakes squatting inside when they first bought it. Supplied The penthouse may have been drab before the renovation by Debbie and the transformation for the show but those views!!!! CoreLogicUp north, the transformation of Gene and Sharon’s home will be judged on Monday night. The couple said it took “three days with literally no sleep”.Some of the key issues raised by the guests and judges centred around privacy in the bathrooms. The modern feature wall in the kitchen also raised eyebrows, as did a nude glamour shot of Sharon with strategically placed bananas. And after the transformation on the show. SuppliedThe Hannan family started the renovation by updating the furniture and painting, basically “what we could afford to do”.But it was some months later that the family tackled the biggest renovation, putting in a new kitchen and laying new flooring. MORE: Multimillion-dollar drop for Mel Gibson’s escape Debbie and Justin’s Sunshine Coast penthouse is in the final of Instant Hotel. Channel 7The penthouse transformation was revealed on Monday night, scoring perfect 10s from the judges, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Juliet Ashworth. Why the stars are aligning for buyers center_img When an ordinary run down home becomes a luxury getaway.THEY have transformed their homes in to instant hotels, but the two Queensland properties battling it our for reality TV glory started out more drab than fab.A Sunshine Coast penthouse owned by Debbie Hannan, 57, and her son Justin, 27, will go up against a rainforest retreat owned by Gene and Sharon Salvestrian in the all-Queensland final of Instant Hotel on Monday night. RELATED: Brisbane’s pornstar house has sold The penthouse back when Debbie first bought it. CoreLogic And the kitchen now! Supplied“The feedback we had been getting from (paying) guests was that it had incredible views, but was still a bit outdated,” Debbie said. And when the Instant Hotel contestants gave their verdict earlier in the series, they didn’t hold back either, citing issues with privacy and the proximity of the neighbours among their chief concerns. An aerial of the house today. Instant Hotel More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe other teams felt the lack of privacy was an issue … CoreLogic Juliet Ashworth joked about needing sunglasses in Gene and Sharon’s kitchen“The circle represents us, our relationship, eternity. To remove that was not even possible,” Sharon said. Gene and Sharyn’s feature circle wall remains in the final, despite the criticismAs for that risque photograph, they revealed a producer “sort of asked for it to stay” during the first episode, but that viewers would have to tune in to see if it made the finals cut.They joked the photograph had been a glowing endorsement for Aussie bananas, a major industry in the region.They too remained tight-lipped about the outcome of the final, but said they had upped the glamour stakes and taken a lot of the feedback on board. “It is the fiesta of the sausage dog,” Ashworth said of the decor at the time. “I think you are barking up the wrong tree.” “I had some toe curling moments at some of your design decisions,” Ashworth said, while Llewelyn-Bowen said he liked the “kinkiness” of the homestead but noted that not everyone would appreciate it.Gene and Sharon said that the modern art piece in the kitchen remained for the final, saying it was special to them. Instant Hotel judges Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Juliet Ashworth. Channel 7But the Courier Mail can reveal what the two-level penthouse looked like when Debbie first bought it back in 2015, and the words “shabby chic” come to mind.“It was like a time warp,” Debbie said. “It really was like walking back in to the eighties.“We knew we would have to do some extensive renovations, but maybe we underestimated just how much.”last_img read more

Greensburg Middle School Cross Country Invitational Results

first_imgGreensburg Middle School Cross Country Invitational Results.Boys Team Results.    Batesville 37, Columbus Northside 63, Shelbyville 141, Connersville 149, Sunman Dearborn 151, Jennings County 166, Jac-Cen-Del 174, Doe Creek 187, Greensburg 202, Southwestern 218, Greendale 288, and South Dearborn 296.Girls Team Results.  Columbus Northside 45, Greensburg 46, Batesville 80, Doe Creek 110, Sunman Dearborn 113, South Decatur 186, South Dearborn 189, Jac-Cen-Del 192, Connersville 297, Jennings County 298, North Decatur 299, Greendale 350, and Shelbyville 369.Greensburg Invitational MS CC (8-24)Greensburg MS CC Invite (8-24)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits and Eagles Coach Steve Narwold.last_img read more

Magpies begin striker search

first_img Press Association Newcastle’s search for January reinforcements is under way as manager Alan Pardew attempts to bounce back from yet another FA Cup disappointment. Reports that they have rekindled their interest in Borussia Monchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong, a man they tried to sign before he made a £12.6million switch from FC Twente to the Bundesliga club during the summer of 2012, began to circulate on Sunday. However, Press Association Sport understands that, while that interest is genuine, the 23-year-old Dutchman is one of a series of options currently under consideration, and that any deal is far from done. Newcastle have also been linked with a temporary move to bring former frontman Demba Ba back from Chelsea, although a previous attempt to do so fell down on financial grounds. In addition, the club has drawn up contingency plans should they receive an offer they cannot refuse for one of their star players, with France midfielder Yohan Cabaye at the top of that list. But Pardew has spoken of his confidence in recent weeks that the former Lille man will remain on board ahead of a summer trip to the World Cup finals in Brazil. Long-time admirers Arsenal and Paris St Germain have already suggested they will not be moving for him this time around, although the 52-year-old Pardew will not be able to relax until the deadline passes. In the meantime, he will spend the week attempting to repair the damage of a missed opportunity in the FA Cup after watching his side surrender a lead to bow out of the competition at the first hurdle for the third time in four attempts during his reign. They will resume their league campaign on Sunday when title contenders Manchester City head for St James’ Park, and Pardew and his players will be keen to avenge the 4-0 defeat they suffered at the Etihad Stadium on the opening weekend of the season. However, that may be easier said than done with City having ended Newcastle’s Capital One Cup hopes with a 2-0 fourth round victory on Tyneside in October. The manager said: “That seems a long way away, Manchester City, it’s a whole week and we have got to get over the disappointment of this first.” center_img Pardew revealed in the run-up to Saturday’s 2-1 third round home defeat by Cardiff that a striker was his priority during the current transfer window with Loic Remy only on loan from QPR and Shola Ameobi out of contract at the end of the season. The manager, director of football Joe Kinnear and chief scout Graham Carr have drawn up a list of potential targets as the Magpies look to build upon an encouraging first half of the Barclays Premier League campaign. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports UNDATED (AP) — The NFL is committing $250 million over 10 years to social justice initiatives, targeting what it calls “systemic racism” and supporting “the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans.”The league, which has raised $44 million in donations through its Inspire Change program, announced the additional $206 million commitment Thursday. It plans to “work collaboratively with NFL players to support programs to address criminal justice reform, police reforms, and economic and educational advancement.”There has been increasing distrust of the NFL since San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest social injustice and police brutality. The message was misconstrued by the league and many team owners as anti-military and anti-flag.That distrust was expressed Wednesday by 49ers star cornerback Richard Sherman, who says the league needs to do more than “throw money” and should be “calling out bigotry.”NFL-CHIEFS-VOTER REGISTRATION Associated Press Detroit went back to Arizona State in the fourth round, taking Torkelson’s switch-hitting teammate Gage Workman. Both were drafted by the Tigers as third basemen. So was fifth-rounder Colt Keith out of Biloxi High School in Mississippi. His selection ended Detroit’s run on college position players, but the Tigers remained focused solely on hitting talent.The Astros had to wait a while to make their first selection in this year’s draft after having their first- and second-round picks stripped by Commissioner Rob Manfred as part of the team’s punishment for breaking rules against using electronics to steal signs during games.While Detroit focused on adding offense, Miami went all pitching — already considered the strength in the upper levels of its system — with its six selections.Minnesota right-hander Max Meyer was the No. 3 overall pick to the Marlins. They followed with Oklahoma high school lefty Daxton Fulton (No. 40), Ball State righty Kyle Nicolas (No. 61), Coastal Carolina right-hander Zach McCambley (No. 75), Vanderbilt lefty Jake Eder (No. 104) and USC righty Kyle Hurt (No. 134).The defending World Series champion Washington Nationals took college pitchers with four of their six overall picks, taking Oklahoma right-hander Cade Cavalli at No. 22 overall, and then going with two other righties — LSU’s Cole Henry (second round), and UCLA’s Holden Powell — before selecting San Jacinto College North lefty Mitchell Parker with their final pick. RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll revisited the team’s history with Colin Kaepernick on Thursday and expressed regret for not signing Kaepernick when given the opportunity.Seattle brought Kaepernick in for a workout during the 2017 offseason and had another visit a year later canceled. At that time, Carroll said Seattle chose not to bring Kaepernick aboard because he was viewed as a starter, not a backup.Carroll is reiterating that stance but says that in hindsight, he wishes he would have given Kaepernick a shot even if it meant a potentially awkward role as Russell Wilson’s backup. Carroll indicated that he believed Seattle passing on Kaepernick gave him a shot to be a starter elsewhere.Seattle is believed to be the only team to have brought Kaepernick in for meetings and a workout since he last played in the league in 2016.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS Mahomes, Mathieu leading Chiefs in voter registration driveKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs, led by Patrick Mahomes and Tyrann Mathieu (TY’-ran MATH’-yoo), are putting together a voter registration program in response to the social unrest that has gripped the nation.The details of the drive are still in the works, but the 24-year-old quarterback and 28-year-old safety wanted to make sure they were at the forefront of affecting change. And the best way to do that was making sure people had a voice when the November elections come around.NFL-SEAHAWKS-CARROLLPete Carroll expresses regret for not signing Kaepernick Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPGA-COLONIALPGA Tour gets back to businessFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Golf is the second major sport in the U.S., behind motor sports, to resume a schedule shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic. — The NFL has extended virtual offseason programs for teams through June 26. Although team facilities have opened for key personnel, coaches and players rehabilitating injuries, healthy players have been barred from those complexes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The remote programs have taken the place of on-site work, and some teams already have announced they are shutting those down. But the league said Thursday it will allow the virtual work for an additional 15 days.— English Premier League players won’t need to wear face masks arriving at stadiums, in dressing rooms or on the substitutes’ bench when the competition’s 100-day coronavirus shutdown ends next week. Clubs agreed Thursday on matchday protocols that include splitting stadiums into red, amber and green zones to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Games will be played without fans so access to stadiums will be limited to around 300 people who will have their temperatures checked on arrival. The season is scheduled to resume on Wednesday with Aston Villa hosting Sheffield United and Arsenal playing at Manchester City.— Formula One races in Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan have been canceled because of issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic. The sport’s governing body says it still hopes to deliver up to 18 races in the rearranged 2020 season. The first eight have already been confirmed and they start with a double-header in Austria in early July. The races in Azerbaijan and Singapore use street circuits and require long lead times to construct them. The Japanese Grand Prix was canceled because of ongoing travel restrictions during the pandemic. That was scheduled for Oct. 11.— The head of the Tokyo Olympics says 80% of the facilities needed for next year’s games have “basic approval” to be used. But organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori says “there are also venues that already have reservations from other users for next year.” Organizers say that two of the largest venues needed for the Olympics have not yet been secured. They are the 5,000-apartment Athletes Village and the Tokyo Big Sight. That is the venue for the main press center. Organizers are also still unable to say what the delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic will cost and who will pay.MLB-DRAFT-DAY 2 Detroit had the No. 1 overall pick for the second time in three years.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-PRESEASON PLANNCAA proposal for extended college football preseason setUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA football oversight committee has finalized a plan for an extended preseason that would include an additional two weeks for teams to hold walk-throughs.The proposal goes to the Division I Council, which meets Tuesday, and is expected to be approve. Ward Black, a member of the 1970 national championship team, spoke exclusively to The Associated Press about being molested by Robert Anderson. He’s the latest to reveal that university coaches decades ago apparently were aware of allegations about the doctor but didn’t take the complaints higher.Black, now 68, is suing the university and has been interviewed by a law firm that was hired by the school to investigate complaints, which now exceed 300.Anderson worked at Michigan from the mid-1960s through 2003. He died in 2008. The university has said it believes he assaulted athletes, and it wants to compensate victims outside court. During his time as a gymnast, Black said he was molested during four annual physicals and two visits for toe and ankle injuries. He said Anderson insisted on checking his prostate before addressing injuries. NHL camps to open July 10 pending deal to resumeUNDATED (AP) — NHL training camps will open July 10 if the league and players’ union can reach an agreement to resume the season. Setting the date gives the 17% of players overseas time to make arrangements to return in light of U.S. and Canada quarantine regulations. The league and NHLPA said the July 10 start of camps is pending medical and safety conditions and agreeing on getting back to games.Camps are expected to run two to three weeks with games taking place in two “hub” cities without fans. If the league and players finalize a deal to return, games could resume in early August.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The PGA Tour Champions Boeing Classic scheduled to be held in August outside Seattle has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament director says uncertainty about the ability to hold large public gatherings in Washington state led to the decision. The tournament was scheduled for Aug. 17-23 at The Club at Snoqualmie (snoh-KWALM’-ee) Ridge. Detroit went back to Arizona State in the fourth round, taking Torkelson’s switch-hitting teammate Gage Workman. Both were drafted by the Tigers as third basemen. So was fifth-rounder Colt Keith out of Biloxi High School in Mississippi. His selection ended Detroit’s run on college position players, but the Tigers remained focused solely on hitting talent.The Astros had to wait a while to make their first selection in this year’s draft after having their first- and second-round picks stripped by Commissioner Rob Manfred as part of the team’s punishment for breaking rules against using electronics to steal signs during games.While Detroit focused on adding offense, Miami went all pitching — already considered the strength in the upper levels of its system — with its six selections.Minnesota right-hander Max Meyer was the No. 3 overall pick to the Marlins. They followed with Oklahoma high school lefty Daxton Fulton (No. 40), Ball State righty Kyle Nicolas (No. 61), Coastal Carolina right-hander Zach McCambley (No. 75), Vanderbilt lefty Jake Eder (No. 104) and USC righty Kyle Hurt (No. 134).The defending World Series champion Washington Nationals took college pitchers with four of their six overall picks, taking Oklahoma right-hander Cade Cavalli at No. 22 overall, and then going with two other righties — LSU’s Cole Henry (second round), and UCLA’s Holden Powell — before selecting San Jacinto College North lefty Mitchell Parker with their final pick. NHL camps to open July 10 pending deal to resumeUNDATED (AP) — NHL training camps will open July 10 if the league and players’ union can reach an agreement to resume the season. Setting the date gives the 17% of players overseas time to make arrangements to return in light of U.S. and Canada quarantine regulations. The league and NHLPA said the July 10 start of camps is pending medical and safety conditions and agreeing on getting back to games.Camps are expected to run two to three weeks with games taking place in two “hub” cities without fans. If the league and players finalize a deal to return, games could resume in early August.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The PGA Tour Champions Boeing Classic scheduled to be held in August outside Seattle has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament director says uncertainty about the ability to hold large public gatherings in Washington state led to the decision. The tournament was scheduled for Aug. 17-23 at The Club at Snoqualmie (snoh-KWALM’-ee) Ridge. The start was even more quiet than usual on the PGA Tour, only the silence never left over the next 12 hours as golf was back to business at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial. Justin Rose and Harold Varner shared the lead at 7-under 63, with Justin Thomas among those a stroke back. Tom Lehman, a 61-year-old former champion at Colonial, got in on the act with a 65.Sung Kang made a hole-in-one on the 13th hole and didn’t realize it until he was 50 yards from the green.Ryan Palmer, a Colonial member who raised money for COVID-19 relief efforts during the shutdown, was chosen to hit the first official shot on the PGA Tour in three months. Colonial came to a standstill at 8:46 a.m. when everyone on the course honored a moment of silence for the death of George Floyd and the outrage it has sparked worldwide on racial injustice.NFL-SOCIAL JUSTICENFL to spend $250 million on social justice initiatives Tigers load up with more college bats on Day 2 of MLB draftNEW YORK (AP) — The Detroit Tigers took a few more big swings at rebuilding their lineup.And, they hope sooner rather than later.After selecting Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson to open the Major League Baseball amateur draft Wednesday night, the Tigers used all five of their picks Thursday on hitters they envision joining him in Detroit.Ohio State catcher Dillon Dingler led off the draft’s second day as the No. 38 overall selection. The Tigers then took LSU outfielder Danny Cabrera 62nd overall, and Rice shortstop Trei Cruz 11 picks later. Cruz is the son of former big leaguer Jose Cruz Jr. and grandson of Jose Cruz. A proposed schedule permits teams to conduct the maximum six hours of unpadded walk-throughs per week while also requiring two days off for the players. The extra two weeks of walk-throughs, weight training, conditioning and film study will be limited to 20 hours per week total and can begin 14 days prior to the start of normal 29-day preseason practice. Teams are allowed to begin preseason practice 29 days before their scheduled first game.Most major college football teams are set to kick off their seasons around Labor Day weekend, with a handful starting as early as Aug. 29.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTORFormer Michigan gymnast says doctor assaulted him in 1969DETROIT (AP) — A former gymnast at the University of Michigan said he tried to talk to his coach about being assaulted by a campus doctor during a routine physical in 1969 but was brushed off with a sneering smile that signaled “we’re changing the subject.” June 12, 2020 Mahomes, Mathieu leading Chiefs in voter registration driveKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs, led by Patrick Mahomes and Tyrann Mathieu (TY’-ran MATH’-yoo), are putting together a voter registration program in response to the social unrest that has gripped the nation.The details of the drive are still in the works, but the 24-year-old quarterback and 28-year-old safety wanted to make sure they were at the forefront of affecting change. And the best way to do that was making sure people had a voice when the November elections come around.NFL-SEAHAWKS-CARROLLPete Carroll expresses regret for not signing Kaepernick Tigers load up with more college bats on Day 2 of MLB draftNEW YORK (AP) — The Detroit Tigers took a few more big swings at rebuilding their lineup.And, they hope sooner rather than later.After selecting Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson to open the Major League Baseball amateur draft Wednesday night, the Tigers used all five of their picks Thursday on hitters they envision joining him in Detroit.Ohio State catcher Dillon Dingler led off the draft’s second day as the No. 38 overall selection. The Tigers then took LSU outfielder Danny Cabrera 62nd overall, and Rice shortstop Trei Cruz 11 picks later. Cruz is the son of former big leaguer Jose Cruz Jr. and grandson of Jose Cruz. June 12, 2020 Ward Black, a member of the 1970 national championship team, spoke exclusively to The Associated Press about being molested by Robert Anderson. He’s the latest to reveal that university coaches decades ago apparently were aware of allegations about the doctor but didn’t take the complaints higher.Black, now 68, is suing the university and has been interviewed by a law firm that was hired by the school to investigate complaints, which now exceed 300.Anderson worked at Michigan from the mid-1960s through 2003. He died in 2008. The university has said it believes he assaulted athletes, and it wants to compensate victims outside court. During his time as a gymnast, Black said he was molested during four annual physicals and two visits for toe and ankle injuries. He said Anderson insisted on checking his prostate before addressing injuries.,Update on the latest sports RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll revisited the team’s history with Colin Kaepernick on Thursday and expressed regret for not signing Kaepernick when given the opportunity.Seattle brought Kaepernick in for a workout during the 2017 offseason and had another visit a year later canceled. At that time, Carroll said Seattle chose not to bring Kaepernick aboard because he was viewed as a starter, not a backup.Carroll is reiterating that stance but says that in hindsight, he wishes he would have given Kaepernick a shot even if it meant a potentially awkward role as Russell Wilson’s backup. Carroll indicated that he believed Seattle passing on Kaepernick gave him a shot to be a starter elsewhere.Seattle is believed to be the only team to have brought Kaepernick in for meetings and a workout since he last played in the league in 2016.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS The start was even more quiet than usual on the PGA Tour, only the silence never left over the next 12 hours as golf was back to business at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial. Justin Rose and Harold Varner shared the lead at 7-under 63, with Justin Thomas among those a stroke back. Tom Lehman, a 61-year-old former champion at Colonial, got in on the act with a 65.Sung Kang made a hole-in-one on the 13th hole and didn’t realize it until he was 50 yards from the green.Ryan Palmer, a Colonial member who raised money for COVID-19 relief efforts during the shutdown, was chosen to hit the first official shot on the PGA Tour in three months. Colonial came to a standstill at 8:46 a.m. when everyone on the course honored a moment of silence for the death of George Floyd and the outrage it has sparked worldwide on racial injustice.NFL-SOCIAL JUSTICENFL to spend $250 million on social justice initiatives Associated Press A proposed schedule permits teams to conduct the maximum six hours of unpadded walk-throughs per week while also requiring two days off for the players. The extra two weeks of walk-throughs, weight training, conditioning and film study will be limited to 20 hours per week total and can begin 14 days prior to the start of normal 29-day preseason practice. Teams are allowed to begin preseason practice 29 days before their scheduled first game.Most major college football teams are set to kick off their seasons around Labor Day weekend, with a handful starting as early as Aug. 29.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTORFormer Michigan gymnast says doctor assaulted him in 1969DETROIT (AP) — A former gymnast at the University of Michigan said he tried to talk to his coach about being assaulted by a campus doctor during a routine physical in 1969 but was brushed off with a sneering smile that signaled “we’re changing the subject.” UNDATED (AP) — The NFL is committing $250 million over 10 years to social justice initiatives, targeting what it calls “systemic racism” and supporting “the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans.”The league, which has raised $44 million in donations through its Inspire Change program, announced the additional $206 million commitment Thursday. It plans to “work collaboratively with NFL players to support programs to address criminal justice reform, police reforms, and economic and educational advancement.”There has been increasing distrust of the NFL since San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest social injustice and police brutality. The message was misconstrued by the league and many team owners as anti-military and anti-flag.That distrust was expressed Wednesday by 49ers star cornerback Richard Sherman, who says the league needs to do more than “throw money” and should be “calling out bigotry.”NFL-CHIEFS-VOTER REGISTRATION Detroit had the No. 1 overall pick for the second time in three years.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-PRESEASON PLANNCAA proposal for extended college football preseason setUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA football oversight committee has finalized a plan for an extended preseason that would include an additional two weeks for teams to hold walk-throughs.The proposal goes to the Division I Council, which meets Tuesday, and is expected to be approve. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPGA-COLONIALPGA Tour gets back to businessFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Golf is the second major sport in the U.S., behind motor sports, to resume a schedule shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic. — The NFL has extended virtual offseason programs for teams through June 26. Although team facilities have opened for key personnel, coaches and players rehabilitating injuries, healthy players have been barred from those complexes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The remote programs have taken the place of on-site work, and some teams already have announced they are shutting those down. But the league said Thursday it will allow the virtual work for an additional 15 days.— English Premier League players won’t need to wear face masks arriving at stadiums, in dressing rooms or on the substitutes’ bench when the competition’s 100-day coronavirus shutdown ends next week. Clubs agreed Thursday on matchday protocols that include splitting stadiums into red, amber and green zones to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Games will be played without fans so access to stadiums will be limited to around 300 people who will have their temperatures checked on arrival. The season is scheduled to resume on Wednesday with Aston Villa hosting Sheffield United and Arsenal playing at Manchester City.— Formula One races in Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan have been canceled because of issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic. The sport’s governing body says it still hopes to deliver up to 18 races in the rearranged 2020 season. The first eight have already been confirmed and they start with a double-header in Austria in early July. The races in Azerbaijan and Singapore use street circuits and require long lead times to construct them. The Japanese Grand Prix was canceled because of ongoing travel restrictions during the pandemic. That was scheduled for Oct. 11.— The head of the Tokyo Olympics says 80% of the facilities needed for next year’s games have “basic approval” to be used. But organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori says “there are also venues that already have reservations from other users for next year.” Organizers say that two of the largest venues needed for the Olympics have not yet been secured. They are the 5,000-apartment Athletes Village and the Tokyo Big Sight. That is the venue for the main press center. Organizers are also still unable to say what the delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic will cost and who will pay.MLB-DRAFT-DAY 2last_img read more

Men’s Basketball: Badgers disappoint in loss to Minnesota, prepare for The Ohio State

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (13-10, 6-6 Big Ten) followed up their impressive victory over Michigan State with a disappointing loss in the Barn against Minnesota.The Minnesota Gophers dominated the Badgers throughout the entirety of the game Wednesday, winning 70–52. Wisconsin trailed by as much as 22 points and never led in the game.Men’s Basketball: Shorthanded Badgers prevail over No. 14 SpartansThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (13-9, 6-5 Big Ten) picked up a massive 64-63 win over conference foe, Read…The Badgers struggled immensely on the defensive side of the ball, allowing 45 points in the first half alone. The Gophers shot 40.9% from the field and 41% from beyond the arc.Payton Willis set a career-high with 21 points for the Gophers while shooting 70% from the field, including 5-for-7 from 3-point land.Wisconsin will need stronger production from their bench moving forward if they want to finish the year strong. Last night, both Trevor Anderson and Brevin Pritzl went scoreless off the bench.On top of that, Brad Davison returned from a one-game suspension and struggled playing in his home state. Davisson did not convert a field goal and finished with four points, all from the free-throw line.With the loss, the Badgers fall to 2-4 against unranked Big Ten opponents, continuing a string of inconsistent games in conference play. But, the Badgers have been impressive against ranked Big Ten teams with a 4-2 record, including the win over No. 14 Michigan State Saturday night.The Badgers dropped to a tie for seventh place in the Big Ten standings with a 6-6 record. Both the Purdue Boilermakers (13-10, 6-6) and the Minnesota Gophers (12-10, 6-6) are sporting the same 6-6 record but sit ahead in the standings due to head-to-head victories over Wisconsin.The only thing keeping the Badgers in the conversation for a March Madness bid is their six Quadrant 1 wins. But with a 13-10 record, the pressure is building and their final eight games are becoming must-win games, especially with games they should win ahead and five home games still left on the schedule.Men’s Basketball: Kobe King announces departure from UW basketball programRedshirt sophomore guard Kobe King has announced his intentions to depart the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball program in a Read…Wisconsin will have just three days rest before returning to the Kohl Center for a date with the Ohio State Buckeyes. The last time these two teams met, the Buckeyes were ranked No. 5 in the nation before the Badgers came into Columbus and beat them on their home floor by a score of 61–57.Kobe King was a crucial factor in that game, scoring 13 points while shooting 85.7% from the field. Unfortunately for Wisconsin, Kobe King is no longer on the team after announcing his departure from the program, meaning Wisconsin will need to find production elsewhere.Tip-off between the Badgers and Buckeyes is set for 12 p.m. Sunday at the Kohl Center. You can watch the action on CBS or listen live on the Badger Radio Network.last_img read more

8 years after taking over, Matt Langel leads Colgate to NCAA Tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Matt Langel stood inside the visitors’ locker room at Boston University’s Case Gym and wrote one word on the whiteboard: “Identity.” It wasn’t that his Colgate team didn’t have one. Langel, the head coach, and his Raiders reached the College Basketball Invitational last season and were one win away from the NCAA tournament. Twice.It was Jan. 19, and Colgate was 2-3 in conference play with two double-digit losses mixed in with a close defeat to Bucknell. The Raiders just needed a spark.“Who are we going to be?” Langel asked his 14 players. “Are we going to be a middle-of-the-pack team or are we going to be a team that competes for championships?”Later that night, the Raiders walked off the court with a 19-point win. Junior Rapolas Ivanauskas called it a turning point. That season could’ve fallen off the rails, but a composed Colgate group — and coach — kept them on track for their goal: an NCAA Tournament berth.It’s taken more than two decades for Colgate’s return to the NCAA Tournament, and with the culmination of Langel’s eight years in which he adapted the program, the Raiders’ ended the drought. On Friday afternoon, No. 15-seed Colgate (24-10, 13-5 Patriot League) faces No. 2-seed Tennessee (29-5, 15-3 Southeastern) in its first Tournament game since 1996. The 2019 Raiders are riding an 11-game win streak, nearing the peak of Langel’s vision that started when he took over in 2011.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I knew what it took to compete at a high level relative to your competition,” Langel said in early March. “I wanted to bring that here. It’s about the group and the process.”Rapolas Ivanauskas reaches back to dunk the ball in-game.Courtesy of Colgate AthleticsBefore Langel inherited the program, Colgate lost 15 of its first 16 games. Prior to joining the Raiders, Langel was an assistant coach at Temple University, where he made the NCAA Tournament in four consecutive seasons.In his first season, the Raiders stumbled to eight wins, and a 2-12 conference record. But there was no panic. Former assistant coach Mike McGarvey said the postseason meetings after that first year were about reflection — recruiting, scouting, individual coaching. There was no discouragement, they were on the right path, McGarvey said.For the next seven years, Langel’s vision blossomed. Colgate’s win total climbed the first three seasons, from eight to 16, and in 2015, the Raiders lost in the Patriot League semifinals to American University. That same season, Colgate was one win away from the regular season title. It defeated Lehigh and needed a Bucknell loss to clinch. A handful of Raiders crammed into McGarvey’s office to watch the finish, only to see Bucknell prevail once again.“You really felt for the players to have so much excitement and taking care of our business, and needing something else to happen that didn’t come through,” McGarvey said.Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorThen, everything started to piece together. Two years ago, Jordan Burns — who decommitted from D-II program Midwestern State — came to Colgate. Last year, Sean O’Brien and Jordan Swopshire had strong senior campaigns, averaging 10.7 and 12 points per game, respectively, guiding the Raiders to the CBI and its first postseason appearance in the 21st century.Langel’s vision crystallized last offseason, when Ivanauskas transferred from Northwestern, one of the final pieces to the process. Ivanauskas didn’t play in a single game because of shoulder injuries his freshman year. And he watched the Wildcats’ first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament.“There was this sort of air around the building, of cohesion, just how close we are as well as positivity,” Ivanauskas said about Northwestern’s 2017 run. “And I can definitely feel that same environment here.”Langel’s offense isn’t complicated — get the ball inside and if the defense slides down, kick it out. It starts with Ivanauskas, who was named Patriot League Player of the Year averaging 16.4 points and 7.9 rebounds. After receiving the ball in the post, Ivanauskas immediately looks to the opposite wing for a kick-out. If not, he resorts to the baby hook, his “sweet spot.”“We can get buckets, get a cushion, hold on to that cushion,” junior forward Will Rayman said.Against Bucknell in the Patriot League championship, the Bisons’ Kimal McKenzie drained four 3-pointers to start the second half. Then, McKenzie drove and drew a foul. In front of the Colgate student section, he clapped his hands, taunting them. McKenzie had almost single-handedly cut the Colgate lead from 17 to four. But three 3-pointers by Burns and Ivanauskas brought the lead back to double-digits. During that entire sequence, Langel stood in the same position — water bottle in hand, arms crossed just beneath a big “C” pin on his sport coat.In last year’s Patriot League final, hosted by Bucknell, Burns and McGarvey stood side-by-side after the game and watched the Bisons cut down the net. Cameras lined the court for pictures, and McGarvey, holding his daughter Finleigh, leaned in towards Burns and said “This could be us.” Burns, taking it all in, nodded.This season, it was. After defeating Lafayette to clinch the regular season title, McGarvey, now the head coach at Lycoming College, texted Langel “Mission completed. Congratulations.” It took eight years and six losing seasons, but Langel had accomplished part of his goal. Two weeks later, when Burns picked up the ball and launched it toward the roof of the Reid Athletic Center as time ran out, it was completed in full.“The other teams, they didn’t have a chance to call themselves champions even though they were so close,” McGarvey said. “This year’s team does.”— Senior Staff Writer Matthew Gutierrez contributed reporting to this story.center_img Published on March 20, 2019 at 10:52 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrewlast_img read more

Joshua Considering America Training Plans

first_imgAnthony Joshua has already discussed training plans in America with a New York fight against Jarrell Miller among the remaining options for a world title defence .Britain’s heavyweight champion has been training for a fortnight as he awaits confirmation on whether he will make a U.S. debut against Miller at Madison Square Garden in June, while promoter Eddie Hearn also held a meeting with Dillian Whyte this week about a potential rematch.Matchroom Boxing boss Hearn revealed that a Wembley fight in April was looking increasingly unlikely, with Whyte requesting more training time for their second fight, and Joshua has been considering preparations for an alternative bout in the States. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Anthony Joshuacenter_img “Yes, definitely we’ve talked about that, and if he fought in the States he would go out and do at least five, six weeks, finishing his camp up in the States.“They would love him out there. It would be massive for him, his brand and his career. Obviously as a Brit we would rather see him over here, but when you talk about being a global star, I think it would be a massive statement.”‘Big Baby’ Miller has suggested he was not far away from agreeing a deal for the Joshua fight, although Hearn insists there is still time for Whyte or even Tyson Fury to thrash out terms.“I think if the Dillian Whyte fight happens, it’s likely that will be pushed to May or June now,” he said. “I think Dillian feels April 13 is too early for a fight, with that kind of build-up.“Jarrell Miller is still live for early June at MSG. I think over the weekend, we’ll make our final decision, and get an announcement out next week.”Asked for a front runner, Hearn added: “Anybody. Tyson Fury could phone me this afternoon and become the front runner. Things can change all the time.“Certainly Miller has shown a willingness to take this fight. There’s a lot of noise about Anthony Joshua’s U.S. debut. I quite like the idea, but still, anything can happen, but we are close to pulling the trigger for sure.”With Whyte and Joshua yet to agree a rematch, the Brixton man could instead consider other high-ranked contenders, including WBC mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale.last_img read more