Hip fracture

first_imgHip fractures occur as a result of major or minor trauma. In elderly patients with bones weakened by osteoporosis, relatively little trauma, even walking, may result in a hip fracture.Review Date:6/22/2012Reviewed By:A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, and David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery (9/22/2011).last_img

Mashrafe Mortaza ‘worried’ about ankle injury ahead of England series

first_imgBangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza who suffered a bad fall while bowling against Afghanistan in the third and final One-Day International (ODI), hopes his injury is not serious.But he is “a bit worried” about whether he can be fit in time for the England series, beginning on October 7, reports bdnews24.com.The pacer dismissed Afghan opener Mohammad Shahzad with the first ball of his second over at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Bangladesh won the match by 14 runs.But in the next ball, his front foot got tangled with the rear one on his delivery stride and he painfully landed on his ankle.His team-mates rushed to attend to their captain but Mashrafe got treated on the field and finished his over. He then went off the field for an over and returned to bowl with a shorter run-up.Mashrafe, who turns 33 on Wednesday, limped his way in and out of the post-match press conference.”I was kind of having a feeling about the injury since this morning — anyways, there is a slight swelling. I hope the pain will go away,” Mashrafe said on Saturday.But with the England ODIs just a few days away, he will not get much time to tend to his sore ankle.”I’ve hurt this ankle before as well. That is why I am a bit uneasy. It might have been okay if I had 10 days. But we have five or six days to go before the England series. So I am a bit worried. Let’s see, I hope there won’t be any problem.”advertisementMashrafe’s career has been plagued with injuries but he has not picked up any major injury since becoming the captain almost two years ago.last_img read more

FIFA U-17 World Cup: England come from behind vs Spain to lift first-ever title

first_imgEngland avenged their U-17 Euro loss by staging a 5-2 comeback win over Spain in the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Vivekanada Yuvabharti Krirangan in Kolkata on Saturday.Spain had defeated England on penalties earlier in May but the Three Lions’ fluid and pacey attack made sure that they became the World champions, the ninth different team to win in U-17 age category.Foden fittingly scored England’s fifth and last goal to lift a first FIFA U-17 World Cup in their history. Hudson-Odoi made a smart run and then placed the ball to find Foden unmarked, who sent the English fans all over the world in jubilation. Congratulations, @England! ???2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup champions ??????#FIFAU17WC?????? pic.twitter.com/G9mE0TI2tc- #FIFAU17WC ????????? (@FIFAcom) October 28, 2017The game was starting to run into mayhem as the Spanish got increasingly frustrated by England’s pace and finishing.The game got off to a lively start with both teams exchanging opening blows but it was Spain who got the lead. In a lighting counter-attack after Guehi lost possession in midfield, Spanish skipper Abel Ruiz latched onto the ball and moved it swiftly to Gelabert in the middle. He squared the ball cleanly to Sergio Gomez who slotted it past Anderson.Mohamed Moukhliss had the golden opportunity to help Spain double the lead in the 21st minute. He was through on goal with only the keeper to beat, but a bad touch let him down as Anderson came out to  collect the ball.advertisementWhat Moukhliss couldn’t do, Sergio Gomez showed how to just 10 minutes later. It was Ruiz again who won the ball and passed it to Miranda who found Gomez in space. Gomez showed his predatory side again as Panzo failed to clear the ball with his header and Sergio blasted the ball in the net.England were pilling on the pressure at the fag end of the first half with Phil Foden making playing around with the Spanish defence. But it was hat-trick hero, Brewster who headed England back into the game.Steven Sessegnon, pacing through the right flank, delivered a peach of a cross as the tournament’s leading scorer jumped throughway to meet the ball with a thundering header.Congratulations @England for the superb display and thank you all for pulling off a great #FIFAU17WC . Hat’s off to the energetic crowd also https://t.co/M6doADc391- Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 28, 2017Sessegnon managed to do it once more and again Spain fell for it. Pace down the channels hurt them again as the right back crossed a delicious ball which Gibbs-White obliged, with much delight, by thumping the ball in for the equaliser.Phil Foden met a low cross from Hudson-Odoi, after George McEachran found him with a eye of a needle pass to send the Kolkata crowd into frenzy in the 67th minute.Sessegnon was all over the pitch, even helping out in defence. He saved his team by a goal-line clearance from a Victor Chust’s header.A bit later, Hudson-Odoi’s free-kick set the cat among the pigeons in the Spanish defence. Marc Guehi was alert to jump at the ball and plant it across the line for England’s fourth.As the final whistle blew to end a hugely successful tournament, India showed the world, that football finally won.last_img read more

OSU gets offensive lineman from UAB

first_imgVictor Salako (via AL.com)Victor Salako (via AL.com)Offensive tackle Victor Salako has committed to Oklahoma State after making a visit this past week. Salako is a former UAB Blazer football player from Huntsville, Alabama. Salako is a 6-foot-6, 315 offensive lineman.The UAB Blazers ran a version of the hurry-up, no huddle offense. UAB ranked No. 43 in total offense, and No. 33 in the nation in rushing offense this season.The Blazers averaged 212.1 yards rushing per game, whereas the Cowboys main struggles upfront lead to an abysmal 135.3 yards rushing per game, ranking No. 103 in the nation.Salako played every game as a redshirt freshman and started in all but one contest. He was also a member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.Salako becomes the 16th member to join the 2015 recruiting class, and the fifth offensive lineman. Salako will likely make an instant impact for the Pokes who have struggled with depth on the offensive line and could push for a starting position next season.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Mata urges unity after Huddersfield loss

first_imgManchester United Mata urges United unity after Huddersfield embarrassment Nicholas McGee Last updated 2 years ago 21:29 10/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) JuanMata-Cropped Getty Images Manchester United Huddersfield Town v Manchester United Huddersfield Town Premier League The Spanish midfielder believes his side must learn from the mistakes of Saturday’s shock loss to Huddersfield Town Juan Mata has urged Manchester United to stick together in the wake of their stunning Premier League defeat to Huddersfield Town on Saturday.The Terriers, promoted to the top flight via the play-offs last season, claimed a first win over United in 65 years with a 2-1 victory.Utd 12/1 to win PL with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Goals from Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre condemned United to a first league defeat of the season despite Marcus Rashford pulling one back for Jose Mourinho’s men.United are now five points adrift of neighbours and league leaders Manchester City, with a furious Mourinho conceding United deserved to be punished for their lacklustre performance.But midfielder Mata, taken off at half-time, has preached unity in response to the setback ahead of an EFL Cup tie with Swansea City and the visit of Tottenham in the Premier League.”Now, it’s time to learn from our mistakes and keep going, as we always do.”@JuanMata8’s latest blog ➡ https://t.co/Bk67KA5Hd1 pic.twitter.com/MIsDbUmCQu— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 23, 2017″We knew this moment would arrive sooner or later, although that’s something you never wish for, of course,” Mata wrote of the Huddersfield loss in his blog.”Now, it’s time to learn from mistakes and keep going, as we always do, showing that the team sticks together when things don’t go so well, which is when we need it most.”Since the European Super Cup defeat last summer, we’ve been performing really well against all kind of opponents. On Saturday, though, Huddersfield played their cards better than us and took all three points. All we can do now is congratulate them and move on. This is a not a sprint, but a marathon and there is still a long way to go.”It’s going to be a tough game [against Swansea]. “But, we are the reigning champions and we will try our best to win and keep moving forward. There’s another big game next weekend, this time against Tottenham.”They’re one of the most difficult teams to beat in the top flight, and it’s a key game for us to show all the virtues we have been talking about over the last two months.”last_img read more

10 months agoPremier League trio eyeing Ipswich whiz Andre Dozzell

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Premier League trio eyeing Ipswich whiz Andre Dozzellby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveIpswich ace Andre Dozzell is back on the radar of Premier League clubs.The Mirror says Bournemouth, Brighton and Crystal Palace are all tracking fit-again Dozzell.The 19-year-old midfielder – valued at £5 million by the Tractor Boys – is back in action after suffering a cruciate ligament injury on the opening day of last season that ruled him out for more than a year.Dozzell was a member of the England side that won the Under-17 and Under- 19 European titles in 2016 and 2017 respectively.Ipswich, rock-bottom of the Championship and 10 points from safety, may be tempted to cash in to help fund new signings in their desperate bid to beat the drop. last_img read more

Realme 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Xiaomi finally meets its match

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiApril 23, 2019UPDATED: April 24, 2019 14:18 IST HIGHLIGHTSBoth the Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro are available starting at Rs 13,999.The Redmi Note 7 Pro offers a premium glass design, while the Realme 3 Pro comes with VOOC fast charging.Realme 3 Pro offers attractive daylight photos, but the Redmi phone captures better low-light shots.Xiaomi has made it big in the Indian market by offering Redmi phones that have shaken, stirred and disrupted the budget to mid-range segments, making life difficult for pretty much every other player in the market. And then Realme burst into the scene last year, taking a page out of Xiaomi’s own book by offering phones with great hardware and design at knockout prices. Realme has been launching a series of impressive Redmi competitors, culminating in what is perhaps the company’s best phone yet, the Realme 3 Pro.Priced at Rs 13,999, the Realme 3 Pro (Review) is a Snapdragon 710-powered flagship from the company that also touts a dewdrop display, gradient design, some stellar flagship-grade cameras and a long-lasting battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging. It’s safe to say that this is a loaded device and possibly one of the best phones under Rs 15,000 right now. It also means the phone will go head-to-head against the identically priced Redmi Note 7 Pro (Review).Realme 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Design and DisplayThere is no doubt that the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a premium design. Xiaomi has used some high-end materials such as Gorilla Glass protection on the front and back. Glass, of course, gives it a rich feel and is pretty rare to find in this segment. Add to that, the Redmi Note 7 Pro sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.While it’s true that the Realme 3 Pro does not offer an all-glass design, it doesn’t stop from being an attractive phone. In fact, the Realme 3 Pro offers better ergonomics with its 3D curved rear panel, solid metal frame and well-positioned rear fingerprint sensor and buttons on the side of the frame. It is also lightweight at 172 grams compared to the Redmi Note 7 Pro which weighs at 186 grams.advertisementThe Realme 3 Pro offers a terrific in-hand feel and it also comes in some unique gradient colours that includes Nitro Blue and Lightning Purple. The Redmi Note 7 Pro is also offered in two gradient colours, Neptune Blue and Nebula Red. After using both the Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro, I have to say that the Realme flagship offers a brighter and more vivid 6.3-inch FHD+ display compared to the Redmi phone. Viewing angles are better on the Realme 3 Pro and the display looks rich and saturated with deep colours. Additionally, the Realme 3 Pro is confirmed to come with Widevine L1 certification when it ships out to consumers, while the Redmi Note 7 Pro does not support the standard yet.The Realme 3 Pro’s design is completed with a triple card slot that can handle two nano SIM cards and a microSD card slot, a single bottom-firing speaker, 3.5mm headphone jack and a microUSB port. The Redmi Note 7 Pro, on the other hand, comes with a hybrid dual-SIM tray that can either take two nano SIM cards or a SIM + microSD card combination. It also gets a speaker, headphone jack and notably a Type-C port.Realme 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: PerformanceThe Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme 3 Pro get some of the most powerful mid-range processors in the market right now. While the former gets an octa-core Snapdragon 675 chipset, the latter is powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset. They are offered with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, and both the phones support expandable storage up to 256GB.According to benchmark tests on AntuTu and GeekBench, the Redmi Note 7 Pro’s SD675 chipset outscores the Realme 3 Pro’s SD710 SoC. However, in real-world usage with day-to-day tasks like messaging, social media browsing, multitasking and loading and running heavy apps, both the phones perform equally and admirably.Both the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme 3 Pro are some of the fastest and most powerful phones you can find under Rs 15,000. But the Realme 3 Pro gets an edge over the Redmi Note 7 Pro in gaming performance. The SD710 chipset comes with a capable Adreno 616 GPU that runs graphic intensive games like PUBG, Asphalt 9 absolutely smoothly on high graphics settings without lags or stutters. Additionally, the Realme 3 Pro is also the only phone among the two that supports Fortnite as of now.Realme 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: CameraRealme did not take the 48MP camera route as the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Instead, the company decided to take a flagship-grade 16MP Sony IMX519 sensor that can be seen on premium phones like the OnePlus 6T, and added it to the Realme 3 Pro. The result is that you get excellent sharpness and detail in photos captured in daylight. The Chroma Boost mode boosts colours saturation and dynamic range, resulting is some really attractive photos in most lighting conditions.advertisementThe Realme 3 Pro comes with versatile cameras as it also manages to capture some great macro shots that are not possible on the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The secondary 5MP depth camera does a decent job at bokehs, while the 25MP front-facing cameras captures detailed selfies with good colour reproduction. The Realme 3 Pro’s cameras also supports Super Slo-mo video recording at 960 fps, which is a first for a phone in this segment.The Redmi Note 7 Pro has already secured its position as a photography powerhouse in this segment thanks to its 48MP Sony IMX586 primary camera that can capture great detail in most lighting conditions. The standard 12MP mode uses pixel binning to stitch together photos and offer high-quality 48MP shots. The phone also comes with a 5MP secondary depth camera and a 13MP front-facing camera for selfies.After taking a bunch of photos on both the devices, here’s what I felt. Both the phones capture fantastic details and sharpness in daylight, but the Realme 3 Pro offers better dynamic range and higher contrast thanks to the Chroma Boost feature. Photos captures via the Realme 3 Pro look brighter and more vibrant, while photos from the Redmi Note 7 Pro look more natural and colour-accurate. Selfies on the Realme 3 Pro look sharper as well with punch and vibrant colours, natural skin tones and balanced exposure. Selfies on the Redmi Note 7 Pro look softer in comparison and often overexposed which leads to blown out backgrounds. But the Redmi Note 7 Pro still takes better low-light shot compared to the Realme 3 Pro. Both the phones come with dedicated long-exposure night modes that can capture a good amount of light to offer brighter, clearer photos in low-light settings. The Night mode on the Redmi phone does a great job in retaining detail and reducing noise. The Realme 3 Pro’s Nightscape feature does admirably in low-light but photos look a touch softer and blurrier compared to Redmi Note 7 Pro.Realme 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: BatteryThe Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme 3 Pro come with similar battery capacities with the former getting a 4,000mAh battery and the latter coming with a 4,045mAh battery. The batteries ensure you get a solid full-day worth of juice on a single charge. If you’re not using the devices beyond the average messaging, social media browsing, and some gaming, you should get around a day and a half of battery with both the phones. A big advantage with the Realme 3 Pro is the support for VOOC 3.0 fast charging, which can charge up the device from zero to 100 per cent in 80 minutes. You also get a 20W fast charger with the box/ The Redmi Note 7 Pro does not support such fast charging speeds, and the company only ships a 10W charger with the box.Should you buy the Realme 3 Pro or Redmi Note 7 Pro?Both the Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro are priced identically starting at Rs 13,999. And for that price, both the phones offer terrific value, so there is no wrong decision here. That being said, Realme seems to have a clear edge in some areas such as gaming performance, VOOC fast charging and offering versatile cameras. It is the perfect alternative to the Redmi Note 7 Pro right now.advertisementThe Redmi Note 7 Pro is also a fast-performing phone with great cameras, especially for low-light photography. It also comes with a premium glass design and a Type-C port. But the Realme 3 Pro offers more features and more bang for the buck and is perhaps the best phone under Rs 15,000 right now.ALSO READ | Realme 3 Pro review: Believe the hypeALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro review: Stylish Redmi with a cool cameraGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow RealmeFollow Realme 3 ProFollow RedmiFollow Redmi Note 7 Pro Realme 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Xiaomi finally meets its matchThe Realme 3 Pro has been priced at Rs 13,999 in India, which means it directly takes on the Redmi Note 7 Pro. We take an in-depth look at what the phones offer and which one makes the most sense under Rs 15,000.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Opioid crisis may be decreasing life expectancy for Canadians report

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s chief public health officer says the opioid crisis may be responsible for limiting Canadians’ life expectancy.In a report released this morning, Dr. Theresa Tam says life expectancy has been steadily on the rise in Canada but she warns the life expectancy in B.C. is decreasing — the province hit hardest by the opioid crisis.Tam’s report, focusing on alcohol, cannabis and opioid use among youth, also says the drop in life expectancy is more prominent among men and Canadians living in poorer neighbourhoods.It calls for further research on effective policies for preventing problematic opioid and cannabis use in youth.Tam also says Canadian regulations coming soon will restrict marketing and advertising of opioids to health-care practitioners noting this “may help” reduce overprescribing of the drugs.Government data shows nearly 4,000 Canadians died from apparent opioid overdoses last year.last_img read more

Pipeline fight continues federal decision does not reduce spill risk Horgan

first_imgVICTORIA – Premier John Horgan says he will continue the fight to protect British Columbia’s coast from the consequences of an oil spill regardless of who owns the Trans Mountain pipeline.The federal government’s decision to take over the pipeline from Kinder Morgan doesn’t change his government’s position to oppose the expansion project from Edmonton to Burnaby or its decision last month to pursue a reference case to the B.C. Court of Appeal, Horgan said Tuesday.“I believe we have an obligation to ensure that we are doing everything we can to avoid the catastrophic consequences of a diluted bitumen spill,” he said.Horgan said Ottawa’s decision to buy the pipeline does not reduce the risk to B.C.’s environment and economy, which is why the province is asking the court whether it has jurisdiction to protect itself from a spill. The fact the pipeline is about to be owned by a federal Crown corporation doesn’t affect the reference case, he added.But the federal government’s decision to take over the project puts Ottawa in charge of managing the pipeline, including its risks, Horgan said.“I do believe the federal government now is totally accountable, not just for regulation and approval of a pipeline, but they now are responsible from wellhead to tidewater and beyond,” he said. “That allows us now to have more candid discussions with the owners of the pipeline than I would have been able to when they were shareholders in a Texas-based oil company.”B.C.’s Opposition Liberals said Horgan is about to be given the cold shoulder by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government.“This is a bad day for B.C. because John Horgan has decided to kick the feds in the shins,” Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson said. “This is a government that is creating investor chaos here in B.C.”Political experts said relations between B.C. and the federal government and neighbouring Alberta are strained over the ongoing pipeline dispute, but Trudeau’s Liberals have the most to lose with the pipeline purchase.The move could backfire politically in B.C., where the federal Liberals hold 14 seats, and globally on the environmental stage because the government has committed to fight climate change but has chosen to buy a pipeline, said Prof. Kathryn Harrison, an expert on federal-provincial relations at the University of British Columbia.“By repeatedly saying the pipeline will be built, prime minister Trudeau has painted himself into a corner where this was the last and only option,” she said in an interview.Prof. David Tindall, an expert on climate change politics at UBC, said Horgan has gained support in B.C. for his calm and focused approach to the pipeline debate.“He’s really emphasized the issue of trying to avoid oil spills and protecting the coast,” he said. “That’s one set of environmental issues, I think, that has broad support.”Horgan also gained support by not appearing as an environmental ideologue through his comments that endorse oil refineries over pipelines and his backing of liquefied natural gas projects, said Tindall.The federal decision to buy the pipeline could prompt further legal challenges by Indigenous Peoples, said Prof. Margot Young, a constitutional law and Indigenous legal rights expert at the University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law.“What is clear is that local and Indigenous opposition to the project can only be inflamed by this federal move,” she said. “And that opposition is independent of any constitutional decision reached by the courts.”(Companies in this story: TSX:KML)last_img read more

Buses still weak coaches improve slightly in April

•          Small, 7.4% rise for small buses in April and up 21.5% year to date. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) “April saw big bus registrations fall. With recent orders well down, such developments are to be expected and the outlook for the big bus sectors will be weak, particularly for firms dependent on UK demand,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “By contrast, Spring has seen a seasonal and welcome rise in big coach registrations, though from a very low base. As our new government establishes itself, the priority must be to sustain and strengthen the economic recovery with particular focus on encouraging the availability of more and better priced finance.” •          Big coaches up 78%, building on recent trend. •          Big buses fall 43% with sharp falls for single and double decks. Buses still weak, coaches improve slightly in April read more

Ohio State football battles heat cramps during win over Buffalo

Shelby Lum / Photo editorJunior quarterback, Braxton Miller, falls on the field. The Ohio State football team beat the University of Buffalo, 40-20, Aug. 31 at Ohio Stadium.When heat combines with the opening game of a college football season, player conditioning gets tested. That combination took its toll on the Ohio State football team in their season-opening win against Buffalo on Saturday.Two key players for the Buckeyes — arguably their most important player in the game on each side of the ball — missed time in the game due to cramping.Junior linebacker Ryan Shazier left the game and was eventually carted to the locker room in the second quarter, but returned to the game in the third. Junior quarterback Braxton Miller went down twice on the field with cramps in the third quarter, but returned to the field for the team’s first series in the fourth quarter.Shazier said it was only the second time he had suffered cramps in his life.“I really haven’t had trouble with cramps,” Shazier said. “Coach Mick (strength coach Micky Marotti) said I was probably just a little bit too hyped … it just drained my energy, but then the heat took over things and made me cramp up.”For Miller, it was the second consecutive season that cramps got the best of him in the Buckeyes’ season opener. He called the situation a “repeat” of the Buckeyes’ season-opening win against Miami (Ohio) in 2012, a game in which Miller completed 14 of 24 passing attempts for 207 yards and two touchdowns, and also ran for 161 yards and a touchdown on 17 rushing attempts.Having suffered from cramps last year, Miller said he “knew” that he would have to deal with a second cramp soon after he first went down on the field. After the second cramp, Miller said the trainers used “some type of cream” to help relieve the pain.“I don’t know what type of cream it was … but it worked,” Miller said.The official game temperature was recorded as 79 degrees, but according to Weather.com, the temperature reached a high of 87 degrees at 2:05 p.m. on Saturday.OSU coach Urban Meyer described the temperature as a “hot mother,” but said the cramping was still a concern.“I know our strength staff and training staff work hard on the hydration, and I’m not sure if Buffalo cramped. That’s the thing I keep asking myself,” Meyer said. “Of course we’re going to work on it and we’re concerned.”Junior wide receiver Evan Spencer also had issues with cramps Saturday, Meyer said. Spencer left the game for the end of the second quarter, and limped back to the locker room after initially coming out to the field for the start of the second half. He eventually returned to the game in the fourth quarter.Meyer only mentioned Shazier, Miller and Spencer when asked about cramps, although sophomore linebacker Joshua Perry also left the game in the third quarter with what also appeared to be cramps. An OSU athletics spokesman did not have an update on Perry’s injury following the game.The cramps forced the Buckeyes to adjust. Freshman linebacker Trey Johnson took Shazier’s spot on the field. Redshirtsenior quarterback Kenny Guiton, who Meyer said played with a broken finger, came into the game for Miller.Spencer’s injury allowed more playing time for the Buckeyes’ other top receivers: senior Corey “Philly” Brown, junior Devin Smith and redshirt senior Chris Fields, who is listed as an H-back on the team’s depth chart. Sophomore linebacker Camren Williams replaced Perry on the field when the team used three linebackers in their base defensive set.Buffalo scored one of their two offensive touchdowns when Shazier was out of the game. Even though he was not on the field, Shazier said he felt responsible.“When something happens on any side of the ball, I feel like it’s always my fault,” Shazier said. “When I was in here and I was hearing the sounds of the crowd, I can tell if they’re scoring … I feel like with me not out there, it hurts the team.”Guiton threw just one pass in Miller’s place, but it was a 21-yard touchdown completion to Fields in the end zone. He also had one rushing attempt for 6 yards. (Guiton also scored twice on two-point conversions, one passing and rushing, but those plays were not because of injury).Guiton said he knew coming into that game that he needed to be ready to play.“Cramping is something you really can’t control and I knew I needed to be ready at any time, being as how much we run the QB and everything,” Guiton said.In limited action, Shazier recorded 6.5 tackles (one for loss) and a pass breakup. Miller completed 15 of 22 passing attempts for 178 yards and two touchdowns, while he had a total of 77 yards on 17 rushing attempts. Spencer caught two passes for 16 yards, while Perry recorded two tackles.Shazier admitted that the combination of heat and the first game was challenging, but said it was not an excuse for the cramps forcing him to miss time.“The thing is, we practice for this all day, every day,” Shazier said. “Us cramping and everything, that’s not really acceptable. We’re supposed to be having our bodies ready for the game … I don’t feel like I hydrated enough. We just got to do a better job, we practice for this, that’s what camp is for, for situations like this.”Redshirt sophomore safety Ron Tanner, who recorded an interception for the Buckeyes on Sunday, said he focused on staying hydrated given the heat.“Drinking a bunch of Gatorade, Pedialyte and just doing what you can to stay hydrated to prevent cramps is important,” Tanner said.Shazier said he expects the team to address the concern quickly.“Next week, I doubt we’re going to have any cramping,” Shazier said.The Buckeyes’ second game of the season is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff versus San Diego State next Saturday at Ohio Stadium. read more

Football OSUs success motivated by enjoying the little things

The OSU football team and cheerleaders sing “Carmen” following the Buckeyes 62-3 win over Maryland on Nov. 12. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes were riding high until they ran into a roadblock at Penn State. OSU lost its first game of the season after multiple games that sprung criticism of the offensive play-calling. The defeat prompted OSU coach Urban Meyer to give an alarming opinion on where the team should be at the moment.“We’re not a great team right now,” Meyer said after the Penn State game. “We gotta come back and keep swinging.”Since then, OSU has been playing its best football of the season and is in the heart of the College Football Playoff picture. But the turnaround after Penn State wasn’t the easiest thing. Several players vocalized the importance of learning from the humbling experience. However, it’s one thing to say it, and it’s another thing to actually learn from the mistakes and apply those lessons.For OSU, it is the appreciation of the little things that has made a difference.“If you don’t appreciate the little things of life, those things go away,” said redshirt junior guard Billy Price. “You just have to appreciate winning around here. Wins in the Big Ten are hard; I mean really, really hard. So you have to appreciate every little thing.”Price and the rest of the offensive line were responsible for six sacks and 11 tackles for loss against Penn State. The unit gathered itself and returned to give redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett the pocket he needed to make plays in the passing game. Barrett had arguably his two best games of the year against Nebraska and Maryland. Combined, he gained over 600 yards and has been responsible for eight touchdowns the past two weeks.On the defensive side of the football, redshirt junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis said that the Silver Bullets are also buying into the little things since the Penn State game. He said that the unit was already strong, but adversity brought them together. He added that the bond among the players is paramount in November.“I think we’re only guaranteed like 13 more days together. These seasons, they roll by and people move on,”  Lewis said. “You have to value that time and that bond with your brothers because you’ll never get it back.”The timing of three top-four teams losing and OSU hitting its peak production couldn’t be better. OSU’s offense scored 60 points in back-to-back games for the first time in 20 years. Ranked No. 2 in the College Football Playoff poll, OSU looks to be in a prime spot to make its second final four in three seasons.Michigan’s loss to Iowa on Saturday makes the path to the Big Ten Championship Game a bit complicated for OSU. If OSU and Penn State both win out, the Nittany Lions will represent the Big Ten East in Indianapolis on Dec. 3 by way of a head-to-head tiebreaker. Despite that, Barrett and redshirt sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard voiced their opinions on the team’s CFP fate.They see it like this: OSU wins out, the Buckeyes are in.However, the team is focused on Michigan State. Following the Maryland game, Meyer made that apparent.“November is here and we got a big one coming one week from today,” he said. read more

Hospitals make £120 million charging patients staff and visitors to park

first_imgThey are taking money from the sick and vulnerable to top up NHS coffersKatherine Murphy, Patients’ Association More than half of trusts who responded to the FOI request are making more than £1 million in car park fees every year, with some also handing money to private firms.In London, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust made £968,170 in car park charges, but a further £1,262,194 was kept by the private firm Apcoa under a private finance initiative (PFI) contract.The trust made £28,449 from car parking fines and the private firm kept a further £25,990 in fines in 2015/16. Over four years, Apcoa has kept £167,357 in fines under the terms of the PFI contract. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Many trusts defended their revenues, saying some or all of the money was put back into patient care or was spent on maintaining car parks or grounds.Shadow community health minister Julie Cooper said: “These new figures reinforce the worrying trend that hospitals across England are increasing hospital car parking charges and making record amounts of money.”Raising car parking charges has a knock on effect on patients, carers and family members who have no choice but to pay.””The Government urgently needs to address this situation and take steps to cap the amount hospitals can charge for car parking fees.”Rosie Downes, campaigns manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “The last thing that somebody going through cancer treatment should be doing is worrying about whether there is enough money in the parking meter.” NHS Trusts are making more money than ever from car parking charges with revenue rising by five per cent in the last 12 months despite pledges of a clampdown.Hospitals across England made more than £120 million from charging patients, staff and visitors for parking in the last year, according to data collected by the Press Association.And more than half are still charging disabled visitors in defiance of guidance by the Department of Health. Two years ago, Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary promised to clamp down on ‘unfair’ parking charges saying it made an already stressful situation worse.Yet in the 2015/16 financial  year NHS trusts netted £120,662,650 in in car park charges, up from £114,873,867 the year before.Some 27 trusts provided data on parking fines, showing they made £2,300,208 in fines over a four year period. In 2015/16 alone, £635,387 was made from fining patients, visitors and staff on hospital grounds.Katherine Murphy, chief executive of the Patients Association , said it was unfair that hospital parking in Wales and Scotland was largely free but that patients in England were still forced to pay.”The shocking reality about car parking charges is that they are taking money from the sick and vulnerable to top up NHS coffers,” she said. “This is not what car parking charges should be used for.  We take a very clear line that car parking fees need to be scrapped or strictly capped.”We are not talking about insignificant amounts of money, either. It is alarming that trusts think it is okay to charge people so much money for visiting a hospital, as it makes patients question the values of the people leading the organisation.”The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust came out top when it came to parking income, making £4,841,108 across the year. This included £3,465,357 from patients and visitors and £1,375,751 from staff. Almost £40,000 was collected by the trust in car park fines.last_img read more

New version of software simplifies job for mine planners cuts costs through

first_imgGemcom Software International has released Gemcom MineSchedTM 6.1, the latest version of its next generation scheduling software for surface and underground mines of all sizes and types, improving productivity and profits beyond what could be achieved by manual scheduling. MineSched incorporates a unique four-step scheduling workflow and visual scheduling canvas to enable mine planners to create better schedules more quickly compared to other software, the company reports. MineSched 6.1 offers an unprecedented ability to accommodate for the unique planning characteristics found in every mining project and includes customer-driven enhancements such as linking MineSched to external Microsoft® Excel® workbooks for easy integration to existing planning processes. Combined with new features to allow mine planners to more intuitively manipulate, analyse, and report their scheduling scenarios, MineSched 6.1 helps produce practical schedules for any mine planning situation.“We use MineSched for weekly, mid-range and long-term scheduling. It is a user-friendly software product that is easy to set up and learn. In fact, it’s so easy to use that it has increased my confidence and passion for scheduling,” said Ruth Menz, Mining Engineer, Golden Star Resources, Bogoso/Prestea gold mine. “With the software we are able to set realistic targets for the company and we know the life-of-mine at any point in time in just a few clicks. MineSched has also helped increase our efficiency, saving costs and reducing scheduling time, enabling us to spend more time using the end results it outputs. In addition, the software’s seamless workflows have reduced errors as there is no longer a need to manually input block model attributes.”“At Gemcom, we engage with our customers and others in the industry to learn about their needs and objectives, both from a business and user perspective, and how software can better support them,” said Eli Alston, Gemcom’s Product Line Manager, Scheduling and Optimisation. “This has led us to focus on ensuring we deliver the best software user-experience possible by providing solutions which are easy to use. By doing so, both the software user and their organisation benefit because the user becomes more proficient with the product faster and has the intuitive tools needed to develop mine plans that lower the cost of mining and processing. Further, this means that when a mine planner leaves an organisation, their position can be filled more readily as new users can be trained quickly.”MineSched 6.1 benefits include:Integration with other Gemcom systems including Gemcom SurpacTM, Gemcom GEMSTM, and Gemcom MinexTM, creates a complete mine planning solution, through which many manual and routine tasks can be automatedDecreased implementation and ongoing support costs due to reduced reliance on vendor setup services compared to other scheduling systemsMore powerful scheduling scenario manipulationFine-tuned underground development schedulingEnhanced visualisation and analysis of scheduling scenarios.last_img read more

6 poets to stir up some secondary school memories

first_imgTODAY IS WORLD Poetry Day and according to the UN: Poetry contributes to creative diversity, by questioning anew our use of words and thingsUnless you’re a divil for the poetry in your adult years, most of your exposure came while studying for your Junior and Leaving Cert back in the day.Whether you devoured every word Emily Dickinson wrote or found Seamus Heaney a bit tedious we’ve all got a school related poet we can’t shake.Here are some of our favourite poets from our school days.1. Seamus HeaneyWho doesn’t have time for a bit of Heaney?He’s one of our best known poets and you’ll recognise more of his work then you realise.Two of his works jump out for us, the story of his family working on the bog in Diggingpoetictouch2012 / YouTubeand the quiet but powerful look at grief in Mid-Term Break:poetictouch2012 / YouTube2. Emily Dickinson Dickinson’s dark pieces were certainly bleak but undoubtedly appealed to countless moody teenagers.There was the eerie imagery of I Felt A Funeral, in my Brain:poetryoutloudvideos / YouTubeand the slightly more upbeat tone of Hope is the Thing With Feathers:mystanzachannel / YouTube3.  W.B. YeatsWho could forget the good old Lake Isle of Innisfree?awetblackbough / YouTubeor his political work like Easter 1916:SpokenVerse / YouTube4. Eavan BolandOf the many Irish poets you may have studied at school, it was hard not to be impressed by the work of Boland.There’s the powerful romantic imagery of Love and the tackling of Irish history in The Famine Roadjoraf991 / YouTube5.  Patrick KavanaghKavanagh is one of our best-known poets and you can’t deny the gloomy impact of his best work.Mind you this reading of Inniskeen Road July Evening is a bit melodramatic:Brendan Ross / YouTube6. Philip LarkinIf you’re going to learn about classic poets in school at least you get to learn about Philip Larkin’s work.And This Be The Verse had swearing in it. About your parents. That was always fun.Although someone has animated Larkin reciting it and it’s a bit creepy:poetryreincarnations / YouTubeOf course this is just the briefest of selections. Let us know who your favourites where.Which ones had you scrawling notes into your copy of Soundings?Twitter is 7… here’s why we love and loathe it>10 reasons Girls Aloud are irreplaceable>last_img read more

Le lapin Karotz obtient lintégration Facebook et Twitter

first_imgLe lapin Karotz obtient l’intégration Facebook et TwitterLa version US du lapin de Violet Karotz a obtenu une mise à jour incluant l’accès aux fameux réseaux sociaux. Grâce au petit robot en forme de lapin, les utilisateurs pourront se connecter directement sur leurs comptes, pour envoyer des messages ou des fichiers audios. La nouvelle intégration de Facebook permettra au lapin Karotz de lire les messages textes reçus ou encore, chose primordiale, de pouvoir jouer avec ses oreilles (des lumières multicolores clignotent en plus…). Une webcam intégrée dans son museau peut être utilisée pour afficher des images directement sur votre profil ou ailleurs, alors que le micro servira pour des clips audio ou dicter du texte sur votre mur (sous entendu de Facebook bien sûr).Une application compatible est disponible sur smartphones iOs et Android pour les heureux possesseurs américains de petits Karotz…Ces derniers sont vendu à 130 dollars avec puces RFID permettant d’intégrer les applications, et il y a toujours l’avantage de ne pas avoir à nettoyer leurs cages quotidiennement… Le 13 janvier 2012 à 09:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


first_imgBy Sulayman BahForoyaa Sport understands the finalists of the Brikama Nawettan league are yet to be settled of their money prizes.Fortune met Yarambamba in the finals of the Africell sponsored Brikama nawettan league with the former beating off competition from the latter to the staked prize.However, many weeks after that evening of football razzmatazz, eventual winners Fortune FC, a highly placed source intimates, are still unable to lay claims on their winners’ money prize from tournament organisers Brikama Youth and Sports Committee (BYSC).The prolong wait and BYSC’s inability to settle the winners camp have gotten myriad of rumours flying amid suggestion the Brikama sports committee are cash-strapped and are teetering on the brink of ‘bankruptcy.’But reached for comment BYSC’s president Basirou Bajo didn’t waste words to laugh off the reports.‘Some people have their hidden agenda,’ he told Foroyaa sport yesterday afternoon.On the reason for the delay in payment, Basirou elucidated, ‘The league is being sponsored by Africell. It happened that our final was delayed. There wasn’t that cash flow (from the league sponsor). It was the same teams that went to the finals of the league and knockout. BYSC is sponsoring the knockout. A day after the knockout final, the teams received their money. We were expecting that Afriell were going to pay the following week unfortunately this coincided with the end of their financial year. They explained (that) to us and we have to understand (too). So once their officials are back in the country to get their new budget approved, the teams will get their money, is as simple as that.’Concluding, the Brikama Youth and Sports Committee head concedes blame for the delay leading to this issue.‘We can’t blame the teams because we delayed the finals because of the (ongoing) Super Nawettan (then) and other things.’  ]]>last_img read more

ASA Urges Congress to Support Funding for Food Aid and Inkind Commodity

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) along with 40 other commodity and maritime groups sent a letter to the Committees of jurisdiction in early March, urging them to support full funding of the Food for Peace Program. The letter also urged support for in-kind food aid and warned against efforts to convert in-kind assistance to cash.This letter comes after President Barack Obama’s budget sought to reduce the Food for Peace Program, which provides the largest amount of federal funds for in-kind food aid. The President’s budget also sought to move away from in-kind food aid towards more cash based and regionally purchased food. The Letter signed by ASA was led by the maritime industry with strong support from the agriculture community. ASA signed onto a nearly identical letter in 2013.Click here to read the letter.last_img read more

Industry Notes Dallas Cowboys Magazine Says Farewell

first_img Revenue jumped by more than 60 percent year-over-year in 2016, according to the memo, which goes on to describe the brand’s ambitious goals for 2017, including hiring more journalists and sales and marketing staffers to its outposts in Africa, Asia, and Europe, and adding more designers and developers to the brand’s New York headquarters. 1105 Media’s Virginia-based public sector group, which publishes titles like FCW, GCN, and Defense Systems, among others, launched today the latest addition to its brand portfolio: Government Cloud Insider, a digital-only brand covering cloud computing initiatives at the federal, state, and local government levels. Quartz — Atlantic Media’s digital-only offshoot, which has attracted an impressive lineup of both journalists and top-tier sponsors in its four-and-a-half-year existence — has achieved profitability, editor Kevin Delaney and president and publisher Jay Lauf revealed last week. The final issue of Dallas Cowboys Star Magazine was released this week, with a retro-inspired cover featuring Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy White, who appeared on the very first issue of the magazine — then known as Dallas Cowboys Weekly — in 1975. The full-time role is based in AMG’s Boston office. 10+ years of experience preferred. See the full program and register here. “We cover cloud in all our publications, but we wanted to offer one source for the reader to find focused coverage about how cloud is changing the government IT ecosystem,” said Anne Armstrong, co-president and chief content officer of the company’s public sector media group.  “Government Cloud Insider will provide case studies, news analysis and technical tips to help executives understand the issues and make informed choices.” Join us at the National Press Club! A can’t-miss event for anyone in the association media world, the program features speakers from several of the largest and most influential associations and non-profits in the country, including AARP, SHRM, the NAACP, and ASAE. The magazine — which chronicled each Cowboys season in weekly issues from August to January, plus monthly offseason supplements — once reached a high of over 100,000 subscribers, according to the team, but more recent circulation data is elusive. Quartz reaches profitability. The secret to Quartz’s success, according to Delaney and Lauf, is a continued focus on the user experience. The brand has bet on advertisers’ willingness to pay premium rates to deliver their messages to an audience rich in both influence and spending power, and that bet appears to be paying off.center_img The final issue is a retrospective, with articles on the magazine’s founder as well as its longtime editor, plus tributes from the various Dallas-area reporters who contributed to the magazine over the years and helped usher in the national prominence that “America’s Team” enjoys today. The non-profit Appalachian Mountain Group, one of America’s oldest outdoor groups and conservation advocates, seeks a chief marketing officer, responsible for the 100,000-member organization’s marketing, communication, and media strategies. See this listing and more at careers.foliomag.com. 1105 Media aims for the clouds. The end of an era in the Lone Star State. The “the first and only publication dedicated exclusively to cloud in government,” according to 1105, Government Cloud Insider’s founding sponsors include tech firms Gigamon and Tintri, as well as Amazon Web Services. The team’s publications department will continue publishing special issues centered around training camp previews, the NFL Draft, and the Cowboys’ cheerleaders, according to a notice published on its website. It’s not too late to register for the Folio: Association Media Summit, next week at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “Creating a quality digital publication that is sustainable over time is central to Quartz’s founding mission,” wrote Delaney and Lauf in a memo to staffers. “We’ve all kept our heads down and executed against that approach — and today, amid industry hand-wringing about advertising and business models, we are among the rare digital media startups to have achieved profitability.” From the job board…last_img read more

HPD Releases Surveillance Video Of Person of Interest In Boys Fatal Stabbing

first_imgEditor’s Note: Corrected from earlier version, which called person a suspectHouston police homicide investigators released surveillance video Thursday as they investigate the May 17 fatal stabbing of 11-year-old Josue Flores.The sixth-grader was stabbed to death in the 1900 block of Fulton Street, just north of downtown Houston, while he was walking home from school.Investigators said Josue was southbound on the sidewalk at about 4:45 p.m. when he was approached by an unknown male walking northbound on the same sidewalk.Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. The reward has increased to $45,000. Sharelast_img read more