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first_img Johns Hopkins University Pre-Anesthesia Assessment & CasePreparation:Perform and documents timelypre-anesthesia assessments:Review of medical history(including anesthesia, drug and allergy history); Focus physicalexamination (heart, lungs, airway, ASA classification); Plan foranesthesia care.Obtains anesthesia informedconsent.Collaborates and consultswith attending anesthesiologist prior to start of case on plan foranesthesia care (general, regional, combined, local, and sedationtechniques) when applicable.Anticipates key proceduresand assures an anesthesia environment (e.g., supplies &equipment including anesthesia machine check, fluid warmers, blood,any “special”) necessary to carry out anestheticplan.Orders and administerspre-anesthetic medications and fluids. Johns Hopkins University Salary Not Specified Maryland, United States Save CO CRNA School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Save CO CRNA Facebook Twitter CO CRNA Service Standards:Provides Medical service according to the JHM Service Standards toinclude:PatientRelationsSelf-ManagementTeamworkCommunicationsOwnership/AccountabilityContinuous PerformanceImprovement Pediatrics Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Minimum Qualifications:Complete the requirements for a degree or diploma from an educationprogram in nurse anesthesia approved by the Maryland Board ofNursing. If the nurse anesthesia program was completed afterJanuary 1, 2008, then the program must be at a master’s degree orhigher. A minimum of a Master’s degree is preferred.Must be certified by the Council on Certification of NurseAnesthetists or from another certifying body approved by the Board,or in the process of acquiring such certification. Current MarylandState RN and CRNA licensure required. Current CPR (BLS & ACLS)certification required. Must maintain current licensure andcertification during duration of employment. Completion of the JHHcredentialing process is required prior to start date.This is a Required Attendance position. In the event ofunexpected university closings, the employee in this position isrequired to report and/or remain at work.Additional Knowledge, Skills andAbilities:Highly developed clinical,interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact withpeers, colleagues, managers, supervisors, other health careprofessionals, patients and family members to exchange informationand resolve conflict.Appropriate fund ofknowledge, sufficient understanding of disease processes/drugeffects and implications for anesthetic care.PhysicalRequirements:Must be able to remain in a stationary position for an extendedperiod of time. Must be able to move throughout the hospital asneeded for patient care. Must be able to wear lead apron weighingup to 15.5 lbs. Ability to push and pull objects weighing 50 lbs.or more. Ability move or transport objects weighing 50 lbs. orless. (e.g. transport monitors from ICU to OR, medical equipmentfrom workroom to OR). Able to lift 20lbs. Ability to transferpatients between beds and stretchers. Ability to adjust and raisethe head of a hospital bed.Classified Title:CRNA ​​​​​Role/Level/Range:ACRP/04/MIStarting Salary Range:Competitive; Commensuratewith experienceEmployee Group:Full TimeSchedule:VariesExempt Status: ExemptLocation: School of Medicine, East BaltimoreCampusDepartment Name:Anesthesiology & Critical CareMedicine (ACCM)Personnel Area:School ofMedicineThe successful candidate(s)for this position will be subject to a pre-employment backgroundcheck.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice [email protected] For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employment physicalfor positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working withresearch subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Faculty Positions Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Salary Not Specified CO CRNA CO CRNA Intra-Op Assessment:Selects, applies and insertsnon-invasive and invasive monitoring devices.Selects and administersanesthesia, sedation, adjuncts and accessory drugs andfluids.Manages patient airway andpulmonary status.Demonstrates understandingof relevant clinical issues, recognizing priorities in clinicalsituations; aware of own limits; appropriate use of tests andprocedures.Maintains effectivecommunication with team (i.e., intraoperative personnel &attending Anesthesiologist) including briefing and debriefingdiscussions.Facilitates emergences andrecovery from anesthesia and transport to recovery area, providingthorough report to receiving unit in a timelymanner. Similar jobs Johns Hopkins University Maryland, United States You need to sign in or create an account to save Save CO CRNA You need to sign in or create an account to save Share Health & Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Other Health & Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Maryland, United States LinkedIn Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) You need to sign in or create an account to save The Department ofAnesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) is seekingaCertified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).Thisposition reports jointly to the Clinical Lead CRNA and the DivisionChief of Nurse Anesthesia (Chief CRNA).Primary clinicalresponsibilities are (a) the administration of intravenous,inhalation and other anesthetics to patients in an operating and/orprocedure room and (b) observing the physiological condition ofpatients while under anesthesia. In conjunction with these primaryresponsibilities (a) evaluates each assigned patient’s physicalstate and plans the course of anesthesia, (b) obtains, assembles,operates, and/ or monitors anesthesia equipment and (c) ensuresthat all necessary supplies, drugs and anesthetic agents areavailable.Specific Duties &Responsibilities:Independently researchesnew/unknown procedures, diseases, medications, andequipment.Functions within safeparameters for quality/good patient care. Seeks assistance fromattending anesthesiologist when appropriate. Uses critical thinkingskills and adapts to changes as necessary.Applies knowledge of pre-op,intra-op, and post-op in effective manner under normal conditionsand under emergency conditions.Demonstrates technicalcompetence. Employs dexterity when performing anestheticprocedures.Understands all anestheticequipment used in the JHH OR, uses items to full advantage, andhandles equipment carefully. Sets up all necessary equipment for asuccessful anesthetic course. Salary Not Specified More searches like this Post-AnesthesiaEvaluation & Management:Implements acute and chronicpain management.Performs and documentstimely post-anesthesia evaluation and discharges patient fromrecovery area when appropriate.Provides a complete reportof patient’s anesthetic course and any pertinent informationnecessary to accurately transfer care of thepatient.Facilitate room turnover ina timely fashion (room, medicine and equipment prep, pre-opassessment).last_img read more

A BIT OF COMMON SENSE ON GUNS

first_imgRaging Moderate by Will DurstIf the goal is to cause both sides of the political spectrum to quiver, twitch and shake like a raccoon clinging to the outside of a cement mixer speeding through a railroad yard, just casually throw out the term, “gun control,” and step back. The left considers all guns the reprehensible tool of warriors, criminals and primitives, while in most of red state America, the definition of gun control is using two hands and hitting the target.Then some addled-brained, flippo-unit actually uses those techniques to take out a bunch of innocent people, and the blowback starts with a debate about how big our guns should be, further restrictions on who can purchase them and whether we need to know the identity and shoe size of the purchasers.Yes, we do. For crum’s sakes, you need to present identification to apply for a card to take a book out of a library. Admittedly, in the right hands, a book can be more dangerous than a gun, but they hardly ever put holes in people’s bodies that the blood leaks out of way too quick.With increasing frequency, these body counts shoot north into double digits, which triggers a discussion of banning these high-powered, personal weapons of destruction. For a minute. Then the Republicans kowtow to the perverted wishes of their cruel masters, the NRA, which thinks the best way to avoid school shootings is to ban schools.This same NRA commanded their lapdogs to prevent research into gun-related deaths. That’s right, Republicans have refused to allow the funding of government-related, gun-death research. Which is a shame, since America has a surplus of raw data. You could say we are dead solid center of the gun-related death universe. It’s like talking about sandwiches in Philadelphia but prohibiting any mention of the cheesesteak. As Holland is to tulips, the U.S. is to gun deaths.In the wake of these horrific tragedies, conservatives then predictably go straight to the handbook of NRA generated talking points to say the same things over and over. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.” “None of this would have happened if the gay Hispanic dancers were armed.” “Assault weapons can be used as legitimate hunting rifles.”Really? That’s your argument? Because, okay, it makes a sort of sense. You can also use a chainsaw to cut butter, thought it might get a little messy around muffin time. Come to think of it, a hand grenade will signal the end of recess. Doorbells can be rung with 12-pound sledgehammers. Once.They’re called “assault weapons” for a reason. They’re not “tucking kiddies into bed” rifles. They’re for assaults. Yes, the Second Amendment guarantees a well-regulated militia the right to bear arms, but at the time our Founding Fathers were talking about citizen-soldiers wielding one-shot muskets, not terrorist-wannabees brandishing HK MG4s capable of shooting 800 .45 caliber bullets in under a minute with a range of a half a mile.Hunting weapons? Seriously? What are you hunting? Tanks? A herd of triceratops? Can you imagine someone putting a full clip into a deer at 30 yards? You’d end up with venison jerky. In noun and verb forms. Jerky being the operative word here.——— FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

“Oh my god, I can’t believe it…”

first_imgContinuing our rock ’n’ roll-meets-bakery theme of recent issues, Louise Niles of Thomas Danby College was presented with the the Sharon Foster Award by the Kaiser Chiefs last month.This was for her special contribution to attracting 14- to 16-year-olds to the baking industry by forging links with schools and employers – very fitting seeing as the Kaisers’ first album was called Employment.last_img

Wheat imports to remain high

first_imgThe patchy quality of this year’s UK wheat harvest will force British millers to con- tinue importing higher-than- usual amounts of bread-making wheat.According to Alex Waugh, director of the National Association of British and Irish Millers, the amount of grain imported from North America and Europe is expected to exceed 1m tonnes in 2008/09 – higher than the usual 900,000 tonnes.”Last year, imports from North America were up because of the very steep increase in European prices, which for a time caused a change in normal price relationships,” he said. “We expect imports to remain relatively high this year, because of quality issues relating to the UK harvest.”Wheat prices are expected to remain steady, he added. “Grain markets seem unlikely to fall much further, but we are not expecting big price rises over the next few months either,” he said.A tonne of bread-making wheat delivered to Liverpool is currently valued at around £160, down from around £190 this time last year.last_img read more

Fannie Cox Prize to Burton, Musunuru

first_imgBriana Burton, an associate professor of molecular and cellular biology, and Kiran Musunuru, an assistant professor of stem cell and regenerative biology, have been named the winners of this year’s Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching.Created through a gift from Gardner Hendrie ’54, the prize is awarded annually in recognition of exceptional teaching in introductory courses. Recipients receive a $10,000 personal award and $40,000 in unrestricted support for teaching and research. Selections are made by a committee of faculty members from across the sciences, including previous awardees, and are based on the ability to inspire students, instill in them a passion for science, and effectively communicate complex ideas.One of Musunuru’s students called him “the best professor I have had at Harvard. He is an amazing lecturer … he’s very accessible to talk about the course, research, and teaching outside of class. His enthusiasm is contagious. I would take any class he taught.” Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer“The best teachers instill in their students a passion for their subject and an eagerness to learn, and both Briana Burton and Kiran Musunuru accomplish that,” said Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith, also the John H. Finley Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “They are prime examples of the innovative teaching that happens on a daily basis in Harvard’s classrooms. I hope their colleagues in the faculty will join me in congratulating them for this well-deserved honor.”In a letter to faculty announcing the award, FAS Dean of Science Jeremy Bloxham cited Burton’s and Musunuru’s dedication in the classroom, passion in their fields, and hands-on teaching styles.“Professor Burton is an amazing teacher,” one student wrote about Burton. “Her lectures are very clear and … I felt more invested in the course because Professor Burton was so invested.”One of Musunuru’s students called him “the best professor I have had at Harvard. He is an amazing lecturer … he’s very accessible to talk about the course, research, and teaching outside of class. His enthusiasm is contagious. I would take any class he taught.”“I was extremely surprised and honored to be selected for this award,” Burton said. “As teachers, we ourselves must be perpetual students. I am continually learning from my students and exploring new ways to engage them in the material. I particularly enjoy teaching in the foundation courses because this is the point at which most students make the transition from textbook learning to experimental thinking. This transition can be extremely challenging, yet it is absolutely essential to creating a population not just of scientists, but of critical thinkers who will ultimately go on to play key roles in a broad spectrum of influential fields.”Burton said she plans to use the support that comes with the prize to invest in research projects.“It is an honor to be recognized for teaching, but much of the credit must go to Douglas Melton and David Scadden, as department chairs, Kevin Eggan, as head tutor, and William Anderson, as associate director of education, for serving as role models and establishing a culture of excellence in teaching for the Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department,” Musunuru said. “My guiding principle is to have students learn by working with actual data from real-life cases, to recreate the process of discovery. I love to see the light in students’ eyes when they experience the moments of epiphany that make scientific research so rewarding.”Musunuru said he plans to use the support to continue a research project — about the effectiveness of classroom vs. online learning — he began last spring as part of an introductory biochemistry course.“We obtained empirical evidence that traditional face-to-face lectures resulted in improved student learning compared to online modules,” he said. “I would like to use the funds to further investigate the effectiveness of lectures vs. online modules and better understand how best to ‘blend’ the approaches.”last_img read more

Orf stars in €3.6bn Hypo loan buyout

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Australians faking ADHD: researcher

first_imgHerald Sun 22 May 2012ONE-in-three adults being tested for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is faking it, a researcher has told a conference of psychiatrists in Hobart. Dr Danielle Florida said ADHD symptoms were easy to imitate and adults did it to get their hands on drugs or social benefits.“Certainly American data would suggest that at least one-in-three people presenting for a diagnosis of adult ADHD are faking or malingering to obtain prescriptions for various reasons,” Dr Florida said.She has been conducting a review of literature of diagnosis and treatment issues around ADHD, a developmental disorder.She told the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Pyschiatrists’ Congress the American figures also applied to Australia, going on “the gross figures of the exponential increase in terms of diagnosis and stimulant prescriptions”.Studies had shown people trained to fake tests and even those with a general knowledge of ADHD could get diagnosed.“Anybody could Google what are the symptoms of ADHD,” Dr Florida said.“The symptoms are there (on the assessment tool). You have to tick yes or no.”http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/australians-faking-adhd-researcher/story-fn6bfkm6-1226362923573last_img read more

Ellsworth baseball team beats Medomak Valley to return to Northern Maine title game

first_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Latest Posts ELLSWORTH — They’re back.Ever since falling to Brewer in last season’s Class B North championship game at Mansfield Stadium, the Ellsworth baseball team has been longing for another chance at a regional title. Now, after one of their best performances of the season, the Eagles will get a shot at redemption on the same field.Ellsworth clinched its second consecutive appearance in the Northern Maine title game with a 6-0 victory Saturday over Medomak Valley at Ellsworth High School. The win came via a masterful pitching effort from senior Matt Burnett and another display of late-inning offense from a team that has found runs when it’s needed them all season long.“We were locked in,” Ellsworth head coach Dan Curtis said. “Matt was great, and we played pretty good defense. I don’t know that we really hit as well as we would like to, but we did some things at the right time to get those runs.”Jackson Curtis swings at a pitch during the fifth inning of a high school baseball playoff game against Medomak Valley on June 8 at Ellsworth High School. Curtis ripped a triple down the third-base line later in the at-bat to give the Eagles a 4-0 lead. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAfter fourth-seeded Medomak Valley (15-4) stranded runners in scoring position in each of the first two innings, Ellsworth hit two singles and took advantage of three wild pitches from Panthers pitcher Isaac McCollett to plate a pair of runs. The top-ranked Eagles would struggle at the plate in the third and fourth, but two more shutout innings from Burnett kept the home team on top 2-0.Burnett then pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the top of the fifth, and a Nate Smith walk and Riley Grindle single in the bottom half gave top-seeded Ellsworth runners on first and second with no outs. Fielder’s choices from Tyler Mitchell and Devin Grindle then gave the Eagles (17-1) their third run of the game, and Jackson Curtis followed with an RBI triple down the third-base line.“I’ve been a little cold in the last half of the season, so that felt good,” Jackson Curtis said. “I’ve been working hard to get out of the little slump I was having, and it felt great to contribute.”In the sixth, Ellsworth got back-to-back doubles from Hunter Curtis and Conner Wagstaff to extend the lead to 5-0. Wagstaff stole third base and came home moments later when Smith hit a sacrifice fly to left, and Burnett retired the side in the seventh for the win.Burnett, who finished with 13 strikeouts and no walks allowed, didn’t allow a hit the rest of the way after the Panthers’ two singles in the first. His dominance came against a Medomak Valley team that entered the day averaging more than 10 runs per game over the course of an eight-game winning streak.“I’m speechless,” Burnett said. “We’ve worked our tails off all four years as seniors, and it’s a great feeling. We’re all really excited about how we played.”Members of the Ellsworth baseball team pose for a photo in front of the scoreboard after beating Medomak Valley on June 8 at Ellsworth High School. The No. 1 Eagles (17-1) will take on No. 2 Hermon (17-1) in the Class B North championship game at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLAt the plate, the Curtis brothers led Ellsworth with two hits each. Scoring two runs apiece in the fifth and sixth innings continued a trend of late-game offensive bursts for the Eagles, who finished the regular season with similar breakthroughs against John Bapst, Old Town and Mount Desert Island before doing so in Wednesday’s regional quarterfinal game against Lawrence.“I think that’s just the experience coming through for us,” Jackson Curtis said. “We’ve been here before, so we’re calm in these situations. I think that’s the biggest thing and what sets us apart from some of these teams.”Saturday’s game was the last at Ellsworth High School for Ellsworth seniors Burnett, Devin Grindle, Riley Grindle, Mitchell, Wagstaff and Charlie Hughes. Those seniors went 22-0 on their home field in their final two seasons with the program.“It’s really upsetting [to think this was our last game here], honestly,” Burnett said. “We grew up here and practiced here for middle school, and for high school, we’ve practiced here all four years. To leave it isn’t easy.”Knowing another Northern Maine championship game lies ahead of them, though, will make those emotions a bit easier for the Ellsworth seniors to handle. The Eagles will face No. 2 Hermon (17-1) at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12.Ellsworth handed Hermon its only loss of the year when it defeated the Hawks 7-1 on May 23 at Hermon High School. With another win Tuesday, the Eagles can clinch their first regional title in 27 years.“We got a taste of the pie last year, and this year, we’d like to take a bite,” Dan Curtis said. “We’ve been quiet about our team goals, and we’re just going out there and playing baseball. That’s really all it is.”George Stevens Academy’s Garrett Parker pitches during the fifth inning of a high school baseball playoff game against Orono on June 8 in Blue Hill. Orono upset top-ranked GSA 6-5 in extra innings to snap the Eagles’ 13-game winning streak. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLGSA baseball team, Bucksport, DI-S softball teams fall in semisEllsworth will be the only Hancock County team playing for a regional championship as the George Stevens Academy baseball team and Bucksport and Deer Isle-Stonington softball teams fell to season-ending defeats Saturday in the Northern Maine semifinals.In Blue Hill, the No. 1 GSA baseball team got out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning before fourth-ranked Orono (10-8) used a hit batter, three singles and a passed ball to pull ahead 3-2 in the second. The Eagles tied the game in the bottom of the third on a Ben Parker triple, but the Red Riots responded with two runs in the fourth to retake the lead.GSA (16-2) cut Orono’s lead to 5-4 on a Tanner Ashley single in the fifth and tied the game later in the inning when the Red Riots’ Cam Shorette balked in a run. Yet scoreless innings in the sixth and seventh sent the game to extras, and an RBI double from Orono’s Caleb Ryder in the eighth proved to be the difference as the visitors upset the Eagles 6-5.Elsewhere in Hancock County, the No. 1 Bucksport softball team’s season came to an end with a 2-0 loss to No. 4 Dexter (13-5) in the Class C North semifinals. The defeat marked the first time in nine years the Golden Bucks (14-4) failed to appear in a regional championship game.In Howland, the No. 6 Deer Isle-Stonington softball team’s season ended Saturday morning with a 14-2 loss in Class D North play against second-ranked Penobscot Valley (17-1). The Mariners concluded the season with a 14-5 record. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected]center_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Biolast_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_img— ESPN and NFL Network will join forces for this year’s NFL draft. They will produce a broadcast that will air on both networks over all three days. The April 23-25 draft was originally scheduled to be in Las Vegas but has been moved due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will now originate from ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut.— The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed cornerbacks Dontae Johnson and Jason Verrett to one-year contracts. Johnson and Verrett played sparingly for San Francisco last season but were brought back for depth in the secondary.— The Los Angeles Rams have signed kickers Lirim Hajrullahu and Austin MacGinnis as potential replacements for longtime incumbent Greg Zuerlein. Hajrullahu has spent the past six seasons playing for three Canadian Football League teams. MacGinnis kicked in the defunct Alliance of American Football and in the defunct XFL over the past 14 months.XFL-BANKRUPTCYXFL files for bankruptcy, cites COVID-19 crisis UNDATED (AP) — The XFL has filed for bankruptcy, likely spelling the end of the second iteration of the league.The filing Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware estimates the organization has between $10 million and $50 million in both assets and liabilities. Former coaches Bob Stoops and Marc Trestman are among the creditors with the largest unsecured claims.The WWE-backed XFL canceled the rest of its return season last month because of the coronavirus pandemic. It suspended operations and laid off its employees Friday.The XFL had eight franchises this season and played five games out of a planned 10-game schedule. It drew decent TV ratings early on and had deals with ESPN and Fox.NBA-BULLS-FRONT OFFICE Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSAP source: Panthers make McCaffrey highest-paid running backUNDATED (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have rewarded Christian McCaffrey for his production and versatility, making him the highest-paid running in the NFL. A person familiar with the contract negotiations tells The Associated Press the team agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract extension with McCaffrey on Monday, — Tokyo organizers say they have no “PlanB” for the Olympics if they need to be postponed again. They say they are proceeding under the assumption the Olympics will open on July 23, 2021. That date was set last month by the IOC and Japanese officials after the spreading coronavirus pandemic made it clear the Olympics could not be held as scheduled.— More than 40 figure skaters from nine countries will take part in a fundraiser Friday to help healthcare workers on the front lines battling the new coronavirus. Olympic and world champions such as Scott Hamilton, Michelle Kwan and Brian Boitano have compiled videos as part of the one-hour event “Blades for the Brave.” It will be streamed on Bladesforthebrave.org as well as Americares, Facebook and Twitter feeds and its YouTube channel.— The Asian Football Confederation says it has postponed “all matches and competitions scheduled to take place in May and June until further notice.” Most of the 32 Asian Champions League teams played two group games in February before the coronavirus outbreak caused a shutdown. The AFC says it “will explore all possible options in order to complete” those groups.— The Cleveland Browns will donate net proceeds from sales of their new jerseys to a fund aiding health care professionals, first responders and others who have selflessly served during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team launched the Hats Off to Our Heroes Fund on Monday, two days before it will reveal the new uniforms. The Browns said the team will commit 100 percent of the proceeds “for a significant period of time” to the fund.,Update on the latest in sports: The $16-million-a-year deal eclipses Ezekiel Elliott’s contract with the Dallas Cowboys that is worth $15 million per season.The extension keeps McCaffrey tied to the Panthers through the 2025 season. The coming season would be the final year of his rookie contract, and Carolina had the option to pick up a fifth year in 2021.In other NFL news:— Former NFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has died in a one-car crash outside Montgomery, Alabama. He was 36. The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro that Jackson was driving went off the road, struck a tree and overturned at 8:50 p.m. Sunday. Jackson was hired as quarterbacks coach for Tennessee State last season after a 10-year NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills.— The NFL and its players union have agreed to conduct “virtual” offseason workout programs until every team is permitted to open its facilities. Teams can hold classroom instruction, workouts and non-football educational programs using online platforms. The three-week virtual offseason starts on April 20 and runs through May 15. Teams with a new head coach have the option to also hold a fourth week for a voluntary veterans minicamp. April 14, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSAP source: Panthers make McCaffrey highest-paid running backUNDATED (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have rewarded Christian McCaffrey for his production and versatility, making him the highest-paid running in the NFL. A person familiar with the contract negotiations tells The Associated Press the team agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract extension with McCaffrey on Monday, — Kansas guard Devon Dotson is entering the NBA draft after leading the Big 12 Conference in scoring his sophomore season. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 18.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4 assists and 2.1 steals while helping Kansas go 28-3 and win its final 16 games.— Kentucky guard Immanuel Quickley will enter the NBA draft and sign with an agent, leaving school after a breakout season in which he was an honorable mention All-America selection by The Associated Press. Southeastern Conference coaches voted the 6-foot-3 sophomore Player of the Year after he wasn’t picked for any preseason all-conference teams. Quickley averaged a team-high 16.1 points per game last season with double-figure efforts in his final 20 contests.NASCAR-LARSON SLURKyle Larson suspended for racial slur in virtual raceCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson’s racial slur cost him his two primary NASCAR supporters. It likely will cost him his job soon. The Bulls thought they were ready to contend for a playoff spot after combining for just 49 wins the past two seasons. Instead, they were 11th in the Eastern Conference at 22-43 when the NBA suspended play because of the COVID-19 pandemic.In other NBA news:— The mother of Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has died due to complications from COVID-19. Jacqueline Cruz-Towns had been fighting the virus for more than a month. The native of the Dominican Republic was a fixture at Timberwolves games from the start of her son’s NBA career in 2015. Karl Towns Sr., the father of the two-time All-Star, was also hospitalized with the virus but has since recovered.— The NBA has been sending evaluations to players considering leaving college early and entering the draft. The league will do so for all underclassmen who ask before Thursday’s deadline. The task falls to the league’s Undergraduate Advisory Committee, which understands that what it says in these uncertain times may carry even more weight than usual. No date has been set for the draft.— Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook has donated 650 computers to children in need so they can continue learning with schools shut down because of the new coronavirus. Westbrook’s Why Not? Foundation teamed with Comp-U-Dopt and Houston mayor Sylvester Turner’s office of education to provide computers to underprivileged children across the city. Bulls fire Forman, announce Karnisovas hire, reassign PaxsonCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls fired general manager Gar Forman on Monday, while officially hiring Denver Nuggets GM Arturas Karnisovas as their executive vice president of basketball operations and moving John Paxson into an advisory role.The Bulls handed the keys to the 48-year-old Karnisovas last week, hoping he can spark a struggling franchise.Paxson is moving into a background role after nearly two decades as the top basketball decision-maker. He took over as general manager for Jerry Krause in 2003 and was promoted to vice president of basketball operations in May 2009 with Forman — who joined the Bulls as a scout in 1998 — becoming GM.But now, Forman is out. And the future of coach Jim Boylen remains unclear. McDonald’s and Credit One Bank ended their sponsorship of Larson on Monday, a day after he used the N-word during a live stream of a virtual race. The decision came hours after NASCAR and Chip Ganassi Racing suspended Larson indefinitely, his team doing so without pay.Without funding from McDonald’s and Credit One Bank, Ganassi seemingly will be forced to dump Larson in favor of a different driver.McDonald’s has partnered with CGR for nearly a decade and sponsors the team’s No. 42 Chevrolet in the Cup Series. Ending its relationship with Larson would make it next to impossible for Ganassi to stick with Larson behind the wheel. NASCAR ordered Larson, who is half Japanese, to complete a sensitivity training course before he can be eligible for reinstatement.Larson apologized in a video posted on his social media accounts.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS UNDATED (AP) — The XFL has filed for bankruptcy, likely spelling the end of the second iteration of the league.The filing Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware estimates the organization has between $10 million and $50 million in both assets and liabilities. Former coaches Bob Stoops and Marc Trestman are among the creditors with the largest unsecured claims.The WWE-backed XFL canceled the rest of its return season last month because of the coronavirus pandemic. It suspended operations and laid off its employees Friday.The XFL had eight franchises this season and played five games out of a planned 10-game schedule. It drew decent TV ratings early on and had deals with ESPN and Fox.NBA-BULLS-FRONT OFFICE The Bulls thought they were ready to contend for a playoff spot after combining for just 49 wins the past two seasons. Instead, they were 11th in the Eastern Conference at 22-43 when the NBA suspended play because of the COVID-19 pandemic.In other NBA news:— The mother of Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has died due to complications from COVID-19. Jacqueline Cruz-Towns had been fighting the virus for more than a month. The native of the Dominican Republic was a fixture at Timberwolves games from the start of her son’s NBA career in 2015. Karl Towns Sr., the father of the two-time All-Star, was also hospitalized with the virus but has since recovered.— The NBA has been sending evaluations to players considering leaving college early and entering the draft. The league will do so for all underclassmen who ask before Thursday’s deadline. The task falls to the league’s Undergraduate Advisory Committee, which understands that what it says in these uncertain times may carry even more weight than usual. No date has been set for the draft.— Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook has donated 650 computers to children in need so they can continue learning with schools shut down because of the new coronavirus. Westbrook’s Why Not? Foundation teamed with Comp-U-Dopt and Houston mayor Sylvester Turner’s office of education to provide computers to underprivileged children across the city. April 14, 2020 Update on the latest in sports: McDonald’s and Credit One Bank ended their sponsorship of Larson on Monday, a day after he used the N-word during a live stream of a virtual race. The decision came hours after NASCAR and Chip Ganassi Racing suspended Larson indefinitely, his team doing so without pay.Without funding from McDonald’s and Credit One Bank, Ganassi seemingly will be forced to dump Larson in favor of a different driver.McDonald’s has partnered with CGR for nearly a decade and sponsors the team’s No. 42 Chevrolet in the Cup Series. Ending its relationship with Larson would make it next to impossible for Ganassi to stick with Larson behind the wheel. NASCAR ordered Larson, who is half Japanese, to complete a sensitivity training course before he can be eligible for reinstatement.Larson apologized in a video posted on his social media accounts.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS The $16-million-a-year deal eclipses Ezekiel Elliott’s contract with the Dallas Cowboys that is worth $15 million per season.The extension keeps McCaffrey tied to the Panthers through the 2025 season. The coming season would be the final year of his rookie contract, and Carolina had the option to pick up a fifth year in 2021.In other NFL news:— Former NFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has died in a one-car crash outside Montgomery, Alabama. He was 36. The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro that Jackson was driving went off the road, struck a tree and overturned at 8:50 p.m. Sunday. Jackson was hired as quarterbacks coach for Tennessee State last season after a 10-year NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills.— The NFL and its players union have agreed to conduct “virtual” offseason workout programs until every team is permitted to open its facilities. Teams can hold classroom instruction, workouts and non-football educational programs using online platforms. The three-week virtual offseason starts on April 20 and runs through May 15. Teams with a new head coach have the option to also hold a fourth week for a voluntary veterans minicamp. — ESPN and NFL Network will join forces for this year’s NFL draft. They will produce a broadcast that will air on both networks over all three days. The April 23-25 draft was originally scheduled to be in Las Vegas but has been moved due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will now originate from ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut.— The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed cornerbacks Dontae Johnson and Jason Verrett to one-year contracts. Johnson and Verrett played sparingly for San Francisco last season but were brought back for depth in the secondary.— The Los Angeles Rams have signed kickers Lirim Hajrullahu and Austin MacGinnis as potential replacements for longtime incumbent Greg Zuerlein. Hajrullahu has spent the past six seasons playing for three Canadian Football League teams. MacGinnis kicked in the defunct Alliance of American Football and in the defunct XFL over the past 14 months.XFL-BANKRUPTCYXFL files for bankruptcy, cites COVID-19 crisis Associated Press Bulls fire Forman, announce Karnisovas hire, reassign PaxsonCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls fired general manager Gar Forman on Monday, while officially hiring Denver Nuggets GM Arturas Karnisovas as their executive vice president of basketball operations and moving John Paxson into an advisory role.The Bulls handed the keys to the 48-year-old Karnisovas last week, hoping he can spark a struggling franchise.Paxson is moving into a background role after nearly two decades as the top basketball decision-maker. He took over as general manager for Jerry Krause in 2003 and was promoted to vice president of basketball operations in May 2009 with Forman — who joined the Bulls as a scout in 1998 — becoming GM.But now, Forman is out. And the future of coach Jim Boylen remains unclear. Tour de France called offUNDATED (AP) — The Tour de France won’t begin as originally planned because French President Emmanuel Macron has canceled all public events with large crowds through mid-July in response to the coronavirus pandemic.Tour organizers say it is now impossible for the three-week race to start on June 27 in the Riviera city of Nice as scheduled.It is unclear if cycling’s biggest event will be scrapped from the race calendar. New plans are likely to be announced before the end of the month following consultations with the governing body of cycling.In other virus-related developments: — Kansas guard Devon Dotson is entering the NBA draft after leading the Big 12 Conference in scoring his sophomore season. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 18.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4 assists and 2.1 steals while helping Kansas go 28-3 and win its final 16 games.— Kentucky guard Immanuel Quickley will enter the NBA draft and sign with an agent, leaving school after a breakout season in which he was an honorable mention All-America selection by The Associated Press. Southeastern Conference coaches voted the 6-foot-3 sophomore Player of the Year after he wasn’t picked for any preseason all-conference teams. Quickley averaged a team-high 16.1 points per game last season with double-figure efforts in his final 20 contests.NASCAR-LARSON SLURKyle Larson suspended for racial slur in virtual raceCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson’s racial slur cost him his two primary NASCAR supporters. It likely will cost him his job soon. Tour de France called offUNDATED (AP) — The Tour de France won’t begin as originally planned because French President Emmanuel Macron has canceled all public events with large crowds through mid-July in response to the coronavirus pandemic.Tour organizers say it is now impossible for the three-week race to start on June 27 in the Riviera city of Nice as scheduled.It is unclear if cycling’s biggest event will be scrapped from the race calendar. New plans are likely to be announced before the end of the month following consultations with the governing body of cycling.In other virus-related developments: Associated Press — Tokyo organizers say they have no “PlanB” for the Olympics if they need to be postponed again. They say they are proceeding under the assumption the Olympics will open on July 23, 2021. That date was set last month by the IOC and Japanese officials after the spreading coronavirus pandemic made it clear the Olympics could not be held as scheduled.— More than 40 figure skaters from nine countries will take part in a fundraiser Friday to help healthcare workers on the front lines battling the new coronavirus. Olympic and world champions such as Scott Hamilton, Michelle Kwan and Brian Boitano have compiled videos as part of the one-hour event “Blades for the Brave.” It will be streamed on Bladesforthebrave.org as well as Americares, Facebook and Twitter feeds and its YouTube channel.— The Asian Football Confederation says it has postponed “all matches and competitions scheduled to take place in May and June until further notice.” Most of the 32 Asian Champions League teams played two group games in February before the coronavirus outbreak caused a shutdown. The AFC says it “will explore all possible options in order to complete” those groups.— The Cleveland Browns will donate net proceeds from sales of their new jerseys to a fund aiding health care professionals, first responders and others who have selflessly served during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team launched the Hats Off to Our Heroes Fund on Monday, two days before it will reveal the new uniforms. The Browns said the team will commit 100 percent of the proceeds “for a significant period of time” to the fund.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Skerritt, Shallow boast of ‘transformational changes’ in one-year review

first_img`DESPITE the many naysayers, Cricket West Indies (CWI) President, Ricky Skerritt and Vice-president, Dr Kishore Shallow, are patting themselves on the back after their first year in office.In a one-year review, released recently, and based on the 10-point “Cricket First Plan”, that was the foundation of the 2019 election campaign, the duo said they are proud to report on the transformational changes now taking place at Cricket West Indies “after one year of our leadership.” They also alluded to and praised the input and implementation from many other stakeholders.The report pointed out that “we are especially pleased with the high level of enthusiasm that the rebuilding of relationships has aroused amongst cricketers, coaches, management, staff, and fans. But we are also aware that this enthusiasm has lifted expectations.“At the start of our tenure, CWI teams were all ranked at the bottom of all ICC ladders, and we are mindful that those rankings have not yet improved. Although we know that there are no quick-fixes for climbing the performance ladders, we are firmly committed to the philosophy that improving the capacity, efficiency, accountability, transparency and financial well-being of the entire CWI organization, on and off the field, is a pre-requisite for improving on-field results.Skerritt and Shallow also disclosed that they are also re-establishing the proper role of the CWI Board, of oversight and policy making. “The professional executive management must be encouraged, and allowed, to carry out approved policy without undue, or confusing, interference.“Our vision is for CWI to truly become both a trustee and a designer of West Indies Cricket, as “A Public Good”. CWI’s main challenge now is to partner effectively with the cricket community and with all public and private stakeholders, to attract and gather together as much of the young talent in our region as possible, and to help them to develop into thoughtful, hard-working, and proud West Indians.It is also the view of the President and Vice-president that CWI must develop, operate, and sustain a cricket system that is built on a foundation of heritage, global standards, proven best practices, and competent expertise. This cricket system must produce more disciplined, skillful, and confident cricketers, most of whom should be self-motivated and battle-ready.Touching on the current virus that’s affection almost the entire world, the reports said, “as we prepare to deliver this report, Coved-19 pandemic-related uncertainty is rapidly changing the global market for every product, service, or event. Unprecedented disruptive challenges are increasingly emerging for professional sports, including cricket. But even in the midst of this unpredictable outlook, we continue to believe that the best way forward is for all stakeholders to work responsibly and strategically, together. (Frederick Halley)last_img

Vettel tops Hungary free practice

first_img(BBC) – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel headed Valtteri Bottas’ Mercedes in a wet second practice session at the Hungarian Grand Prix.Vettel was 0.272 seconds faster than Bottas, while Lewis Hamilton in the other Mercedes did not set a lap time.McLaren’s Carlos Sainz was third fastest, ahead of the Racing Points of Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll.In the morning’s dry first session, Hamilton was fastest, 0.086 seconds quicker than Bottas.The fastest times were all set on ‘extreme’ wet tyres. Several drivers – including Vettel, Bottas and Sainz – tried the ‘intermediate’ tyres but were not able to go faster.The weather forecast is for intermittent rain for the rest of the weekend in Budapest.A number of drivers ran wide, but there were no major incidents despite the difficult conditions.The day offered no significant clues as to the true competitive order around the Hungaroring this weekend.Red Bull, Mercedes’ closest challengers so far this season, were off the pace in the dry first session, but their chief engineer Paul Monaghan later admitted they were running with their Honda engine turned down compared to the Mercedes.Red Bull were also running on different tyres from Mercedes in the first session, preferring to focus on the ‘soft’ tyre, which they found wore out too quickly.Mercedes technical director James Allison said that he expected a challenge from Red Bull over the weekend.“It was a great first session,” said Hamilton. “Got everything we needed to do. It’s a shame it rained today. It didn’t leave a lot for us to do in the second session.“Don’t take too much from the first session – everyone is doing a different programme. But it was going OK. I think it will be a lot closer when we get to P3 and qualifying.”last_img read more

Mikel: Japan’s Surgeon Cheque Yet to Clear

first_imgMikel, who confirmed that the sum of $190,000 was paid into his account, told reporters that the cheque was yet to clear. The other installment of $200,000 was also transferred via the Dream Team VI Chief Coach, Samson Siasia.The Chelsea midfielder, who spoke on the eve of Eagles’ departure to Ndola for a World Cup qualifying match against Zambia, said that there have been some glitches in cashing the cheque, even as he assured that the money had not caused any issues among the players.He also joined issues with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) which questioned the propriety of the team to receive the money. He insisted it was a gift to the team and nothing unusual about it.“I don’t see anything wrong in accepting the gift. We had a good tournament and we received a gift from someone. It was signed in my name and the coach’s name. The money is there, it is a cheque, no player saw cash, but it has not cleared yet”, Mikel said.NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, had strongly objected the players receiving the money on the ground that it could make them prone to the influence of the notorious Asian betting syndicate.The Senate Sports Committee led by Senator Obinna Ogba similarly objected to the players accepting the gift from Takasu.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaSuper Eagles Captain, John Mikel Obi, has shed more light on the monetary gift made to Nigeria by Japanese plastic surgeon, Katsuya Takasu after the national Under-23 team won the bronze medal at Rio 2016.Mikel admitted that the money had not been cashed two months after the Olympic Games.Takasu travelled from Japan all to Belo Horizonte to present the monetary reward of $390,000 in total to the cash strapped team after they defeated Honduras 3-2 to cap their crisis riddled campaign with a bronze medal.last_img read more

Opponent preview: What to know about No. 5 North Carolina

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 26, 2019 at 2:03 am Contact Charlie: [email protected] | @charliedisturco Commentscenter_img In one of its biggest road matchups of the season, Syracuse travels to No. 5 North Carolina on Tuesday. The Orange enter fresh off a 10-point loss against a Zion Williamson-less Duke but picked up a resume-boosting win over then-No. 18 Louisville earlier in the week. The Tar Heels, meanwhile, are winners in 10 of their last 11, most recently beating Florida State by 18 inside the Dean E. Smith Center.Here’s what you need to know about North Carolina.All-time series: North Carolina leads, 11-4Last time they played: After a late comeback went awry earlier in the regular season, Syracuse had an opportunity for revenge against North Carolina in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament at the Barclays Center.Despite Syracuse shooting 53.8 percent from 3 in the first half, North Carolina forced nine turnovers and took a 10-point lead into the break. The Orange would end up struggling in the second half as the Tar Heels took control, leading by as much as 21 en route to a 78-59 win over SU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOshae Brissett led all SU players with 20 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the 3. Tyus Battle and Frank Howard would combine for 27 on 8-of-39 shooting, while four UNC players found double digits.The North Carolina report: The hottest team in the ACC, winners in 10 of its last 11, North Carolina boasts a balanced attack. Three players score 15-plus points per game, led by Cameron Johnson’s 16.7 average. The fifth-year forward is as efficient as it gets, shooting 52.2 percent from the field and an astounding 47.3-percent clip from beyond the arc.The Tar Heels rank inside the top 10 in both offensive and defensive efficiency per Kenpom.com. There’s not much UNC struggles with. The team shoots the ball at a 37.6-percent clip from the 3, ranks 25th in offensive rebounding percentage and 13th in assist percentage.Freshman Coby White has facilitating the offense, leading the team with 4.2 assists per game. Senior Luke Maye averages a near-double-double and freshman Nassir Little, who plays 18.3 minutes per game, has been a force when on the court.“We’re going to play probably the hottest team in the league on Tuesday,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We just have to get this behind us as quickly as we can and get ready to play. It’ll be a very difficult game against a great team.”How Syracuse beats North Carolina: In North Carolina’s only two ACC losses, it struggled from beyond the arc. Normally, it has not been an issue, but against Louisville and Virginia, the Tar Heels combined to shoot 23.1 percent from the 3.Syracuse’s zone allows for its opposition to shoot 3s, but it has left some of the best ACC teams befuddled. Duke shot 25 percent from the 3 in its two matchups with SU, and Louisville made 6-of-28 from beyond the arc in a 20-point Orange win.The focus, at least defensively for Syracuse, will likely be on Cameron Johnson and White, North Carolina’s two main shooters. If those two struggle, the Orange should be able to keep the game within striking distance.Stat to know: 7 — North Carolina ranks seventh in the country in adjusted offensive efficiency, per KenPom.com.KenPom.com odds: Syracuse has a 12 percent chance to upset the Tar Heels, projected to lose by a score of 80-67.Player to watch: Luke Maye, Forward, No. 32The leader of this team, Luke Maye has been a force as of late. The senior recently scored 30 points in a 16-point win over a Zion Williamson-less Duke and averages 15.1 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. The 6-foot-8 Maye ranks second in the ACC in defensive rebounding percentage and will be key inside the paint for the Tar Heels on Tuesday.last_img read more

Clonmel hoping to continue their defence of the Munster Junior Cup

first_imgReigning Munster Junior Cup Champions Clonmel RFC host St Mary’s today, in the quarter final of this year’s competition. Elsewhere in the Munster Junior Plate Nenagh Ormond welcome Abbeyfeale. Both those games kick-off at half two.last_img

Tipp left rueing early Kerry blitz

first_imgTwo early goals by Conor Geaney and Conor Linnane gave the Kingdom a 2-8 to 0-6 half time lead.Tipperary fought back bravely in the second half and a goal by Aiden Buckley gave Tipp a lifeline but Kerry won through in the end on a 2-14 to 1-11 scoreline.Speaking to Tipp FM sport after the game Charlie McGeever said those early goals were disappointing with Tipp torn apart twice in a matter of minutes. McGeever says it’s been a problem in the past and they had worked on it but says they need to continue to focus on it going forward.Following their defeat in Killarney Tipp will now face either Galway or Sligo in the All Ireland Championship.last_img read more

Donald Trump claims fans are unhappy with athletes kneeling during national anthem

first_imgDonald Trump’s comments have had little to no effect on the athletes. This was evident when New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redick famously told Yahoo Sports that NBA players “don’t care what President Trump thinks” and whether he watches the NBA. With the NBA players kneeling protests continuing, the US President again took to Twitter to express his dislike on the issue. Donald Trump tweeted that “people are not happy that players are not standing for our National Anthem” throwing shots at NBA players kneeling before the game. The NFL season is yet to begin amidst the coronavirus pandemic, but they are also expected to follow the NBA and MLB in joining the kneeling protests to raise their voice against racial and social injustice. Also Read: Donald Trump Slams Giants For Kneeling During National Anthem, MLB Lends Support To GiantsAlso Read: NBA Scores And Updated Playoffs Picture: Suns, Trail Blazers Clinch Vital Wins(Image Courtesy: LeBron James, White House Instagram) SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 5th August, 2020 17:35 IST Donald Trump Claims Fans Are Unhappy With Athletes Kneeling During National Anthem US President Donald Trump has slammed MLB, NBA players for taking a knee during the national anthem, claiming that fans are unhappy with athletes’ protests. COMMENT LIVE TV Written By WE RECOMMEND First Published: 5th August, 2020 17:35 IST FOLLOW US Sreehari Menon center_img WATCH US LIVE 1 month ago Donald Trump’s announcement of banning TikTok triggers memes with mixed reactions The fact that US President Donald Trump is not a fan of NBA players kneeling during the national anthem is something the president has made known on countless occasions. NBA players kneeling during the national anthem has been a common theme during the NBA’s restart in Orlando, with players supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and raising their voice against police brutality and racial injustice. The kneeling protests were first initiated by former NFL star Colin Kaepernick in 2016 and have found renewed relevance in the aftermath of the brutal killing of George Floyd in May. Also Read: Jonathan Isaac’s Jersey Sales Skyrocket After NBA Star Refused To Kneel Or Wear BLM ShirtUS President Donald Trump claims fans are unhappy as NBA kneeling protests continue  US President Donald Trump has never been on board of kneeling during the national anthem, right from when Kapernick triggered the NFL players kneeling movement in 2016. The protest has become more widespread in 2020 following the police killing of George Floyd, a death that provoked global protests against police brutality and systemic racism. The protest has since spread across the sports world, with NHL, US Soccer, MLB players, and more taking knees during the national anthem.With 2020 witnessing NBA players and MLB players kneeling, Donald Trump has maintained his dislike for players kneeling during the national anthem. After the MLB players’ kneeling protest on the opening day of the 2020 season, Donald Trump had tweeted that “the game is over” for him if he witnesses anyone kneeling during the national anthem. The US President had said that he considered the kneeling protests a sign of great disrespect for the country and its flag.Also Read: Donald Trump First Pitch Announced AND Cancelled But Yankees In The Dark 1 month ago Donald Trump says schools should reopen amid COVID-19, netizens say ‘send Barron first’ 1 month ago Donald Trump on surge in COVID-19 deaths in US: ‘We’re last meaning we’re first’ People are not happy that players are not standing for our National Anthem!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2020 1 month ago Donald Trump opposes Anthony Fauci’s reasoning of surge in COVID-19 cases in US 1 month ago Road Dogg slammed for defending Donald Trump and sharing controversial video of Joe Bidenlast_img read more