Prosecutors reviewing Aroldis Chapman domestic case

first_imgDAVIE, Fla. — Florida prosecutors are reviewing evidence in a domestic disturbance case involving Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman and his girlfriend.Broward State Attorney’s spokesman Ron Ishoy confirmed in an email Wednesday that prosecutors are examining the possibility of criminal charges. A Davie Police Department report listed the Oct. 30 matter as closed because of insufficient evidence and conflicting accounts.According to a police report, Chapman’s girlfriend, 22-year-old Cristina Barnea, told police he pushed and choked her. Chapman said there was an argument but that he was pushed down by Barnea’s brother, eventually getting a handgun and firing eight shots into a wall and window while locked in his garage.The situation has delayed a proposed trade of Chapman from the Reds to the Los Angeles Dodgers while Major League Baseball investigates. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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MLB free-agent rumors: Twins likely to target starters Zack Wheeler, Madison Bumgarner, Hyun-Jin Ryu

first_imgSource: The Athletic’s Dan HayesNeed to know: How Minnesota chose to approach its 2020 rotation has long been rather fascinating. Jose Berrios is under club control through 2022, but Jake Odorizzi, Kyle Gibson and Michael Pineda were eligible to become free agents after the 2019 season, and Martin Perez’s 2020 option (at $7.5 million) seemed a little steep for a starter with a 5.12 ERA/4.66 FIP. Would they have to replace four starters from the rotation that led them to the AL Central title? The first domino fell into place last week, when Odorizzi chose to accept the qualifying offer extended by the club, so he’ll be back in 2020.  Regardless of how hot the Hot Stove Season actually is this year — it’s been lukewarm, at best, the past few offseasons — Sporting News will have you covered with all the trade rumors and free-agent rumblings you can handle.Rumor: The Twins will be actively look at free-agent starters in the second tier of this year’s class, including Zack Wheeler, Madison Bumgarner and Hyun-Jin Ryu. Berrios and Odorizzi form a formidable combo atop the rotation, but there are still multiple rotation spots to fill. And because the Minnesota offense is so very good, and because the goal for 2020 is to build on 2019’s success and add to that in October, the Twins can’t afford to fill all three of those spots with youngsters or bottom-of-the-barrel free-agent signings. Starters like Wheeler, Ryu and Bumgarner are the types of pitchers who can help a team win games in October, but they won’t cost what guys like Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg will cost. That second-tier of starters is perfect for the Twins.Could this happen: Not only could it happen, but it should happen. All three would be a big boost to Minnesota’s playoff prospects — getting there and advancing — in 2020. Potential domino effect: The free-agent market is stocked with starting pitching, from the aces to the guys who just want one more shot at a rotation, and everything between. And you can bet that, when the first few starters are plucked from that group, other teams will be compelled to act quickly so they get the guys they want.last_img read more

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McGinley and McCambridge winners of the North West 10K

first_imgThe North West 10K crowned Eoghain McGinley and Maria McCambridge the winners of the 23rd annual charity event on Sunday. Eoghain McGinley won the men’s race with Mark McPaul coming in on second place and Karol Duggan in third.Maria McCambridge recorded the fastest time in the women’s section as she finished ahead of Fionnuala Diver in second and Monica McGranaghan in third. Full results to follow… McGinley and McCambridge winners of the North West 10K was last modified: May 5th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Sign me up: Six local standouts pick CR

first_imgWhen Ryan Bisio interviewed for the then-vacant head coaching position for the College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team, he told Athletic Director Bob Brown he intended to hit the ground running.Adding six of Humboldt County’s best players to his inaugural recruiting class certainly qualifies, and that’s what Bisio did during Tuesday afternoon’s press conference at the college.Fortuna High’s Drew Gillette, Zac Claus, Bradley Willis and Donald Willis joined McKinleyville High’s AJ Stubbs …last_img read more

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Saving Kenyan wildlife from drought, one truck at a time

first_imgPatrick Mwalua drives a truck hundreds of kilometres four times a week to deliver much needed water supplies to animals in Kenya’s drought-stricken Tsavo West National Park. Kenyan conservationist Patrick Mwalua drives his water truck hundreds of kilometres every week to deliver water to animals in the drought-stricken Tsavo West National Park. A Go Fund Me online crowdsourcing initiative is enabling him to expand his work. (Image: Facebook)CD AndersonThe 41-year-old Kenyan pea farmer and conservationist Patrick Mwalua is the founder of Tsavo Volunteers, a small but passionate operation that delivers water to areas of southern Kenya, where rainfall is sparse and detrimental to animals in the area’s Tsavo West National Park.Mwalua personally drives his water truck hundreds of kilometres every week, delivering over 10 000 litres of water to the park’s dry watering holes. Despite being wild, elephants, buck and zebras recognise the sound of his truck approaching, and almost always wait patiently at the watering holes for his delivery.Kenyan conservationist Patrick Mwalua drives his water truck hundreds of kilometres every week to deliver water to animals in the drought-stricken Tsavo West National Park. A Go Fund Me online crowdsourcing initiative is enabling him to expand his work. (Image: Facebook)In an interview with the environmental website The Dodo, Mwalua says “(Tsavo isn’t) really receiving rain the way we used to… [since June last year] there has been no rain [at all]. So I started giving animals water because I thought [that] if I don’t, they will die.”The animals are forced to spend much needed energy travelling across the area to find active watering holes, often encountering violent confrontations with predators. Of particular concern for Mwalua, are the elephants, travelling into areas where they are more susceptible to poaching: “Elephants are becoming endangered and we need to save the ones we have left by providing water for them until the drought peril is over.”Inspired by interest from overseas tourists and conservationists, Mwalua has now taken his project worldwide, starting a Go Fund Me online crowdfunding page to help finance the costs of transporting the water and expanding the conservation awareness programmes he offers to schools in the Tsavo area.Kenyan conservationist Patrick Mwalua drives his water truck hundreds of kilometres every week to deliver water to animals in the drought-stricken Tsavo West National Park. A Go Fund Me online crowdsourcing initiative is enabling him to expand his work. (Image: Facebook)“I was born around here and grew up with wildlife and got a lot of passion about wildlife,” he says, “I decided to bring awareness to this so when they grow up they can protect their wildlife.”Using the power of online social media, Mwalua interacts with thousands of contributors from across the globe, keeping them informed of the progress of the project.Visit Mwalua’s Facebook page for updates on the Tsavo Volunteers project. To continue operating an effective water delivery system, Mwalua wants extend his operation to include several trucks, as his own truck, which keeps him on the road for hours every day, is starting to feel the strain. So far, the Go Fund Me page has raised over $100 000 (about R1.3-million).Visit the Tsavo Volunteers Go Fund Me page for news on the project and to contribute.“(Mwalua’s) commitment to the wildlife and his heritage is unmeasurable,” says US conservationist Cher Callaway, who, along with Tami Calliope and Angie Brown, have been active in raising awareness of the project overseas.  Mwalua, they say, often “risks his own life in the middle of the night to deliver water to a dry water hole”.Kenyan conservationist Patrick Mwalua drives his water truck hundreds of kilometres every week to deliver water to animals in the drought-stricken Tsavo West National Park. A Go Fund Me online crowdsourcing initiative is enabling him to expand his work. (Image: Facebook)With donations streaming in, Mwalua hopes the money can be used to find more permanent solutions to the crisis. He is also confident that the expectant rains in November this year will help lessen the strain for the animals.Until then though Mwalua stays on the road, ensuring the animals get what they need to make it through the dry season.Source: The Dodo Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Concentrate On One Thing

first_imgThere are so many distractions now that it’s very difficult to give anything your full, undivided attention. No matter how good your intentions, the potential distractions can be overwhelming.You never remove your smartphone from your hand for any period. If it isn’t in your hand, it’s sitting on your desk next to you, your car seat, or your bedside table. Your laptop is always open, and if you’re like most people, the browser is always open. And if your computer is on with the browser open, chances are your email is open, and so are a few social sites.Doing good work requires that you concentrate. Whatever you’re doing, do that and nothing else.EmailIf you are processing your email, process your email.I don’t process my email in the morning until I have done the most important tasks I need to complete. On Mondays and Tuesdays I let a lot of email sit unread while I am doing higher value activities, screening it on my iPhone to delete nonsense and trivialities and responding to anything that is important. But most people can’t wait to get into their email box first thing in the morning (for reasons I don’t understand unless your email is somehow way different than mine).If you are going to process your email, go ahead and do it completely. Respond to every email that requires a response. Delete all of the emails you don’t need to keep. And archive anything that needs to be archived. Move all of the tasks out and put them on your task manager so you can do them later.Make email your focus and give it all of your attention. Don’t do anything else while you’re doing it.Social MediaIf you are Tweeting or using some other social platform, do that.If you are going to go browse through the stream on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram, stop everything and do it. Like whatever you are going to like, retweet whatever you are going to retweet. Update your status with something pithy and original, and hang around a few minutes to reap the rewards that come in the form of likes if you need to.Give the social channels your full attention. And don’t do anything else while you are doing it. It won’t help you produce the results you want, and it won’t get you paid, but if you are going to spend your time on social, dive in so you can finish it.CallsIf you are making calls, make them.If you are going to make your calls, close the browser, turn off the social channels and give yourself over to the phone. Your efficiency will improve, and so will your effectiveness.Maybe making calls isn’t your work. Whatever your real work is, do that work. If you need to write, write. If you need to create a spreadsheet and analyze numbers, make the spreadsheet and do your work. If you need to complete a report, develop a strategy brief, or whatever it is you do, do that and nothing else.Human Interactions!If you are engaging with another human being, be engaged.When you are with a human being, be completely with them. Put your smartphone down or turn off your notifications (My phone has a do not disturb function. Yours probably does, too). Close the browser, and then close the laptop lid.Give that person your full, undivided attention without checking your phone, your social stream, or your email. There is nothing in any of these virtual places that won’t still be there when you get back. Human interactions are where the real action is.If you are honest with yourself, I’ll bet you’re a little bored with the social streams, and a little burned out from trying to keep up with all of the pings, dings, and notifications you receive. The truth of the matter is, it’s keeping you from doing good work, and it isn’t helping your real relationships either.Doing exceptionally great work requires concentration. You can’t produce that quality if you are distracted and dividing your attention across your phone, your laptop, and your real work. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

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Virtual colonoscopy

first_imgDefinitionVirtual colonoscopy (VC)is an imaging or x-ray test that looks for cancer, polyps, or other disease in the large intestine (colon).Alternative NamesColonoscopy – virtual; CT colonography; Computed tomographic colonography; Colography – virtualHow the Test is PerformedVirtual colonoscopy is different from a regular colonoscopy. Regular colonoscopy uses a long, lighted tool called a colonoscope that is inserted into the rectum and large intestine.Virtual colonoscopy is done in the radiology department of a hospital or medical center. No sedatives are needed and no colonoscope is used.The exam is done as follows:You lie on your left side on a narrow table that is connected to an MRI or CT machine.Your knees are drawn up toward your chest.A small, flexible tube is inserted into the rectum. Air is pumped through the tube to make the colon bigger and easier to see.You then lie on your back.The table slides into a large tunnel in the CT or MRI machine. X-rays of your colon are taken.X-rays are also taken while you lie on your stomach.You must stay very still during this procedure, since movement can blur the x-rays. You may be asked to hold your breath briefly while each x-ray is taken.A computer combines all the images to form three-dimensional pictures of the colon. The doctor can then view the images on a video monitor.How to Prepare for the TestYour bowels need to be completely empty for the exam. A problem in your large intestine that needs to be treated may be missed if your intestines are not cleaned out.advertisementYour health care provider will give you the steps for cleansing your bowels. This is called bowel preparation. Steps may include using enemas, not eating solid foods for 2 or 3 days before the test, and taking laxatives.You need to drink plenty of clear liquids for 1 to 3 days before the test. Examples of clear liquids are:Clear coffee or teaFat-free bouillon or brothGelatinSports drinksStrained fruit juicesWaterYou will likely be told to stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other blood-thinning medicines for several days before the test. Keep taking your other medicines unless your doctor tells you otherwise.You will need to stop taking iron pills or liquids a few days before the test, unless your health care provider tells you it is okay to continue. Iron can make your stool dark black. This makes it harder for the doctor to view inside your bowel.CT and MRI scanners are very sensitive to metals. Do not wear jewelry the day of your exam. You will be asked to wear a hospital gown for the procedure.How the Test will FeelThe x-rays are painless. Pumping air into the colon can create cramping or gas pains.Why the Test is PerformedVirtual colonoscopy may done for the following reasons:Follow-up on colon cancer or polypsAbdominal pain, changes in bowel movements, or weight lossAnemia due to low ironBlood in the stool or black, tarry stoolsScreen for cancer of the colon or rectum (should be done every 5 years)Your doctor may want to do aregular colonoscopy instead of a virtual colonoscopy. The reason is that virtual colonoscopy does not allow the doctor to remove tissue samples or polyps.Other times, a virtual colonoscopy is done if your doctor was not able to move the flexible tube all the way through the colon during aregular colonoscopy.Normal ResultsNormal findings are images of a healthy intestinal tract.What Abnormal Results MeanColorectal cancerDiverticulosisInflammatory bowel diseaseLower gastrointestinal (GI) bleedingPolypsTumorRegular colonoscopy may be done (on a different day) after a virtual colonoscopy if:No cause for bleeding or other symptoms were found. Virtual colonoscopy can miss some smaller problems in the colon.Problems that need a biopsy were seen on a virtual colonoscopyRisksRisks of virtual colonoscopy include:Exposure to radiation from the CT scanNausea, vomiting, bloating, or rectal irritation from medicines used to prepare for the test.ConsiderationsDifferences between virtual and conventional colonoscopy include:Virtual colonoscopy can view the colon from many different angles. This is not as easy with regular colonoscopy.Virtual colonoscopy does not require sedation. You can usually go back to your normal activities right away after the test. Regular colonoscopy uses sedation and often the loss of a work day.Virtual colonoscopy using CT scanners expose you to radiation.Regular colonoscopy has a small risk of bowel perforation (creating a small tear). There is almost no such risk from virtual colonoscopy.Virtual colonoscopy is often not able to detect polyps smaller than 10 mm. Regular colonoscopy can detect polyps of all sizes.ReferencesadvertisementItzkowitz SH, Potack J. Colonic polyps and polyposis syndromes. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger and Fordtrans Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease Pathophysiology/Diagnosis/Management. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Saunders; 2010:chap 122.National Comprehensive Cancer Network. NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines): Colorectal cancer screening. Version 2.2013. Available at: www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/colorectal_screening.pdf. Accessed October 2013.Philip AK, Lubner MG, Harms B. Computed tomographic colonography. Surg Clin N Am. 2011;91:127-139.Review Date:10/14/2013Reviewed By:George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

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10 months agoSolskjaer reveals Man Utd medical room now clearing

first_imgSolskjaer reveals Man Utd medical room now clearingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says their medical room is clearing ahead of the clash with Bournemouth.United have won both games since Solskjaer took charge but Anthony Martial joined Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku on the sidelines when being taken ill over the Christmas period.When asked by MUTV if anybody was coming back for the next game, Ole replied: “Hopefully the front three with Romelu, Alexis and Anthony – that is not a bad three to have ready. So towards the end [of a game], when you are 2-0 up, 3-0 up, if you can put players with pace on, then that makes a difference.”So when you score three at home but you know you have three lads awaiting to get on, then that’s great.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 months agoReal Madrid coach Solari: Isco future not up to me

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Solari: Isco future not up to meby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari says Isco’s future isn’t up to him.The player has found himself out of favour of late, and didn’t make the pitch at all against Real Betis on Sunday, and as a result talk of a move to Italy have surfaced.”We have a wonderful squad and I have to choose who gets involved in each game,” Solari said in his pre-match press conference.”It is not up to me to explain the transfer policy, I am just the coach.” last_img read more

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Yaya Toure returns to Greece

first_imgFormer Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has returned to Greek club Olympiakos, 12 years after leaving them to sign for French side AS Monaco.The Ivorian first had his huge breakthrough in European football with the Piraeus-based side during the 2005-2006 season, scoring three goals in 20 matches.Toure moved to Barcelona in 2007 after spending only one season in the French Ligue 1 with AS Monaco.After their Gulf-based owners injected huge funds into Manchester City, Toure was one of the key signings who helped the club win three Premier League titles in seven seasons.He represented City in 230 games, scoring 59 goals, but was released at the end of last season after another title triumph.The energetic midfielder is now back with Olympiakos, although the club have not released any financial details or the duration of the contract.Official: Yaya Toure joins Chinese club Qingdao Huanghai Andrew Smyth – July 4, 2019 Manchester City legend Yaya Toure has returned to football with Chinese second-tier side Qingdao Huanghai following a seven-month spell on the sidelines.Toure wrote on his website, as quoted by Sky Sports:“It is an honour to be back at Olympiakos!”“When I left in 2006 I said I would come back and I am delighted to keep my word. I had offers from lots of clubs across Europe, Asia and the USA.”“Ultimately, I made my decision based on the special relationship I have with this incredible club.”“I am as hungry for success now as I was when I first arrived here many years ago and I cannot wait to help the club win the trophies the great fans of Olympiakos deserve.”“It is now time to let my football do the talking once again. Let’s do this!”last_img read more

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