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Prisons: The forgotten front in opioid war

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first_imgAnd in the two weeks following their release, former prisoners are 129 times more likely to die from overdose than members of the general population. This is despite the fact that we have robust evidence showing that we can decrease the incidence of relapse, overdose, drug-related health complications like HIV transmission, criminal activity after release and recidivism by offering treatment.And unequivocal data highlights that medication-assisted therapy — that is, treatment with methadone or suboxone — in prisons saves lives. A study published recently in the journal Addiction showed that offering medication-assisted treatment in prisons reduced drug-related overdose deaths by 85 percent in the four-week period following prisoner release and reduced mortality from all causes by 75 percent over the same period.Few other medical interventions have demonstrated such success. Unfortunately, however, the majority of correctional facilities in the United States do not offer programs for people addicted to opioids.Out of the 3,200 U.S. jails, only 23 provide maintenance therapy to inmates. Categories: Editorial, OpinionMultiple leaders across the nation, including Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and even President Donald Trump, have declared states of emergency in response to the opioid epidemic.Policymakers claim to be battling this public health crisis on all fronts, but one arena continues to be conspicuously ignored: our prisons and jails. Roughly half of all incarcerated individuals suffer from addiction. And if we want to save lives on the streets, we cannot send people out of prisons untreated and abandon them when they are the most vulnerable to overdose.If we’re serious about addressing the opioid epidemic, we have to pay attention to the evidence demonstrating that opioid treatment in jails and prisons is highly effective.And we must act by quickly expanding such treatment to many more facilities around the country. Current programs offering in-facility treatment should guide the nation, serving as examples of how we can provide vulnerable, disenfranchised people with the care they deserve as fellow humans and members of our society.If we claim, whether as a community, a state or a nation, to be fighting the opioid crisis on all fronts, let us not forget one that offers undeniable evidence of a way to save lives. Dr. Justin Berk is a combined internal medicine/pediatrics resident in urban health at Johns Hopkins Hospital.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists This is a critical public health issue, and the benefits of the therapies we can offer to people with opioid addiction who are currently incarcerated reach far beyond those individuals.Our communities benefit too when we help those suffering from addiction get the care they need to survive and live healthy lives. Skeptics will argue against such treatment by asserting that it is too expensive, or that it will be “diverted“ and used inappropriately, or that the people with addictions who end up incarcerated should have taken more personal responsibility.But these interventions have been shown to be cost-effective.Diversion can be minimized, while treatment could actually improve security.And moralizing arguments against a well-recognized psychiatric disorder are antiquated, demonstrating poor knowledge of evidence-based treatment, if not also little compassion for a vulnerable population. I have seen first-hand that suboxone allows many people to concentrate on their lives instead of their addictions upon their release from jail or prison. And out of the 50 state prison systems, only four offer such treatment.This means that people who are fortunate enough to be part of a treatment program before their incarceration are, upon their entrance to a jail or prison, often taken off their medications and forced to endure cruel, painful and dangerous periods of withdrawal. This is not a problem of resources.Many incarcerated patients currently receive appropriate care for other chronic conditions, including diabetes, HIV, cancer and even more-newly-recognized disorders, like gender dysphoria.Our federal and state corrections systems have the capacity to offer this treatment — a treatment defined as “essential medicine“ by the World Health Organization.The inability to access medical treatment with such established benefits is an unacceptable violation of prisoners’ constitutional right to basic health care.But this is not just an issue of rights, and this is not just about prisoners.last_img read more

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Tour guides hit hard as COVID-19 strangles tourist destinations

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first_imgOn a normal day, 58-year-old Agustinus Bataona, a tour guide in West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province, would be quite busy leading tourists from as far away as New Zealand, Australia, the United States, and Europe on his Komodo Overseas Tour.Usually in a single month, he and his colleagues conducted five to seven tours to explore Komodo Island and the beauty of the surrounding islands. Meanwhile, they handled three or four tour packages, including overland trips, per month. On a busy day, he and his colleagues often met cruise ships that had between 1,000 and 1.500 tourists on board.“But that was before the COVID. Now, everything is so different. It is very quiet, nothing to do. In February we only handled two tours, while in March, there are none,” Agustinus who is also the regional NTT head of the Indonesia Tour Guide Association, told The Jakarta Post on Monday. As fears over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus grow, significantly fewer tourists are visiting major destinations in NTT, such as Labuan Bajo, Komodo National Park and Flores. To date, about 45,000 tourists have canceled their plans to visit the world-renowned destinations from January to May.“This definitely affects the livelihoods of the tour guides in East Nusa Tenggara, especially on Flores and Komodo. We lost our daily income because tourism is our main source of income,” said Agustinus.Agustinus said  at least 511 licensed tour guides in NTT are affected by the cancellations. Because of them, many tour guides have to stay at home.The secretary-general of the Indonesian Travel Agents Association (Astindo), Pauline Suharno, who is also the director of Elok Tours, said there are many tourist workers at the grassroots level who have been indirectly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused numerous cancellations. In addition to guides, other workers who rely heavily on the tourism industry for their livelihoods, such as tour drivers, are also in difficult circumstances, she said. Meanwhile, Pauline said many travel agencies have to “reorganize” to reduce their employee numbers for efficiency.“Some implement unpaid leave; there is no hiring of contract workers and there is no new recruitment. Job termination cannot be avoided if the condition remains the same or worse,” Pauline said on Thursday. Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) chairman Hariyadi Sukamdani also reported that many hotels in Indonesia started striving for cost efficiency amid the hard times to generate cash flow because of the drop in hotel occupancy rates caused by a decline in tourist visits.“Today, many daily workers in the hotel are not employed any more. The daily workers usually work depending on occupancy rates, such as the cleaning staff. Meanwhile, many contract and permanent employees are starting to work in shifts for efficiency,” he said.The growing fears over the spread of COVID-19 have hit tourism-related businesses like travel agents, hotels and other accommodations across the country.Pauline said ticket sales for inbound and outbound flights fell sharply, not only to those traveling for holidays but also for Muslim pilgrimages to Mecca. Many trips such as study tours and business trips have also been canceled following the government instruction to limit travel, movement and events.As of March 12, Astindo recorded a nearly 90 percent drop in sales following booking cancellations caused by fears over the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, in February, Astindo members recorded potential losses of Rp 4 trillion.“In the hard times, our members are still burdened with operational costs, such as office leasing fees, bank interest rates, employee salaries, electricity charges, telephone expenses and others. This is a hard time for us,” said Pauline.Meanwhile, the PHRI reported the country’s overall occupancy rate had fallen below the low season average of 50 to 60 percent to 30 to 40 percent since the outbreak of the coronavirus in China in early January. In Bali, the occupancy rate had dropped to 20 percent, especially in areas visited by individual travelers such as Kuta, Sanur, Legian, Ubud and Jimbaran.Topics :last_img read more

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AV Jennings’ development focused on looking after environment

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first_imgDownsizers and young professional couples have shown a keen interest in one of Brisbane’s suburban developments at Kenmore.With the final touches being put on AVJennings’ 32 architect designed two and three level townhouses, buyers want low maintenance properties close to the river and CBD.Set among 7000sq m of open space and protected bushland, just 9km from the Brisbane CBD, townhouses are priced from $625,000.AVJennings Queensland sales manager Tony Creighton said buyers had the option to choose from three different floor plans.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours ago“These townhomes are similar in size to a freestanding home, with up to 186sq m of living space including three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a powder room, a double garage plus outdoor areas for entertaining,” he said.“We know most downsizers want to make their move as simple as possible by keeping their furniture and treasured possessions they have collected over the years, so we have designed thesetownhomes with ample living areas and bedrooms to allow for easy storage without cluttering.”The townhouses are stylish with contemporary finishes including glass balustrades, timber decking, stone benchtops, European appliances, fully ducted air conditioning and bamboo flooring.There are a limited number of townhomes available that include an additional room, which can be used as an office space for professionals working from home, or an additional bedroom for when family come to visit.Mr Creighton said Kersley Lane appealed to buyers looking to live in a “boutique community” with fewer neighbours.“AVJennings will rehabilitate this environmental corridor and is looking to establish nesting boxes in the area to encourage more native animals to live here,” he said.And those who want to socialise with their neighbours, family and friends can make use of the exclusive resident’s barbecue area set among the leafy surrounds of Kersley Lane.A fully furnished display is now open on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am-3pm. AVJennings is putting the finishes touches on its new Kersley Lane community in Kenmore. Kersley Lane Developer: AVJenningsPrice: Townhouses which are priced from $625,000Address: Kersley Lane is at 21-23 Kersley Rd, Kenmorelast_img read more

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‘Justice’ ready for forever home while officials continue to seek justice

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first_imgShelby County, In. — Last November, a young pit bull named Justice was found in Shelby County with severe chemical burns. Justice has spent the last several months recovering and will soon be looking for a forever home.Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter took ownership of the situation and the pit bull and began the campaign for “Justice.” Shelter workers, with the help of the IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital, nursed the dog back to health.Justice will need eye surgery, but the procedure doesn’t work he may need eye medicine for the remainder of his life.Applications to adopt Justice will soon be posted on their Facebook page. The only requirements are that Justice is the only pet in the house and the family lives within 100 miles.There is still a $10,000 reward to find those responsible for hurting Justice.Information can be emailed to cbrowder@cityofshelbyvillein.com or call 317-392-5127. Officials say ANY information could help solve this mystery.last_img read more

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Cricket News MS Dhoni touches golden milestone of 500 international games

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first_imgNew Delhi: The Indian team’s senior-most player and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday reached the golden milestone of playing 500 international matches for India during the second T20 International against England, a day ahead of his 37th birthday.Dhoni became the third Indian after Sachin Tendulkar (664) and Rahul Dravid (509) to break the 500 match barrier in international cricket.The second T20I against England is Dhoni’s 92nd in the shortest format of the game.The Chennai Super Kings skipper has played 90 Test matches and 318 One Day Internationals.In his Test career, he had scored 4876 runs with six centuries and 33 half tons before hanging up his boots.In the 318 ODIs, he has so far scored 9967 runs with 10 tons and 67 half tons.In the 91 T20’s apart from the second T20I match against England, he had scored 1455 runs with two half centuries.In 499 international matches so far, he has taken 602 catches and effected 178 stumpings. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Cricket News Asghar Afghan axed as Afghanistan skipper, Gulbadin Naib to lead side for ICC Cricket World Cup

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first_imgThe move to replace Asghar Afghan is indeed surprising considering the amount of success he has had as captain. His major contribution was in Afghanistan winning the ICC Cricket World Cup qualifier tournament in 2018 which was held in Zimbabwe. Afghanistan defeated West Indies in the final as they sealed their spots for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Asghar Afghan, who was earlier known as Asghar Stanikzai, captained in 56 matches and secured wins in 33 games.For Naib, who has played 52 ODIs, this will be the first time that he will captain Afghanistan any format. The departure of Asghar Afghan marks the end of a wonderful period when he helped Afghanistan to many memorable victories. In the one-off Test against Ireland at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Dehradun, Rahmat Shah’s 98 and 76 along with Asghar Afghan’s 67, which included six fours and four sixes, helped Afghanistan create history by winning their first-ever Test by seven wickets.Afghanistan has still not announced their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 squad. The side, who won a game in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup by beating Scotland by one wicket at the University Oval in Dunedin, will open their World Cup campaign against five-time champions Australia at Bristol on June 1. Afghanistan will open the World Cup campaign against Australia on June 1 in Bristol.Rahmat Shah, who hit 98 and 76 vs Ireland, will be the Test captain.Rashid Khan will be the Twenty20 skipper for Afghanistan. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Afghanistan Cricket Board has announced a surprising decision with just over one and a half months to go for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with Asghar Afghan, who led the side for four years after taking over the captaincy from Mohammad Nabi in 2015, being replaced by Gulbadin Naib. This, in effect, means Naib will lead the Afghanistan cricket team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which will be held in England starting from May 30. Taking to the official Twitter handle of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, the organisation in a press conference announced these details on their timeline.The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced split captaincy for all three formats, with Naib being the ODI captain and Rashid Khan being the vice-captain. In the Twenty20 format, Rashid will be the captain while Shafiqullah Shinwari will be the vice-captain. In Tests, Rahmat Shah, who played a starring role in the game against Ireland in Dehradun, has been appointed as the new skipper with Hashmat Shahidi the new vice-captain. highlightslast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

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first_imgBen Jipcho, the ‘rabbit’ who helped Keino beat Ryun, dies UNDATED (AP) — Kenyan runner Ben Jipcho has died at the age off 77. Jipcho was famous for sacrificing his own hopes of winning an Olympic medal to help teammate Kip Keino beat American rival Jim Ryun to the gold in the 1,500 meters at the 1968 Mexico City Games. Jipcho played the role of the “rabbit’ by setting a relentless pace for the first half of the race in the high altitude. The tactic worked perfectly as Keino went on to win gold and became a pioneer for Kenyan track and field. Jipcho won a silver medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase four years later at the 1972 Munich Olympics. — Cavan Biggio belted a three-run homer and the Blue Jays began their season away from Toronto by topping the Rays 6-4. Biggio’s infield single began a three-run fourth inning off 36-year-old Charlie Morton, who made his first career start on opening day. Randal Grichuk (GRIH’-chuhk), Rowdy Tellez and Teoscar (tay-AHS’-kur) Hernandez drove in the runs. — Lance Lynn struck out nine in six sharp innings and the Rangers inaugurated their new retractable-roof stadium with a 1-0 win over the Rockies. The Rangers didn’t get their first hit off Rockies starter German (hehr-MAHN’) Marquez until after Lynn had thrown the last of his 108 pitches in his first opening day start. Danny Santana had a one-out double in the sixth, and scored on a two-out double by Rougned Odor that chased Marquez . MLB-NEWS UNDATED (AP) — The displaced Toronto Blue Jays will play in Buffalo this year amid the pandemic. The Blue Jays said in a statement Friday that the greater part of their home schedule will be played at Sahlen (SAY’-len) Field in Buffalo, home of the club’s Triple-A affiliate Buffalo Bisons. The team looked for a major league stadium after the Canadian government declined to allow them to play in Toronto but was unsuccessful in securing a site. Toronto opens the season at Tampa Bay on Friday. Associated Press Update on the latest sports BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Michael Thompson and Richy Werenski will carry a share of the lead into the third round of the 3M Open. The scores crept up after Werenski led the first-round pack with an 8-under 63. The 24-year-old followed that with a 67 as he seeks his first PGA victory. Thompson fired a 66 Friday to grab a piece of the lead at 12 under, one shot ahead of Tony Finau (FEE’-now) and Talor Gooch. RYUN-MEDAL OF FREEDOM Trump honors former track phenom and Kansas congressman Ryun The NFL Players Association’s executive committee and 32 player representatives approved the offers Friday. Players who decide they want to opt out have until Aug. 3 to do so, and they will receive a stipend from the owners. The amount of the stipend will be $350,000 for medical opt outs and $150,000 for voluntary opt outs. Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif became the first player to opt out of the upcoming NFL season on Friday. He’s choosing to put his medical degree to use on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic rather than helping the Kansas City Chiefs defend their first Super Bowl title in 50 years. In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: — The Chicago Bears have canceled season ticket packages because they’re not sure how many fans — if any — will be allowed at Soldier Field due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Team President Ted Phillips cited “a need to reduce the seating capacity to build a plan that allows for social distancing” in a letter to season ticket holders. Two people involved in the ACC’s discussions say the league is looking at an 11-game schedule that would include 10 conference games. It would start Sept. 12. Notre Dame would play a full 10-game ACC schedule. Whether those games would count in the standings and the Irish would be eligible to participate in the ACC championship game for a slot in the Orange Bowl is still to be determined. VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS AP sources: NFL owners offer opt-out guidelines for players NFL training camps are set to open after the league and the players’ union reached agreement on several issues. Those issues included future salary cap mechanisms and how players can opt out of the upcoming season because of the coronavirus. — Atlanta Dream center Kalani Brown tested positive for the coronavirus on July 9 and remains under — More than two dozen Division I conferences want the NCAA Board of Governors to avoid making any decisions about fall championships until a majority of the leagues determine whether to hold regular-season competition. A letter from College Commissioners Association President Beth DeBauche was sent to the board. — A leading British government adviser says the pandemic will make it “very difficult” for Premier League matches to be staged with full crowds for at least another year and capacities face being capped at 25% when stadiums eventually re-open. The Premier League season ends on Sunday and Calder urged players to avoid going on holiday to COVID-19 hotspots, singling out the United States.NFL-NEWS Vikings extend Zimmer’s deal UNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed head coach Mike Zimmer to a three-year contract extension through the 2023 season. In other MLB news: — Four baseball players and two staff tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week. There have been 99 new positive tests since intake screening began June 27. That represents 0.3% of 32,640 samples and includes 84 players and 15 staff. — The Braves were without their top two catchers, Tyler Flowers and Travis d’Arnaud (dahr-NOH’), for Friday’s opening game at New York Mets after both players showed symptoms of the coronavirus. Manager Brian Snitker says Flowers and d’Arnaud have tested negative for the coronavirus but did not travel with the team because they had symptoms. — The Indians elected to wear their blue road jerseys on opening day with “Cleveland” on the front as a unified statement of solidarity for minorities as the team contemplates a name change. Owner Paul Dolan recently announced the franchise is considering changing its name from Indians, which has been the club’s moniker since 1915. Typically, the team wears white jerseys with “Indians” across the chest at home. — Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro went on the injured list before their season opener at Philadelphia. The Marlins didn’t give a reason but said they expected Alfaro to return this season. Alfaro batted .262 with 18 homers and 57 RBIs last year in his first season with the Marlins. Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EH’-nehs SEHS’-peh-dehs) belted a seventh-inning homer and four Mets combined in a three-hitter in a 1-0 downing of the Atlanta Braves. The blast came two years and four days after Cespedes last played a major league game. Numerous leg injuries have kept him sidelined and caused him to accept a renegotiated contract last winter. Jacob deGrom was in vintage form as the two-time NL Cy Young winner held the Braves to one hit while striking out eighth over five innings. Seth Lugo worked two innings for the victory and Edwin Diaz got the final three outs to notch the save. The Mets are 39-12 in season openers since dropping their first eight. Their 39-20 mark on opening day is the best in major league history. In other major league finals: — Dusty Baker posted a win in his first game as the Astros manager, an 8-2 thumping of the Mariners. Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer to back Justin Verlander, who struck out seven over six innings of his 12th career opening-day start. center_img In other NBA news: — Missouri basketball players Xavier Pinson, Mitchell Smith and Jeremiah Tilmon Jr. have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to the Tigers for the upcoming season. Tigers coach Cuonzo Martin’s roster will have 11 players that are juniors or seniors. That is the most in the Southeastern Conference and third-most among all Power Five programs. ACC-NOTRE DAME AP sources: ACC, Notre Dame eye 2020 football membership UNDATED (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference and Notre Dame are considering whether the Fighting Irish will give up their treasured football independence for the 2020 season play as a member of the league. — The Dodgers crushed the Giants for the second straight day as Max Muncy homered twice and doubled in a 9-1 laugher. Ross Stripling allowed four hits, walked none and struck out seven over seven innings to pick up the win. Mookie Betts notched his first RBI for Los Angeles in going 1 for 6, leaving him 2-for-11 since signing the richest contract in the National League.— The Athletics celebrated a 7-3 win over the Angels after Matt Olson crushed a grand slam in the bottom of the 10th. The A’s scored twice in the eighth to pull ahead, but Jason Castro’s solo blast extended the game. Ramon Laureano was 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBIs and three runs scored.— Shane Bieber was fantastic in the Indians’ 2-0 shutout of the Royals, striking out 14 while surrendering four hits in six innings. It was the most strikeouts by a Cleveland pitcher on opening day and the most for any hurler in an opener since Randy Johnson fanned 14 in 1996. Cleveland did its scoring in the sixth inning on Oscar Mercado’s RBI single and a double by Cesar Hernandez. — Max Kepler homered against White Sox ace Lucas Giolito in his first two at-bats to spark the Twins to a 10-5 rout. Jake Cave had two hits and drove in two runs for Minnesota. White Sox slugger Yoán Moncada had three hits, including a three-run shot off José Berrios (beh-REE’-ohs) in the second inning — Kyle Hendricks became the first Cubs hurler in 46 years to toss an opening-day shutout, scattering three hits in a 3-0 win over the Brewers. Ian Happ opened the scoring in the third inning with a two-run blast. Anthony Rizzo added an eighth-inning blast. — Jack Flaherty pitched seven solid innings and Paul DeJong (deh-YUHNG’) hit a two-run homer as part of the Cardinals′5-4 victory over the Pirates. Flaherty did not give up a run until Jacob Stallings hit a two-out, two-run single just under the glove of first baseman Paul Goldschmidt in the seventh.Tyler O’Neill and Dexter Fowler added solo homers for St. Louis. — Eric Hosmer hit three-run doubles in consecutive innings to in his Padres debut to guide a 7-2 decision over the Diamondbacks. The six RBIs tied Hosmer’s career high and backed 24-year-old right-hander Chris Paddack, who threw six scoreless innings in his first opening day start. Losing pitcher Madison Bumgarner allowed three runs and four hits over 5 2/3 innings in his DBacks debut. — J.D. Martinez and Kevin Pillar each drove in three runs in the Red Sox’s 13-2 dismantling of the Orioles. Jackie Bradley Jr., Jose Peraza, Martinez and Pillar each doubled as part of a four-run third inning. Nathan Eovaldi (eh-VAHL’-dee) gave up just one run and five hits, striking out four over six innings in his first career opening day start. — The Reds were 7-1 winners over the Tigers as Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) supplied a two-run homer and four RBIs in his Cincinnati debut. Sonny Gray fanned nine and gave up three hits in six innings, including C.J. Cron’s homer. Japanese product Shogo Akiyama singled home a run as a pinch hitter in his first big league game. — Jesus Aguilar (AG’-ee-ahr) hit a two-run homer off Aaron Nola and Sandy Alcantara (al-KAN’-tah-rah) pitched neatly into the seventh inning of the Marlins’ 5-2 verdict over the Phillies. Alcantara gave up one earned run and three hits, striking out seven in 6 2/3 innings. Didi Gregorius (greh-GOHR’-ee-uhs) lined a solo shot in his first game since signing a $14 million, one-year deal with the Phillies. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULE Mets get another opening win UNDATED (AP) — The New York Mets picked up another season-opening victory with help from their returning slugger. Zimmer has a 57-38-1 record over six years and owns a .599 winning percentage, the third-best of the nine head coaches in team history. Only Bud Grant and Dennis Green have a better mark. Zimmer’s also seventh in winning percentage among active NFL head coaches with a minimum of 50 games. Also around the NFL: — Washington quarterback Alex Smith needs to pass his physical with a team doctor Monday before being cleared for football activities, according to a team spokesman. ESPN had reported Smith was already cleared after the 36-year-old said that during an interview while filming a documentary for the network. Smith hasn’t played since November 2018 when he broke the tibia and fibula in his right leg. He underwent multiple surgeries in the aftermath of the injury and has since worked to get back to game action. PGA-3M OPEN Thompson, Werenski top leaderboard — The Chicago Cubs have finalized minor-league deals with infielder Derek Dietrich and outfielder Ryan LaMarre. Dietrich and LaMarre will report to the team’s camp in South Bend, Indiana. — A record 109 players from the Dominican Republic were on opening-day major league rosters, boosted by an expanded pool following the layoff caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Major League Baseball said Friday that 288 of 1,026 players on opening-day rosters were born outside the 50 states, which comes to 28.1%.NBA-TIMBERWOLVES SALE AP Sources: Afflalo headlines group bidding to buy Wolves MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that an ownership group led by longtime NBA player Arron Afflalo (uh-FLAH’-loh) is putting together a bid to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal is still in the process of being submitted. They say the ownership group will consist of two to five individuals with a net worth of more than $10 billion. Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, who bought the club in 1994 to keep it from moving to New Orleans, has put the franchise up for sale on the condition it remain in Minnesota. July 25, 2020 WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. Olympic long-distance runner and congressman Jim Ryun has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House. Ryun was the first U.S. high schooler to run a mile in under 4 minutes. He was the 1968 Olympic silver medalist in the 1,500-meter run and a three-time Olympian. Ryun went on to serve as a member of the House representing a Kansas congressional district from 1996 to 2006. The White House described Ryun as one of the most accomplished American runners in history. OLYMPICS-OBIT-JIPCHO last_img read more

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Whats up next for Owens?

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first_imgEric says:He’s got the tights. He’s got the attitude. He’s got the perfect guy to lead him down the aisle to the ring. It’d only be right if Terrell Owens’ next profession were that of professional wrestler.Remember when wearing tights was the biggest worry of Eagles’ head coach Andy Reid? He probably doesn’t — there have been too many issues since then — but there was a time, back in the day, when there was a stink because Reid made Owens wear shorts over his tights at practice.Why not put those tights to good use with a profession in the WWE? He could even make it ironic and call himself Terrell “The Eagle” Owens, come out wearing wings, fly off one of the corners and use his talons (fingernails) to gouge the eyeballs of the meaningless prey in the ring.It’s not like he would be the first NFL football player-turned-wrestler. Remember when Lawrence Taylor and Steve “Mongo” McMichael showed up at Wrestlemania XI?He’s got the perfect attitude for it, so he wouldn’t even have to act. He could strut down ringside, get down and do some sit-ups and then just be as pompous and arrogant as he wanted inside the ring, and Vince McMahon would most likely pay him to do it.He could even be an ambassador for wrestling by being the first pro-wrestler not on steroids.Not to mention he could get Drew Rosenhaus to be the slick guy who walks him down to the ring before every match. Yet again, perfect guy for the job. Then again, what job isn’t Rosenhaus good for — he gets guys a ton of money and saves little children from drowning all at the same time!After Owens pinned his opponent, he could get up and flap his “wings” for his bird celebration and then pull a Sharpie out of his shoe and sign his victims’ motionless body.And if all else fails, he’d be the perfect guy to help McMahon bring back the XFL.Tom says:Let’s see … T.O. apparently needs constant congratulation and attention. I mean, the man wants a huge production to be made out of his 100th touchdown catch? Yes, that’s a hell of an accomplishment, but this is just the latest episode for Mr. Owens. Does he want to have his tushy patted and be told how special he is after every career milestone? Well, no. He seems to want that every time he does anything.And, T.O. also likes to call out just about everyone in the league — even those on his own team.So what kind of profession incorporates both of those? A rapper, of course. And who better to collaborate with than 50 Cent? 50 likes to call out anyone and everyone, and just imagine how great of a posse T.O. could put together. There’s no way he’d ever have to deal with not being told how great he is.Plain and simple, T.O. should become the 11th member of G-Unit. It’s really the only logical solution. He’s outspoken, brash and, most importantly, likes to show off a bare upper torso. And the latter is a key for anyone who wants to hang with 50. The two could pump out sit-ups together. Just imagine the words of encouragement.Young buck, Lloyd Banks, Spider Loc, Sha Money XL … T.O. It just has a ring to it. Instead of having to rely on Donovan McNabb to get him the football, Owens will have constant love from Whoo Kid spinning records for him on tour.This way, T.O. could talk crap about McNabb, Andy Reid and Jeffrey Lurie in a top hit rather than having to use the media as his outlet.So …Go, Go, Go, T.O. in the house — bounce, y’all already know what he’s about.last_img read more

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Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Women Football Team to play Friendly Match with Montenegro

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first_imgThe women’s “A” national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina will play a friendly match with the Montenegrin team in Podgorica on 22nd January at 11:00 h.Head coach Samira Hurem invited the following players for this match:Almina Hodžić (SFK 2000 Sarajevo), Envera Hasanbegović (SFK 2000 Sarajevo), Amela Kršo (Emina), Šejla Selimović (SFK 2000 Sarajevo), Andrea Grebenar (Iskra), Azra Hamzić (SFK 2000 Sarajevo), Valentina Šakotić (Radnik Bumerang), Nikolina Vujadin (Lokomotiva), Dajana Spasojević (SFK 2000 Sarajevo), Branka Bagarić (Široki Brijeg), Selma Kapetanović (Ferencvarosi TC, Hungary), Eldina Ahmić (Brommapojkarna, Sweden), Đula Velagić (Emina), Fadila Mujkić (SFK 2000 Sarajevo), Marija Damjanović (Lokomotiva), Aldijana Mašinović (SV Neulengbach, Austria), Sofija Krajšumović (Radnik), Maja Hrelja (Emina), Ajla Zukić (Lokomotiva), Minela Gačanica (Emina), Ajla Skalić (Viktorija, Croatia), Emina Karić (Viktorija, Croatia).The national team’s players will gather at the FF BH Training Centre in Zenica on 18th January, while a trip to Podgorica is planned for 20th January.last_img read more

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After 2 hung juries, county attorney Spencer is unclear whether to try Leclair for a third time

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first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Seth Leclairby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer said he has not decided whether to retry Seth Leclair, 19, of Wellington who is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a child under 14 years of age.LeClair has now had two hung juries at Sumner County District Court, one on Oct. 16, 2012 and another on Jan. 9, 2012.The offender was 18-years or older at the time of the alleged offense which was said to have occurred on Jan. 13, 2012 according to a Sumner County District Court complaint. Leclair was found not guilty of a Class B misdemeanor of furnishing alcoholic liquor to a minor on Oct. 16.Spencer said he does not know if the county attorney’s office will pursue the charge for a third trial considering the amount of time and money that has been allocated to the case already.On a related incident, Christian McCormick of 1002 N. Jefferson in Wellington was convicted of rape by a Sumner County jury on Dec. 12, 2012 for allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse with a child under 14 years of age and the offender was 18 years of age or older on Jan. 13, 2012.last_img read more

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