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Young boy recovering from TV accident

first_img Young boy recovering from TV accident Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article By The Penny Hoarder “You don’t think about things like this happening but they do,” Outlaw said. “I heard that a child in North Alabama died recently when a television fell on them. After what happened in our family, we want to caution everybody that has small children around to be careful about putting things like televisions where they might be easily pulled off or over.” Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Five-year-old Jamarus Berry of Troy is being treated at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham for injuries sustained when a 32-inch television fell on him at his home on Saturday afternoon.“Apparently my little grandson tried to climb up on the dresser to get to the television and it flipped over on him,” said Rita Outlaw. “We took him to Troy Regional Medical Center and then he was airlifted to Children’s Hospital.”center_img Published 8:05 pm Monday, February 7, 2011 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Next UpOutlaw said the youngster has a hairline skull fracture and facial injuries. “The doctors told us that he has a blood clot that they are trying to dissolve and he will have to have surgery on his nose and jaw,” Outlaw said.“The television must have hit him right on his face but he didn’t have any cuts on his face, just scrapes and cuts on his knuckles where he must have tried to keep the television from falling on him. But, it was a real blessing that Jamarus didn’t have any internal injuries.” By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Jamarus remained in the intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital on Monday and was expected to be moved to a room today. Latest Stories You Might Like Denied grant would have improved sewer system Community Development Block Grants from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs are very competitive. However, it was a… read morelast_img read more

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California wildfires force evacuations as fierce winds fuel the blazes

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Wildfires are erupting across California, fueled by dry air, fierce winds and high temperatures.Over 190,000 California customers are in the dark Thursday as power companies preemptively cut electricity in an attempt to keep fires from starting.The Kincade wildfire began in Sonoma County in Northern California’s wine country Wednesday night.As winds reached up to 76 mph, the blaze exploded to a massive 10,000 acres overnight.The Kincade fire is 0 percent contained and the cause is under investigation.Cal Fire spokesperson Amy Head said the fire is wind driven and it’s hard for crews to keep up.“We just can’t keep ahead of it … we are almost chasing it and trying to catch up with it,” she said Thursday morning.The community of Geyserville is under mandatory orders to evacuate immediately, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office warned Thursday.In Southern California, winds are expected to be even stronger due to the higher mountain range, creating Santa Ana winds.In San Bernardino County, which is inland from Los Angeles, the Old Water fire is threatening homes as winds gust up to 50 mph.The blaze has consumed 75 acres and is 0% contained.The Old Water fire has closed schools and forced residents of about 80 homes to evacuate.A heat advisory is also in effect in Southern California with temperatures expected to reach the 90s from San Diego to Los Angeles. Dry air, high temperatures and winds all contribute to the spread of wildfires.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Resistance of residents against the construction of a marina in Vela Luka

first_imgWhat is Vela Luka tomorrow without that unique view of the dawns and sunsets from Bad? – ask the residents of Vela Luka who rebelled against the construction of the marina in Vela Luka and launched a petition asking for an urgent suspension of the construction of the marina within the project of building the Port of Nautical Tourism.Namely, a year ago, the Dubrovnik-Neretva County signed a concession agreement with the director of Ovalis Nova doo Ivo Šegon from Vela Luka, by which the Dubrovnik-Neretva County gives the concession holder the right to use the special purpose port – nautical tourism port – marina in Vela Luka. . On the same occasion, the director of the Vela Luka County Port Authority, Boris Žuvela, signed a contract with the representative of the concessionaire, Ivo Šegon, for the execution of works on public infrastructure./ / / SIGNED HRK 47 MILLION CONTRACT SIGNED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MARINA IN VELA LUKAThe group of citizens of Vela Luka who initiated the petition believe that the construction of the marina is not in line with the concept of sustainable development and that the project will reduce the value of natural and cultural resources of Vela Luka. Also, they believe that the construction of the marina on the selected location will cause permanent damage to the image and identity of Vela Luka, primarily the actual physical damage to Vela Luka bay, which will prevent further sustainable development of the place.The group of citizens of Vela Luka who are behind the petition point out that they are not against the construction of the marina, but against the construction on the current location.We are transmitting the text of the petition in its entiretyWe believe that the construction of a “parking lot” on the sea in the bay of Vela Luka within the project of construction of the Port of Nautical Tourism, is not in line with the concept of sustainable development and that this project will reduce the value of natural and cultural resources of Vela Luka. Vela Luka is a port for all its inhabitants who must be involved in making decisions about interventions in the area, and especially those that will permanently change the appearance of the bay. In the case of this project, the population is mostly exempt and therefore other facts (which are listed below) are completely opposed to the construction of LNT Vela Luka at the selected location relating to the sea coastal zone from Šimet (English) bridge to the current ferry port on Badu.This space – with a clean and open view of the mythical Ošjak – is the foundation of the identity of our sung bay. This area is a favorite promenade of Vela Luka residents and visitors and a beautiful bay with three city beaches that have been here since Vela Luka. In that area, Vela Luka was created and developed to this day. What is Vela Luka tomorrow without that unique view of the dawns and sunsets from Bad?Insight into the study of this project, we are of the opinion that the construction and loading of Vela Luka aquatorium with nautical tourism port capacities at the selected location will cause permanent damage to the image and identity of Vela Luka, primarily real physical damage to Vela Luka bay, which will prevent further sustainable development.The study commissioned by the project investor, LNT Vela Luka, from Interkonzalting doo states that the landscape, ie the appearance of the location will be permanently changed by building and using this project, but given the economic benefits that the project should bring to the Municipality, it is considered acceptable .However, nowhere is there a visual study, model or photomontage showing this permanent change of landscape, even though it is over 5 meters high objects and closing the only view that the bay has towards the open sea. On what basis, then, is it estimated that it pays to intervene so aggressively in the space and permanently change the view of the place if it has not been tested at all, as it will ultimately look like in the area of ​​Vela Luka?The same study deals with the ecological aspect of the impact of the project. The analysis of the impact of the project on the seabed and the associated biocenosis identified negative environmental impacts. Negative impacts on seawater quality and ecological diversity were observed. Such influences have been ignored, although 90 percent of tourists visiting Croatia in a survey conducted by the Institute of Tourism rated the clear sea as the main motive for coming to Croatia. Without a visible assessment, it was concluded that all these negative impacts are acceptable in relation to the economic aspect of the project. Despite the fact that the waters of Vela Luka, its protected and strictly protected species, habitats and bottoms, have been declared an area of ​​personal interest of the Municipality of Vela Luka, the Republic of Croatia and the EU, permits have been issued.No chapter of the LNT Vela Luka study deals with this economic aspect, nor is the company Interkonzalting economically profiled. To date, no other economic study is publicly available or does not exist. Following the above, we are of the opinion that this is a possible profit of a small number of legal and natural persons, to the detriment of today’s and future generations of Vela Luka residents.The study does not include comparisons with similar examples in Croatia and the world, despite the factor that should not be excluded in the case of this study, and refers to the specifics of the bay and the location of the project in the bay itself. The location of the project is 7 km inside the bay at the end of which silt is deposited. Despite the legal regulations that require the construction of nautical tourism ports to be carried out in locations that ensure flow, this is a project in almost the narrowest area of ​​the bay. U the study states the solution for access parking LNT Vela Luka, which refers to 40 places in a location hitherto unknown to the public. There is no assessment of the possibility or consequences of building such a parking lot in Vela Luka, if such a thing is feasible at all, given that the problem of parking in the place is already present and it hinders the development and implementation of strategic projects of the Municipality. Considering all the above and other irregularities and considering that the residents of Vela Luka have so far been mostly excluded from the process of consideration and adoption of the LNT Vela Luka project by the competent institutions and the Municipality of Vela Luka, mostly due to the non-transparency of the project itself, ie the lack of public presentation of the same and its long-term effects, we request an urgent stoppage of works at the current location of the construction of the 1st phase of LNT Vela Luka.PETITION: Petition for URGENT stoppage of works of LNT Vela Luka at the current location Luka candlelast_img read more

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M25 spending reaches £100m

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Wolves brace up for heavy interest in Adama Traore

first_img The 24-year-old, who signed from Middlesbrough in the summer of 2018, has scored four Premier League goals and won admirers for his direct style of play in attack. With clubs reluctant to spend big in January, Wolves are wary of interest in one of their prized assets this summer, as the top European clubs move for attacking players with bags of potential. As reported by The Telegraph, Leroy Sane, Kingsley Coman and Hwang Hee-chan are other players who are in the shop window and are all three are being linked with big-money moves. Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is another player who could leave his current club, as well as Brentford forward Said Benrahma. Traore has been a breakthrough star this season, with his electric pace coupled this campaign with an end product as he aids Wolves’ charge towards the top four in the Premier League.Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Best Cars Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian He has been in England for over five years since joining Aston Villa in 2015, but the Wolves winger now seems to be fulfilling his potential. Sane, meanwhile, has been out of action with an anterior cruciate injury since the Community Shield in August. Despite his long-term absence, he is due to return to action within the next month but continues to be linked with a move away from the Etihad, with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich known admirers. The other Premier League player who may choose this summer to leave is Palace’s Zaha, who previously had an difficult spell at Manchester United. Read Also:Real Madrid, Man City target Adama Traore The 27-year-old continues to be linked with a move away from Selhurst Park, with fellow Londoners Chelsea holding an interest in the player. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Wolves are braced for suitors chasing winger Adama Traore after the Ivorian’s explosive run of form in the Premier League. Loading… last_img read more

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WBB : Syracuse defense breaks down in blowout loss to BYU

first_img Comments Quentin Hillsman refused to use the word. Despite an early 18-2 run from Brigham Young that gave the Cougars a 15-point lead and an eventual 24-point loss for his team to dwell on during a long flight back from Hawaii, Hillsman couldn’t say his team felt demoralized.For the first time this season, Syracuse was on the wrong side of a blowout.‘We just knew we had to take one possession at a time, and we never got it going,’ Hillsman said. ‘At no point did we feel demoralized or gave up on the game because we knew we had to keep fighting and get back in the game. We just didn’t have it today.’The Orange (6-2) fell 83-59 to Brigham Young (7-2) on Saturday in the final game of the Hukilau Invitational in Laie, Hawaii. It was the second consecutive loss for SU, as it suffered an 80-74 loss to Arizona in the tournament on Friday in a bizarre game was halted twice because of power outages. BYU’s efficient performance on offense was the difference as the Cougars shot 49 percent from the field and went 11-of-26 for 42 percent from beyond the arc.Hillsman said after the game against BYU that having to be in the gym longer than expected the day before, combined with not having much time for game preparation, added some difficulty to preparing for the Cougars. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I think one thing that was tough was that quick turnaround,’ Hillsman said. ‘We didn’t have a lot of time to prepare as far as game prep is concerned, and they had a day off in between. I think that was a big advantage going into the game.’Hillsman said BYU was quick in transition and kept the ball moving constantly to keep the Orange’s defense off balance and spread out. The Cougars moved quickly up the floor and shot well in transition, Hillsman said, and the Orange’s zone never managed to put a clamp on BYU’s shooters.Brigham Young had four players who scored in the double digits. Syracuse, on the other hand, shot 37 percent from the field and went 0-of-7 from 3-point range.‘They did a really good job of executing, and they really got the ball down the floor and got the ball moving,’ Hillsman said. ‘It’s tough to guard when you’re trying to press and they’re moving the ball quickly and you’re trying to get into your defense.’SU center Kayla Alexander was the lone bright spot for the Orange, scoring a game-high 26 points and grabbing a team-high six rebounds.In the end, Alexander’s performance was essentially wasted, though. Hillsman said knowing she can still play that way in such a lopsided game sent a message.‘It’s good for us because at least you understand that she can still do that no matter what the situation of the game is,’ Hillsman said.The game wrapped up a four-game road trip in which the Orange went 2-2 after beating Binghamton and Boise State in the first two games.SU opens up its Big East schedule Wednesday against West Virginia, and Hillsman said the trip against solid competition was good preparation for conference play.‘Overall, it was a good trip for us to get out and play two tough teams,’ Hillsman said. ‘And we know we have to come back and play better if we expect to beat West Virginia.’[email protected] Published on December 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Local shop’s RV sales skyrocket

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Lodging is looking a little different these days as individuals and families are trading in hotel stays for RV’s.COVID–19 has placed a halt on many 2020 summer plans but for some, this is just the beginning of creating new unforgettable memories.Co–owner of Sports Unlimited, Doreen Kriniak, said RV sales usually begin when the weather gets nice but they skyrocketed in July.Kriniak feels the pandemic has had a huge influence on this years uptick in sales.Many of Kriniak’s retired customers use RV’s as cottages and drive to warmer climates during the winter months but this year she’s seeing an increase in use with the younger generation.This hotel vehicle combo comes equipped with theater seats that have heat and vibrate, a kitchen, and flat screen television and the price tag is only $23,000.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Michigan pastor brings Night of Hope Tour to AlpenaNext Local school district approves pay increase for substituteslast_img read more

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NFL picks straight up for Week 4: Bears edge Vikings; Patriots keep Bills at bay

first_imgCincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers (-4, -110)Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPNESPN might have been happy to land this game when the schedule was released in the spring, but the network is now stuck with two winless and increasingly lifeless teams in Week 4. The good news in terms of entertainment value for this “Monday Night Football” matchup is the desperation factor. Plus, the Steelers and Bengals love to hate each other no matter what kind of stakes are attached. Give us the team with better coaching and home-field advantage.Prediction: Steelers 23, Bengals 16 This seems to sum up the difficulty of weekly NFL picks and predictions: Two winless teams opened as favorites in Week 4, according to consensus betting lines at Sportsbook Review. Apparently the throw-out-the-record-book cliche applies to almost every pro football game, not just rivalries.The 2019 NFL season thus far has presented its share of surprises, including the rebounds of a handful of teams that failed to make the playoffs last year. MORE: Get the latest NFL odds at Sportsbook ReviewFour teams that missed the postseason in 2018 — the Bills (3-0), Lions (2-0-1), Packers (3-0) and 49ers (3-0) — are undefeated through the first three weeks of the 2019 season. This year marks the fourth time (2013, 2003 and 2002) at least four teams have started the season undefeated through their first three games after missing the postseason the previous year since 1990, when the current playoff format was put in place.One of those teams is guaranteed to remain undefeated through Week 4, as San Francisco has a bye this week. As for the rest, here are our picks and predictions for Week 4 of the 2019 NFL season, all the way through the Monday night game in Pittsburgh.NFL POWER RANKINGS:Colts, Lions join 49ers, Bills in rise; Eagles, Seahawks dipNFL picks, predictions for Week 4Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers (-4 1/2, -106)Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime VideoAaron Rodgers is the last quarterback a struggling Eagles defense wants to see, but Philadelphia might have even bigger problems on the other side of the ball in Green Bay. Unless the Eagles are able to manufacture a better rushing attack, or if Alshon Jeffrey returns to give them a needed boost in the passing game, they will have trouble scoring against the NFL’s second-best defense in terms of points allowed. The short week could be a factor, too, with the road team dealing with more injuries than the home team.Prediction: Packers 24, Eagles 20Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens (-7 1/2, +110)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSThis is a perfect chance for Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield to turn around his so-far disappointing season; Cleveland needs to avoid falling another game behind Baltimore in the early AFC North race, and the Ravens’ defense is not what it once was. The problem: Mayfield is the second-best QB in the game based on the numbers this season. There’s little reason to believe Lamar Jackson can’t torch the Browns’ banged-up secondary with complimentary help from the ground attack.Prediction: Ravens 30, Browns 20Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans (-5, -110)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxKyle Allen will start in place of Cam Newton again for the Panthers, and against a shaky Texans pass defense, he has a chance to put up more impressive numbers and further complicate the team’s QB matters moving forward. In part because of those secondary struggles in Houston, and even though Carolina has its share of holes, the Panthers have the better defense. That will be the difference despite Deshaun Watson’s best efforts.Prediction: Panthers 26, Texans 24Washington Redskins at New York Giants (-2 1/2, -115)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxThe good news for the quarterbacks in this game is both pass defenses are terrible. Washington doesn’t have to deal with Saquon Barkley, but if Daniel Jones plays anywhere near as well as he did against Tampa Bay, he’ll be a problem for the Redskins. Jay Gruden desperately needs this win, but unless he gives his team a rookie QB spark of its own, he won’t get it.Prediction: Giants 17, Redskins 14Los Angeles Chargers (-16 1/2, -110) at Miami DolphinsSunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSThis week the Chargers get the bingo-board free space that is the Dolphins, and they need it following a second straight loss. This is a rare case in which a West-Coast team traveling to the East Coast for an early kickoff isn’t a factor.Prediction: Chargers 31, Dolphins 10Oakland Raiders at Indianapolis Colts (-7, -105)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSThanks in part to injuries to T.Y. Hilton, Darius Leonard and Malik Hooker, this game isn’t a lock for the Colts. Indianapolis will need another good performance from what’s left of its defense to shut down Josh Jacobs, and Marlon Mack will need to be effective against what has been a decent Oakland run defense. We’ll take overall talent in this one, though. The home team, which also has better coaching, is simply better.Prediction: Colts 26, Raiders 17Kansas City Chiefs (-7, +120) at Detroit LionsSunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxKudos to the Lions for reaching Week 4 without a loss, and their tight wins against the Chargers and Eagles over the last couple weeks are notable upsets. They won’t manage an upset this week, though. An indoor matchup against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs was going to be tough enough for Detroit with Darius Slay, but the star corner is dealing with a bad hamstring. Kerryon Johnson might have his moments against a vulnerable Kansas City run defense, but even if he does, it won’t be enough.Prediction: Chiefs 30, Lions 21New England Patriots (-7 1/2, +110) at Buffalo BillsSunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSSecond-year Bills quarterback Josh Allen was asked about this game moments after Buffalo beat Cincinnati to improve to 3-0, and he delivered a cliche response: “We’re going to try and stick to what we do.” Kids say the darnedest things, don’t they? If the Bills repeat what they’ve shown the Patriots on film, they have no chance of beating New England and taking control of the AFC East. Expect Buffalo’s stingy defense to put up a fight, but unless Allen delivers a passing performance that rivals that of Tom Brady, Buffalo can’t score enough points.Prediction: Patriots 23, Bills 13Tennessee Titans at Atlanta Falcons (-4, -110)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSThis game is difficult to pick in part because these teams are equally confusing. They’re also similarly desperate 1-2 teams operating in winnable divisions. The Titans have the better defense, especially with the Falcons having lost Keanu Neal to injury. They also have the better rushing attack, spearheaded by Derrick Henry, making Tennessee a logical pick. If this game comes down to the wire, though, we trust Matt Ryan over Marcus Mariota at quarterback. Plus, Dan Quinn needs this win.Prediction: Falcons 27, Titans 24Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Rams (- 10, +110)Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, FoxThe Buccaneers need a chance to rebound from their disastrous loss to the Giants, and their schedule won’t allow it. Tampa Bay’s improved pass rush can’t help it enough against Los Angeles’ diverse attack, and the Rams have the rare defensive-back talent that’s capable of containing Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.Prediction: Rams 28, Buccaneers 20Seattle Seahawks (-5, -110) at Arizona CardinalsSunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, FoxThis is a tricky game for the Seahawks’ iffy pass defense against a team that loves to spread the field. Of course, every game is tricky for the Cardinals and their iffy defense overall. Kyler Murray needs to match his talent with composure, and he can learn how to do just that by watching Russell Wilson gracefully pick apart Arizona both through the air and on the ground.Prediction: Seahawks 31, Cardinals 17Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears (-3, +100)Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBSThis is a toss-up, but only because the Bears aren’t getting strong enough play from Mitchell Trubisky. The Vikings are running all over teams with Dalvin Cook, but they’ll see one of the NFL’s best defenses in Chicago. As shaky as Trubisky has been, it’s not like Cousins has been much better.Prediction: Bears 23, Vikings 20Jacksonville Jaguars at Denver Broncos (-3, -120)Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBSThe Broncos are one of two winless teams (Steelers) that opened as favorites in Week 4, which means the football world is not yet sold on Gardner Minshew no matter how entertaining the Jaguars’ relief quarterback may be. Based on QB rating, though, Minshew has been better than Joe Flacco, who is up against a Jacksonville defense that should be better than Denver’s dwindling unit.Prediction: Jaguars 17, Broncos 16Dallas Cowboys (-2 1/2, -120) at New Orleans SaintsSunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBCThe Saints salvaged this game’s status as the matchup of the week when they upset the Seahawks without Drew Brees. The Cowboys, though, will make life much tougher on Teddy Bridgewater and/or Taysom Hill, and their linebackers can contain Alvin Kamara to an extent. The other star running back in this game, Dallas’ Ezekiel Elliott, is up against a struggling rush defense. He’ll eat up enough yards on the ground to quiet the Superdome crowd, allowing Dak Prescott to stay out of too many third-and-long situations.Prediction: Cowboys 27, Saints 17last_img read more

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Sterling admits stuttering Liverpool badly need striker back

first_img Raheem Sterling in action against West Ham Raheem Sterling has admitted that Liverpool are struggling to cope without Daniel Sturridge.The striker has been out of action since the start of September after picking up a thigh injury while on international duty with England.Since then Liverpool have struggled to perform, losing 1-0 to Aston Villa and suffering a 3-1 defeat to West Ham last Saturday.Sturridge has been absent for both of those defeats and his team-mate Sterling has admitted he is a big loss.“Daniel is a massive miss for us with his goals and the way he plays in behind defenders”, Sterling told Liverpool’s website.“Him coming back should add another dimension to the team. It will definitely be a test of character but I think there is a lot of character in this group.” 1last_img read more

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Three for one in education

first_imgRay Maota The building that houses Salvazione Christian School is a renovated church. The music instruments at Salvazione were donated by the three schools. Salvazione principal Mandy Bailey says this partnership is helping disadvantaged pupils realise their dreams.(Images: Ray Maota)MEDIA CONTACTS• Mandy BaileySalvazione principal+27 11 248 8080RELATED ARTICLES• 2012: bornfrees'(w)rite of passage• Pupils have a blast with Mathletes• Giving children a sense of pride• Pupils get a lesson on dignityThree private schools in Johannesburg are extending a helping hand to a smaller school for underprivileged pupils, and the positive results of their work are evidence of a strong network with no end in sight.Many of the pupils at Salvazione Christian School in Mayfair, west of Johannesburg, are from the nearby community of Slovo Park, an informal settlement. They attend school in what used to be a church, but was converted three years ago to accommodate the educational needs of the community’s youngsters.This was done with the help of parents and pupils at the Ridge, Auckland Park and St Katharine’s preparatory schools, all private institutions that recognised the need to help improve conditions for Salvazione. Through their intervention, the school has managed to introduce extended tuition programmes to help improve pupils’ skills.Salvazione is an independent school with 262 pupils, with seven classes of about 35 pupils each, taking pupils from grade R to grade 7. Principal Mandy Bailey expressed her joy at having a helping hand, saying that staff feel privileged to have their own premises.“This wouldn’t have happened without help from the Ridge, who came on board to help when the school was in dire straits,” she said.The Ridge was the first to associate itself with Salvazione in May 1999, helping the school to set up a board of trustees under the guidance of the Gauteng Education Department (GED). Paul Channon, headmaster at the Ridge, sits on the six-member board.“Salvazione has come a long way in terms of teaching and facilities,” said Channon. “The parents at the other three schools are to be praised for their hard work in making Salvazione a better school.”He added that a key part of the programme is to make sure the schools’ methods are not patronising in any way.Channon also said the programme with Salvazione has an open ended approach and that the Ridge board had decided to put its energies into making the school the best it can be.Mandy Mitchley, headmistress at St Katharine’s, said the meaningful work on the ground is really done by the parents from the schools.“One of our teachers, Magri Genovese, a second language practitioner, has been working with teachers from Salvazione and training them on how to teach English as a second language,” said Mitchley. “The pupils’ marks in English have improved, showing the impact of her assistance.” Extra lessonsSalvazione has nine full-time teachers as well as volunteer teachers who help out purely for the love of their profession.Although it is independent, the school subscribes to the national education curriculum. Through its link with the other schools it also runs music, art, and reading programmes.“Parents from the three schools help the pupils with reading once a week on a one-on-one basis,” explained Bailey, adding that this has helped improve the pupils’ marks since the mid-year exams in June.There is also a feeding scheme to help keep the pupils nourished while they learn, as most of them are not able to have breakfast and cannot bring lunch to school either.“We give the pupils e’Pap in the morning and sandwiches at lunch,” Bailey said. Those that can pay for their lunch get it from the school’s tuckshop at reasonable prices.Brenda Howden, principal at the girls-only Auckland Park Prep, spoke of a weekly school programme where her school hosts 20 girls from Salvazione every Saturday to give extra lessons in numeracy, literacy, science and technology.“We transport the girls to and from Salvazione,” she said, “and we teach them and feed them for the day.” She also mentioned a recent trip to the Johannesburg Zoo as a treat.“During the course of the year we have ongoing initiatives,” she said. “A number of our parents assist with the weekly reading programme at the school, and we arrange termly activities at different levels.”Auckland Park Prep teacher Kay Cottrell and her husband donated R100 000 (US$11 473) to Salvazione which they had raised through their 20th appearance at the annual Comrades Marathon, a premier event in road running.“It is envisaged that this money will go towards assisting with funding of extras such as blazers and books for those going on to high school,” said Howden. Everyone gets alongSalvazione also has a number of orphans who are exempt from paying school fees as per government policy.“We at Salvazione are just happy to be giving these underprivileged pupils a good education, so that is why we always make means for a child to be educated, whether they can afford it or not,” said Bailey.Despite their different backgrounds, Salvazione pupils get along very well with their peers from the benefactors whenever they meet.“You will not believe the camaraderie between the pupils when they are working together with the children from the three schools. It’s a wonderful sight.”Outstanding performers from Salvazione get a chance to continue their schooling at the Ridge through a bursary scheme. Other schools that offer similar schemes include St Barnabas, John Orr Technical High School and St Martin de Porres, all of which are also in Johannesburg.last_img read more

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