Josh Strauss ready to face former teammates this Saturday

first_imgThursday Oct 1, 2015 Josh Strauss ready to face former teammates this Saturday Scotland have named their starting lineup to take on the Springboks in the Pool B clash in Newcastle on Saturday. South African Josh Strauss, now qualified to play for Scotland, will start against his former countrymen, with Kiwi Blair Cowan and Zimbabwean born Dave Denton making up the loose trio. Scotland currently lead Pool B on ten points following two comfortable victories over Japan and the USA. The Springboks are in second place, three points behind after picking up two bonus points against Japan, and the maximum five against Samoa.Therefore there is a lot to play for on Saturday, and Strauss, who has trained with the Springboks (see pic below) and captained the Johannesburg based Lions in the past, will be raring to get stuck in.“South Africa is a very proud rugby nation. I think against Japan they were surprised,” said the strong carrying loose forward who reportedly first grew that famous beard when away from his girlfriend. “They’ll be very physical.. very straight, big runners coming around the corner and they’ll be looking for an arm wrestle, so I think that’s what we can expect.”Kick off on Saturday at St James Park in Newcastle is at 16:45 local time.Scotland:15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Richie Vernon, 12 Matt Scott, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Duncan Weir, 9 Greig Laidlaw (c), 1 Gordon Reid, 2 Fraser Brown, 3 Willem Nel, 4 Richie Gray, 5 Jonny Gray, 6 Josh Strauss, 7 Blair Cowan, 8 David Denton Replacements: 16 Ross Ford, 17 Alasdair Dickinson, 18 Jon Welsh, 19 Tim Swinson, 20 Ryan Wilson, 21 Sam HidalgoClyne, 22 Peter Horne, 23 Sean LamontSouth Africa:15 Willie le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian De Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Fourie du Preez (captain), 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira Replacements: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 20 Willem Alberts, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jan SerfonteinSouth African Rugby posted this pic as a Throwback Thursday on twitter earlier, with Strauss and his namesake Adriaan, and coach Heyneke Meyer at a Springbok camp back in 2012. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup , Scotland Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House in Lapa / Brasil Arquitetura

first_imgSave this picture!© Leonardo Finotti+ 15 Share House in Lapa / Brasil ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveHouse in Lapa / Brasil Arquitetura “COPY” Architects: Brasil Arquitetura Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBrasil ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSão PauloBrazilPublished on August 18, 2015Cite: “House in Lapa / Brasil Arquitetura” [Casa na Lapa / Brasil Arquitetura] 18 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects 2012 ArchDaily Houses CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazilcenter_img Year:  Brazil Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/771967/house-in-lapa-brasil-arquitetura Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/771967/house-in-lapa-brasil-arquitetura Clipboard Photographs:  Leonardo FinottiStructure:FT OyamadaHydraulics And Electrical:Pessoa ZamaroLandscape:Raul PereiraLighting:Ricardo Heder (Lux Projetos)Construction Company:Taguá EngenhariaWood Framing:Marcenaria BaraúnaLocksmith:StaferroTechnical Artifacts:Papaiz, DucasseHydraulic Bricks:Brasil ImperialProject Architects:Francisco Fanucci, Marcelo FerrazCollaborator:Anne DieterichArchitecture Team:Anselmo Turazzi, Beatriz Marques, Cícero Ferraz, Fabiana Paiva, Felipe Zene, Fred Meyer, Gabriel Grinspum, Luciana Dornellas, Pedro Del Guerra, Victor GurgelCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. The site of this house had a considerable slope. As a result, the living room was implemented in one of the higher floors. A single red wall defines and connects the different environments, openings, circulation and furnishings in one end.Save this picture!SectionThe exposed concrete slab has a unifying presence in these spaces, a presence that is reinforced by the hydraulic tiles on the floor. The slab extends outwardly and becomes a descending awning.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiThe upper floor houses the bedrooms and a recreation area, which opens onto a garden and offers a generous view of the surroundings.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiThe construction system is simple, including a concrete structure, wooden frames, large windows and sliding doors connecting the indoor and outdoor spaces.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiProject gallerySee allShow lessImages Emerge of Souto de Moura’s First US ProjectArchitecture NewsCompare Your Salary with the AIA Compensation CalculatorArchitecture News Share House in Lapa / Brasil Arquitetura “COPY”last_img read more

The Garage Gem / Office Ou

first_img Sebastian Bartnicki ArchDaily CopyHouses, Renovation•Toronto, Canada 2019 The Garage Gem / Office Ou The Garage Gem / Office OuSave this projectSaveThe Garage Gem / Office Ou Structural Engineering:Kieffer Structural EngineeringCity:TorontoCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrian OzimekRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. This project stemmed from the desire to transform the traditional urban garage into a flexible amenity space. This small structure re-imagines the detached laneway garage (often an under-utilized storage space), and makes it into a true extension of the home, as well as an open event space to forge community bonds. The ‘Garage Gem’ strikes a balance between precious and utilitarian to support a wide range of uses: it is a functioning garage, a conservatory, occasional workshop, a three-season space for entertaining guests, dining, movie screenings, writing, and simply enjoying the quiet seclusion of the leafy rear yard.Save this picture!© Adrian OzimekSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Adrian OzimekThe building features hardwearing terrazzo floors and countertops, an exposed douglas fir  structure, black-stained OSB sheathing, and meticulously detailed steel-framed windows and doors. The cedar exterior cladding will, in time, weather to blend in with the fence. In the yard between garage and house, a new outdoor kitchen repeats the theme of cedar and terrazzo, and custom designed globe lights tie the entire space together.Save this picture!© Adrian OzimekSave this picture!Street elevationSave this picture!© Adrian OzimekThanks to its large glazed conservatory doors, the garage gem can seamlessly connect to the diverse spaces around it: the laneway, connecting it to the neighbourhood, the backyard, connecting it to the home, and finally a small side garden for intimate gatherings.Save this picture!© Adrian OzimekProject gallerySee allShow lessTlacotalpan 89 Building / Wolff – YapurSelected ProjectsGuapa Cordon Sur Apartments / Mola Kunst + Mateo Nunes Da RosaSelected Projects Share Projects Photographs Canada “COPY” Derek Nicholson Inc General Contractor: center_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940112/the-garage-gem-office-ou Clipboard Houses Photographs:  Adrian Ozimek Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeOffice OuOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationTorontoOn FacebookCanadaPublished on May 28, 2020Cite: “The Garage Gem / Office Ou” 28 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940112/the-garage-gem-office-ou Clipboard Year:  Save this picture!© Adrian Ozimek+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: Office Ou Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: BL Woodworking, Bliss Nor-Am Steel Doors and Windows, Roanoak, SSAB GreenCoat, Trimble, Zita Terrazzo & Tile Lead Architect: last_img read more

India: RSF asks Twitter to restore The Kashmir Walla’s account

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the lack of transparency with which Twitter suddenly suspended the account of The Kashmir Walla – a magazine covering political, social and cultural news in the Kashmir Valley – after troll armies repeatedly reported it for supposed violations. The account must be restored at once, RSF says. IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesOnline freedomsMedia independence Internet In order to combat this kind of exploitation of social media algorithms by unreliable information providers, RSF has created the Journalism Trust Initiative, which is designed to give a competitive advantage to journalism that respects ethical standards – the kind of journalism to which The Kashmir Walla is committed. The Kashmir Walla’s Twitter handle was suddenly suspended on 31 December 202 (image : Daniel Bastard / RSF). to go further IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesOnline freedomsMedia independence Internet News Total opaqueness April 27, 2021 Find out more January 6, 2021 India: RSF asks Twitter to restore The Kashmir Walla’s account News Organisation In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival June 10, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information March 3, 2021 Find out more News The Kashmir Walla’s account was suspended without any possibility of appeal on 31 December following the retweeting of an article about the use of violence by Indian security forces against a religious procession in Kashmir – an article that the magazine published last August.    Follow the news on India “We call on Twitter India’s administrators to restore The Kashmir Walla’s account immediately,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “The total opaqueness surrounding the social media’s easily manipulable algorithms has been extremely prejudicial to press freedom in this case. As well as transparency, we ask Twitter to act responsibly by creating a channel through which this kind of sudden blocking can be challenged.” Receive email alerts RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 RSF_en Shad added: “It is unfortunate that we – as an independent and credible news source from Kashmir – were not given a chance to respond before the restrictions were placed on our Twitter account. Moreover, Twitter hasn’t responded to the appeal that we filed.” India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has an “IT cell” (information technology cell) that is notorious for manipulating social media algorithms in order to get the accounts of critical journalists and media outlets suspended automatically. This troll army was one of the world’s 20 worst digital predators that RSF named in March 2020. News India is ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. “The tweet attracted attention from Twitter users who we believe are part of right-wing social media cells and who may have reported the tweet en masse,” The Kashmir Walla editor Fahad Shah told RSF.last_img read more

Pasadena Social Workers Strike

first_imgCOVER: Right Pasadena Social Workers Strike “It’s kind of like Ukraine,” said one protestor, “except they’re not using sticks to beat us, they’re using caseloads.” Article and Photography by RACHEL YOUNG Published on Friday, December 6, 2013 | 3:01 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Joining thousands of Los Angeles social workers for the first time in over a decade, 150 social workers from the Pasadena branch of the Department of Children and Family Services went on strike Thursday and continued on strike Friday, protesting what they say are excessive caseloads and demanding additional workers be hired to keep children safe.The social workers are part of the Service Employees International Union Local 721, which has been trying for months to secure a new contract with the county Department of Children and Family Services for its 55,000 members.Both sides have agreed tentatively on a six percent pay raise, a bonus and additional benefits, but the negotiations gridlocked over hiring additional social workers. The rest of the county’s unions received a pay raise two months ago. Negotiations resume today.Pasadena protestors say the most important part is not the pay raise; the focus should be protecting the vulnerable children of Los Angeles County.“Someone asked me if I would forgo a raise for lower case loads and more social workers, and I said yes. I want to take pride in my work. I went to school for this. I want to do my job well. I do care about these children,” Social worker Christina Eng said.Councilmember Jacque Robinson and Congresswoman Judy Chu are expected to speak in support of the social workers today.According to Children’s Social Worker Paul Humbarger, a study recommended that the optimum amount of cases for a social worker to carry is 12 to 15, with a maximum of 25. The maximum in the county is set at 39 and Humbarger says the department has violated that contract and gives some social workers up to 45 or 50 cases at a time, making it nearly impossible to follow policy that demands three visits per case every month.“Phillip Browning said in multiple interviews within the last year that we need 1200 to 1400 more workers and now he’s changed that down to 150. So he needs to explain,” a social worker said in agreement.Browning told the media that 100 new social workers are currently being trained and DCFS plans to hire enough workers in the next year that the caseload for each social worker would be reduced to 24.However, the labor negotiators said they walked away from the bargaining table because the administration will not add the need for more workers into the contract because it would be binding.“That’s the whole point of a contract is that it is binding. That’s why we need it in a contract. So they’re basically saying in lip service, yes were on your side we know you need it, but they don’t want to be held accountable to when we need it in the next two years,” Humbarger said.Humbarger also said the amount of managers for DCFS is about 78 percent, leaving only 22 percent of the staff who provide direct services to clients.“It is so top heavy the managers outnumber us 4 to 1. And they say they don’t have more money to hire more of us. That’s a high level change that needs to happen at the Board of Supervisors,” social worker Christie Parkin said.She continued, “However, some administrators are actually on our side. We have a small percentage of administrators that seem to get it and they want to help us but their bosses downtown make it really, really difficult for them to flex it all and give us the support that we need.”The “understaffed, over-worked and underpaid” social workers often are blamed for not helping a teenager before he found drugs or overdosed or taking a sick child to the emergency room or the countless other circumstances that they would like to be able to prevent. However, one social worker said they are in the profession because they care about the community and love their families.“We have people here that will bring linens from their own cupboards, people that will bring from their own pantries, people that opened up their wallets to their clients because we’re in their house. We see the conditions that they’re in. Our administrators don’t know anything about that. They’re not sitting on pee-stained sofas and cockroached houses with hungry children and starving parents that are saying, ‘Yes, I committed abuse but I’m so burnt out and stressed out and ill, and help me.’ How do you help them? This is not about money. This is about help and respect, and support from our department which we’re not getting,” one protestor said.Four children’s social workers said the other problem they are fighting for is not just more staff, but a complete change in discipline and a change in the culture of the department. The four asked to remain anonymous in order to protect their job.“It’s hostile toward us and it has not changed since we’ve been here. People are so worried to get fired they just leave,” one said.Another added, “It’s kind of like Ukraine, except they’re not using sticks to beat us, they’re using caseloads.” EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Community News Top of the News Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Dos And Don’ts Of Tinder You Must KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. 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United States Gout Market and Competitive Landscape 2021 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

first_img DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 19, 2021– The “US Gout Market and Competitive Landscape – 2021” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. US Gout Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights – 2021, provides comprehensive insights into Gout pipeline products, Gout epidemiology, Gout market valuations and forecast, Gout drugs sales and competitive landscape in the US. The research is classified into seven sections – Gout treatment options, pipeline products, market analysis comprising of epidemiology, key products marketed, market valuations and forecast, drugs sales and market shares. Research Scope:Gout pipeline: Find out the products in clinical trials for the treatment of Gout by development phase 3, phase 2, and phase 1, by pharmacological class and companies developing the productsGout epidemiology: Find out the number of patients diagnosed (prevalence) with Gout in the USGout drugs: Identify key products marketed and prescribed for Gout in the US, including trade name, molecule name, and companyGout drugs sales: Find out the sales revenues of Gout drugs in the USGout market valuations: Find out the market size for Gout drugs in 2019 in the US. Find out how the market advanced from 2017 and forecast to 2026Gout drugs market share: Find out the market shares for key Gout drugs in the US Benefits of this Research:Support monitoring and reporting national Gout market analysis and sales trendsTrack competitor drugs sales and market share in the US Gout marketTrack competitive developments in Gout market and present key issues and learningsSynthesize insights for Gout market and products to drive business performanceAnswer key business questions about the Gout marketEvaluate commercial market opportunity assessment, positioning, and segmentation for Gout productsSupports decision making in R&D to long term marketing strategies Key Topics Covered: 1) Gout Treatments 2) Gout Pipeline 3) US Gout Epidemiology 4) Marketed Drugs for Gout in US 5) US Gout Market Size and Forecast 6) US Gout Products Sales and Forecast 7) US Gout Market Competitive Landscape 8) Methodology For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/4aalbe View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005172/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH OTHER HEALTH SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/19/2021 03:56 AM/DISC: 02/19/2021 03:56 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005172/en WhatsApp United States Gout Market and Competitive Landscape 2021 – ResearchAndMarkets.com Local News By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 TAGS  Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleOAT021021_drivethru_reading_parade_Next articleGlobal Cell Based Assay & High Content Screening Markets Report 2021 with Updated COVID-19 Impact Analysis – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Inside the daring helicopter flights that rescued 200 from a California fire

first_imgGopakumar Sudhir/iStockBy LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The California National Guard helicopter crews that rescued more than 200 people from a fast-approaching forest fire this weekend have labeled the daring flights as the most dangerous of their careers.A CH-47 Chinook helicopter and a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flew through a valley of intense smoke and embers to get to the dock where the frightened lakeside campers had gathered just 50 feet from the approaching fire.The air crews were at their homes when they received word that they needed to rush to their base to prepare for an air rescue by the Mammoth Lake Reservoir in the Sierra National Forest, northeast of Fresno, California. The fast-spreading Creek Fire had trapped more than 200 lakeside campers whose exit routes were no longer passable.Given the option of waiting for better conditions at an alternate landing site, both air crews decided to press on and conduct daring rescues.With night falling, the air route to the lake involved a harrowing flight through dense smoke, intense embers sparking from the blaze below, and steady 22 knots per hour winds that at times gusted at 30 knots.The air crews found that using their night vision goggles allowed them to pierce through the smoke in order to make it to the campsite.“We could make out the terrain a whole lot better, even through the smoke, because of the embers that were on the terrain that we wouldn’t normally be able to see,” said Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joseph Rosamond, the pilot of the CH-47.Once they arrived at the lake, they landed within 50 to 75 feet from the approaching fire and could see the campers were in a harrowing position.“There are a couple pictures out there and — not bravado — but it was five times worse than any of those pictures,” said CW5 Kipp Goding, who piloted the Black Hawk. “Every piece of vegetation, as far as you can see around that lake, was on fire.”On their first flight out with passengers the air crews realized the extent of the injuries, including severe burns, and assessed they would have to undertake multiple flights to evacuate the more than 200 who were trapped.“We were quickly running out of time,” said Rosamond.“We decided then to pack as many people in as we could,” he said. “At that point our performance limitations were very, very close to the maximum capabilities of the aircraft, at least for the Chinook.”Dozens of evacuees are evacuated to safety on a Cal Guard Chinook last night after the Creek Fire in central California left them stranded. Photo courtesy California National Guard. pic.twitter.com/mi7X6wchpN— The California National Guard (@CalGuard) September 6, 2020In the end, with the Chinook carrying about 50 people and the Black Hawk carrying about a dozen, the helicopters carried out three evacuation flights apiece as the conditions got worse and worse. Yet not everyone left the campsite — Goding said two people decided not to board the helicopters and remained behind.Goding said the mission ranked as the No. 1 or No. 2 most dangerous mission he has ever flown during his 25 years as an Army helicopter pilot, including combat missions in the Middle East.“Here, the stress and the added workload of going in and out of that fire every time is definitely by far the toughest flying that I’ve ever done,” said Goding.“This was the worst forest conditions that I had to fly in,” agreed Rosamond who emphasized that everyone on his helicopter had agreed to go forward and could decide to step back if things got too risky.“This was an entire crew, and an entire team decision, to keep on going,” said Rosamond.Every half mile out the crew determined that they would continue on, even though the conditions worsened and some of them got nauseous from all the smoke.“The conditions were pretty extreme,” said Rosamond. “There were points along the route where … we were just about ready to say that’s enough.”The first to be evacuated were women and children, something which proved emotional for Sgt. Cameron Powell, a flight engineer aboard the Chinook.“It was very emotional,” said Powell, his voice choking up as he recounted the rescue. “Especially when I looked back and saw children who are the same age as my children.”Both aircrews are from the area where the fires are raging, and frequently train there with night vision goggles. They attributed the success of the complex rescue to that familiarity and their training.“This is our backyard, this area that we’re operating in, it’s where we train and we’re out there a couple times a week,” said Goding. “It’s also the local community for us, friends, neighbors, people we go to church with and are friends with, so we all know people who have been definitely evacuated and we fly over neighborhoods where we know people that live there.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Coronavirus and sports: Boston Marathon, The Masters postponed over safety concerns

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailcmannphoto/iStock (NEW YORK) — As more people across the United States test positive for the novel novel coronavirus, the health emergency is forcing changes to major sporting events.“NASCAR has decided to postpone the race events at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend and Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend,” the racing association announced Friday. “We believe this decision is in the best interest of the safety and well-being of our fans, competitors, officials and everyone associated with our sport. We will continue to monitor this dynamic situation as we assess future race events.”Boston Marathon postponed until SeptemberThe 2020 Boston Marathon, which was initially scheduled for April 20, has been postponed until Sept. 14, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday.2020 Masters Tournament postponedPlayers in the hunt for the coveted green jacket will have to wait a little longer before they can drive up Magnolia Lane and on to the pristine greens of Augusta National this year.Fred Ridley, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, released a statement Friday that “under these unique circumstances” with the coronavirus outbreak “we have decided at this time to postpone the Masters Tournament, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals.”“Ultimately, the health and well-being of everyone associated with these events and the citizens of the Augusta community led us to this decision. We hope this postponement puts us in the best position to safely host the Masters Tournament and our amateur events at some later date,” Ridley continued.Augusta National will continue to work with the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local health officials and local authorities.The golf club’s decisions come on the heels of an announcement from the PGA to cancel all scheduled Tour events through the first weekend of April.NBA suspended for at least 30 daysFollowing the announcement Wednesday that the NBA would suspend its season indefinitely, the league’s commissioner, Adam Silver, said in a letter Thursday that the “hiatus will last at least 30 days and we intend to resume the season, if and when it becomes safe for all concerned.”The league made the announcement after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert was reported to be infected with novel coronavirus. The Utah Jazz-Oklahoma City Thunder game was suspended midway through the contest, though Gobert never traveled to the arena.“The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice,” the league said in a statement. “The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”Earlier Wednesday, in San Francisco, the mayor banned all group events over 1,000 people to slow the spread of the virus.The Golden State Warriors had announced — prior to the league’s suspension — that its Thursday night game in San Francisco against the Brooklyn Nets would be played without fans.“It’s a shock for sure,” Warriors star Steph Curry said Wednesday.PGA Tour cancels The Players Championship, events through April“It is with regret that we are announcing the cancellation of THE PLAYERS Championship. We have also decided to cancel all PGA TOUR events across all of our Tours in the coming weeks, through the Valero Texas Open,” the Tour announced late Thursday.The decision came hours after PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said at a press conference that tour events would proceed as scheduled, but without fans.The Players Championship was set to begin Friday at TPC Sawgrass and Tour events will be impacted through April 5.Monahan assured fans Thursday after the initial decision that the PGA Tour is “committed to providing refunds” for patrons who had tickets for this weekend’s tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.In the wake of the new travel advisories that President Trump announced Wednesday, Monahan said the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship will be postponed due to potential logistical issues for players and staff who travel internationally, which could limit the Tour’s “ability to successfully stage the event.”The PGA Tour said it has a protocol in place with its volunteer force and local health officials if a player or individual requests to be tested. Tour personnel can “make that happen and make certain there are resources in place for that situation if it were to intensify,” he said.While he did not reveal any specific protocols or decisions surrounding The Masters, Monahan said that he has “been in frequent discussion with Augusta [National Golf Club] and will leave it to Augusta to share their thinking.”The Tour has had a team in place “carefully monitoring and assessing the situation and its implications for several weeks,” Monahan said of the coronavirus pandemic, and has weighed all the options in collaboration with Tour partners and members.NCAA cancels March Madness tournamentsNCAA President Mark Emmert announced that the Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and all remaining NCAA winter and spring championships have been canceled.“This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities,” the NCAA said in a statement.The move came shortly after the Athletic Coast Conference suspended all games, practices and other activities in NCAA championships.“This is uncharted territory and the health and safety of our student-athletes and institutions remains our top priority. This decision is aimed to protect from the further spread of COVID-19, ” ACC Commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. MLB delays opening day, suspends spring trainingMLB said on Thursday it would suspend spring training games and delay the start of the regular season by two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.“This action is being taken in the interests of the safety and well-being of our players, clubs and our millions of loyal fans,” the league said in a statement.The league said it is preparing contingency plans for the 2020 schedule and announce updates as they become available.“Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our players, employees and fans. MLB will continue to undertake the precautions and best practices recommended by public health experts,” the league said in a statement.Additionally, the World Baseball Classic qualifying games in Tucson, Arizona, were postponed.Arsenal FC coach tests positiveMikel Arteta, the head coach of Arsenal Football Club in England’s Premier League, has tested positive for coronavirus and personnel who had direct contact with him — including the team members — have gone into self-isolation, the team announced.The affected Arsenal staff include the full first-team squad, the coaching staff and “a smaller number of people from our Hale End” training center, the team said in a statement.“This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly. I will be at work as soon as I’m allowed,” Arteta said in a statement.Staff members who didn’t have close contact with the coach will return to work in the next couple of days, and all training facilities will be closed to undergo deep cleaning, according to the team.Arsenal officials warned that upcoming games may have to be postponed, but they would provide fans with updates as they get them.NFL cancels annual meetingNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told teams that he would cancel the league’s annual meeting that was scheduled from March 29 to April 1.“There will be full consideration and votes on any open football issues, including playing rules, bylaws, and resolutions, as well as other business matters, that were on the agenda for the Annual Meeting, at the Spring meeting scheduled for May 19-20,” the NFL said in a statement.Rudy Gobert apologizes for mocking outbreakUtah Jazz center Rudy Gobert made his first public statement since it was revealed he had contracted the coronavirus in a conciliatory post on Instagram.Gobert jokingly touched all of the press microphones during a news conference Monday, mocking the outbreak after the NBA put new restrictions on media coverage in locker rooms. The 27-year-old player apologized in the post.“At the time, I had no idea I was even infected. I was careless and make no excuse,” he said.Gobert said he is in great care and will recover. He advised others to take the outbreak seriously and be cautious.“I will do whatever I can to support using my experience as [a] way to educate others and prevent the spread of this virus,” he said.Second Utah Jazz player tests positiveUtah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell announced he tested positive for the coronavirus in an Instagram post.“I am going to keep following the advice of our medical staff and hope that we can all come together and be there for each other and our neighbors who need our help,” he said.Mitchell’s teammate, Rudy Gobert, tested positive on Wednesday, which prompted the league to suspend the season.Mitchell thanked fans for his support and wished everyone to stay safe as the outbreak continues.NHL suspends season due to shared facilities with multiple NBA facilities“In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus, and after consulting with medical experts and convening a conference call of the Board of Governors, the National Hockey League is announcing today that it will pause the 2019-20 season beginning with tonight’s games,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement Thursday.He went on, “It now seems likely that some member of the NHL community would test positive at some point” and therefore “it is no longer appropriate to try to continue to play games at this time.”“We will continue to monitor all the appropriate medical advice, and we will encourage our players and other members of the NHL community to take all reasonable precautions – including by self-quarantine, where appropriate,” Bettman said. “Our goal is to resume play as soon as it is appropriate and prudent, so that we will be able to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup. Until then, we thank NHL fans for your patience and hope you stay healthy.”PGA Tour proceeds without fans through AprilPGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan announced at a press conference on Thursday that “PGA Tour events across all tours will currently proceed as scheduled, but will do so without fans.”The policy will go into effect for The Players Championship that begins Friday and will continue through the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio, which begins March 30 and ends on April 5.“We feel that this is a safe environment in which to continue to move forward with the tournament with 144 players and limited personnel on site,” Monahan said of the 400-acre venue at TPC Sawgrass. “We’re comfortable that this is the right path forward, but this is something that we’ll continue to monitor as we go forward.”Monahan assured fans that the PGA Tour is “committed to providing refunds” for patrons who had tickets for this weekend’s tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.The PGA Tour said it has a protocol in place with its volunteer force and local health officials if a player or individual requests to be tested. Tour personnel can “make that happen and make certain there are resources in place for that situation if it were to intensify,” he said.In the wake of the new travel advisories that President Donald Trump announced Wednesday, Monahan said the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship will be postponed due to potential logistical issues for players and staff who travel internationally, which could limit the Tour’s “ability to successfully stage the event.”While he did not reveal any specific protocols or decisions surrounding The Masters, Monahan said that he has “been in frequent discussion with Agusta [National Golf Club] and will leave it to Augusta to share their thinking.”The Tour has had a team in place “carefully monitoring and assessing the situation and its implications for several weeks,” Monahan said of the coronavirus pandemic, and has weighed all the options in collaboration with Tour partners and members.Major League Soccer suspends season for 30 days“Our clubs were united today in the decision to temporarily suspend our season — based on the advice and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and other public health authorities, and in the best interest of our fans, players, officials and employees,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced on Thursday.NBA suspends seasonThe NBA announced it will suspend its season indefinitely following Wednesday’s game.The announcement came after a player with the Utah Jazz, identified as Rudy Gobert by ESPN’s senior NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, was diagnosed with novel coronavirus. The Utah Jazz-Oklahoma City Thunder game was suspended midway through the contest, though Gobert never traveled to the arena.“The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice,” the league said in a statement. “The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”The news came after the league considered playing games in empty arenas.Earlier Wednesday, in San Francisco, the mayor banned all group events over 1,000 people to slow the spread of the virus.The Golden State Warriors had announced — prior to the league’s suspension — that its Thursday night game in San Francisco against the Brooklyn Nets would be played without fans.“It’s a shock for sure,” Warriors star Steph Curry said Wednesday.“Everything about our routines is reliant upon that kind of game day energy. Pulling up to the arena, seeing fans outside of Chase [Center] walking around in all the Warrior jerseys, even energy in the building, you can feel it all the way through the locker room, through the tunnel,” Curry said. “The only thing is try to have a conversation about how you raise your level of intensity from the jump because you don’t have that actual adrenaline rush of playing in front of 18,000 people like that.”“I know once the game starts it will be fairly easy to get into that type of flow,” he added.All other games and events at San Francisco’s Chase Center, the home to the Warriors, through March 21 were canceled or postponed, officials added.NBA players told to self-quarantineFor now, the Utah Jazz will be under quarantine in Oklahoma City. Thunder players were not tested and sent home, according to ESPN.Some players who faced off on the court against the Jazz in recent days — including the Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers — have been told to self-quarantine, ESPN said.League sources told ESPN that some players and coaches from those teams scrambled to get tested for the virus as early as Wednesday night after learning of Gobert’s diagnosis.In addition to the team’s recent opponents, there have been more than a dozen referees who have worked Jazz games over the past week that went on to officiate other league games. By late Wednesday night, players who’d come in contact with the Jazz were seeking tests for the virus, ESPN said.Ivy League cancels springs athleticsThe Ivy League on Wednesday canceled all games and practices through the rest of this academic year.“In accordance with the guidance of public health and medical professionals, several Ivy League institutions have announced that students will not return to campus after spring break, and classes will be held virtually during the semester,” the council of presidents said in a statement. “Given this situation, it is not feasible for practice and competition to continue.”Each school will determine if winter teams and athletes who qualified for postseason play will participate, the council said.The league also announced it was canceling its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and that the regular season champions had been planned to advance to the NCAA tournament.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. 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Man, 24, charged in connection with South Bend burglary spree

first_img Pinterest Google+ Man, 24, charged in connection with South Bend burglary spree Facebook IndianaLocalNews Twitter Pinterest By 95.3 MNC – July 19, 2020 3 764 WhatsApp (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Jail) A 24-year-old man has been charged with six counts of burglary for allegedly burglarizing six businesses over three days this month, according to court records, as reported by ABC 57’s news partners at ABC 57.Cody Smith, 24, is accused of the following burglaries, according to the probable cause affidavit:July 6 – One Stop gas station, 209 W. Sample Street, South Bend – Smith allegedly used a crow bar to enter the Arby’s next door, entered the gas station and stole several cartons of cigarettes and cash.July 7 – South Side Grocery Store, 1823 S. Michigan Street, South Bend – Smith and another subject are accused of using a crow bar to enter the store. They allegedly took several cartons of cigarettes and cash. Smith told police he used a crow bar to open the door, according to the probable cause affidavit.July 7 – Dollar Tree, 4401 W. Western Avenue, South Bend – The two subjects allegedly used a crow bar to gain access to the store. They attempted to break into a safe but were unsuccessful, reports said. Surveillance video showed the suspects matched the suspects in the surveillance video at the South Side Grocery Store, reports said.July 9 – Midas, 525 S. Michigan Street, South Bend – Officers responded to a burglar alarm at the Midas and found a door standing open. The suspects had forced their way into the building through the door, but nothing appeared to be missing, reports said. Smith told police he used a crow bar to open the door, reports said.July 9 – Apollo Printing and Graphics, 731 S. Michigan Street, South Bend – Officers responded to the business for a burglary in progress call. When they arrived, they found the door open, but no one inside, reports said. The door had been forced open and a radio that had been inside the store was outside the store. Nothing appeared to have been taken, reports said. Smith told police he used a crow bar to open the door, according to the probable cause affidavit.July 9 – Family Dollar, 1633 S. Michigan Street, South Bend – Officers responding to a burglary at the Family Dollar learned a suspect was in custody. A suspect used a rock to gain entry to the store, reports said.Smith confessed to investigators how he broke into several of the businesses during his interviews, ABC 57 reported. Previous articleCoronavirus infecting Indiana’s once $2.3 billion reserve fundNext articleCass County K9 officer sniffs out domestic assault suspect hiding in woods 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee To Headline The Major Rager PGA Championship Edition In Charlotte

first_imgToday, Umphrey’s McGee announced that the band would be headed to Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 10th to headline the first-ever expansion of golf and music fusion, The Major Rager. Along with Nashville’s Moon Taxi, Umphrey’s will take to Symphony Park at South Park Mall for the event which doubles as a fundraiser for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and a musical accompaniment to the start of the PGA Championship nearby at the Quail Hollow Club—one of the four major golf competitions for men (a.k.a. Major Championships) in the world.The original Major Rager has been going down for four years in Augusta, Georgia, coinciding with the kickoff of the annual Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Course every April—the first Major Championship each summer. The Masters Golf Tournament Major Rager this year went down on April 6th and featured performances by the Flaming Lips, People of the Sun (by Moon Taxi), Eric Krasno Band, and Stop Light Observations.The folks over at Friends With Benefits Productions, the company that puts on each installment of The Major Rager, have high hopes for the series. They hope that some day they will have a Major Rager at the start of each of golf’s Major Championships—with Augusta under their belt (Masters Golf Tournament) and Charlotte on the way (PGA Championship) at the end of the summer, Major Rager is halfway to its goal. While the Masters Tournament in April always takes place in Georgia, June’s U.S. Open and August’s PGA Championship move to a different location each year, letting golf and music fans from across the country look forward to potentially seeing an installment close to home. Each July, world-famous golfers flock to The Open Championship at one of the ten links courses in the U.K., so we’re looking forward to when the international edition of the Major Rager heads across the pond.We love events like these, that mix unlikely yet not mutually exclusive worlds. Both the members of Umphrey’s McGee and Moon Taxi have gone on the record as being big sports fans and avid golfers, so it’s unsurprising they were quick to jump on board for the expansion of the event. A limited amount of early-bird tickets went on sale today at 10 AM (EST) with general admission costing $25 and VIP costing $80. Once sold out, ticket prices will jump to $30 and $100 respectively, so hop on tickets while you can here.[Cover photo: Phierce Photo]last_img read more