Push for life saving Bunbury Hospital stroke unit Stroke Foundation is urging the next Western Australia state government to invest in a stroke unit at Bunbury Regional Hospital to save lives and improve outcomes from stroke.A dedicated stroke unit at the new hospital is one of three key actions in Stroke Foundation’s Western Australia Election Platform Step up for stroke. These actions would strengthen the state’s treatment, care and prevention measures, by building on the recent expansion of the WA Telestroke Service and targeted community education. Stroke Foundation Western Australia State Manager Luke Hays said stroke strikes the brain and can change lives in an instant.“More than 2700 Western Australians will experience a stroke for the first time this year, many of these strokes will be experienced by residents in the state’s South West,” Mr Hays said.“Each year Bunbury Regional Hospital admits more than 100 stroke patients, yet the hospital does not currently have the specialist focus and expertise to deliver the stroke treatment and care we know improves outcomes.“A local stroke unit makes sense, it would reduce unnecessary transfers, speed up treatment and improve care, ensuring our health system is more efficient and sustainable.”Busselton resident Rodney Oates had a stroke in 2016. Following the stroke, Rodney was taken to Bunbury Regional Hospital. The local hospital did not have the facilities or expertise to diagnose and treat his stroke. Rodney was then transferred to Perth. It was two days before Rodney’s stroke was finally diagnosed.Time is critical when treating stroke. When a stroke strikes it kills up to 1.9 million brain cells per minute, but treatments can stop this damage.Rodney said I had to relearn to walk and talk, and despite intensive rehabilitation I have not regained the use of my right arm.“As a result, I’m no longer able to work and we had to make the heart-breaking decision to sell our farm and move to Busselton to focus on my rehab.“People living in the South West, like me, shouldn’t miss out on the highest quality stroke treatment just because of where they live.”Stroke Foundation’s Western Australia Election Platform Step up for stroke proposed these key actions to help Western Australians avoid, survive and thrive after stroke:Continue and expand the successful F.A.S.T. (Face, Arms, Speech, and Time) Community Education Program supporting the WA Telestroke Service.StrokeLink – Using data and expertise to drive better health care for all Western Australians.Stroke unit at Bunbury Regional Hospital.Mr Hays applauded the rapid response from the current Western Australian Government to addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and encouraged the lessons from this experience to be applied to chronic disease more broadly.“Decisive action in preventing the spread of the virus demonstrates the value in prevention, early detection and intervention. These strategies can and should be applied to other health issues,” he said.“We have an opportunity to take the next step forward. All Western Australians deserve an equitable opportunity to survive and live well after stroke”.Image: Survivor of stroke Rodney Oates and his wife Kelly support the push for a stroke unit at Bunbury hospital. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Bunbury, Busselton, chronic disease, coronavirus, early detection, education, Government, health, Perth, prevention, stroke, Stroke Foundation, sustainable, WA, Western Australia
UPDATE [10/21/19, 5 p.m. ET]: The secret is out: Oysterhead and Trey Anastasio Band will headline SweetWater 420 Fest 2020! Head here for more info.It looks like SiriusXM Phish Radio has some exciting news for us today, Monday, October 21st.As Trey Anastasio continues his fall solo acoustic run, fans continue to freak out over the forthcoming Oysterhead reunion, and Phish prepares for their upcoming fall tour, it looks like the band and their dedicated SiriusXM channel have something exciting in the works for us today. Details are vague for the time being, but this tweet from SiriusXM Phish Radio curator/host Ari Fink makes us say “hmmm….” Related: Mike Gordon Talks Solo Tour, Phish’s 2019 Summer Tour, Collaborating With Leo Kottke, More On SiriusXMPhish’s upcoming seven-show fall tour will begin on November 29th and 30th with a performance at Providence, RI’s Dunkin’ Donuts Center. From there, the band will head to Long Island’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 1st. After a December 4th performance at Pittsburgh, PA’s Petersen Events Center, the band will head down to North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, SC for a three-night run on December 6th, 7th, and 8th. Later in the month, Phish will close out 2019 with their customary four-night New Year’s run at Madison Square Garden in New York City.What news do Phish and SiriusXM Phish Radio have in store for us today? Tune in to channel 29 at 5 p.m. ET today and find out. If you’re not yet a SiriusXM subscriber, you can sign up here.
DayOne Wednesday28 AugustsMunster5 Connacht 6FoursomesP O’Keeffe & E Griffin bt R Mullarney & JMcDonnell 5&4; G O’Mahony & S Desmond lost to J Lyons & S Walker3&1; G Lenehan & P Murray lost to TJ Ford & S Flanagan 1H; AMcCormack & C Butler halved with H Gillivan & A HillSinglesP O’Keeffe halved with J McDonnell; E Griffin bt SWalker 1H; S Desmond lost to R Mullarney 4&3; G Lenehan bt H Gillivan3&2; G O’Mahony lost to J Lyons 3&2; P Murray bt TJ Ford 1H; C Butler lost to S Flanagan 5&4Ulster3 Leinster 8FoursomesT McLarnon & C Campbell lost to R Brazill &R Lester 1H; M McClean & M McKinstry lost to A Fahy & H Foley 5&3;R Williamson & J Hood lost to R Moran & G Dunne 2&1; R Black &W Small lost to P O’Hanlon & K Egan 1HSinglesM McClean bt R Brazill 3&2; M McKinstry lost toR Lester 3&2; T McLarnon lost K Egan 2&1; R Williamson lost to H Foley2H; C Campbell bt R Moran 3&1; R Black lost to A Fahy 2&1; J Hood bt PO’Hanlon 6&5Day2Thursday29 AugustConnacht5 Ulster 6FoursomesR Mullarney & J McDonnell lost to T McLarnon& C Campbell 4&3; J Lyons & S Walker bt M McClean & M McKinstry3&2; S Flanagan & TJ Ford bt R Black & W Small 2&1; H Gillivan& A Hill halved with R Williamson & J HoodSinglesR Mullarney bt M McClean 3&2; S Flanagan lost toT McLarnon 4&2; S Walker lost to C Campbell 2&1; A Hill halved with MMcKinstry; H Gillivan lost to W Small 1H; TJ Ford bt R Williamson 2&1; JMcDonnell lost to J Hood 1H;Munster2.5 Leinster 8.5FoursomesP O’Keeffe & E Griffin lost to R Brazill & RLester 4&2; A McCormack & G O’Mahony lost to H Foley & A Fahy5&3; C Butler & S Desmond lost to R Moran & G Dunne 1H; G Lenehan& P Murray lost to P O’Hanlon & K Egan 3&2SinglesE Griffin halved with R Lester; P O’Keeffe lost to RBrazill 5&4; S Desmond lost to K Egan 1 hole; G Lenehan bt H Foley 1H; AMcCormack halved with G Dunne; C Butler lost to R Moran 4&3; P Murrayhalved with A FahyDayThreeFriday30 AugustUlster9 Munster 2FoursomesT McLarnon & C Campbell bt P O’Keeffe & GLenehan 5&4; M McClean & M McKinstry bt S Desmond & E Griffin 1H; RBlack & W Small bt C Butler & G O’Mahony 3&2; J Hood & RWilliamson lost to P Murray & A McCormack 1HSinglesM McClean bt P O’Keeffe 2&1; T McLarnon lost toE Griffin 5&3; C Campbell bt G Lenehan 3&2; M McKinstry bt S Desmond4&3; R Black bt P Murray 1H; W Small bt G O’Mahony 2H; J Hood bt AMcCormack 2HLeinster4 Connacht 7FoursomesR Brazill & R Lester bt H Gillivan & A Hill3&2; A Fahy & H Foley lost to S Flanagan & TJ Ford 5&4; R Moran& G Dunne halved with S Walker & J Lyons; K Egan & P O’Hanlonhalved with R Mullarney & J McDonnellSinglesR Lester bt A Hill 2&1; R Brazill bt S Flanagan6&5; K Egan lost to R Mullarney 2&1; H Foley lost to J McDonnell 2H; GDunne lost to S Walker 1H; R Moran lost to TJ Ford 1H; P O’Hanlon lost to JLyons 1Hprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Final Table1Leinster 2Ulster3Connacht4MunsterScores
MAURICIO POCHETTINO has flattened Manchester United’s hopes of luring him to Old Trafford.Spurs’ Argentine boss is top of United’s list to replace Jose Mourinho if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.3 Mauricio Pochettino shrugged off interest from Manchester United and insists he is happy at TottenhamCredit: Getty – ContributorBut Pochettino insists he is staying where he feels appreciated and has no intention of walking out on his £170,000-a-week contract.“I feel happy here in Tottenham because the club values and recognises the job we have done.“So I don’t need to listen to the talk that is going around because the most most important thing is how welcome you are made to feel in your home.”Pochettino, 46, revealed that he has barely spoken to Levy in recent weeks because the Spurs chairman is so busy overseeing the completion of the club’s new £800million stadium.3 Pochettino is happy with life in North London but admits it is hard to succeed on limited resourcesCredit: Getty – ContributorManchester United want Mauricio Pochettino as their boss but it will cost them £40m to get the Tottenham bossHe said: “In the last two weeks I have had one message from him.“He is so busy with the stadium I think he must be working there.“I joked with him ‘Daniel, am I not your priority anymore?’ And he replied ‘Yesterday I spent two hours trying to sort out your Christmas present’.“He said he is going to surprise me. Maybe he is preparing the stadium!”Yet Pochettino admits that he is facing an uphill struggle to achieve his big-time ambitions at Tottenham and says: “Just to be in the top four is more than success for us.BRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetPicturedC’MON THE LADSRamos’ becomes dad again as wife gives birth to FOURTH son Maximo AdrianoVideoROY MEANKeane says ‘that’s why they never win anything’ as Villa celebrate staying upPicturedHARRY’S HEROES Kane says goodbye to Tottenham team-mates Vertonghen and VormRED LETTER DAYKeane and Neville urge Man Utd to invest big after securing Champions LeagueLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordGREAT SCENERonnie Whelan celebrates with grandson as Liverpool lift Premier League trophy“Of course the hope is to one day win a title like the Premier League or the Champions League.“But the first step is to try to be consistently in the top four and that is not easy because Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, City and United are on a different level of investment.“We are so far from those big sides in finances. When you compare the budgets of the Premier League clubs, we are in the same position as Everton, West Ham, Southampton, Leicester and Fulham.“People were so pessimistic about Tottenham after what happened in the summer when there were no signings and the stadium was delayed.“But we have eight more points than we had at the same stage of last season and we have a decisive Champions League game coming up against Barcelona.3 Pochettino says Daniel Levy is too busy working on getting the new stadium ready to speak to himCredit: Reuters“Many people didn’t believe we’d be here but so far, so good.”Pochettino admits that full-back Kieran Trippier will miss Tuesday’s win-or-bust trip to the Nou Camp with a groin problem.And he blames England for the defender’s problems after making him play in the meaingless World Cup play-off in July.He said: “When a player asks to come off in a World Cup semi-final even though all the substitutes have been used it because he has a problem.“For me, it is impossible in those circumstances to play again three days later and it was a bit weird that Kieran was then picked for that third-place game.Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he will always have affection for Southampton “That’s where the problems started for Kieran but I haven’t spoken to England about it because I have a clear and honest relationship with their manager.”Now Pochettino is desperate to give Harry Kane a well-deserved rest but is struggling to find a gap in Tottenham’s hectic calendar.The England skipper has already played 25 games for club and country this season and has started in all of Tottenham’s Premier League and Champions League games.“At the moment Harry still has plenty of energy and that is why he plays. But every day we are assessing the player.“Harry is one of the best players in Europe and there is no point to rest him if he is OK to play.“He is going so well for us this season and I hope it continues., But we are thinking that in some games soon we will need to rest him.”It’s match week 16 of the Premier League as Chelsea take on Manchester City and Leicester take on Tottenham
Southeastern scored added four runs in the eighth to finish out the scoring. McNeese (20-13) got out to a quick 2-0 lead in the top half of the second inning following an RBI-bunt from catcher Cameron Toole and a run that was plated following a ULM fielding error. The Warhawks (16-14) responded in the bottom of the inning as Danny Springer deposited a two-run homer over the left field wall to tie the ballgame at two runs apiece. ULM would eventually find themselves in a three run lead over the Pokes after five innings. Junior right fielder Julian Service ripped a one-out triple into the left-center field gap in the bottom of the first. He scored on the next play as designated hitter Daniel Midyett reached on an error by the first baseman. Lamar 11, Grambling 4Recap to follow. Southeastern rallied for a trio of two-out runs in the second and tacked on a run in the third to go up 5-2 over the Jaguars. Cody Brannon (3-1) picked up the win for UTSA, throwing five innings of scoreless relief, allowing two hits, while striking out three and walking one. Starter Logan Onda gave up two runs on six hits in three innings. – Return to top – Daniel Midyett and Kevin Carr produced back-to-back singles leading off the seventh. Southeastern, which put runners on in every inning, got the leadoff hitter aboard in each of its last six trips to the plate. Junior lefthander Weston Wick (0-1) took the loss for the Huskies, allowing three runs, only one earned, on four hits with four strikeouts in five innings. Pinch hitter Ryan Byers greeted left-hander Austin Stephens with a sacrifice bunt and the Lions had both runners in motion on the squeeze play. Carr scored easily from third, but as Stephens fielded and tossed the ball to first, Menard rounded the bag at third with a full head of steam. The sophomore from Lafayette, Louisiana, scored ahead of a return throw from first. Preston followed with his team-high sixth home run, a two-out, two-run shot that closed the gap to 6-3. First baseman Joey Pinney followed with his first career home run and, after Hayden Steele was hit by a pitch, Braxton Phillips added another two-run shot to tie the game and get the Bears back in it. Southeastern (25-9) swept the season series from South Alabama (22-12). The Lion offense clicked early. In the third inning, the Bears got their first hit of the game off UAPB starter Jerimiah Figueroa, a home run from shortstop Logan Preston. Center fielder Tyler Langley started the six-run inning by reaching on a throwing error. He stole second, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on Wesley Hoover’s ground out. Brinley added another run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning. An RBI single by Anthony Lucas accounted for the Demons’ second run in the eighth inning. First baseman Chase Daughdrill added a three-run homer down the left field line with two out in the top of the ninth. Holding a three-run lead heading into the seventh, the Lions were looking to pick up a few insurance runs late. Southeastern Louisiana 12, South Alabama 2HAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana knocked off the University of South Alabama for the second time this season, defeating the Jaguars 12-2 Tuesday on Military Appreciation Night at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field. The Cowboys scratched across a run in the top of the sixth inning following a sacrifice fly from Lucas Quary and cut the ULM lead to just two runs. Down 1-0, the Kats posted a six-run, six-hit inning in the third that featured the grand slam along with triples by pinch hitter Trevor Winne and shortstop Miles Manning. Louisiana-Monroe 7, McNeese State 1MONROE, La. – A pair of long balls was the difference maker in Tuesday evening’s contest between the McNeese State baseball team and the University of Louisiana at Monroe as the Warhawks powered their way to a 7-3 victory over the Cowboys to take the first of a two-game series at Warhawk Field. Left fielder Hayden Simerly led off the six-run third inning with single through the left side. Two hard hit outs to center field had the Demons an out away from ending the inning. But Winne’s triple up the left field line scored Simerly and opened the flood gates. UCA returns to Southland Conference action at home this weekend, hosting the Nicholls Colonels beginning at 6 p.m. Friday The Demons loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the third but failed to get a run across. After Bisacca took over in relief for Bearkat starter Dylan Ebbs, catcher C. J. Webster lined out to short and Fry hit into a double play. Cole Stapler (2-1) took the loss, surrendering three runs (two earned) on six hits through three innings on the hill. A single down the left field line by right-fielder Caleb Dugan scored the Demons’ first run in the second inning. The hit scored second baseman David Fry who reached first on an infield error. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 14, Central Arkansas 9CONWAY, Ark. _ The UAPB Golden Lions had 16 hits on Tuesday night to down the University of Central Arkansas Bears 14-9 in a non-conference slugfest at Bears Stadium. The Warhawks responded with another tater hit by Jacob Stockton that scored two more runs and extended the ULM lead to a four run advantage over McNeese. The Privateers wound up with nine hits on the evening, three of them coming off the bat of Jones. Also turning in multi-hit nights were Calloway who went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Jonathan Coco also added two hits in four trips to the plate. The Privateers used seven different pitchers on the night and nobody threw more than two innings. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 14, Texas-Pan American 7Texas-Pan American 11, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 1Recap to follow. Senior catcher Samm Wiggins went 2-for-4, drove in a run, scored a run and threw out a runner for the Huskies (16-15). Junior leftfielder Brandon Morones was 2-for-2 with an RBI and a pair of walks. Baker finished the day 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored for the Roadrunners (19-14). Kevin Markham was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run, Tyler Straub doubled and drove in a pair and Logan Kinder singled and scored twice. Ian Gibaut (5-3) earned the win, tossing three innings and allowing just one run on three hits with two strikeouts. After a one-out Parker Jones single, Chaz Boyer was hit by a pitch to put two on against LSU starter, Kyle Bouman. The Privateers then struck the board when Ryan Calloway dropped a double into left to score a run. The Tigers went to the pen and Samuel Capielano drove in a second run on an RBI ground out to make it 3-2. UTSA 8, Houston Baptist 2HOUSTON, Texas – Clinging to a one-run lead, UTSA second baseman Jesse Baker hit a three-run home run in the top of the ninth as the Roadrunners claimed a 6-2 victory over Houston Baptist in non-conference baseball Tuesday afternoon at Husky Field. HBU returns to action when it travels for a three-game Southland Conference series against Stephen F. Austin Friday through Sunday in Nacogdoches. All three games will be broadcast After the fifth, the Tigers were able to steadily pull away, plating at least a run in each inning from the second through the eighth. Sciambra hit his first home run of the season in the seventh. The Tigers wound up with 14 hits including three each from Sciambra, Scivicque, and Chinea. The win went to Reynolds who allowed three hits and one walk in 3.2 innings of relief. Ryne Long (2-3), the first of six Jaguar pitchers, was saddled with the loss. – Return to top – Southeastern returns to action Friday at 7 p.m. (Central) against the University of Utah in the opener of a three-game series in Salt Lake City, Utah. Cashman allowed a pair of runs, one earned, on seven hits in six innings of work to earn the win. The junior right-hander from Plainfield, Illinois, walked four and fanned a pair. Kyle Keller worked a pair of perfect innings in relief. The senior from New Orleans, Louisiana, fanned three in his two-inning stint. Dreagan Bethel, a freshman from Walker, Louisiana, retired the side in order in the ninth. Tulane continued scoring in waves, pouring on two runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and another in the sixth to take a 7-1 lead. Sam Houston State 8, Northwestern State 5HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Third baseman Ryan Brinley’s grand slam home run in the third inning helped power Sam Houston to an 8-5 victory over Northwestern State in a midweek non-conference meeting between the two Southland squads Tuesday night at Don Sanders Stadium in Huntsville. UAPB reliever Humberto Medina earned the victory with 1 1/3 innings of relief. The top seven batters for the Golden Lions all had multiple hits, including a pair of home runs by catcher Gabriel Munoz. UCA junior reliever Bo Stitch (4-3) took the loss. Freshman Chris Durham pitched a solid 4 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, retiring the final 12 batters of the game for the Bears. The Golden Lions (15-12) won their fourth straight game of the season and just their second game in 17 tries against the Bears. UAPB jumped out to a 6-0 lead through 2 1/2 innings before UCA answered with three home runs in the bottom of the third inning to tie it. – Return to top – Sam Houston upped its season mark to 16-19 with the win while Northwestern State dropped to 17-14. The Bearkats out-hit the Demons 14 to nine. Center fielder Bryce Johnson and Winne led the SHSU men at the plate each with three hits. LSU managed to stay ahead heading to the bottom of the frame and saw their inning continue after a two-out error. Chinea then came up and hit his second double of the night, driving in two to extend the Tigers’ lead back to 5-2. The Green Wave took advantage of a Nicholls throwing error to add a run in the third. Jake Willsey reached on the error, advanced on a Richard Carthon single to right and came home on a Stephen Alemais single. Southeastern Louisiana 12, South Alabama 2Sam Houston State 8, Northwestern State 5Lamar 11, Grambling 4Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 14, Texas-Pan American 7Texas-Pan American 11, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 1UTSA 8, Houston Baptist 2Texas State 4, UIW 3Arkansas-Pine Bluff 14, Central Arkansas 9Tulane 7, Nicholls 1LSU 11, New Orleans 2Louisiana-Monroe 7, McNeese State 1 Nicholls will have an extremely quick turnaround as the team drives directly from New Orleans to Monroe for a matchup with ULM at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The contest will be broadcast live in KNSU 91.5 FM. – Return to top – Tulane 7, Nicholls 1NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Nicholls State University baseball team held an early lead over Tulane, but couldn’t keep up with the Green Wave offense, falling 7-1, on Tuesday night at Turchin Stadium. The Colonels (18-13-1) grabbed a 1-0 advantage briefly in the first inning. Justin Holt singled up the middle, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a monster triple from Marc Frazier that struck the right field wall. LSU 11, New Orleans 2BATON ROUGE, La. – The New Orleans Privateers baseball team (11-21, 2-10 Southland) fell behind early and gave up six runs with two outs in an 11-2 loss to the LSU Tigers (28-5, 7-4 SEC) on Tuesday evening at Alex Box Stadium at Skip Bertman Field. New Orleans will next travel to Northwestern State for a three-game series starting on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Winne doubled down the right field line with two out in the fourth inning then scored on a single by Johnson to open the SHSU lead up to 7-1. Southeastern pounded out 16 hits, its third-highest total this season. Six Lions turned in multi-hit performances, including Carr (3-for-5), Carson Crites (2-for-2), Brett Hoffman (2-for-3), Midyett (2-for-5), Service (2-for-6) and Jacob Seward (2-for-5). – Return to top – Kennon Menard pushed a sacrifice bunt to third, but Bud Collura’s throw to first was wild and Midyett came home to score from second. With runners at second and third, and no outs, South Alabama elected to bring in a new reliever, setting the stage for the highlight of the game. Five Green Wave batters turned in multi-hit outings, led by Hunter Williams, who went 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Both teams will be back in action on Wednesday when they meet in second game of the series. First pitch is slated for a 6 o’clock start with fans being able to listen to the contest on Cajun Radio-1470 AM and on CajunRadio.com. – Return to top – Tulane (21-12) punched back in the bottom of the frame, converting two singles and a triple into a pair of runs to capture the lead. The Tigers got out to a 3-0 lead, scoring solo runs in the second, third, and fourth inning. LSU got the scoring started when a two-out wild pitch by starter, Kevin Kelleher scored Chris Chinea. The Tigers got RBI knocks by Kade Scivicque and Chris Sciambra before the Privateers had a response waiting in the fifth. – Return to top – Seward extended his hitting streak to 11 games and his reached-base streak to 23-consecutive games. Bryce Kingsley (3-3) received the loss after working the first three innings and surrendered three runs on two hits along with two strikeouts. Pinney, a sophomore from North Little Rock, added a two-run double in the fourth. Pinney finished 2 for 5 with 3 RBI, while Preston was 1 for 3 with 3 RBI. UCA scored nine runs on just seven hits. – Return to top – Texas State 4, UIW 3Recap to follow. But the Golden Lions put up six more in the fourth and added two runs in the fifth to push the lead to 14-8. The Bears added a run in the eighth but could get no closer as they broke a three-game winning streak. The Pokes used four relief pitchers that combined for six innings and gave up four runs on eight hits. The quartet of pitchers totaled eight strikeouts in the game. Gavin Wehby paced the Colonels offensively, batting 2-for-3. – Return to top – – Return to top – Right-hander reliever Alex Bisacca (3-1) earned the victory, keeping Northwestern State scoreless and hitless in four innings while striking out four Demon batters. Seth Holbert, Jordan Church and Brinley each pitched an inning in relief. Starter Devin Bear took the loss for Northwestern State in his first decisive of the season. Sam Houston State hosts Incarnate Word in a three-game Southland Conference series beginning Friday at Don Sanders Stadium. Johnson scored Winne with a bunt single. Second baseman Zach Smith singled and right fielder Wyatt Powell walked to set up Brinley’s grand slam. Despite the loss, the Cowboys were able to pound out eight hits and received multiple-hit performances from Connor Lloyd (2-for-3 with one run scored) and Billy Sommers (2-for-3). The two-hit performance was Lloyd’s 12 this season which ranks him fourth best among on the team. Quary turned in a 1-for-3 ledger along with an RBI and a run scored. Toole knocked in the first run of the ballgame. The South Alabama bullpen kept the Lions at bay in the middle innings, but the Jaguars failed to solve Pat Cashman (3-3) and a pair of Southeastern relievers.
Ex-Barcelona coach Tata Martina to take charge of Mexicoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Barcelona coach Tata Martina is to be named new trainer of Mexico.Martina takes charge of El Tri after leading Atlanta United to MLS Cup glory this season.”We will be announcing decisions and signing the contract probably early next year, possibly in the first days of January,” said Mexican Federation president Yon de Luisa.Martina’s contract will run to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.This summer, Juan Carlos Osorio led Mexico to the final 16 of the World Cup in Russia. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)The NCAA’s college football attendance numbers for 2014 have officially been released, and while there aren’t too many big surprises, there are some interesting trends in the data. In terms of home attendance numbers, the top ten features five schools from the SEC, four schools from the Big Ten, and one school from the Big 12 – no surprise, all of them have huge stadiums that seat ridiculous numbers of fans. But what about overall attendance numbers? Which schools do fans come out for both at home and on the road?We’ve gone through the NCAA’s numbers and put together the list of the top 20 programs in terms of overall attendance per game. Yes, we realize that the playing field is not level across the country, as teams have different schedules, different stadium sizes and different game totals. Still, the No. 1 team on our list won’t surprise you.Here are the 20 college football teams that fans saw the most in-person, on average, during the 2014-2015 season.Get Started: Programs Ranked 20-16 >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5
Quoting the recently released World Travel & Tourism Council’s Benchmarking Report 2017, Mr. Bartlett said “the global tourism sector directly sustains twice as many jobs as the financial sector and five times as many jobs as the chemicals sector”. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says despite massive growth projections for global travel and tourism, small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in the sector are yet to reap the full benefit.“As we observe tourism’s impact on the global economy and celebrate the contribution this sector makes in providing one in 11 jobs, we must also question why 80 per cent of tourism expenditure leaks out of the host countries,” the Minister said.Mr. Bartlett was delivering the main address at the Tourism Knowledge Exchange, sponsored by the World Bank Group, at its headquarters in Washington DC on June 21“We can no longer only be concerned with tourism’s overall economic growth, be it on a global, regional and even national scale. Growth that does not reach a wide cross section of the population, that does not do its job to alleviate poverty, and does not enrich people’s lives and the future in all communities, runs the risk of being viewed as only for the elite,” the Minister said.Quoting the recently released World Travel & Tourism Council’s Benchmarking Report 2017, Mr. Bartlett said “the global tourism sector directly sustains twice as many jobs as the financial sector and five times as many jobs as the chemicals sector”.He pointed out that according to the report, Global Travel & Tourism is forecast to grow four per cent per year over the next 10 years, while the global economy grows at 2.7 per cent. “In the Americas alone, there are 42.7 million jobs in tourism – larger than banking, chemicals manufacturing, automotive manufacturing and mining,” he noted.“These findings are incredible, and the numbers speak for themselves in the power of global tourism and its unstoppable growth,” Bartlett said.However, he pointed out that while all indicators hail the rapid growth and scale of the tourism powerhouse, the true reality is that in many instances, the small and medium-size tourism enterprises in tourism-dependent nations are not reaping the full benefits tourism ought to provide.“If tourism accounts for more than 10 per cent of global GDP and 30 per cent of the world’s trade in services, providing one in 11 jobs worldwide… and 80 per cent of global tourism is driven by small and medium tourism enterprises, then it should not be the case that 80 per cent of tourism’s expenditure leaks out of the host countries,” the Minister said. Story Highlights Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says despite massive growth projections for global travel and tourism, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the sector are yet to reap the full benefit.
TORONTO – Aurora Cannabis Inc. plans to bypass CanniMed Therapeutics Inc.’s management and go directly to shareholders with its unsolicited all-stock takeover offer, after the company’s board ignored its proposal.The licensed marijuana producer proposed the deal last week and gave the CanniMed board until Friday to respond. Aurora (TSX:ACB) said Monday morning that the board has not replied and it would go ahead with its bid, which it valued at $24 per CanniMed share.Aurora’s executive vice-president Cam Battley said it was “astonishing” that CanniMed’s board has chosen to ignore its offer.“We had initially approached them on a friendly basis, and we wanted to make this a collaborative process,” Battley said in an interview on Monday. “But their refusal to acknowledge this generous offer from Aurora means that we’ve decided to go over their heads directly to the CanniMed Shareholders. They’re the ones that will benefit from this.”Aurora said it has agreements with shareholders representing 38 per cent of CanniMed’s outstanding shares to support its bid, which it says represents a 56.9 per cent premium to CanniMed’s closing price prior to its proposal. Aurora intends to commence the hostile bid this week, mailing a circular to registered shareholders.The offer follows an announcement by CanniMed on Friday that it struck an all-stock deal to acquire marijuana company Newstrike Resources Ltd.Under the Newstrike deal, shareholders of the company (TSXV:HIP) will receive 0.033 CanniMed shares (TSX:CMED) for each Newstrike share held. The companies valued the offer at 50.5 cents per share, based on CanniMed’s share price on Nov. 14 before it disclosed it was in talks to acquire Newstrike, which is backed by The Tragically Hip.CanniMed shareholders would own approximately 65 per cent of the combined company, while Newstrike shareholders would hold the remaining 35 per cent.Aurora called CanniMed’s acquisition announcement “extremely troubling” in light of its offer presented to CanniMed’s board on Nov. 13.“At no point did CanniMed try to engage or otherwise entertain discussions with Aurora regarding the significant offer that had been presented to their Board for CanniMed shareholders prior to entering into the Newstrike Resources agreement,” the company said in a statement Monday.The Newstrike offer “should be considered oppressive to CanniMed shareholders,” it added.Battley called the $9.5-million break fee to be paid by CanniMed to Newstrike a “poison pill” tactic.The transaction is subject to approval from shareholders of both companies during special meetings.CanniMed president and chief executive Brent Zettl said Monday that Newstrike is “our optimal partner” as it looks to participate in the recreational marijuana market, with the July 2018 deadline set by the federal government for its legalization rapidly approaching.Zettl, who would not speak about Aurora during its conference call to discuss the Newstrike transaction, said this was CanniMed’s “initial step” to broaden beyond medicinal cannabis.“We are bringing on board an iconic, recognized brand associated with The Tragically Hip that will have a definite place in the recreational market,” he said.Shares of Aurora rose roughly 6 per cent to close at $5.85 in Toronto. Shares of the marijuana producer are up more than 90 per cent since Nov. 1.Meanwhile, shares of CanniMed closed at $19.71, up more than two per cent, while shares of Newstrike rose nearly 12 per cent to close at $0.57 on the TSX Venture Exchange.
CALGARY – Credit card rewards can deliver great payoffs, but sifting through the points systems, introductory offers, shifting loyalty programs and fine print can make deciding what to put in your wallet a daunting task.Fortunately, you can at least narrow down the options in a few steps, said Janine White, vice-president of marketplaces at RateSupermarket.ca, a comparison website.The first step is an honest assessment of whether you’re having trouble paying off your bill every month, since cardholders who carry a balance should skip the rewards cards and find a low-interest option.If you’ve got a handle on your finances, a good next step is to decide if you want a points-based card or straight cash back.More and more people are choosing the simplicity of cash back, said Mary-Anne Huestis, co-owner of financial research firm MarketSense Inc.“Cash back is a pretty transparent category, it’s not too difficult to figure out where you’re going to end up based on your spend patterns at the end of the year.”About 31 per cent of cardholders have a cash-back card, compared with 13 per cent in 2006, said Huestis, as some customers have found programs like travel points can be frustrating because of extra charges, needing more points than expected, or a lack of available flights.“On the travel side, with issues in seat inventory and that sort of thing, people don’t always end up with the kind of reward they think they’re going to get.”For those who have become disillusioned with travel programs, especially after issues including Air Miles switching their expiry policy and Air Canada cutting ties with Aeroplan, there are an increasing number of competitive cash-back cards that can offer similar rewards and insurance coverage to travel cards, said Huestis.Several big banks offer similar versions of a Visa Infinite cash back card, for example, which offers around four per cent cash back on gas and groceries and a lower percentage back on other purchases and come with an annual fee upwards of $100. But the promotions they offer vary from waiving the first year of annual fees to increased percentage back for a limited time.If the hundred dollars or more in annual fees is a worry, major banks also generally offer no-fee cards with lower cash-back percentages.However, many cardholders prefer the allure of travel. About 46 per cent of cardholders consistently hold travel rewards rewards cards, said MarketSense co-owner Lynda Lovett.“It’s that aspirational aspect, it gives you something to dream for. Taking a flight to Tahiti is a lot more fun than buying a fridge.”Travel rewards cards make sense if you take frequent trips, if you’re a higher spender, or have a strong loyalty to a brand, said Lovett.The coming split of Aeroplan and Air Canada when the current contract ends in 2020 has also prompted banks to try and lure customers to their own travel rewards loyalty programs, meaning bigger introductory offers, she said.Points users should look into how easy their points are to cash and be aware that their value can change, said White.“If you like to travel and only travel at Christmas, but all Christmas dates are blacked out, then that’s probably not the card for you.”Online calculators with details of each card can narrow the search further, as well as help decide if it’s worth paying a fee for the card depending on your spending patterns, said White.Customers should also consider how widely cards are accepted, since some merchants don’t accept premium fee-based cards, such as American Express.The no-fee space has become more competitive in recent years, with offerings like the PC Financial program that recently merged with Shoppers Optimum, and Canadian Tire’s expanded points program, while many cards offer both paid and free versions.Introductory offers such as waived fees or early spending bonuses can also further narrow the field, though they shouldn’t be the main consideration, said White.If the type of card, introductory offers and calculators don’t make the decision for you, it can pay to delve into the finer print for details including how much coverage there actually is for lost baggage, delayed flights, rental coverage restrictions and fees for various services, said White.“The print is small and the text is long, but the information is always available.”