first_imgmstahlphoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — Two high school football players died this weekend after sustaining injuries on the field.Peter Webb, a sophomore at Southwest Covenant in Oklahoma, and Alex Miller, a senior at Roane County High School in West Virginia, both died after sustaining injuries during school football games on Friday. Officials at Southwest Covenant, a Christian private school west of Oklahoma City, announced Webb’s death in a statement Monday, calling him “a servant-leader, always ready to help anyone in need.” He was 16.“As an athlete, Peter played a key role in our football, basketball, and baseball programs, even as an underclassman,” the statement said. “Coaches would say that Peter was not only talented, but he worked as hard as anyone. Teachers admired his respect and discipline in the classroom. Classmates loved Peter deeply.”“The character of this young man and the respect we all had for him cannot be contained in words,” it added.It said Webb died “as a result of an injury suffered during the football game on Friday,” but it did not elaborate on the nature of his injuries. The Oklahoman newspaper said he appeared to have been knocked unconscious after taking a hit to the head during a tackle.He sustained the injury during the fourth quarter while playing defense against Strother High School, The Oklahoman reported. Webb tackled the Strother high quarterback from behind, according to the report. As Webb made the tackle, he pulled the quarterback on top of him and fell back on his head, the report said.He died at the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City on Sunday.The teenager’s death came just two days after Miller collapsed and died on the field in Clay, West Virginia. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.Roane County superintendent Richard Duncan confirmed the student’s death in an interview with ABC News’ Good Morning America on Saturday as his teammates worked to make sense of his sudden passing.“It’s a shock to them. They were there. They were getting ready for the second quarter one moment, and the next moment, Alex was on the ground,” Duncan said. “We’ve had an outpouring of support though from communities both within Roane County and all around the state.”He said Miller did not have any known health issues.Both students received an outpouring of love on social media. Southwest Covenant’s post on announcing Webb’s passing racked up more than 1,500 reactions, comments and shares on Facebook in just a matter of hours.The Roane County School District shared video from a candlelight vigil for Miller, gathering more than 2,500 reactions, shares and comments on Facebook. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgWhat’s cool about IceMule? What is IceMule even? Well I’ll tell you.It’s quite possibly the. coolest. cooler. ever. (no pun intended).With a softshell exterior, easy-to-use roll top, and padded backpack straps, this cooler is portable, leak-proof, and durable. It’s perfect for any adventure, from festival strolling to stand up paddleboarding and beach chilling. Load it up with whatever you want to keep cool, a bag of ice, and roll down the top. Let some air into the sides and your perishables are good to go for over 24 hours. The ice will keep for at least a day if not longer, but even once the ice melts, your contents will stay chilled for days.IceMule founder James Collie thought of the idea during a day hike with friends in the mountains of Virginia (where most great ideas come to fruition). When his impromptu trash-bag-lined day pack failed to keep his contents cold and his remaining possessions dry, he decided to make a portable softshell cooler. Many months and prototypes later, the IceMule was born. Check them out at icemulecooler.com.last_img read more


first_imgMoreover, farm income is noted to be thesecond highest source of income for 2019, out of the sales derived from the twoprovincial farms, Negros First Ranch in Sta. Rosa, Murcia and ProvincialLivestock Dairy Farm and Breeding Center in La Granja, La Carlota City, NegrosOccidental. Data from PVO showed that the highestsource of income was generated from the regulatory services comprising 67.19percent of the total earnings, since the province is one of the major supplierof livestock and poultry to its neighboring islands like Panay and Cebu. The income also manifests the effective implementation of Provincial TaxOrdinance No. 2017-001, Series of 2017, carried out through district fieldunits established by the PVO. BACOLOD City  – The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) ofNegros  Occidental earned close to P10million in 2019, from sales on culled animal farms, farm products andby-products, issuance of Veterinary Health Certificates, farm inspection andregistration and other veterinary and laboratory fees. This 2020, PVO aims to increase itscollection by extending more products and highly improved services to keep thepublic satisfaction through effective and efficient implementation of itscatered product and services. (With areport from PIA/PN) Bulk of the income generated came fromveterinary inspection fees and veterinary health certificate issuancesamounting to P6.588 million; followed by farm income with total earningsamounting to P2.9-million; then from registration and licenses, P366,500; andfrom walk-in consultations and other laboratory fees amounting toP237,809. last_img read more


first_imgGaudium Chamber Choir is proud to be performing as part of Culture Night 2014 this Friday in the beautiful setting of the newly-refurbished Conwal Church of Ireland, Letterkenny.The performance features the young soprano, Riana Lynch, in a program that has a strong Irish element and centres around the important themes of love, death and life.The program will include Stanford’s well-loved The Blue Bird, Michael McGlynn’s arrangement of Siúil Arún for Anúna, plus the first of Hubert Parry’s beautiful Songs of Farewell. There will also be pieces by Sullivan, Brahms, Bach, Buxtehude and Vivaldi, along with arrangements of other Irish traditional songs.Gaudium (“Joy”) was formed last year to give more experienced singers the chance to enjoy performing more challenging music in a variety of contexts.Based in the Letterkenny area, its members come from around the county as well as Derry and Fermanagh.It has a growing repertoire of a wide variety of both sacred and non-religious pieces, and as well as concerts it has provided high-quality music for enthusiastically-received choral liturgies featuring music from among the best of the treasure-trove of gems written for these across the centuries. Conwal Church of Ireland, Letterkenny – 6.45-8pm (as part of Culture Night 2014)Gaudium Chamber Choir (director/organ: Daniel Braddell)Riana Lynch, soprano soloistAdmission is free and no booking is required – just turn up at any time during our ‘slot’   GAUDIUM CHAMBER CHOIR TO PERFORM AT CULTURE NIGHT IN CONWAL CHURCH was last modified: September 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more


first_imgAfter beating the Utah Jazz on a last-second tip-in earlier this season, the Warriors fell to the Jazz 108-103 in Salt Lake City Wednesday.The loss, which drops the Warriors to third in the rough-and-tumble Western Conference, was their third this month and second in five games.Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 32 points, Kevin Durant — after a tough first half — chipped in 30, but Klay Thompson, Jonas Jerebko, and Draymond Green had rough offensive games against one of the NBA’s best …last_img


first_imgSome 46% of South Africa’s populationlives in rural areas, relying on remotelysituated public hospitals and clinics.(Image: Rotary)MEDIA CONTACTS• Ian CouperWits Centre of Rural Health+27 11 717 [email protected] ARTICLES• Soweto’s university on the train• SA colleges get $6.7m boost• Ubuntu software for schools• R500m water deal for rural SANosimilo NdlovuA R9-million (US$1.2-million) grant has been awarded to South Africa’s Wits University to set up a medical education campus in the North West province to train more rural-based healthcare workers, of which there is a dire shortage.The grant was awarded to Wits on 4 November by Atlantic Philanthropies, a private foundation created in 1982 by US billionaire and philanthropist Charles Feeney.It will enable about 60 students to be enrolled for a Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice degree at the campus over the next three years.The degree, introduced at Wits in early 2009, trains students to become clinical associates and work as part of a team of professionals in district hospitals under the supervision of a doctor.Graduates complement the role of the primary care nurse.The campus will be a piloted within the Lehurutshe-Zeerust Hospital Complex in the remote north-eastern part of the province.It is hoped that over time the model will also be implemented in the other districts of North West.The initiative is part of the recently launched Wits Centre for Rural Health, which works to grow the complement of healthcare workers in outlying areas of South Africa.Impact on rural communitiesThe shortage of rural-based professionals in the country can be attributed to a number of factors. Professor Ian Couper, director of the Centre for Rural Health, says: “Traditionally, health science professionals have been taught in large tertiary, academic hospitals, which contribute to the reluctance of these professionals to work in unfamiliar settings and the perpetual shortage in rural areas.”Better salaries offered overseas and by the private healthcare sector have further contributed to the exodus from state health institutions and most notably those in rural areas. “The maldistribution of healthcare professionals has a dire impact on rural communities,” Couper says.The Wits rural-based education initiative is a response to international research showing that retaining sufficient healthcare professionals in rural areas requires an integrated comprehensive approach, according to Couper.“This starts with the right selection criteria for health sciences students, decentralised health professional education in the areas and ongoing support for rural healthcare professionals.”Relief for North WestSouth Africa’s Health Systems Trust, which provides a range of health-related indicators, states that an estimated 46% of the country’s population lives in rural areas. This means that almost half of the population relies on remotely situated public hospitals and clinics, posing a serious challenge to equitable healthcare delivery.North West is no exception, with one of the lowest doctor and nurse to population ratios in the country.According to the South African government information service, more than 65% of North West inhabitants are based in rural areas.There are only 11 public sector doctors per 100 000 people there, which is in stark contrast to the 30:100 000 ratio in more urbanised provinces, such as Gauteng.While the North West medical education campus will initially focus on training clinical associates, it will provide an impetus for further development and training of medical students, family physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in the province, Wits says.The provincial health department has thrown its weight behind the initiative and has already created posts for future clinical associates in its staffing structure. It’s also making bursaries available for prospective local students who complete their training in North West.last_img read more


first_imgA group of about 130 designers, builders, and Passivhaus fans gathered at U Mass Boston on October 27, 2012 to attend a one-day conference organized by Passive House New England.It’s impossible for this report to be comprehensive, unfortunately, and I won’t be able to do justice to all of the conference events. My report will focus on three speakers: Adam Cohen, Chris Corson, and Roger Normand. Among the presentations not reported on here:Adam Cohen is a designer at a firm called Structures Design/Build in Roanake, Virginia. In recent years, he has had a surprising degree of success convincing residential and commercial clients to build to the Passivhaus standard.Cohen opened his presentation with some jokes about his corner of Virginia. “I work in the Bible Belt South,” said Cohen. “Right before I came up to this conference, my Obama yard signs were stolen. Someone suggested that I call this session, ‘Passivhaus in redneck country: Building for people who don’t care about the environment.’”Cohen then shared an affectionate look back at his countercultural roots. “When I was 25, I was a hippie and an idealist,” he said. He showed us a photo of a house he built with his wife (see Image #2, below). “The house cost $3 a square foot. We lived on a commune. Back then, we were building off-grid houses. We were trying to live off the land. If we had 4 or 6 Arco solar panels, that was a screaming big PV system. We used gas appliances, wood appliances, gas refrigerators. We built thermosyphon solar hot water systems. We built hydraulic ram pumps out of PVC. Why did we go do all of this? Because we were poor hippies.”Cohen has come a long way. He is now a successful designer of single-family homes and commercial buildings.Here… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more


first_imgIn three new videos produced by Oregon builder Hammer & Hand, lead carpenter Val Darrah explains how he keeps air sealing in mind as he frames the walls for his current project, the Pumpkin Ridge Passive House.Val explains why he prefers to use a router rather than a saw when he cuts out window openings in the OSB sheathing. He also shares his method of building window bucks out of 3/4-inch plywood.The OSB sheathing seams are treated with Prosoco R-Guard products: Joint and Seam Filler for the seams, and FastFlash for the inside of the window rough openings. Val explains that in damp weather, it’s easier and more effective to seal sheathing seams with Joint and Seam Filler, a moisture-cured sealing product, than with air-sealing tape.The concrete foundation will be insulated on the exterior with 6 inches of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam. For more information on the Pumpkin Ridge Passive House project, visit this page on the Hammer and Hand website.last_img read more


first_imgA task force has been constituted in Odisha’s Koraput district to check the practice of child marriage, common among the tribal communities in the region, a senior official said. Against a state average of 21.3% and a national average of 26.8%, the annual rate of child marriage in the district is 34.7%. Child marriage is the main reason for high rates of infant mortality, maternal mortality and malnutrition, Koraput Collector Madhusudan Mishra said.“The rate of child marriage in Koraput is higher than the state and the national average. This is a matter of concern,” he stated. Noting that the task force comprises officials from 21 departments, including health, education, social welfare and police, Mr. Mishra said a massive awareness programme against the social menace will be launched in the district soon.“As school dropout often contributes to child marriage, the education department will create a database of the dropouts and provide life skills to them,” he said. The administration will also take help of community radio service Dhimsa, run by a voluntary organisation SOVA, to broadcast programmes on child marriage in tribal language.“All child development protection officers (CDPOs) and anganwadi workers have been told to stay vigilant to check the illegal practice in their respective areas. The CDPOs must act as child marriage prohibition officers,” he added. Official sources said the administration has been able to stop at least 24 child marriages in the district over the past two years.“Most child marriages go unreported. Whenever we get complaints, we intervene with the help of police and counsel parents to send their children to school,” said Rajshree Das, a district child protection officer.last_img read more


first_imgPBA IMAGESAt its best against the consensus team to beat, a Blackwater crew on a tailspin and given little chance on Friday night resuscitated its playoff hopes in a big way in the PBA Philippine Cup.Making the reigning four-time MVP play like a mere mortal and forcing three-time defending champion San Miguel Beer to fumble during the most crucial stretches, the Elite carved out a 106-96 victory to snap a four-game losing streak and get back in the fight at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Fajardo struggled on the field and finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds in almost 40 minutes. Arwind Santos had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead the Beermen.Meanwhile, the Hotshots can wrest solo top spot when they clash with Rain or Shine in a Petron Saturday Special contest slated 5 p.m. at Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Arellano to defend crown vs first-timer San Beda “With three more games, I think we now have a good chance of making the next round,” said Isaac. “Hopefully, this win motivates us more and the Good Lord blesses us more.”NLEX booked a second straight win later in the night and also shored up its playoff chances after nipping Meralco, 87-85.Rookie Kiefer Ravena again delivered in the clutch, repaying his coach’s trust by burying the winning jumper over Chris Newsome with nine-tenths of a second remaining for the final count.“It means a lot for a player like me when you have a coach and teammates that really trust you,” Ravena said.Earlier, DiGregorio finished with 26 points after repeatedly finding holes on San Miguel’s vaunted backcourt defense, while Erram had 24 points and 18 rebounds ranged against the 6-foot-10 Fajardo.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Mike DiGregorio hit three big triples when the game was on the line, and JP Erram outplayed June Mar Fajardo all night as Blackwater won for the first time in almost a month to rise to 3-5 and put promise to a campaign that looked headed to the doldrums just a couple of weeks back.The win forced a three-way tie for the lead as the Beermen dropped to 6-2, with idle Alaska and Magnolia now having clearer shots at No. 1 and the first twice-to-beat privilege in the first round of the playoffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We got a wake up call with those four losses,” Blackwater coach Leo Isaac said. “We’ve gotten over the hump and hopefully we can get back to our winning ways.”The Elite can definitely do that, with listless KIA Picanto up for them on Friday. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View commentslast_img read more