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first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Tuesday, the Wellington volleyball team played in front of a hometown crowd. The student section, mostly made of football players, were rowdy. The gymnasium was loud.But Wellington could not quite get past Wichita Collegiate after dominating Circle in the match before.Wellington would beat Circle 25-18, 25-18. Then after Circle beat Collegiate in three sets, Wellington and Collegiate were featured in the nightcap.Wellington’s student section, made up mostly of the football team, cheer on the volleyball girls.Collegiate would win in three, 25-20, 21-25, 25-21.“When we play the way we are capable, people can’t beat us,” said Alison Widen, Wellington head volleyball coach after the game. “When we make little errors, silly mistakes, then we are in trouble.” Wellington’s split Tuesday put the Crusaders at 12-7. But the loss to Collegiate was a league contest and the Crusaders have Andale looming.“It is all mental right now,” Widen said. “We are on this roller coaster ride that we can’t seem to get off. We do great, then we do bad. We may have to ride this roller coaster through the rest of the season until we can get our heads straight.”McKenna Oathout serving was key.Despite the hand wringing after the Collegiate loss, the Crusaders are a more competitive bunch for sure as they journey through their most successful season in memory.Wellington was convincing in the 5 p.m. game against Circle. The T-birds never could get over the hump as Wellington sustained a 3-5 point lead throughout the contest.It was the second game with Collegiate, though, that the girls will remember most.Wellington opened sluggish, having not played for more than 90 minutes while Collegiate-Circle played a three-game marathon. The Spartans took the initial lead, but the Crusaders played tit-for-tat early and at one point was leading 16-14.Collegiate then went on a 6-1 run and that would send them on to victory 25-20.In game two, Wellington broke out of an 18-all tie with four convincing McKenna Oathout serves to lead 22-18. A Mariah Moore block sealed the deal in game two 25-21.Katie Ledgetter, as libero, defends a Collegiate hit.The third deciding game, was a microcosm of the roller coaster ride Widen was describing for the season. Wellington was in front, then Collegiate was in front. The two teams could not shake one another until late when the game was knotted at 20-all and the Spartans would rattle off the last five out of six points.The Crusaders will have Saturday off before hosting their third and final triangular of the season when Circle and Winfield come to town.For all the volleyball action pictures, click here. Abby Goodrum and Oathout share a laugh during a break in the action.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe American Medical Association is warning doctors and dentists to stop hoarding medications touted as possible coronavirus treatments.Medical doctors and dentists are writing prescriptions for themselves and family members, according to pharmacy boards in states across the country.The stockpiling has become so worrisome in Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Nevada, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Texas that the boards in those states have issued emergency restrictions or guidelines on how the drugs can be dispensed at pharmacies. More states are expected to follow suit.The medications being prescribed differ slightly from state to state, but includechloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, and remdesivir recently approved by the FDA for off-label use. The drugs are commonly used to treat malaria, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV and other conditions.Pharmacists have been swapping stories on social media about the spike in prescriptions written by doctors for themselves or their families.“I have multiple prescribers calling in prescriptions for Plaquenil for themselves and their family members as a precaution. Is this ethical?” one person wrote Sunday in a Facebook group for pharmacists, referring to a brand name of hydroxychloroquine. Others weighed in — some noting similar experiences — and expressed their hesitancy to dispense such prescriptions.“I got called a communist for telling a prescriber, who was trying to call it in for themselves, no,” someone posted Friday in another Facebook group for pharmacists.Carmen Catizone, executive director of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, said state boards were “trying to stop the hoarding and inappropriate prescribing, but balancing what patients need.”The American Medical Association denounced the practice in a statement from its president, Dr. Patrice Harris.“The AMA is calling for a stop to any inappropriate prescribing and ordering of medications, including chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine, and appealing to physicians and all health care professionals to follow the highest standards of professionalism and ethics,” she said.The first restrictions imposed a temporary rule that bars pharmacies from dispensing two drugs — chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine — unless the prescription includes a written diagnosis of a condition that the drugs have been proven to treat. The rule also limits prescriptions to a 14-day supply unless a patient has previously taken the medication.In a statement, CVS said that pharmacists are to use their “professional judgment to determine whether a prescription is valid and appropriate to dispense,” noting that pharmacists would comply with any applicable state board regulations.A spokeswoman from Walgreens concurred that its pharmacists will follow whatever requirements are set in the state where they practice, also noting that the company had issued guidelines for dispensing two of the drugs in highest demand — chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine. Walgreens will only allow a 14-day supply for new prescriptions in order to help ensure that the medications remain available for those who need them, the spokeswoman said.last_img read more

first_img15 Oct 2014 The R&A appoints new Chief Executive The R&A has announced the appointment of Martin Slumbers as Chief Executive and also as Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, with effect from 1 October 2015. Mr Slumbers (image: The R&A) will succeed Peter Dawson who is retiring in September 2015 after 16 years leading the body which organises The Open Championship and governs golf worldwide, jointly administering the sport with the USGA. He will join The R&A in March 2015 as Chief Executive Designate and spend six months working with Mr Dawson before his retirement. Born in Brighton and educated at Lancing College, Mr Slumbers (54) gained a BSc in Production Engineering and Economics from the University of Birmingham. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London before embarking on a career in investment banking. He spent 12 years working for Salomon Brothers International in London and Hong Kong, becoming Chief Financial Officer in Asia and then Europe. In 1998, he joined Deutsche Bank and served in a number of senior executive roles. He was appointed Global Head of Deutsche Bank’s Investment Banking Operations in 2006 and the following year as Global Head of Global Business Services. He is a keen golfer and a member of Worplesdon Golf Club in Surrey where he plays to a handicap of two. He is married with two sons. “The R&A is one of the most influential bodies in world sport and I am delighted to be taking up this position,” he said. “Golf has always been close to my heart and I am very much looking forward to living and working in St Andrews. I am honoured to be appointed to lead The R&A and to serve such an historic and prestigious Club.” Professor Wilson Sibbett, Chairman of The R&A, said, “I would like to congratulate Martin on his appointment. He has enjoyed a long and successful career and will bring a great deal of experience to the position. He has a passion for golf and is absolutely committed to the work of The R&A in governing the game, running The Open and supporting development initiatives around the world.”last_img read more

first_imgFacebook35Tweet0Pin0Submitted by WET Science CenterKids enjoying a previous Sensory-Friendly Sunday. Photo courtesy: WET Science CenterLOTT’s WET Science Center is partnering with the Exceptional Families Network to offer a “Sensory-Friendly Sunday” from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on June 4, 2017. This event provides a comfortable and accepting environment for youth and adults with sensory differences. The WET Science Center will lower the lights, turn down the volume on games, and offer an optional visual scavenger hunt for the exhibit gallery.  With input from local families, a variety of tactile sensory play activities will be available for guests of all ages. Visitors can also enjoy arts and crafts, hand fidgets, sensory bottles and play bins, a book nook, and quiet spaces for breaks. The WET Center hosted its first Sensory-Friendly Sunday in February 2017 and plans to continue to offer these special events once per quarter.The event gives people ways to explore their environment in a way that is friendly to them. Photo courtesy: WET Science CenterExceptional Families Network is a nonprofit organization working with families who have experienced the unique joys and challenges of parenting children with special needs. Members of its staff will be available at a resource table full of information, upcoming special events, and local support services.The WET Science Center is located at 500 Adams Street NE, in downtown Olympia. Regular hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and admission is always free. Follow the WET Science Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news on upcoming events! For more information visit the WET Science Center’s website.last_img read more

first_imgExploration Films has done it again: it just released Part III of its popular documentary series on Incredible Creatures That Defy Evolution.  Former evolutionist Jobe Martin and narrator David Hames take viewers on a quest around the world for animals both ordinary and exotic that have design features that challenge evolutionary theory.These films are a lot of fun to watch.  The producers have hit on a winning formula: amazing facts, a little humor, good visuals, and challenging thoughts.  Jobe Martin bubbles with excitement at each creature: mussels, horses, ostriches and much more.  He not only explains why evolutionary theory cannot account for these animal champs, he shows how their abilities enrich the world and our lives, and has a way to explain complex things in a way even kids can enjoy.  This terrific family film is nearly twice the length of the original.  Get the whole set and turn off the Charlie-worshipping science channels with their endless just-so stories.  You’ll learn facts with these films and have fun watching.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#international#politics#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Most people were extremely grateful to ditch their old dial-up Internet connections. But for the last couple of days, some Egyptians in the darkness of the Internet blackout, have been grateful to have it back. After over 90% of Egyptian access was shut down with its major ISPs, some have been coordinating these old-style connections through the country. Manal and Alaa, an Egyptian couple currently living in South Africa, and Jacob Appelbaum, and American hacker associated with Wikileaks, have both contributed to the establishment and promotion of dial-upconnections in Egypt during the #jan25 uprising. Dial-up is not the only avenue for those who cannot access the remaining, functional ISP in Egypt, Noor. In fact, all legacy tech seems increasingly important as the latest in communications technologies prove themselves more vulnerable than most of us would have liked to have believed and none of us should have been surprised to see. Ham radio users are busy transforming from (sorry, folks) eccentric anachronism to vital link in the export of Egyptian information. The old-fashioned phone has proven extremely valuable, as well, though both mobile and land lines have been up and down over the last few days. There is a Twitter account, Jan25 Voices, that exists solely to tweet news that comes in to contributors by phone.Very few Egyptians and others in country are able to reach out via Twitter and similar tools. Some of the exceptions, such as Ben Wedeman from CNN and Sarah El Sirgany of Daily News Egypt, have satellite and other workarounds in place.In fact, a situation like this almost insists that traditional journalists prove that far from being replaced by technology, they are its guarantor. In addition to Wedeman and El Sirgany, Qatar-based Al Jazeera is presenting extensive on-the-ground coverage. If you know of other, or more, ways and resources people inside Egypt are using to stay connected to loved ones, friends and the public outside the country, please let us know in the comments. If you know other in-country reporters, please list those as well.UpdatesJosh Mull has provided this list of Egyptians tweeting in-country. An additional source for dial-up numbers is the We are all Khaled Said Facebook page, where visitors are posting them on the wall. To keep up with the latest dialup numbers on offer for Egypt, consult this Twitter search feed. Photos from Al Jazeera English’s Flickr photostream | other sources: Foreign Policy curt hopkins Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

first_imgThe Philippine men’s national volleyball team yielded to powerhouse Vietnam, 25-19, 25-21, 25-20, at the start of the 29th Southeast Asian Games volleyball competition Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre in Kuala Lumpur.The Filipinos may have faltered in straight sets but they had their moments especially in the third set, where they managed to take a 16-13 edge.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Teen fencers deliver silver, bronze for PH PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program But the errors piled up for the Philippines, allowing Vietnam to take control, 23-19, en route to the victory.The Vietnamese hope to win the gold medal this time after settling for second place in the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore following a three-set loss to Thailand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ View comments SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Nextlast_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — The old guard took care of this one for the Phillies — with both their bats and their brains.Ryan Howard had four hits, including a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, and Jimmy Rollins homered and scored four times to lead Philadelphia past the slumping New York Mets 5-4 on May 10.Chase Utley drove in two runs for the Phillies, who have won the first two games of the series against their NL East foes after dropping four straight to Toronto.Rollins, Utley and Howard, the All-Star core of Phillies teams that won five straight division titles and a World Series championship from 2007-11, combined to go 9-for-12 with four RBIs.“Yeah, it felt good. It felt like old times out there,” Howard said. “If we can get everybody going all at the same time, it’ll be a force to be reckoned with.”David Wright hit his first home run since opening day, ending the longest drought of his career, and had three RBIs. But the Mets wasted another great chance to score in the late innings, losing their season-worst fifth straight and eighth in nine games.Following some confusion in the eighth, Philadelphia reliever Mike Adams (2-1) escaped a major jam by retiring pinch-hitter Bobby Abreu on a bases-loaded comebacker to keep it tied.“Obviously, I had to make him swing the bat,” Adams said. “I threw a two-seamer that ran down and made him hit my pitch.”With runners on second and third earlier in the inning, the Phillies held a meeting at the mound and threw an intentional ball to Eric Campbell in his second major league plate appearance.That’s when Utley and catcher Carlos Ruiz noticed the 40-year-old Abreu, cut by Philadelphia near the end of spring training, getting ready in the dugout.Utley and Ruiz persuaded Adams to go after Campbell before Abreu had a chance to bat. “We decided to change our minds,” Utley said. “We saw him coming up there. We try to see everything, but we don’t always.”Adams said the chat pumped him up, and Utley is “always on top of it.” The intentional walk was called off and Campbell eventually took strike three.“That was pretty neat to watch,” Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg said.Rollins drew a two-out walk from Kyle Farnsworth (0-3) in the ninth and went to third on Utley’s single. Howard followed with a line-drive single to center.Jonathan Papelbon worked a hitless ninth for his 11th save in 12 chances. With a runner on second, he retired Wright on a foul popup to end it.A frustrated Wright held his bat above his head most of the way back to the dugout, then lingered on an otherwise empty bench for a few minutes with the lumber still in his hand.“The frustrating part is losing,” Wright said. “An inning here, an inning there is costing us multiple games over the last few weeks.”After the start was delayed 39 minutes by rain, the Phillies wasted no time jumping on Dillon Gee, who had a 7.46 ERA in nine previous starts against them.Philadelphia began the game with consecutive singles and a stolen base before Utley’s sacrifice fly ended Gee’s career-best scoreless streak at 16 innings. Domonic Brown blooped an RBI single, but Gee dodged additional damage when Cody Asche lined out with the bases loaded.Wright tied it with a two-run shot on an 0-2 pitch from Kyle Kendrick, snapping a streak of 136 at-bats without a homer since March 31 against Washington.“I don’t build my game around hitting home runs, so it wasn’t too much of a monkey at all,” Wright said.Rollins homered off the facing of the second deck in right to put Philadelphia ahead 3-2 in the second.Kendrick retired 14 of 15 batters after Wright’s long ball and took a two-hitter into the sixth, when he walked leadoff man Juan Lagares. Daniel Murphy singled and Wright plopped an RBI double into right field, just beyond a diving Marlon Byrd.Campbell, with his parents taking pictures in the stands, was sent up to pinch-hit for his big league debut. He gave the Mets a 4-3 lead with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly against lefty reliever Jake Diekman — and was all smiles while receiving a high-five from Murphy and congratulations in the dugout.“It was a real up and down day,” Campbell said. Rollins legged out an infield single in the seventh and advanced on Scott Rice’s wild pitch. Utley doubled off the center-field fence to tie it at 4.(MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgIf the touch downs and score lines are any indications the Men’s and Women’s Open B Divisions are a resounding success in their inclusion in the NSWTA State Cup this year.After all Pool rounds have completed the Men’s Open B Division have played 40 games scored 182 touch downs for an average of 4.55 touchdowns per game.On a day where upsets were on the cards, the Blacktown Broncos remain the only side to go through unbeaten as shock results at the top and bottom of the Pool kept all teams on the edge of their seats as wins were at a premium. In the final wash-up 9 teams finished within 4 points of progressing into the final series but Eastern Suburbs Roosters 2, Canterbury Bulldogs and Eastern Suburbs Roosters 1 prevailed and will join the Blacktown Broncos in the finals tomorrow. There were similar results in the Women’s Open B Division where out of the 40 games, 6 were drawn results at the end of time and it took to the last round to determine the top 4 teams.Lismore, Eastern Suburbs Roosters, UNSW Bullets and Parramatta Eels sealing the top 4 stops will now front up on Sunday morning confident winning the inaugural trophy, although Lismore will be hard to beat after going through undefeated and scoring 40 touchdowns while conceding 4 against. For full details and results from Day Two click here State Cup Website and follow the links to the Men’s and Women’s Open B Division.last_img read more

first_imgResultsMen’s Open – Australia 15 defeated England 1 Women’s Open – Australia 11 defeated South Africa 1 Men’s 30’s – Australia 18 defeated Germany 2Men’s 40’s – Australia 16 defeated Scotland 2 Senior Mixed – Australia 8 defeated by New Zealand 9 Men’s 35’s – Australia 8 defeated South Africa 7 Mixed Open – Australia 14 defeated England 1Men’s 40’s – Australia 20 defeated Niue 2Men’s Open – Australia 16 defeated Cook Islands 1Mixed Open – Australia 15 defeated South Africa 2Senior Mixed – Australia 13 defeated England 0 Women’s Open – Australia 21 defeated France 0Stay tuned to the website for more information.last_img