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Puerto Rico unveils US$200M cancer treatment, research centre

first_img Share 96 Views   no discussions Tweet HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Puerto Rico unveils US$200M cancer treatment, research centre by: Associated Press – November 17, 2016 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is opening a long-awaited US$200 million cancer treatment and research centre that aims to serve patients across the Western Hemisphere with more affordable treatment than on the US mainland.Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Thursday that the centre will have 96 beds, eight operation rooms, a 24-hour emergency room. He says it will serve as a one-stop shop for all medical services that cancer patients might need.He says scientific research and clinical trials will be top priorities for the nearly 300,000-square-foot (28,000-square-metre) centre. Garcia says scientists will focus on researching cancers that most affect Puerto Ricans and Latin Americans.The centre is scheduled to open in mid-December, more than a decade after it was established as a public corporation.center_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

Columbus man lead police on high speed chase

first_imgBARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. — A Columbus man has been arrested after leading police on a 90-minute high-speed chase through Bartholomew, Decatur, and Jennings Counties.According to police, Kyle Pacek, 28, was arrested on charges of Neglect of a Dependent, Resisting Law Enforcement in a Vehicle Resulting in Bodily Injury, Resisting Law Enforcement on Foot, Criminal Recklessness, and Criminal Confinement.Police say around noon on Saturday officers saw a car without a rear bumper.A license plate check revealed that Pacek had two warrants for his arrest.The officer attempted to stop Pacek, but fled, leading officers on a chase with speed reaching over 80 miles per hour.Pacek’s girlfriend and an eight-month-old child were in the car.Police say Pacek avoided several tire deflation devices and was finally apprehended by a State Police trooper after a Jennings County deputy rear-ended Pacek’s car.last_img read more

Local resident places in FLW Bass Fishing League tournament

first_imgPhoto: Andy MorganLawrenceburg, In. — Boater Adam Hock of Independence, Kentucky, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 9 pounds even to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division tournament on the Ohio River at Tanner’s Creek. For his win, Hock earned $4,000.“We got a lot of rain leading up to the tournament, which muddied the water and brought the water levels up,” said Hock, who earned his first career win in BFL competition. “I ended up finding clearer water, and that was the ticket.”Hock said most of the field ran to the lower end in search of clear water, but equipment limitations forced him to stay upriver.“It’s shallower upriver and it muddies up a lot more than the steadier water down at the lower end, which is pretty typical for most impoundments,” said Hock. “I was fishing in an aluminum boat with a 60-horsepower motor and didn’t have the fuel capacity or the speed to make the 30-minute run down there. I knew there were a couple good creeks just up from Tanner’s Creek, so I went to what I could get to.”Around 7:30 a.m. Hock caught a 3-pounder on a white buzzbait. As the morning progressed, Hock left his area to look for cleaner water upriver, but ended up returning.“My co-angler caught a 4-pounder and we talked to another boat who lost another 4 (pounder) in the area. Those size fish aren’t that common on the Ohio River,” said Hock. “Knowing how clean the water was and realizing that those fish were there, we decided to stay and grind it out.”Hock said he started out with the buzzbait, but ended up switching to a Texas-rigged green-pumpkin-colored Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Craw on 20-pound-test line. He ended up weighing four fish on the craw.“I had more bites with the buzzbait, but they weren’t committing to it. I knew fish were there, but I just had to slow down and flip,” said Hock. “I fished wood, flooded grass and rocky banks. They weren’t on anything specific. I just knew they were in the area and I picked everything apart.”The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:1st:          Adam Hock, Independence, Ky., five bass, 9-0, $4,0002nd:         Brian Campbell, Oxford, Ohio, four bass, 8-0, $2,0003rd:          Ronald Nutter, Saint Louisville, Ohio, five bass, 7-4, $1,5344th:          Tilford Head, Hamilton, Ohio, four bass, 7-3, $9335th:          Gary Ginter, Maplewood, Ohio, three bass, 7-1, $800               6th:          Mark Dove, North Vernon, Ind., five bass, 6-7, $7337th:          Cody Hall, Xenia, Ohio, two bass, 6-6, $7678th:          Trevor Windgassen, Alexandria, Ky., four bass, 6-5, $5668th:          Chris Joyce, Hebron, Ky., four bass, 6-5, $56610th:        John Viox, Hebron, Ky., two bass, 6-3, $1,307Complete results can be found at brought a bass to the scale weighing 5 pounds even – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $540.Brent Wilkens of Hamilton, Ohio, won the Co-angler Division and $2,470 Saturday after catching two bass weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces.The top 10 co-anglers were:1st:          Brent Wilkens, Hamilton, Ohio, two bass, 7-10, $2,4702nd:         Chris McCusker, Beaver Falls, Pa., five bass, 7-9, $1,0503rd:          Alfie Bricker, West Portsmouth, Ohio, three bass, 6-15, $6664th:          Dan Schlegel, Cincinnati, Ohio, two bass, 4-11, $4675th:          Frank Aldridge, Wheelersburg, Ohio, four bass, 4-8, $4006th:          Brent Jones, Okeana, Ohio, four bass, 4-7, $3677th:          Mark Miller, Baltic, Ohio, three bass, 3-12, $3338th:          Robert Todd, Cincinnati, Ohio, two bass, 3-6, $3009th:          Aaron Stahley, Batavia, Ohio, two bass, 3-4, $2369th:          Nick Leonard, Cincinnati, Ohio, two bass, 3-4, $2369th:          Dakota Ball, New Castle, Ind., two bass, 3-4, $236Wilkens also caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division weighing in at 4 pounds, 11 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $270.The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the five winners in each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 11-13 BFL Regional Championship on Chesapeake Bay in North East, Maryland. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.The 2018 BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 128 tournaments throughout the season, five qualifying events in each division. The top 45 boaters and co-anglers from each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six regional tournaments where they are competing to finish in the top six,last_img read more

Man arrested for cruelty to an animal

first_imgWest Harrison, IN—On Saturday Joseph J. Stubbers III, of West Harrison was taken into custody for Cruelty to Animals.A neighbor called 911 concerned for the welfare of the animal. Upon officer’s arrival, Dearborn County Sheriff Deputies learned that another neighbor observed Stubbers fire a shot at the dog, Cooper, with a handgun.Sheriff Deputies responded to the Laurel Valley Drive address and observed spots of blood, a hose turned on, bleach sitting on top of a trashcan, and a live .40 caliber round sitting in the driveway. Two spent .40 caliber rounds and a bullet that had been fired with hair on it were located pursuant to a search warrant that was executed at the residence.The Deputies followed a blood trail that led to a large dog on the front porch licking its front leg. The officers observed the dog to have a mutilated right eye and fresh, wet blood coming from it.Sheriff’s Deputies were able to locate Stubbers, who told police that the dog attacked him and that he had to put it down tonight. When the deputy told Stubbers that the dog was still alive, Stubbers then stated that he went over to his dog, grabbed his collar and that the dog “latched” on his arm. Deputies allege there were no marks on Stubbers’ arm. Stubbers went on to state that he took a hammer to threaten the dog and then hit the dog in the head with the hammer.Stubbers was taken into custody and charged with Cruelty to an Animal.Cooper, the dog, was rescued by the Dearborn County Animal Control and is receiving care from the local veterinarians.last_img read more

Mooney sorry for Thatcher tweet

first_img Press Association Cricket Ireland said Mooney had been instructed to delete the message by chief executive Warren Deutrom. He described the comments as “crass, insensitive and offensive”. In a statement, the organisation said: “Cricket Ireland have asked the player to remove the comments which have caused offence, and will consider appropriate disciplinary action in due course.” Mooney made his first-class debut for Ireland in 2004. Mooney, who scored the winning runs in Ireland’s historic win over England at the 2011 Cricket World Cup, has since deleted the message. On Tuesday, he said on Twitter: “I would like to apologise to anyone that I upset with my tweets yesterday regarding the death of Margaret Thatcher. I realise now that they were offensive to many and have deleted them. I’d like to assure my family, friends, employers and… team-mates that I have learned a very valuable lesson and in future will stick to focusing on my game!” center_img Ireland all-rounder John Mooney has apologised after tweeting that he hoped Margaret Thatcher’s death had been “slow and painful”.last_img read more

Football News ISL: Jamshedpur FC beat Mumbai City FC 2-0

first_imgMumbai: Jamshedpur FC began their Indian Super League campaign on a winning note as they defeated Mumbai City FC 2-0, courtesy goals by Spanish Mario Arques and Pablo Morgado, here on Tuesday.Arques (28th minute) and Morgado (90+5 minutes) scored for Jamshedpur as they defeated the hosts in an enthralling contest.Mumbai had their share of bad luck, when they twice put the ball into the opposition net, but on both the occasions, it was ruled off-side. The home side also missed several opportunities to get back into the game.Also Read | Maneka Gandhi backs Tanushree Dutta, calls for #MeTooIndia like campaignJamshedpur began on an attacking note, having a better ball possession. The visitors had a chance in the eighth minute to open account, but Spanish Mario Arques failed to connect a cross from Jerry Mawihmingthanga.But soon, Mumbai came into an attacking mode and created some chances. In the 15th minute, Sauvik Chakrabarti tried to put in the ball into the box from the right, but hit it too close for Jamshedpur custodian Subasish Roy Chowdury to collect.In the 22nd minute, Mumbai created another opportunity. Paulo Machado took a corner kick, but Romanian defender Lucian Goian could not keep the header down.But the deadlock was broken in the 28th minute when Arques’ header went into the right-corner of the goal to give Jamshedpur a 1-0 lead. Read More | Manikarnika teaser is out today! Kangana Ranaut looks like a ferocious warrior queenMumbai created a few chances, but were unable to get the equaliser. Sloppy defending from Raju Gaikwad almost put Mumbai midfielder Modou Sougou through, but Tiri did well to cover up for the Indian defender and take the ball off him. At the half-way mark, Jamshedpur were 1-0 ahead.After the change of ends, the hosts had another great chance to equalise, but again faltered. Midfielder Sanju Pradhan put Brazilian Rafael Bastos through, but the striker took too long as Roy made a diving save.Chances came thick and fast for Mumbai, but they were unable to convert even one.In the 59th minute, Sougou’s header was thwarted away by Roy. In the 77th minute, Pranjal Bhumij on the left-wing cut it backwards to Raynier Fernandes who crossed in towards the far post. Mohammed Rafique ran and headed the ball into the goal, but the referee ruled it as an off-side.Mumbai scored again, this time from a free kick, but the referee ruled it as an off-side.Jamshedpur then doubled their lead in the stoppage time. In a brilliant counter-attack, Sergio Cidoncha played to Morgado, who ran in and slotted the ball into the far corner of the goal. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Delaware, Hofstra meet in CAA semis

first_imgDelaware, Hofstra meet in CAA semis Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 5 seed Delaware (22-10, 12-7) vs. No. 1 seed Hofstra (24-8, 15-4)Colonial Conference Tourney Semifinals, Entertainment & Sports Arena, Washington; Monday, 5 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: A spot in the CAA championship game is on the line as Delaware and Hofstra are set to do battle. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played each other on Feb. 22, when Delaware made only seven foul shots on seven attempts while the Pride hit 20 of 23 en route to the 16-point victory. March 9, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img SUPER SENIORS: Hofstra has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Desure Buie, Eli Pemberton, Isaac Kante and Tareq Coburn have combined to account for 76 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 89 percent of all Pride points over the last five games.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Buie has made or assisted on 59 percent of all Hofstra field goals over the last five games. Buie has accounted for 37 field goals and 41 assists in those games.ASSIST RATIOS: The Pride have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Fightin’ Blue Hens. Hofstra has 46 assists on 81 field goals (56.8 percent) over its past three games while Delaware has assists on 34 of 76 field goals (44.7 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Delaware and Hofstra are the class of the CAA in terms of scoring. The Fightin’ Blue Hens are ranked second in the conference with 74.7 points per game while the Pride are first with 76.6 per game.___ Associated Press last_img read more

No sophomore slump for McNicoll

first_imgAny coach will tell you that one of the most important factors that go into players’ success is the progress they make in their sophomore season following a strong freshman year. The goal: to avoid the sophomore slump.After being named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team last season, sophomore midfielder Kinley McNicoll is making that progress and turning in a strong sophomore campaign for the Wisconsin women’s soccer team. The sophomore midfielder is leading not only Wisconsin, but all of the Big Ten in assists (12) and assists per game (.69). McNicoll also is UW’s leading point-getter with 24, including six goals on the season.Head coach Paula Wilkins credits McNicoll’s success this season from the experience she gained playing last season and by playing with the Ottawa Fury of the United Soccer Leagues’ W-League last spring.“I think her view of the game and her ability to read the game has gotten better,” Wilkins said. “Her experience this summer with the national team and with the W-League team has helped her really improve. I think she’s responsible for a third of our assists which is fantastic, so I think her vision on the ball is better.”McNicoll, who hails from Oakville, Ontario, Canada was named to Canada’s U-20 team following a successful tour with the U-17 team in 2010 and with the U-19 team this past summer. McNicoll can’t quite describe her feeling about  being named to Canada’s national team.“It means the world to me, playing for my country,” McNicoll said. “It’s a feeling that I can’t even explain. It’s something special to play for your country.”When McNicoll isn’t donning the red and white of her home country, she’s donning the cardinal and white of Wisconsin as she anchors a strong midfield for the Badgers. McNicoll’s performance has been crucial to UW’s 9-6-2 record this season as she can be found covering all parts of the field.“One of her biggest attributes is her work rate,” Wilkins said. “I think if you talk about a kid who covers so much ground in the game, she really does that. She has a good soccer background, having played at the highest level to give her great experience. We’re going to rely on her for us to be successful.”Arguably no one knows McNicoll better than fellow teammate and roommate, McKenna Meuer. Meuer, who is also a sophomore, shares the field with McNicoll, but in a defensive role. She said Kinley has a special instinct and knack for the ball that not many players in collegiate soccer have.“One of Kinley’s best traits is that she loves to go forward,” Meuer said. “She loves to go at people and that’s something that not every player has. It’s something that sets her apart. Her first instinct is, ‘How do I get the ball forward?’ or ‘How do I get the ball to the goal?’ Having that attitude, especially in the midfield, brings a whole new aspect to the game since they’re not expecting it.”It’s players like Meuer and coaches like Wilkins or Tim Rosenfeld, who is also from Canada, that McNicoll truly credits her success to. Having picked Wisconsin over multiple other schools, McNicoll is glad she chose Wisconsin because of the people she has surrounded herself with in Madison.“If it wasn’t for the girls around me, helping me out, I wouldn’t be as successful,” McNicoll said. “The coaching here has made me as successful as I have been. Paula [Wilkins], Tim [Rosenfeld] and Kristen [Weiss] bringing out certain aspects of my game. And my teammates around me too. To score goals, you have to have that person assist it.”As the season comes to a close and Wisconsin looks to get into the Big Ten tournament and possibly the NCAA tournament, players like McNicoll will be relied on to provide a burst for UW. Having lost back-to-back games for the first time all season and not scoring a goal in either match, the Badgers will need to get back to their winning ways in order to continue on into the postseason.Although Canada is her true home, McNicoll feels right at place in Madison and couldn’t envision herself anywhere else. She may miss home from time to time, but McNicoll is happy to be here and playing for the Wisconsin women’s soccer team, which is a big reason why she’s made such an impact in just two years.“I absolutely love Madison,” McNicoll said. “You’re always going to miss home wherever you go. But this is my home; this is where I want to be.”last_img read more

What being a Badger means to me: Wisconsin football players reflect on being a Badger

first_imgBeing a hard-worker is a necessity if you want to be a Badger, and Hornibrook’s statement was backed up by his teammate Chris Orr. Orr said that if you don’t want to work when you play for this team, it will be noticed, and you will stick out like a sore thumb.“Everybody here is a hard worker,” Orr said. “And it’s going to stand out here if you’re lazy. That’s the biggest characteristic you need to have.”Orr, who hails from the great state of Texas, also knows that being a Badger is a truly unique opportunity. While the Badgers might be the only Division 1 football team in the state, back in Orr’s home state there are a grand total 18 Division I schools, all of whom fight for fan ship with one another.Orr was surprised at not only the number of people that he has rooting for him now that he is a Badger, but just how far the Badger community stretches across the country. Orr remembers getting congratulatory remarks for Wisconsin fans in Texas after he signed his notice of intent.Sarah Godfrey/The Badger Herald When you think of Wisconsin, you think of Wisconsin football. When football players think of Wisconsin, they think of a history of excellence that has been achieved by those who came before them, and a set of behaviors that are expected from all players.For quarterback Alex Hornibrook, being a Badger means being a hard-worker, especially if you want to see your name on the screen in Camp Randall. For a school that has produced many great quarterbacks, being a hard-worker is definitely a skill that you need to get noticed in this football town.“[Being a Badger means] being a part of a tradition of hard-working,blue collar guys,” Hornibrook said. “They’re all guys that nothing is given to them, they’re just working for it.”Sarah Godfrey/The Badger Herald With so many fans supporting him, Orr knows that it is up to him and his team to ensure that fans have something to cheer for. One of the things that Orr is always thinking about is ensuring that fans have a team that they can be proud of, whether they are in Madison or elsewhere in the country.“We’re the only DI football program in the state,” Orr said. “Everybody is rooting for the Badgers. It’s crazy because everybody is watching you and you don’t want to let them down.”So, along with being a hard-worker, a new Badger must also be dedicated to their fans, and guarantee that Wisconsinites always have a good football team to support. There can’t be much more to being a Badger, can there?According to one of the newest Badgers Jonathan Taylor, there are still three things missing from this list that truly define a Wisconsin player and separate them from the rest. Even though he is still in his first year with Wisconsin, Taylor stated that you have to be three things if you want to go to UW — smart, tough and dependable.“They want guys that are smart and about their studies,” Taylor said. “They want guys to be tough, we’re a tough football team and we want to be one of the most physical teams in the country. Everyone wants to be dependable that shows how high your character is that someone can trust you day in and day out.”Sarah Godfrey/The Badger HeraldAll of these characteristics are a good starting point, but there is something that has still been missing until now. When you join Wisconsin football, you’re joining a band of brothers, who agree to have your back through thick and thin as long as you do the same for them.Take it from Joe Ferguson, who has been playing with his family for four years. Ferguson, the grandson of Athletic Director Barry Alvarez and the brother of Jake Ferguson, said that his family grew when he came to Wisconsin in more ways than he could have ever imagined.While Ferguson is playing with his brother this year, and has his grandfather to go and talk to whenever he wants, he also has a slough of other players that he can call family. To him, Wisconsin is the ultimate support system that teaches you valuable life lessons, helping you grow both as a player and as a person.“Playing for Wisconsin feels like you’re playing for something bigger than yourself,” Ferguson said. “It is a life experience where pretty much any life lesson you can learn you have the ability to learn it here.Sarah Godfrey/The Badger Heraldcenter_img Along with gaining new family members, Wisconsin has also helped Ferguson to strengthen his relationships with his family members off the field. With three members of the Ferguson/Alvarez family at UW, they are finding that football is a good way to strengthen the bond amongst all of them.“It’s different,” Ferguson said. “It feels like [his brother Jake] has just become one of my teammates now, and my teammates have become like my brothers. Obviously I’ve known Jake [and Alvarez] my whole life, but having my grandpa and my brother here makes those relationships even stronger.”So, to recap, in order to be a Wisconsin football player you have to be: hard-working, dedicated, smart, confident, tough, a good brother, dependable, family-oriented and so much more. All in all, in order to wear a Wisconsin jersey, you have to be the best of the best, the highest caliber of player and man that you can be.Anyone who has ever played for the Badgers can stand proudly, knowing that by calling themselves a Badger they are telling the world that they are some of the best men out there, and have created a legacy that will never die.last_img read more

Tipp take on Liam Mellows in final Challenge match this afternoon

first_imgFringe players on the Tipperary senior hurling squad will get their last chance to impress this afternoon, in what’s the sides final challenge game before the National League opener against Clare.Tipp take on Galway club champions Liam Mellows in Lorrha at 2 o’ clock.Selector Declan Fanning says it’s a chance for players o show development and improvement… Photo © Tipp FMlast_img