Randy Fredrick recovering after successful surgery

first_img Share Randy FredrickFunds in support of meeting the cost associated with the surgery of Dominican Randy Fedrick may be trickling in slowly but the healing of Randy Frederick seems to be on a continous good trend.Fedrick who succesfully came out of surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados last week, informed his friends and family that his progress was still being monitored, however he was to be discharged from the Barbados facility today Monday December 12th 2011. According to a family source, Frederick is expected to remain in Barbados under private care where he will continue to be observed and undergo physical and mental thereapy. Frederick, 19,left state two weeks ago and was subsequently admitted at the Barbados facility where doctors performed a tumor removal surgery pegged at a $30,000 barbadian cost. Today’s news means that Frederick will be home with his family and friends who were optimistic of having him home for Christmas celebrations.It is expected that frederick will have a successful recovery while his family and friends are preparing to host a major concert in an effort to raise the additional fees for cost associated to the surgery.Assistance has already come from the Ross University School of Medicine, the National Youth Council,TDN Radio Canada and other agencies.Anyone interested in assisting should call 1-767-317-4944 for details.Or make contributions using the account that has been setup to deal with the expenses of the surgery at the National Bank of Dominica.NBD account # 3155-00058Account Name SMP-NGO-Operating FundPress ReleaseFriends of Randy, Kalinago Territory Share Tweet Sharecenter_img 31 Views   one comment LocalNews Randy Fredrick recovering after successful surgery by: – December 12, 2011 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Matt Thaiss is quietly making the Angels take notice

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Matt Thaiss is getting a good run with the Angels’ A-team of late, something he definitely recognizes but is not eager to make a big deal about.Thaiss is OK with this becoming his new normal, it’s just that basking in the glow won’t make the playing-time opportunities last longer. Only hard work will.It is an attitude that has been noticed. Asked if anybody has opened his eyes in camp so far, new Angels run producer Anthony Rendon did not hesitate to say who he is excited about.“Matty Thaiss. I love the way he goes about his business over there at third base,” Rendon said. “And he has some big sock in that bat too. He’s in the clubhouse, he’s quiet, he’s listening a lot. It’s awesome to see.” Figuring out where to get the 24-year old some playing time is the trick now. Thaiss could give Pujols some breaks at first base, and could also give Rendon a break or two at third. He played 43 games at third in his rookie season last year and 13 at first.Thaiss doesn’t want to think about that aspect right now. He had eight home runs with 23 RBIs in his 53 games with the Angels last season, but his main takeaway from his first taste of the American League is that everything will sort itself out with a strong work ethic.“It’s just day by day and I will do whatever I can, wherever I am, to help the team in whatever capacity that is,” Thaiss said.Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error New manager Joe Maddon has been quick to compliment Thaiss as well, and the recognition has been rewarding for the young slugger.“It’s awesome, obviously, if you can ever gain the respect of your peers and guys of (Rendon’s) caliber,” Thaiss said. “But I’m just lucky to be able to watch a guy like him do his work and be able to emulate what he does.“I have also been lucky to follow Albert (Pujols) for three years and to emulate what he does. For me to have those two as examples, and the other guys in this locker room, that really helps me in my process.”Tuesday’s road game against the Cleveland Indians was Thaiss’ fourth Cactus League game in the past five days. He had a hit in all four and an RBI in each of the previous three, including a towering home run Saturday against the San Francisco Giants.“I think this kid is really good,” Maddon said. “I might have mentioned that I didn’t even realize he was a first-round draft choice. I’m watching him and he has power, but he also has a really good approach at the plate. He knows how to hit, and having been a catcher in college, he’s adapted well to the infield.” ALSOThree-time AL MVP Mike Trout, who was in high spirits in the Angels’ clubhouse on Tuesday morning, said the social media announcement Monday of the upcoming birth of his son was a joint production between him and his wife. “Just a special moment in our life and that’s how we showed it,” Trout said. As a baseball man, Maddon was thinking even further down the road. “We’ll be timing (the baby’s) first steps,” Maddon joked. …Maddon and pitching coach Mickey Callaway seem to be set on an Opening Day starter, but an announcement on who gets the honor won’t be made until later this week. Left-hander Andrew Heaney is a possibility after extending himself to three innings against the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday. Julio Teheran, who made six consecutive Opening Day starts with the Atlanta Braves, also is a possibility. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img read more

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Eureka football’s comeback bid comes up just short in 21-20 loss to Ukiah

first_imgEUREKA >> The Loggers’ last-minute comeback bid was just a couple of inches short of being a reality.A two-point conversion attempt following Sergio Manzo’s 1-yard touchdown run with 10 seconds left fell just incomplete, as a pass from Tanner Bell pass was just out of reach Payton Ballew in the front-left corner of the end zone. Instead of a one-point win, the Loggers had to settle for a one-point loss, as the Wildcats escaped Albee Stadium with a 21-20 win on Friday night.The decision to go …last_img read more

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Soy-based replacement for BPA receives innovation award

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A new coating technology, Soy-PK Reactive Oligomer Cross-Linker, which could be used to replace Bisphenol A (BPA) in a wide variety of applications has been awarded second place in the Bio-Based Chemical Innovation of the Year category during the 2016 Bio-Based Innovation Awards. This award follows recognition of the product during the 2015 European Coatings Innovation event as one of the top 10 innovative technologies of the year.The soy-based alternative was created by the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff in partnership with researchers at Battelle in Columbus.“We’re very happy to receive this level of recognition and interest in Soy-PK,” said Barry McGraw, OSC Director of Product Development and Commercialization. “It’s great timing with respect to market trends and consumer demands. We have the potential to fill that gap for food production, such as food, beer or soda companies.”Many food packaging companies have been working to find alternatives to BPA since research has proven its potential to release chemical toxins over time. Research and development on the soy-based resin has shown its potential to provide excellent corrosion resistance for aluminum and steel cans which is a key attribute when packaging highly acidic food and beverages. Soy-PK also dries quickly which allows production facilities to maintain line speeds when spraying or applying the coating to food or beverage containers.OSC is actively marketing the technology to different levels of the packaging industry value chain and has received worldwide interest in licensing the product.“It’s exciting to see this technology go from the lab to being recognized as an award-winning technology,” said Nathan Eckle, OSC Research Committee Chair and soybean farmer from Wood County. “We hope to see it used in consumer products in the near future.”For more information about Soy-PK and licensing the product, contact Barry McGraw at [email protected] a complete listing of Bio-Based Innovation Awards winners, visit www.biobasedworldnews.com/who-has-won-the-the-bio-based-innovation-awards-europe-2016.last_img read more

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PM invites Zardari, Gilani to watch Indo-Pak match in Mohali

first_imgPrime Minister Manmohan Singh has invited his Pakistani counterpart Yousaf Raza Gilani (left) and President Asif Ali Zardari to watch the World Cup semi-final at Mohali.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s decision to invite the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan to watch the India vs Pakistan World Cup match at Mohali with him marks yet another dogged attempt by him to push the India-Pakistan peace agenda.Sources in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) confirmed that Singh wrote identical letters to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusaf Raza Gilani.The text of the letters to the Pakistani leaders says: “I propose to be at Mohali to watch the World Cup semi-final match between India and Pakistan to be held on 30th March.There is huge excitement over the match and we are all looking forward to a great game of cricket, that will be a victory for sport. It gives me great pleasure to invite you to visit Mohali and join me and the millions of fans from our countries to watch the match.” Cricket has had a chequered role in the diplomatic history of the two countries, and has been used to facilitate dialogue and bring about bonhomie. But ever since the Mumbai attack of November 2008, India-Pakistan relations have been in a trough, despite Singh’s valiant attempts to revive them. This cast a shadow even on cricket ties. The two sides have had just two cricketing encounters since 26/ 11, both in ICC-sanctioned events. And India has not welcomed any Pakistani player in the IPL tournament for two years.advertisementSince it was not certain till Thursday night that there would be an India-Pakistan World Cup encounter at Mohali – that was known only after India beat Australia – the invitation to the Pakistani leaders has quite clearly not been thought through. Sources said that the invitation caught the ministry of external affairs unawares, emphasising the PMO’s control over India’s Pakistan policy. A senior official’s tart comment was ” What will be the impact of the decision will depend on how it plays out.” Foreign secretary Nirupama Rao confirmed the PM’s announcement through her twitter account.” PM Manmohan Singh has invited President Zardari and PM Gilani of Pak to witness World Cup semifinal btw India and Pak at Mohali, Mar 30,” Rao wrote. Gilani has responded positively to the invitation, though the big question remains: Will it yield the kind of dividends that some past cricketing meets between the political leaders of the two sides did? Conversations of top functionaries of the government, made public in candid WikiLeaks cables, show there are divisions in the government on the question of the dialogue with Pakistan. In one cable, US ambassador Timothy Roemer cited M. K. Narayanan as describing the PM as a ” great believer” in talks and negotiations with Islamabad. And of allegedly telling Singh in jest after he referred to India’s ” shared destiny” with Pakistan that, “You have a shared destiny, we don’t.” Experts are divided over the PM’s initiative in inviting Zardari and Gilani for the Mohali match.Ex- foreign secretary Salman Haider said: ” It’ll give momentum to talks. This shows that there is an intention to talk and take things forward. It speaks of India’s desire to take things forward.” However, former Indian high commissioner to Pakistan G. Parthasarathy is sceptical of the purpose of the invitation. ” Relationship should have substance than symbolism. This invitation is meaningless as decisions in Pakistan are taken by its army and not by Gilani,” Parthasarathy noted.Former deputy national security adviser all dialogue getting Why Expressing former said, dialogue seems 26/ Kashmir Mumbai who There Pakistan socalled Former adviser Satish Chandra said, ” I am all for dialogue. But is this dialogue going anywhere? Are we getting anywhere with this dialogue? Why this signal?” Expressing similar sentiments, former Army chief Gen V. P. Malik said, ” There was no need for the dialogue at this stage. Nothing seems to have improved since 26/ 11 – the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and inaction against Mumbai attackers. We all know who runs the show in Pakistan.” There are divisions on the Pakistan side too, between the socalled doves and the hawks. Former Pakistan diplomat Shahryar M. Khan said that with cricket emotions running high, this was the right time to create positive energy between the sides. His enthusiasm was not shared by a former minister Sheikh Rashid.Circumspect about the gains that could come from cricket diplomacy, he asked, “Where is the peace and friendship that such visits were supposed to create?” However, efforts have continued to be made to mend the relations.advertisementAt a bilateral meeting at Thimphu in February, Rao and her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir decided to revive the dialogue to discuss ” all issues”. They are expected to meet again in June before the meeting between the foreign ministers here in July. Next week, before the India- Pakistan match, the home secretaries of the two countries will meet in New Delhi and later, in April the commerce secretaries will hold talks.Softening its stand after it suspended the composite dialogue called had revive encouraged meeting Zardari Russia Singh Sheikh Then, Gilani sidelines Thimphu taken meetings secretaries the following 26/ 11 and vowed to resume it after the perpetrators were brought to book, the government last February announced that the countries had agreed to hold talks on all issues including counter- terrorism and Kashmir. In view of the domestic political sensitivities, the process will not be called a ‘composite dialogue’. After the Mumbai attack, there had been various attempts to revive the peace process, encouraged by the US. It began with a meeting between Singh and Zardari at Yekaterinburg in Russia in June 2009 and later between Singh and Gilani at Sharm-el-Sheikh in Egypt in July 2009.Then, in April 2010, Singh and Gilani met again, this time on the sidelines of the SAARC summit in Thimphu where the decision was taken to resume structured meetings between the foreign secretaries and the foreign ministers of the two sides.Cricket diplomacy hasn’t clicked in past- FEBRUARY 1987 Then Pakistan President General Zia- ul- Haq flew in to Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh stadium, inviting himself to watch a Test match between India and Pakistan- The visit came against the backdrop of escalating tension after the Indian Army conducted the Operation Brass Tacks manoeuvres close to the Pakistan border, and Pakistan mobilised its forces. However, the situation was defused- “Cricket for peace is my mission,” Zia had said after arriving at the Jaipur airport from Delhi, where he dined with late PM Rajiv Gandhi- The Indian team was led by Kapil Dev and the Pakistani side by Imran Khan. The Test resulted in a drawAPRIL 2005 Then Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf visited India to watch the last ODI in the Indo- Pak series at Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium in Delhi.- This was his first trip after the fiasco of the Agra summit with then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2001. Musharraf had a summit meeting with PM Manmohan Singh during the visit. His constant refrain was ” peace between India and Pakistan” and the requirement of ” soft borders “.- The Indian team was captained by Rahul Dravid and the Pakistani side by Inzamam-ul-Haq. Pakistan won the match and the series Both visits failed to have a lasting impact on bilateral tieslast_img read more

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Three Questions: David Ubben

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Nov 18, 2011; Ames, IA, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys linebacker Alex Elkins (37) holds up the football while surrounded by teammates during the second half of a game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa State Cyclones defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys 37-31. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-US PRESSWIREDavid Ubben is a Big 12 blogger for ESPN and one of my lunch-eating partners in the DFW Metroplex. You can follow him on Twitter here and read his stuff for ESPN here. 1. We’re pretty sure this season is going to fall somewhere between rebuilding and reloading for OSU, how surprised would you be if they won the Big 12? Oh, not all that shocked. The truth is, Oklahoma’s flaws are only growing, and as that happens, the league title race only becomes more and more wide open. Everybody’s got flaws. If Wes Lunt plays well, I don’t think OSU will have any glaring flaws, with the exception of the defensive line. Honestly, it’s anyone’s guess how TCU and West Virginia handle the transition, even though they’re both really talented. Kansas State’s issues have been well-chronicled, and OSU could be simply better than the Cats this year.Texas, well, look no further than the QB spot for that flaw, which is equal parts enormous and mind-boggling, considering the Longhorns’ resources on the recruiting trail and history at the position under Mack Brown.The only question is how good Lunt will be, and if he’s good enough and doesn’t turn the ball over, OSU may be in the mix to win this thing again. I’m not picking it to happen, but I mean it when I say there are really six teams in this league good enough to win the Big 12 without needing anything supernatural to do it. 2. Which unit (LBs, RBs etc.) outside of QB is most important to OSU’s success this year?Like I mentioned above, I’m going with the defensive line. We know what most everyone is bringing to the table, but you need new faces to have big years if you want to turn the so-called rebuilding year into a reloading year. Richetti Jones and Jamie Blatnick were ridiculously underrated last year, as was Nigel Nicholas. Those losses will be huge. Ryan Robinson and Cooper Bassett have a very important task ahead of them, as does Nicholas. OSU needs Calvin Barnett to be the kind of player they hoped they recruited, too. Bill Young was pretty bullish on him when I visited Stillwater this spring.Justin Gilbert and Brodrick Brown are great. So is Shaun Lewis and Caleb Lavey and Alex Elkins. Ultimately, none of that matters in coverage or in run defense if the guys up front can’t get a push. I don’t care how good your corners are. None of the good offenses in this league can be stopped if they aren’t facing a legitimate pass rush. If you start facing really good QBs (and in the Big 12, there are plenty), blitz at your own risk. They’re more likely to turn those into big plays than sacks or turnovers.That reason is the same one why I’m skeptical of what West Virginia can do this year and why I think Texas, who has the luxury of just throwing four guys on the line and applying pressure, could win the league, too. Everybody’s got pieces. Nobody’s got it all. That’s why there’s no real favorite to start the season. OU’s injuries on the offensive line all of a sudden turned one of its biggest strengths into a big question mark with no depth behind the first unit. That’s equalized this league.3. We talk a little bit behind the scenes about which guys you like covering (and which ones you don’t like covering) in the Big 12, who are your favorite OSU players to interview and why?Oh, I really just like guys who will offers some insight beyond the cliches and offer thoughtful answers, not just ones that they’re sure won’t get them in trouble. I think the climate scares some guys from showcasing their personalities over their careers. It’s so easy for one quote to be taken out of context and all of a sudden end up on another team’s infamous bulletin board when that wasn’t a player’s intention at all. Teams are all too often looking for some perceived slight in a quote.Loved dealing with Weeden last year. He was all of those things above, and unbelievably patient with what was an absolute crush of media interviews last year. Dare I imply Weeden and RG3 had something in common, but RG3 used to talk a lot about how he never minded the interviews. He saw himself as more than a player, he was an ambassador for the school and it was his responsibility to get out and be the face of the team and do all the interviews he could. Weeden never talked as explicitly about it, but I think he thought much of the same thing.I’m still getting to know this year’s team, but Jonathan Rush is a great guy to spend some time with. Offensive linemen are consistently the best interviews on football teams. A vastly underused resource. Joseph Randle’s come into his own this year. I spent some time with him at Big 12 media days and got to know him a little better. He’ll be fun to cover this year. Expect him to be the face of this year’s team in Lunt’s media absence.Speaking of, I’m fascinated to see if Gundy sticks to that through the bowl game. I’m betting he does at least one or two interviews by season’s end if he plays well.Your boy Justin Gilbert’s a great interview, too. OSU’s got some great personalities on this team.last_img read more

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10 months agoCrystal Palace boss Hodgson: Zaha and China?

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace boss Hodgson: Zaha and China?by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson insists there’s been no offer from China for Wilfried Zaha.Hodgson has claimed Crystal Palace know nothing about a Chinese mega-money offer for Zaha in the January window.And Hodgson said: “The speculation we have had so far I have got to say I find it hard to take seriously but who knows? Perhaps I shall be very surprised.“I don’t know if you sign a new five-year contract in the Premier League and then go to China at the age of 26. But who knows? Perhaps I am naïve. Perhaps it does happen.”All I do know is that no-one at the club knows anything at all about this story.” last_img read more

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10 months agoUEFA chief warns Man City risk ‘heaviest punishment’ and Champions League ban

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say UEFA chief warns Man City risk ‘heaviest punishment’ and Champions League banby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City have been warned they risk a Champions League ban by a UEFA official.UEFA’S chief financial investigator has confirmed that City could indeed be banned from the Champions League if they are found guilty of a further breach of Financial Fair Play regulations.Yves Leterme, the head of Uefa’s independent Club Financial Control Body (CFCB), has told a Belgian publication that City may now face “the heaviest punishment”.The Daily Mail says it is claimed the Abu Dhabi United Group, the holding company which owns City, directly paid £59.5m of Etihad’s annual sponsorship, with only £8m coming from the airline.UEFA and the Premier League are investigating the claims and in an interview with Sport and Strategy Leterme has said: “If it is true what has been written, there might be a serious problem. This can lead to the heaviest punishment: exclusion from the Uefa competitions.”If the information is correct, this possibly goes against truthful reporting. The financial fair play rules are based on a system of declaration, three months after the clubs have closed their accounts, they have to deposit their figures. Then we do random checks on the truthfulness of those figures. The accounts are examined and approved internally and externally.” last_img read more

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The Only 10 Teams That Can Win The 2016 NCAA Tournament

first_imgCollege Spun's NCAA tournament bracket.college spun bracketOn Sunday night, the 68-team NCAA Tournament field will officially be revealed, and fans of each of those programs will begin to map out how they will take home the title, no matter how realistic it may be. While it is always fun to see a Cinderella squad make a run, the group of teams that can realistically win six straight games and take home the title is pretty limited.The 2015-16 college basketball season has been pretty crazy, with a handful of teams hitting No. 1 in the polls. However, as we get into the conference tournaments, an upper tier of teams has started to set itself apart from the pack. Upsets happen, and anything can occur in March, but in all likelihood your next national champion will come from one of these 10 schools.Next: Duke >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11last_img read more

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