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Kawhi Leonard says Clippers’ growing pains are part of the process

first_img For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Good news, bad news – all of it’s part of the process.So says Kawhi Leonard, a two-time NBA champion who, regardless of the outcome, has preached perspective since embarking on his first season with the Clippers almost a month ago.Said Leonard, following Monday’s 98-88 victory over the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center: “It’s gonna take success, mistakes, arguments and losing games and winning games to get to that next level.”Then, after Wednesday’s 102-93 loss at Houston, Leonard said: “Just because we lose or win a game, or everything goes smooth, every night is a building process for us. Tonight definitely was. It was another game where we see what our guys like to do on the defensive and offensive end. We learn from it and stay moving.” BIG FAVORSIn the victory, the Pelicans enjoyed a career night from Derrick Favors, who grabbed 20 rebounds (and scored 20 points) as New Orleans outrebounded the Clippers 52-37. The Clippers also gave up 20 rebounds to Clint Capela on Wednesday night, when both teams pulled down 53.The Clippers come home leading by a smaller average margin on the boards – 47.8 to 45 – than they did when they left for the two-game trip, proud of their 48.3-43.5 advantage.“We heard a lot of people talking like we’re gonna be outrebounded every night and we took that personally,” center Ivica Zubac said before grabbing nine rebounds in only 22 minutes of action in the two losses. “We just want to show it don’t matter if you got a lot of big guys or not, we just go and get it.” Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates HELLO, RODNEYRodney McGruder also made a positive impression in his eighth game with the team, draining a career-best five 3-pointers (in seven attempts) en route to 20 points, two short of tying a career-high for the fourth-year NBA guard, who entered the game having scored only seven points this season.Related Articles Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum The scoring part of it went pretty well, though. Historically well, in fact.George’s 33 points (in 24 minutes, on 10-of-17 shooting) goes down as the fourth-most points in a Clippers debut, behind only Sam Cassell’s 35 in 2005, Phil Smith’s 35 in 1980 and Dominique Wilkins’ 34 in 1994.Moreover, according to Elias Sports Bureau, no player had finished with 30-plus points in 25 or fewer minutes in his first game with a team. Previously, the fewest minutes for a 30-point game in a team debut was Bobby Portis’ 30 points in 27:28 during his first game with the Wizards last season. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 To ease the stress on his sore left knee, Leonard didn’t play in Paul George’s debut on Thursday – a 132-127 loss at New Orleans that dropped the Clippers to 7-5 and 0-3 without Leonard in the lineup – but he’s expected to join George on the court for the first time Saturday.It will be an important chapter in the ongoing education of the new-look Clippers, who continue with five consecutive home games, scheduled every other day starting Saturday against sensational second-year guard Trae Young (27.3 points, 9.1 assists) and the Atlanta Hawks (4-7).“We look forward to having our whole group back,” Clippers guard Lou Williams told reporters after logging a season-high 41 minutes Wednesday, fewer than 24 hours before he started for the third time this season and played nearly 37 minutes against the Pelicans.“We put a lot on Lou,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said in his postgame media address Thursday. “I thought Lou got tired one stretch. … So when you have all three of those guys offensively, you can take a (guy) like a Jrue Holiday (six steals Thursday) out of the game because whoever he’s guarding, you can play with the other two.”SPLASHY DEBUTFollowing his first game on the court as a Clipper, George said he saw lots of room to improve in terms of “just playing basketball.”last_img read more

Sumner Court Docket: Thursday, June 30, 2016 report

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••State of Kansas v. Kevin Deloria — Case No: 16 CR 132.Date of birth: 1983. Address: WellingtonDate of alleged crime: May 12,  2016.Charges:Count 1 — Criminal trespass, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Interference with law enforcement, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Possession marijuana, level 5 drug felony. Case description: Deloris is accused of entering Casey’s East in Wellington when he had a court order to not do so. When police officers arrived, he allegedly resisted arrest when being handcuffed. He also is accused of having marijuana in his wallet. Court update: Deloris pled guilt to counts 1 and 2. Count 3 was dismissed. He is to be placed on 6 month probation. ———State of Kansas v. Dean A. Jones— Case No: 16 CR 133.Date of birth: 1964. Address: Belle Plaine. Date of alleged crime: May 12,  2016.Charges:Count 1 — Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Case description: Jones is accused of being intoxicated and playing loud music which resulted in an argument with a family member that resulted in a bloody lip. Court update: Jones pled guilty to Count 1. He was sentenced to six months in county jail, fined $200 plus court costs and a court appointed attorney fees. He was granted a one year probation providing he gets counseling and has no contact with the defendant. ———State of Kansas v. Jeremy Cabrera — Case No: 16 CR 134.Date of birth: 1992. Address: Wellington. Date of alleged crime: May 20,  2016.Charges:Count 1 — Burglary of a vehicle, level 9 felony. Count 2 — Theft, a Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Burglary of a vehicle, level 9 felony. Count 4 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 5 — Theft, level 9 felony. Count 6 — Theft, level 9 felonyCount 7 — Burglary of a non-dwelling, level 7 felony. Count 8 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 9 — Burglary of non-dwelling- level 7 felony. Count 10 — Theft, level 9 felony. Count 11 — Burglary of a dwelling, level 7 felony. Count 12 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Description of the case can be found here. ———State of Kansas v. Dustin Lamb — Case No: 16 CR 135.Date of birth: N/A Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: May 21,  2016.Charges:Count 1 — Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Disorderly conduct, Class C misdemeanor. Case description: Lamb is accused of punching a family member in the side of the face during an argument and using words that provoked alarm, anger, and breach of peace. ———State of Kansas v. Jake L. Stonehockler — Case No: 16 CR 136.Date of birth: 1962. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: May 30,  2016.Charges:Count 1 — Criminal threat, level 9 felony. Count 2 — Fleeing police officer, Class B misdemeanor. Case description: Stonehockler is accused of telling his son that he was upset over problems with his girlfriend and he intended to shoot at the police so they will shoot back and kill him. He allegedly had a rifle in his hand as he made these statements. His son allegedly was convinced and in fear that the father intended to do exactly what he threatened. Then, allegedly, Stonehockler got in his vehicle and drove off, before Wellington police officers tried to stop him. He allegedly started driving his vehicle towards two police cars when one of the officers activated her emergency lights ordering him to stop. Allegedly, Stonehockler turned a different direction and drove through the grass onto Madison Court until another police vehicle pulled in front of him to stop him. ———State of Kansas v. Misty Rhymes — Case No: 16 CR 137.Date of birth: N/A Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: May 29,  2016.Charges:Count 1 — Criminal deprivation of property, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Harassment by telecommunication device, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Rymes is accused of taking 17 hats, six pairs of shoes, nine pairs of pants, 15 shirts, a black suitcase, and a black Nike bag totaling about $1,000 that was in a rental car. Allegedly, the defendant texted the victim that if he did not give her back her money that he would never see his stuff again. ———State of Kansas v. Joshua Bodner — Case No: 16 CR 138.Date of birth: 1990. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: May 17,  2016.Charges:Count 1 — Tag not assigned to vehicle, misdemeanor.Count 2 — Driving while suspended (second offense), Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Possession marijuana (second offense), level 5 drug felony. Count 4 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Count 5 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony. Case description: Bodner is accused of unlawfully driving a green Toyota Avalon on 9th and A Street in Wellington in which the tag on the vehicle was assigned to J.J. Cabrera for a 1998 Toyota Corolla. Allegedly, Bodner was driving while his license was suspended. He also allegedly had marijuana in a grinder in the vehicle he was driving, rolling papers and methamphetamine inside a cork lid hidden inside a rubber glove.———State of Kansas v. Jack Truman Row III — Case No: 16 CR 139Date of birth: 1990. Address: Sumner County. Date of alleged crime: May 10,  2016.Charges:Count 1 — Criminal deprivation of property (motor vehicle), Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Disorderly Conduct, Class C misdemeanor. Count 3 — Domestic Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 4 — Criminal damage to property, Class B misdemeanor. Case description: Row is accused of stealing keys from a 2013 Ford Taurus vehicle that he jointly owned with his wife. He then allegedly took the Taurus and locked it in a shop that wasn’t accessible to her despite her being the primary driver. Rowe then allegedly removed the fuse box making the vehicle inoperable. Row is also accused of calling her derogatory names and angrily punching her. ———State of Kansas v. Charles Van Chappell — Case No: 16 CR 140Date of birth: 1982. Address: Wellington. Date of alleged crime: May 9,  2016.Charges:Count 1 — Defective Tail Lamps, traffic infraction.Count 2 — Driving while suspended (second offense), Class A misdemeanor.Count 3 — Possession Marijuana, Class A misdemeanor.Count 4 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Chappell is accused of not having a vehicle equipped with two working red tail lamps while driving North on A. Street in Wellington. When stopped, Chappell is accused of having a suspended driver’s license while having marijuana in a brown wooden box that he claimed was his medicine and a medical marijuana smoking pipe. Court update: Chappell was found guilty of Counts 2 and 3. He was sentenced to six months in county jail concurrently and ordered to serve five days in county jail forthwith. He was granted one year probation with special conditions that he follows a drug evaluation program. ———State of Kansas v. Christopher Asbury — Case No: 16 CR 141Date of birth: 1993. Address: Wellington. Date of alleged crime: May 25,  2016.Charges:Count 1 — Driving while suspended or revoked, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — No proof of insurance, Class B misdemeanor. Count 3 — Attempted battery of Law Enforcement Officer, Class B misdemeanor. Case description: Asbury is accused of driving a 2001 Ford Expedition on 16th St. in Wellington with a suspended license and no valid proof of insurance. After being stopped, Asbury allegedly kicked at but missed a sheriff deputy who tried to re-secure Asbury’s seatbelt.Court plea: Asbury plead guilty to both counts and was granted one-year probation. ———State of Kansas v. Dylan Hornecker — Case No: 16 CR 142Date of birth: N/A. Address: Wellington. Date of alleged crime: June 1,  2016.Charges:Count 1 — Theft, Level 9 felony. Count 2 — Criminal Damage to Property by means other than by fire or explosive, level 9 felony.Count 3 — Burglary of a non-dwelling, Level 7 felony. Case description: Hornecker is accused of stealing  a John Deere Gator ATV, Stihl Weed Eater, Stihl Edger, Redmax trimmer, spring tooth rake, two truck keys, weed eater string, gasoline in can and cutting dykes from the Wellington Parks Department. He allegedly pried a window out of the Wellington Parks Department shed and entered the building and damaged the garage door and track. ———State of Kansas v. Joshua John Paul Dean — Case No: 16 CR 143Date of birth: N/A. Address: Homeless.Date of alleged crime: June 5,  2016.Charges:Count 1 — Possession of marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Driving while suspended, Class B misdemeanor. Count 4 — Transportation open container, misdemeanor. Count 5 — Speeding, traffic infraction. Case description: Dean is accused of possessing marijuana in a clear orange plastic prescription bottle containing a green leafy substance. He also allegedly had used a clear bong and rolling papers to inhale. After Dean was stopped for allegedly going 39 in a 30 miles per hour zone with a suspended driver’s license, he is accused of having a clear 1.75 liter bottle containing light yellow liquid with a Bacardi gold label and a clear blue plastic bottle containing dark brown liquid with a strong odor of alcohol. ———State of Kansas v. Dustin Lee Black — Case No: 16 CR 145Date of birth: N/A. Address: Wellington. Date of alleged crime: May 23,  2016.Charges:Count 1 — Unlawful possession of Clonazepam, level 5 drug felony. Count 2 — Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Black is accused of possessing eight pills of Clonazapam after two convictions of possession of narcotics and possession of marijuana. He also allegedly had a pill cutter.———State of Kansas v. Edward Charles Glover — Case No: 16 CR 146Date of birth: N/A. Address: Wellington. Date of alleged crime: May 23,  2016.Charges:Count 1 — Driving while canceled, suspended or revoked, first offense, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Interference with law enforcement, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Glover is accused of driving with a suspended license and falsely stating his name was “James Glover” born on Nov. 28, 1972 with a false address of 640 E. Greenwood, Springfield, Mo.———State of Kansas v. Victor Paddock — Case No: 16 CR 147Date of birth: N/A. Address: Wellington. Date of alleged crime: May 26,  2016.Charges:Count 1 — Possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Paddock is accused of  having a black smoking pipe with burnt residue and visible stems/seeds positive for THC/marijuana in a ceramic smoking pipe, Risla brand smoking papers and a blue BIC lighter. ———State of Kansas v. Misty Morgan — Case No: 16 CR 148Date of birth: N/A. Address: Wellington. Date of alleged crime: May 21,  2016.Charges:Count 1 — Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Disorderly Conduct – Class C misdemeanor. Case description: Morgan is accused of physically slapping a victim on the back in an argument in a rude, insulting manner. She then is accused of throwing a glass crock-pot in frustration, shattering it on the floor during an angry argument. ———State of Kansas v. Karl DeBuhr — Case No: 16 CR 149Date of birth: 1962. Address: Wellington. Date of alleged crime: June 6,  2016.Charges:Count 1 — Criminal trespass, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Criminal threat, level 9 felony. Count 3 — Interference with law enforcement, level 9 felony. Case description: DeBuhr is accused of entering Sumner Regional Medical Center knowing he was not authorized to do so and remained there in defiance of an order telling him not to be there. Allegedly, DeBuhr entered the hospital asking where the dead kids were and when he was asked to leave he threatened to kill two people working there. He then allegedly resisted being arrested and handcuffed on criminal threat charges.———State of Kansas v. Jerry Ashley — Case No: 16 CR 150.Date of birth: N/A. Address: Sedgwick.Date of alleged crime: Nov. 9, 2015. Charges:Count 1 — Theft of property, lost, mislaid or delivered by mistake. Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Ashley is accused of picking up someone else’s black purse at 4:54 p.m. after it fell out of another person’s car when she paid the turnpike toll. The defendants (with Shannon Brasser) then allegedly called the person who lost the purse and returned it without giving back the cash. They allegedly admitted to keeping the money. ———State of Kansas v. Jimmy Renfro — Case No: 16 CR 151.Date of birth: N/A. Address: Sedgwick.Date of alleged crime: Nov. 9, 2015. Charges:Count 1 — Criminal damage to property between $1,000 and $25,000, level 9 felony.Case description: Renfro is accused of keying both sides of another person’s black 2008 GMC Denali causing $2,075 worth of damage. ———State of Kansas v. Shannon Brasser — Case No: 16 CR 152.Date of birth: N/A. Address: Sedgwick.Date of alleged crime: Nov. 9, 2015. Charges:Count 1 — Theft of property, lost, mislaid or delivered by mistake. Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Brasser is accused of picking up someone else’s black purse at 4:54 p.m. after it fell out of another person’s car when she paid the turnpike toll. The defendants (with Jimmy Renfro) then allegedly called the person who lost the purse and returned it without giving back the cash. They allegedly admitted to keeping the money. ———State of Kansas v. Donald Schwab — Case No: 16 CR 153.Date of birth: 1995. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: April 18, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Possession of marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Schwab is accused of having a green leafy substance inside a box produced by defendant from the defendant’s bedroom. Schwab also allegedly had a small wooden box with three glass smoking pipes, numerous rolling papers, a cigarette package containing marijuana cigarettes and a grinder inside his bedroom.———Docket will continue on Friday.last_img read more

How the coronavirus pandemic might change us: Theories about sports, patience, working and more

first_imgThen again, remember right after 9/11, when there were all kinds of predictions about how it would change us as a society? There were some permanent changes, for sure (airport security lines, for example), but other theories related to our supposed collective fear and reluctance and collective patriotism didn’t pan out for long at all. In many ways, it only took a year or so for most people to “move past” Sept. 11, 2001, even as harsh as that sounds.But COVID-19 isn’t 9/11, so there are no certainties about how things will play out six months or six years from now. But change of some kind seems likely.The only questions are how soon the changes will arrive, and how long they’ll last. 1) I’m not an expert on human behavior. These are just feelings based on my convictions, conversations and observations. But I think you might relate.2) We don’t know how long this will last, so it’s possible it’ll be over before it produces any lasting social effects. But I’m operating under the assumption that our current “normal” will last for at least a few more months, which, given the scope and intensity of the changes we’ve already endured, sure seems long enough to make us rethink a few things. MORE: LeBron James optimistic about NBA’s returnNow, on to my theories on how the COVID-19 era could change us. I’ve framed them as “maybes.”Maybe we’ll be more patientWith no firm date for when our lives will return to normal, with all our social activities and usual desires for traditional fun, we’re having to re-learn patience. We want sports now. We want to go to the movie theater now. We want to hang out with our friends now. We want things back to normal now. We feel like we can’t take this much longer, but we have to. It could be another month, or it could be another six months. We just don’t know.So, in the mean time, we wait and we deal with it. This time next year, assuming we’ve returned to roughly where we were a couple of months ago, I’m guessing relatively short waits won’t bother us much, if at all. An hour-long wait at a restaurant? No problem. The thing you ordered won’t get here for three weeks? Fine. This MLB game is three hours old and only in the fifth inning? Child’s play. In other words, maybe we won’t need everything RIGHT NOW.What also might happen: After months of being isolated, maybe we’ll become a little less patient and want everything even more immediately than before. Maybe we’ll be more content and learn to save moneyIf you’re older than, say, 40, you probably have or had at least one grandparent who lived through the Great Depression and learned to be very practical with money and had no real desire to live with any hint of luxury. That could be us in 20-30 years. Perhaps our months of isolation will force us to appreciate what we have, rather than focus on what we don’t. Perhaps we won’t need as much to keep ourselves occupied or entertained.After months of furloughs or being laid off, maybe we’ll develop a new relationship with money — as in, we’ll want to hang on it. Maybe we won’t want to spend $150 on game tickets or $100 on a replica jersey. Maybe we’ll save as much as possible, gradually losing the desire to always have the newest and best everything.What also might happen: The more selfish frustrations of the Coronavirus Era will drive us to buy more stuff. Like, all kinds of stuff. We’ll tell ourselves we need the retail therapy and we deserve to be happy after all we’ve gone through. So we’ll spend like crazy as soon as we’re able.Maybe we’ll be more thankful, and we’ll treasure the little thingsSome have said that we should establish a second federal day of thanksgiving when all this is over. I don’t see that happening, but I do think we’ll become more thankful in general. We’ll be more thankful for our jobs, for our homes, for our health, for our friends, for everything we have. We’ll be thankful that we don’t have to wear a mask to run errands. We’ll be thankful for the little things: dropping by to visit a friend or family member, watching live sports on TV, just the ability to go outside without worry.What also might happen: We’ll be thankful — for a few days. Then we’ll resume our normal state of not being thankful and complaining about everything. MORE: NFL uniform rankings for 2020Maybe we’ll stop unnecessary physical contactDr. Anthony Fauci said he thinks we might do away with handshakes forever. I can see this happening, albeit slowly. Handshakes have been around for centuries, so it’s unlikely we’ll just stop doing them. There will be many people who immediately make an effort to stop, but there will also be many people who keep doing it out of habit.Gradually, though, I think handshakes will eventually become an old-fashioned greeting. I’d be OK with this. I know some people really like handshakes, either because they love tradition or because they think it’s manly or whatever. But I’ve always been indifferent. A “sup?” head nod is all we’ve ever needed anyway. Hey, maybe athletes will no longer dog-pile after a big win. Maybe we’ll think twice about high-fiving strangers sitting at games. Maybe butt slaps will get even more popular and replace athlete high-fives after big moments. Maybe the Bash Brothers will become retroactive trend-setters.What also might happen: There will be an official effort to eliminate and replace the handshake with some other new greeting, but people will mock this mercilessly and handshakes will come back strong like nothing ever happened. Because it usually doesn’t take long for people to regain a false sense of security. Maybe we’ll prefer to stay putWith sports on hold and movie theaters shuttered, at-home entertainment has become more popular than ever. But what about when this is over? Maybe streaming movie premieres will be the new rage if people decide crowded theaters are too risky. Ditto for sports broadcasts. A Seton Hall University survey this week found that 72 percent of respondents said they won’t feel safe attending sporting events until there’s a vaccine for COVID-19. Even if a vaccine is available by this time next year, maybe concern over the next big pandemic will keep many fans of the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and other sports from watching games in person — assuming we have a choice. Even if sports resume soon, fan-less games could be the norm for a while, which would make for eerie TV viewing. And while fans might prefer games in empty stadiums to no games at all, athletes don’t necessarily feel the same way.What also might happen: Corona-what? Short memories and fan longings will combine to fill stadiums and other gathering places with lightning speed as soon as the gates re-open. Depending on how long we’re we’re asked to stay isolated, many people could be willing to risk their health for a few hours of in-person entertainment. Maybe working remotely will become routine for most offices Innovations sometimes happen out of unrelated circumstances, and that could be one benefit of these months of quarantine. Despite some initial challenges in the early weeks and months of this nationwide work-from-home effort, many companies that previously balked at the idea could realize that remote staffing has major benefits.Maybe they’ll realize they don’t have to spend so much money on office space. Maybe they’ll learn that employees are happier and more productive working from home. Maybe they’ll realize their candidate pools are much stronger when applicants can live anywhere. It’s even possible that offices that aren’t currently set up for remote work will evolve and find ways to do it smoothly. New technologies could emerge that will allow almost everyone to adapt.Of course, not every job will be possible to do remotely. But the option to telecommute will definitely become more the rule than the exception. What also might happen: After months of working from home and dealing with all kinds of distractions, workers will miss being in the office and will jump at the chance to live in a cubicle again. Or, similarly, companies will get so fed up with the challenges and limitations of remote work that they’ll outlaw it specifically. Maybe we’ll rethink the entire education systemMost schools around the country haven’t met officially since mid-March. Many have begun online learning to keep brains fresh and maintain progress. Traditional end-of-grade testing will be canceled in many places, and there’s a good chance that most students won’t return to “school” until next fall. So what will all this mean? Hard to say for sure, but I do think it will spark a nationwide discussion on our education system, which almost everyone agrees is broken in one way or another.Questions to consider: Will online set-ups eliminate snow days or school being canceled for any traditional reason ever again? Do we really need to go past March anyway? Should we give students of a certain age the opportunity to complete higher grades online, and on their own schedule? Should we revamp high schools to feature a basic education for the first two years, then specialized career-oriented educations the final two years? Should all standardized testing just go away?There are a million things to consider with these and other questions that might come up, so the discussion should be interesting.What also might happen: The severely shortened school year will cause a major drop-off in student preparedness for the next grade, which will cause an unpleasant set of dominoes to fall. In short: More school, not less.There has to be some change, right?Again, my expertise in all the above areas is limited to hunches based on anecdotal evidence and, perhaps, wishful thinking. I’m sure that even the actual experts have differing ideas of what this will mean for everything in the long run. There have already been many attempts to put this thing in perspective and offer potential lessons, so there’s no shortage of reading material on the matter.But it seems unrealistic to expect everything to literally go back to the way it was in January or February. There will almost certainly be some kind of change. That usually happens after terrible worldwide events as we look for ways to keep them from happening again. Some changes might come in the form of policy. Others might happen more organically. Like many others, I’ve wondered in recent days how the coronavirus pandemic could change us in the long term. Not just how it might affect sports leagues or the economy or government structure, but also what it might mean for the workforce, schools and how we behave and think as people. Two things before I go on:last_img read more

Dortmund flexing their muscles, Sancho must stay

first_imgJadon Sancho is valued at £108m by Borussia DortmundKampala, Uganda | XINHUA |  Borussia Dortmund are flexing their muscles in their efforts to keep England forward Jadon Sancho at the club.In the club’s pre-season training-camp in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, the 2012 German Champions sporting director Michael Zorc announced the surprising news.“We plan on having Jadon Sancho in our team this season,” Zorc commented. He called the decision “final”, adding, “I think that answers all the questions.”The 20-year-old forward will stay with coach Lucien Favre’s squad for the 2020/2021 season. Almost casually, Zorc mentioned that the Black and Yellows secretly extended the striker’s contract until 2023.“Last summer, we adjusted Jadon’s salary to match the development of his performances. So, in context, we had already extended his contract until 2023 back then,” Zorc said.Capped 11 times for England, Sancho had been the main target for Premier League side Manchester United. The German side said any possible deal had to be fixed before the team travels to Switzerland.Reports suggested that Dortmund wanted 120 million Euros for Sancho. Affected by the COVID-19 crisis, United unsuccessfully tried to lower the price.Rumors broke of Dortmund having to sell Sancho for financial reasons. Sancho joined the side in 2017 for 7.8 million coming from Manchester City’s under 23s.The news about Sancho and his prolonged contract underlines why Dortmund has been sticking to their guns in respect to the 120-million euro fee, which United either couldn’t afford or regarded as unrealistic.The perhaps artificial deadline might leave space for further speculation, but Dortmund’s stance appears final.The announcement not only addresses the club’s demand to have undisturbed preparations for the 2020/2021 season but underlines Dortmund’s future ambitions. The decision increases the pressure on coach Favre to challenge national rival Bayern Munich and do better in continental competitions such as the Champions League.Further, the decision might be an appropriate answer to former Bayern president Uli Hoeness and former German international Lothar Matthaeus.Both have accused Dortmund of a misleading transfer policy.Over the space of many years, Borussia has signed young promising players like Ousmane Dembele, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Erling Haaland, Achraf Hakimi, and Sancho.Behind the deals always stood the intention to sell the top-talents to bigger clubs later and make a significant profit.2018 World Cup winner Dembele joined Barcelona for 105 million, while Aubameyang went to Arsenal for 64 million.Hoeness and Matthaeus said Dortmund wouldn’t win any titles as players are seen as speculation objects from the start. They therefore lack identification and only concentrate on their interests.****XINHUAShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

SW Florida Man Drives Tractor Across U.S. to Support Wounded Veterans

first_imgStoltzfus adds, “The tractor brings attention. It’s a weird looking thing along the road and I always said, ‘the camper is our billboard’.”He explains that the tractor’s patriotic design typically encourages veterans and police officers, some of whom are dealing with PTSD, to connect with him. “They’re taught to hide their emotions, suck up and move on,” says Stoltzfus, who is not a veteran. Furthermore, “I have a love for people. I’m sensitive, especially when they’re hurting. When I see someone hurting, I hurt.”This was Stoltzfus’ third trip of its kind.As he addressed the crowd gathered in front of a restaurant, which included several wounded heroes, he thanked them for their support and the veterans who made sacrifices for others. A 72-year-old Sarasota man ended a 5,500-mile journey on Saturday that was completed entirely on a tractor.Hundreds of people gathered to welcome home and pay tribute to C. Ivan Stoltzfus, who rode his 1948 John Deere Model A for six months semi-cross country, going from Maryland to Montana and then back to Florida, all to raise money and awareness for wounded warriors.He says, “Any parking lot I pull in, gas station I pull in, a number of veterans, policemen even come and just say ‘thank you for what you’re doing’.”Using mainly back roads while avoiding highways, Stoltzfus crossed the country at 10 mph. A camper which was pulled by the tractor advertised the trip’s organizer, Operation Second Chance, in addition to Stoltzfus’ mission, “Across America for Wounded Heroes.”Operation Second Chance is a Maryland-based aid organization that helps wounded veterans, particularly those who are living with post traumatic stress disorder.last_img read more

Asymptomatic People Tested for Coronavirus in Broward

first_imgPEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – You don’t need to be exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 to get tested at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines. Doctors hope testing of the asymptomatic will provide more information about how many people are actually carrying the virus.“At first, we were only testing people sick enough to be admitted to a hospital. So, we were missing 80% of the cases. And so it continued to spread in our environment,” said Dr. Aileen Marty, an infectious disease expert from Florida International University.Marty says more testing means knowing where the virus is in our communities, considering people can be infected without showing symptoms. In South Korea, she says, they are testing close contacts of every positive coronavirus case.The C.B. Smith test site is also rechecking people who have had the virus for at least 14 days.“Having done so many thousands of tests here, we sort of have a pulse on what’s going on with this virus in the community. And it’s important now … to see who is negative after a 14-day isolation period,” said Dr. Jennifer Goldman, medical director at Memorial Healthcare System.That information is important for people to know, Goldman said, but also for local officials and business leaders who are deciding how and when to reopen.Antibody testing could also become helpful in that. Florida-based Abacus Pharma is manufacturing rapid antibody testing that requires just a stick of your finger.“These antibody tests will give us a sense of how many people have actually had it, and also because we can do them anywhere, a proportion of those who are currently infected,” said Dr. Vincent Degennaro, CEO of Abacus Pharma.C.B. Smith testing details:To get tested at C.B. Smith Park you must register ahead of time by calling 954-276-4680 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.You must be 18 or older, all people in your vehicle must be registered, and you’re required to bring valid ID.They have the capacity for 800 tests a day. Lines have been much shorter than at many other test sites, which is one of the reasons they could open it up for asymptomatic people.Once tested it takes 2-4 days before you’ll get a call with results.last_img read more

Westport Winery Hosts Fourth Cranberry Country Christmas Festival

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin4 Submitted by Westport Winery Westport Winery will be hosting the annual Cranberry Country Christmas Festival each Sunday in November (3, 10, 17, and 24) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. An amazing array of cranberry products perfect for the holidays will be available for tasting from wine to jams.Guests will enjoy carols from Fairwinds and the Electric Park Jazz Band along with free hearty chicken and wild rice soup. Wine tasting will be available with a special sampling of mulled wine for those over age 21. As always the winery offers free gift wrapping to assist you in finding the perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your list.This festival is free to attend and all ages are welcome. If you are looking to launch your holidays, with free gift wrapping, and fun, Westport Winery is the place. Dress for the outdoors to explore the gardens of the world, play a game of wizard chess, toss some horseshoes, or enjoy the winery’s new off-leash dog park.Each holiday season Westport Winery offers their wine club members a special gift. This year when a wine club member purchases six bottles of Cranberry Coast at one time they will receive a 33% discount (including their normal wine club discount). This wine crafted by the winery under their secondary label, Maritime Wine, features art by Tokeland artist Wally Mann. The winery’s message with this gift is a huge thank you for the wonderful friendships they’ve developed with their club members.Westport Winery, the 2013 Best in the Northwest Destination Winery, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Westport and Aberdeen. For more information or dinner reservations call Westport Winery at 360-648-2224.last_img read more