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Baby Killed, Two Children Injured in Rollover Crash on I-95 in PBG

first_imgThe FHP announced last month that its crash reports will no longer include the names of victims, citing a 2018 state constitutional amendment modeled after after the national Marsy’s Law movement. Under that amendment, victims of crimes and their families can request that names be withheld from public disclosure.The case is still pending investigation. At least three children were taken to a hospital on Friday afternoon after a rollover crash on I-95 in Palm Beach Gardens, according to authorities.The Florida Highway Patrol says a blue minivan flipped over multiple times in the northbound lanes of the highway at Northlake Boulevard.Five people in the minivan were flown to St. Mary’s Medical Center, an FHP spokesman says. That includes a baby boy who later died of his injuries.The driver, identified as a 23-year-old female from West Palm Beach, and three passengers including two females ages 2 and 12 and a 13-year-old boy, remain in serious condition.last_img read more

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Cricket News Opinion – Media’s Obsession Of Speculating MS Dhoni’s Retirement Is Like The Boy Who Cried Wolf

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. MS Dhoni has not been picked for the three T20Is against South Africa.India crashed out of the 2019 World Cup semi-final.MS Dhoni made himself unavailable for the West Indies series.center_img New Delhi: As kids, we heard a famous story from Aesop’s Fable titled The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The tale involved a shepherd boy who repeatedly tricks nearby villagers into thinking a wolf is attacking his town’s flock. When a wolf actually does appear and the boy again calls for help, the villagers believe that it is another false alarm and the sheep are eaten by the wolf. From this story, the English idiom ‘To Cry Wolf’ is defined as ‘Giving a false alarm’.The Boy Who Cried Wolf is an apt title for the way media has operated when it comes to the obsession of announcing MS Dhoni’s retirement. Ever since the end of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Dhoni has made himself unavailable for selection for the West Indies tour. The first instance of retirement rumours started swirling when Dhoni was not picked for the three-match Twenty20 International series against South Africa. Many people missed the point that Dhoni’s two-month break was to end on September 21 and MSK Prasad, the chief selector, had said Dhoni had made himself unavailable for selection. However, the news about MS Dhoni’s retirement reached a crescendo on September 8. A website announced that Dhoni was going to hold a press conference at 4 PM. It did not state what was it all about. Media outlets, driven by TRP, SEO Trends and fake news on social media had already announced that Dhoni was going to announce his retirement. Everybody had prepared their tribute pieces ready. However, come 4 PM, it did not happen. In fact, throughout the day, it did not happen. The original source, which announced the press conference, came out at 7 PM stating that Dhoni had cancelled the press conference because he had to ‘attend his daughter Ziva’s parents teacher association meeting’. Also Read | MS Dhoni Retirement News Totally Incorrect: MSK PrasadThe joke was on the media itself. Social media users, who had themselves established a presence by commenting on Dhoni’s retirement, now decided to troll the media. Also Read | MS Dhoni Left Out For South Africa T20I Series – Right Or Wrong Move?The next instance was even more bizarre. On September 12, Virat Kohli had tweeted a photo with MS Dhoni reminiscing about their magnificent partnership which knocked Australia out of the 2016 World T20 in Mohali. It was just a random photo, without any context and without any relevance. Kohli did what any normal human being would do, which was to share a good memory irrespective of time. This time, social media users ensured #Dhoni and #DhoniRetires trended heavily as speculation reached fever pitch. There was yet another fake announcement of a news conference announcing the same.Yet again, many media outlets speculated on MS Dhoni’s retirement. Once again, the criteria for putting out the news was not editorial judgment. It was again fickle trends, Google Trends, SEO Trends, Social Media Trends. These trends have mostly been hit and miss in the era of digital journalism and once again in this case, it was a big miss. India’s chief selector had to dismiss it as incorrect reports while Sakshi Dhoni said it was all ‘rumours’.MS Dhoni’s retirement speculations have shown the amount of fakery that exists in the social media. It has shown how many media outlets have thrown editorial judgment out of the window by relying on fickle trends. Dhoni’s retirement has seen many media outlets go the extra desperate mile in order to get an impression on top search engine pages. No wonder, there are questions galore on why digital journalism lacks credibility. When Dhoni actually announces his retirement, there will be relief that finally it has happened. It is a sad way to go as media have ensured that a significant milestone of India’s greatest captain has been reduced to insignificance due to the desperation of digital journalism’s numbers. DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by the author in this article are personal. News Nation does not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the organisation or its members.last_img read more

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Joshua will be ‘my easiest’ fight says former world champion Tyson Fury

first_imgTYSON Fury says he will deal with unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua “like a cat playing with a ball of wool” when he returns to boxing.Fury, 28, has dealt with depression and lost his boxing licence since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.In a wide-ranging interview, Fury said he will shed eight stone in weight and remove the “fraud from the division”.“Joshua is a big man with a puncher’s chance and has no footwork, no speed or stamina,” Fury told BBC 5 live boxing.“He is what you call a boxer’s dream. I’ve had 18 months out and ballooned up to 26 stone. I could come back with no comeback fights and still box rings around that body builder.”Fury says he will be back fighting in July, on the undercard of a show at London’s Copper Box Arena, if his licence is reinstated by the British Boxing Board of Control.The BBBofC removed the fighter’s licence in October 2016 eight days after he admitted taking cocaine to help him deal with depression.The sport’s British governing body says it would need a “full consultant’s report” in considering their position, but the 28-year-old’s camp is confident the matter will be worked out.Fury, who refers to himself as the ‘Gypsy King’, also faces a UK Anti-Doping hearing on Monday relating to a failed test in June of last year.He insists he is not “desperate” to return to the sport but wants to meet Joshua, who beat Klitschko on Saturday to unify the IBF and WBA titles before immediately referencing a future bout with Fury.Fury has sparred with Joshua in the past and added: “I always said Wladimir would be my easiest fight. Now I change the goal posts, AJ will be my easiest fight.“I’ve never been more confident or serious when I say something, I will play with Joshua like a cat with a ball of wool – hands behind my back, making a right mug of him.“We are in the business of sweet science. Sweet science does not consist of a body beautiful, iron pumping big fella. It’s feinting, jabbing, moving, gliding around the ring, that’s the sweet science.”‘I am the outlaw’Fury believes he will take at least eight months to return to 18-and-a-half stone – roughly a stone heavier than he weighed in at prior to his shock win over Klitschko – and is currently in Marbella training.He said he “enjoyed every minute” of the Joshua-Klitschko Wembley Stadium fight, but admitted concern, stating “silly things” Joshua did could have led to a defeat which would have “cost us millions” in scuppering the chances of a future match-up.Undefeated Fury also believes the result underlines the lack of credit he received for toppling Klitschko to land three of the four heavyweight titles at the same age as Joshua – 27.He added: “Joshua was supposed to walk right through him as he was old and useless supposedly, but it didn’t work like that did it? Klitschko’s been out of the ring 18 months and had a 50-50 fight with a so-called killer. I will rip the fraud from the division.“You get two types of people in boxing, the outlaw and the Mr Nice. I am the outlaw so people love to hate me. That’s my personality, love me or hate me you still have to watch me, it works. I’ve been through depression, life and death positions, and turned it all around.”(BBC Sport)last_img read more

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Badgers holding heads high despite recent losing streak

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photoAfter opening the season with four straight wins, Wisconsin women’s basketball head coach Lisa Stone had high hopes of turning the program around in just her third year.Despite losing the ensuing five games — most recently a heartbreaking 90-87 double-overtime loss at Kansas — Stone’s hopes have not been squashed.”You stay the course,” Stone said. “We don’t need to flinch. We don’t need to reinvent the wheel — that’s not what it’s about. It’s about our preparation, our demands, how hard we practice and our effort that’ll be demonstrated on the court.”There’s no denying the effort the Badgers have put forth in their current five game skid as the last three games have been decided by a margin of five points or less and Wisconsin has been in the position to win, but consistency has definitely been an issue.”Right now [our main concern] is consistency,” Stone said. “That’s a demand that we have to have in practice. We as coaches need to stay consistent and we are — I’m convinced of that. It might be that we’re intensifying things and demanding more because we know they have it, but we’re encouraged by the fact that we have what it takes.”As Stone continues to try and turn the tide, she hopes her team can be optimistic about the current losing streak and learn from it.”If you look at what we’ve gone through this entire year — we’ve been in tight games, we’ve played three ranked teams, we’ve been on the road, we’ve played on neutral courts, we’ve won big, had a big lead and let people cut into it — so what we’re experiencing right now certainly needs to pay positive dividends in the end.”Injury Report: Aside from consistency, another factor that may be playing a part in Wisconsin’s current losing streak is the amount of injuries that the Badgers have suffered as of late.Ashley Josephson missed the Marquette game (a 71-59 loss) with a hip injury, but has returned since.Kjersten Bakke returned in Sunday’s loss at Kansas after missing two games with a knee injury, but only played two minutes. Stone said she is close to completely back and could be ready for Wednesday’s game at UW-Milwaukee.Even though Janese Banks has not missed a game since enduring an eye injury on Dec. 2, her injury has clearly affected her play as she adjusts to playing with safety goggles.”I think obviously the hit in the Marquette game had an affect on Janese,” Stone said. “She sat out of practice quite a few days — she lost a little bit of timing and now we put her in a new position. She’s a young person who’s going to make some mistakes, but there certainly had to be some ill effects from the injury that has prolonged her timing in practice.”Furthermore, Stone has swapped the backcourt duties of Banks and Anderson as Banks moved to point guard Sunday and Anderson went back to the off-guard position.”[Banks] and Jolene have been out of position,” Stone said. “[I’m] not making any excuses for her, she made some poor decisions offensively, but she’s aggressive.”She’s our best defender and we’ll keep that aggressiveness going. For whatever poor decision may be made on offense, she gives us 100 percent effort defensively and that’s where you soften the blow by making up for things on the other end of the court.”Finals Break: With the dreaded finals week looming for every student on the UW campus, the Badger women’s basketball team will also have a small break from the court as they play their last game until Dec. 23 this Wednesday.Stone is hoping the break will give the team a much-needed break mentally and to heal some of the lingering injuries Wisconsin has suffered.”The break will be good due to the intensity that their mental capacity will go through,” Stone said. “Study times, weekend finals, and a lot of things [are] coming up so it does come at a good time from the standpoint of getting healed, but also give our players time to study for finals.”last_img read more

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Badgers smoke Panthers

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald photoTalk about fast starts. The Wisconsin women’s basketball team got off to about as good of a first-half start as it gets, jumping out to an astounding 24-0 lead against UW-Milwaukee Monday night on their way to a 78-45 victory.”This is a game that, when you come into it, it’s going to be competitive and it’s going to be energetic,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said. “It’s just a game that you must be prepared for the emotions of. I think our team handled things very, very well.”After looking as if the Panthers might never score a basket, forward Megan Rogers finally got UW-Milwaukee on the board after nearly 10 minutes had elapsed in the game.Wisconsin (4-0) would finish the half with a 43-16 lead, after nine points from freshman point guard Rae Lin D’Alie.”That’s just something that was our game plan, to come out and start the first half strong,” guard Jolene Anderson said. “I think the whole team contributed. We just executed.””We stress that every game, getting good starts,” D’Alie added. “We just started out great, and we were intense and the defensive pressure was just awesome.”Milwaukee started the game in a triangle-zone defense in hopes of containing guards Anderson and Janese Banks. While it kept the guard tandem relatively in check early on, it allowed for D’Alie and company to find the basket.”They obviously tried to defend Jolene and Janese, and did a decent job of that, and Rae Lin got loose and hit a couple threes, and it forced them to adjust defensively,” Stone said. “That excites me to know that we have so many other options along with a great player like Jolene.”Nine first-half steals led to 17 points off turnovers for the Badgers, who pushed the ball up the court early and often.Anderson was Wisconsin’s top scorer on the night, finishing with 17 points to go along with her six rebounds. She was knocked out of the game in the second half after being hit in the mouth while going for an offensive rebound, but would later return.Banks added 13, and Caitlin Gibson and D’Alie each scored 12. The freshman D’Alie was a perfect 5-5 from the field, including two three-pointers, on her way to the highest point total of her young career.”[Rae Lin’s] amazing, and she gets better every day,” Stone said. “She wants to be better. That’s what’s great about Rae. She challenges herself every day. I love her energy, and I love her emotion. It electrifies the entire team.”Aside from getting a flurry of points from various players, Wisconsin was fundamentally sound with the ball, with only nine turnovers on the game compared to the team’s 18 assists. On the flipside, the Badger defense forced 24 turnovers, which they converted into 26 points, and limited the Panthers to just five assists.”We’re sharing the ball, playing hard, and taking care of the basketball,” Stone said.The stingy Wisconsin defense held Milwaukee’s leading scorer, center Traci Edwards, to just 10 points, shooting only 3-8 from the field. Sophomore guard Turquoise McCain also scored 10 as the only other Panther in double figures.Monday’s game continued the success the Badgers have had against UWM in the past. Wisconsin has won the past 10 meetings between the two teams and has only lost once in the 18 times the teams have faced each other.”Wisconsin outplayed us,” Panthers head coach Sandy Botham said. “They put a lot of pressure on us, and we just didn’t execute.”The 33-point win tied the mark for the team’s largest margin of victory under Coach Stone, and was the team’s biggest win over the Panthers since 1993, when they won by 50.”When you can be that aggressive and stay that intense and that focused in a game when the score is a bit lopsided … it demonstrated their character,” Stone said. “We showed our depth today. I’m thrilled. It was a great team win.”The win moves the Badgers to 4-0 on the year for the second straight season. The team will take its unbeaten record on the road as they travel to Las Vegas for a two-day tournament. Friday night, Wisconsin will face a tough Kansas State team (3-0, 0-0 Big 12). They will be matched up Saturday with either Elon or Las Vegas.”We’re looking forward to a challenge,” Stone said. “[Kansas State’s] a good team. They were WNIT champions, and they’ve got a tremendous tradition.”Stone added that her team seems prepared to face the tougher competition.”This team’s ready,” Stone said. “I think they’re looking forward not only to the trip but also the challenge of this game. We’ve got a great start, and we want to keep it going.”last_img read more

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App collects health data with social media

first_imgMedable and the Center for Body Computing have created Biogram 2, a program that is helping researchers study health on a global scale. The program allows users to share photos and post their heart rate through Apple’s ResearchKit, which will allow USC researchers to examine anonymous heart rates and understand health all over the world.The program was announced on Oct. 9 at the USC Body Computing Conference.Biogram’s interface is similar to Instagram, but instead of posting photos, users are asked to include their heart rate.Leslie Saxon, cardiologist at the Keck School of Medicine and executive director for USC Center for Body Computing, said that Biogram 2 is one of the ways in which we can collect biometric data on a large scale and sense if users will become sick.“One of the ways we can start to make fundamental breakthroughs in healthcare is by collecting biometric data in large so we can really understand major public health issues and events,” Saxon said. “We can also help people predict when they are going to get sick.”Biogram 2 was created through a partnership between Medable and USC Center for Body Computing. Medable provided a compliant platform for the app that integrates Biogram 2 with Apple Health and ResearchKit.Ingrid Oakley-Girvan, Medable chief scientific officer, sees the importance in making healthcare a natural experience.“The goal is to utilize something that people are already doing in posting photos, and to capture them in the moment so it is a natural non-additional experience,” Oakley-Girvan said. “Part of changing health is getting an active buy-in through an emotional connection.”Saxon is captivated by the research that she is doing on large-scale healthcare and excited because of the connection she will have with the community.“I am fascinated by young people contributing to biometrics because it is an interesting and cool aesthetic and emotional content,” she said. “It’s basically me observing my kids and friends — I think this is the future.”Beyond publishing an initial study which aims to understand the health of a global population, Saxon hopes to use this biometric data to help people educate themselves about their own health and draw correlation between photo sharing and heart rate.“It will be a fascinating way to connect with the community and do cutting-edge research,” Saxon said. “I’m interested in how heart rate reflects how people feel about sharing and how others respond [by liking posts].”Oakley-Girvan is especially interested in how data analytics will shape the future of healthcare, as correlations can help give people insight into their own health and empower them.“One of the eventual goals is to arm people with scientific information to help their own health,” Oakley-Girvan said. “This empowerment allows individuals to make better health choices.”If patients want to lose weight, they could use data to see what activities constitute weight loss and weight gain and to make informed choices and change their lifestyle. That is one of the future goals of this study, explained Oakley-Girvan, while the heart rate data is more of an immediate goal.“It’s more about the person sharing their photo with the heart rate,” she said. “They are also providing information on satisfaction with personal relationships and how many people share it.”Using social media to study biometric data is a breakthrough research method. It allows researchers to use the power of social media to the benefit of society.“[Biogram 2] is the first one out there,” Oakley-Girvan said. “Social media is a pervasive element in our lives, and it’s something that we do naturally. We are harnessing social media to improve people’s health.”Medable, the platform that Biogram 2 uses, is also a revolution in application development. It uses a full stack of development pieces to reduce development time and needs to fulfill its mission to provide medical apps which improve health.“Our primary goal is to facilitate medical grade apps to improve health,” Oakley-Girvan said. “We provide a full stack of development pieces — data, back end, analytics and app functionality.”Biogram 2 is now available on the App Store. It requires that you sign up with your name and email and answer a basic survey that helps with the analysis of coded health data. Those enrolled in the study must post a photo and heart rate data point at least once a day and participate in surveys at the beginning and end of the study.Saxon urged USC students to take part in the study to advance the concept of social media and biometric health data.“I hope Trojans get behind it and advance the science and concept of how powerful the social community can be,” Saxon said.last_img read more

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NFL shouldn’t deflate Coach K

first_imgIt’s one of the best names of all-time in the sports world. It looks like it should be pronounced “crazy-zoo-ski,” yet it somehow comes out to “shi-shef-ski.”But Mike Krzyzewski will be remembered as one of the great names in sports for more than just its crazy spelling; that became abundantly clear this week. The legendary college basketball coach became the first to win 1,000 games as a head coach in men’s Division I basketball this past Sunday when his Duke Blue Devils defeated St. John’s.Krzyzewski had already claimed the record for most all-time wins — surpassing his former head coach from his playing days, Bob Knight — a couple of years ago with 903. However, the new milestone is almost as noteworthy. Throw in four national championships at Duke and two gold medals as the U.S. men’s national team coach and you have one of the greatest — arguably the best — basketball coaches in the history of the sport.However, the coach dominating most of the headlines in sports recently hasn’t been Krzyzewski. It’s a different head coach with a chance to add to his legacy with one more big win, only he is in danger of being remembered for all the wrong reasons.As fellow Daily Trojan columnist Regan Estes noted yesterday, the sports media coverage of Deflate-gate has been so overblown that it’s almost not worth talking about anymore. More details are sure to come out about it before the Super Bowl this weekend, it should come up a couple times during the actual game and it will likely still be a topic of discussion this offseason.What matters is this: 11 of the 12 balls used by the New England Patriots during the AFC championship game were confiscated at halftime by the NFL, the balls were determined to have air pressure lower than the league mandated minimum and FOX Sports reported yesterday that there is video of a Patriots staffer taking balls from the referees’ locker room into a separate room instead of directly onto the field before the game.Patriots coach Bill Belichick has been at the heart of the controversy. He and Patriots owner Robert Kraft denied any knowledge of the incident, and it could be a big coincidence. But not only is this the only time something like this has happened to an NFL team, but it also just so happened to occur to the team busted by the NFL for illegally videotaping opponents in 2007, leaving even Boston sportswriters to doubt that this could all be random.Was it the difference between winning and losing for the Patriots? Almost certainly not. The ESPN “Sports Science” program broke down data on an underinflated ball’s improved grip and called the difference “miniscule.” But that’s not the point.The point is that if the Patriots did do that on purpose, they’ve created a meaningless media firestorm that must be distracting them as they prepare for the Super Bowl. If they win, the title will certainly come with an asterisk. The trick could even result in a penalty from the NFL, though I doubt it would be anything significant and highly doubt it would come out before the big game.Overall, the incident is just a big downer for the country’s biggest single sports event. It’s everything we don’t and shouldn’t like about sports.And I’m not going to really root for the Seattle Seahawks in spite of New England. Maybe this makes me an ungrateful USC fan, but I don’t love Seattle head coach Pete Carroll as much as I did when he was the head coach here. Like Belichick, Carroll won several championships for the Trojans and the program he built here brings words like “dynasty” to mind, but his legacy at the school will always be tarnished to some degree by a cheating scandal.I absolutely adored Carroll while growing up. I honestly might not be studying at this university if it wasn’t for him. But I’m still disappointed that he chose to go back to the NFL just before the NCAA sanction storm hit, and I probably always will be unless he comes back to coach here again.Honestly, I’m probably not even going to watch the Super Bowl. It’s a fantastic heavy-weight matchup, but there’s no underdog and I have no real interest in what the result is. The men’s club lacrosse team also has its quasi-Super Bowl this Saturday when we make the trip up to visit the mighty UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, so Sunday will be homework day.That’s what makes the timing of Coach K’s milestone so great. I don’t want to hear anymore about Deflate-gate and you probably don’t want to hear anymore about Deflate-gate either, so let’s look at what truly is a great, feel-good sports story.What I love about Coach K isn’t from any real personal connection to Duke — I do have a cousin who went there — but because he just does things the right way. There’s no point-shaving, institutional oversight or even a real recruiting violation on his record. The closest he’s come to a violation was being investigated for having a phone call with a recruit after the recruit finished a summer tournament but before the recruit had arrived home from it, a rule which ESPN’s Dana O’Neil described as “simply inane.”Beyond just rule following, his priorities seem to be in the right place as well. He’s known for recruiting players he knows are more likely to stay in school all four years and graduate on time instead of players waiting one year to declare for the NBA draft. In an age where recruiting violations and “one-and-dones” seem to be the norm, it’s amazing he can still have so much success year after year without any “everybody else was doing it” excuses. To then replicate that success with the national team, where instead of working with amateurs, he’s responsible for managing the biggest superstars and biggest egos in the whole sport, shows that he’s really on the next level when compared to other college coaches of similar stature.The No. 4 Blue Devils take on undefeated ACC rival No. 2 Virginia on Saturday. Maybe I’ll record it and watch that on Sunday instead.Luke Holthouse is sophomore majoring in policy, planning and development and broadcast/digital journalism.last_img read more

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Man City seeking to maintain 100% start to campaign

first_imgCity are without suspended Sergio Aguero this afternoon, with Bournemouth going into this game on the back of their first win of the season last weekend.That’s one of four Premier League fixtures kicking off at 3 o’clock today.Elsewhere, Mike Phelan is on the verge of becoming Hull’s full-time manager and they welcome Arsenal to the K Com stadium. Both sides are on 7 points, but Arsenal had the trip to Paris in midweek.Leicester were also in Champions League action and they’ll be hoping to bring that form in the Premier League.They host Burnley.And West Brom versus West Ham is the other mid-afternoon match.At half-5, high-flying Everton take on Middlesbrough.last_img read more