Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury of the knee

first_imgDefinitionMedial collateral ligament (MCL) injury is an injury to the ligament on the inner part of the knee. This ligament keeps your shin bone (tibia) in place.It can be a stretch, partial tear, or complete tear of the ligament.Alternative NamesKnee injury – medial collateral ligament (MCL); MCL injuryConsiderationsThe medial collateral ligament (MCL) goes from the inside surface of the upper shin bone to the inner surface of the bottom thigh bone.The ligament helps keep the inside portion of the knee joint stable.CausesThe MCL is usually injured by pressure or stress on the outside part of the knee. A block to the outside part of the knee during football is a common way for this ligament to be injured.It is often injured at the same time as an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury occurs.SymptomsSymptoms of a tear in the medial collateral ligament are:Knee swellingLocking or catching of the knee with movementPain and tenderness along the inside of the jointThe knee gives way or feels like it is going to give way when it is active or stressed in a certain wayFirst AidThe health care provider will examine your knee. An MCL test will be done to detect looseness of the ligament. This test involves bending the knee to 25 degrees and putting pressure on the outside surface of the knee.Other tests may include:Knee joint x-raysKnee MRITreatment includes:Applying ice to the areaNonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)Raising the knee above heart levelYou should limit physical activity until the pain and swelling go away.advertisementThe health care provider may put you on crutches and in a brace to protect the ligament. You may also be told not to put any weight on your knee when you walk.After a period of keeping the knee still, you will be taught exercises to strengthen and stretch the knee. Physical therapy may help you regain knee and leg strength.Surgery is often not needed when only the MCL has been torn. Most MCL injuries can heal with immobilization.If you need surgery, it will require an open incision where the ligament is repaired back to the bone.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care provider if:You have symptoms of MCL injuryYou are being treated for MCL injury and you notice increased instability in your knee, pain or swelling after they initially faded, or your injury does not get better with timeYou re-injure your kneePreventionUse proper techniques when playing sports or exercising. Many cases are not preventable.ReferencesDe Carlo M, Armstrong B. Rehabilitation of the knee following sports injury. Clin Sports Med. 2010; 29:81-106.Singhal M, Patel J, Johnson D. Medical ligament injuries: 1. Medical collateral ligament injuries in adults. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr., Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 23;sect C.Silverstein JA, Moeller JL, Hutchinson MR. Common issues in orthopedics. In: Rakel RE, ed. Textbook of Family Medicine. 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 30.Review Date:6/29/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

‘Juventus are favourites for Champions League’

first_imgJuventus are ready to end their recent record of Champions League final disappointments this season.That is the view of the club’s young Brazilian defender Rogerio, who says he wants to emulate countryman and clubmate Alex Sandro in becoming a serial winner in Turin.He will have to wait for that opportunity, however, having been loaned to Serie A rivals Sassuolo as he develops. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! But the 20-year-old is certain his parent club are destined to add European success to their domestic domination.Juve haven’t won the competition since 1996 and have lost two finals in the last four years, despite taking ownership of the Italian title for the past seven seasons.The Turin club have this season added Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to their already star-packed ranks – and Rogerio is anticipating it paying off.“The Bianconeri are surely favourites to win the Champions League – it’s their main target,” he said.Rogerio joined Juventus from Brazilian club Internacional as a teenager in 2016 and is keen to follow in countryman Sandro’s footsteps.“Arriving at Juventus has been a dream come true,” he said. “It’s one of the best teams in the world and a model club. I hope my career turns out similar to Alex Sandro.”Meanwhile, he is also backing fellow Brazilian youngster Vinicius Junior to be a success at Real Madrid.Julen Lopetegui’s failure to make the most of the 18-year-old wonderkid’s talents has been cited as one of the reasons behind his recent sacking by the La Liga giants.But Rogerio believes the talented 18-year-old, who was handed his Real debut by caretaker manager Santiago Solari in the team’s Copa del Rey win over Melilla on Wednesday night, will flourish.“Vinicius can become one of the best players in the world,” he said.last_img read more

Angels Edge The Yankees, 2-1

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares ANAHEIM, Calif. — Andrew Heaney’s first major league victory was the stuff of baseball storybooks. He struck out Alex Rodriguez while shutting down the New York Yankees, and he got a homer from Albert Pujols as run support.It’s still nothing the Los Angeles Angels’ promising left-hander didn’t expect of himself.Heaney pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, Pujols and Erick Aybar hit back-to-back homers in the sixth, and the Angels beat the Yankees 2-1 on June 30 for their fourth straight victory.Heaney (1-0) was stellar in his second start for the Angels, who acquired him in the off-season for 2014 hits leader Howie Kendrick.Given his first chance in Los Angeles’ rotation while Jered Weaver is injured, Heaney walked two and struck out seven, allowing just one runner to reach second base.“That was my … seventh start, so I eventually wanted to get it done,” Heaney said with a shrug, remembering his five winless starts for Miami last season. “That’s something you can be proud of, to help the team win.”Heaney got barely enough offense from the Angels’ light-hitting lineup, but was backed by strong defense and relief. Huston Street finished for his 23rd save while pitching in the Angels’ fourth straight game.Mike Trout and Matt Joyce had two hits apiece for the Angels, who have won six of eight on their nine-game homestand. Los Angeles (41-37) heads into July four games above .500 for the first time since June 1.“We’re grinding it out,” Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said. “We’re pitching well and we’re playing defense. … (Heaney) had all of the things you’re trying to put together in a game plan. Really just kept them off balance all night.”Mark Teixeira homered for the Yankees, who have lost seven of 10.After Ivan Nova stranded six Angels in the first five innings, Pujols and Aybar spoiled a strong performance in his second start back from elbow ligament replacement surgery in April 2014.Nova (1-1), who left later in the sixth inning, yielded eight hits and two walks while striking out seven.“He left a fastball up to Pujols and left a fastball middle-down to Aybar, and they hit them both out,” Manager Joe Girardi said.“But I thought he pitched a pretty good ballgame. He got out of some jams … but we didn’t score any runs. That’s why we lost this game, not because of anything Nova did.”Pujols led off the sixth with his AL-leading 24th homer and the 544th of his career into the ficus trees beyond center field, setting an Angels record with his 13th homer of a spectacular month.Aybar followed with another homer into the ficus trees, just his second of a rough season for the shortstop. He hadn’t homered since May 22.Teixeira connected in the second inning for his 19th homer, albeit his first since June 15. His 11-game homer drought was his longest of the season.“We hit a lot of balls hard, but right at people,” Rodriguez said. “The kid had good stuff and pitched a good game. He challenged us all night long with a lot of fastballs and pounded the strike zone. We just have to maintain our aggressiveness.”(GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer)last_img read more

James Scores 43, Cavs Take 2-0 Lead with Rout of Raptors

first_imgTORONTO (AP) — LeBron James had 43 points and 14 assists, Kevin Love added 31 points and 11 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 128-110 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in their second-round playoff series.J.R. Smith scored 15 points, Jeff Green had 14 and George Hill 13 as the Cavaliers posted their eighth consecutive postseason victory over the Raptors and halted Toronto’s four-game winning streak in Game 2s. The Raptors entered 6-1 all-time when playing Game 2 at home.James had eight rebounds, narrowly missing his second straight triple-double. He connected on 19 of 28 attempts, while Love shot 11 for 21.DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points and Kyle Lowry had 21 for the Raptors. Toronto won a team-record 59 games and finished as the top-seeded team in the Eastern Conference this season, but was easily shoved one step closer to a third straight postseason exit at the hands of James and the Cavs.Jonas Valanciunas had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Fred VanVleet scored 14 points, but the Raptors lost back-to-back home games for the first time all season.Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots over Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball playoffs second-round series Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)CELTICS 108, 76ERS 103BOSTON (AP) — Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 21 points and hit a pair of free throws in the closing second, and Boston rallied from a 22-point deficit to beat Philadelphia and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.Terry Rozier added 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. Marcus Smart finished with 19 points and five rebounds as the Celtics improved to 6-0 at TD Garden this postseason. They have never blown a 2-0 lead.Game 3 is Saturday in Philadelphia.J.J. Redick had 23 points for the 76ers, making five 3-pointers. Robert Covington added 22 points and nine rebounds. Joel Embiid finished with 20 points, 14 rebounds and five assists, but rookie star Ben Simmons missed all four shots and had just one point.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Nobody at Real Madrid expected Zidane or Ronaldo to leave the club: Luka Modric

first_imgCoach Zinedine Zidane and star striker Cristiano Ronaldo’s sudden departure from Real Madrid at the end of the 2017-18 season came in as surprise to everyone at the club, midfielder Luka Modric has revealed.Zidane stepped down as coach after leading Real Madrid to three consecutive Champions League titles, while Ronaldo ended his nine-year association with Madrid when he joined Italian football giants Juventus in July.”I wasn’t expecting either of the two to go; I didn’t think Zidane would leave and the same with Ronaldo,” said Modric in an interview with the latest edition of the magazine ‘France Football.'”In fact when the rumours about Cristiano appeared, we (Real Madrid players) had bets among ourselves and we were certain he would stay, but everyone makes their own decisions,” he added.The 33-year-old, who is the favourite to win the prestigious ‘Ballon d’Or’ award for this season, was asked which former players he would most liked to have lined up alongside and said his first choice was former Croatian international Zvonimir Boban; “he was my hero in the Croatian team,” he said, before naming Zidane as his second choice.”I was lucky to have him as a coach and we have lived some incredible moments with him at Real Madrid, sometimes he’d play alongside us and it was incredible to see how elegant he was and how he moved over the pitch,” said Modric.The Croatian described himself as “much more timid,” than Ronaldo and that he didn’t “appreciate being over-exposed in the media. “I prefer simplicity,” he said.advertisement(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

IOWA LAWMAKERS PASS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING REFORM BILL

first_imgUPDATE 3:44PMThe Iowa Senate has approved a bill that would greatly reduce negotiating power for public sector unions in the state.The GOP-led chamber voted 29-21 Thursday, with all Democrats and an independent opposed.The vote followed lengthy debate in the chamber that started Wednesday morning and entered the next day.The Republican-majority House approved the measure 53-47 about an hour earlier.Legislative leaders used a rare procedural move to end debate early on the bill in both chambers.The bill now heads to Governor Terry Branstad, who supports the measure.AP—————————————————————–update 2:57pm 2/16/17Republicans in the Iowa House have approved a bill that would eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public workers in the state.Lawmakers voted 53-47 Thursday, with all Democrats opposed, to pass the measure.It would prohibit public sector unions from negotiating over several issues, including health insurance and extra pay.The bill proposes that mandatory discussions be limited to base wages.Some public safety employees are exempt from some provisions of the bill.Democrats introduced dozens of amendments to try to stop the bill or reduce its impact.Many of those amendments were not discussed after Republicans used a rare procedural move to end debate at noon.The Senate was scheduled to end debate on an identical version of the bill shortly after the House vote.————————————————–The GOP-controlled Iowa Senate has agreed to end debate on a collective bargaining bill that was the subject of an all-night debate led by Democrats.Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix made a motion Thursday morning to end floor debate on the legislation at 2 p.m.The Senate approved the motion on a party-line vote despite criticism from Democrats.The move follows similar activity in the House, where Republican lawmakers agreed Thursday morning to end floor debate at noon.Lawmakers rarely use the motion to end floor debate.Expected votes Thursday on the bill will come a little over a week after it was introduced to the public.last_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton midfielder Ward-Prowse baffled by ref call: He admitted contact

first_imgSouthampton midfielder Ward-Prowse baffled by ref call: He admitted contactby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse says he left baffled by the ref’s decision to wave away a penalty claim in defeat to Manchester City.With the scores level and half time approaching, Ward-Prowse was denied a penalty when he was nudged by City left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko in the box, before cruelly deflecting Raheem Sterling’s low cross past Alex McCarthy just moments later.“I was disappointed not to get it,” he said of the spot-kick. “It was a good ball from Jack (Stephens) and I knew that if I took my first touch across him I could get into the box.“When there was contact and it’s impeding my chances of scoring, I had to go down. “The referee says there was contact but didn’t give the penalty, which didn’t make any sense. He’d have to book me for simulation, which he didn’t, so no decision was made.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

House Approves First Supplementary Estimates

first_imgStory Highlights The Estimates shows an increase in the Recurrent (housekeeping) expenses from $493.7 billion to $515.4 billion, while Capital (development) spending moved from $221.8 billion to $290 billion. The First Supplementary Estimates for the 2017/18 financial year, which reflect an increase of $89.9 billion, was approved by the House of Representatives on Wednesday (December 6).Tabled in the House by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, on Tuesday (December 5), the Budget for this fiscal year was increased from $715.6 billion to $805.4 billion.The Estimates shows an increase in the Recurrent (housekeeping) expenses from $493.7 billion to $515.4 billion, while Capital (development) spending moved from$221.8 billion to $290 billion.Outlining areas which accounted for the increase, Mr. Shaw told the House during Wednesday’s sitting that the Government provided a loan of US$100 million ($12.7 billion) to Petrojam Limited.The Minister noted, as well, that there was an increase in non-debt expenditure of $8.7 billion, which will serve to address a number of critical issues that have come to the fore during the financial year.Among them is the severe structural damage to roads as a result of heavy rainfall over the past several months. A sum of $2 billion has been allocated to the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation to undertake islandwide rehabilitation of parish council, farm and main roads.Other areas accounting for the increase include national security issues; payment for judgement debts; the West Kingston compensation of $220 million; and a sum of $800 million for the Jamaica Tourist Board.Additionally, more funds were provided for the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), the Government pensioners’ health scheme as well as the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC). Tabled in the House by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, on Tuesday (December 5), the Budget for this fiscal year was increased from $715.6 billion to $805.4 billion. The First Supplementary Estimates for the 2017/18 financial year, which reflect an increase of $89.9 billion, was approved by the House of Representatives on Wednesday (December 6).last_img read more

Inattentive kids earn less as adults

first_imgChildren who are inattentive in kindergarten are more likely to report lower incomes than their peers at the age of 33 to 35 years of age, a study has found. On the other hand, the most “pro-social” boys – who help others, are considerate and willing to participate in educational projects – are overwhelmingly headed for careers that pay more than the average, according to researchers. “Over a 25-year career, the differences between the two groups can reach USD 77,000,” researchers. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”And all this has nothing to do with intelligence or IQ because extreme cases have been excluded from the sampling.” “The differences are significant between the groups studied, but the precise reasons for these disparities are still difficult to identify,” the addd. Problems of inattention more often lead to kids dropping out of school or having trouble adjusting as they enter the labour market. On the other hand, the researchers found, “prosocial” children are on a trajectory that leads to better-paying jobs. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThis is the first time that “pro-sociality” has been studied in a survey of this kind — and its positive effect came as a surprise to the team. “We expected to find differences between boys and girls and we did find some important ones,” said Cote. “We expected hyperactivity to be the most important variable, but in fact it turned out to be less important than simple lack of attention,” she said. Differences were evident when data was crunched for in 2015, a year when the grow-ups were in the prime of their working lives and when the wage gaps between individuals were stark. The researchers said that childhood inattention is associated with a wide range of long-term adverse outcomes, including lower earnings over the course of a career. The researchers also found that women earn only 70 per cent of what men earn.last_img read more

Vancouvers notorious Downtown Eastside changes with development

first_imgVANCOUVER – Fraser Stuart looks at a chic, new tattoo shop metres away from the heart of Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside and shakes his head.A man saunters by mumbling “Drugs?” and flashes plastic bags in the palm of each hand.Inside, a young man in tight jeans and a toque chats with a tattoo artist, a bear’s head hangs from the wall.“Ridiculous,” says Stuart, a longtime resident and activist in the neighbourhood.“There’s also a bicycle shop up the street where you can buy a $7,000 bicycle, if you want.”There is a shift happening in the makeup of what has been called Canada’s poorest postal code, known as home for people struggling with mental illness, addiction and homelessness.Entrepreneurs, developers and more affluent residents have moved into the neighbourhood’s periphery at an accelerating rate, thanks to skyrocketing real estate prices elsewhere in the city, loosened zoning restrictions and the community’s burgeoning appeal as a hip and happening place.Dan Olson, who opened Railtown Cafe in the district’s northern fringe five years ago, said he was shocked when he first visited the area.“I kind of looked around the neighbourhood and thought, there’s no way that I want to open up a restaurant here,” he said.Things have changed for the better, Olson said, though there are still issues with needles in the alleys and makeshift tents around his business.A recent surge in property values reflects the accelerating change, said Landon Hoyt, head of the area’s business improvement association.Numbers he provided show the assessed value of commercial property in the area jumped 11 per cent in 2015, 17 per cent in 2016 and 30 per cent this year.“We’re seeing a lot of businesses close because of that,” he said.The transition hasn’t been without conflict.Brandon Grossutti opened Pidgin restaurant five years ago on the border of the Downtown Eastside, prompting pickets for months from protesters who said the business was a symbol of gentrification.But for Grossutti, who also has partnerships with non-profit organizations in the area, the decision to locate in the neighbourhood was partly a matter of survival.“The math doesn’t make sense to open an independent business anywhere in Vancouver short of lower-rent districts,” he said.Everyone in Vancouver is being displaced by property prices, though it is far more difficult for the city’s most vulnerable, Grossutti said.“People always talk about pushing. I feel like it’s being squeezed,” he said, blaming a city planning project that restricted development to neighbourhoods immediately surrounding the district’s core.Community activists are protesting the pressure felt by lower-income residents.Jean Swanson of the Carnegie Community Action Project contributed to a report last year that criticized the city for its failure to protect the most vulnerable in the Downtown Eastside by welcoming businesses and development that cater to higher-income residents and visitors.The pressure is inflating rental prices, which means more residents are being forced onto the street.“Some people are pushed out of the neighbourhood,” Swanson said. “But for a lot of them, there’s just no other place to go. There’s no affordable housing, so people just stay on the streets. That’s all they can do.”Real estate agent Adam Scalena said he has noticed an abrupt shift in the interest clients are showing in the area’s neighbourhoods.“It used to be, ‘I want to live in Kits or Yaletown or the West End,’ ” Scalena said. “Now we’re hearing almost continuously young people and even downsizers and people new to Vancouver saying, ‘I want to live in Strathcona. I want to live in Chinatown. I want to live in Railtown.’ “Some of the best bars and restaurants are in the area and people are moving in for lifestyle reasons, he said.Plans to redevelop the nearby waterfront area of False Creek Flats, including the new home for St. Paul’s Hospital, will increase the pressure, Scalena added.“It’s going to be very hard for … the residents who have been here for many years to remain,” Scalena said.The city is conscious of the challenges and its 2014 local area plan was meant to cement its approach of “revitalization without displacement,” said Tom Wanklin, a planner responsible for the area.“We are doing our best to manage particularly the heart of the Downtown Eastside, that it is a low-income priority area for those residents, rather than just a complete, open, anybody-can-come transformation process,” Wanklin said.For instance, new businesses mean more jobs, but revitalization also risks putting a squeeze on existing residents, he explained.The city’s development plan emphasizes social housing and rental property, as opposed to condominiums, Wanklin added.For Stuart, those words ring hollow.“It’s so discouraging because it’s just words coming from the city,” he said.Stuart said in the mornings, there are more tents on the streets than he remembers in the past.In Chinatown, he said, seniors are calling the area Coffeetown because of all the cafes opening up.— Follow @gwomand on Twitterlast_img read more

Libya new round of UNfacilitated political dialogue set to begin next week

The talks, which have been underway in Skhirat, Morocco, are set to resume on 10 August. During the previous session, a number of Libyan leaders had initialled a political agreement that would allow the country to complete the transition that started in 2011. Underscoring the significant progress achieved to date within the framework of the dialogue process, Mr. León is urging the parties “to redouble their efforts and continue working together towards narrowing existing differences and forging a common platform that can form the basis for a peaceful resolution of the political and military conflict in Libya,” said a news release issued by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).Mr. León, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNSMIL, acknowledged that while some of the parties continue to have reservations about what has been achieved to date, it is important for all parties to continue working on jointly addressing and resolving these concerns within the framework of the dialogue process. He also stressed that any final political settlement will also include guarantees designed to reassure the different parties regarding any outstanding concerns they might continue to have. The ongoing fighting in Libya has provoked a growing displacement crisis within the country with the number of people displaced almost doubling from an estimated 230,000 last September to more than 434,000, according to the UN’s refugee agency. read more

The Cost To The Mets Of Leaving Matt Harvey On The Mound

With a little help from the Kansas City Royals’ aggressive brand of opportunism, the New York Mets committed a variety of blunders en route to losing the World Series. But the one that might haunt the team most in the wake of its season-ending 7-2 loss Sunday was the acquiescence of manager Terry Collins to the demand of starting pitcher Matt Harvey to remain on the mound for the ninth inning with a 2-0 lead.Up to that point, Harvey had spun a gem of a game — eight innings of shutout ball with nine strikeouts — under pressure-packed circumstances. But he’d also thrown 101 pitches and was navigating his way through the heart of the Royals’ lineup for a dangerous fourth time. Meanwhile, Mets closer Jeurys Familia had been warming up and was about to enter the game… before Collins changed his mind after Harvey lobbied to stay in. (Harvey could be seen in the dugout shouting “no way” at the idea of being replaced.)Three batters later, Harvey had already given up one run and put the eventual tying run on base, effectively giving New York its own version of Grady Little leaving Pedro Martinez on the hill in the 2003 ALCS. But how much did it really cost the Mets at each step of the way?Under normal circumstances,1As per wOBA, computed using Baseball-Reference’s Marcel projections and using the MLB average to determine the expected runs per plate appearance in a theoretical matchup between Harvey and hitters No. 3-7 in KC’s lineup. the heart of the Kansas City order would score about 0.36 runs per inning against Harvey, giving the team a corresponding 9 percent probability of scoring at least the two runs required to tie the game. But all else being equal, pitchers going through the order a fourth time see about a 7.5 percent increase to their runs allowed per inning — meaning there was more like a 10 percent chance that the Royals would score two or more runs against Harvey at that stage of the game.Meanwhile, the same Royals batters would have been expected to score about 0.35 runs per inning against a fresh Familia, which corresponds to a 9 percent probability of plating two or more runs. A difference of 1 percentage point may not sound like much, but the start of the ninth inning is already a medium-leverage situation before a pitch is thrown, so even small changes to the probability of getting out of the inning without relinquishing the lead (and therefore winning the game) are amplified.Of course, Collins arguably made a bigger mistake when he declined to pull Harvey even after Harvey allowed a leadoff walk to Lorenzo Cain. With a tired Harvey in the game, the odds of allowing two or more runs in the inning climbed to 19 percent, as opposed to the 17 percent it would have been against Familia in the same situation. (And after Cain stole second base, those numbers became 20 percent and 18 percent.)Again, the odds were still good that the Mets would be able to record three outs before the Royals scored two runs. Eric Hosmer’s subsequent double would have been an unexpected event whether he hit it off Harvey or Familia — it was the game’s most important play in terms of win probability added — and even after that, the Royals still needed Hosmer’s remarkable heads-up baserunning (and a bad throw by Lucas Duda) to tie the ballgame and force extra innings.So it’s unfair to criticize Collins too much for leaving Harvey on the mound to start the ninth inning. But in a must-win game where every small edge matters, that fateful decision definitely shaved a few percentage points off of New York’s chances of sending the Series back to Kansas City.CORRECTION, Nov. 2, 3:15 p.m.: An earlier version of this article referred incorrectly to the difference in the probability of the Royals scoring two runs in the ninth if Harvey had been replaced by Familia at the top of the inning. The difference is 1 percentage point, not 1 percent. In addition, the article incorrectly referred to Duda’s throw to home as an error. Although the throw was wide of its mark, it was not officially scored as an error. read more

Rise in price of org websites could damage trust in charities

“One of the benefits at the moment is you have at least at least one very well known and globally recognised domain name, that indicates to people that what… A rise in cost of the .org domain could damage faith in charities, the Charities Aid Foundation has warned.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Rhodri Davies, head of policy at the CAF, which provides fundraising help and services to UK charities, and has a .org domain, said a price rise could cause charities to move to other domains like .ngo, causing confusion. A price cap on the domain, which is used worldwide by millions of non-profit and charitable organisations, has been lifted by its US operators, leading to concerns that it could become too expensive for charities.  read more

The 9 at 9 Saturday

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/4590400 Saturday 13 Apr 2019, 8:58 AM Short URL 9,872 Views Apr 13th 2019, 8:58 AM By Gráinne Ní Aodha Share2 Tweet Email Source: Shutterstock/Julia MetkalovaEVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.1. #SUDAN: Protesters have been celebrating after Sudan’s military leader resigned a day after being sworn in. The country’s long-time president Omar al-Bashir was ousted earlier this week.2. #INVESTIGATION: Gardaí are investigating an allegation that a member of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors may have taken on prohibited spare-time employment, RTÉ reports.3. #ROLLING ISSUE: Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien was removed from Cork’s Turner’s Cross stadium last night after Gardaí tried to remove protesters who were holding a ‘Delaney Out’ sign during a football match, reports The Sun. 4. #BAD TIMING: A family who have put down a deposit on a home have been told that their Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan application won’t be approved until the government confirms the future funding of the scheme.5. #SEÁN COX: Irish Liverpool fan Seán Cox, who was left with life-altering brain injuries after an attack last year, was among the 26,000 who attended a charity match last night on his behalf.6. #INSENSITIVITY: The Irish Independent reports that obstetricians are to take Abbey Theatre acting workshops to improve communication with women after a wave of criticisms of “insensitivity” of maternity hospitals.7. #HEALTH IS WEALTH: Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has confirmed to the Irish Examiner that other ministers are frustrated that money is being taken from their departments to pay for the increasing costs of the National Children’s Hospital.8. #DAME COURT: Eir’s plans to convert an abandoned-looking telephone exchange in Dublin city centre into a slick office space has been put on hold.9. #WET AND WINDY: A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for four western counties, and a Status Yellow rain warning in five southern and western counties, which come into effect today. The 9 at 9: Saturday Here’s what’s in the headlines this morning. No Comments last_img read more

Les morts de foetus in utero un peu mieux comprises

first_imgLes morts de foetus in utero un peu mieux comprisesSelon deux études américaines publiées mardi, la mort du foetus dans l’utérus est le plus souvent causé par une complication au cours de la grossesse notamment liée à un dysfonctionnement du placenta ou à une infection. Chaque jour, près de 7.000 décès de foetus in utero sont comptabilisés dans le monde. Si ce nombre a bien diminué au cours des cinquante dernières années, 98% de ces morts surviennent dans des pays en développement, selon la revue médicale The Lancet. Ainsi, c’est la Finlande qui détient le plus faible taux de décès avec seulement deux morts-nés pour 1.000 naissances quand le Nigeria et le Pakistan arrivent derniers avec 40 décès pour 1.000 naissances.Bien que cette question représente une réelle préoccupation, le phénomène de mort foetale in utero était jusqu’ici peu étudié par la science. Cet accident assez rare concerne les foetus de plus de vingt semaines qui meurt avant la naissance. De même, les causes de ces décès étaient très peu analysées et les études menées échouaient souvent à cause du manque d’analyses post-mortem des foetus, refusées par la moitié des familles pour des raisons psychologiques ou financières, rapporte l’AFP. Mais aujourd’hui, c’est un nouvel éclairage qu’apporte deux études publiées dans la revue Journal of the American Medical Association et menées auprès de 500 femmes entre 2006 et 2008 dans cinq Etats américains. Dirigée par l’Institut américain de la Santé, la première de ces études montre que dans la moitié des cas la mort du foetus a été provoquée par au moins une complication survenue au cours de la grossesse. Dans 26% des cas, c’est un dysfonctionnement du placenta qui est en cause, dans 14 à 19% ce sont des infections ou intoxications aiguës qui touchent la mère, et enfin dans 10% des cas ce sont des malformations foetales et des dysfonctionnements du cordon ombilical.Des facteurs de risque identifiés À lire aussiToxoplasmose : symptômes, traitement, grossesse, quels sont les risques ?De plus, ces recherches se sont également intéressés aux disparités entre les ethnies et a constaté que les Afro-américaines avaient deux fois plus de risques d’être confrontées à cette épreuve par rapport aux Blanches ou aux Hispaniques. D’ordinaire, cette différence est souvent attribuée à un manque de suivi des grossesses des futures mères, mais l’étude montre “que les disparités de race persistent, même chez les femmes bien suivies”. La seconde étude, quant à elle, a été menée par l’université du Texas et a abouti à des conclusions supplémentaires. Les résultats publiés mettent en évidence plusieurs facteurs de risque tels que le diabète, l’obésité ou le tabac. Mais elle évoque également un risque en cas d’incompatibilité sanguine entre le foetus et la mère, de toxicomanie ou si la mère est âgée de plus de 40 ans ou célibataire.Le 14 décembre 2011 à 15:42 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Tempête Joaquim des dizaines doiseaux mazoutés recueillis

first_imgTempête Joaquim : des dizaines d’oiseaux mazoutés recueillis Une quarantaine d’oiseaux mazoutés ont été recensés par la Ligue de protection des oiseaux depuis le 18 décembre et les ravages qu’a causés la tempête Joaquim. L’irrespect de l’environnement et des animaux est de nouveau pointé du doigt.Dans la nuit du 15 au 16 décembre, la tempête Joachim a soufflé sur tout le littoral français occasionnant quelques dégâts matériels et l’échouage du cargo TK Bremen qui s’était aventuré en mer en pleine tempête. Mais outre cet accident qui a déjà causé une pollution des eaux, il semblerait que des capitaines de bateaux peu scrupuleux aient profité des coups de vent, pour “larguer” un peu de leur cargaison, selon la Ligue de protection des oiseaux de l’Ile-Grande qui a annoncé avoir recueilli de nombreux oiseaux mazoutés.  À lire aussiSéisme, déchet et goéland, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 10 juillet”Ces échouages n’ont, semble-t-il, rien à voir avec la pollution provoquée par le cargo TK Bremen. Ce sont, en revanche, des bateaux peu scrupuleux qui profitent des coups de vents, des tempêtes et des accidents pour déballaster sauvagement, provoquant l’échouage d’oiseaux mazoutés, principalement des alcidés”, explique la LPO. Depuis le 18 décembre dernier, la LPO a ainsi recueilli près de 40 oiseaux englués dans le mazout déversé par des bateaux dans la mer. Il était même parfois trop tard pour venir en aide à ces animaux blessés et malades. Selon un communiqué de la Ligue, le centre de l’Ile grande a recensé l’échouage de 32 guillemots de troïl, de 2 macareux moine et de 6 pingouins torda, en provenance des côtes du Finistère Nord et des Côtes d’Armor. “Si le centre de l’Ile-Grande a pu continuer à fonctionner pendant la “trêve” de noël et du jour de l’an, c’est grâce à sa capacitaire et à une équipe de 6 à 8 bénévoles qui se sont relayés pour assurer les nombreux lavages, gavages et réhydratation pour sauver ces oiseaux de mer. Qu’ils en soient chaleureusement remerciés !”, a conclu l’organisme.Le 9 janvier 2012 à 16:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

La télé connectée sinstalle chez Ikea

first_imgLa télé connectée s’installe chez IkeaDès le mois de juin prochain, des écrans de télévision débarqueront dans les magasins du géant suédois de l’ameublement. Ikea se lance en effet dans la télé connectée, avec des écrans intégrés à ses meubles.Les adeptes d’Ikea trouveront prochainement un nouveau type de meubles dans les magasins du géant suédois. Le groupe vient d’annoncer le lancement d’une gamme d’écrans de télévision intégrés à des meubles de salon. Un nouvel équipement développé en partenariat avec la firme chinoise TCL Multimedia. À lire aussiLes effets pervers de la télé connectée, par Pierre LescureLes meubles Uppleva, ou “expérience” en français, marqueront l’arrivée d’Ikea sur le marché de la télé connectée. Dotés d’un lecteur Blu-Ray, d’un système audio 2.1 avec caisson de basse sans fil, de connectivités Wi-Fi ou Ethernet, et gérés par une seule et unique télécommande, ces écrans Full HD débarqueront dès le mois de juin en France dans le magasin de la région parisienne de Franconville. Le reste du pays devra patienter jusqu’au mois d’octobre pour découvrir la gamme Uppleva.Dans une vidéo de présentation, le géant suédois se félicite de la façon dont il permet de cacher les fils peu esthétiques de l’équipement derrière des meubles design. Reste à connaître les prix de cette gamme connectée. La rumeur évoque la somme de 730 euros pour le premier modèle, un écran de 20 pouces privé de connexion sans fil. Pour un téléviseur Wi-Fi de 24 pouces, le prix pourrait monter à 960 euros. Des informations qui seront confirmées et précisées la semaine prochaine, à l’occasion de la présentation officielle de la gamme Uppleva à la presse.Le 18 avril 2012 à 18:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Free mega health camp inaugurated

first_imgAmberpet: Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat on Tuesday inaugurated a free mega health camp at CAR headquarters in Amberpet. The camp was organised for the Bhadratha members and their families, in association with Police Officer’s Association. Speaking on the occasion, Mahesh Bhagwat said that organising free health camps on regular basis would help the staff perform better. He called upon the staff to spend an hour a day towards their health.last_img

Jagga Reddys wife arrested for staging protest at Sangareddy

first_imgMLA Jagga Reddy’s wife Nirmala was arrested by the police after she staged protest along with the students demanding the continuation of PG centre at Tara degree college in Sangareddy. The students who were agitating for the past few days for moving the PG centre from the campus has intensified the agitation today. They boycotted the classes and staged a protest in front of the college. Also Read – CM KCR praises PRO for his books on Telangana Advertise With Us Nirmala Jaggareddy who reached the college extended support to the students and joined the protest. She was sent to Sangareddy police station. Meanwhile, the police also arrested the students and shifted them in buses meant to ferry students to meet higher officials in Hyderabad.last_img read more

Saida Tasneem joins Bangladesh mission in UK

first_imgSaida Muna Tasneem. Photo: UNBSaida Muna Tasneem on Friday joined the Bangladesh High Commission in London as the new High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the United Kingdom, reports UNB.She succeeded Md Nazmul Quaunine as the first woman diplomat to assume responsibility of this important post in the UK.Tasneem reached London on Monday to take on her new assignment, said a PID handout.Upon arrival, she was greeted at the Heathrow Airport by a senior representative of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the Government of the United Kingdom; and by acting high commissioner Muhammad Zulqar Nain, the officers and senior staff members of Bangladesh High Commission in London and the Assistant High Commissions in Manchester and Birmingham.Prior to this appointment, she was the Bangladeshi ambassador to Thailand.A career diplomat, Tasneem belongs to the 11th batch of the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) and joined the foreign affairs ministry in 1993.Throughout her distinguished career, she served in the Bangladesh permanent mission to the United Nations in New York and the Bangladesh High Commission in London in various capacities.She was also the director general for the UN and the external publicity wings of the foreign affairs ministry.Tasneem obtained her Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) in 1988 and achieved post-graduation degree in Public Policy and Management from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.END/UNB/MK/AMlast_img read more