Pregnancy-related care bill authored by Leising clears committee

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — A bill authored by Republican state senator from Oldenburg, Jean Leising that would allow minors to receive pregnancy-related care today passed the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services by a bipartisan vote of 10-1.Senate Bill 352 would allow minors who are at least 16 years old to consent to healthcare if they are pregnant, in labor or postpartum.“Many young women are coming into hospitals across our state to deliver a child, but they are unable to receive basic care unless the situation becomes serious because their parents or guardian are not present,” Leising said. “Not all pregnant minors have parental support. For the safety of the mother and baby, we need to make sure these women are able to consent to necessary care, as Indiana already has high maternal and infant mortality rates.”According to America’s Health Rankings by the United Health Foundation, Indiana’s maternal mortality rate was twice the national average in 2018. The report also found that 7.4 infant deaths occurred per 1,000 live births in 2018 compared to 5.9 infant deaths per 1,000 live births nationwide.SB 352 will now move to the full Senate for consideration.last_img read more

Table tennis: African Senior Championships postponed

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians The African Table Tennis Federation has postponed this year’s ITTF-Africa Senior Championships, which serves as the continental qualification for the World Championship, to 2021.In a statement signed by the ATTF President, Khaled El-Salhy, the postponement became necessary owing to COVID-19 pandemic, which has halted sporting activities globally. El-Salhy said: “I wish to inform all table tennis friends and colleagues in your country, the importance of a safe and healthy lifestyle in the current circumstances due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.“On Thursday 2nd July 2020, the ATTF Executive Committee had an online meeting to discuss the case for the ATTF Calendar of 2020 which had been suspended earlier until further notice.“We are closely monitoring the global and continental situation day-by-day to come back to you with the following decision.“We acknowledge the continuation and expansion of the pandemic in the whole world and consequently in Africa, as there is no guaranteed medicine or vaccine available. Even normal international travel will not be possible till the end of 2020.“Exact new dates for both events to be announced soon after checking the 2021 ITTF Calendar to ensure no conflict with other world sanctioned international events to provide better planning to your top players and national teams.” The ITTF Africa Youth, Junior and Cadet Championships was to be held in Madagascar in April, ITTF-Africa Senior Championships in Cameroon in October.Nigeria and Egypt are the defending champions in the team events, while Aruna Quadri of Nigeria and Dina Meshref are the singles champions of the ITTF-Africa Senior Championships, having emerged winners at the 2018 edition held in Mauritius.Tags: African Senior ChampionshipsATTFCOVID-19PostponementTABLE TENNISlast_img read more

Nasty Weather Halts COVID Testing at South Florida Drive-thru Sites

first_imgState officials said they will close 10 drive-thru testing sites and four walk-up locations in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Brevard counties, including the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.Two drive-up sites in Broward County, CB Smith Park in Pembroke Pines and the War Memorial in Fort Lauderdale, will close along with two walk-up sites, Mitchell Moore Park and the Urban League.The closures come as Florida was testing 16,000 to 24,000 persons a day, according to state estimates. Florida’s percentage of new positive tests has ranged from 2% to 5% over the past two weeks. The windy rainy weather from a disturbance off the South Florida coast has prompted emergency management officials to close 14 state-run COVID-19 test sites on Friday and reopen them Monday.The low-pressure weather system is forecast to produce wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour, lightning and thunderstorms with heavy rain.There remains a high chance of a tropical or subtropical storm forming near the northwestern Bahamas during the next day or two. Here are the latest Key Messages on the system. For more details visit— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) May 15, 2020last_img read more

Cricket News Bajrang Punia, India’s No.1 wrestler, nominated for Khel Ratna award

first_img New Delhi: Asian and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist wrestler Bajrang Punia was on Friday nominated for the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. His name was finalised by a 12-member selection committee on the opening day of a two-day meeting. The panel comprises the likes of Bhaichung Bhutia and MC Mary Kom among others. “Bajrang has been nominated for the Khel Ratna award. His name was a unanimous choice,” a source close to the development told PTI.   The source also said that the 12-member panel may add another athlete for the top honour on Saturday besides finalising the names for the Arjuna and Dronacharya awards.  “I had the achievements to deserve this award. I have always said that awards should go to the most deserving ones,” Bajrang told PTI from Georgia where he is currently training.Bajrang had last year won the gold medal in the 65-kg freestyle event at the Asian Games held in Jakarta. He had also won the gold medal in the same category at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.  He is also a two-time medallist at the world championships and a strong medal hope for India at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.Punia defeated Kazakhstan’s Sayatbek Okassov 12-7 in a nail-biting 65kg men’s free style final in China in April 2019. Punia produced three gut wrench moves and an exposure move to take eight points after he began the attack with a two-point take down.It was Bajrang’s second gold at this championship, having won one in 2017. Overall, it was the fifth medal for the Indian in this tournament. With this performance, Bajrang yet again sounded a warning to his opponents  that he will be a strong medal contender at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Punia had won the gold medal at the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament in Ruse, Bulgaria and dedicated the victory to Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. Punia, a World Championship silver medallist, overpowered Jordan Oliver of USA 12-3 in the 65kg freestyle final to begin the season on a resounding note in the Bulgarian city. The Indian also secured the maximum ranking points from the tournament. “I want to dedicate my gold to Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. He has inspired me. I want to meet him one day and also shake hands with him,” Punia tweeted after his victory.The IAF pilot Varthaman returned to India from captivity in Pakistan on Friday night after a suspenseful wait lasting hours, which is being seen as a major step towards defusing a near-war situation triggered by India’s retaliation following the Pulwama terror attack on February 14. Bajrang Punia won the gold medal in 2018 Commonwealth and Asian Games.Bajrang Punia is currently the world number one in wrestling.Only Abhinav Bindra has won India’s lone individual gold medal in history of Olympics. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Bridge FC Seals PUMA Sponsorship Deal

first_imgAccording to her, “We believe this gesture would encourage the management of the Bridge FC to take the club to the next level and we are assuring that they will always have backing as long as the club keep improving in the league.“From now, the club would play all its matches and training in PUMA kits ranging from jerseys, boots and chin guards.”Speaking further Adefolabi disclosed that the Lagos outfit has taken delivery of N10million worth of kits for the campaign in the 2015/16 Metro Pro League season.In his remarks, Godson Uti, who is the club’s chairman, thanked PUMA for the gesture, saying it would boost the players’ morale to win laurels both at the state and national level.“We are elated by the gesture from PUMA and we want to assure the firm that the club would march on and rival other top sides in the country.“This is our new baby and we are going to ensure it grows in leaps and bounds.”Puma has also sponsored a number of footballers, including Pelé, Diego Maradona, Radamel Falcao, Sergio Agüero, Cesc Fàbregas, Samuel Eto’o, Olivier Giroud, Marco Reus, Marco Verratti, Gianluigi Buffon, Mario Balotelli and Diego Godín.Puma is the sponsor of the Jamaican track athlete Usain Bolt.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Metro Pro League giants, Bridge Football Club has penned a multi-million naira sponsorship deal with leading sportswear manufacturer, PUMA.At the unveiling ceremony at the Agege Stadium, PUMA’s brand manager, Miss Remi Adefolabi,  said the sponsorship is aimed at supporting grassroots football in the country.last_img read more

Gallery: Boeheim’s Army advances past Team Fancy in Super 16 of The Basketball Tournament

first_imgNEW YORK — Boeheim’s Army avenged its Super 16 loss a year ago with a 65-61 victory on Thursday night. For the second time in three years, the Syracuse alumni will play in the Elite Eight of The Basketball Tournament, a 64-team, single-elimination tournament that awards a $2 million grand prize, played at Long Island University-Brooklyn. Boeheim’s Army now boasts an 8-2 record over three summers and will look for win No. 9 Sunday on the same court for a shot at the Final Four.Here are the best images from the game. Comments Published on July 21, 2017 at 9:13 am Contact Alexandra: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Volleyball: Badgers look to extend historic Big Ten run

first_imgThe No. 4 Wisconsin volleyball team (16-4, 12-0 Big Ten) remains on the road to face The Ohio State University and Maryland.The Badgers have yet to face the Buckeyes (12-12, 5-7 Big Ten), a young team that has forced some of the Big Ten’s best into some tough matches. In the past couple weeks, the Buckeyes took both No. 15 Purdue and No. 6 Minnesota to five sets before dropping the potential upsets by two points each time.Volleyball: Badgers record team’s best start ever in Big Ten playThe Wisconsin volleyball team (16-4, 12-0 Big Ten) has started 12-0 in conference play for the first time in Badger Read…Ohio State lacks a signature presence at the net—none of their attackers rank within the top 15 in the Big Ten concerning hitting percentage or kills per set. That does not come from a lack of trying.The Buckeyes have swapped hitters constantly throughout the season with nine players with more than 100 total attacks. For comparison, the Badgers only have five.Their strength is in their back-row defense. They are currently second in the conference in digs and freshman defensive specialist Kylie Murr leads the conference with 4.95 digs per set.The following day, the Badgers will take on the Maryland Terrapins (12-12, 4-8 Big Ten) for the second time in two weeks. When the Terrapins came to Madison, the University of Wisconsin swept the match but not necessarily in a convincing fashion.Volleyball: Badgers rebound from poor start, sit atop Big Ten standingsThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team (14-4, 10-0 Big Ten) closed their non-conference schedule with back-to-back losses against Pac-12 powerhouse Read…The Badgers contained Maryland’s offensive attack in the first two sets before allowing a .522 hitting percentage in the final set. UW will look to clean up their offensive flow and remain disciplined throughout the entirety of the match.Maryland can surprise teams with their ability behind the service line as well. Against the Badgers, Samantha Snyder rattled off four service aces. The Terrapins currently rank second in the conference in aces per set with 1.56, just behind the Badgers who average 1.80.The Badgers are riding high after a dominant win over Indiana. Their offense has numerous attackers currently hitting high percentages, which is quite the luxury for Sydney Hilley, according to UW Athletics.“Every single person that plays front row is able to be an offensive weapon,” Hilley said. “Different people have great games every night and that’s something that’s really cool about our team.”Volleyball: Badgers continue reign atop Big Ten standings after pair of wins over Illinois, NorthwesternFor the first time in Head Coach Kelly Sheffield’s seven years at the University of Wisconsin, the No. 6 UW Read…Hilley received the Big Ten Setter of the Week award last week for her performances against Maryland and Indiana — her fourth such award this season.Middle blocker Dana Rettke and libero Tiffany Clark also received conference honors. Rettke earned her third Big Ten Player of the Week nod of the season and Clark earned the Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week — the second of her career.last_img read more

WWE WrestleMania 35: John Cena Bring Backs “Doctor of Thuganomics” In A Surprise Appearance.

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Cena ended the segment with the trademark 5 knuckle shuffle and an AA (Attitude Adjustment). Digital Desk 🐐🐐🐐🐐 ALERT.The DOCTOR of THUGANOMICS @JohnCena IS HERE at #WrestleMania!— WWE (@WWE) April 8, 2019 John Cena grabbed the mic and starting spitting rhymes about how bad Elias is. Parts of the Verse Included  WWE is an American media and entertainment company that is popular in the field of professional wrestling. WWE stands for World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. which as the name suggests is a form of Sports Entertainment purely storyline driven and for the purpose of entertainment. It is owned by Vince McMahon who also is the CEO of the company. It is a publicly traded company on the NYSE and was formerly known as WWF till 2012 until it revamped its logo to WWE. W O R D L I F E .The #DrOfThuganomics is BACK! 💯 #WrestleMania @JohnCena— WWE (@WWE) April 8, 2019 “This means #WalkWithElias?Nah, I’m not really feelin’ it.Because without the guitar, what it really meansis Wasted Wrestling Experiment.”#WrestleMania @JohnCena— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) April 8, 2019 Cena originally used the hip-hop gimmick from 2002 to 2004. He interrupted Elias’ musical performance at WrestleMania 35 and proceeded to insult Elias with a rap. “WORD LIFE” started playing in the background with THUGANOMICS splashed across the pyro which had the WWE Universe on their feet cheering for the Dr. of Thuganomics. Written Bycenter_img Last Updated: 8th April, 2019 11:18 IST WWE WrestleMania 35: John Cena Bring Backs “Doctor Of Thuganomics” In A Surprise Appearance. John Cena surprised the WWE universe at Wrestlemania 35 where he made an appearance as “Dr of Thuganomics” while Elias’ performance. Cena briefly used the hip hop gimmick till 2004. This was a surprise appearance as John Cena was not scheduled to be at WWE WrestleMania 35. First Published: 8th April, 2019 11:18 IST John Cena brought back his Vintage look as “Dr. of Thuganomics” at WWE’s WrestleMania 35 held at Metlife Stadium, New York. COMMENT WrestleMania is always incomplete without the 16-time champion making an appearance. Fans expected John would be making an appearance in Kurt Angle’s Retirement Match, but the opponent chosen to face the Olympic gold medalist was Baron Corbin. Then Cena had been rumoured to be the special guest referee for WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle’s Farewell Match, but that never happened.WWE WrestleMania 35 is going to take place on April 7 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The event starts at 4 pm Pacific time. Viewers in India can watch WrestleMania 35 Live on April 8, 5:30 am onwards on the Ten sports network.Here is the Date, Time & Channel for WrestleMania 35 Repeat Telecast in India:Live Telecast | April 8, 2019 | 05:30 AM | Ten 1HD / Ten 1 Repeat1 | April 8, 2019 | 06:00 PM | Ten 1HD / Ten 1 Repeat2 | April 10, 2019 | 09:00 PM | Ten 1HD / Ten 1 Repeat3 | April 14, 2019 | 02:00 PM | Ten 1HD / Ten 1 Live Streaming | April 8, 2019 | 05:30 AM | WWE Network. WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Klay Thompson says Warriors were embarrassed after first Bucks game

first_img“We just tried to stay in front of him and I think, overall, we did a pretty good job,” Kerr said of the Greek.”He’s impossible to stop, but I thought we did a good job of mixing up, throwing some doubles at him, rotating the shooters and then, at times, staying whole and making him go right through us to score.”We didn’t give him too many easy ones. All in all, it was a really good effort.” The Golden State Warriors were driven to win against the Milwaukee Bucks due to the embarrassment of a humbling home defeat in November, Klay Thompson and Steve Kerr revealed. The Bucks triumphed 134-111 at Oracle Arena last month, but it was a different story in Milwaukee on Friday as the Warriors came out 105-95 winners on the road. Warriors’ Stephen Curry gives fans signed shoes after win against Bucks Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each put up 20 points and the latter confirmed the teams’ previous meeting was used as a source of motivation for Golden State.”We were embarrassed,” Thompson told reporters. “We got smacked at home. That’s never fun. Related News “I thought we came out and played great tonight on both sides. Other than our high turnovers, we played amazing basketball. That’s how I feel.”Coach Kerr believes the Warriors played “10 times harder” than in that prior defeat and had a similar explanation to Thompson for the champions’ improvement.”They beat us by about 50 and we were embarrassed,” he said. “Our guys are competitive.”We only play Eastern teams twice and we know which ones have a chance to be in the Finals, so we always want to play well against those particular teams, just in case we’re fortunate enough to get there and see one of them.”Dub.— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) December 8, 2018Kerr now hopes Golden State (18-9) are well set to put together “a little run” after three straight wins.”I really feel like this is a stretch where we can make some hay, get some momentum, get on a nice streak and get some rhythm to our game,” Kerr said.”We still have improvement to make offensively — I don’t know how many turnovers we had in the first half – but I think we’re primed to get on a little run if we take care of our business.”The Warriors coach was particularly pleased with his side’s defensive work and the way they dealt with Bucks danger man Giannis Antetokounmpo, although the forward still contributed 22 points and 15 rebounds.last_img read more

Zeljo builds East Stands: Reserve your Place for the next 10 Years

first_imgFC Zeljeznicar continues with the construction of the stadium Grbavica. Now they will build the East stand for which they prepared special offer, as announced from the FC Zeljeznicar.“Dear fans, members, sponsors and friends of the Club. Campaign “Buy a chair for European Grbavica” showed so far unrecorded synergy of fans, sponsors and friends of the Club in this region. The result of the campaign is that today Grbavica stadium meets all the conditions of category 2, set by the UEFA for playing European matches.Therefore, with a great pleasure, we would like to inform you that FC Zeljeznicar officially starts the campaign: ‘Let’s build the East stand!’All interested individuals and legal entities can participate again, given that the campaign this time will not be based on the model of donation. Instead, FC Zeljeznicar offers to all interested the opportunity to purchase a ten-year ticket that will be valid for all matches organized by FC Zeljeznicar (Premier League, Champions League of BiH, European and friendly matches).Price of 10 year tickets for the East stand is 1,000.00 BAM (including VAT), and all the money collected in this way will be deposited on a special account, which will be used to raise funds for the construction of the East stand (UniCreditBank 3389 0022 0803 0216) and the club will regularly, according to the already established practice, inform the public about the course of action and the amount of collected funds.It should be also noted that any physical or legal person can purchase one or more of the 10-year tickets, and special advantage for everyone will be the ability to choose the desired location on newly-built stand.The total number of available seats in this action is 500, and it refers to a central place on the East stand. The selected places will be specially marked and the owner of the ticket will be guaranteed with all the matches of the club during a period of 10 years.(Source: read more