Everett injury a threat to his life

first_img“A best-case scenario is full recovery, but not likely,” orthopedic surgeon Andrew Cappuccino said. “I believe there will be some permanent neurologic deficit.” Everett was hurt Sunday after he ducked his head while tackling the Denver Broncos’ Domenik Hixon during a second-half kickoff. Everett dropped face-first to the ground after his helmet hit Hixon high on the left shoulder and side of the helmet. Cappuccino noted the 25-year-old reserve tight end did have touch sensation throughout his body and also showed signs of movement. But he cautioned that Everett’s injury was life-threatening because he was still susceptible to blood clots, infection and breathing failure. Everett is in the intensive care unit of Buffalo’s Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital, where he is under sedation and breathing through a respirator as doctors wait for the swelling to lessen. Cappuccino said it will take up to three days to determine the severity of the injury and the recovery process. Cappuccino repaired a break between the third and fourth vertebrae and also alleviated the pressure on the spinal cord. In reconstructing his spine, doctors made a bone graft and inserted a plate, held in by four screws, and also inserted two small rods, held in place by another four screws. NFL: Bills tight end has surgery for spinal injury called `catastrophic.’ By John Wawrow THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Kevin Everett sustained a “catastrophic” and life-threatening spinal-cord injury while trying to make a tackle during the Buffalo Bills’ season opener and is unlikely to walk again, the surgeon who operated on him said Monday. Doctors, however, weren’t able to repair all the damage. Bills punter Brian Moorman immediately feared the worst when Everett showed no signs of movement as he was placed on a backboard and, with his head and body immobilized, carefully loaded into an ambulance. “It brought tears to my eyes,” Moorman said after practice. He said the sight of Everett’s motionless body brought back memories of Mike Utley, the former Detroit Lions guard, who was paralyzed below the chest after injuring his neck in a collision during a 1991 game. Utley, Moorman said, at least was able to give a “thumbs up” sign as he was taken off the field. Everett didn’t. “That’s what everybody was waiting for,” Moorman said. “And to have to walk back to the sideline and not see that made for a tough time.” Utley, who lives in Washington state, was saddened to see replays of Everett’s collision. “I’m sorry this young man got hurt,” Utley told The AP. “It wasn’t a cheap shot. It was a great form tackle and that’s it.” Cappuccino said Everett was alert and aware of the extent of his injuries. “I told Kevin that the chances for a full neurologic recovery were bleak, dismal,” said Cappuccino, who works for the Bills as a consultant, specializing in spinal surgery. “I was honest with him, and he told me, `Do everything you can to help me.”‘ Cappuccino received permission to operate from Everett’s mother, Patricia Dugas, who spoke by phone from her home in Houston. She and other family members arrived in Buffalo on Monday. Buffalo’s 2005 third-round draft pick out of Miami, Everett missed his rookie season because of a knee injury. He spent most of last year playing special teams. Coach Dick Jauron said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell called him Sunday evening, offering the league’s support. “We honor ourselves by our work, and we honor Kevin by moving forward and working while never forgetting Kevin and never getting him out of our thoughts and prayers,” Jauron said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

‘We can learn from this defeat’ – Rodgers positive despite Barcelona thrashing

first_imgCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers believes his side can learn lessons and become stronger after losing 7-0 to Barcelona in the Champions League.Lionel Messi netted a hat-trick, with team-mate Luis Suarez bagging a brace, while a goal apiece from Neymar and Andres Iniesta completed the scoring for the Spanish giants at the Nou Camp.Celtic’s best chance to score came with a penalty at 1-0 down, but Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved Moussa Dembele’s weak effort.Rodgers, whose Scottish Premiership side beat Old Firm rivals Rangers 5-1 at the weekend, told BT Sport 3: “We put a huge effort into the weekend and got a fantastic victory.“It’s always going to be really, really tough in your next game to probably the best possession team in the world.“I think in the first half we had a critical moment in the game. We went 1-0 down very early and then got a great chance and I think if you get the penalty and get it to 1-1 then it makes it a little bit nervy, especially after them losing at the weekend.“But, of course, not long after that they got the second goal and I think in the second half we ran out of legs to be honest.“The game at the weekend added to the immense quality they have in their game and it obviously becomes very difficult and then the scoreline by the end is bitterly disappointing.“There’s a lot to take from the game for the players in terms of technique, in terms of simplicity and quality and lots of things to learn for them from the game.” Brendan Rodgers watched his side lose to Barcelona 7-0 at the Nou Camp 1last_img read more

Craig Shakespeare hopes Leicester are inspired to play more European football

first_img1 Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare insisted the Foxes should want more European drama after they were knocked out of the Champions League.Jamie Vardy’s goal earned a 1-1 quarter-final second-leg draw against Atletico Madrid but the Foxes went out 2-1 on aggregate.Saul Niguez’s first-half header grabbed a crucial away goal for Atletico and they held on despite a second-half rally from the hosts on Tuesday.Shakespeare was proud with the performance but with no European football next season he challenged his players to return Leicester to the competition in the future.“I hope the benefit is they want some more of it. They are very disappointed but can be proud of what they’ve achieved,” he said. “As a football club we can be proud of how we’ve conducted ourselves. All players want to play at the highest level and the Champions League is the highest level but we have to get back to winning ways in the Premier League now.“The feeling is one of disappointment to go out but I’m immensely proud of the performance.”And after helping guide the Foxes to the quarter-finals after replacing Claudio Ranieri in February the boss would welcome the chance to talk about his future before the end of the season with his contract as manager expiring in June.“It’s not in my hands. It’s in the club’s hands, I’ve said we’d sit down at the end of the season, I’m more than happy to do that before if it arises but the contract says until the end of the season,” he said.“I’ve enjoyed it, pitting your wits against one of the best managers in the world, one of the best sides in the world.“Now is a time to reflect and I’m sure at the end of the season I’ll be able to reflect on my own performance as well as the club’s.”Antoine Griezmann’s penalty – when he was fouled outside the area by Marc Albrighton – in Madrid gave Leicester an uphill battle at the King Power Stadium and they looked spent after Saul’s 26th-minute header.The visitors produced a textbook display for the first hour, controlling the game, before Vardy smashed in from close range after Ben Chilwell’s shot was blocked.Vardy, Leonardo Ulloa and Riyad Mahrez all went close as the Foxes pushed for a second which never came. Craig Shakespeare last_img read more

Edison rate hike to hit August bills

first_imgA month of triple-digit temperatures isn’t all that will contribute to eye-popping Southern California Edison bills – the utility will raise rates Aug. 1 by up to 55 percent. And the increase is retroactive to January, though Edison, which serves the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, will spread that pain over a year rather than billing a lump sum, spokesman Gil Alexander said Friday. The rate increase, the third this year, was approved Thursday by the state Public Utilities Commission, the third hike this year. The revenue is needed to expand and renovate California’s power system, Alexander said. “Southern California’s power infrastructure is aging and we told the commission we believe it’s prudent now to spend money and invest in upgrading it,” Alexander said. “The commission agreed.” At the urging of the PUC, Edison has created a tiered pricing system that means lower rates for residential customers who conserve power. In January, Edison increased rates by an average 9 percent, and 5.5 percent in February. The PUC approved those hikes to cover the increasing costs of energy contracts and the rising cost of natural gas, used to run the system. The gross increase is the result of a three-year review of Edison’s operations and maintenance costs. The PUC agreed to the rate increases but the process was delayed, making it necessary to raise rates retroactively. pat.aidem@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The latest increase applies to medium and heavy energy users. For the average customer – including residential, business and agricultural users – the three increases will amount to an additional 17 percent a year, Alexander said. In the High Desert, where energy-gobbling air conditioning is a necessity rather than a luxury, the Antelope Valley Union High School District already is paying $4 million a year for electricity. The district has been hard hit by unannounced increases in one segment of its bill – the peak load rate – and has pleaded with Edison to give officials advance warnings of increases so they can budget. “Edison will charge what they have to charge, but we need to plan. We need to budget for it, and we can’t seem to get that across,” said Larry Freise, coordinator of consolidated projects for the district. “Last year, we overran our power budget by a couple hundred thousand dollars because rates changed and we weren’t notified in advance.” Private business looks at the increase as just another hurdle in doing business in California. “It just increases your costs, it makes it tougher to compete with your competition in Asia,” said Doug Sink, chief financial of Remo Inc., a drum manufacturer in Valencia. last_img read more

Muslims angry at pope for comments

first_imgISTANBUL, Turkey – Pakistan’s legislature unanimously condemned Pope Benedict XVI. Lebanon’s top Shiite cleric demanded an apology. And in Turkey, the ruling party likened the pontiff to Hitler and Mussolini and accused him of reviving the mentality of the Crusades. Across the Islamic world Friday, Benedict’s remarks on Islam and jihad in a speech in Germany unleashed a torrent of rage that many fear could burst into violent protests like those that followed publication of caricatures of Prophet Muhammad. By citing an obscure Medieval text that characterizes some of the teachings of Islam’s founder as “evil and inhuman,” Benedict inflamed Muslim passions and aggravated fears of a new outbreak of anti-Western protests. The last outpouring of Islamic anger at the West came in February over the prophet cartoons first published in a Danish newspaper. The drawings sparked protests – some of them deadly – in almost every Muslim nation in the world. “He has a dark mentality that comes from the darkness of the Middle Ages. He is a poor thing that has not benefited from the spirit of reform in the Christian world,” Kapusuz told Turkish state media. “It looks like an effort to revive the mentality of the Crusades. “Benedict, the author of such unfortunate and insolent remarks, is going down in history for his words,” Kapusuz added. “He is going down in history in the same category as leaders such as Hitler and Mussolini.” Even Turkey’s staunchly pro-secular opposition party demanded that the pope apologize before his visit. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi has tried to defuse anger, saying the pope did not intend to offend Muslim sensibilities and insisting that Benedict respects Islam. In Pakistan, the Vatican envoy voiced regret at “the hurt caused to Muslims.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsSome experts said the perceived provocation by the spiritual leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics could leave even deeper scars. “The declarations from the pope are more dangerous than the cartoons, because they come from the most important Christian authority in the world – the cartoons just came from an artist,” said Diaa Rashwan, an analyst in Cairo, Egypt, who studies Islamic militancy. On Friday, Pakistan’s parliament adopted a resolution condemning Benedict for making what it called “derogatory” comments about Islam, and seeking an apology. Hours later, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry summoned the Vatican’s ambassador to express regret over the pope’s remarks Tuesday. Notably, the strongest denunciations came from Turkey – a moderate democracy seeking European Union membership – which Benedict is scheduled to visit in November as his first trip as pope to a Muslim country. Salih Kapusuz, deputy leader of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamic-rooted party, said Benedict’s remarks were either “the result of pitiful ignorance” about Islam and its prophet or, worse, a deliberate distortion. last_img read more

Man United ‘bid £35million for David de Gea replacement’

first_img latest Manchester United have reportedly had a £35m bid rejected by Ajax for goalkeeper Andre Onana The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update whoops LATEST JIBE revealed It remains to be seen whether United will go back with an improved offer, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to oversee a huge overhaul of his squad this summer.Onana, 25, has been an impressive performer for club and country over the past few years, catching the eye of Old Trafford scouts.The fact United have made an official bid for the 23-year-old underlines serious questions marks over De Gea’s long-term future at the club.The Spanish international is about to enter the final year of his existing deal, with United desperate for him to sign a new improved deal.center_img Manchester United have had a £35m bid knocked back by Ajax for Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana, according to reports.The Daily Record claim the Red Devils made their move amid ongoing concerns over the future of David de Gea at the club. gameday cracker Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ TROPHY Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea SORRY Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 1 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion But talks over a new £350,000-a-week deal have stalled in recent months, at the same time De Gea lost his form and made a series of high-profile mistakes.That led for many calls for Solskjaer to drop the 28-year-old, with his errors playing a part in United’s exit from the Champions League and eventual drop down to sixth in the Premier League.De Gea wants Champions League football, so is also reluctant to compete in Europe’s second tier competition – the Europa League – again.last_img read more

Call for recognition of sign language

first_img19 January 2012The National Institute for the Deaf (NID) has called for sign language to be recognised as one of South Africa’s official languages.According to the NID, sign language is the fifth most used language in the country, with more people using it, for example, than those who speak SiSwati, IsiNdebele and TshiVhenda.The NID said that about four-million South Africans had hearing difficulty, while 1.5-million were “profoundly deaf”, with 93 percent of the deaf being unemployed.This was revealed during public hearings on the South African Language Bill hosted by Parliament’s portfolio committee on arts and culture in Cape Town on Tuesday.Several organisations and individuals were set to add their input into the Bill. These include the Pan South African Language Board, the Law Society of SA, Afrikaanse Taal en Kultuur Vereniging, Vriende van Afrikaans, and FW De Klerk Foundation.Ernest Kleinschmidt, one of the board directors at the NID, was one of those invited to add his voice to the Bill. He made a compelling appeal for the recognition of sign language.“I’m a deaf person. I’m proud of the language I use,” Kleinschmidt told the house, asking if there were people who did not use sign language in their daily life. He said people used sign language to express themselves, adding that “without communication, we are all deaf and dumb”.Avoidable sufferingHe asked that the Bill be crafted to include sign language as one of the official languages in the country.The NID said many deaf children suffered both at school and at home as they were not understood.Committee chairperson Thandile Sunduza said the South African Constitution had to be amended to accommodate the language.Among other things, the South African Language Bill seeks to provide for the “regulation and monitoring of the use of official languages by national government for government purposes”. It calls for the adoption of language policies by national government departments, national public entities and national enterprises.It also proposes the identification of at least two official languages that “a national department, national public entity or public enterprise will use for government purposes”.Indigenous languagesDuring his submissions, Dr Neville Alexander of the Xhosa Africa Network called for government and non-profit organisations to preserve indigenous languages.“If we are serious about democracy, we should take indigenous languages seriously,” Alexander said, indicating that democracy depended on people being able to communicate with each other.He said the government should review the “language dispensation in this country”.“Languages can cause conflict, but they can also reconcile people,” he said, cautioning that the language debate should not be a racial one.He said languages such as Afrikaans, IsiZulu and IsiXhosa were equal, and called for each province to have a Language Act. Currently, only the Western Cape and Limpopo had legislative pieces governing languages.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Today’s Top LP Jobs

first_imgMulti-Unit Asset Protection Manager, Kmart, (NJ) The Multi-Unit Loss Prevention Manager is responsible for providing disciplined leadership, including clear expectations and holding the team and self-accountable for results. This position is accountable for conducting the training, detection, investigation, and successful resolution of all internal investigations within the assigned stores. This position is responsible for owning the shrink and safety results for the stores, and for supporting the Loss Prevention Five Play Strategy… Learn moreDistrict Loss Prevention Manager, Kohl’s, (CA) The DLPM develops and implements the loss prevention program for 6 -15 selling locations. The DLPM is responsible for driving results through achievement of goals related to inventory shortage, budget lines, cash variance, and operational compliance. In addition, the DLPM is responsible for the selection and career development of all exempt and non-exempt loss prevention personnel within the assigned locations… Learn moreLoss Prevention & Safety Manager, Lowe’s, (NC) This position implements loss prevention and safety programs, overseeing and coordinating processes to minimize loss while maintaining a safe working and shopping environment. In addition, this position will train and provide mentorship around safety and loss prevention for teams of individual contributors in multiple store locations… Learn more- Sponsor – Loss Prevention Supervisor, Elder-Beerman, (KY) Our Loss Prevention Supervisors work with the regional loss prevention team and store management to improve internal shortage controls, reduce the opportunity for store loss and ensure the safety of customers and associates. Our supervisors coordinate internal investigations and direct in-store training for all of our corporate programs… Learn more  Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Virtualizing the production environment – is it that simple???

first_imgFor a sometime there has been no doubt that cloud computing offers many benefits for the traditional data center. For that reason most of the traditional data centers migrated to cloud computing architecture. In addition, it has become easier to migrate exiting servers to be part of a cloud. So why have all data centers not migrated? There are some valid reasons why not, those including ROI (which will be discuss on the next blog) especially when we’re talking about production environment that have zero tolerance for downtime. In this blog I’ll talk about the risk and downtimeHere are some of the challenges we face when migrating production environment:1. As I mention above – why migrate? Most stakeholders will reject that change; for them “if it works, leave it”. What action needs to be taken to satisfy their needs  after the change2. Of course you do not migrate all servers, so which servers will you?3. How do we do this migration transparent to the stakeholders? After all, we want the stakeholder to have same level of support….4. How can we avoid downtime?5. How can we prevent the migration from being the scapegoat for unrelated failures after the migration?There are no clear answers to those question, but I’ll try to give some tips that can answer some of those, or at least give a directionWhen someone wants to migrate existing production physical servers to be virtual, they should consider the following for planning design and implementation:1. Note that virtualizing production servers is a major change, so consider in advance what to migrate, enroll your stakeholder in the process to understand business impact and get buy in.2. Do not migrate every server by default. Choose well in advance the server to be migrate and avoid unwanted migrations. Start with the server criticality; with the application owners, you should define if the server is critical enough and should it get “personal” treatment and not be part of the farm3. For the same reason as #2, check if to migrate server by resource utilization – in case the server utilization is too high up to the host resource capabilities, the host will probably host only that server, and there is no real reason for that.4. When designing the virtual environment to host the migrated servers, leverage capacity planning process and understand the resource requirement for each application (capacity planning is a process to check overall capacity usage of physical servers). Although the capacity planning results with low resource utilization you must take into account the current resource of the servers and the server’s owner requirements. There might be a reason for the amount of physical resource, and we don’t want to have lack of resource in production server, not even for 1 minute.5. As we’re talking about the production environment, we don’t want to be surprised, add to your plan the future growth of your factory and add resources accordingly. Check with your management the production forecast for the years ahead, and together with the servers\applications owner check future resource needs and design the virtual environment accordingly.6. Although it shouldn’t be a consideration, note that the migration process will require system downtime. Although the migration can be done on-line (some operating system require a server restart) it’s preferable to have schedule server\application downtime for each migration. So understand with your management the possibilities for downtime and plan your migration accordingly.To summarize, like every technology improvement, when we’re talking about production environment, we need to look at all considerations and find the answer to them.I hope you find these tips helpful. Please share any tips you have or let me know of any additional concernsHave a fun and safe migrationlast_img read more

What Cloud is Your Healthcare Data In?

first_img77% of respondents were in North America11% in Europe4.5% Middle East46% of respondents were working in hospitals27% in multi-hospital systems or integrated delivery systems7% in ambulatory care facilities66% of respondents were in large organizations with more than 500 employees23% in medium sized organizations with 50-500 employees10% in small organizations with less than 50 employeesThe largest categories of roles of respondents were nurses at 14 percent, doctors/PAs/nurse practitioners at 13 percent, administrative directors/managers at 11 percent, and several other healthcare frontline worker roles across provider, payer, life sciences and pharma sectors of healthcare.What did they have to say? Stay tuned for more information in my weekly blog series leading up to HIMSS13 on the drivers motivating use of workarounds by healthcare workers, what specific workarounds they are using, and where privacy and security is breaking down.What risks are you seeing in your healthcare organization with sensitive healthcare data moving from endpoint devices into unsecured clouds?If you will be at HIMSS13 in New Orleans, join us for a workshop panel to explore this concept further. RSVP and reserve your spot. In January 2013, HIMSS surveyed frontline healthcare workers globally on what motivates the use of workarounds, what types of workarounds are being used, and where there may be challenges in privacy and security such as lack of policy, enforcement, or ineffective training. This survey greatly exceeded expected response rate with more than triple the target number of responses, or 674 total respondents. Here’s some quick bites of information about the respondents: We spend a lot of time and attention analyzing vulnerabilities with specific endpoint devices or cloud platforms, which is warranted, but often not the most significant source of privacy and security risk.Healthcare workers are being increasingly empowered with tools from bring your own device (BYOD) personal smartphones, tablets, laptops, to personal apps for file transfer, note sharing and other tasks, to social media, texting, personal email, USB keys and so on. When healthcare solutions, or the security around them, are perceived by healthcare workers as unusable or cumbersome, they can and do use workarounds that can drive additional risk.One specific example is moving unencrypted patient information using a file transfer service accessed using an app running on a personal device. In this case the sensitive healthcare data is moving through the data transfer cloud associated with the file transfer app. This moves the protected healthcare data into a “side channel”, separate from the EHR, out of the control of the healthcare organization. This in turn adds risk to confidentiality of breaches, as well as risk to the integrity or completeness of the patient record since data moving in side channels like this, out of band with the official repository eg EHR (Electronic Health Record) solution, often does not result in updates to the patient record.Over time the patient record can become incomplete or dated. In a best case this can result in suboptimal healthcare, and in a worst case become a patient safety concern.  This vulnerability can exist even with a secure endpoint device and secure cloud behind it, and even if a thin / VDI client is used, since it only requires the user to have the ability to install and use the file transfer app.last_img read more