Virus halts Anfield redevelopment

first_imgLiverpool need just two more wins to claim their first English championship in 30 years.But the pandemic has seen the season suspended since March 13 with no certainty over whether it can resume and if all the remaining 92 games can be played if the campaign gets underway again. Liverpool have halted their planned redevelopment of a stand at Anfield for a year in response to the coronavirus crisis.The Premier League leaders said Monday the pandemic had seen them call a halt to work on the Anfield Road stand that will increase the capacity of the ground to 61,000.Liverpool had hoped to have the work finished in 2022 but the project won’t now be completed until 2023 at the earliest. “We have experienced a number of delays to the planned project as a direct result of the COVID-19 lockdown,” Liverpool chief operating officer Andy Hughes told the club’s website.”Given the challenges that many sectors are facing right now, including the construction, procurement and public sectors, we are taking a responsible approach to pause the project for at least 12 months.”The complex build program for Anfield Road is an 18-month process and needs two clear summer closed season windows in order for it to be successful.”This is why we are pausing on the project for at least 12 months so the earliest we could complete the program is summer 2023 rather than summer 2022 as originally planned.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Paracetamol warning: ‘Slightly too much can cause overdose’

first_imgHealthLifestyle Paracetamol warning: ‘Slightly too much can cause overdose’ by: – November 23, 2011 Taking slightly more than is recommended can cause significant damage over timeTaking slightly too much paracetamol day after day can be fatal, experts have warned.A dangerous dose might just be a few pills too many taken regularly over days, weeks or months, they said.Researchers at Edinburgh University saw 161 cases of “staggered overdose” at its hospital over a six-year period.People taking tablets for chronic pain might not realise they were taking too many or recognise symptoms of overdose and liver injury, they said.The researchers told the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology that this life-threatening condition could be easily missed by doctors and patients.Doctors may not initially spot the problem because blood tests will not show the staggeringly high levels of paracetamol seen with a conventional overdose, where someone may have swallowed several packets of the drug.Patients who have taken a staggered overdose tend to fare worse than those who have taken a large overdose, the study suggests.Dr Kenneth Simpson and colleagues looked at the medical records of 663 patients who had been referred with paracetamol-induced liver injury to the Scottish Liver Transplantation Unit at the university hospital.The 161 who had taken a staggered overdose were more likely to develop liver and brain problems and need kidney dialysis or help with their breathing. They were also more likely to die of their complications.Dr Simpson said: “They haven’t taken the sort of single-moment, one-off massive overdoses taken by people who try to commit suicide, but over time the damage builds up, and the effect can be fatal.”Professor Roger Knaggs of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society said patients should heed the warning.“If people experience pain and paracetamol doesn’t help, rather than thinking a ‘top up’ dose may work, they should consult their pharmacist for alternative pain control or referral to someone who can help with the cause of the pain. “The message is clear: if you take more paracetamol than is recommended, you won’t improve your pain control but you may seriously damage your health. “At this time of year people should also take care with combination cold and flu products which may have paracetamol as one of the ingredients. It’s easy to take more than intended, so if in doubt consult your pharmacist.”Meanwhile, researchers at King’s College London and Lund University in Sweden say they have discovered precisely how paracetamol works in the body. It is via a protein on nerve cells called TRPA1, says Nature Communications.Now that they understand this principal mechanism, scientists can start to look for molecules that work in the same way to effectively relieve pain, but are less toxic and will not lead to serious complications following overdose.By Michelle RobertsHealth reporter, BBC News 24 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

Man injured in road crash

first_imgResponders of the Bureau of Fire Protection administer first aid to Jame Almedejar who got injured in a road crash on General Luna Street, Iloilo City around 8:40 a.m. on May 10. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection responded to the incident around 8:40 a.m. The victim was identified as Jame Almedejar, an electrician at a mall in this city, police said. ILOILO City – A man was injured after the bike he was riding crashed against a passenger bus yesterday morning on General Luna Street, City Proper.center_img He sustained injuries on the body and was brought to a hospital for medical treatment.  The circumstance that led to the crash was not immediately established./PNlast_img read more

Batesville Football Week #1 Recap

first_imgBulldogs are 1-0 after an exciting game vs Jennings County! Next up is Milan on Friday @ Milan starting at 7pm!Batesville Football Week 1 RecapBe sure to check out the info regarding donations made to the Batesville Football program in the offseason.Be sure to check out the Batesville Football Alumni page on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/113981675369779/Courtesy of Bulldogs Assistant Coach Eric Feller.last_img

Martha J. Hammerle

first_imgMartha J. Hammerle, age 80 of Batesville, died Monday, February 1, 2016 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus. Born October 17, 1935 in Richmond, Indiana, she is the daughter of Irene (Nee: Baumer) and Joseph Vogelgesang. She married William Hammerle July 2, 1966 in Richmond and he preceded her in death in April of 1982. A member of St. Louis Church and the Knights of St. John’s Ladies Auxiliary, Martha spent 40 years as the bookkeeper for Hirt & Ellco and the last 12 years with Eckstein Heating and Cooling.Limited mobility didn’t stop Martha from enjoying many hobbies. An avid I.U. basketball, Colts and Reds fan, she was also fond of occasional trips to the casino and a regular at Thursday night bingo at St. Louis until recent years. Other interests included romance novels, jigsaw puzzles and movies on the Hallmark Channel. Apparently Martha was also extremely competitive and very fond of Yahtzee, along with her neighbors. Games were weekly and phone calls during that time were met with “not now” and a click. By not winning, you could expect to have “loser” taped to your mailbox. According to the kids, mom wasn’t the greatest cook, but were quick to point out that no known cases of food poisoning have been reported. What was most important to Martha was family. She dearly loved having her grandchildren around and was also very close to her nieces and nephews.She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law JoLynn and Joe Eckstein of St. Leon, Indiana; son and daughter-in-law John and Patti Hammerle of Brownsburg, Indiana; brothers Jim Vogelgesang of Richmond, Indiana, Don Vogelgesang of St. Augustine, Florida and five grandchildren. In addition to her husband an parents, she is also preceded in death by her sister Ruth Vogelgesang.Visitation is Thursday, February 4th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday, February 5th, at St. Louis Church with Rev. Alan Hirt O.F.M. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice.last_img read more

Zap zips to first Laurel Highlands checkers

first_imgBy George HornerHESSTON, Pa. (Aug. 20) – The story of the night had to have been the popular win of veteran Joe Zap, who led all 20 laps of the green to checkers main event when the Laurel Highlands IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars traveled to Hesston Five Star Speedway.Zap and Ron Aurand brought the field to green with Zap charging into the lead followed by Aurand, Greg Dobrosky and Scott Lutz with Reed Thompson and Drew Ritchey in hot pursuit.Aurand gave chase all the time as he stayed close to Zap but was not able to reel him in.Race number two of the racing weekend scheduled for Bedford Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 21 was canceled due to rain. Clinton County Speedway will host the Laurel Highlands Sprints and the Pennsylvania Sprint Series on Friday, Aug. 26.Feature results – 1. Joe Zap; 2. Ron Aurand; 3. Scott Lutz; 4. Greg Dobrosky; 5. Drew Ritchey; 6. Reed Thompson; 7. Nathan Gramley; 8. Rob Felix; 9. Kyle Colwell; 10. Ryan Lynn; 11. Judi Bates; 12. Hunter McCracken; 13. Jim Kennedy; 14. Kirsten Hess; 15. John Walp; 16. Bob Garvey.last_img read more

Pearson: Players deserve bonus

first_img Reports claim the Foxes squad is set to bank £5million after keeping them in the Barclays Premier League. They beat the drop against the odds by winning six of their last eight games ahead of Sunday’s finale at home to QPR. The Foxes spent 140 days at the foot of the table this season and have become just the third side in the league’s history to survive after being bottom at Christmas. And Pearson believes they have earned their reward after producing a stunning comeback. “We have to be careful when we talk about bonuses. Any bonus scheme going to be paid to players is agreed before the season starts,” he said. “We have owners who are very generous but anything bonus-related is already set aside and nothing else needs to be spoken about. “I find it quite irritating that people want to go down that route. “I find it a bit distasteful. Different things motivate different people but it’s a bit of a cheap shot when stories are surfacing about how much Premier League survival is worth. “In my experience of working with players that’s maybe somewhere in their minds. “But I don’t at all feel like I’ve been working with a group of mercenaries. It does surface from time to time. Boss Nigel Pearson insists his Leicester players deserve every penny of their survival bonus. “To make things clear the bonus scheme in place is like any other one. “I’m aware that something is out there and it is a bit disappointing. “Whatever they get they deserve in my opinion. I don’t know what it is to be honest with you.” David Nugent is out with a calf injury while Danny Simpson will not be considered while the club examine his case following his conviction for assault this week. Leicester could finish 14th after a turbulent season which has seen Pearson in the spotlight for rows with journalists and a bizarre touchline confrontation with Crystal Palace’s James McArthur. In February there were widespread reports he had been sacked before Leicester backed him and Pearson admits he is already moving on from this season. “I’ve enjoyed bits of it. I find it hard to enjoy and I do get a bit annoyed with myself that I can’t enjoy the good moments always,” he said. “I’m already thinking about the next stage. I’ve not really had the chance to reflect because we’re still in the season. “That reflective process takes place in its own time. We have made some key improvements, quite remarkable adjustments.” Press Associationlast_img read more

WhatsApp releases update after finding security flaw that could give hackers access to your phone

first_imgThe creators of WhatsApp have released an update after finding a security flaw in their software that would allow hackers access to customer phones.The company reported Monday that hackers could implant malicious code on to a victim’s phone by placing a voice call to the victim on WhatsApp.“The attack has all the hallmarks of a private company reportedly that works with governments to deliver spyware that takes over the functions of mobile phone operating systems,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said in a statement.While WhatsApp did not name the private company behind the code, an insider told reporters that the company behind the code is NSO Group, an Israeli cyber company that has developed the malware designed to spy on its victims through their phone.Representatives with NSO have since released a statement to CNN stating that they are not using their product to spy on customers, instead they have released it to government agencies with the intention of fighting crime. They also mentioned that they do not control what the agencies choose to do with the software:“Under no circumstances would NSO be involved in the operating or identifying of targets of its technology, which is solely operated by intelligence and law enforcement agencies.”“Those agencies determine how the technology is used without any involvement from the company,” they continued.The makers of the app are now urging users to update WhatsApp on their devices which will eliminate the vulnerability in its system.The app can be updated through your devices App or Play Store.Read more here.last_img read more

Obaseki Signals Readiness to Host Edo Sports, Lights Festival Torch

first_imgOrumen is to lead the sports team on a tour of the state with the festival flame.Speaking from the sideline, Shaibu charged athletes in the state to compete for a place in all the activities lined up for the third Edo State Sports Festival.He noted that the hosting of the 3rd Sports Festival would help to produce a physically strong, fit and active team to face other 35 states of the federation in the forthcoming National Sports Festival scheduled to hold from March 20th to April 4th.Also in his remarks, Chairman of the state Sports Commission, said the torch will be taken round the state within two days beginning from today.He said Igarra, Auchi and Agenebode are among the major towns in Edo North to be visited by the festival team in the sports festival scheduled to begin February 10 and close February 16, 2020.The state sports festival, according to the sports commission chairman is designed to fully test sports facilities and prepare the ground and as well confirm the readiness of the state for the 2020 National Sports Festival to be staged in Benin.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Adibe Emenyonu in Benin CityGovernor Godwin Obaseki Wednesday, lit the state’s sports festival torch in Benin City to signal the final stage of readiness to host the 3rd Edo State Sports Festival.In a ceremony held at Government House, the governor remarked that it was his pleasure and honour to light up the Edo 2020 Sports Festival Torch before handing it over to the state Deputy Governor Mr. Philip Shaibu who also transferred same to the Chairman of the state’s Sports Commission, Mr Dudu Orumen.last_img read more

MBB : TRIPLE PLAY: Behind 11 3-pointers, Wildcats hand Orange 2nd straight loss

first_img Comments Published on January 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm As Syracuse clawed back from a double-digit deficit, Dion Waiters drove down into the offensive end of the court with a chance to cut the Villanova lead to five.Instead of looking to create, though, he took the ball into the teeth of the Wildcats’ defense and forced a shot. Rick Jackson got the offensive rebound but promptly turned the ball over. And on the resulting trip down the court for Villanova, Corey Stokes made Waiters pay for rushing his shot. He drained a 3-pointer, one of 11 triples on the day for the Wildcats, and they were back to a double-digit lead.It was a chain of events that typified the day for Syracuse.‘They hit a lot of shots, man,’ Waiters said. ‘There’s not much else I can say about that.’A Villanova (17-2, 5-1 Big East) 3-point shooting clinic, sprinkled with some costly Orange (18-2, 5-2) mistakes, led the No. 7 Wildcats to an 83-72 victory before 33,736 inside the Carrier Dome — the second-largest on-campus crowd in college basketball history.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt is Syracuse’s second consecutive conference loss after winning five in a row to open Big East play. And after the game, SU head coach Jim Boeheim assessed the reality of his team’s current situation. An opinion the head coach held at the beginning of the season that, after two losses in six days to two Top 10 teams, Boeheim said is now a fact.‘I think they’re a top-five or top-six team in the country,’ Boeheim said of Villanova, ‘and right now, we’re not. We played two teams this week (that) I think are legitimate top-five or six teams in the country, and we weren’t good enough.’The latest loss for SU came as Villanova jumped out to a double-digit first-half lead behind that shooting clinic led by sophomore guard Maalik Wayns. He hit 6-of-7 shots en route to 17 first-half points.Syracuse’s 2-3 zone — designed to force opponents into taking perimeter shots — was beaten at its own game. Wayns, a 20 percent 3-point shooter on the season coming into the game, went 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. Fellow guard Corey Fisher, who came in shooting 32.1 percent from 3-point range, made all three of his first-half 3-pointers against the No. 3 team in the nation.That happened, Boeheim said, because the Syracuse defense left the Wildcats with too many open shots. Syracuse point guard Scoop Jardine said that although he thought SU contested shots, its intensity wasn’t the same for a team that came into the game allowing its opponents to shoot 28.4 percent from beyond the arc.‘Our defensive energy wasn’t there,’ Jardine said. ‘We were there contesting the 3s, but there’s a difference when you’re going out there with a high hand and when you’re moving them off their spot. That’s a different shot.’Villanova posted a whopping 40 first-half points against an Orange defense that allows 60.1 points per game to its opponents, and SU found itself down 11.The Wildcats cooled off in the second, hitting only 3-of-11 from 3-point territory. Two in a row from Stokes made Jardine throw up his hands, but SU began to creep back as the Wildcats couldn’t hit with nearly the same efficiency down the stretch.‘Wayns is a (20) percent 3-point shooter. He made his first 3,’ Boeheim said. ‘Sometimes that happens. After we started guarding them a bit better, those other guys went (0-for-5) in the second half. Except Stokes.’As Villanova struggled relative to the first half, Kris Joseph — back from the concussion that forced him to miss Monday’s game at Pittsburgh — led the Orange’s comeback attempt. Sixteen of his game-high 23 points came in the second half.But it wasn’t enough. Villanova thwarted both SU second-half rallies. The first came as Stokes hit the 3. The last came as SU tried to complete a furious comeback from 13 down with a little more than five minutes to play.At one point, a Joseph dunk brought Syracuse back to within four at 69-65. But Brandon Triche airballed a 3 with a chance to cut the lead to three, and two Wildcat free throws put the game nearly out of reach at 73-65.And afterward, Triche realized why SU couldn’t mount a complete comeback: the one adjustment it needed came 20 minutes too late.Said Triche: ‘It took us a whole half to be able to stop Villanova from shooting the 3.’bplogiur@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more