A woman from Stuart tried to escape a St. Lucie County courtroom last week. officials said. Rachel Christina Huss is facing felony escape charges.Last Wednesday, just after she was seated in court, investigators said 26-year-old Huss slipped out of her right handcuff, hopped the jury box railing, and then ran out of the courtroom.Photo courtesy: St. Lucie County Sheriff’s OfficeAccording to the arrest report, deputies captured her soon thereafter in a second-floor hallway.Court records show that deputies initially arrested Huss on multiple counts of fraud-four counts for the illegal use of a credit card and one count of attempting to use the ID of another person without their consent.
The Bombers, playing at the AA level, returns to action Friday in Vernon at the Fulton Maroons Tournament. First game is against Rutland Voodoos.Next home game for LVR is Tuesday at the Hangar when the Bombers host the Mount Baker Wild of [email protected] By The Nelson Daily Sports For the fourth straight game the L.V. Rogers Bombers took it on the chin. Jamie Adams poured in a game-high 18 points to lead the Selkirk Rangers to a convincing 74-39 victory over the Bombers in High School Senior Girl’s Exhibition Basketball action Tuesday in Metaline, Washington. The Rangers, 8-2 on the season in the State B league, put the game away early, outscoring LVR 23-9 in the opening period. “The Americans play a very intense defensive game and that’s what did us in . . . their tenacious defence,” said coach Bruce Fuhr, adding the Rangers match-up zone defence frustrated the Bombers throughout the contest.”(However) I still saw some good things from our players — like the play of Kyndle (Doolan) and Jess (Carmichael) that will help us as the season progresses,” Fuhr added. The Bombers lost three consecutive games prior to the Christmas break during a tournament in Cranbrook. Co-captains Courtney Holter and Anne Marie Cain each scored 10 points while Haley Adams added 12. Senior guards Sarah Fuhr and Kyndle Doolan led the Bombers with 15 and 12 points, respectively. Jessica Carmichael had a good game for LVR coming off the bench to score four points. LVR was missing senior center Rachael Moulson, who did not make the trip south the boarder due to sickness.
–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2015)–Arizona-bred Tribal Gal, a five-time stakes winner, heads a competitive field of seven older fillies and mares in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes at Santa Anita, which is to be run at six furlongs.Trained by R. Kory Owens, the 5-year-old mare by Tribal Rule comes off a fifth place finish in the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint at 6 ½ furlongs on Jan. 24 and was second, beaten 1 ¼ lengths at 5-2 by rival Harlington’s Rose two starts back in the 6 ½ furlong (dirt) Kalookan Queen Stakes on Dec. 28.Speedy Tribal Gal draws the advantageous outside post for the Las Flores and retains the services of leading rider Rafael Bejarano, who has ridden her in four out of her last five starts, including a win in the six furlong Orange County Stakes five starts back at Los Alamitos. Owned by her breeder, John Pendergast, she has five wins from 11 starts at six furlongs and is 23-8-4-1 overall with earnings of $340,535.Trainer Steve Knapp’s Harlington’s Rose draws the rail, but is in peak form. A winner of the Kalookan Queen three starts back, the 4-year-old California-bred filly by Harlington was third in the Grade II, seven furlong Santa Monica Stakes two starts back and she comes off a close third in a six furlong allowance as the 5-2 favorite here on Feb. 12. She would be best suited by a fast pace, which is what she got when she rallied from off the pace in the Kalookan Queen.Owned by Halasz, Johnson, Newhart and partners, Harlington’s Rose is 20-3-5-2 overall with earnings of $311,040.Bob Baffert’s Global Hottie, a rousing 3 ¾ length allowance winner going 6 ½ furlongs on Jan. 18, could pose an elusive front-running target as she seeks her first stakes win on Sunday. A 4-year-old California-bred daughter of Dixie Chatter, Global Hottie has won four of her six lifetime starts and will be ridden back by Victor Espinoza. Owned by Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman, Global Hottie has earnings of $156,490.An impressive four length winner going 6 ½ furlongs on Feb. 21, Meinertzhageni was claimed by trainer Peter Miller for $40,000 and bears watching off the purchase. A 4-year-old California-bred filly by Stormin Fever, she’s banked $238,778 from an overall mark of 14-4-2-2 and has two wins from three tries at six furlongs. Meinertzhageni is owned by Rockingham Ranch.The complete field for the Grade III Las Flores Stakes, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race card Sunday, with jockeys and all horses assigned 118 pounds in post position order: Harlington’s Rose, Joe Talamo; Sagebrush Queen, Edwin Maldonado; Global Hottie, Victor Espinoza; Meinertzhageni, Fernando Perez; Liza Doolittle Day, Drayden Van Dyke; Patriotic Brother, Flavien Prat, and Tribal Gal, Rafael Bejarano. First post time on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.
Posted on January 4, 2011June 20, 2017By: Carrie Ngongo and Sarah Burgess, Fistula Care ProjectClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Obstetric fistula is a devastating birth injury that befalls many of the women who narrowly escape maternal death following obstructed labor. Women who suffer from fistula can have their lives transformed by surgical repair. With support from USAID, EngenderHealth’s Fistula Care Project is working to improve treatment and prevention of obstetric fistula.Fistula Care is pleased to release several tools that will help clinical providers to provide quality fistula services:Family planning can help to prevent obstetric fistula as well as to assist fistula survivors to heal completely from surgery and achieve a successful pregnancy if desired. Family Planning for Women and Couples Following Fistula Care is a booklet for clients that provides information about family planning methods including considerations for fistula survivors and HIV positive women. To facilitate quality family planning counseling, Fistula Care has also developed two posters for service providers: Client-Centered Reproductive Health Counseling Following Fistula Repair and the Quick Reference Chart for Contraceptive Methods.Informed consent is especially important in fistula care services because many women who have lived with fistula have experienced a traumatic event and have become marginalized as a result of their injuries. The booklet, Informed Consent in Fistula Care, will serve as a practical guide for providers regarding the process of obtaining informed consent for fistula treatment.The Fistula Diagnosis Poster and Fistula Diagnosis Job Aid were both developed in Ethiopia by Fistula Care partner IntraHealth. The tools guide service providers though a series of questions to allow them to identify fistula and refer for care appropriately. French translations of this, and the other tools, are forthcoming.The Obstetric Fistula Digital Stories Facilitator’s Guide can help to provoke discussion and dialogue about fistula among women with fistula, health care providers, and members of the greater community. The guide is a companion to the Learn from My Story series, a set of short videos created by Ugandan women who have experienced fistula. The booklet provides the text of each woman’s story along with relevant discussion questions.The Fistula Care Project continues to provide support for fistula treatment and prevention in ten countries. Between 2005 and September 2010, 17,780 fistula repair surgeries were supported with funding from USAID.To subscribe to the Fistula Care Project newsletter, click here.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
AC Milan ready to go for Man Utd striker Marcus Rashfordby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan are ready to go for Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford.Corriere della Sera says Milan are eyeing Rashford as an alternative to Alexandre Pato.Milan need to find a new striker after Zlatan Ibrahimovic chose to commit to a new deal at LA Galaxy.Rashford could attract an approach from Milan regarding a loan deal.The England starlet is highly regarded by United but has started just nine Premier League games this season and scored only four goals. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say James excited playing for Lampard at Chelseaby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReece James is delighted playing for Frank Lampard at Chelsea.Lampard’s appointment naturally delighted James and provided that extra motivation for him to get back fit and firing.”Frank is a club legend and someone I’ve always looked up to,” admitted the 19-year-old to chelsea.com. “If a manager believes in youth and believes in you then eventually you know the chance will come.”I’m only just getting back into the swing of things. My first step was to get back fit and now I’m here, I just need to keep improving gradually week-in, week-out. Getting injured is all part of the game and you just have to build yourself back up to get strong and fit.”It was a slow process because the injury took longer than expected but I just had to take it step by step. I’m just grateful now that I’m back fit and competing to play.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Norwich defender Ben Godfrey grateful to Ferdinandby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City centre half Ben Godfrey is grateful to Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand for his career advice.Godfrey has been quick to turn to Ferdinand whenever he needs some help or tips on defending.“In terms of being a centre back, there’s not been a better person to speak to for advice in however many years,” Godfrey, who is represented by Ferdinand’s New Era Global Sports company, told the Mirror.“Anything he says, goes really. He’s class and he helps me so much. He’s got a lot of time for me. He’s a top guy and it’s good to speak to him.“I will get my clips together after a game, send them to Rio and he’ll come back and say: ‘to be honest, I’d have done this or this…’ or tell me what I’ve done well.”I’m always trying to learn and improve and there’s no-one better to give me advice.”
Speaking with JIS News, Senior Director of Community Services at the HEART Trust/NTA, Ronique Rhoden, said that over 14,500 individuals are expected to be employed for three weeks over the three-month period. Story Highlights The Human Employment and Resource Training (HEART) Trust/NTA continues to accept applications for its 2019 HOPE Youth Summer Employment Programme, which will run from June to August. The Human Employment and Resource Training (HEART) Trust/NTA continues to accept applications for its 2019 HOPE Youth Summer Employment Programme, which will run from June to August.Formerly implemented through the National Youth Service (NYS), the programme targets youth between the ages of 17 and 29, and young persons from the Community for Persons with Disabilities, who are between ages 17 and 34. Persons wishing to be part of the programme should be enrolled in a learning institution or unemployed.Speaking with JIS News, Senior Director of Community Services at the HEART Trust/NTA, Ronique Rhoden, said that over 14,500 individuals are expected to be employed for three weeks over the three-month period.“The HOPE Youth Summer Work Programme forms part of the Government’s effort to create employment opportunities for young persons,” Ms. Rhoden said.She added that with the merger of the NYS, the HEART Trust/NTA and the Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL) in 2017, the budget for the programme has been significantly increased; therefore, the programme was expanded to accommodate a larger number of youth.“The largest employer under the programme is the public sector. However, over the years, we have seen a greater number of private-sector entities taking advantage of the programme,” Ms. Rhoden said.She said that for many of the youth, it is the first time they would have been exposed to a work situation, hence the programme provides an opportunity for them to gain valuable work experience.Interested persons may apply online at jobs.heart-nta.org or visit the nearest HEART Trust/NTA or the original NYS offices islandwide and fill out an application form.Applicants must submit their Tax Registration Number (TRN), a birth certificate, a valid national or school identification card, National Insurance Scheme (NIS) number (optional), proof of qualification (if any), a resume, one passport-size photograph and a bank verification form, because all stipend payments will be made to bank accounts.The deadline for submission of applications is April 23.For further information, persons may call the HEART Trust/NTA toll-free at 888-432-7668 or send an email at info.heart-nta.org, as well as walk into any of the HEART Trust/NTA or original NYS offices islandwide. Formerly implemented through the National Youth Service (NYS), the programme targets youth between the ages of 17 and 29, and young persons from the Community for Persons with Disabilities, who are between ages 17 and 34. Persons wishing to be part of the programme should be enrolled in a learning institution or unemployed.
TORONTO – The head of Canada’s largest wireless carrier said Thursday the appetite for the Apple iPhone 8 smartphone is “anemic” as the company gets set to take orders of the iPhone X next week.Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Joe Natale said on a conference call that the company will begin taking orders of the “very expensive” iPhone X on Oct. 27 and will begin sales the following week, on Nov.3. The iPhone X will be Apple’s most expensive smartphone to date, which will retail in Canada for almost $1,300.However, he added, device availability is “a question mark” and the full impact of the new devices might not be felt until the first quarter of 2018, adding to concerns about soft sales for Apple devices.Analysts attribute iPhone 8 sluggishness to the pending release of the iPhone X.The current iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus had a two per cent share of the U.S. iOS device market nearly a month after their launch, significantly lagging the five per cent share grabbed by the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus at a similar point last year, according to Localytics, a mobile engagement platform that analyzes iPhone adoption rates.The iPhone 8 went on sale on Sept. 22 in Canada.During the call, Natale said it was the wireless services — rather than sales of devices like smartphones — that was the main area of growth for Rogers Wireless.Natale added that he’s not concerned about a new pricing initiative being promoted by Shaw’s Freedom Mobile.Freedom announced this week that it’s now offering 10 gigabytes of data for $50 “with no penalties for data overages.”While the rival service’s announcement says its new Big Gig plan is “unlike anything currently being offered to Canadians,” Rogers CEO Joe Natale said he viewed it as “business as usual.”“First of all, we have always competed with Freedom on price. This appears to be an extension of this strategy, with a lot of marketing bravado behind it,” Natale told analysts in a conference call Thursday.“It wasn’t long ago that they had an 80-gig package for about sixty bucks, and it was kind of benign in terms of its impact. So I would look at it as a business-as-usual situation.”“The goal would be to leverage our ability to get customers in the right data plan,” Natale said.“The key is: customers’ appetites for data are growing 40, 50 per cent per year. We’d rather have them in the place where they’re in the right data plan or they can occasionally have a top-up if they see fit.In the third quarter ended Sept. 30, Roger’s profit grew to $467 million, driven mostly by the strength of its wireless business and incremental progress at its cable and internet division.Rogers Media was the only major division to report a decline in revenue, which was down three per cent from the third quarter of 2016, when Rogers benefited from the World Cup of Hockey.Rogers also announced the media division’s adjusted operating profit fell 18 per cent, primarily due to a higher Toronto Blue Jays player payroll and lower publishing-related revenue.During the call, one analyst asked whether Rogers was considering a sale of any non-core assets.Natale replied that Rogers is committed to look at “ways of surfacing value from our portfolio assets, whether it be the Jays or some of our other investments.”“We don’t have any plans at this moment that we are announcing or even giving a nod to. Our focus, very much, is on our core business.”Rogers reported its net income for the three months ended Sept. 30 amounted to 91 cents per diluted share, up from $220 million or 43 cents per share last year.On an adjusted basis, Rogers earned $523 million or $1.02 per share for the quarter, up from $427 million or 83 cents per share a year ago.Revenue totalled $3.58 billion, up from $3.49 billion in the same quarter last year.Rogers also raised its guidance for the growth of its adjusted operating profit for 2017 to between five and six per cent compared with its original expectations for growth of two to four per cent.
In 1964, Ron Hunt was a young second baseman just starting to make his bones in the big leagues. He played for the Mets, a terrible team still years away from transforming into Amazin’ glory. On May 9 of that year, they were playing the mighty Cardinals, a loaded team that would go on to win the World Series. The man on the mound that day was Bob Gibson, one of the best and most terrifying fireballers in baseball history.Gibson had staked the Cards to a big lead, and he now needed just two more outs to bag a complete-game win. Hunt was due up next, and he knew all about Gibson’s blazing fastball, his tendency to come inside with it, and his neverending quest to intimidate batters into submission.“I started messing with my shoelaces,” said Hunt 51 years later, speaking in short, hard-edged bursts from his farm in Wentzville, Missouri.At the time, he figured that fiddling with his laces and stalling for time would do one of two things: Break Gibson’s concentration, piss the big right-hander off, or both. A warning rang out from the dugout: “ ‘Gibson is gonna drill you!’ Sure enough, he hits me.”Shaking off the impact of the pitch, Hunt spotted the ball coming to rest near his feet. He picked it up, turned toward Gibson … and flipped it back to him. Trotting down to first base, Hunt was greeted by first baseman Bill White, who wanted to know if Hunt was OK after getting drilled by the one fastball that caused more nightmares than any other of his generation.“Yeah, I’m all right,” Hunt replied indignantly. “Now tell that fucker to go warm up!” 5Jason Kendall199831 2Don Baylor198635 1Ron Hunt197150 6Steve Evans191031 Flipping balls back to pitchers wasn’t something Hunt reserved for titans of the game like Gibson. He did it nearly every time after getting plunked by a pitch. And nobody in baseball’s modern era has been hit more times in one season than Hunt. He retired in 1974 with 243 hit-by-pitches (HBPs)1Don Baylor broke that post-Dead Ball Era record in 1987, and Craig Biggio subsequently passed Baylor in 2005. Hughie Jennings remains the all-time leader with 287, but he played most of his career in the 19th century., but his record-breaking season came when he was playing for the Montreal Expos in 1971. That year, he got plunked 50 times, still the highest total for anyone after 1900.2Jennings did get hit 51 times in 1896. But when you consider that spitballs were legal (and incredibly hard to control) in the 19th century (thus causing more wayward balls to hit batters), and that the overall level of play in those days was much more uneven due to a lack of talent, Hunt’s total of 50 is more impressive.It’s one thing to be a record-holder. It’s quite another to absolutely obliterate the field in one statistical category. Check out how far ahead of the pack Hunt’s 50 HBPs look compared to all other post-1900 totals. PLAYERYEARHBP 3Craig Biggio199734 7Craig Wilson200430 9Craig Biggio200128 8Fernando Vina200028 4Jason Kendall199731 That’s a 43 percent spread between Hunt’s 50 and Baylor’s runner-up effort. Pick your most unbreakable record, and Hunt’s dominance dwarfs it. Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak? Pete Rose came closer to Joe D at 44 than Baylor did to Hunt.3We’re not counting Willie Keeler’s 45-game hitting streak, from 1896 to 1897, to stay consistent on post-1900 numbers. Cy Young’s 511 wins? Walter Johnson’s 417 Ws came closer. Barry Bonds’s 73 homers in 2001? Nope. Hack Wilson’s 191 RBIs in 1930? Nope. You could argue that in modern baseball history, no player ever crushed all others in any one facet of the game the way Hunt did with his plunk-fest in 1971.When we assemble every player since 1900 who’s ever logged 502 or more plate appearances in a season,4The minimum required to qualify for a batting title. Hunt’s lonely spot way over on the right side of that chart is 13 standard deviations above average for hit-by-pitches in a season. If you’re not a math expert, think about that number this way: There’s ostensibly nothing in our everyday lives that could ever be anywhere close to 13 standard deviations above the norm — not a man who’s 8 feet tall, or 700 pounds, or blessed with a 200 IQ.When you’re 13 standard deviations ahead of any other season, it suggests somebody didn’t just get lucky — he got really, really good.“His hitting style was that he crowded the plate,” said Bill Stoneman, Hunt’s teammate for three seasons in Montreal, including his record-breaking campaign. “Back when we played, pitchers pitched inside a little more than they do now. When that pitch came inside, he didn’t budge. He just let the thing hit him.”“First I would blouse the uniform — this big, wool uniform, I would make sure it was nice and loose,” Hunt said. “Then I’d choke way up on the bat, and stand right on top of the plate. That way, I could still reach the outside pitch. That was the Gil Hodges philosophy on hitting: The two inches on the outside corner were the pitcher’s, the rest was his. I thought, ‘If I can take away those two inches, and he’s not perfect, I can put the ball in play and get some hits. And if he comes inside, I can get on base that way, too.’ ”This, to Hunt, was gamesmanship, a way for a power-deficient hitter to gain an edge on the pitcher both physically and mentally. It was also, if we’re applying the letter of baseball law, illegal. A right-handed batter, Hunt would set up with his left arm hanging over the plate. Major League Baseball’s Rule 6.08(b) stipulates that the batter must make an “attempt to avoid being touched by the ball” to be awarded first base after getting hit by a pitch. Hunt made no such attempt.“The ball would be headed toward his elbow or his ribcage,” said Dave Van Horne, who called Expos games on TV and radio for the first 32 years of the franchise’s existence. “He would turn his back away from the pitcher and deflect the ball with that spin move, so that he avoided those direct hits. To the average person, it would look like he was trying to get out of the way of the pitch, when, in fact, he just wanted to stand in there and take it.”“Did the umpires know what he was doing?” Van Horne asked rhetorically. “Sure. But I don’t think they wanted to get into many arguments with him!”At 6 feet tall, 186 pounds, Hunt wasn’t the biggest guy, even if he was strong for his size. But it was his fearlessness, as well as his quick and nasty temper, that earned him respect within the game. No other player, then or now, had the courage to flip baseballs back to pitchers after getting hit. Most players don’t want to piss off the guy who could hold your life in his hands, and really don’t want to do it when that guy is Bob Gibson.Never was Hunt’s win-at-all costs approach better on display than in 1971. His HBP pace started relatively slowly that season, with Hunt getting hit seven times in his first 33 games. Then on May 26, he put on a clinic, reaching base four times in five trips to the plate, via a walk, a trademark slap single, and two plunks in an 11-1 over the Braves. On June 6, Padres lefty Dave Roberts fired a nine-hit shutout against the Expos … and Hunt still found a way to get hit twice. On June 25, he absorbed three blows in a single day, with one HBP in the first game of a doubleheader, and two more in the nightcap; that first one came against Nolan Ryan, whose fastball could bore a hole into Fort Knox. Finally, on Aug. 7, Hunt led off the game against Reds right-hander Jim McGlothlin … and got nailed for the 32nd time that season, breaking the 20th-century record held by long-ago Cardinals outfielder Bobby Evans.But he still had 18 bruises and one major brawl to go. Ten days later, Hunt led off the top of the third against Padres righty Steve Arlin. He took a fastball in the ribs, winced, then watched the ball come to a dead stop right next to him. Keeping with tradition, Hunt picked the ball up and gently tossed it back to Arlin. His next at-bat came in the fifth, with a runner on first and nobody out. Again Arlin tried to come inside with a fastball. Again he whacked Hunt with the pitch, this time on the arm. The ball bounded a few feet up the first-base line. Hunt walked toward it, ready to scoop the ball up and lob it back. Padres catcher Bob Barton, widely regarded as a nice guy, had had enough of Hunt’s act. Barton scurried to the ball, and grabbed it before Hunt could get it. Hunt turned toward Barton, ripped his mask off with two hands, and punched him right in the jaw. A fight ensued, the benches emptied, and in the end Hunt was the only player ejected. He returned to the lineup the next day and got drilled by Padres lefty Fred Norman.Hunt took all of that beating with pride. He was keenly aware of his limited talent and reveled in beating his opponents with guile, and a mean streak.All that abuse took its toll over the years. Now 73 years old, Hunt can reel off his 15 surgeries, 12 of them from baseball: one on the left shoulder, four on the right, both knees, a steel rod in his back, you name it. And none of that counts the injuries he’d shake off to play the next day.5Hunt’s manager in Montreal, the equally scrappy Gene Mauch, knew that his second baseman frequently played hurt, so he’d occasionally lead off with Hunt on the road, then pull him in for a pinch-runner if he reached base to start the game. Don Drysdale once threw a fastball so hard, it left a baseball-shaped imprint on Hunt’s shoulder blade for weeks.Hunt eventually gave in, donning a protective rubber sleeve around his ribs that was so tight, it was painful to watch him pull it on. That one provision aside, Hunt’s body was fair game, with none of the modern armor that helped next-generation HBP leaders like Biggio trot to first base again and again.Jacques Doucet, a sportswriter for La Presse in Montreal for the Expos’ first three seasons and the French-language TV voice of the team for their final 33 years, was one of Hunt’s closest friends. They’d go on fishing trips together, with Hunt airing his grievances against half the league and Doucet sitting and listening. They remain close to this day, with Hunt offering little nuggets of baseball wisdom that never fail to make Doucet smile.“Ronnie always used to say one thing to me in jest,” Doucet said. “ ‘A lot of people give their body to science. I gave mine to baseball.’ ”