Former President Jimmy Carter undergoes surgery after breaking hip

first_imgJessica McGowan/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Former President Jimmy Carter has undergone surgery after he fell and broke his hip.Carter, 94, fell at his home in Plains, Georgia, Monday morning as he was leaving to go turkey hunting, The Carter Center announced.The doctor who performed the surgery at the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia, said the procedure was successful, according to the statement.The 39th president of the United States is now recovering “comfortably” in the hospital alongside his wife, Rosalynn. His main concern is returning to the task he set off to complete this morning, according to the statement.“President Carter said his main concern is that turkey season ends this week, and he has not reached his limit,” The Carter Center joked. “He hopes the State of Georgia will allow him to rollover the unused limit to next year.”Carter has faced some serious health concerns in recent years.In 2015, Carter was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma that was detected in his liver and spread to his brain. Carter announced about six months after the diagnosis that he no longer needed cancer treatment due in part to a groundbreaking medication that trains the immune system to fight cancer tumors.Two years later, Carter was hospitalized for dehydration while building homes with Habitat for Humanity in Canada. The former president was back at the work site the next day after he was discharged.Carter is now the oldest living former president in U.S. history, surpassing George H.W. Bush in March.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

IB14: Van Dessel’s New Carbon Road, Cyclocross & Mountain Bikes Debut – Plus Actual…

first_imgWe’ve teased some renderings (here and here) from Van Dessel’s 2015 bikes that showed a few of the new features, but nothing beats seeing them in the shimmering dust of Interbike’s Outdoor Demo. On hand were the new Full Tilt Boogie cyclocross bike, the Jersey Devil hardtail 29er and the Motivus Maximus disc-or-rim brake road bike.The new FTB gets Van Dessel’s new interchangeable dropouts on the rear. They allow for either 130mm or 135mm QR, or a 12×142 thru axle. Just switch the dropout and you’re good to go.Being a traditionalist when it comes to ‘cross, owner Edwin Bull lamented that it’s now disc brake only. He likes cantilevers, but nine out of 10 frames he sold were for disc brakes. While the rear end can be swapped out, the fork is either they axle or quick release, so you’ve gotta pick which one you want when you buy the bike.It’s running full internal routing and is Di2 ready. Ports are available with stops or without, accommodating full length housing runs for the rear derailleur if you want, and full length housing or hose for the rear brake. Nicely shaped seatstays should give the bike a bit of compliance.It has better heel clearance despite the ability to accommodate the wider axle options. They managed that trick by curving the chainstays compared to the straight ones on the prior model.Frame weight is at about 1,040g and the complete bike with pedals and Edwin’s racing tubulars was 17.13lb (7.77kg).The Jersey Devil is their new carbon hardtail 29er.All internal routing on a very angular frame that Edwin says is very strong and stiff.It’s a race design that’ll fit up to 2.3 tires. While the road and ‘cross bikes use PFBB30, the JD gets BB92.It has interchangeable dropouts, too – 135mm QR or 12×142.Frame weight is about 1,200g, and the complete bike with XX1, FSA cockpit and Stan’s Race Gold wheels was 20.68lb (9.38kg).The Motivus Maximus road bike replaces the Rivet. They haven’t take it to the wind tunnel, but there are a number of interesting aero shaping details.Up front, the head tube is kept narrow with a unique flare at the top to accommodate the headset. The fork’s crown is shaped into the downtube and the front brake is slightly recessed into the fork.The rear end is a bit softer thanks to the curved design, which also hides the rear brake a bit, too.The downtube gets shaped to tuck the water bottle into it, keeping the air flow running over the bottle smoother. The seat tube uses similar shaping to move the air off the back of your second bottle.Di2 or mechanical capability by swapping ports.The bike uses the Shimano Flat Mount disc brake standard, which keeps the frame clean if you’re running rim brakes.The underside gives a clue as to how the mounts will work – the brakes or adapters will bolt through the frame.Complete bike weight with heavy, basic wheels is 16.51lb (7.49kg).VanDesselSports.comlast_img read more

UWF swimming and diving jumps to No. 18 in CSCAA Division II coaches’ poll

first_img Share    PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida women’s swimming and diving team improved three spots in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division II coaches’ poll released this week, jumping from No. 21 to No. 18.Drury holds the top spot in the national poll, followed by Queens (N.C.) and Wingate, in that order. The top-ranked team from the New South Intercollegiate Swimming Conference is No. 4 Delta State, followed by No. 18 West Florida.The Argos improved in the poll thanks to a strong showing at the Delta State Christmas Invitational. Three different individuals swam NCAA B-cut qualifying times in seven different events, and the Argos had five relay teams post NCAA B-cut times as well. Both of the team’s divers, Josie McKee (Canton, Ohio/Malone) and Meghan Zets (Grovetown, Ga./Grovetown HS) also posted high enough scores to compete at the NCAA Diving Qualifying Meet in March.Several Argonauts are ranked highly in their events. Sophomore Peggy de Villiers (Somerset West, South Africa/Drury) holds the third fastest time in Division II in the 50 Free (23.32), and junior Anna-Marie Macht (Markkleeberg, Germany/Darton State) ranks fourth in Division II in the 200 IM with a time of 4:23.95. UWF also boasts the fourth best time in the 200 Free Relay, as the team of Emily Mitchell (Allen Park, Mich./Darton State), de Villiers, Carla Robles (Miami, Fla./Coral Reef HS) and Macht posted a time of 1:34.85.Individual/relay times in Division II top 20 (USASwimming.org)50 Free – 3. Peggy de Villiers: 23.32100 Free – 7. Peggy de Villiers: 50.96100 Breast – 10. Anna-Marie Macht: 1:04.41200 Breast – 14. Anna-Marie Macht: 2:18.97100 Fly – 18. Peggy de Villiers: 56.47200 IM – 8. Anna-Marie Macht: 2:04.41400 IM – 4. Anna-Marie Macht: 4:23.95200 Free Relay – 4. Emily Mitchell/Peggy de Villiers/Carla Robles/Anna-Marie Macht: 1:34.85400 Free Relay – 7. Anna-Marie Macht/Peggy de Villiers/Emily Mitchell/Carla Robles – 3:28.46800 Free Relay – 20. Anna-Marie Macht/Carla Robles/Savannah Antonetz/Peggy de Villiers – 7:45.72200 Medley Relay – 20. Cheryl Corvo/Emily Mitchell/Peggy de Villiers/Anna-Marie Macht – 1:46.85The CSCAA Poll Committee will produce in-season rankings of the 25 best performing NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving teams in rank order at the time of each poll.  The poll is not designed to predict the results of the NCAA Championship, but rather which teams would win head-to-head against other teams in the country.The Argos will return to action against Carson-Newman, Darton State and Queens (N.C.) on Thursday, Jan. 2 at the UWF Aquatic Center at 4 p.m. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#CSCAA NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Ranking as of December 19, 2013 DII WOMEN1. Drury University2. Queens University (Charlotte)3. Wingate UniversityT4. Delta State UniversityT4. Florida Southern CollegeT6. UC San DiegoT6. Simon Fraser University8. West Chester University9. Grand Valley State University10. Lindenwood University11. Long Island University- Post12. University of Alaska-Fairbanks13. University of Tampa14. California Baptist UniversityT15. Nova Southeastern UniversityT15. Northern Michigan University17. Wayne State University18. University of West Florida19. Ashland University20. St. Cloud State UniversityT21. Edinboro UniversityT21. Truman State University23. University of Indianapolis24. University of Bridgeport25. Gannon UniversityAlso Receiving Votes: Limestone College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg University, Cal State East Bay, Hillsdale College, University of Findlay CSCAA Division II Team Ranking CommitteeChair: Jimi Kiner, University of Tampa; Andy Boyce, Grand Valley State University; Corrie Falcon, University of California San Diego; Paul Graham, Ashland University; Doug Grooms, Missouri University of Science and Technology; Patrick Snively, Fairmont State University; Kyle Almoney. Millersville University; Jason Marsteller, Swimming World Magazine Print Friendly Version UWF swimming and diving jumps to No. 18 in CSCAA Division II coaches’ pollcenter_img Anna-Marie Macht holds top 20 times in Division II in four different individual events (Photo by Delta State Athletic Communications) last_img read more

Ole Miss rises again in CFB Playoff top 25

first_imgOXFORD — Ole Miss is up to No. 8 in the College Football Playoff top 25.That’s an improvement of two spots over last week for the Rebels (8-2, 4-2 SEC), which will play at Arkansas on Saturday.Ole Miss is the highest-ranked two-loss team in the field at this point, despite losses to No. 14 Auburn and unranked (after a loss to Arkansas) LSU. The Rebels’ resume is helped by this: it beat the new No. 1, Alabama, on Oct. 4, and will also get a shot at No. 4 Mississippi State before the season is over.last_img read more

New ‘sonic’ attack reported in Cuba, 19 Americans now affected

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(HAVANA) — Nineteen Americans are suffering from a range of symptoms, including mild traumatic brain injury and hearing loss, related to mysterious “sonic harassment” attacks in Cuba — with a new incident reported just last month.Previously, U.S. officials said the incidents started in December 2016 and ended this past spring. But State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert revealed Friday that a new incident occurred in August and is now part of the ongoing investigation.“We can’t rule out new cases as medical professionals continue to evaluate members of the embassy community,” warned Nauert, who has described the situation as “unprecedented.”The U.S. government, including the FBI, continue to investigate who and what are behind the incidents, but with no firm answers so far.The American Foreign Service Association said Friday that its representatives met this week in Washington, D.C., with Foreign Service Officers posted at the U.S. embassy in Havana who have faced diagnoses including mild traumatic brain injury and permanent hearing loss, but also loss of balance, severe headaches, cognitive disruption and brain swelling.Traumatic brain injury is caused by a violent blow or jolt to the head or body that may cause temporary dysfunction of brain cells or more lasting damage, according to the Mayo Clinic. Symptoms can be immediate or appear days or weeks later, ranging from loss of consciousness or confusion to sensory problems, memory loss, or headache and nausea.AFSA said they only met with 10 affected because the others were not available; the State Department has said that some of those affected have remained at their posts in Havana.Sources have told ABC News that some U.S. officials were exposed to a sonic device in Havana that caused serious health problems and physical symptoms. Sound waves above and below the range of human hearing could potentially cause permanent damage, medical experts have told ABC News.No device or piece of equipment has been discovered yet, according to Nauert. Some of the affected Americans are still experiencing symptoms “because the symptoms are experienced at different times, because the symptoms are different in various people,” according to a State Department official.The Cuban government, which denies any involvement, is said to be cooperating with the ongoing U.S. investigation, but the two governments are not working together on the matter.In May 2017, the State Department asked two Cuban officials working at the embassy in the United States to depart the country. The State Department said that the move was not a form of retaliation or a sign that the U.S. believes Cuba is behind the attack but rather to punish Cuba for its failure to keep American diplomats safe — something it is obligated to do under an international treaty known as the Vienna Convention.AFSA is encouraging the State Department and U.S. government to “do everything possible to provide appropriate care for those affected, and to work to ensure that these incidents cease and are not repeated.”“What has happened there is of great concern to the U.S. government,” Nauert has said, defending the U.S.’s response. “Let me just reassure you that this is a matter that we take very seriously…. It is a huge priority for us and we’re trying to get them all the care that they need.”There have been no reports of other embassies experiencing this, a senior State Department official said.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Real Valladolid and Osasuna ended the game with a 1-1 draw at José Zorrilla

first_img Real Valladolid with their next fixture against Villarreal at away stadium, while Osasuna will face Real Betis at home stadium. Upd. at 20:33 There were no goals during the first half of the game. Real Valladolid boosted the game in the second half, thanks to a goal from Pablo Hervías 65 minutes in the game. Osasuna gave an equalizer thanks to a goal from Robert Ibáñez 81 minutes in the game to establish the 1-1, which saw the second half to a 1-1. At the end of the match, both teams made 3 substitutions each. For Valladolid, Rubén Alcaraz, Pablo Hervías and Sandro Ramírez came on for Míchel Herrero, Waldo Rubio and Enes Unal, while Osasuna brought on Adrián López, Robert Ibáñez and Jon Moncayola to replace Brandon Thomas, Rubén García and Fran Mérida. SPORT.escenter_img Real Valladolid was held down on Sunday at José Zorrilla by Osasuna as the game ended 1-1. Real Valladolid arrived with the intention of regaining victory after losing against Levante 2-0 while Osasuna scored a 2 draw against Barcelona, adding a point in the last match played of the competition. As of today, Real Valladolid is 12th in the LaLiga, with 5 points from 4 matches, while Osasuna sits at 9th with 6 points after playing a total of 4 matches. The referee booked one player from Osasuna, Fran Mérida. CEST 15/09/2019last_img read more

Joaquín Caparrós leaves Sevilla to take over Armenian national team

first_img Caparros has a long history with Sevilla, where he has been the club’s coach on several occasions and, until the return of Monchi, had also worked as the club’s sporting director.  Sevilla have announced that Joaquin Caparros has left the club to take over the Armenian national team, where he will lead the country’s qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup. 10/03/2020 “Sevilla is my home but the bench is my life,” Caparros told the club’s official website. “I received an interesting offer from Gines Melendez, the technical director of the Armenian Federation, and it awakened my passion to be close to the pitch.  IN SPORT.ES With Monchi back and Julen Lopetegui handed the first-team coaching job, he had spent this season working as the club’s director of talent development.   Caparros has taken charge of over 500 games throughout his coaching career, which has seen him manage Sevilla, Athletic, Osasuna, Deportivo, Levante, Mallorca and Granada. Sevilla will travel to Rome without fans or journalists Kevin Herrero “It was a tough decision which took a while to make but was made based on my passion for my profession. I told the club and they didn’t stand in my way. The opposite, in fact, and I am very grateful for that.”  Upd. on 11/03/2020 at 10:00 CET RELATED STORIES Joaquín Caparrós deja el Sevilla para dirigir a la selección de Armenialast_img read more

What are Premier League Boxing Day 2018/19 fixtures?

first_imgLIVERPOOL are at home to Newcastle whilat Manchester City travel to former champions Leicester on Boxing Day.The Winter Break will not start until the 2019/20 season – here is all you need to know about the 2018/19 fixtures for December 26.1 Manchester City will travel to the King Power Stadium for their Boxing Day clashCredit: PA:Press AssociationWhat are the Boxing Day fixtures 2018/19?THESE are the Premier League fixtures for Boxing Day: Brighton vs ArsenalBurnley vs EvertonCrystal Palace vs CardiffFulham vs WolvesLeicester vs Manchester CityLiverpool vs NewcastleManchester United vs HuddersfieldTottenham vs BournemouthSouthampton vs West HamWatford vs ChelseaMost read in footballLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive BlogUNITED LIVEMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesAZPI BETTERAzpilicueta reveals turning off phone saved his season after horror startART ATTACKInside Arsenal’s celebrations as Arteta is showered with champagne as he dancesLive BlogTRANSFER NEWS LIVEStones update, Sancho latest, Havertz to Chelsea newsWhat are the key dates for the 2018-19 season?THE key dates all football fans need to know for next season are: Opening day fixtures – Saturday, August 4First round of the Carabao Cup – August 13Checkatrade Trophy opening games – September 3FA Cup first round – November 10Final day of the season May 12Premier League fans face shelling out even more as Amazon snap up live gameslast_img read more

Indoor Children’s Play Areas in Epcot

first_imgShare This!As much as I love walking around the parks, sometimes you just need an air conditioned retreat. With kids in tow, it can be even more imperative to escape indoors. And though it’s typically not considered the most kid friendly of the Walt Disney World parks, Epcot has plenty of great indoor play areas for kids of all ages to let loose. If you’re looking for a reprieve from that Florida heat, humidity, sun, or even an afternoon rain shower, here are some great locations in Epcot for kids to burn off some excess energy.ImageWorks – home of the Figment-centric interactive gamesStepping on the squares triggers a symphony of soundsUse these stations to compose your own FigmentImagination Pavilion – ImageWorks: The exit of Journey Into Imagination with Figment houses an interactive area known as ImageWorks. Three different sections greet you as you exit the ride.Figment’s Melody Maker: Found immediately on the right as you exit the ride, this area directs you to move your arms around in front of a screen to conduct music.Compose Your Own Figment: Using the computers here, you can customize your own version of Figment by selecting different features (wings, color, etc.) and e-mail it to yourself.Stepping Tones: Kids can run around this carpeted area and jump onto squares on the ground that trigger musical instruments to sound.Mission Space – Advanced Training Lab: Not only are there interactive games in the exit for Mission Space, but there is also a big playground area for kids to climb and explore.Mission Space Race: Two teams, Astronauts and Ground Control, compete to see who can send their rocket from Mars to Earth before the other team.Space Base: You know those McDonald’s with the PlayPlace playground? Well this is similar, except with a space theme.Expedition Mars: In this timed challenge, you’ll explore the surface of Mars.Children’s playground at the exit of Mission SpaceCompete against another team to get your rocket back to Earth firstComplete a timed expedition on Mars and rescue your fellow astronautsSpaceship Earth – Project Tomorrow: Spaceship Earth’s exit has tons of video game style exhibits meant to showcase the newest technologies and technology of the future. While some of the educational aspects may be beyond some children, the games are meant to be fun for all ages.Super Driver: Through this simulated driving experience you’ll learn about new and improving technologies in the area of accident avoidance.Power City: While standing on a projected image of a city, you shuffle power and energy around to understand more about managing power responsibly with a growing population and higher demand.Body Builder: Here you can construct a human body while learning about the future of remote medical treatment.Innervision: This exhibit focuses on the future of medical diagnostics using non-invasive imaging procedures. Test Track: Test Track’s exit draws in kids and adults alike. Even though we are childless, my husband and I love to stop here to race our concept cars or design new ones. There are two interactive areas in addition to a display area with Chevrolet cars.Chevrolet Design Studio: The extra design screens here aren’t timed like the ones before the ride, so if your kid (or you) loves designing the cars, this is the perfect spot. Without a time limit, I just recommend that you are considerate to those who may be waiting behind you.Give It A Spin: Big tables with steering wheels attached display a virtual racetrack, so you can race other guests with the cars you just designed.Design your own concept carRace others using the concept cars you just designedThe Seas – Sea Base: There is an amazing assortment of fun and educational things for kids to do after exiting the Seas with Nemo and Friends. Kids can watch the sea life in the aquarium, which includes dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, rays, manatees, and various species of fish. And they’ll also love to put their head in the mouth of the shark Bruce from Finding Nemo in the play area known as Bruce’s Sub House, so have your camera ready. Cast Members are stationed at tables throughout the area with educational information and items like a shark’s jaw or starfish skeleton. During certain times of day, you can even watch fish feeding or dolphin training.Bruce’s Sub House in Sea BaseBruce the sharkEven the smaller aquariums are fun to check out at Sea BaseNote that for any of these, you don’t need to ride the attraction in order to experience the play area. You can actually walk in through the exit to get to them instead. For some of the more intense attractions, like Mission Space or Test Track, walking through the exit to wait with kids while the other members of the party ride might be your best bet.Do you usually stop any of these when you visit or are you more focused on the attractions? I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences with these areas in the comments below! Innervision in Project TomorrowBody Builder in Project TomorrowPower City in Project Tomorrowlast_img read more

OpenSocial’s Failed Promise: Only 0.7% of Apps Have Crossed Networks (Updated)

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… marshall kirkpatrick Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification OpenSocial was intended to help everyone else keep up with the huge success of the Facebook platform. If there’s one clear market leader, everyone else has a common interest in creating a standard that will help scale the market opportunity on their platforms vs. what Facebook can offer. It hasn’t worked out that way, though. Outside observers hoped that OpenSocial would allow for user data to be transmitted from one site to another. People thought this was the coming of Data Portability, though OpenSocial advocates quickly said that wasn’t the intent. It was just for apps to port, not user data. There is a lot of innovation going on in OpenSocial – it’s a shame the platform isn’t better appreciated.Below: I discuss OpenSocial in March of last year on G4TV, forced to break the host’s heart about data portability!Video Games – E3 2009 – Attack of the ShowWhy hasn’t cross-network development happened though? There are a few theories. The most common is that though there is a common bed of code across all the different social network containers, each of them is also tweaked just enough that it’s not that easy to “write once.” When that became apparent, OpenSocial advocates started saying that the standard still made it a lot easier to develop for multiple networks. So if not “write once, deploy everywhere” then perhaps it was “write once and then take a lot less time to write for elsewhere than you’d have to otherwise.”Clearly developers haven’t taken advantage of that opportunity.Google’s Kevin Marks, one of the leading public faces for OpenSocial, told us today that there are serious cultural differences between the networks and that this could help explain why there hasn’t been more cross pollination. One look through the directory makes it clear though that while the countless “hot bikini girl” apps may not translate from MySpace to LinkedIn well, all the other networks have their own isolated versions of many of the same insipid apps.The most viable explanation could be that Facebook is in fact the only game in town for the most sophisticated developers. That’s a real shame, because it’s never good for innovation for there to be only one game in town. Tags:#social networks#web#Yahoo Related Posts When the Google-led OpenSocial campaign launched in October 2007 it aimed to give developers a common environment that application publishers could publish widgets to with one set of code, deployable across Google sites, MySpace, Hi5 and numerous other social networks.A directory of OpenSocial Apps launched today and the reality is even further from that goal than we expected. Out of 12,456 apps listed, only 83 are running on two or more “containers.” That’s 0.7% or one out of every 1500. Update: See this reply below from Google’s Kevin Marks. Marks says that cross-network presence was counted manually and is actually larger than it appears in the directory.last_img read more