Cricket News Heather Knight, England Captain, Joins NHS As Volunteer To Tackle Coronavirus Pandemic In UK

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The United Kingdom, as well as the rest of Western Europe, has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic. On Saturday, UK had over 17,000 cases and the death toll has crossed 1000 and the situation is not improving. With the coronavirus pandemic resulting in total cancellation of all cricket in the United Kingdom until May 28 and with the country reportedly looking at a lockdown for close to six months, the chances of sports being played in the summer is looking grim. In this situation, one England cricketer is planning on making a big difference by contributing to the fight on the ground. Heather Knight, the captain of the England cricket team, has joined the National Health Service (NHS) as volunteer to help the healthcare system. More than half a million people signed up when the volunteer programme was announced on Wednesday. Knight, who has played 7 Tests, 101 ODIs and 74 T20Is for England will help in transporting medicines and spreading awareness about the pandemic in the United Kingdom.In her column in the BBC, Knight wrote, “I signed up to the NHS’ volunteer scheme as I have a lot of free time on my hands and I want to help as much as I can. My brother and his partner are doctors, and I have a few friends who work in the NHS, so I know how hard they are working and how difficult it is for everyone.” Knight was the captain during the 2020 ICC Women’s World T20 but her team was eliminated in the semi-final as their match against India in Sydney was abandoned without a ball bowled and since they finished lower in the points table, India progressed to the final where they were thrashed by hosts Australia in Melbourne.Knight and the England cricket team returned home and currently, they are under lockdown. The England skipper will also be making an effort to educate people about the coronavirus. “One of my close friends, Elin, works on the ward at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. She is having to make tough decisions, so we are trying to keep her positive. Our university friendship group have been sending her throwback songs of the day to try and give her a moment to be happy and relax,” Knight wrote.Britain’s Head Of State Scarred By COVID-19Boris Johnson, the prime minister of United Kingdom, has tested positive for coronavirus. Johnson posted a video on Twitter confirming his COVID-19 positive status. In the video, Johnson confirmed he had developed mild symptoms such as a temperature and persistent cough over the last 24 hours. He took a test on the advice of the chief medical officer which returned positive for coronavirus. In the video, Boris Johnson said he is self-isolating and working from home. He said he will continue to lead the national fightback against the virus thanks to “the wizardry of modern technology”.Boris Johnson, the prime minister of United Kingdom, tested positive for coronavirus a couple of days. (Image credit: Getty Images)Prince Charles also tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday. It is to be noted that Prince Charles has become the first British royal to reveal that he has tested positive for Coronavirus. In a statement, Clarence House said, “The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.”Also Read | Coronavirus: Prince Charles Tests Positive For COVID-19, Goes In Self-QuarantineThe statement further stated that Camilla, wife of Prince Charles, has tested negative for the coronavirus. “The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland,” Clarence House added. “It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks,” Clarence House said.last_img read more

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Vector Security’s Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) Now Live in Durham and Kernersville, NC

first_imgNow that Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) is live in Durham and Kernersville, North Carolina, many homes and businesses that use monitored alarm services – including nearly 1,700 Vector Security customers – will benefit from the technology that improves the accuracy and speed of emergency response.ASAP works by delivering alarm notification information from central monitoring stations directly to public safety answering points (PSAPs) via computer, rather than by phone. This eliminates the need for communication between monitoring centers and 911 operators, resulting in faster emergency response and reduced errors. It also allows better allocation of resources for responding agencies.Transmitting data electronically speeds up alarm notification delivery, and reduces the number of phone calls and processing time. It also eliminates human error and miscommunication between operators because all pertinent data goes directly to first responders within seconds.- Sponsor – ASAP to PSAP was created in partnership with the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) and the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO), with Vector Security President and CEO Pam Petrow co-chairing the steering committee. Vector Security was the first alarm company to use ASAP in the City of Richmond, VA in 2012.“ASAP allows first responders to answer emergencies faster due to improved speed and accuracy of information transmitted,” said Bill Hobgood, an ASAP implementation consultant to both Durham and Kernersville. “This saves precious time in an emergency, helping us better protect the community. Vector Security worked with us on extensive testing on this project.”“ASAP is an initiative we strongly believe in at Vector Security and we are proud to help enable this partnership between the public and private sectors,” said Anita Ostrowski, vice president of central station services, Vector Security. “As such, we consistently seek ways to promote its value to municipalities and public agencies, and help other alarm companies implement it for the greater good of the security industry and the protection of our communities.”Ryan Spong, Kernersville 911 communications manager, said, “We are excited to have the ASAP program in Kernersville. This program will certainly decrease the time from when an alarm is set off until the first responders arrive on the scene.”Jim Soukup, emergency communications director for the city and county of Durham, NC, added, “With ASAP, the ability to get emergency vehicles on the way more accurately and more quickly is outstanding.”Other municipalities that have implemented ASAP include Houston, TX; Washington D.C.; James City County, York County and Henrico County, VA; Tempe and Chandler, AZ; Boca Raton, FL; Cary and Guilford County, NC; Denton County and Grand Prairie, TX; and Morgan County, AL. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Photo: Cardale Jones’ Customized IPhone Features His Initials, Nickname

first_imgCardale Jones celebrates scoring a rushing touchdown.ARLINGTON, TX – JANUARY 12: Quarterback Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after scoring a one yard touchdown in the second quarter against the Oregon Ducks during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)When you go from being a third-string quarterback to leading your team to a national championship like Ohio State’s Cardale Jones did, you get plenty of notoriety. You can also get a pretty slick IPhone that’s customized with your initials and distinctive nickname. The IPhone was fixed up by Fredo Neucase, whose service is based out of California. The script is a nice look, as is the addition of the “12 Gauge” nickname on the bottom right. Jones still has to win the starting quarterback job for this season, but it’s doubtful that J.T. Barrett or Braxton Miller’s phones look as cool as this.last_img read more

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Photo: Georgia QB Greyson Lambert Read Ex-Bulldog Teammate’s Children’s Book To Kids

first_imgGreyson Lambert reads to children.Greyson Lambert ReadingFormer Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell went from struggling to read when he began his college career to being inspired to write a children’s book after joining a book club during his time at Georgia.  This morning, Georgia quarterback Greyson Lambert read his former teammate’s book, “The Magician’s Hat” to a group of youths at a local summer reading program kickoff. Reading is always a good thing, and Lambert sharing Mitchell’s book with kids is even better.last_img read more

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Jim Harbaugh Says There Is A “Prejudice” Against Football

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh has become the most-polarizing football coach in America. The Michigan head coach is, of course, beloved by his fan base (and enjoyed by those who cover the sport) but there’s certainly a big part of the population (including many of his colleagues) that dislikes him. Much of that dislike surely stems from his recruiting antics, whether it’s his use of satellite camps or his sleepovers at recruits’ homes. A great day for us and the kids of Baltimore! pic.twitter.com/5zE5eA4xZQ— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) June 6, 2016At a satellite camp in Baltimore today, Harbaugh was asked if he thinks there are inequities between football and other sports when it comes to the recruiting of young athletes. Harbaugh thinks there are, saying there is a “prejudice” against football. Rod Beard of The Detroit News has the full quote.   #Michigan Jim Harbaugh on inequities between football and other sports: pic.twitter.com/WuoG2jIydw— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) June 6, 2016A better question might be: is Harbaugh truly doing this for the betterment of student-athletes or the betterment of his football program? Or can it be both?last_img read more

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Cam Newton Celebrates TD In LeBron James Fashion in

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton mocked Miami Dolphin fans by imitating their town’s biggest superstar LeBron James on Sunday.After Newton’s scored a five-yard touchdown to cut into Miami’s lead in the third quarter, the QB danced in the Dolphins’ end zone with James’ signature celebration.In the fourth quarter, Newton backed up his boastfulness by leading his team to a victory towndown  with 43 seconds on the clock.The Panthers (8-3) overcame a 16-3 first-half deficit  to beat Miami 20-16.  The team extended their winning streak to seven games, the longest since 2003.“We didn’t play our best early on,” Newton said. “We couldn’t get it going. But we just find ways to win.”Here’s James doing his fimiliar celebration below: read more

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201516 NBA Preview The Lakers Have Fallen And Wont Get Up

We’re inaugurating our NBA player projection system, CARMELO, with 2015-16 season previews for every team in the league. Check out the teams we’ve already previewed here. Learn more about CARMELO here. An organization so often filled with endless Southern California sunshine is in the midst of its darkest era. The Los Angeles Lakers posted a franchise-worst 21-61 record last season and struck out on their top targets in free agency for the third straight summer. They need another star (Kevin Durant in 2016? Russell Westbrook in 2017?) to replace Kobe Bryant, who may or may not be gone soon. D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson are promising, but — like all young players — need time to grow. For now, the Lakers are expected to miss the playoffs for the third consecutive season, the longest postseason drought in their history. FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO projects them to go 27-55: “Swaggy P” spent the bulk of last season in Scott’s doghouse, and it’s not clear whether their partnership will be any different this time around. Nick Young is a fearless gunner — sometimes too fearless — but minutes will be hard to come by as the Lakers look to develop their young backcourt. That said, remember when dolphins tried to kill him and steal his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea? Classic. After Kobe Bryant’s three consecutive season-ending injuries, no one knows what to expect from the guard, now in his 20th (and quite possibly final) season in purple and gold. CARMELO pegs Bryant as the 236th best player in the league. But can he stay healthy? How many minutes will he play? How many games must he sit out to rest? Will he defer to the Lakers’ rising young stars? All question marks. The only certainty is that he’ll go out guns blazing, especially when the game is on the line. A broken leg in his season debut robbed Julius Randle of his rookie season. But throughout this preseason, he has looked like the Lakers’ best player. Bryant routinely calls him an “animal,” and Roy Hibbert called him “the future face of the NBA.” He’s got a ways to go, but the talent/physical package is there. Once the most dominant defensive center in the NBA, Roy Hibbert was dumped by the Pacers for next to nothing, and now he’s trying to revive his career in a contract season. No pressure. The Lakers don’t want him to worry about points — just about stopping opponents from scoring them at the rim. If he can show shades of his former self, then the Lakers landed a steal. CARMELO, however, is skeptical. The 19-year-old has superstar potential, that we know, especially after Lakers coach Byron Scott mentioned D’Angelo Russell in the same breath as Magic Johnson and after Bryant recently called Russell “one of the best playmakers in the game.” Russell will probably pile up some head-shaking turnovers in a quest for jaw-dropping highlight passes, but that’s OK. After all, it seemed like every team in the NBA had an elite point guard, and now it seems like the Lakers (potentially) have one too. And if they’re too good this season, they could lose their 2016 first-round draft pick, which is top-three protected, to the 76ers. No doubt, the winningest franchise in NBA history — and the league’s most glamorous team — is at its most crucial crossroads. The Lakers must tread carefully or else face an extended stay in the league’s cellar.Here’s what CARMELO projects for the Lakers’ key players: Read more:NBA player projections2015-16 NBA Previews Jordan Clarkson rose from unknown second-round pick to All-Rookie first team selection, but that all came when the Lakers were decimated with injuries and the season was already lost. If the high-flying combo guard can improve on last season, then the Lakers will know they’ve truly found a diamond in the rough. read more

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