Dear mom with a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis

first_imgLifesite News 13 June 2013Dear mom who just received a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis,I know how you feel.Except — unlike you, I was holding my new baby, Kate, in my arms when I found out. She was wrapped in a blanket, looking up at me as I cried, listening to the Neonatologist on staff tell me — only minutes after she was born — that she had Down syndrome. And what that meant.He said that it meant she had an extra chromosome. And that she would have learning delays. He said that it meant she was significantly predisposed to certain medical conditions, including congenital heart defects — and that we should get her heart tested right away. He said that it meant she had low muscle tone and may not be able to breastfeed. He said that it meant she would do things on a different schedule than other kids.And in those first few days, after hearing those statistics, talking to doctors and researching online, I thought I knew what it “meant” to have a child with Down syndrome. And quite frankly, I was devastated.And so it is with you.But let me tell you — from one mother to another — those facts are not what it means to have a child with Down syndrome.READ MORE read more

Kaleb Joseph already showing flashes of improved game

first_imgLe Moyne’s Daniel Kaigler blocked Kaleb Joseph’s shot near the rim with three seconds left in the first half. Tanner Hyland corralled the rebound, lofted a three-quarters-court shot that hit the top of the backboard and the buzzer sounded as Joseph headed toward the locker room.Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim stood near midcourt, his unwavering glare directed right at the sophomore, before screaming “Hey” to get his attention.“He made a bad play at the end of the first half,” Boeheim said after the game.It capped off a 20-minute span that Joseph wanted to put behind him. One-of-6 shooting. No makes on his two 3-pointers. A meager three points for a professed new player whose stroke from distance and ability to finish at the rim was supposedly far superior than a year ago.But in the second half, the point guard was more selective in his looks from the field, he said. Joseph hit half of his six shots, including back-to-back 3s that topped off a 21-0 SU run, finishing as one of five Orange players in double figures with 11 points. The latter 20 minutes displayed the Joseph that Syracuse knows he can be, and a second exhibition against Division-II national champion Florida Southern on Sunday gives him one last chance to continue rounding into form before the regular season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I was settling in the first half, kind of forcing the issue a little bit,” Joseph said. “The second half, it’s just about playing basketball, making the right play and not pressing.”In last season’s first exhibition against Carleton, Joseph scored a team-high 19 points. He was the starting point guard as a true freshman, running an offense that lost Tyler Ennis early to the NBA.This year, Joseph’s role is different. He’s not starting. Instead, 6-foot-7 fifth-year senior Michael Gbinije is running the point.Joseph has refined his game despite not cracking the first five, putting on significant muscle and improving his stroke from deep. He showed a tendency to attack the rim in the first half against the Dolphins and his first two shots in the second half, both makes from behind the arc, helped SU pull away.“Kaleb’s definitely 16-17 pounds stronger and he’s shooting the ball better this year,” Boeheim said. “Those two things definitely help.”Syracuse shot 32 3s on Monday, many of which came from penetrate-and-kick situations. Gbinije, who shot 10 from beyond the arc himself, and Joseph, were able to get in the lane, draw defenders in and pass it back outside to an open shooter.“He got in the paint quite a lot,” Gbinije said. “I think that’s big for him, if he can get in the paint and make it easier to make plays.”SU plans to be more of a perimeter-oriented offense, and it’ll need Joseph, even if he plays just 16 minutes like Monday, to draw attention to the paint.It’s an improved branch of his game, but one that’s still a work in progress. If it can be refined along with his outside shooting, Syracuse can inch closer to the new offense it’s already begun to unveil.Said Joseph: “I think there’s definitely a lot more to come.” Comments Published on November 4, 2015 at 9:31 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

At last, Vegas solves Demko in 3-0 Game 7 win over Canucks

first_img Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV COMMENT First Published: 5th September, 2020 09:33 IST Shea Theodore finally solved Thatcher Demko with 6:08 remaining in the third period and the Vegas Golden Knights edged the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Friday night in Game 7 of their second-round series.Theodore’s goal was the first in 138:40 for the Golden Knights against Demko, the rookie who had brought Vancouver back from a 3-1 deficit in the series and held off Vegas for most of this game, too. Then Theodore scored a power-play goal on a wrist shot from the blue line that slipped through traffic and past Demko, who had made 98 consecutive saves.Alex Tuch and Paul Stastny added empty-net goals.Vegas outshot the Canucks 36-14 in the game and 127-54 over the final three. It was barely enough. The Golden Knights will face Dallas for a berth in the Stanley Cup final.Robin Lehner had his third shutout of the series, and his sensational glove save on Brock Boeser in the second period kept the game scoreless.Vancouver missed an opportunity when it failed to convert on an extended power play after Ryan Reaves was ejected toward the end of the second period.The Golden Knights outshot Vancouver 91-40 in Games 5 and 6 but managed only one goal in that span. It was all Vegas again at the start of Game 7, but the Canucks withstood the initial push and made it to the end of the first period in a scoreless tie. The Golden Knights had an 11-2 edge in shots.Reilly Smith missed the net on a breakaway early in the second for Vegas, and the best save of that period actually belonged to Lehner. As he has for most of these playoffs, he got the start over Marc-Andre Fleury, and when the Canucks produced a rare scoring opportunity on a 2-on-1 break, Lehner made a lunging glove save on Boeser.Vancouver found itself with a big opportunity with 3:30 left in the period. Reaves received a major penalty and was ejected for a hit to the head of Tyler Motte, but that power play — which extended into the third period — was fruitless.That call on Reaves seemed less controversial than the penalty that sank Vegas last season. In Game 7 of a first-round series against San Jose, the Golden Knights were up 3-0 when Cody Eakin was given a major penalty for cross-checking. The Sharks scored four quick goals and eventually won in overtime.Nicolas Roy finally beat Demko to the glove side with about 12 minutes to go, but the shot hit the post. Then Vegas easily killed off another Vancouver power play as it became increasingly clear that the first goal would probably decide it.Vancouver’s J.T. Miller was called for hooking with 6:13 remaining, and Vegas needed only a few seconds to score.With the Canucks out, Canada again won’t have a Stanley Cup champion. The last team from Canada to win it all was Montreal in 1993.Image credits: AP center_img Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 5th September, 2020 09:33 IST At Last, Vegas Solves Demko In 3-0 Game 7 Win Over Canucks Shea Theodore finally solved Thatcher Demko with 6:08 remaining in the third period and the Vegas Golden Knights edged the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Friday night in Game 7 of their second-round series WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more

New CheckdMedia appointment will play “vital role in growth”

first_img StumbleUpon PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Related Articles Share CheckdMedia’s new Head of Commercial Harry Bowden will “play a vital role in the strategy and growth” of the firm, according to CEO Jamie Knowlson. Formerly of Oddschecker, he will report to co-founder and Marketing Director Lee Struggles.Bowden boasts an extensive list of industry experience, with a stint at Sky Bet preceding his seven years at Oddschecker.On accepting the role, he said: “I’ve known Jamie and Lee for years and can’t wait to be part of an already thriving business. They’ve established themselves as one of the industry’s leading sports betting communities and have incredibly exciting growth plans. I’m looking forward to working with them and our operator partners to truly realise our potential.”CheckdMedia’s brands include the likes of, The Winners Enclosure and the 2017-acquired brand Oddschanger. As well as being the main contact between the firm and its partners, Bowden will play a key role in bringing in new business and opportunities for the B2B areas recently launched on CheckdMedia’s newly revamped website.Knowlson added: “We are very excited for Harry to join the team. With his wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry, he’s going to play a vital role in the strategy and growth of CheckdMedia and will be a particularly important player in our plans to expand worldwide.”The appointment consolidates what has been a fruitful start to 2019 for Checkdmedia, after the Manchester-based firm launched a new B2B site just last week. The revamped site gives potential businesses the opportunity to navigate through CheckdMedia’s services easily, and includes the brand-new strapline: ‘Positioning your brand amongst the audience that matters’.“The newly designed website gives our existing partners the best experience possible, whilst showcasing CheckdMedia’s offerings to potential new clients,” said Knowlson. Submit Share Restructured GVC sidelines Oddschecker affiliate services  July 8, 2020 Oddschecker: ‘Unusual circumstances’ fail to hinder Royal Ascot traffic July 23, 2020last_img read more

Fahrudin Đurđević is the new player of FC ”Zvijezda” Gradačac

first_imgCurrently, BiH football tournaments are on a break, and most teams are searching for reinforcements. BiH Premier League team ”Zvijezda” from Gradačac is bringing Fahrudin Đurđević in its team.Đurđević was born in Skopje, and so far he played for FC Macedonia, FC Vardar, FC Spartak Skopje, and he also played for U-17, U-19 and U-21 National football teams of Macedonialast_img

Football Players of Željezničar Training in Međugorje

first_imgFootball players and the expert staff of Football Club Željezničar are training in Međugorje, where they are preparing for the European League matches, announced this football club.The team is training twice a day.All the football players are in good shape, expect for Dedić, who has a minor injury. Filip Lončarić joined them as well and on “probation” is Ćilić and Sokol.They will play today in Međugorje at 17:00 a friendly match against Croatian first league team- Istra 1961 team.Football players of Željezničar in the first qualifying round will play against representatives of Montenegro – Lovćena team. The first match will be played on 3 July in Cetinje and the rematch will take place on 10 July in Sarajevo.(Source: Fena)last_img

Simeone rehearses with João Félix as headline against Sevilla

first_imgSimeone began to test in the training session today a possible eleven to face Sevilla, in which it will be the first final of those that the Madrid team has left. The rojiblanco coach arranged several games in which he let glimpse a starting eleven. João Félix would be the big news against Sevilla and enter by Carrasco, who played at home against Espanyol. Simeone, in the different games and ball exercises, put an eleven in which they were Vrsaljko, Savic, Felipe, Beautiful (Lodi did thoughtful work in the gym and that’s fine, so he could be a starter); Correa, Marcos Llorente, Saúl, Koke; Morata and João Félix.Thomas is low by penalty and in this place the Cholo placed Marcos Llorente, who could regain ownership in this meeting. As can be seen from the rehearsals, Correa could go down to the center of the field, on the right side, so that the Portuguese play on top with Morata. João Félix does not start from January 26, in the match against Leganés. The Portuguese has already played after his injury, although he had not yet played in the starting eleven. He played a few minutes in front of Villarreal and Espanyol. Before Sevilla will recover ownership. Giménez, OK; Lemar is still lowGiménez, who stayed off the list of summoned in the last league match due to discomfort in one knee, exercised without problems with the rest of his teammates and had no physical problems. He was not with the whole group Lemar, who is still recovering from his injury. The Frenchman did not train, although he followed his recovery plan in the gym. We will see if the French can be incorporated progressively with the rest of his teammates.last_img read more

AB Kromah under Probe

first_imgThe National Security and Good Governance Committees of the House of Representatives have opened an investigation into an alleged traffic violation involving Deputy Police Director Abraham Kromah.Kromah’s probe was prompted by a mandate from the plenary of the House requesting the Committees to investigate the Deputy Police Chief and report their findings to plenary in one week.The Joint Committees have a mandate to investigate Kromah, (102) of the Police over an incident of alleged traffic violation wherein he allegedly crossed his official vehicle in front of a 48-year-old man, Victor Johnson, who was reported to have been riding a motorcycle in Monrovia.Kromah’s action led to the victim breaking his two legs and sustaining other major injuries.According to a communication addressed to plenary in Monrovia last Friday, Montserrado County Representative Munah Pelham-Youngblood narrated that the accident has left Johnson, a father of four, bed ridden at home, requiring assistance with bodily functions.In the communication which prompted plenary’s mandate, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) lawmaker asserted; “If this incident were true, it is not only disheartening but also a disgrace to our law enforcement.”However, Madam Munah Pelham-Youngblood maintained that the incident involving Kromah and the allegation of “brutality” is not the first, and as such, lawmakers must take action immediately to arrest the situation and protect the masses.Such conduct is not needed in our already fragile society, the District #9 representative pointed out.According to the victim, Kromah intentionally ordered his driver to hit him while he was riding on the back of a motorcycle.However, Kromah has denied the victim’s claim, adding; “I know Johnson well and so I will do nothing to harm him.”His account is that, “The motorcyclist dropped his bike and ran in fear upon seeing my car, as most violators do. My driver, mistakenly rolled over him,” Kromah said.On the other hand, Johnson dismissed the police claim, adding; “AB rolled his vehicle over me after the motorcyclist stopped for a little over five minutes, before putting his bike engine into motion.”Meanwhile, the victim’s wife, Madam Ellen K. Johnson, wants philanthropists, NGOs and other well-meaning people to come to the aid of her husband to enable him to seek medical treatment outside Liberia as “JFK Hospital in Monrovia forcibly discharged him even when it is known to doctors there that my husband is still in severe pain.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PPP unsure about participation in unilateral inquiry

first_imgLindo Creek CoI…raises conflict of interest concerns, witch-hunting campaignThe People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) on Wednesday said the Lindo Creek Commission of Inquiry (CoI) was established with a clear political objective, highlighting the fact that the Commission was also set up along partisan lines and is being headed only by one individual.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoIn a strongly worded statement, the main Opposition party lashed out at the coalition Government for the manner in which the CoI was established. The Party said it notes the unilateral establishment of the Commission, like others named under the Government, underscoring the deviation from the approach of the PPP Government to have bi-partisan talks.“It appears that this Commission was established with a political objective. Due to the partisan approach in establishing the Commission, which does not inspire trust and confidence, persons with vital information may be reluctant to come forward,” the Party speculated.The PPP said given the nature of the Commission’s establishment and the decision to start an inquiry with the incidents at Lindo Creek, as opposed to a more comprehensive review of the crime wave, the Party would find it difficult to participate in any of the events.The PPP/C also registered concerns over the obvious conflict of interest in naming a Commissioner, who is the father of a sitting Cabinet Minister and Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), one of the partners of the coalition Government, Raphael Trotman, who holds the portfolio for natural resources.The political Opposition said this move speaks to the growing trend of nepotistic taking place under the current Government, arguing that it should not be encouraged to continue. The Party also raised concerns over one single person being appointed to probe the Lindo Creek massacre.More importantly, however, the PPP noted that Minister Joseph Harmon’s statement in relation to the Commission being able to determine whether any senior officer should be sent on leave during the period of the inquiry highlights that this undertaking is aimed towards another witch-hunt.The Party hinted that this witch-hunting exercise might target top officials of the joint security forces, making reference to the establishment of the Paul Slowe Commission of Inquiry and the Government’s interference in the Police Service Commission’s promotion of senior Police Officers.“The PPP wishes to make clear that it will vehemently reject any attempts to erode the level of professionalism of Guyana’s security forces and the undermining of the functions of the civilian law enforcement authorities of Guyana,” a statement from the Party added.The PPP also claimed that the order signed by President David Granger, which establishes the Commission and defines its Terms of Reference remains a mystery since it has not been published as is required by law in the Official Gazette up to the time of Trotman’s swearing in.Former President Bharrat Jagdeo said on Tuesday that events pre-2002 have to be taken into account, stating that the involvement of the People’s National Congress (PNC) (the majority partner in the coalition) in the killings and civil disturbances preceding that year must be investigated.“I believe that no inquiry will be complete unless there is a comprehensive review of what took place and who the operatives were, particularly the political operatives,” he said in a statement.Jagdeo, who incidentally serves as the Opposition Leader, also highlighted several other incidents that the PNC has been named in. “Where are the 155 high-powered military weapons that were loaned to the PNC’s Ministry of National Development?” Jagdeo questioned.The former Head of State reminded that he has already made available to the media and publicly gone through the list of 400 young black men, which was circulated by the PNC, and shown that the authors of that list unashamedly included the names of victims of the crime wave, civilians and security forces.“That number has been mysteriously increased to 1431 by Minister Harmon. A credibly-constituted Commission of Inquiry, staffed by international jurists, will expose the intellectual authors behind the crime wave of the 2000s, including the political operatives who were involved,” Jagdeo stated.Jagdeo had previously expressed a willingness to help in drafting the CoI’s Terms of Reference and to also make his former Government officials available for questioning once they had specific information.last_img read more

GECOM issues warning over imposters collecting voter info

first_img…urges citizens to be on lookout, call in PoliceThe Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has issued a warning to residents to be on the lookout for persons posing as employees of the election agency, who then go on to request documents from these residents.Guyana Elections CommissionThis was communicated by GECOM’s Public Relations Officer, Yolanda Ward, and via a notice. In the case of Ward, she noted that GECOM received reports from residents of persons purporting to be GECOM officials.According to Ward, these ‘officials’ visit homes and offer to conduct transactions as part of the ongoing Claims and Objections exercise (C&O), despite the fact that during C&O, residents visit GECOM’s office and not the other way around.“GECOM is urging residents to be vigilant and to only conduct transactions at the permanent and temporary GECOM Registration Offices,” Ward noted in communication with members of the media.While the PRO’s warnings were for the general public, the notice from GECOM specifically advised residents in Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), to be on the lookout for persons coming into their community and telling them that house-to-house was illegal.“Do not accept offers to be registered,” GECOM further advised. “These persons have not been authorised by GECOM and you should not furnish them with any personal information. Please report any instance of such to the nearest police station.”Last week, Opposition-nominated Commissioner Sase Gunraj told reporters after a meeting that Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield updated them that more than 2100 transactions had been recorded at the time during the C&O exercise.He further related that they are still trying to get more details on other aspects such as the H2H data, as well as the overseas fingerprint cross-matching before any decisions are taken. According to the Opposition-nominated Commissioner, the encoding (entering data into GECOM’s database) of the H2H data is scheduled to finish by today.The preceding week, Government-nominated Commissioner Charles Corbin had told reporters that the encoded data will be available for scrutiny before the C&O exercise concludes in November.GECOM was forced to bring the controversial H2H Registration to a premature end on August 31, by which time it had obtained in excess of 370,000 registrants.It was then decided that the new data obtained will be merged with the existing National Register of Registrants (NRR) Database – something which the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has been against.last_img read more