Lamar Jackson ‘hoping’ for Antonio Brown, but Ravens need to keep saying no

first_img“It was nice throwing to Antonio Brown” Jackson said, via ESPN. “I was hoping we would get him. I’m still hoping — a little bit.”MORE: Complete list of players opting out of 2020 NFL seasonWhen throwing to Brown earlier in the offseason, Jackson came away impressed with not only Brown’s talent, but his passion, work ethic and drive to win. On top of boosting a young Baltimore wideout corps on the field, Jackson also believes the former Steeler, Raider and Patriot could mesh with the Ravens’ players off the field.”There’s no quit with him,” Jackson said. “That’s the type of guy we need in our locker room. I feel like the locker room here is different than any other locker room. There’s a brotherhood going on. None of that outside noise. It’s strictly inside.”Brown, who quickly reversed course from potential retirement this summer, has pushed for the NFL to finish its investigation into allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against him. Should he be cleared and allowed to sign and play with anyone in 2020 without discipline, Baltimore officials shouldn’t want to mess with any real interest in Brown.The Ravens went 14-2 as the top AFC playoff seed last season with an elite run-heavy offense. They strengthened their No. 1 rushing attack by drafting rookie running back J.K. Dobbins. They are short on experience at wide receiver, but have plenty of promise in second-year speedsters Marquise “Hollywood” Brown — Antonio’s cousin — and Miles Boykin. They also drafted two more wideouts, Devin Duvernay and James Proche. They also have a rising star at tight end in Mark Andrews, Jackson’s go-to guy from 2019 who has no plans to opt out of the season despite having Type 1 diabetes.MORE: The NFL’s 25 highest-paid playersJackson vouching for Antonio Brown is no surprise, because when Brown works out, he continues to prove he’s in tremendous shape at age 32. The running and pass-catching aren’t the issues, or he would have either stayed with the Raiders or the Patriots last season. In both cases, for different reasons, the risks associated with him far outweighed his rewards.The Ravens aren’t as desperate at wide receiver as those teams were, and have made it a point of late to avoid signing players with troubling baggage. They have made moves over the past two offseasons that say they’re comfortable with youth at the skill positions growing along with Jackson. Could Brown make the Ravens that much better? Maybe. Could Brown make the Ravens’ worse? Definitely. Baltimore won big last season because of Jackson’s play backed by a strong scheme, consistent execution and solid offensive chemistry. Brown is used to teams in Pittsburgh that threw more than 60 percent of the time, seeing plenty of volume. The Ravens, so effective on the ground, passed only 46 percent of the time with Jackson last season. How will Brown respond when he’s not seeing the same targets as he did as the Steelers’ No. 1? Will he hurt or help more in bringing along the young receivers?The Ravens have plenty of offensive answers without Antonio Brown. There’s little upside in bringing on those questions. Lamar Jackson keeps quietly pushing for the Ravens to add Antonio Brown to their wide receiver corps. It’s a good thing they’re still not listening to their reigning MVP quarterback.Jackson, in speaking to reporters at the onset off training camp Wednesday, once again expressed how he would love for his team to sign Brown after working out with the free agent in April.last_img read more

Argentina coach wants Messi fresh for World Cup

first_imgMessi scored four goals as Argentina reached the final in Brazil, but he cut a peripheral figure in the latter stages as his side finished runners-up to Germany following a 1-0 defeat after extra time.Argentina last won the World Cup in 1986 with Diego Maradona inspiring the country to a second title. In Russia, they will face Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in Group D.Share on: WhatsApp Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli said Tuesday he expects captain and star striker Lionel Messi to arrive at the World Cup in peak form after he battled fatigue at the 2014 tournament.“We’ve spoken with Leo about what’s happening and that he doesn’t find himself in the same situation four years ago when he arrived exhausted at the World Cup (in Brazil),” Sampaoli said at a news conference.The former Chile and Sevilla coach added the goal was to ensure that Messi “makes the most of his rest periods to arrive (in Russia) at the top of his physical and mental form”.last_img read more

Outbreak of flu-like illness leaves Letterkenny Hospital under pressure

first_imgAn outbreak of a flu-like illness has left Letterkenny University Hospital under severe pressure today.A spokesman confirmed the Emergency Department at the hospital is extremely busy this week with a significant increase in the numbers of patients presenting with respiratory and flu-like illness.Patients with flu require isolation to prevent the spread of infection and this is a significant challenge. The spokesperson added “Actions are underway in the hospital to alleviate the waiting times for patients requiring hospital admission include additional reviews and early discharges.”Hospital management say they regret the delays experienced by their patients.The spokesperson added “We are committed to treating everyone who presents at our ED but we do so strictly in order of medical priority and apologise for the long wait times currently.”Outbreak of flu-like illness leaves Letterkenny Hospital under pressure was last modified: November 22nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Aphrodite Turbo 2000 Super Shot hair Dryer – Perfect for my hair

first_imgGreat company and good quality presented.Would have been fantastic if it could be screwed on and off to. The blow dryer is ok but the comb nozzle keeps coming off and my hand hurts when i use it for a long interval of time to dry my daughter’s hair. Would have been good if it could be screwed on and off to continue to be in area.It only can take me 30 minutes to dry my afro-caribbean hair with this solution. Only downside is that i have to press the comb attachment on firmly, so that it will not occur off when i’m drying my hair – but this could be since my hair is rather thick & curly.I introduced this hairdryer a when back again now. And i like it compaired to my outdated one. From a particular massive retail outlet letter starting up with a. Effectively from that retail outlet kept braking on me. As been going powerful for months , and came super rapid to. Recomemd if you have training course, hair or thick hair.Not warm adequate as i anticipated. The comb retains on slipping,we nerver received the rubbber that holds it limited.I have been searching for one thing like this for ages but could not obtain any. Straightforward to use and even heat distribution.The comb keeps on popping off.The shipping and delivery of the item was super quickly and the provider was good. Product will work nicely as advisable for african hair, even so, the comb detaches in some cases in the course of use. It is a good hair dryer to have and would continue to advise it.It does the position and it has a great deal of unique heat options so you can adjust appropriately to what your hair can control.Specifically what i was seeking for. I’m so pleased with dis hairdryer, very uncomplicated to use, and straightforward to clean up.Very good, but issues with the attachments. I enjoy this productit has a ‘cool’ placing and two ‘hot’ options. My daughter and i are happy with this merchandise, but i’m a minimal let down with the attachments for the hairdryer, because they continue to keep slipping off each and every now and then.This did the career and in less time than my final one.Not as strong as wahl, or as noisy. Bought this for my daughter who is in university student lodging and wants the quiet. Hair attachment will work properly at present.Evaluation on the hair dryer with a peak attachment. Obtained the item perfectly packed and in thanks time. I was delighted that it arrived with a plug adapter for my regionregarding to the solution, i only utilised it when but i can say it really is quick to use, it labored high-quality with my hair: i experienced a excellent end result. The only matter is that the comb attachment would not maintain restricted on the hair dryer so you will need to have to keep the peak attachment with your hand througout the approach of combing as a result of your hair with the dryerover all, i’m happy with my acquire. It’s excellent and receives the position finished. It truly is good and will get the work completed. Soon after reading through a lot of person comments, the manual and conditioning my hair greater i have not experienced to split this hair dryer as properly. The only frustrating bit is that the comb in no way stays on for prolonged, so i get burnt every single now and then. Will get a hang of it one day.Excellent for blowdry and the youngsters hair.As often a very excellent and trustworthy hairdryer. As normally a quite excellent and trusted hairdryer. My only complaint is the comb attachment comes off far too conveniently.Here are the specifications for the Aphrodite Turbo 2000 Super Shot hair Dryer:High Power 1600 Watts2 Speed SettingsCool Shot Button2 Heat SettingsAttachments includedGreat hair dyer dries my hair in fifty percent the time then what whal did. Incredibly highly effective hair dyer and the comb attachment and dryer are the same make which was the rationale i acquired this hair dyer in the 1st location. The aphrodite comb attachment comb is the strongest and lasts for a longer time.Does the job i have thick afro caribbean hair so was not absolutely sure if it would be effective adequate but it did the task quite effectively to be reasonable.Reviews from purchasers :Love this recomend it ?Perfect for my hairIt’s good and gets the job doneWould have been great if it could be screwed on and off to Good value hairdryerAphodite ha i r dryerlast_img read more

Mobile Apps for Domestic Violence

first_imgThis post was written by Christina Herron, MS, a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. Safety AppsApps for Safety by By Christina Herron, MSMFLN Family Development hosted a 2015 Virtual Learning Event in the month of October. Session 4 | What’s on the Web? Family Violence Resource Tool Kit discussed online resources and mobile applications pertinent to professionals working with individuals, children and families experiencing domestic violence. On of the key topics of the this VLE session focused on mobile applications for individuals involved in Domestic Violence relationships.The National Network to End Domestic Violence has graciously provided a comprehensive study of every cell phone app focusing on Domestic Violence. This organization has broken each app into categories, list detailed descriptions, the pro and cons, and things for the specific audience to consider. Their goal is for individuals, service providers, and victims/survivors to have all the information they need in order to make an informed decision. Below, you will find a brief breakdown of the study completed by the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Be sure to check out the complete study, here.Apps for:Public Awareness and EducationApps for Public Awareness & Education by Screening and AssessingApps for Screening and Assessing by Disclaimer: The Military Families Learning Network does not endorse the use of any of these cell phone apps. There are concerns and barriers to using cell phone apps. However, these apps are out for anyone to access freely. As service providers, educating ourselves on the different types of apps, concerns and barriers could help us better inform the individuals we come in contact with who have been affected by domestic violence and who might be considering using one of these apps out of their own personal choice.last_img read more

Davos diplomacy scene not exactly a natural fit for Trump

first_imgWASHINGTON – One question looms as President Donald Trump packs his bags for Switzerland: How will the Diet Coke-loving nationalist fit in with the Champagne-sipping globalists he’ll encounter at the World Economic Forum in Davos?American presidents tend to shun the Davos diplomacy scene, a glitzy annual gathering at a Swiss Alpine resort that for nearly 50 years has drawn politicians, CEOs and celebrities to ponder public policy and global co-operation.Sitting presidents typically pass on the event, as known for its flashy parties and celebrity sightings as its policy powwows and international deal-making.Instead, Trump will be the star attraction at this year’s high-minded, invitation-only summit. A real estate executive turned reality TV star who has embraced nationalism and railed against international trade practices, Trump doesn’t seem like a natural fit. But with a government shutdown averted, Trump is packing up much of his Cabinet and his “America First” message and heading into town.“We’ll be talking about investing in the United States again,” Trump said Tuesday, as he signed new tariffs that could draw criticism from the Davos crowd.The last sitting U.S. president to attend the summit was Bill Clinton in 2000. Barack Obama, George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush all opted out. Ronald Reagan appeared via video link.Just how Trump approaches the gathering is the subject of feverish speculation as attendees try to game out what Trump will say in his remarks and who he may meet with on the sidelines. Longtime attendees stressed that he might not find the warmest response among those who favour global trade and have been rattled by his rise to power.“It’s a bit of a puzzle,” said Nariman Behravesh, chief economist of IHS Markit. “First of all, he’s going into a situation where the audience will not be that friendly.”An administration official said Trump is expected to highlight the booming U.S. economy and his recent tax overhaul while again criticizing trade practices he sees as unfair. The official, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about internal plans and spoke on condition of anonymity, said Trump made the decision to go because he thinks he has a positive economic message.Trump decided to make the move after some encouragement from Vice-President Mike Pence and French President Emmanuel Macron, said a White House official, who also wasn’t authorized to publicly discuss internal deliberations and spoke on condition of anonymity.He’s likely get a different response than Clinton did 18 years ago.A champion of global trade, Clinton urged world leaders to consider workers and poorer nations in his 2000 address, saying, “Don’t leave the little guys out.” He has frequented the meeting ever since, receiving a warm reception. His former vice-president, Al Gore, an environmental activist, is scheduled to attend this year.“Clinton is the only president that really was Davos Man,” said Ian Bremmer, a foreign affairs columnist and president of the Eurasia Group, using the nickname for the summit’s globalization focused participants. “Obama doesn’t like contrasts like this. Bush was more folksy, homespun.”Still, top aides have typically attended even when the president did not. Vice-President Joe Biden appeared on behalf of the Obama administration last year, and Vice-President Dick Cheney attended for George W. Bush.And of course, politicians aren’t the only draw at Davos. In recent years, celebrity attendees have become part of the tableau, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Goldie Hawn and Bono among the superstar visitors. In 2006, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attended panel discussions trailed by packs of photographers.This year, Elton John and Cate Blanchett already have grabbed Davos headlines.Trump has not attended before. Said Bremmer: “This is not Trump’s crowd.”Even though Trump hasn’t been there, his political rise — driven by nationalist rhetoric — has dominated the conversation in recent years.“I remember two years ago, every meeting at Davos, whatever it was about, would end with the theme that Trump could never be elected president,” said Harvard University economist Kenneth Rogoff. “For him, I suspect this is a victory lap.”Last year, Biden appeared at Davos in the final days of the Obama administration and used his remarks to issue a veiled criticism of Trump, calling on Europe and the United States to defend the “liberal” world order, decrying a growing impulse in the West toward isolation and building walls.Also sending a message to Trump last year was Chinese President Xi Jinping, who cast his country as a champion of free trade and stability, saying: “Whether you like it or not, the global economy is the big ocean that you cannot escape from.”Trump may be looking to push back on those messages this year.Last time, the crowd heard from Trump ally Anthony Scaramucci, the financier who briefly served as Trump’s communications director over the summer. Scaramucci — known at Davos for throwing wine-tasting parties — sought to explain Trump’s governing plans to an anxious audience.He insisted the administration “did not want to have a trade war,” predicted that Trump’s inaugural address would be “very Reaganesque,” and said, “Directionally, this is a super compassionate man.”But he also acknowledged the concerns about the incoming president.Scaramucci joked: “This is my 10th year here, but it is my first year here with a food taster.”last_img read more

SC Collegium recommends 16 lawyers as HC judges

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Collegium Monday cleared the names of 16 lawyers for appointment as judges of Kerala, Karnataka and Bombay High Courts. The apex court collegium comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde and N V Ramana recommended the names of the advocates to the central government after assessing their merit and suitability. For the Kerala High Court, the Collegium has forwarded the names of Conrad Stansilaus Dias, Mohammed Nias C P and Paul K K. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’For Karnataka High Court, the names of Savanur Vishwajith Shetty, Singapuram Raghavachar Krishna Kumar, Maralur Indrakumar Arun, Mohammed Ghouse Shukure Kamal, Ashok Subhashchandra Kinagi, Govindaraj Suraj, Engalaguppe Seetharamaiah Indiresh and Sachin Shankar Magadum were cleared by the apex court. Advocates Avinash G Gharote, N B Suryawanshi, Madhav Jamdar, Anil Kilor and Milind Narendra Jadhav were given the nod to be appointed as judges of the Bombay High Court. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIn order to ascertain the suitability of the recommendees, the three-member Collegium have consulted the apex court judges conversant with the affairs of the High Court concerned before recommending their names for the appointment. The Collegium, to which ten names of lawyers were sent for elevation as Bombay HC judges, cleared only five, sent back four names and deferred one to await further details. With regard to elevation of lawyers as judges in the Karnataka High Court, the Collegium accepted recommendations of eight lawyers and remitted one name to the high court collegium for reconsideration.last_img read more

Born in Delhi understand peoples issues better than Modi Priyanka

first_imgNEW DELHI: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday sought to strike an emotional chord with people during a road show here, saying she was born in Delhi and is empathetic towards their aspirations, unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, she claimed, has been here only for five years. Congress general secretary was campaigning for party’s North East Delhi Lok Sabha candidate Sheila Dikshit and South Delhi Lok Sabha candidate Vijender Singh here on Wednesday. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesHolding her first road show in the national capital, Priyanka Gandhi challenged Modi to fight polls on the issues of GST, demonetisation and women security. The road show started in Seelampur, a minority-dominated area, and meandered with a sea of people towards Yamuna Vihar depot, where it culminated. Perched atop a minibus, she said, “I cannot disrespect you. We are not arrogant like the BJP. We know that you have made us what we are today.” “Modi ji is in Delhi for five years. I was born in the city. I have seen every bylane. I will tell you (Modi) what the people of Delhi think. They are tired of your useless talk. You keep yourself confined to your Race Course Road residence,” said Priyanka Gandhi. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarAccusing Modi of destroying institutions and the BJP of playing politics in the name of religion, she said the prime minister was indulging in negative politics and cannot give a direct answer to questions on the work he did during his five years of governance. Raking up the issue of GST, Priyanka Gandhi said the new indirect tax regime broke the back of businessmen. The AICC general secretary also referred to the BJP’s 2014 poll promises, including about providing 2 crore jobs every year. Addressing people, she asked them if they got the jobs, to which the crowd responded in negative. “He (Modi) failed to protect soldiers, youth and women but who will hold him accountable and who will seek answers from him,” she asked the gathering. They replied, “We will.”last_img read more

Ohio State center Pat Elflein named one of five semifinalists for Outland

OSU redshirt senior offensive linesman Pat Elflein prepares for the Buckeyes game against the Oklahoma Sooners on Sept. 17 at Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes won 45-24. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOhio State redshirt senior center Pat Elflein has been named one of five semifinalists for the Outland Trophy, a prestigious award given to the nation’s most outstanding interior lineman.One of the team captains for the 2016 season, Elflein is starting for a third consecutive season. This year, the two-time first-team all-Big Ten lineman transitioned from guard to center, taking over after the departure of Jacoby Boren.Before the start of the season, there were questions surrounding the front five for OSU. Outside of Elflein and fellow All-American candidate Billy Price, the Buckeyes offensive line includes three first-year starters.Elflein has had a big role in an Ohio State offense that finds itself first in the Big Ten in rushing (267), yards per carry (5.7) and total offense (511.4). The Buckeyes also rank second nationally in scoring (46.5 ppg).Along with the Outland Trophy, Elflein is also one of 20 players in the running for the Lombardi Award, awarded to college football’s best lineman or linebacker, and is on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, awarded to the nation’s best center. read more