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Ivanovic hoping to face Benfica

first_imgChelsea are assessing Branislav Ivanovic’s thigh problem ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League encounter with Benfica.The defender picked the injury during last week’s defeat against Manchester City and missed Saturday’s draw with Tottenham.He failed a fitness test ahead of the Spurs clash and was replaced by Jose Bosingwa.AdChoices广告Ivanovic scored the extra-time winner against Napoli in the previous round which took his side through to the quarter-finals.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Tipp crowned All-Ireland minor champions

first_imgLiam Cahill’s side defeated Limerick 1-21 to 0-17 in the final.The game’s crucial score came from Jake Morris – his goal went a long towards helping the Premier County to claim the Irish Press Cup for the first time since 2012.Although Limerick rallied after that they could get no closer than three points. Points from Colin English, Mark Kehoe, Lyndon Fairbrother, Shane Neville and Ger Browne in the closing stages took Tipp over the line and they ran out winners by seven pointslast_img read more

USA Basketball: Before looking forwards to the FIBAWC it’s worth looking back at how the team got there

first_imgView this post on Instagram Behind the scenes with Jeff Van Gundy’s USA Team during Window 5 of the Qualifiers where they secured the qualification for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China! #FIBAWC #ThisIsMyHouseA post shared by FIBA Basketball World Cup (@fibawc) on Dec 11, 2018 at 9:00am PST https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/6/4d/reggie-hearn-usa-basketball_1lemfkjrgpi961q46vdf8gsoud.jpg?t=-1605063871&w=500&quality=80 https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d3/bc/jeff-van-gundy-usa-fiba_lyi88exuuob81uzwiljvl48q2.jpg?t=-1598987807&w=500&quality=80 The exact composition of the final roster may prove to be another juggling act for USAB. Of the 35 man National Team Roster, a number of players have key decisions to make this summer which may impact on their availability for the World Cup.12 players will be entering free agency, which could heavily impact their decision making. Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler, Kemba Walker, Tobias Harris, Khris Middleton, DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan, Isaiah Thomas and Harrison Barnes will all have question marks as to whether or not they can commit to the USA World Cup campaign. In addition, having suffered a ruptured achilles ruling him out for at least 12 months, John Wall is already a no-go.Even if all of those players decided to withdraw from consideration, the remaining pool of 22 players is enough to create a more than enviable roster. The NBA is serious about having a strong presence in China, with the World Cup being a factor in the decision to push the start of 2019 NBA season back, according to the Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor.  The appointment of Van Gundy, despite his sabbatical from coaching, was a huge positive for USAB. The style of play in FIBA competitions is significantly different to the three-point heavy, offense-oriented game we see in the NBA today. The slower, more physical approach seen in FIBA competition seemed to resonate with the era of basketball in which Van Gundy enjoyed his greatest success.When talking with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on the Woj Pod, Van Gundy drew comparisons between his team USA coaching experience and his NBA tenure; “FIBA basketball is like 90s NBA Playoff basketball. Where post play is still emphasised, where offensive rebounding is a major factor and the physicality is like 90s NBA Playoffs as well. So, you have to ask the players who are in today’s NBA game to re-imagine how the game is going to be played. And it’s hard for them because they’re not used to (it). You know the difference between FIBA basketball and the NBA right now is that, (in) the NBA there’s freedom of movement, in FIBA basketball, it’s freedom to get your teeth knocked out when you come into the lane”.Unlike his NBA experience though, Van Gundy did not have the benefit of weeks of training camps, an 82 game season and then Playoffs to bond and build his team. Of the experience, Van Gundy said to FIBA Media “ you never have continuity of roster, so you have different players all the time and then you have a short amount of time with them. So it’s a two-game season in these windows, that makes it definitely very unique.”Building a United StateAcross the 12 qualification games, the American roster comprised of 54 different players, of whom 52 saw court time. In an era of NBA basketball when players consider themselves brands and, sometimes, substance is overlooked in lieu of style, USAB achieved something unique. Despite such a high turnover of players (each player averaged just 2.52 games throughout the qualifiers), team USA were able to plug and play with each other. And, in spite the fact that the G Leaguers responsible for successfully getting the USA to the World Cup will most-likely play no part of the final roster in China this September, not a single one complained about the duty in hand.As seamless as it appeared from the outside, there were some obstacles in terms of convincing players to join the roster. Van Gundy told Woj it required “more (recruiting) than I thought”. The coach continued “when you offer them a spot on the national team, I think basically all of them are interested but what they’re trying to determine, with whoever they trust, is what’s best for me to better my career? And that means how can I get to the NBA best? And, frankly, if everyone was being honest, there’s no sure path. Playing for the national team – that’s not a sure path. Staying the the G League – that’s not a sure path either. But they had to wrestle with and oftentimes a couple of guys accepted and then had second thoughts and declined at the very last minute.” Fortunately for USAB, Men’s National Team Director Sean Ford was on hand to ensure that quality players with the right mindset were always onboard, as Van Gundy told Woj “he (Sean) picked the right guys, because he had high character guys who (not only) cared deeply about winning but also about representing the country well and we zero problems on the road. I couldn’t have been more proud of the guys Sean selected and how they conducted themselves. Great representatives of USA Basketball and our country”.Refreshingly, without celebrity players, the focus was all about the name on the front of the jersey, not the back.Having collected the most caps throughout qualifying with 9, Reggie Hearn of the Stockton Kings (G League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings) was the teams defacto lynchpin. Hearn, spoke to FIBA Media about the process of representing the USA in their pursuit of qualification:  “It’s definitely an honour. We, I don’t know how the other guys feel, but I kinda feel like the “Junior Varsity”, so to speak, qualifying the varsity. And it takes all of us, you know, with the way that FIBA is doing the scheduling now those guys’ (NBA players) NBA teams aren’t going to let them go and play so it’s on us to qualify the country. And if we don’t do it, those guys don’t get to come in and finish the job so, I think they realise you know the sacrifice that we’re making. You know to get away from our teams and come and play for the country. But at the same time we recognise that we’re getting these guys (NBA players) there so they can finish the job.”The road to ChinaDespite the lack of their elite NBA talent, team USA flourished on the court. Outscoring opponents by an impressive 18.33 points per game, USAB won five games by thirty or more points, and a sixth game by 57 (versus Uruguay).Their 86.2 points per game ranked third overall in the Americas, trailing just Canada and Argentina. Ever present across the top of the stat sheet, USA ranked second in rebounds (44.4rpg), fourth in assists (18.4 apg) and third in efficiency.In an interesting crossover between the difference in playstyle between the American and FIBA game, USA made 38.9% of their 3-pointers in the World Cup Qualifiers. This rate was the highest percentage from behind the arc amongst all teams in the Americas region.Van Gundy shared his thoughts with FIBA Media on what goes into building a successful team“You’ve got to have high basketball character, with high basketball intelligence. Then you try to get enough guys who can score, enough guys who know their game and are willing to be passers and ball movers. Then you’ve got to get everybody to commit to defending and rebounding”.  As the old coaching adage goes, Defense wins championships. And it was Team USA’s defense that laid the foundation to their qualification. On the subject, Van Gundy said “That (defense) should be the hallmark of our team, great defense, great rebounding and then transition offense”. Of the twelve teams that competed in Round Two in the Americas, only Brazil could best the USA’s stingy defense, which gave up just 67.83 points per game.However, qualification wasn’t entirely plain sailing for FIBA’s number one ranked team. On Thursday 28 June 2018, in their fifth game, USA suffered their second ever loss to Mexico, going down 78-70 in Mexico City. America were stunned right out of the gate by an 18-0 run in the first quarter, which ultimately proved too big of a hole to climb out of.The USA would stumble once more when they visited their old rivals, Argentina, on 29 November. Despite a quick start, El Alma Argentina, doggedly fought their way back into the game and two runs of 8-0 and 10-0 in the third quarter put the game out of reach for the Americans.  The qualification of the USA to any FIBA tournament is normally something that happens with a level of certainty usually reserved only for death and taxes. But, whilst the US had successfully secured their place to the big dance in China following the fifth qualifying window, the manner in which they did so was anything but ordinary.With FIBA’s new qualification system in place, 10 out of the 12 qualifiers clashed with the NBA regular season or preseason training camps. For the first time since Boris Stankovic’s suggestion to drop the “amateur-only” clause from FIBA competitions, USA Basketball (USAB) were faced with the prospect of having to qualify without the use of the country’s top 342 players. It was time to make a rather drastic decision.What unfolded was a storyline not too far removed from a Hollywood underdog movie. Team USA handed the reins, and fate of the country, to a man who had not coached in ten years. And surrounded him with a rag-tag collection of players, from the outskirts of the NBA fraternity. A collection of G League players, scrapping to keep their professional basketball dreams alive.Blast from the pastFollowing the departure of Mike Krzyzewski, after collecting (another) Olympic gold in Rio, Team USA appointed Gregg Popovich as head coach for both the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup and 2020 Olympic Games.However, Popovich’s responsibilities as Head Coach of the San Antonio Spurs conflicted with the FIBA qualification schedule and meant USAB needed to appoint a world-class coach, who was unrestricted by the demanding schedule of the NBA.Cue Jeff Van Gundy, the former Head Coach of the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets. Despite having not being actively involved in coaching in over a decade, Van Gundy has continued to be directly involved with the highest level of basketball as an analyst/colour commentator for ESPN. FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Groups are IN! The #WorldGotGame! #FIBAWC starts on August 31 2019!A post shared by FIBA Basketball World Cup (@fibawc) on Mar 16, 2019 at 5:00am PDTBy the time the final roster is announced for the World Cup, it is likely that the team will be made up of some of the NBA’s biggest names. USA Basketball fans should remember though how the team reached this tournament.center_img At the FIBA Basketball World Cup live draw – USA basketball learned that it will compete against Turkey, the Czech Republic and Japan in the opening round in Shanghai. Travis Trice – The 6-0 guard for the Wisconsin Herd (Milwaukee Bucks’ G League Affiliate), ran the offense for the USA in all six round two games. Averaging 24.6 minutes per contest, Trice’s 35 total assists were the most amongst all players in the Americas in the second round. He bolstered those dimes with a steady 12 points per game, underpinned by an impressive 48.3% from three. Team USA would have their revenge though, hosting Argentina in the final game of the qualifiers. Down one point, with a single second on the clock, USA ran a box inbound play, leading to Reggie Hearn curling to the near corner. Argentina’s defense was impressive, and all over Hearn, as the guard rose up and hoisted an off-balance long two, stumbling off the court as the ball hit nothing but net on it’s way though. On top of being a revenge game, and with both teams having already qualified for China, the victory also ensured the Americans qualified as the highest seed in Group E, edging out Argentina.  🇺🇸🚨 ALL THE ANGLES OF REGGIE HEARN’S @TISSOT BUZZER BEATER!#FIBAWC #ThisIsMyHouse #ThisIsYourTime @USAbasketball pic.twitter.com/DS6yFuVP5W— Basketball World Cup (@FIBAWC) February 26, 2019That moment was akin to winning the gold medal for this “Junior Varsity” team. The players celebrated wildly on court, knowing that the mission was complete and that their role in the country’s journey to the World Cup had now come to an end.The Men Whose Names Time ForgotBy the time September rolls around, Gregg Popovich will be at the helm and the twelve man squad will resemble an All-NBA team.The USA will be heavily favoured to win their sixth World Cup and, though they won’t receive a winners medal, here are two of the “Junior Varsity” squad who probably deserve one.Reggie Hearn – The consistent heart of this team, Hearn appeared in 9 of the USA’s qualifying games. Only an ankle sprain prevented him from reaching double digits in caps, as he missed his team beating Uruguay to open round two. Averages of 9.7ppg and 3.2 rpg are pretty impressive in just 21 minutes of action, add to that his jaw-dropping 48.8% from three and the value he added to USAB being able to spread the floor is clear. And, to cap it off, he hit the buzzer-beating game winner to secure USA’s spot at the top of the group. Notably, Hearn joined the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony (and many more) to be named USA Basketball’s Athlete of the Year.  View this post on Instagram https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/b4/96/travis-trice-usa-fiba_7iv6q6230ayr1abgockp1ojk1.jpg?t=-1604973367&w=500&quality=80 These guys came through when it mattered the most.📽️ Sights & Sounds from the USA Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team’s thrilling 84-83 @FIBAWC Qualifying win over Argentina ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/AQ08J6Vyrp— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) February 28, 2019 Expect the likes of Steph Curry, James Harden and Anthony Davis to all be involved when the tournament begins in China. But when you’re watching those games, don’t forget those scenes of Reggie Hearn and his teammates leaving it all out on the floor and getting that job done of qualifying USA basketball for the tournament in the first place.last_img read more

Market Matters Blog

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Mary KennedyDTN Cash Grains AnalystOMAHA (DTN) — The domestic distillers dried grains (DDG) weekly average spot price from the 40 locations DTN contacted was down $1, to $141 per ton for the week ended Oct. 16. Prices were mixed from various sellers, but overall, the DDG price this week came under some pressure from the weaker cash corn price.Based on the average of prices collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week ended Oct. 16 was at 100.78%. The value of DDG relative to soybean meal was at 46.26%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $5.22, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $6.42.Various closures on the Mississippi River are likely stalling transport of some export containers to the Gulf this week. In the Upper Mississippi River, Locks 16 and 17 have been closed to northbound and southbound traffic since Oct. 13. American Commercial Barge Line noted that the latest forecasts reflect Lock 17 will reopen the evening of Oct. 17 and Lock 16 will reopen the morning of Oct. 18. Twenty-four hours of transit delays are expected for the cleanup of both locks.In the Lower Mississippi there is a closure at Mile 249 as of Oct. 16 through Oct. 18 from 07:00-17:00 to southbound tows with four or more barges. At the Gulf, weather fronts moving through the Gulf and Canal areas this week through Oct. 18 will cause intermittent delays there from wind and fog, added ACBL.ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATIONCURRENTPREVIOUSCHANGECOMPANYSTATE10/16/201910/11/2019Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300)MissouriDry$150$150$0Wet$75$75$0Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493)Missouri SubjectDry$147$147$0Wet$75$75$0CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066)SubjectIllinoisDry$140$140$0SubjectIndianaDry$140$140$0SubjectIowaDry$135$135$0SubjectMichiganDry$150$150$0SubjectMinnesotaDry$135$135$0SubjectNorth DakotaDry$130$130$0SubjectNew YorkDry$150$150$0SubjectSouth DakotaDry$125$125$0MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253)KansasDry$145$145$0POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799)IndianaDry$140$150-$10IowaDry$140$145-$5MichiganDry$135$135$0MinnesotaDry$138$140-$2MissouriDry$143$145-$2OhioDry$145$155-$10South DakotaDry$150$150$0United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521)KansasDry$145$140$5Wet$55$45$10IllinoisDry$147$147$0NebraskaDry$135$145-$10Wet$45$45$0U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640)IllinoisDry$145$145$0IndianaDry$155$155$0IowaDry$140$140$0MichiganDry$150$150$0MinnesotaDry$135$135$0NebraskaDry$140$140$0New YorkDry$165$165$0North DakotaDry$140$140$0OhioDry$155$155$0South DakotaDry$135$135$0WisconsinDry$135$135$0Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas(210-345-3362)(210-345-3362)IndianaDry$136$136$0IowaDry$145$135$10MinnesotaDry$140$140$0NebraskaDry$135$135$0OhioDry$145$145$0South DakotaDry$135$135$0CaliforniaDry$205$200$5Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074)CaliforniaDry$203$206-$3*Prices listed per ton.Weekly Average$141$142-$1The weekly average prices above reflect only those companies DTNcollects spot prices from. States include: Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska,Kansas, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan,Wisconsin and Indiana. Prices for Pennsylvania, New York andCalifornia are not included in the averages.VALUE OF DDG VS. CORN & SOYBEAN MEALSettlement Price:Quote DateBushelShort TonCorn10/16/2019$3.9175$139.91Soybean Meal10/16/2019$304.80DDG Weekly Average Spot Price$141.00DDG Value Relative to:10/1610/10Corn100.78%104.56%Soybean Meal46.26%46.69%Cost Per Unit of Protein:DDG$5.22$5.26Soybean Meal$6.42$6.40Notes:Corn and soybean prices take from DTN Market Quotes. DDG pricerepresents the average spot price from Midwest companiescollected on Thursday afternoons. Soybean meal cost per unitof protein is cost per ton divided by 47.5. DDG cost per unitof protein is cost per ton divided by 27.Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.comFollow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn(BAS/SK )Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.FD Source:FD Page :Page Member(s): 08052430, , , ,Slash Commands: Summary Page Member:(AGSK)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Amazon Payments May Integrate NFC (Report)

first_imgAmazon may integrate the emerging technology known as NFC (near field communication) into its mobile applications, allowing customers to pay for items at point-of-sale using only their mobile phone. The technology is currently being explored by the company’s Amazon Payments unit, BusinessWeek recently reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the project.NFC is a wireless communication technology that allows for data exchanges between short distances and is the backbone of many upcoming mobile wallet initiatives. There are three ways NFC can be implemented on phones: either fully integrated into the handset, such as is the case with new phones like Google’s flagship device, the Nexus S; it can also exist on the SIM card or on a microSD card inserted into a card slot.Note: You can learn more about NFC on ReadWriteMobile, where we’re running a series of articles exploring the technology and its uses. The first of those articles is here. Amazon Thinking About NFCIf the BusinessWeek report is accurate, this news means Amazon is throwing its hat into the ring as yet another company moving into the NFC space. Last week, we reported how Google was ditching barcodes for NFC in its business listings service Places. The company is also reportedly working on its own mobile wallet service in conjunction with Citigroup and MasterCard.Apple, RIM and Isis, a coalition of U.S. operators, are also working on mobile wallet programs, the former two only reportedly, but the latter very publicly via www.paywithisis.com.The benefit of a mobile wallet service, such as the one Amazon may be building, is that it not only replaces plastic credit cards with a mobile phone, but it also allows retailers to immediately transfer rewards in the form of coupons, discounts, loyalty points and more to the handset used during the payment transaction.Using NFC for Price ComparisonsAmazon’s program, the report says, may also introduce a price-comparison feature which allows consumers to tap their phone on an item’s NFC-enabled retail tag in the store in order to locate the item on Amazon.com. This is essentially how Amazon’s mobile application works today, except that it allows users to snap photos and scan barcodes, not use NFC.More news about the project, which is being researched by the Amazon Payments unit, will be revealed in the next three to five months. Tags:#Amazon#mobile#news#NYT#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … sarah perezlast_img read more

Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package from The CDC

first_imgBy Caitlyn BrownTechnical Package from The Centers for Disease Control Teach Safe and Healthy Relationship Skills:One of the primary goals of this section is to foster expectations regarding healthy relationships primarily by teaching healthy relationship skills. If individuals have not been taught skills associated with emotional regulation, conflict management, and communication within an intimate relationship, there is an increased risk for violence within a significant relationship. This section breaks down two major, evidence- based approaches that could be implemented in a community in order to increase individual social-emotional skills that can reduce the likelihood of violence within a relationship. The MFLN Family Development team has promoted material that aligns with these approaches through our archived webinar, On Solid Ground. Engage Influential Adults and Peers:This section of the technical package is aimed at increasing the engagement of influential individuals within the community that can promote positive relationship expectations while also condemning violence and other unhealthy behaviors that may occur in a significant relationship. This section discusses three major approaches that can be implemented through engaging influential adults and peers in the community. Adolescents, especially, tend to mimic behavior and values of individuals that are significant in their lives. By increasing the engagement of influential individuals in the community, they can model the type of behavior that we hope will help to modify the behavior of other individuals in the community. Disrupt the Developmental Pathways Toward Partner Violence:Evidence suggests that most of the unhealthy behaviors that are associated with violence against a partner are displayed in childhood. This section discusses the approaches that can be implemented in order to mitigate any developmental risks that can increase the likelihood of violent behaviors throughout one’s life. These approaches include areas such as early childhood environments, parenting skills, educational enrichment with family engagement and treatment for at-risk populations in a community.The CDC’s technical package is a wealth of information that can be extremely useful to professionals in a community capacity. We at MFLN Family Development highly recommend exploring the technical package to better educate yourself in techniques to help individuals and families.If you would like to read the CDC’s Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect Technical Package, you can access it here.Be on the lookout for our future blogs on some of the CDC’s other technical packages.This post was written by  Caitlyn Brown of the  MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently began to create and distribute programs aiming to help disseminate information to the public. These Technical Packages encourage the community to take advantage of gathered evidence and practices in a variety of topic areas.This blog covers the third of multiple Technical Package resource posts and focuses on preventing intimate partner violence across an individual’s lifespan. This particular technical package covers the most recent research and provides techniques for professionals and communities that can help to reduce and prevent intimate partner violence. Each report section goes through the rationale for the topic, approaches to implementing the prevention strategy in the community and the outcomes of such techniques. Below, we summarize a few sections of the Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Technical Package.last_img read more

Iowa Releases 6-Minute Tribute Video To Roy Marble, Who Passed Away Friday

first_imgA game ball for the NCAA Tournament.LOUISVILLE, KY – MARCH 15: A detail of an official NCAA Men’s Basketball game ball made by Wilson is seen on the court as the Iowa State Cyclones play against the Connecticut Huskies during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 15, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)It’s been a tough week for Iowa fans. This past Tuesday, former football star Tyler Sash passed away at the age of just 27 years old. Friday, former basketball player Roy Marble, the leading scorer in Hawkeyes history, died after a year-long battle with cancer. He was only 48 years old.Friday afternoon, Iowa released a touching six-minute tribute video in Marble’s memory. You can view it below.A Tribute Video to Roy Marble http://t.co/EyoS82ilVl— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) September 11, 2015Our thoughts and prayers are with Marble’s friends and family during what’s surely been a tough week.last_img read more

National blood shortage prompts call for dog donors at clinics in Alberta

first_imgEDMONTON – Parker is not yet five years old and has been giving blood regularly for nearly three of them.“He just gave his 12th donation,” said Hans Granholm of Edmonton.What makes Parker’s altruism unusual is that he’s a happy-go-lucky giant schnauzer mix. The rescue dog, which had to go through a series of tests to make sure he was eligible to donate, doesn’t seem to mind the donor sessions at all.“He’s quite a clown,” owner Granholm said with a laugh. “He’s the only dog I’ve ever met that actually smiles.“When we go in there, he just goes around and smiles to all of the girls and all of the technicians. He’s just quite a clown.”Parker, who is 4 1/2, is one of the regular donors at Edmonton’s NAIT clinic, which recently put out a call for more dogs.“Our donor pool depleted quite dramatically,” said Beth Knight, laboratory director at the Canadian Animal Blood Bank in Winnipeg. “It’s one of those challenges.”Any dog blood donated at clinics across Canada goes into the bank for use by veterinarians when a dog is recovering after surgery or from diseases such as cancer. Cats and other pets can also donate blood, but it’s a much more complicated procedure and they aren’t part of the same program.Canine donors must meet several requirements, but the clinics are always on the lookout for “sweet-natured” dogs.Knight said the clinics don’t ask too many personal questions.“We do ask about bites and fights,” she said.They also need to know about any health problems, so they take a small blood sample, she added.“Once the donor has passed these little hurdles, we give them a great big hug and ask them to lie down on the table.”A total of 450 millilitres of blood, the same volume that would be taken from a human, is drawn with a needle from the dog’s jugular vein after the area is shaved and prepared.“It takes two to three minutes,” Knight said.Each dog is different.“We have both the yin and yang of donors,” said Knight. “Some love coming; some are glad to leave. Others think they are going to get their nails trimmed, so they panic until they have this big needle in their jugular and then they totally relax.“It’s like, ‘Oh, this is what we’re doing.’”She said dogs typically recover more quickly than people after giving blood.“Every lab owner wants the dog to be slower and that will never happen,” she said. “Their head and their heart are at the same level, and their ability to recover from a blood loss is managed more easily than you and I.”There are seven major blood groups in dogs. Greyhounds, German shepherds, pit bulls and Weimaraners are more likely to have the type that’s considered universal.Each donation helps up to three dogs.Doggie donors must be between one and eight years old, weigh at least 25 kilograms and be up to date on their vaccinations.They receive free blood products — if ever required — a tag, a bandana and a free microchip after the second donation.Granholm, who has been bringing in his dogs to donate since 2004, said he regularly urges other owners to take their dogs to give blood.“It’s the same as a human giving blood,” he said. “You’re doing a service to others.”Parker gets an added bonus after he donates.“Oh yeah, he gets a treat afterward.”last_img read more

Every week we will catch up with one Arizona Cardi

first_imgEvery week we will catch up with one Arizona Cardinals player and give our listeners the opportunity to submit questions to be answered on video. Submitting a question is easy, head on over to @AZSports on Twitter and tweet as many questions as you can think of. The best ones will make the cut! This week features Arizona Cardinals, Deone Bucannon (@deonebucannon20). This is Four Downs. 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

Rep Lauwers sponsors resolution honoring 10th annual Ag Day

first_imgState Rep. Dan Lauwers, at left, today participated in the 10th annual Ag Day at the state Capitol in Lansing.  Lauwers sponsored a resolution honoring the traditional event.  Joining Lauwers with the resolution are, from left, Dave Armstrong of Greenstone Farm Credit Services and Yale resident Jay Ferguson of the Michigan Soybean Association. Lauwers, member of the House Agriculture Committee, helped welcome more than 30 organizations representing Michigan agricultural products to the Capitol to discuss the importance of the industry. 19Mar Rep. Lauwers sponsors resolution honoring 10th annual Ag Day Categories: Lauwers News,Lauwers Photoslast_img read more