USC Loses Season Opener, 52-28

first_imgCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kenny Hill looked more than ready to replace Johnny Manziel on the field. He is still getting used to the attention that goes along with the job.Hill broke Manziel’s single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas A&M beat No. 9 South Carolina 52-28 on Thursday night, ending the Gamecocks’ 18-game home win streak.SPANNING THE SEC: Coverage from Around the LeagueHill looked poised and confident in his first start, leading the Aggies (1-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) to the most total and passing yards against South Carolina. The sophomore completed 44 of 60 passes with three touchdowns.The hardest part of his night came after the celebration on the field.“I just wanted to get the first press conference over with,” said Hill, who hadn’t spoken with reporters before. “I get nervous up here.” South Carolina Gamecocks running back Brandon Wilds (22) runs the ball.That’s a far cry from Manziel, a lightning-rod personality quick to speak his mind and gesture to crowds and opponents. Johnny Football rode his flashy style all the way to the Heisman Trophy in his freshman year, and one of the Aggies’ biggest worries was if they could find the same rhythm with a different leader.Hill made it clear they could.“We aren’t a one-trick pony,” Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin said.But Hill would like a different nickname: “I don’t really like ‘Kenny Football.’”Hill helped Texas A&M to a 31-14 halftime lead and finished up with the most passing yards allowed in Steve Spurrier’s 10 seasons with the Gamecocks (0-1, 0-1).“I think we all had a chip on our shoulders,” Texas A&M defensive lineman Julien Obioha said.The Gamecocks played their first game since the departure of star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney — and it showed. South Carolina gave up seven TDs on A&Ms first 11 possessions.Tra Carson ran for three touchdowns and receiver Malcome Kennedy had 14 catches for 137 yards. The Aggies piled up 680 yards of offense, the most South Carolina’s given up since Arkansas went for 650 in 2007.Manziel held five of the Aggies’ six best single-game passing marks, topped by his 464 yards in a loss to Alabama last season. Hill moved past them all with his flawless showing on the road.“That team was so much better than us, it wasn’t funny,” said Spurrier, trying for his 200th victory as an SEC coach. “They out-coached us, out-played us, they were better prepared and they knew what they were doing.”Hill’s 44 completions were also a single-game school record, moving past Jerrod Johnson’s mark against Oklahoma State in 2010.Hill and the Aggies essentially put this one away in the first half, scoring on five of six possessions. Hill, who played just four games last year in mop-up duty, looked at ease against the Gamecocks and their young defense.Hill completed passes to 12 receivers, most of them running free in a rebuilt secondary.South Carolina, coming off three straight 11-2 seasons, had hoped to kick off a run to the conference title in a Thursday night showcase game on the startup SEC Network.Manziel, taken 22nd overall by Cleveland, was among three Texas A&M players picked in the first round last May. And the Aggies showed they could still operate without last year’s standouts.“We were ready to prove everyone wrong,” Hill said. “We were ready to show we could play without Johnny.”Malcome Kennedy had 10 catches for 85 yards in the first two quarters, allowing Aggie fans to rest easy about star Mike Evans moving on to Tampa Bay.The offensive line provided plenty of time for Hill despite Jake Matthews heading to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.The Aggies got going on their first possession, and Carson finished a 67-yard drive with 1-yard TD.South Carolina stayed close on two long scoring throws of 69 and 46 yards by new starting quarterback Dylan Thompson, the second to Damiere Byrd that helped the Gamecocks close to 17-14.But Hill and the Aggies were relentless, pressing forward through South Carolina’s Clowney-less defense.Hill, the son of ex-major league pitcher Ken Hill, led TD drives of 75 and 80 yards in the final nine minutes before the half.The 393 yards of A&M offense at the half were more than South Carolina’s defense had allowed in nine of 13 games a year ago.Thompson passed for 366 yards and four touchdowns. Mike Davis, the Gamecocks’ 1,000-yard rusher, had 15 yards in the first half before re-injuring his ribs and sitting out the rest of the way.last_img read more

Sarri: Rudiger set to miss Europa League clash

first_img“Willian at the moment is in trouble but I think it’s only a knock, so we can try to recover him.“But for the next match in the Europa League probably Antonio will be out.”Marcos Alonso’s equaliser took Chelsea a big step closer to securing a top-four finish.The draw kept fourth-placed Chelsea three points clear of sixth-placed United with just two matches of the Premier League campaign left to play.But Sarri warned: “The draw is not so much important for us, because with the 1-1 here we have to win the last two matches otherwise we are at risk with the goal difference.”Click here to subscribe to West London Sport’s YouTube channel Sarri has been under pressure at Chelsea Antonio Rudiger is likely to miss Chelsea’s Europa League semi-final first leg against Eintracht Frankfurt and potentially the remaining games of the season after going off injured against Manchester United.Rudiger, back in the side after a knee injury, was helped from the pitch just after the hour mark after seemingly suffering a recurrence of the problem.Willian limped off in the final few minutes of the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford following a nasty challenge from United defender Marcos Rojo.AdChoices广告Blues boss Maurizio Sarri believes Willian might recover in time for Thursday’s game but the Italian was much more concerned about Rudiger.“I think the most serious situation is Antonio Rudiger – his knee,” Sarri said.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Imagescenter_img See also:Alonso’s goal secures vital point for ChelseaManchester United v Chelsea player ratingsInjured Rudiger to miss rest of seasonChelsea youngsters beaten by Porto in Uefa Youth League final Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook last_img read more

Penalties crowned PSG with a fourth goal in 6 years

first_imgAs expected, Paris Saint-Germain made a treble in France by taking the League Cup, but not everything went smoothly.The dominant football player in his country needed 12 penalties to break Lyon after 0: 0 in 120 minutes, in which the game was equal.Five accurate 11-meter runs followed before Keylor Navas saved Bertrand Traore’s sixth shot from Lyon and Pablo Sarabia brought success to the Parisians.Thus, PSG reaffirmed victory in all three tournaments of French football within one season – the title, the National Cup and the League Cup. The championship was terminated due to the pandemic and was not restarted, but even there the champion led with a serious enough asset to have doubts about the decision.This is the fourth treble for PSG in the last 6 seasons, but the dominance should not come as a surprise. The club has a budget and makes as many transfers as all the other 19 teams combined.Now the attention of the team, carried on the strong financial shoulders of the Qatari royal family, is the quarterfinals of the Champions League against Atalanta on August 12.Killian Mbape was on the pitch of the Stade de France for the celebrations with the League Cup, but in a suit.The young superstar suffered an ankle injury a week ago during the final of the French Cup and almost certainly missed not only the match with Atalanta, but also a possible semifinal of PSG.last_img read more

Arsenal is one step away from the big goal

first_imgArsenal goal scorer Pierre-Emerick Obameyang is close to signing a new contract with the club, Sky Sports claims.According to a source in the publication, the Gabonese national will soon renew his contract with the “gunners”, after his current one expires at the end of next season. In the last championship, Obamayang scored 22 goals in the Premier League, and also scored both goals in the 2: 1 victory of Arsenal over Chelsea in the FA Cup final.Willian agreed to a transfer to ArsenalHe will receive £ 100,000 a weeklast_img read more

Kent City rolls past Morley-Stanwood, sets up showdown with Montague

first_img × $0.00 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY John Meek carries the ball in the backfield as Morley Starwood’s No. 20 Callan Dillree and No. 32 Xavier Raven try to make the stop. Photo/Scott Stone Not relevant $37.99 Ads by Amazon 50PC Disposable Face MàSc/Mack Anti-Dust … × Displayed poorly Displayed poorly Other Report a problem This item is… Displayed poorly Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other Other Bestseller Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $0.00 × NBC Sports Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY (2) (117) ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive × DEAL OF THE DAY $15.29$17.99 Fox Sports Go Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant Displayed poorly × MIRITY Women Racerback Sports Bra… Inappropriate / Offensive Share Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $14.99$18.00 Share Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY The League Bestseller Bestseller (657) Mail Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (31628) (34271) $49.95 (17612) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Bestseller Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… Report a problem This item is… Displayed poorly (822) DEAL OF THE DAY Report a problem This item is… The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extr… DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Not relevant (7802) Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Shop Now ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… ENDS IN Other DEAL OF THE DAY Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… Bestseller × Not relevant Twelve Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $0.00 Other Displayed poorly Bestseller Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive Displayed poorly Bestseller LocalSportsJournal.comThe Kent City football team continued its dominance on Friday, defeating Morley Stanwood 31-6 in a Division 6 pre-district matchup.Gio Weeks scored on a 14 and three yard run to give Kent City at 14-0 lead after one quarter.Hulices Hernandez score the lone second quarter points when he converted a 40-yard field goal to give Kent City a 17-0 halftime lead.Cody Bowers punched in the lone third quarter score on a one-yard touchdown run to give the Eagles a 24-0 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.Kent City’s Enrique Cruz breaks up the pass attempt to Morley Stanwood’s Tyler Dard. Photo/Scott StoneIn the fourth quarter, Enrique Cruz capped off the Kent City scoring with a four-yard touchdown run.The Eagles held Morley Stanwood to 40 first half yards and 190 total yards on the night. Cruz and Bowers each had four tackles to lead the Kent City defense.Kent City will next face Montague in the district final next weekend which is a 2016 rematch, in which Kent City won 20-19.“We know they’re an outstanding team,” said Kent City head coach Bill Crane about Montague. “We know it’ll be a battle and it’s pretty neat. I told the guys after the game tonight that they’ve worked really hard to put themselves in the position of two 10-0 teams battling for a championship.“We know we’ll have to play a great game and hopefully give them all they can handle next week.” $9.99 × Bestseller Report a problem This item is… × Shares Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

Loveth Howell National Judo Championship Kicks-Off In Benin City

first_imgLoveth Howell national Open Judo Championship will kick-off at the Ogbe Stadium, Benin, Edo State from the 13th of December 2017 with bouts in the Senior, Junior and Cadet Categories for Males and Females.The Championship named after Loveth Howell, a former National Champion will serve as a National Ranking event for both Judoka and Referees. The former Champion who represented Nigeria at several International meets before retiring and moving to the United States. She is currently the Philanthropist on the Board of the Nigeria Judo Federation.However, Prince Timothy Nsirim, President, Nigeria Judo Federation (NJF) has promised that the current board will reorganize the sport in line with the International best practice module. Prince Nsirim averred that the last forty five years have not been good for Judo, but promised that Judo will take a new turn in the coming years.The President also described Winnie Gofit as the shining light of Nigeria Judo after she bagged a Gold Medal in the 70kg female category at a recent African Judo Invitational. “Gofit has been consistent in the last two years or thereabout and she has done us proud every time she steps on the mat. She is the shining light of Nigerian Judo and we hope she will be an inspiration to the younger generation of judokas”.Winnie Gofit of the Nigeria Army had earlier in the year represented Nigeria at the World Judo Championships at Budapest, Hungary before winning Gold at the Africa Judo Open in Senegal. She is currently ranked 79th Worldwide in her weight category for women.RelatedNJF: Prince Nsirim Calls For Calm As Port Harcourt Set To Host National ChampionshipMarch 31, 2018In “Africa””Aside Football, Sports Is Not Working In Nigeria” – NJF President (AUDIO)June 27, 2020In “Sports”Edo State Host Final Judo Trials Ahead of All Africa GamesJune 28, 2019In “Sports”last_img read more

Abelson ends incredible week at Raceway Park

first_imgBy Bob ConeyJEFFERSON, S.D. (July 20) – Chris Abelson capped an incredible week with his victory in the Jebro Inc. IMCA Modified division Sunday at Raceway Park.After picking up IMCA wins Wednesday at Buena Vista Raceway, Thursday in the Harris Clash at Knoxville Raceway and Friday at Crawford County Speedway, Abelson closed out the week by taking Sunday’s feature win over Sean Barrigan and Matt Bonine.Abelson had moved into the lead of the national points race following his win at Knoxville.In the Casey’s General Stores IMCA Stock Car division, Ryan Harris made it two wins in a row, topping Jim Hall and Todd Gereau for the feature victory.R.J. Merchant shot to the front early and held on for victory in the Skyline Casino IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Second was Rusty Montange, followed by Darin Roepke. The MOPAR IMCA Hobby Stock feature belonged to Craig Clift who held back championship contend­ers Andy Hoffman and Mike Hansen. The KISS 107.1 FM IMCA Sport Compact win went to defending champion Cody Thompson, who topped Drew Johnson and point leader Ramsey Meyer for the victory.last_img read more

Texarkana 67 to feature IMCA Modifieds, Southern SportMods on Friday nights

first_imgTEXARKANA, Ark. (Jan. 8) – Promoter Dennis Gardner Jr. is looking forward to seeing a lot of the area race cars that have been sitting idle the past few seasons back on the Texarkana 67 Speedway oval this season.IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Southern SportMods are new in 2018 to Friday night programs at the ¼-mile dirt speedplant. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing Na­tional point season for both divisions runs from April 6 to Aug. 31.“There is a lot of interest in the IMCA sanction. A lot of people are excited about it,” Gardner said. “We already have 15 to 20 Modified drivers in the area who are converting their old cars or build­ing new cars.”All that interest is understandable as the Modified track champion will receive a 2018 chassis pur­chased by Texarkana 67 from Larry Shaw Race Cars.The Texarkana 67 management team was in charge of four events last fall. The IMCA rules pack­age in general and economics in particular figured in their decision to sanction beginning this year.“Three years ago in our area, there were 40 Modifieds. Then another sanctioning body came in and now there are about 10,” explained Gardner, who turned laps at Texarkana himself in a modi­fied, street stock and limited modified. “There are a lot of cars sitting in shops not going anywhere now but IMCA rules put everybody on the same page.”“The cost of racing in our area has gotten out of hand and that’s been plum aggravating,” he contin­ued. “We want drivers to realize they don’t have to build $12,000, $15,000 or $18,000 en­gines. With IMCA, they can buy a built engine or crate engine and afford to compete.”A guaranteed purse will be announced and Modified points earned at Texarkana 67 will apply in the Jet Racing Central Region or Razor Chassis South Central Region.IMCA Modifieds were last sanctioned at what was then Texarkana Speedway in 1999. Southern SportMods last ran in Arkansas in 2007.“We are hoping to sanction Hobby Stocks with IMCA in the future,” Gardner said. “We are using IMCA rules for our Sport Compact class and averaged 20 to 25 of them a night. We also want to sanction that division, possibly as soon as next year.”last_img read more

Sunday feature: Wellington area residents should be mindful of the situation that has occurred in Fort Scott

first_imgEDITOR’S NOTE:  The following was a story written through the Kaiser Health News. The original story was published here and is being republished upon the request of the Wellington Health Care Authority Board. The following statement was signed by Fred Hinman, Dr. Faustino Naldoza, Cecelia Newman, Dr. Tami McCue, and Terry Deschaine.“We encourage Wellington area residents to read the following article, which is the third installment of Kaiser Health Network’s series entitled “No Mercy”, which chronicles how the closure last year of Mercy Hospital, Ft. Scott, Kansas has disrupted the community’s health care, economy and equilibrium. Ft. Scott is a community of 7,800 in eastern Kansas.  This article discusses how delays in emergency care since the hospital closure have cost patients dearly.Please remember that wherever you choose to go for your primary care needs, when tests or outpatient physical therapy services are ordered by your physician, you have a choice where you want those tests performed.  By choosing the local hospital to have your tests run, you will help ensure the success and survivability of one of our most critical assets.After a rural hospital closes, delays in emergency care cost patients dearly – by Sarah Jane TribbleSuspecting an intracerebral hemorrhage and knowing the ER was no longer functioning, the paramedics who had arrived at Findley’s home called for air transport before leaving. For definitive treatment, Findley would need to go to a neurology center located 90 miles north in Kansas City, Mo. The ambulance crew stabilized him as they waited.But the dispatcher for Air Methods, a private air ambulance company, checked with at least four bases before finding a pilot to accept the flight, according to a 911 tape obtained by Kaiser Health News through a Kansas Open Records Act request.“My Nevada crew is not available and my Parsons crew has declined,” the operator tells Fort Scott’s emergency line about a minute after taking the call. Then she says she will be “reaching out to” another crew.Nearly seven minutes passed before one was en route.When Linda Findley sat at her kitchen counter in late May and listened to the 911 tape, she blinked hard: “I didn’t know that they could just refuse. … I don’t know what to say about that.”Both Mercy and Air Methods declined to comment on Findley’s case.When Mercy Hospital Fort Scott closed at the end of 2018, hospital president Reta Baker had been “absolutely terrified” about the possibility of not having emergency care for a community where she had raised her children and grandchildren and served as chair of the local Chamber of Commerce. Now, just a week after the ER’s closure, her fears were being tested.Nationwide, more than 110 rural hospitals have closed since 2010, and in each instance, a community struggles to survive in its own way. In Fort Scott, home to 7,800, the loss of its 132-year-old hospital opened by nuns in the 19th century has wrought profound social, emotional and medical consequences. Kaiser Health News and NPR are following Fort Scott for a year to explore deeper national questions about whether small communities need a traditional hospital at all. If not, what would take its place?A Risky ExperimentDuring that time, Fort Scott’s publicly funded ambulances responded to more than 80 calls for service and drove more than 1,300 miles for patients to get care in other communities.Across America, rural patients spend “statistically significant” more time in an ambulance than urban patients after a hospital closes, said Alison Davis, a professor at the University of Kentucky’s department of agricultural economics. Davis and research associate SuZanne Troske analyzed thousands of ambulance calls and found the average transport time for a rural patient was 14.2 minutes before a hospital closed; afterward, it increased nearly 77% to 25.1 minutes. For patients over 64, the increase was steeper, nearly doubling.In Fort Scott this February, the hospital’s closure meant people didn’t “know what to expect if we come to pick them up,” or where they might end up, said Fort Scott paramedic Chris Rosenblad.Barbara Woodward, 70, slipped on ice outside a downtown Fort Scott business during the early February storm. The former X-ray technician said she knew something was broken. That meant a “bumpy” and painful 30-mile drive to a nearby town, where she had emergency surgery for a shattered femur, a bone in her thigh.———About 60 percent of calls to the Fort Scott’s ambulances in early February were transported out of town, according to the log, which KHN requested through the Kansas Open Records Act. The calls include a 41-year-old with chest pain who was taken more than 30 miles to Pittsburg, an unconscious 11-year-old driven 20 miles to Nevada, Mo., and a 19-year-old with a seizure and bleeding eyes escorted nearly 30 miles to Girard, Kan.Those miles can harm a patient’s health when they are experiencing a traumatic event, Davis said. They also prompt other, less obvious, problems for a community. The travel time keeps the crews absent from serving local needs. Plus, those miles cause expensive emergency vehicles to wear out faster.Mercy donated its ambulances to the joint city and county emergency operations department. Bourbon County Commissioner Lynne Oharah said he’s not sure how they will pay for upkeep and the buying of future vehicles. Mercy had previously owned and maintained the fleet, but now it falls to the taxpayers to support the crew and ambulances. “This was dropped on us,” said LeRoy “Nick” Ruhl, also a county commissioner.Even local law enforcement feel extra pressure when an ER closes down, said Bourbon County Sheriff Bill Martin. Suspects who overdose or suffer split lips and black eyes after a fight need medical attention before getting locked up — that often forces officers to escort them to another community for emergency treatment.And Bourbon County, with its 14,600 residents, faces the same dwindling tax base as most of rural America. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 3.4% fewer people live in the county compared with nearly a decade ago. Before the hospital closed, Bourbon County paid Mercy $316,000 annually for emergency medical services. In April, commissioners approved an annual $1 million budget item to oversee ambulances and staffing, which the city of Fort Scott agreed to operate.In order to make up the nearly $700,000 difference in the budget, Oharah said, the county is counting on the ambulances to transport patients to hospitals. The transports are essential because ambulance services get better reimbursement from Medicare and private insurers when they take patients to a hospital as compared with treating patients at home or at an accident scene.Added Response TimesFor time-sensitive emergencies, Fort Scott’s 911 dispatch calls go to Air Methods, one of the largest for-profit air ambulance providers in the U.S. It has a base 20 miles away in Nevada, Mo., and another base in Parsons, Kan., about 60 miles away.The company’s central communications hub, known as AirCom, in Omaha, Neb., gathers initial details of an incident before contacting the pilot at the nearest base to confirm response, said Megan Smith, a spokeswoman for the company. The entire process happens in less than five minutes, Smith said in an emailed statement.When asked how quickly the helicopter arrived for Robert Findley, Bourbon County EMS Director Robert Leisure said he was “unsure of the time the crew waited at the pad.” But, he added, “the wait time was very minimal.”Rural communities nationwide are increasingly dependent on air ambulances as local hospitals close, said Rick Sherlock, president of the Association of Air Medical Services, an industry group that represents the air ambulance industry. AAMS estimates that nearly 85 million Americans rely on the mostly hospital-based and private industry to reach a high-level trauma center within 60 minutes, or what the industry calls the “golden hour.”In June, when Sherlock testified to Congress about high-priced air ambulance billing, he pointed to Fort Scott as a devastated rural community where air service “helped fill the gap in rural health care.”But, as Findley’s case shows, the gap is often difficult to fill. After Air Methods’ two bases failed to accept the flight, the AirCom operator called at least two more before finding a ride for the patient.The 1978 Airline Deregulation Act states that airline companies cannot be regulated on “rates, routes, or services,” a provision originally meant to ensure that commercial flights could move efficiently between states. Today, in practice, that means air ambulances have no mandated response times, there are no requirements that the closest aircraft will come, and they aren’t legally obligated to say why a flight was declined.The air ambulance industry has faced years of scrutiny over accidents, including investigations by the National Transportation Safety Board and stricter rules from the Federal Aviation Administration. And Air Methods’ Smith said the company does not publicly report on why flights are turned down because “we don’t want pilots to feel pressured to fly in unsafe conditions.”Yet a lack of accountability can lead to mostly for-profit providers sometimes putting profits first, Scott Winston, Virginia’s assistant director of emergency medical services, wrote in an email. Air ambulances can be delayed because of bad weather or crew fatigue from previous runs.Or sometimes companies accept a call knowing their closest aircraft is unavailable, rather than lose the business. “This could result in added response time,” he wrote.Air ambulances don’t face the detailed reporting requirements imposed on ground ambulances. The National Emergency Medical Services Information System collects only about 50% of air ambulance events because the industry’s private operators voluntarily provide the information.Saving LivesIt took months, but Baker persuaded Ascension Via Christi’s Pittsburg hospital, which sits 30 miles south of Fort Scott, to reopen the ER. “They kind of were at a point of desperation,” said Randy Cason, president of Pittsburg’s hospital. The two Catholic health systems signed a two-year agreement, leaving Fort Scott relieved but nervous about the long term. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (16) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +14 Vote up Vote down Moving On · 48 weeks ago Cue-While I found this article interesting in many ways, I would like to point out few enlightening facts since I am familiar with Ft. Scott area which writer overlooked. First:The air ambulance crew may/can decline air transport due to weather conditions known at time or due to fatigue from previous transport. Not stated in article. Late May in southeastern Kansas can be as turbulent as here due to thunderstorms etc. The only group known to fly in virtually any weather condition is US Coast Guard in Alaska, they do an amazing job but still have to turn around due to fog/icing. Second: The nearest hospital was stated as Pittsburg KS. while Joplin MO. is only slightly further by air with a much larger-newer facility. It becomes a choice for transport service. Third: I am the writer when the our local hospital went belly-up who wrote about debt level from our city-owned facility. It should have been locked up with keys driven to ViaChristi in Wichita with stipulation the facility would be given to them if they could operate it in profitable or break-even manner whether Emergency Care or other. Instead it was sold to an outside corporate entity which is now in direct competition with our local doctors whom had established-staffing-and running their own facility. Final thought: It is stated the total population of Bourbon County is 14,600 while Sumner County is approx. 23,800-24,500 and dwindling fast. People from northern end of county often elect physician and hospital service in Derby or Wichita. Their choice. What has Wellington done in recent decades to entice people to move here? Literally nothing in my opinion, and I grew up here and watched over many years. The “Build it and They will Come” mentality with ever-increasing taxes will drive people out rather than into a community. False leadership driven by only their desire for something ‘new’ or ‘different’ while failing to take care of basic needs (long list) is failure of leadership while allowing a city-owned hospital to end up over $4 million in debt. We are still paying for through local sales tax, which is not an incentive by any means. Report Reply 4 replies · active 48 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Dave · 48 weeks ago It’s all about the money…. Report Reply 0 replies · active 48 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down taxpayer · 48 weeks ago From the signatures of the article it is clear that the goal is socialized medicine. America is not a socialist country and never will be, God forbid. Report Reply 0 replies · active 48 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down peanuts · 48 weeks ago What I don’t understand at all is why ALL our local doctors don’t support and use the hospital and its facilities. Why open a physical therapy business to compete directly against the hospital. I understand the next step is their own x-day department as well. I would hate to see Wellington lose our hospital. We will pay one way or the other. More EMS staffing and more ambulances isn’t the answer. I understand that Wichita is 28 miles up the road. That doesn’t help if you are having a heart attack and need that urgent care immediately. Report Reply 2 replies · active 48 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Local resident · 48 weeks ago It would help if our local Doctors supported our hospital. They are only open weekdays – not nights, weekends and holidays. What are we supposed to do for medical care on their off hours? Heart attacks, broken bones, car crashed, farm accidents etc don’t just occur during the day! Setting up their own physical therapy, limited lab, and some x-ray takes business away from our hospital! Why send a patient to Wichita for a MRI when we can do it here? PLEASE support our local hospital. They are there for us 24/7! Report Reply 1 reply · active 48 weeks ago -5 Vote up Vote down HopeItChanges · 48 weeks ago As a former employee before hospital was bought I can tell you that 99% of SCFCC doctors didn’t support our hospital. Most of them wanted a hospitalist, a doctor who takes care of patients admitted. They wanted to stop delivering babies because it was to inconvenient and rules regarding inductions changed. This happened way before the sale. They didn’t want to work the emergency room. They wanted to work 8-5 Monday through Friday. That’s great for them, they have that right. But don’t then complain that the new hospital with the new clinic will cost them patients and money. As for the physical therapy yes part of that was for SCFCC to take money away from the hospital. I will admit though the hospital needs newer equipment, they have a great staff, it’s the new technologies and treatments. SCFCC is only getting rent from the new physical therapy. As for labs and if they get an x-ray department they were already choosing to send certain patients to the hospital longer than you all know depending on if you had private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare or no insurance. They get the best reimbursement from private so all those patients had lab done in the office the majority of the others were sent to the hospital. If you were a patient with example Medicaid or no insurance they sent you to hospital because reimbursement is less or none, plus some people without private insurance maybe couldn’t pay their bill. Causing the hospital to be out of money for those tests adding to that debt (I don’t mean all, there are definitely people with no insurance that paid their bills). Lastly, it’s very true you will have a significant wait time in the ER, this started before RHG bought it. The reason being they pushed out the nurses who had been there the longest. I know there were times when every room was filled with the waiting room filled and I never heard so many complaints. If you did it sure wasn’t about the nurses. I think it’s great that people now have a choice of clinics, I have always wanted the hospital to succeed, however, you need to have the right people running it, working there, etc. I pray especially for those who can’t doctor out of town and emergencies that the new facility and owners will do things differently. Cue is right about people leaving due to the cost of living, the city better makes some changes for the good of the whole or all of it is for not. Love the staff at the hospital clinic and that Dr. McCue is back!! Very much support our hospital! Report Reply 2 replies · active 48 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Moving On · 47 weeks ago FACTS NOT FICTION-Excellent rebuttal to HopeItChanges-Just so everyone understands, I have gotten excellent care from doctors @ SCFCC & old SRMC. I am one whom made OB-GYN statement referring to liability from lawsuits, I consider delivering healthy babies as in ‘Class of It’s Own’. Almost 4 years of military service including combat zone tour places myself in a unique position when it comes to healthcare. From Dr. Will to Dr. Hawks I have personally received the best of care in this community along with revamped VA system. Report Reply 0 replies · active 47 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments As Fort Scott deals with the trauma of losing a beloved institution, deeper national questions underlie the struggle: Do small, rural communities need a traditional hospital at all? And if not, how will they get the health care they need?center_img Ascension has said it is looking at potential facilities in the area, but it’s unclear what that means. Fort Scott Economic Development Director Rachel Pruitt said in a July 23 email, “No decisions have been made.” Fort Scott City Manager Dave Martin said the city has entered into a “nondisclosure agreement” with Ascension to look into the health system’s ability to continue offering health care to Fort Scott, though Martin could not confirm whether that included an emergency department.Nancy Dickey, executive director of the Texas A&M Rural & Community Health Institute, said every community prioritizes emergency services. That’s because the “first hour appears to be vitally important in terms of outcomes,” she said.And the Fort Scott ER, which reopened under Ascension on Feb. 18, has proved its value. So far, in the past six months, Ascension’s Fort Scott emergency department has taken care of more than 2,500 patients, including delivering three babies. In May, a city ambulance crew had resuscitated a heart attack patient at his home and Ascension’s emergency department staff treated the patient until an air ambulance arrived.In July, Fort Scott’s Deputy Fire Chief Dave Bruner read a note from that patient’s grateful wife at a city commission meeting: “They gave my husband the chance to fight long enough to get to Freeman ICU. As a nurse, I know the odds of Kevin surviving the ‘widow maker’ were very poor. You all made the difference.”By contrast, Linda Findley believes the local paramedics did everything possible to save her husband but wonders how the lack of an ER and the air ambulance delays might have changed her husband’s outcome. After being flown to Kansas City, Robert Findley died.This was the third installment in KHN’s year-long series, No Mercy, which follows how the closure of one beloved rural hospital disrupts a community’s health care, economy and equilibrium.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Ralph Lauren embraces the American West — and fast fashion

first_img The Ralph Lauren collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) The Ralph Lauren collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) NEW YORK | Call it “fast fashion,” ”runway-to-retail,” or “see now-buy now.” No matter the term, it’s the unmistakable trend in fashion, and Ralph Lauren embraced it fully — presenting his New York Fashion Week collection on the street outside his store, then inviting guests inside to buy what they’d just seen.“Today I am proud to share with you, for the first time ever, my new women’s collection right off the runway and into your lives,” the venerable designer wrote in a statement. “You are changing the way you live and the way you want to shop, and we are changing with you and for you.” The Ralph Lauren collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)center_img Lauren’s runway show Wednesday evening had the added cachet of literally stopping traffic — the block of Madison Avenue fronting his store was closed off for the glamorous event, held in a temporary glass structure that resembled a greenhouse.But it wasn’t plants people came to see. It was Lauren’s luxurious take on the American West, complete with fringed jackets, embroidered western-style shirts, southwestern ponchos, macrame and cowboy hats. Model-of-the-moment Kendall Jenner wore a bomber-style leather jacket with a western belt and black pants.“I have always been inspired by the rugged beauty and romance of the American West,” Lauren wrote. “The September Collection is imbued with that spirit, but reinterpreted in a modern glamorous way for the woman whose style is both personal and luxurious.”Guests at the show included actresses Julianne Moore and Jessica Alba. Moore marveled afterward that the show had taken place “on the actual sidewalk.” She added: “I was thinking, oh my gosh, this is the cleanest sidewalk I have ever seen in New York!”Moore also marveled that she had walked into the store afterward and “walked right up to that black and white shirt — I was, ‘Wow, look at that.’” Traditionally, items seen at Fashion Week shows take months to make it into stores. But a number of designers have been trying to sell at least some of their items right away, knowing that consumers are less patient now than they used to be.The runway show began with a slew of items in black, tan, white and brown. It was only toward the end that bright color suddenly popped up — shimmery, slinky dresses in purple, deep pink, red, yellow and bright blue.At the end, Lauren — in washed-out jeans and a work shirt — came out for his customary wave to the crowd, stopping to make a happy gesture that resembled a flamenco move.Then he retreated into his store, where champagne and caviar — and the new clothing, of course — awaited the invited guests.Associated Press writer Gina Abdy contributed to this report. Designer Ralph Lauren, right, shakes hands with a guest after the runway show for his during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)last_img read more