England vs South Africa: Vernon Philander out of hospital, available to bat in third Test vs England

first_imgAll-rounder Vernon Philander was discharged from the hospital on Saturday morning will bat on day three of the third test against England at the Oval, Cricket South Africa said.The 32-year-old came down with a viral infection ahead of the match and left the field during Friday’s play as the stomach ailment got worse.The Proteas head into the third day in a heap of trouble at 126 for eight, still 28 runs away from avoiding the follow-on.Temba Bavuma (34) and Morne Morkel (2) were at the crease for the tourists at close of play on Friday, with Philander expected to bat at number 11.last_img read more

Open Door shelter in Montreal moved and so did the issues facing

first_imgTom FennarioAPTN NewsDuring the day, the Open Door shelter is a refuge for many of Montreal’s disproportionately large Indigenous homeless population.Despite being forced to move, the shelter appears to have landed on its feet.“I try to carve every day, but sometimes we run out of stones,” says John Awa, who learned to carve soapstone from his uncle in Pond Inlet, Nunavut.Awa has spent the last 11 years in Montreal – and until recently, much of it living rough on the streets.“I actually got an apartment through the open door housing program,” he told APTN News.Even though the Open Door shelter helped get him his own place, Awa still comes here to work.At the old location, carvers were forced to work outside – now he can work here year round, inside.“This is our carving room, if you look up there is a ventilation up there,” said David Chapman, director of the shelter while giving a tour around the new space.About a week and a half ago, the shelter packed up and moved to its new location.There’s no doubt that the new amenities here are an improvement.There are showers, more than one bathroom, and a walk in fridge.“So we don’t have to deal with the issue of rotting produce anymore,” Chapman said.But as the old saying goes, location is everything.The former location was conveniently located next to Cabot Square – a long time gathering place for many of the city’s vulnerable and homeless Indigenous population.Over the past five years, the area has undergone a gentrification, with renovations, and non-stop condo construction.The Open Door’s old location, a former church, was sold and is up next on the development slate.“When you have 400 million dollar condo developments going up generally there’s some kind of planning behind that,” said Chapman.Despite being a 40 minute walk from its former location, Chapman said that about 50 per cent of its old clientele are coming to the new shelter.And so are the same problems that plagued the old site.“She woke up and he was straddling her, trying to take off her pants had her hands underneath her clothes,” recounted John Tessier, an intervention worker at the shelter who was told this story by an Inuk woman last Thursday.“She was able to fight him off, then he brutally beat her.”The Open Door said that since 2017, 19 Indigenous women have come to them with accounts of sexual assault or rape suffered on the streets.“Of those 19 cases, only one has almost made it to court,” Chapman said. “Only one,” he adds, which is expected to be heard in 2019.Chapman said a big reason for that is many women feel going through the process of speaking to police is not worth it.In February, at the Quebec Inquiry into Indigenous relations with some of the province’s public departments, Chapman testified that police need to do a better job working with vulnerable women on the streets.For one, he said he would like to see police come to the women to gather statements.“Is it all about legal purity? Really? Is that really what it’s all about? You can’t bring audio and video to a space where someone feels comfortable because you’re interested in legal purity? Really? While woman after woman is raped on the street? Get over yourself.”Chapman adds that it’s important to accommodate the women because many of them suffer from addiction problems, and are often  wary of police because they have outstanding tickets.Tessier said that although the police that responded to the recent call were sympathetic, they detained the alleged assailant briefly – and then released him.He said an investigator did not call to take a statement about the incident until four days later.“We had worked it out with station 12, the area where we were last, that if the victim was unwilling to go to the police station then we can have the detective come meet us,” he said.APTN News asked the Montreal Police for details of the case but was told it does not comment on open investigations.According to Chapman, the story has a silver lining – a donor has gifted the victim a ticket back home to her community in [email protected]@tfennariolast_img read more

Prediction This NCAA Tournament Will Keep Being Bonkers

We’re a week into this year’s NCAA Tournament, and we’ve already seen crazy comebacks and upsets, games that hinged on the outcome of a single shot (make and miss), and wins from teams seeded Nos. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. A case has been made that it was the greatest start to an NCAA tourney ever, which isn’t ridiculous.But that’s just the run to the Sweet 16. As for championship odds, has anything really changed since Selection Sunday?We knew going in that this was a notably wide-open college basketball season with no clear favorite. And despite the tournament’s wild start, the odds have barely moved in any team’s favor. Kansas began as the favorite according to our prediction model, with a 19 percent probability of winning it all; it remains the favorite, at 21 percent. No team has seen its title chances boosted by more than a handful of percentage points; North Carolina has enjoyed the biggest bump, from 15 percent to 19 percent.In other words, we haven’t learned much about how this whole thing is going to shake out — and that’s probably for the best if exciting basketball is what we want.According to our Elo ratings, Kansas is the strongest team remaining in this year’s tournament. (Elo ratings, which we’re fond of using across many sports, help estimate a team’s strength at any given moment.) But among Sweet 16 field leaders since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, its rating is seventh-weakest. Meanwhile, Notre Dame, the worst of the teams still in the tournament by Elo, is the sixth-strongest team to hold that distinction since ’85. The result is a balanced crop of Sweet 16 entrants, with the fourth-smallest spread between best and worst out of the past 32 tournaments. 19991Duke229910Purdue1834464 20071North Carolina21065Butler1828279 19941Purdue204712Tulsa1822225 Listen to the latest episode of our sports podcast Hot Takedown. 19881Temple207913Richmond1743336 20081North Carolina215212Western Kentucky1810342 20061Connecticut211411George Mason1844270 20101Duke207512Cornell1878197 19981Arizona217013Valparaiso1700470 20051Illinois21376Texas Tech1873265 YEARSEEDTEAMELOSEEDTEAMELODIFF. 20011Duke215310Georgetown1830323 By Neil Paine 20141Florida210011Dayton1820280 More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed 20043Pittsburgh21239UAB1847276 20021Duke219811Southern Illinois1783415 20151Kentucky216511UCLA1852312 20121Kentucky211810Xavier1783334 A balanced Sweet 16 19851Georgetown214311Boston College1789354 20091North Carolina211312Arizona1870242 19901Michigan State205612Ball State1825232 19921Duke221312New Mexico State1790423 19951Kentucky21246Memphis1849275 20001Duke216410Seton Hall1805359 19911UNLV219210Temple1822370 20131Louisville213515Florida Gulf Coast1754381 19861Duke212712DePaul1745382 Source: Sports Reference 19961Connecticut214412Arkansas1878266 19871North Carolina214512Wyoming1797348 BEST REMAINING TEAMWORST REMAINING TEAM 19971Kansas220114Chattanooga1709492 Embed Code 19931North Carolina215612George Washington1848308 Much ink has been spilled lamenting the lack of Cinderellas in this Sweet 16, and that’s a fair assessment. Gonzaga, No. 11 in the Midwest, is the lowest-seeded team left, and it’s far better than the typical 11-seed. (We thought they played more like a No. 6 seed during the season.) If Syracuse and Notre Dame — two of the nine winningest schools in Division I history — are your best Cinderella candidates, it’s probably a down year for heartwarming underdogs.Even so, we should appreciate the evenness of this Sweet 16 field. Almost all the remaining teams were among the best in the country during the regular season: 12 of them ranked in the top 20 nationally according to our pre-tournament mix of computer ratings, with Gonzaga checking in at No. 21. (Wisconsin ranked 29th, Notre Dame 33rd and Syracuse 35th.)That’s a competitive group, and it should make for riveting basketball. My research indicates that the single best predictor of our excitement index stat — an attempt to quantify a game’s thrills by tracking its average change in win probability per basket — is how closely matched the two opponents are in a power rating like Ken Pomeroy’s or Elo.Given the composition of this Sweet 16 field, we’re going to get a lot of those close matchups over the rest of the tournament. And if all goes according to the numbers, that should mean the excitement of March Madness is just getting started.Check out FiveThirtyEight’s 2016 March Madness Predictions. 20031Kentucky215510Auburn1811344 19891Arizona212711Minnesota1838289 20111Ohio State21305Arizona1876255 20161Kansas21086Notre Dame1867241 read more

Homicide investigation underway in Oceanside after man dies from multiple stab wounds

first_img OCEANSIDE (KUSI) — A homicide investigation was underway in Oceanside Tuesday after a man found stabbed overnight near the San Luis Rey River later died at a hospital, police said.Emergency crews responded around 11:45 p.m. Monday to the 1100 block of North Coast Highway after emergency dispatchers received a call of a man in that area suffering from what appeared to be a stab wound, Oceanside police Sgt. Gabe Jimenez said.“Oceanside Police officers and paramedics arrived on scene and began rendering medical aid,” Jimenez said. “The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead by medical staff.”Police did not release the name of the victim pending family notifications but said detectives from the OPD’s investigation division are working the case. Anyone with information about the fatal stabbing was asked to call Detective Erik Ellgard at (760) 435-4748 or the OPD’s anonymous tip line at (760) 435-4730. Posted: January 2, 2018 Homicide investigation underway in Oceanside after man dies from multiple stab wounds January 2, 2018 Updated: 4:08 PMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Crime FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Kidney transplant recipient meets his donor

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter November 22, 2018 Kidney transplant recipient meets his donor Posted: November 22, 2018 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- 17-year-old Alejandro Hernandez was on a waiting list for a kidney for 11 months until he received one from gracious donor Tiffany Jokerst.Hernandez had the surgery in July but met his donor this week. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more