Lack of Sleep Linked to California Ambulance Crash

first_imgLOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Jeff Johnson was on his way to work when his car broke down on I-5 near Griffith Park. Stranded along the median, his car was slammed into by an ambulance. CBS2″²s Kristine Lazar reports why the ambulance didn’t stop: The driver was so tired that he might have fallen asleep at the wheel with a patient and a paramedic in the back.last_img

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Iloilo City hosting dragon boat race Aug. 18

first_imgIlonggos may once again witness a race of dragon boats at the Iloilo River along Muelle Loney Street, Iloilo City on Aug. 18 as part of the local government’s 81st Charter Day celebration. PN FILE IN LINE with the 81st Charter Day celebration of Iloilo City, the local government will host the 2018 National DoubleDragon Boat Race Championship on Aug. 18 at the Iloilo River along Muelle Loney Street.The annual dragon boat race is a great opportunity to showcase the sports tourism, economic and environmental potentials of the Iloilo River, Mayor Jose Espinosa III said.Fifteen teams are participating in this year’s edition, including last year’s champion Army Dragon Warriors, two-time champion Philippine Coast Guard, Boracay All-Stars, Bohol Paddlers Association, Nami Spr Ati Boracay, and Triton.“Iloilo City welcomes this opportunity to host this dragon boat race,” Espinosa said. “We also want to show that Iloilo River is a good venue for water sports, recreational activities and entertainment, owing to our collective efforts to rehabilitate and develop it.” Also competing are Rowers Club Philippines, Speed Devilz, One Piece Drakon Sangres, Cebu Fireblade, Team Bakunawa Ilagan, Dumaguete Yellowfins, Ampphi Davao, Davao Wave Warriors DBT, and John B Lacson Iloilo Komodo Dragon.The annual dragon boat race started as the “Sen. Franklin Drilon Cup Dragon Boat Race” in 2012 before DoubleDragon Properties Corp. took over the organization of the event in 2014.“We intend to grow this event year by year by inviting more dragon boat teams to go to Iloilo and compete in this race,” said DoubleDragon chairman and chief executive officer Injap Sia.“This event is envisioned to promote Iloilo City as a tourism destination, which will further stimulate local economic growth not only in Iloilo but the whole of Panay Island,” Sia added./PNlast_img read more

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Asia Talent Cup 2016 Round 4 results

first_imgAfter a four-month hiatus, the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup 2016 Moto3 series returned to racing last weekend in Zhuhai, China for Round 4. Two races were held, allowing Asia’s finest young racing talents to shine once more. Here’s what went down in China.Race 1 – Ogura’s triumphThough Indonesian duo Gerry Salim and Andi Izdihar qualified first and second respectively, Japanese rider Ai Ogura came out on top in the weekend’s first race. Despite starting further back in sixth, Ogura’s race strategy was near perfect as he repeated his 2015 Race 2 win at the Chinese circuit in style.Pole sitter Salim, on the other hand, just missed out on the podium and could only settle for fourth whilst compatriot Izdihar managed to edge forward and finished second. Taking the final podium step here was Thai rider Somkiat Chantra.You can view the featured video below to see the thrills and spills of Race 1 held on Saturday.Race 2 – Kunii scores maiden winRace 2 on Sunday saw series rookie Yuki Kunii scoring his maiden series win as he finished ahead of Race 1 winner Ogura who settled for third here. Indonesian rider and pole sitter Salim managed to get his mojo right and took a strong second place finish to split the two Japanese rider on the podium.Despite crashing out in Race 1, sophomore Japanese rider Kazuki Masaki settled for a strong fourth place finish in Race 2. Although not as strong in Race 2, Thai rider Somkiat Chantra’s point-scoring eighth place finish sees him scoring enough points to lead the championship standings as the races in China concludes.Again, you can view the thrills and spills of Sunday’s race via the featured highlight reel below.Chantra presently leads the standings with 130 points whilst Indonesian rider Izdihar places second with 122 points – just 8 points behind. Also not far off in third is Gerry Salim with 120 points whilst Ogura is in a seemingly distant fourth with 119 points.For now, the 2016 title is still a four-way battle between the Chantra, Izdihar, Salim and Ogura with four races left remaining. The Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup 2016 will resume with Round 5 in the Twin Ring Motegi, Japan as it races alongside MotoGP from Oct 14 to Oct 16. –Ads– The Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup 2016 Moto3 series roars in China for Round 4.last_img read more

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Chelsea named 8th biggest club in world, Arsenal come in at…

first_imgLondon comes out of it quite well, the city with the most sides featuring.Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are all in the top 20. No other city can match that, but as far as regions go, it’s England’s North West which comes out the best with three sides all named.Chelsea have come in at 8th, Arsenal are a couple of places behind in 10th, and Tottenham find themselves in 14th.France Football picked ten factors to judge clubs on, these are:Number of players in current squad to have won a World Cup. Continent level titles won (eg Champions League).Shirts sold per year. Annual revenue. Record transfer fee paid. Average attendance.Market value of current squad. Ballon d’Or (France Football original version) trophies won since 1956.Social media followers.Clubs with the biggest mythical status. Chelsea did very well with the first factor, with three World Cup winners in the squad, Arsenal and Tottenham also placed highly with two each.Although one may suspect that category is in there to help PSG climb a few places, with them having five World Cup winners.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndo This week’s edition of France Football has a big feature on the biggest club’s in the world.last_img read more

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The head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency – Sports – has…

first_imgYuri Ganus, Director General of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), was dismissed on Friday, Vladimir Lukin, President of the Russian Paralympic Committee, said in a conversation with the Russian news agency RIA Novosti. The decision to dismiss Ganus was taken at a meeting of the RUSADA board, which received such a recommendation from the supervisory board.For the time being, the place of Ganus will be taken by RUSADA lawyer Mikhail Buhanov. “We are confident that this step will not affect the organization in any way,” said Stanislav Pozdnakov, president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC). “The new election of the Director-General will take place in six months at the earliest.”Earlier in July, information channels appeared on the Telegram communications application, suggesting that Ganus and several of his subordinates had abused their status by engaging in corrupt practices, including the misappropriation of RUSADA’s finances. Ganuss and his subordinates have made several business trips.The information showed that Ganus had misappropriated 110 million Russian rubles (approximately 1,250,000 euros) in the period from 2018 to 2019, as well as forged signatures on documents, as a result of which his subordinates received an additional 11 million rubles (approximately 125,000 euros).A few days ago, Pozdnakov revealed that an audit conducted by RUSADA did reveal that Ganus had misappropriated the organization’s money. The head of the ROC also made no secret of the fact that Ganuss was trying to get the audit to turn a blind eye to his actions.The results of the audit were made available to the Supervisory Board, which also decided to dismiss Ganus.RIA Novosti reports that only one RUSADA member has voted against Ganus’ dismissal.The meeting, at which it was decided to dismiss Ganus, was attended by Alexander Ivlev, a member of the board of RUSADA, Vice President Vladimir Chekonin, Igor Vasilchenko, Elena Isinbayeva, Sergei Ryazansky and Andrei Strokin.LETA has already reported that on December 9, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) once again declared RUSADA inappropriate and due to manipulation of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory 2012-2015 data before their transfer, WADA decided on the participation of Russian athletes in events such as the 2020 Tokyo and the 2022 Beijing Olympics, as well as the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in the role of only neutral athletes.Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously called the sanctions politically motivated, saying that athletes who have not used doping should be allowed to take part in the competition because they do not have to suffer from the actions of some individuals.Meanwhile, WADA President Craig Reedy was convinced that his organization had made the right decision. “The penalty imposed on Russia is harsh, but it protects the sport from dirty activities,” Reedy said. “We will be vigorous about the CAS decision.”Ganus also feared that challenging the decision could lead to even tougher sanctions, rather than a reduction in the penalty, as the US and UK anti-doping agencies might ask for an increase in the penalty. It is reported that the British side wants to prevent Russian athletes from competing under the neutral flag, because the previous practice has not been effective enough.RUSADA later appealed in person to Ganusa against the WADA decision. WADA, for its part, subsequently stated that it had received the letter and that it had been placed at the disposal of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).last_img read more

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Waiting no gamble at all in Flacco’s eyes as he finally cashes in

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — It’s been the narrative opening uttered over and over this month as Joe Flacco won a Super Bowl and then signed a $120.6 million deal to become the highest-paid player in NFL history. The Ravens quarterback took a major gamble and won — or that’s what makes the story sound juicier. Believed to be offered a contract in the neighborhood of $16 million per season last summer, Flacco didn’t think he was being reckless or risking much of anything after he had led the Ravens to a playoff win in each of his first four seasons and hadn’t missed a single game due to injury. His reason for walking away from general manager Ozzie Newsome’s best offer was quite simple.And it had nothing to do with being a riverboat gambler. “I thought I was worth more,” said Flacco, who viewed a serious injury as the only real risk in playing out his contract. “I didn’t really see any circumstances where I wouldn’t end up getting paid more than what they were willing to give me at that point. It wasn’t like I was going to make any different salary last year than I was making already [other than] I might have gotten some upfront money.“I figured play one more year and see what we could do as a football team. Have confidence in myself, have confidence in the guys around me, and just let it play itself out from there.”It played out perfectly for the 28-year-old as he took his $6.76 million salary in the final year of his rookie contract and completed one of the best postseason runs in NFL history by throwing for 11 touchdowns and no interceptions, resulting in wins over two of the league’s all-time great quarterbacks along the way and leading the Ravens to their second NFL championship. Flacco figured the original offer — claimed by owner Steve Bisciotti to be in the range of the top 5 quarterbacks in the league — would remain on the table at worst but said his opinion of his own value would have remained as high as what he ultimately received, regardless of how the postseason played out for Baltimore. In his eyes, becoming a Super Bowl MVP didn’t transcend what he had already meant to the franchise. “If we didn’t win the Super Bowl this year, I still think I’m worth the same and I still think I’m the same person to this organization,” Flacco said. “It may not be seen that way, but that’s the bottom line. I still think I give the team the best chance to win moving forward, whether we won or lost this year. I think it makes it a little easier for Steve to reach into his pockets having said that we won the Super Bowl. People don’t have to look at him as crazy as they may have if he had given me this much last year.”We’ll never know how the Ravens ultimately would have valued their franchise quarterback this offseason had they not made it to New Orleans or triumphed in Super Bowl XLVII, but it’s a hypothetical question general manager Ozzie Newsome is glad he doesn’t need to answer. Forking over the richest contract in NFL history is easier to swallow as you’re awaiting your second Super Bowl ring in the last 13 seasons. And that’s not to mention any of the bad memories of searching many years for a franchise quarterback, sifting through first-round busts, declining veterans, and a number of projects and placeholders who didn’t pan out. The feeling of being stuck in the quarterback abyss was not a pleasant one for a franchise with a championship-caliber defense for nearly a decade before finally striking it rich with the University of Delaware product.“We just returned from the [NFL scouting combine], and I remember the days of going there and studying and hoping that one of the quarterbacks could be our guy,” Newsome said in a team statement. “‘Could so-and-so be our third-round Joe Montana or our sixth-round Tom Brady?’ We’ve been out in that desert before. That all changed when we drafted Joe in 2008.” Some critics have dismissed Flacco’s accomplishments over the four-game postseason run, citing the gaffe by Broncos safety Rahim Moore on Jacoby Jones’ 70-yard touchdown at the end of regulation in the divisional-round win in Denver. Key changes such as the elevation of Jim Caldwell to offensive coordinator and the insertion of Bryant McKinnie at the left tackle position, the improved health of several key players, and even good fortune were all important factors creating the necessary momentum for Flacco and the Ravens to reach the top of the mountain. It started with a dismantling of the New York Giants in Week 16, continued with the luxury of resting starters in the regular-season finale in Cincinnati, and snowballed after a wild-card playoff win against Indianapolis in the returning Ray Lewis’ final home game. Before they knew it, the Ravens were raising the Lombardi Trophy in the Superdome and Flacco was named Super Bowl MVP. “There are a lot of things that happened late in the season that if they hadn’t happened, we probably wouldn’t have won the Super Bowl,” Flacco said. “But they did. I’ve always said that there’s definitely a little bit of luck involved in winning the thing. It’s about the team that gets hot at the right time.”The record-setting contract awarded to Flacco resulted in a perfect storm of his strong play, the financial difficulties by way of the salary cap, and a little bit of luck.That’s not a knock on the quarterback, who played his best football over the most important four-week span of his career. The six-year deal will inevitably be revised as it’s structured to essentially be a three-year contract before cap numbers spiral out of control.But it’s put Flacco on track to finish his career with the Ravens. “That’s the plan,” Flacco said. “I can’t see it happening any other way.”It’d be tough to bet against him on that one.As he taught us this season, it’s not really gambling if you know what you’re doing.last_img read more

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