Khalil Mack: Bears ‘running out of time’ to win a Super Bowl

first_img Panthers owner says he wants retractable-roof stadium in next decade Falcons rookie Kaleb McGary to have heart procedure Khalil Mack can sense the urgency as he enters his sixth season in the NFL.The 28-year-old linebacker earned his third All-Pro and fourth consecutive Pro Bowl selection in 2018 but wants to add a Super Bowl ring. Despite another dominating performance last season, Mack senses he and the Bears are running out of time.”Absolutely,” he said. “You’ve gotta win. Gotta win now.” On the other hand, Mack recalls the advice he was given by former Raiders teammates Charles Woodson and Justin Tuck before he was traded from Oakland to Chicago last September.”You’re running out of time, man,” Mack said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “All these older dudes let us know at an early point in my career, man, we ain’t got no time to waste.” Related News Saints’ Michael Thomas gets record 5-year, $100M extension, report says Mack had 47 combined tackles, 12.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception returned for a touchdown during the regular season. His 12.5 sacks were the most by a Bears player since Richard Dent in 199​3 and tied for 12th in the league.The Bears finished 12-5 after losing to the Eagles in the playoffs but still made out better than Mack’s former team as the Radiers went 4-12 and missed the playoffs for the second straight year.Mack and the Bears will fight to build on their momentum from last season and reclaim their spot atop the NFC North in 2019, beginning Sept. 5 when Chicago hosts Green Bay in a Thursday night rivalry showdown to celebrate the start of the NFL’s 100th year.last_img read more

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Publix Announces Policy Requiring Face Coverings Inside All Stores

first_imgFlorida’s largest supermarket chain has a new policy as of next week, in the effort to fight the spread of the coronavirus.Beginning July 21, Publix will require all customers to wear a mask or some type of face covering while inside any of its stores.The Lakeland-based company posted the information on its website Thursday.Publix cited CDC guidelines for the change, and emphasized that face coverings must be worn over both the nose and mouth. The grocer has implemented other measures to help shoppers abide by social distancing, such as one-way aisles and marking off six-foot increments at the checkout aisles.Other businesses that already require face coverings include Target, Walmart and CVS.The CDC states on its website that “a cloth face covering may not protect the wearer, but it may keep the wearer from spreading the virus to others.”last_img read more

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New Board Member and Officers Elected for Providence St. Peter Foundation

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Providence St. Peter FoundationProvidence St. Peter Foundation Board of Directors has recently elected a new member to its board of directors. Joining the board is Jennifer Burtner, MD, an emergency room physician and department medical director for Providence St. Peter Hospital. Dr. Burtner will serve a three-year term. Richard “Mick” Phillips, Jen Foley, Marcia Fromhold, Mark Naubert and Mark Wagner, MD were re-elected to additional three-year terms.“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Burtner to the foundation board,” says Mick Phillips, foundation board president. “She brings a depth of experience from the medical community and a deep respect for the importance of having access to high-quality health care locally.”The foundation board also elected new officers. Mick Phillips, founding member of Phillips Burgess, PLLC was elected president. Scott Smitherman, MD was elected vice president and Kevin Schreiner, with Title Management, Inc. was elected treasurer. Each officer will serve a two-year term. Rick Middleton, President & CEO of Anderson & Middleton Company will serve as immediate past president.Retiring from the board after 12 years of service, is Joyce Targus, retired president and CEO of Frost & Company.About Providence St. Peter Foundation develops and provides philanthropic resources to help assure that compassionate and quality health care is available to the communities we serve, with special concern for the poor and vulnerable. In the last 16 years, the foundation has distributed more than $30 million to further the mission of compassionate care in our local communities. Learn more at the Providence St. Peter Foundation web page.last_img read more

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Chelsea Ladies sign Brazilian midfield star

first_imgChelsea Ladies have signed Brazil international Ester.The defensive midfielder, who is set to become the first Brazilian to play in the FA Women’s Super League, was welcomed to the Blues’ Cobham training ground by compatriots David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar.She has played for her country 53 times, was part of the Brazil squad which finished runners–up at the 2007 World Cup and 2008 Olympics, and also played in the 2011 World Cup and at London 2012.“I’m delighted to be here at Chelsea and am looking forward to the season,” she said.“I feel at home already and am very happy to play for such a big club.”Luiz said: ‘Ester is a great signing for Chelsea Ladies and it’s fantastic for us to see another great player at Chelsea. I’d like to welcome her to the Chelsea family.‘Ester will bring a wealth of experience to the squad and plenty of Brazilian flair!”Chelsea Ladies start the third FA Women’s Super League season this Sunday, 14 April, when they host Birmingham City at Staines Town’s Wheatsheaf Park.Tickets can be bought at the gate and cost £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.See also:Chelsea Ladies sign Japan World Cup starChelsea Ladies star sees bright future for women’s football in England’Excited’ Williams joins Chelsea LadiesChelsea Ladies star relishing Japan tripChelsea Ladies sign another England starYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Love Life; Gift Life calls for organ donors

first_imgFounders of Love Life; Gift Life and lung transplant recipients (l to r) Shaylene Perry, Fawn Rogers and Siobhan Scallan have a second lease on life through organ donation. The fourth founder, Alice Voigt, is absent.Four women who have had organ transplants are on a mission to educate people about the importance of donating their organs when they die.Fawn Rogers, Siobhan Scallan, Shaylene Perry and Alice Voigt founded Love Life; Gift Life to heighten the level of organ donor awareness in South Africa.“We have all had transplants, lung transplants to be specific,” Rogers said. “I think when you go through something so life-changing you want to give back and we are giving back by raising awareness of organ donation.”According to Perry, thousands of people in South Africa are waiting for life-saving organ transplants yet not even 1% of the population is registered as organ donors.“This may seem at odds with the number of deaths reported daily in South Africa, but many potential donors go unrecognised by medical staff or donor families may deny consent if they are not aware of their loved ones’ wishes,” she said.It was important your relatives knew you wanted to donate your organs following your death.“A donor’s family ultimately has the final say regarding organ donation, so it’s imperative that the public make their next-of-kin aware of their wishes to be an organ donor,” Perry explained.Rogers echoed her words: “This is why our campaign focuses on getting the public registered as organ donors and for them to ultimately let their loved ones know of their wishes should they pass away.”Personal journeysThe four women who founded Love Life; Gift Life needed lung transplants for various reasons. Getting donor lungs and starting recovery has been a joyful experience.Rogers was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at a young age and had not been able to live a normal life until she got a donor in 2013.“The recovery was difficult but since I’ve been out I’ve had a completely new life. I have gone from being bedridden with tubes, relying on my mom, to working full-time,” she said.“I enjoy mundane things like going out for coffee and relaxing with friends and family. They also seem very happy to be able to do that with me.”Perry, who fell ill when she was 27, said: “My joy comes from now being able to be a mother and wife. There were years that going up the stairs was a mission and my daughter always knew mommy as being sick. Now I can be a mother to her.”Save 7 LivesOn 7 July, the foursome led the Save 7 Lives campaign on International Save 7 Lives Day to much success on social media. The campaign trended globally on Twitter.For the campaign, Love Life; Gift Life encouraged family and friends of transplant recipients to show their support for organ donation by posting a picture of themselves holding up a sign of support.Thousands of signs popped up on every social media platform and from all over the world.“This message is very important as it serves as a reminder to the public that being an organ donor affects more than just the organ recipient; it affects their entire family and friend circle,” Rogers said.“One organ donor can save up to seven lives but they can also positively affect hundreds of people and that is what our social media campaign is emphasising – the impact organ donation has on every day South Africans.”Campaigning aheadThe organisation will keep using social media to promote its cause but will also seek to do roadshows encouraging South Africans to register to be donors and reiterating that they need to tell their families their wishes.“Our campaigns are about hope,” Scallan said, “hope for the family, friends and the person who needs a donor. We are telling registered organ donors that they give hope to those in need of organs.”Follow Love Life; Gift Life on Facebook and Twitter and learn about its next campaign, taking place during August, National Organ Donor Awareness Month and Woman’s Month in South Africa.last_img read more

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GeoTourSwe – The Southern — Geocache of the Week

first_imgA historic building? Great views of the city? Daring feats of adventure? This geocache has it all!Welcome to Örebro, the seventh largest city in Sweden. Known for shoe manufacturing and biscuit making, Örebro is also the site of multiple buildings dating back to Renaissance times. The cache is located in Örebro’s southern water tower, which provided water for the city from 1887 until 1958 when it was replaced by a mushroom-shaped tower. Although no longer active, it provides the perfect setting for this T5 Mystery Cache. Where is the cache, you ask? To find out, you’ll have to strap on a harness and get ready for a thrilling adventure. SharePrint RelatedTop 10 Geocaches of the Week 2017December 27, 2017In “Geocache of the Week”Get Inspired By These Epic GeoToursMay 27, 2016In “GeoTours””Entrance to Mordor” GC14NA0 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – February 7, 2011February 7, 2011In “Community” Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More MysteryGC6KP0Kby Team Davidsson 1234567<>center_img Difficulty:2Terrain:5 The quest begins at the bottom of the 43 meter (141 foot) tall tower. A stairway leads up the side of the structure to a door that only geocachers can open. From there, about halfway up the tower, you must rappel through a hole down two stories until you find a clue. The clue leads you out a window, where you’ll have to rappel once again down the side of the building to more clues that lead to the final location. The cache owners, Team Davidsson, said their goal was simple: create a cache that offers “an interesting and historical place, some adrenaline, a small challenge to arrange the clues, a great place to have coffee, and a great opportunity to interact with new and old friends.” According to the 225 logs and 187 Favorite points, they succeeded in their mission.Bonus: this cache is part of The Heart of Sweden GeoTour, a 92-cache adventure around Örebro County. Are you up for the challenge? Location:Örebro, SwedenN 59° 15.716 E 015° 11.762last_img read more

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Bragging Rights

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now No one likes a braggart. But you don’t have to brag. You just have to do something that earns you bragging rights.What big, worthwhile accomplishment did you get done today that is worth bragging about?What massive action did you take that generated some brag-worthy outcome?What did you do today that stretched you beyond your comfort zone and caused you to think, “Man, did I just do that? I hope someone was watching!”What action taken today is going to look like a work of pure genius 90 days from now? What did you do that you’re going to be able to trace back to the prescience you had today?What difficult client situation did you deal with like a boss, changing the game for them and for you and your company? What did you do that moved the needle in a big way?Every day is an opportunity to do something noteworthy, something important, something worth bragging about, even if you don’t do the bragging. If you can’t point to anything you’ve done that is meaningful or worthwhile? Then you are in luck; you get to try again tomorrow.The best way to earn bragging rights is to decide what you are going to do that is brag-worthy before you even start your day. If you plan where and how you will spend your time, you increase the odds that you do something worth noting. You also increase your odds of doing something important enough to point to when you tackle the easiest, foulest, most difficult tasks first every day. If the rest of your day doesn’t go as well as you wished it would, you will always be able to point to having completed that most difficult task before doing anything easier—and less important.Big play-makers make big plays.What did you do that’s worth bragging about? What will you do tomorrow to earn your bragging rights?last_img read more

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Digvijaya Singh trying to destabilise Cong. govt in M.P.: Minister writes to Sonia Gandhi

first_imgA Cabinet Minister of the Congress-led Madhya Pradesh government has written to party president Sonia Gandhi alleging leader Digvijaya Singh was trying to destabilise the Kamal Nath government and establish himself as the power centre in the State.“He is writing letters to Chief Minister Kamal Nath and Ministers, and making them go viral on the social media. This becomes an issue for the Opposition,” wrote Forest Minister Umang Singhar.On Saturday, Mr. Singh wrote letters to the Ministers, including Urban Development and Housing Minister Jaivardhan Singh, his son, asking them to apprise him of action taken on his previous letters sent between January and August 15 relating to transfers and other work. He also asked for appointments with them before August 31 for a follow-up.Mr. Singhar wrote, “This has given rise to a new debate about whether Digvijaya Singh is running the Kamal Nath government from behind the curtains. Even before, Former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Leader of Opposition in the Vidhan Sabha Gopal Bhargava had made similar accusations. The letters have strengthened the argument of the Opposition.”Stating that Mr. Singh never wrote to Mr. Nath about the Simhastha scam, concerning Mr. Jaivardhan’s portfolio, Mr. Singhar wrote, “His son had answered a question relating to a Congress MLA in the Vidhan Sabha that the scam didn’t happen in the first place. However, the Congress had made a big issue out of it while in the Opposition”.A note sheet written by Mr. Jaivardhan to Mr. Nath on July 1 reads: “Simhastha fair was organised in Ujjain in 2016. It has been brought to my notice that financial irregularities were committed at multiple levels during its organisation. It will be suitable to get these serious financial irregularities investigated by the State Economic Offences Wing.”last_img read more

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ODI 2: Indians aim to strengthen hold

first_imgIt was not the most comprehensive of wins but having taken a morale-boosting 1-0 lead in the series, India would look to press home the advantage against a nervy West Indies in the second one-dayer, here on Wednesday.The four-wicket win in the first one-dayer came after a wobbly start and the second-string Indian team would be aiming to plug the loopholes as the series progresses.Missing key players Sachin Tendulkar and regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the young team led by Suresh Raina benefited from the West Indians’ follies in the lung-opener.The Caribbeans, on the other hand, would hope to tilt the scale in their favour by picking up on the few positives they gained from the four-wicket loss at the Queen’s Park Oval here last night.The hosts might have lost the first game by four wickets but they were probably 30 runs and a wicket away from walking away as winners.Even though the pitch was sluggish, West Indies could have tested India with a score of 250-plus. That score was a possibility till key men Ramnaresh Sarwan (56) and Marlon Samuels (55), after an 82-run fourth wicket stand, departed in the final overs.And when the Indians batted, another wicket around the midway stage with the visitors struggling at 104 for 4, could have brought them to their knees.None of it happened and West Indies went down with five overs to spare.Encouragingly for the hosts though, experienced batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan showed signs of returning to his best and there was much heart to be drawn in the performance of young spinners Devendra Bishoo and Anthony Martin.advertisementWest Indies could do with a little more firepower at their command in the second match and it wouldn’t be a surprise if Kieron Pollard figures in the starting XI.The all-rounder, without a fail, is an asset on the field and on his day, can win a game for the side with either bat or ball.Pollard was left out of the game probably as a slap on his wrist for not preferring regional competition over the IPL. Now that the point has been made, he could be asked to bolster the side.West Indies would also be encouraged by the lack of firepower at the Indians’ command.Even though the visiting spinners are difficult to get away, they are more economical than destructive in their spells.Only if West Indies could rotate the strike — they played no less than 29.2 overs as dot balls on Monday — they could yet push Indians into disarray.For Indians, the worry is the apparent lack of class among openers. Parthiv Patel and Shikhar Dhawan have been pitch-forked to fill in for the injured duo of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir and their start was not too impressive.But India’s strength lies in its middle-order which has a talented bunch of batsmen including Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. In fact, both of them came good in the opening match with half centuries.Only if West Indies could get into India’s middle order quickly and strike one or two fortuitous blows, they could still get the Indians in a spot.Even though spinners are a strength for the Indians and the hosts are playing into their hands, the visitors would be happy if openers could inspire faith and there is more firepower in their bowling attack.Leg-spinner Amit Mishra, preferred ahead of R Ashwin, was impressive and so was Harbhajan Singh but there was little to suggest the visitors have the necessary edge to their attack.The pace department is missing Zaheer Khan and Munaf Patel would have to produce a special effort to prove himself a worthy replacement.But given that the West Indians are desperately missing a certain Chris Gayle, the odds still favour the Suresh Raina and his men.SquadsWest Indies: Darren Sammy (capt), Lendl Simmons, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Carlton Baugh (wk), Andre Russell, Anthony Martin, Devendra Bishoo, Ravi Rampaul.India: Shikhar Dhawan, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, Subramaniam Badrinath, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ramachandran Ashwin, Munaf Patel, Praveen Kumar and Ishant Sharma.The match starts 6.30 pm (IST)last_img read more

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Broad breaks a million hearts, snatches away Tendulkar’s 100

first_imgIt didn’t come by today and batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar walked back without scoring his 100th international century. PhotosFor many cricket crazy fans Stuart Broad would be the bowler they would love to hate.Broad broke a million hearts when he sent Sachin Tendulkar back on the second day of the historic Lord’s Test in London on Saturday.His fans waited with bated breath even as a nick from his bat off Broad’s ball took a short aerial route and Graeme Swann cupped his palm low and close to the grass.They waited and wanted the ball to slip off his cup, but did not and landed perfectly in his open hands which clasped the ball at ease.Soon the Master Blaster was seen walking off the hallowed greens of Lord’s back to the majestic pavilion which has seen many a great cricketing stalwarts take refuge.The crowds heaved a sigh and Sachin, who could only manage to score 34 on the day, will have to wait for another time, another day, another moment for his perfect 100.last_img read more

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