first_img Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Secrets Is The Great Wall Of China Hiding?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Saturday the league expects to lose “several hundred million dollars” due to a row with China over a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters. NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he expects Chinese television to resume showing NBA games The NBA’s Chinese sponsors cut ties in a fierce mainland backlash following Morey’s tweet in October, just before two NBA teams played pre-season exhibition matches in China. State broadcaster CCTV also stopped airing NBA games for the country’s millions of ardent basketball fans and has not resumed. “The magnitude of the loss will be in the hundreds of millions of dollars,” Silver told a press conference on the sidelines of the All-Star Weekend in Chicago. “Probably less than $400 million, maybe even less than that,” he said.Advertisement Loading… However, “it’s substantial”, he added. Read Also: NBA: Team USA rallies to beat Team World in Rising Stars contest “I don’t want to run from that … But I don’t have any sense that there’s any permanent damage to our business there.” The commissioner said he expected CCTV to resume broadcasts of NBA games but did not give a timeframe. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

first_imgDr. Box visits with members of the Ohio County Health Department on December 21, 2018, as she completes her visits to all 93 local health departments.Indianapolis, In. — State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG, today is completing one of the first goals she set for herself when she became state health commissioner more than a year ago—to learn more about public health across Indiana by visiting all 93 local health departments.She began her tour of local health departments in December 2017 and will complete it today by visiting the Ohio, Jennings, Bartholomew and Brown County health departments.“I’ve logged a lot of miles this year on a journey that has taught me about the unique areas of our state and about how our local partners are working to improve public health,” Box said. “I’ve learned about their challenges and their successes as they work to improve the well-being of their communities, and I value the partnerships we have with them more than ever.”Local health departments provide services that help protect residents’ health, such as environmental health services, food protection, emergency preparedness, preventive and primary care, immunizations, training and education. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) provides direct support to local health departments and their respective boards of health to help them deliver these essential public health services.Box, who has pledged to make Indiana the “best at getting better” when it comes to the health of its residents, said the feedback from local health departments has been invaluable because it has shown that every county faces unique challenges.“I believe firmly that we can’t make decisions in a vacuum,” Box said. “We have to know what people are saying and doing in our communities because what we think will work in Indianapolis might not be a good fit in rural southern Indiana. My visits to the local health departments have been incredibly enlightening and have helped shape my thoughts on how ISDH can best address the opioid epidemic, infant mortality, tobacco use, obesity and other pressing health issues facing our state.”last_img read more

first_img Published on September 12, 2018 at 11:11 pm Contact KJ: [email protected] | @KJEdelman Syracuse faced a great deal of problems on its four-game road trip — an inconsistency at the goalkeeper position, not being able to muster enough clean shots and giving up goals behind a unprotected backline to save the opposing attack. But one issue that arose on its 1-3 road trip was out of SU’s control: The Orange’s transition from natural grass to turf.When Syracuse (3-4) plays at SU Soccer Stadium, it plays on a 120- by 75-meter natural grass field. In its last four games, SU has played on varying turf fields, converting only two of its 40 shots. In its three losses, including two 4-0 losses to No. 11 Penn State and then-winless Harvard, SU was outscored 11-1.While some players prefer turf over their home stadium’s natural grass, the Orange’s transition to the new fields caused its offense to speed up and make more errors over the last two weeks. With ACC road play beginning Sept. 20 at Boston College, a turf field, SU needs to improve on its recent turf play to get back to .500.“You have to be more precise on turf,” head coach Phil Wheddon said, “And, honestly, that’s what got us down in our last game. We weren’t precise enough.”Before the Aug. 30 matchup against Harvard, SU transitioned from practicing on Hookway Fields’ natural grass to Wohl Lacrosse Field and Skytop, both turf fields.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTurf creates a faster game — the ball moves quicker, the bounce can be a little different and a player’s touch has to be spot on to avoid turnovers, Wheddon said. It creates a shorter surface for players to compete on. The pitch features well-cut turf instead of varying lengths of grass, which all players would prefer in good weather, forward Kate Hostage said.“Turf is a lot harder and grass has a lot more to give,” Laurel Ness said. “I like playing through balls and balls in the air off corners, and the grass has so much more give to it. It’s a lot better.”But problems start to arise when the weather changes. When turf gets wet, it creates a different reaction than natural grass fields.“The ball will skip quite a lot when it’s wet. It’ll be unreliable,” Hostage said, “It could hit a patch of mud and stop.”Despite a familiarity with a natural grass home field, most SU players prefer turf because of its pace. Every field turf is different though, and the adjustment gives the home team an early advantage, Wheddon said.While SU didn’t allow a goal in the first 15 minutes of play on its four game road stretch, it didn’t do much offensively. Between Aug. 30 and Sept. 9, SU registered three shots and eight fouls in its first 15 minutes of play.“It’s more the first 15 minutes of touches that you have to adjust than the long-term situation and having it impact you that much,” Sydney Brackett said.When players adjust to practicing on turf the days before a game, Wheddon said he has to be strategic in practice drills and how long practice is. The wear and tear from playing on multiple surfaces can make a player sore before game day. But he said the only way the Orange will improve its play on turf is with increased repetitions.With ACC play approaching, the Orange will need to get off to faster starts to gain the early advantage.“We have to make sure our players are ready to play on a new surface,” Wheddon said, “… the technical things let us down and we’re usually a very technical team.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more