8 Dec

Guthrie pediatrician says schools can reopen in fall, as long as safety comes first

first_imgHeavner says things like daily temperature checks, switching clothes when you get home and showering immediately after school after aren’t necessary. SAYRE, Pa. (WBNG) — Dr. Philip Heavner at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. says he believes if schools take the proper precautions, there’s no reason students can’t have in-person learning this fall. He said the relatively low case numbers in Pennsylvania and New York are another sign schools can reopen safely. While Dr. Heavner has not spoken directly to any school districts as of Tuesday, he said he would be open to sharing pediatric or medical opinions.center_img Instead, your child can do things things wearing a mask and washing their hands to stay healthy. “We’re able to really monitor even day by day,” Dr. Heavner told 12 News Tuesday. “I think in-person learning can be safe if the schools are able to execute social distancing, masking, handwashing, arrange for different ways of delivering meals and different group activities, but they’ve got to do all of it.”last_img read more

28 Aug

Blackpool 1-3 Wigan

first_imgBlackpool slipped into the bottom three of the Premier League for the first time this season after losing a crucial match against fellow strugglers Wigan.Hugo Rodallega’s early finish put the Latics in control and Charles N’Zogbia doubled their lead with a low strike.Mohamed Diame’s effort went in after a huge deflection off Neal Eardley in the 67th minute before DJ Campbell pulled a goal back from close range late on.The result lifted the Latics off bottom place and up to 17th in the table.Blackpool won 4-0 at Wigan on the opening day of the season but that seems a long time ago now.Ian Holloway’s Seasiders have been rightly lauded at various points through the campaign for their bold and attacking style but they have now won only once in their last 13 top-flight fixtures.They have conceded more goals than any other Premier League team and have the worst home record in the division. The Tangerines are now 18th in the table and have five games left to find some kind of form that will allow them to scramble enough points to ensure their stay in the top echelon extends beyond one season.In stark contrast, the Latics went into the fixture bottom of the table but ended it celebrating their joint biggest win of the league campaign.Wigan ended they day where Blackpool started it after a deserved victory in what was rightly billed as a match of huge importance.The Latics could not have asked for a better start than Rodallega’s third-minute goal and Roberto Martinez’s team never really looked back.The Colombia international stormed off in a fit of pique after he was substituted last weekend but it was all smiles when the striker showed excellent composure to slot home from a tight angle.The goal was an all-round disaster for Blackpool – and Craig Cathcart in particular. The defender’s casual free-kick close to the halfway line gifted possession to N’Zogbia and Cathcart then slipped at the crucial moment as he tried to close down on Rodallega as the Latics striker latched on to a precise through ball.Matt Gilks was making his return in the Blackpool goal after a five-month absence through injury but he could not stop Rodallega from drilling a low strike through his legs. The goal unsettled a Blackpool side that had not kept a clean sheet since late December.They did have a brief spell of pressure midway through the opening half and Campbell almost latched on to a teasing Stephen Crainey cross but it was Wigan who scored the decisive second goal.The match seemed to be meandering towards the break when Diame dispossessed Charlie Adam before slipping in N’Zogbia, who ran aggressively at the home defence before slotting home from a tight angle.Wigan keeper Ali Al Habsi saved a weak Elliot Grandin header in first-half injury time – Blackpool’s first half-decent effort on target.But there was little to indicate a strong fightback from Holloway’s team in the minutes after the restart and he made a triple substitution shortly before the hour mark. However, his side’s fortunes deteriorated further when Diame’s strike took a heavy deflection off the recalled Eardley, leaving Gilks stranded.Campbell slotted home a low Matt Phillips cross at the near post with seven minutes remaining and Al Absi then saved a low strike from Phillips as the home team finished strongly.Source:BBClast_img read more

14 Aug

Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Josh Allen, Mitchell Trubisky shaking up Week 5 QB rankings

first_imgWEEK 5 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerJosh Allen concussion updateAllen took a vicious hit to the head from Patriots safety Jonathan Jones on Sunday that knocked him out of the game and forced him into concussion protocol. After the game, Bills coach Sean McDermott said there’s no room in the NFL for hits like that. Matt Barkley took over at QB in the Buffalo loss.The Allen hit looked bad enough that it wouldn’t be shocking to see his concussion recovery last beyond Sunday of Week 5, although concussions are one of the trickier injuries to accurately assess return timelines. As long as Barkley is the quarterback, Buffalo’s offensive weapons take a slight hit, especially deep-ball specialist John Brown, who will have to deal with a huge downgrade in downfield passing with Barkley. Buffalo gets the Titans in Week 5.MORE: Week 5 Waiver ReportHow long is Mitchell Trubisky out?Trubisky suffered an injury to his left shoulder Sunday after landing awkwardly with all his weight on his left arm while it was extended. After the game, Bears coach Matt Nagy told reporters he doesn’t believe the injury to be season-ending, but that he should know more in the next 24-48 hours. Two erratic passers who help fantasy football owners with their rushing abilities were injured Sunday, as both Josh Allen and Mitchell Trubisky left their respective games with what looked like bad injuries. Allen took a brutal blow to the head, while Trubisky landed awkwardly on his left shoulder. Allen had developed into an oft-used fantasy starter in recent weeks, while Trubisky was coming off a promising Week 3 performance. Heading into Week 5, there’s a decent chance that the starting quarterbacks for Buffalo and Chicago will be Matt Barkley and Chase Daniel, respectively, which would affect rankings, waiver wire pickups, and start ’em, sit ’em decisions.For more on injuries to Marlon Mack, Davante Adams, and Jarvis Landry, click here, and for the latest news and fantasy updates, follow us on Twitter (@SN_Fantasy).  (Update: Adam Schefter reported that Trubisky has a dislocated left shoulder with a slight labrum tear but doesn’t need surgery. Schefter said Trubisky should be back “sooner rather than later.”)WEEK 5 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPPTrubisky’s injury looked bad, and when a coach speculates that it’s not season-ending, it’s also probably not a one-week absence. Chase Daniel will start at quarterback for the Bears while Trubisky is out, and he ran the offense competently on Sunday. Besides Trubisky’s Week 3 showing against Washington, this hasn’t been a well-functioning offense, anyway, so Daniel isn’t really a downgrade. The Bears will travel to London to play the Raiders in Week 5.last_img read more