UCF’s Josh Heupel on McKenzie Milton: He will play again on the same level

first_imgMcKenzie Milton’s gruesome leg injury at the end of the 2018 season was one of the worst college football has seen in recent history, which left his football future up in the air.More than half a year removed from the emergency surgery the starting quarterback endured, UCF coach Josh Heupel said that not only does he think Milton will return to football, but he will return to his previous form. He was rushed off the field and to the hospital, where a CAT scan revealed he had a torn popliteal artery. Milton underwent surgery immediately.With Milton out this season as he recovers, Notre Dame transfer Brandon Wimbush likely will get the nod to start, especially with Milton’s backup, Darriel Mack Jr., being out indefinitely after he broke his ankle last week.It’s been a rough turn of events for UCF, which had a perfect season in 2017 and was undefeated in the regular season before it lost the Fiesta Bowl to LSU in the postseason. Despite the turn of events, the Golden Knights believe they can continue being college football’s dark horse and compete at an elite level. Big 12 says ‘Horns Down’ symbol only OK in certain situations “There’s still things that he’s got to get back to make it all the way back,” Heupel told Yahoo Sports. “I really do believe he’s going to play again and play at the same level, if not better, than he already was.”It was during Central Florida’s regular season finale against South Florida when a USF player hit the quarterback in the leg with his helmet. Milton crumpled with his leg dangling awkwardly at an unnatural angle. Related News “We’re going to build a monster in Orlando at UCF, and we’re going to be a major player in college football,” UCF athletic director Danny White said. “Whatever college football looks like.”Milton addressed his recovery in April and said it’s been hard to go from completely mobile to being able to walk just a few steps at a time. However, he said he felt he was going to take the field again, too.”As for playing again, it’s going to take divine intervention, which has already taken place, considering the best-case scenarios,” Milton wrote for ESPN. “I tore only two of the four ligaments that usually get torn when you dislocate your knee. My blood’s flowing great. The nerve’s coming back, so that’s already happening. But what it’s going to take from me is busting my butt, listening to our medical staff. It’s going to be the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but it’s worth it.”last_img read more

Santa Brings The World’s Skateboarders A Gift – NewWood

first_imgELMA – With help from an angel in New Jersey, Santa will be bringing skateboarders around the world improved skateboard ramps using a 100 percent recycled product – NewWood.This recent development will not only bring Christmas cheer to the skateboarders receiving quarter pipe and half pipe ramps from OC Ramps in Orange County, Calif., but also to NewWood Manufacturing, located at Satsop Business Park in Elma, Wash. NewWood, which has been operating for a year producing a utility board created from post consumer wood waste and discarded plastic bags, transformed an idled factory in an economically challenged area into a business that employs 40 people with hopes of hiring more.“We’re excited,” said Lincoln Ferris, NewWood Manufacturing’s vice president for strategic development. “I think this is one in what will be a long stream of applications we never anticipated. It demonstrates that our product’s properties work for lots of people.”Tyler Large, founder and owner of OC Ramps, said he was amazed at the flexibility, durability, weather-resistance and low cost of NewWood, all which helped make it a perfect material for skateboard ramps, which get a lot of abuse and are out in the weather.“Right now we are starting off using NewWood for the surface of the ramps, but our ultimate goal would be to use it on all exposed surfaces,” he said.Currently a purchaser needs to ask specifically to have the NewWood surface put on the ramp, Large explained. The ramps, which are sold in easy-to-assemble kits, are on display now through Christmas Eve at a Costco in Orange County, and are available online – with free shipping – at OCramps.com.But none of this would have happened if that angel in New Jersey with an extensive background in composites and recycled products hadn’t been surfing the internet one day and discovered NewWood.Stephan Lerman, owner and CEO of GreenTek, helped develop and bring Trex and EverGrain to the marketplace in the early ‘90s. He was so intrigued with NewWood Manufacturing’s unique technology that he flew across the country to tour the factory and then partnered with NewWood to represent, distribute and manufacture products made of NewWood.He made a cold call to OC Ramps and piqued owner Large’s interest enough to create a prototype ramp and conduct some tests of his own.“The reason we were interested in it,” Large said, “is that it is a green product, made of recycled wood and plastic, but also because of its longevity. It will outlast any type of material on the market. A pet peeve of skateboard ramp owners is the lack of longevity. The ramps are mostly too heavy to bring inside, so they’re out in the elements. With NewWood, the life of a ramp will be increased.“We’ve done our own tests here,” he explained. “I was initially concerned with how well it truly holds up in the weather. So, for the past four months I’ve had a small piece of NewWood soaking in a bucket of water in my office. It hasn’t expanded. It hasn’t contracted. It hasn’t warped and it hasn’t bubbled. It is the same exact piece of material that we put in there four months ago,” Large said.“If that were plywood it would have been warped or expanded or bubbled after a week,” he said.“I think it’s pretty cool,” said Lerman of the marriage of NewWood to skateboard ramps. “The material works perfectly. Even the look is neat. I think it’s going to be a success here in the United States and I think all over the world.”“We’ve been using another composite material on our ramps,” Large said.“It works well but is extremely expensive. Also, it’s very brittle and a nightmare to install and burns through our drill bits fast. With NewWood it installed incredibly easily, bent to the form of the ramps and didn’t go through my drill bits.”It’s those kinds of properties that NewWood’s Ferris says are getting attention in a variety of industries.NewWood will be demonstrating a variety of uses of its product at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show at Seattle Convention Center in February. Benches, planters and retaining walls for planting beds will be among the items included in the display garden.“Also, we just sent NewWood out for racking tests that measure its strength, and it had a much stronger internal bond than some of the competing engineered wood products,” said Ferris. “So, it’s on it way to getting a span rating for use in home construction and low-rise apartment buildings. We can see it being used in places that have hurricanes and earthquakes.”Lerman also sees possibilities in the furniture industry, as fencing, as underlayment, and in the marine industry.Even Large, the skateboard ramp expert, can see NewWood being used in another industry – snowboard ramps.“I think we’ll keep finding applications for this product and it will start to snowball,” Lerman said.  “I think it’s going to be a huge success. It’s a great opportunity. It’s phenomenal. A panel product that is made of 100 percent recycled material with these attributes …This is a ground floor opportunity, the next Trex.”For more information about NewWood Manufacturing, go to NewWood.com. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Dec. 12, 2011 The Park is managed by the Grays Harbor Public Development Authority, a public corporation whose mission is to create new jobs and investment for the region. More information on Satsop Business Park can be found at www.Satsop.com.center_img Satsop Business Park is a 1,700-acre mixed-use business and technology park located in scenic Grays Harbor County in Southwest Washington just 30 minutes from Olympia and the I-5 corridor. It is home to more than 30 businesses, offers 440 acres of developed, pad-ready land and buildings supported by super-sized infrastructure and surrounded by 1,200 acres of sustainable managed forestland. last_img read more

Google Scholar Gets Smarter: Now Features Legal Opinions

first_imgfrederic lardinois Google just announced that it now features legal opinions in Google Scholar. Starting today, Google Scholar will feature the full text of legal opinions from US federal and state district, appellate and supreme courts. Through this, users can now easily find the text of Roe v. Wade or Brown v. Board of Education, for example. Google Scholar also lists other legal opinions and journals that cited these opinions. In addition, users can also do standard keyword searches to find legal documents. Users can easily restrict searches to opinions from federal courts or courts in certain states. In addition to finding the case and legal opinion, Google Scholar also displays related documents in a sidebar, as well as a list of cases where a certain opinion was cited. Google’s Anurag Acharya also notes that a lot of these opinions are surprisingly readable. Tags:#Google#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts As Google points out in the announcement, finding these legal opinions has typically been difficult. Now, the company makes it very easy to find any legal opinion about Napster, for example. Google notes that it hopes that access to this information will allow regular citizens to “learn more about the laws that govern us all.” It’s interesting to see that Google continues to add more and more public data to its repositories. Just last week, Google added data from the World Bank to its search results. Earlier this year, Google also started to include data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Division. Google didn’t go as far as integrating these legal opinions on its search results page yet – though for searches for Roe v. Wade or Miranda v. Arizona, these results could really enhance the current search results. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Sad farewell for injured Usain Bolt as Britain wins 4x100m relay

first_img‘Fan’ Valdez says team has a lot of fight to show UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jamaica were afforded a rousing welcome from the crowd, a relaxed-looking Bolt applauding the stands, with pictures of him constantly shown on the stadium’s big screens.Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, and the US team also including another convicted doping cheat, Mike Rodgers, and Jaylen Bacon were booed when introduced although the jeering was less pronounced than for the individual 100m event.A close first three legs saw Britain, the United States and Jamaica, seeking a fifth consecutive world title, level-pegged for the final leg.High dramaBut there was to be high drama as a visibly swearing Bolt pulled up in obvious pain, allowing the Japanese quartet to edge in for third.The result means Bolt, 100 and 200m world record holder, finishes his career with 14 world career medals, one behind American Allyson Felix, to go with eight Olympic golds.Amid wild home celebrations, Bolt was attended to by medics, but refused a ride in a wheelchair off the track, instead finally getting up and limping alongside his teammates through to the finish line and then off into the bowels of the stadium for treatment.It was a sad exit for an athlete who has lit up the track when the sport has been dragged through its worst-ever crisis, racked by doping and corruption scandals that went to the very heart of athletics’ governing body.And what a gaping hole his absence will leave, no matter how brave a face the IAAF try to put on it.Since confirming his sprinting dominance with triple gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Bolt spent nine seasons amassing 19 global golds, 13 of which have come in individual events.center_img Allied with a charismatic personality, it has guaranteed Bolt recognition as one of the world’s most successful sportsmen. Last year alone he earned $34.2 million, according to Forbes.RELATED VIDEOUsain Bolt pulls up injured as Britain win 4x100m relay2.3K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Jamaica’s Usain Bolt goes down after pulling up injured in the final of the men’s 4x100m relay athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNISUsain Bolt’s glittering career swansong came crashing to an end when he pulled up with a leg cramp on the anchor leg of the world 4x100m relay won by Britain on Saturday.Bolt received the baton with Jamaica in third, but halfway down the finishing straight the towering sprinter pulled up clutching his left thigh, eventually doing a forward somersault to the ground, to gasps from the 60,000 sell out London Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT The British quartet of Chijindu Ujah, Adam Gemili, Daniel Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake claimed gold in 37.47 seconds, with the Justin Gatlin-led US four taking silver at 0.05sec and Japan a surprise bronze (38.04).Jamaican team doctor Dr. Kevin Jones said Bolt had suffered from “cramp in his left hamstring.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“But a lot of pain is from disappointment from losing the race,” Jones said.Medical staff attends to Jamaica’s Usain Bolt after injuring himself during the final of the men’s 4x100m relay athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Antonin THUILLIER“The last three weeks have been hard for him, you know. We hope for the best for him.” K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Second leg runner Julian Forte added: “He didn’t tell us exactly what happened but from what I saw, it looked like a strain or a cramp of some sort.“He kept apologizing to us but we told him there was no need to apologize — injuries are part of the sport.”Newly-crowned 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod, Jamaica’s lead-off runner, added: “Everybody was jelly, everybody was pumped. (Bolt’s injury) just happened. Usain Bolt’s name will always live on.”Bolt missed out on his bid to retain his 100m title earlier in the week, losing out to Gatlin and silver medalist Christian Coleman, who ran relay anchor for the Americans on Saturday.But hopes were high for Bolt’s final competitive race, with Jamaica also boasting McLeod, Forte and 2011 world champion Yohan Blake in their line-up.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

9 months agoSarri tells Chelsea: I need a Cesc replacement

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sarri tells Chelsea: I need a Cesc replacementby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has told club chiefs they need a midfield signing after victory over Newcastle.With Cesc Fabregas having left the club yesterday, Sarri hopes we will be able to bring in a replacement for the midfielder.He said, “As you have seen today, Jorginho was in trouble and on the bench there wasn’t a player for that position, so I need a player for that position, I need another option for Jorginho.”The club knows very well my opinion. I need a player there so it depends on the club’s decision, I can’t do anything more.” last_img

25 days agoCleverley calls on fans to ‘stick with’ struggling Watford

first_imgCleverley calls on fans to ‘stick with’ struggling Watfordby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTom Cleverley wants everyone associated with Watford to stay patient as they attempt to climb out of a hole.The Hornets have yet to win a game all season, while they only have two points from their first seven league games.It puts them rock bottom, four points off safety. But Cleverley does not want a knee jerk reaction from players, fans or management.”Stick with us,” he said to reporters when asked what he would like to tell fans.”It’s not a work rate issue, hopefully they can see that. Maybe at times, there’s been a lack of quality and maybe a lack of intensity defensively but stick with us, we’ll keep putting the work in and we’re working for our performances to improve.”As players, we just have to be accountable for our own performances, take responsibility and work as hard as we possibly can until it gets better.”We’re a team with two points out of seven, low on confidence, it’s not clicked. “The new signings have both started today and maybe we need a little bit of time to bed in, but you’ve just got to be accountable for yourself and that’s what I’m going to do until we’re out of this little lull we’re in.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Maturen colleagues reveal priorities for 201718

first_img16Feb Maturen, colleagues reveal priorities for 2017-18 Action Plan calls for increased focus on career and technical educationState Rep. David Maturen, of Vicksburg, joined his colleagues today for a press conference outlining key principles and priorities that will guide the House during the current legislative session.Maturen said he’s pleased skilled trades training will remain a key focus during the next two years.“Thousands of high-paying jobs are going unfilled across our state because employers can’t find people with the right skills. We also have many displaced workers looking for new opportunities,” Maturen said. “Skilled trades training should be increased to give both high school students and displaced workers opportunities to learn new, in-demand skills. This will put more people to work, increase household income and boost our economy by making Michigan even more attractive to job providers.”The entire House Republican Action Plan is available for the public to read at gophouse.org/best-way-forward.### Categories: Maturen Newslast_img read more