North Alabama wins first FCS game, beats S. Utah 34-30

first_imgSeptember 1, 2018 /Sports News – Local North Alabama wins first FCS game, beats S. Utah 34-30 Associated Press Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Christian Lopez tossed a one-yard touchdown pass to Dexter Boykin with 12 seconds remaining and North Alabama won its first game played as an FCS member with a 34-30 victory over Southern Utah in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night.The Lions moved from Division II and will compete in the ASUN Conference.North Alabama trailed 23-20 late in the fourth quarter when Lopez hit Boykin with a 31-yard touchdown strike with 4:47 remaining.Southern Utah answered with a 10-play, 75-yard drive capped by a one-yard touchdown run from James Felila that put the Thunderbirds back on top, 30-27, with 2:02 left. Lopez then led the nine-play, 75-yard game-winning drive. Lopez’s pass was intercepted at the goal line with 29 seconds left, but a roughing the passer penalty kept the drive alive.Lopez was 24-of-43 passing for 350 yards and threw three touchdown passes. Lopez also had 15 carries for 105 yards. Boykin had eight catches for 135 yards rushing and two touchdowns.Chris Helbig was 28 of 38 for 316 yards passing and threw two touchdown passes. Tags: FCS/Football/SUU Thunderbirdslast_img read more

Press release: £9m awarded to breakthrough digital health technologies

first_img Kent-based Mind over Matter MedTech is working with Wessex Academic Health Science Network to trial novel, low-cost and portable brain imaging technology. This aims to test patients personalised risk for developing dementia in a non-invasive manner, and at least a decade before any clinical symptoms would appear. This could help reduce the chance of a cycle of irreversible neuronal death Red Star Consulting Ltd is leading a Glasgow-based project applying machine learning to analyse clinical notes recorded in the electronic health record of diabetes patients. The machine learning models predict, based on patient’s clinical notes, the risk of different clinical endpoints such as heart attack or death and present this information to the clinician as a score or alert. Clinicians can use this to tailor consultations, identify high-risk patients, and target specific clinical outcomes Rugby-based OpusVL, has developed eObs, which allows clinicians to observe patients digitally through hand-held devices. The device can then send an automatic alert to specialists or consultants if patients are identified as ‘at risk’. This can shorten length of stay, reduce transfers within hospitals, and reduce ICU referrals. The system also gives ward managers and bed managers a view of the workload across their area of responsibility, so that they can deploy the right people on the right ward, at the right time The UK is a world leader in health innovation and the projects for which we have announced funding today showcase the very best of British knowhow. Using breakthrough technologies such as AI and machine learning and deploying apps and hand-held devices, outcomes for patients can be immeasurably improved. Supporting these innovations is a key element of the government’s Industrial Strategy and will create the industries and jobs of tomorrow. From using AI-driven voice technology to assess patient’s health before seeing a doctor, to hand-held devices which observe health status and alert clinicians to treat high-risk patients, we are taking steps to ensure people are healthier for longer while saving the NHS money. These advances in technology, across the UK, demonstrate our modern Industrial Strategy in action by harnessing the power of innovation to help meet the needs of an ageing society, and creating the high skilled jobs of the future. Projects which received funding today include: Leicester-based Snoozeal, working with the University of Loughborough, Snoozeal Limited has developed a device to treat obstructive sleep apnoea, a condition where the muscles and soft tissues in the throat relax and collapse, blocking the airways for 10 seconds or more during sleep, which can cause long-term health problems. The device contracts muscle at the rear of the tongue through a 20-minute daily toning regime of mild electric pulses. The Snoozeal device aims to be connected to an intelligent platform to collect biosensor data of tongue tone, which will be classified by machine learning and AI-based to deliver personalised treatment regimes Funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, the Digital Health Technology Catalyst (DHTC) is a £35 million fund, being run over 4 years.The DHTC is an important element of the government’s plans to implement the Accelerated Access Review. It aims to address some of the challenges that the review identified around the development of digital health innovations, and to help grow the digital health sector. DHTC funding is targeted at SMEs to promote a vibrant and varied industry of innovative technologies with the potential to significantly change care pathways and to improve patient outcomes and create NHS efficiencies. Working with the University of Oxford, Ufonia will deploy AI-driven voice technology to call patients and have a fully autonomous, natural conversation, to assess their health status against specified criteria. In live clinical use, the technology will assess the health of nearly 1000 patients who have had cataract surgery at a large NHS hospital Trust over 6 months Innovative digital technology projects to address key challenges in health care have received a £9m funding boost through the government’s Digital Health Technology Catalyst it was announced today.The catalyst, delivered by UK Research and Innovation, aims to accelerate the development of digital health innovation, under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, to ensure the UK remains at the leading-edge of innovative healthcare.Wide-ranging applicationsRecipients are using a host of new technologies to address the most pressing healthcare priorities. From the use of machine learning and hand-held devices to improve the targeting of clinical interventions to the use of portable brain imaging technology to help identify patients personalised risk of developing dementia.Science and Innovation Minister Chris Skidmore said: Ian Campbell, Interim Executive Chair, Innovate UK, for UK Research and Innovation, said:last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgLONDON (AP) — China has forfeited a Davis Cup tie because its men’s tennis team cannot travel to Romania next month.The International Tennis Federation cited “increased restrictions in response to the current coronavirus outbreak” for the decision.The death toll in mainland China due to the virus named COVID-19 had risen to almost 1,900 on Tuesday, with more than 72,000 confirmed cases. The outbreak has caused numerous sports events in China to be cancelled, postponed, or moved, and has affected the ability of Chinese teams to travel for competition. February 18, 2020 Jackson leaving PistonsDETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons and Reggie Jackson have agreed on a contract buyout that allows the veteran guard to sign with another team.Jackson is in the final season of his five-year, $80 million deal he signed in 2015 with the Pistons, who acquired him earlier that year in a trade with Oklahoma City. The 29-year-old Jackson is averaging 14.9 points and 5.1 assists this season, but he has been limited to just 14 games due to a back injury.NHL-NEWSBouwmeester back in St. Louis Roush Fenway Racing released an update on its driver about 20 hours after Newman’s car slammed into the wall at nearly 200 mph, flipped, got T-boned by another car, flipped several more times and skidded to a halt in flames. Everyone watching feared the worst Monday night and had to wait nearly two hours to learn that Newman’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.NFL-NEWSBrees plans to be back with Saints next seasonUNDATED (AP) — Quarterback Drew Brees (breez) says he intends to play for the New Orleans Saints again next season. The 41-year-old Brees used a social media post to announce his intention to “make another run at it” in what would be his 20th NFL season.Brees is the NFL’s all-time leader with 6,867 completions, 77,416 yards passing and 547 touchdown throws. He was productive in leading the Saints to the playoffs last season despite missing five games with a throwing hand injury, completing 74.3% of his passes with 27 touchdowns and only four interceptions. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNASCAR-NEWMANNewman communicating following Daytona crashDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is awake and speaking with family and doctors a day after his horrific crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500. NCAA prepared to change transfer waiver processUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA is moving toward allowing all Division I athletes to transfer one time without sitting out a season of competition.A plan to change the waiver process is expected to be presented to the Division I Council in April. If adopted, new criteria would go into effect for the 2020-21 academic year. Currently, football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s hockey and baseball players must sit out one season after transferring.The NCAA’s announcement comes a day after the ACC became the second Power Five conference to publicly support the so-called one-time exception for all transfers. The Big Ten announced its support last fall.NBA-PISTONS-JACKSON In other NFL news:— A person familiar with the situation says three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen has agreed to a one-year, $7 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Olsen was released by the Carolina Panthers earlier this month after nine seasons with the team amid a rebuilding process under first-year coach Matt Rhule (rool). Olsen has caught 718 passes for 8,444 yards and 59 touchdowns during a 13-season NFL career that began with a four-year run with the Chicago Bears.— Punter Ryan Allen and kicker Younghoe Koo are set to return to the Falcons next season. Allen and Koo each joined the Falcons midway through the 2019 season and performed well enough to earn one-year contract extensions for the 2020 season.— The Cardinals have re-signed starting left tackle D.J. Humphries to a three-year contract that keeps him with the team through the 2022 season. The 26-year-old Humphries started all 16 games at left tackle last season, anchoring an offensive line that protects franchise quarterback Kyler Murray.COLLEGE SPORTS-TRANSFERS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal.DeBartolo Jr. built the San Francisco 49ers’ 1980s-1990s dynasty. He was involved in one of the biggest owners’ scandals in the sport’s history. In 1998, he pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid $400,000 to former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards in exchange for a riverboat gambling license.SOCCER-CHAMPIONS LEAGUEDortmund, Atlético winUNDATED (AP) — Borussia Dortmund and Atlético Madrid were winners in their first leg of the Champions League’s round of 16 today.center_img MLB-NEWSJudge doesn’t take batting practiceUNDATED (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge did not hit or throw during the team’s first full squad workout because of what the team said was a minor right shoulder issue.Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the problem is not considered serious and that Judge could start to ramp up activities in a couple days. Judge is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.  Judge had been taking part in early workouts at the Yankees’ minor league complex and experienced some soreness in the last couple weeks. He shut down from hitting about a week ago. UNDATED (AP) — Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (BOH’-mees-tur) is back in St. Louis after collapsing on the bench during a game in Anaheim last week.Bouwmeester issued a statement saying he’s “on the road to recovery” after going into cardiac arrest in the first period versus the Ducks. He had a cardioverter defibrillator implanted into his chest at UCI Medical Center in Orange County, California, where he had been hospitalized until returning to St. Louis on Sunday.The Blues put Bouwmeester on long-term injured reserve, which gives them salary-cap relief. They added blueline help by acquiring defenseman Marco Scandella from the Canadiens for a 2020 second-round pick and conditional fourth-rounder next year.Also in the NHL:— The Capitals have bolstered their blue line by acquiring veteran Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks for Colorado’s 2020 second-round pick and a conditional 2021 third-rounder. Dillon has averaged just under 20 minutes a game this season and could play on the Capitals’ second pairing with Dmitry Orlov. The nine-year NHL veteran has scored 22 goals and 114 points in 588 regular-season games. Also in the majors:— MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has apologized for what he called a disrespectful reference to the World Series trophy as a “piece of metal.” Even before being asked about it at the Cactus League media day, Manfred said he made a mistake with those comments when trying to deliver a rhetorical point in an interview two days earlier. Players became infuriated by his “piece of metal” comment during a lengthy interview with ESPN on Sunday, the same day he spoke in Florida.— Angels outfielder Brian Goodwin has asked an arbitration panel for a raise to $2.2 million and the team argued for $1.85 million. Goodwin hit .262 last year and set career bests with 17 homers and 47 RBIs in 458 plate appearances for the Angels after being claimed him off waivers from Kansas City last March. Teams are 6-1 in arbitration this season.NFL-TRUMP-DEBARTOLOTrump pardons former 49ers owner Update on the latest in sports: Erling Haaland scored twice as Borussia Dortmund beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1. Haaland opened the scoring in the 69th minute and put the German team ahead for good two minutes after Neymar leveled the score for PSG.Midfielder Saúl Ñíguez netted in the fourth minute before Atlético held off defending-champion Liverpool, 1-0 on the same pitch the Reds won the title last spring. Liverpool had a goal by Mohamed Salah (SAH’-lah) waved off for offside.Gio Reyna became the youngest American to appear in the Champions League and assisted on the go-ahead goal for Dortmund. The 17-year-old son of former U.S. national team captain Claudio Reyna entered in the 67th minute.CHINA OUTBREAK-DAVIS CUPCoronavirus forces Davis Cup forfeit Associated Press last_img read more

Logan Paul to have UFC legend Tito Ortiz mentor him amidst potential MMA debut

first_img LIVE TV COMMENT Also Read | Logan Paul: From Making Videos To Becoming A Millionaire Amateur BoxerTito Ortiz to help Logan Paul make his MMA transitionFor those unaware, Logan Paul has some experience as an amateur wrestler from his high school days and the former UFC fighter Tito Ortiz is also positive about the 24-year old’s future in the sport. Ortiz stated that it is good to see a young guy like Logan Paul, who happens to have a bright mind and the willingness to work hard. He also added that it is important to build a fighter in the right way.Also Read | KSI: YouTube Star’s Salary, Net Worth, Earnings From Logan Paul FightAs far as his own MMA career is concerned, Tito Ortiz will be coming out of retirement yet again. He is set to take on former WWE heavyweight champion Albero Del Rio in an MMA showdown this weekend at Combate, Hidalgo. Let us know in the comments section below how do you think Logan Paul will do in MMA and who should be his opponent!Also Read | Tito Ortiz Says Cain Velasquez Wants To Fight The Winner Of Tito Ortiz Vs Alberto Del Rio 9 months ago Boxing: KSI wants to face more celebrities; calls out Jake Paul for a fight Danish Ansari Also Read | WWE: Bobby Lashley Challenges Dan Bilzerian, Logan Paul And Others For WrestleMania 36Logan Paul to make MMA debut?In a recent interview with DAZN, Logan Paul opened up about being in talks for a potential MMA debut. Logan says that boxing is cool but he believes that his future lies in the MMA. While he made it clear that he has his sights set on making a move to the MMA, he also mentioned that he would be fighting for the third time against an undecided opponent. He also suggested that he is open to a trilogy fight against KSI but later would not want to fight him again. Speaking of his former rival, he also added that the circumstances worked out for KSI the last time they fought in the ring and it would be dangerous for him if he agreed to fight him again. 9 months ago KSI: YouTube star’s salary, net worth, earnings from Logan Paul fight WATCH US LIVE Written By 9 months ago UFC: Logan Paul is interested to fight in UFC; wants to face Conor McGregorcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US First Published: 2nd December, 2019 22:31 IST Logan Paul, who never shies away from making risky career moves, now hopes to make a switch to MMA and compete inside a cage after dabbling in professional boxing as he battled against Youtube sensation KSI on two different occasions. Logan recently suffered a controversial decision loss to his fellow YouTube adversary in their blockbuster rematch. There had been talks of a third fight between the pair but Logan is pressing forward with his plans to transition into mixed martial arts. WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 2nd December, 2019 22:31 IST Logan Paul To Have UFC Legend Tito Ortiz Mentor Him Amidst Potential MMA Debut Logan Paul is currently in talks with former UFC fighter Tito Ortiz to make a transition to MMA. The YouTuber also discusses plans on a trilogy fight with KSI. 9 months ago Logan Paul boastfully mocks CM Punk, Dillon Danis after losing to KSI 9 months ago Tyson Fury in MMA: Darren Till says that there is a 70% chance that Fury fights in UFClast_img read more