Jason Collier dies on way to hospital

first_imgAtlanta Hawks center Jason Collier died early Saturday after he had trouble breathing and was stricken in his home, his father said. He was 28. General manager Billy Knight said the cause of death was not immediately clear for the 7-foot, 260-pound player. He said Collier had “no issues’ in a preseason physical given to all players. Jeff Collier told The Associated Press his son died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital in Atlanta and did not have any diagnosed health problems apart from his knees. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We’ll wait until the experts can tell us, but there’s no comments about any speculating at all that I’m going to do,” Knight said. “Right now we just think about Jason and his family, his wife and a daughter. He was a good guy, a great teammate and a member of our organization. We’re going to miss him.” The Hawks canceled an open scrimmage Saturday, but will play an exhibition game on Monday night at Charlotte. “We are saddened by the news of Jason Collier’s sudden passing,” NBA commissioner David Stern said. “He epitomized hard work, dedication and perseverance, and more importantly compassion, kindness and selflessness.” Jeff Collier said he received a phone call at 3:30 a.m. Saturday from Jason’s wife, Katie, who said her husband was having trouble breathing and quickly turned blue. “You get a call, and it’s your daughter-in-law crying saying she’s giving him CPR and trying to keep him going,” Jeff Collier said. “I guess it took awhile for the paramedics to get there. He had a slight pulse when they took him and he passed away in the ambulance while they took him to the hospital.” Team spokesman Arthur Triche initially said Collier possibly died of cardiac arrest, but would not provide details. He later said the team was not sure how Collier died. Collier’s agent, Richard Howell, said an autopsy was being performed. Later, Forsyth County Coroner Lauren McDonald said the family asked him not to release any preliminary results Saturday and that he would make a statement today. center_img Howell said Collier and his wife ate dinner at a restaurant Friday night and then returned home, where Collier spent time playing with his daughter. Jeff Collier said Jason had been married to Katie for four years and had a 1-year-old daughter, Elezan. The elder Collier played at Georgia Tech from 1972-76 and said his son initially decided to wear the same No. 52 he did at Tech. “He was a beautiful kid,” Collier said. “Everybody he touched liked him. He played basketball from the time he was in the fourth grade until now. I don’t think the kid was ever in a fight or an altercation.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


Drake Relays Presented By Hy-Vee Announces 100-Meter Hurdles Field And Additional Enhancements

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee unveiled another world-class field including Relays fan favorite Lolo Jones in the Rio Olympic Games Preview 100-meter hurdles.The race will feature the Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 hurdlers in the world according to Track & Field News and two-time Olympic medalist Dawn Harper-Nelson as well as the last two Drake Relays champions in Jasmin Stowers and Kristi Castlin.In addition to unveiling the latest world-class field, Drake Relays director Brian Brown also made the following announcements.Throwers and jumper to compete for additional money in ‘Leap For Loot’ and ‘Throw For Dough’ competitions.Drake Relays Presented By Hy-Vee Mobile App Powered By MidAmerican Energy Now Available for download by clicking here for Apple iOS devices and here for Android devices.Brown also announced that for the third-consecutive year, the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee will run on clean energy, thanks to a partnership with MidAmerican Energy. As Iowa’s largest energy provider, MidAmerican Energy retires enough renewable energy credits to offset the emissions for the entire week of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee.Jones, a native of Des Moines and graduate of Roosevelt High School, is a two-time Olympian and was named one of the Relays’ ‘Athletes of the Century’ during the centennial celebration.Joining Jones in the field is a two-time Olympic medalist and the world’s No. 1 ranked athlete in the event in Dawn Harper-Nelson. Harper-Nelson was the 2008 Olympic gold medalist and 2012 silver medalist.Jasmin Stowers is the defending Relays champion in the event and Relays record holder as well after winning in 12.40 last season to begin an outdoor campaign that would end with her ranked third in the world.The No. 4 hurdler in the world, Brianna Rollins, returns to the Blue Oval after finishing fourth at last summer’s World Championship. She was also the 2013 World Champion in the event.The 2013 World Championship bronze medalist will also be on the track as Tiffany Porter returns to Des Moines. She begins the outdoor season ranked fifth in the world.Another Relays regular, Queen Harrison, returns after finishing 2015 ranked sixth in the world following a fifth-place showing at the World Championships.The final top-10 competitor in the field is Kendra Harrison who in her first year as a professional, rose to No. 8 in the world rankings.Completing the star-studded field is the 2014 Relays champion and one-time record holder Kristi Castlin.Single-session tickets for the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee are now on sale as are all-session and multi-session tickets. To secure your seats at Drake Stadium, visit, or by calling the Drake Athletic Ticket Office at 515-271-3647.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


Garda probe after work van windscreen smashed in Buncrana

first_imgGardaí are investigating an incident of criminal damage after a van was vandalised in Buncrana.The incident occurred in Earlsfort on Friday 22nd November, sometime between 4.30pm and 7pm.A man had parked his work van in his driveway and the rear windscreen was smashed. “Nothing was taken from the van so it would appear to be a mere act of criminal damage,” said a garda spokesperson.If anyone in the Earlsfort area witnessed anything that might assist with the investigation , they are asked to please call Buncrana Garda Station on 074-9320540.Garda probe after work van windscreen smashed in Buncrana was last modified: November 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Behind enemy lines: How Khalil Mack has taken Chicago by storm

first_imgFive questions with Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune, who offers some insights on Khalil Mack, his effect on the city of Chicago, and the Bears in general heading in to Sunday’s game in London against the Raiders:Q: In a sense, Khalil Mack seems perfect for the Chicago sports landscape and the Bears in particular. No nonsense, serious-minded, tough . . . can you give me an idea of how big Khalil is in Chicago?Campbell: Not only is he an icon here, I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to …last_img read more


Walk the (Geocaching) Line

first_imgShare with your Friends:More Tell us (and share some pics)…what’s your favorite natural area in which to geocaching? SharePrint Related10 mistakes to avoid while geocachingFebruary 26, 2019In “News”Six tips for finding a geocache in an environmentally friendly wayMarch 4, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”4 Tips to Avoid Getting ‘Hangry’: Snacks for the Geocaching TrailJune 15, 2013In “ Videos”center_img Unless you live on the moon, you’ve probably gone geocaching in some sort of natural area—food garden, arboretum, provincial park, nature reserve, etc. Most areas have designated walking or hiking paths, but it can be sorely tempting to march straight off into the bush looking like Kipling’s Mowgli.Here are three reasons not to release your inner Tarzan unless you’re in your own jungle oasis (or…potted plant patio).1) You are a big, strong human, and you will crush the plants.Are you in the new King Kong remake? If not, then there’s no reason to blunder around crushing things. Your wanderings off the path are likely to leave a trail, one that another geocacher might follow thinking it leads to a cache. By the time the next person finds out your trail doesn’t lead anywhere, they’ve made it look even more like a trail that leads somewhere. You see where this is going. Big strong human, please keep all arms and feet inside the designated trails…2) Stingy, bite-y, slimy things.What’s red and green and stings all over? Poison oak, poison ivy, and stinging nettles. And they can really ruin a geocaching party. Keeping to the designated paths (and wearing your cargo pants) is key to avoiding these antagonists of the plant world. Nettles, like human children, are best seen and not heard disturbed.3) Every step you take…the land manager is watching you.Alright, so that may be unnecessarily creepy. But it’s the land manager’s job to make sure activities like geocaching are done in harmony with the environmental goals of the area. It’s the geocacher’s job to know what that means for geocaching. It’s true that geocaching in public natural areas is a privilege, not a right. Is this patch of hillside closed-off to protect sensitive species? Don’t go there human! No find is worth being kicked out of a park.last_img read more


Live In A Crowded Place? Your Wi-Fi Is Fast But Your Cell Service Is Slow [Infographic]

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement nick statt When it comes to Wi-Fi and mobile broadband service, population makes a big difference. According to a new report from WeFi, a mobile broadband solution and network management company, the higher the population a state has, the better that state’s Wi-Fi speeds – but the slower the cellular broadband speeds. (Ironically, states with very low population densities also suffer from slow cellular speeds – probably for completely different reasons.)The infographic below lays out the report’s conclusions on who in the U.S. gets the fastest and slowest Wi-Fi and mobile broadband speeds – and exactly what they use all that bandwidth to do.For example, it turns out that Instagram is the biggest social-network data hog, easily beating out Google+ and Facebook and trailing only multimedia-heavy ESPN in terms of overall data downloaded.   Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#broadband#cellular#Facebook#Google#Instagram#Wi-Fi center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more


Baramati downs shutters; protests by NCP youth wing in Pune, Mumbai, Nashik

first_imgA day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) initiated a money-laundering probe against Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, his nephew Ajit Pawar and others in the Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank (MSCB) loan irregularities, Baramati — the bastion of the Pawar clan — observed a total shutdown in support of the NCP supremo.Educational institutions, business establishments and shops downed shutters in Baramati and neighbouring Indapur tehsil, while protests organised by the NCP youth wing were staged in Pune, Mumbai, Nashik and other parts of the State including the Marathwada region, especially Beed and Aurangabad districts.Large crowds, including schoolgoing children, were seen throughout Baramati raising slogans in Mr. Pawar’s support, while angry demonstrations by NCP activists were witnessed accompanied by burning of effigies of the ED.Speaking in Mumbai, former Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said no irregularities of even a single paisa had occurred at MSCB.“After an FIR was lodged against me and others on the direction of the Bombay High Court and the economic offences wing (EOW) of the police was probing the case, a certain individual filed a PIL claiming a scam of ₹ 25,000 crore had taken place…moreover, Sharad Pawar has no relation whatsoever with this case and neither was he ever a director of this bank. To the best of my knowledge, the total deposits of the bank were ₹13,000 crore. So, how could irregularities of ₹25,000 crore have transpired?” he asked.He said that MSCB directors were from a number of political parties including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Shiv Sena and the Congress, and not just the NCP. “Had there been irregularities of this magnitude [₹25,000 crore], the bank would not have been showing a profit of ₹300 crore today,” Mr. Ajit Pawar said.Meanwhile, Sharad Pawar’s grand nephew, Rohit Pawar, hit out at the BJP saying the allegations were clearly politically motivated. “The ED’s probe only illustrates that the BJP has no real issue to talk about. Since it has failed to deliver on its tall promises, it is now attempting to divert public attention by indulging in such undignified moves and misusing probe agencies,” said Mr. Rohit Pawar.Sandhya Sonawane, head of NCP’s youth wing in Ahmednagar, said the response generated by Mr. Pawar’s pre-poll tours across the State had rattled the BJP.“As a result, the ruling government is resorting to such base tactics by unleashing the ED on Pawar saaheb. However, the public will give the BJP a fitting reply in the forthcoming elections,” she said.last_img read more


No ration to 20 Odisha families for defecating in open

first_imgOver 20 families in Ganjam district have not been given ration supply after a Panchayat body decided to stop the benefits from reaching people who were found defecating in open. According to a decision taken at a Panchayat meeting on October 20, the distribution of ration under the public distribution system (PDS) was stopped to over 20 families in last 11 days, Sushant Swain, the sarpanch of Goutami panchayat in Sanakhemundi block, said. However, Ganjam district collector Vijay Amruta Kunage said, the benefits under National Food Security Act (NFSA) and State Food Security Act (SFSA) to any person should not be curtailed. If anyone was found defecating in open, particularly on roadside, the Panchayat body will instruct the dealer concerned to stop giving ration to such people for a month, Mr. Swain said. The move is aimed at making people aware of the need to use toilets, he said. Around 300 women, all members of a self-help group (SHG), patrol the open spaces in the panchayat from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to keep vigil on the violators, the Sarpanch said.“If they find anyone defecating in the open, they inform the panchayat. The women do the work voluntarily,” he said. Initially several villagers had opposed the decision of the panchayat but the number of people defecating in the open was now gradually reducing, he claimed. Those who do not have toilets in their houses have been asked to build toilets in the next two months under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), Mr. Swain said. Goutami Panchayat has around 2,000 households with a population of 4,563. Of these, Of these, 180 families do not have toilets in their houses at present, the sarpanch said. However, some of them have initiated steps for construction of toilets, he said.“We will discuss the matter with the block office and ensure that all beneficiaries get ration,” said the collector.Peasant leader Bhala Chandra Sarangi said, “Right to Food is the constitutional right of a person, a panchayat cant deny this right to people. There are other methods to create awareness among the people to stop open defecation.” India was declared open defecation-free on October 2.last_img read more


Roces rues lack of teamwork as BanKo Perlas remains winless

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBanKo Perlas skipper Sue Roces said Wednesday it’s her team’s lack of teamwork that’s been the major factor in their skid at the start of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.The Perlas Spikers started the tournament 0-2 and their latest defeat was at the hands of Pocari Sweat in four sets, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19, 27-25, at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT “We haven’t been complete since the start of the conference,” said Roces who had 12 points in the loss. “We really lack the players so we really can’t rotate our pieces, and we still lack the teamwork.”“Just a little more, but we still need to be complete as a team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBanKo started its campaign in the Open Conference without Kathy Bersola, Nicole Tiamzon, who were on vacation after graduating from University of the Philippines, and Rysabelle Devandero.Roces said they’re able to practice but some players have day jobs and they couldn’t organize off-court activities where the players can bond outside of volleyball. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Beermen celebrate with fans as Grand Slam talks continue Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong “We’re able to practice every day but some of us are working, some are only able to join us at night,” said Roces. “We don’t have any time to bond so I guess that’s another thing we have to work out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera MOST READlast_img read more