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IndyCar driver Wickens reveals crash left him a paraplegic

IndyCar driver Wickens reveals crash left him a paraplegic

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Robert Wickens talks after the second practice session for the Toronto Indy IndyCar auto race in Toronto. Wickens is paralyzed from the waist down from injuries suffered in an August crash at Pocono Raceway. Wickens has been updating his rehabilitation progress on social media and posted a video Thursday of his “first slide transfer as a paraplegic” that showed him moving from a table to his wheelchair. His videos had shown for the past month that he is working daily to move his legs again, but his Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, post was the first time he publicly confirmed paralysis. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)IndyCar driver Robert Wickens is paralyzed from the chest down from injuries suffered in an August crash at Pocono Raceway.The 29-year-old Wickens has been updating his rehabilitation progress on social media and posted a video Thursday of his “first slide transfer as a paraplegic” that showed him moving from a table to his wheelchair. His videos had shown for the past month that he is working daily to move his legs again, but Thursday’s post was the first time he publicly confirmed his paralysis.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Chris Evert trophy will go to No. 1 player in WTA Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Canadian crashed at Pocono on Aug. 19 and suffered a thoracic spinal fracture, spinal cord injury, neck fracture, tibia and fibula fractures to both legs, fractures in both hands, fractured right forearm, fractured elbow, four fractured ribs and a pulmonary contusion. Earlier Thursday, three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart told The Associated Press he is reconsidering a return to the Indianapolis 500 because of Wickens’ crash.A video earlier this week showed Wickens successfully moving each leg slightly and he declared he’d be dancing in no time. He is scheduled to be married next September and fiance Karli Woods also posts regular videos to her Instagram stories of Wickens’ rehabilitation.“He sure as hell is showing amazing results so far, and he’s working hard as possible,” Woods posted Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “I’ve only been posting videos of the small movement in my legs, but the reality is I am far away from walking on my own,” Wickens wrote. “Some people are a bit confused with the severity of my injury, so I wanted let you know the reality of it. I’ve never worked harder for anything in my life, and I am giving it all I’ve got to spark those nerves in my legs.”Wickens recently left an Indianapolis rehabilitation facility for one in Colorado.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Two people with the same injury may heal differently,” Wickens tweeted Friday night. “One may walk again and one may not. Each body heals differently. So we can not tell you a definitive answer if I will walk again. But I have full intentions of doing just that!“The good news is, I already have most feeling and some movement in my legs, so there is hope over the course of 24 months that I may regain enough movement to walk again! So far the signs are promising, but I’m trying not to get ahead of myself! I am just keeping my head down and working until my therapist and doctors tell me to stop.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

Sonics finally break curse

Sonics finally break curse

first_img– Kobras strike NetsMany were left speechless when the Pepsi Sonics unleashed their wrath on the Vikings, crushing them 72-39 at the Burnham Basketball Hard Court on Thursday night, as the Sonics finally rebounded from the string of losses they had hitherto suffered in the Rainforest Water/Malta Supreme/G-town Amateur Basketball Association-organised 2nd division matchup.This happened in a double-header which also saw the Kobras defeat the Nets 74-67.What had looked like a predictable win for the Vikings turned out to be a thrashing administered by the Pepsi Sonics as they completely flipped the script on theVikings in a massive defeat. The Sonics were able to run away from the Vikings when they took the lead in the second, and extended same with every quarter that went by. The Sonics played with heart and valour, and there was nothing that could be said about their flawless defence.Sonics’ Darren Vanderstoop led the way with 20 points, while Troy Glasgow pitched in with 11.In the first division matchup between the Nets and the Kobras, the former were outgunned in a game which came down to the victor being the one to make the least mistakes on the night. But even though the Nets fought back, they hadn’t enough gas in the tank to cross the line first.Kobras’ Garfield Benuille top-scored with 15 points, and received support from Trevor Smith (14) and Mark Richards (12). Together they led their team to victory by making the right passes and conversions at the correct time.Sheldon Howell of the Nets probably felt this loss the most, as his hard earned 21 points failed to prevent the loss from being inflicted on his team. The Nets were left to rethink their strategy.The matches will continue on Saturday with the Eagles battling the Guardians in the second division category at 18:30 hours, before the Guardians take on the Sonics at 20:30 hours.last_img read more

Health care goes high tech in South Africa

Health care goes high tech in South Africa

first_img21 April 2016The innovative Electronic Bed Management System (eBMS) had reduced patient waiting times for beds by at least two hours at some hospitals in the Steve Biko Academic Cluster in Pretoria, said the Gauteng department of health at the official launch on 19 April.During the pilot phase at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital earlier this year, the system proved successful and it was decided to roll out the eBMS throughout the cluster.On average, 27.7 million patients visit hospitals across South Africa’s Gauteng province annually and there has been a shortage of beds.What is an electronic bed management system?The project is about managing hospital beds in the context of high demand on public health #eBMS— MECHealthGP (@GautengHealth) April 19, 2016See more:Already, staff members have commended the new system.“Hospital personnel are using the information gleaned from eBMS to make both long- and short-term decisions that have led to some hospitals seeing a reduction in patient waiting times and better ward and staff utilisation,” the department said.How it workseBMS allows hospital staff to view bed availability within their hospital on a large display screen. Because of its cloud-based technology, the information can even be accessed via the internet on computers or mobile devices such as phones and tablets.“This system can tell us where we should take casualty patients immediately, this is based on real time information” – MEC Mahlangu #eBMS— MECHealthGP (@GautengHealth) April 19, 2016Better careKalafong Hospital clinical manager Dr Khin Htwe said management was using eBMS to make reallocation decisions about ward beds.“We have split not frequently used wards to move beds to a ward that is always busy,” added Htwe. “Having had the system in place since early January, Kalafong has already seen a two-hour reduction in their casualty waiting times.” It helped to improve patient care because of increased transparency.Gauteng emergency medical services will also use the system when transporting patients to hospitals, which will lead to better co-ordination of it services.MEC for Health Qedani Mahlangu said the introduction of this system was part of initiatives by the department to improve health care provision through the use of technology.She anticipated the system would be fully implemented across the province by the end of 2016.MEC Qedani Mahlangu, addressing the #eBMS launch event. “This technology is crucial for hospitals and @GautengEMS ” pic.twitter.com/6Qe1EBUjOa— MECHealthGP (@GautengHealth) April 19, 2016Source: South Africa.info reporterlast_img read more

Rajdeep Sardesai joins India Today Group as Consulting Editor

Rajdeep Sardesai joins India Today Group as Consulting Editor

first_imgRajdeep SardesaiRajdeep Sardesai has joined the India Today Group as Consulting Editor.Rajdeep has been founding member of two TV networks. He started his television career in 1994 and was a founding member of NDTV and, subsequently, CNN-IBN. Prior to TV, he worked with the Times of India for six years and was the city editor of the newspaper’s Mumbai edition. Rajdeep was the Editor-in-Chief of IBN18 Network heading CNN-IBN, IBN-7 and IBN-Lokmat for nine years. He has just finished his first book based on the historic 2014 elections. Rajdeep has won several national and international awards for journalism, including the Padma Shri in 2008.With 1.52 million followers on Twitter, one of the largest  for any news personality, Rajdeep says, “When not chained to the news, I watch sports, read, write, sleep and enjoy family holidays.”Welcoming him to the group, India Today Group Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Aroon Purie said Rajdeep has been an asset to whichever team he has belonged to, including the cricketing ones. “Great to have him with us. I know he will hit the ball out of the park for Team India Today.” In his new innings, Rajdeep will be doing a marquee show on Headlines Today and contribute to the revamp of the channel.last_img read more