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Behind-The-Scenes: The anatomy of a gas panic – San Antonio Business Journal

Posted: September 7, 2017 at 1:44 am

Behind-The-Scenes: The anatomy of a gas panic
San Antonio Business Journal
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Anatomy of a Play: Big play chances vs. Cowboys – (blog)

Posted: September 7, 2017 at 1:44 am’s John Schmeelk takes an X’s and O’s look at some key plays from Giants vs. Cowboys in 2016:

Every NFL season is new, but teams as familiar with one another as the Giants and Cowboys can look back at prior matchups to find tendencies.

Surprisingly, the Giants were actually in third-and-6 or fewer yards eight of their 14 opportunities. The point isnt to review plays the team didnt make last year, but rather to show how many big plays could be available to the team on Sunday night if they can put themselves into third and manageable distance.

The Cowboys had both of their safeties positioned deep for much of the game, but many times on third and manageable they would either line up in single high or go to man-to-man with one safety deep after the snap. It presented the Giants with opportunities to make plays down the field.

Heres a third-and-three in the first quarter. Jeff Heath came down after the snap putting, Odell Beckham Jr. one-on-one with Brandon Carr. He beats him deep but cant come up with a catch that could have been a touchdown

On a third-and-six, Barry Church comes down, leaving Beckham one-on-one with Carr once again, but pressure on Manning forced him to check down to Rashad Jennings.

Heres a third-and-two from the fourth quarter with only Jeff Heath lined up single high pre-snap. They completed the pass to the bottom of the screen to Beckham for the first down, but look at the big play that could have been made to Sterling Shepard, who had beaten Orlando Scandrick in the slot.

On a second down play, the Giants successfully took advantage of Byron Jones coming down, creating space for Odell Beckham Jr. to catch this slant and take it to the house for a 61-yard touchdown.

The variables are the personnel changes that both teams made in the offseason. The Cowboys are far less experienced in the secondary with the losses of Barry Church, J.J. Wilcox, Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne. Their young secondary players — second round pick Chidobe Awuzie, third round pick Jourdan Lewis, and sixth round pick Xavier Woods — have all missed a significant amount of time with injuries this offseason. Veteran Nolan Carrol and second-year corner Anthony Brown will likely join Orlando Scandrick as the top three cornerbacks, with Byron Jones and Jeff Heath as the starting safeties.

The Giants, on the other hand, have added weapons in Brandon Marshall and Evan Engram. The way the Giants call plays might change. How will the presence of two more big playmakers on the field affect how the Cowboys might run their third down defense? Both coaching staffs are likely spending this week trying to determine exactly how the other team is going to play with their new players so they can scheme properly for Sunday night.

However they adjust, both teams will be hoping to have more success on third down this week, and in the Giants case, some more big plays as well. The Giants only play of 20 yards or more in that game was Beckhams touchdown. There were chances for more big plays. The Giants will ty to take advantage of those opportunities on Sunday night.

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Grey’s Season 14: A ‘Jolex’ Wedding, Justice for DeLuca and More Wishes – TVLine

Posted: September 7, 2017 at 1:44 am

Given the pall that was cast over Season 13 of Greys Anatomy by everything from Callies absence to Alex and Jos estrangement not to mention Minnicks reign of terror it was music to fans ears when Giacomo Gianniotti (DeLuca) told TVLine that the ABC dramas upcoming Season 14 was going to be funnier sexier lighter than its predecessor.

But heres the thing: We Greys viewers are a greedy lot. And, though funnier sexier lighter is a fine start, we want more. (Besides, this isnt the first time weve been promised a much lighter tone and the last time we heard that, the show flung Callie and Arizona into a bitter custody battle, had a patient attack Mer and killed off Wilmer Valderrama!)

So, while awaiting the series two-hour comeback (Thursday, Sept. 28, at 8/7c), weve compiled a list of our fondest wishes for the upcoming season, ranging from the starts of new romances to the return of a former favorite. Click on the gallery above to check out our suggestions, then hit the comments with your own Season 14 wish list.

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A question no one wants to be asked – Franklin News Post

Posted: September 7, 2017 at 1:44 am

Friday evening, in an off-and-on drizzle, I was heading for the emergency room at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Only this trip was going to be earth-shaking for me.

Debra Huff, late wife Hazels No. 1 daughter, was again the driver. We had made a quick food stop at Bojangles on Route 40 East. We also were meeting her husband, Red, to give him my full oxygen tanks.

The words of my long-time friend Dr. Steve Lewis were still fresh on my mind. What was to come during the next three days startled me though I had discussed the scenario before.

The question I was to be asked several times during my stay in the intensive care unit was What are your wishes should your heart stop beating?

Have you ever been asked that question?

I had never heard it even in 2005, when I flat-lined three times, twice at Carilion Franklin Memorial only to be brought back twice by friend Dr. Charles Lane and once in the Roanoke Memorial ER.

My recent trip was different from anything I expected.

The week before, at about 9 a.m. on a Friday, I was the first of many at Roanoke Memorial on the fourth floor to undergo an upper gastro-intestinal operation or procedure.

It was to find and stop a bleeding stomach ulcer and several smaller ones that had been the cause of blood loss since at least mid-April. I had never before had a doctor even mention the fact that I could have had an ulcer.

It took them just over an hour to complete the procedure and I was back in my room feeling as if nothing had happened except I felt a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. I shed tears of joy.

This experience was interesting in the fact I received a unit of blood the evening before the operation that had been pre-warmed to the point it felt warm to my hands before entered the IV in my arm.

And the best part of it all was this fairly new procedure allowed me to receive the blood in less than half the time, or two rather than four hours. A very sharp intern doctor had two very good nurses do a tough procedure.

Amy Dillon of Franklin County is the niece of Posey Dillon, the Rocky Mount fire chief, and veteran firefighter Danny Altice, both of whom were killed in a July 26, 2010, firetruck crash.

She was assisted by Brooke Spencer of Patrick County. They installed a port in my neck and connected with my heart. That allowed medicine or whatever to be given in addition to the two IVs placed in my arms.

The area was numbed and I listened with intense interest as the young doctor with the French name talked them through the procedure. It was done in ER Room No. 15. I hate to say it, but the port was removed Saturday morning.

What a waste, I recalled thinking.

As the nurse pulled the line from my neck after I took a deep breath to help with the pain. Yeah, right.

Since everything went so well and all of the ulcer bleeding had been stopped and the X-ray of my chest turned out well, Red and Debra picked me up and took me home Monday afternoon.

Peggy Brown, late wife Hazels No. 4 daughter, had come over Sunday night with some great chocolate dessert she had made. Somehow she slept in a chair and spent the night in my room just in case I needed special assistance. Number 2 and 3 daughters, Polly and Teresa, also came to my aid.

So now Im back writing the column without missing a lick and Im going to keep going more as I get back my strength.

I have a couple of hot stories I look forward to writing. One is about 91-year-old Marie Perdue.

Book It: The cover of Phillip Garretts new book The Chronicles of a Sophisticated Redneck features an outline of Virginia.

Garrett, whose mother was director of nurses at Franklin Memorial at one time, and father, who worked for a government agency, wrote about his growing up days, and he made them interesting.

There is a photo in the book of Phillip when he played football for the Franklin County High School Eagles that either the late Phillip Nichols or I took during photo day his senior year.

A book signing is set from 8 a.m. until noon Sept. 16, at the Farmers Market on Franklin Street.

Great Grand Opening: Chris Prillaman of Ferrum, owner of Twin Creeks Distillery, had a super grand opening Saturday at his new location on Henry Road, a heartbeat away from Prillaman Switch Road.

I hate that I missed it and dont have any photos to use because I was Roanoke Memorial. That is the only thing that kept me away and I was looking forward to the bid day. Special guests were Henry Law and his famous father, Amos.

Henry has opened his distillery near the county line at Penhook. He is producing his fathers special recipe under the brand name of Laws Choice. I will be doing a special story on his operation in the near future,

Saving a Hummer: My daughter Kathy found a sick little humming bird on her apartment deck and a larger female pecking the other bird on the head. Kathy was upset.

She took the hummer inside her apartment, put it in a special box, left food next to it and had to go to work. She continued to nurse the bird as it slowly improved.

A wildlife vet she knew who comes to her store, Fresh Market, stopped in one day and Kathy, an assistant manager there, asked her about the bird. Well, the vet took the little hummer home with her and the story hopefully has a happy ending.

Kathy said she talked to the vet, who had locked herself out of her car. She was ready to release the bird and did so perhaps yesterday.

And finally: I was coming to work yesterday and saw three walkers heading toward North Main and I think at least two of them were struggling with trying to carry a bowling ball.

Now Ive forgotten how much one of those balls weigh, but I know they are not light and carrying something heavy around with only three small holes had to be adding a lot to their exercise program. Good luck!

And, again, thanks for all your thoughts, prayers, phone calls and cards. They are appreciated as is your continued readership.

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 14: Shonda Rhimes Warns Fans To ‘Prepare Themselves’ For Premiere – People’s Choice

Posted: September 7, 2017 at 1:44 am

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Anatomy of wildlife crime in southern Africa – Times LIVE

Posted: September 7, 2017 at 1:44 am

Firearms (usually hunting rifles) were the common weapons used. There were however cases where cyanide was used to poison animals in Zimbabwes Hwange National Park.

Police customs officials or other governmental officials were perpetrators in 5% of incidents.

The top five commonly illegally possessed poached or smuggled species in the southern region were rhino horn elephant tusk abalone pangolin and big cats. Incidents where one or more species types were mixed were the third most popular after rhino and elephant.

Rhino poaching dominated South Africa and Namibia abalone dominated the Western Cape of South Africa while elephant dominated in the Botswana Zimbabwe Zambia corridor.

Poaching and trading in abalone was mostly associated with drug trafficking particularly methamphetamine (tik).

The top nationalities mentioned as perpetrators were South African first Chinese Zimbabwean and Vietnamese.

The reported market value of different commodities at the time of the crime or seizure ranged between US$200 and US$1 million per incident. Rhino horn and elephant tusk were associated with some of the higher values.

Anatomy of wildlife crime in southern Africa – Times LIVE

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