Mars (of bars fame) in $9bn deal to buy US animal hospital company

William Turvill whatsapp Chocolate bar firm Mars has agreed a $9.1bn (£7.5bn) takeover deal for the largest operator of pet hospitals in the United States.While Mars is best known for its bars, the company also owns Whiskas and Pedigree and claims to be the world’s biggest pet food manufacturer. The firm today announced it had made a $93-per-share offer for VCA, at a total value of $9.1bn, including $1.4bn in outstanding debt.Read more: Woof: US pet food firm Blue Buffalo shares up on tasty resultsVCA, which has the ticker symbol “WOOF”, saw its share price leap 28 per cent to $90.87 on Nasdaq on Monday morning in the US.Mars, which has been in the pet care industry for more than 80 years, said the offer represented a 41 per cent premium on VCA’s 30-day average on 6 January.VCA was founded in 1986 in Los Angeles and now has nearly 800 animal hospitals with 60 diagnostic laboratories across the US and Canada. whatsapp Mars (of bars fame) in $9bn deal to buy US animal hospital company Read more: Pets at Home has had a furrtastic half-yearMars chief executive Grant Reid said: VCA is a leader across pet health care and the opportunity we see together – for pets, pet owners, veterinarians and other pet care providers – is tremendous.We have great respect for VCA, with whom we share many common values and a strong commitment to pet care. Together, we will be able to provide even greater value, better service and higher quality care to pets and pet owners. Monday 9 January 2017 2:50 pm Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictUndoWarped SpeedCan You Name More State Capitals Than A 5th Grader? Find Out Now!Warped SpeedUndoPets DetectiveNFL Quarterback’s Fiancée Makes A Startling Admission About Their Personal LifePets DetectiveUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoGive It LoveThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayGive It LoveUndoFactableTragic Reason She Was Drugged For ‘Wizard Of Oz’FactableUndo More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home read more

Labour’s executive shifts blame for election loss away from Corbyn

first_img Tags: General election 2019 Although the authors acknowledged that Labour’s Brexit policy “played a decisive role in the election”, they stuck by the decision to remain neutral, highlighting the split between pro-Remain members and pro-Leave voters, particularly in the north. A report written by election co-ordinators Andrew Gwynne and Ian Lavery and circulated at a meeting of the National Executive Committee, said it would be “unrealistic” not to blame the result on Brexit, which “almost entirely dominated the political life of the country between June 2017 and December 2019”. Share While Brexit was a critical factor, Corbyn was widely seen as “toxic on the doorstep”, multiple backbenchers said. whatsapp Instead the party lost out to the “endlessly repeated clarity of the Tories’ minimalist campaign, centring solely on a misleading promise to “Get Brexit Done”,” they argue. The document also criticises the number of manifesto policies, which it says left voters confused as to the party’s policies. Main image: Getty Labour’s executive team has sought to blame Brexit and “four years of unrelenting attacks” on Jeremy Corbyn for the party’s worst performance in 80 years, a leaked document reveals. center_img “It is unlikely that radicalism itself was the problem in a country looking for change,” the document argues. However this is at odds with what several MPs, both Labour and Conservative, have told City A.M. was the cause for the collapse of the so-called Red Wall in the Midlands and the North of England. Catherine Neilan The “venomous” media also played a role, the document claims, noting that while the attacks were equivalent to those experienced in 2017, the build up since the previous election amounted to “an assault without precedent in modern politics”. Wednesday 29 January 2020 11:00 am Labour’s executive shifts blame for election loss away from Corbyn whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Jeremy Corbyn arrives at Trafalgar Sq to speak at a rally on January 11 (Getty Images) last_img read more

Novartis and a former employee are cleared of exaggerating drug claims in Japan

first_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What is it? Log In | Learn More @Pharmalot About the Author Reprints Novartis and a former employee are cleared of exaggerating drug claims in Japan What’s included? In a modest victory for Novartis, a Japanese court decided the drug maker and a former employee were not guilty of violating a law that bans fraudulent and exaggerated advertising claims in connection with a research paper about the Diovan heart drug. A Novartis spokesman confirmed the ruling.The decision stems from an episode in 2014 when the company was accused of altering data in a study in order to make the drug appear better than rival medicines. The research was conducted by several Japanese universities, some of which determined results were falsified. By Ed Silverman March 17, 2017 Reprints GET STARTEDcenter_img Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Ed Silverman Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Georgios Kefalas/Keystone/AP Pharmalot Tags pharmaceuticalsSTAT+ STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. [email protected] last_img read more

America’s addiction crisis, compounded by Covid-19, requires immediate action to save lives

first_imgFirst OpinionAmerica’s addiction crisis, compounded by Covid-19, requires immediate action to save lives A nurse holds tabs of buprenorphine, which is used to treat opioid use disorder. Elise Amendola/AP Combination of two drugs can help treat methamphetamine addiction for some, new clinical trial data shows  Paul H. Earley Trump administration will let nearly all doctors prescribe addiction medicine buprenorphine About the Author Reprints There is also a nationwide shortage of clinicians who specialize in addiction medicine. The Office of National Drug Control Policy says that only about 5,000 medical doctors have addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry credentials. One good starting point is immediately enacting legislation to ensure that clinicians who prescribe controlled medications of any kind — not just those for addiction — receive baseline education about treating patients with SUD through health care professional schools, residency programs, or continuing education.Another would be expanding federal programs such as the Loan Repayment Program for SUD Treatment Workforce authorized under the SUPPORT Act, the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Workforce Training Demonstration program, and the Practitioner Education program. These programs would bolster the medical workforce and provide the nation with an enormous return on its investment.Remove frustrating barriers to evidence-based addiction treatmentIn addition to training frontline medical workers, the nation must build its capacity and its willingness to deliver evidence-based addiction care. While therapies must be individualized to each patient’s unique needs, treatment practices should be consistent with generally accepted standards of care. The current lack of standardization in addiction treatment, on the one hand, and in health insurance coverage for it, on the other, has made it incredibly difficult for policymakers, payers, patients, and families to identify addiction treatment backed by science and evidence.High-quality addiction care is driven by thorough assessment of an individual’s medical, psychiatric, social, and addiction factors. This assessment then leads to a patient-specific treatment plan that delineates a sufficient intensity and duration of care to produce the best possible outcome. Addiction care should be measured in months or years, not in days or weeks.Yet even where high-quality addiction treatment services that are consistent with nationally recognized standards of care and clinical practice, such as the ASAM Criteria, are available, third-party payer policies that limit coverage or payments can prevent patients from accessing those services.Narrow networks, onerous utilization management policies, limitations on Medicaid coverage for incarcerated individuals, and high cost-sharing requirements are just some of the hurdles that Americans face when attempting to access addiction treatment. Reforming current payment policies and ensuring mental health and addiction parity would dramatically expand access to life-saving treatments.center_img Finally, it is still too difficult for people with opioid use disorder to find clinicians and treatment programs providing FDA-approved medications for their disorder due to stigma and overregulation. Medications including buprenorphine, methadone, and intramuscular naltrexone should be available to all patients, no matter where they seek treatment. To accomplish that, laws and regulations that impose unnecessary restrictions on these medicines must be reformed, including eliminating buprenorphine-specific training requirements and patient limits. Otherwise, future federal investments will continue to be limited in their ability to save lives.Moving forwardAs Congress works with the Biden administration to address Covid-19, prioritizing the U.S.’s national response to the other ongoing epidemic of drug overdoses will be essential. This will require strengthening the medical workforce to prevent and treat addiction and removing the barriers Americans face every day when trying to access evidence-based addiction care.Only if we are willing to take these actions will we begin to stem the tide of overdose deaths that have cut short so many promising lives and devastated a nation.Paul H. Earley is an addiction medicine physician who specializes in the assessment and treatment of health care professionals, and currently serves as president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Despite hard-fought progress in recent years, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that drug overdose deaths in the U.S. are now at their highest level ever, soaring to more than 81,000 in the 12-month period between June 2019 and June 2020. At the same time, unprecedented challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic have illuminated existing weaknesses in our health care infrastructure when it comes to preventing and treating addiction.While past presidents and members of Congress have enacted a series of bipartisan bills with important provisions that contributed to a temporary national dip in the overdose death rate, policymakers must now take action to address the remaining structural and financial roadblocks that hinder widespread addiction education and training, access to lifesaving medications, and health insurance coverage for evidence-based addiction care.Strengthen the medical workforce to treat addiction and save livesOne of the biggest barriers to accessing evidence-based addiction treatment in the U.S. is a widespread lack of education and training in addiction medicine. Too few clinicians know how to identify and treat patients with addiction. Only 1 in 4 health care professionals receive training about addiction during medical education, according to a recent survey by Shatterproof, which also shows that a shocking number of physicians believe — incorrectly — that opioid use disorder cannot be treated at all.advertisement Related: With more than 20 million Americans living with substance use disorder (SUD), and an overdose epidemic exploding to record levels, much more must be done train clinicians in addiction medicine and give them incentives to practice it.advertisement By Paul H. Earley Feb. 10, 2021 Reprints Related: Tags addicitionCoronaviruspolicylast_img read more

LIVE BLOG: Follow the action as Stradbally and Killeshin face off in their opening SFC game

first_img WhatsApp LIVE BLOG: Follow the action as Stradbally and Killeshin face off in their opening SFC game RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Alan Hartnett – 26th July 2019 SEE ALSO – 16 young players to watch out for in the senior football championship Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleIn Pictures: ‘Welcome to Laois’ Tour goes down as a treatNext articleThree-goal Killeshin power past Stradbally challenge Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Facebook GAA Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly BuildersThe Laois senior football championship began this week and the second game down for decision in the premier division is that of Stradbally versus Killeshin.Stradbally will be hoping for a better start to the championship than the league, where their poor form was saved by many of their soccer stars returning to help steer clear of relegation in Division 1B.Derek Conroy’s side face a sizeable injury list, including the likes of Joe Lacey and Colin Beale.Meanwhile Evan Lowry, Adam Deering and Shane Bolger are all away for Killeshin so they will be without their services for the opening round of the championship.Both teams reached the SFC quarter-finals last year, and will be hoping to for the same or better this time round.Portlaoise checked off winning the opening game of this year’s senior football championship.Without a number of the players who played in the final, they cruised to a comfortable victory over 2017 finalists Ballylinan.There are four more game at the weekend with double headers on Saturday and Sunday.Follow all of the action from this match as it happens below:center_img Pinterest Home Sport GAA LIVE BLOG: Follow the action as Stradbally and Killeshin face off in… SportGAAGaelic Football GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results TAGSKilleshin GAAKilleshin v Stradballylaois senior football championshipLaois SFCStradbally GAA Twitter GAA Twitter Pinterest 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Region Must Explore Means to Create Food Security – Dr. Tufton

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Tufton, has said that Jamaica and the wider Caribbean region, must explore all the possible means of creating “our own food security.”“Food security should be viewed beyond just the immediate demands of nutrition. It must be viewed as a strategic position that countries take in order to secure the livelihood of its people, and to secure a position in the marketplace,” he stated.The Agriculture Minister was addressing the World Food Day seminar held on (Oct. 15) at the Knutsford Court hotel under the theme: ‘The right to food’. The function was organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in collaboration with the Agriculture Ministry.According to Dr. Tufton, World Food Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the importance of nutrition and the importance of food as a critical element in the survival of mankind.“Sometimes we take these things for granted particularly if we are not part of the one third of the world’s population that lives in poverty. Fortunately for us here, we do not fall in that one third of the population,” he noted.Lack of proper nutrition and food, Dr. Tufton said, “speaks to a challenge of development, it speaks to the challenge of equitable distribution, because we do produce a lot, but the fact is, some people have it in abundance and some people don’t have it at all.”Dr. Dunstan Campbell, Chairman of the National World Food Day Steering Committee and FAO Representative for Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize, noted that the seminar aims to bring together key stakeholders so as to work toward a common goal of food and nutrition security.“This seminar was organised to bring together the key stakeholders that can impact on food and nutrition security programmes in Jamaica, to interpret the context of food and nutrition security in Jamaica. It seeks to lay the foundation in the building of an alliance for addressing the problem of food and nutrition security in Jamaica,” he explained.World Food Day was established by FAO’s member countries at the organization’s 20th general conference in November 1979. It has since been observed every year in more than 150 countries.World Food Day is a reminder of FAO’s constant search for a long-term solution to the problem of hunger and poverty in the world. It was created with the goal that food should become a human right for present and future generations. RelatedRegion Must Explore Means to Create Food Security – Dr. Tufton RelatedRegion Must Explore Means to Create Food Security – Dr. Tufton Region Must Explore Means to Create Food Security – Dr. Tufton UncategorizedOctober 16, 2007center_img RelatedRegion Must Explore Means to Create Food Security – Dr. Tufton Advertisementslast_img read more

Holness to meet Alumni groups in Florida

first_img By Cheryl Wynter (305-374-8384) FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail FLORIDA — Minister of Education, Hon Andrew Holness, will address a special Diaspora Education Forum on Friday (June 24), at the Lauderdale Lakes Cultural and Education Center, 3580 West Oakland Park Boulevard, starting at 6 p.m. The meeting is being organised by the Consulate General of Jamaica and the Coalition of Jamaica Alumni Associations (CJAA), in keeping with the Diaspora Engagement Policy and the recognition by the Government of Jamaica of the central role that the Diaspora plays in educational programme support. The Minister will speak with Diaspora groups on the Government’s education thrust, as well as strategies incorporated in the present Education Plan to fulfill national development goals. He will meet with the leaders of Jamaican alumni associations in South Florida to discuss their contribution to their schools, and the challenges they encounter in outreach activities. He will address concerns about the education system in Jamaica and talk with the groups, about resource gaps which can be addressed with the assistance of alumni associations. There are approximately 50 Jamaican alumni groups in South Florida, representing primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. The CJAA is a recently formed entity comprising high school alumni groups. Mr. Holness will also meet with umbrella organizations established by Jamaican educators in South Florida, which also contribute useful resources to the education system in Jamaica. These include the Jamaican Association of Miami-Dade Educators (JADE) and the Caribbean Association of Regional Educators (CARE). He will also participate in private meetings in South Florida. RelatedHolness to meet Alumni groups in Florida Holness to meet Alumni groups in Florida EducationJune 23, 2011 RelatedHolness to meet Alumni groups in Florida RelatedHolness to meet Alumni groups in Florida Advertisementslast_img read more

Court enters show cause order over Gov. DeSantis’ Supreme Court appointment

first_img Justices allow Rep. Thompson to amend her challenge to the selection of Francis Gov. Ron DeSantis must show cause why the Supreme Court should not order him to select another qualified finalist to replace 15th Circuit Judge Renatha Francis to fill a vacancy on the state’s top court.The action came September 8 as the court granted Rep. Geraldine Thompson’s motion to amend her original petition challenging Francis’s appointment to the court.Just before the court’s order, a Fernandina Beach resident filed a separate action asking the court to order DeSantis to make another choice.On August 27, the court ruled against Thompson’s original petition, although the majority agreed with her that DeSantis had exceeded his authority on his May 26 pick because Francis is ineligible to join the court until September 24. That’s her 10-year anniversary of Bar membership and the Florida Constitution requires that justices and appellate judges be Bar members for at least 10 years when they take office.The court, though, dismissed the petition because Thompson asked the court to order the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission to select another list of finalists from the original applicants and for DeSantis to choose someone from that list. The court said the only legal remedy was to have DeSantis pick someone from the original nominee list. (That list had nine names for two vacancies. Those finalists include now Justice John Couriel and Francis, so seven names remain.)On August 31, Thompson, D-Windermere, asked the court for a rehearing or to allow her to amend her original petition to include the court’s specified remedy. DeSantis replied on September 4, opposing the request.The court dismissed the request for a rehearing but allowed Thompson’s amended petition. It gave DeSantis until the end of September 9 to show cause why the amended petition should not be granted and Thompson until the end of September 10 to reply to any response by DeSantis.“We believe that the interests of justice favor allowing Thompson to amend her petition. The Governor does not argue that allowing the amendment would cause him any prejudice, and we see none. Nor is this a case where Thompson has abused the privilege to amend or where an amendment would be futile,” the court said in its order. “And finally, to the extent that Thompson’s petition implicates both a public right and the institutional integrity of this Court, allowing an amendment would serve the public interest. To deny Thompson’s request to amend in these circumstances would not be a proper exercise of our discretion.”DeSantis, in his September 4 reply, said under Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.040(d), amending a petition is only proper before a case has been “disposed of on the merits” or “[i]n the absence of amendment, the court may disregard any procedural error or defect that does not adversely affect the substantial rights of the parties.”Neither, the reply said, apply to Thompson’s request.But the court said the governor did not cite any supporting case law for “this interpretation of the rule.”“We do not see an inconsistency between the text of rule 9.040(d) and allowing Thompson to amend her petition. Thompson’s initial request for legally unavailable relief prevented this Court from possibly ruling consistent with Thompson’s meritorious constitutional claims,” the court said. “Permitting an amendment now would thus further the rule’s textually expressed purpose of allowing this Court to dispose of Thompson’s claims on the merits. While the Governor understandably questions the timing of Thompson’s request to amend, that concern goes to whether the request causes prejudice or abuses the privilege to amend. Both factors are absent here.”Chief Justice Charles Canady and Justices Ricky Polston, Jorge Labarga, Alan Lawson, and Carlos Muñiz concurred in the order. Justice Couriel recused himself from the case.The new challenge to the Francis appointment came just hours before the court released its order. It was filed by Jacksonville attorney Terry D. Bork on behalf of Fernandina Beach resident Robert L. Burch, Jr.Burch, in his petition, argued that all of the constitutional issues were decided in the court’s August 27 ruling in Thompson’s case and he was now reiterating those as well as requesting what the court had defined as the proper legal remedy.“Since the facts and the law in Thompson are identical to this case, it is clear that Thompson controls and that the same conclusion must be reached in this case — the Governor’s appointment of Judge Francis was unconstitutional,” according to Burch’s petition. “Simply stated, this Court must issue a writ of quo warranto to the Governor formally invalidating her appointment and a writ of mandamus ordering the Governor to select a new nominee from the certified list of nominees originally provided by the JNC.”The petition identified Burch as a former Ohio attorney and state senator who retired to Florida about nine years ago. According to Wikipedia, he ran for Ohio governor in 1994, but was overwhelmingly defeated by a much better financed incumbent, Republican Gov. George Voinovich. In the two subsequent elections, he unsuccessfully ran for a seat in the U.S. House.As this story went online, the Governor’s Office had not responded to a phone call and email from the Bar News seeking DeSantis’s response to the court’s order.Filings in Thompson v. DeSantis, Case No. SC20-985, can be found at: for Burch’s petition, Case No. SC20-1313, can be found at: Sep 08, 2020 By Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Top Stories Court enters show cause order over Gov. DeSantis’ Supreme Court appointmentlast_img read more

Trump takes Huawei talks off the table

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 SEP 2019 China tradeDonald TrumpHuawei Tags Home Trump takes Huawei talks off the table Diana Goovaerts Related Author Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more center_img Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? Español El fundador de Huawei propugna una transición hacia el software Previous ArticleSafaricom chief tackles merger concernsNext ArticleThai government presses for CAT, TOT tie-up FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans US President Donald Trump (pictured) appeared to backtrack on Huawei, stating the country isn’t interested in including the company in a potential trade deal with China.Speaking to reporters, Trump reiterated the US position that Huawei represents a national security threat. “We’ll see what happens with respect to China, but Huawei has been not a player that we want to discuss, we want to talk about right now. We’re not going to be doing business with Huawei.”ABC News posted video of the exchange on Twitter.In late May, the president appeared more bullish on Huawei, stating the company could be included in a broader trade deal with China. He later pressed for an easing of restrictions on US companies supplying components and software to Huawei by issuing special permits, following talks with Xi Jingping, president of the People’s Republic of China.Reuters reported in August US officials received more than 130 applications for such permits, but none had been granted.Also in August, Huawei received an extension of a temporary licence allowing it to continue trading with US companies until 19 November. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Backlast_img read more

Team of the Week: NE Douglass Panthers

first_img Connect on Linked in By johnmitchelllikanje on December 3, 2018No Comment Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Share on Facebook Team of the Week: NE Douglass Panthers added by johnmitchelllikanje on December 3, 2018View all posts by johnmitchelllikanje →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdUndoCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensUndoLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&HealthyUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo Print This Post Team of the Week: NE Douglass Panthers center_img Follow on Facebook Add to Google+ By JOHN LIKANJEOn Saturday night in Eastridge High’s Al Masino Gymnasium, one side of the stands was silent while the other was celebrating. The people that were celebrating in the bleachers and on the court were for the NE Douglass Panthers after their 71-63 win over the Eastridge Lancers. Not only was it the Panthers’ second win in as many days, but they showed resilience while doing it. Coming off a double overtime defeat of Webster Thomas, Friday night  in which the Panthers rallied from five down in the final :15 of the first OT, Kyle Crandall’s squad fought off some early struggles Saturday to beat the tournament host.  Adonis Flagler and Jiahmere Mitchell combined for 29 points in Saturday’s win and 77 total in two games over the weekend. The Panthers, who finished 15-8 a year ago and fell in the Class A2 finals to Wayne, 57-54, have won seven of eight dating back to last season. In scoring 71, NE Douglass scored 70 or more points in back-to-back games for the first time in their past ten games dating back to last season. Last season, they scored 79 points in a win over Franklin (79-51) on January 26th and followed up with 83 in a win against World Of Inquiry (83-56) on January 30th. This upcoming week, they only have one game against School Of The Arts (at School No. 33) on Wednesday at 6:00 PM.WE DIDN’T FORGET ABOUT ….Newark Reds – When the final buzzer sounded Saturday night in “The Home Of The Red Sea” at Canandaigua Academy, the Newark Reds had defeated Victor to claim the 2018 Finger Lakes Tip Off Tournament. In doing so, the Class B school defeated a Class A and Class AA school in back-to-back games. On Thursday night, they triumphed over host Canandaigua, 58-50, behind 22 points from Jayden Peters. The Reds followed that up on Saturday night by taking down the Blue Devils, 57-55. It was the first time the Reds won back-to-back games allowing 55 points or less since last December. They only gave 43, 46, and 52 during a three-game winning streak against Geneva (46-43), Palmyra-Macedon (69-46), and Midlakes (65-52). This upcoming week, the Reds have two road games at Batavia on Tuesday at 7:15 PM and Mynderse on Friday at 7:30 PM.Brockport Blue Devils – Under first-year head coach, Tom Velletri, the Blue Devils opened the season with a pair of wins to claim the MTAG Tournament at Spencerport High School this weekend. On Friday, they snapped their 12-game losing streak dating back to last season with a 72-40 win over Greece Arcadia. On Saturday, they upset Class AA Webster Schroeder, 77-75, in overtime. This upcoming week, the Blue Devils play at Greece Athena on Friday at 6:45 PM.Avoca Tigers – Avoca ran its record to 4-0 with a pair of wins last week – 84-51 over Honeoye and 68-63 over Odessa-Montour.. Three of their four wins have been by double-digits as they have outscored their opponents by a combined 86 points (21.5 points per game). Nathan Nunn and LaDre Stanford lead the Tigers scoring 23 points per game apiece. This upcoming week, the Tigers host Canisteo-Greenwood on Tuesday at 7:15pm and play at Alfred-Almond on Friday at 7:15 PM.Lyons Lions – The Dean Schott II tenure started with a sprint as the reigning Section V Class C2 champs picked up where they left off last year with a pair of wins, including one over Class A Wilson Magnet. Justice Smith scored 33 in the win over Wilson. The Lions have now won 23 of their last 27 games dating back to last season. This upcoming week, the Lions play at Gananda on Wednesday at 7:00pm and host Red Creek on Friday at 7:30 PM.HIGHLIGHT(s) OF THE WEEKNE Douglass cold-blooded senior sniper: Casey Diometre has ice in his veins. Subscribe by Email This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more