DefinitionCorns and calluses are thick layers of skin. They are caused by repeated pressure or friction at the spot where the corn or callus develops.Alternative NamesCalluses and cornsCauses, incidence, and risk factorsCorns and calluses are caused by pressure or friction on skin. A corn is thickened skin on the top or side of a toe. Most of the time it is caused by bad fitting shoes. A callus is thickened skin on your hands or the soles of your feet.The thickening of the skin is a protective reaction. For example, farmers and rowers get calluses on theirhands that prevent blisters from forming. People with bunions often develop a callus over the bunion because it rubs against the shoe.Corns and calluses are not serious problems.SymptomsSkin is thick and hardened.Skin may be flaky and dry.Hardened, thick skin areas are found on hands, feet, or other areas that may be rubbed or pressed.The affected areas can be painful and may bleed.Signs and testsYour health care provider will make the diagnosis after looking at your skin. In most cases, tests are not needed.TreatmentPreventing friction is often the only treatment needed.To treat corns:If poor fitting shoes are causing the corn, changing to shoes that fit better will get rid of the problem most of the time.Protect the corn with a doughnut-shaped corn pad while it is healing. You can buy these at most drug stores.To treat calluses:advertisementCalluses often occur due to excess pressure placed on the skin because of another problem such as bunions or hammertoes. Proper treatment of any underlying condition should prevent the calluses from returning.Wear gloves to protect your hands during activities that cause friction (such as gardening and weight lifting) can help prevent calluses.If an infection or ulcer occurs in an area of a callus or corn,the tissue may need to be removed by a health care provider. You may need to take antibiotics.Expectations (prognosis)Corns and calluses are rarely serious. They should improve with proper treatment and not cause long-term problems.ComplicationsComplications of corns and calluses are rare. People with diabetes are prone to ulcers and infections and should regularly examine their feet to identify any problems right away. Such foot injuries need medical attention.Calling your health care providerCheck your feet carefullyif you have diabetes or numbness in the feet or toes.Otherwise, the problemshould resolve with changing to better-fitting shoes or wearing gloves.Call your health care provider if:You have diabetes and notice problems with your feet.You think your corn or callus is not getting better with treatment.You have continued symptoms of pain, redness, warmth, or drainage from the area.ReferencesScardina RJ, Lee SM. Corns. In: Frontera, WR, Silver JK, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 79.American Diabetes Association. Standard of Medical Care in Diabetes – 2013. Diabetes Care. 2013;36:S11-S66.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.
arjuna awardfootballgurpreet singh sandhuindian football First Published: August 30, 2019, 1:24 PM IST No matter how much i had prepared myself in my mind, my heart was pumping out of my chest at this point! #GooseBumps #ForeverHumbled pic.twitter.com/Xd5PBnBTDV— Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (@GurpreetGK) August 30, 2019He is the fourth goalkeeper to have received the Award, his predecessors including Subrata Paul (2016), Brahmanand Sankhwalkar (1997), and the late Peter Thangaraj (1967).Gurpreet had been a part of the AIFF’s Centre of Excellence in his formative years before he played for East Bengal and later moved to Norway’s Stabaek FC, from where he switched colours to JSW Bengaluru FC in 2017.He has also captained India in a 4-1 win over Puerto Rico in 2016 and has been vital under the bar, helping the Blue Tigers to qualify for the AFC Asian Cup 2019, and maintaining an unbeaten streak of 12 official International matches from June 2016 to November 2017. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who became the 26th footballer to receive the prestigious Arjuna Award, hopes that the recognition he has got will act as a catalyst to inspire the youngsters who want to build their careers in the sport.On Thursday, Gurpreet received the Award from the President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The 26-year old, who remains the sole Indian to debut in the UEFA Europa League (qualifier), dedicated his Award to the past and future generations of football in the nation.”I am very fortunate to win this Award,” said Gurpreet. “I want to dedicate it to the seniors who made this possible for me for paving a way. This Award is for the future generations who are about to come in this path. I hope this will act as a catalyst to inspire them,” he added.
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers hammered a strong Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling attack to all parts of the ground but it was young Sarfaraz Khan, who stood out with his blistering cameo.After Kohli and de Villiers had smashed aggressive half-centuries, SRH were looking to stem the flow of runs but Sarfaraz’s 10-ball 35 took the game beyond the visitors at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Royal Challengers Bangalore, having scored a mammoth 227/4, stormed to a 45-run victory.Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner felt the late flurry by young Sarfaraz in the death overs proved crucial as RCB started their 2016 campaign with a bang. (IPL 2016: Shane Watson impressed with Sarfaraz Khan’s control over shots)Warner joins the likes of Chris Gayle, Shane Watson and VVS Laxman in praise of Sarfaraz, who was in sensational form for India in the under-19 World Cup earlier this year. (IPL 2016: Sarfaraz Khan is like my son, says Chris Gayle)Warner also praised Kohli and de Villiers for their 157-run stand after the dangerous Gayle had fallen to Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the second over of the innings.”They (Kohli and AB) played fantastic cricket and the innings at the end (by Sarfaraz) was a crucial one for them to romp home,” he told reporters at the post-match press conference at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru.Warner praised Sarfaraz for taking the game away from the visitors with his array of strokes, and also blamed himself for not speaking to the bowler to make amends when the RCB lad smashed 28 runs in the 19th over.advertisement”We know how he (Sarfaraz) plays. He got four full-tosses and that worked in his favour. I am not putting blame on anyone, may be we could have changed the pace a little bit, not bowl same balls, but it was my fault as well, I should have been speaking to the bowler,” he said.Warner said that because of Ashish Nehra’s absence early on, he wanted to use Mustafizur Rahman in the death overs, but Sarafraz sabotaged the plan.”I couldn’t do that because a bowler (Nehra) went down, and that really hurts and makes you think on your feet. I tried to work out what I was going to do in the last six overs, but we got a wicket which helped us a little bit, but Sarfaraz came in and played a fantastic knock,” he said.”The only disappointing thing for me was a bowler went down and then in last four overs, they got 63 runs and one of those overs went for 28 runs. We didn’t execute our plans as we wanted to, but obviously we have to try and take positives out of it,” he added.On chasing down a 228-run target, Warner said that at least one among the top four batsman needed to get a century, but they could not materialize because of losing wickets in clutch after his departure. (Kohli, de Villiers star in RCB’s thumping win over SRH )”I put my hand up – and it was required at least one of us among top four batters gets a hundred, but none of us were able to do that, and lost wickets in a clutch. We had a great start, but after my dismissal in 9th over, the required run rate increased and it became hard for incumbent batsmen to cope with the pressure,” he said.On sending Eoin Morgan at Number Six, Warner said that the team needed someone like him to finish off the game, but that could not happen as the batters failed to draft a good partnership.”I wanted Morg for the last 10 overs. Morg is a good finisher and we needed this today. If we had two batsmen going great guns, we could have had a close finish,” he said.Asked what was the other reason for RCB winning the game, Warner said that apart from their batters, their fielding did wonders for them.”When two world class players (Kohli and AB) are going great guns, it is a very very tough task to stop them. The boundaries here are very short which becomes very difficult for bowlers, but I am not taking any credit away from Bangalore, they played very well, and importantly fielded very well in first six overs. I feel the best fielding side is going to win the competition,” he said.On English player James Taylor’s forced retirement due to a heart problem, Warner wished his speedy recovery and hoped he keeps himself involved in the game that he loves.advertisement”I saw the tweet today it is a very sad news. I spoke to Morgs before. It was all-of-a-sudden thing. We know how determined he was to play the game. We know how well he played for England.”My thoughts are with him and with the rest of his team. I wish him a speedy recovery and hope somehow he keeps himself involved in the game that he loves,” he said.(With inputs from PTI)
Phil Neville FA defends Neville appointment amid backlash over sexist tweets Seth Vertelney 02:20 1/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images England World Cup The former Manchester United defender generated a firestorm of criticism that resulted in him deleting his Twitter account The Football Association has defended the hiring of Phil Neville as England women’s national team manager after a backlash over Neville’s sexist tweets from several years ago. Neville was named Lionesses boss on Tuesday amid criticism that he was not qualified for the role, as it was his first head coaching position. The former Manchester United defender’s position was further called into question when a series of sexist tweets he sent in 2011 and 2012 were uncovered. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The backlash forced Neville to delete his Twitter account, and issue an apology on Wednesday. In response to Neville’s appointment, the organisation Kick It Out issued a statement expressing “serious concerns over a recruitment process that has resulted in the appointment of someone with no record of management or experience in women’s football.”In light of recent action taken in response to historical social media comments made by current football participants, the question must now be asked – will the FA be charging Neville for posting discriminatory comments on social media?” Kick It Out continued.Responding to Kick It Out, FA chief executive Martin Glenn has defended Neville’s appointment, saying he will not be disciplined for his previous tweets. “The assessment of the FA’s integrity/regulatory team is that those comments would not meet the threshold for issuing a charge against any participants (in football) but as part of the induction process, Phil will be educated on all aspects of the FA’s regulatory functions and his responsibilities thereunder,” Glenn wrote in a letter to Kick It Out. “The background vetting (independently conducted to senior executive search standards) highlighted some but not all the historic social media comments that have been brought to light.FA letter to Kick It Out. pic.twitter.com/iLbJMe3Euu— FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) 24 de enero de 2018″A thorough discussion about our expectations around standards and culture was part of the process.”For clarity we were only made aware of some of those comments through the media reporting yesterday but I am pleased that Phil has apologised for those remarks today, and can confirm that the decision to close his social media account was his alone.”I have personally been impressed by Phil’s determination, his integrity and values that came through strongly in his background checks and references.”
On behalf of Touch Football Australia, we thank Rod for his amazing contribution and wish Rod the very best for the next chapter of his life in retirement. We know from Rod that he treasured his time at TFA and the opportunity to work with and engage with everyone current and previously. The last seven years provided the perfect culmination to his long and storied career; and as a revered volunteer and true character of the sport.The list below of his various posts describes a little of his key achievements; but weâ€™ll keep this short and sweet on his request. But itâ€™s probably more the effect he had on people internally here at TFA and as far as you could possibly imagine the Touch Football community extends. He will be missed by us all and has promised to not be a stranger and to check in every now and then. You never know when or where he might bob up, but safe to say he would love to have a beverage with all in his retirement. Look out Smilesy, Perth could be the first stop for a pilot!As you know among other achievements, he was the founder and convenor of the Yass Touch Knockout and will be focusing on itâ€™s 30th instalment next year and beyond. Obviously a great achievement with a record 130 teams expected to nominate next year as it builds on its core social, fun, festival approach. And of course the significant prize purse for players and outstanding monies going back into the Touch community.He will, when or if Touch Football ever takes a back seat in his life, be spending more quality time in retirement with wife Janelle and his grandchildren which is growing as a brood, year-on-year.â€œI just loved the people and my time at TFA,â€ he said earlier before getting ready to exit.â€œI just wish everyone the very best and keep doing what youâ€™re doing; the sport has never been in better shape and Iâ€™ve loved my time here.â€œI will miss you allâ€¦but I wonâ€™t be far away.â€More than anything I will particularly the company of the man and the straight talk â€“ old school! And the 8.00am sharp text message or phone call coming in from â€˜Wiseyâ€™, bungee-clock like! And at 8.01 or 8.02 if I happened to miss it the first time.And with that, all the very best, Rod from all of us. The Aussie Hotel in Yass is my guess where you might want to catch him in futureâ€¦just saying. Donâ€™t forget to get in early to give him your latest news if you do get the chance to catch him, as this is what he loves most.And settle in to listen and learn from a lifetime of his.Â· 1975-2008 Yass Touch Association Committee. Â· 1988-1997 Regional Director Riverina Touch Association. Â· 1998-2007 Regional Director Southern Suns Touch AssociationÂ· 2002 Life Membership NSW Touch Association.Â· 2007 NSWTA Names Volunteer of the Year Award the â€˜Rod Wise Medalâ€™.Â· 2008-2010 General Manager, Queensland Touch Association. Â· 2010-2017 Business Development Manager, Touch Football ACT.Related LinksFarewell Rod Wise
zoom Taiwan based dry bulk shipowner Wisdom Marine said that its business would not be significantly impacted by the recently launched rehabilitation proceedings by Japanese dry bulk shipping company Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha (DCKK).The statement has been issued to clarify claims on potential impact of the proceedings as the company leases ships to Japanese and European clients, such as NYK, MOL, K-LINE and others, including Toyko-listed Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaish.“Currently Wisdom Marine has eight vessels to DCKK group under time charter with total gross daily hire under USD 50,000. However, seven of them are chartered to the subsidiary of DCKK, Daiichi Chuo Kinkai, which is not part of this rehabilitation and maintains normal operation. The only vessel with DCKK has less than 6 months remaining charter period,” Wisdom Marine said in a statement.“As of present, such a rehabilitation application does not pose significant risk to Wisdom Marine’s business,” the company added.Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha and its wholly-owned subsidiary Star Bulk Carrier Co. SA filed for bankruptcy at Tokyo District Court on Tuesday, September 29th.The decision stems from the deteriorating economic situation experienced by the group amid worsening market conditions that saw the company accrue JPY 119.6 billion (USD 1 billion) in liabilities, with the company’s subsidiary Star Bulk Carrier posting liabilities of JPY 56.8 billion.Daiichi Chuo recorded losses for four consecutive years amid sluggish market driven by economic downturn in Europe and China along with high fees for charter rates that are expected to push the company’s earnings further into red this year as well.World Maritime News Staff
Mumbai: At 53, superstar Salman Khan is setting fitness goals with an impressive back flip into a pool. Salman shared a video on his Twitter account in which he is seen in a pair of blue shorts and a matching blue shirt as he climbs a rocky outcrop next to a swimming pool. He then does a back flip dive into the pool. The video also features the song “Jag ghoomiya” from his film “Sultan” playing in the background. The “Dabangg” actor also shared an adorable video with his nephew Ahil. In the video, Ahil holds on to Salman’s leg, refusing to budge as the “Bharat” star makes a mock attempt to free himself. In the video, Salman is heard saying: “Ahil is real strong. He is carrying his mamu with his finger in his nose.” In another video which the star shared, Salman can be seen carrying a bulkier man on his shoulders. On the acting front, he will next be seen in “Inshallah” and “Dabangg 3”.
However the Supreme Court postponed the case to June 24. (Colombo Gazette) The Supreme Court today postponed the case on the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara to June 24.Jayasundara appeared before the court today for the case on the FR he filed against the decision by President Maithripala Sirisena to send him on compulsory leave after the Easter Sunday attacks.
Bob Tymczyszyn/St. Catharines Standard/Postmedia Network OTTAWA — “No cannabis at border crossings.” The signs posted on the Canadian side of Ontario’s Thousand Islands crossing into the United States couldn’t be more clear. They’re punctuated with a logo featuring a pot leaf inside a red circle with a red slash through it.It’s a reminder that even though Canada enters a brave new world of cannabis legalization on Wednesday, these heady horizons do not necessarily extend beyond the country’s borders. So Canadians should be aware of the rules when travelling abroad once Ottawa allows recreational marijuana use at home. Here’s what you need to know:LegalizationAs of Oct. 17, adults in Canada can possess and share up to 30 grams of legal cannabis. They’ll be able to buy it from provincially or federally licensed retailers and grow up to four cannabis plants per residence for personal use.Ontario Cannabis Store won’t require proof of age before placing order onlineIf you buy cannabis online in Canada, will Uncle Sam find out?Canadians in pot industry may have trouble crossing the U.S. borderCannabis to go?Leave your freshly procured weed at home. The federal government warns that taking pot in any form across Canada’s international borders will remain illegal and can result in serious criminal penalties both at home and abroad.This is the case even if you are travelling to places like The Netherlands or Uruguay that have decriminalized or legalized cannabis.The restriction applies regardless of the amount or whether you hold a document authorizing the use of cannabis for medical purposes. Only Health Canada has authority to issue permits or grant exemptions in limited circumstances.Heading to the United StatesMany U.S. states allow medical or recreational use of marijuana. But it changes nothing when crossing the border. That’s because cultivation, possession and distribution of the drug remain illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act.The border falls under federal jurisdiction, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers can deny Canadians and other non-citizens entry on a number of marijuana-related grounds.As of Oct. 17, adults in Canada can possess and share up to 30 grams of legal cannabis. These include a pot conviction in the United States or abroad, an admission of use without a conviction, or reason to believe you’re a drug addict or involved in trafficking. Or you could be turned away if the officer believes you will violate the Controlled Substances Act — for instance by smoking pot in the U.S., even in a state like Colorado or Washington where it’s legal.Once ruled inadmissible, a traveller might require a special waiver to enter the U.S.It’s best to avoid telltale visual clues or saying anything that might prompt questions about drug use. So, no flashing a lighter emblazoned with a marijuana leaf or joking about that Grateful Dead concert you went to in Portland years ago.The federal government advises Canadians not to lie at the border.If you don’t like the questions, you have the right to withdraw your request to enter the U.S.What if I work in the cannabis industry?U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a Canadian citizen working in the legal cannabis industry in Canada will generally be allowed into the U.S. for vacation or business unrelated to marijuana. But a person seeking entry for reasons related to the cannabis industry might be turned away.Indeed, there have been reports of Canadians being denied entry due to involvement in the U.S. cannabis industry.Consultant Ivan Ross Vrana says he has not been asked about marijuana upon entering the U.S. about half a dozen times in the last couple of years to meet with people looking to work in the Canadian cannabis industry. Nor has he heard of associates running into snags at the border.“I think the best policy is to be straightforward,” said Vrana, vice-president of public affairs at Hill and Knowlton Strategies.“It’s their country, it’s their rules, right?”Coming home to CanadaBringing cannabis into Canada will remain illegal, even when travelling from places that have loosened their laws on marijuana use, the government warns.Canada Border Services Agency officials say they will be asking visitors and returning Canadians whether they have any cannabis with them. They hope the question will reduce the risk of unintentional violations of the law.If you are carrying pot when you enter Canada, it must be declared to the border agency. Otherwise, you may face arrest and prosecution, the agency says.
EDMONTON – Researcher Tristan Jones was cruising the back roads of northwestern Alberta last summer when his studies suddenly became more than academic.“It was kind of like we hit a wall of odour,” said Jones, who’s writing a PhD thesis at Rutgers University on how the energy industry has changed the environmental and social landscape near Peace River.“It was heavy. It was really strong,” he said. “It was kind of like a mix of fresh asphalt, sulphur and who knows what else.“I felt tingling through my jaw. My eyes were itchy and runny. I got a headache. I felt a little dizzy.”The exposure lasted about 10 minutes; the effects a couple of hours.“The tingling in my jaw was bizarre,” he recalled. “I have no doubt that was because of the exposure to the odours.”This wasn’t supposed to happen any more.In 2014, the Alberta Energy Regulator held an inquiry into odours from heavy oil operations in the Peace River area after years of complaints from residents in tiny communities such as Three Creeks. Hours of expert testimony and reams of reports followed.The inquiry concluded the powerful, gassy stench emitted by operators was damaging people’s health. It released a string of recommendations, all of which were accepted by Alberta’s energy regulator and provincial government.More than two years later, some recommendations are in place. But seven key ones — including everything the province was supposed to have done — are still in draft form, under study or in limbo.While locals say things have improved, they say the smells are still there.“It seems to me that every government, every industry, when they meet, all they’ve done is meet their mandate to say, ‘We’re talking with people’,” said Donna Daum, a retired teacher who has lived in the area for 14 years.“That’s all it does. ‘We’re listening and we’ve heard what they have to say,’ whether they do anything with it at all.”The inquiry directed Alberta Environment to bring in a legal odour standard. The department is working on it.“It’s still early days,” said Dave Lyder, the department’s senior air modelling standards engineer. “Odour’s complex.“Odour is by far and away the most common complaint in any jurisdiction — between 70 and 90 per cent.”Three different departments — Environment, Agriculture and Health — are involved. So is the energy regulator.Any standard, Lyder said, has to work for both industry and the restaurant down the street.What chemical do you actually measure? How are problems reported? How do you set a threshold, and how is it monitored?“If we can provide a framework where we can manage odour across the province in a consistent manner, that’s the No. 1 goal.”Lyder acknowledges no such framework is in sight yet.The story is similar at Alberta Health, which was to study links between odours and health, as well as supply doctors in the Peace River area with information to help their patients.Karen Grimsrud, Alberta’s chief medical health officer, said the province, together with the Alberta Medical Association, expects to give Peace River doctors clinical practice guidelines for environmental health problems early next year. The guidelines will tell doctors what to ask, what to look for and who to contact for further advice.Consultations with residents take time, Grimsrud said.“They have to have confidence (that) if they have concerns about their health and they follow up with a physician, it’s going to be followed up in a certain way.”As for research, after 32 months Alberta Health is almost ready to begin a review of previous research. No field studies are planned.Grimsrud said that’s what people in the community wanted.“It’s very important to have a common understanding up front, so that takes a considerable amount of time.”Lyder and Grimsrud acknowledge events such as the Fort McMurray wildfire have also delayed the work.The Alberta Energy Regulator says 12 of 16 recommendations directed its way have been implemented. New rules for practices such as flaring and venting gas are in place and being followed.Tighter restrictions on fugitive emissions, greater controls on flaring during “upsets” and an overall approach to development of Peace River heavy oils aren’t in place.Agency spokeswoman Carrie Rosa said those directives have been awaiting government approval since January.Other holes exist. While airborne hydrocarbons are being measured, there is no target level for them. Air monitoring stations have been installed, but they don’t immediately alert officials when there’s a problem.And while odour complaints have fallen off, Daum said that’s because people have given up calling the regulator.“We get nothing of consequence back except a letter to say we’ve checked out the odours and we’ve found nothing. They won’t even tell me if they go out any more.”It’s going to be an interesting dissertation, said Jones.“Clearly, there’s a long way to go in terms of resolving these issues. I see industry is making some efforts, but … progress since the inquiry has not happened at the pace it should.”Daum points out that members of the current NDP government — including Premier Rachel Notley — were loud in their support when they were in opposition.“(Notley) talked about the precautionary principle, which obviously is no longer in their dictionary. I can’t believe how these dictionaries get rewritten the moment there’s some responsibility attached to things.”— Follow @row1960 on Twitter Oilpatch odours in northwestern Alberta still pungent, years after inquiry Pollution from a smokestack. THE CANADIAN PRESS. by Bob Weber, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 26, 2016 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Nov 26, 2016 at 8:42 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
The Brock Wellness Committee kicks off its fitness challenge Monday.You made a new year’s resolution to get fit.Now, just as the wheels may be falling off those plans to get off the couch more often, Brock’s Wellness Committee has stepped in with something to keep motivation high.The committee’s annual fitness challenge kicks off Monday, promising points, glory and, let’s not forget, improved health with every activity faculty and staff do that raises their heart rates until June.The good news is no participant has to go it alone in their efforts to get fit. Those up to the challenge form a team with their department co-workers, designate a team captain and accumulate points for the time each person spends doing a physical activity.Registered teams will receive a calendar to record how much time participants spend exercising. Activities can be cumulative and happen on or off campus. Just remember: it’s about the time spent getting in shape, not the intensity of the activity.Each month, team captains send the number of their team’s points to the wellness committee to be tallied by ratio based on the number of employees participating. Totals will be posted to the Brock Wellness Facebook page. Fear not. Teams can always add more muscle as the months progress. New members can join after the challenge starts.Last year, 16 teams with 200 members took part in the challenge and racked up 16,000 hours of walking, jogging, swimming and other activity.This year, teams will be given bonus points for being active more than three times per week, attendance at activity information sessions and initiatives that contribute to the team concept — if you’ve got a catchy name, use it.For extra incentive, a prize will be given each month to a lucky participant.So lace up those running shoes, dig out that swim cap or hit ‘play’ on the Sweatin’ to the Oldies DVD and register for the fitness challenge by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms Curtis-Taylor has flown vintage planes around the world.Credit:Andrew Crowley She was pictured earlier this year arriving in Sydney Credit:Peter Parks Members of the group claimed that she had misled the public and voted for her to be stripped of the trophy by a majority of nearly two to one. It is thought to be the first time such an award has been withdrawn.Ms Curtis-Taylor, who attended the meeting in an attempt to head off the motion, has been mired in controversy after flight instructor Ewald Gritsch came forward to say that he had occupied the forward cockpit of her vintage biplane for most of the legs of her “solo” journeys.Speaking in the wake of the disclosure, Ms Curtis-Taylor previously said: “For the avoidance of doubt, I have always been the sole pilot.” She later said that she had never claimed to be flying solo and insisted that Mr Gritsch had simply been a passenger. I have the greatest of respect for women pilots, but I think Tracey Curtis-Taylor has not done a lot to further their causeBarry Tempest, LAA When Ms Curtis-Taylor crashed in Arizona earlier this year on the third leg of a round-the-world flight, Mr Gritsch was seen scrambling from the wreckage. His presence triggered widespread protest on respected flight forums Flyer and the Professional Pilots Rumour Network. The controversy has also caused concern among the Honourable Company of Air Pilots, which awarded Ms Curtis-Taylor a Masters Medal earlier this year.The LAA said it would respect the vote of its members. Steve Slater, the chief executive, said: “This issue has divided opinion but it is not for me to decide.“I am happy that the members feel able to air their views and it’s down to the members to decide.“The award was made in good faith but in the light of what has emerged since we made the award, it is fair to say maybe we would have made a different decision.”Ms Curtis-Taylor was unavailable for comment on Monday. A self-styled “bird in a biplane” who became the poster girl for female flyers has been stripped of an award amid claims she used a co-pilot on a solo mission.The Light Aircraft Association (LAA) has rescinded a trophy given to Tracey Curtis-Taylor in 2015 for flying from Cape Town to Britain.Ms Curtis-Taylor, who is a close friend of Prince Michael of Kent, has made a career of flying vintage planes around the world.But the 54-year-old was unceremoniously stripped of the Bill Woodhams Trophy during an LAA annual general meeting at Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire at the weekend. On the surface, the former waitress’s trips in her 1942 Boeing Stearman mirrored some of history’s greatest exploits by solo female flyers.The trip from Cape Town to Goodwood, West Sussex, was first completed solo by Irish aviator Lady Mary Heath in 1928.Ms Curtis-Taylor completed the 36-leg, 10,000-mile-flight in 2013, and in 2015 received the award from the LAA as a result.Mr Gritsch, who comes from Austria, was also on board for parts of her trip from Farnborough to Sydney, where she arrived in January after a flight that covered 23 countries over 50 legs. The route was the same as the 1930 journey made by Amy Johnson, the first female pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia. Ms Curtis-Taylor said she flew soloCredit:Jason Reed /Reuters However, her logistics manager, Sam Rutherford, said the airman gave her vital flight instruction and helped with engineering.He also accused her of embellishing the truth and said that she had only flown four of the 36 legs from Cape Town to Goodwood on her own.Barry Tempest, a veteran member of the LAA, who suggested that her award be withdrawn in the light of the claims, said: “I am delighted the award has been rescinded and her name will removed from the annals of the Light Aircraft Association.“I have the greatest of respect for women pilots, but I think Tracey Curtis-Taylor has not done a lot to further their cause.“I think she is a boastful lady who needs bringing down a peg or two. She made these claims about flying solo, or at least that is what we were led to believe, and now it has come out that they were not that at all. Far from it. I believe the integrity of the LAA has been restored.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
https://the42.ie/4616453 Share25 Tweet Email2 Thursday 2 May 2019, 12:00 PM ‘I got Southampton trials but my parents told me there was a transfer embargo’ Jack Carty’s sporting career could have gone down a completely different route. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article May 2nd 2019, 11:14 AM 35,278 Views By Ryan Bailey Short URL Subscribe 12 Comments AS WELL AS proud, Jack Carty’s parents must have been extremely relieved after watching their son come on for his Ireland debut against Italy during the Six Nations earlier this year.The Connacht out-half came off the bench in Rome to make the breakthrough at international level, having forced his way into Joe Schmidt’s plans off the back of a superb run of form at provincial level. Carty in action for Roscommon during the 2009 Connacht minor football championship final. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOCarty would go on to win two further caps during the championship, again coming off the bench to replace Johnny Sexton against France at the Aviva Stadium and then during the Cardiff horror show on the final weekend.At a recent family gathering, the 26-year-old had time to reflect on his journey and the achievement of getting capped by Ireland, only to discover his parents had — unbeknownst to him — played a considerable role in shaping his sporting career. A multi-talented teenager who represented Roscommon in Gaelic football and won underage soccer caps for Ireland at U15 level, Carty’s performances for his club side, Hodson Bay Celtic, caught the eye of Southampton scouts.But after a letter from the Premiership club inviting Carty over for a trial landed in Athlone, his parents — keen for him to complete his Leaving Certificate at Marist College — may have misled the Connacht 10.“I got offered trials in Southampton,” he explains. “I actually got the letter when I was in rugby training and my Dad gave it to me. I think my parents had it for maybe two or three days.“Subsequently, I got it and, as you are when you’re like 15 or 16, you think ‘alright I’m gone, I’m going to play in the Premiership’.“Little did I know that it takes so much longer to do anything like that. I got the letter and nothing happened then for a couple of weeks, and I was like ‘what is going on?’“I remember asking my parents and they were like ‘there’s a transfer embargo at Southampton’ at the time, that’s what they said.“I thought yeah grand, it will obviously come about. Then I kind of dwindled away from soccer so forgot about it. “Actually, quite recently, I was saying to my parents ‘Jesus, I was actually lucky I didn’t go over [to England] that time as I wouldn’t be here [playing rugby for Ireland] now today.’“And my mum was like ‘yeah, there was no transfer embargo. We kind of let that fizzle out because we wanted you to do your Leaving Cert.’” After winning his first Ireland cap in Rome. Source: James Crombie/INPHODuring his soccer days, Carty — yesterday nominated for the Zurich Irish Rugby Players’ Player of the Year award — played alongside future internationals Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick and Wolves star Matt Doherty, but says he has no regrets over what happened.It has turned out alright for him. “I’m happy,” he continues. “The chances of me making it there, I would have backed myself but I knew I had to be realistic. I played U15s seven or eight times, but for U16s I didn’t get picked.“I was a centre-half, I would’ve been the same height as I am now and I was good in the air. Technically I wasn’t that good. Any time the ball was at my feet I just pumped it 40 yards down the pitch!“You’d fellas like Mark O’Brien who was playing at Derby County, you’d Matt Doherty who signed for Wolves, Danny Joyce who was playing at Reading, so all these players in England and I was still playing with Hodson Bay back in Athlone.“We weren’t great, we weren’t competitive, we’d win the odd game. A decision had to be made, did I want to go and play with Athlone Town and play League of Ireland or to continue playing Gaelic, rugby and soccer and that was that.”- Originally published at 11.13Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here:
Sean Hoare celebrates his side’s second goal. Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Dundalk return to top of the table with victory over Bohemians The champions were ultimately comfortable 2-0 winners at Dalymount Park. May 10th 2019, 9:45 PM 4 Comments Short URL https://the42.ie/4629414 Share3 Tweet Email Bohemians 0Dundalk 2Gavin Cooney reports from Dalymount Park STUBBORNNESS BEING ONE of the Airtricity League’s virtues, it’s perhaps unsurprising that this clash remained impervious to the lunacy general across football this week. Instead, Dalymount Park saw the re-assertion of an established order as Dundalk were inspired by Micheal Duffy in a win that sees them return to the top of the table. Heard that one before? Duffy created both goals – and won a penalty that was saved minutes before conjuring the second – to send Dundalk top on goal difference, having picked up the same amount of points across the same number of games as Shamrock Rovers. Although Duffy was at the heart of the opening goal his assist was largely accidental, which spoke to the chaos he loosed on Bohs when the ball was at his feet. He wriggled inside Derek Pender on the edge of the box, and was finally stopped by a combination of Pender and James Finnerty.Their challenges rebounded off the winger and fell kindly for Georgie Kelly in the penalty area, who controlled the ball with his back to goal before swivelling and shooting in one lethal, liquid movement. It was the first goal from open play Bohs have conceded all season, and they then seemed to be in a hurry to give away a second as loose passing from centre-back presented Georgie Kelly and Sean Gannon with a couple of scoring chances. James Talbot is beaten by Georgie Kelly’s opening goal. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHONeither were taken as Bohs gradually grew emboldened. Although Danny Mandroiu’s end product was frustratingly erratic, everything went through him. An intelligent shimmy drew a foul 20 yards from goal, and he whipped the resulting free-kick narrowly wide of Rogers’ post with the Jodi Stand ready to erupt. He forced a smart save from Gary Rogers in the final stages of the first half, sidefooting Darragh Leahy’s low cross goalward. Dundalk started the second half with intent.Pender did well to divert a fizzed Duffy cross away from the loitering Georgie Kelly, while Talbot almost fumbled a Sean Murray cross. Bohs, in contrast, were largely lifeless until Keith Ward was introduced for Kevin Devaney on the hour mark. He made an immediate impact, and within ten minutes was at the heart of two quick-fire penalty shouts in quick succession, neither of which moved referee Ben Connolly. First, Ward floated a gorgeous cross-field pass to Grant, who skated into the penalty area before tumbling upon impact with Sean Hoare. A minute later, having dawdled in an offside position, he intelligently left a through-ball for Danny Mandroiu, who fell to the ground having been challenged by Sean Gannon. Keith Long’s next substitute had less of a desired impact. Backtracking, Luke Wade-Slater collided with Duffy, resulting in Connolly this time pointing to the spot. In the absence of Pat Hoban, Chris Shields stepped up…and had his penalty batted away by Talbot. Within three minutes, however, Dundalk had their second goal as Sean Hoare met a Duffy free-kick from the left wing to head past Talbot. It might have been far worse for Bohs from there but for their goalkeeper, who twice denied Daniel Kelly as Dundalk caught Bohs on the counter. For the hosts it is a second successive home defeat, once again marked with a decided lack of goalscoring opportunities. Bohs did echo events at the Amsterdam Arena with a half-time rendition of ‘Three Little Birds’, this one led on the pitch by Natty Wailer of the Wailers. There was no such late drama, but nor was there the desired turnaround. Bohemians: James Talbot; Derek Pender (Andy Lyons 51′), Aaron Barry, James Finnerty, Darragh Leahy; Conor Levingston, Keith Buckley; Danny Grant (Luke Wade-Slater 72′), Danny Mandroiu, Kevin Devaney (Keith Ward 60′); Dinny Corcoran Dundalk: Gary Rogers; Sean Gannon, Brian Gartland, Sean Hoare, Dean Jarvis; Chris Shields, Sean Murray (John Mountney 72′) Patrick McEleney; Daniel Kelly Cameron Dummigan 88′), Georgie Kelly (Jordan Flores 83′), Michael Duffy Referee: Ben Connolly Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Friday 10 May 2019, 9:45 PM Sean Hoare celebrates his side’s second goal. 12,857 Views By Gavin Cooney Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
A commuter walks past the finance ministry building at dusk in New Delhi. [Representational Image].Reuters fileUnion Minister P P Chaudhary on Thursday said that more than 4.5 lakh directors will likely face disqualification, for being associated with shell companies, in a bid to fight against black money.The minister however, assured that genuine companies will not face action, but said that non-compliant companies are also destroying the image of good corporates, Economic Times reported.As the government is now putting in more effort to crackdown on shell companies, the minister said that the profile of all disqualified directors will be thoroughly examined.”It shall also be important to examine their (disqualified directors) general profile and association with other companies and the levels of their corporate governance standards,” said P P Chaudhary.Last month, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, in an attempt to improve corporate governance, has disqualified more than two lakh directors from holding posts in the companies that have defaulted loans and have failed to file their financial returns for last three years.That move pushed the total number to more than 3 lakh while cancelling the registration of another 10,000 companies. These directors will not be allowed to hold seats in other companies and might have to resign from their posts soon in the future.In September, the Registrar of Companies (ROC) had struck off the names of 2.1 lakh companies after about 2.97 lakh companies received notice for not filing returns and not completing other formalities related to compliance.The government had also frozen their bank accounts to check any siphoning off of funds.According to the reports, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) also registered a case against 19 companies which reportedly sent more than Rs 424 crore in foreign remittances via 700 transactions, in what is being suspected to be money-laundering through shell companies.In August, market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) asked stock exchanges to take action against 331 shell companies after the Ministry of Corporate Affairs named these shell firms on its list for their engagement in money laundering and tax evasion. SEBIReutersSEBI, last month updated its board on action being taken against suspected shell firms, vowing to take appropriate steps against those indulging in falsification of books. The regulator also told its board that steps were being taken to fasttrack all pending cases in a timebound manner, especially those where final orders have got delayed for more than a year since interim directions were passed.Such a heavy crackdown on various companies involved in loan defaulting and money laundering has intensified after the demonetisation drive, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrapped off Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes last year to wipe out black money from the system in order to counter corruption.
If you’re looking to invest in a new gaming rig in time for the holidays, Nvidia has decided to make sure you can select a PC that has its seal of approval by branding select systems as GeForce GTX Battleboxes.That’s right, GeForce GTX Battlebox is now a thing manufacturers will be vying to get added to their top-of-the-line PCs. Nvidia says it has decided to implement this program because of all the great games that are coming to PC in the near future that benefit from having all their settings turned up to 11.Key titles mentioned include Watch Dogs, Batman: Arkham Origins, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Splinter Cel: Blacklist, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.So far four system builder brands have managed to achieve GeForce GTX Battlebox status. They are: Digital Storm, Falcon Northwest, Maingear, and Origin PCs. Others will surely follow.In order to qualify, a PC has to use either a GeForce GTX 780 or Titan graphics cards in 2- or 3-way SLI configurations. The processor has to be an overclocked Intel Haswell Core i5 or i7 chip, DDR3 memory (16GB or 32GB) and a fast SSD storage solution must also be in use. Not only does this ensure you can play the games as the developers intended, but both Nvidia and the system builders can claim GeForce GTX Battleboxes are “4K ready.”As you’d expect, these systems will not be cheap (think $2,000 to $3,000), but then again if you are looking to purchase the ultimate gaming rig the Battlebox seal of approval is guaranteeing you a seriously powerful machine. It just comes at a premium price, probably with part of that premium being applied because it is a Battlebox.
Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | October 03, 2018 Leica Biosystems Launches MammoPort Specimen Containment and Transport System Leica Biosystems announced the U.S. launch of MammoPort, the first integrated specimen containment and transport system… read more News | Breast Biopsy Systems | January 17, 2019 Novel Technique May Significantly Reduce Breast Biopsies A novel technique that uses mammography to determine the biological tissue composition of a tumor could help reduce… read more Videos | Breast Imaging | May 08, 2018 VIDEO: Breast Imaging and Risk Assessment at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Karen Hou, M.D., breast radiologist at Northwestern Medicine Central D read more Feature | Breast Imaging | April 24, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Productivity and Patient Benefits May Come From Wire-free Lumpectomy Wires have traditionally been placed prior to lumpectomy to mark cancerous tissues in the breast. read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | April 26, 2019 Hologic Launches Trident HD Specimen Radiography System Hologic Inc. announced global commercial availability of the Trident HD specimen radiography system. 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The World CupThe moment has arrived: Costa Rica battles Uruguay this Saturday, kicking off the first weekend of the 2014 World Cup. Expect raging parties, manically honking taxistas and nationwide excitement. Stay tuned for The Tico Times’ World Cup coverage.Costa Rica plays Uruguay on June 14. Game will be televised live at 1 p.m. England plays Italy the same day at 3 p.m. The United States plays Ghana on June 16 at 4 p.m. Visit our schedule for local broadcasts and times.Music: Guadalupe UrbinaSolo musician Guadalupe Urbina celebrates the third anniversary of Casa del Arcoiris art space.Guadalupe Urbina performs June 13 at Casa del Arcoiris, downtown San José. 7 p.m. ₡7,000 in advance, ₡8,000 at the door. Info: Red Cultura. Music: SYELAs part of its “music salon,” Jazz Café hosts the understated band SYEL for sophisticated listeners.SYEL performs June 16 at Jazz Café, San Pedro. 9 p.m. ₡2,500 ($5). Info: Red Cultura.Film: “Repulsion”One of Roman Polanski’s most disturbing films, “Repulsion” tells the story of a damaged young woman descending into madness.“Repulsion” screens on June 14 at the Joaquín García Monge Museum, Desamparados. 6:30 p.m. ₡2,000 ($4). Info: GAM Cultural.Dance: “Mosaic Illusions”The National University showcases works by its dance school students.“Mosaico Ilusiones” performs June 15 at the Melico Solazar Theater, downtown San José. 10:30 a.m. & 3 p.m. 3,000-3,500 ($6-7). Info: GAM Cultural. The Creole Chicken Festival features traditional music and dance. Courtesy Silencio del QueposNational Creole Chicken FairThis fair celebrates all things poultry, taking place on the bucolic farm of Silencio del Quepos.La Feria de la Gallina Griolla takes place June 13-15 at the Silencio del Quepos cooperative farm. Fri.–Sun., 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Info: Farm’s website.Music: Minguet QuartetClassical strings receive a new interpretation by this German quartet.The Mingette Quartet performs June 13 at the Eugene O’Neill Theater, San Pedro. 5 p.m. Free. Reserve at email@example.com. Info: RedCultura.Art: “The Day We Became Contemporary”The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design celebrates 20 years of cutting-edge arts with a comprehensive, retrospective showcase.“El Día Que Nos Hicimos Contemporáneos” continues through Sept. 5 at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Downtown San José. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Residents ₡1,000 ($2), foreigners ₡1,500 ($3), students ₡500 ($1). Info: MADC website.Drawings by Fernando CarballoMaster draftsman displays his diverse body of work at Casa del Artista.Exhibit continues through June 30 at Casa del Artista, Guadalupe. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. Info: Official website.Art: “A Family Portrait of Helvetica”This dual exhibit features a fascinating exploration on the typeface Helvetica, by artist Mimiam Hsu.“Retrato Familiar en Helvética” and “Ojalá el Sol Me Esconda” display through June 28 TEOR/éTica Gallery, Barrio Amón. Free. Info: TEOR/éTica website.Art: Great Painters ExhibitPaintings by Picasso, Matisse, Renoir and Andy Warhol arrive in Costa Rica. Presented by the National Gallery, this collection incorporates 158 artworks and celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Costa Rican Center of Science and Culture, based in the former penitentiary.“Herencia del Arte” takes place April 28–June 28 at the National Gallery in Barrio Mexico. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Info: National Gallery website.Theater: “Journey to the Center of the Earth”The classic Jules Verne science-fiction story receives an innovative Spanish-language adaptation at Teatro Espressivo. Enjoy this family-friendly afternoon adventure.“Viaje al Centro de la Tierra” takes place May 8-July 13, Teatro Espressivo, Tres Ríos, Cartago. Sat. & Sun., 3 p.m. ₡6,000 ($12). Info: Teatro Espressivo website.Theater: “Baroque Café”A variety of Spanish-language one-act plays make up this comic revue.“Café Barroco” takes place through July 6, Teatro Espressivo, Tres Ríos, Cartago. Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 6 p.m. ₡5,000-10,000 ($10-20). Info: Teatro Espressivo website.Art: “Mayo en Verde”Celebrate the coming of the green season with these colorful landscapes, painted by a variety of Costa Rican artists.“Mayo en Verde” takes place at the López Ecarré Gallery, National Theater, downtown San José. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Free. Info: Gallery website.Enamorate de tu ciudadYes, you can get gaga for San José – especially when the Culture Ministry is sponsoring Enamorate de tu ciudad, or Fall in Love With Your City, a year-long celebration of art, culture and urban parks. Check back for games, workshops, presentations and surprise performances.Fall in Love with Your City takes place on Saturdays in various parks in downtown San José. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info: Enamorate de tu Ciudad website. Facebook Comments Related posts:Final World Cup showdown, viral theater, and other happenings around Costa Rica Comedy homage, massive DJ party and other happenings around Costa Rica Whale festival, rugby tournament, and other happenings around Costa Rica Lionfish tournament, peach-palm fair, and other happenings around Costa Rica
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Ethnic Kokang rebels fighting against government troops in northeastern Myanmar declared a unilateral ceasefire on Thursday.Rebel spokesman Htun Myat Lin told The Associated Press the Kokang fighters made the declaration in response to an appeal by China for a peace along the border region and to ensure that elections expected in Myanmar later this year are peaceful in the area.Clashes between the Kokang rebels and government troops in Myanmar since February have left hundreds dead and forced thousands more people to flee. Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Comments Share Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility China has complained of cross-border firing several times and urged Myanmar to restore stability. A bombing run by a Myanmar plane in March killed five farmers on the Chinese side, leading to an official apology. And earlier this month, Myanmar’s army chief blamed the rebels for shells that had fallen in southwestern China.The clashes have come as the nominally civilian government is making efforts to sign a nationwide cease-fire with more than a dozen rebel groups that have been fighting for self-rule for decades.The Kokang rebels are of ethnic Chinese descent and have long operated on both sides of the border.Myanmar’s government has accused several other ethnic groups of supporting the Kokang rebels in combat, and has claimed that former Chinese soldiers have provided training. China’s government has disavowed any links with the militants, saying it respects Myanmar’s sovereignty and will not allow any group to use Chinese territory to destabilize a neighboring country.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories Top holiday drink recipes Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like
All 32 teams in the National Football League have played at least half of their schedule, so the lists of midseason awards are plentiful.Mike Sando, who does a stellar job of covering the NFC West for ESPN.com, has released his midseason NFC West team, and three Arizona Cardinals got the nod.Defensive end Calais Campbell, inside linebacker Daryl Washington and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald were all named to Sando’s 26-member squad. Campbell ranks third on the Cardinals’ defense with 38 total tackles, and has also registered 3.5 sacks.Washington leads the entire division with 75 total tackles and eight sacks. In fact, Terry Bradshaw named Washington his midseason Defensive Player of the Year during Fox NFL Sunday prior to the Cardinals’ game in Green Bay.And despite much discussion that Fitzgerald has not been featured enough in Arizona’s struggling offense, the nine-year veteran still leads the NFC West with 51 catches and 585 yards.In all, the San Francisco 49ers had 13 representatives on the team, Seattle had eight and the St. Louis Rams had two. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact