Late Football Legend Leaves $1.2 Billion to Improve the Community

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreSome might consider two NFL Super Bowl championships and a Pro Football Hall of Fame induction to be a great legacy.Add to it a billion dollar donation for the community to spend over the next 20 years and you’ve got a philanthropic sports masterpiece.In July, the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation, named for the Buffalo Bills football team’s founder and owner, announced that residents of upstate New York and southeastern Michigan will benefit from a billion-dollar project to fund community growth, childhood development and healthy lifestyles. Built by Quarterback Tim Tebow, Children’s Hospital in Asia Opens He founded the Bills in Buffalo, New York, as part of the American Football League in 1959, and owned the team until he passed away early in 2014.The Bills won the league championship twice and played in four Super Bowls after the AFL merged with the National Football League. Wilson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009.(READ more from NFL.com) – Photo: runneralan2004, CCShare This Story With Your Team:AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Over the next two decades, the Foundation will spend $1.2 billion on improvement projects, with $60 million allocated specifically for grants to nonprofits.“Ralph saw firsthand the impact of his generosity in his lifetime,” his wife, Mary Wilson, said. “Always thinking of others even in his own legacy, his hope with this trust was that the Foundation’s work may make a direct impact in the lifetimes of those who knew him best.”Wilson grew up and lived in Michigan, but had close ties to his team’s fans in western New York and created his foundation to benefit people in both regions.Stranger Changes Child’s Life Posting This Photo of The “Sidewalk Scholar”last_img read more

Saudis report 3 more MERS cases in Hofuf

first_imgThe city of Hofuf in eastern Saudi Arabia continues to be a MERS hot spot, as authorities reported two more cases there on Jun 6 and another one today.In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) offered details Jun 6 on five earlier cases in Hofuf, one of them fatal.Hofuf has had a string of MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) cases in recent weeks, including a family cluster that was reported May 11 and a number of hospital-related infections. Sixteen of 20 cases reported by the Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) since May 25 have been in Hofuf, and the city has accounted for 25 of the 43 Saudi cases noted since May 1.The cases reported by the MOH on Jun 6 involved two Saudi men, ages 65 and 56, the older one in critical condition and the younger one stable. The ministry said their exposure histories are under investigation.The illness reported today is in a 72-year-old Saudi man who is in critical condition. He had contact with other MERS patients in a community or hospital setting but is not a healthcare worker, the MOH said.Five cases in WHO updateThe Jun 6 WHO update covers case information it received from Saudi authorities between Jun 1 and 4. Of the five cases, only two appear to be possibly hospital-related. That contrasts with a WHO update on Jun 4, which described 7 Hofuf cases that all involved hospital exposures.One of the five cases involves a 50-year-old non-Saudi healthcare worker who had cared for a MERS patient from May 14 to 19 and then fell ill on May 22, the WHO said. He tested positive for the virus on Jun 1 and is now asymptomatic and in home isolation.The other patient with a possible healthcare exposure to the virus was a 54-year-old man from Hofuf who died on Jun 2, the agency said. He was hospitalized for an unrelated condition May 16 and was referred to another hospital 3 days later; his MERS symptoms appeared on May 27.The WHO did not say whether the patient had any exposure to MERS in the hospitals, only that his exposure history was being investigated.Of the other three patients, one is a 50-year-old male health professional from Hofuf, but he had no history of exposure to known MERS risk factors in the 2 weeks before he got sick on May 19 the agency said. He was in stable condition.Exposure histories were still under investigation for the other two patients. They are:A 64-year-old Hofuf man who got sick on May 20, was hospitalized Jun 1, and was stable.A 45-year-old Hofuf man who had his first symptoms May 26, was hospitalized 3 days later, and was in critical condition.The MOH has counted a total of 1,027 MERS cases, of which 450 were fatal. Twelve cases remain active, and 2 patients are in home isolation.See also: Jun 8 MOH statementJun 6 MOH statementJun 6 WHO statementJun 4 CIDRAP News story on Jun 4 WHO updatelast_img read more

Profits growing

first_imgMOVARES has reported consolidated operating revenue of k142m for 2006, slightly up on the 2005 figure of k140?8m. Pre-tax profit totalled k6?8m, up from k6?2m and demonstrating that new business is being found to replace the work on the Betuwe Route and HSL-Zuid which is now coming to an end. Last year was the first in which the majority of shares were owned by the employees, with more than half of the staff buying 76% of the shares. Known as Holland Railconsult until May 1 last year, the company has now begun to branch out from its traditional consulting role, taking on works as a subcontractor or consortium partner for projects including the provision of a third platform at Breda.nlast_img read more

High school baseball: Airline completes sweep of Byrd; Parkway earns split with Haughton; Benton…

first_imgThe Airline Vikings completed a District 1-5A sweep of the Byrd Yellow Jackets with a 4-2 victory Thursday at Byrd’s field at LSUS.In another District 1-5A game, the Parkway Panthers defeated the Haughton Buccaneers 12-0 at Haughton, earning a split of the district series.Three-time defending champion Airline improved to 17-10 overall and 6-0 in 1-5A. Byrd (12-14, 6-2) and Haughton (12-16, 4-2) are tied for second in the loss column. Parkway improved to 14-11 and 3-5.In Saturday afternoon’s 1-5A action, Airline hosts Southwood, Haughton hosts Byrd and Parkway hosts Captain Shreve (10-16, 3-3).In District 1-4A, the Benton Tigers remained undefeated in district play with a dramatic 4-3, eight-inning victory over North DeSoto at Benton.Four-time defending champion Benton (21-6, 7-0) and North DeSoto (18-8, 5-1) complete the district series at 6 p.m. Friday at North DeSoto.In another District 1-4A game, the Bossier Bearkats rolled past Huntington 20-8 at Huntington.At LSUS, fans were treated to outstanding pitching performances by future Louisiana Tech teammates Cameron Parikh of Airline and Jonathan Fincher of Byrd.Parikh allowed four hits in six innings. He struck out three walked three. Fincher allowed four hits and struck out six in 6 2/3 innings.The Vikings broke a scoreless tie with three runs on a two-out error in the top the third.Cole Broadway and Parikh had back-to-back one-out singles. Broadway and Harrison Tauzin, running for Parikh, each advanced a base on a wild pitch. Jonathan Brandon walked to load the bases with two outs.Josh James then hit a line drive to center field and reached on an error. Broadway, Tauzin and Brandon all scored.The Vikings added another run in the top of the sixth. James reached first on a dropped third strike. Hunter Mathewes, running for James, advanced to second on Peyton Jordan’s sacrifice and third on an error. He scored on a dropped third strike.The Yellow Jackets cut the lead in half with two runs in the bottom of the inning. Byrd loaded the bases with two outs on a double, walk and single and then scored both runs on an error.The Yellow Jackets had runners at first and second in the bottom of the seventh, but reliever Jake Mayfield got two flyouts to end the game.The final one went to left fielder Ryan Lawhorne, who had an outstanding defensive game according to a report in The (Shreveport) Times.At Benton, the Tigers led 3-1 after the first inning. North DeSoto scored single runs in the third and fifth to tie it. Benton left the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh and the game went into extra innings. After a North DeSoto batter was hit by a pitch, the Tigers quickly got out of the top of the eighth with a fielder’s choice followed by a double play. Cameron Ross, who relieved Colby Sharp to start the eighth, needed just six pitches.Connor Jack Smith walked to start the bottom of the inning. Cody Norris reached on a bunt and Cole Horton walked to load the bases with no one out. Garrett Hable’s sacrifice fly to right field ended the game.Benton scored all three runs in the first with two outs.Smith led off with a walk. After a groundout and strikeout, Hable walked and Peyton Long was hit by a pitch to load the bases.Hal Gatti walked on four straight balls, scoring Smith. Coleman Nerren walked on five pitches, scoring Hable. Sam Simmons brought home Nerren with a line drive single to center field.Sharp allowed seven hits in seven innings, struck out six and walked two. At Haughton, Parkway broke open a 1-0 game with eight runs in the sixth then added three more in the seventh. Per Parkway stats, Eric Williams pitched a two-hitter with seven strikeouts.Williams also went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI. Eric Brown had two hits and three RBI. Caleb Reese and Peyton Lewis had two hits each. Derious Bradford drove in two runs.Williams led off Parkway’s big eighth inning with his home run. Bryan Day, Brown and Bradford had singles. The Panthers scored seven runs with two outs. Parkway also took advantage of three walks, a hit batter and an error in the inning.Haughton’s Cade Thompson had a double. The Bucs made contact, but they had nine flyouts and four groundouts.At Huntington, Chase Bounds went 3-for-5 with two RBI in Bossier’s victory. Durrell May and Kevin Bonapart had two hits each. Devin Snipes had two RBI. Rangel Miller picked up the win.Bossier improved to 8-15 overall and 1-6 in district. — Russell Hedges, [email protected] Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? 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