Pregnant nurse dies of COVID-19; Baby survives

first_imgUK’s National Health Service is reporting that authorities were forced to perform an emergency C-Section on a pregnant nurse after the nurse succumbed to complications due to the coronavirus.28-year-old Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong of Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust passed away on Sunday after testing positive for the virus on April 5th, according to reports.David Carter, CEO of Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust spoke about Mary saying the death was extremely sad:“Mary worked here for five years and was a highly valued and loved member of our team, a fantastic nurse and a great example of what we stand for in this Trust,” Carter said Wednesday.“She tested positive for COVID-19 after being tested on 5th of April and was admitted to the hospital on the 7th April. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Mary’s family and friends at this sad time. We ask that the family’s privacy is respected at this time,” he continued.While they have asked for the family’s privacy at this time, officials did report that the child is doing “very well.”At least 27 NHS workers are among the 13,700 people who have died of coronavirus in the UK. AnotherA GoFundMe page that was set up to support Agyapong’s husband and their baby has raised around £117,000 (about $146,000,) in 24/hrs time. The original goal was to raise £2,000 (about $2,500).last_img read more

Overheated water cooler starts fire in Vivian Hall

first_imgThe Los Angeles Fire Department responded Tuesday morning to an alert reporting heavy smoke on the University Park Campus.Emergency · The Los Angeles Fire Department responded Tuesday to a report of a small fire at Vivian Hall, located on Watt Way. – Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan The firefighters were called to the fourth floor of Vivian Hall, located on Watt Way, at approximately 9:40 a.m, according to LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey.The crews were able to quickly extinguish the flames in under 10 minutes.The incident was a result of an overheated water cooler, according to Office of Fire Safety and Emergency Planning Specialist Steven Goldfarb.“Some kind of heating element in one of those water dispensers caught fire,” Goldfarb said.“The fire was quickly extinguished by the fire extinguishers and the building was quickly evacuated. The building remained closed for several hours.”No injuries or damages were reported but the incident is still under investigation.“We’re looking into the cause of why the machine overheated,” Goldfarb said. “It’s an isolated situation.”University spokesman Carl Marziali said the USC Schwarzenegger Institute’s immigration forum at the Sol Price School of Public Policy, where former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Arizona Sen. John McCain gathered, was not affected.last_img read more

Thanksgiving DraftKings Picks: Daily fantasy football lineup advice for Thursday’s DFS tournaments

first_imgThanksgiving football is a beautiful thing, and it provides a unique NFL DFS opportunity. You can play a multi-game slate (in this case, three games) on a day that isn’t Sunday. You can eat your pie and turkey while also rooting on a DraftKings daily fantasy football lineup. We’ve put together a lineup for GPP play here, as it generally makes more sense to play tournaments on small slates, anyway.We take a risk right at the top with our quarterback by using Jeff Driskel, but that allows us to play Michael Thomas and Ezekiel Elliott, two of the best players who will be in action Thursday. There’s also bound to be some game crossover you wouldn’t normally have on a normal slate, but that’s fine because we’re working with just three games.  MORE THURSDAY FANTASY: FanDuel lineup | DK Showdown picks | Start/SitThanksgiving NFL DFS Lineup: DraftKings GPP picksQB Jeff Driskel, Lions vs. Bears ($5,500). Driskel isn’t a very good quarterback in the traditional sense, but he still scored 15.58 DraftKings points during a rough Week 12 that featued three interceptions and a fumble. That was thanks to his 63 rushing yards. The Bears’ defense isn’t as fearsome as it once was, so we’ll pay down for the floor of Driskel that actually provides a decent ceiling, like his 27.46-point day in Week 11.RB David Montgomery, Bears @ Lions ($5,400). No defense has allowed more DK points to running backs this season than the Lions, so Montgomery is probably too cheap when you consider the matchup and his likely solid volume.WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endRB Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys vs. Bills ($7,400). If we had paid cheaper at our FLEX, this could’ve been an Alvin Kamara play, but I expect that Dallas will find its best success against Buffalo on the ground through Elliott.WR Michael Thomas, Saints @ Falcons ($9,100). Thomas is far and away the best player on this three-game slate, and even in a lineup for a tournament, it’s not worth fading him.WEEK 13 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWR Russell Gage, Falcons vs. Saints ($4,500). Julio Jones is at least a little dinged up, and Gage is coming off 10 targets in Week 12. Since DK is PPR scoring, Gage’s play style fits well at his price.WR Kenny Golladay, Lions vs. Bears ($6,100). You could take a stab and stack Driskel with Marvin Jones in the hopes that Thanksgiving is one of the days Jones decides to score multiple touchdowns. But Golladay has the better floor and ceiling, and Driskel takes a shot or two deep to him every game.TE Dawson Knox, Bills @ Cowboys ($2,900). The Cowboys are one of the league’s 10 worst defenses at defending the tight end, and Knox’s price hasn’t quite adjusted to him reclaiming the Bills’ TE job because the production hasn’t really followed yet. This could be the game it does.WEEK 13 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPP FLEX John Brown, Bills @ Cowboys ($6,300). Brown has a higher floor than most still give him credit for because Josh Allen just loves throwing him the ball. And he’s shown that he can still get behind defenses for big plays. We’ll take that combination for our FLEX. Our budget also left room here for Allen Robinson (being covered by Darius Slay) or Calvin Ridley if you prefer them here.MORE WEEK 13 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderD/ST Buffalo Bills @ Cowboys ($2,200). The most popular D/ST play will probably be the Bears against Driskel, but once I played Driskel, that was out of play. The second-most played might be the Lions, but I don’t like their overall talent enough to want to play them either. So, I figured I’d punt here and pick the cheapest defense, giving me the most flexible lineup possibilities. And, hey, if Tre’Davious White locks up Amari Cooper and Zeke moves the clock along by running, this might not work out too badly.last_img read more