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  • Can online doctor reviews be trusted?

    first_imgIn today’s culture of crowdsourcing, there are numerous websites devoted to grading doctors — and these rating systems have both limitations and advantages.According to a July 5, 2018 Prevention.com article, it may be unwise to rely too heavily on online doctor rating systems. For instance, the reviews could reflect bias on the part of the reviewer. Or a patient may rate a doctor highly because the doctor did what the patient wanted — but not necessarily what was best for their health.On the other hand, sometimes online doctor ratings can be a good thing, according to Ashish Jha, K.T. Li Professor of Global Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. “Consumers deserve to know how good their doctors and hospitals are,” he said, adding that consumers’ interest in both writing and reading online reviews will force change in the medical profession, such as making doctors more responsive to people’s needs and more focused on what patients care about. Read Full Storylast_img read more

  • Gabrielle Cooper’s been honing an unexpected off-court skill for 10 years

    first_imgLANSING, Ill. — Shortly after 1 p.m. on a Friday in mid-May, Gabrielle Cooper arrived at Naturally Nappy Locs by Benji, the salon run by her mother in this small town. She walked through the storefront door, about 25 miles south of Chicago, and looked around.The building is nondescript. Inside, there’s no scent of fresh products, no loud music — just a TV in the back of the room and some chit-chat. A few barbers and stylists were occupied with customers. Minutes after her arrival, Cooper, a junior guard for the Syracuse women’s basketball team, walked over to a window. Then she put on her black apron and went to work.“Good energy,” she said, opening the blinds to let sunlight in. She began to twist the dreadlocks of a woman in front of her, who happened to be her grandmother, Deborah Smith.Save for activities on the basketball court, Cooper’s idea of the perfect Saturday is spent here, twisting hair. She has been one of Syracuse’s key players over the past two seasons, but her off-court passion is styling hair — specifically, the dreadlocks of men and women. The art is central to her life.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMatthew Gutierrez | Senior Staff WriterCooper learned the trade from her mother, Benji Hardaway, and the pair come together whenever Cooper is home from Syracuse during the summer and on breaks. Taking care of hairdos is Cooper’s side hustle — and her backup plan if her WNBA dreams don’t work out or end sooner than she’d like.An important part of many of her clients’ lives is maintaining Afrocentric hair, Cooper said. “Locs,” short for dreadlocks, is a hairstyle where the hair that would be combed or shed locks on itself, creating ropelike strands.Cooper said hair can send a message about one’s personality or self-image, and it’s a way to channel beauty. Her three-step process is wash, twist then dry, with the end goal of twisting natural hairstyles “into something beautiful,” Cooper said. She treats each hairdo differently, giving each the sort of attention, care and respect that she learned from her mom.Integral to the process is tight twisting. As she twists the hair, she wants to make it tight so it stays locked and lasts a bit longer.“I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately, getting older, trying to figure out what I want to do with my life,” Cooper said. “I have the talent for this, and there’s always going to be a market for it.”Paul Schlesinger | Staff PhotographerDuring the school year, Cooper has less time to work at her craft. Off-days are her best opportunities to open up shop out of her South Campus apartment. Her mother’s clients have included NFL star Brandon Marshall, but Cooper rivals that with a list of her most loyal customers: Syracuse football players.One day two years ago, SU junior defensive back Scoop Bradshaw was walking in Manley Field House. His hair was frizzy, and his locks were tangled. At least it appeared that way to Cooper, who stopped him in his tracks to call him out.“She was like, ‘You need your hair done ASAP,’” Bradshaw recalled.Cooper mentioned she could take care of his hair herself. Bradshaw was skeptical — he said his hair says a lot about who he is, and he doesn’t mess around with who styles it. But Cooper gained his trust when she said her mother had taught her the craft. That Cooper has dreads, too, solidified her as reliable, Bradshaw said.Bradshaw came over to her apartment the next Friday, and she spent five hours twisting his hair, Cooper said, because he hadn’t been to a stylist in over a year. When he looked in the mirror later that day, Bradshaw liked what he saw. The result has been a two-year business-like relationship between Cooper and Bradshaw.“She’s the only one I let touch my hair,” Bradshaw said in August, when he scheduled an appointment with Cooper so his hair “looked good for the first day of class.”Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerWord spread. In fall 2016, Bradshaw’s teammates asked who was doing his hair. He told them it was a women’s basketball player, Gabrielle Cooper. They hit her up via text, and soon she was doing their hair, too. She charges about $60 per appointment, which usually takes between one and two hours.Last fall, Cooper found herself doing several other football players’ hair, including junior fullback Chris Elmore, also a native of the Chicago area. He now tries to meet with Cooper as frequently as every three weeks, because he has a saying he shares with teammates: If you want to play in the NFL, he tells them, you’ve got to start acting like it.“You look at those guys, they’re well-groomed, always,” Elmore said. “So we have to try to keep ourselves that way too.”Back in Lansing, Illinois, in May, Cooper was working in tandem with her mother, who doubles as her inspiration for hairstyling and personal hero. As the soundtrack changed to a local radio station, which was playing Frank Sinatra’s “High Hopes” — “He’s got high hopes” — Cooper spun around the chair to reach the other side of her client’s hair.Cooper said she has been styling hair since she was about 11 years old, mimicking her mother, who taught herself how to style hair by studying YouTube videos. As a little girl, Cooper began helping her out when needed. But one day, Cooper’s mother, Benji, was overbooked. That’s when Cooper took her first client. She’s been hooked to the craft ever since.“Pass the spray, mom,” Cooper said at her mother’s shop.Her mother smiled back and tossed her the bottle.“This is home,” Cooper said, and then she went back to work, twisting one dreadlock after the other. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 18, 2018 at 12:44 am Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21center_img Commentslast_img read more

  • Dylan Hartley to have hearing tomorrow

    first_imgDylan Hartley’s hearing will be held tomorrow in London following his citing.The Northampton and England Prop was red carded during the Saints defeat to Leinster last Friday night after he struck Sean O’Brien.Under World Rugby’s Sanctions a striking ban can be anything from 2 to 52 weeks.last_img

  • Ohio hit the hardest by Soybean Cyst Nematode in 2015

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest According to a soy checkoff-funded study, Soybean Cyst Nematode or SCN was the biggest yield robber of soybeans nationwide in 2015 with 109 million bushels lost. Ohio was the state that was hit the hardest by SCN in last year.Soy checkoff farmer-leader Keith Kemp farms in Preble County visited with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the effects of SCN and how farmers can manage it.last_img

  • American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture urges support for #AgGives Campaign on Giving Tuesday

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is urging support for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving on Nov. 28 that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. #AgGives on #GivingTuesday is an industry-wide campaign to raise funds, find volunteers and build awareness of agriculture in local communities.#AgGives is a space to tell your story in person or on social media, share ag literacy resources, connect with other ag literacy advocates, and become a part of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s efforts to educate and address the many misconceptions in agriculture.“Although monetary donations are part of #AgGives, consider giving the gift of knowledge and sharing information with others who may not have a farm background so they can understand what you’re doing on your farm or ranch,” said Zippy Duvall, chairman of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and president of the American Farm Bureau Federation.Throughout 2017, the Foundation has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding. In the spirit of “50,” a goal of a 50% increase in donations was set for the month of November.To help achieve that goal and spur contributions, every donor contributing $25 or more to the Foundation on #GivingTuesday will receive one entry for a chance to win an exclusive Book of the Year bundle valued at over $80.00! The bundle will include the Foundation’s most recent and popular Book of the Year selections — “The Beeman,” “The Apple Orchard Riddle,” “First Peas to the Table,” “Sleep Tight Farm” and the 2018 Book of the Year, to be announced in January during the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show.last_img read more

  • Jai Hind India: AR Rahman and SRK join hands for tribute to Indian Hockey

    first_imgTill now, AR Rahman’s Vande Mataram, composed two decades ago, never fails to give goosebumps to the listener. Similarly, his terrific composition for the Tamil language, when it gained the classical language status, is still a favourite with Tamilians.Now, AR Rahman is bringing his Midas touch to pay a tribute to Indian Hockey. With the Hockey World Cup 2018 on our heels, all set to start on November 28 in India, the music maestro has composed a tribute song called Jai Hind India.Many leading celebrities have done a cameo in the song including Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. SRK and Rahman are seen wielding the hockey stick in the song promo.Tamil actress Nayanthara also makes an appearance in the promo. Drum Sivamani, Shweta Mohan, Sasha Tirupathi, Shweta Pandit and Harshdeep have also contributed to the tribute song for our national sport.The song will also feature few Indian Hockey players who are taking part in the World Cup.AR Rahman is currently busy with many films in his kitty including Vijay’s Thalapathy 63 and Sivakarthikeyan’s ambitious sci-fi venture.ALSO READ: AR Rahman floored by voice of unknown Andhra womanALSO WATCH: Ranveer and Deepika’s Sindhi wedding at Lake Como todaylast_img read more

  • The ServeAndVolley Works But Womens Tennis Players Arent Using It

    Women at this year’s U.S. Open have displayed incredible athleticism and shrewd strategy. We’ve seen blistering serves and masterful groundstrokes in the nearly two weeks of play. But we’ve been missing a powerful, ancient weapon: the serve-and-volley. The tactic is all but extinct from women’s tennis, despite still being incredibly effective.Through the quarterfinals in Flushing Meadows, on points in which women followed their serve by rushing to the net for a volley, they won a remarkable 76 percent of the time, according to U.S. Open data from IBM. But confoundingly, the strategy was deployed only 84 times — less than 1 percent of all points played.Serena Williams, for her part, flashed the potential of the serve-and-volley in her semifinal win Thursday over Anastasija Sevastova. Williams came to the net five times immediately after serving, taking four of those points.After the match, Williams said she usually approaches the net “only to shake hands,” but she wanted to try something different against Sevastova. It was a reminder of just how potent the tactic can be.The serve-and-volley appears to be used more on the men’s side of late. At this year’s U.S. Open, men served and volleyed 488 times through the quarterfinals, for just less than 3 percent of all points played. Though they couldn’t quite equal the gaudy success rate of the women, they still did very well with the tactic, winning 66 percent of the time. No matter who’s doing it, statistically, the serve-and-volley is an effective way to win points.Why this play is underutilized has long been a topic of discussion in tennis. Some have chalked up the change in tactics to advanced racquets and strings that improve passing shots, while others have blamed slower courts at Wimbledon and this year’s U.S. Open.1Theoretically, slower courts allow players more time to tee off on returns, blowing by net rushers. But there’s no doubt that women have been giving serve-and-volley the cold shoulder.During the late 1970s and ’80s, Martina Navratilova dominated the sport using an attacking serve-and-volley style with monsterous success, propelling her to 18 Grand Slam Championships. Even in the 1990s, serve-and-volley was still in a heyday in the women’s game. To illustrate, look at Wimbledon. It’s a place where serve-and-volley has historically been a favorite tactic because of the ability of the server to dominate on grass, where the ball bounces are low. Returners must put loft on their shots to ensure they clear the net. That’s a feast for a volleyer.Wimbledon first released serve-and-volley data in 1997, and it included tournament totals for the first time in 2002. Jana Novotna served and volleyed her way to the final that year, losing to Martina Hingis. For the tournament, Novotna employed the serve-and-volley 339 times, winning 213 of those points. In the final against Hingis, she used it 76 times — almost as often as the entire women’s field through five rounds at this year’s U.S. Open. It’s an astounding drop of a tactic and a big shift in the way women play tennis.Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam that releases historical data, but we can look at its last 17 tournaments to track the decline of serve-and-volley as a strategy in the women’s game: Assuming the point does not end on an ace or double-fault, serving players essentially have two choices: serve and move forward or serve and stay at the baseline. Since the 2000s, players who prefer to remain mainly at the baseline have taken over tennis, despite the unshakably consistent success rates for serve-and-volley over the years. But the difference between the strategies has been stark at this year’s U.S. Open: Through the quarterfinals, women have won just 48 percent of points at the baseline — 28 percentage points less than the share of points won on serve-and-volley.All sports go through trends. As the games change, different approaches fall in and out of vogue. The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl last year on the strength of the RPO — run/pass option — in which backup quarterback Nick Foles had the option of handing off or passing. But the play wasn’t new. The option has been around in college football since the 1960s. But it’s taken a backseat as more teams have gone to pro-style offenses.This happens all the time in sports: What’s old becomes new again. Tennis is no different. Strategies experience revivals.Women in tennis have been relegating themselves mostly to the baseline. But perhaps Williams’s use of the serve-and-volley Thursday will spark a new trend. read more

  • Ohio State mens lacrosse suffers first loss of season 169 at Massachusetts

    OSU then-junior attacker Carter Brown (14) during the Buckeyes’ 15-12 win against Johns Hopkins on March 5 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe Ohio State men’s lacrosse team early-season winning run came to an end on Saturday.The Buckeyes lost to the University of Massachusetts Minutemen by a score of 16-9 for their first loss and the Minutemen’s first win of the season.In similar fashion to their first two games, the Buckeyes fell into an early deficit. UMass won the opening faceoff, and junior attacker Gianni Bianchin scored his first of three goals in the half to give the Minutemen an early 1-0 lead.The Scarlet and Gray rebounded, however, and went on a 4-1 run to end the first quarter. Junior midfielder John Kelly scored two of his four goals in the quarter, and senior attacker Carter Brown threw a strike into the upper corner of the net for his third goal of the season to give OSU a 4-2 lead heading into the second quarter.However, on a mission to defend its home field, UMass came out of the gate strong in the second quarter.Bianchin scored two early goals to tie the game at four, and sophomore midfielder Buddy Carr scored his first of four goals with 8:23 left to cap a 4-0 Minutemen run and give the home team a 6-4 lead.OSU was unable to get any offensive momentum in the second quarter until Kelly scored with 4:47 remaining. An additional goal for each team to end the half gave UMass a 7-6 lead heading into the break.The Minutemen outshot the Buckeyes 20-13 in the first half, while OSU had a 7-5 advantage in faceoffs, leading to a relatively even first half between the two teams.Such was not the case in the second half.UMass blitzed the Buckeye defense in the second half, outscoring OSU 9-3 en route to a 16-9 finish. The Minutemen held a significant advantage in time of possession, leading to a 17-11 advantage in goal attempts.One reason for the disparity in goals scored in the second half was how UMass was able to capitalize on its opportunities. The Minutemen were able to score off OSU turnovers and empty-netters late in the game.On the other hand, the Buckeyes were unable to capitalize on extra-man opportunities following UMass penalties the entire game, including a small stretch when the OSU had a two-man advantage.One bright spot for the Buckeyes was the play of junior midfield specialist Jake Withers. Although he was unable to gain an extreme advantage in faceoffs like the previous two games, he did win the overall faceoff battle 13-12, extending his streak of positive differentials to three games.The Scarlet and Gray will try to rebound from the loss when they are set to go up against University of Maryland, Baltimore County on Friday at Ohio Stadium. The game is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. read more

  • MarcAndre ter Stegen Barcelona are more than just Messi

    first_imgBarcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen says that the team are “more than just Lionel Messi” following another incredible performance by the Argentine on Tuesday nightMessi recorded his eighth Champions League hat-trick to help inspire Barcelona to a comfortable 4-0 thrashing of Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven at the Camp Nou.Speaking after Barcelona opened their 2018/19 European account with three points, Ter Stegen admitted that “Messi always turns up”.But the Germany international also feels that the entire Barca team should receive more respect for their own performance.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“Lionel Messi always turns up for us, everyone knows his level and nobody can compare to him,” Ter Stegen told Marca.“But while Leo always is fantastic, there are ten other players in our team who helped us in this victory too, we are a team and not just one individual.”Barcelona will now return their focus to La Liga where they hope to make it five wins in as many games against Catalan rivals Girona on Sunday.last_img read more

  • A challenge to replace injured players Marcus Sorg

    first_imgThe Germany national team second assistant coach talked about the German footballers ahead of the team’s next two matchesThe Germany national team has two very difficult matches in the following dates.They will visit the Netherlands and France as part of the 2018-2019 UEFA Nations League A Group 1.And the Nationalmannshaft has many players injured, which has been a real challenge according to the team’s second assistant coach Marcus Sorg.“It’s a big challenge to replace a lot of injured players in such a short space of time. But we have shown in the past that we can deal with this kind of situation,” the former footballer told the nation’s official website.“The players that we have here are all still high-class ones. We will find ways of setting up the team to get some good results.”Virgil van Dijk, NetherlandsVan Dijk isn’t better than Messi & Ronaldo, says Van der Vaart Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Rafael van der Vaart reckons Virgil van Dijk is “special”, but he’s still behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best players.He also talked about the current situation with the Bayern Munich footballers.“It’s normal that the players are experiencing their current situation. They are still so experienced and they know how to deal with success and failures,” he explained.“It’s massively important to have this kind of backbone to our squad, especially considering how tough the Nations League is.”“The pots for the Euro qualifying will also depend on the Nations League important, so we need to perform well,” he added.“We need the experience to fulfill our high expectations. For the Bayern players, it’s a good opportunity to get away from their daily routines and try and improve their situations. I am sure that they will use this chance and will be determined to be successful with us.”last_img read more