We’re just hours away from the premiere of Beecham House and we’ve got a little treat for you.If you want to avoid spoilers for Beecham House, stop reading this article now.A preview video has been released from the first episode but do be warned, if you want to know nothing about the show you should probably not press play. If you’d like to get a flavour of what’s to come though, take a look below:In the clip Henrietta Beecham (Lesley Nicol) has been reunited with her son John Beecham (Tom Bateman) and has just arrived at Beecham House.She is accompanied by Samuel Parker (Marc Warren) an old friend of John’s, and family friend Violet Woodhouse, (Bessie Carter) who she plans to pair up with John.However English governess Margaret Osborne (Dakota Blue Richards) who lives near Beecham House has already caught John’s eye…Preview Beecham House episode 1 by taking a look at our image gallery.Beecham House is on ITV, Sunday and Monday at 9pm.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that all of the state’s K-12 schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year.The governor made the announcement during a press conference on April 18.“We spoke with a lot of folks throughout the state. There were some differing opinions. Some parents were not interested in their kids going back. Some mothers [said] it’s been tough around the house, they would have liked to have seen them go back,” he said, “but I think, as we looked at the clock to see how well it would look like, we’ve got pretty good momentum for distance learning.”Following spring break, some 162,000 students in Broward County were able to successfully log on to the learning platform Canvas, to resume classes.“It’s not the ideal situation, but given where we are in the school year, we felt that was the best decision to go forward,” said DeSantis.Broward Public County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie showed support for the announcement, saying that “I think it was a very good decision”.Runcie said he understands it could be a hard time for some parents, but he is confident they will get through it.“I just want parents to know that look we’re there to support you,” he said. “We will work together, we will get through this. We have to, because our children depend on us.”
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The Parkway Lady Panthers and Haughton Lady Bucs won District 1-5A games Saturday. At Bossier, Sanaa Brown poured in 21 points to lead the Lady Kats. Mikaylah Williams led the Lady Panthers with 20 points. Jada Hardy added nine. At Haughton, Taralyn Sweeney poured in 33 points to lead the Lady Bucs past Airline. Williams scored 12 in the second half, including five in the fourth. She and Hardy hit 3-pointers in the third quarter. Airline had trouble getting going offensively in the first half, scoring just 12 points. With Kori Rice and Kayla Hampton scoring six each, the Lady Vikings tallied 16 in the third quarter to stay within striking distance. Plain Dealing (8-10) has won three in a row.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Shreve’s Jordan McLemore led all scorers with 26. Addison Martin added 21. Defending district and 5A state champion Shreve (12-5, 4-0) leads the district. Benton (15-4, 3-1) is second followed by Natchitoches Central (8-7, 2-1), Parkway (16-4, 2-2), Southwood (12-4, 2-2), Byrd (13-6, 1-2), Haughton (10-7, 1-3) and Airline (12-10, 0-4). Kennedee Shelton and Raven Johnson led the Lady Cowboys with 14 points each. In non-district games, Bossier topped Wossman 59-31 at Bossier and Plain Dealing defeated Lakeview 53-51 at Lakeview. Sweeney scored 18 in the first three quarters to help Haughton take a 35-28 lead. Zakiyah Williams added 12 and Laterrica Stewart 11. In a battle for sole possession of the district lead, Benton fell to Captain Shreve 70-61 at Shreve. Shreve took a 51-47 lead into the fourth. Benton rallied from much bigger deficits to win its last two games against Red River and Parkway, but the Lady Gators extended the lead. Hampton paced Airline with 14 points. Rice chipped in with eight and Toria Brocks had seven. Free throws were a key factor in the game. Parkway edged Southwood 43-42 at Southwood and Haughton downed Airline 54-38 at Haughton. Qua Chambers and Jada Anderson led Benton with 18 and 17 points, respectively. Alisa Harris added 14 and Makaila Antwine eight. But Airline had no answer for Sweeney in the fourth and Haughton pulled away. At Southwood, Parkway bounced back from a tough overtime loss against Benton on Tuesday. At Lakeview, Dana Wainwright led Plain Dealing with 24 points. The Lady Gators were 20 of 22 from the line, including 8 of 8 in the fourth quarter. McLemore was almost perfect, sinking 11 of 12. The Lady Tigers made just 4 of 17. At Shreve, Benton got off to a good start and led 21-13 after the first quarter. But the Lady Tigers cooled off in the second and the Lady Gators got within one at the half. Jazmin Ford added 14 and Kelcee Marshall eight. Zahria Shyne added eight points for the Lady Bucs. In the fourth, she was 8 of 11 from the free throw line and also hit a 3-pointer en route to 15 points. Brown scored 15 in the first half as Bossier (9-9) rolled to a 36-11 lead. A strong defensive effort helped Parkway build a 17-12 first-half lead. The Lady Panthers took a four-point advantage into the fourth quarter.
The Utah Jazz announced Tuesday that they have permanently banned a fan who engaged in “inappropriate interaction” with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook during Monday’s game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. Shane Keisel, who publicly revealed he was the fan involved, will not be allowed to attend any events at the arena.Westbrook said after the contest that he was the victim of a disrespectful comment that he took as a racial barb. Westbrook was fined $25,000 on Tuesday by the NBA for “directing profanity and threatening language to a fan.”The Jazz said they conducted an investigation through video and eyewitness accounts and Keisel’s ban is based on “excessive and derogatory verbal abuse directed at a player” that serves as a violation of the NBA Code of Conduct. “Everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy and play the game in a safe, positive and inclusive environment,” Jazz president Steve Starks said in a statement. “Offensive and abusive behavior does not reflect the values of the Miller (ownership) family, our organization and the community. We all have a responsibility to respect the game of basketball and, more importantly, each other as human beings. This has always been a hallmark of our incredible fan base and should forever be our standard moving forward.”The statement also said that the Jazz “will not tolerate fans who act inappropriately. There is no place in our game for personal attacks or disrespect.”The incident greatly disturbed star Utah guard Donovan Mitchell, who noted in a social media posting that the Westbrook incident isn’t the first time that home fans have crossed the line. “I am personally hurt by the incident at the game on March 11th,” Mitchell wrote. “As a black man living in a community I love, and playing on a team that gives me the opportunity to live out my dreams, this incident hits close to home.“Racism and hate speech hurts us all, and this is not the first time something like this has happened in our arena. The Utah that I have come to love is welcoming and inclusive and last night’s incident is not indicative of our fanbase. We don’t want to create a negative reputation for athletes who potentially may want to come to Utah.“I want to thank my team and the NBA for quickly responding to this hateful incident, and for helping to make our arena a place where all fans and all players are welcome. I join other players in calling for all teams to take a stand. We should not be subject to hate speech or racist acts at any time, and definitely not in our arenas.” The incident occurred during the second quarter of Oklahoma City’s 98-89 victory.A reporter from the Deseret News tweeted a video of Westbrook’s comments to the fan.“I promise you,” Westbrook said to the fan. “You think I’m playing. I swear to God. I swear to God. I’ll (expletive) you up; you and your wife. I’ll (expletive) you up.” When another person appeared to intervene, Westbrook said, “No, (expletive) that! (Expletive) that!”Then apparently addressing the fan again, he said, “I promise you, everything I love. Everything I love (n-word), I promise you.”After the game, Westbrook gave his explanation: “How it started was, a young man and his wife in the stands told me ‘to get down on my knees like you used to.’ To me, that’s just completely disrespectful, to me, I think it’s racial, and I think it’s inappropriate and insensitive. …“If I had it to do over again, I would say the exact same thing. I truly will stand up for myself and my family. … “As for beating up his wife, I’ve never put my hand on a woman. I never will. Never been in any domestic violence before. But once he said the comment, and his wife repeated the same thing as well. That’s kind of how that started.”Salt Lake City NBC 5 spoke with Keisel, who said he was playfully bantering with Westbrook before Westbrook started cursing at him.“I never said a single swear word to him, not one,” Keisel told the TV station. “Initially, I was like, ‘Oh, I’m talking with Westbrook, the guy is one of the greats. He’s also classless.’ … “He can threaten me all he wants. I was the one talking to him, but don’t threaten a woman. She’s 5 feet tall and 110 pounds, man. (She) never said a word to him.”Keisel appears to have set his social media accounts to private, and deleted a series of insensitive posts on social media, including instructing Westbrook in October 2018 to “go back where he came from #MAGA.”Last season, Westbrook knocked the cellphone out of the hand of a fan in Salt Lake City after a Thunder playoff loss. —Field Level Media
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens may welcome back a key member of their defense against Cincinnati, but another is expected to be absent for the second straight game.Outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil (foot) is listed as questionable to play against the Bengals on Sunday while cornerback Jimmy Smith (back) is doubtful after missing practices all week. Dumervil was a full participant all week after returning to the practice field last week and could see his first live-game action since Oct. 9 against Washington.Dealing with a frustrating recovery from offseason foot surgery, Dumervil has appeared in just two games all season, failing to register a statistic in 45 total snaps. The 32-year-old collected a total of 32 1/2 sacks in his first three seasons with the Ravens, who have struggled to mount a consistent pass rush this season.“I think he looked good in practice. Again, it’s going to be up to the medical people to determine [if he plays],” head coach John Harbaugh said. “It’s always been a medical issue. It’s good to see him out there at practice taking a good number of reps. He didn’t take every rep, but took a good number of reps in the rotation. We’ll just have to see when the time comes whether he’ll get cleared to go.”With Smith not expected to play, the Ravens are fortunate that five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green will not suit up for the Bengals. Green injured his hamstring in last Sunday’s loss to Buffalo and was officially declared out on Friday afternoon.The Baltimore defense has struggled without Smith on the field, but the Bengals’ lack of a high-impact receiver without Green should lessen that concern. The Ravens started rookie Tavon Young and returning veteran Shareece Wright at the starting cornerback spots against the Cowboys last week as Smith continued to nurse his back issue.“I think they have a better handle on exactly what it is right now specifically,” Harbaugh said. “They have a good handle on it. It’s more muscular, so that’s good news. If it clears up and he can go, he’ll play. If it doesn’t and he can’t be close to 100 percent, we’ll just have to wait until next week. But we’re confident in the guys we have as well.”The Ravens officially ruled out guard Alex Lewis (ankle) and running back Lorenzo Taliaferro (thigh). Tight end Crockett Gillmore (thigh) sat out Friday’s workout and is doubtful, meaning he will likely miss his fourth consecutive game.Baltimore listed guard Marshal Yanda (shoulder) and defensive tackles Timmy Jernigan (shoulder) and Brandon Williams (back/hand) as questionable, but all three are expected to play on Sunday.In addition to ruling out Green, the Bengals listed starting strong safety Shawn Williams (hamstring) as doubtful to play in Week 12.The referee for Sunday’s game will be Clete Blakeman.The Ravens will wear its black jerseys on Sunday, the first time this year the alternate top has been worn.According to Weather.com, the Sunday forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with temperatures reaching 53 degrees and winds up to 12 miles per hour.Below is the final injury report of the week:BALTIMOREOUT: G Alex Lewis (ankle), RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (thigh)DOUBTFUL: TE Crockett Gillmore (thigh), CB Jimmy Smith (back)QUESTIONABLE: LB Elvis Dumervil (foot), DT Timmy Jernigan (shoulder), DT Brandon Williams (back/hand), G Marshal Yanda (shoulder)CINCINNATIOUT: WR A.J. Green (hamstring)DOUBTFUL: TE C.J. Uzomah (calf), S Shawn Williams (hamstring)QUESTIONABLE: LS Clark Harris (groin), S Derron Smith (thigh)
Paris Saint-Germain’s Dota 2 team, in partnership with Chinese organisation LGD Gaming, has announced an exclusive partnership agreement with HLA Jeans.The brand is not well-known in the West, but is considered “extremely popular” amongst young people in China. Somewhat ironically, the jeans brand’s logo will appear on the jerseys of the Dota players jerseys whilst competing and will wear HLA Jeans clothing during various content pieces during the year. The contract is a 13 month deal.PSG.LGD had a somewhat disappointing finish at the recent Chongqing Major as yet again Chinese teams floundered on home soil. The team are best known for coming in second place behind OG in the Grand Final of The International 8 – to this date the richest match in esports history.Fabien Allègre, Director of Merchandising and Brand Diversification at Paris Saint-Germain, commented: “The arrival of a major partner is a significant vote of confidence in our promising Dota 2 team. We are very happy to be able to count on them to pursue our ambitions in this game, a must-have for video game lovers, especially in our key development areas in Asia. Our five players will wear HLA Jeans on their jerseys this weekend at the Chongqing Major tournament, hopefully giving us that little bit extra to win a new title!“. PSG.LGD’s other notable sponsors include the likes of Lynx and Monster Energy. Both deals were announced back in August of 2018, in addition to Douyu, the Chinese streaming platform.Esports Insider says: This just shows the power of esports. It’s unlikely we would ever see HLA Jeans on a traditional PSG shirt given the fact they’re a French football team. The organisations collaboration with LGD has clearly opened up a new plethora of opportunities and HLA Jeans is just the latest. We’re looking forward to seeing fy’ and co strut their stuff in some swanky looking jeans.
LUBBOCK, Texas – The 2015 season is the third for Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center as title sponsor of IMCA’s Southern SportMod division.The Lubbock, Texas, distributor is one of the largest GM parts retailers and Chevrolet engine dealers in the country and provides a portion of the point fund to be paid to top 15 drivers in national standings for the division.“The Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center logo will be required again this year not only on Southern SportMods, but Northern SportMods as well as a divisional title sponsor,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Their interest and support of the IMCA SportMod racer has been tremendous and no matter where you live, their crate engine sales and service program is met with tremendous customer satisfaction.”Drivers are required to display two Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares.Point fund checks will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.More information is available by calling 800 456-0211 and at the www.sdparts.com website.
WASHINGTON | Wanted: A million people willing to share their DNA and 10 years of health habits, big and small, for science.On Sunday, the U.S. government will open nationwide enrollment for an ambitious experiment: If they can build a large enough database comparing the genetics, lifestyles and environments of people from all walks of life, researchers hope to learn why some escape illness and others don’t, and better customize ways to prevent and treat disease.FILE – In this Aug. 7, 2017, file photo, Stephanie Richurk, a nurse at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, sorts blood samples collected from participants in the “All of Us” research program in Pittsburgh. The National Institutes of Health announced on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, that it will open nationwide enrollment and is seeking 1 million volunteers to share their DNA and medical records. (AP Photo/Dake Kang, File)“A national adventure that is going to transform medical care,” is how Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, describes his agency’s All of Us Research Program.Congress has authorized $1.45 billion over 10 years for the project. It all hinges on whether enough people around the country will sign up, either online or through participating health centers.There’s already interest: More than 25,000 people got early entry to the project over the past year through an invitation-only pilot test run by participating universities and health providers.WHY STUDY SO MANY?Most of today’s medical care is one-size-fits-all, based on what happened to the average person in short studies of a few hundred or thousand patients with a specific health condition.And most people who volunteer for those studies are white, leaving questions about the best care for people of different races.All of Us is part of a move toward “precision medicine,” using traits that make us unique to forecast and treat disease. Learning enough to individualize care requires studying a massive number of participants: The healthy and not-so-healthy, young and old, rural and urban, blue-collar and white-collar — and people of all races and ethnicities.For now, participants must be at least 18. Later, the study will open to children, too.While there are other big “biobanks” of genetic data from at least 100,000 people, the NIH project aims to be the largest and most diverse of its kind. At least half of the participants must be from groups traditionally under-represented in medical research, Collins stressed.GENES AREN’T THE WHOLE STORYSure, what genes you harbor can raise your risk for various diseases. But other factors can increase or reduce some genetic risks.So first volunteers will share their electronic health records, and answer periodic questionnaires about their diet, sleep, environmental exposures and other lifestyle factors. They might wear fitness trackers and other sensors.And they’ll give a blood sample that later this year will undergo genetic testing, initially to look for so-called “variants” in DNA that affect disease risk, similar to what some private companies now sell, Collins said. Fully mapping the genetic code is too pricey now for a million people, but that more comprehensive approach eventually will be used with some participants, too.Among the first lessons Collins hopes to learn is about resilience: Why do some people stay healthy despite smoking or pollution or poor nutrition?“We have no idea how those people escape those odds,” he said.LEARN YOUR RESULTSUnlike with most medical studies, participants can choose to see their own test results and share them with their physician long before the study reaches any big-picture conclusions. A caution: There are still many questions about how best to use the results of genetic tests. Still, “we will try to help their doctors sort through what it means,” Collins said.One result that might bring a quick benefit: Genetic variants can signal who is prone to side effects from more than 100 drugs, information that could be used to prescribe a safer drug if only their doctors knew, Collins added.PROTECTING PRIVACYThe privacy of DNA databases made headlines last week when investigators used a free genealogy website to track down a suspected California serial killer. That’s pretty different than the security under which medical DNA must be handled.NIH said it has taken as many steps as possible to safeguard against would-be hackers. Volunteers’ medical data is stripped of identifying information and replaced with a code. Only scientists meeting specific security requirements will be cleared to study the data. NIH also said federal “certificates of confidentiality” prohibit disclosure to law enforcement.Privacy wasn’t a worry for Michelle McNeely, 41, an early participant at Dallas’ Baylor Scot & White Health System. She underwent breast cancer treatment in 2016 and considers taking part in All of Us a way to give back.“If they can use my genes and someone’s genes in California and someone’s genes in New York to find some common ground, to help discover some cure — they can use my genes all day long,” McNeely said.The Associated Press Health & Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.
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