JBER F-22s Diverted To Kenai Airport Due To Dense Fog

first_imgAccording to the post from the Kenai Fire Department a total of five jets landed at the airport. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson fighter jets were diverted to the Kenai Municipal Airport last night due to Dense fog. The Kenai Fire Department posted a video to Facebook Tuesday night showing the jets landing in Kenai.center_img A dense fog advisory remains in effect throughout much of the Kenai Peninsula and the Anchorage area until 11am, on Wednesday.last_img

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Weems, Players Address Motzko Departure [VIDEO]

first_img Auto (360p) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1080p HD About Connatix V56892 “You know as a player someday you will leave the coach, but you don’t expect the coach to leave the player,” St. Cloud State junior forward Robby Jackson said Tuesday afternoon when discussing the departure of coach Bob Motzko.Motzko has left SCSU after 13 seasons to coach at the University of Minnesota.Athletic Director Heather Weems said that she was contacted by University of Minnesota AD Mark Coyle on Saturday and was told “there might be a conversation going on” before being told by Motzko himself Monday about the decision. About Connatix V56892center_img 360p 720p HD 1/1 Weems said she was told Monday “the decision had been made, and to prepare (herself).””This is an emotional decision for Bob,” Weems said. “He doesn’t just flip a switch on and off, this is a hard decision for him.”Motzko held a meeting with the team Monday afternoon to inform them of his decision.”Obviously, there had been a lot of speculation, so we had a feeling what the meeting was about,” freshman Blake Lizotte said.”We touched on the season at first,” Jackson said. “Then (Motzko) got into the meat of it, and it felt like a heart-to-heart.””It was an emotional day, especially for the (upperclassmen),” Lizotte said. “An emotional day for everybody, including Bob and his family.””There was a lot of silence, which was weird because usually we clap at the end of meetings,” Jackson said. “After Motzko and Weems left, no one knew what to do or how to handle it.””Coming fresh off the NCAA Tournament, which was emotional, and now adding this on top of it is emotionally draining as well,” Lizotte said.Weems says Motzko leaves a rich legacy behind at St. Cloud State.”He has truly cared about the student athletes, not only from a skill on ice perspective but from a human perspective,” Weems said. “As an alum, it’s been important that he came and served our university.””Certainly, his (on-ice) success as well,” Weems said.last_img read more

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Sutherland joins AFC Wimbledon on loan

See also:QPR midfielder set for loan moveQPR youngster clinches Crawley loan moveLoan deals for two QPR youngsters QPR midfielder Frankie Sutherland has joined AFC Wimbledon on a month’s loan.A number of clubs  expressed an interest in the 20-year-old, who spent time on loan at Leyton Orient last year.QPR Under-21 boss Steve Gallen said this week: “He’s had a lot of managers watching him in our games and he wants to go out.“The move needs to be right for everyone. There’s no point him going out and sitting on the bench somewhere. He needs to play.”AdChoices广告Rangers have also sent Jamie Sendles-White, Michael Petrasso and Michael Harriman out on loan this season. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook read more

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Worst number fonts ever?

first_img 1,812 0 mattb6 Orgo Sports Logo News 4,356 Share on other sites Share this post jhans203 TaylorMade billman29 Share this post 4,667 posts Share on other sites Sports Logo News Location:Ohio Recommended Posts Members Link to post Members This topic is now closed to further replies. 16,001 677 Link to post UC! Favourite Logos:*Devil Rays alternate cap logo, 1998*Red Sox cap logo*Chargers primary logo*Lake Elsinore Storm cap logo 39 Members 677 Posted July 4, 2013 Posted July 4, 2013 Forums Home Link to post Worst number fonts ever? TheOldRoman 2 923 2 Link to post Posted July 4, 2013 220 oldschoolvikings Lights Out mattb6 Posted July 4, 2013 mattb6 0 677 TaylorMade 5 TaylorMade Posted July 4, 2013 mattb6 0 4,356 Share this post 23 Sports Logos Kevin W. 47 Link to post Share on other sites Posted July 4, 2013 Share on other sites mattb6 Members UC! Location:detroit sorry, bro.it works on those two numbers but with some numbers it doesn’t workthe serif on the one collides with the 5, unlike the other numbers which seem to slide into one anoter Link to post 1 Share this post A bunch of psychic porn star midgets who were all nude 15,138 posts Share this post Moderators Prev 2 4,667 posts 1,508 Posted July 4, 2013 Lord of the idiots. Members Followers 1 Favourite Logos:Maple Leafs (new logo!)Blue JacketsHouston TexansMr. Met Location:Seattle “Boom Boom”, Washington 5 Share on other sites Sports Logos 6 0 Oklahoma State’s calculator numbers: 4 1,913 posts 661 By oldschoolvikings, July 4, 2013 in Sports Logo News 1 0 1,275 posts Posted July 4, 2013 Posted July 4, 2013 Brave-Bird 08 Posted July 4, 2013 Next TaylorMade Share on other sites 8,994 posts 1,630 posts Members Link to post 14,934 posts They don’t exist anymore, but the XFL’s Orlando Rage had a pretty awful font set. Members SportsLogos.Net 0 Posted July 4, 2013 65 Share this post Share this post 220 Share on other sites 677 Jimmy! Members Share this post 2,447 posts Members 1 sorry, bro.it works on those two numbers but with some numbers it doesn’t workthe serif on the one collides with the 5, unlike the other numbers which seem to slide into one anotherI looked (admittedly not that hard) for a number with out the rounded edges. How come the 5 on this one doesn’t have the serifs? The 2 on Greenway’s jersey above does, even though it’s the second number. 8,516 posts 0 /thread OnWis97 661 OnWis97 Location:Seattle, WA Share this post 47 billman29 661 Members 2 jhans203 Posted July 4, 2013 Location:Utah 220 16,001 Share on other sites bleuet 345 posts Mike Foster Location:Seattle, WA 4,436 677 661 0 Share on other sites Share this post Share on other sites 16,613 posts Share this post 3 661 1,292 661 Link to post 4,667 posts Location:Ohio Link to post 677 923 Link to post 1,812 well the replica jersey doesn’t:sorry, bro.it works on those two numbers but with some numbers it doesn’t workthe serif on the one collides with the 5, unlike the other numbers which seem to slide into one anotherI looked (admittedly not that hard) for a number with out the rounded edges. How come the 5 on this one doesn’t have the serifs? The 2 on Greenway’s jersey above does, even though it’s the second number.but the greenway replica jersey doesn’tmaybe they didn’t have that kind of two so they just used the kind on peterson’s jersey? 39 This might be an old topic, but seeing this nightmare again made me want to ask… can you top this? Good God, look at that 3! It’s like a rejected letter from the logo for an 80’s hair band that never made it to MTV!Now, for the sake of this discussion, let’s exclude one-offs, special promotions, etc… as well as mini-minors. What’s the worst font, worn on a regular basis by a real team/program? 677 12,401 posts Jimmy! 0 1,292 0 677 65 Sign in to follow this   4,436 Posted July 4, 2013 They don’t exist anymore, but the XFL’s Orlando Rage had a pretty awful font set.Oh my.Thanks to this one for making the Vikes not the worst ever.Of course, we’ll soon be getting some “Block is boring and is the worst !!!111”. But I’d take block over most others and it’s too bad block will probably never be put on a new uniform again.Here in Minnesota, we’ve had the T-Wolves (particularly the first overhaul set), the new Vikes, and the original Wild font. Thank you Twins for not trying too hard. 677 0 3 SportsLogos.Net bleuet Next 1 sorry, bro. mattb6 1,292 Link to post oz615 Members oldschoolvikings 4,356 All Activity oz615 mattb6 4,667 posts Share this post i just hate the bottom of the numbersjust too jagged and random…and now i remember those horrendous shorts cant forget these atrocities 1,275 posts Favourite Logos:Hartford Whalers Members Link to post Share on other sites Brave-Bird 08 They don’t exist anymore, but the XFL’s Orlando Rage had a pretty awful font set.Oh my. Link to post 661 Link to post 1,118 Members 1,118 Posted July 4, 2013 Members Link to post Worst number fonts ever? 4,436 How did this not make the first 5 posts? 923 Location:Seattle, WA Orgo 47 Posted July 4, 2013 OH YEAH~!~!~~ Go To Topic Listing Page 1 of 7   Link to post 39 23 Page 1 of 7   677 Link to post Location:Ohio 0 Share this post Share on other sites these from BGSU aren’t pretty either. especially the 9 and the 6 12,787 posts Location:Atlanta, Ga. 1,508 Share on other sites Share this post #Grateful 677 Now go win a Cup, dammit. TaylorMade Posted July 4, 2013 26,359 posts Skunk Duck Studios Lights Out Mistral. 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites mattb6 23 Posted July 4, 2013 Members 1,172 posts Share this post Members 1,508 Posted July 4, 2013 1,118 Share this post Members JQK Sign in to follow this   Prev 1,812 Location:Western Hemisphere 0 Share on other sites WHAt,no mention of “Belloti Bold”?? Posted July 4, 2013 Kevin W. Share this post 677 How did this not make the first 5 posts?Because it’s a hell of a lot better than what they had… Link to post Location:Winnipeg 661 TaylorMade 65 Board Man + Young Trece Members Share this post UC! Share on other sites 661 JQK Share this post 0 Location:Ohio 16,001 Members Share on other sites 0 I would nominate University of Minnesota’s football font which is much belovded by desginers on this board. The brick sublimation is terrible, and the awful wonky font has inspired other teams to use awkward and inappropriate block serifs, such as the Houston Astros and Dallas Stars. 4 Share on other sites 6 Link to post Share on other sites UC! Worst number fonts ever? Followers 1 It should always be Christmas in New Jersey Forums Home 1,275 posts Share on other sites All Activity Posted July 4, 2013 TheOldRomanlast_img read more

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All Blacks coach in isolation after northern visit

first_img FOLLOW US COMMENT WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News First Published: 20th March, 2020 13:54 ISTcenter_img  New All Blacks coach Ian Foster is in self-isolation after returning to New Zealand from a trip to Britain and Europe.Foster returned last Saturday, a day before the New Zealand government required all travelers arriving in New Zealand to undergo a 14-day period of self-isolation.But Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern also called on people who arrived in New Zealand ahead of the midnight Sunday deadline to voluntarily self-isolate if they had been in areas where the coronavirus had been recorded.Foster told the Stuff news website he cut short his visit during a World Rugby scrum seminar in Paris to return to New Zealand as nations imposed increasingly strict travel restrictions.”I was supposed to be going down to speak at the Scarlets club and watch the Wales-Scotland game when we woke up and realized we had to either get on a train to Wales or a train to Heathrow,” Foster said. “So we got on the train to Heathrow.”Foster, who was an assistant to Steve Hansen before taking over as All Blacks head coach in December, said he is still planning for mid-year tests against Wales and Scotland in New Zealand though those matches seem increasingly unlikely to take place.”There is an uncertainty about what our program is going to look like but there are some things I know for certain,” he said. “We are in a period when everyone has been stretched financially and when opportunities do arise out the other side the All Blacks are going be a mechanism that is going to help get our game back on its feet very, very quickly.”“We have to be ready to go wherever and whenever that is,” Foster said. “In the meantime we’re using this time to get some off-field projects done, to test some things we want do on the park and have some plans for teams we might be playing.” Written By LIVE TV Last Updated: 20th March, 2020 13:54 IST All Blacks Coach In Isolation After Northern Visit  New All Blacks coach Ian Foster is in self-isolation after returning to New Zealand from a trip to Britain and Europe.last_img read more

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NBA roundup: Lakers rebound to dominate Kings

first_imgAnthony Davis had a team-high 21 points, LeBron James ran up a triple-double and the Los Angeles Lakers used a 44-point first quarter Saturday night to power a front-running 129-113 victory over the host Sacramento Kings. Avery Bradley poured 16 of his 19 points into the first 12 minutes for the Lakers, who were coming off a 127-119 home loss that followed a tribute to the late Kobe Bryant on Friday night.The Lakers improved to 7-0 on the second night of back-to-backs, riding Bradley’s four early 3-pointers to lead by as many as 24 in the first 12 minutes. James’ finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for his 11th triple-double of the season, one off Luka Doncic’s league lead, and the 92nd of his career. Only Oscar Robertson (181), Russell Westbrook (146), Magic Johnson (138) and Jason Kidd (107) have more career triple-doubles.De’Aaron Fox scored a game-high 24 points, and Buddy Hield had 22 for the Kings, who had won three of their last four. Portland Trail Blazers 124 – Utah Jazz 107Damian Lillard continued his torrid roll with 51 points on 17-of-29 shooting from the field, and he added 12 assists to lead host Portland past Utah.Lillard also made all eight of his free throws en route to his third 50-point effort over the past six games and fourth of the season. He is averaging 48.8 points during the six-game stretch. Hassan Whiteside added 17 points, 21 rebounds and three blocked shots as the Trail Blazers won their fourth straight game and fifth in their last six. Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points, and Bojan Bogdanovic and Mike Conley added 22 apiece but couldn’t prevent the Jazz from losing their season-worst fourth straight game.Boston Celtics 116 – Philadelphia 76ers 95Jaylen Brown scored 32 points, Jayson Tatum added 25 and Boston avoided a season sweep at the hands of visiting Philadelphia. Marcus Smart had 16 points, Brad Wanamaker chipped in 15 and the Celtics won for the sixth time in their last seven games. Boston played without leading scorer Kemba Walker, sidelined by a sore left knee.Ben Simmons led the 76ers with 23 points, and Joel Embiid was held to 11 on 1-of-11 shooting. Philadelphia shot 36.9 percent (31 of 84) for the contest and 21.2 percent (7 of 33) from 3-point range in losing its second straight. The 76ers had beaten the Celtics in their first three meetings this season, including Dec. 12 at TD Garden.Los Angeles Clippers 118 – Minnesota Timberwolves 106 Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points in 24 minutes, his ninth straight game of scoring at least 30 points, as host Los Angeles defeated Minnesota.Paul George, playing in his second contest after missing nine due to a left hamstring strain, had 21 points and seven rebounds in 25 minutes. Lou Williams added 17 points, and Montrezl Harrell contributed 16 points and six rebounds.Karl-Anthony Towns had 32 points and 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who lost their 11th straight game. Andrew Wiggins, limited with foul trouble in the first half, had only 13 points on 4-of-11 shooting. Josh Okogie had 13 points, while Robert Covington chipped in 12 points.Miami Heat 102 – Orlando Magic 89 Jimmy Butler scored 24 points, and Tyler Herro added 23 as Miami handed host Orlando its season-worst fifth straight defeat.Aaron Gordon led the Magic with 24 points, and Nikola Vucevic added 21. Evan Fournier, who entered the game as Orlando’s leading scorer at 18.8 points, was held to 12 points, including five in the first three quarters. Playing with a sore back, he shot just 3-for-13 from the floor.Butler and teammate Bam Adebayo played their first game since being named All-Stars on Thursday. Adebayo had a poor shooting night, going 1-for-8 with four points, but he grabbed 14 rebounds, had five assists and blocked a season-high four shots. Dallas Mavericks 123 – Atlanta Hawks 100Jalen Brunson scored a season-high 27 points to help host Dallas defeat Atlanta and secure coach Rick Carlisle’s 500th win with the team. In 12 seasons leading the Mavericks, Carlisle is 500-435, a winning percentage of 53.5.Brunson, starting for injured NBA All-Star Luka Doncic, was 12-for-22 from the floor, two of them 3-pointers, with eight assists in his ninth start of the season. The Mavericks were also without Kristaps Porzingis for the second half in the back-to-back game. Atlanta was led by John Collins with 26 points and 11 rebounds — his 12th double-double in 24 games — and 20 points from Kevin Huerter, who made six 3-pointers. Trae Young was limited to 12 points and left early with a sprained ankle.Washington Wizards 113 – Brooklyn Nets 107Bradley Beal scored 15 of his game-high 34 points in the fourth quarter as host Washington rallied late and defeated Brooklyn, which lost Kyrie Irving to a knee sprain in the fourth quarter. All of Beal’s fourth-quarter points came in the final 7:02, as he scored 15 of the team’s last 21 during the comeback after the Nets had led most of the game. Thomas Bryant pitched in for the Wizards with 17 points and 10 rebounds.Irving finished with 11 points. ESPN reported he will undergo an MRI Sunday. Spencer Dinwiddie led Brooklyn with 26 points, and Garrett Temple added 17, all in the first half.San Antonio Spurs 114 – Charlotte Hornets 90 DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points, and Jakob Poeltl added a season-best 17 on 7-for-8 shooting as San Antonio dominated the second half on the way to an easy home win against Charlotte.The Spurs trailed by 13 points at the half but stormed back in the third quarter. After trailing 70-51 at the 9:22 mark, San Antonio ripped off runs of 13-2 and 15-2 to jump back in front at 79-74. Poeltl and DeRozan each had eight points in the pivotal stretch, which set the table for a 35-point fourth quarter.Miles Bridges led all scorers with 25 points for Charlotte, with Cody Zeller adding 14 points and 12 rebounds. Malik Monk totaled 11 points, and Willy Hernangomez and Terry Rozier scored 10 each for the Hornets, who have lost two straight games and 16 of their past 19.New York Knicks 92 – Indiana Pacers 85Marcus Morris Sr. scored 12 of his game-high 28 points in the fourth quarter, and his jumper with 5:50 left gave New York Knicks a lead it would not relinquish in an upset of host Indiana.Julius Randle had 16 points and a season-high 18 rebounds for the Knicks, who entered Saturday tied for the worst record in the Eastern Conference but rode dominant defensive efforts in the first and fourth quarters to win for just the fourth time in the last 16 games. Taj Gibson added 10 points.Domantas Sabonis had 25 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers, who lost for only the third time in 11 games. Indiana scored only 11 points in the first quarter — its lowest output in a quarter all season — before being outscored 20-14 in the fourth. Myles Turner had 12 points, while Malcolm Brogdon finished with eight points and 12 assists.Golden State Warriors 131 – Cleveland Cavaliers 112Draymond Green matched his career high with 16 assists, including eight during a 44-point third-quarter explosion that propelled Golden State to a romp at Cleveland.The Warriors shot 10-for-14 on 3-pointers in their third-quarter blitz, which began with a two-point halftime lead and ended with a commanding 105-78 advantage. Glenn Robinson III added 22 points for the Warriors, while D’Angelo Russell contributed 19 points, seven rebounds and eight assists.Collin Sexton had a game-high 23 points to pace the Cavaliers, who dropped their 10th in a row at home and 10th in 11 games overall. Kevin Love recorded a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double for the Cleveland, which fell to 0-3 on a four-game homestand.—Field Level Medialast_img read more

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Opening night attracts 100-plus cars to Kossuth County

first_imgBy Greg Grabianowski While the IMCA Modified featured was a heated battle throughout, pole-sitter Cody Knecht led the whole way to earn the win. Just a caution flag on lap number five delayed the Whittemore driver trip into the win­ner’s circle. ALGONA, Iowa (May 21) – It was opening night at Kossuth County Speedway May 21 without any specta­tors in the grandstands but that did not deter a grand total of 103 cars from dotting the pits at Al­gona.  Austin Wolf and Jeremy Mills both challenged Knecht but he refused to give up the lead. Zack Smidt paced the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Jared Boumeester was the Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMod winner. Both Troy Swearington and Smith kept pressure on Larson but he went onto the win with Smith second and Swearington third. Thirty-one IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars vied for spots in their main event grid. Devin Smith grabbed the early but Jeffrey Larson pulled even at midway and took the lead on the following lap.  Kaytee DeVries topped the Mach-1 Sport Compact main. While fans were not allowed, each driver could have a maximum of 10 people in their pit area with social distancing procedures in place.last_img read more

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Utah Utes basketball: UNLV beats Utah 75-65 behind 22 points by Willis

first_imgE-mail: sor@desnews.com LAS VEGAS — Utah blew an 8-point halftime lead and lost to UNLV 75-65 at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday afternoon.The Utes, who fell to 3-2 in Mountain West Conference play and 12-7 overall, shot just 34.5 percent from the field in the second half after shooting 62.5 in the first half. Meanwhile, the Rebels shot 55 percent in the second half after shooting 43 percent in the first half.Tre’Von Willis led the Rebels with 22 points and six assists, while Wink Adams scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half.Utah was led by Luke Nevill with 14 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots, while Luka Drca, Lawrence Borha and Shaun Green each scored 11 points. Drca also had seven rebounds and five assists, while Brown had six assists. The Utes will face BYU on Tuesday night at the Huntsman Center. last_img read more

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Let your boss track your fitness, get an Apple Watch

first_imgNEW YORK | You know you need to exercise more, but there’s always next week, or the week after. To entice you to stop procrastinating, your company or insurer might soon reward you for wearing a fitness device to track your steps, heart rate and more.For instance, in one program announced Wednesday, some workers can buy a $350 Apple Watch for just $25 by meeting exercise goals for two years. Miss goals, and see your discount shrink. Vitality, a provider of disease-prevention and lifestyle programs, is initially bringing the offer to U.S. employees at three companies, along with John Hancock life-insurance customers. It has been testing the program in South Africa since December. In this Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, photo, Brett Broviak, a manager of respiratory and sleep services at IU Health North Hospital, shows off his Fitbit fitness tracker for the camera on the hospital’s campus in Carmel, Ind. Companies and insurers looking to reduce health-care costs are turning to incentives and may soon start rewarding you for wearing a fitness device that tracks your steps, heart rate and more. (AP Photo/AJ Mast) In this Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, photo, Brett Broviak, a manager of respiratory and sleep services at IU Health North Hospital, walks with his Fitbit fitness tracker on the hospital’s campus in Carmel, Ind. Companies and insurers looking to reduce health-care costs are turning to incentives and may soon start rewarding you for wearing a fitness device that tracks your steps, heart rate and more. (AP Photo/AJ Mast) In this Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, photo, Brett Broviak, a manager of respiratory and sleep services at IU Health North Hospital, shows off his Fitbit fitness tracker for the camera on the hospital’s campus in Carmel, Ind. Companies and insurers looking to reduce health-care costs are turning to incentives and may soon start rewarding you for wearing a fitness device that tracks your steps, heart rate and more. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)center_img Other programs let you redeem points from fitness activities for gift cards and other rewards. Submit to biometric screenings and nutrition classes, and in some cases you can earn insurance discounts.“We all live busy lives, but the truth is, if doctors could write one prescription for the world, it would be activity,” says Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.Adrian Gore, CEO and founder of Vitality parent company Discovery Group, says that for many people, the benefits from exercise might not be apparent for a few decades. Reward programs make the payoff more immediate.Programs like these are still new, but appear to be expanding as part of broader changes in the health care marketplace.On Tuesday, health insurer UnitedHealthcare started offering up to $1,460 a year in credits for meeting daily goals while wearing a custom tracker. Oscar, which sells health insurance directly to consumers, has been giving out free Misfit trackers for opportunities to earn up to $100 a year in Amazon gift cards. Fitbit works with employers such as Indiana University Health and Emory University in Atlanta to subsidize fitness trackers for their staff.“I love playing sports, but doing cardio stuff isn’t my favorite,” says Brett Broviak, 43, an IU Health employee in Noblesville, Indiana.He says getting a discounted Fitbit pushed him to walk 1 million steps a month.These programs are typically voluntary, but you must be willing to share data to earn the most rewards and insurance discounts.Sound creepy? Program officials say that data from fitness trackers typically go to outside administrators, such as Fitbit or Vitality. Employers and insurers get only broad totals to verify eligibility and not details on heart rate and sleep. But participants need to trust that these systems won’t get hacked.Mike Doughty, president and general manager of John Hancock Insurance, says premiums won’t rise if a screening uncovers higher blood pressure or other risks. Rather, he says, wellness incentives are about promoting longer lives — and collecting life-insurance premiums longer.There’s no proof that providing fitness trackers directly lowers health care costs, but there’s plenty of evidence that exercise leads to better health, which in turn can improve productivity and reduce absences. Michael Staufacker, Emory’s director of health management, describes the thinking as a “value of investment and not a hard-dollar return on investment as it relates to medical or pharmacy costs.”More importantly, reaching daily exercise goals is just the beginning of getting people to think more about their health.“If I exercise regularly, then junk food just doesn’t appeal to me,” says Mark Holloway, 55, of Clemmons, North Carolina, who participants in Vitality’s wellness program through his employer, Lockton. “French fries and hamburgers? No, thanks. It’s like putting sand in your gas tank.”Programs from Vitality and others typically won’t let you earn insurance discounts simply by exercising. You’ll need to earn additional points by completing questionnaires and getting flu shots. You sometimes get bonus points simply by staying within recommended limits for cholesterol, blood pressure and other measures. Smokers can also get points for joining programs to help them quit.“You change one thing about your behavior, and you can be more motivated to work on these other aspects,” says Tammy Smith, who manages the employee wellness program at IU Health.DaVita HealthCare Partners says health care spending by its employees slowed significantly after it offered tracker-based incentives through Vitality. But DaVita also increased the deductible on claims and started such initiatives as Fresh Fruit Wednesday. That makes the effect of the fitness program difficult to isolate.With the Apple Watch program, participants must pay back Vitality for every month they miss their fitness goals, which typically call for four substantial workouts a week. The goals are meant to be achievable, but tough enough to encourage a change in lifestyle. Participants qualify for smaller discounts by meeting some of the goals and can get more expensive models by paying the difference. Bonus point offers are sent to the watch.An iPhone is required; Vitality has no current plans to offer anything similar for Android. Neither Apple nor Vitality would provide financial details on the arrangement. Mark Holloway of Clemmons, N.C., goes through part of his exercise routine at the Jerry Long YMCA in Clemmons, Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Holloway got a $350 Apple Watch for just $25 by meeting exercise goals for two years. The program was offered through three U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)last_img read more

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Concussion group says ex-NFL player Bubba Smith had CTE

first_imgSmith also played for the Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers. This is a 1972, file photo, showing Baltimore Colts defensive end Bubba Smith. The Concussion Legacy Foundation says former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death. (AP Photo/File) Smith also played for the Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers. He became an actor and is best known for playing Moses Hightower in the “Police Academy” movies.,Smith died in 2011 at 66. He is one of 90 former NFL players diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy since 2008 at a brain bank affiliated with Veteran Affairs, Boston University and the foundation. Out of four stages of the disease, the foundation says Smith had stage 3 CTE.Other former NFL players diagnosed with CTE include Hall of Famers Frank Gifford, Ken Stabler, Mike Webster and Junior Seau.A 1966 All-American for Michigan State who later was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, Smith was the first overall pick in the 1967 NFL draft by the Colts. A fearsome pass rusher, he made two Pro Bowls with them and won a Super Bowl for the 1971 season. Smith died in 2011 at 66. He is one of 90 former NFL players diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy since 2008 at a brain bank affiliated with Veteran Affairs, Boston University and the foundation. Out of four stages of the disease, the foundation says Smith had stage 3 CTE.Other former NFL players diagnosed with CTE include Hall of Famers Frank Gifford, Ken Stabler, Mike Webster and Junior Seau.A 1966 All-American for Michigan State who later was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, Smith was the first overall pick in the 1967 NFL draft by the Colts. A fearsome pass rusher, he made two Pro Bowls with them and won a Super Bowl for the 1971 season. BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death, the Concussion Legacy Foundation said Monday. He became an actor and is best known for playing Moses Hightower in the “Police Academy” movies.last_img read more

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