Non-coronavirus patients grow wary as hospital crisis looms

first_imgThe outbreak has escalated rapidly since then, with the country recording more than 1,500 cases and 136 deaths.Gilang and many others with underlying medical conditions are deemed the most at risk if infected by the virus as it could lead to complications requiring intensive care.There is no data available to the public on the preexisting illnesses most frequently found in deceased COVID-19 patients in Indonesia. But various findings by health authorities abroad, like in cases in China, find that coronavirus patients with underlying conditions such as cardiovascular disease have higher fatality rates.The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s morbidity and mortality report published on March 31, meanwhile, shows that 78 percent of ICU patients with COVID-19 in the US had at least one of underlying health problem — diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease, long-term kidney disease and a weakened immune system. As the COVID-19 pandemic grows, non-coronavirus patients are worried about getting sidelined, while fearing that visiting hospitals might expose them to the highly contagious disease.In December last year, 24-year-old freelance TVC producer Gilang Prabu was diagnosed with grade two brain tumor. It took him months on the waiting list of two cancer hospitals in Jakarta to start chemotherapy in early March, in addition to separate and more frequent general and blood check-ups.Unfortunately for him, early March also marked the announcement of the country’s first two confirmed COVID-19 cases, although experts believe local transmissions occurred way earlier. “I’m terribly afraid of going out because my immune system is in a very bad shape. If I get infected, I will certainly not survive,” Gilang told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.But it is almost impossible for him to suspend his treatment as chances are high for his cancer to develop into advanced stage three.Many hospitals in Indonesia have enforced health screenings for visitors and limited the number of visitors to ensure physical distancing. The Health Ministry has also suggested that those with mild symptoms self-isolate instead of seeking hospital treatment to avoid exhausting the country’s healthcare system.Some experts believe Indonesia’s hospitals, unevenly spread across the country, with most in Java, are not prepared for the outbreak. Data collected by the World Bank shows that in 2015, the country only had 1.2 hospital beds per 1,000 people and four doctors per 10,000 people in 2017.Health Ministry data, cited in modeling by the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) and the University of Indonesia’s (UI) public health experts, shows that there are 276,458 hospital beds in the country, 40,829 of which are owned by the 132 COVID-19 referral hospitals.As of March, there are 1,063 ICUs with isolation facilities, 157 isolation rooms with ventilators, 1,477 isolation wards, 4,155 oxygen tubes, 8,158 ventilators and 2,032 emergency rooms with isolation capability.Read also: Bappenas, UI modeling shows grim projection of COVID-19 spread in IndonesiaGilang said booking a bed in a ward at regional hospitals had always been difficult, and following the outbreak, reserving a bed in a ward and booking an appointment with specialist doctors at private hospitals had also become harder as people grew worried about their health.”Everyone may be cautious about COVID-19, but there are millions of other people with illnesses as dangerous [as COVID-19]. They are as deserving of hospital treatment [as COVID-19 patients] because they also want to continue on living, or at least to extend their life expectancy,” he said. “There are millions of us.”Indonesia has seen a growing prevalence of noninfectious chronic illnesses, according to the latest report of the five-yearly Basic Health Research (Riskesdas). The prevalence of cancer increased to 1.8 percent in 2018 from 1.4 percent in 2013, diabetes to 8.5 percent from 6.9 percent, stroke to 10.9 percent from 7 percent and chronic kidney disease to 8.5 percent from 6.9.Dina Maharani, 24, who takes her 62-year-old father to undergo hemodialysis twice a week at Soedono General Hospital in Madiun, East Java, is worried that her father might contract the virus at the hospital — now a COVID-19 referral hospital and currently treating nine positive patients, mostly from neighboring regions.She said she was now pinning her hopes on the government to impose restrictions on the upcoming Idul Fitri exodus, which will see many people returning to their hometowns, prompting fears that the virus might spread further to smaller regions such as Madiun and take a toll on their limited healthcare systems.”My father’s hospital can still handle its patients […] but God forbid, when Madiun starts seeing more cases later, the hospital will have to be selective […] Patients like my father have to be prioritized as well as they can’t live without hemodialysis,” Dina said.Public health expert at the Padjajaran University, Panji Hadisoemarto, said ensuring that non-COVID-19 patients could still receive their treatment was a “very important issue that doesn’t earn enough attention”.He said that apart from applying triage to separate patients of infectious and non-infectious diseases, flattening the curve of COVID-19 infections must be done so as to not overwhelm the healthcare system and disrupt services.”This doesn’t necessarily mean that [all] COVID-19 should be prioritized, but there can be many people who will be infected by COVID-19, some of whom will need various degrees of hospital care. COVID-19 patients will take up hospitals’ capacity,” he said.The Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto, who is also the government’s spokesperson for COVID-19 affairs, said that some hospitals, such as Jakarta’s Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital and Persahabatan General Hospital, have been appointed to treat COVID-19 cases only. The two hospitals are among the 132 COVID-19 referral hospitals nationwide.While the former athletes village in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, which has been turned into an emergency hospital to treat COVID-19 cases, has a capacity of 3,000 people and has so far been filled with some 300 people, according to Yurianto.Some of the referral hospitals can still treat non-COVID-19 patients, while there are also hospitals, like the state-run Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (RSCM), which currently do not accept COVID-19 patients at all, he said.He, however, did not provide the exact number of hospitals treating COVID-19 patients nor comment on whether COVID-19 cases had overrun hospitals’ capacity.The number of COVID-19 cases needing hospital care could exceed hospitals’ capacity by April — in this case 50 percent of the beds at the 132 referral hospitals and 50 percent of the beds at class A and B hospitals — without high degree of intervention that include mass testing and mandatory physical distancing, according to the Bappenas-UI modeling.Read also: Vigilance key to avoid healthcare battle on two frontsThe outbreak has not only put a strain on hospitals but also demotivated people from donating blood. Indonesia has seen a decline in blood donors by 20 to 50 percent, while demand for blood persists, particularly for illnesses such as hemophilia, thalassemia and dengue fever, said Lilis Wijaya of the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI).” The PMI is calling people to donate their blood. There’s nothing to be afraid of because we routinely disinfect our facilities, use sterile tools and conduct health screening on every donor while providing hand sanitizer in our rooms,” she said.Topics :last_img read more

Beaches beckon as England to end quarantine for more than 50 countries

first_imgTopics : “There will be a list of 50 plus countries and if you add in the overseas territories, 60 something or other that we will publish later today,” Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said.”Today marks the next step in carefully reopening our great nation,” he said.As the spread of the novel coronavirus slows in Europe, countries are reopening travel after more than three months of lockdown.The full list of countries has not yet been published. New Zealand is included, as are the Vatican and Britain’s overseas territories such as the Falkland Islands and Gibraltar. The United States remains on the “red list”. “The U.S. from a very early stage banned flights from the UK and from Europe so there isn’t a reciprocal arrangement in place,” Shapps said.Britain’s foreign ministry will also set out exemptions from a global advisory against “all but essential” international travel, from July 4, a key to normal insurance being valid.The government said it expected countries included on the quarantine-free list to reciprocate by relaxing their own restrictions.The move to ditch the quarantine comes as England’s High Court is due to hear a legal challenge by British Airways , backed by low-cost rivals Ryanair and easyJet . They argue the quarantine had no scientific basis and was unworkable.Britain, with the highest COVID-19 death toll in Europe, is slowly reopening its economy. England and Northern Ireland will reopen pubs this weekend, and Scotland and Wales are expected to follow later in July.Johnson has warned people to maintain social distancing rules and is expected to repeat that caution at a news conference on Friday.”Anyone who flouts social distancing and COVID-secure rules is not only putting us all at risk but letting down those businesses and workers who have done so much to prepare for this new normal,” he will say.center_img Britain will end coronavirus quarantines for people arriving in England from more than 50 countries, including Germany, France, Spain and Italy – but not the United States – the British government said on Friday.The move, effective July 10, clears the way for millions of British tourists to take summer holidays without worrying about being quarantined when they return. Those arriving from higher risk countries will still have to self-quarantine for 14 days under a rule which has angered airlines and travel companies.Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government had debated for days how to ease the quarantine rules. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, which set their own health policies within the United Kingdom, have not announced plans to lift the measures.last_img read more

Gold Coast waterfront villa offers the very best of luxury living

first_img2/27 Verdichio Ave, Mermaid Waters.YOU can’t miss the views from this newly built Mermaid Waters villa, even if you are sitting in the bathtub.Large floor-to-ceiling windows in the bathroom allow you to soak up the Surfers Paradise skyline at the same time.But that’s not the only spot to capture the amazing scenery.A private rooftop area has stone and timber finishes and a north-facing aspect across Surfers Paradise. 2/27 Verdichio Ave, Mermaid Waters.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe three-level villa has 480sq m of space, including five bedrooms and three bathrooms.Inside the villa are three-metre high ceilings. The kitchen has a stone island bench and butler’s pantry. The dining room leads through sliding cavity doors to an outdoor dining area, which includes a built-in barbecue. There is an infinity edge swimming pool and the property has a private sandy beach. On the third level of the home, as well as the rooftop terrace, is a living room and powder room. 2/27 Verdichio Ave, Mermaid Waters. 2/27 Verdichio Ave, Mermaid Waters. 2/27 Verdichio Ave, Mermaid Waters.The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe with custom-built cabinetry and sensor lights. There is also an ensuite with a dual shower and freestanding bathtub. It also has a balcony. Three other bedrooms are serviced by a three-way bathroom, while a fifth bedroom is on the ground floor of the home and has an ensuite and built-in wardrobe.It is listed on the market with a price of $1.789 million.last_img read more

Reno reveal: Not even a pandemic could stop this home renovation

first_img Time taken: 2.5 months RENO FACT CHECK This house at 23 Figgis St, Kedron, has been completely renovated and is now for sale.WHEN Mark Amos and his fiance bought a rundown pre-war home with a vision to transform it into a modern masterpiece, they had no idea a global pandemic was around the corner.Mr Amos couldn’t resist the opportunity to snap up the large block in the sought-after suburb of Kedron in Brisbane’s north after being introduced to it by buyer’s agent Wendy Russell.After inspecting the property, he was able to see past the dire state of the existing 1930s home on the site at 23 Figgis Street.“It needed a lot of work, but I could definitely see the potential because we could split the block,” Mr Amos said.“The house was pretty much in original condition. The bathroom was a very unique colour, but there was nothing wrong with the house structurally.“My saying is; ‘If it’s too easy, everyone would be doing it’. It gets people thinking it can be done.” BEFORE:The kitchen in the house at 23 Figgis St, Kedron, before it was renovated. AFTER: The kitchen after it was renovated.The block was able to be subdivided into two lots — a 330 sqm lot and a 350sqm block at the rear, which was sold separately in December.The existing character home was moved forward and part of the back of the house cut off to fit it into the front block.“One of the challenges was having a small block for the house, which was a concern but I felt that if we made the house look fantastic, it would overshadow the size of the block,” Mr Amos said.“For professional families with one child or two children who have busy lives and want a low-maintenance home close to the city, this is perfect.” BEFORE: The bathroom in the house at 23 Figgis St, Kedron, before it was renovated. AFTER: The main bathroom after it was renovated.Mr Amos employed Brian Retchford of Retchford Build to take on the challenge of renovating and rebuilding the house, which involved raising it and restumping it.Being pre-war, the triple-gabled facade, framing and windows of the house had to be preserved.In keeping with the home’s character, the lower level was designed to match the facade of the existing house on the top level.“We’ve always loved Hamptons-style. There are many Hamptons-style homes in the area and it’s the rage at the moment, so we felt it would attract the majority of buyers,” Mr Amos said. BEFORE: The back of the house at 23 Figgis St, Kedron, before it was renovated. AFTER: The back of the house after it was renovated. AFTER: An outdoor terrace at the back of the house after the renovation.French doors were installed at the entrance of the home on the lower level and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area created.The kitchen features Westinghouse appliances, stone benchtops and an art-deco pendant light. There was enough room to install an outdoor entertaining space, as well as a separate laundry and powder room.Upstairs, there is a second living space, two bathrooms, a study and four bedrooms — all with built-in wardrobes.The master suite includes a large, walk-in-robe and en-suite bathroom. BEFORE: The front of the house at 23 Figgis St, Kedron, before it was renovated. AFTER: The entrance to the house after it was renovated.A grey and white colour scheme has been used throughout to maintain the Hamptons feel and the high 3.5m ceilings create a feeling of spaciousness. The entire project began in mid-December and was finished by March.“Communication, transparency, trust and the quality of the build are the four things that set a good builder apart from the rest,” Mr Amos said.The only thing that didn’t go to plan was the onset of COVID-19.More from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoWhizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-197 days ago“We were completed and ready for sale a week before restrictions came in (in Queensland) and that had a huge impact,” Mr Amos said.“It was really just unfortunate timing, but we had confidence we’d sell it because we knew it was a great house in a good area.” BEFORE: One of the bedrooms in the house at 23 Figgis St, Kedron, before it was renovated. AFTER: One of the bedrooms in the house after it was renovated.Daniel Hooper of One Percent Property, who marketed the home, said it had just sold to a local family.“There are a lot of opportunities to find old homes like this, and I guess people just have to see past the state of the property and see the potential,” Mr Hooper said.“When this family walked in, I knew straight away they were going to buy it.“When you have a property like this, you know someone will walk in and fall in love straight away.”Mr Hooper said the quality of the build made it attractive to buyers, despite the market conditions and the smaller than average block size.“Despite being sold through COVID-19, and one of the toughest markets in recent years, they managed to achieve one of the highest prices for a small block on record, which was a fantastic result,” he said. BEFORE: A living area of the house at 23 Figgis St, Kedron, before it was renovated. AFTER: A living area of the house after it was renovated.center_img Total spend: About $300,000last_img read more

Man United beams search light on £145-a-week Bellingham

first_img Bellingham is enjoying a breathtaking season with Birmingham having made 35 appearances so far – scoring four times too Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund are two of the other clubs also interested in the teen. Manchester City also hold an interest. The central midfielder oozes composure that bellies his age, while his spatial awareness in and out of possession is a joy to behold. Bellingham also has an eye for goal as his tally of four this season shows. He broke Trevor Francis record as Birmingham’s youngest debutant broken when he made his bow at 16 years and 38 days. Read Also Teen star Gilmour vows to keep proving worth at Chelsea Due to his age, Bellingham cannot sign a professional deal until he turns 17 on June 29. Last summer, Bellingham signed a scholarship with Birmingham until 2021 where he currently reportedly earns £145-a-week. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAP10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made12 Stars You Would Never Recognize Without Their Signature LookYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Manchester United’s pursuit for Jude Bellingham moved a step further on Monday, when his parents were spotted at the club’s facilities. The 16-year-old Birmingham City starlet has been linked with a £35million move to Old Trafford throughout the season as he continues to flourish at the Championship outfit. And on Monday afternoon, his parents were seen leaving United’s Aon Training Complex with their son in the back. Bellingham’s father Mark was seen driving a Mercedes Benz 4×4 as they left the Premier League club’s training base in Carrington. After their departure, United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward left the Aon Training Complex about an hour later. The same goes for Manchester United’s head of corporate development Matt Jud The Red Devils have been following the precocious teenager’s progress throughout the season as he continues to excel in his first campaign as a professional. Man Utd Manager Ole Gunnar won’t mind having Bellingham in the foldcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Emergency Crews Respond To Monday Morning Crash

first_imgOSGOOD — Early this morning Police Fire and Rescue responded to a one-vehicle accident involving a Batesville teenager.At 3:55 a.m., Adam Siebert, 19, was driving southbound on US 421 outside of Osgood. Siebert fell asleep and ran off the roadway. The vehicle struck a utility pole on the east side. The utility pole was broken off at the base near the ground; however, no wires were disconnected.Siebert was treated for a head laceration and released at the scene.last_img

Shamim Khan coasts to three-shot win at Kensville Open

first_imgAhmedabad: Delhi golfer Shamim Khan on Sunday coasted to a comfortable three-shot win at the Kensville Open, a Rs 40 lakh event played at the Kensville Golf & Country Club near here. Shamim, the overnight leader by two shots, posted a tenacious two-under-70 in the final round to emerge as the wire-to-wire champion with a winning total of 13-under-275. Khan thus lifted his 15th trophy on the TATA Steel PGTI circuit which also accounted for his overall 17th professional win.Pune-based Udayan Mane, the only golfer besides Shamim to return four sub-par rounds in the tournament, came up with the last round of 71 to secure the runner-up spot at 10-under-278.Shamim Khan, who held the lead in all the three previous rounds, enjoyed his best day with the putter as he sank five birdies at the cost of three bogeys. The 41-year-old stretched his lead to three shots at the turn having made two 20-feet birdie conversions on the front-nine. Khan dropped two bogeys on the back-nine after finding a tree on one hole and a hazard on the other, but he still managed to close out the match with two birdies even as the others were unable to catch up with him. IANSAlso Read: Green Brigades’ bus driver recalls 12-year journeyAlso Watch: Watch | Congress former MLA Surender Kumar’s blunder video saying “Priyanka Chopra Zindabad”last_img read more

Unhealthy Northwestern star Mark hopes to play, dominate

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ It’s a game that Northwestern smiles upon, but doesn’t necessarily like to remember.The Wildcats opened their 2012-13 season with a visit to the Carrier Dome to face the Orange. After 60 minutes of slapdash, back-and-forth football, NU edged Syracuse 42-41 thanks in large part to running back Venric Mark.Mark finished the game with 84 yards on 14 carries, but made his biggest contributions in the return game. He returned two punts for a total of 134 yards, including an 82-yard return for a touchdown in the first quarter and a 52-yard return in the second that led to another Northwestern touchdown.“We got lucky last year,” NU head coach Pat Fitzgerald said. “I don’t know how we won, but we found a way. We’re going to have to play better if we want to win again.” Yet Mark, a key factor in last season’s dramatic act, could watch the next installment from the sidelines. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Syracuse (0-1) visits No. 19 Northwestern (1-0) at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill., on Saturday at 6 p.m., the matchup could have a different complexion from that of last September. Last season, SU’s inability to limit big plays was accentuated by Mark’s earth-shattering speed. But with the running back day-to-day with a leg injury, there is no certainty that he’ll have an opportunity to thrash the Orange again.“He’s really fast,” said sophomore running back Treyvon Green. “But he’s not all about speed. He has great vision as well.”Five feet, 8 inches, 175 pounds.For a football player, at any position, it’s not an ideal size. Yet Mark has turned his seemingly disadvantaging size into one of his greatest strengths. His small frame permits a rare shiftiness that helps him hit holes and bounce to the outside with noticeable ease.Last season as a junior, Mark rushed for 12 touchdowns and 1,366 yards, an average of 105.1 yards per game. He became just the 15th player in Northwestern history to record a 1,000-yard season, and the first since Tyrell Sutton did so in 2006.He was also wildly successful on special teams and received first-team All-American honors from the Football Writers Association of America. Jason Kimball, the athletic director at St. Pius X High School in Houston, watched Mark develop as a player there and at times had trouble following the speedster around the field.“He’s the fastest player I’ve ever seen in pads, and I’ve coached for 15 years,” Kimball said. “There may be faster athletes on the track but as far as the football field goes, there’s no one that can touch his speed.”It’s that very speed that left the Orange looking helpless in the Dome last season. Despite Mark’s consistent success out of the backfield, SU will always peg him as an explosive athlete that does his damage in spurts.After his two electric punt returns in the first half of last season’s game, Mark was relatively quiet until NU took possession with 10:23 left in the third quarter. After three straight completions by quarterback Kain Colter, the Wildcats centered their drive around their biggest weapon.Mark’s personal conquest started at the Syracuse 47-yard line and ended at the one. In four consecutive plays he rushed for 46 total yards, including a 32-yard gain through the teeth of the Orange’s defense. On the next play, Colter snuck into the end zone to give the Wildcats a 35-13 lead. His play-making ability makes moonlighting with the special teams unit seem like an unnecessary risk. But any possibility of injuries is smothered by the opportunity to put the ball in Mark’s hands.“Venric dabbles in special teams because he is a home run threat every time he gets the ball,” Kimball said. “The main objection is, and should be, to get him the ball in space.”But now that he has sustained a leg injury, Northwestern is acting cautiously. In the Wildcats 44-30 win over California last Saturday, Mark wasn’t used on special teams and played sparingly at running back in the fourth quarter. He finished the game with 29 yards on 11 rushes, giving way to Green to shine in his absence. Green rushed for 129 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns. With Mark day-to-day, as well as Colter uncertain with a concussion, NU’s offense won’t know its identity until kickoff Saturday evening. “We both have a little something to bring to the table, and I think we really complement each other,” Green said. “But right now we are rotating everyone in and are going in with a good game plan.”Even if Green and the rest of the revolving components of the Wildcats offense are comfortable with the unknown, they would all like to see Mark in his usual, versatile role. After all, it was his timely speed that led the Wildcats over the Orange a season ago.“We’re going to see where he is throughout the course of the week,” Fitzgerald said. “He’s a dynamic playmaker, and not to have him at full speed definitely hurts.” Comments Published on September 4, 2013 at 12:38 am Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

Game 10 rewind: Stanford embarrasses USC at home

first_imgThe setup: After finishing off the last of their away games, the road-weary Trojans returned to the Coliseum in hopes of solidifying their standing in the Pac-10.The story: Stanford made itself at home on USC’s Homecoming Day by running roughshod over the Trojans in a 55-21 blowout. The 34-point loss was the worst in the Coliseum in almost 43 years for USC.Running it up · Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh decided to go for two with the game out of reach. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan“I’m not sure I have the right words to describe being humbled like this,” USC coach Pete Carroll said.Stanford racked up 325 yards rushing, led by senior running back Toby Gerhart, who tallied 178 yards and three touchdowns. The Norco, Calif. product was only recruited as a fullback and linebacker by USC coaches, who believed he would not be able to be a running back in the Pac-10.But Gerhart ran through the heart of the Trojan defense all day behind Stanford’s gritty offensive line. The Cardinal repeatedly utilized the power play, as coaches and players called it, to get Gerhart moving downhill.Stanford’s offensive success was all the more startling given that it offered few surprises.“They ran the same plays we thought they were going to run,” senior safety Taylor Mays said.Saturday’s outcome was the latest in a frustrating series for USC’s maligned defense.Last week’s performance against Arizona State gave the Trojans reason for confidence, but Carroll said that he did not think his team had solved its glaring errors.“We’ve just fallen apart here and given our opponents the chance to do whatever they want,” he said.Barkley’s struggles: True freshman quarterback Matt Barkley threw a career-high three interceptions and fumbled once against the Cardinal.With redshirt junior wide receiver Damian Williams sidelined by ankle injury, Barkley finished with less than 200 passing yards for the third straight game.The recent woes perplexed the signal-caller, who said he would have to look at film to determine the source of his struggles.“I don’t feel flustered,” Barkley said. “We’ve had some bad breaks. When we’re turning the ball over like this, it’s tough to bounce back.”Barkley’s most costly mistake came when a pass intended for redshirt freshman wide receiver Brice Butler was intercepted by Stanford senior cornerback Richard Sherman, who then streaked 43 yards down the sideline for a touchdown. The score gave Stanford a decisive 42-21 lead with less than 12 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.“He looked like a kid,” Sherman said. “He’s a great quarterback and he’s going to make great plays, but everybody has to grow.”The call: Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh surprised many with a fourth-quarter decision to attempt a two-point conversion with the game well in hand after Gerhart’s third touchdown put the Cardinal up 48-21. Gerhart was stopped short of the goal line, but Harbaugh’s move still drew plenty of questions following the game.“I think he was trying to go for 50,” Gerhart said with a smile.Carroll said he was not offended by the decision and did not address it in the postgame handshake.“In that situation, they can do whatever they want,” Carroll said. “Sometimes those decisions are for attitude and your own team, so you do what you have to do.”The decision did grate on some USC players, however.“It was kind of disrespectful,” junior linebacker Malcolm Smith said. “It was definitely a punch in the face.”Insult to injury: Mays’ postgame press conference was drowned out by the sounds of Stanford players hollering and knocking against their lockers, rattling the wall.“They deserve to have that feeling,” Mays said.last_img read more

Rebel duo set to return for league semi-final

first_imgMark Ellis and Alan Cadogan are both in line to return for Cork’s National Hurling League semi final with Dublin.Both sat out the quarter final win over Wexford having each picked up hamstring strains in the Division 1A defeat to Tipperary at Páirc Uí Rinn.Rebels manager Jimmy Barry Murphy says they’ll continue to assess their fitness in the run-up to the April 19th meeting with the Dubs at Nowlan Park.last_img