Malloch is known as an ally to UKIP leader Nigel Farage and was briefly touted as the U.S. president’s pick for EU ambassador last year, before reports that he made misleading claims in an autobiography — including that Margaret Thatcher had called him a “genius” — and strong criticism from European officials thwarted the appointment.He has been asked to testify before Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading a U.S. Department of Justice probe into potential links between Russia and Trump’s 2016 election campaign. Trump has denounced the investigation as a “witch hunt.”Malloch said in the statement that he assisted in the Trump campaign in an informal and unpaid capacity, and that he never met with Stone alone. He said he found his treatment by the FBI “objectionable.”“They did not need to use such tactics or intimidation,” he said. “I was a U.S. patriot and would do anything and everything to assist the government and I had no information that I believed was relevant.” Also On POLITICO Mueller: Rick Gates spoke to person with Russian spy ties in late 2016 By Kyle Cheney Trump attack unleashes oppo against Mueller By Darren Samuelsohn The FBI detained Ted Malloch upon arrival in the United States and issued a subpoena to testify on potential collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government, the Guardian reported Friday.Malloch, an American academic and outspoken Trump supporter based in London, said in an emailed statement that he was stopped by the FBI at Boston’s Logan Airport on Wednesday and interrogated about his involvement in Trump’s presidential campaign. He said he was also asked about his ties to Roger Stone, the Republican strategist who is believed to have known ahead of time that Wikileaks planned to publish emails stolen — allegedly by Russian hackers — from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016.The FBI agents “seemed to know everything about me,” he said in his statement about the experience.
Oct 14, 2020 Top Stories The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society just published the Fall/Winter edition of its magazine, Historical Review, featuring a retrospective on “Bush v. Gore – 20 years ago.”“Full of historical photos taken at the height of the chaos surrounding the litigation in Florida regarding the 2000 Presidential election, this issue features articles from all perspectives on the Bush v. Gore controversy, including Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lucy Morgan, Florida State University College of Law Professor Michael T. Morley, and five of the seven justices who were on the Supreme Court of Florida during Bush v. Gore,” said Editor Melanie Kalmanson. “Twenty years later, Bush v. Gore is now more relevant than ever as we face a potential repeat of history with the 2020 Presidential election.”The FSCHS’s Historical Review may be accessed here. Florida Supreme Court Historical Society’s magazine looks back on Bush v. Gore
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published five case studies today in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) of patients who experienced serious complications and bacterial infections after receiving treatments for “chronic Lyme” disease.There is no medical definition of “chronic Lyme” and no treatment guidelines; instead, the term is used by patients and some providers to describe several symptoms, including fatigue and muscular pain, attributed to prior infection with Lyme disease. Many patients with a chronic Lyme diagnosis, however, test negative for Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria associated with the ticks that carry Lyme.Some practitioners, including alternative medicine professionals who advertise themselves as being “Lyme literate” prescribe long-term courses of antibiotics and immunoglobulin therapy. But the CDC warns that treating an undiagnosed condition with an unregulated treatment plan can be dangerous for patients.”At least five randomized, placebo-controlled studies have shown that prolonged courses of IV [intravenous] antibiotics in particular do not substantially improve long-term outcome for patients with a diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease and can result in serious harm, including death,” the authors write.Poor patient outcomesTo describe the threats of over-treating the undiagnosed condition, the CDC published five patient descriptions that come from state health departments. In one case, a woman died from shock after she received a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) for IV antibiotic treatment for persistent Lyme. Her joint pain never resolved after 3 weeks of treatments, and she eventually died from central venous catheter–associated bacteremia.Another patient, a teen girl, also got septic shock after her PICC became contaminated. She had been seeing an alternative health practitioner who prescribed long-term use of ceftriaxone. Her PICC was removed, but she was hospitalized for weeks.Another patient, a 50-year-old woman, sought treatment for chronic Lyme for 5 years. She developed Clostridium difficile colitis as a result of using several antibiotic, antifungal, and herbal remedies.”The C. difficile infection became intractable, and her symptoms persisted for over 2 years, requiring prolonged treatment. The patient subsequently died from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,” the authors write.Concern over resistance, other complicationsAccording to the CDC, it is not known how many people seek treatment for chronic Lyme, or how many complications occur during the course of treatment.”In addition to the dangers associated with inappropriate antibiotic use, such as selection of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, these treatments can lead to injuries related to unnecessary procedures, bacteremia and resulting metastatic infection, venous thromboses, and missed opportunities to diagnose and treat the actual underlying cause of the patient’s symptoms,” the authors conclude.See also:Jun 16 MMWR report
E-bikes are appealing to the military mainly because they are virtually silent compared to the racket of internal combustion engines. Besides that, being electric means planners do not have to sweat over the logistics of sending fuel to remote locations, especially during special operations. Also generally, motorcycles are smaller and lighter, hence the ease of transporting them.But one thing that intrigues us is if the Kalashnikov bike is as resilient and reliable as the AK-47.–Ads– Kalashnikov will also supply the bikes to law enforcement during the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Militaries are getting into e-bikes because they are silent and don’t require fuel. Kalashnikov, the Russian arms manufacturer best-known for producing the AK-47 (Avtomat Kalashnikova) assault rifle has recently shown off an electric motorcycle to be produced for the Russian military and police forces, reports Popular Mechanics. Kalashnikov Group presented the bikes at the 2017 Army International Military-Technical Forum in Moscow.The e-bike is operational, evidenced by the promotional video (click here to watch), showing a rider unplugging the bike and proceeding to ride in sunglasses and a cap over rough terrain. The police version looks like a supermoto, for urban patrolling.The manufacturer also announced supplying 50 of the bikes to law enforcement for the 2018 World Cup, which will be held in major cities across Russia.Kalashnikov didn’t publish any technical data and we can’t read Russian, but a caption in the video shows 100km, most probably meaning the bike’s range. The police bike, however, is said to have a range of 150km.The news of Kalashnikov’s e-bikes comes after the American firm, Logos Technologies’ announcement that they have been awarded the DARPA contract to research and built an electric motorcycle for the American special forces. According to Logos, their SilentHawk e-bike is based on the Alta Redshift MX e-bike with a range of 170km. Russian arms maker, Kalashnikov is producing electric bikes for the military and police.
Micciche said if a sustainable plan isn’t found this year and the Constitutional Budget Reserve is drained, there will have to be draconian cuts and taxes which are implemented in a hurry, without the careful approach that could be taken in advance this year if lawmakers can come to agreement. The Kenai Peninsula Republican will be Senate Majority Leader this year, the first time he’s been in an official leadership position. Micciche asked audience members to reach out to other lawmakers, saying we are heading into a serious recession and the uncertainty in the state legislature is going to have a more adverse impact on the state’s economy than the black and white fiscal numbers. He applauded the state’s 44% reduction in spending, but said the numbers have been “invisible to the press,”and not commonly talked about in the public. This year, 704 Kenai Peninsula residents took part in a poll Micciche circulated, overall responding that there should be some use of the Permanent Fund’s earnings. Respondents also overwhelmingly preferred a sales tax to an income tax. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Giving the evening keynote address at the Industry Outlook Forum in Kenai, State Senator Peter Micciche put the state’s finances into the perspective of a family household budget. Micciche said while he was Mayor of Soldotna, property taxes were cut three times until city residents were paying less than surrounding areas. He used the anecdote to tell the Forum he doesn’t like raising taxes, but with Alaskans paying the lowest state taxes of any of the 50 states, it isn’t sustainable to continue without some form of new revenue. Using figures that he and State Budget Director Pat Pitney have both shared with various audiences, Micciche said the state is in the position of a family which had its income cut from $80,000 a year to $16,000 a year and sliced expenses from $80,000 a year to $44,000. The gap is currently being covered by a savings account, but there’s only one year’s worth of funding left in that account. The problematic question for Alaskans is whether or not to use the interest earned on a long-term savings account, in this scenario that account has $500,000 in it. Micciche said in reality, that fund would be equivalent to the Alaska Permanent Fund.
If you want the highlights from Mark Stoops’ Monday press conference reviewing the Week 1 win over UT Martin and previewing Week 2 against Ohio, check out our Five Takeaways.More UK football: 5 Takeaways from Stoops on OhioIf you want to spend your holiday reading every last glorious word – and why wouldn’t you? – read on:MARK STOOPSOpening statement: “Going back to the UT Martin game, thought we did some good things. It was a good first step. Obviously we did a lot of good things. Very happy about the effort, the attitude. There’s also a lot to improve on. There’s a lot of things we can do better that we will do better. But like I said, I thought the guys had a good mindset, their attitude was good. Really felt like the energy was good. That was good to see. Offensively I thought we executed well. Patrick really threw the ball well. I think we had 14 explosive plays. Defensively same thing. There were some moments. There were some individual efforts. A.J. Stamps in particular played exceptionally well. There’s some areas where we definitely need to improve. So it’s a starting point.”On injured players Braylon Heard and Javess Blue (ankles): “Right now we’re just treating them and seeing. This morning, felt better. We’ll see. I think there’s a good chance we could get them to play.On how he defines explosive plays: “Offensively it’s runs over 10 and passes over 15. We had quite a few big plays. It depends on certain situations and what we’re in, as well. Defensively, I felt like there was really some things I was disappointed in, to be honest with you. We need to get a few things straightened out defensively.”On freshman Kendall Randolph: “Well, that was the ninth play he played when he came in on the sideline and caused that fumble for a touchdown. He has great energy. He plays fast. He’s fearless. We need to get him in the mix.”On defensive improvements: “Well, again, we were inconsistent. I think we went to eight or nine possessions with zero points, 150 yards. There were things there we could improve on. There was some good, don’t get me wrong. There were some good things. But there were some things in the run game, some of our fits, just not striking people, being as violent as we need to be. So there’s a lot of areas to improve, and we will.“Like I say, there was some good. Anytime you go eight, nine possessions with 150 yards and zero points, you’ll take it. But there are still some things we fundamentally need to get better at. After that I was very discouraged. We need to get some depth and we need some guys to step up and compete. To give up two touchdowns and a bunch of yards the last four possessions is something that we can’t do and we won’t do.”On if there are areas of the defense UK played better than expected: “I don’t know if there’s areas we played better than I thought we would have. I think there were some areas that we played like I thought we would. I don’t know about ‘better’. Again, we had plenty of stops, had some turnovers, had some good hits out there, played physical at times. There were some good possessions. Just late in the game we were inconsistent.“I think part of that is guys were enthused and they were anxious to play. That first game, everybody was jacked up. It’s been a long off season. That’s the good thing. I want good energy. But then we have to maintain it. We have to come out of the locker room the second half and be a consistent football team.”On run defense: “Again, when we’re executing and doing the things we want to do well, we’re fine. The first unit, there were areas that we will improve on, just fundamental things. Some of that was good. But there’s certainly areas we need to improve. And our depth is an issue. We need to put it all together, do some things. In this game I wanted to play very fundamental. I didn’t want to have to scheme a million different ways to stop them. Our guys need to learn how to play football, learn how to play blocks, learn how to have proper fits, learn how to do tackles and do the fundamental things.”On the offensive line: “I thought they did a good job. I was impressed with Kyle. Kyle did a nice job. He was assignment sharp for a young guy. That was important because we know he’s a talented guy. A little bit inexperienced obviously making his first start. But he was assignment sharp, which was an area we were a little concerned about with him. Then with Ramsey on the same side, Ramsey really did some good things as well. Ramsey is a guy that tries to be physical. He brings us a physical presence. So I was impressed with those two guys.”On walk-on Cole Mosier: “Yeah, he did. He’s a guy that we talked about a week ago. He is working his way into the rotation. He brings us a big, physical presence. He’s a big guy. He brings us a little punch. We’ll continue to look at him and he’ll continue to play.”On how much a step up in competition Ohio is from UT Martin: “It’s obviously going to be a much bigger challenge for us with Ohio. Looking forward to playing Ohio. Coach Solich has been around for a long time and been extremely successful. He’s building a very consistent program there at Ohio. I believe they went to five straight bowl games. Very well coached, fundamentally sound on both sides of the ball. They’re a team that’s not going to beat themselves. They’re just good and sound.“They return a tremendous amount of experience on defense, a bunch of guys that played very well a year ago. So they’re a good football team. A real challenge. I was very impressed with their quarterback. I believe that was his first start. He just was very poised, very good quarterback. He could run it and throw it. We’ll have our hands full this week. The good thing is that I felt like, as I said after the game, it was a good game. Our team needed it. Our fans needed it. The whole deal just to go out and play well. Good news is there’s a lot of areas I think we’ll improve on.”On worrying about new guys getting overconfident after a blowout: “That’s generally not a problem with me. If there’s anything, there’s one area I got to get them to continue to let it loose and play with that great energy like last week. But, yeah, that won’t be a problem. It won’t be a pleasant film session today, I can promise you that (laughter).”On whether he’d rather play tougher completion before Florida: “I like the way the schedule sets up. I think it’s good. We have a lot of young guys that we need to teach how to play football, so…”On any new points of emphasis this week: “Just more consistent. We still need to play faster defensively. There’s things we need to play quicker and trigger faster. We are somewhat inexperienced at linebacker and we’ve got to develop that quickly to get to where we want to be.”On if being behind fundamentally hurts game-planning: “It makes you think about how you’re going to balance it because you want them to play fast, want them to play fundamental. To be a great defense, you have to do those things. We will improve. There’s things that we’ll get cleaned up quickly. We need to continue to move forward and put some more things in and have the ability to execute those things.”On things that jumped out watching the film: “Well, both ways I think there was some guys that were trying to do too much. That is common in the first game on both sides of the ball. Just not being patient and we have to be very precise on both sides of the ball and then play with that great energy that we did. Doing your job is most important. You could see some signs of some guys wanting to do too much.“On the other side, I think we see more depth as I talked about improvements in preseason camp, I think we saw some guys at receivers – some young guys – were very comfortable. And some other guys too, I think Demarco (Robinson) he only had one catch but I think he played his tail off. He had great energy, he blocked, he was physical as he can be for that little guy. But he really played hard and played with good energy.“Timmons was very good with the ball in his hands. Again, we have to continue to work with him when he doesn’t have the ball on blocking and things like that. The outside receivers, for the first time playing, were very physical and played hard. That was good to see. That is what we want is guys playing hard and being much more physical without the football.”On watching Blake Bone go up and catch one over a defender: “It was very good to see. Sitting there during the game that part of it was fun for me to see plays like that and defensively see guys like A.J. (Stamps) read run/pass and pull the trigger and make a tackle. As I said, those are good things to see and the way A.J. went up and got that ball, part of me was like relived that I know there are some play makers coming up.”On the defense needing to play fast: “Just that we are very tentative at times. When thinks happen defensively and guys try to do a little too much. And you don’t know until you put on that film what is going on it puts some indecision on other guys out there playing. That’s not a good thing. We need to be more precise, need to be more physical at the point of attack and have our linebackers trigger him.”On whether he’s talking about starters or backups: “There’s a little bit of both. Later there were certainly some issues that we got to get fixed. Some of it, you saw it a year ago, I mean, we got guys right there. Fourth and 13, that should be an interception, instead it goes on to be a touchdown. You’re not going to win a lot of games if you play like that. You got to go make a play. But there’s enough of it to go around. First team, second team, third team.”On if it’s hard to get them to play sharp when it’s 42-0: “We need to be mature enough and good enough and skilled enough to do it. We obviously weren’t.”On what he likes about Stamps: “He has the ability. He can run. He has great ball skills, as you saw. I think what impresses me most is that comfort level, the instincts he has. Sitting there when you have to read, when you’re in a run pass conflict, you’re sitting there reading it, you’re darn near 100% when you’re playing run or playing pass. Those are things that are very difficult to coach, all those little minute little points. You have to have some feel and some instincts at all positions, but certainly at safety.”On what he saw in Stamps when recruiting him: “We saw a lot of good things when we recruited him. We loved him, had to work hard to get him. There were some good schools that saw that in him, as well. I’m awfully glad we won that battle because he helps us.”On whether he’s more aggravated than expected after a blowout win: “I am. But not to just get on the players after a win. Sometimes it’s more difficult after a loss. There’s just things that we have to get fixed, and we will. They’re not major. There’s things that we’ll get corrected today.”On Alexander Montgomery (knee) and Jeff Badet (eye): “Montgomery has been rehabbing, working his way in. He’s out there running quite a bit, cutting. He’s trying to get to a point where he can get on the field. Not sure when that will be. Badet, we have an appointment this Thursday, so I don’t anticipate that he could play this week.”On what he saw on film from Matt Elam: “Matt did some good things. Just like we’ve been talking about all practice. How you practice is how you play. There are times when he was inconsistent, times when he got high, times when he played very well and was dominant and disruptive in there. Just got to continue to work to get him better.”On how the defensive tackles have played: “They’ve done a nice job playing a little bit at the end, at the four technique we call it, inside the tackle there. It gives us some size there. They’ve done a nice job in playing that technique. So we’ve got to continue to just fundamentally get better in a lot of areas. But we’re getting there. We’ll be all right.”On Za’Darius Smith and Bud Dupree: “I saw a couple instances when they were trying to do too much, and that’s bound to happen when you have guys that want to be play makers and they want to do is what they can do, make big plays. But you have to do that within the scheme. Nothing earth shattering or anything like that. Nothing we can’t get corrected. Simple little things that we’ll get fixed.”On if that’s just them not having faith in guys around them: “I think amped up and wanting to do well. They’re very unselfish players. You have to be to play defensive line. I think that’s not going to be an issue. I think they just wanted to do some good things, and fundamentally got a little bit irresponsible.”On whether QB Patrick Towles will get more of the playbook: “More plays? Yeah, I mean, I think Neal did a very good job of in the opener. What we’ve got to continue to watch is kind of zeroing in on what we’re doing because we got a lot of young guys. Not so much Patrick. I think he can handle more. He’s been around for a while. With playing that many freshmen wide receivers, some young guys on the O line, you got to be careful about doing too much. I thought he did a very good job of putting together a nice game plan, something they were able to execute. So that will be a little bit of a balancing act as we move forward. Certainly there will always be some new things, though.”On not showing everything in a blowout: “Well, the only thing that maybe it set you back a little bit was getting reset there and really let him open it up. You don’t want to be disrespectful at that point. That’s the only thing that hurt us a little bit. You wanted to let him go out there, and that was the plan. We wanted to get Patrick a couple series in the second half, then go with Reese. Patrick needs the experience, too. He needed to go play. So we just got to continue to get better.“Then, again, defensively it doesn’t help us when we’re trying to back off the ones and some important twos, and you’re scoring either quickly or going three and out quickly, only once or twice, then we get a fumble recovery, so you’re right back on the field. Statistically it’s not always going to be pretty. But I hope we’re in that situation.” I hope we’re up a whole bunch and the defense has to be up there, we score quickly. But statistically it’s not always going to look pretty, I promise you that. I think the longest drive was three minutes. That’s an awful lot of possessions. Don’t look for great statistics defensively. Poor Coach Eliot, he’s got to go out there about every minute. It’s tough that way.”On special teams, kickoffs, etc.: “I think he tried to overkick one. Other than that, he was very good. After he tried to overkick it, we said, Hey, go do what you do. Don’t worry about it, loosen up. He hit it. He looked a little bit nervous on his field goals. When we had it down there, normal situation, I may go for that. But I wanted to get him a field goal. I didn’t want to go into this week without him making one.”On the one missed field goal: “You’d have to ask Coach (Craig Naivar). I’m not sure. I don’t mess with those guys too much (laughter). It’s just like the golf swing. I did tell him on the kickoffs, he was trying to hit it too hard. Just loosen it up, go hit it.”On what he thought of the crowd: “I thought it was good. I know it was hot. I appreciate everybody coming. I know we have some obstacles with all the construction going on. I just greatly appreciate the support. Seemed like they were very enthusiastic early on. Appreciate it and encourage to keep everybody coming because we’re getting better. Our team appreciates them being there and some good things are ahead of us.”On having this film to teach the freshmen: “Yeah, I think it’s very important because you never really know how somebody’s going to respond to a game like situation. There were some very good things and then there were some things that we will get corrected. Even things, run plays, things people don’t see to the naked eye, till you put on the film, just being disciplined, staying with the reads, the progressions. Young guys, they’re so eager sometimes to just make a play, they forget all the fundamental issues. That doesn’t change overnight. It’s not going to change between week one and week two. We will get better, but it’s still going to be a work in progress.”On if the locker room is different at 1-0: “Yeah. I thought the guys’ mentality was good all week. All through camp, I’ve told you they’ve been working, they’ve been a fun group to coach. I thought game week guys were excited. We felt the energy going up. I felt the guys were really ready to play. For a noon game, they were ready to go. Just like I said afterwards, I mean, I hope that’s always the case. I’d rather have to have them calmed down a little bit than to have to get them amped up to play. They were excited and ready to go, now we just have to be consistent.”On whether Khalid Henderson has answered the challenge for playing time by JUCO Ryan Flannigan: “He has. He handled it very well. Khalid has a lot of pride, worked extremely hard, wants to win that job. He has a competition going on there. But Khalid handled it very well and said he’s going to go out there, take care of his business and try to improve. Khalid did some good things, Ryan did some good things, and they both made some mistakes as well.“I think with Ryan, you see the wheels turning a little bit. As you get into playing games, you’re playing an opponent that’s adjusting, we need to adjust. That’s where experience comes in and all that because in camp it’s hard to simulate all that offensively, defensively. We’re not always playing to win the drill, we’re playing to fundamentally get better. Now you start getting into the opponents, and they’re adjusting and tweaking things, and we have to do that as well. That’s where inexperience really hurts you, especially at that position.”On whether there are other depth-chart changes possible: “No. Depending on how these injuries play out during the week, we’ll let you know as we go. With ankles, Jim likes to tell me, Give me 48 hours to see how they respond. So we’ll see how that plays out with the ankles. Jim felt like today most of the guys with the ankles felt better. Braylon would be a question mark, I’d say. He’s the one that was still a little sore.”On his relationship with Ohio coach Frank Solich: “Not too much. Just from being in the business a long time, crossing paths once when a while. I know he’s a great person. I know some friends that worked for him, loved working for him. We had an opportunity to play them way back when for a national championship when I was at Miami. We competed against each other. But, no, I just have a lot of respect for him because he’s been around a long time, doing things right for a long time, and obviously winning. It will be a fun opportunity and a big challenge.”On whether beating Ohio would mean more (as he’s from there): “You know how desperately we need wins. I’ll take them against anybody. No, I don’t really look at it that way.”On what he saw from the young running backs: “Some good things and some bad things. It was certainly good to see the talent. They’re going to be everything we thought they were going to be. Nice thing, Mikel, he made one bad read early, came back, ran it very well after that. Got a little anxious with his first carry, a little bit undisciplined. After that he came back and ran exceptionally well. Then made somebody miss, got in the end zone, really ran the ball well. So that was good. I think Boom will get better. Boom is a very talented guy. Mentally he needs to push himself a little bit and we’ll help him there.”On Ohio being fundamentally sound: “Absolutely. You got to be very sound in what you do. All these teams we play. UT Martin was a well coached football team. You saw them executing in that second half, the last four possessions. Give them credit as well. They made some plays. It wasn’t just us. There’s things we need to do better and will do better, but they did some good things. We were trying to stop them. They executed and did a nice job. So with Ohio, they’re obviously more talented, have some great experience. They’re good football players, they really are. Five straight bowl games, return eight starters on defense, a team that plays sound, good, tough football. They’re not going to give you things easy. You have to go earn them.”On it being better to make corrections after a win than loss: “Absolutely. It’s definitely easier to be hard on the guys and be critical. The good things, we’ll praise them for them as well. There was a lot of good. There’s just a lot of things we know we need to get better at.”On being aware of more and more mid-majors upsetting big boys: “There’s no doubt. You have heard me say it before. My team, myself, we definitely can’t take anybody for granted. We’re at that stage where we need to play well no matter who we’re playing. This is a good football team, so…”On Frank Solich making adjustments to defend spread offenses after a bowl loss: “Well, you don’t stick around that long unless you don’t adapt, always be willing to grow and try some different things. But you still see the fundamental principles of him. That’s tough, well coached football. That’s why he’s been around a long time and been successful. That game a year ago, the bowl game against East Carolina, East Carolina is a good football team. That was a great game with Ohio and ECU. We’ll have our hands full.“It ultimately comes down to us, what we’re going to do. We need to improve. That’s why I say no matter who we’re playing, we’re really not worried about the opponent. We’re really worried about ourselves and getting better. But that’s what’s fun about it. That’s what’s encouraging, that I know we will get better. Guys will go back to work. We’ll look at this film. There’s a lot of good and a lot of bad. That’s what’s enjoyable about it.”On Jaleel Hytchye, whether he’s fallen behind the other DBs: “Yeah, I’d like to see him make that play at the end of the game. Has a chance to make an interception, instead we give up 7 points. He’ll continue to work and get better.”* For instant updates on the Wildcats, follow me on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ. Email me at [email protected]
Related iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — The U.S. Coast Guard won’t install warning lights on a Florida jetty where Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez crashed his boat, killing himself and two other passengers last year.The Coast Guard announced its decision in a press release Thursday, saying the existing color-coded, lighted buoys and lighted range markers were “sufficient.”During an early morning trip on Sept. 25, 2016, the boat carrying Fernandez, 24, Eduardo Rivero, 25 and Emilio Macias, 27, slammed into a jetty off the coast of Miami Beach, killing all three men. Images from the scene of the deadly crash showed Fernandez’s 32-foot center console SeaVee overturned atop the jagged jetty.A lengthy investigation by the Florida Wildlife and Conservation Commission concluded in March that Fernandez was under the influence of cocaine and alcohol and he was behind the wheel when the boat, traveling more than 65 mph, crashed into the jetty at the southern end of Miami Beach.“Fernandez’s impairment and manner of operation caused the accident, which resulted in his death and the death of his occupants, Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Macias,” the commission concluded in the 46-page report.Miami Marlins president David Samson responded to the commission’s final report on the crash in a statement to ABC News at the time, saying: “No matter what the report has concluded, nothing will ever diminish Jose’s everlasting positive connection with Miami and the Miami Marlins. Nor can it lessen the love and passion he felt for his family, friends, teammates and all his fans in South Florida and around the world.”The deadly crash prompted calls from local and state officials as well as boaters for the Coast Guard to place navigational lights on the unlit jetty, saying it posed a serious threat.But after an analysis that began last fall, the Coast Guard determined that installing new lights could possibly create confusion between the existing ones and thus impair safe navigation.“The Coast Guard takes its Aids to Navigation mission very seriously and strives to provide the most effective and safest navigable waterways to the public and commercial mariner communities,” Capt. Megan Dean, commander of the Coast Guard Sector Miami, said in a statement Thursday. “We cannot stress enough to all waterway users to adhere to existing channel aids and use all available means to navigate safely on the water.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico