Jersey City Medical Center Poised for Cardiac Practice Growth

first_imgFor patients in need of expert cardiac care in Hudson County, Jersey City Medical Center is the only full-service heart hospital in the county.Jersey City Medical Center is leading the way in innovative, minimally invasive, and full open-heart cardiac procedures. Leading the surgery program is Tyrone Krause, M.D., Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chair of Surgery, who joined JCMC in 2012. Dr. Krause completed his surgical residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He did his fellowship training in cardiothoracic surgery at Cornell University Medical Center/New York Hospital and is board certified in both general and cardiothoracic surgery. In 2018, he had the honor of being commissioned as a Navy Commander in recognition of his skill and experience as a heart surgeon, being sworn in by his daughter, Ensign Laura Krause.“We’re forging ahead with a lot of great programs at JCMC,” says Dr. Krause, whose colleague, Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery Iosif Gulkarov, M.D., joined the medical staff at JCMC last year. “For example, in 2021 we’ll be adding the TAVR procedure to our list of services, offering patients with aortic stenosis a less-invasive treatment option.”Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive procedure performed in a cardiac catheterization lab. The procedure, Dr. Krause explains, does not involve opening the chest and may be an option for patients who are at risk for complications from surgical aortic valve replacement. Patients who undergo TAVR typically spend less time in the hospital and have a faster recovery.Dr. Krause also praises the cutting-edge work performed by his electrophysiologist colleagues at JCMC, who offer procedures that include atrial fibrillation ablation to treat an irregular heartbeat. Other services provided by the cardiac surgery team include coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), mitral valve repair and replacement, spontaneous coronary artery dissection, and procedures to treat aneurysms and myocarditis.While New York City has long been known as a destination for top cardiac and vascular care, many North Jersey residents should know that a world-class center of excellence is in the heart of Hudson County. Dr. Krause and his team are working to ensure patients and families are aware they do not need to go over the bridge for high quality care.  “We’re doing a lot of outreach in the community, not only in Jersey City but in Hoboken, Kearny, and elsewhere in the region,” he says. “From adult diagnostic and minimally invasive options to surgical treatment, look no further.”For more information, visit https://www.rwjbh.org/jersey-city-medical-center/treatment-care/heart-and-vascular-care/. ×Dr. Tyrone Krausecenter_img Dr. Tyrone Krauselast_img read more

Mark Cuban believes the NBA could return in May

first_imgIt has been almost a month without the NBA, and it is still not known when the season will return.Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban, said he believes the 2019-2020 NBA season could be back by May! “Hopefully by the middle of May, we’re starting to get back to normal and the NBA is playing games,” Cuban said, via WFAA’s Mike Leslie. “Maybe not with fans, but we’re playing it because sports plays such an important role. You know, people want something to cheer for, people want something to rally around, people want something to be excited about. “… I mean you know no one has perfect information right now, and so all decisions are tough. But, you know, if I had to guess based off the people I’ve talked to at the CDC and other places — I would say that the over-under would be June 1, and I’m taking the under.”Cuban says once scientist find a way to for the population to cope with the coronavirus, the league will “have a path out” of its hiatus.last_img read more

How Chase Utley’s slide spurred MLB to change the rules

first_img“For the most part, I think it’s just going to take some time to police that, just like the home-plate collision rule. We’re three years removed from that rule, and there’s still some gray area there, which I think there’ll be some gray area with this one too, as expected. When a rule change happens in a sport that’s been around for centuries, it’s going to take a while to get adjusted to,” he said.Takeout slides and neighborhood plays will be subject to video review. In the past, the neighborhood play wasn’t subject to review.“A shortstop will drag his right foot across the back corner of the base. I don’t think that will ever change,” said Colorado manager Walt Weiss, a former All-Star shortstop. “The second baseman, I think, is more affected by this rule, because sometimes they leave the base before the ball gets there.”Said Asche: “I don’t think you can define a takeout slide. Because I think when those things happen, both parties have probably done something to put themselves in that situation.”Baseball and the union also agreed to limit mound visits by managers and pitching coaches to 30 seconds and to cut the countdown clock for between-innings breaks by 20 seconds, to 2:05 for most games and 2:25 for nationally televised matchups. A runner who makes a permissible slide cannot be charged with interference, even if he makes contact with a fielder.“Our goal in amending the slide rule was to enhance player safety, reduce incidents of injury and to do it in a way that respects and preserves the bona-fide hustle plays that are integral to our game,” union head Tony Clark said in a statement. “I am optimistic that this new rule will accomplish those goals.”Utley barreled into Tejada at Dodger Stadium in the NL division series last year. Tejada missed the World Series and Utley was suspended for two games, which is still under appeal.Chances are, fans will call this the Chase Utley Rule.“Did Chase catch him good? Yeah. Could Tejada have maybe done a couple things to get out of the way? Yeah. Neither of those things happened, so now we have something to talk about,” said Philadelphia infielder-outfielder Cody Asche, a former Utley teammate. NEW YORK — Baseball made its call on the Chase Utley slide: out.Major League Baseball and the players’ union have banned rolling block slides to break up potential double plays, hoping to prevent a repeat of the takeout by Utley that broke the leg of New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada in last year’s playoffs.Under the rules change announced Thursday, a runner must attempt a “bona fide slide,” defined as making contact with the ground ahead of the base, being in position to reach the base with a hand or foot and to remain on it, and sliding within reach of the base without changing his path to initiate contact with a fielder.An umpire can call both the runner and batter out for a violation. Baserunners may not elevate or kick a leg above the fielder’s knee or throw his arm or upper body.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Penn State vs. Minnesota odds, prediction, betting trends for battle of Big Ten unbeatens

first_imgWEEK 11 PICKS: Straight up | Against the spreadMinnesota continues to improve under third-year coach P.J. Fleck, and the Gophers have scored 34 points or more in every Big Ten game this season. Minnesota has a chance to keep its Big Ten West hopes alive, given its two-game lead on Wisconsin and Iowa.The Nittany Lions and Gophers can improve their conference championship hopes with a big victory here. With that in mind, here’s everything you need for Saturday’s matchup:Penn State vs. Minnesota oddsSpread: Penn State -6.5Point total: 48Moneyline: Minnesota -110, Penn State-110Penn State is a 6.5-point favorite, according to odds at Sportsbook Review, with 56 percent of the wagering coming in favor of the Nittany Lions.Get the latest NCAA odds & betting advice at Sportsbook ReviewMinnesota vs. Penn State all-time seriesPenn State leads the all-time series 9-5, and this is the first meeting between the teams where both are ranked in the AP Top 25. The Nittany Lions won the last meeting 29-26 in overtime on Oct. 1, 2016 — a game that helped kick-start a Big Ten championship run.Three trends to know— Minnesota is 3-2 against the spread as a home underdog under Fleck. The Gophers have beat the spread in their last five games.— The Gophers are 9-5 against against the Nittany Lions in those 14 meetings.— The Nittany Lions have been favored in every game and are 5-3 against the spread this season. Penn State is 10-8-1 against the spread as a road favorite under James Franklin.WEEK 11 PROJECTIONS: Bowls | PlayoffThree things to watchSean Clifford’s accuracyThe Penn State quarterback thrives on limiting mistakes. He has 20 touchdowns and three interceptions this season, and that included eight touchdowns and one interception against the Hawkeyes, Spartans and Wolverines. That said, Clifford didn’t hit 60 percent of his passes in any of those victories, and the Gophers have similar defensive numbers as Michigan. Clifford will need to find a rhythm against a secondary that features Antoine Winfield Jr., who leads Minnesota with five interceptions.Penn State’s pass rushTanner Morgan continues to improve at quarterback for the Gophers, and he has 18 touchdowns and four interceptions this season. Minnesota has allowed 16 sacks this season, but the Penn State pass rush is the best unit they have faced this season. Shaka Toney (5.5 sacks) and Yetur Gross-Matos (5.5 sacks) are excellent pass-rushers, and Micah Parsons (57 tackles) must be accounted for as well.Which receiver shows out?NFL scouts will be Penn State’s KJ Hamler (37 catches, 620 yards, eight touchdowns) and Minnesota’s Tyler Johnson (43 catches, 626 yards, seven touchdowns) with great interest. Both are big-play receivers who can make the game-changing play, and this is the kind of game where one or two plays in the passing game could make the difference.MORE: Who should Playoff contenders root for in Bama-LSU? No. 5 Penn State (8-0) travels to No. 13 Minnesota (8-0) in a battle of Big Ten unbeatens at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday. The game will be televised nationally at noon ET on ABC.Penn State remains ranked in the top five and is coming off a bye week after an impressive string of victories against Iowa, Michigan and Michigan State. Sean Clifford has been solid at quarterback, and the Nittany Lions rank second in the FBS in scoring defense at 9.6 points per game. Stat that mattersMinnesota’s Rodney Smith has rushed for 100 yards or more in five straight games. The veteran back has been with the program since 2014, and the Gophers are 15-1 when he rushes for 100 yards or more. Smith averaged 20 carries in those last five games. If he can have that kind of success against a stingy Penn State front, then Minnesota will have a chance to spring the upset.Penn State vs. Minnesota predictionThe Gophers will be fired up, and Fleck might even pull out a few trick plays early to fire up the crowd. If Smith settles in, Minnesota could take an early lead and build from there. Penn State running back Noah Cain was a nonfactor against Michigan and Michigan State, but he could be the counter in this game. Clifford settles in by the third quarter, and Hamler is the receiver who makes the big play. Penn State seals the victory with a late interception.Penn State 24, Minnesota 16last_img read more

Njoroge best placed to end 11-year Kenyan jinx at Uganda Open

first_img1971 – J. Kahugu (Sigona Golf Club)1972 – Ben Okello (Masaka Golf Club)1973 – Tom Taban (Uganda Golf Club)1974 – Alex Okodan (Uganda Golf Club)1975 – Ramathan Kayamba (Uganda Golf Club)1976 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1977 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1978 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1979 – 1980 – Not held1981 – Juma Jaffer (Uganda Golf Club)1982 – Juma Jaffer (Uganda Golf Club)1983 – Sadi Onito (Uganda Golf Club)1984 – John Mucheru (Uganda Golf Club)1985 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1986 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1987 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1988 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1989 – Allan Njoroge (Muthaiga Golf Club)1990- Dedan Kagonyera (Kabale Golf Club)1991 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1992 – Juma Jaffer (Uganda Golf Club)1993 – John Gavin (Uganda Golf Club)1994 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1995 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1996 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1997 – Steven Birungi (Uganda Golf Club)1998 – Steven Birungi (Uganda Golf Club)1999 – Steven Birungi (Uganda Golf Club)2000 – Deo Akope (Entebbe Golf Club)2001 – Deo Akope (Entebbe Golf Club)2002 – Deo Akope (Entebbe Golf Club)2003 – Charles Yokwe (Jinja Golf Club)2004 – David Odhiambo (Nyanza Golf Club)2005 – Charles Yokwe (Jinja Golf Club)2006 – Amos Kamya (Entebbe Golf Club)2007 – Nicholas Rokoine (Muthaiga Golf Club)2008 – George Olayo (Entebbe Golf Club)2009 – Peter Ssendaula (Entebbe Golf Club)2010 – Brian Mwesigwa (Kabale Golf Club)2011 –Rogers Byaruhanga (Uganda Golf Club)2012 – Phillip Kasozi (Uganda Golf Club)2013 – Peter Ssendaula (Entebbe Golf Club)2014 – Kitata (Entebbe Golf Club)2015 – Ronald Otile (Tooro Golf Club)2016 – Ronald Otile (Tooro Golf Club)2017 – Ronald Rugumayo (Tooro Golf Club)2018 – Ronald Otile (Tooro Golf Club) Kenya’s Njoroge tees off yesterday. He is the overnight leader. PHOTO CASTLE-LITE MEDIA Tee off 12.30pm S Njoroge 213 S Njogu 215 R Otile 216 Tee off 12.20pm D Nduva 216 J Cwinyaai 221 D Asaba 223Venue: Lake Victoria Serena LIVE: Results (click)Final day draw (bottom)Entebbe, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG |  Kenya Railway Golf Club veteran Samuel Chege Njoroge gets an opportunity today to break an 11-year jinx for foreign entrants at the Uganda Amateur Golf Open.Ugandans have won the last 11 Opens, with Njoroge’s fellow countryman Nicholas Rokoine from Muthaiga Golf Club the last foreign entrant to win the title in 2007.Overnight leader Njoroge said he is well placed to win. ” This is a new course… everyone is new to it so whoever swings well, and whoever will have luck will win. I made some mistakes on Friday and if I try to avoid the mistakes, I believe I can win it,” he said.The Kenyan ace marches into today’s final round with a score of 213 from 54 holes, which is  a two stroke lead over another Kenyan Simon Njogu, and three over defending champion Ronald Otile. The long-hitting Kenya Railway Club golfer has finished in the top 10 in his past two attempts, with a 4th place finish in 2017.Njoroge puttsNjoroge carded 68 to take the lead Friday, and is one of only five who have played under par in the first three rounds. Three of the five are in today’s pressure group that promises a thrilling battle to a full gallery at the prestigious and picturesque Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa course at Kigo.The Kenyans will however have to contend with favourite Otile, who has stormed from being 13 behind the day one leader Njogu, to playing in the pressure group.After a disastrous start, that saw him card 82 strokes on Wednesday, he remained optimistic, and warned that, “It is a game. I played +10 today, but I can still play -10 tomorrow.”The 24-year old has come close to doing that already, hitting a course record 4 under 68 on Thursday, then breaking the record Friday with a stunning 6 under par 66 that had an eagle, six birdies and nine par scores in the 18 holes – completely demystifying the water hazards that dominate the course.What will not be good news for his opponents is the fact that after his six-under par score, Otile still feels there is room for improvement. “I need to play the course as it is and on regulations. I’ll also need to commit on putting tomorrow,” he said, when asked about his thoughts ahead of D-day.Last year, he came from 5 strokes behind in the very last 6 holes to win. A thrilling final day awaits golf fans at the 78th Uganda Amateur Golf Open.Friday’s all Kenyan pressure group heading to the back nine. PHOTO LOUIS JADWONGUganda Amateur Open Main Event Draw Day 4 – Uganda Open 2019 by The Independent Magazine on ScribdGolf Open Winners since 19321932 – H.Davidson (Uganda Golf Club)1933 – H.Davidson (Uganda Golf Club)1934 – R.W Hooker (Muthaiga Golf Club)1935 – J.D Rankine (Uganda Golf Club)1936 – J.D Rankine (Uganda Golf Clun)1937 – H. Davidson (Uganda Golf Club)1938 – R.W Bun (Mombasa Golf Club)1939 – J.E Higginson1940 – 1947 NOT HELD1948 – D. F Stewart (Uganda Golf Club)1949 – A.Q Roberts (Kitale Golf Club)1950 – N.C Elwell (Uganda Golf Club)1951 – N.C Elwell (Mwanza Golf Club)1952 – J.R Cooke (Uganda Golf Club)1953 – R.W Hooper (Nairobi Golf Club)1954 – M.Johnson (Kabalae Golf Club)1955 – J.R Oglive (Kitale Golf Club)1956 – J.R Oglive (Kitale Golf Club)1957 – Ian McAdam (Uganda Golf Club)1958 – Brian Malone (Uganda Golf Club)1959 – Ian McAdam (Uganda Golf Club)1960 – Mike Johnson (Mbale Golf Club)1961 – Mike Johnson (Mbale Golf Club)1962 – Mike Johnson (Mbale Golf Club)1963 – John Higginson (Uganda Golf Club)1964 – John Higginson (Uganda Golf Club)1965 – Muhammed Rajab (Nairobi Golf Club)1966 – John Higginson (Uganda Golf Club)1967 – I.Pattinson (Dar es Salaam Golf Club)1968 – G.Burrows (Uganda Golf Club)1969 – M.Rajab(Nairobi Golf Club)1970 – M.Couma (Uganda Golf Club) Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Independence Day

first_imgThere were hot dogs to sell and the collective thirst of the 38,000 plus had to be quenched by beer, soda or water. There were flags to be saluted, the national anthem to be sang, after all this was Independence Day. The Pirates did their best to put on a great performance for this July 4th captive audience because after all, if they didn’t there was a distinct possibility that a percentage of these “fair weather” fans might not return for an “encore performance.”The ball park was not filled because of some slick bobblehead marketing strategy devised and initiated by the public relations department of the battling Bucs. These fans were not here for the cotton candy or the frankfurters. No, these “pilgrims” were here cameras in hand posing by the Willie Stargell statue to invoke the spirit of the “Lumber Company,” remember them? My mind is swirling as Andrew McCutchen is jogging out into center field. Is this the new time machine working or is it just too darn hot in the press box?The story has it that PR man Jack McNamara was working to come up with a marketing slogan for the Pirates during the 1970s. His mother who loved baseball talked to him about something about the Pirates that stood out to her.McNamara recalled that she said; “don’t forget, they can really swing the lumber.’” He said, “a light bulb went off. I wrote down ‘The Lumber Co.’ on a napkin and slid it across the table. It now defines an era in Pirates history, and it defines a type of baseball played back in the ’70s when the Pirates had a lot of power. She was so proud of it.” Willie Stargell, Al Oliver, Richie Hebner, Dave Parker, Mike Easler and Bob Robertson were the free swinging, free for all sluggers that earned the Pirates their “Lumber Co.” slogan, used during the 1976 season.Here are a few tidbits from ‘The Gunner’ the late legendary Pirates broadcaster Bob Prince. In his raspy drawl, a smoldering cigarette sometimes hanging from his mouth he would be screaming at the top of his lungs almost blowing the speakers on your radio; “there’s a bug loose, on the rug. We had ‘em all the way. Shake those green weenies. What we need now ladies and gentlemen is a bloop and a blast.” “Come over to PNC Park yaw’ll there’s a whole lot of shakin’ goin’ on. Yes, I said come on over to PNC Park yaw’ll, we ain’t fakin’, there’s a whole lot of shakin’ goin’ on” Oh, I got a little excited pre-historic rocker Jerry Lee Lewis was the one who sang about a “whole lotta shakin going on.” Oh well, it’s still true. See, these boys called the Pittsburgh Pirates are shakin’, bakin’ and takin’ no prisoners. They are rumbling for first place.I am back into the conscious world now, boys and girls. The last out in the seventh inning there was a ball hit near the 410 mark in left center field that would have dropped in for at least a double but after pulling in the reins and waving off leftfielder Alex Pressley, Bucs’ center fielder Andrew McCutchen made a very difficult play look extremely easy coasting under the ball like a young Roberto Clemente. The only thing missing was the signature Clemente basket catch. What a week it was for Andrew McCutchen. He is now truly a young superstar or as the Pirates media folks would put it; “a star among stars.” In the week prior to the July 4th game against the Astros, McCutchen went 11-28(.393) hitting five doubles, one triple, two home runs, six RBI, six runs scored and an .857 slugging percentage.Will the Pirates ever win another championship or even advance to the post-season? That answer is too far beyond the intellectual capacity of yours truly and in all probability can only be answered by the baseball Gods but this 2011 team is playing more than .500 baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates are playing Fortune 500 baseball.The Pittsburgh version of the “boys of summer” 2011 seems to have stopped staggering and now is in their swaggering mode. The Pirates beat the Astros 8-5 but the score matters very little. What matters most at this point in the Bucs’ history and their season is that they no longer require gimmicks to get fans into the ball park. As a matter of fact they may need a larger ball park if the team continues to play winning baseball. The crowd of 36,942 ensured the first time the Pirates sold out four consecutive games in the history of 11-year-old PNC Park. At the beginning of the season, I predicted that the Pirates would secure a wild card spot in the MLB postseason. All is now funeral home quiet on the western front. All those who laughed are having trouble rinsing the toe-jam taste from their mouths.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412-583-6741.) I am sitting here looking out over PNC Park waiting for the game to begin. I have gorged myself with pulled pork (yuk) cold cuts, three cheese polenta and lots and lots of soda, courtesy of my ten dollar “donation” to the press cafeteria. Oh how I long to be independent from “multi-carbs” and smothered pork chops but, hey that is another story too lengthy and complicated to even attempt to expound upon in this limited space. First and foremost, the starting pitcher for the Bucco’s “holiday” game was Paul Maholm who entered the July 4th game with a 3.17 ERA. However before the Pirates batted in the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Houston Astros were leading 3-1 with the help of a Pirates shaky and unsettled infield. The Pirates also assisted Astros pitcher Brett Myers with some questionable base running but by the end of the third inning, the game was tied 3-3. Myers entered the game with a 4.60 ERA. The will of both pitchers at times seemed to be questionable.last_img read more