Written by June 12, 2019 /Sports News – National Kevin Durant’s surgery a ‘success’ after rupturing Achilles tendon FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — Golden State Warriors’ star forward Kevin Durant confirmed that he ruptured his right Achilles tendon during Game 5 of the NBA finals in Toronto Monday night.Durant confirmed that he had undergone surgery and that it was a success on Instagram.“My road back starts now!” he wrote. “I got my family and my loved ones by my side and we truly appreciate all the messages and support people have sent our way.”The injury was an emotional one as well, Durant said.“Like I said Monday, I’m hurting deeply, but I’m OK,” he wrote. “Basketball is my biggest love and I wanted to be out there that night before that’s what I do. I wanted to help my teammates on our quest for the three peat.”Durant’s mom, Wanda Durant, opened up about whether he should have stepped on the court at all.“I was excited for him because I know how much he loves the game and I know he’s been injured before, so I knew he wouldn’t jeopardize himself,” she told “Good Morning America” Wednesday. “So when he told me he was ready to play I said OK.”Monday night’s game started out as the perfect comeback for No. 35, who hadn’t played since May 8 when he injured his right calf in a Western Conference semifinals game against the Houston Rockets.“I was excited because he was doing so well and then when it happened I kinda just sunk,” Durant admitted of the moment she watched her son clutch his leg and fall on the court. “I was just glued on him and glued on his eyes to see how he was doing.”She said it was “hurtful to see the anguish in his eyes and he looked as though he felt somewhat dejected.”Wanda Durant watched as his teammates helped escort him to the locker room. She said she was in touch with him immediately.“I talked to him five to 10 minutes afterwards. And he just told me not to cry,” she recalled. “I know he worked so hard to get back to play. And he just told me he was going to be OK and don’t worry.”Warriors fans across the nation panicked when Durant, 30, went down again during the second quarter of Monday night’s game.Even rapper Drake, a hardcore Toronto Raptors fan, was seen patting Durant on the back as he limped his way to the locker room with the help of staff.Some fans in the arena initially cheered when Durant went down, but his mom said she didn’t hear about that until later on and has since forgiven the raucus crowd.“I was really hurt and kinda disappointed that that was the first [response] after something so horrific. But because of the players in Toronto, Kawhi [Leonard] and [Serge] Ibaka, who I love very much and are dear sons of mine as well, they calmed them down – I was pleased with that. All is forgiven.”“He gave us what he had. He sacrificed his body and we know how it turned out,” said teammate Steph Curry after the game.Questions immediately arose, however, over whether the Warriors may have brought Durant back from his calf injury too soon and potentially cost him what could be the entire 2019-2020 season.“It’s still out right now, he felt that he was able to play and they said that he could play,” Wanda Durant said. “We still have to analyze that see if they made the right decision.”His mom added, “The doctors said that he was OK. Kevin couldn’t have gone on his own to say I’m gonna play without the advisement of the doctors.”Warriors general manager Bob Myers, who got choked up at times during a news conference after the game, said Durant had been with the medical team for weeks.“He was cleared to play tonight. That was a collaborative decision. I don’t believe there’s anyone to blame. … But if you have to, you can blame me. I run our basketball operations department,” Myers said.Following his injury, Wanda Durant took to Twitter to clap back at critics who have questioned the NBA star’s integrity and love of the sport. “Over the years the last few years there’s been a lot of questions about who he is as a person, his love for his teammates, his love for the game. And it was really painstaking,” she said while holding back tears. “Because my son is an adult now and the NBA is his employer I chose not to respond, but after they questioned him faking an injury and using the injury for his benefit, I felt that was really harsh – so I just wanted to let them know that I’ve been hearing all of their words.”She also took the opportunity to thank everyone who has rallied around her son in the face of his latest setback.“To the fans all over the world who have sent us their prayers, who have contacted me over my social media, sent general responses, I’m just so grateful and our family is thankful,” she said. “And so for that, we have complete gratitude.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
CDC. Echerichia coli O157:H7 infection associated with drinking raw milkWashington and Oregon, November-Decmeber 2005. MMWR 2007 Mar 2;56(8):165-7 [Full text] See also: Mar 2, 2007 (CIDRAP News) Federal health officials are using an analysis of an Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak that involved 18 cases in December 2005 to remind people of the dangers of drinking unpasteurized milk. FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01576.html Five patients were hospitalized, and four of them had hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a potentially fatal kidney disorder. The hospitalized patients were all children (aged 1 to 13). The FDA statement listed higher numbers, saying the CDC identified 45 outbreaks linked to raw milk or cheese made from raw milk between 1998 and May 2005. Those outbreaks involved 1,007 illnesses, 104 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths. The statement didn’t specify whether this included all pathogens, and FDA officials could not be reached for clarification this afternoon. In a news release yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration said raw milk can be contaminated not only with E coli, but also with Salmonella, Listeria, Campylobacter, and Brucella species. Investigators analyzed the DNA fingerprints of E coli O157:H7 from eight patients and found that seven of them matched one another and also matched isolates from milk samples and environmental samples from the milking-parlor floor, the report says. In addition, there was a dose-response relationship between milk consumption and the risk of illness, with a 37.5% risk for those who drank 3 or more cups daily. By interviewing 43 of 45 families who held shares in the cows, health investigators found 18 cases of E coli infection, 8 of which were laboratory-confirmed, according to the report in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Repor (MMWR). The 18 case-patients constituted 13% of the 140 people who reported drinking raw milk from the farm. Raw milk has been banned from interstate commerce since 1987, but it can be sold legally in 27 states. However, “Because raw milk certification has failed to prevent many raw-milk-associated infections in the past, consumers should not assume that certified raw milk is free of pathogens,” the CDC says. The FDA noted that proponents of raw milk claim that it is more nutritious than pasteurized milk and is inherently antimicrobial. “Research has shown that these claims are myths,” the statement said. The MMWR report says 33 outbreaks linked to raw milk, involving E coli O157:H7, Salmonella, and Campylobacter, were reported to the CDC from 1988 through 2005. The outbreak was traced to a farm in Cowlitz County, Washington, that ran a cow-share program, in which people bought interests in dairy cows and received raw milk in return, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Raw milk can be sold legally in Washington state under a licensing system, but the farm blamed for the outbreak was not licensed, according to the CDC. Inspectors said they found mud and manure on the floor of the milking area, inadequate handwashing facilities, and improper procedures for cleaning equipment.
28-year-old real estate “whizzkid” Eddie Dilleen who has been buying up a storm across Brisbane when the rest of the country was in COVID-19 lockdown. Pictured at one of his properties in Greenacre, Sydney. Picture: Dylan RobinsonA 28-year-old ‘whizzkid’ bought almost one property a month while Australia was in the grip of COVID-19, one of many investors scooping up high rental yield homes at a discount now.MORE: Ten quirkiest houses in QueenslandPhone bidder throws curve ball at auctionRegional property the surprising winner out of COVID-19Eddie Dilleen bought two Ipswich duplexes in April, paying $410,000 ($130k discount on the last price paid). Rented at $580 a week, the gross yield sits at 7.3 per cent.For Eddie Dilleen, 28, who has 25 properties in his portfolio, it’s a no-brainer to buy now, especially with interest rates so low.“I’ve bought seven properties in total since COVID started. Six properties in Brisbane and one in Sydney. The six properties I bought in Queensland were to continue building my property portfolio growth, mixing from houses, duplexes, townhouses and a commercial property also. The other property in Sydney was changing PPOR (place of residence) and was bought for $1.3m.”“So, since COVID-19 started I’ve added almost $2.5m to my property portfolio bringing the total value close to $8m in property I own.”EDDIE DILLEEN’S BRISBANE COVID BUYS:March: Townhouse (Logan): Paid $135,000; Rent $270 a week; 10.4% gross yield.April: Two Ipswich Duplexes: Paid $410,000 ($130k discount on last price paid); Rent $580 a week; 7.3% gross yield.May: Ipswich 2 bed villa: Paid $133,000; Rent $280 a week; 10.9% gross yield.August: Commercial property (Logan): Paid $200,000; commercial lease 12.5% gross yield.September: Two bed unit (Surfers Paradise): Unconditional $210,000; Rent $350; 8.6% gross yield.(Source: Eddie Dilleen)In May, Eddie Dilleen bought this Ipswich two-bedroom villa for $133,000. Rented out at $280 a week, the property gets him a 10.9 per cent gross yield.When it came to how his portfolio would be hit because of COVID-19, Mr Dilleen said he “wasn’t concerned at all”.“I have invested with a strategic formula to minimise risk,” he said. “My property portfolio is extremely cashflow positive which means the total income far outweighs the expenses and holding costs.”Mr Dilleen said he got almost $500,000 rental income a year while his mortgage expenses sat at $200,000 a year, leaving $300,000 in the kitty as a buffer through any economic shockwaves.“I haven’t thought about negotiating better terms with the banks due to COVID-19. I haven’t had any issues with tenants paying rent or anything either.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenA hotshot investor spills the beans02:00The man who bought his first property at 18 after saving two years worth of earnings working at McDonalds, said his goal was to never sell any property he bought.“I hate the idea of selling property. Most people regret selling properties after 10 to 15 years because usually they are worth a lot more.”His three-pronged wishlist for properties was “good cashflow or high yields, capital growth and buying properties at a discount price below market value to create instant equity of 15 to 20 per cent plus”.More from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoThousands of affordable homes in limbo amid push for federal help15 Sep 2020What drives him is being able to buy a property way under market or bank valuation.Eddie Dilleen paid $200,000 in August for this commercial property in Logan. It has a 12.5 per cent gross yield.”If someone needs to sell and their main priority is getting a quick sale they will usually compromise on price, therefore sell lower. It’s just about having the right contacts and putting in the research and work.”Mr Dilleen said he often bought properties at $50,000 to $100,000 below what the bank valuation was.He said the prices he got were usually unheard of in the wider market because most people just limited themselves to places where they lived.“I’ve bought in Brisbane as close to the CBD as 5km but also as far as 40km. Same with Sydney. I’ve bought as close as 12km to the city CBD and also as far as 35 km.”“Property investing is about numbers and making money to create a life of financial freedom. To me the only thing that matters is the profit, not the colour of the carpet or if the paint isn’t the nicest. It’s about trying to take the emotion out of property investing.”In March, the start of the COVID-19 lockdown, Eddie Dilleen bought this townhouse in Logan for $135,000. Rented at $270 a week, it has a gross yield of 10.4 per cent.His top tip was research or get help from someone who can get results and has done it themselves.“Build the right team of people who can help you such as mortgage broker, property manager and buyer’s agent if you don’t have the time to do it yourself. Property investing can be extremely complex as everyone has their own opinion and thinks they’re an expert.I would recommend people to not listen to the naysayers, If I can do it, anyone can. I grew up in an extremely poor family and no one owned a property at all – now I own 24 plus properties.”LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS
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