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Blind Ravens fan will be the first person to announce draft pick in Braille

first_imgMORE: Three round NFL Mock DraftHarbaugh was met with shock and elation from the Baltimore superfan. “It’s going to start this week,” Gaba said of his sports broadcasting career. Gaba will make history by being the first person to ever announce a draft pick off a card in Braille, which will be done during the team’s draft party they are holding in Baltimore. Meet our friend, Mo.Mo will become the first person ever to announce an NFL draft pick in Braille. pic.twitter.com/5nMPpifA8t— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 24, 2019Gaba, who is a frequent caller into 98 Rock, the flagship station of the Ravens, was informed of the news during a phone call on the station with Ravens coach John Harbaugh.  The Ravens may have the early lead for feel-good story of the NFL Draft. The team announced that 13-year-old blind Ravens fan Mo Gaba will announce their fourth-round selection on Saturday.last_img read more

Corpses being mishandled?

first_imgThe Board of Supervisors has allocated $10 million to the coroner’s office to commission a feasibility study for a new building or annex that would cost $30 million to $60 million. [email protected] (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles County officials said Thursday they are investigating a television report that more than 40 percent of the bodies at the coroner’s office have maggots and that corpses were improperly handled. “Our office is reviewing the reports, speaking with the coroner’s staff, and the supervisor will act accordingly,” said Tony Bell, spokesman for Supervisor Michael Antonovich. The reports surfaced Wednesday night on KMEX-TV “Noticias Univision 34” and come about four years after an investigation found rats had invaded the coroner’s complex and were found feeding on bodies. In a prepared statement, KMEX-TV said a reporter obtained confidential documents, video and an interview with an unidentified coroner’s employee who alleged the coroner’s office was negligent in how it handled corpses, including improper refrigeration. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsCraig Harvey, the coroner’s chief of operations, defended the office, saying that some bodies do come into the facility with maggots but that the bodies are stored at temperatures that kills or renders them dormant. “Maggots are a cost of doing business,” Harvey said. “It’s what we deal with on a daily basis. Maggots can sometimes give us clues as to the time of death. “A small percentage of bodies that come into our facility have maggot activity on them when they arrive. I don’t believe it’s as high as 40 percent.” Referring to KMEX-TV video showing bodies being transported without being on gurneys or properly strapped down, Harvey said officials are investigating and trying to determine whether discipline is warranted. On any given day this year, the coroner’s office has about 400 bodies in its facilities, about 50 to 80 more than it’s designed to hold. Last Sunday, the office had 415 bodies. last_img read more

EA registers domains for Battlefield 13 through 20 secures FIFA license

first_imgEA is making some serious long term commitments to its most lucrative game series of late, to the point where we will be playing iterations of today’s popular games all through the 2020s.The exclusive Star Wars games deal clearly wasn’t enough, because yesterday EA Sports managed to secure the FIFA license until 2022, so that’s another nine annual football game releases and three more World Cups to cash in on. But that FIFA deal pales in comparison to what EA looks to have planned for the Battlefield series.You can currently play Battlefield 3 while we wait for Battlefield 4 to be released later this year. It’s a popular series, so no one would be surprised to see it run for a few more years at least. In fact, EA already owns the domain names for Battlefield2.com through to Battlefield9.com. That clearly isn’t future-proof enough for EA, though, as the publisher has just registered Battlefield13.com through Battlefield20.com. I’m sure they’d love to own the 10, 11, and 12 versions as well, but some third-party managed to snap them up before EA could hit the buy button.So, if you’re a fan of the FIFA football games you are going to be well catered for over the next 9 years. But Battlefield gamers are more likely to suffer series fatigue, because even if EA and DICE squeezed out a new game in the series every year, we wouldn’t get to Battlefield 20 until 2029. Your guess is as good as mine as to how we’d be experiencing the game by then–maybe a seventh generation Oculus Rift headset, full-body sensor suit, and omnidirectional treadmill, perhaps?last_img read more