Grateful Dead Pianist Tom Constanten Is Recovering From Neurosurgery After Falling

first_imgEarly Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten is in stable condition today, following a major fall that required immediate surgery last week. According to Constanten, he was getting out his car when he tripped on some uneven, wet pavement and fell into the concrete. Fortunately, 911 was called immediately, and an excellent team of doctors were able to perform a quick and life-saving surgery.Constanten tells the story in the public Facebook post below:Fell down and broke my neck last Wednesday. Just like they warned me about as a kid. I’d driven up to the Post Office at the top of the hill to mail off a bill, and, knowing there was heavy rain in the forecast, figured it would be better to mail it off inside. I parked the car, and on the way in a bit of uneven pavement tripped me up. I fell, face first, onto the concrete. I am so very grateful for the woman who spotted me right away and called 911; for the ambulance crew, who got there so fast; for their professionalism and teamwork; for the uniformly excellent care at Novant Presbyterian Hospital; for the skill of Dr. Healy, the neurosurgeon who performed the procedure that pulled me out of the darkness and into the light, for Dr. Guignard, for the anæsthesiologist, Dr….well, I’m spacing on his name, maybe because he did such a good job. For the surgeon who stitched up my forehead. For the nurses, Beverly, Brooke, Brittany, Iseta, Julio, Cliff, Ali, Amelia… I get back to the house, and the first thing I’m aware of is a forest of wonderful friends near and far showing such unbelievably warm support. I’ve experienced it before and, even though I have no idea what I might have done to deserve it, I felt the lift and reassurance. There have been rough patches in my life these past fifteen years, and it’s helped me get through it. Many times I thought of checking out, but my heart won’t buy it. The attitude of gratitude is in full bloom in this garden.[H/T Jambands]last_img read more

Arsenal star Bernd Leno hails Alisson, David de Gea and Ederson as he reveals he ‘studies’ his Premier League rivals

first_imgLeno says David de Gea has ‘unbelievable reflexes and reactions’ (Picture: Getty)‘Ederson’s also very good with his feet and De Gea has unbelievable reflexes and reactions.‘When I watch the games – and I like watching the games – I always study them. I don’t want to copy them, though, it’s only to see how they play.‘We’re all different to each other, so it’s just about finding our own style.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityLeno believes Brazil international Alisson, who helped Liverpool win the Champions League last season and dominate the 2019-20 Premier League campaign, is the stand-out goalkeeper in England.‘For me it’s clear, it’s Alisson,’ Leno said previously. ‘He’s good at everything and his stats are also very good.‘He’s played a number of big games for Liverpool and for me it’s clear that he’s the best goalkeeper at the moment.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Michael Owen names the THREE best strikers in Premier League historyMORE: Dani Ceballos aiming for Real Madrid stay after Arsenal loan ends Advertisement Arsenal star Bernd Leno hails Alisson, David de Gea and Ederson as he reveals he ‘studies’ his Premier League rivals Bernd Leno has impressed at Arsenal since signing from Bayer Leverkusen in 2018 (Picture: Getty)Arsenal star Bernd Leno has revealed he regularly ‘studies’ his rival Premier League goalkeepers, reserving special praise for Alisson, Ederson and David de Gea.Leno has impressed at the Emirates since signing from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2018.But the German shot-stopper insists he is still striving to improve and ‘studies’ other goalkeepers in the Premier League as he looks to make gains in his own game.And the Arsenal star picked out Liverpool’s Alisson, Manchester City’s Ederson and Manchester United’s De Gea for special praise.ADVERTISEMENT‘To be honest I study every time I’m watching football. I look at the keepers, the game and the strikers,’ Leno said on Reddit.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘In the Premier League we have the best goalkeepers because there are so many top goalkeepers here.‘The top goalkeeper last season was Alisson from Liverpool. He’s good with his feet, good at crosses and is playing high with a high defence, which you need at Liverpool. Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 14 May 2020 11:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link680Shareslast_img read more

6th Grade Lady Cardinals Place 2nd At St. Mary’s

first_imgThe 6th Grade St. Louis Girls Basketball traveled to St. Mary’s Holy Dome in North Vernon for their season opener. The Cardinals went 1-1 on Saturday at the K of C Classic, losing in the championship game.The first game was against St. Bartholomew’s. After falling to 12-5 in the first half, the Cardinals fought hard and pulled through with a victory, beating St. Bartholomew’s 19-16. Leading in scoring was Bridget Lohmueller with 9 points and Rachel Suttmann with 6 points.  Cora Roth and Karsyn Watson contributed 2 points each.The second game was against the well seasoned St. Mary’s North Vernon team. The Cardinals got in a deficit early and it was tough to pull out of. The second half showed many improvements, but it was not enough. The girls played hard, but came up short, losing 42-14. Leading scoring was Rachel Suttmann with 10 points. Karsyn Watson and Meg Ritter each contributed 2 points.  Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Anne Suttmann.last_img read more

Soak test of Marshmallow update for OnePlus 2 begins

first_imgMarshmallow update on OnePlus 2 smartphone has been widelyanticipated by its users. The company has finally started to officially seedout the soak test for the Android 6.0.1 update, as reported by AndroidPolice.The update will be based on Oxygen 3.0 OS.Besides bringing up the Android version to 6.0.1, the updatewill also bring tweaks like the highly customized home screen, alert slider andfresh wallpapers.One Plus released the OxygenOS 2.2.1 update, a couple ofweeks ago bringing plenty bug fixes and RAW image support for the camera app.The OnePlus 2 is a dual sim smartphone powered by an octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor clocked at 1.8GHz along with 4GB of RAM.It has a 5.5 inch full HD display. It sports a 13-megapixel primary camera anda 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The OnePlus 2 has a 3300mAh nonremovable battery.The final rollout for the Oxygen 3.0 update is unknown as ofyet, but should be available soon as the soak test is out already.last_img read more