Monthly Archives: December 2015
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Tiger Woods Has No Timetable for Return to Golf
For 683 weeks, Tiger Woods was the strongest, most captivating, and most talented golf player in the world. His time as the global number 1 hasn’t been matched or beaten and honestly, it might never. However when you look at Tiger now, he is a shadow of his former glory and though he doesn’t plan to keep it that way, that doesn’t mean that he’ll be able to. Woods is turning 40 on December 30th and and in the past three months since his last start, he has had back surgery twice. Obviously having so many intense surgeries in such a short amount of time is putting incredible strain on Tiger’s body, meaning he is going to need to take time off.
How much time is he taking off to heal and rehabilitate? This is where the issues becomes unfortunate, or at least more so than it already was — Woods has announced that he doesn’t know when he’s coming back. Since his two surgeries, he hasn’t even been able to begin the rehabilitation process and until that happens, he won’t be able to accurately judge how long it’ll take him to rejoin his peers and start climbing his way back up to the top of his field. While some are taking this to mean that his career is effectively over, world number 3, Rory Mcllroy, has been providing inspirational words of encouragement for his peer and idol to rejoin the sport.
Currently ranked number 400 in the world, Tiger will have a long hill to climb until he’s both back in shape for the game as well as at a place comparable to his previous highs. Since the issue has to do with nerves in his back, recovery is going to take significantly longer and depends entirely on how long it takes the nerve to heal itself and settle. Until then, Woods is playing video games and eagerly anticipating a time when he can get back on the course and work towards showing the world that he still deserves to be their number 1.
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Kean University Graduate Accused in Threats Against Blacks by ASHLEY SOUTHALL
By ASHLEY SOUTHALL
Kayla-Simone McKelvey was charged by summons for creating false public alarm after posting violent threats against black staff and students on Twitter.
Published: December 1, 2015 at 07:00PM
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Prison Health Care in Doubt as Contract Ends Early
There is no denying that prison is bad and rarely anything good happens while you’re in there. When people go to prison, it’s to pay their debt to society and reform, not be coddled or treated like royalty. However, one of the basic rights in prison is that you will receive free, fully comprehensive health care. Unfortunately, the health care that most prisoners receive is falls far from the adequate care people require and with the current situation in many US jails (overcrowded prisoners, understaffed guards and medical professionals, and violence directed at all), it’s even more difficult for both prisoners to receive health care and doctors/nurses to administer it.
Now, Florida is facing an even larger crisis in regards to prisoner health care. The private company responsible for the largest amount of prisoner health care has decided against renewing its contract, worth $1.1 billion, with the state. This means that the state has only 6 months to find comprehensive health care for the around 74,000 prisoners currently incarcerated within the state and relying on the prisons for their health needs. Not only is this a huge task without any sort of deadline, the fact that in 6 months there will be no health care in any of Florida’s 111 prisons is adding extra pressure to a situation that is already full of it.
So why did this vital contract pull out? The Department of Corrections Secretary, Julie Jones, ordered the contract to be renegotiated in February due to frequent inmate maltreatment, chronic understaffing and rising numbers of unnatural inmate deaths. Not only were more prisoners dying than ever before, but the deaths were frequently unexplained and unstudied — 346 inmates died in Florida prisons last year and 176 had no immediate cause of death. Since Florida Governor Rick Scott has been trying to privatize the prison health care industry, this cancellation of the contract is a big blow to his efforts and may end the issue once and for all. As for now, the prisoners are covered for 6 more months and if nothing is found after that, they should try to not get hurt.
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