News Anchor Announces On-Air That He is Helping to Forgive Over $1 Million in Medical Debt

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA Washington state news anchor – along with the local station that he works for – is paying off over $1 million in medical debt for their viewers.Jesse Jones, who is a cancer survivor and reporter for KIRO 7 News, went on-air earlier this week and said that – for just $12,000 – he and the station had bought up the medical debt of 1,000 viewers.The randomly selected viewers will be receiving yellow envelopes from KIRO during the coming week – and none of them know that it’s coming.MORE: Occupy Wall Street Activists Pay Off $15mil of Americans’ Personal Debt“Medical debt is a subject near and dear to my heart and my wallet,” said Jones. “I’m a cancer survivor who has survived medical debt. I have been on payment plans, and I also have a job and insurance – but there are others out there who are not as fortunate as I am.”All of the finances were processed through the New York-based charity “RIP Medical Debt”: a nonprofit that locates, buys and forgives unpaid and unpayable medical debt for Americans, no strings attached.If you feel spurred to also help the news station pay off more debt, you can visit their donation web page.Click To Share The Compassionate Gesture With Your Friends – Photo by Kenteegardin, CCAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more


QSC’s Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager Now Available in Six More Countries

first_imgQSC announced Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager is now available in six additional countries including New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager is an AV monitoring and management service for the Q-SYS Ecosystem, including native and third-party peripheral devices. One secure connection from each Q-SYS Core processor to the Q-SYS Reflect cloud allows users to manage complete AV systems, of any scale, across the globe. The no-cost “basic subscription” tier allows one geographic location to keep track of the status of all Cores, and centralize Q-SYS feature license activation and management. The “standard tier” subscription expands to offer remote monitoring and management capabilities to thousands of globally distributed AV devices, allowing users to focus support activities, prioritize preventative maintenance to increase uptime and lower operational and support costs. It also enables integration with IT infrastructure management tools like Splunk or Solarwinds, providing opportunities for a “single pane of glass” view of your entire AV/IT enterprise.These six new countries join the list of already supported countries, including:United StatesAustraliaGermanyUnited KingdomIrelandThe list of supported countries will continue to grow in the coming months, as additional cloud-based features for Enterprise Manager continue to evolve and expand.To help AV site admins and IT end users be effective in supporting remote systems, particularly during this pandemic crisis, QSC has extended its free trial period for Enterprise Manager through until January 31, 2021. Furthermore, QSC has created a new, “Not-for-Resale” trial subscription that is explicitly designed for integrators and consultants to evaluate Enterprise Manager and provide guidance to clients.last_img read more


Cricket News Quinton de Kock Breaks AB de Villiers’ T20I Record But South Africa Choke Instead Of England

first_imgNew Delhi: Quinton de Kock was blasting sixes at will in Kingsmead. His eight sixes resulted in a 17-ball fifty, which is the fastest by a South African in Twenty20 Internationals breaking the previous record set by AB de Villiers. When he fell, England pulled things back slightly but Rassie van der Dussen helped South Africa close in on the target which was in excess of 200. Dwaine Pretorius smashed a six and a four as three runs were needed off two balls in the final over bowled by Tom Curran. However, just like in East London, there was drama. In the first match, England choked. In Durban, it was South Africa. Curran trapped Pretorius LBW and Bjorn Fortuin holed out to short fine leg as England levelled the three-match series in style with a narrow two-run win on Friday.When England’s batsmen chipped in consistently to boost England to 204/7, it looked like South Africa would face an uphill struggle. However, Temba Bavuma and De Kock had other ideas. Bavuma got going with a couple of boundaries and de Kock showed his intent with a four off Moeen Ali. The South Africa skipper smashed a six over fine leg off Chris Jordan as Bavuma was offered a reprieve. As the powerplay ended, de Kock switched on his beast mode. The left-hander blasted three sixes off Moeen and neared his fifty with two more sixes off Curran.De Kock notched up his fifty with another huge six off Adil Rashid and Bavuma was given another life when the DRS overturned an LBW decision. De Kock continued to murder the England bowling as he swung his eighth six to deep square leg and looked ominous with a boundary off Mark Wood. England, though, found the opening they needed as De Kock mistimed a high full toss, which was just below the waist to deep midwicket for a brilliant 22-ball 65. Wood struck again when Bavuma gloved a short ball but South Africa were in a good position at 101/2 in the 10th over.Quinton de Kock smashed a fifty off 17 balls and the knock included eight sixes. (Image credit: Getty Images)David Miller kept the fight going with two sixes off Rashid but in the 12th and 13th over, England gave away just nine runs with Ben Stokes getting rid of Miller. The game seemed to be slipping away from South Africa but Rassie van der Dussen smashed a four and a six off Stokes. Smuts also hit a six off Curran but he was bowled by Jordan and when Andile Phehlukwayo was sent back for 0, the Proteas needed 45 off 18 balls. van der Dussen once again lifted South Africa with two sixes and a four off Mark Wood.When Pretorius hit a four off Jordan, South Africa needed 15 runs in the last over. Curran bowled a dot ball but Pretorius blasted a six and four and after two runs, South Africa seemed to be heading over the finish line but like in East London, the tables were reversed and South Africa ‘choked’ to lose the game by two runs.Moeen Ali Blitzes AwayEngland suffered a jolt after they were inserted in when Jos Buttler’s poor form continued as he was dismissed by Lungi Ngidi for 2. Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy continued the fine work as they struck boundaries at will. Roy smashed a six and a four off Beuran Hendricks as England ended the powerplay on 55/1. Bairstow pummelled two sixes off Phehlukwayo but he was dismissed for 35 off 17 balls. Eoin Morgan looked good with a couple of fours but South Africa were boosted when Roy was sent packing by Tabraiz Shamsi for 40. Morgan looked good but Stokes struggled for timing as South Africa pulled things back in the middle overs.Morgan fell to Pretorius and Joe Denly fell to Phehlukwayo. Moeen, though, showed he wanted to change the game and he got going with a six off Phehlukwayo. Moeen showed his class with two sixes and a four off Hendricks and in the next over bowled by Ngidi, Moeen smashed a six and two fours but was dismissed for a staggering 39 off 11 balls.Also Read | Quinton de Kock Slams Century, South Africa Beat World Champions England In First ODIJordan and Stokes found the boundary and England’s star all-rounder took England to 200 with a six off Ngidi. The assault by Moeen resulted in England scoring 68 runs in the last four overs and it was just about enough to take the series into the decider. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more


Ravens put out crowded injury report to start Pittsburgh week

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — Preparing to renew a rivalry long known for its brutal physicality, the Ravens are already dealing with a number of ailments ahead of Sunday’s trip to Pittsburgh.Baltimore did welcome inside linebacker C.J. Mosley (knee), defensive tackle Michael Pierce (foot), and rookie tight end Hayden Hurst (foot) back to the practice field on Wednesday, but six players did not participate in the workout for health-related reasons. The absentees included linebacker Terrell Suggs (knee), cornerbacks Brandon Carr (knee) and Anthony Averett (hamstring), left tackle Ronnie Stanley (foot), quarterback Lamar Jackson (illness), and defensive tackle Willie Henry (hernia surgery). Suggs, Carr, and Stanley finished Sunday’s game against Denver without any noticeable incident while Averett and Henry didn’t play against the Broncos.Mosley’s return to practice was an encouraging sign for the Ravens defense after he sat out in Week 3, marking only the third missed game of his five-year career. Veteran Albert McClellan started in place of Mosley and shared inside linebacker snaps with weak-side starter Patrick Onwuasor and rookie Kenny Young. Mosley, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, described himself as “day by day” before Wednesday’s practice and is trying to avoid a setback with the bone bruise in his left knee.“I was pretty close [to playing], but I didn’t want any uncertainty,” said Mosley about missing Sunday’s game. “That was really the main reason. And I felt comfortable with Kenny, Bert, and ‘Peanut’ out there without me. They practiced all week without me. I prepared like I was going to play if I did play. I was comfortable with that, but as far as my knee, I just didn’t feel comfortable.”Hurst was practicing for the first time since having a screw inserted in his foot for a stress fracture on Aug. 24. It remains unclear how much practice time the first-round pick will need to be ready for live-game action again, but the Ravens are eager to have both Hurst and fellow rookie Mark Andrews on the field at the same time. Andrews, a third-round pick, has been a pleasant surprise with eight catches for 107 yards and a touchdown in the first three games.The Steelers appear to be getting healthier as safety Morgan Burnett (groin), right guard David DeCastro (hand), and right tackle Marcus Gilbert (hamstring) all practiced fully on Wednesday. Those three starters sat out Pittsburgh’s win at Tampa Bay on Monday night.Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster sat out Wednesday’s practice with an abdomen injury.Below is Wednesday’s full injury report:BALTIMOREDID NOT PARTICIPATE: CB Anthony Averett (hamstring), WR John Brown (non-injury), CB Brandon Carr (knee), DT Willie Henry (abdomen), QB Lamar Jackson (illness), OT Ronnie Stanley (foot), LB Terrell Suggs (knee), S Eric Weddle (non-injury)LIMITED PARTICIPATION: TE Hayden Hurst (foot), DB Anthony Levine (hamstring), LB C.J. Mosley (knee), DT Michael Pierce (foot)PITTSBURGHDID NOT PARTICIPATE: OT Ramon Foster (non-injury), CB Mike Hilton (elbow), QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury), WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (abdomen)FULL PARTICIPATION: S Morgan Burnett (groin), G David DeCastro (hand), OT Marcus Gilbert (hamstring)last_img read more