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New York Rangers’ Chris Kreider fractures foot vs. Philadelphia Flyers

New York Rangers’ Chris Kreider fractures foot vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Sports
Feb. 28 (UPI) -- New York Rangers veteran forward Chris Kreider suffered a fractured foot in the first period of Friday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Kreider sustained the foot injury while blocking a shot by Flyers defenseman Philippe Myers in the opening frame. Shortly later, the team announced Kreider would not return to the game. Through 62 games this season, Kreider has recorded 24 goals and 21 assists. He ranks third on the Rangers in goals this season, and he was on pace to top his career high of 28 goals. Kreider was among the top names available at Monday's NHL trade deadline, but the Rangers eventually re-signed the forward to a seven-year, $ 45.5 million contract extension. According to Spotrac, the deal has an average annual value of $ 6.5 million. The Flyers beat t...
US finally giving boot to official foot measurement

US finally giving boot to official foot measurement

Technology
The United States is abandoning the definition of the foot used to measure big things and replacing it with the so-called international footBy SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science WriterDecember 14, 2019, 2:04 PM4 min readWASHINGTON -- Change is afoot for the official measuring stick used to size up big places in America. The reason? There are actually two different definitions of the 12-inch measurement known as a foot. Some land surveyors use what’s known as the U.S. survey foot. Others use the definition that’s more accepted by the broader world: the international foot. The difference between them is so tiny that you can’t see it with the naked eye on a 12-inch ruler. But over big distances, it matters. So, to reduce the chance for errors and confusion, the federal government has announced it’s
Companies are hiring! Here's how to get a foot in the door

Companies are hiring! Here's how to get a foot in the door

Finance
If you are job hunting this year, you could be in luck. The unemployment rate is at 3.8 percent while the number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits fell this past week. Forty percent of employers said they plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2019, according to CareerBuilder's annual study on the state of the labor market. However, half of all human resource managers said they can't find qualified candidates to fill their open positions, CareerBuilder found. ...
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald sidelined by foot injury

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald sidelined by foot injury

Sports
Pittsburgh Steelers starting tight end Vance McDonald did not practice Thursday, the club announced. McDonald was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, but his inability to take the field Thursday puts in jeopardy his chances of playing in Sunday's regular-season opener at the Cleveland Browns. Entering his sixth NFL season overall and second with Pittsburgh, McDonald had 14 receptions for 188 yards and a touchdown in 10 games (seven starts) last season. If McDonald is unable to play Sunday, veteran tight end Jesse James is expected to start in his place. James started 14 games last season and established career highs with 43 receptions for 372 yards and three touchdowns. A fifth-round draft pick out of Penn State in 2015, the 6-foot-7, 261-pound James had 39 catches for 33...
What is hand, foot and mouth disease?

What is hand, foot and mouth disease?

Health
New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was recently placed on the disabled list because he contracted hand, foot and mouth disease. It’s a short-term infection that’s mostly found in children younger than 5 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What is hand, foot and mouth disease? Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common viral illness caused by several different types of viruses. It occurs mostly during the summer and early autumn. How do people get sick? Outbreaks of HFMD can occur in daycare centers, schools, or summer camps -- wherever people gather. It’s possible that Syndergaard got his infection when he was in the group environment of a children’s baseball camp last week. One way it’s passed is l...