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Football, men’s tennis, MLS playoffs pack weekend sports schedule

Football, men’s tennis, MLS playoffs pack weekend sports schedule

Sports
Nov. 20 (UPI) -- More than 50 college football and NFL games, the ATP men's tennis season finale and the MLS Cup Playoffs fill up the weekend sports schedule, plus UFC bouts, European soccer and a golf tournament. The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in 30 canceled or postponed college football games over the last two weeks. Forty-two games are on the schedule from Friday through Saturday, featuring several matchups between ranked teams. Advertisement The full NFL schedule continues with Week 11, highlighted by divisional matchups. A dozen games are scheduled for Sunday. Football matchups Some of the top-ranked teams in the country start Saturday's college football schedule. Indiana takes on Ohio State in the Big Ten at noon EST on Fox. Clemson battles Florida State in an ACC game at no...
Jet pack paramedic suit tested in the Lake District

Jet pack paramedic suit tested in the Lake District

Technology
Jet pack paramedics could soon be a reality, after a successful test flight took place over the Lake District.Gravity Industries has been testing the capabilities of its jet pack-suit in emergency situations in Cumbria, which can travel at speeds of up to 32mph (51kmph), alongside the local air ambulance service. Footage of the test flight shows the pilot seemingly flying over the Lake District with ease to rescue a patient in 90 seconds, with devices attached to his arms and legs. ...
Kentucky Derby, U.S. Open, NBA, NHL playoffs pack weekend live sports schedule

Kentucky Derby, U.S. Open, NBA, NHL playoffs pack weekend live sports schedule

Sports
Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The 146th edition of the Kentucky Derby, the U.S. Open tennis tournament and the NBA and NHL playoffs are among the top events planned for a packed weekend of live sports action. Dozens of college football, MLB and MLS games also will air on TV over the weekend. The top golfers in the world will be in action for the Tour Championship from Friday through Monday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Advertisement Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law is the favorite to win the annual U.S. Triple-Crown event Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. A win would put Tiz the Law in position to complete the Triple Crown in October's Preakness Stakes. Fans will not be in attendance at Saturday's event due to coronavirus pandemic safety precautions. The Derby had been planned for ...
Houston pleads for more tests, gear as cars pack hospital

Houston pleads for more tests, gear as cars pack hospital

Health
Houston residents are waiting in a line of cars more than a mile long line as drive-thru testing for the new coronavirus begins in the cityBy JOHN L. MONE and PAUL J. WEBER Associated PressMarch 19, 2020, 10:04 PM3 min readHOUSTON -- Cars lined up for more than a mile outside a Houston hospital Thursday as the nation's fourth-largest city began drive-thru testing for the coronavirus, but officials warned they don't have enough kits or protective gear to meet demand. “I don't want to create false hope that we are ready right now to have a radical increase in testing," said Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, the top county official in Houston. "We are unfortunately not.” Hours after the drive-thru testing began, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered schools closed for more than 5 million students ...
L3Harris nabs $383.2M to provide man pack radio systems for Marines

L3Harris nabs $383.2M to provide man pack radio systems for Marines

Business
March 10 (UPI) -- L3 Harris Technologies was awarded a $ 383.2 million Navy contract for the purchase of radio systems for the U.S. Marine Corps, according to the Department of Defense. Under the contract, the Navy will purchase L3 Harris high frequency radio systems with National Security Agency certified Type 1 encryption, radio ancillaries, provisioning kits and required documentation and training. Included in the purchase are: L3 Harris portable HF receiver transmitters (RF-300H-MP man pack systems); vehicle-based HF systems (based around a RF-300H-MP); transit case HF systems (based around a RF-300H-MP); and their components. L3 launched the RF-300H man pack radio system in 2017 to improve high-frequency tactical communications by transmitting high-level security images, maps and ot...