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West Java governor shares experience as COVID-19 vaccine trial volunteer

first_imgWest Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has shared his experience as one of the more than 1,000 volunteers in Indonesia’s recent COVID-19 vaccine trials.As many as 1,620 volunteers were involved in third phase trials of a potential vaccine at Padjadjaran University in Bandung, West Java, which was also monitored by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. “The first batch of trials involved 100 volunteers. The second batch was given to between 100 and 1,000 volunteers, while the last batch was given to the remaining volunteers for a total of 1,620,” Ridwan told Reisa Brotoasmoro, the national COVID-19 task force spokeswoman, in a video aired by the Presidential Secretariat’s official YouTube channel on Oct. 10. He explained that he attended five sessions for the trials. The first session included a COVID-19 swab test, rapid test and other similar tests to determine the condition of the governor’s body.The governor received the first vaccine-trial shot in the second session, and the second shot in the third session. He then underwent post-shot medical checkups, which included blood testing, in the fourth and fifth sessions in order to examine his body’s reaction after receiving the potential vaccine.“[The follow-up checks] were to see whether or not my body had produced more antibodies after getting the shots. If the result showed that my antibodies added-up up to 90 percent, it meant my body was ready to fight off the coronavirus. Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic. Topics :center_img #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #socialdistance #avoidcrowd #usesoap “I will get a second blood test in December,” said Ridwan, adding that at the time of speaking he had not experienced any side effects from the trials. If the vaccine-trial committee finds the results from the blood tests in December to be successful, the government will carry on with mass production of the vaccine before organizing a nationwide vaccination program. Read also: Jokowi issues presidential regulation on COVID-19 vaccinationHowever, the governor explained that a number of people still questioned whether the potential vaccine was safe, citing public comments on a widely circulated photograph of him taken during a session of the trials. “Those who did not understand made comments that I might be lying, based on the use of certain needles for blood testing. The public might think that the trials used old-styled needles, while in fact we used modern ones, called vacutainer,” said Ridwan, referring to the blood collection tube, which is a sterile glass or plastic test tube with a colored rubber stopper creating a vacuum seal inside of the tube.Therefore, he urged the public to educate themselves to avoid falling for misinformation, especially regarding the vaccine candidate trials.Indonesia has forged cooperation with several countries regarding the supply of potential vaccines. China’s Sinovac Biotech, in partnership with Bio Farma, is running late-stage human trials of a candidate vaccine in Bandung, West Java. The government has also looked into partnerships with two other Chinese drug manufacturers, Sinopharm and CanSino Biologics. The Research and Technology Ministry, meanwhile, is leading a national consortium comprising research bodies and universities to develop the homemade Merah Putih vaccine. (nkn)last_img read more

Batesville Fire & Rescue, Ripley County EMS train Batesville city employees

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville city employees received CPR, bloodborne pathogens and Stop the Bleed training this week. Members of Batesville Fire and Rescue and Ripley County EMS conducted the classes in order to improve readiness.last_img

Pickleball in Ellsworth, Stonington

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Bryant E. Moore Community Center will host a session for those who wish to learn and play pickleball at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. No equipment is necessary, though athletic shoes are recommended. A suggested donation of $5 would be preferred.A separate pickleball clinic will be held at the Island Community Center in Stonington at 5 p.m. Jan. 19. A tournament will be held there Jan. 21. Both are free for all ages.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

Cricket News Women’s T20 Cricket included in 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games

first_img New Delhi: Women’s Twenty20 Cricket is making giant strides in cricket in the modern era. After the first Women’s Twenty20 league was started in Australia thanks to the Women’s Big Bash League, the next big shot for women’s cricket came when the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that Women’s Twenty20 cricket would officially be part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham. This is not the first time cricket has been included in the Commonwealth Games.In the 1998 Commonwealth Games held in Kuala Lumpur, cricket was part of the games and South Africa had won the gold medal by defeating Australia in the final. The West Indies did not participate as one nation but seperate teams from Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda and Jamaica participated. India crashed out of the medal reckoning despite the presence of names like Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble and Ajay Jadeja, Robin Singh and Sachin Tendulkar.India won only one match against Canada but lost to Antigua and Barbuda as well as to the Australian cricket team. Australia managed only 183 in the final thanks to Steve Waugh’s 90 but Shaun Pollock’s 4/19 and Michael Rindel’s 67 helped South Africa clinch gold while New Zealand settled for the bronze medal by defeating Sri Lanka in the play-off by 51 runs.The president of the Commonwealth Games federation wanted to bring cricket back into the games, and the Glasgow bid for the 2014 games had indicated that they would include cricket, but it did not materialise. However, the success of the Indian Premier League and the mushrooming of several Twenty20 leagues in the world has resulted in the inclusion in the Commonwealth Games.The Indian women’s cricket team has made good progress in the last couple of years, losing in the final of the 2017 World Cup to England while also losing in the semi-final of the 2018 World T20 held in the Caribbean to England. This represents a ‘golden’ chance for the Indian team to achieve glory on the bigger world stage. Australia are the current World T20 champions and have won the title four times while England and West Indies are the other nations to have won this title. The first World T20 was played in 2009 and England were the inaugural champions. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Cricket was played in the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur.The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be played in Birmingham.Australia are the reigning World T20 champions.center_img highlightslast_img read more

India take charge of first Test vs. Sri Lanka

first_imgINDIA 1st innings (o/n 399-3)S. Dhawan c Mathews b Pradeep 190A. Mukund c Dickwella b Pradeep 12C. Pujara c Dickwella b Pradeep 153V. Kohli c Dickwella b Pradeep 3A. Rahane c Karunaratne b Kumara 57R. Ashwin c Dickwella b Pradeep 47W. Saha c D. Perera b Herath 16H. Pandya c sub. b Kumara 50R. Jadeja b Pradeep 15M. Shami c Tharanga b Kumara 30U. Yadav not out 11Extras: (b-2, lb-5, nb-3, w-6) 16Total: (all out, 133.1 overs) 600Fall of wickets: 1-27, 2-280, 3-286, 4-423, 5-432, 6-491, 7-495, 8-517, 9-579.Bowling: Nuwan Pradeep 31-2-132-6 (nb-1, w-1), Lahiru Kumara 25.1-3-131-3 (nb-2 w-5), Dilruwan Perera 30-1-130–0, Rangana Herath 40-6-159-1, Danushka Gunathilaka 7-0-41-0.SRI LANKA 1st inningsDimuth Karunaratne lbw b U. Yadav 2Upul Tharanga run-out (Mukund, Saha) 64Danushka Gunathilaka c S. Dhawan b Shami 16Kusal Mendis c S. Dhawan b Shami 0Angelo Mathews not out 54Niroshan Dickwella c Mukund b R. Ashwin 8Dilruwan Perera not out 6Extras: (lb-3, w-1) 4Total: (for 5 wickets, 44 overs) 154Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-68, 3-68, 4-125, 5-143.Bowling: M. Shami 9-2-30-2 (w-1),U. Yadav 8-1-50-1, R. Ashwin 18-2-49-1, R. Jadeja 9-1-22-0. GALLE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – India amassed 600 in their first innings and returned to blow away the top half of the Sri Lankan batting order to tighten their grip on the first Test at the Galle International Stadium yesterday.Sri Lanka were reeling on 154 for five at stumps on day two, still 446 behind and facing the unenviable task of saving the match with 10 batsmen, following Asela Gunaratne’s series-ending thumb injury.Angelo Mathews, who relinquished the captaincy this month, was unbeaten on 54 at the close with Dilruwan Perera on six.Earlier, India lost four wickets in the morning session but their tail wagged as they added 201 runs to their overnight score of 399-3 before being all out less than an hour before the tea break.Nuwan Pradeep was rewarded for his lion-hearted bowling effort with career-best figure of six for 132.Resuming on 144, Cheteshwar Pujara brought up his sixth score of more than 150 before Pradeep dismissed him with a good length ball that bounced and seamed away.Pujara batted nearly six-and-half-hours for his 153, adding 137 runs with Ajinkya Rahane who made 57.India’s lower order then decided to flex their muscles.Ravichandran Ashwin smashed seven boundaries in his 47, Mohammed Shami clobbered three sixes in his run-a-ball 30 and all-rounder Hardik Pandya scored 50 off 49 balls on his Test debut to help India reach the 600-mark.Sri Lanka made a feeble reply.Umesh Yadav dismissed opener Dimuth Karunaratne for two with a fuller delivery and the batsman challenged the leg-before decision but could not overturn it.Shami dealt a double blow in his fifth over, getting both Danushka Gunathilaka, who made 16, and the scoreless Kusal Mendis, caught by Shikhar Dhawan in the slips.The hosts were reeling at 68-3 when Upul Tharanga and Mathews added 57 runs to arrest the slide.Tharanga made 64 before falling to a bizarre run-out, diving back to the crease and his bat bouncing up in the air.Abhinav Mukund took a stunning one-handed catch at silly point to send back Niroshan Dickwella, who managed eight, off Ashwin’s bowling.last_img read more

Merson Sends Message To Ighalo Over Permanent Man United Move

first_imgFormer England international and football pundit Paul Merson says he would be shocked if Odion Ighalo turned down a permanent move to Manchester United and return to parent club Shanghai Shenhua at the end of the season.Eyebrows were raised when United completed a loan agreement for Ighalo on the final day of theJanuary transfer window but the 30-year-old striker has proved his doubters wrong thus far, racking up] four goals and one assist in his opening eight appearances for the team. The Red Devils are already considering making Ighalo’s deal permanent for a fee of £15million in the summer and reports suggest the Nigerian, a lifelong United fan, is keen to stay on at Old Trafford even if that means accepting a pay cut.However, Shanghai Shenhua have not given up hope of Ighalo returning to China and have offered the forward £400,000-a-week wages to stay on with them.Discussing Ighalo’s impressive start at United, Merson told Sky Sports: ‘When Odion Ighalo arrived at Manchester United in January, I didn’t really want to get involved in any conversations about him because, either way, there was a danger of being made to look silly. ‘“If you said he was going to be awful he could embarrass you badly by performing like he did during that brilliant year he had with Watford or if you said he was going to be a good signing, he could still be theplayer who put in some awful showings just before he left Watford.“I didn’t want to get involved in that because it was a no-win situation. However, what I can say now is that he’s been absolutely outstanding since he arrived at Old Trafford.I know he hasn’t played a lot of football but when he’s come off the bench and when he has got some game time, he’s looked class.”On whether United should sign the Nigeria international on a permanent basis, Merson added: “It’s a hard decision Manchester United have to make regarding his future because if you give him a contract, can he perform again that next season? When you go to a club on loan you’ve got that hunger of wanting to secure a permanent move, prove everybody inside the club right and everybody outside the club wrong.” All of a sudden, you give someone a contract and they think they’ve done all the hard work. You’ve only got to look at his time at Watford.He looked a world-beater but then next minute he couldn’t score a goal for toffee. But if you are going on the form he’s showed since coming to the club in January it’sgoing to be hard to get rid of him – and don’t worry about the new mega money offers in China.“He’s said all the right things since joining Manchester United. He’s turned around enough times and said he’s dreamed of playing for United so if they do offer him a permanent deal, I can’t see him turning it down. Everything’s gone right for him so far and if United do offer him a chance to stay, I’d be shocked if he walked away.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Odion Ighalolast_img read more

Engineers gather for summit

first_imgNearly 800 engineers from across the country gathered at Bovard Auditorium on Thursday to engage in panel discussions and lectures that addressed 14 grand challenges in the field of engineering.Students, professors and administrators from various engineering schools participated in the 2010 National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges National Summit, which addressed issues such as providing access to clean water and preventing nuclear terror. The summit was streamed live online, and attendees and viewers could send in questions via Twitter.“Engineering is about invention; it’s not just learning a bunch of science,” said Matthew Tirrell, chair of UC Berkeley’s department of bioengineering. “It’s about transforming the world.”A $1 million grant was announced at the summit Wednesday to fund the Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition, open exclusively to Viterbi School of Engineering students .The first portion of the competition for a prize of $50,000 will take place in the spring, when teams will present a business plan before a panel of engineering professionals. The winner will have the opportunity to work with professional engineers to turn their ideas into reality.“We need more of those [awards] to stimulate creativity, innovation and instill in students the fact that they’re not just here to graduate in four years and join the work force,” said Simin Pulat, professor of engineering at Oklahoma University. “There are all these challenges that are waiting for us to solve and they do matter.”Keynote speaker Charles Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering, said the summit was a place for engineers to come together and find inspiration.“You need a society that truly understands what we do at engineers,” Vest said. “This is a platform, a framework to get people excited, and a format for national dialogue.”An important part of the Massiah Foundation’s award is to get engineers thinking about the business applications of an invention, said Fariborz Maseeh, president of the Massiah Foundation.“Engineers are necessary but not sufficient to deliver the goods,” Maseeh said. “It is the cardinal reason behind the prize being launched today.”Vest said it is difficult discuss engineering in this country because of an obvious stigma against the field.“Many young people are not choosing engineering as a career and that’s a problem,” Vest said. “There is a lack of understanding in society about what engineers do.”Lisa Zerzemnieks, a senior majoring in civil engineering, agreed with the notion of an engineering stigma of being a nerd or deeply involved in research but said USC may be an exception to the rule.“USC kind of fights the stigma. We have a lot of engineers that do more than engineering,” Zerzemnieks said. “Engineering can be my career, but it’s not my life.”Vest went on to say that the greatest discrepancy among Asia, Europe and the United States in terms of industry is the lack of young engineers in the field.“There’s still no good answer. We’re still struggling as to why engineering isn’t seen as exciting,” Pulat said. “It’s another challenge all by itself.”Although the number of students in engineering might be scarce, funding sure isn’t.“I don’t worry so much about the money. Someone once said, ‘We have no money now we have to think ,’” said Jeff Wilcox, corporate vice president for engineering of Lockheed Martin.Wilcox said the funding could spawn innovation, a thought shared by Maseeh and the Massiah Foundation.“When you create small pools of money, it is amazing what some people can do with knowledge,” Wilcox said. “What they’re producing is going to be seen.”last_img read more

Men’s hockey salvages split with win over St. Cloud

first_imgAaron Bendickson assisted John Mitchell\’s game-winning goal at SCSU.[/media-credit]ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Perhaps nobody works harder to score goals than the fourth line on the Wisconsin men’s hockey team.Senior John Mitchell scored the game winner on a backhander in the second period while falling down and colliding with another player to help UW to a 4-1 win over St. Cloud State. The win salvaged a split for the Badgers, who lost 4-1 Friday night.Mitchell’s goal came after UW killed off almost nine consecutive minutes of penalties. Center Aaron Bendickson dropped a no-look pass into the slot as the 6-foot-5 forward crashed the net. Despite falling over after running into SCSU forward Ryan Lasch, Mitchell was able to slip the puck past Huskies goaltender Dan Dunn.“I remember, I just heard John coming behind me so I just threw it back to him,” Bendickson said. “He made a great play on the puck and found the back of the net.”“I just kind of moved it to my backhand, and knew the goaltender wouldn’t be ready for that shot and slid it five-hole,” Mitchell added.The goal proved to be a turning point in the game, as the Badgers played nearly the entire first half of that period on the penalty kill. The period started with both teams playing four-on-four, when UW’s Derek Stepan was called for hooking 1:29 into the period. Two seconds after that penalty ended, Cody Goloubef went to the box for tripping, and less than a minute after that penalty ended, Craig Smith earned a five-minute major for checking from behind.But the penalty kill provided momentum for the Badgers who were able to take the lead and never look back afterward.“Without question, that was the turning point of the game, critical moment, boiling point if you will, any one of those terms,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said.“Oh, absolutely. It’s huge… it’s something like, where they can capitalize on it, but if they don’t, especially after five minutes and we can keep wearing them out and not let them score,” Bendickson added. “We can just use that in our advantage and come off of that with a lot of energy and enthusiasm from the bench.”Brendan Smith put UW up 5:11 into the game, wristing a shot from the right circle over Dunn’s left shoulder on the power play. SCSU responded shortly afterward when David Eddy buried a perfect pass from Garrett Raboin into an open net, as UW goaltender Scott Gudmandson couldn’t get over in time.But even with 13 total minutes on the power play, the Huskies couldn’t find the back of the net again, and UW took over the second half of the game. Jordy Murray took a pass across the slot from Derek Lee and buried it to give the Badgers a two-goal cushion 8:59 into the third and Patrick Johnson got a gritty goal to get on the board as well.The win was sweet redemption for a UW team that outplayed SCSU in Friday night’s contest, but only scored once on 39 shots on goal. Despite the final, Wisconsin essentially lost a 2-1 game, as St. Cloud State got an empty net goal with 47 seconds left and a fluke goal with 21 seconds left.Despite the end result, Eaves was happy with the result because his team was getting chances to score.“I said to the boys after the game, we said to them as a staff, on the competitive side, I’m ticked off because we didn’t achieve what we had the possibilities to achieve,” he said. “On the other side, I could look at each one of you and you can look at each other in the eye and know that you busted your hump for each other and you left it all out there.“So from that standpoint, we can’t be that disappointed.”Wisconsin looked like it had a good chance to even the score late in the third period after SCSU’s Travis Novak went off for hooking with 5:16 to play. The Huskies cleared the puck and tried to get a change, but UW goaltender Brett Bennett sprinted up almost to his own blue line to pass the puck up. The Badgers were called offsides, even though they looked to have been on.“All I know is I looked down the wall, the young linesman was not on the blue line,” Eaves said. “And I went up to (referee Derek Shepherd) after and said, ‘You need to talk to that young man and educate him.’ That could be the play of the game.”“I don’t really know what happened there,” Bennett said. “It looked like our guys were out of the zone and I got it up.”Murray also looked to have had a chance in the second period, but SCSU goaltender Mike Lee just barely got the toe of his skate blade on the puck to deny the open net chance. Initially, it looked like Murray just missed the net.The Badgers rebounded nicely in earning the split though, especially in an arena they’ve traditionally played poorly in. For Bendickson, any time the team can win on the road is an especially meaningful victory.“It’s huge, it’s huge for us. Road wins are huge, absolutely,” he said. “It’s going to be great, it’s great for us going into next week. It sucks when you go off of a bad Saturday night and you have all week to think about that. It’s good, we’ve got to keep building, keep moving forward from there.”last_img read more

Graduate students organize national walkout

first_imgGraduate students at USC pose with posters explaining why they oppose a proposed tax change that would cause students to be taxed for tuition exemptions. Photo courtesy of Grad Tax Walkout website.Five USC graduate students have organized a national walkout on Wednesday to protest provisions that would affect higher education in the Republican-sponsored tax reform bill. Over 50 campuses across 32 states have registered to walk in the Grad Tax Walkout at the time of publication, including Columbia University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania and UC Berkeley.The provisions in the House of Representatives’ Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which are not included in a separate tax Senate tax bill, would count graduate and professional students’ waived tuition as income, allowing it to be taxed. Currently, many graduate students receive free tuition as part of their program, along with stipends they receive for serving as teaching assistants. If the current tax reform bill passes the Senate, both bills will go to conference, where provisions will be negotiated for the final bill. “The [provisions] would make it prohibitively more expensive for people to get into higher education, even more so than it is now,” said Hannah Khoddam, a national organizer of the walkout. “I think a lot of people don’t really know what graduate students do, especially as it relates to other parts of society … For this movement, we wanted to draw attention to what graduate students offer beyond sitting in a room and taking classes.”The bill would affect their professional training,” Khoddam said.  “Graduate students, work in labs, teach undergraduate students and provide external care in various medical centers.”Khoddam and her fellow organizers, Nina Jhaveri, Marie Gillespie, Hannah Rasmussen and Miriam Rubenson, are all clinical psychology students pursuing a doctorate degree. The five discussed the possibility of movement after a faculty clinical science meeting on Nov. 15, where concerns about the tax bill were raised. The idea evolved into a national walkout event, after they connected with experienced organizers from March for Science and Save Grad Ed, a group of six universities across the East Coast and Midwest region, according to Jhaveri. “There are a vast number of students across a vast number of universities who are against this tax bill,” Jhaveri said. “Graduate students are the bedrock of innovation, of research, of technology, of the economy. And if [the tax bill affects] graduate students and future researchers in this manner, it’s threatening the very economy of the country.” In addition to taxing tuition waivers, the bill also targets $5,250 of tax-free income faculty, undergraduates and graduate students receive. Students’ loan interest deduction is also at risk for repeal. Although mainly graduate students have been vocal against the bill, it still holds implications for undergraduate students, according to David Schwartz, an associate professor of psychology. “It’s not just graduate tuition that’s going to be taxed, but it’s also going to be interest on student loans,” Schwartz said. “So, an undergraduate [student] to get out of the University of Southern California with loans will now be paying tax on the interest.”Rubenson, the local organizer of the walkout, hopes undergraduate students and staff will participate alongside graduate students. “We want to call our senators, in California and for people who are out of state, call their home state senators, [to] get them to vote no on this tax bill,” Rubenson said. In addition to the walkout, students will also be phone banking to key legislators. “This isn’t a walkout to protest our administration, it’s a protest with our administration against this tax reform bill,” Gillespie said.Both Rubenson and Gillespie expressed their gratitude for the support of the clinical psychology department and the USC administration. Despite University provisions that require student protests to be registered five weeks in advance, Rubenson said USC has supported their right to demonstrate.The Office of the Provost has previously issued a letter stating its support for graduate students and emphasizing USC’s advocacy efforts as Congress debates tax reform.“We are working in Washington, D.C. every day — along with other higher ed organizations — urging lawmakers to support our hard-working graduate students, staff, and families,” USC Provost Michael Quick said, in an email to the Daily Trojan. “We unequivocally back continued investment in American education as a highly-educated and highly-skilled workforce is critical for a better future for our country and for the world. Regardless of the outcome of this process, we will continue to support students and staff from all backgrounds and work to make educational opportunity as accessible as possible.”last_img read more

Love of game motivates Jets’ ageless Gore in 16th NFL season

first_img LIVE TV COMMENT Last Updated: 18th August, 2020 09:03 IST Love Of Game Motivates Jets’ Ageless Gore In 16th NFL Season A running joke around the NFL is that Frank Gore will play football forever. Or, at least until he’s 60. If he feels it’s time to stop then SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 18th August, 2020 09:03 IST Associated Press Television News center_img Written By WATCH US LIVE A running joke around the NFL is that Frank Gore will play football forever. Or, at least until he’s 60. If he feels it’s time to stop then.The 37-year-old Gore is a rarity in a brutally physical business that often forces players 10 years younger than he is — or more — to find a new profession. Instead, he’s back for his 16th season in the pros and first with the New York Jets, and approaches training camp with the passion and enthusiasm of a rookie.“It’s just the love of the game,” Gore said during a video call Monday after practice. “And also the stuff I’ve been through even just to get to this point in the league. It wasn’t easy to get here.”Gore is the third-leading rusher in NFL history, but there was a time — and it feels like forever ago — when playing at all at this level was no certainty.As a sophomore at the University of Miami in 2002, Gore tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his right knee during a spring practice. He bounced back from that only to tear the ACL in his left knee in a game against West Virginia the following year.He returned to have a solid season in 2004, but injury concerns caused him to slip until the third round of the 2005 draft. Gore had the skills for stardom, but his surgically repaired knees didn’t bode well for a lengthy career as a running back.“Both of my knees were torn, I get written off,” Gore recalled. “God blessed me to get the opportunity to do something I love. And when I got that opportunity, I took advantage of it.”And, remarkably, he has stayed mostly healthy since, other than a hip fracture in 2010.When he was held out of the Jets’ first full practice of camp last Friday as a precaution to rest a hamstring issue, Gore couldn’t stand the wait.“He didn’t want to hear any of that,” coach Adam Gase said with a smile. “He wants to be on the field. He wants to get reps. He wants to contribute. He wants to go out there and compete against those guys.”Talk to any coach or player who has worked with him, from his 10 seasons in San Francisco to his three-year stint in Indianapolis and his one-year stops in Miami and Buffalo, and they all echo the Jets coach’s description of the ageless Gore.“You can see why the guy’s still playing,” said Gase, who previously coached him in both San Francisco and Miami. “He runs out there on the first day like it’s the first time he played a practice in the NFL. You can tell that’s why he still plays, he still loves it. He still loves the first practice. He’s excited about it, he’s nervous about it.”I mean, it’s pretty cool to see a guy that’s a future Hall of Famer that still gets like that.”Gore has rushed for 15,347 career yards, just 1,379 behind Walter Payton on the all-time list. That number might seem out of reach. But, there’s no telling when Gore will stop playing.Consider this: Jets rookie tackle Mekhi Becton was 6 when Gore started his NFL career, and now Becton will be blocking for him. Oh, and Gore also has a son — Frank Jr. — who’ll be a freshman running back at Southern Miss.“Frank, man,” wide receiver Breshad Perriman said, “he’s like no other.”Gore uses light boxing in the offseason to keep his legs fresh and ramps up the intensity of his workouts in the six weeks before training camp so he arrives already in terrific shape.In 2019, Gore was off to a solid year before Buffalo switched its focus to rookie Devin Singletary in the backfield. Gore understood the move, but also thought he could have put up big numbers.“I did some good things and showed people I can play,” said Gore, who finished with a career-low 599 yards rushing. “I think if they would have let me continued on with the season, I would’ve gotten over 1,000 (yards).”He has done that nine times in his career, but not since 2016. And he’ll be hard-pressed to reach that mark in New York, where Le’Veon Bell remains the main running back. Gore understands that, and thinks he and Bell will complement each other well.“I know he’s our lead dog,” Gore said. “My goal is to do whatever it takes to help this team be successful.”At this point, the numbers don’t matter much to Gore. It’s winning that drives him, and beating the odds.“When you touch the age of 28, they kind of write you off,” Gore said. “So my mindset got stronger and stronger. Every time I’m on the field, I just try to show people it doesn’t matter what age you are.”And there was Gore over the weekend, hitting the practice field with the wide-eyed excitement of a youngster finally living out his dream.“I want them to know that just because I’m older, I want to be out there with them, and do everything they do,” Gore said. “Let ’em know I’m all in.”Even after all these years. And with no end in sight.Image credits: AP FOLLOW USlast_img read more