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What Jordan Love’s first-team reps showed Packers in offseason workouts

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With reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers not at Green Bay Packers offseason workouts this week, it’s given the Packers more opportunities to assess their first-round pick from last season, former Utah State quarterback Jordan Love.

Impressions Jordan Love made this week

Green Bay star running back Aaron Jones said he’s seen an increased level of confidence from the second-year quarterback.

“You can tell he’s just a lot more comfortable out there, even from communicating in the huddle to the command of the huddle to just everything,” Jones said Tuesday, per ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. “He’s had a year under his belt, he’s had time to watch and learn, so you can tell it’s a little bit different from what it was before. He’s going to continue to grow, and I’m happy to be here working with him.”

A challenge facing Love this week was that the Packers’ projected top five wide receivers — Davante Adams, Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Equanimeous St. Brown and Devin Funchess — were not practicing the day media was allowed to watch, multiple national media outlets reported. That left Love, who received all the first-team reps with recently signed Blake Bortles sitting out for an unknown reason, working with other seldom-used pass catchers like Malik Taylor and Reggie Begelton, as well as rookie third-round pick Amari Rodgers, per ESPN.

“The Packers didn’t put him through any strenuous drills Tuesday, limiting the 22-year-old to mostly short throws under no pressure during team work,” The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman said in assessing Love during an open media portion of practice.

“He did seem to have more zip on his passes than last season, though, and running back Aaron Jones said Love is noticeably more comfortable, specifically in how he commands the huddle, than in his rookie season. It remains to be seen who will receive the bulk of first-team snaps when Bortles returns, but Love begins offseason work with a chance to inject even the faintest sliver of optimism into a fan base starved for it.”

Packers coach Mike LeFleur praised the work ethic Love has put in to improve his game over the past year.

“He’s definitely matured over the course of the year,” LaFleur said, per NFL.com’s Nick Shook. “You can tell that he’s put in the time this offseason, not only just lifting and running and coming in in good football shape, but also you can tell he’s put in the time in his craft in trying to continue to work on his mechanics, his fundamentals that are so critical to playing the position at the highest level possible.

“So he’s still got a lot to learn. I think he can tell you that, but he’s going to take it one day at a time. He goes out there with purpose. I like his mindset right now.”

Why these reps are so important for Jordan Love

Love did not have a normal offseason as a rookie in 2020, with the pandemic altering the offseason schedule for all NFL teams. That left him with much fewer opportunities to gain valuable reps, and he was inactive for all 16 games behind Aaron Rodgers and then-backup Tim Boyle.

With Boyle gone to Detroit now, though, Love is the backup behind Rodgers heading into 2021. Unless, of course, the discord between Rodgers and Green Bay ultimately leads to the All-Pro being traded, which has been the subject of countless discussion since the NFL draft late last month.

What’s next for Love and the Packers?

Green Bay will host organized team activity offseason workouts for three days each of the next two weeks, before the team’s mandatory minicamp June 15-17.

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Danganronpa Decadence Release Date: When is it out?

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Relive the first three Danganropa stories on the Nintendo Switch! Danganropa Decadence collects the first three main games of the Danganropa series for the Nintendo Switch: Danganropa: Trigger Happy HavocDanganropa 2: Goodbye Despair, and Danganropa V3: Killing Harmony. As an added bonus, the collection also has the spin-off game Danganropa S: Ultimate Summer Camp. The last game is an expanded stand-alone board game of the mini-game presented in Danganropa V3: Killing Harmony. To us, that’s already a great deal, all for the price of $59.99, that’s a great steal. Hence, if you’re into playing visual novel games and love mystery and detective work, then you must be interested in the Danganropa Decadence release date.

Danganropa Decadence Release Date: December 3, 2021

Danganropa Decadence collection will launch on December 3, 2021. It comes in two versions: a $59.99 standard edition and a $99.99 collector’s edition. Both are exclusively available for the Nintendo Switch.

The collector’s edition contains the following collectibles:

  • 10th anniversary poster
  • Lenticular print set (3 prints)
  • Remix original soundtrack
  • Metal box

Any fan of Danganropa will surely appreciate the extra content held within the collector’s edition.

Early reviews of Danganropa Decadence have been very positive. With an 87 Critic Score, Danganropa Decadence for the Nintendo Switch sits comfortably on top of this year’s best releases in terms of ratings. Knowing that fans of the game will surely snap a copy, it will also experience a good sales number. Being a collection, it’s also a great way for newcomers to finally try out the series. I, personally, would try it out once it comes out.

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Covid infection linked with increased complications in pregnancy, birth

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London: Pregnant women with COVID-19 are more likely to have complications with pregnancy and birth compared to those without the ínfection, according to a study.
The research, publishing on Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine, looked at hospitalisation for births in France during the first six months of the pandemic.

The study suggests that vaccination may be useful to protect women and their babies, particularly for those at a higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 infections.
The researchers from the Universite de Paris in France analysed data for hospitalisations for birth after 22 weeks gestation in France between January and June 2020.

Until March 15, all confirmed cases of COVID were hospitalised but after this hospital admission was based on the medical condition of the patient, they said.
The researchers noted that of 244,465 births in hospital, 874 or 0.36 per cent of mothers had been diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Women in the COVID-19 group were more likely to be older, have obesity, be carrying more than one baby, or have a history of high blood pressure compared to those without, they said.

The study found that women with COVID-19 had a higher frequency of admission to ICU, death, preeclampsia and eclampsia.

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterised by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system while eclampsia is the new onset of seizures or coma in a pregnant woman with preeclampsia.

The infected women also had a higher frequency of gestational hypertension, haemorrhage either before or after birth, very premature spontaneous or induced birth, and cesarean section, the researchers said.

Rates of pregnancy terminations, stillbirths, gestational diabetes, placenta previa, placental abruption, and blood clots were not increased, they said.
Being aware of these complications is important for health care providers to support pregnant women and provide the best care.

The authors believe that although causality cannot be established in the study, vaccination to protect pregnant women from COVID-19 may be useful, particularly for those in higher risk groups.

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Who plays Hawkeye’s wife & daughter in new MCU series?

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Jeremy Renner starrer Hawkeye is currently streaming n Disney+ Hotstar. The show became one of the most popular mini-series on the OTT giant Disney+ Hotstar ever since it was released on November 24. While fans are enjoying the first two episodes and waiting for more to arrive every Wednesday, they are also wondering about the show’s cast playing Hawkeye’s wife and daughter.

Hawkeye marked the fifth TV series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The show saw Jeremy Renner reprise his role as Clint Barton or Hawkeye while Hailee Steinfeld portrayed Kate Bishop. The show’s plot revolves around the alliance of Hawkeye and Kate Bishop to prevent themselves from becoming the target of some enemies. The show also cast Tony Dalton as Jack Duquesne, Fra Fee as Kazimierz, Vera Farmiga as Eleanor Bishop and more. Here are more details about the Hawkeye mini-series cast.

Who is the girl in Hawkeye?

The new series, which also marked MCU’s Christmas special show, saw Hawkeye trying to return home to celebrate the festival with his family. Talking about Hawkeye’s family, fans are wondering about the girl playing Barton’s daughter Lila in the new show. Ava Russo is playing the role of Lila Barton in Hawkeye. Ava earlier appeared in Avenger’s Endgame in the scene where Clint was teaching her archery. 

Ava Russo is filmmaker Joe Russo’s 20-year old daughter. She lives in the US and is of Italian descent. Ava is a successful model and had her first acting stint in Avengers Endgame. Ava has often walked the red carpet for MCU film’s premieres with her filmmaker father and uncle. Joe Russo has directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. 

Who plays Hawkeye’s wife?

Linda Cardellini reprised her role as Laura Branton, Hawkeye’s wife, for the new TV series Hawkeye. Linda first appeared in Avengers: Age Of Ultron when Clint took the Avengers to his safe house. Linda then reprised her role as Laura in Avengers Endgame. 

Hawkeye was one of the most awaited shows of the MCU. The show arrived on Disney+ Hotstar on November 24. The makers released its two episodes on the first day. The six-episode series will come to an end on December 22, 2021.

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