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Melbourne, St Thomas secure berth in final

first_img MASSIVE RESULT Melbourne and St Thomas earned the right to contest the final of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Senior Cup after recording contrasting first-innings wins over University of the West Indies (UWI) and Kingston Cricket Club yesterday. Melbourne, in their first finals appearance since 2012, overcame the challenge of UWI after scoring 274 in response to the home team’s 244 at the Sir Frank Worrell Oval, UWI. Leading the batting exploits of Melbourne was United States batsman Steven Taylor, who ended unbeaten on 138. The left-handed strokemaker, who batted at number three and was 63 not out overnight after his team closed on 145 for one, slammed 12 fours and three sixes. He also shared in a 179-run second-wicket stand with Guyanese opener Trevon Griffith, who added six to his overnight score of 63. In-form national all-rounder Rovman Powell, with six wickets for 75, led the bowling for UWI, with off-spinner Horaine Linton, two for 73, providing assistance. Batting a second time, UWI – who were contesting their first semi-final after entering the country’s premier two-day tournament two seasons ago – closed on 172 for eight when stumps were drawn minutes after 5 p.m. “It’s a massive result for us, having not reached the final for a while,” said Melbourne captain, Nikita Miller, reacting to their win. “We have had a good season so far and it was good to see us come here and get the better of a decent UWI team,” he added. At Goodyear Oval in St Thomas, the home team, after resuming on 178 for eight in reply to Kingston’s modest first-innings total of 163, scored 190, with in-form left-arm spinner, Paul Harrison, claiming seven for 33. Captain Carlton Baugh Jr top-scored with 53. Facing a deficit of 27, Kingston then went in chase of quick runs to try and force a result, and declared their second innings on 222 for four. Big-hitting opener Aaron Johnson hit 62, with all-rounder Derval Green adding 59. Set an outright victory target of 195, St Thomas closed on 112 for four.last_img read more

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‘Diabetics Don’t Have to Die Prematurely’

first_imgMs. Matthews explains methods to manage diabetes– Ms. Sharon Matthews, Liberia Diabetes CenterDiabetics should not have to die prematurely, because there are steps to take to manage the disease and enjoy a long, happy life, according to Ms. Sharon Matthews of the Liberia Diabetic Center (LDC).In an interview recently in Monrovia, Ms. Matthews said because many diabetic Liberians are not aware of their condition, they become victims when their sugar levels are high and they are rushed to medical centers for help.She said the center is in contact with a diabetic who was at the point of going blind but got relief when she was helped with preventable steps that brought her blood glucose level back to normal.“The woman explained that she was going blind and was so confused. She said she experienced blurred vision, which is one of the symptoms of diabetes.“Another symptom she complained about was being very thirsty; and frequent urination and tingling pain or numbness in the hands.“That is why LDC has been calling on Liberians to get tested,” said Ms. Matthews, manager at the LDC in Monrovia.Ms. Matthews said from studies and collaboration with medical centers in Monrovia, there is a troubling report that points to preventable deaths from diabetes.“Since many people have not checked whether they are diabetic or not,” she said, “there are situations where an unknown sufferer may collapse at work and the person is rushed to a nearby clinic.”She said without being aware of the history of the individual, what normally happens is that glucose is administered to the patient and in most cases the patient’s sugar level is high and therefore the administration of glucose with sugar concentration leads to instant death.“Sadly many people in our community credit witchcraft for the cause of death in such a case and clinics and hospitals we are in contact with are reporting that many people have lost their lives because they are unaware of being diabetic.“It makes sense for Liberians to be conscious of their medical history so that wrong doses or treatments are not administered at a critical time when an individual is not able to contribute to a decision that affects his or her health,” Sharon said.She said there are different types of diabetes and, depending on an individual’s physical makeup, he or she may be at risk of one type or the other.She explained that once an individual suffers from diabetes and is unaware of it, there is a high chance of suffering from related health problems. “Diabetes can lead to heart disease and stroke, kidney problems, foot problems, like ulcer and amputation, nerve damage and eye problems and blindness,” she added.She said LDC wants Liberians to know that if anyone suffers from diabetes, he or she can manage it with small steps to make a big difference to live a longer, healthier life.“We encourage Liberians to get tested and then once it is determined that one is a sufferer, we will provide you a method to ensure that you are on the right path to a healthier life,” she said.Meanwhile, the Liberia Diabetic Center is developing a gymnasium in Monrovia to afford people with diabetes access to exercise, which is key to managing and preventing diabetes, said Mr. James Momo, executive director of LDC. “We have a holistic approach that deals with obesity, hypertension (commonly known as pressure), environmental factors, counseling and nutritional support,” he added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Goldsmith fined for theft

first_imgAn Alexander Village, Georgetown, goldsmith was fined $100,000 when he appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore and admitted to a larceny charge.Ganesh Rampersuad of Lot 139 Alexander Village, admitted to the charge which stated that on September 18, 2018, he was entrusted with US$1000 equivalent to $211,000 to make two 16 ½ penny-weight gold bands but he converted the cash to his own use and benefit.In court on Wednesday, the 47-year-old man told the court that he had promised the Virtual Complainant to repay him. “I promise he I gon pay he back, and it’s because I didn’t get to finish the gold bands in time,” he told the Magistrate in plea of mitigation.As such, Magistrate Azore fined him $100,000. Failure to pay the fine will result in him serving three months imprisonment.last_img read more

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Magee throws 7 TDs

first_imgPREP FOOTBALL: Aerial assault leads Chadwick to a big win over Linfield Christian. By David Saunders STAFF WRITER Chadwick quarterback Andy Magee didn’t need bulletin-board material to motivate him to continue to rack up touchdowns and yardage this season. But it did make another stellar performance all the sweeter. Magee completed 29 of 37 pass attempts for 423 yards and seven touchdowns in Chadwick’s 60-28 nonleague win over visiting Linfield Christian Saturday. The win gives Chadwick (5-0) an unblemished nonleague record for the second straight season and saddles Linfield Prep with its first loss of the year. “They were definitely calling us out so this win is huge,” Magee said. “This is the most important thing that we’ve done all year.” Magee completed touchdown passes to four different receivers, all of whom tallied more than 85 yards. Tim Watson had seven catches for 103 yards, Josh Goldstein had eight catches for 92 yards and Trevor Neimann had six catches for 87 yards. All three receivers scored twice. George Mavredakis led Chadwick with four catches for 111 yards and a touchdown. Mavredakis’ contributions extended beyond his what he did on offense. He returned four punts for 121 yards and had a 90-yard return called back on a penalty. Each of his returns gave Chadwick first-and-10 inside Linfield Christian territory. “He’s been solid all season,” Chadwick coach Gary Willison said. “He’s been scoring touchdowns on about every third punt return he’s had.” Not to be outdone, Chadwick’s defense did its part to cement the all-around win by recovering five fumbles and limiting Linfield Christian’s Daniel Musquiz to 42 yards on 16 carries. Musquiz averaged more than 158 yards per game going into Saturday’s contest. “We knew they were a physical team that was good at running the ball, but our defense held up strong,” Willison said. Chadwick’s defense even scored a third-quarter touchdown on a 25-yard fumble return by Kevin Martinez to give the team a 48-0 lead. Linfield Christian then put on a scoring showcase of its own, using two defensive touchdowns and a pair of onside kick recoveries to rattle off 28-straight points. Magee responded to the surge by passing for two more scores. “Seeing us come out and scoring quickly was a total momentum killer for them,” Magee said. “That showed them that we’re just as physical as anybody.” david.saunders@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Mark Warburton: Play-off semi-final only at ‘half time’ after Brentford fall to late first-leg defeat

first_imgBrentford manager Mark Warburton issued a reminder to his side that their play-off semi-final is only at ‘half time’ after falling to a late 2-1 defeat to Middlesbrough in the first-leg at Griffin Park.Jelle Vossen had put Boro ahead but Andre Gray’s opportunist strike levelled proceedings, before Fernando Amorebieta’s deflected strike in injury time grabbed the visitors a slender advantage for the return leg at the Riverside.The Brentford players cut dejected figures at the final whistle whilst the Boro players celebrated, and Warburton hopes to capitalise on any complacency from their opponents in the second leg.“It’s 2-1 at half time. It was frustrating to lose a late goal in that nature but I was happy with the performance,” said the Bees’ boss.“There’s a lot of celebrating going on. Everyone of them without doubt is celebrating – they think they’ve won the whole tie. Let’s see what happens next week.”Warburton, who will leave his post regardless of their destiny, admitted he was left with mixed emotions on what was his final Griffin Park appearance as Brentford manager.He said: “It’s difficult because Griffin Park under the lights is a great memory.“It’s a fantastic club and it was a privilege to be a manager here. It’s just a shame we couldn’t finish on a high.”last_img read more

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, May 11

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Manchester City are willing to make Paul Pogba the highest-paid midfielder in the world. The France and Juventus ace is their No.1 transfer target this summer and billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour will sanction a British-record £70m bid. He will also offer Pogba, 22, a deal worth a staggering £12.5m that equates to £250,000-a-week – AFTER TAX. (Daily Star)Real Madrid are willing to sell French international Karim Benzema. Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool are all on alert, but would be forced to part with a sizeable £40m to secure his services. (Daily Star)Tom Cleverley has hinted he sees his future at Aston Villa. The midfielder’s contract with Manchester United expires at the end of the season and Everton are interested in signing the 25-year-old, while Southampton, Arsenal and Tottenham have been talked of as possible destinations. But he is edging towards a permanent move to Villa after his successful loan spell. (Daily Express)West Brom will try to hijack Scott Sinclair’s move to Aston Villa with their own £2.5million summer bid. (Daily Mirror)Thomas Muller has spoken about the special relationship between himself and Louis van Gaal, fueling speculation the Bayern Munich star could be set for a move to Manchester United. (Metro)Paul Robinson is to leave Blackburn Rovers this summer after seven years at the club and could rejoin Leeds United, where the academy graduate was a fans’ favourite. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Brendan Rodgers cites long-term injury to Jon Flanagan as factor in Liverpool’s failed title bidChelsea boss Jose Mourinho hails ‘monsters’ of football after Blues draw with Liverpool‘I think I am the man for the job,’ claims Ramsey despite QPR’s relegation to the ChampionshipChairman Fernandes ‘100 per cent committed to QPR’s long term future,’ despite relegationlast_img read more

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Athletic Bilbao want to take Arsenal star back to Spain

first_imgAthletic Bilbao are considering a move for Arsenal full-back Nacho Monreal during the summer window, according to reports in Spain.The Spanish side have prioritised the signing of full-backs during the transfer window and believe the 31-year-old would be the ideal addition.The Gunners may allow Monreal to leave after completing a deal for left-back Sead Kolasinac earlier in the window, with Bilbao waiting with anticipation.According to Don Balon, the Spaniards are targeting either Monreal or Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta this summer and are confident of landing one of their targets.Monreal is currently on Arsenal’s pre-season tour in Australia and became the Gunners’ first-choice left back towards the end of last season.The Spain international netted once in 43 appearances last term and has a contract in north London until 2019. Nacho Monreal in action for Arsenal 1last_img read more

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SWIMMING NEWS: SWILLY SEALS MAKE A SPLASH AT ARDS JUNIOR OPEN

first_imgSWILLY SEALS NEWS:Thirteen young swimmers made the trip to Newtonards on Saturday 16th May to compete in this competition which caters for the top swimmers in Ulster of 11 years and under. Molly Nulty continues to impress taking home bronze in the 100m individual medley and 50m Breaststroke. She also featured in the 50m butterfly and 100m Freestyle finals.Sean Pascaul finished 5th in his 100m individual medley final.Cody Dunnion finished an impressive 4th in both the 100m individual medley and 50m Breaststroke.Chloe Shiels had  great results finishing 4th in the 50m Breaststroke and 6th in the 50m freestyle finals.Johnny Lambe continues to impress finishing 5th in the 50m backstroke final.Excellent swims were produced also by Eilish Russell, Killian Murphy, Brian Sykevivs, Eoin Bonar, Peter Coyle, Brooke Mc Cauley, Isabel Du Plessis and Tiegan Smith.In the mixed freestyle and medley relay Molly Nulty, Chloe Shiels, Cody Dunnion and Peter Coyle picked up bronze in both these events. A highly impressive result given the quality of their competition.SWIMMING NEWS: SWILLY SEALS MAKE A SPLASH AT ARDS JUNIOR OPEN was last modified: May 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NoticesSportSwilly SealsSWIMMINGlast_img read more

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JASON STANDS OUT FROM THE FIELD WITH TRACTOR RIDE TO PROM!

first_imgJason Cole certainly knows how to impress a girl.Jason and Chantelle make tracks for the prom!Some guys hire a limo or pull up in a sports car for a date.But that would have been too predictable for our Jason. So you can imagine his date Chantel Kelly’s face when he pulled up in a tractor to take stunning Chantel to the Deele College prom last night.Jason even rounded off the look by wearing a purple tie to match the purple ribbons he decorated his tractor with.Who said romance is dead?!JASON STANDS OUT FROM THE FIELD WITH TRACTOR RIDE TO PROM! was last modified: October 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Chantel Kellydeele collegedonegalJason ColeRaphoelast_img read more

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SANTA’S LOST SIGNAL SEES HIM END UP IN WELL-KNOWN DONEGAL BAR!

first_imgWord has it that Santa Claus had an emergency stop in the Olde Glen Bar on Christmas eve.The wonderful Olde Glen Bar. No wonder Santa stopped off!A last that’s what a number of the patrons of the delightful pub have claimed.In fact, one has even penned a poem to recall the visit by the stranger who lost his phone signal close to Lough Salt. Here’s their efforts in all its glory. We love it!St Nick Stops in to GlenTwas the night before Christmas, and inside of Glen,We all gathered to share a drink, with family and friends, When all of a sudden, the door swung a jar,And a wee jolly buck, walked into the bar,He was all dressed in red, nearly as wide as the door,And had a lovely white beard that reached down to the floorHe looked a bit lost and spoke with a whisp, About a sled, and some elves, and a very long list,And of sweets, and bikes, and a load full of toys,To deliver across Glen, to all the good girls and boys“All was going well, up to the last address, and then the battery died on my GPS,I cant ring home, it’s 3mobiles bloody fault,I lost my damn signal coming over Lough Salt”Mary spoke up and told him not to worry,“Sit and have a drink, sure what is the hurry,Ashleen, get this man a Brandy and Port,And the rest of us will give him logistical support”After a few drinks, he was back on his way,But we made sure an elf took the reigns of the sleigh(Tis always good idea to bring a DD, or ask the bar to sort out a taxi)All over Glen, down came the snow,As we gathered outside to see the last show,With a clatter and batter and whistle and kick,Up rose the sled, the elves and St.NickAnd we heard him call out, as he flew out of sight,“Merry Christmas to All, And to All a Good Night!!”SANTA’S LOST SIGNAL SEES HIM END UP IN WELL-KNOWN DONEGAL BAR! was last modified: December 26th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CHristmasdonegalOlde Glen BarSANTAlast_img read more

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