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Males encouraged to exhibit better health-seeking behaviors

first_img 129 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share HealthLifestyleLocalNews Males encouraged to exhibit better health-seeking behaviors by: – April 26, 2018 (Photo credit: Concanon)The Health Promotion Resource Centre is encouraging males to be better health seekers by taking advantage of opportunities for health screenings and check-ups as part of its Health Awareness Campaign.The Health Promotion Resource Centre of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, commenced this campaign to raise awareness on non-communicable diseases, (NCDs) post Hurricane Maria targeting public officers.Non-communicable diseases, also known as chronic diseases, tend to be of long duration and are the result of a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioral factors, as per the World Health Organization (WHO).According to the WHO, the main types of NCDs are cardiovascular diseases (heart attacks and stroke), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma), and diabetes.Adora LeBlanc Toussaint of the Health Promotion Resource Centre told Vibes news on Wednesday 25 April 2018 that research has shown that women have better health-seeking behaviors than men.“Women will walk into a health facility; walk into a Health Center just to have their blood pressure checked, just to have their sugar checked,” Mrs. Toussaint informed.Males, on the other hand, “would have to be seeing death in their eyes”, to seek medical attention.According to Mrs. Toussaint, men don’t just walk in for check-ups, “sometimes their wives have to be at them – ‘why don’t you have a yearly check-up, why don’t you check your blood pressure?’”.Because of this, there is always more health statistics available when it pertains to women, than men.Statistics from the WHO indicates that each year, 15 million people die from a NCD and over 80% of these premature deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. The age group affected is between 30 and 69 years.“Now the stats will show we have more men dying from prostate cancer than breast cancer and why, because women continue to do the screening programs that are in place,” Mrs. Toussaint informed. Although there are more women with cancer here, statistics reveal that “more men are dying from prostate cancer” because “women are at the health centers having their breasts examined, doing their self-breast examination, having their mammograms”.“So it’s like because women have that health seeking behavior you have more statistics to show you women’s health than those showing men’s health and for us in Dominica it’s just the same,” Mrs. Toussaint explained.NCDs disproportionately affect people in low- and middle-income countries where more than three quarters of global NCD deaths, that is 31 million, occur.Cardiovascular diseases account for most NCD deaths, or 17.7 million people annually, followed by cancers 8.8 million, respiratory diseases 3.9million, and diabetes 1.6 million.Mrs. Toussaint further explained that sometimes during doctor’s clinic at the health centers, if twenty-five (25) persons are to be seen by doctor, out of that number, twenty (20) may be women and just five (5) men.“So at that time you will more be able to give the stats, the figures for women as to how many of them blood pressures are elevated, as compared to the men,” she said. “So while we’re doing this program, and we’re looking at prevention and strategies, we want them [males] to use the health facilities that are available within their district, within their reach,” Mrs. Toussaint indicated.last_img read more

Set goals for yourself and create your own path

first_img Sharing is caring! 176 Views   6 comments A young Dominican woman who set and accomplished her goal of obtaining a doctorate in psychology at the age of thirty sought to motivate young ladies to set goals for themselves and create their own paths.Shani Shillingford graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a PhD in Clinical and Educational Psychology in December, 2011 spoke on the topic “Journey to Excellence” at a Girls Symposium on Thursday.Dr. Shani Shillingford.She admonished the attendees of the need to chose a career path that they enjoy doing.“The first thing you need to do is set a goal for yourself; what do you want to do, what do you see yourself spending the rest of your life doing? Set a goal to do something that you like, something that you love, something that you enjoy doing.”Shillingford explained when she decided to become a psychologist she was bombarded with questions from many persons who wondered why she chose that field as they did not even know what it was about however, she created her own path.“You have to create your own path. The idea of psychologist is Dr Benjamin and the psychiatric unit, no one knew about the other aspects of psychology and I heard that question over and over again; what is psychology but I created my own path.”“I did it my way”, she said encouraging them to do likewise for; “not everyone can be an accountant, lawyer or doctor choose your path, chose what you want to do”.Shillingford also sought to caution them that the path they may chose will not be void of challenges and obstacles but advised, using the lyrics of Jamaican reggae artist Buju Banton,“many see the glamour, many see the glitter but no one knows how hard it is”.“There were days when I really wanted to give up and wondered why did I leave my beautiful Dominica, why am I in the snow, why am I in this place? No food to eat, no means to pay the bills,” Shillingford said in providing her examples of a trying journey.She cautioned further; there will be days when “you’ll be walking around like a zombie; three, four days you haven’t slept because you’ve been up studying for hours for days and there are days when you’ll feel like giving up packing up your bags and going; it’s not an easy path”.Shillingford also addressed the issue of financing which for her was by no means easy.“I spent the first year working three jobs, going from one job to another working midnight to three and trying to study, trying to find a way to pay that tuition bill” she said, “it’s not an easy road but if you persevere, if you keep at it you can achieve your goals”.According to Shillingford, one must also be “flexible; find other options, find other avenues and do what you have to do but most importantly, never give up”.She told the young ladies that they should “always remember that one day things must get better”, to surround themselves with good company, “friends that will encourage you, friends who will stand by you, friends who will help you cry, friends who will motivate you to do what you have to do”.“If you have a friend who is leading you astray; get rid of that friend” she warned, and remember that “nothing is impossible”.Shillingford concluded; “nothing is impossible no matter where you come from, no matter what obstacles may come in your way, no matter what side of the road you may take; remember that nothing is impossible”.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Set goals for yourself and create your own path by: – March 9, 2012 Share Sharelast_img read more

Martinez hails ‘complete’ Lukaku

first_imgStriker Romelu Lukaku returns from a month-long lay-off needing to live up to manager Roberto Martinez’s assessment of him being “a complete number nine” if Everton’s season is not to fade in the final third. Everton run into West Ham at the wrong time after Sam Allardyce justified his board’s decision to keep faith with him by guiding his side to a maximum 12 points in February to ease their relegation worries. “West Ham deserve huge credit. I have seen it many times, when you get into a negative run it is difficult to be consistent after that,” said Martinez. “From the outside there is always the perception a team having bad results could end up with a manager losing his job but I think a manager worries about what can be done next. “They have shown that and continuity at the club has paid incredible dividends. “To see they have conceded only one goal in five games and had four straight wins after a good draw at Stamford Bridge shows they are a team in form.” Toffees captain Phil Jagielka has been ruled out for a fortnight with a hamstring injury so John Stones is likely to deputise in defence. Fellow centre-back Antolin Alcaraz is fit again and comes back into the squad after spending four weeks out but on-loan striker Lacina Traore (hamstring) is unavailable. West Ham striker Andy Carroll returns after serving a three-match suspension. Forward Marco Borriello is a doubt because of a calf problem but defender Guy Demel is expected to recover from tonsillitis. Stewart Downing has warned West Ham that relegation from the Barclays Premier League remains a threat despite their recent surge up the table. The Hammers have produced a four-match winning run that has lifted them out of the bottom three and into 10th place, seven points clear of danger. Their last defeat in the Premier League was six weeks ago and on Saturday they face Everton at Goodison Park knowing a fifth successive victory would place them on the brink of survival. The Toffees have lost three of their last four matches, but Downing refuses to underestimate them despite their recent slump. “We’re not out of the woods yet because we’ve still got games to win, starting at Everton,” Downing told the club’s official website. “Everton is always a difficult place to go, even when they’re not playing that well. “The crowd are really on top of you, (manager) Roberto Martinez is doing a good job and his team is playing really well using a different way of playing to the past. “We’ve been a bit lucky at times recently, but in the last couple of weeks it’s all come together. We’ve been due some luck. “Everyone is back now from injury and suspension and that’s what we’ve been waiting for.” Lukaku, 20, has scored just once since the end of November but comfortably remains Everton’s top scorer with nine league goals. Martinez expects to see a newly refreshed and determined player when West Ham visit on Saturday. “As a number nine he is as complete as you are going to get in world football. Something which is a rare breed – to have such a talented footballer having that target man role,” said the Toffees boss. “When you look at his age you are quite surprised by the package he brings. “When you see him as a player you build a perception of a strong target man who is good with his back to goal and you get such a shock when you speak to him about football. “He is a very intelligent man who wants to understand the game and I’ve been very impressed by how he approaches the game. “He is good in the box as a number nine, attacks the ball well and is a good finisher, but can use the counter-attack with his pace and ball control. “Romelu has had a terrific season and has a big role to play in our squad.” Press Association The Belgium international, on loan from Chelsea, has missed four matches with an ankle injury but his return to fitness could not have been better timed after back-to-back league defeats have left the Toffees 11 points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool. Everton went into the Merseyside derby at Anfield, in which Lukaku sustained his injury, on January 28 just a point behind their near-neighbours but have dramatically fallen off the pace after losing that match – not helped by the postponement of a home game against Crystal Palace. last_img read more

Arsene Wenger believes injury-hit Arsenal can bounce back from Bayern humbling

first_img Captain Mikel Arteta faces a late fitness test on his ankle, but forward Theo Walcott, midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and forward Danny Welbeck all continue their rehabilitation. “I am very concerned, honestly, because we are only in November and we have so many players out knowing we go into the Christmas period soon,” said Wenger. “At the moment we have too many players out.” Wenger, though, believes the side he will be able to select on Sunday can continue the form which has seen Arsenal move level on points with leaders Manchester City in the Premier League standings following five successive victories. “It was a disappointing result on Wednesday night, but before that we did extremely well in the Premier League so we will try to continue from one competition from the other,” Wenger said. “I believe that in the Premier League we have a strong confidence and focus and that is what we want to reproduce on Sunday against Tottenham. It is always a game where the commitment and nervous force will be important.” Ramsey suffered his injury during the home tie against Bayern on October 20. Wenger suggested the midfielder had been ‘overloaded’ during the last round of Euro 2016 qualifiers, when Wales had secured their place at the finals. Wales boss Chris Coleman this week hit back at what he saw as a “cheap shot” from the French coach, who did not call him up directly about the issue and also questioned the decision to play Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale when there was little riding on the game against Andorra. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is convinced his squad can quickly recover from their Champions League humiliation at Bayern Munich by beating Tottenham – but admits the growing injury crisis is a concern. Wenger, though, sees no reason to become embroiled in a war of words with the former Fulham manager. He said: “I didn’t blame anybody. I just said that it would make common sense to not use Bale or Ramsey once they were qualified and bring them on with 20 minutes to go to greet everybody and (say) ‘thank you’. “It would have helped the clubs and it is just an opinion. I don’t believe there was anything spectacular or a desire to blame anybody.” Wenger added: “I said as well in that press conference that I cannot call all the managers. “I think we analyse the reasons why our players get injured and you always think that in a period like that, if a player can have one game less it is not bad.” Despite their shortcomings in Europe, Arsenal remain in fine domestic form since defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in mid-September, blowing away Manchester United 3-0 during their recent hot streak. While some may be talking up hopes of a first title since the Invincibles of 2003-04, Wenger intends to take things one match at a time. He said: “(Title talk) is not too much pressure, it is just too early. “I would like that kind of pressure but it’s too early – we have played 11 games and have 25 points. “If there are five or six games to go, or 10 games to go, then yes, but now it is too early. We want to be in the fight of course and will give absolutely everything to do it.” Wenger added: “At Christmas, yes, you start to see better. “I believe we have a chance, but it is now down to consistency and to turn up in every single game with top-level focus.” The Gunners were thumped 5-1 at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night to leave hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages slim. Although centre-half Laurent Koscielny is expected to be available for Sunday’s north London derby following a hip problem and goalkeeper David Ospina could also be in the squad after shoulder trouble, Wenger confirmed right-back Hector Bellerin would not be featuring until at least after the international break because of a groin injury. Press Associationlast_img read more

Tropical Storm Nestor brings heavy rain, flooding to Florida

first_img“The precipitation and broad” which means Palm Beach County is only expected to be impacted by occasional showers, downpours, and gusty winds throughout Saturday, and spotty showers on Sunday, CBS12 reports. Tropical Storm Nestor is bearing down on the Florida Panhandle.The storm is packing heavy rain, high winds, and possible tornadoes.Tropical-storm and storm-surge warnings are posted along Florida’s west-central coast, and a tornado watch is in effect for much of central Florida until noon today.Nestor is about 80 miles west-southwest of Panama City and is expected to make landfall around midday.Daytona Beach has already broken its daily rainfall record today with over three inches.Tropical Storm Nestor is not expected to affect Palm Beach County as much, according to CBS12.Tracking #Nestor: What effects will it have on South Florida this weekend? https://t.co/huFxJM43HJ— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) October 19, 2019last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgIn other NBA news:— Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) has been voted NBA Defensive Player of the Year, finishing ahead of Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis in the balloting. Antetokounmpo is the fifth player to win Defensive Player of the Year and MVP honors in a career, joining Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon (ah-LAH’-zhoo-wahn), David Robinson and Kevin Garnett. The “Greek Freak” also ended the two-year reign of Utah center Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) as Defensive Player of the Year.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSBolts beat B’s in OT, Canucks square seriesUNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins have traded victories to start their Stanley Cup second-round series. So have the Vancouver Canucks and Vegas Golden Knights. Jamal Murray scored 33 of his 42 points while playing every minute of the second half to guide the Nuggets to a 117-107 win over the Utah Jazz in Game 5. Murray hit 17 of 26 shots and had eight assists, including a pass to Nikola Jokic (nih-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) for a 3-pointer with 23.6 seconds remaining that sealed the win.With the game tied at 101, Murray scored nine straight for Denver to help the Nuggets gain some separation. The trailed by as many as 15 in the third quarter.Donovan Mitchell finished with 30 points for the Jazz, who will try again to wrap up the first-round series on Thursday.The Clippers took a three-games-to-two lead in their first-round series by setting a franchise record for points in a playoff game, 154-111 over the Mavericks. Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard scored 22 points and Paul George scored 18 while Los Angeles was building a 76-52 halftime lead. George broke out of a scoring slump with a team-high 35 points and Leonard added 32. Montrezl (MAHN’-trehz) Harrell delivered 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers.Dallas guard Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) was held to 22 points on 6 of 17 shooting after pouring in 43 points on Sunday. August 25, 2020 Ondrej Palat scored 4:40 into overtime to give the Lightning a 4-3 triumph over the Bruins, tying the series at a game apiece.Blake Coleman scored twice, including a goal that put the Lightning ahead, 3-2 in the third period. But Brad Marchand tied it with his second goal of the night, beating Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) with 3:58 left in regulation.Nikita Kucherov also scored and Vasilevskiy stopped 22 shots for the Lightning.Jaroslav Halak (YAH’-roh-slahv hah-LAHK’) made 36 saves for Boston.The Canucks knotted their series by getting two goals from Bo Horvat in a 5-2 win over the Golden Knights. Tyler Toffoli (tah-FOH’-lee) scored 89 seconds into the game to put Vancouver ahead to stay. Toffoli and Elias (eh-LEE’-uhs) Pettersson each had a goal and two assists to support Jacob Markstrom’s 38-save performance. Elsewhere in the majors:— The Astros-Angels game that was scheduled for Wednesday in Houston has been postponed because of Hurricane Laura. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sept. 5 in Anaheim. — The Orioles have placed left-hander Wade LeBlanc on the 60-day injured list with a season-ending elbow problem. LeBlanc walked off the mound in the first inning of Sunday’s game against Boston after experiencing elbow tightness. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-AP PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAMParsons, Sewell among AP preseason All Americans not playing — J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) crushed a three-run homer and Jake Arrieta pitched five strong innings to send the Phillies past the Nationals, 8-3. Arrieta threw just 54 pitches before a rain delay ended his night, blanking Washington after Trea Turner led off the bottom of the first with a homer to run his hitting streak to 11 games.— Miguel Rojas slapped a two-run single in a three-run second that carried the Marlins to a 4-0 win over the Mets in Game 1 of a seven-inning twinbill. Four Miami pitchers combined on an eight-hitter as New York went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position.— The Mets never scored in their double-header as Trevor Rogers held them to one hit over four innings in his major league debut, leading a 3-0 win at Citi Field. Brian Anderson’s two-run double in the fourth helped the Marlins complete the sweep.— Ryan McBroom’s RBI single in the eighth inning was the difference in the Royals’ 5-4 verdict over the Cardinals. Former Redbird Trevor Rosenthal pitched the ninth for his seventh save in seven opportunities allowing a one-out triple and then hitting a batter before getting out of the jam.— Orlando Arcia (AHR’-see-ah) snapped a 2-for-21 stretch with a go-ahead single in a three-run fourth that sent the Brewers past the Reds, 3-2. Winning pitcher Brandon Woodruff allowed two runs on four hits with eight strikeouts over six frames. — The Bills will play their first two home games without fans present, while not ruling out the possibility of allowing some into the stadium before season’s end. — The 49ers will play their season opener against Arizona without fans in attendance. The team said it would work with state and county officials to determine whether it will be safe to allow fans to attend games later this season.— The Vikings will play at least their first two home games without fans in the stands. Current Minnesota Department of Health guidelines specify an indoor venue capacity of 250 people.— Two-time Pro Bowl safety Budda Baker has agreed to terms on a four-year, $59 million, four-year contract extension with the Cardinals. Baker’s agent David Mulugheta confirmed the terms and that $33.1 million is guaranteed. — Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith’s surgery to repair an enlarged heart has gone as planned. Smith’s genetic defect was discovered earlier this month, only after a false positive COVID-19 test. Coach Mike Zimmer said Smith was “in good shape” after the procedure Monday in Philadelphia. RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit filed in federal court alleges the University of New Mexico, former football coach Bob Davie and the NCAA didn’t protect 21-year-old Nahje Flowers, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in November. The suit alleges that Davie ignored a player’s plea for help in his fight against depression and instead made the lineman play a game before he took his own life.Court documents said the defensive standout had sought counseling to fight depression, but Davie overruled a therapist’s recommendation that Flowers take some time off. NFL-NEWSBrowns: Delpit out for the season — The Braves and Yankees were rained out in Atlanta, delaying the debut of Braves top prospect Ian Anderson and the return of Aaron Judge and Ronald Acuña (ah-KOON’-yah) Jr. Gerrit Cole was scheduled to be on the mound for the Yankees as he tries to tie an American League record of 21 straight victories.MLB-NEWSClevinger back with IndiansUNDATED (AP) — The Indians will recall Mike Clevinger to pitch Wednesday against the Twins. It will be Clevinger’s first start for the Indians since he and teammate Zach Plesac were demoted for breaking team rules and Major League Baseball COVID-19 protocols.The right-hander last pitched on Aug. 5 at Cincinnati. Three days later, he and teammate Zach Plesac (PLEE’-sak) violated the Indians’ code of conduct by leaving the team’s hotel in Chicago and risking exposure to the coronavirus. Shea Theodore assisted on Vegas goals by Alex Tuch (tuhk) and Max Pacioretty (pash-uh-REH’-tee).The Canucks won 66% of their faceoffs and had 45 hits compared to just 15 for the Knights.NHL-MAPLE LEAFS-PENGUINS TRADEPenguins reacquire Kapanen from Maple LeafsPITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have begun their roster retooling by acquiring Kasperi Kapanen (kas-PEHR’-ee KAP’-ah-nehn) from Toronto in a multiplayer swap. MLB-SCHEDULEGiolito tosses no-hitter for Pale HoseUNDATED (AP) — The truncated major league season has its first no-hitter. Lucas Giolito did the honors while leading the White Sox to a 4-0 shutout of the Pirates. The hollers of his teammates echoed around the ballpark after right fielder Adam Engel caught Erik Gonzalez’s slicing drive toward the line for the final out. Giolito tied a career high with 13 strikeouts while tossing the White Sox’s 19th no-hitter and first since Phillip Humber’s perfect game against the Mariners in 2012. Only a four-pitch walk to Gonzalez leading off the fourth inning got in Giolito’s way of perfection. The Penguins also get well-traveled forward Pontus Aberg and defensive prospect Jesper Lindgren from the Maple Leafs for Pittsburgh’s first-round pick in this year’s draft as well as forward Evan Rodrigues, defenseman David Warsofsky and Swedish forward Filip Hallander.NHL-BLUE JACKETS-TORTELLA FINENHL fines Tortella $25,000 for conduct in media sessionCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The NHL has fined Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella $25,000 for his conduct during a media session after his team was eliminated from the playoffs.Following the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Game 5 victory over the Blue Jackets, Tortorella ended his video news conference after two questions and walked away. Update on the latest sportscenter_img PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSLefty still on top thru 36RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — Phil Mickelson continues to lead the PGA Tour Champions’ Charles Schwab Series event in Missouri.Mickelson followed his opening-round 61 with a 7-under 64 that leaves him 17 under for the tournament. He’s four strokes ahead of Rod Pampling and Tim Petrovic, who shot 65s on Tuesday.VIRUS OUTBREAK-USAIN BOLT Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis sat out with right knee soreness. It was the second straight game the 7-foot-3 Latvian missed.Dallas coach Rick Carlisle was ejected in the third quarter of the testy game, which included six technicals and a flagrant-1 foul.NBA-NEWSLillard to miss Wednesday’s gameLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers will be without guard Damian Lillard against the Lakers Wednesday. Lillard has a sprained right knee and will be sidelined for the game as the Blazers attempt to force a Game 6. He got hurt while driving to the basket and drawing a foul with 7:16 left in the third quarter of Monday’s game. Associated Press — Tyler Glasnow struck out nine of his final 10 batters and finished with a career-high 13 Ks over seven innings of the Rays’ 4-2 win over the Orioles. Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot hit back-to-back homers to back Glasnow, who allowed two runs and five hits in Tampa Bay’s eighth win in 10 games.— Francisco Lindor (lihn-DOHR’) smacked a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning to push the Indians past the Twins, 4-2. Shane Bieber (BEE’-bur) improved to 6-0 by giving up two runs while striking out 10 over six innings.— Rafael Devers (DEH’-vurz) hit a three-run triple to highlight the Red Sox’s six-run sixth in a 9-7 win versus the Blue Jays. Xander Bogaerts (BOH’-gahrts) had three hits, and Mitch Moreland and Jackie Bradley Jr. each had two RBIs for Boston. — Jonathan Schoop (skohp) hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth inning that highlighted the Tigers’ 7-1 rout of the Cubs. Spencer Turnbull picked up the win with 5 2/3 scoreless innings, yielding three hits while striking out five.— J.T. Crawford slammed a two-run homer and Austin Nola added a solo shot as the Mariners whipped the Padres, 8-3. Crawford furnished three RBIs, while Nola and Evan White each had three of Seattle’s 13 hits. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULENuggets stay alive, Clippers clobber MavsLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets were 12 minutes away from elimination from the NBA Playoffs before extending their season on Tuesday. Jamaican official says Usain Bolt tests positive for COVIDKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica’s Minister of Health says legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Bolt said he’s trying to be responsible and will stay indoors and self-quarantine. He said he has no symptoms.The world record holder in the 100 and 200 meters retired in 2017.SOCCER-BARCELONA-MESSI UNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Browns rookie safety Grant Delpit ruptured his right Achilles tendon and is out for the season. The team also announced Delpit will need surgery.Delpit is the third Browns defensive starter to sustain a significant injury in the past week, along with linebacker Mack Wilson and nickel back Kevin Johnson. The Browns selected Delpit in the second round out of LSU. Elsewhere in the NFL:— The Lions decided not to practice on Tuesday, protesting after a Black man was shot by police in Wisconsin. Lions coach Matt Patricia opened the team’s morning meeting by allowing players to share their thoughts on the shooting of Jacob Blake, who is paralyzed from the waist down. Blake was shot Sunday, three months after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE FOOTBALL-TENNESSEEReduced crowd planned for Tennessee home gamesKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will be selling tickets for approximately 25% of the seats at Neyland Stadium for this season.The stadium has a capacity of 102,455, counting everybody in the building, which could mean around 25,000 fansUniversity officials say restrictions could change during the season based on statewide virus data and recommendations from public health officials. UNDATED (AP) — Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first-team team who will not be playing this fall. Voters considered all Division I players, even those who had already opted out of the season or whose teams had postponed football. Another 12 second-team All-Americans will not be playing in the fall, including Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEW MEXICO-LAWSUITFamily of late New Mexico lineman sues former coach, school The right-hander threw 101 pitches and made quick work of the Pirates as Chicago won for the eighth time in nine.Elsewhere in the majors:— The Athletics coasted past the Rangers, 10-3 as Matt Olson and Marcus Semien connected on two-run homers and Stephen Piscotty (pihs-KAH’-tee) lined a three-run double. Sean Manaea allowed one earned run over five innings as the lefty won his second straight start. — Cristian Javier pitched into the sixth inning and the Astros put together a five-run first to take Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Angels, 6-3. Javier struck out five and allowed three runs and three hits over 5 2/3 innings, including Tommy La Stella’s solo homer.— The Angels took the nightcap and ended a three-game slide as Brian Goodwin drove in three runs to lead a 12-5 romp over Houston. Luis Rengifo (rehn-HEE’-foh) hit a solo homer and David Fletcher was 3-for-5 with two RBIs as part of the Halos’ 12-hit attack. Messi tells Barcelona he wants to leave the clubBARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club after nearly two decades with the Spanish giants.But the club hinted that a legal battle could be coming and said it won’t automatically grant the Argentine star his wishes. The dispute centers around a clause in Messi’s contract.last_img read more

Athletes excited ahead of today’s AP Invitational

first_imgATHLETES from over 20 countries, some coming from as far as Ghana and India, will face-off against their Guyanese counterparts today at the National Track and Field Centre when the 4th Aliann Pompey Invitational gets going from 15:00hrs.Ghana’s top sprinter, Joseph Amoah will make his debut at the AP Invitational after an outstanding 2019 season with a season’s best time at the 100 metres of 10.01s posted on June 5 in Texas.In addition, Amoah also produced another season’s best, at the 200 metres with a time of 20.08s.Guyana’s national records in the men’s 100 is 10.12s (Adam Harris) and for the 200 metres 20.14s (James Wren-Gilkes).Emmanuel Archibald and Winston George recently clocked 10.26s and 10.36s respectively at the National Senior Championships on June 29 and will be the Guyanese athletes who are expected to challenge Amoah.India’s national record holder at the 110m hurdles Siddhanth Thingalaya will also compete, the Mumbai-based setting his country’s 110m hurdles record at 13.48s that he broke in 2017.Thingalaya has represented his nation at the Commonwealth Games twice (2010, 2014) and has participated at the World Championships once in 2017.The 28-year-old is also an Asian junior silver medallist (2010) in the 110m hurdles event and also competed at the World Junior Championships.Jamaica’s Rushell Clayton competing at last year’s AP Invitational. (Track Alerts photo)Current Jamaican national 400m hurdles champion Rushell Clayton said that she’s looking forward to retaining her AP Invitational crown today. Clayton recently won the 400m hurdles at the Jamaican National trials in 54.73s.With Guyana now developing 400m hurdles acumen, having the Jamaican national champion in attendance is definitely going to be a big boost to the Invitational.Further, Clayton is also ranked number 29 in the world and improving as she competes. A big win could mean rising in the world ranking for Clayton.Nevertheless, Guyanese athletes will be able to compete against a class performer and the ability to pick the brain of Clayton will foster development for that particular event.“We have Aliyah Abrams, Travis Collins, Emmanuel Archibald, Winston George and a few others that are ranked in the top 50 in the world so it would be remiss if I don’t mention that we have a lot of Guyanese competing this year and that’s because we are that good,” Pompey said recently about the quality of Guyanese athletes competing at her event.“The Guyanese athletes have come a long way; for years I’ve been at the Olympic Games where it was just me, but that’s not the case now. We have a great group of athletes,” the 2002 Commonwealth Games 400m gold medallist explained.Pompey is encouraging everyone to come out early, since the first race starts promptly at 15:00hrs.Tickets will be sold at $1 000 at the gate for regular seating and $5 000 for VIP.last_img read more

Enyimba Wins 8th Record NPFL Title

first_imgEnyimba FC of Aba defeated Akwa United FC 3-0 yesterday to claim a record 8th Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title at the Super Six Championship Playoff at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.The People’s Elephant finished at the top of the log with 12 points from five games.Reuben Bala scored the opening goal for Enyimba two minutes before the break. Joseph Osadiaye dribbled his way into the Akwa United box and squared the ball to Bala who tapped it into the net effortlessly. It was Bala’s third goal of the Championship play-offs. Stanley Dimgba added the second goal for Enyimba on the hour mark. He nodded home a superb cross from Stanley Okorom.Abdulrahmam Bashir made the scoreline more emphatic when he scored Enyimba’s third goal with a stunning effort from outside the box a minute before time.Interestingly, on a day Rangers International hammered hapless FC Ifeanyiuba 4-2 to dream of a ticket to the CAF Champions League, it was Kano Pillars who finished as runners up to Enyimba with the 1-0 defeat of former champions Lobi Stars. Pillars amassed 11 points from five matches.A 73rd minute goal by Ifeanyi Nweke settled the fight for the second CAF Champions League ticket in favour of the Sai Masu Gida.Rangers who ended the playoff as third finisher on eight points will represent Nigeria in the second tier CAF Confederation Cup. Akwa United was fourth on six points while Lobi placed fifth with four points. FC Ifeanyiuba was sixth with no point from five games.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Gery: Syracuse’s potential realized in upset over Louisville

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ For nine games, frustration defined Syracuse’s season.Penalties, turnovers and mental mistakes repeatedly held back a team that head coach Doug Marrone felt was better than its record indicated. Marrone said it after a demoralizing loss to Minnesota dropped the Orange to 1-3. He remained steadfast in his belief even after the same gaffes cost Syracuse in its fifth loss of the season to Cincinnati.On Saturday, the Orange players finally backed up their coach’s words with a 45-26 rout of No. 11 Louisville in the Carrier Dome.“We always knew we were good,” linebacker Siriki Diabate said. “We always knew that once we played mistake-free and we don’t turn the ball over, we could beat any team in the country.“And that’s just what we did today. We came out and just did the same the coach was preaching all year.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut heading into the matchup with Louisville, Marrone channeled all that frustration and heightened the message. The day after his team’s 35-24 setback to the Bearcats, the head coach told his players the undefeated Cardinals were beatable. Take away the penalties — the holds, the personal fouls, the late hits — and the turnovers, and the Orange could pull the upset.“They’re not Goliath and we’re not David,” SU center Macky MacPherson said Marrone told the team. “We’re Syracuse, we’ve lost some close games, lost some heartbreakers, we’ve beaten ourselves more than we feel like anyone else has beaten us.”Four of Syracuse’s losses came in part due to the team’s undisciplined play.A 42-41 loss to Northwestern in the opener saw the Orange turn the ball over three times and commit 12 penalties for 72 yards. SU fell short by a touchdown against Minnesota— a team that has lost four of its last six games — due largely to four turnovers and 10 penalties. Four more turnovers cost SU in a 23-15 setback to Rutgers on the road. And in its last loss to Cincinnati, the team committed 12 penalties for 104 yards and gave away two fumbles.The penalties killed momentum. They limited the playbook and destroyed SU’s confidence. Marrone pointed to the turnovers after each week, blaming himself for failing to prepare the team.The frustration built with each loss. And with only three games remaining, Marrone expressed that frustration in the week leading up to the Louisville game.“We communicated early on what is that frustration and identified by not being able to make plays,” Marrone said. “Then we identified going through a process of how we can make sure that we don’t make those types of mistakes that we weren’t able to come back to.”And Marrone’s speech to start the week set the tone.If Syracuse played to its potential, Marrone saw a team that could not only compete with Louisville, but one that could also come away with a victory.MacPherson credits Marrone for preparing the team during the week. The game plan was there. The practices were crisp. SU was ready for the challenge.“I can tell you this is the first time I wasn’t nervous all season,” MacPherson said. “I stepped out there and I thought to myself, ‘We’re just going to go out there and play football just like it’s practice,’ and that’s really what happened; first play of the game was exactly what we practiced for three days in a row.”With only two games to play, Syracuse needs to be that prepared and focused every day the rest of the way. Since training camp, Marrone has stressed a day-by-day approach. The players reiterated that after the game.While they are all aware that they only need one more win to reach a bowl game — a position that didn’t seem possible during their five losses — they choose to stay focused on this Saturday’s Missouri game.“We knew we could do it,” Diabate said. “Sometimes we might fall short and even make some mistakes, but we know what we can do once we put it all together.”Syracuse did that for the first time all season with the 19-point win over Louisville. Now the challenge is to match that effort in the final two games.Ryne Gery is the sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at rjgery@syr.edu. Comments Published on November 12, 2012 at 12:30 amlast_img read more

USC to open season against top-ranked Alabama

first_imgTal Volk | Daily TrojanIt’s game time · Junior wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was named the top wide receiver in college football by NCAA.com on Wednesday. The list also included Alabama’s sophomore wide receiver Calvin Ridley.After months of anticipation and preparation, football season begins on Saturday when No. 20 USC travels to Arlington to take on defending national champion and the undisputed No. 1 team in the country, the Alabama Crimson Tide.Though USC has seven victories over No. 1-ranked teams in the past, they are picked to lose by double-digits according to the Las Vegas spread. Head coach Clay Helton highlighted the two main areas the team has been working on.“Takeaways and ball security,” Helton said. “We spent a lot of time in practice just focusing on our individual fundamentals and techniques.”While the outside world has questioned the readiness of USC’s defense in facing a well-oiled machine in the Crimson Tide, the team is confident that it is ready for the challenge.“I think people aren’t aware of us yet,” sophomore defensive tackle Noah Jefferson said. “We have a lot of talent. We did a lot of hard work this offseason.”The defensive line is not the only defensive unit that will have their hands full. Junior cornerback and returner Adoree’ Jackson will be matched up against a man he compared to former USC All-American Nelson Agholor — Alabama sophomore wide receiver Calvin Ridley. Due to Jackson’s responsibilities on defense, his role on offense will be limited, however, he will remain the Trojans’ primary returner.Redshirt senior left tackle Chad Wheeler is still dealing with plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the tissue near the heel, but Helton is expecting to use Wheeler in a few series. Helton said he was very fortunate with the team’s injury situation and described it as very healthy.Also on the offensive line, Helton is expecting redshirt sophomore Chris Brown and junior Damien Mama to split time at left guard.“They’ve both had terrific camps, and it will help keep us fresh,” Helton said.As far as coaching is concerned, offensive coordinator and play caller Tee Martin and defensive line coach Kenechi Udeze will be the primary coaches in the press box. Martin is expected to be an aggressive play caller.“I expect great things from him, I really do,” Helton said. “He believes the run sets up the pass. When you throw the ball, look for explosive plays. We’re of the same mindset.”This will be the first meeting between the two teams since 1985, and USC has not played an SEC team in 10 years. USC has won its last 17 season openers, while Alabama has won its last 14. With many younger players opening their collegiate careers on the biggest stage in the country, Helton shared his advice on keeping their nerves low.“Do your job one play at a time and don’t get caught up in the grandness of the stage or the opponent that you’re playing,” Helton said. “You’ve played great players all through training camp, you’re going to play great players on Saturday; how do you win ball games? You do your job.”See all of our USC-Alabama game coverage here.last_img read more