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Month: January 2020

Dom Rep join Jamaica atop Hoerman Cup leader board

first_img The other Jamaicans, Owen Samuda, had a tough day out on the links, firing an 81 to be tied for thirteenth on 15 over par, while Ian Facey (78) and Sean Morris (73) lost ground to the leaders. Fellow Jamaican William Knibbs carded another 77 in round three to be down the leader board on 19 over par and in 21st position The leaders among countries are Jamaica (+37), tied with the Dominican Republic (+37), Puerto Rico (+56), Barbados (+64), with Trinidad and Tobago at (+65), Cayman Islands (+77), Bahamas (+91) and the US Virgin Islands at 160 over par. Jamaica remain fifth in the George Teale Trophy for women on a 52 over par score, trailing leaders Puerto Rico (32 over par) by some distance. Madelyn Piccininni is the best-placed Jamaican among the women. She did admirably better than her 81 and 85 in the two previous rounds after carding a 78 on Wednesday. The field is being led by Dominican Republic’s Karina Sanchez, who was the best on the day on the women’s side. Trinidadian pair of Carlos Baynes and Richard Camacho had a combined 70 to increase their lead in the Higgs and Higgs trophy to five under par, with Robert Piggot and Michael Haynes of Barbados at minus 2 and in second place. The Jamaican pair of Keith Stein and Radcliff Knibbs are holding on to third, after firing a combined 71 to be at Even Par, through three rounds at the Half Moon Golf Club. Western Bureau: Jamaica’s Jonathan Newham equalled his second-round 71 to lead the individual race in the Caribbean Golf Championship Hoerman Cup at the Half Moon Golf Course in Montego Bay yesterday. Newham’s score puts him one under par for the day and an equal minus one through three rounds, giving host Jamaica a share of the lead with the Dominican Republic, who rallied on the third day through the pair of Redhames Pena and Lino Guerrero. The stakes remain high with only today’s final round remaining to separate the teams. Newham started well from tee-off, and although he had a few setbacks on the front nine, he used the quick fairway and solid greens to maintain his lead. Devaughn Robinson of The Bahamas carded the best score of the round, a minus two under par 70 score. It was the best round of any player in all three days, bettering his opening round 76 on Monday and the 75 he fired on Tuesday. It took him up the leader board where he joined Newham, with Pena in third overall after his 71. He is at six over par through three rounds. Newham again used the conditions to his advantage as the wind, though not as heavy as Tuesday’s, made play tricky for some players. OTHERJAMAICANSlast_img read more

Medals table

first_imgMedals tableCountry G S B Total1. Kenya 6 3 2 112. United States 4 4 6 143. Jamaica 4 2 3 94. Great Britain 3 1 0 45. Poland 2 1 3 66. Cuba 2 1 0 37. China 1 4 1 68. Germany 1 3 2 69. Ethiopia 1 2 0 310. Canada 1 1 2 411. Netherlands 1 1 1 312. Russia 1 1 0 213. South Africa 1 0 1 214. Colombia 1 0 0 114. Czech Rep. 1 0 0 114. Eritrea 1 0 0 1last_img

Jennifer Ellison Brown: A look at the circulatory system

first_img The Heart The circulatory system consists of the heart, complete circuit of the blood vessels, and the blood. The job of the circulatory system is to move oxygen, nutrients and other substances to the body cells and carry carbon dioxide and other waste away from the cells. Blood consists of the fluid plasma, which contains dissolved substances such as glucose and proteins, making 55 per cent of blood volume. Suspended in the plasma are red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets making 45 per cent of blood volume. The blood transports substances and heat around the body and is a defence against infection. Blood composition Blood vessels help the pumping heart circulate blood around the body. Blood is pumped at high pressure into the arteries causing them to swell. When the heart relaxes, the arteries contract, helping to pump the blood around the body with an even flow. The rhythmic beat in the arteries is called the pulse and can be felt where the arteries comes near the surface of the body, e.g. on the wrist, side of the forehead (temple), sides of the neck, etc. A network of very thin-walled blood vessels called capillaries take the blood from the arteries to the tissues of the body, where various exchanges occurs between the blood and the cells of tissues. For example, oxygen, water, nutrients, antibodies and hormones are diffused from the blood to the tissues and carbon dioxide is diffused away from the tissues back to the blood. After having passed through the tissues in the capillaries, the blood returns under low pressure in the veins to the right atrium of the heart. Veins have thinner walls than arteries and have pocket valves along their length, which prevent blood flowing back under gravity. If people stand still too long, gravity can prevent proper flow of blood to the heart. This leads to less oxygenated blood reaching the brain, causing a person to faint. During exercise, blood is moved from other places such as the stomach liver and kidneys to the working muscle, where it is needed most. This is called vascular shunt and is achieved by shutting down capillary beds in those areas and opening extra capillary beds in working muscles. Blood vessels and blood The heart has four chambers. Two upper chambers called atria (singular; atrium) and two lower chambers called ventricles. The heart is divided down the middle into two parts by a wall called the septum. There are two valves between the atria and ventricles: the bicuspid and tricuspid valves that prevent blood from flowing back to the atria from the ventricles. There are also two semi-lunar valves between the heart and the arteries that prevent the back flow of blood to the heart from the arteries. The heart is a double pump for double circulation. The right side pumps blood to the lungs and then it returns to the heart. This is called pulmonary circulation. The left side pumps blood to the body and then it returns to the heart. This is called systemic circulation. The heart pumps blood by contracting. When the heart relaxes, both sides are filled with blood from the veins. The atria contracts and the veins, where they join the atria, also contract and blood is forced into the ventricles. The ventricles contract, the valves from the atria close and blood is forced out of the heart into the arteries. This repeated cycle is called cardiac cycle. – A heartbeat is one complete cycle. – The heart rate is the number of beats per minute. – The stroke volume is the amount of blood pumped from the left ventricle in one heart beat. – The cardiac output is the volume of blood pumped from the left ventricle in one minute. Therefore, cardiac output = stroke volume X heart rate. The cardiac output to the body increases during exercise as a result of increase in heart rate and stroke volume. The working muscles, therefore, receive much more blood and much more oxygen and nutrients. Also heat, carbon dioxide and lactic acid are carried away from the tissues more quickly. The heart gets stronger as a result of all the extra work it has to do during exercise.last_img read more

Fudadin eyes 1,000 runs, five centuries

first_img HARDER GOAL “When I began this competition, my goal was 1,000 runs and five centuries. With six matches to go, I still believe that is possible, but the way we (Jaguars) are beating teams by an innings will make that goal harder,” Fudadin said with a chuckle during an interview with Kaieteur News. “But I can’t do it on my own; it has to be the will of God.” Starting the final day on 52 for two, requiring a further 213 to make the visitors bat again, Red Force battled to 136 for two before suffering a sensational collapse to be bowled out for 216. Jaguars have now vaulted clear at the top of the standings on 70 points after four straight victories. “It feels good to get a hundred after so long. Alhamdulillah …. without God nothing is possible,” said Fudadin, a devout Muslim who played Test cricket in 2012. “I have been working hard on my game. I was batting well for a long time but not spending enough time at the crease to build big scores. I never doubted my ability to bat. It was not a technical problem but more of a mental one.” The talented left-hander has struggled to get starts in this season’s tournament with scores of four and zero in the first round, five in the second round and nine in the first innings of the third round. However, he found some form and confidence in the second innings against Barbados when he made 42. “I did not spend much time at the crease in my previous innings in this tournament because I did not manage too many runs,” said Fudadin, whose 102 was his first century since scoring 103 for West Indies ‘A’ against Sri Lanka ‘A’ October last year in Sri Lanka. “In addition to perseverance, patience and self-belief, having a supporting family helps. My wife (Akeema) and friends are always there for me.” PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Opener Assad Fudadin says Guyana Jaguars’ rampage through the WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL) after four rounds may prevent him from achieving his goals in the regional tournament this season. Fudadin has set a goal of 1,000 runs, including five centuries for the season, but says the Jaguars’ lopsided victories in the tournament are making it impossible for him to attain such a feat. Fudadin scored 102, his fifth first-class century, to help Jaguars to a massive innings and 49-run victory over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at the Queen’s Park oval on Monday.last_img read more

Uphill task for Ja Scorpions

first_imgNORTH SOUND, Antigua (CMC):Jamaica Scorpions, set 366 for victory by Leeward Islands Hurricanes, were 58 for two at the close of the third day of their sixth-round, Regional First Class championship game at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium yesterday.Scores: HURRICANES 155 (Daron Cruickshank 51, Montcin Hodge 41; Damion Jacobs 5-50, Nikita Miller 4-63) and 368 for eight declared. (Jahmar Hamilton 130 not out, Montcin Hodge 72, Orlando Peters 41, Daron Cruickshank 20; Nikita Miller 4-107, Damion Jacobs 3-100).SCORPIONS 158 (Sheldon Cottrell 37, AndrÈ McCarthy 27, Jermaine Blackwood 26; Rahkeem Cornwall 5-74) & 58 for two.AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM IN GUYANA: Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, replying to Guyana Jaguars’ 237, were 136 for three in their first innings at the close of the second day yesterday.Scores: JAGUARS 237 (Vishaul Singh 104 not out, Veerasammy Permaul 47, Leon Johnson 23; Marlon Richards 3-41, Rayad Emrit 3-44, Jon-Russ Jagessar 3-59)RED FORCE 136 for three (Yannic Cariah 58 not out, Evin Lewis 26).AT KENSINGSTON OVAL: Barbados Pride, replying to Windward Islands Volcanoes’ 250 all out, were 272 for two in their first innings at the close on the second day.Scores: VOLCANOES 250 (AndrÈ Fletcher 84, Kavem Hodge 53, Shane Shillingford 28; Miguel Cummings 5-47, Sulieman Benn 3-65).PRIDE 272 for two (Kraigg Brathwaite 117, Shai Hope 98 not out, Kyle Corbin 38).last_img read more

UN: Zika virus will be ‘way down’ before Olympics

first_imgGENEVA (AP):The head of the World Health Organization’s Zika response team is predicting that Brazil will host a “fantastic Olympics”, and that the mosquito-borne virus will be “way down” by the time the Summer Games begin in Rio de Janeiro on August 5.Dr Bruce Aylward, WHO’s executive director for outbreaks and health emergencies, said yesterday at a news conference that the mosquito population is expected to drop off around when Rio hosts the games, since it will be winter in the southern hemisphere.Rio’s Olympic venues are also in a relatively confined area, he noted, making it easier for authorities to control the local mosquito population.”Brazil is going to have a fantastic Olympics and it’s going to be a successful Olympics and the world is going to go there,” Aylward said. “I just wish I was going there, but there’s not going to be a lot of problems there by then, so I’ll be somewhere else.”Aylward also pointed to the “probability” that the Zika virus will have “gone through” a large slice of the country’s population by then, so many Brazilians might have developed an immunity to the disease by the time of the August 5-21 games.Zika, however, is just the latest cloud hanging over Brazil ahead of South America’s first Olympics. The country is coping with its worst recession in 100 years, impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff and a wide-ranging corruption scandal centred on the state-controlled oil-and-gas giant Petrobras.Brazil has recorded more than one million suspected Zika infections in recent months amid strong concerns that the virus could be linked to a spike in the number of babies born with abnormally small heads microcephaly and to a rare neurological syndrome that can cause temporary paralysis in people of all ages.In Brazil yesterday, ministers, state governors, health authorities and members of the armed forces visited schools throughout the country to involve students in the nationwide campaign to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads the Zika virus.WHO has declared a global health emergency due to the virus, saying it could produce as many as 4 million cases in the next year. The mosquitoes that spread Zika which also spread dengue and yellow fever are entrenched across the region and in a wide belt around the globe, mostly in tropical areas.last_img read more

Scotia recognises Bernard for contribution to netball

first_imgKINGSTON:Scotiabank made a special presentation to Marva Bernard, former president of the Netball Jamaica (NJ), for her contribution to the development of the sport.”We have seen your dedication and hard work and wanted to personally express our appreciation to you for all that you have done for netball over the years,” said Jacqueline Sharp, president and CEO of Scotia Group, after making the presentation in her office at Scotiabank Centre on Tuesday.”Our netballers have risen to such great international prominence in recent years, and I think it is safe to say that a lot of this success has been attributable to your determination,” Sharp pointed out.Scotiabank has been supporting NJ since 2006 when Bernard first made an appeal to the company for assistance. Since then, the sponsorship has been focused primarily on the development of the Under-16 team and the establishment of a strong core of junior umpires.Her presents included a specially designed tombstone, which reads: ‘Presented to Marva Bernard, Past President Netball Jamaica, for passionate advocacy, dedicated administration, outstanding service and sterling contribution to the development and growth of netball in Jamaica’.Bernard expressed delight at the recognition.”To say I’m overwhelmed would be an understatement,” she said. “I have always felt like a part of the Scotiabank family. My job was made much easier because I have never felt uncomfortable to ask for help,” she continued.HER WORDS OF WISDOMShe also used the opportunity to share her own words of wisdom.”Success,” she said, “is really about relationship building. Persons need to remember that ethics and accountability are important, and sponsors need to know that you are using their money wisely,” she advised.She added: “If you don’t have supportive friends, the road can get lonely, but always remember it’s not what you get, it’s what you become that is important.”In this new phase of her life, Bernard says she is enjoying retirement.”There are days when I wake up and I want to do nothing,” she said.However, for the most part, she admits taking up swimming in the mornings, training for a 5K and assisting her church with a number of projects. She also remains open to organisations that may want to lean on her expertise.last_img read more

Former jockey James Long dies in car crash

first_imgSHELBYVILLE, Kentucky (AP): James Long, a jockey who won more than 300 races in his career, has died in a car accident. He was 62. Shelby County (Kentucky) Sheriff’s spokesman Jason Rice said that Long died Tuesday night after losing control of his car and veering into a grassy median while travelling east on I-64 near Shelbyville. Long’s car catapulted before landing on its nose. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene. Rice said that neither drugs nor alcohol is considered a factor in the wreck, but the investigation is ongoing, and toxicology reports are pending. One of racing’s few African-American jockeys when he started in the mid-1970s, Long won 309 races and earned more than $2.7 million in 4,029 starts from 1976 to 2008. Long, born in New York City, won multiple-stakes races and earned his first as an apprentice aboard Valid Appeal in the 1975 Dwyer Handicap at Belmont Park, guiding the 14-1 long shot to a three-length victory on a sloppy track. The Frankfort, Kentucky, resident had recently worked as a steward and clerk of scales at Hazel Park Raceway in Michigan. “He was real professional and a diligent worker,” Hazel Park assistant director of track operations Mike Stommen said of Long. “Just a pleasant person to work with.” NOTE: James Long also rode at Caymanas Park in Jamaica during the 1990s. DRUG, ALCOHOL NOT FACTORSlast_img read more

Tony Becca | Windies eyes are smiling

first_imgThe history of West Indies cricket is rich and glorious, especially when we hear the echoes of Lord’s in 1950 and that wonderful summer, of the years surrounding 1965, and of the all-conquering march from the late 1970s, through the 1980s, and into the 1990s. It is even as wonderful when you hear the roll call of champions of the recent past. Some, however, may say that such greatness could not last, and that the West Indies should be grateful and thankful for all those memorable moments and great players while waiting for the renaissance, and, without a doubt, that is true. On the other hand, however, some may say, including me, that the wait is too long, far too long, and that from 1950, 1965, and the 1980s, is a long time to wait. does not matter And the hurtful part is that nothing seems to be happening, or is being done about it. It seems that it does not matter that a team which was once, or twice, so great, and for so long so invincible, is down at the bottom, mixing with the likes of Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, and now Ireland and Afghanistan. And what is hurting even more is that while other teams will come along and, therefore, one cannot expect to be the best, or among the best, all the time, it has been this way for some 20 years with no change, neither up nor down, and mostly down. What is heard from time to time from those who are in charge is that we have “turned the corner” or we are “turning the corner” when all that we have been doing, apart from firing a shot here and there, is getting dizzy going around and round the roundabout. And what is heard from captains, coaches, and sometimes managers is excuse after excuse, nothing but words upon words, while they talk about “going back to the drawing board”, “players not pulling their weight”, “players not committed”, “players needing to show more responsibility”, “we did not make enough runs”, “we need more consistency in our bowling”, and “the players are not fit enough”. Since Thursday, however, from last Sunday to Thursday, to be exact, the mood has changed as West Indians from all over, at home and abroad, men, women, and children, exuded pride and happiness at West Indies’ brilliance in the sunshine of Barbados. After fumbling, slipping, and falling in the raindrops at Sabina Park a week or so before, an apparently inspired West Indies team went to Kensington Oval, once known as the “Lion’s Den” because of its fiery surface and many victories for West Indies, and preened themselves for all to see. After losing the first Test by seven wickets, and with many expecting them to fold again in Kensington Oval, the West Indies stood up, beat their chests, surprised Pakistan, and flogged them by 106 runs. Lowest total ever And it was not supposed to be, not really, and, at least, not after Pakistan had been left a winning target of 188 runs to win very early on the final day and despite the state of the deteriorating pitch. Bowling, and fielding, like men inspired, however, West Indies charged in, gave everything they had, and Pakistan were stunned and were humbled for the joint lowest total ever at the Oval when they were cut down one hour or so after lunch for a measly 81 runs in 34.4 overs. Finding a pitch which, probably, much to their regret before the final day, and on the evidence of the television screen, was unusually dry and powdery at the start of play and later on offering inconsistent bounce from the number of cracks around, the West Indies buckled down to business, played like how one is expected to play in a Test match, and although they appeared behind the eighth ball for most of the match, came back with a bang to win it in a thrilling, exciting, and dramatic finish. A number of the batting faults was still evident in some of the batsmen, especially the two newcomers; there were too many no-balls in the first innings, and a few catches were dropped, but when one looked at their overall commitment, they were super ambassadors, from start to finish. Roston Chase, playing copybook strokes as he did again India last year, once against stood in the breach with a lovely innings of 131, and captain Jason Holder, as he has done so often, offered good support with a good innings of 58 followed by bowling figures of three for 42 off 29 stingy overs in the first innings when the bowlers limited Pakistan’s batsmen to a very slow run rate and prevented them from getting away. As good as those performances were, however, because of who they came from, they were not surprising, neither were they unexpected. Stroke-playing potential The performances which made the victory so wonderful, and exciting, and dramatic were those in the second innings as Pakistan sniffed victory and moved in. Shai Hope, who locked away his stroke-playing potential to produce an innings of 90 on that pitch and under such testing circumstances, was marvellous, and so, too, for a time, was Vishaul Singh, who contributed a valuable 32, the fielding of Shimron Hetmeyer, the wicketkeeping of Shane Dorwich, and the bowling of the three pacers, who all demonstrated accuracy and skill, stamina, and a willingness to fight to the end. In a display of the stuff of which champions are made, Shannon Gabriel claimed five wickets for 11 runs off 11 overs, the best of his career, young Alzaaro Joseph, two for 42 off 12, and Holder, three for 23 off 11.4 overs. The score is one-one, but the “corner” has not yet been turned. Some of the players, most of them, still need to work hard, much harder. This, however, was a pleasing performance, despite the state of the pitch. There was, without a doubt, a little sunshine in Bridgetown on Thursday afternoon.last_img read more

WWE: Pro wrestler Ric Flair out of surgery and resting

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