Brathwaite’s wicket key for Scorpions – Campbell

first_imgJohn Campbell, captain of Jamaica Scorpions, believes the wicket of Barbados Pride opener Kraigg Brathwaite will be key if the Jamaica Scorpions is to make a comeback in their WICB Professional League encounter at Sabina Park.Brathwaite, the captain of the Pride, at the close was on 66 when his team closed on 103 for three on the first day.This was in reply to the Scorpions pedestrian first-innings total of 177 after they had won the toss and elected to bat.”His (Brathwaite’s) wicket will be key, and if we can come out and get his wicket, I think their batting will be under some pressure,” stated Campbell, who is leading the Scorpions for the second time.Coming off scores of 117, 30 and 34 since his return from Australia with the West Indies Test team, Brathwaite, in his usual accumulating style, has so far batted for close to two and, half hours and hit 11 fours.Of note, as well, was his duel with the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, left-arm spinner Nikita Miller.Closing with competitive figures of three for 22 off 14 overs, Miller got the ball to turn considerably, putting Brathwaite and others under pressure at times.”Miller put in a good spell,” conceded Brathwaite, who is eyeing a 16th first class in the process.”Once the spinners hit in the right areas, it is not easy scoring as the pitch is turning.”But its’ just about trusting my defence and staying positive when I see the ball to score and rotation of the strike.He continued: “I would like to score a hundred here at Sabina Park. The last couple of times, I scored two 90s.”I am working towards that, but, at the end of the day, I am looking to build a foundation with my team to get a big score.”With him at the close was the in-form Royston Chase, who has batted for 39 minutes and is nine not out.Earlier, the Jamaica Scorpions, hoping to break a string of three consecutive defeats, were led to their total by Andre McCarthy, 52, and opener Shacaya Thomas, 50.McCarthy, entering the fray with Jamaica at 42 for one, batted for one hour and 48 minutes and counted six fours and a six, while Thomas batted for an hour and 34 minutes on his way to hitting his second half century in as many matches.Former West Indies Under-19 fast bowler Justin Greaves with five for 41, his first five-wicket-haul in his third first-class encounter, was the pick of the bowlers.New West Indies left-arm spinning recruit Jomel Warrican ended with two for 43.”We did not get anywhere close to the runs that we wanted,” Campbell highlighted.”But, having said that, the total is already there and is a task for our bowlers to go and defend.”last_img read more

As Ebola Rages Hell in Liberia:

first_imgA man believed to be in his early 30s set the main conference room of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoSHW) on fire Wednesday, July 23.Our Health Correspondent, who was privileged to enter the room as the firefighters battled the blaze, noticed that the fire had completely burnt everything in its path, including two large standing British Thermal Unit (BTU) air conditioners and the very expensive leather-coated chairs reserved for VIPs.The arsonist, unofficially identified as Edward Willington Bailey, alleged that he set the Ministry ablaze because his 14-year-old younger brother (name not given) had reportedly died last Friday, July 18, from the deadly Ebola virus, which is raging in Liberia.He further stated “Because the health workers and the government abandoned my brother so I decided to burn down the Health Ministry.”As he spoke, he was being pushed around and hassled by some MOSHW employees, who were very angry at what he had allegedly done. The police came to his rescue and took him to the Liberia National Police Headquarters.Our correspondent said Bailey had been among health practitioners and international partners who had gathered at the Ministry on Tuesday, July 22 (the day before), when President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Luis Gomes Sambo, attended the Ebola Task Force meeting.Deputy Health Minister for Health Services, Dr. Bernice Dahn, had asked, almost at the close of the meeting, if any partner had something new that they wanted to share with the Ministry. It was following this question that Bailey got up and went to the podium, to present what he said was a business model that he and others had put together to help in the anti-Ebola campaign.But his brief presentation was reportedly so disjointed and incoherent that people started walking out of the room. Dr. Dahn asked him to go back to his seat, which he politely did.It is not yet established whether he had planned to carry out his arson attack on Tuesday when President Sirleaf and the guests, including foreign diplomats, were in the room.The conference room, which was set ablaze, had been used by the Ministry’s Ebola Task Force to meet every morning since the deadly disease’s outbreak was reported in March 2014.There are many theories now surrounding Bailey’s mental status. Bystanders, especially some of the Ministry’s employees, were heard saying that he is “mentally deranged.” If this is true then he is one of 40 percent Liberians, who a Harvard Study has said have a mental problem—Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).Neither the government nor the Ministry, has issued an official statement on Wednesday’s arson attack against the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, which is struggling to cope with the deadly Ebola outbreak.EBOLA SITUATION REPORTMeanwhile, the Health Ministry has reported in an update that at least seven (7) more persons died on Tuesday after contracting the virus. Three are from Lofa while the rest died in Montserrado County. This brings the death tally to at least 60 confirmed since March 22 when the first wave of the attack was reported.Speaking at the Tuesday Task Force Meeting, President Sirleaf told the nation that she had instructed officers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) and the Liberia National Police to be on the standby in order to ensure that safety and preventive measures emanating from the Health Ministry in fighting the Ebola virus are adhered to by the Liberian public.The President told everyone within Liberia’s borders that the fight against Ebola should be seen as a national endeavor and as such, officers of the AFL and LNP are to contribute their quotas by making sure that citizens obey the Health Ministry’s mandates.The Health Ministry has consistently called on everyone and every community to report anyone showing symptoms of the disease. They have warned family members of a person suspected of dying from the virus not go anywhere near the corpse or touch the remains.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

As Ebola Ravages, Lil Beshop Drops New Track: Let’s Pray

first_imgPrayer is the key, and as many pray daily during these trying times, a new track released today has reminded us why prayer is so important.“…That all this nonsense papa God must embrace? Nobody cares for their friend in this small place/ When that bad time they giving God the praise, but let’s just pray for everything that happen whether good or bad let’s pray…” goes a couple of bars in the track.Since dropping his hit track “Human being” and “Plenty plenty girls”, Lil Beshop has become one of latest favorite Hip-Co stars around.Also known as Enoch Yeaphyde, Lil Beshop is now ready to remind us why we love his music so much, through his new track called “Let’s pray”.“I came out with this song because LIB was born on a Christian principles; lots of temptation will come her [Liberia’s] way.  The only solution is prayer.  All types of things will happen in this land, so let’s pray for God to have mercy,” the star expressed about his song.“Lets pray,” reminds us that prayers should be lifted despite the storm, trail, tribulation or blessing that we come across daily. And lil Beshop feels that the only solution to our problem is prayer.“Lot of things will come our way. We don’t have power over it; only God can help us through. My song is meaningful; it shows many reasons why we need to pray,” he added.According to Lil Beshop, he has been working on this track for years and feels that it is now appropriate to release it.“Well, the Ebola virus is real and it kills very fast. So I’m asking everybody to wash their hands and keep as clean as they can.“Through this method of keeping clean, it fights Ebola. Secondly ‘Let’s pray’ to God,” he closed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mayor accused of ethics breach

first_imgThe city Ethics Commission filed a 31-count accusation Tuesday against the 2003 City Council campaign of now-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. In a six-page declaration, the commission said Villaraigosa’s primary election campaign received four contributions in excess of the $500 limit and exceeded the total amount allowed to be given by corporations. The Ethics Commission also said the campaign failed to follow city laws in disclosing the contents of 23 mailers and failing to provide a copy of a campaign script. Villaraigosa attorney Stephen Kaufman said the campaign mistakenly failed to return the individual contributions and provide the campaign literature. But Kaufman said he will contest the accusation regarding corporation contributions. Kaufman said that money was raised after the election and used for Villaraigosa’s officeholder account as a councilman. The 2003 race marked Villaraigosa’s first election to city office after his defeat by James Hahn in the 2001 race for mayor. Villaraigosa defeated incumbent Councilman Nick Pacheco in the 2003 race and used his council office to run for mayor in 2005. Ethics Commission staff said they could not comment on the accusations until the issue is heard by the city Ethics Commission. Commission staff said individual contributions in excess of the $500 limit were from: Bruce Coring and his Metropolitan Theatres Good Government Committee, which gave a total of $750; attorney Alan Rothenberg, who gave a total of $750; Daisy Ma, who gave $800; and United Crane Services, which gave $1,000. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want 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

LOCAL DUNFANAGHY WOMAN PENS HILARIOUS POEM FOR RTE STAR RYAN TUBRIDY

first_imgA local Dunfanaghy woman distraught at the prospect of missing out on seeing her favourite TV personality Ryan Tubridy visit her hometown has penned a hilarious poem to mark the occasion!Carol with the help of friend Stephen Quinn penned the quirky poem in tribute to RTE star Ryan Tubridy.Carol Corcoran 26, who works as a nurse in St. Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin is gutted that she won’t be able to personally welcome The Late Late Show host when he visits Dunfanaghy tomorrow.The RTE star will visit the thriving seaside village of Dunfanaghy for a special feature on the Wild Atlantic Way. However, the thought of missing out on the chance to meet Ryan, as well as possibly winning many of the superb prizes up for grabs has prompted Carol to write a poem dedicated to ‘Tubs’.Here is the poem in all its glory below:Ryan, when I heard your doing the wild Atlantic way, It really and truly did make my day. See I’m Carol, and I come from Donegal,And Ya picked my wee town,Ah you’ll have a ball!! The town of Dunfanaghy is where I’m from, A great wee town and your more than welcome to come. You should go for a drive around Hornhead, And my mother said you can stay in our spare bed. And because your a fan of them wooly jumpers and that, My mother said she would knit you a hat. Where else would you find a shop that sells coffee and pottery in one, Dunfanaghy is unique, the best bar – none. You should grab a bike from Tommy bike shop and go for a ride, And finish the day off by watching the sun dissappear with the tide. Or you could go for a pint in one of the locals pubs,sure there are a few,But if it’s cocktails your into ,then head to Cafe ArnouI write this poem to you because I won’t be there on the day, “Oh shit that’s a pity” I can hear you say!!Well yes Ryan I do agree,But there is one thing you can do for me!! Rumour has it you have a few prizes to be won!! Funny enough I think this poem deserves one!!!  LOCAL DUNFANAGHY WOMAN PENS HILARIOUS POEM FOR RTE STAR RYAN TUBRIDY was last modified: June 9th, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

SOCCER: KEADUE ROVERS MOVE CLOSER TO SECURING TITLE AFTER EMPHATIC WIN OVER CURRAGH ATHLETIC

first_imgKeadue Rovers took a giant step closer to securing the Saturday Division Two League title after hammering Curragh Athletic last night.Keadue were in rampant form and scored four goals in a superb performance that edges them closer to securing silverware and promotion.Former Derry City and Finn Harps midfielder Patrick Bonner has returned from Australia for a one-month holiday, and he stamped his class all over proceedings last night in Killygordon. Bonner used his senior experience to take control of the match and he scored his side’s opening goal through a superb diving header at the back post.Daniel Bonner netted a second for Keadue and when Conor Greene added a third there was no way back for Curragh after that net.Greene caused problems throughout and deservedly got his second goal late on to wrap up a vital three points for Keadue in their quest for the title.Keadue are now four points clear of nearest challengers Mulroy with just two games to go and very much have one hand on the title. SOCCER: KEADUE ROVERS MOVE CLOSER TO SECURING TITLE AFTER EMPHATIC WIN OVER CURRAGH ATHLETIC was last modified: April 9th, 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:Curragh AthleticKeadue RoversNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

Villa and Spurs ‘nowhere near’ deal for Grealish as deadline rapidly approaches

first_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti RANKED 3 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland three-way race The winger is said to have told Villa he wants to leave and play top flight football again moving on Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND 3 LATEST “We all know what football is, but at the moment Spurs haven’t got anywhere near what the owners want to consider.“So there is not a discussion to be had at the moment, because they’re got nowhere near the figure they demanded.”Spurs want to make the 21-year-old winger their first signing of the summer but have just six days before the transfer window slams shut early this season on August 9.Grealish is said to have indicated he wants to join the north London club but Villa are unwilling to budge. TOP WORK Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? targets center_img Spurs have been after Grealish all summer Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Bruce has been promised by the new owners that Grealish will not be sold on the cheap The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Villa are not fully out of the woods but do now have at least some leverage, which Bruce is keen to exploit.At his press conference ahead of the Championship opener at Hull City on Monday, Bruce said: “We don’t want to lose our best players, but they’re aware of course that everyone has their price. The best thing the (new) owners have been able to do is not let anybody go on the cheap.“So if someone wants to buy our players, they are going to have to find a premium and make sure the owners are comfortable with it. 3 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Tottenham Hotspur are ‘nowhere near’ a deal for Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish, according to the player’s boss Steve Bruce.Spurs submitted a £20million opening offer this week but Villa are said to want double that as they stand firm after their recent takeover solved many of their financial worries.last_img read more

EMMET RUSHE: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BUILDING A SUPER-SMOOTHIE!

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: The rise of the smoothie is a bit of a phenomenon. The global market for smoothie consumption is set to hit approximately $8 Billion this year and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.Driven by a new health-consciousness among consumers, today’s on-the-go convenience of gulping down your vitamins and minerals is appealing to more and more of us.Most of us consider smoothies a healthy but a sweet snack, consisting of fruit and possibly yogurt, or other ingredients like peanut butter or soy milk.The most convenient (and cheapest) way to make the drink is by using frozen fruit. The making of smoothies goes back to the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s with the invention and use of both blenders and refrigerators.Smoothies became associated with the health food industry in the Sixties through people like Jack Lalanne, the renowned health and fitness guru, who was one of the earliest advocates of juicing and nutrition.Today, with the trend toward organic and natural foods, smoothies have come into their own.The only problem that I see when people make or buy smoothies is they are mostly fruit and fruit juice, with very little else in them. Precision Nutrition coach Ryan Andrews has the same opinion on juice bar smoothies;‘Honestly, these store bought and juice bar type shakes are just barely better than a fast-food milk-shake.’‘They’re typically sweetened heavily with sugar, loaded with poor protein sources, and missing many of the nutrients found in whole foods.’Sure, you can have them as a treat, as a way to get your fruit and veg intake in an easy and convenient way, but they can be so much more.They can be an easy way to get a meal in, without actually cooking, you just have to plan them out the right way. A typical store bought smoothie looks like this;• Contains high levels of sugar• Include low quality protein sources• Rely heavily on processed ingredients• Use too many artificial componentsAn upgraded smoothie would look like this;• Contain minimal sugar and artificial ingredients• Use high quality protein sources• Include whole sources of fruit and vegetables• Provide fibre and healthy fats The first thing you should do before starting to make smoothies is get a good blender.I spent years with the cheaper varieties and spent more time trying to get the consistency right and then trying to clean the jug, than I did actually enjoying the smoothie.The ‘Nutri Ninja’ or the ‘Nutri bullet’ would be the two that give you a great smoothie every time.During my time studying for my Precision nutrition certification, I learned a few ways to upgrade the smoothie into a ‘Super Smoothie’Not all of the steps below are mandatory. Feel free to play around with the ingredients.If you don’t want a topper, leave it out.If you want extra veggies, go for it.If you are trying to keep your calories down, you can manipulate variables like portion sizes, and carb and fat amounts.Pick a liquid• Water• Almond milk (unsweetened)• Cow’s milk• Soy milk (unsweetened)• Hemp milk (unsweetened)• Iced green teaLess liquid = thick shakes.More liquid = thin shakes. 4-8 oz is a good starting point for each serving.Pick a protein powder• Whey protein• Casein protein• Pea protein• Rice protein• Hemp protein• Other proteins or protein blendsFind the protein supplement that you like best.1-2 scoops should be sufficient (25-50 g).Pick a veggie• Dark leafy greens: Spinach / kale• Pumpkin / sweet potato• Beets / beet greens (roast and remove skin first)• Cucumber / celery• Powdered greens supplementSpinach is usually your best bet, as it is virtually flavourless in your Super Shake.Add 1-2 handfuls.Pick a fruit• Apples• Bananas• Berries• Cherries• Dates• Pineapple / mangoToss in half a banana to give the shake an excellent consistency.You can use fresh or frozen fruit.Aim for 1-2 cupped handfuls.Pick a healthy fat• Walnuts• Flax, hemp, chia seeds• Cashews• Almonds• Peanut and nut buttersWhen blended well, nuts and seeds give the shake a nice, rich consistency.1-2 thumb lengths are usually enough.Pick a topper• Coconut• Cacao nibs / dark chocolate• Greek Yogurt• Oats / granola• Cinnamon• Ice cubes (if using fresh fruit)Add oats if you need extra carbs. Add Greek yogurt if you want more protein and a smoother consistency.For all of these, a little goes a long way, so don’t overdo them.An example of how you would put this together would be as follows;Apple Cinnamon SmoothieNotes: put all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!Ingredients:2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk1 Granny Smith apple (cored, sliced)½ frozen banana1 tsp cinnamonStevia (to taste)5 ice cubesThere you have it, the ultimate guide to building a super smoothie.There are literally endless combinations that you can put together for these.Play around with the ingredients and enjoy.#TrainSmartFor more information, contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118?ref=hl* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessEMMET RUSHE: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BUILDING A SUPER-SMOOTHIE! was last modified: October 18th, 2015 by John2Share 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:emmet rushefitness columnGuidesuper smoothielast_img read more

Raiders reward Darren Waller with contract extension

first_imgALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders have signed tight end Darren Waller to a multiyear contract extension.The team announced Wednesday the deal to keep Waller from becoming a restricted free agent next offseason.Waller has been one of the biggest bright spots for the Raiders this season. He leads the team with 37 catches through five games for 359 yards and 17 first downs. Waller entered the year with just 18 career catches for Baltimore and Oakland after being drafted by the Ravens in the sixth …last_img read more

Plants Have an Immune System, Too

first_imgWe know that animals fight disease with an army of patrols swimming in blood, but how do plants cope?  They are exposed to pathogens, too: everything from bacteria to fungi, worms and insects.  Without a central nervous system or circulatory system to help, are our gentle green friends at the mercy of what comes?  The answer is no.  In Nature Nov 16, two biologists described “the plant immune system.”1    “Plants, unlike mammals, lack mobile defender cells and a somatic adaptive immune system,” wrote Jones and Dangl, authors of the paper.  “Instead, they rely on the innate immunity of each cell and on systemic signals emanating from infection sites.”  These signals help special proteins distinguish self from non-self.  The authors describe a two-branch and four-stage system involving numerous protein parts.  Much remains to be understood, but what they wrote about is withering in its complexity.  It must work pretty well, when all is said and done.  In short, “Most plants resist infection by most pathogens,” they noted.1Jonathan D. G. Jones and Jeffery L. Dangl, “Review: The plant immune system,” Nature 444, 323-329 (16 November 2006) | doi:10.1038/nature05286.The authors use evolutionary language, but it is really superfluous.  They talk about how angiosperms arose at the same time pathogens evolved to take advantage of them, and how the evolutionary arms race continues to this day.  While this may satisfy the need of certain atheists to feel like they are on the path to understanding how things might make themselves, their explanations are too general for empirical verification and border on the teleological.    A fresh approach might be to view the plants and their pathogens as parts of an interacting system of checks and balances.  Plants need to thrive to fulfill their roles in the ecosystem, but might overtake everything if unchecked.  Pathogens are like governors on the engine or brakes at the speed limit.  For their work, they get paid with plant food.    When things become unbalanced and whole populations collapse, that’s when we tend to see the pathogens as evil.  Why things get unbalanced is an interesting question.  Exchanging metaphors to see the scene as a Darwinian struggle for selfishness and survival, however, does nothing to help the empirical investigation of the system.  It is philosophy, not science.  What qualifies as science is applying principles derived from the observed cause and effect structure of the world.  When we see interacting systems involving complex machines and informational systems, we infer that intelligence was involved in their origin.  That’s about all science can say.  Further understanding requires input from other sources.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more