first_img CRISP SCORING FORM WESTERN BUREAU: After defeating Montego Bay United FC 3-1 in Monday night’s Red Stripe Premier League fixture at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, Portmore United’s head coach, Jeffrey Hewitt, believes his team’s 3-1 victory proved they can adapt and still remain razor sharp. Hewitt employed a counter-attacking style in the second half as MBU had them pinned inside their half for the majority of the second half of a thrilling match, to come away with a result that put them back atop the standings with only three regular season games left in the schedule. “We knew how this Montego Bay team plays and we wanted to catch them on the break, which we did twice, as we can play counter-attacking football too, and we demonstrated that and got three goals for it,” said Hewitt. He said his core of players can play from the bench as well as from the start and whenever summoned they are ready to perform, which oftentimes ends in a good result for the team. Hewitt’s three second-half substitutes played key roles in Monday night’s victory, but Hewitt said they remain focused on the upcoming games and the semi-finals. Ricardo Morris fired Portmore into a fifth-minute lead, which they held way into the second half when substitute Mark Alves doubled the score in the 72nd minute. Tramaine Stewart made the game safe for Portmore when he scored in the 76th minute. Owayne Gordon continued his crisp scoring form by netting in the 86th minute. However, it was the only goal MBU would muster on a night when they dominated the ball-possession statistic. Already assured a semi-final place, Portmore, according to Hewitt, went about embellishing their head-to-head record against MBU, posting a third win over their title-chasing rivals in emphatic style and now have eyes peeled on the bonus $1 million for the team ending the regular season with the most points. Portmore lead the standings with 57 points, one clear of MBU, and followed by defending champions Arnett Gardens FC (54). UWI FC (42), Humble Lion FC (41) and Harbour View (39) are also in a keen battle for the final semi-final spot. “We are taking it one step at a time. From this game, we will now concentrate on the next game and hope it gets us where we need to be at the end,” Hewitt stated.last_img read more

first_imgthe Choice Trust offers training to community-based health workers and community members who are then able to provide care to their communities. (Image: Choice Trust, via Facebook)The threat of illness is always something we have to keep an eye out for, and access to medical care is important for living a healthy and fulfilling life.But for people living in South Africa’s rural areas, access to medical assistance often means having to cover large distances to get to the nearest hospital or clinic, which makes regular check-ups difficult.This is why the Choice Trust has shifted the focus onto rural communities around Tzaneen in Limpopo and has developed community home-based medical care through training and outreach.WHAT CHOICE TRUST IS ABOUTAccredited by the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority, the Choice Trust offers training to community-based health workers and community members who are then able to provide care to their communities.“It was established in greater Tzaneen originally and focused predominantly on the needs of farm workers,” explains Nicola Stuart-Thompson, the director of the Choice Trust.“Soon, however, the organisation realised that addressing just the needs of farm workers wasn’t sufficient and we needed to move into the rural community.”While spreading their reach further into Tzaneen’s rural areas, members of the organisation realised that health needs are very broad and therefore developed the organisation in order to provide a variety of services.“One of our programmes is the home-based care programme through which we have 65 caregivers,” Stuart-Thompson explains.These caregivers service around 10 000 households, offering a variety of services including screening and prevention in order to catch health issues before they become more problematic.“There are a number of challenges that we face,” says Hilary Saichitima, the programme coordinator at the Choice Trust.“One of the biggest challenges that we face is the distance that patients have to travel in order to get to a clinic or in order to get to a health facility as well as the distances that our caregivers have to travel in order to get to the patients.”Knowing where to go when in need of help is one of the major benefits of Choice Trust. It has also grown into a good referral system for those looking for help from social workers and support groups.GET INVOLVEDIf you’re looking to get involved with the Choice Trust, have a look at their website for details.You can also contact the organisation on +27 15 307 6329 or via email at office@choicetrust.co.za.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of those around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Another dry day today, but this time we should not have to battle fog and low clouds like we did yesterday in parts of the state. The combination kept a lid on temperatures, while warm air started to spill in over the top of us. Temps should start to climb a bit over the next couple of days. We do have a few tweaks to the forecast, though, around our next precipitation events. Tomorrow probably is able to stay dry over most of Ohio, but we do look for clouds to be in the increase, particularly  in NW OH, as clouds spill in out of MI and northern IN. South and southwest winds will allow temps to eek a little higher. Overnight tomorrow night, a fast moving batch of moisture moves across northern Ohio, and it will likely bring some wet snow to areas mostly north of US 30. The best precipitation will be in north central and NE Ohio, where we see some interaction with the lake. However, there is nothing farther south for the period, and it is likely that southern Ohio does not even see the clouds that northern areas get, although we may wake up to a minor streak of clouds in southern Ohio near where the cold front sets up. While we are a bit colder, we are still dry for Thursday. Clouds are a good bet as we are shifting air masses around, but overall we still have a general flow pattern that supports south winds. This will keep temps near normal. Clouds thicken even further on Friday, but moisture holds off until Friday night, when we start to see rains slowly rise up into southern Ohio. From there, action spreads over the rest of the state and holds all the way through midnight Saturday. Rain totals can be from .25″-1″ over 70% of the state, and there can be some periods of moderate to heavier rain through the day Saturday. Action finally leaves the southeast part of Ohio Sunday morning. The map shows precipitation potential for the weekend. Colder air moves in on Sunday as clouds give way to some sunshine. High pressure moves into Ohio by later Sunday evening. A dry pattern develops and extends all the way through next Wednesday, with another high-pressure center working through in that period. Temps cool off just a bit initially on Sunday and Monday but return to near normal levels for the rest of the period. Clouds develop next Thursday as we kick off the extended period. Scattered showers likely develop for the 20th and may linger into early the 21st. Rain totals still look to end up in the .1”-.6” range, even with the slight delay in that system’s arrival. We also continue to watch some snow potential for the 22nd and 23rd with potential up to a few inches over 70% of the state. Behind that, we go drier but remain cold for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.last_img read more

first_imgOne person was killed and 11 injured when a portion of an under-construction flyover caved in the busy Bomikhal area of the city on Sunday afternoon.The accident took place around 12.30 p.m. when a 40-ft-long span of the bridge was being roofed. The centering used to support the concrete slab suddenly broke. Workers deployed on the bridge to help with the concreting fell down.Tragedy struck Satya Patnaik (41), a businessman of city’s Jharpada area, who was crossing the area with his daughter, Sheetal (8), by a scooter. The victim was returning home after picking his daughter from a dance class. The iron bars hit him on the head, leading to this death. His pillion-riding daughter escaped, but with serious injuries.The National Disaster Response Force, Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force and Odisha Fire Service personnel were deployed for the rescue operation. A canine squad of the NDRF was engaged to search for those trapped in the debris. “The loss was minimal as it was a Sunday,” said Hemant Kumar Parida, an eyewitness.Promising action against those found guilty, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced an ex gratia of ₹5 lakh for the deceased and promised to bear the cost of treatment cost of the injured.last_img read more

first_imgSex could be the reason for the soccer teams powerful performances in the World Cup, as per a new survey by website Quartz. Pamela Supple, who’s a sex and relationship counselor from Sex Therapy Australia, explained that being intimate helps men connect and relax by letting loose a lot of “feel-good” hormones and chemicals, News.com.au reported. But it should be kept to a half-hour or an hour time period, which is apt for a sportsperson body to rejuvenate and feel fresh, followed by 8-9 hours sleep, as overdoing the activity could leave one very tired, she added. It should be noted that while all the eight teams that remain in the battle of 2014 FIFA World Cup, have permitted intimate contact between players and their partners for some extent, the teams namely Russia, Chile, Mexico and Bosnia and Herzegovina, which have been eliminated had clearly banned sex.last_img read more

first_imgCALGARY – Encana Corp. has an agreement to sell its San Juan assets in New Mexico to a Denver-based company for nearly $615 million.The Calgary-based oil and gas producer’s San Juan assets include lands that produce the equivalent of 5,400 barrels per day of oil.Denver-based DJR Energy, LLC says the US$480-million acquisition will about double its land in the San Juan Basin to 350,000 net acres (141,639 hectares) and increase its production to more than 6,000 barrels per day.DJR is an exploration and production company formed in April 2017 with funds from Trilantic Capital Management LP, Waveland Energy Partners and Global Energy Capital.The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018 with an effective date of April 1, 2018.Companies in this story: (TSX:ECA)last_img

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are warning users of the classifieds section on fsjnow.com after a scammer has been targetting local users.On June 5 and 6, 2019, the RCMP received multiple reports of the fraudulent scam.  Victims of the scam report that someone identifying themselves as “Jennifer Brooks,” contacted multiple people selling items on the website.The scammer would then send a cheque for a significant amount of money over what the seller was asking.  Once the seller received the cheque, the scammer would text them, asking that they return the overpaid amount back to “Brooks” through an electronic transfer. The cheques appear real and have the information from a legitimate painting company in Vancouver. However, the cheques themselves are fraudulent.The Fort St John RCMP want to warn the public that if someone pays you with a cheque that has a larger amount than the agreed upon amount, and asks for the difference to be electronically transferred back, this is likely a fraudulent scam.  Don’t cash the cheque or transfer the funds back to the sender.Click for additional information on online buying and selling scams.The Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information in this matter to contact police. If you have information about this incident, you are asked to contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.calast_img read more

Former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter Wednesday for driving and crashing in a fiery wreck that killed his teammate and close friend, Jerry Brown, in December 2012.He faces up to 20 years in prison. He could also get probation, as did North Texas teen, Ethan Couch, who received probation for intoxication manslaughter after a wreck that left four people dead a few weeks ago.Brent was led from the courtroom in handcuffs after the jury returned its decision following nine hours of deliberation over two days. Among those sitting with Brent’s sobbing family was Stacey Jackson, Brown’s mother. Jackson left the courtroom with Brent’s family and did not answer questions. She said in previous interviews that she’s forgiven Brent and could testify in support of a lighter sentence for him when that phase of the trial begins Thursday.Attorneys from both sides remain under a gag order that prevented them from commenting after the proceedings.“We understand the very serious nature of this situation and express our concerns for all of the families and individuals that have been affected by the tragedy of Jerry Brown’s death,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement.Prosecutors say Brent, a defensive tackle, was drunk when he crashed his Mercedes on a suburban Dallas highway in December 2012, killing Brown, a linebacker on the Cowboys practice squad who had also been Brent’s teammate at the University of Illinois. Officers who arrived on scene saw Brent trying to pull Brown’s body from the wreckage.Police say Brent’s blood alcohol level was tested shortly after the crash at 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit for drivers in Texas. Prosecutors last week argued that the burly, 320-pound defensive tackle had as many as 17 drinks the night of the crash.Brent’s attorneys argued the blood tests used by police were faulty and that Brent couldn’t have had nearly that much to drink. Attorney George Milner said his client was “guilty of being stupid behind the wheel of a car,” not drinking beforehand.Jurors saw video of Brent appearing to hold bottles of Champagne in each hand and credit-card receipts that showed Brent had purchased three bottles. They also saw police camera footage of Brent losing his balance during field sobriety tests and occasionally stumbling over his words while talking to officers. read more

The Ohio state baseball team celebrates the team’s Big Ten championship victory. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsAfter clinching an automatic bid into the NCAA College Baseball tournament, the Ohio State Buckeyes have been placed as the No. 2 seed in the Louisville regional, hosted by No. 2 national seed Louisville Cardinals. For the Buckeyes, this has been a truly spectacular season, fueled by steady contributions from both sides of the plate as they finished with a Big Ten-best record of 43-18-1. On the year, OSU ranked second in the Big Ten in runs scored with 362. The team’s offense was driven largely by their strong power numbers, where they ranked first in the Big Ten and tied for 28th in the country with 56 home runs. Another strength was the speed on the basepaths, where they ranked second in the Big Ten and tied for 18th in the country in stolen bases with 98 successful swipes.But it wasn’t just the bats that worked for the Buckeyes. The pitching staff for the Scarlet and Gray also contributed in a major way to the success of the team. OSU pitchers posted a 3.02 ERA on the season, good for second best in the Big Ten and 11th in the nation; a 1.20 WHIP, best in the Big Ten and 12th in the nation; and a miniscule 2.40 BB/9 rate, second best in the Big Ten and fifth best among all NCAA teams.In the first matchup of their regional, the Buckeyes will take on Wright State University, champions of the Horizon League. The Raiders have put together a strong season, posting a 44-15 record overall. They currently sit 36th overall with a 3.47 ERA and tenth overall with a 1.20 WHIP. Though WSU ranks 22nd overall in runs scored (424 on the season), they have few explosive aspects to their offense. The Raiders currently rank 95th in batting average (.283) and tied for 55th in home runs (46). Their offense has largely been sparked by a NCAA 20th best-91 stolen bases.That game begins on Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m. E.T.The winner of the Louisville regional will play the winner of the Vanderbilt regional in the Super Regional round. read more

Tracy Sprinkle is no longer a member of the Ohio State football team, an OSU spokesman confirmed to The Lantern Monday afternoon.Sprinkle was arrested in Lorain County early Saturday morning and charged with rioting, failure to disperse, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia following a bar fight. According to the spokesman, Sprinkle’s status with the team will be re-evaluated at the end of the legal process.Sprinkle, who was set to be a defensive lineman for the Buckeyes, plead not guilty to all charges Monday morning, according to multiple reports.Sprinkle, who had yet to see the field in his time in Columbus, was a 2012 Associated Press first team All-Ohio selection out of Elyria High School. He enrolled early at OSU, joining the team in January of 2013.During his senior year of high school, Sprinkle recorded 103 tackles, including 19 sacks and 30 total tackles for loss. He was also the first defensive player since former OSU linebacker Matt Wilhelm to win the Lorain County Golden Helmet award, which goes to the best player in the county. Wilhelm won the award in 1999. read more