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Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 5.40 million, death toll tops 343,900

first_imgMore than 5.40 million people have been reported infected with the novel coronavirus globally and 343,900 have died, a Reuters tally shows. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.Here are countries that reported deaths and/or at least 100 confirmed cases by 0519 GMT on Monday.COUNTRIES, TOTAL DEATHS AND TOTAL CASES 22,666363,211Russia3,541344,481United Kingdom36,793259,559Spain28,678253,144Italy32,785229,858France28,367182,584Germany8,279178,534Turkey4,308155,686India3,867138,845Topics : United States97,5681,647,663 Brazillast_img read more

Coaches Corner

first_imgThis evening we will begin another season of Coaches Corner.  I am not quite sure how many years this is, but it is in the thirties.  We will be on the air every Monday night except for holidays from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m.  The show will go on until the middle of April.Our guests for tonight’s show include Ken Getz of Oldenburg Academy boys’ soccer, Evan Ulery (the new Batesville High School football coach), Wes Gillman of Oldenburg Academy football, and special guest Eric Heppner who will introduce his successor.Hope you are able to listen.  We believe we already have some great shows lined up for the start of this new season.  We will again broadcast on WRBI live from Ison’s Family Pizza.last_img read more

Chargers Defeat Yellow Jackets On The Links

first_imgThe North Decatur Chargers Golf team defeated The Morristown Yellow Jackets 188-199 at The North Branch Golf Course.Bryce Kirstein was the medalist at 37.North scores. Collin Bryant 41, Brendan Spears 42, Xavier Adams 51, Cejay Parmer 54.Courtesy of Chargers Coach David Espinda.last_img

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 DC vs MI highlights: Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 40 runs

first_imgDelhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Chris Morris, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma 19:58 (IST) 23:07 (IST) Delhi players in the last hurdle. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are out in the middle and so are umpires. It’s game time! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In RESULT: Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 40 runs (Shikhar Dhawan 35, Rahul Chahar 3/19) 20:59 (IST) 23:23 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Malinga bowls a slower one, Rabada was early in his shot and ball went straight up in the air. Pollard came running all the way from long off region, but in the end DROPS the catch!  Delhi Capitals has been able to dominate this game from ball one. Mumbai batsmen have struggled to let the scoreboard ticking. From here, the onus is on Suryakumar Yadav and Krunal Pandya. After 12 overs, it’s 88/3.  Rabada puts one into the stands! Giving Delhi fans something to cheer!  23:30 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Knocked him over! This time it’s Delhi skipper. Shreyas Iyer waited for the delivery, and one will have to say that we waited a little long. It was a perfect leg spin from this young sensation and in the course, he picks his third!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 100 up for Delhi Capitals! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Rahul Chahar was able to provide all-important breakthrough for Mumbai Indians! Both Shaw and Shikhar were looking solid for big, and fortunately for him and Indians, they got rid of latter!  ALERT: Rohit Sharma gets to 8000 T20 runs, in the process becomes the third Indian player after Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina.  Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Ben Cutting, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah 23:13 (IST) 23:12 (IST) So the equation now is looking difficult if you are a Delhi fan. They need 73 off 24 balls, and Chris Morris has joined Axar Patel to the middle. They need something special if they wish to turn things in their favour. For Mumbai, the road is looking simple, unless they complicate it! After 16 overs, it’s 96/5.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:30 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:52 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:49 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: The last hope of Delhi departs! Bumrah pitched the ball up, Pant tried to play it through to the cover region but missed it completely. Half-side is back to the pavilion now! After 14 overs, it’s 76/5.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:05 (IST) 23:23 (IST) So, 50 needed off the last over now! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: This time Pollard takes it! Another slower one by Hardik Pandya, and Rabada couldn’t clear the fence. Departs for 9! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:33 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked Incenter_img WICKET: Rahul Chahar tossed the ball up and tempted Prithvi Shaw to go after it. Prithvi just couldn’t time it to perfection, and ball went straight to long on fielder. Capitals lose both their openers in space of three overs.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. 22:40 (IST) New Delhi: It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Mumbai Indians has certainly taken a redemption here as they beat Capitals by 40 runs at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. They were into this game right from the first delivery, and Delhi needs a lot in tank to address. The win helps Indians to move up to the second spot. SCORECARD Hello and a warm welcome. We are all set to witness another cracker jack of an encounter in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League as Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals host Mumbai Indians for yet another home encounter.  23:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In TOSS: Mumbai Indians has won the toss and they will have a bat!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:32 (IST) 20:51 (IST) 20:30 (IST) As of now, both Axar Patel and Rishabh Pant are ticking ones and twos, trying their best to get Capitals back in the game. After 13.4 overs, it’s 76/5.  WICKET: Confusion between two players. Suryakumar Yadav should have sacrifised his wicket, but he didn’t. In-form Quinton de Kock departs!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Malinga joins the party! Bowls a slower one to Morris, he was early in his shot and couldn’t clear the long on fielder. Hardik Pandya didn’t any mistake. Wickets tumbling like pack of cards here! Krunal Pandya is into the attack now. He had a good outing with bat, and will look to do something similar with the ball! In first four balls, he went for just one run and picked all-important wicket of Colin Munro. Game drifting away from hosts here. After 9.4 overs, it’s 64/3.  22:29 (IST) 20:47 (IST) Both openers are off to a cautious start here. Delhi, on the other hand, is bowling at the right lines, restricting the visitors to open arms. After 3 overs, it’s 16/0. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock have now shifted their gear and looking solid. Quinton de Kock has been the aggressor. At the end of the powerplay, it’s 57/0. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:17 (IST) WICKET: So, it’s three in three balls! First one from Malinga, then run out, and then one more. A good cameo from Axar comes to an end! Falls for 26 off 23 balls! 20:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Ben Cutting was promoted up the order, but just couldn’t capitalize. Trapped right in front! Axar gets his first!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:27 (IST) 19:41 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In That’s it from us! Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you! Do join us for tomorrow’s game. Till then, tada! 22:53 (IST) Hardik Pandya’s heroics lower down the order helped Mumbai Indians to pist 168 runs on the board. Chasing will not be easy at Kotla. The ball starts to dip low and becomes difficult to score.  Here are the two playing eleven:  23:25 (IST) 19:14 (IST) 19:13 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Is there anything Jasprit Bumrah can’t do? Yorker. Slower one. Stock ball. And now run out! The toss is scheduled to happen in 15 minutes from now and team winning the toss will look to have a bat firs, having known that wicket slows down a bit at Kotla. However, this remains to be seen what will the final decision of the captain winning the toss.  WICKET: Knocked him over. Amit Mishra sends Mumbai skipper on the ver first ball. A dream ball to start with! Gone for 30! 22:36 (IST)last_img read more

Cricket News World Cup 2019 Warm-Up: Batsmen get a shake up as India lose to New Zealand by 6 wickets

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. London: Indian batting line-up’s soft underbelly lay exposed in slightly favourable bowling conditions as New Zealand gave a rude wake-up call, winning the first warm-up game ahead of the ICC World Cup by six wickets in London on Saturday. Under overcast conditions, Trent Boult’s (4/33 in 6.2 overs) incisive swing bowling was a test of technique for the Indian top-order batsmen and the Men In Blue never recovered from an early collapse, being bowled out for 179 in 39.2 overs.It was a walk in the park for the ‘Black Caps’ as they reached the target in only 37.1 overs with Kane Williamson (67) and Ross Taylor (71) helping themselves to half-centuries. While it was a warm-up game and the outcome of the result isn’t something that India would be bothered too much but what certainly would keep them worried is the failure to find a solution to their problems.KL Rahul failed at No 4, Dinesh Karthik’s poor IPL form continued while Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav’s respective injuries in all likelihood would prevent the team management from checking them out against Bangladesh in the second warm-up game at Cardiff.The two wrist spinners—Kuldeep Yadav (0/44 in 8.1 overs) and Yuzvendra Chahal (1/37 in 6 overs), who have gone off the boil in the past few months—also didn’t make much of an impact. A sub-200 total meant that Williamson and Taylor, during their 114-run stand, hardly took risk against the duo, getting run-a-ball with minimum fuss.For India, Ravindra Jadeja’s decent show (54 off 50 balls and 1/27 in 7 overs) was the only silver lining.  There was a possibility that after IPL, played on pitches devoid of any lateral movement and conditions that didn’t aid swing bowling, the footwork would remain a touch iffy for Indian batsmen. It was Boult’s first spell which saw openers Rohit Sharma (2) and Shikhar Dhawan (2) along with No. 4 KL Rahul (6) being dismissed that proved to be decisive in overcast conditions. The lack of footwork was evident as Boult trapped Rohit with a delivery that darted in while Dhawan had an inside edge to a delivery that had a shade more bounce. Rahul was played on when Boult got one to rear up. On all three occasions, there was distinct lack of footwork. Skipper Virat Kohli (18 off 24 balls) found his defence breached by Colin de Grandhomme’s off-cutter trying to play across the line.Jadeja’s half-century ensured a 175-plus score for the ‘Men In Blue’ after being reduced to 115 for 8 at one stage. His 62-run ninth-wicket stand with Kuldeep Yadav (19) was the only saving grace for India in an otherwise disappointing batting performance. Before Jadeja, it was Hardik Pandya (30 off 37 balls), who added 38 runs with Mahendra Singh Dhoni (17 off 42 balls) for the fifth wicket.Dhoni’s painful stay at the crease was cut short by Tim Southee when he was caught at short mid-wicket while trying to give the bowler charge. Dhoni, who takes time to settle down, not for once looked comfortable and failed to rotate the strike during the partnership, consuming a lot of deliveries.It was Jimmy Neesham (3/26 in 3 overs), who dismissed Hardik with a cross-seam delivery that moved a shade, inducing an outside edge. Hardik was promoted ahead of Dhoni in adverse conditions and he showed positive intent with six boundaries. Dinesh Karthik was gone in the same over, flicking a half-volley straight to fine leg and it was Jadeja, who resurrected the innings with Kuldeep for company. When New Zealand batted, Jasprit Bumrah (4-2-2-1) bowled a testing first spell and Mohammed Shami (4-0-16-0) also found the right length, which will be a positive that Kohli and Co. can take from this game. last_img read more

MyGov highlights Heena Sidhu’s achievements in #BharatKiLaxmi campaign

first_img Written By Akhil Oka Last Updated: 20th October, 2019 17:20 IST MyGov Highlights Heena Sidhu’s Achievements In #BharatKiLaxmi Campaign As a part of its ‘#BharatKiLaxmi’ initiative, MyGov- the citizenship engagement platform of the Centre highlighted the achievement of sports shooter Heena Sidhu 1 year ago Shooting: India’s Elavenil claims her maiden World Cup gold medal 10 months ago Alia Bhatt: Here is all you need to know about the Bhatt family WE RECOMMEND COMMENT Read: Olympian Heena Sidhu Scorches Pakistan Neta For Communal Tweet On Army, Tells Him To Go Take A History LessonHeena Sidhu’s achievements Born and brought up in Punjab, Sidhu is a qualified dentist as well. She began her career way back in 2006 with participation in junior and senior teams. Her first medal came in 2009 ISSF World Cup in Beijing where she bagged a silver and followed it with another silver medal in the Women’s 10m air pistol team event at the 2010 Asian Games. However, she along with Annu Raj Singh won the gold medal in the Women’s pairs 10m air pistol event. Moreover, Sidhu finished 12th in the qualification round at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.  This was followed by her winning the gold medal at the ISSF World Cup in 2013. Soon, she became the first Indian pistol shooter to be ranked world no.1 by the ISSF. In 2017, the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane witnessed her magic as she clinched yet another gold medal. But Sidhu broke all records when she went past Elena Galibovitch to hit 38 shots on target in the final round at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, winning a gold medal in the women’s 25m air pistol event. Read: Netizens Laud Heena Sidhu’s Befitting Reply To Divisive Pakistan Neta, Tell Her She ‘hit The BullseyeThe inspiration behind #BharatKiLaxmiIn his weekly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that daughters are considered as ‘Laxmi’ in Indian culture which implies that they are the harbinger of prosperity. Drawing inspiration from this, MyGov commenced a contest, inviting citizens to submit their entries to bring into the spotlight the cases of numerous women who have brought glory to the country. The last date for participating in this initiative is October 27.  Read: CWG 2022 | Shooter Heena Sidhu And National Rifle Association Back IOA’s Call To Boycott Event Over Non-inclusion Of Shooting WATCH US LIVE 11 months ago Howdy Modi: ‘Woven’ kickstarts event at NRG Stadium: watch it here SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV 1 year ago Delhi building collapse:1 dead, several injured in Seelampur incident First Published: 20th October, 2019 17:20 IST 11 months ago Heena Sidhu hits out at Malala Yousafzai over her tweet on Kashmir As a part of its ‘#BharatKiLaxmi’ initiative, MyGov- the citizenship engagement platform of the Central government highlighted the achievement of sports shooter Heena Sidhu on Sunday. It focused on the fact that she was the first woman to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships. Her pairing with Jitu Rai at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) also found mention. Furthermore, MyGov recalled that she won the Arjuna Award in 2014. Read: Heena Sidhu Hits Out At Malala Yousafzai Over Her Tweet On Kashmir FOLLOW USlast_img read more

NCAA’s role in protecting student-athletes could be clouded by legal liability, among other factors

first_imgThe NCAA could end up becoming more liable to lawsuits if proposed measures aimed at protecting student-athletes pass, just one of the barriers to the organization taking a more active role in player health and safety issues.As the NCAA introduces regulatory policies like guidelines to prevent non-traumatic deaths and improved accreditation standards for strength and conditioning coaches, it might expand its legal duty to provide care, thus making it more vulnerable to civil negligence claims, according to attorney Bob Wallace, who represents athletes and sports teams for national law firm Thompson Coburn. Two Oregon football players hospitalized in a January 2017 workout have filed such cases against the NCAA and the University of Oregon.  She noted member schools would need to agree to the shift in the NCAA’s philosophy and maintain respect for it, even when under investigation. She said an expanded rulebook would necessitate the NCAA hiring additional enforcement staff members. She also emphasized other areas the NCAA has traditionally monitored — like recruiting — have not been clear of wrongdoing. But she didn’t rule out the possibility the NCAA would take that challenge on in the future.”It’s a hard question,” Richman said. “I think it depends on the member schools, and then you have to get all the internal protocols in place for being able to enforce those rules because you don’t want to just make rules that you can’t enforce.” “When organizations or companies or industries are regulating conduct,” Wallace said, “there’s always a balancing act of how far can you go, should you go before you shift a bunch of the responsibility onto your organization.”MORE: Federal judge ends NCAA cap on compensation ‘related to education’NCAA spokesman Christopher Radford, however, told Sporting News in a statement that “NCAA health and safety efforts are not calculated by whether there is increased legal liability but on what is in the best interests of our student-athletes.”Fear of liability is one of several explanations offered by legal analysts, medical experts and college sports officials as to why the NCAA has not substantially addressed the issue of student-athlete fatalities. At least 27 Division I college football players have died in offseason conditioning sessions from non-traumatic causes since 2000, according to a 2017 study authored by Oklahoma head athletic trainer Scott Anderson.Dr. Douglas Casa, who leads the Korey Stringer Institute (named after the former Minnesota Vikings player who died of heatstroke complications in 2001), blamed the NCAA’s hesitation to act on player safety issues on a philosophical disagreement between its sports science department — which is adamant the organization should have a role in health and safety issues — and the priorities of individual conferences and athletic departments, particularly as it relates to football.”You have really stubborn people working in football (and college athletics) who don’t think in a particular way for a really long time,” Casa said, “and they don’t want to be told what to do.” Casa’s view was echoed by several sources with direct knowledge of how conferences and member institutions think, including two who have participated in NCAA Committee on Infractions hearings, representing both the NCAA and member institutions.Even so, Dr. Brian Hainline, chief medical officer of the NCAA’s Sports Science Institute, told SN “the needle is shifting rather rapidly” toward his organization playing a greater role in health and safety matters. He said he was aware of several NCAA investigations into schools that did not implement an NCAA-mandated independent care model, instituted in 2017. Radford declined to elaborate on those investigations but told SN its legislation was intended to reinforce standards of care and help schools understand their obligations.”The NCAA does not determine the medical standard of care or second-guess the judgments exercised by health care professionals,” Radford said. “NCAA legislation does allow for limited review of whether our institutions have the structures and policies to support the health and safety of student-athletes.”MORE: NCAA reviewing legislation to prevent non-traumatic deathsNCAA’s history with student-athlete safety issuesAnderson, the Oklahoma trainer who has become a leading advocate of student-athlete safety, said doctors realized in the late 1990s that people who carried the trait for sickle-cell anemia were at increased risk for collapsing during workouts, particularly when training in hot climates. This had led to a string of deaths in offseason conditioning sessions.Anderson said a unified movement to screen for the trait — and educate athletic departments of its perils — began soon after, eventually leading the NCAA to require sickle-cell screening, starting in 2010.Anderson said the screenings have prevented deaths, and he lauded the NCAA’s independent care model measure that discourages trainers from reporting directly to coaches or athletic personnel. The NCAA has also begun addressing concussions, a lightning-rod issue that has brought it criticism and put it in the crosshairs of frequent litigation.But Anderson said it has been frustrating to watch other initiatives struggle to gain traction.Student-athlete deaths have largely followed a pattern, wherein players are jeopardized by strenuous offseason workouts that follow sustained periods of inactivity, such as winter break or between spring and summer practices. Misunderstanding of basic medical principles has also played a role in hospitalizations.Maryland football player Jordan McNair died in June 2018 after being asked to complete a conditioning test of 10 110-yard sprints in the team’s first organized conditioning session of the summer. His heatstroke was initially misdiagnosed, and trainers did not apply cold water immersion, a widely accepted practice to counter the effects of heat-related illness.Those who have criticized the NCAA for not taking a more active stance as it relates to player safety say the organization could mitigate those kinds of mistakes with stronger regulation, such as the proposed best practice guidelines for preventing non-traumatic deaths.”When you’re a 17-year-old kid or 18-year-old kid, and parents say you’re going to play in a sport and you’re provided with a scholarship, they’re basically turning that child over to make sure that kid is taken care of,” Wallace said. “And so there’s a whole bunch of things you could have a real discussion about with college athletics and the way they’re treating athletes.”Legacy of NCAA’s stances on non-health scandalsIf the NCAA was worried about how regulation might impact its legal liability before 2013, the events of that year seemingly added to its level of concern, according to ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas and several legal experts.Penn State took the NCAA to court after the latter imposed heavy sanctions on the Nittany Lions following former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s years of sexual abuse of children (sometimes on Penn State property). At first, the NCAA imposed a $60 million fine, four-year postseason bowl ban, scholarship reduction and vacation of all Penn State wins after 1998. It was forced to rescind many of those penalties, however, as part of a settlement with the school.”They basically overreacted and they imposed an enormous amount of sanctions that then they had to pull back from,” said a source who has worked with the NCAA as a legal consultant. “Now they’re just hesitant to do anything.”Since then, the NCAA has not reacted to most off-field issues, not just those relating to offseason workouts. Recent abuse cases such as former Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar’s decades-long sexual abuse of gymnasts went unpunished by the NCAA.”I think the NCAA and those in charge within the structure, the presidents, they realize they screwed up with regard to the Penn State matter and how they went outside of the normal structure,” Bilas said. “And you can tell that because they haven’t taken any similar action in any way, shape or form on nearly identical cases that have come up afterward.”Scandals that have involved competitive advantages or threats to amateurism, such as an FBI probe into college basketball programs paying athletes through shoe companies, have been met with more forceful responses.”These allegations, if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America,” NCAA president Mark Emmert wrote of the FBI probe. “Simply put, people who engage in this kind of behavior have no place in college sports. They are an affront to all those who play by the rules.”While Bilas does not believe the NCAA should govern any off-field issues, he said it was hypocritical for it to offer such strong public rebukes while it remained relatively quiet in instances of student-athlete deaths. The NCAA did not condemn Maryland after McNair suffered a fatal heatstroke at the team workout.”Essentially the silence is deafening,” Bilas said. “Where’s the commission on that? Where’s the outcry on that? And there isn’t one.”MORE: NCAA considering improved accreditation requirements for S&C coachesMoving forwardWhen Casa was a senior in high school in 1985, he suffered heatstroke during a 10K race. He collapsed and spent several hours in a coma. He nearly died.As a result, he has devoted his life to reforming conditioning sessions so student-athletes are no longer endangered. But given the seemingly constant wave of negative news at the collegiate level — there is an average of more than one death every offseason — it can be difficult for him to remain confident in the level of progress being made.”You have to balance the things, right?” Casa said. “The frustration of all of these things happening, but you still need to have the motivation and the passion to continue to try to make the changes.”Casa is optimistic the two proposed measures currently being considered by the NCAA will make a difference. But given the obstacles that have limited its role in safety matters in the past — some of which continue to weigh on the organization — it remains unclear to what extent the NCAA will play a role in managing the healthy and safety of its student-athletes.Molly Richman, an attorney who has represented both the NCAA and schools in infractions cases, said the NCAA becoming a stronger regulatory body faces challenges that eclipse simple liability in lawsuits.last_img read more

Dyke not surprised by Edwin showing

first_imgGoing into the Gibson McCook Relays last Saturday inside the National Stadium, it was odds on for national high school female champions, Edwin Allen, to dominate the day’s proceedings and were favoured to win at least five of the relays. However, with Hydel coming to the party, making up for their average performance at the Milo Western Relays, and Holmwood doing well, it was very competitive among the girls. The Michael Dyke-coached Edwin Allen team was only able to win three events – the 4x100m for Classes One and Three, and the Open 4x800m. It was quality performances from the team, however, as there were two records, the 4x100m Class Three in 44.91 seconds and the 4x800m in 8:47.71. On both occasions, the records removed were held by Holmwood Technical. Despite not winning the expected many events, Dyke was very pleased with the team’s showing, especially their Class Three quartet of Saleica Myles, Kavona Davis, Lisandra Brown and Shanique Rowe. They became the first Class Three team in history to go under 45 seconds. This was undoubtedly the most outstanding performance of the meet. Dyke said that he was not surprised by the fast time done by his team. “I’m not surprised that they ran that fast, because I have been impressed with them in training due to their cohesiveness and their execution. I knew that they were going to do something special,” Dyke said in an interview with The Gleaner minutes after the event. “Credit to all the girls, especially that blazing second leg by Davis, whose run played a significant role in the new time. Their passes were just flawless,” he continued. WORKING HARD Dyke said the girls had been working hard since their Class Four days. “Except for Myles, the other three have been together as a team since their Class Four days when the team dipped under 47 seconds at Champs two years ago. They know each other’s style well and this made it simple for them,” he said. Dyke said the performance by his young team made up for the mishap in Class Four. “My Class Four team was on target to do something special in their event, but there was a mishap between my second and third-leg runner, and they did not complete the race. I sympathise with them as they are young, but the Class Three girls made up for that disappointment,” he added. He continued that his team was on target to win another title at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships this year. – R.G.last_img read more

Margibi Legislative Caucus Donates 250 PPEs to County Ebola Taskforce

first_imgThe Margibi County Legislative Caucus has donated 250 pieces of  Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the County Ebola Taskforce,  valued at over US$11,000.Presenting the donated materials, the county caucus Chairman, James Emmanuel Nuquay, said the gesture is intended to help augment the ongoing fight against the Epidemic.The distribution of the items had been earlier  announced but there was some delay in the process of arrival, due to what he termed as the lack of direct transport of the materials to Liberia. The materials were procured from the United States of America.He said the materials would be a help to health workers and the people of Margibi.Even though the supply of the PPEs would appear to be low considering the  needs for more and for other medical equipment and drugs, Mr. Nuquay gave assurance that the caucus is lobbying with relevant actors both in government and elsewhere  to provide more medical equipment and drugs to the county health system.The donation was made recently in the conference hall of the Margibi County Superintendent, during a regular county taskforce meeting in Kakata.Receiving the donated items, the county task force head, Supt. John Buway, lauded the gesture and assured the caucus  that material given would be used for purpose intended.According to Supt. Buway, the materials will be handed over to the county health team.Mr. Buway said the construction of Ebola Treatment Center was ongoing and that Save the Children is initiating the construction exercise. He expected the work to be completed in the next one to two weeks.The construction of the treatment center is being carried out around the county’s 20 bed room guest house in the Gbofella community in Kakata. The 20 bed room guest house will also be used to host medical personnel that will be catering to the center.Commenting on the management of the center, Supt. Buway told the county caucus that the county needs financial and material support to enure that health workers and other technicians who will be assigned to the center are adequately catered for.Supt. Buway advanced that the government only referral hospital, C.H. Rennie, cannot operate without the Ebola Treatment Center.  For this reason, the hospital is not providing the needed medical services to citizens in the county.  Speaking further, the co-chair of the Margibi County Incident Management Team, Joseph Korhene, expressed his sincere gratitude to the county legislative caucus for the donations and assured them that the materials would be properly used for the intended purpose.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more