Bromfield to start hurdles season at Carifta Trials

first_imgCommonwealth Youth Games champion, Junelle Bromfield, will run her first 400-metre hurdles race of the 2016 season at this weekend’s Carifta trials.Bromfield has performed well in the 400 and 800 metres, but hasn’t yet contested a hurdles race. The St Elizabeth Technical High School standout is nevertheless optimistic.With ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships just around the corner, the trials present a final opportunity for the World Youth Championship finalist to get some race preparation in time.”I’m planning to redeem myself from the disappointment in World Youth, so that’s the aim,” said Bromfield last week in reference to her seventh place finish at that meet in Cali, Colombia.”I’ve been working on my technique very much,” the Reynaldo Walcott-coached athlete offered. “I haven’t done any hurdles races this season, but you’ll see me in one very soon.”Asked whether this would be the trials, she answered, “Yes.”She has the fastest times by a Jamaican schoolgirl in the 400 52.43 seconds and the 800 metres two minutes 07.37 seconds. However, after stopping at the first hurdle in the heats at last year’s Boys and Girls’ Champs, she went on to great things.Bromfield set a personal best of 58.07 seconds at the National Junior Championships, with success at the Commonwealth Youth Games to follow.The fastest Jamaican junior in the event this year is Shannon Kalawan of Edwin Allen High. The diminutive Kalawan won the Central Championships title in 57.20 seconds.Bromfield, Kalawan and the rest of the nation’s best Under-20 athletes will compete for places on this year’s Carifta team at the National Stadium on March 5 and 6.last_img read more

Ohio’s Crop Progress Report – May 9th, 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The cold, wet conditions continued this week, keeping fieldwork to a minimum.There were 1.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 8th. While some planting of corn, soybeans, and oats occurred in the most southern parts of the state, most growers were kept from planting due to saturated fields and standing water.There were some reports of hail, mainly along the I-77 corridor south of Canton to the River Valley. For most growers, the only activities they were able to work on were spraying weeds and applying fertilizer. Most wheat remains in good to excellent condition despite conditions favorable to stripe rust.Growers are generally in a holding pattern at the moment, waiting for warmer conditions and less precipitation, so that fields can dry up enough for planting.See how much planting progress was made in the past week and view the complete reportlast_img read more

Expert Advice Series: Medication Holidays

first_img“Medication holidays” are often used by parents for children taking stimulant medications for ADD or ADHD. A medication holiday is when a child is taken off their medication for a specific amount of time, like the weekend or during the holidays. Often times, parents choose to take their child off of the medication to have their child’s appetite return if the medication reduced their appetite. Medication holidays are common during the summer months when children are out of school as well as during holidays. Question: What are your thoughts on ‘medication holidays?’ We have a lot of children that come to summer camp who are taking a break from their ADD medication (Military Service Provider).Advice: Stimulant medicine is intended to help with concentration for children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD); however it also causes a child to have a reduced appetite. If the child is not doing something that needs their concentration, then they can be off of the medication. Being off of ADHD/ADD medication increases the child’s appetite and since children are constantly growing, they need the nutrients from their food to aid in growth. There is a caveat however against allowing teens to have medication holidays if they’re old enough to drive. Being off of the medication decreases their ability to concentrate, resulting in distraction while driving.Expert: Brian Dixon, M.D., Executive Director of Progressive Psychiatry, P.A. and Board Certified Child and Adolescent PsychiatristFor more advice from Dr. Dixon, watch and listen to his professional development training on ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism: Practical Approaches to Child Psychiatry to learn about practical ways parents and caregivers can help manage these disorders, while reconnecting with the fun of parenting.How do you feel about medication holidays? Share with us your thoughts in the comment section. Have a question for our military caregiving team? Let us know! Stay tuned for more from our Expert Advice series.The new blog series provides monthly advice from subject matter experts on issues surrounding military caregiving for service providers and families. We take questions and concerns from military helping professionals and families and provide the necessary feedback from credible experts in the field of study. Whether you are a provider or a caregiver, what questions do you have? We want to hear from you. This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on June 3, 2016.last_img read more

Protest against sealing of metal melting units

first_imgAfter hundreds of artisans in Moradabad working in the brass industry protested on Monday against the administration’s action against coal-fired hearths for causing pollution, Member of Parliament S.T. Hasan submitted a memorandum to Environment Minister Prakash Javdekar in Delhi on Tuesday.In the memorandum, Dr. Hasan said the action has affected the livelihood of artisans. “Pollution is indeed a big problem, but it should not mean that in an effort to control it we make some people die of hunger,” he said. He appealed to the Environment Ministry that the small units which were running from residential areas be spared for six months till the infrastructure for PNG-based furnaces was laid.‘Provide alternative’ Noman Mansoori, president of the Handicraft Development Society, said artisans were being rendered jobless without being provided an alternative. “Moradabad has around 500 big and 2,000 small metal melting units. The major cause of pollution is smoke from the big units and illegal units where e-waste is dumped. The smaller units, run from home, are those where the artisan cook food and smelt the metal on the same hearth. It causes only as much pollution as a chulha does,” he argued. “But units are being sealed and a heavy penalty is being imposed on poor artisans,” he said, alleging in some cases the police try to extort money from artisans.He said the society created a prototype of PNG-based furnace with the help of experts and offered it to Torrent Gas which is laying pipeline in the city for domestic use. The company gave one commercial connection in Rahmat Nagar in Karula locality in October this year, Mr. Mansoori said. “However, the plan didn’t take off as the artisans are spread across the city. It is for the administration to use funds allocated for Smart City Mission to resettle the artisans in one area.” .Ajay Sharma, Regional Manager, U.P. Pollution Control Board, said in the last two months 66 metal melting units, four illegal e-waste dumping units and one illegal foundry have been sealed. He said small units also cause pollution. “It is just that the amount of particulate matter 2.5 released in the air by them is around one-third of what is released by big units. We take action against really small units only when we get a complaint from the neighbourhood. Often asthma patients complain,” he said.last_img read more

Carnival hits town as Mayweather and McGregor ready to fight

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension The two got into an unplanned verbal confrontation as they moved between the outdoor stage and the arena, though it was brief. Bodyguards kept them apart and both fighters are smart enough not to do anything to jeopardize their immense paydays from what could be the richest fight ever.“It’s work,” Mayweather said when asked if he was having fun. “My job is to be a fighter.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMcGregor, meanwhile, reiterated his vow to knock Mayweather out within two rounds, and claimed the boxer was getting desperate in making comments about his weight and stamina.“Let him keep praying about weight and fatigue. All he’s doing is praying,” McGregor said. “But he’s praying to the new god of boxing.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I believe I’ll knock him out early, one or two rounds,” McGregor said.Both fighters seemed relaxed and confident, just days away from a fight that seemed improbable at times and impossible at other times. Yet they will meet under boxing rules in a scheduled 12-round fight that matches a UFC champion who has never boxed professionally against the master defensive fighter of his time.McGregor said it was just another progression in his fighting career, and chided Mayweather for saying he hopes the referee does his job and doesn’t allow McGregor to try any mixed martial arts moves against him.“I may make him beg me to follow the rules,” McGregor said.Mayweather said he expected McGregor to come out wildly and use roughhouse tactics, something Marcos Maidana did effectively when he fought Mayweather in 2014. But he said the Irish fighter can’t keep that up for 12 rounds and doesn’t understand what it is to get hit by a real boxing champion.“When he gets hit he’ll find out it’s totally different,” Mayweather said.While looking as fit as ever and insisting he is taking the fight seriously, Mayweather said he will be doing meet-and-greet experiences every night living up to the fight at his new strip club just off the Las Vegas Strip.“I’ll be at the Girl Collection every day this week,” he said. “Every day.” SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The crowd for one of the final promotional events was small and not terribly vocal, especially after waiting an hour or two in 100-degree heat to see the fighters. There was no one in line at T-Mobile Arena’s three ticket windows, where plenty of expensive tickets remain for the bout.The big money for the two fighters will come from pay-per-view sales, and early indications are that it could break all records. Some 50 million people may watch in the United States alone, with millions more tuning in worldwide.Estimates vary wildly, but Mayweather could pocket $200 million, while McGregor might make $100 million.The promotion has been more circus-like than anything, but both boxers said they were serious about putting on an explosive show on fight night.“This fight is not going to go the distance,” Mayweather said.ADVERTISEMENT Cavaliers trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas — source Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Floyd Mayweather Jr. motions to fans during the arrivals for their boxing match Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Las Vegas. Mayweather is scheduled to fight Conor McGregor in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — The carnival finally hit town Tuesday, with Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. putting on a bit of a fashion show before promising to knock each other out in their highly anticipated boxing match.Mayweather wore a fedora and gold rimmed glasses while McGregor sported a three-piece suit and tie and aviator sunglasses as they made separate appearances before a crowd of several hundred people in front of the arena where they will fight Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES MOST READ Read Next Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

Painters turn back Road Warriors

first_imgMeanwhile, Alaska and Magnolia shoot to extend their respective winning streaks to four when they collide with separate sides in a Petron Saturday Special double-header also at the fabled Big Dome floor.The Aces take the court against Blackwater at 4:30 p.m., looking to win four straight for the first time in what seems like ages, while the Hotshots try to keep solo second place when they tangle with TNT KaTropa at 6:45 p.m. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Arellano whips San Beda, books outright semifinal berth MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Playing without Greg Slaughter and Joe Devance, the Kings dropped to 2-4 like the Road Warriors.Ahanmisi drained 5-of-7 triple tries and helped the Painters lead by as large as 21 with the help of a Rain or Shine defense that was unrelenting in the second half.The Painters thwarted several Road Warrior rallies that had NLEX coming within 10 points a couple of times in that period.NLEX tumbled to a fourth straight defeat after opening up with two victories.The Road Warriors continued their tailspin because they simply could not execute when they needed to—and the Rain or Shine defense had a lot to do with that.ADVERTISEMENT It was a great way to bounce back for Rain or Shine, which became the butt of jokes after losing to doormat KIA Picanto, 98-94, over the weekend, and Garcia did a good job in making his Painters move on from that debacle.“I just told them that we cannot take that back,” Garcia said in Filipino after drawing 20 points from point guard Maverick Ahanmisi and twin digits from three others at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I just asked them to focus on our next six games, because that will be very important.”The win was the third in six games for the Painters, the same record now held by Phoenix Petroleum, which held on later in the night to clip Barangay Ginebra, 87-82. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood. PBA IMAGESRain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia wasn’t exaggerating when he said two nights before that he had witnessed his team’s best practice.The Elasto Painters justified that claim when they ran roughshod on NLEX Friday night, 97-86, and Garcia now has just one wish as Rain or Shine jockeys for playoff position in the PBA Philippine Cup: “I just hope we can be consistent in playing this way.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Chandigarh Health Department announces vacancy for 56 posts

first_imgHealth Department, Chandigarh, has invited applications for recruitment for various posts. Interested and eligible candidates can apply latest by August 4.Post details:Total posts: 56 postsPost name: Medical lab technician: 2 postsMultipurpose health worker (male): 10 postsInsect collector: 2 postsDriver: 2 postsSanitary beldar (male): 40 postsEligibility criteria:Age limit:The candidates are required to age between 18 and 25 years.Educational qualification:Medical lab technician: The candidates applying for this post are required to possess a B.Sc. degree or diploma in Lab Technology with two years of work experience. Or the candidates should have passed Class 12, with a three-year vocational course in Lab Technology and one year practical training.Multipurpose health worker (male): The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 10th/ 12th with Physics and Chemistry. They should have done basic health worker (MPW) course.Insect collector: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 10th/ 12th with Physics and Chemistry. They should have done basic health worker (MPW) course.Driver: The candidates applying for this post should have passed class 10th. Also, the candidates should have obtained a licence for driving heavy vehicles. The candidates should have five years of experience in driving.Pay Scale:Medical lab technician: Rs 10,300 – 34,800 + Rs 4,200 grade payMultipurpose health worker (male): Rs 10,300 – 34,800 + Rs 3,200 grade payInsect collector: Rs 5,900 -20,200 + Rs 2,400 grade payDriver: Rs 5,900 -20,200 + Rs 2,400 Grade paySanitary beldar (male): Rs 4,900 -10,680 +1,400 Grade payApplication fee:The candidates are required to pay an application fee of Rs 450, except for sanitary belder post for which the candidates are required to pay an application fee of Rs 250.advertisementHow to apply:In order to apply, the candidates are required to log in to the official website and apply online.last_img read more

PBL: Carolina Marin wins but Pune 7 Aces lose second straight match

first_imgAwadhe Warriors inflicted a second straight loss on Pune 7 Aces as they registered a win in their PBL season 4 opener at the National Sports Club of India, Mumbai on Monday. In what a dramatic and see-saw encounter, Awadhe edged out Carolina Marin-led Pune and got their season kicked off in a perfect fashion. Awadhe won one men’s singles and both men’s doubles and mixed doubles to win the tie. Pune, on the other hand, could not capitalise on the massive fightback shown by Marin and youngster Lakshya Sen.Awadhe Warriors’s icon player and world No.5 Son Wan Ho set the tone for the match with a win in their trump match over Brice Leverdez. The Frenchman, who had defeated the likes of former world number one Lee Chong Wei on the BWF Tour, looked primed for an upset when he came back from 8-11 deficit to close in on at 12-14 in the first game.But Son dominated the net over the next three points to pocket the first game. From there he never looked back and raced to complete a 15-14, 15-7 win. Pune’s hopes of starting their second tie of the tournament with a win did not materialise as the Warriors took an early 2-0 lead. Son Wan Ho gave Awadhe Warriors a winning start against Pune 7 Aces. (PBL Photo)Pune 7 Aces, who next pitted Vladimir Ivanov with skipper Mathias Boe for men’s doubles, would have hoped that the experienced duo could find a way out to that elusive point to help them rolling in the competition.advertisementLee Yang and Mathias Christiansen cruised to victory in the opening game but Ivanov and Boe fought back from a 6-12 deficit to take the match till the final point only to end up losing the match 15-12, 15-14.The result meant that Awadhe Warriors had a 3-0 lead in the tie and Pune 7 Aces icon player Marin needed to win her trump against Beiwen Zhang to keep the team alive in this tie and the Spaniard did that in style.The world champion provided Pune with the much-needed winning spark as she outclassed 2018 India Open champion Zhang to help the Aces earn their first points in the competition.Marin, who had lost her first match of the season to Hyderabad Hunters’s PV Sindhu, was under pressure after her team lost the first two matches of the second tie, having lost all five matches on Saturday. Carolina Marin won her trump match for Pune 7 Aces against Awadhe Warriors. (PBL Photo)Zhang was clearly high on confidence with her team already 3-0 ahead and that showed in her aggressive play in the opening game as helped herself to a 9-7 lead before Marin came up with a series of four points to get a two-point advantage.Marin then showed the trademark big match temperament to see off a spirited fight from Zhang, who closed in on at 14-13, by raising the tempo during a rally to pocket the game.The Spaniard seemed to be in a hurry to finish the match and simply raised the pace of the rallies and raced to an 8-1 lead before cruising to 15-13, 15-9 win to bring Pune back in the tie at 2-3.Young Lakshya Sen then built on the momentum by edging past Lee Dong Keun in straight games at 15-11, 15-8 to pull the tie back on level terms at 3-3. Lakshya Sen won his first match of the Premier Badminton League. (PBL Photo)It all went down to the decider as Christiansen and Ashwini Ponnappa took the court against Ivanov and Line Kjaersfeldt. It was an enticing game and a test of nerves for the players of both teams as winning the mixed doubles would have won the tie. In the end, Christiansen and Ponnappa came out triumphant and won Awadhe the tie 4-3.How neatly she put it into the other half. #VodafonePBL #PUNvAMD pic.twitter.com/GzGtwKsishPBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) December 24, 2018With the match the Mumbai leg of the tournament got over and on Tuesday, Hyderabad Hunters will take on Chennai Smashers in Hyderabad.last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri happy with Hudson-Odoi for Spurs defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Sarri happy with Hudson-Odoi for Spurs defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was pleased with the performance of Callum Hudson-Odoi for last night’s Carabao Cup semifinal first-leg defeat to Tottenham.Sarri gave the winger a start amid transfer talk linking him with Bayern Munich.The manager said, “Hudson-Odoi in the last week has been very normal.”I saw him every day in training and he was really very normal. He is improving, in the last match he played very well and also today a very good match. He played like a player of 25, 26 years. A very good match with application, very good in the defensive phase, but he has been completely normal. Maybe he does not read anything.” last_img read more