Brodeur back to defend High Mountain 10K title

first_imgLast year’s men’s 10K winner, Andrew Brodeur, is back to defend his title in today’s 2015 High Mountain Coffee 10K in Williamsfield, Manchester.Danielle Tauro, the 2015 women’s champion, will be absent but another massive turnout from both local and overseas participants is anticipated again this year.Brodeur, from the Shore Athletic Club in New Jersey, United States, won last year’s 10K race in 31:38. The Duke University student was virtually unchallenged after the 3K mark as he romped to the title.With the inclusion of the 5K Walk, 5K Run and wheelchair race this year, the day’s activities will begin at 2 p.m. The main event, the 10K race, is set to start at 3:30 p.m.The High Mountain Coffee road race started in 1983 and is the island’s longest-running road race. It is also the foundation of many of the nation’s top past distant runners, including Mardrea Hyman, Kemoy Campbell and Natoya Goule.Meet chairman John Minott says the event continues to be a landmark in Jamaica’s road racing.”This is a wonderful event that we are extremely proud of. We have seen it grow in excitement and the involvement of not just participants but the Jamaican public on a whole. The race has contributed to the development of many Jamaican distant runners, through their participation from schools they attended, and a number of them have gone on to carve out running careers overseas,” he noted.More than $300,000 are up for grabs in cash and prizes. Adults will pay an entrance fee of $1,000 for all events. There is no fee for children.Knutsford Express has arranged a special fare for persons living in Kingston who wish to view or compete in the event. Same-day return is $2,900 while same-day one-way is $1,800.Proceeds from the race will go to the Mandeville Regional Hospital’s renal unit for the fourth straight year.last_img read more

Mother of 6 dies days after eye removed

first_imgDead: Sunita VandykeSunita Vandyke, the mother of six who recently lost her eye weeks after giving birth at the Suddie Hospital in Region 2, has died.She died on Friday at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), two days after being referred there from the Leonora Hospital in Region 3 because of the severity of her condition.Vandyke’s family members are alleging that the GPHC had done nothing to save her. Her mother-in-law, Phyllis Carter, told Guyana Times on Sunday that after Vandyke had been admitted to the GPHC on Wednesday, she had received no treatment at the hospital.“She was left to die there. They never looked in her direction. Other patients in the ward told us that the doctors never even checked on her. They plugged needles in her head, strapped her down to the bed, and left her to die. She was treated like an animal, and no one is telling us anything; no explanation, no cause of death or anything,” Carter said.Carter is calling on the authorities to investigate this matter, which had caused her young, healthy daughter-in-law to deteriorate in health until her demise over the course of a few weeks.“This is a clear picture of how the public health systems work. They had no care, no interest in her condition. They feel that because it’s free, people begging them for a service. They are being paid to do their job!” the distraught woman declared.Vandyke had been admitted at the Suddie Hospital on the Essequibo Coast in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) for several weeks, after doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital had removed one of her eyes without any proper explanation, although she had never had any medical complication with her eye.Relatives reaching out to Guyana Times on Tuesday last, in calling for a full investigation into the incident, are alleging that Vandyke had been admitted at the Suddie Hospital to give birth, but everything had gone ‘downhill’ after her delivery.Carter told this publication that Vandyke had delivered a healthy baby at the Suddie Hospital some seven weeks ago; but after the birth of the baby, Vandyke had gone home to her Parika residence and had started to complain of feeling unwell. She had been taken to the Parika Health Centre, where the nurses had administered saline. After receiving the saline, she had started complaining of blurred vision.“As soon as she get the saline, and we go home, she started complaining (of having problems) with the eye,” Carter said.She explained that after her daughter-in-law had continued to complain about having blurred vision, she had taken her to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, from where doctors had transferred her to the West Demerara Regional Hospital.However, she had taken Vandyke to the GPHC after the eye problem had worsened and Vandyke’s condition had deteriorated. “We meet GPHC Emergency (Department) with the eye draining inflammation and the nose bleeding, and they said, ‘That’s not an emergency’. And we waited several hours, and were sent away without seeing a doctor.“I even went to the boss upstairs to complain that we were not getting to see a doctor, and still we could [not] get help; we were sent away,” Carter said.The frustrated Carter related that she had then visited the Public Health Ministry to lodge a complaint, and had been directed to the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, and then to the Eye Clinic at GPHC. When they arrived at the clinic, the doctors had quickly admitted Vandyke for surgery to remove the eye.“Just so, they say they gotta take out the eye. GPHC and West Dem (hospitals) sabotage my daughter-in-law! They did nothing to help! They never even checked the eye, and we need answers! This girl never had any eye problem!” Carter contends.Vandyke’s condition had gotten worse, to the point where she had been unable to walk, and had stopped speaking. Since the incident, she had been in and out of hospital, and had been unable to care for her newborn. She had again been taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital on Monday last, but due to the severity of her condition, had been referred to the GPHC. She died at the GPHC on Friday last.Carter is calling for a full investigation of this matter. She contends that Vandyke’s medical record would show that she had never suffered from any medical or eye condition.Attempts to contact officials from GPHC for a comment proved futile.last_img read more

New Board Directors appointed at Ruimveldt Lions Club

first_imgAs the new fiscal year begins in July for the Ruimveldt Lions Club, a new Board of Directors, who were elected, were welcomed last Saturday to their newly appointed positions during an installation ceremony and dinner meeting at their den in Festival City, North Ruimveldt. These Directors are now tasked with overseeing the management of the club.From right: Past District Governor, Lion Sean Noel handing over the gavel, a symbol of the President’s authority, to Lion Daryl Adams, the newly installed PresidentAt the ceremony, Lion Adams, an anaesthetist by profession, was presented with the symbolic gavel, as he was elected President of the club, along with Debbie-Ann Thompson filling the crucial role of Club Secretary.During his acceptance speech, Daryl Adams noted that the motto for the year will be “Progress through shared vision, commitment and active participation”, which places much emphasis on more meaningful community projects, and recruitment of younger members to ensure the viability of the club in its future.In addition to the auspicious installation ceremony, the Leo Club of Ruimveldt (a sponsored youth project of the Lions Club) also held its installation ceremony which saw medical technologist, Shamar Khan accepting the leadership for the group, and the introduction of new members to the youth project.Being in existence for more than forty years, the Ruimveldt Lions Club is a part of a larger network of the world’s largest service organisation that is Lions Clubs International.Lions clubs, wherever they exist, function under the motto, “We Serve”, as the organisation seeks to aid in the upliftment of the less fortunate in society.last_img read more

Cesc Fabregas still loves Arsenal and Wenger

first_img0Shares0000“I feel very attached, even now, to Arsenal,” Fabregas said.LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 17 – Ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash between Chelsea and Arsenal, Cesc Fabregas says he still has feelings for his old club and manager Arsene Wenger.The Spain international was nurtured by Wenger during his early years in England, and seemed likely to reunite with the Gunners boss after deciding to leave Barcelona, but ended up with the Blues instead after Wenger chose not to sign him again. “I feel very attached, even now, to Arsenal,” he said. “Once I made the decision to leave Barcelona, Arsenal had the first option, and Barcelona had the obligation to contact Arsenal first. Then they had a week to basically respond yes or no to the buy-out clause.“I knew Chelsea were on the side, among other clubs, but after I spoke to Mourinho in the meantime he convinced me that it was a great place to come. The week passed, Arsenal never responded, never contacted me either, so I took it as them having enough players in their squad, so I made my move to Chelsea.“Because I felt they wanted me the most, Jose spoke to me in a way that not many have spoken to me before, and I knew what he wanted from me. He motivated me so much in that meeting that my choice was very easy.“I love Arsene, the man. I love him of course as a coach too. This is a decision he made. I always said that he’s like a father to me, and he will always be.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Germany, England seal 2018 World Cup berths

first_img0Shares0000Germany’s Joshua Kimmich (L) vies with Northern Ireland’s Stuart Dallas during their FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match in Belfast on October 5, 2017 © AFP / Paul FAITHPARIS, France, Oct 6 – Defending champions Germany clinched a place at next year’s World Cup in Russia with a 3-1 win in Northern Ireland on Thursday, while England beat Slovenia 1-0 to secure their berth.Sebastian Rudy and Sandro Wagner struck brilliant first-half goals in Belfast before Joshua Kimmich added a late third as Joachim Loew’s team made it nine wins out of nine in European qualifying Group C. The four-time world champions also maintained their proud unbeaten away record in World Cup qualifiers — a run spanning an incredible 47 matches dating back to 1934.“We’re off to Russia, to tear it up! We want to successfully defend the World Cup title,” said Bayern Munich midfielder Rudy following his first international goal.Northern Ireland, who grabbed a consolation through Josh Magennis, remain on track to claim a spot in next month’s play-offs as they attempt to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1986.Harry Kane continued his stunning goalscoring form with a 94th-minute winner as an unimpressive England overcame Slovenia at Wembley.Gareth Southgate’s side looked utterly bereft of ideas until skipper Kane converted Kyle Walker’s inviting cross to score his 14th goal in nine games for club and country.It is the sixth time in succession England have qualified for the World Cup, but after making such heavy work of defeating Slovenia, they are unlikely to give the game’s super-powers many sleepless nights.“It’s not a relief, I always thought we’d achieve the objective (of qualifying),” said Southgate.“Tonight highlighted where we are.“We know exactly where we need to improve. We do have players who can score goals. It is a work in progress and when I was given the job the aim was to qualify for the World Cup.”– Record-breaking Lewandowski –England’s Harry Kane (2L) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal during their FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match against Slovenia at Wembley Stadium in London on October 5, 2017 © AFP / Ian KINGTONScotland kept alive their hopes of reaching the finals for the first time since 1998 after a last-gasp 1-0 victory at home to Slovakia.Martin Skrtel’s own goal, just a minute from the end of normal time in Glasgow, leaves Scotland second in Group F, two points ahead of Slovakia and three in front of Slovenia ahead of Sunday’s trip to Ljubljana.Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick to become his country’s record goalscorer as Poland thrashed Armenia 6-1 in Yerevan.Poland, who finished third at the 1974 and 1982 World Cups, need a point from their final match at home to Group E rivals Montenegro to assure themselves of a place in the finals.After Kamil Grosicki’s second-minute opener, Lewandowski curled in a brilliant free-kick to draw level with Wlodzimierz Lubanski, who represented Poland from 1963 to 1980, on 48 international goals.The Bayern Munich star claimed the outright record when he blasted home an indirect free-kick and completed his treble in the second half as Jakub Blaszczykowski and Rafal Wolski also scored for the visitors.Lewandowski also broke a European record set in August by Cristiano Ronaldo by increasing his tally in 2018 World Cup qualifiers to 15 goals, one more than the Portugal captain.Ronaldo is level with former Yugoslavia forward Predrag Mijatovic, who scored 14 goals during qualifying for the 1998 World Cup, but could establish a new mark on Saturday when Portugal visit lowly Andorra.Christian Eriksen’s 16th-minute goal steered Denmark to a 1-0 win in Montenegro to maintain their hopes of overhauling a three-point deficit to Poland when they host Romania in their final qualifier.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man United fans lose their minds as new signing finally makes long-awaited debut

first_img Latest Champions League news Aiming high Dalot finally makes his Man United debut and fans are delirious Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available ready? Shaw and Dalot starting. Proper fullbacks after 5675321 years.— The United Link 🏆 (@TheUnitedLink) September 19, 2018 Dalot and Shaw starting as full backs for the first time together, a midfield three of Fred, Pogba and Matic and a front three of Martial, Lukaku and Rashford. We’re being blessed tonight.— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) September 19, 2018 All the Valencia fanboys are gonna be shook once they see a proper fullback play— ~Zahir~ (@DalotRole20) September 19, 2018 BOOST The month is September, the year is 2018, the date is the 19th and we are finally going to see a United side with two out and out full backs. Luke Shaw and Diogo Dalot start!— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) September 19, 2018 he’s done it. a very important game considering the strength of the group and he’s gone for it with handing dalot his first-team debut. fair play. so excited to see him play now.— Anna_MUFC (@mufc_anna) September 19, 2018 Super hyped for the game, can’t wait to see Dalot play, good to see Shaw back, hope to see a good performance from Martial and Rashford. #mufc— Shaun Irvine (@_shaunirvine) September 19, 2018 2center_img 2 So excited to finally see Dalot making his debut for us. Shaw, Fred, Martial and Rashford also back in the lineup. Those Young Boys aren’t ready for that. #MUFC— Rocco ◢◤ (@SublimeLukaku) September 19, 2018 Shaw and Dalot both starting alongside Martial 🔥🔥🔥— ً was (ClinicalSanchez) (@Fellxini) September 19, 2018 Dalot in action for United’s Under-21 side Check out the best reaction below! Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman on target Jose Moruinho’s decision to start Diogo Dalot has left Manchester United fans ‘so excited’ as the young defender prepares to make his debut.The Portuguese right-back replaced Antonio Valencia in the starting XI for the Champions League clash with Young Boys on Wednesday night. Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury After being described as ‘the best full-back in Europe’ for his age group by Mourinho, it’s not hard to see why.A £17.4million summer signing, Dalot has only made six Primeira Liga appearances for former club Porto – but has clearly done enough to convince the Red Devils boss of his ability.With Anthony Martial partnering Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford up front in Switzerland, it’s fair to say there were quite a few United fans feeling very confident ahead of the Group H opener.last_img read more


first_imgBUNCRANA’S Ryan Bradley will train again with the Donegal senior team for the second time in three days today – showing he has shaken off a virus and may be fit to play against Cavan in the Ulster Senior Championship on Sunday.The quarter final clash at Breffni Park will be much the better with Bradley fit. He was man of the match in the preliminary clash with Antrim at Ballybofey last month.Bradley sat out last week’s friendly challenge encounter with Mayo which Donegal won by a couple of points. The good news for Donegal is that Leo McLoone will also train today after recovering from a broken ankle sustained playing for club side Naomh Conaill in March.And captain Michael Murphy has fully recovered from a leg injury which saw him treated at Letterkenny General Hospital.Murphy, Rory Kavanagh, Neil Gallagher and Mark McHugh all trained at the weekend and will do so again today as manager Jim McGuinness takes advantage of the Bank Holiday to pull his squad together.And don’t rule out the possibility of teenage Kilcar star Patrick McBrearty playing some role against Cavan after playing superbly against Mayo at corner forward. GAA: RYAN BACK IN TRAINING, HOPING TO PLAY AGAINST CAVAN was last modified: June 5th, 2011 by gregShare 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:buncranaDonegal GAAdonegaldailyGAAryan bradleylast_img read more


first_imgA major emergency plan was launched off the coast of West Donegal today after a boat was spotted drifting.The rescue 118 helicopterThe small boat was spotted by a member of the public floating in waters between Dungloe and Burtonport.Nobody was on board the boat and there was concern that someone had fallen overboard. The rescue 118 chopper was on route to a training exercise and was diverted to investigate – local coast guard services also responded.However after a time circling the area nobody was spotted anywhere near the area despite extensive searches.A spokesman at Malin Head coastguard confirmed a short time ago that they are happy that no one is missing.   MAJOR SEARCH LAUNCHED AFTER BOAT SPOTTED DRIFTING was last modified: December 1st, 2013 by StephenShare 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:boatburtonportDRIFTINGdungloelast_img read more

QPR display ‘wasn’t really good enough’ – Chery

first_imgTjaronn Chery conceded QPR were below-par in their pre-season defeat to Groningen – but promised fans they would see improved performances as the new campaign nears.Rangers lost 3-1 to Chery’s former club on Monday in the final match of their trip to the Netherlands, with Jay Emanuel-Thomas netting.And Chery told the club’s official website there were flaws to iron out when the R’s return home and play matches against Northampton, Wycombe, Burton and Watford.“The [Groningen] game itself wasn’t really good enough from us,” the midfielder admitted.“We have to be better than this, and that’s what we will work to do when we have our friendly matches in England.“It has been good for us to have these matches against the Dutch teams, because they are strong sides.“Groningen are a very good team, really good – and I told the boys this before the match. They showed against us how good they are.”Chery completed 45 minutes against Groningen, having played the full game against PSV Eindhoven three days earlier, and he was pleased to have come through the matches unscathed.He said: “It has been a physical test, but it gives me a good feeling to play so many minutes already in pre-season.“I just want the new season to start now. I cannot wait.“I feel the respect of the manager and my team-mates, and I want to pay them back for that with goals and by playing well.”See also:A step in the right direction – how QPR’s 2015-16 signings faredJET scores twice as QPR win opening friendlyNew signings feature as QPR beat PSVThe QPR youngsters trying to make their mark during pre-seasonQPR beaten by FC Groningen in final Dutch friendlyFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

3 Cinematography Tools for Capturing Perfect Exposure

first_imgLight MetersTried-and-true light meters are the established way to gather the exposure of your scene and expose your image properly. Not only do light meters help you generally expose a scene, they also assist you with creating the proper contrast ratios for your image.There have been many innovations in the world of light meters in the last couple of years. Now you can turn your iPhone into a light meter with something like Lumu.Light meters are powerful tools, especially during day exteriors when the sun’s position and cloud coverage are constantly changing. If you’re working on coverage of a dialogue scene over the course of an hour, the sun’s position (and, inherently, your lighting ratios) could drastically change. By using a light meter, you can ensure that the contrast ratios and exposure on your talent’s face stays consistent so there’s not a harsh jump in continuity.Exposing your images correctly will save time in the post-production workflow. With access to tools we have today, nailing your exposure should be easier than it ever has been.Looking for more information on lighting? Check out these articles:Light Meters 101: Why You Should Use One for Video ProjectsHow to Properly Calibrate Light MetersSimulating Light From A ScreenUsing 16 FREE Light and Dust Overlays with Motion Graphics and FootageHow to Light an Exterior Day Scene Without Lighting False ColorFalse Color has become one my favorite tools for nailing exposure every time. A lot of cameras and monitors don’t have false color built in. However, if you do have a monitor, like a SmallHD or a camera like a RED or ARRI, this built-in feature is a powerful tool.False color uses different colors to represent exposure values across your screen. For example, let’s say that green represented a value of 55-65 IRE on your monitor. Those areas of the image that are within that exposure range would be highlighted green. Now if the color red was used to highlight overexposed areas of your image, all areas of over-exposure would be highlighted with red. To understand this a little more fully, check out this video from Shane Hurlbut, ASC on understanding false color. Nailing perfect exposure is one of the cinematographer’s most essential roles. Learn to set the right exposure to streamline post-production.Cover image via Shutterstock.Blown-out highlights or underexposed shadows can become a real pain during the post-production process. Luckily, there are many tools available for getting impeccable exposure that it is now more simple than ever. We’re going to take a look at three of the tools I like to use on set when trying to get the perfect exposure.HistogramsAt first, histograms can be intimidating. However, once you learn to properly use them, you begin to realize how powerful they can be. A histogram gives you a quick glimpse at the various exposure values of your shadows, midtones, and highlights across an image. In general, if your histogram is reading more to the left, that implies that your image is underexposed. If the histogram is resting more toward the right, your image is likely overexposed. Generally, having the histogram in the center of the chart is the ideal exposure. Check out this video to learn just a little more about histograms.last_img read more