Press Association “The chances of me being 100 per cent tomorrow, very slim. The chances of me playing, very high. That would be the way I would look at it. ” I was doing a gym exercise and it was a little bit unstable, there was a little bit of a niggle but I kept on doing it. I hit shots after the gym yesterday, and after I went to bed last night it stiffened during the night and I struggled to sleep with it. “I g ot up this morning and it’s what most people would call like a frozen shoulder. There’s a weakness in it and a pain when I go to lift my arm. “Thankfully I have a late tee time tomorrow, so it will be an extra five hours of movement in the morning and a bit of blood flow into it, and hopefully it will be okay by tomorrow. “And beware of the injured golfer.” Harrington, who won his first tournament on a major worldwide tour since the 2008 US PGA in the Honda Classic in March, pulled out of the pre-tournament pro-am after suffering a shoulder problem in the gym. The 43-year-old said: ” Working on the principle I’ve nev er pulled out of an event injured, I believe I’ll make it tomorrow. I’m an optimist. I’ve never pulled out before, and I’ve had some pretty bad injuries at times. If there’s a physical way of me teeing up tomorrow, I will tee it up. Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington is optimistic he will recover from injury in time to compete in the BMW PGA Championship, which gets under way at Wentworth on Thursday.
… Tournament to kick off tomorrow TWENTY-FOUR Futsal teams will compete in this year’s Magnum Mash Cup, which will kick off tomorrow at the National Gymnasium and conclude on February 22. Seven hundred thousand dollars ($700 000) will be awarded to the winning of tournament, which is in its third year, while $400 000 will go to the team finishing second. Third- and fourth-place teams will go home with $200 000 and $100 000 respectively.Group-A will bring together Back Circle, Sparta Boss, Ansa McAl All-Stars and Bad-A-Yard; Group B comprises Rio All-Stars, Leopold Street, Spartacus and Melanie, while Group C features Future Stars, Alex Village, Spot-7 and Mocha. In Group D, Bent Street will do battle with Showstoppers, North East La Penitence and Avocado Ballers meet, and in Group E, Sophia will face-off with Broad Street, Kingston challenge Island All-Stars.Gold is Money, Albouystown, Stabroek Ballers and Belfield were drawn in Group FFollowing opening day’s action, matches will be played on Tuesday January 28, Thursday January 30, Saturday February 1, Tuesday February 4, Thursday February 6 (Round-of-16), Saturday February 8 (Quarterfinals), Saturday February 15 (Semi-Finals) and Saturday February 22, 2020 (Final).According to the organisers, the event will be coordinated in accordance with the established International Football Federation (FIFA) and Guyana Football Federation (GFF) rules.Last year, Sparta Boss edged Back Circle in a dramatic penalty shootout to be crowned Champions. (Rawle Toney)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ANAHEIM – On the travel-and-workout day before the American League Championship Series’ Game 3, Bobby Jenks stepped off the Chicago White Sox team bus here and did something he never could as the property of the Angels. He set one of those big feet down on the field at Angel Stadium. “First time touching the grass,” Jenks said with a laugh as he suited up for the White Sox workout Thursday. The 24-year-old from Mission Hills was quick to claim that this is “just another field,” and you can believe that if you want. For Jenks, the White Sox’s new bullpen ace, the prospect of saving ALCS games against the Angels would have meant more if he felt he still had to prove something to the club that gave up on him last winter after five wild seasons on and off the field. “I think I’ve already done that,” Jenks said, “just to get here as soon as I did, in a new city, in a new role.” He noted the three shutout, one-hit innings he pitched against the Angels on Sept. 9 in a game the White Sox lost in extra innings in Chicago. “If I do anything (against the Angels in the ALCS), it’s a bonus,” he said. The Angels organization knows Bobby Jenks as the kid the 2000 draft choice out of a Washington state high school who clocked 101 mph in the minors but couldn’t stay out of trouble, off the disabled list or on the good side of the bathroom scale. Stories of Jenks’ search for maturity, health and fitness became a rite of spring, the Angels always optimistic they’d seen the last of his alcohol-related behavior problems, which led to a 2002 demotion from the Class-AA Arkansas to Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. He is unrepentant. “I was a kid,” he said. “I wouldn’t have done anything different than any 21-year-old wouldn’t have done in college. But there were more people to write things down and say things.” By the time Jenks got his act together, his right elbow was falling apart, sidelining him for two months in 2003 and for all but 19 1/3 innings in 2004, leading to an operation using a screw to repair a stress fracture. Finally, last December, when the Angels had to find a spot on the 40-man roster for Cuban defector Kendry Morales, they chose Jenks’ spot and put him on waivers. To hear Jenks tell it, he didn’t know he’d been cut until the White Sox phoned to say they’d picked him up. “I saw him throw early in spring training,” White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. “I said, ‘You stay healthy and keep yourself together off the field and on the field, and you’ve got a chance to be in the big leagues.” Looking at him with fresh eyes, the White Sox made a reliever out of the pitcher who had started in all but three of his 115 minor-league appearances. The role fit Jenks’ 6-foot-3, 270-pound – call it John Daly-like – frame. He saved 19 Birmingham wins at Class AAA, striking out 48 batters in 41 innings, to earn his first major-league call-up in July. After serving as set-up man for closer Dustin Hermanson, Jenks became the Chicago closer in September when Hermanson’s back gave out. With six regular-season saves, a 2.75 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 39 1/3 innings, he was in the playoffs. Jenks recorded the save in the Game 2 victory over Boston – the Tony Graffanino game – that put Chicago in charge of the first round. After expecting and not getting September call-ups from the Angels the past few seasons, Jenks is a looming October presence for the White Sox. The grass turned out to be greener on the other side of the field. “I never felt like I had a chance of being here (with the Angels),” Jenks said, though he adds that he has no hard feelings. “Now I feel, being with the White Sox, that every opportunity is there for me.” Kevin Modesti, (818) 713-3616!dtpost [email protected]
Gary Cahill insisted Chelsea can feel upbeat about their chances of reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League after their 2-1 first-leg loss to Paris St-Germain.John Mikel Obi scored a potentially vital away goal against the French Champions, who will visit Stamford Bridge for the second leg on 9 March.Cahill told BT Sport: “We are more confident at home. We know what we need to do.“We knew how tough it was to come here and get a result. The way the tie is poised, we have done it before at home.”Chelsea had to defend for much of the game in ParisWith Kurt Zouma and skipper John Terry out injured, Cahill was partnered at centre-back by Branislav Ivanovic and the pair performed well in a determined Chelsea performance.Ivanovic said: “It was a very difficult game. They scored which was massive for them, but we kept going. We know we have to do everything to win at home and go through.“We came here with courage to try and score the goals and we had a couple of chances before they scored.“We lost concentration in the end. We were a little bit open. With top strikers like PSG have, they take every single chance.“We have to be more compact and more careful, because these small details can decide a game.”More reaction from Paris to follow later.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) is once again sponsoring the Dr. Jack Judy and Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarships to support future sheep farmers through its scholarship program. OSIA is offering a minimum of one $1,500 scholarship and a $1,000 scholarship to deserving students, which have graduated from high school, and college students pursuing college degrees. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in Agriculture.“The Ohio sheep industry depends on young people who are considering and pursuing a career that will be beneficial to the Ohio and United States sheep industry,” said Roger A. High, OSIA Executive Director.Although accurate information is not available prior to the year 2003; since the year 2003 27 Ohio sheep youth have received $18,050 in scholarships from the Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund. As 2016 was the initial year of the Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship Fund, one recipient received a scholarship for $1,500.00. For a list of past scholarship recipients, go to www.ohiosheep.org and then to scholarships, you will find those that have benefitted from the OSIA scholarship program.Applicants or their parents must be members of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and a 2017 graduating high school senior enrolled in, or a student currently attending a college or technical school. Completed applications and essays must be postmarked by June 30, 2017.Memorial contributions and private donations continue to be collected for the Judy and Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship’s, if you are interested, please contact Roger A. High, OSIA Executive Director at [email protected] for more information.For more information about the Dr. Jack Judy or Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship, other scholarship offerings and Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, contact 614-246-8904 or visit the website at ofbf.org/foundation.
Welcome to the new Military Caregiving Expert Advice series. Our caregiving team is rolling out with a new blog series entitled, Expert Advice, where we provide 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. (Type your response in the comments section of this article.)Expert Advice in Child PsychiatryTo kick off our new series, we focus on issues surrounding caregiving and special needs within the military. In a recent professional development training on ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism: Practical Approaches to Child Psychiatry service providers and families learned about practical ways parents and caregivers can help manage these disorders, while reconnecting with the fun of parenting. Below we highlight a question from an audience member and expert advice from a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist.Question: Does general anxiety ever get misdiagnosed as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)? Advice: Anxiety is often misdiagnosed as ADD which is why the interview process (for diagnosing Anxiety and ADD) is so important. There are many times children come in having trouble with concentration, which is part of the diagnosis and criteria for both anxiety and ADD. The problem arises with the treatment of ADD because there are certain treatments that might actually make the anxiety worse. It is very important that we are careful to make sure we have the right diagnosis.Expert: Brian Dixon, M.D., Executive Director of Progressive Psychiatry, P.A. and Board Certified Child and Adolescent PsychiatristHave a question for our military caregiving team? Let us know! Stay tuned for more from our Expert Advice series.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on May 20, 2016.
The Raju Shetti-led Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) has demanded that sugar factories across Maharashtra pay the fair and remunerative price (FRP) to sugarcane farmers at one go, warning factory owners of an agitation if the FRP is paid in instalments.The cane crushing season in the State is expected to be delayed well till the end of the third week of November. It is expected to start only after the SSS, which is influential in the sugar heartland of Sangli and Kolhapur, decides on the FRP during its sugar conclave at Jaysingpur in Kolhapur district on November 23.“Because of the drought in the summer, the excess rains and now the unseasonal showers, hundreds of acres under sugarcane cultivation in Maharashtra have been ruined. This time, the State will witness a 40% decline in sugarcane production. The extensive destruction due to the floods that hit Kolhapur and Sangli will take a heavy toll in the sugar belt, while the drought has ravaged the sugarcane crop in Marathwada,” Mr. Shetti told The Hindu.He said SSS activists had urged two factories owned by Congressman Satej ‘Bunty’ Patil and senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Hasan Mushrif to halt crushing operations.In a stormy meeting with factory owners on Sunday, SSS representatives rejected their requests to pay the FRP in instalments due to the dire straits of the sugar market. “The SSS ought to accept the FRP payment in instalments owing to the situation brought on by first the flood and then unseasonal showers,” said Mr. Patil, a senior Congress leader from Kolhapur who is chairman and president of the Dr. D.Y. Patil cooperative sugar factory.Incidentally, Mr. Shetti’s political party, the Swabhimani Paksha, is in alliance with the Congress and the NCP. “Even if we are allies, our fight is for the interests of the farmers. So irrespective of whether a sugar factory is owned by a leader of the Congress, NCP, Bharatiya Janata Party or Shiv Sena, our activists will not permit sugar mills to commence crushing operations,” he said. SSS leader Jalinder Patil said many farmers had not received FRP payment from the previous year.“It is detrimental to the interests of the farmers if the mills begin crushing operations early as they will not get a decent price for the standing crop which escaped the ravages of unseasonal rain. If we settle at a low FRP this year, we will not be able to negotiate a better FRP for the next crushing season [2020-21],” said SSS leader Savkar Madnaik.
Vijender Singh (75kg) took just over a minute to pull off an intimidating knock-out win and assure himself of a second successive Commonwealth Games medal but it was curtains for defending champion Akhil Kumar who was beaten by Olympic bronze-medallist Bruno Julie in the boxing quarterfinals of the event on Sunday.Asian silver-medallist Jai Bhagwan (60kg), Asian bronze-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) and nine-time national champion Dilbag Singh (69kg) were the other three boxers who assured India of medals at the event.The raucous crowd at the Talkatora Stadium had not even settled down after giving him a thunderous welcome before world number one Vijender knocked out Elias Nashivela of Namibia within just a minute and 22 seconds of entering the ring.India’s Vijender Singh is declared winner after beating Namibia’s pugilist Elias Nashivela during the quarterfinals of 75-kg boxing event of Commonwealth Games at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo:PTIThe 24-year-old Olympic and World Championship bronze-medallist was leading 2-0 against an immensely intimidated rival who seemed too wary of even approaching the local favourite for an attack. The blow that left Nashivela dazed was a powerful left hook.”When you have a ranking of world number one, rivals do get intimidated but I never take anyone lightly. I wanted to play three full rounds but it ended up being a knock-out,” Vijender said.”The fight is on for a gold and I have to beat my rivals for that. My reputation alone won’t get me points but yes the crowd support and the atmosphere gives me a lot of energy and at times ends up affecting my rivals,” said the dashing Haryana-lad, who had won a silver in the previous edition of the Games.advertisementHe will now face England’s Anthony Ogogo, who defeated Yves Ulysse of Canada 6-2.”I have heard he is a tough customer and I am sure the crowd will get to see a good, competitive bout,” Vijender said.Earlier, Jai, a Commonwealth Championship gold-medallist, blanked Waheed Sogbamu of Nigeria 10-0, Dilbag thrashed Botswana’s Moabi Mothiba 11-3 and Manoj defeated Kenya’s Blackmoses Mathenge 6-2 to join Amandeep Singh (49kg) and Suranjoy Singh (52kg), who won their quarterfinal bouts yesterday, in assuring themselves of their maiden CWG medals.”A medal here would be life-changing for me especially if it ends up being a gold medal. I would get fame and there would be financial benefits as well,” said an elated Jai, who had almost given up boxing before Vijender motivated him to return to the national camp in 2008.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante suffers injury setbackby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante suffered an injury in the warm-up before France edged a Euro 2020 qualifying victory over Iceland.Kante reportedly picked up a muscle injury and was replaced in the starting line-up by Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko.Blues team-mate Olivier Giroud scored his 37th international goal for the world champions from the penalty spot in the second half.France stay second in Group H, but are six points ahead of Iceland in third.