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Jasprit Bumrah loses top spot in ODI bowler rankings after poor NZ showing

first_imgAdvertisement gycNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs94uWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9dzkq6t( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8p3Would you ever consider trying this?😱dulCan your students do this? 🌚dyd7dRoller skating! Powered by Firework Following India’s dismal performance in the recently concluded ODI series against New Zealand, strike bowler Jasprit Bumrah lost his top spot in the latest ICC ODI Bowling Rankings. The Mumbai Indians pacer dropped 45 rating points –  slipping down to the 2nd position, after the Men in Blues were whitewashed by the Kiwis in the 3-match ODI series. Meanwhile, Trent Boult claimed Bumrah’s place despite not participating in the ODIs against India with a hand injury.Advertisement Picture Credit: Cric TodayVirat Kohli’s Team India failed to take advantage with the new ball against New Zealand as Bumrah completed the series wicketless; the first time in his entire career. In these three games, he bowled 30 overs for 167 runs with 1 maiden and lost his crown to Boult.Virat Kohli, on the other hand, still remains the No. 1 batsman in ODIs with 869 points, but the gap between him and 2nd placed Rohit Sharma (who missed the series with a calf injury) is getting smaller, as Kohli too struggled in the recent fixtures.Advertisement The Indian skipper finished the series with 75 runs in 3 games; failing to deliver during the absence India’s other premier batsmen, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan in the 3-match ODI series in New Zealand.Babar Azam, the Pakistani star batsman retained his position (3rd) on the recently updated list with 829 points, while Ross Taylor, after his heroics in the series was promoted one spot upward and stands on fourth with 828 points.As for the Indians the only positive to take out of this disappointing series loss are Ravindra Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal’s ranking upgradation. Jadeja moved 3 spots upward and now stands at No. 7 in the all-rounder’s rankings while leggie Chahal also climbed 3 places higher to the 13th spot after his fine performances in the Kiwi series – finishing as the top the wicket-taker with 6 wickets to his name despite playing the last 2 matches.But the most notable promotion in the updated rankings came through the form of Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi. The all-rounder overtook Ben Stokes, England’s World Cup final hero and is now the No.1 ODI all-rounder according to ICC. You may also like:Virat Kohli gives the reason as to why India were trashed by NZ in ODI seriesVirat Kohli breaks 5 year old horrible batting record against New Zealand Advertisementlast_img read more

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Horizons Enrichment Program Co-founder Honored by NJ First Lady

first_imgRUMSON – New Jersey first lady Mary Pat Christie presented the state’s 22nd New Jersey Hero award on Wednesday afternoon to Lore Macdonald, the co-founder of the Horizons Student Enrichment Program at the Rumson Country Day School.Macdonald was honored for her commitment to ensuring educational opportunities for area children.New Jersey Heroes is an initiative of the state’s first lady to highlight the work of people and organizations that impact New Jersey and their communities.last_img

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RBR Health Screenings Could Be Life-saving

first_imgLITTLE SILVER – Parents worry. That’s what they do; it’s part of the job description.Parents of Red Bank Regional High School students had the opportunity this week to learn how to prevent a child from being hurt and how to detect a potentially life-threatening condition.“Information is power,” said Red Bank parent Brenda Terry.A panel offers a preview of a screening program that will be available beginning next week to school athletes at Red Bank Regional High School. Left to right are: Dr. Loyda Rivera, Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs, Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes program director Diana Toto, Major League Soccer medical coordinator John Gallucci and Dr. John Shumko.She joined other parents, students and staff at the regional high school for a presentation on a new program that will evaluate students for possible cardiac-health problems, establish a baseline metric to measure concussions and provide information about concussion prevention and treatment.“It’s what you don’t know…,” Terry said, not finishing her thought.The school district has partnered with Barnabas Health. Doctors will be on campus from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12 through Thursday, Aug. 15, to provide cardiac screening and concussion base-line evaluations for fall athletes, free of charge.Terry, whose 16-year-old son, Aaron, plays soccer at the high school, said she hadn’t given much thought to a possible heart condition that could put her seemingly healthy son at risk. What changed her mind was the number of young people who have died from such conditions – including two RBR students who died during the 2012-2013 school year.“It really is so scary,” she said.Last school year, Albert Martin and Riyadhna Farrow, who were RBR seniors, died suddenly from what school public information officer Marianne Kligman said were cardiac-related episodes.“It was an eye-opener,” Red Bank Parent Kathy Noble said of the students’ deaths. That’s what prompted her to come to the school Tuesday night with her daughter, Kyleigh, “to find out what the program is about.”The program is the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes, administered by Barnabas Health, owner and operator of six medical facilities in the state, including Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch.Barnabas Health – through the invitation of the district board of education – will conduct an educational program for the school population that offers information about cardiac conditions and symptoms and provides some basic screening to detect conditions that could pose a serious health threat, especially for those engaged in strenuous sports.Barnabas operates the program out of all of its facilities, offering two free screenings a year at each facility, along with screenings it provides for schools.While physicians and program representatives will screen athletes Monday through Thursday, additional screenings will be conducted during the year for other athletes as well as the entire student body – at no cost to the students or families.The basic physical most students receive prior to playing organized sports doesn’t traditionally include an electrocardiogram, said Diana Toto, program director.The most common cause of sudden cardiac death is from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), which is often characterized by a thickening of the heart wall. HCM often goes undetected, especially in young people, until an athlete goes into cardiac arrest during extreme physical activity, said Dr. Loyda Rivera, a pediatric cardiologist at Mon­mouth Medical Center. “The problem is that it could be the first sign and the last sign.”There are other conditions to be on the lookout for, such as congenital abnormalities of the coronary arteries or Marfan syndrome, which affects the heart’s connective tissue, Rivera said.Be aware of symptoms, she advised, such as shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, especially after little or no exertion; chest pain or discomfort; palpitations; dizziness, fainting, seizures or convulsions.A panel of experts, assembled at RBR Tuesday night, advised everyone – not just athletes – that they should always drink fluids even prior to exercise.Concussions happen even with appropriate equipment, said Dr. John Shumko, program medical director. He noted that about 1.7 million people in the U.S. each year seek medical attention for traumatic brain injuries, resulting in 52,000 deaths annually.The important thing for those who have suffered a concussion it to receive proper attention and heal sufficiently before returning to sports or other activities. In most cases, that could take between 10 days and a month, Shumko said.The danger is that the patient will suffer a second impact, which has a high fatality rate, especially among young athletes.“Death can occur in a few minutes,” Shumko said.“What we’re talking about, cardiac issues, concussions, you can’t put a Band-Aid on it,” said Joetta Clark Diggs, a four-time Olympic long-distance runner who is the program spokeswoman.“It’s important to be as aware as possible to avoid disasters,” said Gene Horowitz of Red Bank, who was there with his son, Josh, who will be entering high school next month and plans to play soccer.Horowitz already has taken his son to see a doctor in preparation for school and sports. His son acknowledged that more kids are taking these discussions seriously, particularly after the deaths of Martin and Farrow. “They’re more aware and taking care of themselves,” he said.“I’m impressed RBR did this,” said Barb Kirkpatrick of Shrewsbury.Kirkpatrick’s daughter, Erin, suffered a concussion last November that prevented her from attending school full time for the remainder of the school year. “She’s still recovering,” Kirkpatrick said.“It’s good they’re doing this,” Erin said.Noble added: “This is going to help a lot of kids and give peace of mind to a lot of parents.” By John BurtonSchool joins Barnabas Health to prevent cardiac, concussion problemslast_img read more

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Whitewater Ski Swap goes Sunday at Hume Elementary

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsWant to find a good deal?Simply head on down to the Hume Elementary Gymnasium on Nelson Avenue Sunday for the 19th annual Ski and Snowboard Swap. The event is the annual major fundraiser for the Whitewater Ski Team.Snowboard, telemark and touring and ski gear and clothing can be dropped off at Hume between 9-11 a.m.Twenty percent of sold items goes to the Ski Team with a $3 charge on all unsold items (maximum $10).The swap runs from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Pick-up and payout goes between 4:30-6 p.m.The Whitewater Ski Team is a non-profit organization that develops ski racers’ skills and promotes the fun in skiing through competition.The youngest skiers on the team (six to 11 years) compete on the Nancy Greene Racers. The skiers learn agility, balance and coordination from certified coaches who focus on fun and technical instruction on varied snow conditions.The Nancy Greene skiers train Saturdays from January through to March and race Sundays at local ski hills, including Phoenix near Grand Forks, Salmo, Whitewater, Summit Lake near Nakusp and Rossland’s Red Mountain. The Advanced Racers Program (11-16 years) emphasizes strong technical skiing and fun through training and competition, with coaches promoting mountain safety and technical instruction. For more information, contact Paul Osak at posak@telus.net or 250.352.0305 or check www.skiwhitewater.com/whitewater_ski_team.php.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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Taylor, Vikings first out of gates at Big Sky tourney

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsGranite Pointe’s Lauren Taylor didn’t shoot the greatest round but her Vikings still had a great day.Portland State rode the even-par round by Britney Yada to take a one-shot lead into day two of the Big Sky Conference Golf Championship Monday at the at Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, AZ.Portland State, the defending Big Sky Champs, finished the day with a 303 score, one stroke in front of Northern Arizona and Montana.Yada has a one-stroke lead over three players on the individual leaderboard. She made two birdies and two bogeys, firing nine-hole totals of 37 and 35 to complete the day at even par.Ashli Helstrom and Lauren Howell of Montana, and Bethany Leclair of NAU are all one shot back at 73.Meanwhile, Taylor, 19, and teammate Tiffany Schoning are among a group tied for 21st. Both shot 79 on Monday.The L.V. Rogers Bomber golfing grad went out in seven-over par 43, but rallied to shoot an even 36 on the back nine. The players tee off for round two at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and the same time Wednesday for the final round of the 54-hole tournament played on the 6,162-yard, par 72 Ocotillo Golf Resort layout.The winner of the tournament advances to an NCAA Regional on May 5-7, likely the West Regional at Washington National Golf Club in Auburn, WA.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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Decision for aquatic centre expansion needs to include impact on taxpayers and businesses

first_imgThe public will decide on the expansion of the aquatic centre fitness facilities that will cost $1.5 million at referendum this year, but local business owners want the community to have more information about the true impact of this cost before the vote.  The vision to expand the fitness centre that operates under the Grand Forks Recreation Commission has been in the works for 11 years. The first proposal went before council in 2000 with a price tag of only $240,000 but was rejected.  In 2010 the commission put it back on the table with new drawings and cost estimates. In April they recommended to the board of the Regional District of the Kootenay Boundary that the project proceed to referendum.  Brian Johnson, owner of Flexus Body Systems, questioned the decision to proceed with the expansion at the aquatic centre. Johnson noted that financial reports on the aquatic centre show losses every year. The aquatic centre announced in March that it will be closed for six weeks this fall in order to manage their budgets.  “Usually if one wants to expand a business it’s because they’re busting at the seams,” said Johnson. “Is it really worth the cost of going to referendum for this decision? If the centre is already running at a deficit, to expand into another 3000 square foot facility, it’s going to be an ongoing cost. You take a losing situation – it might not be the best investment for the future.”  Johnson said there needs to be more information provided to the public about the actual costs of the facility and the construction and consideration given to how $1.5 million could be better used in other recreation options around the community.  “With a non-profit organization like the aquatic centre, conflict (can happen) with businesses in Grand Forks who form the tax base. We were never approached to see if we had concerns. We’ve been in competition before,” Johnson added noting the lack of community input on the project.  The existing facility is 600 square feet full of equipment, accessible only by crossing the pool deck which limits access to staff availability.  “We have a maximum capacity of maybe eight to 10 people on a good day,” explained Mackey. “We’ve been running classes of close to 20 – 25 people in that space for a number of years. A lot of the initiative for this project has come from our user groups who have expressed concern.”  Mackey said that people have had to be turned away from classes because of the restrictions on the space. The new design can hold up to 50 people in the fitness centre and another 50 in the studio a total of just under 3000 square feet. Mackey said cost estimates as of November 2010 totalled upwards of $1.5 million.  The new facility would see 32 additional hours a week of operation for the fitness facility using 46 staff hours per week. One of the spin offs would be freeing over 2000 sq ft of activity rooms in the arena that potentially could be used as a youth centre for the community, explained Mackey.  The building will include environmentally friendly designs using no fossil fuels and will see a net zero increase to carbon footprint of facility.  “There’s always the question about how it’s going to impact the private sector. The private sector is demand driven, whereas the public sector is need driven. GF Rec does not compete with Flexus, Curves or Jazzercise. We offer services to all socio-economic and demographic sectors. We do not duplicate services with them,” Mackey commented.  Grand Forks council accepted the presentation made by Mackey at their Jun. 27 meeting, and made a motion at their Jul. 18 meeting to support the referendum on the expansion question at the upcoming elections in November.last_img read more

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Bombers can’t seal the deal after strong start at Ok-kan-aqen tourney

first_imgAfter knocking off the defending AA Boy’s champs, the L.V. Rogers Bombers slipped a couple of notches on the basketball season building program.
The Bombers dropped two straight — the final a 54-36 loss to Mt Boucherie of Kelowna — to finish in the middle of the pack at the 51st annual Ok-kan-aqen Invitational Boy’s Basketball tournament Saturday in Osoyoos.The tournament is hosted by the South Okanagan Hornets but was moved to Osoyoos after fire destroyed the Oliver-based high school earlier this year.The Bombers entered the eight-team tourney on a high after blasting Rossland Royals 87-18 in a West Kootenay High School game earlier in the week.LVR kept on rolling against the defending AA champion from South Okanagan in the tourney opener in front of the Oliver student body.Senior shooting guard John Zak sank a three-pointer in the final minute of the game to spark the Bombers to a 71-67 victory.The Hornets, starting the season ranked ninth in the recent AA poll, opened the game much like the squad finished the 2011 season in Kamloops, sinking seven three-pointers in the first quarter.But the Bombers, 2-2 on the season, stuck around against the home side as Matt Zukowski and senior Adam Grace each scored 16 points.Zak, finishing with 14 points, then dropped a three to put the Bombers ahead for good.However, LVR could not sustain the momentum against Similkameen Sparks of Keremeos in championship round action, falling to 64-59 to the third-ranked A school.The Bomber coaching staff was not pleased with the result feeling LVR played down to the Sparks level.The Bombers finished the tournament losing to the AAA Bears in the bronze-medal contest.LVR returns to action this week in Penticton at the Pen-Hi Classic.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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GRADED STAKES WINNER TEXAS RYANO HEADS COMPETITIVE FIELD OF 14 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN MARCOS STAKES FOR 4-YEAR-OLDS AND UP GOING 1 ¼ MILES ON THE TURF

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2017) – Graded stakes winner Texas Ryano heads a very competitive field of 14 older males in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes for 4-year-olds and up going 1 ¼ miles over the turf course at Santa Anita Park.Trained by Carla Gaines and owned and bred in Kentucky by Warren B. Williamson, Texas Ryano comes off a Grade II win in the 1 ½ miles Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes at Del Mar on Nov. 25 earning the 6-year-old gelding by Curlin a 105 Beyer speed figure in the process.A third place finisher in the Grade II, 1 3/8 miles Del Mar (turf) Handicap on Aug. 20 and a second place finisher in the Grade II, 1 ¼ miles John Henry Turf Handicap on Oct. 2, Texas Ryano still managed 100 and 101 Beyer speed figures respectively, even in defeat.In 18 lifetime starts, Texas Ryano has a record of 5-3-3 demonstrating a 61% “in the money” percentage and has amassed earnings of $438,355.Most recently a winner of the Grade III, 1 1/8 miles San Gabriel Stakes, originally slated to be run on the grass but moved to the main track due to weather, Blue Tone will try turf for the first time on Saturday in his fourth consecutive added money attempt.Trained by Bob Hess, Jr. and owned by Beverly Engelberg, Schroeder Farms, LLC and Jan Steeper, Blue Tone is an 8-year-old gelding by Birdstone. He is 25-7-4-3 overall with lifetime earnings of $558,870. A Red Tie Day, Corey Nakatani, 119Flamboyant, Brice Blanc, 121Itsinthepost, Tyler Baze, 119Blue Tone, Martin Garcia, 121Texas Ryano, Joe Talamo, 124Power Ped, Stewart Elliott, 119Gustnado, Rafael Bejarano, 119Perfectly Majestic, Kent Desormeaux, 119Conquest Daddyo, Luis Contreras, 119Some in Tieme, Tiago Pereira, 121Isotherm, Flavien Prat, 119Hi Happy, Altair Domingos, 119Twentytwentyvision, Mike Smith, 119Frank Conversation, Mario Gutierrez, 124 First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For events, table reservations, scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit www.santaanita.comcenter_img THE GRADE II SAN MARCOS STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS AND WEIGHTSRace 9 of 9 – Approximate post time 4:30 p.m. PSTlast_img read more

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