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Former San Francisco Giant to start local baseball league

January 20, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU: Known for producing prodigious talent in football, netball, cricket, and track and field, Jamaica could one day become a world beater in baseball. Yes, that great American pastime could take root in the land of wood and water if former San Francisco Giants baseball player Andrew Dixon has anything to do with it. Dixon recently told The Gleaner of his intention to kickstart a national youth baseball league in Jamaica. With plans well advanced, Dixon has earmarked the league to commence by the end of January 2016. Games will be played in Kingston and Portmore, as well as in the western end of the island. When contacted, the Jamaica-born outfielder said that the league, the first of its kind, is being organised in partnership with the Jamaica Baseball Association (JBA). He explained that the groundwork is currently being done, with some 12 teams already signed up to participate. “It’s looking good because in December I brought some uniforms down,” said Dixon, adding that he is back home in the USA gathering some equipment to send to Jamaica in time to start the league. “In June, I want to bring down some teams from the US, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. By then, our youths would be playing the sport so we can pick an all-star team for Jamaica and let them play against the foreigners,” he further outlined. Dixon has also accepted a coaching position to teach the game for a few months at G.C. Foster College. MORE EXPOSURE He noted that he will be organising a number of baseball clinics at Treasure Beach in St Elizabeth, Montego Bay, and in other parts of the island as his dream is to see baseball become a major sport in Jamaica. “Right now, western Jamaica has some of the best baseball guys, but they are not getting the exposure. The attention is in the Kingston and Portmore areas,” the 51-year-old remarked. “If we can open up and bring baseball throughout the island, then kids out here will get more exposure and develop a new career path,” added Dixon. Apart from working with the Jamaica Baseball Association, Dixon stated that he has several partners in Westmoreland, who are excited and willing to ensure the promotion of the sport in western Jamaica. He is also calling on corporate Jamaica to get on board and make the dream happen. Dixon, who has been running a number of low-key baseball clinics and camps in some western-based communities in recent years, namely, Treasure Beach in St Elizabeth, Darliston and Little London in Westmorland, has also tried launching the sport in Kingston. Dixon left the San Francisco Giants in 1991, then had a stint with the Milwaukee Brewers. He also played professional baseball in Mexico and Venezuela.last_img read more

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FREE HEALTH SEMINAR ON VARICOSE VEINS AT THE RADISSON BLU HOTEL

December 28, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

first_imgA FREE health seminar on Varicose Veins will take place at the end of April at the Radisoon Blu Hotel. Would you like to learn more about Varicose Veins and the newest innovative treatments available?You can come and meet a leading vascular surgeon at the FREE SEMINAR  hosted by North West Independent Hospital  on THURSDAY the 30th of April. Information about VARICOSE VEINS:Varicose veins are enlarged veins which occur when the valves in the veins carrying blood from the legs towards the heart no longer function, causing blood to pool in the legs.They typically appear as bulging rope-like cords on thighs or lower legs.Sufferers often experience pain, burning sensation, tiredness or leg swelling which usually becomes worse at the end of the day and on occasions severe discomfort for sufferers when travelling or driving for long periods of time. For most people, varicose veins do not present a serious health problem, but for some there is the potential for higher risks including non healing wounds and ulcers.The North West independent hospital has been treating patients for over 25 years.The hospital has consultant vascular surgeons who specialise in all forms of venous treatments.The hospital also has access to treatment rooms, operating theatres and duplex facilities for the assessment and treatment of patients.All are specialists are experienced in treating the complications of vein reflux such as bleeding, phlebitis and varicose eczema, as well as being able to advise you regarding any cosmetic concerns you may have the your veins. The Northwest independent hospital offers all the modern therapies for the treatment of varicose veins including laser, radiofrequency ablation, Ultrasound guided foam Sclerotherapy, VenaSeal glue, and traditional open surgery.The Northwest independent hospital which operates in the north-west of Ireland, combines extremely professional walk-in, walked out modern treatment with excellent value for money.If you or any of your family or friends have any vein problems or would like to learn more about veins and common associated problems and how we could help you please do pop along to this event.It’s free and informal, but we do ask you to register to guarantee your places at one of these popular events. To book YOUR place please contact Stacey by email: StaceyLynch@nwih.co.uk or by phone: 048 77723511.FREE HEALTH SEMINAR ON VARICOSE VEINS AT THE RADISSON BLU HOTEL was last modified: April 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesfreehealthnewsseminarVaricose Veinslast_img read more

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