St Thomas CA and University of the West Indies (UWI) will be hoping to make full use of home conditions when they entertain Kingston CC and Melbourne CC, respectively, in the semi-final action of the Jamaica Cricket Association Senior Cup today. The two-day matchups will see St Thomas and Kingston squaring off at Goodyear Oval, while relative newcomers, the UWI, will entertain former champions Melbourne at the Sir Frank Worrell Oval. “We won our preliminary-round zone and our quarter-final outright and are in form and looking to go all the way,” said Dennis Gordon, president of St Thomas. “Our bowling attack has been consistent, while our batting continues to improve, and as such, Kingston will have to come good if they are to beat us.” St Thomas’ bowling will be spearheaded by national fast bowlers Keno Wallace and Gavan Brown, while captain Carlton Baugh Jr as well as former national youth captain Jamie Trenchfield and the in-form Oshane Roberts will lead the batting. Kingston, on the other hand, will look to the tournament’s top runs-getters, captain Brandon King, national all-rounder Derval Green, and Garth Garvey to lead their batting. The penetrative left-arm spin pair of Paul Harrison and Patrick Harty alongside Green have been their most consistent bowlers. The other semi-final is set to have the unusual occurrence of the same person, national assistant coach Robert Samuels, preparing both teams. The former West Indies, Jamaica, and Melbourne batsman has been coaching the UWI at the tertiary level since 2002. He then took up similar duties at Melbourne in 2012, two years before the UWI were allowed to participate in national competitions. “I am expecting quality cricket from two quality teams,” was all Samuels was prepared to say ahead of the semi-final. “I think either team can come out on top as Melbourne have experience on their side and top Jamaican players in Nikita Miller and AndrÈ McCarthy. “But UWI have youth and fitness on their side, and players with first-class experience in young Jamaica captain Paul Palmer Jr and the exciting Rovam Powell.”
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A music lover. Liverpool mad. A brother. A father. A husband. A son. Loyal. Funny. Short-legged. Intelligent. A family man. Hard-working. Compassionate. A card-player. A townie. St Eunans mad. A best friend.So many words were used to describe the late Dessie Larkin today as hundreds of people turned up to say a final farewell in his native Letterkenny to such a decent human being.St Eunan’s Cathedral was bursting to the seams with people who wanted to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Larkin and McCool families in their time of immense grief. Dessie Larkin, aged just 48, wasn’t just liked in his hometown, he was held in a special place amongst the many, many people whose lives he touched.That love was borne out not just by the huge crowd present for his funeral mass today but by the genuine compassion and empathy shown by every last man, woman and child.Dessie crammed so much into his life before that life was cut abruptly short on Monday morning last when he passed away unexpectedly at his home close to Newmills on the outskirts of Letterkenny.News of Dessie’s passing wept through the town with a genuine sense of disbelief. From the foot of the town, Dessie’s father James had cut a political path which Dessie followed with gusto and pride before he left politics, furthering his education and returning to work for Donegal County Council.It was fitting that it was Fr Paddy Dunne who conducted Dessie’s funeral mass which was concelebrated by several other priests as well as the Bishop of Raphoe, Most Reverand Alan McGuckian.Fr Dunne spoke of the friend he knew for years and the many times they shared together.He spoke of Dessie’s love of music and football, both gaelic and soccer but especially of his love of Liverpool FC and how he genuinely thought this year was going to be their year.He spoke of his punk days and how he loved nothing more than a good game of cards and how he was always, always talking. But behind the devilment, he spoke to of his immense pride at being Irish but also of being from Letterkenny and Donegal and how he took that everywhere with him.Among the gifts taken to the altar where a Liverpool scarf, a deck of playing cards, a St Eunan’s jersey and A Beautiful South album which wife Mary had bought him many years ago.As his life and times were recalled, Dessie’s wife Mary and the couple’s children Danielle, Courtney, James and Matthew showed the same courage that has held them steadfast in recent days.Hundreds of people have visited Dessie’s wake over the past couple of days to say a final farewell at the house himself and Mary made a home for themselves and their four beautiful children. Mary’s composure to speak with each and every one of those people who called to pay their respects was yet another tribute to the person she shared her life with.Jason Black, Dessie’s brother-in-law concluded today’s funeral mass with a touching reflection to his fellow town whose life paths crossed by chance but who became the best of friends.After his funeral mass Dessie was given a Garda escort down the town he loved so much and which he was so much part of.Shops closed and people gathered at the foot of the town with heads bowed as the funeral cortege pressed onwards towards O’Donnell Park and beyond to Dessie’s final resting place at Conwal Graveyard.Rest easy Dessie.A town of tears as Dessie Larkin is laid to rest was last modified: March 25th, 2019 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:Dessie Larkinfuneralletterkenny
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2017 Ohio Pork Congress brought producers from all aspects of the swine industry to Columbus February 14.Ohio Pork Council’s Ryan McClure and Rich Deaton each noted the supply demand atmosphere of the pork council in the past, and what it has for the future including increased packing plants down the road.OSU Extension’s Glenn Arnold was one of many professionals in attendance. Arnold offered advice on what this winter has meant for manure handling and what to keep in mind in the meantime.Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood has more from the well-attended meeting.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he can’t leave aside his public relations exercise even for five minutes.The Congress chief was addressing a public rally in Dhule district of north Maharashtra.“Our prime minister tells the media that India is united after the Pulwama terror attacks, but immediately targets Congress,” Mr. Gandhi said.“India’s prime minister can’t leave aside his public relations [exercise] even for five minutes. That is the difference between him and us,” Mr. Gandhi said.The Congress leader accused Mr. Modi of misusing solemn occasions to target the Congress.“He [Modi] does the same [engage in PR exercise] at the war memorial opening,” Mr. Gandhi said, referring to Mr. Modi opening an all-out attack on the Congress during the opening ceremony of the National War Memorial in Delhi recently.Mr. Gandhi also ridicules Anil Ambani on the Rafale aircraft deal, saying the industrialist can’t even make a paper plane.Slamming Mr. Modi over the Rafale deal, Mr. Gandhi said under the Chowkidar’s watch, Rs 30,000 crore went into Anil Ambani’s pockets.
Alternate NamesHigh muscle tone – care; Increased muscle tension – care; Upper motor neuron syndrome – care; Muscle stiffness – careDefinitionMuscle spasticity, or spasms, causes your muscles to become stiff or rigid. It can also cause exaggerated deep tendon reflexes, like a knee-jerk reaction when your reflexes are checked.Self-care These things may make your spasticity worse:Being too hot or too coldThe time of dayStressTight clothingBladder infections and spasmsYour menstrual cycle (for women)Certain body positionsNew skin wounds or ulcersHemorrhoidsBeing very tired or not getting enough sleepYour physical therapist can teach you and your caregiver stretching exercises you can do. These stretches will help keep your muscles from getting shorter or tighter.Being active will also help keep your muscles loose. Aerobic exercise, especially swimming, and strength-building exercises are both helpful. Playing games and sports and doing daily tasks may also help. Talk with your doctor or physical therapist first before starting any exercise program.Your doctor or nurse may place splints or casts on some of your joints to keep them from becoming so tight that you cannot move them easily. Make sure to wear these as your doctor or nurse tells you to.Be careful about getting pressure sores from exercise or being in the same position in a bed or wheelchair for too long.Muscle spasticity can increase your chances of falling and hurting yourself. Be sure to take precautions so that you do not fall.Drugs that Help with SpasticityYour doctor may prescribe drugs for you to take to help with muscle spasticity. Some common ones are:advertisementBaclofen (Lioresal)Dantrolene (Dantrium)Diazepam (Valium)Tizanidine (Zanaflex)These medicines have side effects. Call your doctor if you have these side effects and they make it hard for you to keep taking your medicine:Being tired during the dayConfusionFeeling “hung over” in the morningNauseaProblems passing urineDo NOT just stop taking these drugs, especially Zanaflex. It can be dangerous if you stop taking your medicine all at once.When to Call the DoctorPay attention to changes in your muscle spasticity. Changes may mean that your other medical problems are getting worse.Always call your doctor or nurse if you:Have problems with the drugs you are taking for muscle spasms.Cannot move your joints as much. This is called joint contracture.Have a harder time moving around or transferring out of your bed or chair.Have skin sores or skin redness.Your pain is getting worse.ReferencesLee Y-T, Brennan P. Cerebral palsy. In: Frontera, WR, Silver JK, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 114.Review Date:5/22/2012Reviewed By:Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Department of Anatomy at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.