Tony Becca | Selectors’ impact on talent

first_img Even if we do not go there, what havoc would a fast bowler like John ‘Jomo Kenyatta’ Hamilton, a leg-spinner like Lloyd Williams of Westmoreland, a hard hitting batsman like Trevor Henry of St Ann have created had they been given more than one or two chances. And what would a stylish batsman like Gerald Wollaston of Melbourne have achieved had he been given more than two chances – nine years apart? I remember sitting beside Tom Graveney – the England batsman, who, apart from playing for England, visited the island on two occasions with club sides – at a dinner party in a Leeds restaurant one night in 1984, and he asked me what had become of Henry. “That boy could bat. He was a lovely striker of the ball,” he said. Some of them never got a chance because of considered better players on the team at the time and some of them, like Hamilton and Colin Hinds, never got a chance because they were known as “throwers”. The majority of them, however, could bat. They could hit the ball hard, some of them could bowl fast and some of them could really spin the ball. In those days, however, particularly, in the days immediately following the arrival of Lawrence Rowe, no one looked at you as a batsman except you looked like Rowe, as a batsman. That is why a batsman, one named Richard Staple, got so many chances to make the team. I once saw him bat three times in the final trial match of one season at Melbourne Oval. Like Staple and Wollaston, those players probably would never have made it, probably none of the players rejected would have made it and probably the selectors knew that they would never have made it regardless of their figures in the local competition. Their figures were good, with Colin Hinds topping the Senior Cup many a time and Mitchell, among many fine efforts, claiming two hat-tricks and taking 10 wickets in one innings against the Cup champions, Melbourne, in 1969. There were others, some of whom never got a chance on the West Indies team. Batsmen like Neville Bonitto and Sam Morgan of Jamaica, Ralston Otto, Jim Allen, and Luther Kelly of the Leeward Islands never got a chance at West Indies glory. There were also few bowlers who never got a chance, including Robert Haynes of Jamaica and Harold Joseph, ‘Harry Jo’ they called him, and Ganesh Mahabir of Trinidad and Tobago. Nikita Miller, the left-arm spinner out of Melbourne, who has been selected for one Test match, way back in 2009, despite being around West Indies cricket for years and playing the odd ODI and T20 tournament, boasts figures which stagger the imagination, especially in the regional first-class competition. Stylish batsmen Cricket is a funny old game, and I say so although it is my favourite game. Were I to return to this world following my demise, I probably would not play cricket, not if I wanted to go places, not as long as there is a sport like track and field and not if I felt that I had the talent to go where I wanted to go. It is as simple as that and it is because of the selectors. The selectors brook no argument. Their word is final. In matters of selection, they are even more important than any president, or, in the early days when he was an important man, any treasurer. They are supposed to pick the best, but sometimes their idea of who is the best is baffling to the spectators, to the people who sometimes see more cricket than they do, know cricket more than they do, and can “select” cricketers better than they can. They are supposed to select players based mostly on their performance, but sometimes performance gets pushed aside and it gets pushed aside in favour of, for instance, a selector’s perception of a batsman’s weakness against fast bowling, or leg-spin bowling, or off-spin bowling, or his play on the front-foot against his play on the back-foot, or his defence if tested on a poorly prepared pitch. Their assessment is gospel. No one questions it, or should even attempt to question it. Today, I wonder what would some of the players who were ignored in the past have done had they been given the chance, just one chance, which they deserved, to represent their country? What would players like batsman Lionel Webb or right-arm leg-spinner Vincent Doctor of Trelawny, a batsman like Stephen Hinds of St Mary, a batsman like Len Muthra of Westmoreland, or one like Joseph Kirkpatrick of Trelawny have done had they been given a chance to represent Jamaica? What would a wicketkeeper-batsman like Fitz Nangle of Kensington, an off-spinner like Colin Hinds, and a medium-pacer like John Earle of St Catherine, a fast bowler like Junior Hall, and a batsman like Carlton ‘Baje’ Carter of Melbourne, and a fast bowler like Michael ‘Guru’ Mitchell of Boys’ Town do had they been given the opportunity to wear the national cap? Test cricket, up to now, is that by which cricketers are judged, and Miller is still to make it. Every Saturday and every Sunday in the Senior Cup, and every year in the regional competition, he terrorises and baffles batsmen to finish top or next to the top in the most wickets or average columns and yet, but for once when the West Indies team was not at full strength, he never got a chance. Miller’s first-class record to date is 80 matches, 403 wickets, with a best return of eight for 41, an average of 16.87 and an economy rate of 1.96. That is top-class bowling in any company and worthy of a try, a real try. Miller, it is said, does not spin the ball enough, and that is true. He does enough to get batsmen out on good pitches, however, and he is a difficult proposition on a helpful pitch. At age 34, it maybe is too late, but years from now, the selectors, who went through almost everyone who bowled spin in the region for the last 10 years without giving Miller a chance, a real chance, may yet say to themselves: “What if, what if we had given Nikita a chance in Test cricket?” Regional competitionlast_img read more

Iniesta greets Japanese football fans, vows to conquer Asia

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Bucks player ‘gave in’ during arrest to avoid officers’ guns The midfielder, who famously scored Spain’s winning goal against the Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup final, lifted 32 major trophies and made 674 appearances for Barcelona.The Spain icon’s decision to choose Kobe arguably represents Japanese football’s biggest transfer coup, with many top players now moving to cash-rich Chinese clubs in the twilight of their careers.Iniesta had said earlier this month that moving to a Chinese club was also an option for him.His signing is a timely boost to the J-League, which used to attract luminaries such as Brazilian great Zico and former England star Gary Lineker when it began in 1993 but has struggled to attract marquee players in recent years.Following the World Cup in Russia, Iniesta will join former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski at Vissel, currently sixth in the J-League first division after 15 gameADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Spain’s Andres Iniesta attends a press conference announcing his move to Japan’s Vissel Kobe in Tokyo, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta on Saturday made his first appearance at Vissel Kobe since signing for the Japanese side, greeting thousands of fans and vowing to make his new club the biggest in Asia.Wearing the number eight shirt — like he did at Barcelona — the 34-year-old World Cup winner attended a welcome ceremony at the J-League club’s home stadium in the western port city of Kobe, together with team owner Hiroshi Mikitani.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “This is a big challenge for me,” Iniesta told some 4,000 fans through an interpreter two days after signing his contract at a glitzy unveiling in Tokyo.He displayed his ball-juggling technique and kicked footballs into the crowd, delighting fans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I aim to contribute to the team as much as possible,” said Iniesta, who is reported to have agreed a three-year deal with an annual salary of $30 million, a J-League record.“I think I should pursue the best objectives in both football and my life,” he added, saying he wants Vissel to win the league and “if possible, conquer Asia”. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Decision Makers Need to Encourage Liberians in Technology, Sciences

first_imgALU executive director Dr. Daykeay – Advertisement – Dr. Emmanuel Bravy Daykeay, executive director of the Association of Liberian Universities (ALU), says in order to achieve the cravings of Liberians for infrastructural and human resource development, decision-makers in the education sector must step up the standards of their programs and encourage students to venture into technology and the sciences. Commending President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for the strong efforts she has made towards educational advancement, the Liberian educator said he is optimistic that the goal of making Liberia’s education sector “viably competitive” can be realized.Providing recommendations on how that can be achieved, he said it can be done through universities and colleges promoting innovative means of reforming the current weak system. According to Dr. Daykeay, there is a clear possibility for Liberia’s education to rank competitively high among her counterparts in Africa by firstly making sure there is no place or accommodation for grossly incompetent teachers. The ALU executive director said there is no other time better than now for government to exercise stern measures against unqualified teachers roaming classrooms of tertiary learning institutions, who he believes are instead ruining the future of the country’s next generation of leaders “by the obvious inability to impart knowledge by passing on the requisite instruction.”When the right teachers and educational administrators are given appropriate placements in learning institutions, Dr. Daykeay said Liberia can rise up from the current slow pace of advancement and establish a strong system that prepares the youth for job readiness in the world of work. “Other nationals who have attained the best quality of education do not owe it to Liberia in terms of putting in place the best system that works positively for society’s advancement, they owe it to their respective countries. So, we have to employ the right people to get the right things done,” he stressed.Dr. Daykeay emphasized that other nations whose education systems are ‘well on course’ are not waiting for Liberia to grapple with all of its challenges, but are continuing to advance further. He observed that Liberians need to take more action and talk less about strategic and serious policy matters by tackling head-on problems debilitating Liberia’s education.According to him, with qualified and competent instructional staff, universities can play significant leadership and stakeholder roles by partnering with government through the Ministry of Education, the Commission on Higher Education and international funding organizations to ensure school advancement, curricular reviews and amendment to meet current realities, and effective advisement programs to produce professionals based on job market demands.It may be recalled that in President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s recent reshuffling of the Grand Bassa Community College Board, she appointed Dr. Daykeay as a member. In the four-month period since his return home, Daykeay has been providing volunteer services to some learning institutions in Liberia through his non-governmental organization, ‘Education for Liberia.’ He has also provided professional capacity building services to secondary and primary schools including Maretha Preparatory School. He currently serves at the University of Liberia Graduate School and AME University as professor at the senior level.Prior to his return to the United States of America recently, where he is defending his dissertation for his second doctoral degree in education at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Daykeay served Starz College of Technology as Associate Dean for Research and School Advancement. Reports say he is an applicant for the presidency of the Bong County Community College located in Gbarnga, although he has neither confirmed nor denied this tip-off.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

There’s no denying it, playing field is leveled

first_imgCapping a month that had already made a case for parity, three of the nation’s top five teams and seven of the top 13 lost in one weekend. While nothing that happens the rest of the season can top the shock value of Appalachian State winning at Michigan or Notre Dame going 0-5 in September, the ultimate definition of Upset Saturday should be Exhibit 1B in the case for parity being the dominant theme of college football. Anybody can beat anybody on a given Saturday (or Friday night). It’s a tired cliche, and not completely true, but don’t tell that to the nation’s Top 25 schools. In order: No. 3 Oklahoma lost to Colorado, 27-24; No. 4 Florida lost to Auburn, 20-17; No. 5 West Virginia was stunned by No. 18 South Florida, 21-13; No. 7 Texas got embarrassed by Kansas State, 41-21; No. 10 Rutgers stumbled against Maryland, 34-24; No. 11 Oregon fell to No. 6 California in the Game of the Day, 31-24; and No. 13 Clemson couldn’t manage a single touchdown in a 13-3 loss to Georgia Tech. For good measure, two pretty big names in college football, No.21 Penn State and No. 22 Alabama also lost, suffering their second defeats of the season. And so, just a month into the season, long before the major conferences have even gotten into the meat of their schedules, only 13 of the nation’s newly aligned top 25 teams are unbeaten. And that list includes such lightly regarded football schools as No. 6 South Florida, which just started its program in 1997, No. 7 Boston College, which hasn’t been this good since Doug Flutie was throwing Hail Marys, No. 8 Kentucky (its highest ranking in 29 years), No. 16 Hawaii, No. 17 Missouri, No. 18 Arizona State, No. 20 Cincinnati and No. 23 Purdue. Parity. Stare at the word. Memorize its meaning in regards to sports – that the playing field is level and most of the combatants are almost equal. Learn to pronounce it for high drama – as in PAIR-Ah-TEE – to give it the importance it deserves. Accept its truth, at least when it comes to college football in the 21st century. There is no better explanation – short of it being a sign of the apocalypse – for what happened on the final weekend of September. Who are those guys? Kentucky and South Florida in the top 10? Hawaii a contender for the top 10? Has the world gone mad? No, it’s just PAIR-Ah-TEE. Expect more of the same in the coming years, not to mention the rest of this already-crazy season. There are three primary forces at work here. First and foremost, the 85-man scholarship limit adopted by the NCAA in 1991 has gradually changed the landscape and is continuing to level the playing field. The days when a college superpower could give out 120 scholarships and have a real advantage over less prestigious schools are over. It’s easier to compete with the big boys now. Second, high school programs are becoming more sophisticated all the time, especially in terms of weightlifting. Players are more ready, physically and mentally, to compete as freshmen than they were 15 years ago. And all that intense training means there are more capable football players coming to the college ranks, period. Third, the ever-growing importance of money generated by big-time football has created a mountain of highly skilled and motivated assistant coaches who are ready to become great head coaches willing to do whatever it takes to build a quality program. The result, naturally, is that programs like South Florida, Boise State and Hawaii are led by coaches who have the ability and the resources to build competitive programs. Ultimately, parity may force the BCS to adopt the playoff system it continues to resist. When Hawaii is a top-25 school and South Florida is knocking on the door of the top five teams in the nation, can there be any doubt that there are more than two teams deserving of a shot at a national championship in January? In the meantime, sit back and enjoy the show. What used to be blowouts are becoming paybacks for long-suffering schools that used to be resigned to taking a beating from the big names of the college world. One other thought on parity: Its growing strength at the college level only reinforces what an amazing job USC coach Pete Carroll has done. It is far tougher to stay on top year after year, as the Trojans have done lately, than it ever was before. Cal is coming on: The Bears are another example of how good coaching can turn around a program and take it to the highest levels. Coach Jeff Tedford has done a terrific job in a short time, going beyond just rebuilding a program that was in shambles. The Bears haven’t peaked under Tedford, who is beyond the flash-in-the-pan stage now. He’s the real deal and his team proved it Saturday at Oregon, one of the toughest places in the country to win at when the Ducks are top-20 caliber. The Bears, who haven’t been ranked as high as No. 3 since 1952, still must win at UCLA and ASU, but their Nov. 10 home game against USC is shaping up as the Pac-10 Game of the Year. That’s Dumb II: A week ago, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy looked to have the Dumb Move of the Year Award wrapped up, thanks to that 3-minute rant that made YouTube a few bucks. But now comes word Texas A&M Dennis Franchione was putting out an insider-info newsletter to an elite few boosters for the shockingly low price of $1,200. Unbelievable. Not only is that just plain dumb for all the obvious ethical reasons, it’s also hard to believe Franchione never considered that his privileged boosters might use his inside info to place a few bets on the side. This and that: By position, NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper lists 10 USC players among his top-five pro prospects from the nation’s senior and junior classes. Just in case you think the guys across town are outclassed, Kiper lists six Bruins as top pro prospects. … After losing, Penn State and Alabama continued to garner a few votes from AP top-25 voters. So does Michigan. … USC’s shaky performance at Washington not only dropped it to No. 2, it may have ended John David Booty’s Heisman Trophy chances. jim.thomas@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DONEGAL JUDGE THROWS OUT SPEEDING CASES CALLING SYSTEM ‘FLAWED’

first_imgA Donegal judge has dismissed all speeding cases involving ‘Go Safe’ vans.Judge Sean MacBride, who is from Moville, said the speed detection vans, operated by a private company, were “bringing the law into disrepute”.Since it began five years ago, the outsourcing of speed detection by gardaí has been controversial. Judge MacBride threw out all prosecutions before Monaghan District Court involving ‘Go Safe’ vans, saying “the chain of evidence was inherently flawed” and there were “defects in the serving of the summonses”.‘Go Safe’ vans are operated by a private company, on behalf of An Garda Síochána.Judge MacBride said they often operated just inside or outside 30km/h zones, in places where detecting offences was like fishing in a “goldfish bowl”.This was rejected by an inspector from the Garda Fixed Penalty Office, who was adamant they were in “black spot” areas and “saving 25 lives a year on Irish roads”.The ruling is the latest setback for ‘Go Safe’ vans, coming after the dismissal of 98 such cases in Co Clare last month.DONEGAL JUDGE THROWS OUT SPEEDING CASES CALLING SYSTEM ‘FLAWED’ was last modified: December 4th, 2014 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:donegalGO SAFEJudge Sean MacBridemovilleSPED VANSlast_img read more

Battle continues for soldier’s body

first_imgSANTA CRUZ, Calif. – The mother of a 28-year-old soldier killed in Iraq asked a judge on Monday to put aside a decades-old Defense Department policy and the wishes of her former husband to let her return her son’s remains to California. The parents of Army Staff Sgt. Jason Hendrix, who was buried last month in a plot next to his paternal grandfather in Oklahoma, are waging a legal battle to determine the final resting place of their son. Renee Amick of Watsonville claims that her son wanted to be buried in California, where he spent most of his life. Russell Hendrix, who divorced Amick 14 years ago, maintains that his son moved to Oklahoma in high school to get away from California’s high crime and fights with his stepfather. The only issue on which the both parents agree is that the court fight would have saddened their son, who was killed by a roadside bomb near the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Feb. 16. The legal fight prompted Rep. Sam Farr, D-Calif., to direct the Defense Department to require all service members to designate who should receive the remains if they die in combat. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The case has highlighted little-known Department of Defense rules, which have come under criticism from several federal lawmakers. If a slain soldier is unmarried and has no children, the Defense Department grants custody to next of kin based on seniority. Russell Hendrix is 48, and Renee Amick is 45. Jason Hendrix grew up in Watsonville with his mother but finished high school living with his father in Oklahoma. Even the Army was baffled over where to send his remains. Hendrix’s body was initially sent to Watsonville but then shipped to Oklahoma after Russell Hendrix appealed to an Oklahoma probate court. Amick has indicated that she would have her son’s body exhumed and sent back to California if she prevails. last_img read more

Pio Pico historical site tries to raise its profile

first_imgWHITTIER – Every day, hundreds of commuters and tourists travel on the San Gabriel River Freeway, oblivious to one of Southern California’s most historic locations. Nearly in the shadow of the 605 Freeway, Pio Pico State Historical Park on Whittier Boulevard is a long way from being on par with such Southern California tourist destinations as Mission San Juan Capistrano and Olvera Street. Now, raising the profile of the 2-year-old park is the biggest challenge facing state parks officials, said Fred Andrews, interpreter for the former home of Pio Pico, Mexico’s last governor of California. “In the hustle and bustle of people’s daily lives, they don’t take the time to stop here,” he said. “We need to keep working on getting the word out that this piece of living history is here.” More successful has been the park’s mission as an educational resource for local schoolchildren. Mostly fourth- and fifth-grade students from 10 different schools visit the park each month. In the winter and spring, the park receives about 400 such visits, said Andrews, who leads the tours. For visitors, the park offers demonstrations of bread being baked in an adobe oven and displays of farming implements and furniture from the 1800s. On the grounds outside are orange groves, an herb garden and tall sunflowers. Special events also draw in community residents, including a celebration of the life of Pio Pico called Coming Home to Pio Pico, held in early May, and Fiestas Patrias, a Mexican Independence Day event in September. “This park is here for the health and inspiration of the public,” Andrews said. “We want the visitors to come.” Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell, (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Supporters of the rancho, which underwent a $5 million restoration project, say plans are in the works to do just that. The nonprofit Friends of Pio Pico Inc. has secured a $445,000 grant from the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy to help connect the park to the Greenway Trail, a biking and hiking path being built in Whittier. Plans also call for adding a store at the park, where educational materials and books on Pico’s life, along with artifacts and souvenirs, could be sold. And supporters want to create a tour that would make stops at the park and Olvera Street, the site of the Pico Hotel, which Pico built in the 1800s. “This is a historical landmark that gives people an idea of what life was like in the 1800s,” said Barbara Baiz, president of Friends of Pio Pico. “We remain committed to this.” last_img read more

Early detection called crucial

first_imgPASADENA – It is said that the best way to treat cancer is to prevent it.Second best is detecting it early.According to the American Cancer Society, five-year survival rates for such common cancers as prostate, breast, cervix and melanoma cancer are 90 percent to 95 percent when they are caught before they spread to other tissue.Regular exams are therefore crucial for several kinds of cancer. For example, breast exams every three years beginning at age 20 and annual mammograms and exams at age 40 are becoming standard. And physicians encourage men and women over 50 to routinely have a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy to check for polyps that could lead to colon and rectal cancer.With that same goal of earlier, more reliable detection and diagnosis of cancer in mind, researchers are working to identify new tools to catch the disease in its earliest stages.Huntington Medical Research Institute has several projects in the works. Chronic liver disease specialists William Corey and Myron Tong have a treasure stored in the HMRI Liver Center where they see just under 2,000 patients. Seven freezers there are filled with serum samples from thousands of patients dating back nearly 30 years. With the help of Joe Jacobs, HMRI has brought in chemist James Riggins to study those samples.Because people infected with hepatitis B and C are at increased risk of developing liver cancer, Riggins is studying samples from patients who have had both diseases. He determines what proteins are present in such patients’ samples taken before they developed cancer and then repeats the process after they were diagnosed. And then he compares the two, looking for what changed and whether any of the proteins might be a telltale marker for liver cancer.“Currently, a lot of doctors will test for something known as alpha fetoprotein, or AFP, and that is often times used as a marker for liver cancer. However, it’s not a very good marker and not everybody who has liver cancer shows an elevated level,” Riggins said.So far, Riggins has analyzed about 90 samples from the Liver Center’s archive. For each one, his instruments produce a list of hundreds of proteins that he must verify. Then he compiles the data to compare against results from other patients. Sometimes, he says, he feels as though he’s drowning in data. But he said “we have a few proteins that we think might be important and we’ll further investigate those.”Corey said identifying diagnostic markers is only the first step of what he hopes the project will ultimately accomplish. “If you find a change in the protein picture, that change has to occur because of an event that occurred downstream,” he said. The real goal is to find a way to block that precipitating event because then perhaps “you can block the development of the cancer,” he said.Local researchers are also making strides in breast cancer detection. Kevin Kelly of the Hill Breast Center in Pasadena has developed a tool called SonoCine, which uses ultrasound technology to look for cancer. SonoCine’s primary goal is to image breast cancers that can be hidden by ductal tissue in mammograms, particularly in younger women with dense breasts.“If you have breasts that are almost pure fat, 98 percent of the time on a screening program, the mammogram will pick it up before a woman is able to feel it,” Kelly said. “But if you have dense breasts, that number goes down to four out of 10 times.”The tool is being FDA tested at four centers across the country and Kelly hopes to have the technology in four or five more by April. About 5,000 scans have been completed and Kelly said the tool has found 20 cancerous tumors that did not show up on mammograms.Bill Perman, a researcher from the St. Louis University School of Medicine who works with HMRI’s magnetic resonance imaging group, is working to develop a new form of imaging for breast cancer using sodium rather than hydrogen, which is used in most MRI machines. Perman and his colleagues hope to develop a special coil that could be used with standard MRI machines to allow physicians to closely monitor changes in their patients’ cancer as they respond to therapy. Riggins said diagnostics are important in terms of figuring out what’s going on in a patient, “but ultimately, the goal is to understand why these things happen … and that will only happen when we understand what’s going on better.” kimm.groshong@sgvn.com(626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

REVEALED: BUSTER AND HIS CELEBRITY PALS SET TO BE WAITERS IN UNIQUE CHARITY NIGHT

first_imgDanny as Buster in Mrs Brown’s Boys….he could be serving you your Christmas DinnerHE could hardly change a lightbulb but Buster from Mrs Brown’s Boys and a host of his celebrity pals are set to be let loose – at dinner in Donegal!The unique charity event to raise money for two great Co Donegal charities is set for December.And it promises to be a Christmas Cracker! The Danny O’Carroll Charity Christmas Party is on December 5 at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny.And it’s all in aid of Lurgybrack Autistic Unit and the Paediatric Unit at Letterkenny General Hospital.Danny confirmed to Donegal Daily today that singer Ryan Sheridan will be there – as will members of the cast from Mrs Brown’s Boys and Love/Hate and a certain singer from Westlife!“It’s going to be a great night and all for great causes,” said Danny. “We’ll be serving the tables so I’m really looking forward to that,” he laughed.“I promise – not a drop of gravy will be spilled – honestly.”For tickets and tables (€600 for a table of 10) call 07491-22700 or visit the Mount Errigal website http://www.mounterrigal.com/en/events/2014/12/REVEALED: BUSTER AND HIS CELEBRITY PALS SET TO BE WAITERS IN UNIQUE CHARITY NIGHT was last modified: October 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:BusterDanny O’CarrollletterkennyMount Errigal Hotellast_img read more

Ceasar Okhuti out as Onduparaka visit Mbarara City

first_img Tags: Ceaser Ochutimbarara city fconduparaka fcUganda Premier League Onduparaka defeated Kyetume 7-1 in their last league fixture. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Uganda Premier League Mbarara City FC vs Onduparaka FC Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara Tuesday, 12-11-2019 @4pmWest Nile side Onduparaka make a long trip to Western Uganda to take on Mbarara City at Kakyeka Stadium on Tuesday.The Caterpillars, fresh from demolishing league debutants Kyetume 7-1 are hoping to inflict more damage on their hosts who haven’t won a game in six, by securing their eighth win of the season, but they’ll have to do that without the services of last season’s hero at Kakyeka, Ceasar Okhuti.Okhuti is one name the Mbarara City faithful can’t forget. How can they ? The former KCCA forward inspired his side to a 2-1 victory last term. The Ankole Lions led in that game through club captain Hillary Mukundane, but defender Rashid Toha, now at Vipers grabbed the equalizer before Okhuti snatching all the three points, ending Mbarara’s unbeaten run at home.That loss was one of the contributors to Livingston Mbabazi’s (then at Mbarara) partying ways with the club as fans started questioning his loyalty saying he’d done very little to stop his former side. Well, Mbabazi has since returned to the Greenlight.Good news for the home side though, Okhuti didn’t travel with team as he’s battling an illness. The former Cranes forward was substituted at halftime during that comprehensive victory on Friday.Prior that victory, Onduparaka who won five in six at the start of the campaign had gone two games without victory, losing to Bright Stars and drawing with Bul. The side hopes Friday was the start of another excellent run therefore maximum points will be needed tomorrow.The hosts enter Tuesday’s game without a coach after Paul Nkata was relieved of his duties following a series of awful results. Mbarara’s last victory was at the start of October. They’ve since lost four including Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Bul that put the final nail in the coffin for Nkata.Nkata’s replacement is rumored to be Mbabazi. Mind games? We wait to see.Mbarara are placed 13th in the table standings with four points while Onduparaka sit 4th with 23.Comments last_img read more