Blackwell wakes from coma

May 26, 2020

first_imgThe former British middleweight champion returned to the ring in recent weeks, despite being put in a coma following a defeat to Chris Eubank Jr in March, which prompted him to announce his retirement.Blackwell was rushed back to hospital and surgeons removed part of his skull to relieve bleeding on his brain, but the 26-year-old has regained consciousness this week and no longer requires a breathing ventilator.His father John Blackwell told The Wiltshire Times: “We’re all absolutely delighted. We’ve been hoping he would get to this stage, but didn’t think it would be for another few months yet.”He’s out of intensive care and has been put in a new ward in his own room. Even nurses are surprised at how he’s recovered over the past week.”There’s still a long road ahead though, and he’ll need another operation sometime next year to replace the part of his skull which is missing, but we’re just so happy to see him smiling again.”The British Boxing Board of Control have suspended trainer Liam Wilkins and light-heavyweight Hasan Karkardi after Blackwell took part in the ill-advised sparring session.”The last four weeks have been utter hell,” said John Blackwell.”The first week in particular was awful. We had everything going through our heads and experts were telling us that it was 50/50 whether or not he would make it.”We would have given up everything we had just to see him recover – nothing else has mattered to us other than making sure he makes it.”We’re all going to visit him in hospital on Christmas Day. It would be amazing if he’s able to pull crackers and share jokes with us.”last_img read more

Yannick Carrasco: Atlético’s motives for replacing him

May 14, 2020

first_imgAthletic could not get the arrival of Cavani closed to add the gunpowder that is missing so much in what march of season. However, he has resorted to the winter market on the horn to reinforce his attack. Not with a tip, but with an end that can also play as a second forward and whose name is already known: Yannick Carrasco. The Belgian militated for two and a half seasons at Atlético and with his departure to China in the winter market of 2018 the team was weakened. At 26, he is at the peak of his career, and although he has competed for two years in a minor league, his young march to an exotic destination He has been able to serve to mature, one of his duties in Atlético. But Carrasco knows the club, Simeone and its methods and it was always an important piece for the Argentine coach. The Atleti needs immediate performance and that can be given by someone who is advanced in many kinds of cholismo. If any player has a hard time reaching the team, the Belgian can skip that acclimatization process. Carrasco The extreme is motivated, he wants to show that he deserves to return to Europe, to a leading club like Atlético and that must be in the European Championship with Belgium. As a rojiblanco, in his first season he achieved five goals in 43 games, one of them in the final of the Milan Championships against Real Madrid, where his entry to the field was a revolution for the team. But his face-to-door explosion came in his second course as a rojiblanco with 14 goals in 53 appearances. Figures that no other player away from the area and Griezmann has returned to get on the team. His departure came when he added four goals in 28 games, pushed by the arrival of Vitolo once the FIFA sanction ended. But neither the canary nor Lemar have managed to have continuity of the Belgian in the band, both starting and leaving the bench to become a reference in the athletic attack. In China accumulates 17 goals in 26 games in the course of the year and from the Dalian Pro were flexible on arrival, something very important when it comes to meeting the financial fairplay. Keep in mind that Atlético is going through an offensive crisis with little imagination above and very predictable attacks, something that can break Carrasco. Dalian Yifang Midfield playerBelgium Pure nerve and sometimes excessively individualistic, the Belgian combines dribbling and much overflow. He has complete confidence in his dexterity and perfectly manages both legs, preferring to start from the left band with exit to shoot with the right. A player who He grew up under the command of Simeone and who seeks to be an important player in Europe again under his command. Carrasco’s dive in China comes to an end and for all parties it would have been no better than seeing the fast, powerful and decisive player of the 2016-17 season.last_img read more

1×1 of Real Madrid: Vinicius against all

May 14, 2020

first_imgAREOLAIn his competition, the Cup, he got into trouble. His failure in the goal of Odegaard is the bad clearance to Isak’s previous shot. The Frenchman left the ball dead and centered, instead of sending it to the side as mandated by his profession. In the last one he also had some soft hand. The Real made him lose credit.NACHOHe had to repeat as ‘two’ and this time it did not go well. Barrenetxea made him a seven in the 0-2. A black night for the Complutense despite the goal he scored in the addition.MILITAOHorrible Brazilian match. He deviated a bit the shot of Odegaard that was 0-1, was almost never where it should in the brands, it was soft at times and makes Varane undisputed absolute.RAMOSThe first time he was seen was when he received a kick in the shin that cost yellow to Odegaard. Then they saw their two faces: a shot to the crossbar (canceled out of play that was not) and a huge risk. He went too happily to the attack and caused an error of his one occasion of Isak in the 45 ’that could cost Madrid dearly. At no time did he give a minimum of solidity to a defense with three substitutes.MARCELOTry to rehabilitate with the Cup, but can not. And what did the 1-3. He is still breaking in defense with an amazing facility, that when it does not happen directly to defend. Thus came 1-4, where Isak did what he wanted.VALVERDEPivoting as Casemiro, he was unable to stop the swarm proposed by Alguacil (Merino, Odegaard, Oyarzabal …) or give solutions when he had Modric close in the second half. He ended up being replaced in 75 ’to enter, desperately, Jovic.KROOSHarmless and harmless. JAMESIt started cold, out of control with some late entry and his first chance, in the 20 ’, was a high foul throw. The second was much better, with a shot of firsts with a malicious donut that forced Remiro to a great stretch. Only that. Zidane dispensed with him at rest. The train escapes, or has definitely escaped, the coffee … VINICIUSThe best, long, of Madrid. He tried to peel off the stickers to Gorosabel whenever he could. It was dizzying and crushing and almost made the goal of his life after a double cut that ended with the ball coming inches from the squad. They annulled him a goal for offside, he gave Rodrygo 2-4 … Vini against everyone.BENZEMAOne of the most spooky French parties in the last two years. Little mordant, did not read Vinicius and hardly had chances.BRAHIMAs before Unionists, Zidane gave him a chance, although this time from the start. He gave the assistance of 1-3, but never conveyed feelings of headline potential.MODRICThe Croatian left just after the break to give Madrid another air but the team fell apart.JOVICZizou gave him the final 15 minutes to be one more battering ram, but he had an almost zero incidence again.RODRYGOHe scored 2-4 in a great play by fellow countryman Vinicius. Little else could contribute.last_img read more

Where do mosquitoes hide in winter?

May 14, 2020

first_imgSummer is the favorite season of the year for this type of insects, since the hotter it is, the more determined they seem to be looking for the blood of every human being that is put ahead. The hottest months is almost impossible not to meet a mosquito on the road, but what about the coldest months?To many, the arrival of the cold does not excite them at all, but as in everything, it also has its good side and the mosquitoes “disappear”. This occurs due to the survival strategy carried out by this type of insects. If on the one hand the mosquitoes die before the cold arrives due to their short average life, in general the female mosquitoes perform the diapause to survive the low temperatures.Mosquitoes put diapause into practiceThe diapause is a type of hibernation in which insects slow down their metabolism to survive for up to 6 months, even without water, hidden in a trunk or buried in the ground. The female mosquitoes specifically, perform this technique to protect themselves during the winter and thus when the temperatures have increased they can go out in search of blood and feed their eggs.This fact shows us that mosquitoes do not disappear during the winter, but take refuge in those months to return to attack when temperatures rise. Even knowing this, there are some genera within the different mosquitoes that can even reproduce in the winter when they are underground, which results in even sneaking into our homes even in winter. If we did a survey on what are the most annoying insects in the world, mosquitoes would win by much difference. No matter where in the world we are: mosquitoes are annoying insects that appear out of nowhere to feed on our blood and leave us grains that the more you remember them, the more they bite. Image: iStockcenter_img Female mosquitoes perform the diapause to surviveThis technique allows them to survive up to 6 monthslast_img read more

The Celtic will receive his favorite rival on Saturday behind closed doors

May 14, 2020

first_imgThis Saturday was a game marked in red by fans of Celtic. Get to Ballads the Villarreal, the rival that has been best given to the Vigo team in the last year and a half. Duels with the ‘yellow submarine’ have been the few joys that the celestial have given their followers in two seasons of constant suffering for permanence. However, this time Celticism will not be able to encourage theirs from the stands as they did last year in the unforgettable match that marked the beginning of ‘A Nosa Reconquista’. The coronavirus crisis forces us to play behind closed doors. The Celtic inspiration against the yellows has suffered especially Javier Calleja. The current Villarreal coach was dismissed in December 2018 when Celta led by Miguel Cardoso won by 2-3. Reconquest. The Madrid coach regained the position weeks later and on March 30, 2019 he took a blow on the most magical night that Balaidos has lived in recent years. The locals, with Fran Escribá on the bench, they traced two goals in a dramatic match (3-2) and remembered as the one of the Reconquest.The streaky streak against Villarreal extended this course. Óscar García achieved his first triumph with Celta by 1-3 at the Ceramics Stadium.Denis: “Does it make sense to play without fans?”The decision of the Government to play the next two days of LaLiga behind closed doors due to the coronavirus does not convince Denis Suarez. The midfielder shared on the social networks the request for suspension made by the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) and raised the following reflection: 2 We play for the fans. Does it make sense to play without them? “. The opinion of the attacker coincides with that of Celta. The Vigués club has requested The league the suspension of the next two days. At the same time, the olive organization has adopted as a health prevention measure the closure to the public of the facilities of To Madroa and Balaidos. For this reason press conferences will not be held and will also affect the meetings of the lower categories, which will be played without spectators.last_img read more

Taylor leads England fightback

February 10, 2020

first_imgDURBAN, South Africa (AP):James Taylor led England’s fightback on the first day of the first test against South Africa as his half-century took the tourists out of trouble and to 179-4 at stumps yesterday.The 5-foot-6 Taylor – affectionately nicknamed ‘Titch’ – stood tall for England to make 70 after Dale Steyn’s fiery early burst had the tourists struggling at 12-2 in overcast, fast-bowler-friendly conditions in Durban.”It couldn’t have been more perfect conditions for the South African bowling unit, so, overall, I thought it was a pretty solid day for us,” Taylor said.Steyn struck the first blows with the dismissals of England captain Alastair Cook for a duck and Test debutant Alex Hales for 10. Joe Root’s aggressive innings of 24 ended swiftly, leaving Taylor and Nick Compton to steady the innings.Compton was 63 not out and helped Taylor rescue England with a 125-run partnership on the opening day of the four-Test series against the top-ranked Proteas.Steyn ended their resistance when he tempted Taylor to hang his bat out and feather an edge to wicketkeeper AB de Villiers right at the end of the day.”I loved batting today. It’s just a shame I couldn’t kick on,” Taylor said.last_img read more

In Your Neighbourhood

February 10, 2020

first_img Tomorrow’s matches Spring Village take lead Spring Village are the surprise leaders in the City of Kingston Credit Union-sponsored Portmore Domino League, after they eased past Highlight Strikers 300-285 in Sunday’s 13th round of matches, which were hampered by the islandwide power cut. Spring Village are currently on 48 points, two ahead of Exceptional International (44), which stopped Right Stuff 248-213 in an unfinished game. Third place Spit Fyah (45), the former leaders, defeated Chedwin Strikers 300-281. The League continues tomorrow with a full slate of matches. The games are (home teams named first): Spring Village vs Exceptional International, Ken’s Wildflower vs Soursop Tree, Passagefort United vs Naggo Head, Correctional Services vs Memory Lane, Waterhouse United vs Chedwin Strikers, Highlight Strikers vs Felluchie Strikers, Right Stuff vs Masterpiece, Garveymeade vs Unity Strikers and Eradication vs Unity Strikers. Portmore United turned the heat on Westchester, as they hit six past their Sunshine City rivals in a lopsided game in the St Catherine Football Association Under-13 Football League at Lime Tree Oval last Sunday. In other games, Wanderers whipped Daytona 4-0 through a double strike from Kammani Maxwell and a goal apiece via Mario Smith and Gary Wilson; East Portmore Portals defeated Royal Lakes 3-1 courtesy two goals by Qwane Walcott and another goal by Keneil Kelly from the penalty spot; Village Linx defeated De La Vega City 2-0; Windsor Lion thumped Rivoli United 4-0; and Angels whipped Tredegar Park 5-0. The biggest clash, on schedule, pits Edgewater against a free scoring Portmore United team this afternoon at 2:00 at the Lime Tree Oval. Two other matches are scheduled for that venue. At 3:30 p.m., Daytona tackle Portals, while at 4:45 p.m. Royal Lakes and Westchester meet in a clash of winless teams. PFM International bow out Portmore United hit Westchester for six St Catherine teams dominate Confed league North Street Cups starts with fierce battles Greater Portmore Strikers top INSPORTS Community League Greater Portmore Strikers copped the Portmore leg of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Community Football League with an impressive 3-1 win over Christian Gardens in the final at Dunbeholden playing field last Sunday. Kareem Harvey (fifth), Ruel Gabbidon (57th) and Rushane Webber (61st) scored for Greater Portmore, while Andre Miller (31st) scored for Christian Gardens. The winners will receive prize money of $50,000 and a full set of gear to play in the next round of the all-island championship. Six-time champions Power of Faith International (PFM Int’l) bow out of the Power of Faith Ministries Twenty20 Cricket League in the elimination stages, as their brother team, Power of Faith Ministries Development (PFM Dev) humbled them by nine wickets at Bridgeport Cricket ground last Saturday. Scores: PFM Dev won the toss and asked PFM Int’l to take first strike and were bowled out for 77 in 16. 4 overs. Marlon Hoilette top-scored with 24, while Demar Johnson was the most successful bowler for PFM Dev, claiming 2-20 from three overs. In response, PFM Dev. made 80-1 in seven overs. Leading scorers were Gladstone Anderson, 31 not out and Demar Johnson, 18 not out. Bowling for PFM Int’l, captain Leon Edwards took 1-14 from two overs. The competition continues today with the Eliminator Two matchup between Faith Temple New Testament and PFM Dev. at 11:30 a.m.center_img Fiercely competitive games highlighted the opening round of the North Street Cup, the latest edition of high school lacrosse in Jamaica recently. Taino Cup champions St George’s College battled to a 4-3 win over North Street rivals Kingston College (KC), while Holy Trinity staved off a strong challenge to triumph 4-3 over Wolmer’s Boys. Despite the losses, it looks like KC and Wolmer’s are much improved from February’s Taino Cup competition, where they were humbled by their rivals. The game of lacrosse is on the rise since its inception in the island in 2013. Porus lead Pat Anderson U17 semi-final charge Jamalco Open round-up The St Catherine pair of Dunbeholden and Tru-Juice hold the respective pole positions in the JB Rum/South Central Confederation Super League football competition. Dunbeholden lead Group Two with nine points over St Bess FC (six) of St Elizabeth, while Tru-Juice lead Group One with seven points over Jamalco of Clarendon, who have six points. Earlier this week, Black Stars FC were able to eke out a win over Jamalco via a goal from Davian Ash’s penalty. Ricam Academy of Manchester suffered their third consecutive defeat, losing 1-2 to Tru-Juice FC at Brooks Park and are out of contention. Dunbeholden FC also suffered their first loss in this competition, going down 1-2 to St Bess. Shaneil James scored for St Bess FC in the second minute, followed quickly by Fredrick Thompson in the 11th minute. Nico Christian found the net in the 57th minute to reduce the deficit. In the final midweek games, New Bowens FC shared the points with Downs FC in a 2-2 finish. The competition continues tomorrow. Games are Jamalco FC vs Ricam Academy at Wembley Centre of Excellence, Black Stars FC vs Tru-Juice at Black River Community Centre, Dunbeholden FC vs New Bowens FC at Dunbeholden, Downs FC vs St Bess FC at Downs Community Centre. A full slate of matches will take place in the third round of the Clarendon Netball Association Jamalco Open, at the Mineral Heights Sports Centre tomorrow, starting at 2:15 p.m. In last weekend’s second round at the same venue, Cable Pro scored the largest margin of victory, shutting out Glenmuir A 41-10. Team R of Mandeville were just as ruthless on the youthful Glenmuir B team, outscoring them 37-4. Other big winners were Hayes A, which hammered Richmond 31-5 and newcomers Girls United, which had a powerful 24-8 win over Fogo High. Porus predictably waltzed into the semi-finals of the 2015-16 Moorland Development/Pat Anderson/Manchester FA U17 football competition with a 4-0 whipping of Christiana Academy last weekend. Their comprehensive win was set up by two strikes from Javel Coley, one of the standouts of the competition so far. Porus are unbeaten so far and have only conceded one goal. Also making it to the semi-finals are Ricam, 360 Degrees and Hillstars. Nakia Stone’s second half goal pivoted Ricam to a 1-0 win over Alligator Pond, 360 Degrees outscored Villa United 4-3 and Hillstars qualified with a 2-0 shutout of Cross Keys. The first semi-final will be contested on tomorrow between Porus FC and 360 Degree at Brooks Park in Mandeville, starting at 3:30 p.m. At 2:15 p.m.: May Day vs Denbigh B, Team R vs Fogo High At 3 p.m.: Holmwood vs Ridgemount, Glenmuir A vs Portland Cottage At 3:45 p.m.: Hayes A vs Holmwood, Water Lane vs Glenmuir B At 4:30 p.m.: Denbigh A vs Girls United, Jamalco vs Portland Cottage B At 5:15 p.m.: Bell Plane vs Hayes B, Hayes C vs Scott Passlast_img read more

Tottenham vs Southampton

February 10, 2020

first_imgSPURS (4-2-3-1)LLORIS,WALKER, ALDERWIRELD, VERTONGHEN, ROSE,DIER, MASON,LAMELA, ALLI, ERIKSEN,KANESOUTHAMPTON (4-1-3-2)LONG,TADIC, DAVIS, MANE,CLASIE, WANYAMA,BERTRAND, VAN DIJK, FONTE, MARTINA,FORSTERAfter the disappointment of Monday night, when Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 at Chelsea and with that stalemate saw their final hopes of winning the Barclays Premier League come to an end, they return for their final home game of the season.The incentive for Spurs now is to try and finish in second place. If they beat Southampton and Arsenal fail to win at Manchester City, they will be guaranteed that second spot.And if they do confirm the runners-up spot it will be their best ever finish in the Premier League and highest since they were second in 1962-63 in the old First Division.Spurs are now unbeaten in their last eight games in the Premier League games while they last lost at White Hart Lane in January against league champions Leicester City.Southampton, meanwhile, have lost just once in their last eight in the league – and that was also against Leicester, in April.But their record at White Hart Lane is poor. They have lost on their last four visits and last won there in September 2003.last_img read more

Ramdin shrugs off talk of pressure

January 20, 2020

first_img Ramdin’s sacking as Test captain has sparked criticism, especially from some officials in Trinidad and Tobago, while Holder’s promotion to captain has been criticised in some quarters as premature. But Ramdin has expressed full support for Holder and says he remains committed to providing support to the young skipper. “Jason is a good guy. I advised him on many things during the World Cup, and I intend to do my part in this series,” said Ramdin. “He is a young captain and needs all the support he can get in order to make a difference”. Ramdin has appealed to senior players to step up their game and says he believes the team has the “all-round strength” to beat Sri Lanka. “The senior men on the team have to make their experience count for him and people like Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Kraigg Brathwaite, and myself have to make sure we have good totals. Then the bowlers like Devendra Bishoo must lead the charge,” he said. “Bishoo is a key man in those conditions for us, and he has been bowling very well, so we need to back him up and look to take the fight to the home team. I think we have the all-round strength to beat this team, and we are going to give it our best effort.” BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Former West Indies test captain Denesh Ramdin says he is under no pressure, particularly with the presence of two other wicketkeepers in the regional squad, which assembled in Barbados Monday for a training camp ahead of the tour of Sri Lanka. Ramdin, a wicketkeeper-batsman, is part of a regional outfit that also includes wicketkeeper-batsmen Shane Dowrich and Shai Hope preparing to play two Test matches, three ODIs and two T20s against Sri Lanka from October 14. “I am not feeling any pressure at all,” declared Ramdin. “They might be under more pressure than me because they have less experience, and they will be batting higher up the order.” The Trinidadian cricketer was removed as West Indies Test captain after 14 matches and 15 months in charge and has been replaced by Jason Holder, also the ODI captain. West Indies selectors have told the discarded Test captain that he should focus on his batting, and Ramdin has expressed confidence that he can deliver. “I feel good at the moment, looking to hit some balls and get my game going,” he said. “It will be important to spend time at the crease and forge partnerships with whoever is batting with me.” support for Holderlast_img read more

Vauxhall’s Wilson is one to watch

January 20, 2020

first_imgVauxhall High’s coach, Keon Broderick, has described his wily attacker, Tyane Wilson, as one of the best in the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup competition, and after seeing the crafty striker in two matches it’s hard to disagree. Broderick has given the 18-year-old youngster a free role and charged him with the responsibility of taking Vauxhall to unprecedented heights this season. On Tuesday, the player was at his majestic best in a three-star performance against Norman Manley, showing why his coach rates him so highly and believes that if they are to make any meaningful progress this year, he will have to be at the heart of it. But Wilson, a past student of Mel Nathan Preparatory School in Hannah Town, is not feeling any pressure from being given the mantle to lead this team. On the contrary, he has full confidence in his ability and relishes the task. “It’s not a burden, I really enjoy the role because I know I can manage it,” he stated. The Brown’s Town FC midfielder carried his tally to five with his three-timer but his game is more than goals, he is the main creative spark and provider of assists as well. “I think my contribution has been great, the coach tells me the team cannot do without me. He says they feed off my energy so I have to always make my presence felt and put out extra effort, and I think I am doing that,” he continued. “This is the first hat-trick in my career and it’s a wonderful feeling, as it helped us get closer to the next round, it’s a good feeling,” he added. The win over Norman Manley edged Vauxhall even closer to a second-round berth but he is just taking things as they come. “We will leave that part (second round) to God. I will answer that part when we get there,” he said. The player was injured in the last game and was taken out after an hour, but Broderick doesn’t expect that to keep him out. “It’s not too serious, it was a precautionary measure to take him out and preserve him for the upcoming games,” he said. He also added: “This young man is spectacular … it’s just for the entire Jamaica to see, and once we reach second round they will.” Vauxhall are on top of Manning Cup Group F with 19 points from nine matches. They are ahead of Excelsior High (18 points from eight) and Jonathan Grant High, also on 18 from eight games.last_img read more