Martinez remaining upbeat

first_imgRoberto Martinez believes last weekend’s defeat against Crystal Palace is a good omen for Everton’s chances in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Saturday. Martinez said: “This period has been really important for us. In two games we’ve seen 18 players in the squad and we’ve got another three players who are very close to full fitness. “It’s very important at this stage of the season to get the moments of form to the players, to make sure we become as strong as we can be. “The game at the weekend will test us to the maximum. It’s going to be a really good occasion and one of the most exciting games of this campaign. “It’s still only three points but three points are becoming very important for both sides after we dropped points. It’s really important to start getting a consistent run of results.” Martinez, meanwhile, shrugged off reports linking Manchester City with a move for England midfielder Ross Barkley. City were said this week to be lining up a move for the 20-year-old next summer. Martinez is well used to being asked about potential bids for Barkley and insisted there had been no contact from City in connection with the player. The Toffees boss said: “It’s a rumour and we’ll leave it there. We’ve spoken enough in the past about potential interest and I always mention the same – we take it as a footballing compliment and we’ll move on. “All we want from Ross now is to be able to get him fully fit and get him ready to enjoy his football and help the team. We are looking forward to that day.” Barkley suffered a knee ligament injury in training just before Everton’s first game of the season against Leicester and had been expected to be ruled out until November at the earliest. Martinez revealed his recovery is ahead of schedule but is reluctant to put a date on Barkley’s possible return to action. “He’s doing really well,” said the Spaniard. “He’s starting to run, which is something we didn’t expect until next week. Now the next bit will be introducing the ball. “I do expect that he’s going to be a few weeks still but he’s well ahead of what we expected and it’s all positive.” Everton have not won an away fixture against Liverpool for 15 years, drawing eight and losing eight of their 16 games since, including a 4-0 hammering last season. The Toffees go into the match on the back of a 3-2 loss to Palace – an exact repeat of the victory the Eagles managed at Goodison Park in April. Press Association Martinez said: “The game is going to be really exciting. I think it’s going to be one of the best derbies – the last two were very good from a technical point of view and very good football games, but I think this one is building up towards being a very good game. “The defeat against Crystal Palace, there was something spooky about it. The last time we beat Liverpool at Anfield was September 27 so I hope the spookiness carries on at the weekend.” It is four years since Everton won a derby match home or away and the one-sided nature of the rivalry was one of David Moyes’ biggest frustrations during his tenure. His successor has not yet managed to reverse the tide but Martinez is not about to let that intrude on his relentlessly positive attitude. “It affects (the game) in a positive way in my eyes because the stats are there to be broken and that’s something we need to make sure we embrace and we look forward to,” he said. “We know that it’s a difficult place to visit but there are many other difficult places in this league that we’ve gone to and changed the history. That’s an extra bit of motivation.” Both teams have so far failed to find their form of last season, with Liverpool managing six points from their first five games, one more than Everton. The Toffees also lost their Capital One Cup third-round tie 3-0 to Swansea in midweek while Liverpool survived an epic penalty shoot-out against Middlesbrough. last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2018, KXIP vs KKR: Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders lock horns with eye on play-offs spot

first_imgNew Delhi: The current season of Indian Premier League is turning out to be a blockbuster affair for all the cricket lovers.  The eight teams are leaving no stone unturned to secure a place in the playoffs of the cash-rich league.Kings XI Punjab will lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday in game number 44 of IPL 2018. While KXIP have won six of their ten matches, KKR have secured victory in five out of eleven matches. Both the teams have lost momentum in their last few matches and will look forward to learning from their mistakes.Punjab have lost three of last four matches despite building up momentum. The Ravichandran Ashwin led team suffered a defeat at hands of Rajasthan Royals by 15 runs in their previous encounter in Jaipur.KXIP need to stop experimenting with their batting order because sending Ashwin higher hasn’t reaped rewards. KL Rahul (471 runs in 10 matches) has been firing from all the corners but the other batsmen are yet to contribute to the team.KKR have some major concerns when it comes to their bowling attack. The Dinesh Kartik led team lost their last match against Mumbai Indians by a staggering 102 runs. The bowlers conceded more than 200 runs twice in this season of IPL.The fast powers are yet to decimate the opposition team’s batsmen and have given runs at an average of 10.50 runs per over. Andre Russell’s fitness remains a serious matter of concern for Dinesh KartikBoth the teams have set their eyes on securing a berth in the playoffs and need to win this crucial encounter. What statistics have to say? Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders have played a total of 22 matches in Indian Premier League. KXIP have won eight matches while KKR staged a win in 14 matches.The last time the two teams met, Punjab walked away with a win at Eden Gardens in a rain-affected match. Teams Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Barinder Sran, David Miller, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Manoj Tiwary, Ankit Rajpoot, Axar Patel, Akshdeep Nath, Yuvraj Singh, Marcus Stoinis, Mayank Dagar.Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (c), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi,  Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, R., Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi, Tom Curran For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Pride spinners bowl out Red Force for 116 to earn full points

first_imgTAROUBA, Trinidad, (CMC) – Spin bowling triumvirate Jomel Warrican, Hayden Walsh, Jr and Kenroy Williams reversed decades of heartaches for Barbados Pride batsmen, when they bowled the visitors to a 207-run victory over Trinidad & Tobago Red Force in the Regional 4-Day Championship on Sunday.Left-arm spinner Warrican was the most impactful, grabbing 3-13 from 12 overs to finish with match figures of 9-84 to earn the Player-of-the-Match award, as the Red Force, chasing 324 for victory, were bowled out for 116 just before tea on the final day of their seventh-round match at the Brian Lara Cricket Ground.Leg-spinner Walsh took 3-41 from 14 overs, and Williams bagged 3-46 from 21.5 overs and had the privilege of formalising the result when he had Bryan Charles caught at slip for 13.Red Force captain Denesh Ramdin was again the glue that held his side together, but he was unable to unleash another hundred like the first innings, but hit the top score of 24. No other batsman passed 20.The result meant that Pride – after starting the match placed fifth in the League table with 56.8 points – earned 16.4 points and Red Force – after entering the match positioned third with 67.6 points – gained six points.Earlier, Pride added 33 to their overnight total at a little under a run-a-ball before they declared their second innings on 221 for seven.Neither overnight batsman was dismissed – West Indies 2016 Under-19 World Cup-winning all-rounder Shamar Springer finished with the top score of an unbeaten 51 from his overnight 38 and wicketkeeper/batsman Mario Rampersaud, who resumed on eight, remained not out on 26.Pride batsmen of past generations would recall the fierce battles they endured with the spin bowlers of Red Force in typically helpful conditions – suffering terribly at the hands of the likes of Ranjie Nanan, Rajindra Dhanraj, Raphick Jumadeen, Imtiaz Ali and others too numerous to name.This victory must have been a source of delight for the current crop of Pride, considering that the spinners collected all nine wickets that fell in the second innings, in addition to eight in the first innings.The slide to defeat for Red Force started when Williams removed left-handed opener Amir Jangoo to the first of five lbw decisions in the innings.Before they knew it, Red Force were 51 for five, and though Ramdin and veteran Imran Khan shared 31 for the sixth wicket, it would have required a far greater effort which never came.The Championship will be on hold for the next three weeks for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays before resuming on Thursday, January 4, when Red Force host Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Queen’s Park Oval, at the same time that Pride welcome Windward Islands Volcanoes to Kensington Oval.PRIDE 1st Innings 316Red Force 1st Innings 214PRIDE 2nd InningsA Alleyne b Imran Khan 26S Moseley lbw b St Clair 3*S Brooks b Primus 37J Carter lbw b Charles 21K Stoute b Charles 1K Williams c Primus b Imran Khan 26J Greaves c Rajah b Imran Khan 2S Springer not out 51+M Rampersaud not out 26Extras (b17, lb5, w1, nb5) 28TOTAL (7 wkts decl’d, 68 overs) 221Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-60, 3-101, 4-102, 5-105, 6-122, 7-155Bowling: St Clair 13-2-29-1 (nb3); Charles 26-8-69-2; Khan 25-4-80-3; Primus 4-1-13-1 (nb2, w1)RED FORCE 2nd Innings (target: 324)+A Jangoo lbw b Williams 6J Solozano lbw b Warrican 12I Rajah b Warrican 4E Nicholson lbw b Warrican 9*D Ramdin b Walsh 24A Cooper lbw b Walsh 7I Khan c and b Williams 17R Primus lbw b Walsh 9D St Clair not out 11B Charles c Carter b Williams 13R Jaipaul did not bat (injured) –Extras (b2,lb2) 4TOTAL (all out, 60.5 overs) 116Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-20, 3-27, 4-40, 5-52, 6-82, 7-82, 8-93, 9-116Bowling: Greaves 7-2-12-0; Williams 21.5-7-46-3; Warrican 12-5-13-3; Walsh 14-3-41-3Points: Pride 16.4, Red Force 6last_img read more

First Cricket World Cup semi-final: India dominate Kiwis before rain forces reserve day in Manchester

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyMANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – India’s disciplined bowling attack dominated New Zealand before intermittent rain washed out the rest of yesterday’s play in the first Cricket World Cup semi-final which will continue today.The 2015 finalists were 211-5 in 46.1 overs when rain forced the players off the field and match officials waited for more than four hours before deciding to take the game to its reserve day.“Weather permitting, play will recommence tomorrow at 10:30hrs (0930GMT) from the point at which it was halted,” the governing International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement.“New Zealand will be required to complete their 50-over innings, with India still to bat.“Should adverse weather continue throughout the reserve day the match may be shortened. India will be required to bat for at least 20 overs to complete the match.”The abandoned June 13 group contest between the teams was one of the record four ‘no-result’ matches in the rain-hit tournament.Ross Taylor will resume on 67 with Tom Latham on three after New Zealand failed to vindicate skipper Kane Williamson’s decision to bat first at Old Trafford.MAIDEN OVERSWilliamson won the toss and unsurprisingly elected to bat at a venue where teams batting first had won all five previous matches.Openers Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls found themselves straitjacketed by India’s new ball pair of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, both of whom began with maiden overs.New Zealand had to wait until the 17th delivery to get off the mark, while their first boundary came in the final delivery of the fourth over.Bumrah dismissed Guptill for one but Williamson again came to his team’s rescue with a classy 67, his fourth 50-plus score in the tournament which includes two centuries.More importantly, the right-hander stitched together two half-century partnerships, first with Nicholls then with Taylor, to resuscitate New Zealand even though boundaries dried up.His side went through nearly 14 overs without a boundary and Williamson fell to an uncharacteristic soft dismissal, slicing Yuzvendra Chahal to Ravindra Jadeja at backward point.Taylor brought up his fifty with the only six of the New Zealand innings and successfully overturned a leg-before decision when on 56.India’s trusted five-bowler policy nearly backfired with Hardik Pandya hobbling off the field with a hip injury before returning to complete his full quota of 10 overs.Hosts England play defending champions Australia in the second semi-final tomorrow.last_img read more

Baldwinsville enjoyed packed, exciting winter sports season

first_imgEditor’s Note: After the cancellation of the rest of the high school winter sports state tournaments, we’ll be periodically looking back at the top local teams and athletes from the 2019-20 season. This edition features Baldwinsville winter sports.From the basketball court to the bowling alley to the swimming pool, it was, in many different ways, a memorable winter for Baldwinsville’s group of varsity winter sports teams.On a team and individual basis, Section III championships were earned, records were broken, and so much promise was fulfilled, even if, at times, the ending was not quite what Bees fans imagined. Tags: Baldwinsvillewinter sports A featured player throughout this story was boys basketball sophomore J.J. Starling. What he and his B’ville teammates did, in the course of 23 games, caused more excitement than the program had ever seen.It began Dec. 3 with a win over long-time powerhouse Jamesville-DeWitt and continued through all kinds of personal milestones for Starling, who broke the school scoring record on his way to averaging more than 28 points per game.And so many of those games were memorable, from the big fourth quarter Starling used to knock off reigning state champion West Genesee Jan. 3 to last-second shots that twice took out rival Liverpool and, in the sectional playoffs, impressive wins over Auburn and Rome Free Academy.center_img All along, Starling got enough help from the likes of Dan Fabrizio, Bo Nicholson and Chase Trombley to push the Bees to the brink of its first-ever sectional title, only to get stopped in the title game by Corcoran, with everyone now wondering if Starling, recruited by the likes of Syracuse University, will stay for his remaining two years.While all this was going on, B’ville’s girls basketball team was dead-set on ending its own sectional title drought, dating back to 1995, and up until the end seemed poised to do so.Going 19-1 in the regular season, the Bees had reliable anchors in seniors Katie Pascale and Jordan Roy, strong support from junior Hannah Mimas and big-time production from the sophomore duo of Ola Bednarczyk and Sydney Huhtala, plus consistent bench contributions from the likes of Kyrah Wilbur.This worked against every opponent except one – Cicero-North Syracuse, who split two regular-season games with B’ville and then, in the March 7 sectional final at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall, snuffed out the Bees’ title drams in a 52-37 decision.That same day down on Long Island, another fine B’ville athlete, senior boys swimmer Nick Schultz, was making his own history, nearly earning a state championship in the 100-yard breaststroke.Schultz finished second to Dansville’s Aidan Kreiley, but that wasn’t the big story. All season long, Schultz had improved his time in the 100 breaststroke and, like any good swimmer, peaked at the end.First in the qualifying round of the state meet, and then again in the finals, Schultz bettered the Section III record in the 100 breaststroke once held by Liverpool’s Garrett Clarke, ultimately establishing a new mark of 56.14 seconds to cap off his high school career.For all the accolades elsewhere, though, the lone Section III team title for B’ville in winter sports came from an unlikely source – boys bowling.These Bees had only gone 6-6 in the regular season, but it saved its best performance for the Feb. 9 sectional tournament at Utica’s Pin-O-Rama, where it led from the second game onward and bested runner-up Oswego by 250 pins.Not only that, but B’ville’s Tanner Rozyczko led all individuals with a six-game total of 1,450, an average of 241.67 per game, while Dylan Williams was sixth with a 1,296 set. Unfortunately, the Bees’ hopes of competing in the March 15 state tournament at Strike-N-Spare Lanes was wiped out by the COVID-19 outbreak.Elsewhere in winter sports, B’ville’s ice hockey team fell again in the sectional semifinals in a 3-2 thriller to eventual champion Syracuse, but it had beat the Cougars earlier in the season to win its own Bobby Conklin Memorial Tournament.And in indoor track, B’ville missed, by just three points, winning the sectional Class AA title Feb. 8 at SRC Arena, Connor Waldron (600 meters) and Steven Miller (weight throw) both advancing to the state meet in March, while on the girls side Lauren Addario and Karen Ekure both qualified for the state meet, too, Ekure having claimed sectional honors in the 55 and 300-meter sprints.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Poet, USC students bring works to Skylight Books

first_imgDozens of people gathered around a tall left-leaning tree under the domed roof of Skylight Books, a Los Feliz bookstore that often hosts various authors and artists in its intimate setting. On the evening of Feb. 29, Skylight invited three women to read their poems in front of an engaged and diverse audience just as the sun began to set. Some listeners were sitting in chairs, some were standing in groups and some lingered behind book stacks. All held their breaths in rapture as the poets poured their hearts out into their pieces. After ending her portion of the event on that powerful note, Fernandes finally stepped up to the microphone to read five of her “Good Boys” pieces.  Her first poem, “Running in the Suburbs,” offers commentary on growing up as a girl of color becoming aware of her race. “Nukemap.com” addresses the anxiety of living in New York under the threat of nuclear war, while “Conversion” paints a portrait of gay adolescence and conversion therapy.  “Somewhere what you love is still alive / turning cartwheels in a gentle snow / is the kind of lie I write years later / wishing I could make it true for you,” she read.  “I’m so happy to be at USC with [Pond], if you caught that repetition in the bios,” Siskel said proudly, adding that she wrote her third poem of the night in a workshop with Pond. Fernandes went off on passionate, crescendoing tangents only to suddenly slow down, leaving the audience reeling and hanging on to her every word. Her anger, humor, anguish and sometimes confusion clearly shone through her voice; at one point she joked about her poems, saying “they’re all bummers.” Fernandes also gave lively backstories for her poems, and many directly reference people from her life, which invited the audience further into her personal narrative.  After Pond came Callie Siskel, a doctoral fellow in creative writing and literature at USC and the author of the poetry book “Arctic Revival” released in 2015, and she read three of her pieces as well. “Why We Drink” details Fernandes’ friendship with a man named Malik and the confusing process of aging, while her last poem, “Amsterdam,” ties together a conglomeration of issues, from the widespread voyeurism of Anne Frank’s life to her feelings of disconnect from the United States despite living there.  Pond’s voice was soothingly monotone and steady as she read, an intonation free of emphasis that deftly drove the listener to pay close attention to every word and phrase uttered. “Each woman poet comes from her experiences of the world and feminism from a different perspective,” Marjorie Pond reflected at the end of the reading. “[Siskel’s voice] was kind of a combination of [Fernandes’] fire and [Pond’s] more soft voice. That was interesting.” “For me, I think my positioning in the poems is more the witness to somebody else’s grief — [when] someone that you love is suffering and not being able to do anything about it,” Pond said. She spoke of this inability to make the ones you love happy in “Winter Sister,” a poem about a friend losing her brother.  The first poet, Catherine Pond, is a Ph.D. candidate in literature and creative writing at USC whose debut collection, “Fieldglass,” won the Crab Orchard First Book Award in Poetry in 2019. Pond read three poems from her forthcoming manuscript: “Winter Sister,” “University of Iowa Museum of Natural History” and “Blue Angels Air Show.” In the poems, she addresses metaphorical figures of her friend and boyfriend over themes such as grief, depression and the passage of time.  “‘In a past life’ is not supposed to mean your life before tragedy, but an existence altogether unrecognizable, which is maybe the same thing,” Siskel proclaimed in “Ab Initio,” as she reflected on how grief shapes one’s life and identity. “No one would know me in a past life. The allure is not who we were, but who we are not.” Skylight Books hosted the event, drawing crowds from around the city. The venue, which hosts weekly readings and other events, invited all three poets to read published or unpublished works. (Bridgette Boggs | Daily Trojan) “In my poems, I write a lot about sexuality, and struggles or thoughts I’ve had about it,” Fernandes said. “But it’s not necessarily an argument that I’m making … It’s more like this is really messy. And I’ve always felt really messy about it, and I probably will for the rest of my life.” “I say, humiliation is like the nausea of childhood with / those delayed epiphanies. I hate the violence of insight / the lesson is always how one is ugly or dishonest, / the short-comings that could build a civilization and then did,” Fernandes read passionately in “Why We Drink,” pausing for a breath afterward to let the words sink in. Her combination of flow and pauses was reminiscent of both Pond and Siskel’s intonations. Siskel’s lilting intonation had less uniformity than Pond’s, but not to her detriment. She still spoke with flow but placed more emphasis on individual words as she read, creating almost a spoken enjambment in which the words took on their own individual meanings. Her three poems, “Messenger,” “Vanitas” and “Ab Initio,” also dealt with grief, childhood and the pasage of time, among other themes, with many of them ruminating on what it is like to lose a father.  Pond’s mother, Marjorie Pond, pointed out the interesting ways in which all three of the poets’ different voices interplayed with each other during the event. The main visiting author, Megan Fernandes, came to read from her latest poetry book “Good Boys,” which deals with topics such as feminism, race, origin, nuclear proliferation, sexuality and “what it means to exist as a body of contractions.” She was accompanied by two other poets who read before her.  This was a welcomed blend, though, as each author complemented the other, creating a dynamic reading full of introspection, tender realizations and beautiful lyricism.last_img read more

Terrel Hunt appeals NCAA’s denial of 6th season: ‘I think it’s unfair’

first_img Published on December 10, 2015 at 1:48 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt wants to “get the word out” about his appeal to the NCAA. When he was denied a sixth year of eligibility in November he said he couldn’t stop crying.Hunt has missed 18 games over the past two seasons, but by playing five games in 2014 — one more than the maximum for a medical redshirt — he was initially ruled ineligible for a sixth year.“I think it’s unfair,” Hunt said. “I understand the NCAA has a job to do and there are set rules but … I want to get awareness about it and hopefully that helps me with my appeal.”Hunt tore his Achilles in the first game of 2015 and missed the rest of the season. But since he redshirted in 2011, he would have had to miss a minimum of 70 percent of games in each of two seasons due to injury, something he’s only done in one season, in order to obtain the sixth year. He said on Thursday he’ll be appealing the NCAA’s initial denial regarding his sixth season.Correspondence with the NCAA has strictly been through letters, Hunt said, and by speaking with the media, he wants to make the appeal process more personal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Anybody can say no in a letter,” Hunt said, “but the NCAA, they’re human, they have hearts.”In Hunt’s 2012 redshirt-freshman season, he played just two snaps on special teams against Southern California at MetLife Stadium. Hunt, who is from nearby Rosedale, New York, got to play close to home. Those two snaps count toward a year of his eligibility. If he didn’t play, he could have argued to get that year of eligibility back.Hunt said his sixth season, if granted, would most likely be at Syracuse, though he hasn’t yet decided. He added that he likes the offense that recently-hired head coach Dino Babers runs.“This is where I want to be, this is where I started but never got to finish,” Hunt said. “This is my home. I love this place.”Hunt is working with Director of Athletics Mark Coyle and Director of Compliance Mark Wheeler. He’s also hired an outside lawyer but said since the appeal is going through the school, the lawyer “can only do so much.”For now, though, it’s just a waiting game and in the mean time, Hunt is doing whatever he can to get his sixth season.“When you put all your eggs in one basket, and then all those eggs get crushed, what are you going to cook with?”And now that he’s appealing the initial decision, Hunt hopes he won’t get crushed again. Comments Related Stories Terrel Hunt denied 6th year of eligibility by NCAAShafer: Syracuse will apply for 6th-year waiver for Terrel HuntTerrel Hunt has torn Achilles, will miss rest of 2015 seasonNo. 1: Terrel Hunt at the helmHunt to miss 4-6 weeks with fractured fibula, SU Athletics announces center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Hazard Criticises Mourinho Over Salah Treatment

first_imgChelsea forward Eden Hazard has rekindled his feud with former club manager Jose Mourinho after he criticised the current Manchester United over his treatment of Egyptian star Mohammed Salah.Salah found playing opportunities hard to come by while he was at Chelsea under Mourinho and that prompted him to leave Stamford Bridge for Italy.Speaking earlier ahead of Chelsea’s clash against Salah’s Liverpool at Anfield. Hazard revealed that the former AS Roma and Fiorentina star was unlucky not to stay longer at Chelsea.In his words, Hazard said: “He was unlucky not to get longer (at Chelsea). He didn’t get the chance — maybe because of the manager.“He has quality but in this period I remember it was me, Willian and Oscar, so for him it was not easy. But he’s a top player for sure.“In training he did everything. Even in the games when he was playing, sometimes he scored goals, so we know the quality he has.” he further added.Speaking further, Hazard said he is still in contact with Salah. The Belgian captain said: “We are still in contact together.”“He’s a top, top, top player.“It is always good to play against a friend. It’s good to have friends in this world because in football you can’t have a lot of friends.“We speak about everything: life, football. I will speak with him this week.“I want to put pressure on him. I want him to do well but not a lot because we want to win.” he concluded.Salah has been in scintillating form since moving to Liverpool from Italian side AS Roma in the summer. He has scored 14 goals in all competitions. Relatedlast_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS Department to host Emergency Medical Technician class on August 15

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Wellington Fire/EMS Department will be hosting an Emergency Medical Technician class instructed by Cowley County Community College instructors starting on August 15 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each Monday and Thursday at the public safety facility located at 200 North C in Wellington.Class ends on December 12, 2013. Students will participate in hospital clinics and EMS ride-alongs.  Some Saturday sessions required. Proof of immunizations and a $50.00 check or money order payable to the “Kansas Board of EMS” is required the first class session.  There is an added fee for liability insurance and FISDAP access.  Students who have not already had a background check completed by Cowley College will be charged a one time non-refundable fee of $45.00 prior to enrollment.Pre-requisites: student must have a completed background check on file, meet or exceed minimum reading score of 63 according to COMPASS reading test or ACT reading score of 18 or higher; Associate degree or higher to waive the reading requirement.  To enroll or for more information go to www.cowley.edu or call 1-800-593-2222.last_img read more

Who is the bone doctor? Who should I go to: the traumatologist or the rheumatologist?

first_imgThus, it is certainly common that when the patient arrives, for the first time, at our rheumatology office, he manifests frequent feelings of strangeness and confusion at the beginning, and even experiences a certain disorientation, in relation to the reason for the consultation. And therefore, it is quite frequent that, before entering the subject itself, they begin their somewhat timid stories, indirectly excusing themselves through the frequent use of expressions and circumlocutions such as “I don’t know if I went to the right consultation? or” I don’t know if I come to the right specialist “or “I don’t know well, if this happens to me, it is up to the rheumatologist” or “I don’t know if this is something of your competence” or finally “I don’t know if what is happening to me is of his specialty”.No one who presents a persistent process of cough and respiratory fatigue Addresses the consultation of the thoracic surgery specialist, but rather he goes to the pulmonologist’s office in the first instance, to know the cause and extent of his respiratory problem. Nor is anyone who has been suffering frequently, in their daily lives, from habitual headache or frequent and persistent headache and intends to find out at once the nature of the problem, is directed to the consultation of the specialist in neurosurgery, but usually requests, at the beginning, consultation with the specialist in neurology.Well, in this way, with this logical, sequential and chronological order, the flow of patients in most medical specialties works and coordinates properly. In the first instance, the specialist doctor acts clinical and later and only in the event that your contest is really necessary, in a second instance would the specialist doctor then take action surgical correspondent.We believe that this form of elementary interdisciplinary collaboration, thus established and in force, which seems to us all to be so suitable and perfectly adequate, is undoubtedly the best way to act, since it certainly has a very positive impact, for the clear benefit of each and every one of the different agents of the health system, which are thus involved in the proper management and proper performance of the pathology of the musculoskeletal system.First, it will benefit the rheumatologist, because being the best trained specialist to perform the diagnosis and treatment of the medical pathology of the musculoskeletal system, without a doubt, the most frequent and numerous, the one that will not require any surgical treatment for its resolution, will become the main actor, more suitable and suitable, to bring this process to fruition.Secondly, it will have a very striking impact on the benefit of traumatologist, because mostly he will be able to be thus freed from this clinical work and therefore he will be able to devote his time, now more free, in a very preferential way, to doing what he has been specifically training for and that without a doubt, He better knows what to do and that it is nothing other than the difficult and complicated surgery of the musculoskeletal system.And finally, last and not least, it will benefit the patient above all. Because at all times of the evolutionary process of his illness, whatever it may be, the patient will always be conveniently treated and treated by the most appropriate specialist for him, at that specific moment, whether clinical or surgical.In our country, and specifically in what refers to the pathology of the musculoskeletal system, this form of action, apparently as logical and correct as the one we have described, has not been fully installed yet.a, in the mentality of the general population, we could say, that currently it is not yet fully assimilated by society. And this is undoubtedly due to the fact that they are still very strongly rooted, in the collective subconscious, old apprehended automatisms, as well as ancient inherited inertia, that for a long time they have remained so imposed and established and that in all likelihood it will take a long time to get rid of them completely and, therefore, take them for granted once and for all.In conclusion, it should be clear that, for the patient of the musculoskeletal system, it is going to be considerably more beneficial to start his diagnostic pilgrimage through the rheumatology office, since the process will finally be, surely, tighter in time, probably much reduced in costs and, of course, always better for the interests of the patient, regardless of where the pilgrimage will conclude. Therefore, do not hesitate and Put a rheumatologist in your life!Surely it will do better.We are convinced that in the future, with some perseverance, the adequate constancy, the necessary patience and, of course, that of every essential point, information of our population, little by little, will have to overcome all these obstacles and overcome all these difficult barriers, which will eventually disappear. Rheumatology It is one of the youngest specialties of internal medicine, it originated in 1949, when Hollander, when using the expression rheumatology in his book “Arthritis and Associated Diseases”, resulted in the birth of the specialty as such. In our country, the appearance of the rheumatology specialty was still, if possible, a little later, since it barely has more than half a century of life and in the beginning it was constituted, exclusively, as a strictly hospital specialty , since the well-known figure of rheumatologist area specialist, located in the ambulatory specialty center, was consolidated a few years later.This delay in time and the excessive delay in the appearance of the specialty in our country explains and justifies, to some extent, the general ignorance and to some extent, the tremendous confusion and disorientation, which exists so widespread among the general population, about what is the real object and purpose of the rheumatology specialty, as well as what are the main functions that the rheumatologist actually performs. Amid the enormous confusion that exists about rheumatism, all kinds of hoaxes, neighborhood councils, healing foods, magical gadgets and a long list about the possible causes of these ailments have flourished around him. There is hardly anyone profane who has no free theory regarding rheumatism, or who does not feel he possesses any remedy or therapeutic inspiration for such an issue, and we can often hear, how the question that is most asked in the street regarding a joint pain is: Hey, it hurts here, where am I going, to the “physio”, to my family doctor, to the traumatologist? But few, although increasingly, have the illumination or knowledge necessary to affirm: to the rheumatologist, head.And it is that many people still continue today, convinced that the medical specialist of the musculoskeletal system, which they know as the “bone doctor”Who really has to treat them, is none other than the specialist in traumatology and orthopedics.This error has most likely been generated and even encouraged, in part at least, by our own healthcare system, since for a long time, the figure of the traumatologist was established, as the first step of access of the rheumatic patient, to the specialist. In fact, traditionally and until the recognition of rheumatology as an autonomous and established medical specialty took place, the care and subsequent treatment of the musculoskeletal patients in our country, the health authorities had always deposited in surgical hands of traumatologists and orthopedic surgeons. And this, despite the fact that as a general rule, in a vast majority of cases, rheumatic patients were never going to have the need to perform any surgical therapy.The rheumatologist, because of his training and experience, is the specialist best prepared to correctly carry out the process of diagnosis and medical treatment of the pathology of the musculoskeletal system. Since conservative treatment, it will surely be the only one necessary to solve and / or control most of these pathologies. In those cases in which it is necessary to carry out, afterwards, some treatment of a surgical nature, then the rheumatologist will refer the patient to the consultation of the traumatologist, who will be responsible for carrying out said surgical treatment, which is what It has been prepared during its formative period. This is the distribution that has been demonstrated more logical, coordinated and efficient, for the correct treatment of all the nontraumatic pathology of the musculoskeletal system.However, currently in the general population the erroneous impression that The specialist doctor in charge of treating bone diseases should be the traumatologist. Who is the bone doctor? Image: Gettylast_img read more