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Spencer Williams of Beaver placed sixth overall (2:03.31) in the boys’ 800-meter run. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Saturday, Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network athletes and schools made their final preparations for their respective region meets by competing against some of the best athletes throughout the Intermountain West at Robison Track to conclude the BYU Invitational. May 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Invitational: Day 2 Ronnie Walker of Juab took the girls’ 400-meter dash crown (25.89 seconds), Jade Wimmer of Gunnison Valley placed second (26.12) and Delta’s Megan Atkinson finished sixth (27.12). In the girls’ 100-meter hurdles, Savannah Nielson of Delta placed second (15.99 seconds) and Melissa Crane of Richfield finished third (16.10 seconds). Tags: Track For the girls, North Summit edged Delta for the team title, 65-64 points. Juab placed third with 39 points, Panguitch finished fourth with 38 points. Richfield placed seventh with 31 points and Millard tied Morgan for 10th with 23 points. Kambree Fuller of Panguitch placed sixth in the girls’ shot put (34-05) while Karlee Eyre of Panguitch finished fourth (106-10.75) in the girls’ discus. Hayden Harward of Richfield took the title in the boys’ 1600-meter run (4:18.41). In the girls’ long jump, Richfield’s Melissa Crane (17-08.50) won the crown, with Juab’s Ronnie Walker (17-07.75) and Emilia Anderson (16-06.50) placing second and fourth respectively. Kaitlyn Hemond of Beaver (16-07.50) finished third. Millard’s boys finished fourth in the medley (3:50.34). The Eagles were represented by Carson Brunson, Sam Marshal, Kaleb Dearden and Jaren Camp in this event. The Beaver boys placed fourth in the 4 x 400 relay (3:34.16). In this event, the Beavers were represented by Jaden Fails, Turner Williams, Spencer Williams and Hunter Carter. The Delta girls won the 4 x 100 relay title (49.28 seconds). The Rabbits were represented in this event by Jordyn Nielson, Savannah Nielson, Adi Nielson and Megan Atkinson. Delta’s Jaymen Brough (40.25 seconds) took the crown in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles. Finally, in the boys’ javelin, Juab’s Zac Cowan (174-11.25) finished second. For the boys, Beaver placed ninth with 29 points and Delta placed 12th with 24 points. The boys’ winner was Mountain View (Wyo.) with 75.5 points. In the boys’ 400-meter dash, Kade Jensen of Richfield (50.14 seconds) placed second with Oran Finlinson of Delta (51.73 seconds) and Cameron Franklin of Valley (52.83 seconds) finishing fourth and sixth, respectively. Written by Josh Blauer of Manti placed fifth in the boys’ 110-meter hurdles (15.80 seconds). Taylia Norris of Panguitch won the girls’ 1600-meter run title (5:13.36). Audrey Camp of Millard placed fourth (5:20.49) and Juab’s Marissa Hall placed eighth (5:32.07). Norris also won the girls’ 800-meter run crown (2:20.23). Millard’s Katy Kelly (2:23.58) finished fourth overall and Hall again placed eighth in this event for Juab (2:28.64). In the girls’ medley, Milford placed third, setting a new school record with a time of 4:29.05. The record-breaking Tigers were Alexa Walker, Teigyn Fields, Taylor Alger and Kinley Spaulding. North Sanpete’s Isabelle Hightower won the title in the girls’ 100-meter dash (12.78 seconds) edging Ronnie Walker of Juab (12.82). Valley’s Cameron Franklin placed fourth (11.59 seconds) in the boys’ 100-meter dash. Adi Nielson of Delta won the title in the girls’ 400-meter dash (57.71 seconds) besting Gunnison Valley’s Jade Wimmer (58.15 seconds). Millard’s Audrey Camp (59.71) and Katy Kelly (59.84) finished fifth and sixth, respectively. Nielson also won the girls’ 300-meter hurdles crown (45.52 seconds). Melissa Crane of Richfield placed second (47 seconds) and Savannah Nielson of Delta finished third (47.27). Brad James Cameron Franklin of Valley finished fourth (22.69 seconds) in the boys’ 200-meter dash. Braden Heaton of Valley tied for fourth in the boys’ high jump (6 feet).
Read Full Story Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers occur more frequently, and sometimes with more deadly consequences, among Hispanics, blacks, and American Indian and Alaska Natives than among whites. A new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that HPV vaccination is expected to reduce the cancer burden across all racial/ethnic groups. However, some disparities in cancer burden may persist and widen in the years to come if their causes—such as lack of access to diagnoses and treatment—aren’t addressed.The study will appear online April 28, 2016 in the journal Cancer.“As expected, we found HPV vaccination would reduce the overall disease burden for all racial and ethnic groups. However, we also found that some racial and ethnic disparities may continue to exist,” said Emily Burger, postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Chan School’s Center for Health Decision Science.Nearly 80 million people in the U.S.—about one in four—are currently infected with HPV. Roughly 14 million more become infected each year. HPV infections that don’t go away can lead to various forms of cancer. HPV vaccines, licensed since 2006 and recommended for boys and girls, are expected to lead to declines in six HPV-associated cancers, including cervical, anal, and oropharyngeal (throat) cancers. A recently licensed 9-valent HPV vaccine is expected to protect against additional HPV types that cause cancer. HPV vaccination has the potential to prevent up to three out of four HPV-associated cancers. But, so far, uptake of the vaccines has been slow.
Only recently, Guyana celebrated its 53rd anniversary as an independent nation and there is the common conventional lamenting and bemoaning that our various peoples seem to be as divided today as ever, no closer together today; that we are poor in a country of so many varied and huge rich natural resources; and with so much land, less than a million people in a country about the same size as the UK. We are/should be rich – even before oil was on our horizon. We are perplexed.Fellow citizens, perhaps, because I grew up in contact with various groups of our people and have worked in the natural resources and infrastructure sectors, I see these perplexing things differently. I think we are frustrated and disappointed with each other in our seeming lack of progress, because we have been underestimating by a factor of ten or more the demands of coming together and of building our country materially; and in underestimating the demands we have not been ready to give what is required of us, and many of us, after making a start, have backed away and given up too early.In my years at work, I learnt that when things are not turning out the way you expected, you should question your assumptions. Starting this our 54th year of Independence, I encourage us all to review our assumptions as a nation.Others speak of us and we speak of ourselves as a divided people – as if we were once one, or that it is so easy, so natural for us to be one. This has been both misguided and misguiding, for we were never one: we are a people coming together from our very distinctively different starting points and becoming one takes time, it is a task for a number of generations. Fate may well have set us up as one early trial case, in preparing for a world becoming one. It is in making the experiences in facing and overcoming many common challenges and difficulties over a number of generations that people bind themselves together as one. In this regard, I am heartened that calls in the early 1960s in each of our two major race groups to opt for partition did not get far and our peoples are more alike today than at the time of our Independence.The challenges of coming together as one people of Guyana are very subtle and go to the core of our being hitherto, to the marrow of our bonesIn Guyana, we have had no significant history of hostility between our three main religions – Hinduism, Christianity and Islam – but they still largely set the framework within which we meet and socialise and it is within this socialisation that we get to really know each other and form strong bonds.I recall coming home for summer work during 1965 (the year after our worse year of troubles of 1964), travelling to Mahaicony on the East Coast railway, in a third class carriage, I grew somewhat uneasy when the conversation turned to religion, and was greatly relieved when the sole Indo-Guyanese in our group said that all our religions called us to live essentially the same way, as brothers in peace and love, but, he asked, how are we to come together when our children are not getting together to know each other better in our schools and in our religions.For some decades now I wished that there would have been a course of readers, one for each grade from kindergarten to graduation at UG, which would present in steadily greater detail and depth, the festivals, rituals, beliefs of the religions of our fore parents, all in one book – so that every one of us Guyanese would become and be known to be knowledgeable of and comfortable with the other religions; and religious differences should be less of a hindrance to our socialising across the board.Perhaps we should be forgiven for having been as enthralled with the stories of our varied, extensive, abundant natural resources and large size, as Sir Walter Raleigh was with the story of the Golden City of El Dorado.As one who has worked in the natural resources and infrastructure sectors all my life, I early learnt that the relevant hard-nosed facts told a different story. In the 1970s I learnt that the average growth rate for our forests, because of the highly leached nature of the sands and laterite soils, is a very low 8 to 10 cubic metres per hectare per year; about 20 for Africa and as much as 80 for some of the best planted pine forests on the sides of the Andes in Chile.In Linmine in about 1988, in a working lunch with investors and planners for the Omai gold mine, we learnt that that mine was feasible because employment costs including training of workers to the required level of competence was estimated to be 8 to 10 per cent of total production costs, whilst for such an operation in a developed country, employment costs would be 20 to 30 per cent of total production costs. There were still occurrences like Omai in developed countries but there they were not economically attractive. Omai was a situation about training and utilising workers competitively.In a similar manner, as we think of our oil future, we should note all the facts. I noted that Professor Clive Thomas in his articles proffered a projected cost of production of our Guyana shore at US$30 to 40 per barrel. Dr Henry Jeffrey informs us in one of his columns that there is still very much oil in Saudi Arabia with a projected cost of production of no more than US$10 per barrel. One should imagine oil prices will continue to move up and down providing us with an income that would be changing from time to time.We have been wrong in our assumption that our large size, more than 40 times that of Trinidad & Tobago and more than 100 times that of Barbados should give us a proportionately great advantage: but it is the reverse. Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago have a population density more like the UK. It is we with our much much lower population density who are at a great disadvantage.I see the new Guyana person, knowledgeable of and at ease with our history and the handed down practices, religions and cultures of our six ancestral peoples, dipping into our one large national pot, freely taking whatever meets his/her need; a person contributing to Guyana and the world and at ease in Guyana and in partnership with the world.We have unveiled today in this Gallery of Presidents, the photographs of the eight Presidents that we have had in our 53 years of Independence. We certainly wish that we would have made more progress in the growth and development of our people and country, but we have been making experiences and learning along the way and here is where we are today.Let’s get on with it: Let’s get on with it.Respectfully,Samuel A A HindsFormer President andformer PrimeMinister
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NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Grizzlies: Are 7-7 against teams on the second night of a back-to-back. Oklahoma City lost to Cleveland on Tuesday night. … F Chandler Parsons returned after an extended absence with right knee soreness. He played 12 minutes, scoring five points. … At 18-38, Memphis is at its lowest percentage of wins before an All-Star break since the 2008-09 season, when it was 15-37.YOU GET A T, AND YOU GET A T, AND.The Grizzlies were whistled for four technical fouls in the game, including one for Bickerstaff and another for Evans. Harrison actually was disqualified from the game twice, first for drawing his sixth foul with 5 seconds left in the game, then getting a technical as he left — his second of the game. He was whistled for the first early in the third quarter.HARRISON IMPROVEMENTHarrison reached a career high in points for the second time in the last three games — a stretch that started after a nine-point performance with four turnovers against Atlanta on Feb. 6. Bickerstaff noted there was “a hard conversation” with Harrison before the guard eclipsed his previous career best with 23 points against Utah. “Tonight, you saw the confidence and the belief in himself,” Bickerstaff said. “You saw the shots he was making down the stretch. He just has to be that guy over and over and over again.”UP NEXTThunder: All-Star break. Return Feb. 22 for a road game against SacramentoGrizzlies: All-Star break. Return Feb. 23 to host the Cleveland Cavaliers. “The first half we were great and generated really good shots,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “I thought we came out in the third quarter with the right mindset, but we struggled to put the ball in the basket. That made us a little stagnant, and we were never able to find that rhythm like we had in the first half.”Westbrook finished with 15 assists and 13 rebounds in his 17th triple-double of the season. Carmelo Anthony added 19 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOklahoma City had a 22-point advantage early in the third, but Memphis outscored the Thunder 31-19 in the quarter to cut it to 92-84. The Grizzlies eventually cut it to 115-114 on a step-back 3-pointer from Tyreke Evans that banked in with 47 seconds left.But Anthony answered with a 3-pointer — the Thunder’s 17th of the game — with 26 seconds remaining to seal the victory. The 17 3-pointers is a record for the team since they came to Oklahoma City. The bulk of those came through the first three quarters as the Thunder built their lead. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “I just thought we got hot,” said George, who was 6 of 9 from outside the arc. “We moved the ball and we just made the game easy.”Andrew Harrison led the Grizzlies with a career-high 28 points, while Evans finished with 23 points and nine rebounds. Jarell Martin had 17 points and eight rebounds as Memphis lost its seventh straight.Interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff praised his team for not quitting when they trailed 73-53 at halftime in the Grizzlies’ last game before the All-Star break.“They could’ve easily laid down, packed it in and got ready for vacation. But you see time and time again, that’s not their makeup,” Bickerstaff said. “That’s not who they are.”TIP-INSThunder: Have won eight of the last nine in the series. … The 73 first-half points were three short of Oklahoma City’s high for a half this season. . Oklahoma City is 12-5 when Westbrook records a triple-double. . 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features The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. Support The Guardian Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Since you’re here… Read more Cricket So the last week has seen a kind of rebirth of both sides. Surrey endured a torrid few years. They were a club in turmoil, with an unhealthy culture and struggling to cope after the terrible death of Tom Maynard, and were rebuilt by Stewart, Gareth Batty, and a handful of young, talented and hungry youngsters – Amar Virdi, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes, the Currans. At New Road, Matthew Rawnsley took over as CEO at the start of the year and under Moeen Ali’s captaincy and with their own clutch of homegrown talent – Pennington, Tom Fell, Pat Brown (already being mentioned by Moeen as a potential England candidate) – they have won the T20 Blast for the first time – although Rawnsley would be quick to acknowledge that much of the credit should go to the former head coach Steve Rhodes.Stewart was keen to sing Worcestershire’s praises after the match had ended at New Road. “I hope Worcester stay up,” he said. “They also show that if you produce your own, they fight together.”Congratulations to the county champions and the T20 Blast kings of the road. The beauty of county cricket in 2018 is that it embraces them both. Let’s drink to that while we can.• This is an extract taken from The Spin, the Guardian’s weekly cricket email. To subscribe, just visit this page and follow the instructions. Topics Surrey Share on Twitter County Championship Division One The Spin … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp Worcestershire Share on LinkedIn County cricket talking points: Surrey’s youngsters deserve their title When 22 players gather in huge stadiums built for full houses in midsummer, and rattle around in late season gloom to the applause of 20 hundred-weight of empty tip-up chairs and a crisp wrapper, County Championship cricket can feel a little soulless.But not at New Road, not last week. There in full view of the glorious cathedral, that has chimed the passing of so many seasons, Surrey clinched the County Championship for the first time since 2002. It couldn’t have happened in a more perfect setting.My only previous trip to New Road was in 2001 with three friends who were then young blades doing OBO shifts for Guardian Unlimited – Lawrence Booth, Christian Ryan and Sean Ingle. Chris had organised the trip – as an Australian who was living in England at the time, he wanted to visit every county cricket ground in the country. So off we went on the train to Worcester, walked to the ground in the driving rain where play was called off without a ball being bowled. We decamped to the cinema, bought matinee tickets for X-Men and went home again. Loveliness, what loveliness? Share via Email Share on Facebook But last Wednesday the sky dawned a watery blue. The groundstaff were removing the covers by half past seven and the air had that crispness and brittle-warmth that you get only for a very few days in early September. On the river path alongside the Severn, schoolchildren with still-smart blazers trudged the heavy trudge to school. In through the gates and past the stands walked a handful of early visitors, breakfasted on enthusiasm, carrying flasks, past the Memorial Garden with plaques to Don Kenyon and other Worcestershire stalwarts, past the trees still, just, in their summer finery. With a nod and a wink to the utilitarian Premier Inn that leans over a corner of the ground, New Road was a little bit of cricketing perfection.The game itself turned into a thriller, whipped on its head by an inspired bit of bowling from Morne Morkel just after tea on the third day when he, from nowhere, eased through the gears and took five wickets for five runs in 38 balls. The fourth day had the feel of a walkover, with Mark Stoneman and Rory Burns at the crease, but Worcestershire didn’t go down without cranking up to full throttle, pushing Surrey with a wicket at each vulnerable joint, and an inspired spell by young Dillon Pennington, until Morkel finally won the match and the Championship with a hip tickle for four.A glance at the Division One table on Tuesday morning showed the difference between top of the table Surrey and bottom of the table Worcestershire to be 143 points – 47 points more than Worcestershire have actually won in the season. The difference is more even than that – Surrey is a thriving business that attracts full houses to Test matches and thousands to evening Blast games. They have big-name sponsors and pay their players a premium. /sport/2016/aug/18/sign-up-to-the-spin Worcestershire is a small club, living a hand-to-mouth existence and given regular life-support by the ECB. The money that will come in as a result of the Hundred – around £6m over five years – will keep Worcester alive until the 2020s. What happens then is the million-dollar question. Is there a place for Worcestershire, run on heartbeats, sweat-beads and shoestrings, in the new cricket reality? Can a club that floods every winter and attracts small-time support to a beautiful cathedral city survive? Cricket fans will be desperate for them to fight on and so, despite their moneybags image, would Surrey – who carry a paternalistic attitude to the smaller clubs. It was they who pushed against the ECB plans for an eight-club Hundred, and wanted greater promotion of an 18-county Blast competition.Underneath it all, the town mouse and the country mouse have deep-running similarities. Both teams encourage and tend to homegrown players. Both clubs engender a sense of loyalty – look at Surrey where Alec Stewart is back at the Oval as head of cricket, where Rikki Clarke has returned, magnificent in his broad-beamed maturity. And at Worcester, Graeme Hick and Basil D’Oliveira stayed to eke out every last run. Reuse this content
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say AC Milan chief Maldini: We’d have signed Lozano if…by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan chief Paolo Maldini admits they were interested in Napoli midfielder Hirving Lozano.Lozano left PSV Eindhoven for Napoli over the summer.“We looked at him and thought about buying him,” Maldini told TUDN.“We talked to his agent [Mino Raiola], but in the end there was a problem concerning his position on the field.“We played with a 4-3-3 last season, the perfect formation for him, but now we play in a different way.“He was an option for us over the summer, but he made the decision to go to another big club like Napoli, and the factor of working with [Carlo] Ancelotti, who is a maestro, helps him play in his best and natural position.”
Already, some eight communities have been earmarked to benefit from the project. Story Highlights The Executive Director pointed out that they will continue to encourage Jamaicans overseas who want to contribute to local community development. The DYC initiative seeks to leverage human and financial resources that are located in the Diaspora to strengthen the capacity and entrepreneural skills in a number of inner-city communities. Jamaica’s Diaspora movement will take another leap on October 17, with the launch of the Diaspora Youth Connect (DYC) Project, slated for the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), in Kingston.The Jamaica Diaspora Institute, the operating arm of the Jamaica Diaspora Foundation, is overseeing the DYC initiative, which seeks to leverage human and financial resources that are located in the Diaspora to strengthen the capacity, the entrepreneurial and business management skills, community development skills, youth empowerment/mobilization skills, and Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills in a number of inner-city communities.Already, some eight communities have been earmarked to benefit from the project – August Town, Trench Town, Mountain View, Flanker, Granville, Fletcher’s Land, Tower Hill and Parade Gardens. Volunteers have done asset mapping exercise, which sought to gather information on the assets of the communities that will benefit from the initiative.Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’, on October 8, at the agency’s head office in Kingston, Executive Director of the Jamaica Diaspora Institute, Professor Neville Ying, outlined that the DYC has sought to forge sustainable partnerships with community-based and youth empowerment organizations within the eight selected communities.“We have laid the platform for a very exciting project going forward, and we want to maximize the use of partnerships that is very key to the success of the programme. We want to further test the models that we have come upon, and make sure that we refine them, so that they can be replicated to be used in a variety of communities across Jamaica,” he said.The Executive Director pointed out that they will continue to encourage Jamaicans overseas who want to contribute to local community development. “We see this as another important means of them supporting Jamaica. Once you have something that sounds meaningful and impactful, the Diaspora gets very excited, and want to help,” Mr. Ying added.Representatives from the Government officials, several overseas agencies, as well as the two main partners, the PIOJ and Cuso International will participate in the launch.The DYC project was highlighted at the recently held 5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, in Montego Bay.
Noida: An inter-state criminal who was wanted in over a dozen cases of heinous crimes has been nabbed by police following a broad daylight gun battle in Noida phase-2 area on Monday.Cops said that the accused was mastermind of the dacoity incident at the corporate office of Mahagun builder that took place in April this year. According to police, the arrested accused has been identified as Sachin Thakur, a native of Sikandrabad area in Bulandshahr. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The accused was arrested after a joint operation was carried out by Noida crime branch and Phase II police. The arrested accused carried reward of Rs 1 lakhs on his head,” said police officials. Vaibhav Krishna, Senior Superintendent of Police, Gautam Buddh Nagar said that the accused allegedly plotted the dacoity at Mahagun’s corporate office and was absconding while other accused were arrested. “Police has received a tip-off about the movement of accused and combing was performed. Police spotted two criminals on a motorcycle and signalled to stop. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe criminals opened fire on police party and in retaliatory firing, one of the criminals, identified as Sachin Thakur sustained bullet injury in his leg while his accomplice managed to flee,” said Krishna. “Upon sustained investigations, it came to light that the accused is the mastermind of the dacoity incident that took place at Mahagun builder’s corporate office in sector 63 of Noida on the intervening night of 27th and 28th April. The accused was absconding since the incident and a reward of Rs 1 lakhs was declared on his arrest,” added Krishna. The officer further said that over a dozen incidents of loot, attempt to murder, dacoity and gangster act are registered against the accused in Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ghaziabad and other nearby districts. Police have recovered a an illegal country made pistol and a few cases of live ammunition from the possession of accused.