Boherlahan junior b hurlers fall in Munster semi final

first_imgThe Clare side advance to the Munster final on a scoreline of 3-14 to 2-18.Martin Bourke was at the match in Limerick for TippFM sport. Photo © Tipp FM Boherlahan Dualla’s junior b hurlers had their hopes of silverware dashed earlier today when they fell to Clare side Inagh Kilnamona in Pairc Ida Naofa in Limerick.The sides couldn’t be separated at the full time whistle, tied at 2-12 a piece.Both teams traded blows throughout the added period and the tipp side were unable to secure the victory, losing by a single point.last_img read more

Kingston blow for Ghana

first_imgScottish side Hearts have hinted that Ghana midfielder Laryea Kingston is likely to be unavailable for the Black Stars two World Cup qualifiers in two weeks’ time.Kingston will miss Hearts’ match against Dundee United Sunday because of a recurrence of his hamstring trouble.And he is not expected to be back for the final game of the season against Celtic either.The Ghanaian midfielder had only recently been passed fit after undergoing treatment in Germany, but pulled up in the first half of his club’s goalless draw with Aberdeen on Tuesday night.“I can’t understand it,” Csaba Laszlo, the Hearts manager said.“Larry is out for ten weeks, and then he’s OK, but now he has the same problem. “I’m sorry for Larry. He’s a really good football player and if he’s fit he can help any football team.”Even though no tests have been done so far, there are fears that he could stay out as long as he did when he got injury the last time.He was out for nearly three months that kept him out of the World Cup qualifier against Benin in April and he is likely to miss the two matches against Mali and Sudan.Ghana are keen on getting a result in both matches to boost their chances of qualifying for the World Cup and Kingston is a key player for the Black Stars.Source: Ghanasoccernetlast_img read more

Golf: Young Chinese entrant gets a lift in Utah’s thin air

first_imgMIDWAY — USGA officials weren’t sure and neither was Zecheng Dou, but the 15-year-old Dou might be the first-ever golfer from mainland China to play in the U.S. Public Links Championship.Dou is one of several rising stars from China that includes Andy Zhang, the 14-year-old who became the youngest U.S. Open entrant ever last month, and Shanshan Feng, who won the LPGA Championship last month.”China is getting good in golf,” Dou said. He has been coming to the U.S. for five years and stays in the Orlando area. He calls the Utah mountains “beautiful” and was happy to see how the altitude helped him hit the ball farther.Dou put himself in good position to make the cut for match play by firing an even-par 71, which put him in a tie for 18th place.YOUNGEST, OLDEST: The only player younger than Dou is Taisei Negishi of Hilo, Hawaii, who is 14 years old. The oldest player is Steve Groom of Raytown, Mo., who is playing in his ninth Public Links tournament.Golfers from 42 states are competing, with California having the most with 24, followed by Florida with 10. Six foreign countries are represented in the tournament.THIRD-TO-LAST: Until the United States Golf Association awarded the U.S. Public Links to Soldier Hollow, Utah was one of just three states in the country that had never played host to a USGA event.One of the other states was New Hampshire, which will host its first-ever USGA event next week when the U.S. Junior Amateur is played at The Golf Club at New England in Stratham, N.H.That leaves Alaska as the only state that has never hosted a USGA event.MILLER TIME: Among those watching the tournament Monday was Johnny Miller, who is the honorary chairman of the tournament.Miller has a home about 10 minutes from the course and he was cruising around watching the action with his friend Ken Leister.Miller may be back today and Wednesday, but after that he will be in Lake Orion, Mich., starting Thursday for the U.S. Senior Open.TOUGH DAY: South Africa’s Marais Lombard started off with four straight 6s on his card and ended up with six 6s on the front nine en route to a 50. He settled down on the back nine, however, with a 39, but his 89 was still the highest score in the opening round.In all, 20 players shot 80 or above at Solider Hollow on [email protected]last_img read more

Samuel Lawrence Leis, 24, Oxford: Sept. 5, 1994 – Jan. 9, 2019

first_imgSamuel LeisSamuel Lawrence Leis, 24, of Oxford, died January 9, 2019.Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Monday January  14, at the Oxford United Methodist Church. To leave an online condolence please visits was born September 5, 1994, the son of Jeff and Ann (Stinson) Leis in Wichita, KS. He graduated from Oxford High School in 2012. Sam worked in construction. He was an Eagle Scout, enjoyed skate boarding and video games. He loved animals and especially his pets, Bonnie and Angel.Sam is survived by his parents, Jeff and Ann; siblings Dawn (Jon) Chapman of Knoxville, Tennessee, Steve Leis of Wichita, Amanda Crawford of Clearwater; grandmother Ruth Stinson; and two nieces and two nephews.He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Evelyn and Lawrence Leis and George Stinson.last_img read more

2 Ebola Cases Left

first_imgThe Liberian government has announced that it has just two remaining cases of Ebola in the country, indicating that it is close to zero case and the total eradication of the deadly virus from Liberia.  Making the disclosure over the weekend at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism on Capitol Hill, Deputy Minister Isaac Jackson said Montserrado County had maintained seven consecutive days without any new Ebola case, while Liberia is accounting for 16 suspected cases, describing this as further progress for the country. “Liberia [has made] strong progress in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus because communities have been very robust in ensuring that this disease is contained,” Isaac Jackson declared.  He continued: “The two confirmed Ebola cases are in Montserrado County, including most of the suspected cases. The issue of contact tracing is also in Montserrado and Cape Mount, which the Incident Management System and partners continue to work on,” Mr. Jackson added. He further disclosed that Grand Cape Mount County, which was recently hit again by the Ebola virus, has not reported a single case for the past 43 days.According to Minister Jackson, Liberia is in search of 116 contacts in the entire country.Meanwhile, the head of the Incident Management System (IMS), Mr. Tolbert Nyenswah, has assured the government that the people of Liberia will soon be Ebola-free, considering the positive update throughout the country. Dr. Jerry Brown, who is Co-principal Coordinator of the Ebola trial vaccines, has disclosed that the clinical trial of the Zmapp vaccine in Liberia has begun with 1,000 persons targeted. “A full-scale clinical trial of the experimental Ebola drug Zmapp commenced at the ELWA-II Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Monrovia Friday,” said Dr. Brown, adding that the process is a partnership between the Liberian government and the U.S. National Institutes of Health to find a cure for the Ebola virus. Brown explained that the trial is intended to find a perfect cure for Ebola, as well as authenticate whether, if administered alone, the Zmapp drug can heal an Ebola patient.  He recounted that during the height of the Ebola crisis, nine persons worldwide received emergency doses of the drug and six of them survived.  Dr. Brown, who is also the lead doctor at the ELWA ETU-II, pointed out that people who test negative for the Ebola virus or those who have taken an Ebola trial vaccine and experimental anti-Ebola drugs, will not be eligible for the Zmapp trial.Finding a cure for the Ebola virus remains a cardinal concern of Liberians and the world at large and as such the clinical trial will be done professionally and in accordance with internationally accepted standards, Dr. Brown assured.  “Only a person confirmed to be infected with the Ebola virus is qualified to take part in the trial of Zmapp. The first trial test was under emergency and cannot be counted due to other supportive drugs or medicines that were also given along with a Zmapp to Ebola patients,” he explained.  Dr. Brown said if Liberia cannot get the targeted number of one thousand persons for the Zmapp trial vaccine, it will be extended to Guinea and Sierra Leone to help ensure that Ebola has a vaccine.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more