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Once report is made, Medical Council will get involved – Dr Rambarran

first_imgDeath of 14-year-old at Suddie Regional HospitalMuch is being speculated as to what resulted in the blood poisoning and ultimately the death of 14-year-old Rabindra Khagaram, who was being treated at the Suddie Regional Hospital, Region Two, for ankle pains.14-year-oldRabindra KhagaramAt this point, it is unclear as to whether the Public Health Ministry has launched an investigation into the matter, but according to the Chairman of the Guyana Medical Council, Dr Navindranauth Rambarran, if a report is made requesting an investigation, then the Council will also become involved.“It has not been reported in that regard in the news. If someone, or when a complaint actually arises out of such an incident, the Medical Council can get involved. Any entity that has received the complaint, the institution itself can complain about it, the individual can complain and then by the law, the Medical Council can act on it in receipt of the complaint,” he told Guyana Times on Thursday.A Post-Mortem conducted on Khagaram, who succumbed at the Suddie Public Hospital, revealed that the boy’s blood became septic and this led to his death. Reports are that the teen, a former student of the Anna Regina Multilateral School, began complaining of pain in his ankle on Sunday while he was celebrating his 14th birthday.He reportedly started crying out for pain his left ankle and as such, he was taken to the Suddie Public Hospital. According to information received, the teen was given an injection and antibiotics.He was sent away and upon arrival at home, he went to bed since he told relatives that he was feeling drowsy. His mother stated that soon after her son woke up, he started to cry out for chest pains and without hesitation, he was rushed back to the hospital.He was seen by another doctor, who administered another injection and prescribed some tablets.At about 02:00h on Monday morning, the mother went to her son’s room to check on his condition but found that his body was extremely cold and he was perspiring heavily.Again, she took him back to the hospital where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) but took his last breath a few hours later.last_img read more

Hu showing some flash

first_imgBut with Rafael Furcal eligible for free agency after next season, this guy could be the Dodgers’ everyday shortstop for years to come – if he learns to hit. “This young man has gained a lot of strength in one year,” Dodgers manager Grady Little said. “I can see him continuing to get stronger and more mature. I think his glove speaks for itself, and I think he definitely has a chance to play in the major leagues.” Hu has a respectable .290average in four minor league seasons, and he batted .313 in the high Single-A Florida State League two years ago. He hit .247 at Jacksonville and drew only 49 walks while striking out 63 times. “He hit too many fly balls,” Easler said. “So far this spring, he has only hit one. Putting the ball on the ground is going to be the key for him. He needs to become good at bunting and executing the hit-and-run. But he’s just going to continue to get better.” Beimel OK: Left-hander Joe Beimel, who felt discomfort in his elbow after pitching a shaky eighth inning in Monday’s win over Boston, played catch in Vero Beach on Tuesday and felt fine. Little said Beimel will stay on his regular program unless the problem recurs. “It’s nothing to be concerned with,” Little said. “It was just a little puffiness. For a person like him who has never had much (arm) trouble, it scared him a little bit.” In other injury news, Furcal (right shoulder) is almost ready to return, although Little said it won’t happen in either of today’s split-squad games. Meanwhile, utility man Marlon Anderson (right elbow) remains sidelined indefinitely. Little said he is confident both players still will get enough at-bats in the final 31/2weeks before Opening Day to be ready for the season. “Furcal could possibly DH,” Little said. “We could also send him back to the minor-league fields so he could get six or seven at-bats in a single day.” (818) 713-3675 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Hu also lunged far to his right and onto the grass to stop a smash by Chris Heintz in the eighth that Heintz nevertheless beat out. Although Hu isn’t a burner in the classic tradition of slightly built middle infielders, he does have enough speed to steal the occasional base and is a smart runner. With Choo Freeman batting and runners on first and second with none out in the seventh inning, Hu easily stole third base on a pitch from Julio De- Paula that was far enough off the plate to Freeman that it might as well have been a pitchout. That steal enabled Hu to jog home on Freeman’s subsequent groundout. “He said he picked up something from the catcher,” Easler said. “That shows he can pick up a breaking ball and give himself a chance to steal. That turned out to be big.” Hu, 23, is in big-league camp strictly for the experience and probably will be among the first players cut after the Dodgers’ final split-squad date March 15. The best he can realistically hope for this season is a September callup, but even that isn’t likely because it would require putting him on the 40-man roster. FORT MYERS, Fla. – The knock against Chin-lung Hu has always been, well, that there is no knock. There are some observers who wonder whether the skinny kid with the electrifying glove will ever hit enough to play in the majors. But the skinny kid isn’t so skinny anymore. The suddenly offensive Hu beat out twoinfield singles during the Dodgers’ Grapefruit League game Tuesday – a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins in front of 7,015 at Hammond Stadium – and finished 3 for 4, raising his spring average to .444 (4 for 9). center_img “He has probably picked up 10 pounds this winter,” said Mike Easler, who was Hu’s hitting coach at Double-A Jacksonville last season and will be again if Hu moves to Triple-A Las Vegas. “He was a little small last year and lacked strength. I can tell he just has more confidence in himself. He looks so much better offensively.” Hu also showed some of his characteristic flash, going behind the bag to pick a grounder hit by Josh Rabe in the seventh and teaming with longtime double-play partner and fellow defensive wizard Tony Abreu to turn it into an inning-ending force at second. last_img read more

For an eco-conscious lifestyle, it’s not difficult to clean up your act

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! We know we’re supposed to steer clear of cigarettes, trans fats and artificial everything. But who would have thought a squeaky-clean home could be bad for you, too? “Whatever you use on your floors goes into your skin and into the pads of your pets’ paws as well,” said Lisa Hall, founder of Green Clean, a Los Angeles-based cleaning operation that calls itself “the conscious cleaning service.” “If you want to have a healthy home,” she said, “cleaning products are the first and easiest step to take.” Hall’s plethora of eco-conscious clients rely on Green Clean to keep their homes spiffy with products that claim to be nontoxic, cruelty-free, pet-friendly, environmentally friendly and biodegradable. Whereas most cleaning companies use petroleum-based products or harsh chemicals such as chlorine bleach, Green Clean uses an assortment of plant- and enzyme-based products blended with lavender, citrus oils, water and vinegar. Hall said these ingredients are less irritating for people with environmentally induced asthma or allergies. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, many common household cleaners contain volatile organic compounds (also found in paint strippers and pesticides), which are emitted as gases and can have short- and long-term adverse health effects ranging from nose and throat irritation to liver and kidney damage. “I think it’s a matter of not knowing. A lot of people are, like, ‘What does it mean to go green?’ A lot of people are at different stages,” said Hall, who ran a Los Angeles mobile spa before starting Green Clean about a year ago. By the looks of it, it’s easy going green. Whereas once nontoxic products were only found in health food stores, new eco-friendly brands including Second Nature and Seventh Generation are now sold at major chains such as Target and Wal-Mart. But as more and more people jump on the go-green bandwagon, some scientists are saying “not so fast.” According to William W. Nazaroff, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, products labeled all-natural or nontoxic are no panacea for the potential adverse health effects of indoor cleaning fumes. “There are plenty of bad things that are produced by plants,” he said, explaining that terpenes, substances extracted from pine and citrus to create pleasant aromas in household cleaners, create formaldehyde when mixed with ozone. Ozone seeps into homes from outside air. “I don’t want to sound like an alarmist about this stuff,” he said. “I want to achieve a certain sense of balance and perspective, and that might require people to be more fearful than they are right now. But I hope in the end people have better understanding and insight to make better decisions.” Those decisions, he said, might not have as much to do with the choice of cleaning products as with the proper use of them (though he acknowledged that choosing biodegradable products was better for the environment). Rinsing surfaces with water after cleaning, for instance, can remove any potentially toxic residue. “It’s important that any cleaning product be used according to directions,” said Glenn Williams, a spokesman for Procter & Gamble. “Even products claiming to be natural might have hazards if they are used improperly.” last_img read more

Food prices put bite on wallets

first_imgSHOPPING: Rising costs of fuel, packaging and crops have some consumers cutting back. By Lauren Villagran THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – This morning, your bowl of cereal and milk probably cost you 49 cents. Last year, it was 44 cents. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityBy next year, it could be 56 cents. The forces behind the rise in food prices – China’s economic boom, a growing biofuels industry and a weak U.S. dollar – are global and not letting up anytime soon. Grocery receipts are bulging because the raw ingredients, packaging and fuel that go into the price of foodstuffs cost more than they have in decades. It’s the worst bout of food inflation since 1990 but not yet worrisome to the economy, said John Lonski, chief economist of Moody’s Investor Service. While high food prices can cut into consumers’ discretionary spending, the 4 percent rate of food inflation is still far below the crippling double-digit levels of the 1970s. Still, consumers anxious for relief in the checkout line may have to keep waiting. Andrea Williams, 32, can track the rise in prices of the food she buys for herself, her husband and their three children by looking back at the receipts she says she meticulously saves. “In 2004, I bought a gallon of milk, it was $1.63,” Williams said before heading into a Wal-Mart in Savoy, Ill., about 140 miles south of Chicago. A gallon of milk cost nearly $3 a gallon last month in her area. A couple of years ago, Williams would spend about $250 a month on one big grocery trip. Now she says she’s spending $250 on big trips every two weeks. It’s possible to trace the jump in food costs to the commodities markets, where the price of agriculture products and energy have reached multidecade highs this year. Crude oil, which helps dictate the price of gasoline and plastic packaging, hit an all-time high in September. Wheat prices also climbed to a record. The increase in commodity prices has as much to do with short-term supply and demand in each market as with long-term shifts in who produces and consumes those products. China is the juggernaut. Rapid growth there – and in Brazil, Russia, India and other developing nations – has led to massive demand for raw materials, including energy to run factories and cars, metals to build infrastructure, and beans and grains to feed livestock and people. China will import almost 50 percent of the world’s oilseeds within a decade, becoming the world’s largest importer, according to estimates from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Oils made from oilseeds such as soybeans are used widely in packaged foods, while corn is used to make high fructose corn syrup, a ubiquitous sweetener found in everything from soda to bread. China’s oilseed demand reflects another trend: The world is using more of its food supply to make fuel. Corn in the U.S. and China is being converted to ethanol, a gasoline additive. Europe is using more wheat for ethanol and rapeseed for biodiesel, a cleaner burning fuel that is mixed with regular diesel. Brazil has bulked up its production of sugarcane to make ethanol. Demand for corn from the burgeoning ethanol industry in the U.S. helped drive corn prices to a peak earlier this year, setting in motion a domino effect of price increases through the food chain as livestock raisers, food makers and retailers tried to recover costs. Corn prices have come off their high due to expectations for a huge crop this year, but prices remain historically elevated because of inflation across the agriculture market. A bushel of corn that went for about $2 a couple of years ago costs about $3.50 today. Higher commodity costs have led Kellogg Co., General Mills Inc., Kraft Foods Inc. and others to hike prices this year. Kellogg boosted prices 5 percent in April based on weight; in June, General Mills shrunk cereal package sizes in a way that had the effect of lifting prices. Starbucks Corp. decided to charge more for lattes and other drinks to cover its milk costs. “Ethanol got us started down this line, but other things moved to the forefront,” said Darrel Good, professor of agricultural economics at the University of Illinois. This year, such shifts in demand have met with shorter-term supply constraints to exacerbate the inflation. Because the markets for raw materials are often linked – both across geography and with each other – problems in one market can spread to another. In addition, a weaker U.S. dollar has raised foreign demand for commodities, which appear cheaper to buyers abroad. The greenback tumbled earlier this month to an all-time low against the euro. “All along the chain, you’re seeing price inflation,” said Standard & Poor’s Chief Economist David Wyss. “It’s a significant impact on food prices, but it takes a long time to show up.” High commodity prices tend to trickle slowly down to the consumer as growers, food manufacturers, distributors and retailers each swallow a portion of the added cost before passing a chunk of it on to the consumer. But with costs up for more than a year, the trickle-down process is under way. The Labor Department reports food inflation is running at 4.2 percent annually – twice the rate of overall inflation. Nationwide, milk prices are up 18 percent since the start of the year, while eggs cost 35 percent more than they did a year ago. The USDA estimates overall food price inflation will run 3 percent to 4 percent in 2008. The big picture, at least in the U.S., is that higher food prices don’t hurt like before. Today, about 8.5 percent of the American household budget goes to food at home, down from an average of 19 percent of the total budget in 1960, Wyss said. While food inflation is high, it’s not hyperinflation, he said. But it’s enough for some shoppers to notice and alter their habits.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgSeptember Rocks Around – It’s Going to be a Busy Autumn! It’s the first week of September and our favourite month at Media Box. It’s the time of year that our heads go down and we barely get to lift them until the Christmas holidays. We would like to congratulate Kirchhoff Ireland on their 30th Birthday celebrations and Media Box was delighted to be involved in the event management and PR of the event.Pictured is JSB with Kirchhoff Automotive CEO Mr. Arndt Kirchhoff and members of the Kirchhoff Automotive Board.It’s only 5 days into September and we already have two events to host this month; JSB is also hosting The Red Room on Highland Radio next Monday 12th from3-4pm and on September 27th she will MC Enterprise Awards in Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey, following that JSB will join the Donegal Youth Council for their AGM on September 29th and chair a session on the recession.In business we are working on a host of new client projects which will be rolled out this month while members of the Media Box team will be out and about in Tesco and SuperValu across Donegal this month undertaking a customer survey – and if you take part there’s a freebie in it for you! So watch out for Corinne and Erin. This month also marks the launch of the new Media Box website and we are very excited about our fresh new look.  And if you think that’s enough to keep us busy well…we have yet another surprise up our sleeves for you.  But alas – you will have to wait until next week’s blog post to find out our news!  So keep tuned into Donegal Daily – our online news partners.We must go….lots to do this Monday morning! But keep up to date on our facebook page or our website www.mediabox.ieUntil next week….keep running in heels!JSB & the Media Box Team. XMEDIA BOX BLOG: RUNNING IN HEELS was last modified: September 4th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MEDIA BOX BLOGlast_img read more

War-era photos to be on display

first_imgVALENCIA – An exhibit of works by World War II-era author, journalist and photographer Ruth Gruber opened this week and will run through April 1 in the art gallery at College of the Canyons. Titled “Ruth Gruber, Photographs as Witness, 1944-1947,” the exhibit will feature 49 photographs documenting the challenges facing war refugees at displaced persons’ camps in Europe and the United States. Photographs from Gruber’s account, “Haven,” are included in the exhibition as well as the award-winning PBS film of the same name. In her book, Gruber describes her experiences as a new college graduate employed by the Department of the Interior in President Frank D. Roosevelt’s administration, as she secretly escorted nearly 1,000 refugees from Naples, Italy, to Oswego, New York. A catalog containing interviews with Gruber, now 94, and surviving refugee Manya Breuer will be on sale in the gallery. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Art gallery director Joanne Julian will present a talk about Gruber and the exhibition at noon March 15. The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer period. The campus art gallery is on the ground floor of the M building and is open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is free and parking is available for $1 in the south parking lot or lot No. 6. This permit allows attendees to park in any regular space in the student lots. For information, visit or call (661) 362-3200. last_img read more

Raphoe Family Resource Centre: New members welcome to join Women’s Group

first_img50-50 Bonus BallThe winner of the weekly Bonus Ball was Pam Gibson. Congratulations to Pam! The winning number was 24.To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!  Women’s GroupThe Women’s Group meets on a fortnightly basis and it take place on Mondays from 8pm here in the Family Resource Centre with the next meeting taking place on Monday 6th March. The group has been together for many years. We chat; we help each other out, make crafts, have cooking demonstrations, plan activities for International Women’s Day and have many social outings throughout the year.If you would like to be a part of this group, please don’t hesitate to come along. We are really interested in your ideas. If you would like any more information please contact Melanie on 074 9145796 / 0873641503. Raphoe Something Special GroupThe group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 8pm with the next meeting taking place on Tuesday 14 th March. If you are a parent/guardian of a child with delayed communication or learning skills or Autism Spectrum Disorder, you will find support, advice and information by attending this support group. New members are always welcome. If you would like more information about the support group please contact Melanie on 0749145796 / 0873641503.Boxing Club NotesEveryone at the Boxing Club would like to extend a sincere thanks to MGNO Construction Ltd. for their very generous sponsorship towards sending boxers Liam McMonagle and Danny Duggan and club officials Gary McCullagh and Peter O’Donnell with the Donegal boxing team to Boston from 14 th -19 th March for a major tournament in Dorchester. Special thanks go to Donagh Cleary and Angela Ayton for their professional legal work carried out for the transfer of land at the Boxing Club from Donegal County Council. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.On Sunday night last the Raphoe Club had four boxers in action at a major tournament in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town. Brendan O’Hagan boxed a highly entertaining contest and Eoin McGarrell and Oisin McHugh turned in convincing performances only to lose out on points. Danny Buchanan continues to impress and he had a very good points win over Clive Muldoon of Ballina on Sunday night. Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group. There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic!Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange. Raphoe Badminton ClubRaphoe Badminton Club’s Annual Badminton Tournament commenced on Thursday 23 rd February in the Recreation Hall with usual events running. Finals will be played on Friday 10 th March. For further details contact Joe Magee (074-9145451 after 7pm), Sammy Magee (074-9145444) or check out the Raphoe Badminton Club Facebook page.Raphoe Family Resource Centre: New members welcome to join Women’s Group was last modified: February 25th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:RaphoeRaphoe Family Resource Centrewomens grouplast_img read more


first_imgA Letterkenny man has appeared in court on an alleged sex charge.Letterkenny court.Seamus McLaughlin, of Park Road, Sallaghagrane was arrested by Gardai at New Line Road yesterday at 10.02am. He was later charged under under the Criminal Law Act for an offense under the Rape Amendment Act.No details of the alleged incident were given in court.Gardai said that McLaughlin had nothing to say when the charge was put to him.Inspector David Kelly said there is consent for summary disposal in the case.Gardai did not object to McLaughlin’s bail in the sum of €500.A number of conditions were put on the bail including that he sign on at Letterkenny Garda station once a week, that a keep a curfew between 9pm and 7am and that he agree not to interfere with any witnesses in the case.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until October 28th next.LETTERKENNY MAN APPEARS IN COURT ON ALLEGED SEX CHARGE was last modified: September 16th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegalletterkennySeamus McLaughlinlast_img read more


first_imgPlayed at Rosapenna Golf Club (Sandy Hills) on Saturday 19th February 2011 Par 71 S.S.S 70 1st Nett Kieran Doherty (6), 2nd Nett Odran McGettigan (24), 3rd Nett Noel McCrory (16 ), 4th Nett Ben Corry, 5th Nett Cathal Patton, 6th Nett David McLaughlin (15) The following had a 2 and will receive 4 golf balls each.  M.McDermott,N.Callan,E.O’Carroll,K.Spence,M.MacLochlainn, Jnr;M.Feeney,S.McCay,M.Bradley,K.Quigg,N.McCrory,M.Doherty.Danny MacLoughlin had 2 2’s. What a splendid golfing day and in such a historic setting one could readily imagine the greats of yesteryear ,Old Tom Morris in 1891,James Braid and Harry Vardon in the early 1900’s and more recently designer Par Ruddy going around the ground they once trod being more than pleased with the condition of the course.They would also have been delighted with the problems that their creations posed for modern day golfers who with a few exceptions on at day that was perfect for the game were found wanting. Sandy Hills examines all aspects of a golfers’ game, from the subtle borrows on the greens . The need for astute course management off the tee, to place a ball in the correct area to avoid bunkers and the elevated greens created by Ruddy making the choice of second or even third shots difficult to calculate in order to on the putting surfaces in regulation golf.Suffice to say that once again Sandy Hills was the victor and many returns were marked N.R.As many of the competitors come off the 18th with their heads bowed in defeat.The winner on break of tie from local favourite, Enda Kennedy the current holder of the Rosapenna Scratch Cup, was Justin MacLochlainn from North West .Justin has been a model of consistency this year without achieving the top position until now and this will make his win all the sweeter. The verymodest and self-effacing Justin was 2 over after 2 and a further shot went after 5 while Enda was 2 over after 2 he was 3 over after 7. He then got into top gear with birdies at par 5 8th another on the par 4 9th and was really flying with his third consecutive birdie on the par 4 10th .At this point he was back at level par. Justin who finished the first 9 on 3 over as he had been after 5.He also birdied the 10th .However back at the 11th Enda had dropped 2 strokes courtesy of a three put .(in all he had 5 three puts). He birdied 14 so at this time Justin was back at level and Enda was I over .Justin not to be out done had a double bogey on 15. They both dropped a stroke each over the last three holes .It was only on count back that they could be separated. The Man in third place from City of Derry was Jayson McIntyre who did the first nine in three over and the back nine in 2 over to be just the one shot behind Justin and Enda. However the player who will sadly rue a triple bogey on the par 4 12this Charlie Doherty who at that stage was but 1 over .His game at this point had deserted him and he proceeded to bogey 4 of the last 6 holes. He finished in 6th Place.In the Nett section Strabane totally dominated the prize list taking the first 5 places the winner for the second competition in a row was from Strabane golf club, Kieran Doherty had the poorest of starts as the 6 handicapper had 4 strokes gone off his handicap after 4 holes .He then proceeded to play great golf and his only blemishes after this was 2 dropped shots on the last 2 holes. Odran McGettigan a club mate had it all to loose when he reached the 16th and that is what anunfortunate and ugly 9 at the par 5 17th did for him to lose out on the break of tie.In the Golfer of the year with two more competitions to count the following are the principal positions In the Nett Justin MacLochlainn is on 23 Odran McGettigan and Enda Kennedy on 17.In the Gross Justin leads the way here too on 36 from Jayson McIntyre on 26 and Enda Kennedy ,JohnHarding and Cathal Patton all on 19 .THE NEXT COMPETITION WILL BE HELD on 26th February 2011 again in Rosapenna Golf Club. I am sure that the members will return with renewed energy and determined to do better this time.Barry Ramsay EndNORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCE NOTES was last modified: February 20th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Season ends in fitting fashion

first_img Nothing ever really worked for the Angels in this series the way they had it planned. The only game they won — the opener in Chicago, after beating the Yankees the night before in Anaheim and flying all night — was the one they probably should have lost. Otherwise their offense sputtered, the best plans failed to deliver. Even Sunday after they had rallied with a pair of runs in the fifth to take a 3-2 lead, the pieces wouldn’t quite fit as they always had. Scioscia went to his normally reliable bullpen plan — Scot Shields, Kelvim Escobar and Francisco Rodriguez — and it couldn’t hold the lead. “After we scored the two runs and turned the lead to Kelvim and Franky, we were feeling pretty good,” Kennedy said. “We just couldn’t hold onto it and they still came back.” The series turned on them on the blown umpire’s call in Game 2 when Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski missed a strike three from Escobar and was awarded first base because the ball supposedly hit the dirt. “They came out of that fired up,” Angels hitting coach Mickey Hatcher said. “It sparked them and they just kept it going.” The Angels hoped they had turned the series back their way taking the 3-2 lead, but a dispute eerily similar to the in Game 2 again went against them. It involved the same players. The pesky Pierzynski, Escobar on the mound, Scioscia pleading his case in vain, Joe Crede delivering in the clutch. The lone difference this time being, the umpires got it right. It began when Pierzynski hit one-hopper off Escobar’s fanny. Escobar retrieved the ball as Pierzynski ran up the line. But Escobar, who already had given up a solo homer to Crede, fielded the ball in his right hand and tagged Pierzynski with his empty glove. Initially first base umpire Randy Marsh singled an out, but a quick huddle correctly awarded Pierzynski first. Scioscia sprinted from the dugout to protest and lost another dispute. Fittingly, the Angels never mounted another charge against Jose Contreras. They went meekly, the final 15 Angels going down in order as Contreras pitched the White Sox’s fourth consecutive complete game. Chicago starters reduced Guerrero to a very bad singles hitter. Maybe he took shooting for the moon in that cola commercial a tad too seriously; come to think of it, it didn’t bode well for Alex Rodriguez, either. Guerrero batted .050 in the series (1 for 20), never collecting an extra-base hit, never hitting the ball out of the infield. His lone RBI came on an fielder’s choice. “Today he had a great batting practice,” Hatcher said. “It just never clicked for him.” The offense that has been so inconsistent during the regular season but showed such promise in defeated the Yankees in the divisional series, simply melted away. As a team, the Angels batted just .175 in the five games. “We just couldn’t get anything going,” Hatcher said. “A wonderful Angels season had come to a final, disappointing end.” Steve Dilbeck can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week In the end it was the unlikely Chicago White Sox who clearly outplayed the Angels, who battled back once again for a 6-3 victory that captured the American League Championship Series. The White Sox and their four complete-game pitchers, their more clutch hitters and all their unmemorable history, who will now try to win their first World Series since their infamous 1917 title. “The beat us,” Angels second baseman Adam Kennedy said. And maybe it was that simple, the Angels never really being able to play their game, the White Sox making A.L. MVP Vladimir Guerrero simply disappear, keeping stolen base leader Chone Figgins off the bases, taking the breaks that came their way and making the most of them. “They outplayed us and deserve to move on,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ANAHEIM — It was just so perfect, so bitterly perfect. Same players, same pleading, same frustrating, disappointing result. center_img The same way the Angels postseason demise began, it ended on a rainy Sunday night at Angel Stadium. The moments mirrored each other, framing a lot of substandard play by the Angels in an irony they wanted no part of but ultimately could not avoid. last_img read more