Blackouts continue as GPL fixes damaged submarine cable

first_imgDivisional Director of Projects, Ryan RossDivisional Director of Operations, Bharat HarjohnThe Guyana Power and Light (GPL) anticipates a prolonged period of constant power outage and load-shedding as it works to fix the damaged submarine cable that is the main network between the Kingston and Vreed-en-Hoop operations.Since GPL’s de-energising of the cable, consumers countrywide have experienced constant power outages and episodes of load-shedding that have lasted for several hours. On Wednesday, the company provided some clarity during a press conference by stating that the cable transmits power from the Vreed-en-Hoop station to the Kingston station for further utilisation within the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS). This supplies most of the country with power.The Vreed-en-Hoop station produces 26 megawatts of power, 12 of which are used in Region Three. The remainder is transmitted to Kingston to help service the rest of the country. Now that the cable is down, there is a shortfall of 14 megawatts of power from that station.GPL’s Divisional Director of Operations, Bharat Harjohn, explained that while there is a demand of 100 megawatts to efficiently service all consumers, only 90 megawatts are being generated.“Because of that cable failure, on the eastern half of the grid, we have a shortfall of 14 megawatts, because we import about 14 megawatts of power from the Vreed-en-Hoop substation… As of now, on the eastern half, we have about 90 megawatts of power available to us, and we have to satisfy a demand of approximately 100 megawatts,” Harjohn ascertained.Meanwhile, Divisional Director of Projects, Ryan Ross, explained that repair of this submarine cable can take up to two months to be completed.Presently, a number of load shedding exercises have been effected to monitor the situation. This means that scheduled blackouts will continue until the situation is fixed.“We have CMC [China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation] on the ground, and that’s who initially laid that cable and also repaired it before. This is expected to take two months… We’ve been able to create some amount of inventory, so that we can address it in a much quicker time,” he explained.Meanwhile, Harjohn has indicated that the submarine cable at Canje will be utilised to provide some extra megawatts of power until the main network is repaired. Two units at Anna Regina were also retrieved.“What we are doing presently to help with the shortfall is we (retrieved) two units from Anna Regina. We had sent up three units to help with the situation there. We are now bringing back two of those units. That will help with two megawatts of power,” he said.Ross added, “We are also looking at the possibility of running a cable at our Vreed-en-Hoop substation over to the east, so from the West Demerara to the East (Demerara). This will be a submarine cable, but it’s at 13.8 kilovolts level. This will help with the distribution side. This cable we had in stock for other areas… Also, at Canje River crossing, we have submarine cables too, so we’ll use this cable, which is about 5000 feet.”There are, to be undertaken, other initiatives which are expected to improve the efficiency of GPL’s power supply to the general populace. Chief Executive Officer Albert Gordon announced that plans are also in progress to secure funding for a parallel line from the Kingston to Sophia transmission networks.By next week, two generating sets at the Kingston Power Station, which has been unavailable due to maintenance operations, will recommence activities to assist with the power generation.GPL will also be engaging the Maritime Administration (MARAD) to educate traversing seafarers on the position of the cable. Many times, anchoring these vessels have damaged sections of the offshore network, it was explained.On Monday, a number of locations were subjected to load shedding as the utility company attempted to monitor the situation. Persons can look out for these notices on the GPL Inc Facebook page. On Wednesday, the utility company expressed that these activities will continue.Areas which were affected included sections of Georgetown, the East Bank and East Coast of Demerara; and Berbice.While GPL has promised to have the issue resolved as soon as possible, many persons have taken to social media to vent their frustration at the inconvenience occasioned by unbearable power outages over the past days.last_img read more

Liverpool squad ‘best I’ve coached’, says Klopp

first_imgLast week’s 5-0 thrashing of Porto in the last-16 of the Champions League was achieved without the suspended Emre Can and long-term injured Nathaniel Clyne but there was still no room in the matchday 18 for the likes of Dominic Solanke, Ragnar Klavan and Ben Woodburn, the youngest scorer in the club’s history.The result means Liverpool, who host West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday, have virtually ensured a first Champions League quarter-final for nine years, with the second leg at Anfield now a formality.“It’s really hard in the moment to make the squad,” Klopp told the club’s TV channel, LFCTV. “Wow, I’ve never had a situation like that with the quality of the players not being in the squad.“They all have made really big steps. Dom Solanke was not in the squad but is in outstanding shape at the moment. Ragnar Klavan, unbelievable. Ben Woodburn makes steps and is really close to everything.“It’s difficult, it’s getting more and more difficult, but that’s good for us of course.”Striker Danny Ings was one of the players to come off the bench at the Estadio do Dragao.It was just the 25-year-old’s sixth appearance of the season after making his comeback from two serious knee injuries in the previous two campaigns.“Danny is in fantastic shape. It always takes time. Now, after two-and-a-half years, he can play in the Champions League. It’s a wonderful story, it’s really deserved,” added Klopp, whose side are third in the Premier League.“Is Danny knocking on the door for the first team? Yes, absolutely. It’s good. He needed time.“A few months ago it was different but a player like him, when they come back they think ‘I am under pressure’ and they want to come in immediately and get game time.“Danny went the hard way. He played a lot of games for the under-23s.“If you feel like a settled player, like he usually is, and then you play under-23 and are not the best player on the pitch, then it’s not nice but it’s an important experience again.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool manager Klopp is delighted with the strength of his side, after thrashing Porto last week © AFP/File / Francisco LEONGLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 19 – Jurgen Klopp says his current Liverpool squad is the strongest he has ever worked with as the players prepare for a return to action after a warm-weather training camp in Spain.Despite the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £142 million last month, the former Mainz and Borussia Dortmund boss said it was difficult to leave players out.last_img read more

A Hollywood story

first_imgWhen the already irrelevant Kobe Bryant-Shaquille O’Neal feud came to a symbolic end on Monday, basketball fans in Los Angeles and beyond acted as though two warring nations just signed a historic peace treaty. In reality, it had as much impact as the declaration of a new Canada-Switzerland maple syrup embargo. The duo’s relationship had been overhyped from the second Kobe donned the purple and gold and bought into his own hype. As their friendship deteriorated, a potentially dominant partnership met an early end. A person with any knowledge of storytelling knew exactly how this Hollywood melodrama would end. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Kobe meets Shaq, Kobe likes Shaq, Kobe and Shaq get together, Kobe and Shaq have a honeymoon, Kobe and Shaq have a falling out, Kobe and Shaq go through a bitter divorce, Kobe and Shaq reconcile, embracing each other on the Staples Center floor like a couple of lovestruck soul mates. If this sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve seen it hundreds of times, and yes, it was this nauseating every time. The only reason this alleged feud ever existed is because the media realized how few interesting stories there are in today’s NBA sorry Mr. Stern and perpetuated this fantasy of the two most recognizable basketball stars in the world sorry Mr. James hating each other’s guts. Hyped up as a bitter rivalry, the truth of the matter is that these two giant egos simply couldn’t exist on the same team. Sure, there was animosity, but this is the NBA we’re talking about. You know, the league where a ticking time bomb is the biggest trade rumor of the winter, a guy named Kermit once threw the most vicious punch this side of Catskill, New York, and these same two feuding superstars once won three championships. After Monday, the potential Shaq-Andrew Bynum feud is already ten times more interesting than Kobe v. Shaq ever was, if only for the fact that without Bryant’s efforts for peace on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no less Bynum may have been on the opposite end of a legendary O’Neal haymaker. Assuming he missed Brad Miller’s self-defense lesson, the results could have been disastrous. The already fading interest in the Kobe-Shaq storyline is now extinct, for all our sakes. Now, we can return to more urgent NBA news, like why Von Wafer is still on an NBA roster.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

Locals rule early in softball playoffs

first_imgHigh school softball reigns supreme in Santa Clarita, as local entries Valencia, Saugus and Hart all came through with shutout victories Friday in the first-round of the Southern Section Div. I playoffs. They’re in the Sweet 16 on Tuesday, and the stakes are higher, the pressure more intense and the competition steeper. The biggest surprise was Hart’s 3-0 upset victory over defending champion Royal of Simi Valley. Led by freshman phenom Destiny Rodino (10-8), who held Royal to seven hits, the Indians (17-10) look to parlay the momentum against visiting Norco (21-7) at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at Newhall Park. Norco, which has won seven in a row, is coming off a 9-0 victory over M.L. King. Saugus, led by pitcher/leading hitter Sarah Hooper, opened with a 2-0 victory visiting Garden Grove. The Centurions (20-9) play at second-seeded Camarillo (26-3) at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. Hooper is 18-4 with a 1.12 ERA, and she’s batting .372. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsTop-seeded Valencia (27-4), coming off a 1-0 victory over visiting Newbury Park, plays at Bishop Amat (15-12-2) of La Puente. Valencia pitcher Jordan Taylor (26-4) needs one victory to break the Foothill League single-season win record. Her league-record 408 strikeouts puts her 19 shy of Sandy Otgies’ area record of 427 (Newbury Park, 1983). Scott Willis has resigned as Canyon High’s baseball coach after one season of his second stint at the school. He was the Cowboys’ third coach over four seasons, and Canyon hasn’t qualified for the playoffs nor finished with a winning record since 2002. Saugus junior girls’ track standout Shannon Murakami has made an early verbal commitment to UCLA. Hart boys’ basketball standout Josh Herman, considered one of the Foothill League’s top outside shooters, has signed with The Master’s College. Herman is expected to compete for playing time as a freshman this winter. In other Master’s news, baseball player Tom Barrington has been named a Golden State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete, and teammate Phil Seston has been named to the All-GSAC team. Seston, who played at Desert Christian High of Lancaster and Antelope Valley College, batted .342 with 12 home runs this season. His career total of 31 home runs ranks No. 2 on the college’s all-time list. Former Saugus baseball standout Jeff Knosp, a fast outfielder who batted close to .400 as a sophomore at College of the Canyons this season, is among several Cougars named first-team All-Western State Conference. The others are Brian Chavez and Kyle Eveland. The second-team honorees are Nick Margis, Trevor Davidson, Mike McCravey and Mike Robbins. The Saugus High football program plays host to a kids clinic on June 27-28 for youngsters 9-15. For info, e-mail Rick Walroth: RWalroth@honda.hra.com. Steve Borden, a former Hart boys’ basketball standout who’s earned fame as professional wrestler Sting, is in the midst of a successful comeback. The former six-time World Championship Wrestling world champion is a key member of new wrestling organization TNA, operated by Jerry Jarrett, who gave Sting his first break in the wrestling business 20 years ago. “This is about me. I’m giving back to the sport of professional wrestling that has been good to me,” Borden said. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 25705218 or gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com.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

Tottenham linked with goalkeeper who has eight clean sheets in 10 games this season

first_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on 2 Latest transfer news REVEALED Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing LATEST Onana has enjoyed a remarkable season in goal for Ajax Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The lone Champions League goal Onana has conceded this season came in Ajax’s 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich targets Tottenham are interested in Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, according to reports.Onana, the Cameroon international, has established himself as a promising stopper over the past couple of seasons, making over 100 appearances for Ajax since debuting for the Dutch outfit in August 2016. A former Barcelona trainee, Onana’s form at club level has seen him called up by his nation, with the first of his six senior caps won just a month after he first appeared in the Eredivisie.There was serious interest in Onana earlier this year, but Ajax refused to let the 22-year-old leave.Marseille were reported to be his keenest admirers – and they are expected to return for Onana when the transfer window reopens in January – while there was also interest from Spain.Ajax’s refusal to entertain Onana’s sale came a few months after he told Goal he would leave Amsterdam if a bigger club comes calling for him. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father TOP WORK RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 2 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Onana has performed superbly this season, conceding just nine goals in 19 matches in all competitions. Remarkably, the young shot stopper has kept eight clean sheets in Ajax’s 10 league matches, though the Amsterdam outfit remain five points behind PSV Eindhoven in the race for the Eredivisie title. And now Spurs have entered the race for Onana, according to VI.It is believed Tottenham will be looking to sign a new goalkeeper in the near future amid Hugo Lloris’ apparent decline and questions over Michel Vorm’s quality at the highest level, though it is unknown whether Onana is being targeted by the Lilywhites as a first or second-choice keeper. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LIVING THE DREAM three-way race targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND last_img read more

Fischer Named Eagle Bank MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The Week

first_img2016-17 Drake Eagle Bank MVC Scholar-Athletes of the WeekOct. 4 – Reed Fischer, men’s cross countrySept. 27 – Mueng Sunday, men’s soccerSept. 6 – Reed Fischer, men’s cross countryAug. 30 – James Wypych, men’s soccerPrint Friendly Version Fischer, a member of the Drake cross country team, finished seventh overall and was the sixth scorer at the prestigious Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark., on Oct. 1. He finished his first 8k of the year in 23:53.25 against the biggest collegiate field in the history of the Chile Pepper Invitational, featuring runners from 65 teams and 17 states.  Fischer held off Arkansas All-American Jack Bruce at the finish line and has led Drake in every race he has competed in this season.  Academically, Fischer holds a 3.81 cumulative grade-point average while double majoring in English and Public Relations. The honor is the second this season for Fischer as he was previously named the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Sept. 6. He has also twice been named the MVC Cross Country Male Athlete of the Week on Sept. 6 and 13. ST. LOUIS, Mo. – For the second time this season, Drake senior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) has been named the Eagle Bank Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week, the league announced Oct. 4. Fischer and the cross country team are scheduled to compete next at the adidas Pre-National Invitational on Oct. 15 in Terre Haute, Ind.last_img read more

Naomh Conaill players on former Donegal star’s stag rally to support Pat Shovelin fundraiser

first_imgNot even a stag party could prevent a group of Glenties men from showing their generosity to the Pat Shovelin Memorial All-Star game.Former Donegal star Anthony Thompson and some of his Naomh Conaill team-mates missed the big weekend in nearby Ardara.The group were in Glasgow at Thompson’s stag party during the weekend to celebrate the life of former Donegal goalkeeping coach Pat Shovelin. But they chipped in with a sizeable donation to the fundraiser. Two years ago, Pat passed away at the age of 41 after a brave battle with a rare form of liver cancer.‘Wee Pat’ was a popular GAA coach at his native Ardara and was goalkeeping coach for Donegal under Jim McGuinness’s management. In 2012, Thompson was a player on the Donegal side that won the All-Ireland, with Pat as goalkeeping coach.The esteem in which he was held was outlined by the crowds that flocked to Pearse Memorial Park, for a game that saw a star-studded Pat’s All-Stars defeat the Donegal 2012 panel 6-15 to 4-14. The Donegal Hospice, Irish Cancer Society and Letterkenny University Hospital Oncology Unit will benefit from the proceeds.One of the organisers, John McConnell, acknowledged the gesture from the Glenties contingent.He Tweeted: “A sincere thanks to @Tony6Thompson6 and the @NaomhConaillGAA lads for the very generous contribution to Wee Pats fund from his stag party which was on the same weekend. Fair play lads, Thanks a million..! @ArdaraGAA”A sincere thanks to @Tony6Thompson6 and the @NaomhConaillGAA lads for the very generous contribution to Wee Pats fund from his stag party which was on the same weekend. Fair play lads, Thanks a million..! @ArdaraGAA— John Mc Connell (@jmacdotie) April 18, 2019Naomh Conaill players on former Donegal star’s stag rally to support Pat Shovelin fundraiser was last modified: April 19th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Anthony ThompsonArdaracancerJim McGuinnessNaomh ConaillPat Shovelinlast_img read more

The Dark Side of Dark Matter Hunts

first_imgDark matter is still a no-show. What will it take for cosmologists to give up on a fruitless quest?Chalk up another failure; one of the candidates for dark matter, the axion, did not turn up in the latest sensitive search. For years, most hunts have focused on WIMPs or MACHOs, but those continually failed. Phys.org reports, “Dark matter experiment finds no evidence of axions.”Physicists from MIT and elsewhere have performed the first run of a new experiment to detect axions—hypothetical particles that are predicted to be among the lightest particles in the universe. If they exist, axions would be virtually invisible, yet inescapable; they could make up nearly 85 percent of the mass of the universe, in the form of dark matter.Kitt Peak Mayall Telescope, c. David CoppedgeOne of the problems with this candidate is that axions are just as hypothetical as dark matter itself. This means that physicists are looking for one ghost to explain another ghost.While they are thought to be everywhere, axions are predicted to be virtually ghost-like, having only tiny interactions with anything else in the universe.“As dark matter, they shouldn’t affect your everyday life,” Winslow says. “But they’re thought to affect things on a cosmological level, like the expansion of the universe and the formation of galaxies we see in the night sky.”In short, cosmologists need the ghosts to keep their theory from failing. But is dark matter even needed?Unusual galaxies defy dark matter theory (Phys.org). A team from the Keck Observatory found a galaxy without dark matter:After drawing both praise and skepticism, the team of astronomers who discovered NGC 1052-DF2 – the very first known galaxy to contain little to no dark matter – are back with stronger evidence about its bizarre nature.Oddly, the team is claiming that the non-discovery of dark matter in this bizarre galaxy is actually evidence for dark matter. The idea is that regular matter and dark matter act independently, so it should be possible to find them with separate means. This is like saying that since they didn’t find ghosts in the living room, it may still be possible to find them hiding in the bedroom.Physicists constrain dark matter (Phys.org). The Russians are in collusion with this conspiracy to find dark matter. Sometimes they use misinformation to claim victory: saying they have “constrained” dark matter actually means they found where it isn’t. Their next hoped-for candidate particle would be 28 orders of magnitude lighter than an electron! That is so tiny and difficult to detect—even if it exists—that legitimate objections could be lodged against any claimed detection about low signal-to-noise, or measurements contaminated by theory. On the other hand, maybe dark matter is 40 orders of magnitude heavier, they say. While speculating on ghosts, might as well have some fun!Lemmings, by JB Greene. Used by permission.Back to Evidence and SenseAstrophysicist Sabine Hossenfelder brings a breath of fresh air to cosmology’s obsession with unobservable phantoms. In her blog BackReaction for March 14, 2019, she mocks, “Particle physicists excited over discovery of nothing in particular.” Incredulous that her colleagues in physics are excited about their failures, she says,The logic here seems to be this: First, mass-produce empty predictions to raise the impression that a costly experiment will answer some big questions. Then, if the experiment fails to answer those questions, proclaim how exciting it is that your predictions were wrong. Finally, explain that you need money for a larger experiment to answer those big questions.The most remarkable thing about this is that they actually seem to think this will work.Needless to say, if the analysis of the recent data reveals a signal of new effects, then the next collider will be built for sure. If nothing new shows up, then particle physicists can either continue to excitedly deny anything went wrong, or realize they have to act against hype and group-think in their community.Just because some particle discoveries were predicted, such as the Higgs boson, that does not mean that every prediction will be confirmed, Hossenfelder reasons.However, the predictions for new particles besides the Higgs were all wrong. And now, rather than owning up to their mistakes, particle physicists want you to think it’s exciting they have found neither dark matter, nor extra dimensions, nor supersymmetry, nor anything else that is not in the standard model.For Relief from Headache, Bang Head HereMeanwhile, big-bang cosmologists have pushed the lumpiness problem into a new contortion. Space.com announced, “Universe Quickly Spawned Stars After Big Bang, Ancient Galaxy Shows.” The galaxy is said to have formed a mere 500 million Darwin Years after the big bang. And it already had oxygen (a heavy element, for astronomers), implying that its stars had already matured and gone supernova. At the rate they are discovering early galaxies, they will find instant galaxies popping into existence right after the bang itself.Might as well read Genesis 1 now and get ahead of their game. The dark side of dark matter hunts, as alluded in our headline, is that scientists are lying to the public about the solidity of the “standard model” because they are engaged in groupthink. (Visited 441 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Caregivers and Warriors Working Together to Battle Chronic Pain

first_imgAuthor: Rachel BraunerThis article is part of a series of Military Family Caregiving articles published on the Military Families Leaning Network blog. Pain is one of the most frequently reported symptoms by service members returning from military deployment. Understanding and managing the physical and psychological pain of your wounded warrior can play an important role in his or her rehabilitation and reintegration process.Chronic pain is pain that continues beyond an expected healing period of an injury and has the potential to significantly affect your warrior during the recovery phase. Chronic pain can come from just normal wear and tear on the body or from aging. During military operations, however, chronic pain may come from combat-related injuries or day-to-day military activities. Many service members that sustain less traumatic wounds return home with back problems, joint immobility, or other ailments.Working Together to Battle PainWhile coping with chronic pain may seem overwhelming at times, service members and their caregivers can learn ways to manage chronic pain and restore their lives to a more productive and meaningful life. Learn how you and your service member can work together to get through the treatment process by following the tips below.Warrior: Develop a comprehensive treatment plan with your doctor or nurse case manager.Caregiver: Keep a folder of your family member’s medical information. Bring it to each visit.Warrior: Speak up to your healthcare provider; describe your pain and any activities that lessen or increase your pain.Caregiver: Report any major change you observe in your family member’s symptoms, mood, abilities, or daily activities.Warrior: Participate in the treatment process early on.Caregiver: Communicate between the two of you. Talk about issues and concerns as they arise.Warrior: Talk to your doctor or nurse care manager about support groups for warriors in similar chronic pain situations.Caregiver: Join a support group for caregivers in similar wounded warrior situations.Warrior: Write down any questions or concerns you may have before each appointment.Caregiver: Make sure to attend medical visits with your wounded warrior.Warrior: Track your pain episodes. Write down how long the pain lasts, the severity of the pain and activities that may have brought about pain.Caregiver: Believe in your warrior’s report of pain (validation).Warrior: Set realistic goals with your healthcare provider concerning treatment plan.Caregiver: Talk about hopes you each have for the future.Warrior: Know your limitations when it comes to overexertion.Caregiver: Acknowledge the difficulty your wounded warrior may have in accepting new limitations.Warrior: Keep up with regular sleep schedules.Caregiver: Talk to your service member’s doctor or nurse case manager if his or her pain begins to disrupt their sleep.Warrior: Eat healthy and exercise regularly.Caregiver: Take care of your own health.Warrior: Realize that there will be good and bad days.Caregiver: Be patient. Understand when to help and when to encourage self-help.Warrior: Learn to relax. Relaxation exercises are one way of reclaiming control over the body.Caregiver: Learn about and introduce relaxation techniques to your warrior, for example: meditation, muscle relaxation and breathing techniques.Warrior: Find ways to distract from the pain such as listening to music, reading, etc.Caregiver: Look for humor in caregiving moments. It’s important to be able to laugh, even when moments can be heartbreaking.With these simple tips wounded warriors and their family caregivers will be better able to handle the daily tasks of managing pain. We forget that often times the simplest tasks can make the largest impact in our daily lives.For more information regarding chronic pain and service members, visit the American Pain Foundation. The site features specific information regarding the military and veterans faced with this condition. Also, learn ways that your service member can successfully manage his or her chronic pain by going to the Real Warriors website.last_img read more

IPL 2011: Kolkata aim for home triumph against Rajasthan

first_imgThe away battle won, Kolkata Knight Riders will aim to win the home contest as well when they take on Rajasthan Royals in the return leg of the Indian Premier League at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.The Knight Riders on Friday stopped the Rajasthan Royals’ two- match winning run with a clinical nine- wicket victory in Jaipur.The two sides now meet again with the hosts overwhelming favourites this time.The new- look Knight Riders under Gautam Gambhir started Season IV shakily against Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings losing the battle from a winning position.But the Knight Riders, who shunned local hero Sourav Ganguly, earned back the confidence of the city with an easy win over Deccan Chargers in their first home match.From there on, Knight Riders looked unruffled against the more fancied Royals in their away match that saw some failed strategies by the wily Shane Warne.The Aussie legend raised many eyebrows by keeping an in- form Shane Watson at number four in the batting order. With Watson not opening, Rajasthan Royals failed to get the blistering start that is so needed in Twenty20s.Fresh from his 185 not out with a record 15 sixes against Bangladesh, Watson scored 22 from 13 balls.Bangladesh skipper Shakib al Hasan, who saw Watson wreck his side a few days ago, did the Aussie all- rounder in after being hit for two sixes as Royals gave the Knight Riders a target of 160.Chasing the tricky target, the Knight Riders did not look in any trouble at all. Jacques Kallis was at his consistent best for his third consecutive half- century – – this time an unbeaten 80.advertisementGambhir played a skipper’s knock of 75 not out as he took the attack to Warne, who returned wicket- less conceding 28 in his four overs.Form on their side, Knight Riders boast of a balanced line- up and have three consecutive home matches lined up next.With runs under his belt, Gambhir can surely look forward to opening the batting with Kallis. In Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Eoin Morgan and Shakib, the Knight Riders batting runs deep and looks devastating.Their bowling too has got a boost with the addition of Aussie pace spearhead Brett Lee and Shakib.But even after the loss at home, it would be a folly to rule out Warne at the Eden.-With PTI inputslast_img read more