Rugby World Cup winner reveals heart surgery after tick bite

first_imgLATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her NCAA postpones Tuesday’s games MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas England’s Matt Dawson dives over the line to score a try against Wales during the Six Nations rugby match at Twickenham, southwest London 04 February 2006. England won the game 47-13. AFP PHOTO ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISEngland’s 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning scrum-half Matt Dawson revealed Monday he has undergone heart surgery due to being bitten by a tick in a park in London last year.The 44-year-old — who won 77 caps for his country and played seven times for the British and Irish Lions — said he would never have thought he was running such a risk going for a walk in a London park with his children.ADVERTISEMENT 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings “This is not something that should be looked at like, ‘oh it’s only a tick, a tick is a bit like a flea, its fine!’.“These ticks carry some really quite potent, serious bacteria and they can cause you a lot of problems. Raising awareness of them is imperative,” added Dawson, who has used the experience to join up with the Big Tick Project, which looks to raise awareness about the dangers of ticks and tick-borne disease in the UK.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Teen gunned down in Masbate Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:35Orphan goes from sniffing ‘Rugby’ glue to playing for Philippines01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal “I had two days where I felt awful. Very feverish, on the sofa, crashed out,” Dawson, who was diagnosed with Lyme disease which is a bacterial infection caused by infected ticks, told the BBC.“It was a really scary time for me and my family. Such a tiny creature caused me to end up needing heart surgery.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Dawson no longer has the disease though it has taken several heart procedures and he still has to take medication. “I’m still on medication and its going to take a lot of time for the heart to fully recover,” he said. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

East Ruimveldt 5-a-side youth tournament concludes

first_imgThe ‘Helping Employ Minority People’ (HEMP) association brought some much needed positive activity to the community of East Ruimveldt last weekend when they staged the finals of the East Ruimveldt Inter Block 5 a side small goal competition at the East Ruimveldt Community Centre ground.The competition was first launched on June 2 by sponsor Verman Bedessee, Chief Executive Officer of Bedessee Imports, during a visit to the Guyana. During the launch, Bedessee pledged his full support to the development of youth football in the country and promised a donation of football gears, equipment and educational materials.Soccer Flame KickThe finals of the competition which was highly anticipated by members of the community and as such received an excellent crowd support, was conducted by Coach Lloyd Smith and Danella Barrow.In the Under 13 category, the youngsters put on an impressive show by going neck to neck with each other. Eventually it was West Side Ballers who defeated Golden Star by one goal.Moving up to the Under 15’s, it was Eastvill who emerged victorious over East ballers. Anton Vasconcellas and Brian Burette scored for Eastvill whilst the lone goal for East Ballers came off the boots of Casion Warren.The Under 17 category proved to be the most thrilling with La Warriors restricting Texas Warriors from scoring. Shemar King was the star of the team, netting both goals.At the presentation, Chairman of the Georgetown Single Women HEMP association Ms. Timbi Hendricks urged the youths to always be disciplined, respectful and committed to the sport and their educations.last_img read more

Dog food for everyone

first_imgWow, who wouldn’t swallow a few kibbles and bits along with their spaghetti for that payout? Pierce, who is African-American, successfully exploited the Los Angeles Fire Department’s pathetic history of racial harassment, claiming that his dog-food incident was racially motivated. But the public has seen no evidence to suggest that this was anything other than a dumb prank among a bunch of immature colleagues. Indeed, Pierce himself was one of the most immature pranksters on occasion. Photos show him involved in anti-gay and anti-Semitic hazing incidents against fellow firefighters. All of which suggests that Pierce shouldn’t be getting one cent from L.A. taxpayers. But the City Council, which raises taxes and fees without a qualm, was only too willing to give him $2.7 million originally and apparently even more so after Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa vetoed its first gutless giveaway of public funds. Now, the council has agreed to settle once again, only reducing the cost when the mayor threatened another veto. Of course, with the cost of outside counsel thrown in, the bill to taxpayers will turn out to be about the same $2.7 million. AFTER all the grandstanding and the backroom negotiations, would-be racial-harassment victim Tennie Pierce will be collecting $1.43 million from the taxpayers of Los Angeles. To give you a little perspective, abuse victims who settled with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles are collecting roughly $1.25 million apiece. Apparently getting sexually abused as a minor by a priest, having your innocence destroyed and your life upended is worth less than eating a few bites of dog food with the boys at the fire station. Go figure. It’s worth a lot less when you consider that Pierce, a former L.A. firefighter, will also be getting a pension as part of his settlement. And it won’t end there. The city lacks the will to fix anything, so there will be more frivolous lawsuits and costly settlements. Maybe taxpayers will wake up and start suing City Hall – after all, we’re getting the worst mistreatment of all.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_imgSenator Jimmy Harte has spoken to the owners of Oatfield Sweets , Z Candy, to get clarity on the position of the 15 workers at the factory in Letterkenny.The discussions come as rumours reach fever-pitch that the Oatfield site at Gortlee is to be sold to supermarket giant LIDL for €1.9 million.The owners of Oatfield, Z Candy, told Senator Harte that talks with workers are ongoing but would not say what these discussions involved. “I spoke with Mr Kavanagh in Z Candy and he is in talks with the workers at present but many people are concerned with the future of the factory.“The Oatfield brand has been associated with Letterkenny for over 80 years and the workforce has gone down to 15 members now.“Much of the equipment has been moved to the UK where the sweets are also made but it would be a sad day if production is lost here,” he said.Senator Harte also said he was now speaking with Government Ministers with  view to helping the workers at the site. “However the main concerns are for staff in the plant and I have spoken to officials in Minister Richard Bruton’s office who are available to meet the company at short notice.“I also spoke to Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton and she has pledged her assistance should it be required.“I would ask Z Candy to get a speedy resolution to the rumours to the satisfaction of the workers,” he said.  HARTE SPEAKS TO OATFIELD OWNERS ABOUT COMPANY’S FUTURE was last modified: January 23rd, 2012 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:OatfieldsSenator Jimmy HarteZ Candylast_img read more

De Jong paces Poly to water polo victory

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 In other tournament games today, Los Alamitos takes on University at 3 p.m. at Tustin High, while Wilson faces Buena Park at 3 p.m. at Capistrano Valley. Downey 7, St. John Bosco 6 The Braves (0-5) had the Vikings (2-0) down by three goals at halftime and had a two-goal lead in the final minutes, but Downey’s goalie Alan Nevarez came out of the cage and scored three goals, including the game-winner in a nonleague competition. Senior goalie Justin Brown made 16 saves. “We laid a goose egg. We’ve got to get rid of it,” St. John Bosco coach Robert Smith said about losing another close game. “Maybe we’ll upset El Dorado (today).” De Jong tallied five goals and junior 2-meter offense David Sodeberger added four for Poly (2-1), which takes on El Toro in pool play today in the South Coast Tournament at 5 p.m. at Tustin High. “This is a good tuneup for (today). I would have liked for us to play a little better defense,” Poly coach Scott Penttila said. “El Toro is going to be tough. They have a European recruit. His first game is supposed to be against us. I can tell you we’ll give it our best effort and hopefully we’ll give them a good game.” GIRLS GOLF Cerritos 197, Troy 235 Brenda Chhour shot a 1-over-par 37 as the Dons (3-3, 3-1) swept the top five spots for a Suburban League win at La Mirada Golf Course. Kelly Yoo (38), Stephanie Hu (38), Chantal Cervero (41) and Tiffany Chen (43) followed for Cerritos. Poly 277, Cabrillo 341 Ligaya Estoque shot a 44 to lead the Jackrabbits (1-3, 1-1) in a Moore League match at El Dorado Golf Course. Millikan 227, Avalon 271 Jordan Johngerius (41) and A.J. Ponce (42) led the Rams (2-3, 2-0) to a win in Moore League play at Catalina Island Golf Course. The Lancers dropped to 0-2 in league competition. BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Jemerald Soon crossed the finish line in 17 minutes, 7 seconds to place fourth and teammate Jonathan Nagayama took fifth in 17:09 at an individual nonleague meet at Cerritos High’s 3-mile course. John Tisdale of Kennedy placed first with a time of 15:52 in the non-scoring event. GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Cerda ran a 19:47 to place fifth in an individual non-scoring nonleague meet at Cerritos High’s 3-mile course. Kayla Otey of Kennedy (18:38) placed first. GIRLS TENNIS Santa Ana Calvary Chapel 12, Valley Christian 6 Cristina Stavro won her singles sets 2-1, and the doubles team of Erin Halma and Kim Robison swept their sets, but their efforts weren’t enough as the Crusaders (1-2) lost in nonleague competition. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Lakewood 3, Valencia 1 Megan Johnson recorded a career-high 53 assists, and Jessica Thomas had a career-high 21 kills for the Lancers (7-7), who won 25-27, 25-20, 28-26, 25-23 in nonleague competition. “We haven’t been blown out this year. We’re in a lot of these (matches),” Lakewood coach Mike Wadley said. “Our youth has put us on the downside in some of the results. Today, really showed what we’re capable of. We showed heart today and that we’re ready to play. We kind of gave away the first game but shook it off. They’re good kids who play hard and play with a purpose.” La Mirada 3, Paramount 0 Julie Reich recorded six kills as the Matadors (3-2) won 25-12, 25-17, 25-18 in nonleague competition. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Junior 2-meter defender Martin De Jong had a big game for the Poly High boys water polo team on Wednesday afternoon against visiting Irvine University. The nonleague game, which was canceled because of lightning earlier in the week at University, was moved to Poly and proved to be an advantage for the Jackrabbits, as they won 13-8. last_img read more

Bush Social Security plan burial done

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week He proposed legislation that would give everyone born before 1950 a legal guarantee to the Social Security benefit they are currently promised, future cost-of-living increases included. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., dismissed the maneuvering as political theater. “Everyone knows this is not really a serious effort,” he said. “It’s just an attempt frankly to make a statement to the press and the people back home.” Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid blocked Santorum’s effort to force a full floor debate on the measure. “This legislation is a sham. S-H-A-M,” he said. “Social Security benefits are guaranteed today. … It’s the law of the land.” WASHINGTON – The Senate staged sparsely attended burial services Tuesday for President George W. Bush’s long-dead plan to remake Social Security through creation of personal accounts. Metaphors outnumbered mourners. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said every attempt to reach across party lines on Social Security had “met with a partisan obstructionism that is as rock-solid as the marble before me on the rostrum” in the Senate chamber. Initially, he said, the president and Republican supporters “tried to throw the long ball.” Now, “we’re just going to try to run off-tackle here … to see if we can get the ball down the field.” 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

Median home price at record

first_imgPALMDALE – With investors and prognosticators statewide searching for signs that California’s housing market is cooling, median home prices in November set new records in Palmdale and Lancaster. Median prices in Palmdale for both new and previously owned homes climbed in November to $365,000, up from $350,000 the previous month and 32.7 percent higher than a year ago, according to statistics released last week by the California Association of Realtors. In Lancaster, the median price – the halfway point between the most and least expensive – hit $316,000 last month, up from $302,000 in October and 31.7 percent ahead of a year ago. In Rosamond, the November median price was $250,000, down from October’s median of $270,000, which was the same as the record set in July. November’s Rosamond median was 9.2 percent ahead of a year ago. Tehachapi’s median was $310,000, up 33.3 percent over the year before. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Statewide, the median price for a previously owned home was $548,300, up from $538,770 in September but below the peak of $568,730 set in August. Over the past 12 months, the California median was up 16.2 percent. Los Angeles County’s November median was $500,000, up 19.9 percent over the year ago. In the Santa Clarita Valley, the November median price was $558,000, up 18.7 percent over the year. Statewide, home resale activity decreased 11.2 percent from the 652,340 sales pace recorded in November 2004. “While year-to-date sales in November were 1.7 percent above last year’s pace, we are starting to see the ‘soft landing’ we have been expecting,” said California Association of Realtors Vice President and Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young. “The year-to-year decline in sales is not surprising, given the market was so strong in November 2004. Additionally, rising mortgage-interest rates, which have moved above 6 percent over the last few months, contributed to the slowdown in sales.” Statewide, the 10 cities and communities with the highest median home prices in California during November 2005 were: Manhattan Beach, $1,803,000; Newport Beach, $1,474,500; Laguna Beach, $1,360,000; Palos Verdes Estates, $1,350,000; Burlingame, $1,277,250; Los Gatos, $1,260,000; Rancho Palos Verdes, $1,197,500; Calabasas, $1,195,000; Danville, $1,096,500; and Cupertino, $923,000. Statewide, the 10 cities and communities with the greatest median home price increases in November 2005 compared with the same period a year ago were: Delano, 79.5 percent; Sanger, 64.2 percent; Banning, 56.6 percent; Twentynine Palms, 54.4 percent; Ridgecrest, 53.4 percent; Yucca Valley, 53.1 percent; Barstow, 51.8 percent; Bakersfield, 46.8 percent; La Quinta, 46.2 percent; and Atwater, 45.9 percent. 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

Dunn and Jonsdottir Pace Bulldogs In Final Round Of The Bradley Spring Break Invite

first_imgThe Bulldogs concluded the 54-hole event extremely strong with all five scorers shooting under 80 for the first time this season. Drake recorded a 302 for a total score of 955 (327-326-302). Story Links Jonsdottir’s 74 was a career-best round as she finished the event with a total score of 241 (80-87-74). Dunn finished tied for 19th-place to lead the team with a total score of 232 (82-76-74). Madison Glennie carded a 77 for a total score of 239 (81-81-77), while Aimee Gerschke also registered a 77 for a total score of 251 (84-90-77). Nicole Blanchard capped off the team’s effort shooting a 78 for a total score of 244 (84-82-78). DALLAS, Texas – Grace Dunn and Sigurlaug Jonsdottir each fired a three-over par (74) in the final round of the Bradley Spring Break Invitational to lead the Drake University women’s golf team to a ninth-place finish on Tuesday. The Bulldogs return to action on April 1-2 for the Bradley Spring Invitational in Peoria, Ill. Results  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

How Chelsea’s promising loanees have fared this season

first_imgThis evening Chelsea fans are in burning anticipation of the Europa League return leg in London. It’s the game that will put the Blues in the final.It’s also possibly Eden Hazard’s final game at the Bridge and naturally he will want to score as a nice send-off gift to fans. (Redbet sportsbook has him at 6.00 to score a brace or more)However, what’s more pressing for Chelsea is the impending disaster that is the two-year transfer ban handed by FIFA. As Chelsea’s appeals have been dismissed, things are starting to look grim for next season.That means Chelsea’s only hope to strengthen their squad is to look inward to their own loaned out players.In the light of that here are some of the most promising Chelsea loanees that shined this season:Tammy AbrahamAfter a series of disappointing flops, could Chelsea solve their striker problem with a player from their very own academy?Tammy Abraham stands as Championship’s top scorer with 25 goals to his tally, making him the first Aston Villa player with 25 goals in a season in four decades.His equally impressive season a couple of years back at Bristol City confirms he isn’t a one-season wonder and proves he can score.Maurizio Sarri should seriously consider making room for Abraham next season, lest he becomes another Lukaku who leaves frustrated due to lack of playing time.Reece JamesAnother revelation from Chelsea’s loan group this season, the 19-year-old wing-back Reece James is returning from a brilliant loan spell at Wigan, where he helped the Latics escape relegation.Next season he would probably fit Chelsea’s system in the right-back position as a great deputy to the captain Azpilicueta. James seems like a real blessing to the Blues amidst their transfer ban woes. He is likely to join the team on the pre-season tour in Japan given he’s already trained with the first team at Cobham grounds.Mason MountA notable name in the ranks of Blues’ loan army, Mason Mount has been crucial to Derby’s push for promotion this year. Arguably one of Lampard’s most critical players this season, Mount returned from injury to help the team reach the play-off spots.Before his current spell, Mount had a brilliant season at Vitesse where he deservedly earned the Vitesse Player of The Year award.This proves he has earned enough experience to offer some options during Chelsea’s upcoming transfer-ban-stricken season.Kurt ZoumaKurt Zouma seemed like the perfect replacement for John Terry at the time he became a starter in the team. Everything was going well for the French full-back untilthat horrid injury in 2016 set him back and lead to him being loaned out to prove his fitness.Zouma did exactly that, first at Stoke City and now at Everton, where his brilliant defending effectively kept out the £30m Yerri Mina. Recently he was also called up for the National team over City’s Laporte.Given the circumstances, now seems to be the perfect time for Chelsea to welcome Zouma back into the team, much to Marco Silva’s dissatisfaction.Honourable mentionsOther notable names in Chelsea’s loan group are: Tomori (Derby), Baxter (Yeovil), Pasalic (Atalanta), Baker (Reading), Miazga (Reading), Hector (Sheffield Wednesday), Aina (Torino), Omeruo (Leganes) and Angban (Metz). Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndolast_img read more

Rams 33, Raiders 13: Five takeaways from a season-opening mess

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.WATCH: Raiders coach Jon Gruden on their loss to the Rams. OAKLAND — Two consecutive plays midway through the fourth quarter captured Derek Carr in a nutshell. The first, a 32-yard missile over the middle to Jared Cook for a first down. The second, a cringeworthy interception lobbed down the left side that landed in the hands of linebacker Cory Littleton with no Raiders in the vicinity.Carr began his …last_img read more