Catheterization is a procedure used to free an artery that is too narrow or blocked thanks to a stent, an intravascular prosthesis that opens the blood vessels.The coach took the reins of the national team in February 2018 and got the return of his country to the great events of international football, because he qualified for Euro 2020 after his absences at Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup.Since Koeman has been the coach, the Netherlands has garnered ten wins, four draws and four defeats. The orange squad should have faced Spain in a friendly match last March, but the appointment was canceled due to the coronavirus crisis. The Netherlands national team coach Ronald Koeman was taken by ambulance to an Amsterdam hospital for a heart problemThe Dutch newspaper ‘De Telegraaf’ reported this Sunday, citing family sources. The 57-year-old technician underwent catheterization and is stable thanks to the rapid intervention of medical personnel.added the newspaper.Koeman felt severe pain in his chest after a bicycle training, which is why he was admitted in the early afternoon, but the operation was carried out successfully and he is expected to be discharged next Monday.
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The $11.5 million Supreme Ventures Two-Year-Old Triple Crown Series will conclude at Caymanas Park today with a maximum field of 16 native breds down to contest the 104th running of the Jamaica 2-Y-O Stakes over a mile, and what a race it promises to be. At stake is a whopping purse of $4 million and a chance to be crowned Champion 2-Y-O. The race has attracted the cream of the crop, including the Wayne DaCosta-trained DREAMLINER, who won the first race in the series, the $2.95 million Cash Pot ‘Only One For Me’ Trophy over 1200 metres on October 19, and Philip Feanny’s SORRENTINO’S STAR, winner of the $3.6 million Pick-3 Super Challenge Trophy over 1400 metres on November 28, a race in which DREAMLINER finished three lengths fourth. Other top contenders are FUTURE KING, who was a fast-finishing second to SORRENTINO’S STAR in the Pick-3 Super Challenge, ZUGULU from the Richard Azan stables, as well as DREAMING THE CODE, who made an auspicious fast-time debut over 1100 metres in maiden company on October 31, the Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes-trained BIGDADDY KOOL, who romped the recent Andrew H.B. Aguilar Memorial Cup over the distance and not least, Gary Subratie’s NUCLEAR AFFAIR, who was a strong second to DREAMLINER in the Cash Pot Trophy. Although soon to be crowned 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta holds a good hand with FUTURE KING (Robert Halledeen) and DREAMLINER (Omar Walker), a more interesting entry is the Carl Anderson owned and trained DREAMING THE CODE, who made all to win in the smart time of 1:06.0 in early November. Anderson, who is also the breeder of this promising filly by Coded Warning out of Sea of Dreams, took the decision to bypass the Pick-3 Challenge, saying she needed a bit more working on physically, but he’s upbeat about her chances even in this tough field. “I really have high hopes for her … . She’s looking better and better at exercise as the race approaches, galloping six furlongs in 1:14.0, easily, the other morning. More importantly, she is bred to stay a mile, and all that is left for her to do is execute on the day,” said Anderson, owner and breeder of the 2001 derby, 1000 Guineas and Oaks winner AWESOME POWER. Subratie, who watched his filly NUCLEAR AFFAIR finished a good second in the Cash Pot Trophy, but missed the Pick-3 Super Challenge six weeks later, is beaming with confidence ahead of the race. “She was injured in a fall after the Cash Pot and I decided not to run her in the Pick-3 Super Challenge”, explains the second-generation trainer. But he was quick to add that she has impressed with her preparation. “She looked real sharp when blazing six furlongs in 1:13.1 at exercise a week ago, and with a mile just perfect, can definitely go one better,” Subratie added. She had subsequent Pick-3 winner SORRENTINO’S STAR just behind in the Cash Pot Trophy when administered Lasix for the first time, and now a better filly since that race in mid-October, she is coming to run a big race with Aaron Chatrie aboard. While it could be said that the race has an open look about it and will be closely contested, the one I like best is SORRENTINO’S STAR, who had no luck in running (hindered furlong out) when finishing a close fourth in the Cash Pot Trophy, but easily made amends in the Pick-3 Challenge, with Dane Nelson aboard, to release her maiden certificate. There was a lot to like about the manner in which she disposed of the leader and 6-5 favourite ZUGULU approaching the distance to win, going away in the good time of 1:26.3. With the outgoing champion jockey sticking with the ride and 14-time champion Philip Feanny having her in good nick, I fancy her chances over the additional 200 metres of this race. The bay filly by Sorrentino out of Santa Baby packs a good turn of foot and this should serve her well in this quality field. FUTURE KING and NUCLEAR AFFAIR are twin dangers. The traditional Boxing Day co-feature for the Harry Jackson Memorial over 2400 metres will be contested by a small field of six, among arch rivals TRYPEWRITER and PEREFECT NEIGHBOUR, the top-two distance horses in the country. The Wayne DaCosta-trained PERFECT NEIGHBOUR humbled the then favourite TYPEWRITER to win this race by a wide margin last year, and although the Spencer Chung-trained TYPEWRITER finished second to SEEKING MY DREAM in the recent Diamond Mile having PERFECT NEIGHBOUR behind in third, the latter has been the more consistent and thus gets the vote.
The rumblings have once again started over the availability and access to the most precious commodity in Jamaican sports: grandstand tickets for the final day of Boys and Girls’ Championships. The discourse has now reached ridiculous proportions with the recent proposal by the past student bodies of top high schools – Calabar, Kingston College, and Jamaica College – launching a formal lobby for a bigger portion of the premium, final-day grandstand tickets to be made available to them. This, to my mind, is a most obnoxious, contentious, and unprincipled proposal. Equity and fairness have been thrown into the garbage, as KC, Calabar, and JC typically seek to feather their own selfish nests. The so-called ‘three the hard way’ are trying to make the case that they spend a combined total of over $40 million in preparing their teams for the marquee event, which, invariably, is won by one of the big three, thus their claim of entitlement for preferential treatment. The arrogance went up a notch with the sly reminder by the ‘cartel’ that Champs would not be the same without Calabar, KC, and JC – with no regard for the fundamental fact that Champs is still a national amateur high-school event. The situation is what it is as it relates to the overwhelming demand for grandstand final-day Champs tickets, and that situation will not change anytime soon. The capacity of the grandstand is less than 5,000, with approximately half of those seats allocated to sponsors, special guests, media, etc. So, in reality, there will be tens of thousands of people chasing less than 3,000 premier grandstand Super Saturday tickets. Certainly, allocating more of those limited tickets to ‘select schools’ cannot be the way to go for the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA). Outside of allowing the overwhelming demand to dictate the price of the grandstand tickets, which would probably push the price up to an exorbitant level, ISSA must remain cognisant of the fact that Champs remains a mere high-school event. Under the less-than-perfect circumstances, the limited tickets should continue to be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. That is simply the fairest method of allocation. WHAT NEXT? Following the principle of the ‘three the hard way’ proposal to its logical conclusion, it would not be long before the suggestion comes that only past or current students of the top contenders and the big spenders and recent Champs, winners KC, Calabar, and JC will be welcome inside the grandstand and eventually inside the entire stadium. I suspect that the erudite and principled leadership of ISSA will pay very scant regard to the proposal of what must now be more appropriately known as ‘three the snobbish and arrogant way’. The sending of the right messages of fairness, justice, equality, and transparency must be of utmost importance as it relates to a high-school event. The principle must remain where no students or past students of any particular school should be more entitled to a seat in the grandstand on the final day of Champs than the students or past students of any other school. I sincerely hope that after burning in the fields for so long in order to build Boys and Girls’ Champs into an international spectacle of the highest reputation, that on this particular issue of principle, ISSA will neither fall nor yield.
It was records galore on Thursday at the Digicel Anthrick Corporate Area Development Track and Field meet at the UWI-Usain Bolt Stadium, where some 30 new marks were achieved as Kingston College and Wolmer’s Girls walked away with top prize of $250,000 for being the top boys and girls school.Despite top boys team Calabar being absent and several top names from Kingston College, including the likes of Akeem Bloomfield, Jhevaugn Mattherson, Nathaniel Bann and Dontre Williams also not present, this did not take anything away as athletes from the respective schools warmed up for next month’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships, with good performances, while gaining crucial points for next week’s Digicel Grand Prix finale at G.C. Foster College, where the top two teams from each region will advance.Kingston College topped the male section with 397 points, ahead of Jamaica College – second on 166, andExcelsior High in third with 164 points.Individually, on the male side, it was Kingston College’s Class Two athlete Zico Cambell, who stole the show.Campbell, who transferred from Glenmuir High last September and who is not eligible to compete at Champs this year, captured the shot put in a new record of 16.92m to erase Calabar’s Andre Chin’s two-year record of 15.32m. He returned to keep his lead in the Grand Prix discus after another record of 49.32m.After playing second fiddle to Calabar’s sprinters all season, Kingston College’s Yashawn Hamilton took the opportunity to take the lead in the Under-18 Boy’s 100m Grand Prix after clocking a fast 10.79 seconds to erase Calabar’s Daniel Bogle’s two years old record of 10.98 in winning the Class Two event, ahead of teammate Akeem Cargill, who finished second in 11.01, and Excelsior’s Craig Campbell coming in third in 11.05.The photo finish camera could not decide the winner of the Boy’s Class Two 110m hurdles as Kingston College’s Phillip Beckford and Orlando Smith both touched the finishing line together in a new record of 14.02 seconds.Other record breakers from Kingston College included Shane Buchanan (15:30.00) in the 5000m Open, and Marco Doodnauthsing (48.36) in the Class I boy’s 400m.MORE UPSETSExcelsior’s Nathan Brown led the way for the Mountain View-based team among the males as he clocked 1:53.95 in winning the Class One boy’s 800m in a record time, getting the better of Kingston College’s Lerone Bowden (1:55.14) and his teammate Shemar Hylton, third in 1:55.78.Jamaica College’s Detroy Stewart was an impressive winner in the Boy’s Class Two 1500m as he rushed to a new record of 4:14.55 in winning the event, ahead of his teammate, Rackeem Ricketts, second in 4:24.45 with Billy Watson of Kingston College taking third in 4:36.44.Despite a low-keyed season so far, Wolmer’s Girls showed that they will not give up their Corporate Area title that easily at “Champs” this year as they staved off a strong challenge from Excelsior to cop the female overall title with 359 points ahead of their main rival on 324 points.They dominated the sprints in Class One and Two as Trudyann Williams captured the Class One 100m in 12.00, edging out Camperdown’s Rushelle Burton, who finished second in 12.01 with third going to her teammate, Trishawana Crawford, in 12.23.
CRYSTAL PALACE (4-2-3-1)McCARTHY, WARD, DANN, DELANEY, SOURE, McARTHUR, CABAYE, ZAHA, PUNCHEON, MUTCH,MURRAYARSENAL (4-2-3-1)GIROUD, CAZORLA, OZIL, OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN,COQUELIN, RAMSEY,MONREAL, KOSCIELNY, MERTESACKER, BELLERIN, CECHAfter suffering a shocking opening-day defeat at home to West Ham, Arsenal travel across London in a bid to avoid successive defeats at the start of the season; they have lost the opening two games of the season only once before in the Premier League, in the competition’s opening season, 1992-93.But the Gunners face a Crystal Palace side that opened their season with an impressive 3-1 win at Norwich, to claim an eighth win in 13 Premier League games following on from their successful survival battle at the end of last term.However, Arsenal’s recent record against the Eagles is good; they have won their last five and are unbeaten in none (winning seven and drawing two). Palace last beat the Gunners in October 1994, at Arsenal, but they have never won against them in the Premier League at home.Palace’s last win against Arsenal at home came back in November 1979 in the old First Division; since then the Eagles have lost six and drawn four, while in the Premier League they have lost five of six.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka:West Indies cricket icon Sir Garfield Sobers will be honoured during the upcoming Test series between West Indies and Sri Lanka.The two-match series will be played for the Sobers-Tissera Trophy as a tribute to the former West Indies all-rounder and captain and Michael Tissera, the former Sri Lanka captain.The announcement was made by Sri Lanka Cricket at the official pre-series launch yesterday. The two teams will play Test matches at the Galle International Stadium (October 14-18) in the coastal town of Galle and the P Sara Oval (October 22-26) in the capital, Colombo.Speaking at the launch, West Indies captain Jason Holder said naming the trophy after Sir Garry was a “special touch”.”Having the trophy named after Sir Garfield Sobers is something truly special. He was one of the greatest to play the game and he still makes a major contribution to the game. Only recently he joined us in Barbados and wished everyone the very best for this tour of Sri Lanka. It is always good to see him and interact with him and it would be great for us to take home the trophy with his name on it,” Holder said.”We have players in the team who are eager to do very well for West Indies cricket. We all look up to Sir Garry and the legends of West Indies cricket who paved the way for us to be here. We will look to play in the true spirit of the game and look to emulate the great things of our past heroes.”Sir Garry, 79, is rated as the greatest all-rounder of all time. The left-hander played 93 Test matches for West Indies between 1954 and 1974. He scored 8,032 runs with 26 centuries and took 235 wickets. He also held 109 catches.Tissera, 75, is a high-respected former Sri Lanka captain and team manager. He represented the country in the pre-Test era and played in the first Cricket World Cup in 1975.WEST INDIES SQUAD: Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite (vice-captain), Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Rajindra Chandrika, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Jomel Warrican.- CMC
G.C. Foster shine at Church Teachers’ College 5KG.C. Foster athletes dominated the podium positions of the inaugural Church Teachers’ College 5K in Mandeville last weekend.Despite missing the road directions twice, Oshane Archibald was the star of the proceedings, as he stopped the clock at 15:57 to ward off his teammates, who took the first five positions. Second was Loren Haye, while third went to Chester Chung.The female 5K was also won by G.C. Foster athlete Danielle Shaw, with her teammates Roshay Barrett and Angella Senior taking the top runner-up spots, respectively. G.C. Foster also secured the Most Outstanding Senior Team award, while the junior team award went to Mandeville-based May Day High.The 5K Walk went to Manchester-based athletes, both of whom are teachers by profession. The male 5K Walk was won by Jon Oliphant, while physical education teacher at Holmwood Technical, Natasha McKenzie, won the female equivalent.Garret Donald, at 10 years of age and who came 28th in the male 5K, was highlighted as the youngest performer, while Dudley McLean, representing Church Teachers’ College, was the oldest male.Williamsfield land Peter Bunting netball titleThe incentive-rich Central Manchester Sports Development Netball League, which is sponsored by Central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting, came to an end last weekend at the Comfort Community Sports playing field.Williamsfield Strikers claimed the main prize money of $60 after landing the Senior League Netball title with a close 18-16 win over Bombay Queens. Losing finalists Bombay collected $40,000.The junior title was won by Newleigh All Stars, who pocketed $50,000 following a 22-20 win over Albion United. The Albion team secured $30,000.Since two tiers of competition were introduced for the first time, the organisers also appeased with a Champion of Champions trophy and prize money. Senior division champions Williamsfield duly obliged and whipped Newleigh All Stars 28-6 to pocket another $50,000. The Most Valuable Player award went to Samantha Martin of Williamsfield Strikers, while Pear Tree were adjudged the most disciplined team.The community teams will now do battle in the football competition.Howie Chin MemorialMount St Joseph have begun their defence of both the girls and boys’ section of the Howie Chin Memorial Cup for Preparatory Schools in Manchester on a winning note. This year’s fifth staging kicked off on Friday, October 2, at the champion’s home on Manchester Road.In the girls’ section, Chae Francis’ strike in the 28th minute proved the only goal in Mount St Joseph’s opening match against Yabnel. The boys, however, made a more emphatic start, getting the better of El Instituto 2-0. An own goal as well as a Rhamon Walter’s strike settled the contest.The most convincing win on the opening day was achieved by Knox, who delivered a 6-0 thumping of Yabnel. There were double strikes for Jahmal Lovelace and Shevaughn Fearon.In other boys’ matches, Belair had a 3-0 shutout of Charagape, while Emmanuel achieved the same against Sacred Heart.In the second girls’ matchup of the day, Belair were 2-0 winners over Emmanuel.KNOX to host 40th anniversary 7KAs part of its commemoration of 40 years as a community college, the Manchester-based Knox is organising a 7K Run and Walk at its Cobbla Campus on Saturday, October 31.Categories for both events will be 19 and under, age 20 to 39, and 40 and over, for which the organisers are offering prizes.Interested athletes and enthusiasts can go to the school’s website at kcc.edu.jm to register. Entry fees include individual, group and student rates.PFM sports presentationsThe top teams and players who participated in the three sporting events run by the sports department of the Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) were rewarded for their exploits in the 2015 season during an awards function atop the roof of the PFM multipurpose complex recently.The major awards in cricket went to PFM International as they grabbed their seventh hold on the trophy. Second went to Faith Temple New Testament.Top awardees in cricket were as follows: best batsman was Lloyd Gould, who played two matches, hit a total of 86 runs, with a highest score of 60 from 31 deliveries. Leading bowler Peat Salmon, who played in two matches, took five wickets from eight overs, and conceded 26 runs at an average of 2.8; best wicketkeeper, Glenn Wellington, who made three stumpings, took three catches and scored 65 runs (with a topscore of 36 not out) at an average of 32.5 in three matches; Best all-rounder, Jermaine Hewitt, who played four matches and took five wickets off 9.2 overs, conceding 89 runs at 22.2. He also scored 81 runs, with a highest score of 44, at an average of 20.25.PFM won the netball title, while Nickesha Duncan of Equator Faith Mission was the top shooter. She scored 82 at 78.8 percent accuracy.First-timers Fair View Open Bible from Spanish Town took the football title, while 65 Waltham Park New Testament Church of God placed second. The leading goalscorer was Hope and Mercy Ministries’ Jason Williams, with four goals.Best goalkeeper was Shaven Sean-Paul of 65 Waltham Park.A special award went to Melton Chambers, who walked away with the Lester Brown Trophy for being the best Under-17 player for 2015. Umpires and referees were also recognised for their contributions.Westmeade seek revenge against GarveymeadeGarveymeade, though playing at home, will feel the pressure as they face a resurgent Westmeade in the 10th round of the South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League, sponsored by Member of Parliament Colin Fagan, tomorrow afternoon at the Garveymeade Sports Club.Garveymeade beat Westmeade 250-244 in their first meeting of the season. However, both clubs have travelled different paths since then. Westmeade are tied for third on 20 points, while Garveymeade are in sixth place with 17 points.In other games, last-place Portsmouth (three points) are at home against Ken’s Wildflower, while second-place Cumberland (21) travel to Waterford (20 points) in what is expected to be a keen battle. All games begin at 1:00 p.m.Last week, Passagefort United chalked up their ninth consecutive win, as they humbled Waterford 250-241, while Westmeade crushed Portsmouth 250-197 and Ken’s Wildflower cut down Garvemeade 250-216.Highlight Strikers win at lastIt has been a long wait, but Highlight Strikers finally got their first win of the season, after they defeated Memory Lane 300-279 in the Jamaica Domino Council Association (JDCA) League last Sunday.In another top game, Naggo Head outlasted Eradication 300-297 in a countdown.In other results, mid-season champions Spit Fyah dismantled Small Axe 300-241, Giants trampled Sour Sop Tree 300-247 and Spring Village clobbered Ten to Ten 300-190.Two games were not completed due to power outage. Table-toppers Caribbean Classic were leading 273-258 over Tambrind Tree, while Right Stuff had a 267-259 lead over Exceptional International when both matches had an abrupt end. The JDCA officials will give a ruling on these two games in short order. The competition continues tomorrow.Naggo Head win Portsmouth Primary football rallyNaggo Head Primary emerged champions of the second staging of the Portsmouth Primary one-day football rally after their 3-2 penalty-kick win over Waterford in the final at the Portsmouth Primary playing field on Friday, October 2.The game went into penalties after regulation and extra-time didn’t produce any goals. Rassico Rose, Damion Abrahams and Demario Graham scored Naggo Head’s penalties, while Rochede Rose and Demario Knight scored penalties for Waterford .Dethroned champions McCauley Primary placed third.
Jamaica’s Rugby League team, the Reggae Warriors, will next month begin its campaign to qualify for one of the seven remaining spots in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup that will be held by Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea. The Reggae Warriors will play hosts, the United States, on December 4 and Canada on December 8 in Florida. The team approaches these crucial games at a distinct disadvantage, having not been able to play any practice games because of a lack of resources. The inactivity has seen Jamaica fall to 29th in the world rankings, while their opponents, who played in September and October, are ranked 10th and 13th, respectively. Head coach Romeo Monteith believes, however, that the team can rise above the challenge. “Anything can happen over 80 minutes. Our players are really motivated as they have never beaten the USA before and we have lost to Canada in our last three meetings,” he said. “Our aim is to play good rugby, enjoy the games, and give a good account of ourselves. There is a lot of pride in our camp as our programme here has been steadily improving over the years and we know many people are rooting for us to do well.” The team has already begun preparing for its matches, but they lack match fitness, Monteith explained. “We will definitely be cold in that first game; our combinations and team chemistry will be heavily tested, and it’s up to us as the coaching staff to mentally stimulate the team and get them switched on,” he said. “We have been addressing that with some high-pressure training sessions in Kingston and the squad has been responding well. We have over 30 players vying for positions and they are trying to create a competitive environment within the squad to compensate for the lack of actual matches.” It was announced on August 3, 2014 that seven of the eight quarter-finalists from the last World Cup will qualify automatically for the 2017 tournament. Those include Australia and New Zealand, England, Fiji, France, Samoa and Scotland. The USA, 2013 quarter-finalists, were denied automatic qualification after a long-running internal governance dispute saw their RLIF membership temporarily suspended in 2014. They were later accepted to take part in the qualification process. Papua, New Guinea, were initially set to be involved in the qualifying competition, but because they have become co-hosts of the tournament, they have automatically qualified. In addition to the seven automatic qualifiers, the remaining seven spots will come from four different qualification zones; three from Europe, one from Asia/Pacific, one from the Americas, and one from the Middle East/Africa. AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS
Homegrown talent Ayesha Champaigne, who stood out at the inaugural SW Isaac-Henry Track and Field Invitational last year and went on to win a heptathlon gold medal at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships, is St Andrew Technical High School’s (STATHS) reference point for attaining track and field excellence at both events this year.Champaigne has moved on to scholarship overseas, but STATHS’ current female team captain, Ophelia Hales, believes her charges will do well at their meet, while eyeing herself as a “girls long jump finalist and at least two boys medallists at Champs”.The SW Isaac-Henry Invitational, named after former STATHS Principal Stafford Wycliffe Isaac-Henry, has been approved as an ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships qualifier.It will get under way on Saturday February 20 inside the National Stadium and will cost spectators $300 to enter.The event was launched at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston yesterday where Ed Barnes was the chairman and STATHS’ current principal, Phillip Wilson, and other members of the school’s committee and sponsors spoke.PRESERVING A LEGACY”Our journey commences with the primary objective being the innovation and preservation of the legacy of our beloved SW Isaac-Henry,” said chairman of the SW Isaac-Henry Track and Field Invitational, Barrington Johnson.He added: “Our secondary objectives include enhanced visibility and prestige of STATHS… energising the track team and our track and field programme and definitely a platform to galvanise our alumni base.”Johnson stressed: “One special to me is to unearth the newest standout track personalities. Last year, our own Ayesha Champaigne was one such standout at our meet and she went on to become Champs’ top girl, so for this year we are on a similar mission.”New events added this year, in collaboration with the JAAA, include pole vault, in an attempt to enhance non-traditional events, plus the 200m for girls and boys in classes three and four.The event will have professional timing courtesy of Old Boy Leroy Cooke, who is employed to Western Union, one of the meet’s sponsors.Participants can register at swisaachentrytrackmeet.com and click on ENTRY FORM. The costs are Co-ed $11,000 (boys team), $7,000 (girls team) and $500 for unattached individuals.At the event, STATHS will honour former Olympian Michael Davis, who represented the country in Moscow in 1984.