Kenapa Cuci Tangan Jadi Sedemikian Penting?

first_imgTetapi dia menyebutkan mereka sudah mengusahakan membuat orang mencuci tangan selama 25 tahun dan itu diperkirakan jumlahnya masih lebih rendah. KabarPenumpang.com merangkum bbc.com (17/4/2020), kebiasaan higienis yang sederhana ini memberikan kemungkinan menarik untuk menghindari masalah dan pandmi. Sebuah tinjauan pada 2006 menemukan bahwa mencuci tangan secara teratur dapat mengurangi risiko infeksi pernapasan antara enam hingga 44 persen.Sejak pandemi Covid-19 muncul, para ilmuwan telah menemukan bahwa budaya mencuci tangan suatu negara adalah prediktor “sangat baik” dari tingkat penyebarannya. Aunger mengatakan, satu masalah dengan mencuci tangan adalah bahwa, terutama di negara-negara maju, Anda dapat menghindari mencuci tangan berkali-kali dan Anda tidak akan jatuh sakit. Ketika hal itu membuat Anda sakit, seringkali berhari-hari kemudian, pada saat itu Anda lupa akan lama hilang dari ingatan.Bahkan dengan virus corona, mereka mengatakan keterlambatan antara terinfeksi dan melihat gejala apa pun seperti lima, enam hari, sehingga koneksi sangat sulit dilihat. Kemudian ada beberapa faktor yang bisa membuat cuci tangan harus dilakukan atau tidak. Pertama setiap orang harus waspada terhadap optimisme, karena melibatkan keyakinan bahwa hal-hal buruk lebih kecil kemungkinannya terjadi pada diri kita daripada orang lain. Pandangan positif yang irasional ini bersifat universal ditemukan dalam beragam budaya manusia dan lintas demografi seperti jenis kelamin dan usia, dan bahkan pada beberapa hewan, seperti jalak dan tikus.“Jika kita melihat orang lain mencuci tangan di kamar mandi, itulah yang kita lakukan -tetapi yang terpenting, ketika tidak ada yang melakukannya, ada tekanan untuk tidak melakukannya. Dan pada kenyataannya, orang dapat dilihat sebagai orang yang tidak biasa atau ‘melebihi diri mereka sendiri’ jika mereka melakukannya,” kata Aunger.Kedua adalah harus bisa mengerti bahwa pemikiran rasional akan berbanding dengan pengalaman. Salah satu alasan para ilmuwan begitu tertarik untuk mengungkap psikologi di balik mencuci tangan adalah karena nyawa bergantung padanya terutama pasien di rumah sakit. Meskipun telah bertahun-tahun pelatihan untuk membuat orang tetap hidup, banyak petugas kesehatan mengabaikan satu kebiasaan dasar yang dapat membantu mencegah penyebaran virus dan bakteri super yang berpotensi mematikan seperti bakteri Clostridium difficile.Seperti yang mungkin Anda harapkan, penelitian telah secara konsisten menunjukkan bahwa orang yang tidak mudah tersinggung cenderung mencuci tangan, dan ketika melakukannya, mereka tidak menghabiskan selama di bawah keran. Sebuah studi tahun 2008 menemukan bahwa dokter yang melaporkan membuat keputusan secara intuitif lebih mungkin untuk mencuci tangan daripada mereka yang mengatakan mereka berpikir dengan cara yang lebih rasional. Ini mengisyaratkan bahwa memberikan serangkaian argumen untuk mencuci tangan mungkin bukan cara terbaik untuk meyakinkan orang untuk melakukannya.“Ini ‘mengusir kami’ yang merupakan hal yang paling membantu,” kata Dick Stevenson, seorang psikolog dari Macquarie University, Australia.Yang terakhir adalah jaga agar tetap bersih yakni seperti beberapa waktu belakangan di mana banyak lembaga, badan amal, politisi dan gabungan masyarakat yang meluncurkan kampanye mencuci tangan. Selebriti telah melangkah untuk menunjukkan teknik yang tepat, banyak meme cuci tangan telah membanjiri internet, dan bahkan situs-situs porno telah terlibat.Baca juga: Setelah ‘Tulis’ Pesan Cuci Tangan, Kini Pilot Ingatkan Pesan ‘Stay Home’ di Langit“Ini adalah pertanyaan penting, karena pada awalnya Anda harus terus memotivasi orang tersebut untuk mencuci tangan dalam situasi tertentu, seperti melalui iklan dan tanda-tanda. Tapi jika ini terus dipertahankan maka perilakunya menjadi kebiasaan. Apa yang kita tidak tahu adalah berapa lama ini berlangsung,” kata Stevenson.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related (bbc.com) Mencuci tangan merupakan hal yang paling mudah untuk dilakukan dan seharusnya sudah menjadi kebiasaan seseorang. Apalagai ketika selesai dari toilet atau akan makan menggunakan tangan sebaiknya mencuci tangan. Sebab Anda tidak tahu apakah tombol flush dan shower di toilet bersih atau ketika dalam perjalanan memegang sesuatu yang kotor ketika akan makan.Baca juga: Kata Ahli Medis: Cuci Tangan dengan Sabun Lebih Baik Dibanding Terus-terusan Pakai MaskerBahkan saat virus corona atau Covid-19 tengah menjadi pandemi dunia, mencuci tangan menjadi hal yang paling penting ketika melakukan apapun. Mencuci tangan tak hanya ketika habis dari toilet saja tapi setiap memegang benda apa pun bahkan setiap 20 menit disarankan untuk mencuci tangan. Robert Aunger, seorang ahli kesehatan masyarakat evolusioner di London School of Hygiene dan Tropical Medicine mengatakan, cuci tangan terdengar seperti perilaku yang sederhana.last_img read more

Bud Light Introducing Cleveland Browns ‘Victory Fridge’ to Reward Fans When Cleveland Snaps Winless Streak

first_imgOn Tuesday morning, Bud Light announced that they would be introducing a “Victory Fridge” for the Cleveland Browns. The purpose of this fridge is to reward the fans when the Browns snap their winless streak that dates back from the 2017 season.Below is the press release from Bud Light regarding the Browns’ Victory Fridge:New York, NY (August 14, 2018) – A Cleveland Browns victory is about to taste even sweeter.Bud Light and the Cleveland Browns today announced the creation of the Bud Light Cleveland Browns “Victory Fridge,” a smart-technology refrigerator that will automatically unlock after the Browns capture their first regular-season victory of the 2018 NFL season.Beginning today, Bud Light and Ohio-based wholesaler House of LaRose will install the Bud Light Cleveland Browns “Victory Fridges” at bars that have purchased the fridges in Cleveland, inviting fans to gather at their favorite watering holes for a chance to be a part of the well-deserved victory celebration. At the very moment the Browns achieve that long-awaited victory, the Bud Light Browns Victory Fridges will simultaneously unlock, giving fans 21 and over the chance to enjoy the sweet taste of victory together.Victory fridges will also be placed at Cleveland’s FirstEnergy Stadium and Bud Light will be there to help fans celebrate when the Browns bring home that first win.“The Bud Light Browns ‘Victory Fridge’ is a fun way to celebrate and reward a fan base that has never wavered in enthusiasm or dedication for their team no matter what happens,” said Andy Goeler, Vice-President of Marketing, Bud Light. “We’re proud to show our support for Cleveland, and we’re always looking to bring NFL fans and friends together for memorable experiences.  It’s going to be fun to be part of the celebration when the team earns their first victory of the season.”Powered by Bud-E Fridge smart technology, the Bud Light Browns Victory Fridge is the brand’s latest innovative technology to help create unique experiences for NFL fans.“Our top priorities are to build a consistently winning team and to create unique experiences for Browns fans, and the Bud Light Cleveland Browns Victory Fridges will give our fans a special opportunity to celebrate our first win of the 2018 season,” said Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Dave Jenkins. “We have the most passionate, loyal fans in sports, and we are excited to partner with Bud Light on this promotion that they created specifically for Northeast Ohio due to Browns fans’ unmatched support of our team.”To get all the latest information on the Bud Light Cleveland Browns “Victory Fridge” and other exciting programs, follow Bud Light on Facebook at Facebook.com/BudLight, on Twitter at @BudLight and on Instagram at @BudLight. Related Topics2018 Cleveland BrownsBud LightCleveland Browns 0-16NFL Payton Vincecenter_img Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.last_img read more

Arakawa claims silver in Moscow

first_imgArakawa, who was third after Friday’s women’s short program, made a string of minor errors on her jumps on her way to placing third in the free skate and finishing a distant second with a total of 155.52 points to Slutskaya’s 183.02.But the latest results in the final event of the six-stage Grand Prix series helped Arakawa, winner of the NHK Trophy in Nagoya earlier this month, earn a place in the Grand Prix Final in Beijing on Dec. 16-19 where she will join compatriots Miki Ando and Yoshie Onda in the elite six-skater field. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img MOSCOW – World champion Shizuka Arakawa failed to claim her second straight Grand Prix podium, finishing runnerup behind local favorite Irina Slutskaya in the Cup of Russia women’s event Saturday.In the men’s event, Evgeni Plushenko delighted the home crowd with his superb free-skating program to win the title. Plushenko, competing for the first time this season, had a quad and seven triples in sending U.S. champion Johnny Weir to his first loss of the Grand Prix season. Zhang Min of China was third.last_img read more

Normcore earns first G1 title at all-female Victoria Mile

first_img Victoria Mile, Normcore, Damian Lane Normcore (4) captures the Victoria Mile at Tokyo Racecourse on Sunday. | KYODO IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KYODO – Fifth favorite Normcore set a Japan record Sunday by outstriding her opponents in the home stretch to win the Victoria Mile, a spring queen decider for fillies and mares ages 4 and older.Normcore, ridden by Australian jockey Damian Lane who is on a two-month stint in Japan, held off a strong challenge from fourth pick Primo Scene at Tokyo Racecourse to score by a neck with a winning time of 1 minute, 30.5 seconds. Crocosmia finished a further half-length back in third, and race favorite Lucky Lilac was fourth.“The horse was great,” said Lane, a day after riding four winners.“It’s a big thrill. I’ve been very privileged to be given the contract by the (Japan Racing Association) and it’s a big thrill with my Group 1 win outside Australia. I’m very happy,” he said.The Kiyoshi Hagiwara-trained Normcore rounded the final corner in seventh place, but found room between the contenders and made a furious dash through the final 400 meters to hit the finish line in front in the 1,600-meter turf race.The winner’s prize was ¥105 million ($955,000).It was Lane’s second title of the day, after having won the 2,000-meter race on Lahire. center_img RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDSlast_img read more

LSU women prep for NCAA opener vs. No. 25 USF

first_imgTAMPA, Fla. – The LSU women’s basketball team returns to action after a two-week break and faces off with No. 25 USF on Saturday in NCAA Tournament first-round action from the USF Sun Dome.Tipoff is scheduled for approximately 5:30 p.m. CT, and the game will be televised by ESPN2.LSU (17-13, 10-6 SEC) and USF (26-7, 15-3 AAC) both secured at-large bids into the tournament. The Lady Tigers have collected 16 straight opening round NCAA Tournament victories since 1997. LSU is one of seven SEC teams, whereas the Bulls are one of three teams representing the American Athletic Conference among the NCAA Field of 64.LSU is appearing in its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament and have earned back-to-back trips to the NCAA Sweet 16 under fourth-year head coach Nikki Caldwell. Overall, the Lady Tigers garnered their 24th NCAA Tournament selection which is tied for sixth-most among the 2015 NCAA Tournament participants.The Bulls have won 12 of their last 15 games with two of their losses coming to top-ranked Connecticut. USF is fueled by Courtney Williams’ 20.2 points per game which headlines the American Athletic Conference and ranks 24th nationally. She is 15 points shy of setting the program’s single season scoring record. Alisia Jenkins has fired in 12.9 points and 11.6 rebounds per game. Her 23 double-doubles are third, while her 11.6 rebounds are seventh in the nation.“They’re an explosive team especially in the transition game,” Caldwell said. “When you have players that can run the floor and bigs that can get down the floor as quickly as their guard play — that’s going to be a key for us to contain. A lot of times, you focus in on their best player. Obviously, Courtney (Williams) is their best player, but they’ve got a very sound supporting cast. They’ve got a balanced attack. At any time, players can step up and make plays. Defensively, their guard play gets after you. They support each other so moving the basketball, player movement and extra pass – those are going to be keys for us. This time of year, you control the tempo with your board play. They do a phenomenal job of getting on the offensive glass.”LSU is fueled by its three-guard attack of Danielle Ballard, DaShawn Harden and Raigyne Moncrief. The trio has accounted for 58.2 percent of the points, 43.1 percent of the rebounds, 50.0 percent of the assists and 56.9 percent of the steals over the team’s last 16 games since Ballard’s return.Ballard has racked up a team-leading 14.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.9 steals per game as an All-SEC First-Team and All-SEC Defensive-Team pick by the coaches. All four marks would rank inside the SEC’s Top 11 if Ballard qualified for the league rankings. Ballard has reached double figures in 13 of her last 14 outings highlighted by a quartet of 20-point performances. She turned in three double-doubles and exploded for 23.3 points and 14.0 rebounds per game during last year’s NCAA Tournament.Harden has returned to LSU’s starting five over the last three games. She has picked up 10 of her 14 scoring efforts and averaged 14.2 points per game as a starter this season. Harden has posted 10.9 points and 1.9 steals per game. She has buried 12 three-pointers over her last three games and her 1.7 triples per game are seventh on the SEC leaderboard.Moncrief has piled up 11.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.0 steals per game. She has dialed up double figures a team-leading 21 times and in 12 of her last 14 appearances. Her 6.6 rebounds are second among SEC guards and tied for 12th overall in the SEC rankings. Moncrief, a Florida native, notched 20 points versus No. 3 South Carolina during the SEC Tournament semifinals.LSU’s post play is led by Sheila Boykin’s 6.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. She has strung together seven of her eight double figures games on the season since she joined the starting lineup in early December. Boykin has added four double-doubles, most recently with 12 points and 12 rebounds at then No. 1 South Carolina on February 12.Rina Hill and Anne Pedersen have chipped in 5.5 points and 4.2 points per game, respectively. Pedersen has garnered at least five points in eight of her last 12 outings whereas Hill has connected on 45.0 percent of her field goals over her last 10 appearances.Off the bench, Jenna Deemer has tallied 5.7 points per game. She has knocked down 32 of her 61 baskets from three-point territory. LSU has won six of seven games when Deemer scores 10 or more points. Akilah Bethel has tacked on 5.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. She provided five points and eight rebounds during LSU’s SEC Quarterfinal win over No. 18 Texas A&M at the SEC Tournament.Alliyah Fareo (0.5 PPG, 1.1 RPG), Ann Jones (2.8 PPG, 2.7 RPG) and Jasmine Rhodes (2.1 PPG, 1.5 RPG) have given valuable contributions to LSU’s rotation throughout the season. Rhodes came away with 6.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in her three NCAA games last season.The winner of the Tampa site will advance to the regional semifinal in Albany, New York and face the winner of the Lexington, Kentucky site which features No. 2 seed Kentucky, No. 15 seed Tennessee State, No. 7 seed Dayton and No. 10 Iowa State. The 2015 NCAA Final Four will be played at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.last_img read more

Eric Berry, fresh off cancer treatment, cleared to practice with Chiefs

first_imgEric Berry during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.Eric Berry during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.Less than eight months after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been cleared to practice with his teammates in the Chiefs’ first training camp practice, the team announced Tuesday night.Berry will be on the field Wednesday with a small group of Chiefs, including rookies, quarterbacks and players coming off injuries.Berry was diagnosed with the blood cancer in early December after doctors discovered a mass after a November game against the Oakland Raiders. Berry immediately left the team to undergo testing and treatments at Emory University in Atlanta.Chiefs Pro Bowl DT Dontari Poe out after back surgeryHe completed his final round of treatment in June.Chiefs head coach Andy Reid told reporters Tuesday that Berry was in St. Josephs, Mo., where the team holds training camp, to be evaluated by team doctors. It is still unclear how quickly Berry will be ready for full football activities, but Reid was impressed with how Berry looked upon his arrival at camp.“He’s kept himself in good shape, believe it or not. He’s really done a good job there,” Reid said.Chiefs offseason report: Jamaal Charles senses return to elite formlast_img read more

PNG Barras lose to the Scots in warm up

first_imgCricket The Hebou PNG Barramundis began their campaign in Zimbabwe with a loss against Scotland at the Bulawayo Athletic Club in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. After winning a crucial toss on a wicket that gets easier to bat on as the day progresses, Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer put the Barramundis to bat. The Barras got off to a testing start, losing openers Tony Ura (11) and Vani Vagi Morea (12) to Safyaan Sharif and Mark Watt respectively. PNG were looking in trouble after 10 overs as they were reduced to 36/2. It was on Assad Vala and Lega Siaka to consolidate the innings. While their 4th wicket partnership did not produce many runs on a tricky surface in Bulawayo, they got stuck in and brought the score up to 68 in the 17th over when the impressive Watt, who had taken a wicket in his very first over, picked up another. Siaka (19) was trapped LBW. In came Sese Bau, who has been Papua New Guinea’s highest scorer in the World Cricket League Championships to partner Vala, who was still in the middle, batting at 16. Bau and Vala started to piece the innings back together as they kept rotating the strike and inching the score forward before they found some form and started to go for the boundaries. Bau brought up the team hundred in the 28th over, when he expertly smashed a boundary of Stuart Whittingham. Coetzer introduced Richie Berrington to break the partnership and he delivered in the 33rd over, picking up the wicket of Vala (39, 3xFours, 1xSix) who was caught by Brad Wheal. Kipling Doriga, fresh from a knock of 89* against Hong Kong in his last competitive outing for the Barramundis, failed to impress this time out, holing out to Tom Sole of the bowling of Watt, for his third wicket of the match. Bau continued his assault on the Scotland bowling as he smashed Sayaan Sharif for a massive six to propel PNG to 150 runs in the 39th over. The six also brought up Bau’s 50 but he was unable to put up a big score. Tom Sole, back into the attack picked up two wickets in the same over, removing Jason Kila (caught and bowled for 5) while Bau fell for 53, caught by Matthew Cross. Sole would return to pick another wicket in his very next over, John Boge Reva this time caught and bowled for 2 and by the time Norman Vanua (2 runs) got out, PNG were 175/9. That’s when Charles Amini (16*) came in with a cameo of his own, smashing a six of Brad Wheal. Wheal would get back some lost pride in his next over by trapping Alei Nou (8 runs) LBW as the Barramundis innings came to an end at 196/10. Set a modest target, Coetzer who has been in red hot form of late walked out with keeper Matthew Cross and they did not wait to make their intentions known, taking the attack to the Barramundis opening bowlers. They raced to 50 Runs in the 9th over as Damien Ravu came in for some heavy shelling, going for 14 and 20 runs, respectively in his first two overs. Captain Assad Vala knew he had to do something drastic to break the formidable partnership and he introduced Jason Kila into the attack. That was exactly what the doctor ordered as Kila picked up the prized wicket of Coetzer (46 Runs, 6xFours, 2xSixes) on the last ball of his very first over, with Scotland’s score 68/1 after 10 overs. In came Calum MacLeod, who had smashed 154 Runs against the Barramundis in Port Moresby last year, but he could not recreate the magic this time. Vala knew PNG were in need of wickets and he took the ball himself, leading by example. Vala picked up MacLeod (3 runs) in the 12th over and new man Richie Berrington (11 runs) in the 19th as Scotland were reduced to 103-3 and the Barramundis thought they had a sniff of a chance. It wasn’t to be though as the Matthew Cross show had only just begun. The wicket-keeper opener took everything that came his way in a brilliant ODI inning. No matter what bowler took the weathered ball, Cross managed pick up runs at will. Joined by Craig Wallace (32 runs, 1xFour, 1xSix) for an unbeaten stand of 94 runs for the 4th wicket, Scotland breezed through the rest of the game without much of a fight, on a wicket that was becoming easier to bat on as the game continued.last_img read more

Thursday Tailgate: Ranking first-year Power Five coaches

first_imgPat Narduzzi, Pittsburgh: There was a close call against Youngstown State and a hard lesson from Iowa on how not to ice a kicker, but for the most part Narduzzi’s first month in charge of the Panthers has gone reasonably well. Despite the team being hit by some key injuries, Pitt picked up a road win against Virginia Tech to open ACC play.Bill Cubit, Illinois: This wasn’t even a job that was open during the summer. But Cubit’s prior head coaching experience came in handy when he had to step in following the dismissal of Tim Beckman. The lone loss on the Fighting Illini’s ledger is an ugly one at North Carolina, but a 4-1 start including a Big Ten victory is still a better month than most fans expected. There are no easy wins remaining on the schedule, however, so getting to a bowl game isn’t guaranteed.Gary Andersen, Oregon State: It’s a little early to get a read on this one. Neither the Beavers’ two wins nor their two losses rated very high on the shock meter. With the present and near-term future in the hands of freshman QB Seth Collins, this year could be transitional. But getting back to the postseason and earning those few extra practices would be a huge help.Paul Chryst, Wisconsin: Badgers faithful aren’t quite sold on the former Pitt head man. The opening loss to Alabama was not a shocker, but a mistake-filled home loss to Iowa in Wisconsin’s Big Ten debut last week didn’t go over well.Mike Riley, Nebraska: It’s not just that the Cornhuskers are 2-3. It’s that Nebraska seems to find creatively more agonizing ways to lose. This isn’t Riley’s first rodeo, of course, but Nebraska fans are not known for their patience. The ‘Huskers’ upcoming home tilt with the afore-mentioned Badgers could be telling for the trajectory of both teams’ seasons.David Beaty, Kansas: That ‘bringing in the big name’ thing didn’t work so well for the Jayhawks, so the school took the other route and hired a long-time assistant to succeed Charlie Weis. Most recently the receivers’ coach at Texas A&M, Beaty had a prior stint on the KU staff as well. Unfortunately, his first win as a collegiate head coach is not likely to come in 2015.COLLEGE FOOTBALL VIDEO PLAYLIST Coaching hires at major college programs are understandably scrutinized a bit more than schools with smaller student bodies or athletics budgets. As such, the myth — dare we say fallacy — that the move has to be splashy gets perpetuated year after year. Often the best fit isn’t the coach with the big name. That former Army basketball coach worked out pretty well at Duke, right?Of course, sometimes the splashy hire is the right — and needed — fit. No two situations are identical, and getting the recipe just right is the challenge for every AD.The eight first-year football coaches in the Power Five conferences have only been on the job a month, but that never stops anyone from making snap judgments. Here’s how they rank in terms of initial positive impact.Jim McElwain, Florida: Wins against Kentucky and Tennessee were nice and all, but many observers were still wondering just what the former Colorado State head man would bring to the Gators. That prime-time demolition of Ole Miss certainly energized the fan base.Jim Harbaugh, Michigan: When disappointment starts to give way to apathy, you have the classic case for the need to bring in a coach with a household name. With his Michigan ties and proven track record, Harbaugh was the obvious choice. Since that Week 1 loss at Utah that now looks quite forgivable, the Wolverines have played, well, like a Harbaugh-coached team with toughness and lights-out defense.Follow the road to the 2015 College Football Playoff at The Football Four, our home to rate and debate the nation’s best.last_img read more

Brathwaite puts Sunrisers in IPL final

first_img(CMC) – WEST Indies Twenty20 captain, Carlos Brathwaite, grabbed two wickets in the final over as his Sunrisers Hyderabad stunned Sunil Narine’s Kolkata Knight Riders by 14 runs to reach tomorrow’s final of the Indian Premier League (IPL).Chasing a competitive but hardly imposing 175 for victory at Eden Gardens yesterday, KKR were coasting at 87 for nine in the ninth over before suffering a collapse to end on 160 for nine from their 20 overs.Australian opener Chris Lynn top-scored with 48, while Shubman Gill got 30 and Narine, a cavalier 26.Lynn put on 40 off 20 balls for the first wicket with Narine who spanked four fours and a six in just 13 balls at the crease before miscuing a swing at seamer Siddarth Kaul and holing out to mid-on in the fourth over.Lynn, who struck six fours and a pair of sixes in a measured 31-ball knock, added a further 47 for the second wicket with Nitish Rana (22) before six wickets tumbled for 58 runs to leave the innings in ruins.West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell was among the carnage, dismissed in the 15th over for three, caught at slip edging a cut at a Rashid Khan leg break.KKR required 19 runs from the last over but Brathwaite claimed Shivam Mavi to the second ball, caught at deep mid-wicket for six before removing Gill off the very next delivery, in a carbon copy dismissal.The two wickets dented KKR hopes of a dramatic win, as the over leaked just four runs.Brathwaite, in only his third match of the tournament, ended with two for 15 from his two overs.The Barbadian had earlier failed with the bat as Sunrisers marched to 174 for seven, after being sent in.He managed just eight but opener Wriddiman Saha top-scored with 35 while Shikhar Dhawan (34) and Rashid Khan (34 not out) both helped energise the innings.Narine claimed one for 24 from four overs of off-spin while pacer Russell’s lone over went for nine runs.Sunrisers clash with Dwayne Bravo’s Chennai Super Kings in the final.last_img read more

UDFA/GTT SENIOR LEAGUE

first_imgEagles United declared winnersBy Joe ChapmanTHE Upper Demerara Football Association yesterday confirmed that Eagles United are the UDFA GTT 2017-18 Senior Football league champions.The late decision follows the drawn result between both unbeaten teams Eagles United and Net Rockers. Both teams won seven games and drew one for 22 points each.However, the decision, which caused concern on the night, was taken due to a superior goal difference on the part of Eagles who had 16 goals to Net-Rockers 15.The ruling was confirmed through checks by the UDFA with the football authority and rules in such circumstances.Eagles United scored 23 goals and allowed in seven, while by contrast Net Rockers netted 25 but were breached 10 times.Meanwhile, The UDFA is set to have a General Council Meeting today from 14.00hrs at the Linden Enterprise Network (LEN) in Mackenzie.The meeting is to draw the fixtures for the annual GT Beer year-end tournament which is scheduled to open next Sunday.THE UDFA says that clubs that are interested in the tournament need to be fully registered with three guest players being allowed per registered club.last_img read more