India win despite Mathews century

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP):Ravichandran Ashwin took four wickets yesterday to propel India to their first Test series win in Sri Lanka in 22 years, defeating the hosts by 117 runs in the third Test.Chasing 386 to win, Sri Lanka slumped to 107 for five in their second innings, but captain Angelo Mathews scored a fighting 110 and shared 135 runs for the sixth wicket with Kusal Perera (70), giving Sri Lanka a chance to save the Test.However, Perera’s dismissal shortly before tea exposed the tail and the hosts lost their remaining wickets in five overs after the break.Fast bowler Ishant Sharma took the three important wickets of Upul Tharanga (0), Dinesh Chandimal (18) and Mathews in the second innings and collected eight wickets in the match.India hadn’t won a Test series in Sri Lanka since 1993 under captain Mohammad Azharuddin.Sri Lanka won the first Test in Galle by 63 runs and India won the second match by 278 runs.India captain Virat Kohli said that at no stage during the big partnership did he think that the match was slipping away.”In Test cricket on a fifth day even if you get a 100-run partnership you will have that one opportunity to get someone out and you have to make sure you grab that,” Kohli said. “It was a case of concentrating more in that situation.”Mathews said poor batting caused his team’s downfall.”On this wicket we had our chances to win. If not for the collapse in the top order, we could have won the game. Unfortunately we didn’t. We’ll try to rectify those mistakes in the future,” he said.India’s Cheteshwar Pujara, who carried his bat through the first innings for an unbeaten 145 in his comeback Test match, was named Man of the Match.Ashwin, who bagged 21 wickets in the three Tests, was adjudged player of the series.Sri Lanka lost their first three wickets for 21 runs on the fourth evening, leaving Mathews and Kaushal Silva to rebuild the innings.Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council charged India bowler Sharma and Sri Lanka’s Dhammika Prasad, Dinesh Chandimal and Thirimanne with breaching the code of conduct for their angry confrontations on Monday.The players were involved in a series of arguments during India’s second innings after Prasad directed several bouncers at tail-end batsman Sharma.The details of the charges are expected to be announced later today.last_img read more

NO ‘IFS’ OR ‘BUTTS’ – SMOKING STAMPED OUT IN DONEGAL HEALTH CENTRES

first_imgA total of 18 Primary Care Centres and Health Centres in Donegal will introduce a tobacco-free campus policy on Monday, 2 December 2013.From that date, it will no longer be possible to smoke anywhere on these Primary Care Centre or Health Centre grounds; for example, entrances, doorways, walkways, internal roads, car parks or cars.The Primary Care Centres and Health Centres that are leading the way in this initiative are: Convoy Health CentreManorcunningham Health CentreLifford Old Health CentreMuff Health Centre Malin Health CentreQuigley’s Point Health CentreLetterkenny: ARK Medical CentreLetterkenny: Scally PracticeRathmullan Health Centre Brianleck Health CentreDoochary Health CentreFintown Primary Care CentreDunfanaghy Health Centre Glenties Health CentreBundoran Health CentreMountcharles Health CentreDunkineely Health CentreKillybegs Health CentreAs healthcare providers in Donegal, these Primary Care and Health Centres are committed to reducing the use of tobacco and its harmful health effects.The Tobacco Free Campus Policy in the 18 Centres aims to create a healthier, smoke-free, clean environment for the clients, staff, visitors and contract workers.Dr Gearoid O’Rourke GP said lung cancer is the commonest cause of cancer death in men and women.“In fact lung cancer kills more people than do the next three common cancers combined. Yet lung cancer is almost entirely preventable.“About 1,650 people in Ireland die from lung cancer every year. Smoking cigarettes is by far the biggest risk factor and is responsible for 90% of cases. There are over 4,000 chemicals in every cigarette and at least 55 are known to cause cancer.“The risk of developing lung cancer is also dose dependent. For example, if you smoke just one cigarette a day, you are three times more likely to get lung cancer than a non-smoker. However, if you smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day, you are 20 times more likely to get lung cancer than a non-smoker.“Even if you do not smoke, ‘passive smoking’ can increase your risk of developing lung cancer. Research has found that non-smoking women who share their house with a smoking partner are 27% more likely to develop lung cancer than non-smoking women who live with a non-smoking partner.Fiona Boyle, Smoking Cessation Advisor, HSE Donegal says, “The HSE has set a target of introducing a Smoke-Free Campus Policy to all health campuses by 2015.“We are introducing this policy in one third of Donegal’s Primary Care Centres on Monday, 2 December. We are urging all doctors and allied healthcare workers to support the Tobacco Free Campus Policy initiative and join with us in sending a clear, strong and unambiguous message against Tobacco.“The Tobacco Free Campus policy will lead to a better health outcome for patients by treating tobacco addiction as a care issue and we are actively promoting smoking cessation to support patients to quit. The introduction of a Tobacco Free Campus policy will take time but the success of this type of policy in other places, such as on the Letterkenny General Hospital campus, indicates that the majority of people support the policy. Introducing a tobacco-fee campus policy sends a clear message that these Primary Care settings are committed to protecting and promoting the health of their patients, staff and all who visit the centres.”The HSE Donegal Smoking Cessation Service is supporting this initiative by offering free support to anyone wishing to quit tobacco in any of the 12 clinics throughout Donegal.If you wish to avail of this service, you can contact Fiona Boyle on 087 – 2514790 or Catherine Coleman on 087 – 6913777 for details or to make an appointment.HSE staff who join the Donegal Smoking Cessation Service will also be supported with six weeks free Tobacco Dependence Treatments i.e. NRT patch, to support their quit attempt. The HSE has also developed a QUIT campaign to provide supports for people who want to quit smoking which is available on www.quit.ie or National Smokers’ Quitline on 1850 201 203.NO ‘IFS’ OR ‘BUTTS’ – SMOKING STAMPED OUT IN DONEGAL HEALTH CENTRES was last modified: November 21st, 2013 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:donegalhealth centresNo SmokingPrimary Care Centreslast_img read more

Work begins on new public safety complex

first_img The project is primarily being funded with money approved by voters approval of Proposition F in 2000 and Proposition Q in 2002. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “Only this morning, we heard from probably the most hated individual in the world, making another threat to our great nation,” said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “It gives us a sobering effect, if you will, about the possibility of any emergency.” The complex, set to open in summer 2008, came about after officials reviewed the aftermath of the Northridge Earthquake, which jolted the city a dozen years ago this week, said Ellis Stanley, general manager of the Emergency Preparedness Department. “At that time the city kind of scrambled to come together and coordinate its response,” he said. The complex will replace and consolidate a number of dispatch and operational centers that currently are scattered around the city and that officials say are outdated and inadequate. The 124,000-square-foot facility will include connections to county, state and federal emergency networks, police and fire airborne video units, and seismic data from Caltech. Los Angeles leaders broke ground Thursday on a $127 million Public Safety Complex touted as the city’s nerve center in the event of a terrorist attack or natural disaster. Funded by a pair of voter-approved propositions, the facility in Little Tokyo will house operations centers for the emergency preparedness, fire and police departments, as well as medical services and a full fire station. The complex is in addition to a new 500,000-square-foot police headquarters approved last year by the City Council to replace Parker Center at 100 N. Los Angeles St., which has been damaged over the years by earthquakes and wear-and-tear. While introducing the new complex, some city officials referenced the re-emergence Thursday of Osama bin Laden in a new audiotape threatening attacks in the United States. last_img read more