The Telegraph 28 November 2017Family First Comment: Another good reason to promote marriageGetting married could significantly reduce the chances of developing dementia, a new study suggests. Levels of social interaction may explain the finding, experts have said, after the research showed that people who are single or widowed are more likely to develop the disease.Researchers analysed 15 previous studies which held data on dementia and marital status involving more than 800,000 people across Europe, North and South America, and Asia.Their study, published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, found that those who are single throughout their life have a 42 per cent increased risk of dementia compared those who are married.People who have been widowed had a 20 per cent increased risk compared with married people, they found, although no elevated risk was found among divorcees compared with those who were still married.The researchers, led by experts from University College London, said that previous research has shown that married people may adopt healthier lifestyles.They may also be more likely to be socially engaged than people living alone.READ MORE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/28/want-avoid-dementia-get-married-research-suggests/ Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
Nov. 2, 2007 Box Score PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida volleyball team cruised to a 30-23, 30-16, 30-18 victory over the Tigers from West Alabama Friday night, to improve to 28-4 on the season, and 11-0 in the conference. Setter Madeline Gonzalez (Jr. / Puerto Rico) had an outstanding evening with 42 assists as she spread the ball around magnificently. Five different Argo attackers had at least eight kills, as Kimberly Clark (Jr. / St. Petersburg, Fla.) led the way with 14, while Isabela Gualberto (Sr. / Brazil) added 13 kills.Game one was close throughout and West Alabama closed to within one point at 24-23 after a kill from Teresa Clements. However, the Argos rattled off the next six points, with three of them coming on kills by Clark, including the game winner. The Argos carried the momentum and emotion of Senior Night thru games two and three for lopsided wins. In fact, in game two, the Argos hit an amazing .630 with 19 kills in only 27 attempts. Clark was the hot hand in game one, while Danielle Spitzer (Sr. / Birmingham, Ala.) put away six kills in game two, and Gualberto had five kills in game three to help keep the Tigers on their heels.Coach Melissa Wolter was very pleased, “We played very well tonight, and with a lot of emotion because of Senior night. We won the serve and pass game, and we controlled the blocking game also. Overall we played very well against a very good team (West Alabama is 26-5 on the season), and much of the credit goes to Madi (Gonzalez), as she was outstanding. She moved the ball around well, this was one of her best matches.” Gonzalez also had 14 digs and four kills go with her 42 assists.West Alabama was led by Allison Nail with 10 kills, and Gabby Pedrosa with 11 digs. Meanwhile, Luciana Rapach (Jr. / Brazil) had a nice all-around match for the Argos, with 11 kills, eight assists, and 16 digs. Jerica Carter (Jr. / Gainesville, Fla.) chipped in defensively with 10 digs. Freshmen Chelsea Wilhoite (Jacksonville, Fla.) had a strong night hitting .300, with eight kills.The Argos play their final Conference match tomorrow afternoon at the UWF Fieldhouse at 3:00 pm against Montevallo. UWF is 11-0 in the conference and is shooting for a perfect 12-0, before they head to the conference tournament next weekend as the #1 seed. The conference tournament is held this year in Searcy, Arkansas, and West Florida plays Ouachita Baptist in the first round on Friday, November 9th, at 2:30 pm. All the West Florida matches will be broadcast on Stretch Internet. Print Friendly Version Share UWF Volleyball Rolls Over West Alabama 3-0 on Senior Night
Ever since the early 1950s, thousands of high school cross country runners has made their way to Baldwinsville for a mid-season classic.And while the field was not quite as large as it was in 2018, plenty were on hand again last Saturday for the 68th edition of the Baldwinsville Invitational, with varsity, JV, modified and even alumni races taking place throughout the morning and afternoon on the Durgee Junior High School course.In the boys Large School division, B’ville, buoyed by a pair of top-10 efforts, finished fifth with 126 points. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (Section II) won the title, followed by Fairport, Ithaca and Cicero-North Syracuse. Individually, the Bees’ Jack Michaels needed 15 minutes, 34.5 seconds to finish sixth as Burnt Hills’ Ryan Allison won in 15:14 flat, with Colin Delaney taking ninth place in 15:52 flat.Solomon Holden-Betts made his way to 28th place in 16:48.2, with James Cary getting 37th place in 17:02.6 as Justin Chimento needed 17:13.5 for 46th place.Meanwhile, the B’ville girls were also in the Large School division, where it finished ninth in a 19-team field headed by C-NS, who had seven of the top 16 finishers, led by freshman Kate Putman, who won in 17:58.6. Tags: Baldwinsvillecross country Among the Bees chasing Putman, McKenzie Schmidt had the best effort, finishing 40th among team runners (41st overall) in 20:48.2. Margaret Solomon beat out Vivian Holden-Betts for 48th place, though both posted 21:09.9 as Anna Conklin, in 21:20.4, beat out Sage Springsteen (21:23.7) for 55th place.40 48 49 55 56Over in the Varsity Small School divisions, Skaneateles was victorious on the boys side and Trumansburg won the girls race, with the Lakers’ Caleb Bender the boys individual champion in 15:31.5 and Chenango Forks’ Piper Reid winning the girls race in 19:04.7.Each of B’ville’s junior varsity teams finished fifth in their respective races, with Eric Smith third in the boys JV race in 17:10.4 as Annabelle Horan did best in the girls JV race, finishing 17th in 22:09.8.Before all this, B’ville swept both sides of last Wednesday’s meet with Nottingham by equal 15-50 margins. Solomon won the girls race in 20:56, four seconds ahead of the 21:00 flat from Sarah Fawwaz.Conklin was third in 21:29 as Horan took fourth place (22:06) and Olivia Creelman was fifth in 22:08. Kathryn Nice, in 22:41, led the next group that included Emilee Salzman (23:15), Lily Horan (23:18) and Kerri Lewis (23:27).For the boys Bees, it was Trevor Best proving best as he won in 17:56, clear of the 18:07 from Ryan Quinn. Zach Lewis, in 18:47, beat out Jeff Raganese (18:55) for third place as Max Naples was fifth in 19:04. Richard Howard got sixth place in 19:06, ahead of Spencer Randolph (19:08), Jacob Rinn (19:22), Stephen Meeker (19:24) and Mike Sabatino (19:35).Yet another big race takes place on Wednesday afternoon when B’ville plays host to two powerhouses, Fayetteville-Manlius and Liverpool, as the SCAC Metro division regular-season slate wraps up. Then the Bees go to Saturday’s big McQuaid Invitational in Rochester.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story
For as long as Jim Boeheim can remember, each Syracuse practice has ended the same way.Free throws. In Manley Field House, the Carrier Dome or the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center, the players have lined up in a row on the baseline while one player shoots.Two shots. You make one, and there’s no running. You miss one, and the sprint to the other end of the court and back begins.‘We’ve probably been doing that for the last 20 years,’ SU head coach Boeheim said.At least part of the reason Boeheim implemented the free-throw shooting at the end of a long hour and a half practice is the effect it seems to have on the Orange’s recent performance from the line late in games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textStatistically, Syracuse is the worst free-throw shooting team in the Big East at just 65.7 percent. But in the last five minutes and overtime of games this season, the Orange is shooting a cool 70 percent from the line.‘The big key,’ Boeheim said, ‘is we’ve made key foul shots all year long.’That’s almost a full 10 percentage points behind Villanova, who leads the conference at 75.6 percent. But to Boeheim, free-throw statistics are misleading.‘The thing that’s deceptive about free-throw shooting is that it’s maybe five or six total foul shots that separate you from seventh or eighth place,’ Boeheim said. ‘It’s such a small percentage. Over 17 games, that’s maybe five foul shots.’And the prime example Boeheim points at to support his theory is what happened in one game: Syracuse’s 69-64 win over Villanova on Feb. 21.The Wildcats, the aforementioned best shooting team from the line in the Big East, went just 17-of-27 from the line. Guard Corey Stokes, who is sixth in the nation shooting 90.6 percent on the season, made five of his eight attempts on the night.Meanwhile, SU shot 13-of-17 from the line on the night. And when it mattered most, the Orange calmly sank its shots.‘When we’ve had to make free throws, we’ve made them,’ Boeheim said. ‘We’ve made very clutch free throws. That’s the key, really, I think.‘Villanova leads the league in free-throw shooting. They missed two key free throws. And we made two key free throws.’Trailing by one and three late, Villanova’s James Bell missed three consecutive free throws. On the other end, his team up 65-64, Dion Waiters sunk two after being knocked to the ground on a hard foul. And Rick Jackson sealed the win with a pair to provide the Orange’s final margin of victory, banking in the latter.‘I was surprised,’ said Carl Arrigale, Jackson’s high school coach at Neumann-Goretti (Pa.), who was at the game. ‘He’s been shooting 1-of-2 for about eight years now.’The late-game clutch shooting from the line has become a developing trend that has helped foster SU’s four-game winning streak heading into its final regular-season game against DePaul on Saturday (4 p.m., Big East Network).Against Rutgers, Syracuse made 34 of its 47 attempts from the line, but the biggest ones came in the form of Jackson’s tying free throw that sent the game to overtime and the nine made in the overtime session.And in Syracuse’s 58-51 win over Georgetown on Saturday, free throws closed the game out as SU made stops on the defensive end. No one was more important to that stretch than Brandon Triche, who made six free throws in the last four minutes — and four in the final 23 seconds. Triche stepped up from the line despite a 1-for-7 shooting night overall.‘I just try to be relaxed,’ Triche said in the SU locker room after the win. ‘I’m usually a cool, calm guy. So I just try to be relaxed and not be shaky. I know if I make the first one, the second one’s going to go in.’At one practice last week, Triche did just that. He made both, probably expected considering his streak of 27 consecutive made free throws in games. It was Jackson, the notorious ‘one out of two’ free-throw shooter, who was the first to send his team running.There was a collective sigh, some sprinting, some jogging and some backpedaling up and down the court. But there hasn’t been much sighing or similar emotion in games recently. And to Triche, it all comes back to those 10 minutes in practice.‘I try to treat every free throw like it’s in the game,’ Triche said. ‘Like you need them. Free throws are the easy points that can help the team out.’email@example.com Comments Published on March 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+
If you blinked, you might’ve missed it.In a short three-day span, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team showed just how quickly fortunes can change in this year’s deeper-than-usual Big Ten. After a stunning and disappointing upset at Iowa Thursday night, the No. 16 Badgers (now 21-8 overall and a fourth-place 10-6 in the conference) regrouped at Ohio State Sunday afternoon, pulling out an exhilarating 63-60 win over the then-No. 8 Buckeyes.Earlier in the week, Wisconsin was seeking revenge against an Iowa team that suddenly has found its way into NCAA tournament bubble discussion. But the Hawkeyes, who upset the Badgers in the Kohl Center back on New Year’s Eve, had no intent on missing out on a season sweep and shot the lights out in a 67-66 victory. Iowa was fueled by senior guard Matt Gatens, who scored 33 points on 12-for-18 shooting (7-for-10 from 3-point range). Wisconsin actually out-shot Iowa in overall field goal percentage, finishing at 50.9 percent (29-for-57) while the Hawkeyes sunk 48.0 percent (24-for-50) of their shots.Wisconsin now has just two games remaining in the regular season, both at home, against Minnesota Tuesday night and Illinois Sunday afternoon.Offense: 3.5 out of 5The Badgers’ two shooting efforts this week were both statistically impressive. From the tip-off against Ohio State, Wisconsin came out with a renewed vigor after Thursday night’s disaster. The Badgers attacked the basket early and often against the Buckeyes, ultimately sinking 9-of-11 free throw attempts (81.8 percent). Against Iowa, Wisconsin’s only foul shots came from forward Ryan Evans, who was a mere 2-for-3.In upending the Buckeyes Sunday, the Badgers’ aggressiveness yielded a career game from forward/center Jared Berggren. The 6-foot-10 junior finished with 18 points on 6-for-13 shooting, displaying not only a stronger presence in the paint but also clutch shooting from outside. Berggren shot 3-for-7 from three-point range, and his three-pointer with 31 seconds remaining proved to be the go-ahead basket the Badgers desperately needed. Berggren also scored UW’s final five points.The Badgers also received stellar outings from point guard Jordan Taylor (19 points on 6-for-8 shooting and four assists) and forward Ryan Evans (10 points and 10 rebounds for his second career double-double).Perhaps the greatest sign for Wisconsin this weekend, though, was the emergence of senior guard/forward Rob Wilson. After receiving limited playing time for much of the season, Wilson scored nine points (3-for-7 shooting, including 3-for-6 from 3-point range) in 21 minutes against Ohio State and 11 points (5-for-7 shooting) in 17 minutes against Iowa.Defense: 4 out of 5In both games this weekend, Wisconsin held its opponents below their season scoring averages. Iowa, third in the conference with 73.3 points per game, scored just 67 against Wisconsin. Ohio State, second with 75.2 points per game, was limited to just 60 Sunday afternoon.Individually, though, opposing players were able to post big numbers against the Badgers this weekend. Gatens’ 33 points for Iowa were the most scored against the Badgers by any player this season, while Ohio State sophomore forward Deshaun Thomas finished with 23.Wisconsin’s defense also thrived in the turnover department in both games this weekend. The Badgers forced the Buckeyes into 12, including 10 in the first half. Iowa turned it over 13 times Thursday night.Bench: 3 out of 5As mentioned above, Wilson’s development into Wisconsin’s sixth man played the biggest role in terms of bench contributions this weekend. Wilson’s nine were points were all UW’s bench scored against Ohio State, but he did receive some help from Ben Brust’s 10 points against Iowa.Player of the week: Ryan EvansFor just the Ohio State game, Berggren would have been a very tempting pick, especially for his clutch play. At Iowa, even in a loss, Josh Gasser’s 14 points were a tremendous sign as the sophomore shooting guard continues to work his way past a scoring slump.But for his consistency in tying Gasser for the team-high with 14 points at Iowa (he also added six rebounds) and then notching a double-double against Ohio State, Evans brings home this week’s coveted Herald Sports Player of the Week trophy. For the season, Evans is now averaging 10.7 points (.438 shooting percentage), 6.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. He is also third on the team, behind Taylor and Gasser, in minutes played per game (30.0).
At 4pm, all eyes will be on Salthill as Galway play Mayo in the Connacht Championship semi-finals. There are four games down for decision this afternoon in the Provincial Football Championships.At 2pm, Cavan host Monaghan in the Ulster Championship quarter-finals. Down await the winners in the last four.There are two games set to throw in at 3.30pm. Offaly play Meath in Tullamore in the Leinster quarter-finals, while im Munster, Kerry and Clare meet with the winner facing Cork in the Munster Football Final.
Iranian female artist, Fateme Hamami, who has 85 per cent paralysis of her body, has painted a magnificent portrait of superstar footballer Cristiano Ronaldo using only her feet.In a video shared by ESPNFC on their official Twitter handle, Fateme is seen giving finishing touches to her work of marvel. As per the tweet, she has told ESPNFC that she would love Portugal and Juventus star forward Ronaldo to see her work. As per reports, Ronaldo has returned to Italy after being locked down in his native Portugal for almost two months amid coronavirus pandemic.Media reports in Italy state that the star forward landed in Turin airport in his private jet from the Portuguese island of Madeira. The 35-year old will now spend two weeks in quarantine.Serie A sides have returned to individual training on Monday with Juventus recalling their 10 overseas players.It is hoped that Serie A fixtures could resume between May 27 and June 2 — with an end date for the season of early August. However, no formal date has been announced for the resumption of the league, even before empty stands.Ronaldo was part of Juventus” last Serie A game, a 2-0 victory over Inter Milan behind closed doors at the Allianz Stadium on March 8.The former Real Madrid and Manchester United forward returned to Madeira after the Inter match to be by his mother Dolores” side as she had suffered a stroke.
Former world champion, Joshua Clottey says Joseph Agbeko has the ability to return to world championship status in his March 8 IBO bantamweight title bout with Colombian Luis Melendez at the Accra Sports Stadium.Joshua Clottey became a world champion in 2008 after he put American Zabdiel Judah to the sword in Las Vegas, Nevada to claim the vacant IBF Welter weight Title.Speaking to JOY Sports, the experienced Clottey hinted Joseph Agbeko’s tough punching is an asset that would come handy in ensuring he wins this all important bout .“He has power punches already, and all he needs to do is, add more punches especially his favorite four combinations. I have watched him severally and i know he would beat Melendez “he said.Despite having a fight record of 28 wins, Joseph King Kong Agbeko has been inactive since failing to snatch the IBF and WBC silver bantamweight titles from Mexican-American, Abner Mares in December 2011, but his long time pal added he is buoyed to win because of the home support he will get on the March 8 at the Accra sports stadium.“This is a world title fight. There is no way the Columbian can win here in Accra. All his fans would be around because it’s been such a long time since we saw a fight of this magnitude. So am positive he would win.” This would be the first World title bout to be staged in Ghana after Azumah Nelson’s win against Sidnei dal Rovere in 1988 and is being put together by Fresh King Entertainment.
The first vice-president of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Reginald Thompson, has hinted of a soon-to-be-established boxing academy in the Odododiodoo Constituency in the Greater Accra Region to train the youth.Mr Thompson, the only member of the previous GBA administration to be retained in office at the recent GBA congress, said his position would afford him the opportunity to continue with his contribution to the sport.“I love the sport; I grew up at James Town and was part of boxing in the town. It is now time to make boxing a lucrative venture in Accra,” Mr. Thompson, who doubles as the CEO of James Quagraine and Co., an accounting firm, said.He said his first task would be to form a team to hunt for talents and groom them through the academy system to churn out the next generation of Ghanaian boxers.Mr Thompson pledged his support for new GBA president, Peter Zwennes, as he carries out the vision of the new administration to make the sport more attractive.