RHTYSC/Kares Engineering Inc. Patron’s Tournament

first_imgGrill Master crowned champions as highly successful tournament concludesA BRILLIANT all-round performance by skipper Roy Jaferally on Sunday led his team Grill Master to championship honours in the RHTYSC/Kares Engineering Inc. Patron’s Green Economy softball tournament.Played at the Area ‘H’ ground, Grill Master of Canje crushed Prophecy Boys of Port Mourant by 131 runs to take home the first prize of $500 000, and the beautiful Green Economy Trophy donated by Kares Engineering Inc., and the Ministry of the Presidency respectively.The tournament was organised by the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, in honour of its Patron, on his 72nd birth anniversary, His Excellency President David Granger.The Grill Master team pose with Minister Joseph Harmon and sponsors of the tournament.Prophecy Boys won the toss and surprisingly opted to field first. The powerful Grill Master batting lineup took full advantage of batting first, and blasted their way to an impressive 271-6, with Jaferally top-scoring, 65, including seven massive sixes, while Vishal Phillips 48, David Looknauth 55 and Kevin Gangaram 34 not out offered vital support.Arjune Marimootoo was the only bowler to escape with decent bowling figures – 4-32.In reply, Prophecy Boys were dismissed for 141 in 16.3 overs. Michael Romalho 38, Navindranauth Ramnauth 20 and Madhan Budhan 28, were the principal scorers.Jaferally completed a fine all-round performance with 4-27, while Keon Sinclair took 2-21.In the semifinals Grill Master easily disposed of Jai Hind of Albion by nine wickets, while Prophecy Boys defeated Hard Knock of Manchester by 79 runs.In the third place playoff, Hard Knock defeated Jai Hind by 17 runs.At the presentation ceremony RHTYSC Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster hailed the tournament as a massive success, and a perfect tribute to President David Granger on his 72nd birth anniversary.The club, he stated worked overtime to organise a tournament of the highest standard, and praised the numerous sponsors.Minister of State Joseph Harmon, who represented President Granger, congratulated the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club for honouring its Patron with a well-organised cricket tournament.The minister also spoke broadly on the impact of Climate Change, and the reasons why the government was striving to establish a Green Economy.Minister Harmon urged the club to maintain its outstanding work, and committed the government’s support to assist with programmes associated with Climate Change.Mahadeo Panchu of KSM Investment and Kishore Persaud of Kares Engineering also made brief remarks at the presentation ceremony.last_img read more

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Norris receives $1.6-million grant for prostate cancer drug trial

first_imgThe National Institutes of Health awarded the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center a three-year $1.6-million grant for clinical trials of a new drug to treat prostate cancer.After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men. The drug, AEZS-108, may offer hope to patients with few remaining options and could be a more effective and less toxic treatment for all sufferers of advanced prostate cancer.“I’m very enthusiastic,” said Dr. Jacek Pinski, associate professor of medicine who led the research team. “This particular drug offers a more direct treatment while reducing toxicity and decreasing side effects.”Pinski and his team, which includes multiple oncologists, researchers and instructors from USC, received the grant after submitting a comprehensive amount of preclinical data to the National Institutes of Health.“Its not easy to get these kinds of big grants from the NIH,” Pinski said. “We had to ensure there was sufficient preclinical data in our proposal to demonstrate that the project is meaningful and the drug is effective.”AEZS-108 allows for a more focused treatment as a result of the LH-RH peptide that is capable of recognizing a protein on the cancer cells and directing itself to them, reducing the detrimental effects on other healthy cells. Pinski’s former instructor and mentor, endocrinologist Dr. Andrew Schally received the Nobel Peace Prize after discovering the peptide LH-RH in 1977. The combination of the peptide with doxorubicin was first evaluated in clinical trials for women with different types of cancer in Europe. Those studies determined the drug’s relatively low toxicity, but this will be the first time it is assessed for the treatment of prostate cancer.The clinical trial, which will take place at the Norris Center’s Clinical Scientific Office, will include 55 participants, all of whom have metastasized and castration-resistant prostate cancer. The other qualification is that the patients must have failed treatment attempts with a traditional chemotherapeutic agent. Therefore, the drug is something of a last resort for many of the participants, Pinski said.“The traditional prostate cancer patient, or any patient with a localized disease, generally has success with surgical or radiotherapy treatments,” Pinski said. “But in cases of reoccurrence and metastization there are significantly fewer treatment options. We hope to change that.”The research team will conduct an abbreviated Phase I trial to gauge any toxicity differences in men. After that they will move on to Phase II, where they administer the drug and collect data via tumor measurements, CT and bone scans.The Norris Center is collaborating with Dr. Yu-Chong Tai of the California Institute of Technology, whose newly developed porous artificial-membrane device will collect circulating tumor cells for analysis. The new device is meant to be quicker and more efficient, expediting the analysis process.“After we collect the data we’re going to measure the reception of the tumor cells and correlate it to our clinical outcome measures,” Pinski said.The trial is set to begin in the next few weeks according to the research team, which is waiting for the drug to be delivered. If the trial proves effective and noninvasive during the three-year study, Pinski said it will make great strides in the advanced prostate cancer treatment.last_img read more

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Shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap bow out in first round of French Open

first_imgAdvertisement 7mNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa4z7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecu08n( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) g58kWould you ever consider trying this?😱y5ivwCan your students do this? 🌚951loRoller skating! Powered by Firework Following Subhankar Dey’s inspiring win over Tommy Sugiarto on Tuesday, rest of the Indian shuttlers were looking forward for another field day in the ongoing French Open. But unfortunately, Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap and Sameer Verma, all crashed out of the opening round in the men’s singles event of the tournament on Wednesday.Advertisement Srikanth who fought hard against second seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei, lost 15-21, 21-7, 21-14 in 55 minutes. While Kashyap surrendered to Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long Angus, losing 11-21, 9-21 in a one-sided clash. Sameer Verma too suffered the same fate as he lost 22-20, 18-21, 18-21 to Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto.Advertisement With these three losses, Subhanker Dey is now India’s only remaining hope in the men’s singles contest. Having already progressed to the second round, he will face Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia.Even in the opening round of the mixed doubles event, India’s challenge ended prematurely as, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa and Pranaav Jerry Chopra-N Sikki Reddy slumped as well.Advertisement While Chopra and Reddy lost to England’s Chris and Gabriellle Adcock 13-21, 18-21, Rankireddy and Ponappa rallied on till the end ultimately losing the tie 17-21, 18-21 against fourth seeded Seo Seung Jae and Chae Yujung of Korea.Meanwhile in the first round of the women’s singles, P. V. Sindhu began her campaign yesterday, with an easy victory over Michelle Li. Sindhu, ranked as the world number six, struggled of late before finally beating Li 21-15, 21-13 in a match which lasted 44 minutes only. She will now face world number 26 Yeo Jia Min of Singapore in the second round of the French Open. Advertisementlast_img read more

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