Federer loses match and No. 1 ranking at Miami Open

first_imgKnee woes: Steph, Kyrie not expected back until playoffs “I deserve it after this match,” Federer said. “That’s how I feel.”Kokkinakis became the lowest-ranked man to beat a No. 1 player since No. 178 Francisco Clavet upset Lleyton Hewitt in 2003. That upset was also at Key Biscayne.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Pretty crazy,” said Kokkinakis, 21. “I’m pretty happy about it.”Federer now has lost back-to-back matches for the first time since 2014, a dip that comes after a career-best 17-0 start to the year. He lost to Juan Martin del Potro in the Indian Wells final Sunday, a defeat that also came down to a winner-take-all tiebreaker. Federer won’t be playing to reclaim the No. 1 spot anytime soon. He said he’ll skip the upcoming clay season for the second year in a row, including the French Open.During a stadium ceremony before the night session, tour professionals joined members of the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to promote a fundraising campaign for victims of last month’s mass shooting there.Federer’s match turned when he played a poor service game and was broken at love to fall behind 3-1 in the second set.“That game I knuckled down and put pressure on him,” Kokkinakis said. “I started to dictate from there.”Kokkinakis never broke again but held the rest of the way, consistently topping 125 mph with his serve.“Every time I had chances, something bad happened,” Federer said. “Wrong decision-making by me, good decision-making by him. It’s disappointing. I don’t know why I couldn’t get to any level I was happy with today.”Federer kept one exchange going by hitting a volley behind his back, but couldn’t win even that point. He laughed then — it was early in the match — but looked grim two hours later as the end neared.On match point, Federer buried a backhand return in the bottom of the net. Kokkinakis screamed in celebration, waved his index finger and gestured for more noise from the appreciative capacity crowd.Kokkinakis said he didn’t mind that fans were firmly in Federer’s corner during the match — and even before it.“When I came on court there wasn’t much cheering,” Kokkinakis said with a laugh. “He came on court with a little delay and that sort of strut he does, and I was like, ‘This is pretty nuts.’ The crowd goes nuts when he does his walk onto court.” Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback The walk to the exit was the last at Key Biscayne for Federer, a three-time champion. The event is moving next year to the Miami Dolphins’ stadium.Nadal will become the new No. 1 even though he missed Key Biscayne because of a hip injury that also forced him to skip Indian Wells.Kokkinakis is healthy for a change. The tournament is just his fifth in the past seven months, but he said he thought he could beat Federer.“When I’m playing on my terms, I don’t feel there are too many people that can go with me,” Kokkinakis said. “I just needed to play my game and aggressive tennis.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. 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The match was his first against Federer, although they’ve practiced together.“I’ve always liked his game,” Federer said. “I’m happy for him that on the big stage he was able to show it. It’s a big result for him in his career, and I hope it’s going to launch him.”Federer’s defeat left both No. 1 players out of the tournament. Simona Halep lost hours earlier to Agnieszka Radwanska 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Eight-time women’s champion Serena Williams and six-time winner Novak Djokovic were also eliminated in their opening matches.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Roger Federer, of Switzerland, wipes his face during his match against Thanasi Kokkinakis, of Australia, at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Roger Federer lost his second consecutive match and the No. 1 ranking Saturday.Big-serving Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, a qualifier ranked 175th, rallied to upset Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) at the Miami Open. The 36-year-old Federer had been the oldest No. 1 man ever, but he’ll lose that spot to Rafael Nadal when the new rankings come out April 2.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Affected residents still fearful of losing lands

first_imgEnmore co-op societyAfter months of battling a co-op Society, residents of Enmore North on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) are on the verge of losing their lands, which have been invaded by persons sporting fake transport document.It has been almost six months since the issue was unearthed after Secretary of the North Haslington Cooperative Society, Mary Luke, issued transport documents for lands which were lawfully owned by persons within the village.The situation was at its peak when many persons were thrown out of their houses by these persons. However, one of the persons, Champawattie Samuel stated on Saturday that a structure has been erected on her land, registered as Lot 158Some residents stood in the rain as Opposition MP Anil Nandlall addresses their concerns in July, 2018Enmore North. The advice given to her suggested that she should hire an attorney.However, Samuel and other residents could not afford the legal fees as the matter may continue for a long time. A few persons would have appointed an attorney to look at the matter but uncertainty looms as to what will be the outcome.“The people still building a house on my land and they tell us now that we should hire a lawyer and get them to remove. I can’t spend all of that money because right now we don’t know how long more this continuing,” she said.Marcia Gordon told Guyana Times that Luke was prohibited from distributing such documents since 2013. However, these actions have continued and the problem has stemmed from this.“Right now, we have about 20 lands that having the same issue. What we understand is that the Co-op Secretary was banned by the Georgetown Co-op from giving out any transport but she still giving transport for other people land,” said Gordon.On the land, a fence was erected and a house is currently under construction. While this is one of the many cases, the police have made some interventions to resolve conflicts among persons who were thrown out of their houses.Back in June of 2018, several houses were invaded by unknown persons with transport documents in their possession for lands within the village. Belongings of the occupants were tossed out of these dwellings and left to be damaged in the rain.Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall had shared some insight into that matter, stating that while the co-op is in a process of redistributing lands, they cannot merely give it to someone, highlighting that when a person is deceased, the beneficiary is supposed to be given the land. Adding to that, it is not a case whereby the residents were squatting on the lands.last_img read more

PPP cannot be trapped by philosophy – Jagdeo

first_img…tells Congress to rebuild for resounding victory in 2020Opposition Leader and Central Executive Committee member of Guyana’s longest serving political force, Bharrat Jagdeo, opened the 31st Congress of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) with much vigour as he charged each member to join the efforts to rebuild the Party as they pave the journey for a resounding victory in 2020.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo addressing the Congress on Saturday at the Cotton Field Secondary School in Region TwoFor the three days, members will brainstorm to draft mechanisms that can propel the Party in the direction of success with the view of continuing to transform the lives of every citizen for the better.With a renewed sense of commitment and enthusiasm, Jagdeo told the masses at the Cotton Field Secondary School in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) that the PPP is a party for everyone and encouraged the stalwarts, young, and the new bloods to combine their efforts, knowledge and ideas to make the Party stronger.ReformJagdeo urged members to face reality and accept that weaknesses exist within the Party which ultimately led to their narrow defeat in the 2015 General and Regional Elections.“If we do not have honest opinion then we cannot fix the problems that led us to being in Opposition, how do we rebuild from this as a party?” he emphasised.Jagdeo, who served as Head of State for 12 consecutive years, noted that the aim of the Congress is to identify and examine all weaknesses and then make recommendations to improve the deficiencies.He maintained, however, that the PPP was cheated during the last elections but conceded that that aspect was not the main reason behind its current Opposition status.Additionally, he said the PPP needs to begin the process of decentralisation and to build up its local leaders so that the Party is in “tip top” shape to address the challenges in society.Jagdeo also dismissed suggestions that the older party members are being side-lined, emphasising that their wealth of knowledge serves as the backbone of the PPP’s development.He said it should be the honour of the stalwarts to instil the requisite knowledge and provide guidance to those upcoming vibrant minds who possess the vibrancy to thrust the Party forward.Jagdeo also stressed that long-standing members should take pride in encouraging youths and women and to send a message that the PPP is open to all Guyanese.The politician noted too that it is time to reach out to the disgruntled and disappointed A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) supporters who are also facing the burdens unleashed by the coalition Administration.In this regard, Jagdeo underlined that the PPP will forever remain committed to the fundamental principle of being patriotic and tending to the needs of the grassroots. He acknowledged that though times have changed, the PPP will always be thankful to its Founding Leader Dr Cheddi Jagan.“We will continue to work on his methodology to effect change,” Jagdeo declared.Proud track recordJagdeo, who also serves as the nation’s Opposition Leader, spoke about the mayhem plaguing the country’s economic system at the hands of the coalition Government and empathised with the struggles of Guyanese.Contrasting the two Governments, Jagdeo pointed out that the PPP has much to be proud of, since the pre-independence struggle to the 1992 elections victory, which ended 28 years of rigged elections under the PNC dictatorship.He observed that the times are worrying once again, noting that even those who supported the APNU/AFC are now missing the PPP. “In 19 months people have begun to miss us badly; imagine their own supporters are missing us now, I want to promise you that we will emerge bigger, better and stronger next elections; we have to use this period as Opposition to strengthen ourselves, if we don’t then we won’t be living up to the standards we set. There are great expectations of us, those who voted for us and also those who have not.”Jagdeo outlined that this Government is not only incapable of managing a country but its ministers are bereft of ideas on how to stimulate the local economy and have exhibited an appetite for greed, mediocrity and arrogance. “This Government has made deception a form of art,” he posited.Transformational waysMeanwhile, PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee also delivered a keynote address highlighting that over the years, the Party contributed to good governance, national independence and freedom for all. Rohee recognised the invaluable contributions of all the stalwarts of the Party and expressed admiration of the strength of the Party support base. He highlighted that the PPP, whether it is in or out of power, has changed and touched many Guyanese lives in transformational ways.Meanwhile, PPP member Indra Chandarpal offered remarks on behalf of the Women’s Progressive Organisation (WPO), highlighting that in the coming years, the PPP must aim to bolster its leadership.Chairman of the Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO) Irfaan Ali in his remarks said the youth arm will play its role in rebuilding and strengthening local groups and will be partnering with internationally recognised youth groups in an effort to sustain activism.He added that the PYO is working on sustaining the activism that was seen in high levels at the 2015 General and Regional Elections, as it supports the mandate of the PPP.Ali noted that the PYO has resolved to address several key priorities in the coming months, including: rebuilding and strengthening local groups; partnering with internationally recognised youth groups with similar objectives; and represent the issues of University of Guyana (UG) students; among others.Rice Producers Association (RPA) Head Dharamkumar Seeraj also delivered an address, sympathising with the rice farmers who are feeling the pressure of the coalition Government’s mismanagement of the sector.Among those in attendance were representatives of the private sector, members of the diplomatic corps, and local trade union movements, as well as special invitees.The 31st PPP Congress is being held under the theme “Strengthen the Party, Defend Democracy, Onward to Victory.”The three-day gathering ends on Monday and will pave the way for the election of new leadership of the PPP. (Additional reporting by Indrawattie Natram)last_img read more

Peace River Motocross Association gearing up for Fort Nelson races

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – The Peace River Motocross Association is gearing up for races in Fort Nelson this weekend.The event will see bikers race in 13 different classes to gain points in the Peace River Motocross standings.Fort Nelson Motocross President Don Brown hopes to see anywhere from 100 to 200 riders competing at this year’s race.- Advertisement -Brown explained that if the weather remains good in Fort Nelson there should be no problems come race day. According to Brown, riders have said that the Fort Nelson track is one of the most user-friendly and best tracks in the Peace Region.“Our saving grace is that our track is good. They say its probably first or second best in the whole PMA,” said Brown. “We try and give our Fort Nelson Hospitality with prizes that we give away, and the food is good.”Admission for the races is $5 for adults, while seniors and children under six get in free.Advertisement Races start at 12:00 p.m. Saturday.last_img read more

Neymar injury mars PSG victory over Marseille

first_imgThe 26-year-old was on his own when he innocuously rolled his ankle and flopped to the ground in pain.“Neymar already had a swollen ankle,” PSG skipper Thiago Silva told Canal+.“I’m not a doctor, but I don’t think he’ll be available on Wednesday (when PSG face Marseille again in the French Cup). “He has to rest.”It was an otherwise easy night for the big-spending Parisians as teenager Kylian Mbappe became the youngest scorer in the French ‘Classique’.Uruguayan goal-machine Edinson Cavani was also on the scoresheet while Neymar had a hand in PSG’s other goal.With Monaco drawing 3-3 at Toulouse on Saturday and Lyon held 1-1 at home to local rivals Saint-Etienne earlier on Sunday, it meant none of PSG’s three nearest challengers managed to win.Monaco remain second with Marseille third, two points behind, and Lyon a further five adrift.This result was never in doubt and PSG coach Unai Emery even had the luxury of bringing off Mbappe, 19, after an hour to give Argentine international Angel Di Maria a half-hour run out — Emery may now be wishing he’d chosen to rest Neymar.PSG were off to a flying start through Mbappe but Marseille were in part the architects of their own downfall.France midfielder Adrien Rabiot tried to thread a through ball on 10 minutes to Mbappe, cutting in from the right.Kylian Mbappe celebrates becoming the youngest scorer in ‘Le Classique’ © AFP / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELTFormer Aston Villa full-back Jordan Amavi was in place to intercept the ball but he slipped and succeeded only helping it onto teenage star Mbappe, who jinked inside onto his left foot and dragged a low shot inside Yohann Pele’s near post.As expected, the hosts were dictating the tempo and dominating the ball, but Neymar was off target with a header from a Dani Alves cross.The second came before the half hour mark, though, and again it owed much to poor Marseille defending.Layvin Kurzawa slipped Rabiot into the inside left channel in the visitors’ box and he picked out Brazilian Neymar with a cut-back.The forward’s poked finish was heading off target until his compatriot and Marseille centre-back Rolando thrust out a boot and inadvertently directed the ball into the goal.– Showboating –The match was as good as over and PSG had barely needed to break sweat.Ten minutes before half time and the men in blue were already breaking out the showboating tricks and flicks, with Rabiot’s backheel setting up Neymar to curl a long-range strike just past the post.Marseille barely had a sniff and when midfielder Andre Anguissa got up to meet a header in the box, it looped up harmlessly and landed in goalkeeper Alphonse Areola’s arms.It took just 10 more minutes after the break for PSG to extend their advantage as Neymar was allowed time and space to reach the byline on the left.His cross picked out Cavani, whose first touch with his left was sublime to turn marker Rolando, while his right-footed finish was unstoppable.Marseille were barely putting up a fight, but substitute Clinton N’Jie managed to get himself booked for needlessly lashing out at Marquinhos and then clashing with Dani Alves, who also saw yellow.After Neymar was stretchered off, the pacey N’Jie almost gave Marseille hope but having rounded Areola, his goal-bound effort was cleared off the line by sliding PSG captain Thiago Silva.Areola also made smart saves to deny Florian Thauvin and Luiz Gustavo, but Marseille’s spirited finish had come too late.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar was visibly in pain after turning his ankle, making him a doubt for the Real match © AFP / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELTPARIS, France, Feb 26 – Neymar was worryingly stretchered off with an ankle injury on Sunday, marring Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 victory over Marseille that increased their Ligue 1 lead to 14 points.Just 10 days before the French leaders’ Champions League last 16, second leg against Real Madrid, there was concern over the world’s most expensive player as Neymar was carried off 10 minutes from time.last_img read more

Facebook to broadcast La Liga games for free

first_img“We are delighted to team up with Facebook and be able to bring the action closer to all followers of La Liga in the Indian subcontinent,” said La Liga President Javier Tebas.“La liga is a reference in world football and it is a great satisfaction for us that now, the number of people who can watch matches live in this geographic area will be greater than ever and they will be able to do so for free through Facebook.”The deal will last for the next three seasons and will include pre- and post-match analysis programmes.The financial details of the agreement were not disclosed in the statement but Spanish sports daily Marca reported that the deal was worth 90 million euros ($105.5 million).In June La Liga announced it had renewed its contract for five seasons, between 2019-2024, for the international broadcast rights for the Spanish championship for around 4.48 billion euros — or about 896 million euros per season, a 30 percent increase over the previous agreement.– ‘New audiences’ –Facebook earlier this month agreed a deal with UK broadcaster Eleven Sports to show one La Liga and one Serie A game per week on its platform.Five-time World Player of the Year Ronaldo’s Serie A debut with Juventus at Chievo on August 18, and Atletico Madrid’s La Liga opener at Valencia two days later are among the matches scheduled for free-to-air viewing. Barcelona’s visit to Valladolid on August 25 is also included.“This partnership reflects our commitment to helping broadcasters reach new audiences, build their brands and deliver a great viewing experience for sports fans on Facebook,” Rhys Beer, Facebook’s live sports programming lead for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said at the time.The deal is just the latest step towards the online sector securing lucrative live football contracts after Amazon secured the rights to show 20 Premier League matches a season for three years in the UK, starting from the 2019/20 season in June.The US company breaks up the recent dominance of Sky and BT Sport of lucrative Premier League TV rights in a first for the online sector that is threatening to shake up the traditional sports rights market.India has a billion-plus mobile phone users — more than any other country on earth — and close to half a billion people with internet access, most via their smartphones, that make streaming video from sites like Facebook possible.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Viewers in the Indian subcontinent will be able to watch for free Barcelona FC, pictured here winning the Spanish Super Cup earlier this month, on Facebook thanks to its deal to broadcast La Liga matches © AFP/File / FADEL SENNAMADRID, Spain, Aug 14 – Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale and a host of La Liga stars will be beamed for free to viewers in the Indian subcontinent as part of a landmark deal with Facebook to broadcast live matches, the Spanish top flight division said Tuesday.All 380 football matches of the new 2018-2019 La Liga season, which begins Friday, will be available to watch on the social media network in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, La Liga said in a statement.last_img read more

Malawi down Starlets in Olympic Qualifier

first_imgThe home side broke the deadlock via a 13th minute Madina Nguluwe freekick before Kenya responded in similar fashion with a long ranger by Cynthia Shilwatso.However, Tabitha partnered with her sister Temwa to conjure two goals in two minutes late in the first half to give the Malawians a 3-1 advantage.Some calamitous defending from Malawi saw Starlets bridge the gap to 3-2 when keeper Samir Amidu’s clearance bounced off Elizabeth Wambui from close range and into the net.Kenya will now need to win the return leg in the least by one unanswered goal to progress to the third round where a tie against either Ghana or Gabon awaits.The home side broke the deadlock after 13 minutes when Nguluwe curled in a freekick that dipped into the top left corner. Starlets conceded just four minutes after Dorcas Shikobe’s header off a Mwanahalima Adam had come off the crossbar.Tabitha, her younger sister Temwa and Nguluwe were Malawi’s biggest threat and they were a constant threat with their dribbling and pace.Malawi had a chance in the 32nd minute when Tabitha dribbled her way into the box before setting up her sister, but the latter’s shot was saved by the Kenyan keeper.Kenyan players take a water break during their Olympic qualifier against Malawi in Blantyre on August 28, 2019. PHOTO/Malawi FAOn the turn, Starlets were denied by the upright again when Shilwatso’s effort from distance kissed the crossbar and Mwanahalima Adam saw her effort with a header off the rebound go inches wide.But, Starlets came back into the tie in the 35th minute when Shilwatso’s long range freekick dipped beyond the Malawi keeper.The joy of equalizing could however last only two minutes as Tabitha made it 2-1 for Malawi with a simple tap in after Temwa had dribbled into the box.The home side was 3-1 up two minutes later when the referee pointed to the spot after Shikobe had been adjudged to have pulled Temwa’s shirt inside the box. Tabitha stepped up and scored what was a controversial penalty.Starlets head coach David Ouma in anger was said to have hit the dressing room door and could not return to the touchline immediately and was reportedly taken to the hospital for treatment, though he came back midway through the second half.Starlets kept the pressure in the second half and Janet Bundi missed a sitter 10 minutes after the restart when the keeper spilled a header from Adam, but Bundi could not bang the ball into an empty net.The curse of the post stood in Kenya’s way again in the 71st minute when Adam was set up by Corazone Aquino, but her low effort came against the upright.Ten minutes later though, Starlets scored a hugely otivating goal when the keeper’s clearance bounced on Wambui with both Bundi and Adam bouncing on top of it to ensure the ball was fully in the net.0Shares0000(Visited 50 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Starlets players line up before their friendly match against Ethiopia in Machakos. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 – Kenya’s Harambee Starlets are left with a tough task in the second leg of the Tokyo 2020 second round qualifier after losing 3-2 to Malawi’s She Flames in the first leg played in Blantyre on Wednesday evening.Starlets were unlucky, hitting the woodwork three times and missing a sitter with a gaping goalmouth as the Malawians made the most of their chances, China based Tabitha Chawinga scoring twice.last_img read more

Chelsea transfer news: AC Milan planning move for Blues outcast

first_imgAC Milan are ready to make their move for Chelsea outcast Juan Cuadrado, according to reports in Italy.The flying winger arrived at Stamford Bridge for £26.1m back in February 2015 but has managed just four Premier League starts since his arrival.He was sent out on loan to Juventus for the whole of last season and the former Fiorentina man impressed back in Serie A, scoring four goals in 28 league appearances for the eventual champions.Juve have been strongly linked with a permanent move for the 28-year-old this summer but now it has been reported that AC Milan have joined the chase.According to Il Milanista, the Rossoneri will approach Chelsea about a season-long loan deal with a purchase agreement in place for next July.Alternatively, Milan may opt to buy him outright this month using the funds they would glean from selling Carlos Bacca to West Ham. Juan Cuadrado in action for Colombia 1last_img read more


first_imgDD HEALTH: Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland with over 10,000 new cases diagnosed every year.The National Cancer Registry of Ireland (NCRI) expects this number to double by 2040.Most cases are caused by UV radiation from the sun–even on cloudy days. You can reduce your risk by following the Irish Cancer Society SunSmart Code:Seek shade; Cover up with a hat, long-sleeve clothes and sunglasses; Put on sunscreen; and stay aware of what the UV index is – the higher the index, the more care you need to take.Skin cancer is a disease of skin cells. Nine out of every ten cases are caused by UV rays from the sun or sunbeds. Overexposure to UV rays, which leads to tanning, redness or burning of the skin, causes damage to skin cells.While much of this damage is repaired some remains and can lead to skin cancer later in life.Reduce your risk by following the SunSmart code. Step 1: Seek some shadeSpending time in the shade is the most effective obvious thing you can do to avoid being in the sun too long. Good shade can give up to 75% protection from UV rays.Good shade needs to protect from direct and indirect UV rays. It also needs to be comfortable and attractive.When outdoors, UV rays can reach you in one of two ways:Directly from the sunIndirectly scattered by clouds or particles in the atmosphere. They can also reflect from surfaces like snow, sea water and concreteSome UV rays can pass through windows. Generally car, home and office windows block most UVB rays but less of the UVA rays. As a result UV radiation that comes through windows probably doesn’t pose a great risk to most people unless they spend long periods of time close to a window.If you are someone who sits at a window all day or drives a lot in the course of your day, you need to use clothes and sunscreen to protect your skin. Step 2: Slip on some clothesOne of the simplest things you can do to protect your skin from UV rays is to cover it with clothes.Choose clothes that cover as much skin as possible. For example, wear a shirt with a collar, three-quarter length sleeves and three-quarter length trousers.Some fabrics give better UV protection than others. Here is information about what to consider when deciding what to wear:Clothing offering better sun protection:Linen, cotton and hemp let less UV rays through. Dark clothes block more UV rays than light coloured clothes.UPF* clothes block UV rays from passing through.Clothing that doesn’t offer much sun protection:Stretched fabrics let more UV rays through to skin.Wet fabrics let more UV rays through to skin.Old threadbare fabrics let more UV rays through to skin.Slap on a hatMake sure the hat gives shade to the face, neck, head and ears. A baseball hat is not ideal as it does not give enough shade. Good examples are a broad brimmed, bucket or legionnaire style hat.Choose a hat for a child that is comfortable and that they like. This way they are more likely to wear it. However, you may have to insist that they wear the hat as part of their outfit before it becomes a habit. Being a good role model will help too.*Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF)Some manufacturers produce clothes and hats especially treated to block UV rays from reaching the skin. You will notice these clothes particularly in beach wear for children. They generally come with the UPF ratings.No UPF clothing will give 100% protection from UV rays and so need to be used with shade and sunscreen.Here are the UPF ratings for clothes:UPF 15-24: Blocks 93.3-95% UV radiationUPF 25-39: Blocks 96-97.4% UV radiation40 and over: Blocks 97.5% or more UV radiationSource: Standards Australia 1996Make sure it gives shade to the face, neck, head and ears. A baseball hat is not ideal as it does not give enough shade. Good examples are a broad brimmed, bucket or legionnaire style hat.Make sure to pack a bucket or legionnaire hat – it’s a lifesaver!Step 3: Wear sunglassesYour eyes can be damaged by UV rays too.Short-term UV exposure can result in mild irritation, difficulty with bright lights, excessive blinking and sunburn of the part of the eye known as the cornea.Long-term exposure can result in cataracts and cancer.Choosing to wear a hat that gives shade to the eyes and sunglasses that give UV protection can help protect your eyes from these conditions.Eye damage from UV rays can start at an early age. For this reason it is a good idea to protect children’s eyes with sunglasses when they are old enough to wear them. Make sure the glasses fit well and that they are not a safety hazard.Toy sunglasses do not provide protection from UV rays. If a child refuses to wear sunglasses don’t forget that a broad brimmed hat and shade will also give some protection.When choosing your sunglasses:Go for wrap-around ones.Make sure they give UV protection.Check tags to make sure they give enough protection. Look out for:European Standard EN1836.British Standard BS 27241987Step 4: Use sunscreenWhen in Ireland wear sunscreen from April to September to reduce your risk of skin cancer. But remember, using sunscreen alone will not give enough protection against UV rays. It is important to use shade, clothes and sunglasses too. In this way you get the best possible protection from UV damage.The type of sunscreen you use is up to you and what you feel comfortable putting on your skin. Creams, lotions, gels and sprays all work but only if used properly.Here are some tips to consider when choosing and using sunscreen:Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher (SPF 30 or higher for children) and UVA protectionApply to dry skin 20 minutes before going outsideBe extra careful of those areas that do not get much sun, they will burn more easilyFor the average adult you will need 35mls of sunscreen to cover the whole body. We recommend using a measure of half a teaspoon of sunscreen to cover each arm, the face, neck and ears. Use a measure of one teaspoon for each leg, the front and the back of the body.Reapply every two hoursCheck the products use-by date and store it below 30°CChoose a water-resistant type if sweating or you are involved in watersportsAlways check for the UVA logo on the bottleStep 5: Know the UV indexWhen the UV Index is 3 or more you are at greater risk of skin damage that can lead to skin cancer. Get into the habit of checking the UV Index as a reminder of the need to be SunSmart every day from April to September.Protecting children from UV damageWhile skin cancer is rare in children much of the UV damage that leads to skin cancer takes place in the early years of life. Children’s skin is also more sensitive to UV radiation than adults. For these reasons it is important to protect their skin and encourage them to be SunSmart from an early age. Habits learned at this stage in life will stand to them throughout life.DD HEALTH: BE SUN SMART IN 2016 SAYS IRISH CANCER SOCIETY was last modified: May 21st, 2016 by John2Share 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:donegal daily healthIrish Cancer Societyskin cancersun smartlast_img read more


first_imgDDTV: DONEGAL captain Michael Murphy was in scintillating form for his college DCU in the Sigerson Cup.The Glenswilly man hit nine points in the 0-17 to 0-09 victory over Queens in round one of the competition.You can see some of those points in this video.And watch interviews after the game including one with Michael who says he hopes his team can improve! Click Play to Watch DDTV: MICHAEL MURPHY’S STUNNING NINE-POINTER FOR DCU IN SIGERSON CUP was last modified: February 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: MICHAEL MURPHY’S STUNNING NINE-POINTER FOR DCU IN SIGERSON CUPlast_img read more