“The steps now are observation, but it is controlled. It will depend on how he does. It is not highly complex, but it is still brain surgery.”- Advertisement – Mauricio Pochettino reminisces on sharing a room with Maradona and how his charismatic personality reminds him of former PSG teammate Ronaldinho He was later transferred to the Olivos Clinic in Buenos Aries to undergo surgery on a subdural hematoma – an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain.“I was able to evacuate the hematoma successfully and Diego tolerated the surgery very well,” said Leopoldo Luque, Maradona’s neurosurgeon and personal physician. Image:Maradona was initially admitted to hospital on Monday, suffering from anaemia and dehydration Maradona last appeared in public on his 60th birthday last Friday before his side’s league match against Patronato.He was gifted a plaque and a cake to celebrate the occasion but he did not stay to watch the game and witnesses said he looked unwell and weak. 5:20 The hematoma was likely to have been caused by an accident, Luque added, although Maradona has said he does not remember the event.Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, currently coaches local club Gimnasia y Esgrima.He had initially self-isolated after one of his bodyguards displayed symptoms of coronavirus, the country’s state-run news agency Telam reported last Tuesday.- Advertisement – Diego Maradona has undergone successful brain surgery, the Argentina legend’s doctor has confirmed.Maradona, 60, was initially admitted to the Ipensa Clinic in La Plata, Argentina on Monday, suffering from anaemia and dehydration.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The former Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Juniors player has suffered frequent periods in hospital over the years, often due to the extravagant lifestyle that accompanied and followed his playing career.The former Napoli striker was also admitted to hospital in January 2019 with internal bleeding in the stomach.He also fell ill at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he was filmed passing out in an executive box at the Argentina-Nigeria game.Maradona was taken into hospital in 2004 with severe heart and respiratory problems linked to cocaine use. He later underwent drug rehabilitation in Cuba and Argentina before a stomach-stapling operation in 2005 helped him lose weight.In 2007, he checked himself into a clinic in Buenos Aires to help him overcome alcohol abuse problems.
Statewide—The Indiana State Department of Health reported 17 new positive cases of COVID-19 today, the number of Hoosiers diagnosed through ISDH is at 56 today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories. Two Hoosiers have died. The new cases involve residents of Howard (3), Lake (1), Marion (8), Owen (1), St. Joseph (2), Tippecanoe (1) and Wayne (1) counties. The list of counties with cases is included in the ISDH COVID-19 dashboard at https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/, which will be updated daily at 10 a.m. Cases are listed by the county of residence.This information is reported for the county in which a person resides and not where they have been tested.
Wigan, United Kingdom | AFP |Jose Mourinho’s first game as manager of Manchester United ended in a short trip and comfortable 2-0 victory over newly-promoted Championship side Wigan Athletic at their DW Stadium on Saturday.Goals early in the second half from Will Keane and Andreas Pereira secured victory for United who parted company with former manager Louis van Gaal after winning the FA Cup on their last competitive outing two months ago. It was a weakened United line-up at the disposal of their new manager given that 14 players who represented their countries in the European Championships and Copa America this summer were unavailable and have yet to return to training.Nevertheless, it is a sign of the strength in depth that Mourinho will have at his call this season that the starting line-up he selected still boasted summer signings Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, bought for a total of nearly £60 million (71.7 million euros), and England left-back Luke Shaw, returning after 10 months out of action with a broken leg.The game, arranged at short notice to give Mournho extra competition prior to his team leaving for a tour of China on Tuesday, was predictably low-key.But it still represented a winning start to his reign as United manager as the 5,500 United supporters in attendance welcomed him by chanting his name within the opening minute.The victory will doubtless have pleased their manager even if the opening goal was a gift from veteran Wigan goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen who made an appalling clearance directly to Juan Mata who squared for Keane to convert after 48 minutes. Ten minutes later, United doubled their advantage with a goal that clearly owed much to the work put in by Mourinho in his first week on the training ground with his new charges.A well-worked free-kick saw Mata pick out Ander Herrera in the Wigan penalty area and, after his shot was blocked, Brazilian Pereira was handed the simple opportunity to sweep the ball in from a dozen yards.Otherwise, the game was a typical pre-season affair, with Mourinho making seven half-time substitutions, and swapping all 11 players before the end of the 90 minutes.Interestingly, Ivory Coast defender Bailly, a new arrival from Villarreal, played longer than any other outfield player, seeing out 82 minutes of the contest, as Mourinho presumably attempts to acclimatise him to the English game.But the United manager will nevertheless have gained satisfaction, and information, from the game with the new playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the first Armenian to play in the Premier League, particularly bright in the ppening exchanges.His neat lay-off after eight minutes should have been converted by Memphis Depay only for the Dutchman to see his shot blocked and the same United forward was guilty of an even more glaring miss halfway through the opening period when he missed the target at the far post after more good approach play from Mkhitaryan.Indeed, it was easy to see how Mkhitaryan led the Bundesliga in assists with Borussia Dortmund last season and he might have capped his first United outing with a goal just before the interval but volleyed over from a Jesse Lingard cross.The 45-minute performance of Shaw will also have pleased his new manager as the left-back showed no ill effects from the horrific double broken leg he suffered early last season in a Champions League tie at PSV Eindhoven.Mourinho will now welcome back the remaining 14 international players to Old Trafford this week ahead of Tuesday’s departure to China where his team plays Dortmund in Shanghai and a Manchester derby meeting with City in Beijing.However, while a number of those players, including England internationals Chris Smalling, Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford, will travel with the squad, Mourinho has indicated they will not play in the two fixtures.Veteran newcomer Zlatan Ibrahimovic may remain in Manchester to concentrate on his fitness.Share on: WhatsApp
27 Mar 2018 Ellis warms up for The Masters Tags: Harry Ellis, The Masters England’s Harry Ellis has just taken a winning step towards next week’s outing on the world stage when he will tee up in The Masters.He won his place at Augusta National with his dramatic victory in last summer’s Amateur Championship and he’s just played the traditional warm-up against the US Amateur Champion in the Georgia Cup.Ellis, who has represented England at every level, eased his way to a 6/5 win over Doc Redman at the Golf Club of Georgia. “I was really happy with the way I performed and it has definitely given me some good momentum for the next couple of weeks,” he said afterwards.Now he’s putting the finishing touches to his preparations for The Masters, which he describes as: “Absolutely a dream come true. It is one of the pinnacles of our sport and every golfer in the world wants to one day experience a round at the famous Augusta National, let alone be a part of the field for the Masters.“I am extremely excited and will embrace and enjoy every part of such a fantastic opportunity.”Ellis’s own special Masters’ memories include Tiger Woods’ amazing chip-in on the 16th in 2005 – and last year’s shoot-out when Sergio Garcia beat Justin Rose to the Green Jacket.Rose, of course, is a Hampshire legend. Ellis also hails from the county, from Meon Valley, and he is following in the footsteps of yet another Hampshire golfer, 2016 Amateur Champion Scott Gregory. “I remember him telling me that I would love the course set up because it suits my game. From my visits so far, I would agree with him,” said Ellis.But he’s not putting any pressure on himself. “I actually have low expectations, if not any expectations for the week, if I am honest. When my game is in a healthy spot, I know what I can do and I have a lot of belief in my ability. If it all comes together for the week and I make the weekend great. If not, I can walk away with my head held high and say what an incredible experience.”Ellis’s Amateur Championship triumph also won him an outing in last year’s Open and that experience is helping him now. “I found from the Open that energy levels and time management are the biggest areas to monitor and I feel that I am in a good spot for my preparation for this year’s Masters.“At the end of the day, I am still young and still progressing and learning. That is why I am fortunate to even have the opportunity to play in events of this magnitude.”The 22-year-old first picked up a plastic club when he was 18 months old. Before too long he was making golfing headlines when he became the youngest-ever winner of the English Amateur at 16.There’s been tough times, too. Ellis’s mother passed away in 2013 and he comments: “Facing adversity after losing my mum in 2013 was a major influence as I wanted to prove to myself that I can overcome adversity and become even better.”He’s always enjoyed tremendous family support – and he’ll have close relatives with him at Augusta. “My family have been incredible over the years. The support they have shown me through highs and lows is extremely humbling and I am grateful to have such an amazing family.”Ellis also has thanks for his own team, Kristian Baker, Karl Morris and Chris Sells, and to Florida State University, where he is a student. “Coach Jones and Coach Duck gave me a phenomenal opportunity and that was one of the best decisions I have ever made. They believed in me from the beginning and we have had some special times as a team over my four years.”Playing for England and with other elite amateurs has also played its part. “I was 13 when I first had England training and although I have not been part of the training for the past four/five years, I have to say that being around other great players and challenging each other to get better definitely helped my successes through my teen years. Representing my country was always a great honour and privilege too.”Caption: Harry Ellis, left, with Doc Redman after the Georgia Cup match. (Image courtesy The Golf Club of Georgia).
By Joseph SapiaCOLTS NECK – Bow hunting will be permitted this year in specific sections of Dorbrook Recreation Area and Hominy Hill Golf Course, both operated by the Monmouth County Parks System.The Dorbrook Recreation Area will allow bow hunting south of Route 537 in the undeveloped section of the park.“At any given time, you can see deer at Dorbrook,” said Thomas E. Fobes, the Park System’s superintendent of parks.At Hominy Hill Golf Course, bow hunting will be allowed in the undeveloped area near Matthews Road and Route 18.“There’s a very large herd on the backside of Hominy Hill,” Fobes said.On its parkland, the Monmouth County Park System looks to limit the deer population to 10 to 12 deer per square mile to protect ecosystems. Although counting deer is not easy, “We don’t think we’ve gotten there, anywhere,” said Anna Luiten, a Park System ecologist. The deer population is gauged by the destruction of the forest understory it feeds upon, Luiten said.Deer eat 5 to 10 pounds of vegetative matter a day, Luiten said. “They are decimating the understory (of the forest).”Deer tend to eat native vegetation, which, in turn, allows non-native species to grow. The Park System does not want a “monoculture of these ornamentals,” she said. The matter has been of critical concern for park ecologists for years. Dorbrook and Hominy Hill were of concern to the Park System, “but we were also approached by Colt Neck’s Wildlife Committee” said Luiten.“We can do our part, but it’s a roving herd,” Fobes said. “Everybody has to play a part in this issue. We need everybody to buy into controlling the deer herd.”No gunning will be allowed at Hominy Hill or Dorbrook.Besides Dorbrook and Hominy Hill, bow or gun hunting will be allowed in the Two River area in Holmdel at Holmdel Park; in Middletown at Hartshorne Woods Park, Huber Woods Park and Tatum Park; on the Middletown-Holmdel boundary at Thompson Park; and on the Colts Neck-Marlboro boundary at Big Brook Park.Other Monmouth County Park System properties open for hunting outside the Two River area are in Millstone at Charleston Springs Golf Course and Perrineville Lake Park; in Upper Freehold at Clayton Park and Crosswicks Creek Greenway; in Howell at the Howell Park Golf Course, Manasquan River Reservoir and Yellow Brook Tract; in Neptune at Shark River Park; in Freehold Township at Turkey Swamp Park; in Freehold Township and Howell on the Metedeconk River Greenway; and in Marlboro at the Wickatunk Recreation Area. Hunting is new this year at the Wickatunk Recreation Area.The hunting dates vary by park, beginning as early as Oct. 1 and going to as late as Feb. 18. The parks remain open to the general public during bow hunting.Outdoor activities in parks at which hunting by gun – either shotgun or muzzleloader – is in progress will be closed to the general public. But the hours for hunting are restricted, not taking in the whole day.Property owners within 200 feet of a park that allows hunting are notified by the Park System via mail. Hunters, by state law, cannot shoot a bow while hunting if they are within 150 feet of an occupied building, 450 feet if a gun is used.Hunters using the designated hunting areas in the Monmouth County Park System must be New Jersey-licensed and at least 18 years old. Then, they must obtain a Park System permit for $25. The hunters are required to use tree stands.This is the 13th straight year the Park System is opening up some of its land for hunting deer.During the 2015-2016 hunting season, the Park System issued 840 hunting permits. Of these, 51 percent, or about 428, were to county residents. Of the 840 hunters, 86 percent, or about 722 hunters, actually went hunting.The reported deer kill during the 2015-2016 season was 426. Over the 12 years of hunting, 5,020 deer were reported killed.More information on deer hunting on Park System land is available from the system at 805 Newman Springs Road, Middletown; 732-842-4000; www.monmouthcountyparks.com.2016-2017 hunting season at Monmouth County Park System properties:Big Brook Park on the Marlboro-Colts Neck boundary, bow only, Oct. 1 to Feb. 18.Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck, bow only, Dec. 15 to Feb. 18.Hartshorne Woods Park, Middletown, shotgun, muzzleloader or bow until 11 a.m., then the park opens to the general public at noon, Nov. 30 and Dec. 2, 6, 8 and 14.Holmdel Park, Ramanessin section, bow only, Oct. 1 to Feb. 18.Holmdel Park, north section, shotgun, muzzleloader or bow until 11 a.m., then the park opens to the general public at noon, Nov. 16, 18, 22 and 29 and Dec. 13 and 16.Hominy Hill Golf Course, the undeveloped section by Route 18, Colts Neck, bow only, Oct. 1 to Feb. 18.Huber Woods Park, west section, Middletown, bow only, Nov. 1 to Feb. 18.Tatum Park, Middletown, bow only, Oct. 1 to Feb. 18.Thompson Park, Middletown-Holmdel boundary, shotgun, muzzleloader or bow until 11 a.m., then the park opens to the general public at noon, Dec. 1, 5, 7, 9 and 15.
By Lily Marten |An educational talk on how to pro- tect endangered sea turtles drew over 30 local residents to Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center on Thursday.Brandi Biehl, the co-executive officer of the non-profit Sea Turtle Recovery (STR), led the talk hosted by the Monmouth County Park System’s Drop-In Series with emotion, enthusiasm, and a clear passion for her cause. A graduate of Coastal Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in marine science, Biehl has dedicated herself to protecting marine life, especially sea turtles.The presentation wasn’t always light-hearted. Biehl had to share the heavy truth that countless sea turtles suffer because of human action, particularly water pollution. She shared the stories and conditions of sea turtles too far gone to save in rehabilitation.“We can save a sea turtle, but if you’re putting it back into water with pollution did you really save it?” Biehl said.Several people attended because they said they feel protective of the environment. “We love nature,” said Catherine Evans of Belmar, who attended with friends George and Rosemarie Unuch of Middletown. She said she felt inspired by the park system’s drop-in talks. “It makes you more aware of the wild nature right here on our doorstep.”George Unuch said it was helpful to inform people about sea turtle protection. “In Sandy Hook there’s a warning sign to watch for crossing sea turtles,” he said. “A lot of people go to Sandy Hook and would not know what to do,” he said, referring to what people should do if they found them.New Jersey’s climate is not hospitable to sea turtles. When found on our shores, it means the turtles are lost or injured and their location should be reported. Once these animals are rescued, they are taken to facilities like Sea Turtle Recovery which heal and prep the turtles for release into warmer water. The most common species in their care are the small and rare Kemp’s Ridleys and the more common Loggerhead sea turtles.Due to the Northeast’s common issue of overcrowded marine life facilities, Biehl and fellow co-executive officer Bill Deerr requested a permit to create their own long-term care facility in New Jersey. Eventually, the group found refuge at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, New Jersey in 2016. This location provided STR with a million-dollar facility that prioritizes rehabilitation for sick and injured sea turtles. STR now has access to veterinarians, volunteers, an ICU and 4 tanks to house their reptilian patients.“They needed the conservation effort and we needed the housing, so it was a win-win,” Biehl said. The nonprofit organization covers all care and cost on their own for the sea turtles. They thrive off of the generosity of volunteers and donations.The team encouraged residents to come out and visit STR’s facility at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, as well as follow its Facebook page, Sea Turtle Recovery. The group is preparing to host an upcoming event on World Sea Turtle Day on June 16. Tickets are $10 for the Dance Takeover at Sea Turtle Zoo, to be held 6-8 p.m. More information at SeaTurtleRecovery.org.This article was first published in the May 25-June 1, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
The hockey season may be over for some — farewell Blackhawks — but it’s never too late to highlight a local team that continues to shine on the ice — the Nelson Blueliners. The women’s hockey team finished second at the annual Icebreaker tourney after claiming the top prize the week before in Vernon. Management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would love to honour the Blueliners with Team of the Week accolades. The team includes, back row, L-R, captain Loreli Dawson, Jessie Tovey, Deb Morris, Chelsea Mathiessen, Cat Gracey, Kathleen Dempster, Justine Thielker, Shannon Sargent and coach Rob Wright. Front, Frances Maika, Magali Holt-Lachance, Genevieve Lachance, Gerri Stillwell (goalie), Yannick Holt-Lachance (front), Branwen Hainsworth and Rachel Holt.
Sunday is the big day of the Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, July 31 at 8 a.m. — when hundreds of athletes will begin the race in Kootenay Lake.Some of the competitors will challenge the short course of 500 metre swim, 22 kilometer ride and five km run run.However, some take on the main Olympic Course race of a 1.5 kilometre swim a 39 km cycle and 10 km run while others hook up for the team event.In 2015, Dallas Cain of Rossland was once again back in the winner’s circle ran away with the men’s long course top prize while Rookie triathlon competitor, Isabel Ramsay of Calgary, who has relatives in Nelson, was the top woman in the Olympic Distance race.For complete information go to the Nelson Cyswogn Fun website. There’s only a few more sleeps until the horn sounds for the 2016 Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun triathlon.