Olympic Gardens footballer dies suddenly

first_imgCoach of Olympic Gardens Michael Peart believes that Okeem Forth would have had a ‘fighting chance’ to remain alive if officials at last Friday night’s Major League match had acted swiftly to assist the player. Forth died at the Andrew’s Memorial Hospital on Friday night after receiving an injury late in the Magnum-Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) quarter-final game against Molynes United. He was substituted following the injury, but it took some time, according to his coach, for the player’s complaint to be treated seriously. “He got an elbow to the front of his neck and went down. He was substituted, but sat for a while off the field. He felt weak and asked for assistance and I sent two officials to assist him, then the ambulance team on hand made their way over and took him on a stretcher to the ambulance,” Peart said. “He would have had a fighting chance if things were done with more urgency,” the long-serving Olympic Gardens coach said. Peart described the 18 year-old Tivoli Gardens Manning Cup star as a versatile player. “He was a very good player who could play in any position, including as a goalkeeper. I have coached him for six years and don’t know of him having any medical condition,” he added. Forth gave his team the lead in the 67th minute, but Ramone Rose got an equaliser for Molynes United. After 1-1 at the end of regular and extra time, Molynes advanced to the semi-final after winning 4-1 on penalty kicks. KSAFA’s general secretary Dwayne Dillon issued a release early yesterday. “It is with deep regret that we advise of the sudden passing of Okeem Forth, who was a prominent member of the Olympic Gardens Football Club. Okeem played in the KSAFA-Magnum Major League quarter-finals versus Molynes United last Friday night until the 83rd minute when he was assisted off the field to receive medical attention. “After initial assessments by the team, he was rushed to the Andrew’s Memorial Hospital in the company of the medical doctor assigned to the game in an ambulance. Despite the valiant efforts by the medical team at the hospital, we were sadly informed of the untimely passing of this young, talented player. “The council of KSAFA would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family, friends and the Olympic Gardens Football Club family.” Medical conditionlast_img read more

Exclusive – New stadium an incredible opportunity for Everton, says manager Martinez

first_imgRoberto Martinez says he is excited by Everton’s plans to move into a new stadium.The Merseyside club have confirmed their intention to build a 50,000-capacity arena in Walton Hall Park.It will mean leaving Goodison Park –  their home since 1892 – but it is a move that Martinez feels is necessary to help Everton continue to progress.“It is an incredible opportunity not just for us as a football club but it is a project that can bring a lot of jobs. It is an exciting project,” said Martinez, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“If we want to progress, if we want the city to have the two teams competing at the highest level we can, it is something we need to explore and we need to make sure we work extremely hard to see what the possibilities are in front of us.“The noise and voice of Goodison is special and is something that we will always treasure and value and that is something that will always be in our DNA. We will always carry that with us.“At the moment we are enjoying Goodison Park, it is a special football ground, but in the modern game you need to take other sources of revenue into consideration if you want to carry on growing and carry on competing with the highest level of competition.”last_img read more

Wigan star not for sale

first_imgWigan manager Roberto Martinez has insisted that Victor Moses will not be allowed to leave the club.QPR have made enquiries about the former Crystal Palace forward and his Latics team-mate Hugo Rodallega.But while Rodallega – who has also been linked with Fulham – is potentially available, Wigan are not prepared to part with Moses.Martinez said: “He is not for sale. Victor is one of the biggest assets at the football club – young with fantastic potential.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Behind enemy lines, 49ers at Ravens: 5 questions for opposing beat writer

first_imgHere is how long-time Baltimore Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley of ESPN answers our top-five questions heading into Sunday’s game between the 49ers (10-1) and Ravens (9-2):1. Let’s wait for the how-to-stop-Lamar question and instead begin by asking who helps Jackson the most — Mark Ingram, Hollywood Brown or Mark Andrews?Hensley: You can make a legitimate case for each one. But Ingram is the best of the supporting cast. There’s a reason why Ingram was the Ravens’ top target in free agency. …last_img read more

Winning trust of American employees remains key challenge for Indian IT cos

first_imgDespite Indian IT services companies making huge investments in expanding capability for doing local innovation and sourcing of talent in the US market, the allegations that they are biased towards South Asian professionals continues to haunt them. The number of incidents of these disgruntled former employees in the US taking legal recourse against the Indian tech employers alleging discrimination also on the rise.Read it at Business Standard Related Itemslast_img

Hotstar set to cross 100 mn viewers mark for IPL 2016

first_imgSHARE COMMENTS × cricket Hotstar made the Vivo IPL 2016 an even more enjoyable experience for its viewers hotstar May 26, 2016 With more than 80 million viewers for the Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 to date, Hotstar said it is on course to cross the 100 million mark in this year’s edition.The tournament’s reach on Hotstar has doubled in comparison to last year at the same stage and the total watch time is up 275 per cent from 2014, with 95 per cent of all consumption coming from the top 10 cities.Ajit Mohan, CEO, Hotstar, said, “Hotstar has become the primary screen for IPL for the urban affluent and the young cricket fans. With more than double the reach of last year, we are well set to exceed the 100 million target we had set for ourselves for this year.”Hotstar made the Vivo IPL 2016 an even more enjoyable experience for its viewers, with a complete content package including pre and post show programming with the best anchors and commentators in the country.Hotstar is India’s largest premium streaming platform with more than 85,000 hours of drama and movies in 8 languages, and coverage of every major global sporting event. hotstar IPL 2016 COMMENT Published on SHARE SHARE EMAILlast_img read more


first_img6th Race:The Guindy Grand Prix (Grade-III) Dist 1600 M6th Race:The Guindy Grand Prix (Grade-III) Dist 1600 MWoman Of The Turf (Dr.M.A.M.Ramaswamy Chettiar ofChettinad)54.5 Md.Hesnain, firstCrown Of Stars 54.4 Noorshed Alam, secondQueens Turf 54.5 Tanveer Alam, thirdOcean Flower 54.5 Shahar Babu,fourthAll RanWon by:6L,2-1/4L and NeckTime : one min, 43.18 secs.Tote : Rs.5 for win,Rs.5 and Rs.5 for placesWinner trained by: B.SureshFavourite: Woman Of The TurfSHP: Rs.11 Quinella:Rs.12Forecast: Rs.8 Tanala: Rs.13 on 11 tickets(MORE) PTI COR ROH NTR NTR PMlast_img read more