Senior defensive specialist Caroline Workman will miss the remainder of the 2014 season after suffering a stress fracture in her left hip that will ultimately end her career, according to a statement from the team.An MRI Monday showed the results.The Los Angeles native saw increased court-time as this season progressed as a valuable member of the serving and back-court rotations. Workman recorded seven service aces this season, including a career-high two against Ball State in September. She played in 19 matches and recorded 37 digs.Last season, Workman missed the first 22 matches with a leg injury. After returning for five games, her season ended after falling ill in mid-November.Due to Workman’s senior standing, she will not be eligible to play again for Wisconsin. Fellow senior defensive specialist Kt Kvas is the likely candidate to fill the hole in the rotation.“It breaks your heart anytime a player’s career is shortened due to injury,” head coach Kelly Sheffield said in the statement. “Caroline has been knocked down a few times the past few years and has continually persevered and found her way back on the court – all with the typical positive Caroline spirit. We are all happy that she will remain with the team and finish out her academic career as a Badger.”For her career as a Badger, Workman played in 83 matches with 30 starts. She finishes with 35 aces and 393 digs.Workman plans to graduate in May 2015 with a degree in life science communications.
Photo Courtesy of Richard Ramdial Facebook page A prominent Jamaican businessman was slaughtered in the capital city of Kingston on the evening of Tuesday, July 11. The deceased has been identified as Richard Ramdial.Possible contract killingHomicide investigators are theorizing that Ramdial, an auto-parts dealer, was the victim of a contract killing. They are following several leads into the brazen murder which has sent shockwaves across the Corporate Area.The businessman was in his Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle in rush hour traffic along Ruthven Road in St Andrew around 4:30 pm. Police report that a gunman disembarked a motorcycle and pumped more than 12 bullets into the driver’s side of Ramdial’s left-hand-drive vehicle.Shot nine timesShot nine times in the upper body, Ramdial was rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies where he was pronounced dead. The window of his vehicle had 12 bullet holes all within a one-inch radius.Tributes paidSince news of the incident broke, colleagues and friends of Ramdial have posted several heartfelt tributes on social media to issue tributes.Former president of the Used Car Dealers’ Association, Ian Lyn said he attended St George’s College with Ramdial and remembered him as “humble and respectful”.“I’m in shock at the murder of Richard Ramdial in Jamaica, he was the coolest, most humble youth I knew at St Georges College even though he drove the best Mercedes Benz I ever saw in high school,” Lyn, who is now based overseas, wrote on Facebook.“But nothing in life happens except by Allah’s (God) active or permissive will. So, we thank God for his life and pray for his family and friends RIP Ramdial!!!” Lyn added.Over 700 murders in 6-monthsJamaicans in South Florida are concerned over the persistent violent crime. According to Jamaican police, over 700 murders were committed in Jamaica in the first six months of 2017. The gun has been the weapon of choice. In June alone some 151 murders were logged on police blotters.“Oh, good Lord. Why this scourge on my country,” asked 55-year-old former Jamaican nurse, Veronica Wells.Copyright – Caribbean National Weekly News
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC): Head coach Graeme West believes West Indies A’s resounding success in the one-day series against Sri Lanka is testament to the quality of players in the Caribbean first-class system, and a reminder of the importance of playing more cricket outside of the region. The one-day side whitewashed the hosts 3-0, producing a series of dominant batting displays to win every game comprehensively and compensate for the four-day side’s 2-1 defeat in the preceding unofficial ‘Test’ series. West said once the development shown during the series here continued, the pool of players from which the international squad was selected would be significantly enhanced. “It goes to show they are a number of players that are emerging from the first-class franchise system and they need to have opportunities to play overseas, to play against quality opposition to kind of assess where they are at and also to develop their skills and broaden their range of method, in order to be able to support the current players that are in the senior team,” West said. “If we can develop a stronger pool of players to supplement what we currently have, it starts to put a little bit more pressure on those players who are currently in position [in the senior side], and when injury or loss of form come along, then there are more players who are able to step up and perform to a good level that will produce positive results.” West Indies A started impressively, routing Sri Lanka A by 165 runs in Dambulla and followed up with a 109-run victory in the second game in Karunegala, after piling up a stunning 347 runs. The visitors won a rain-hit contest on Sunday, pulling off an eight-run win under the Duckworth-Lewis method, as they once again went past 300. Opener Kyle Hope, captain Jason Mohammed and Andre McCarthy all managed hundreds, while the exciting Rovman Powell slammed a pair of half-centuries. “It was a great achievement. In the three games we played, we had some outstanding performances from many of the players in the squad,” West said as he praised the side’s performance. “Certainly [in the final game], McCarthy coming into the team and scoring a fantastic hundred was one of the highlights, and it just goes to show the depth and quality we had in our squad.”