Cummings Lodge, Carmel to face off in male final

first_img… Rain hampers female finalCUMMINGS Lodge will play Carmel in the final of the 2019 ExxonMobil U-14 schools football tournament after semi-final action yesterday.Playing the first match of the day at the Ministry of Education ground in Carifesta Avenue, Cummings Lodge steamrolled Queenstown, 9-0.Cummings Lodge will play Carmel in the Boys’ final of the 2019 ExxonMobil U-14 schools football tournament.Helmet-tricks from Shiloh Admas (6th, 20th, 33rd and 44th) and Jitzak Martinez (16th, 18th, 22nd and 39th), accompanied by a lone strike from Antwan Samuels in the 15th minute, led the demolition of the Queenstown.The second game was a close contest between Carmel and Dolphin with the eventual winners taking the lead in the 10th minute through Shem James.And like clockwork, when Dolphin levelled the game in the 33rd with Dwayne James, Ian Daniele in the same minute restored the lead, sending his team to the final.In the Girls’ third place playoff, Charlestown thrashed Tucville 5-0. Donna Lowe, (2nd, 10th and 24th), Carletta Ross (6th and 11th) and Daniele Smith (30th) were the scorers.But before the female final – the ultimate game of the afternoon – could be played, the rains came and flooded the venue.Organiers Petra Organisation has indicated that a new date will be released shortly for that game while the male final is set for August 4.last_img read more

Advice to Iowans who’ve traveled in countries with Covid-19 cases: self-isolate

first_imgDES MOINES — State officials are asking Iowans who’ve recently been in areas where Covid-19 cases have spread to “self-isolate” for 14 days. Dr. Caitlin Pedati, the state medical director, says that means avoiding close personal contact with other people.“Staying home from work and school, not attending sort of large gatherings or group events,” Pedati says.This is advice for Iowans who’ve recently been in China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea.“If you’re somebody who has traveled to one of those locations, we want…to recommend that you voluntarily monitor your symptoms and isolate at home,” Pedati says.Pedati describes self-isolation as trying to stay at least six feet away from other people.“To reduce the opportunity for a virus to move from one person to another,” she says, “and that’s something that would work when we’re talking about the flu or a variety of other viruses.”Pedati and other public health officials have been reaching out to Iowa schools and businesses, urging them to call with concerns about absences that may be related to Covid-19 or other illnesses like the flu.“One of the things that Public Health does is we work very closely with partners throughout the state and where people might be getting sick,” Pedati says, “so surveillance activities like that are typically multi-layers and they require input from a variety of sources.”The state operates a 24/7 hotline that doctors, nurses and others in the medical community may call with questions about dianosing Covid-19. The State Hygenic Lab in Iowa City has begun testing for Covid-19.“The total turn-around time for that is probably approximately 24 hours depending on where in the state we need to ship samples from,” Dr. Pedati says. “The test itself to run takes approximately four hours.”There have been no confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Iowa.last_img read more

Behind the scenes of Costa Ricas latest travel promo

first_img Facebook Comments Imagine being witness to a brave soul in Costa Rica rappelling down a waterfall- covered cliff, or taking in the landscape surrounding a majestic volcano.The Costa Rican government’s “Gift of Happiness” tourism campaign features these scenes and more in a recently released promotional video to be shown in U.S. theaters.Back in October, a nine-man crew equipped with 50 pieces of luggage and six high-definition video cameras arrived in Costa Rica to start the project, gathering footage of activities and places that would give viewers a fresh look at the country.The promotional video is a joint project of the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) and Atlanta-based advertising company 22squared. Its purpose is to encourage U.S. and Canadian tourists to visit Costa Rica during the rainy season, which began a week ago and lasts through November.Director Patrick Pierson, a U.S.-based freelancer, filmmaker, and video editor, describes himself as a man who “can’t put a camera down even [when he’s] on vacation.”Although the video lasts only about 60 seconds, it took several grueling days of filming in locations across the country. It will be shown in theaters across the United States through June, and in Canada in November.The video shows incredible highlights of Costa Rica and its people, and extra footage will be used in an iPad app called “Go Costa Rica,” to be released in June. The app is designed to help tourists plan trips to Costa Rica, among other services.The publicity campaign also plans to make use of social media networks such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.The ICT gave filmmakers a list of sites, and they set out to document more than 50 locations across the country.Although crew members planned each day what they would film, Pierson left room for spontaneity, giving the final video a very “real-life” feel, he said.The crew spent less than two days in each location, and had only a few hours a day to take advantage of light. They used cinematic cameras and shot footage in a mixture of documentary and action styles, he said.Challenges included long hours on the road and little sleep – members of the crew caught about six hours of sleep a day – and “putting together all those locations and making it work,” said Andrés Madrigal, a Costa Rican photographer who helped coordinate the shoot.One of the unique things about the campaign, Madrigal said, is that no professional actors were used. Instead, local Costa Rican residents became the stars of the film.Pierson said he is proud of the work, despite the grueling schedule. And Costa Ricans, he said, are “the most friendly, the most helpful, the most humble people. Everyone was extremely gracious.” No related posts.last_img read more