Look at the positives, we took 20 wickets: Dhoni on poor Test show

first_imgdhoni dhoni SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL ‘Not too far from a win’Dhoni said the fact that Indian bowlers are taking 20 wickets in a match is a sign that the side is never too far from a win. “If you are not able to get 20 wickets, you can’t win a Test match irrespective of whether you are playing in India or you are playing outside. But that is the big positive. We are taking 20 wickets,” he said.“This means we are always in a position to win a Test match. Once you start scoring runs, you are there,” he added.The Jharkhand stumper, who led the Chennai Super Kings in the first eight editions of the IPL before it was suspended in the wake of the 2013 spot-fixing scam, said he was happy to be back at the franchise. “I never thought of playing for any other franchise other than CSK. Chennai is my second home. Fans here have adopted me as one of their own,” Dhoni said.“A lot of people approached me, I can tell you that. But I can’t think of not coming back to CSK. What we have been through, how we have conducted ourselves, how the management has been. How the fans have been. This is a special place. So that thought of being in any other franchise was never a question,” he added. Apart from Dhoni, CSK also retained Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja. sport South Africa end India’s nine-series winning streak cricket The under-fire Indian Test team today got the backing of former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who said there are quite a few positives to pick despite the drubbing handed out by South Africa—the prominent one being the bowlers’ performance.Virat Kohli’s world no.1 India are trailing 0–2 in the three-match series after heavy losses in Cape Town and Centurion. The third and final Test is scheduled to be held in Johannesburg from January 24.“I would say look at the positives. To win a Test match you need 20 wickets and we have taken 20 wickets. If you can’t take 20 wickets, what is the next thing? You look to draw a Test match,” Dhoni, who has retired from Tests but continues to be a part of India’s limited-overs teams, said at a press conference here. “How you can draw a Test match is by giving less runs and by scoring runs,” he told reporters here at a promotional event.center_img × Published on January 19, 2018 Pacers put India on cusp of famous win against South Africa COMMENTS COMMENT RELATED last_img read more

Heart Health: Understanding Your Risks

first_imgStory Highlights Speaking with JIS News, Cardiologist at the HFJ, Dr. Rohan Wilks, says it is important that persons know their blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels, as these numbers are critical in determining their risk for heart disease. As it relates to cholesterol readings, it must be noted that there is bad and good cholesterol, and normal readings should be 3.5 for low-density lipoprotein (LDL/Bad Cholesterol) and the good cholesterol or HDL number should be between 35 to 65 for men and 35 to 80 for women. The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (JFJ) is imploring Jamaicans to be vigilant about their heart health and aware of the indicators that may point to the development or existence of cardiac conditions. The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (JFJ) is imploring Jamaicans to be vigilant about their heart health and aware of the indicators that may point to the development or existence of cardiac conditions.Speaking with JIS News, Cardiologist at the HFJ, Dr. Rohan Wilks, says it is important that persons know their blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels, as these numbers are critical in determining their risk for heart disease.“For the blood pressure, there are two numbers which come into play, the systolic (upper number), which should be less than 120 and the diastolic (lower number) which should be less than 80.The number is, therefore, read as 118 over 75, for example,” he explains.As it relates to cholesterol readings, it must be noted that there is bad and good cholesterol, and normal readings should be 3.5 for low-density lipoprotein (LDL/Bad Cholesterol) and the good cholesterol or HDL number should be between 35 to 65 for men and 35 to 80 for women.Meanwhile, blood sugar readings are measured by weight in milligrams per decilitre (mg/dL) or in millimoles per litre (mmol/L).In a person without diabetes, blood sugar should be between 70 and 100 mg/dL or 3.8 and 5.5 mmol/L. It is important to note that after a meal, blood sugar can rise up to 120mg/dL or 6.7mmol/L.Dr. Wilks says that there are other patterns that are looked at as it relates to patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, such as waking blood sugar, and before and after meal readings.In addition to their numbers, Dr. Wilks is advising persons, who are displaying symptoms such as chest pains, shortness of breath, heart racing or sudden loss of consciousness to consult their physician.“These symptoms do not necessarily guarantee the presence of a heart condition, but give sufficient cause to seek advice. The general practitioner is able to interview the patient, make necessary checks and ascertain whether any further assessments need to be done,” he points out.Persons, who are predisposed to heart conditions because of family history or chronic conditions, including hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes, should pay special attention to their heart health.Dr. Wilks says a patient may be required to do a screening test called an electrocardiogram (ECG) in order to establish whether there is a heart condition.He explains that the test will provide a reading of the electrical activity or rhythm of the heart, which is displayed on a moving strip of paper or a line on a screen.The physician is able to assess the peaks and dips recorded on the screen to determine whether the rhythm of the heart is normal.“The patient is notified of the findings from the ECG and, if necessary, additional probes may be requested by the physician. This may come in the form of an echocardiogram, which is essentially an ultrasound of the chest and shows detailed images of the heart’s structure and function,” Dr. Wilks says.Holter monitoring is another exploratory testing option available for patients. The monitor is a portable device, which is worn by the individual for 24 to 72 hours and is used to detect heart rhythm irregularities that are not discovered during a regular ECG exam.Stress testing, cardiac catheterisation, cardiac computerised tomography (CT) scan or cardiac magnetic resonance imagings (MRI) are other available options.Cardiac catheterisation is the most intrusive of these tests and involves the insertion of a narrow catheter into a vein or artery, which is guided toward the heart.A dye is subsequently injected and observed on an X-ray screen to monitor the blood flow to the heart and check for any abnormalities.The MRI is an imaging test, which provides pictures to help the physician evaluate the patient’s heart.last_img read more