The Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Festival came to an exciting end on Wednesday at Sabina Park with Hastings Primary School of Trelawny copping their first champion trophy after being in the runners-up position several times. They defeated defending champions New Works Primary of Westmoreland. Scores: Hastings 156 for 3; New Works 119 all out. Two hundred and twenty four schools – 16 per parish – started the competition in January with intra-parish matches. The parish winners then played their neighbouring parishes after which the top seven and the best losers were invited to display their cricket at the festival. The awards function was held immediately following the festival. New entrants Brandon Hill Primary of Clarendon took home the most improved school trophy for reaching the semi-finals. They also bagged the most disciplined school trophy. Individual prizes went to male and female cricketers per category. Best bowlers: Michael Murray of Hastings and Marsha Dixon of Santa Cruz. Best fielders: Jermaine Edwards of Hastings and Shanique Wallace of Santa Cruz. Best batters: Javid Simpson of New Works and Katie Wilmot of New Works The Kiddy Cricketers will display their skills during an international cricket match in Jamaica later this year while the top 50 players will be invited to a camp in the summer after which the best three will receive a $50,000 bursary. This year marks the 15th year of Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket. Coach of the winning team, Leon Reid, endorsed Kiddy Cricket while saying that the children were excited to play the game and it had a positive impact on them. Co-ordinator Philip Service praised the competition and noted that two current national players came through Kiddy Cricket. They are Jermaine Blackwood and Brandon King.
In a world of threading and laser treatments, waxing still remains the cheapest and common way of hair removal.The thought of smooth and clean hands and legs is exciting, but there is a fear of getting hurt. And, if you haven’t tried waxing before, there must be a million questions in your mind that might have been keeping you awake. Experts answer few such questions for you. Here is a list of do’s and dont’s that one must keep in mind: Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe interval between two sessions depends upon the growth and quality of hair. Ideally the hair growth should be of 3-4 weeks If the skin is too sensitive, use a soft wax as that will not harm the skin In case of in-growths, application of an antibiotic cream will help Bikini area can be waxed once in 6 weeks so as to maintain personal hygiene. See to it that waxing is done in the direction of hair growth Hot wax is good to remove short hair, needs expertise and is suitable for sensitive skin Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardCold wax is less messy but is also less effective as compared to hot wax. At times cold wax can lead to pigmentation on the skin Things to avoid before a waxing session: Exposure to sunlight through activities like swimming Beach activities/trekking, Application of bleach on the face, steam sauna Chemical peels two days before and after waxing Post care tips are: Apply a moisturiser or an astringent after waxing Do not try to pull out the in-growths as that might cause infection Apply sunscreen on exposed parts post waxing (Inputs by Dr Pallavi Sule, Mumbai based Dermatologist and Aesthetic Physician)
Jammu: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday urged Mulsim community not to be misguided by the propaganda by “vested interests” that they would lose their majority position in Jammu and Kashmir after revocation of its special status.Singh also warned “vested interests” against linking the fallout of nullification of the Article 370 to the religion, saying the Narendra Modi government would not tolerate any mischief and will punish those speaking against the country’s interest. Referring to the detention of various leaders of Kashmir after the nullification of Article 370, the minister of state in the Prime Minister’s Office also asserted that the leaders are not under “house arrest” but are “house guests”, “enjoying a hospitality” and facility better than what they had in their own homes. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghHe also sought to assure people that in any case the detained leaders would not suffer the same fate of 18-month detention that many prominent BJP leaders had undergone during the Emergency. Singh made the remarks while addressing a BJP’s rally organised on the eve of the last Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh’s birth anniversary. Maharaja’s grandson and senior BJP leader Ajatshatru Singh, however, was conspicuous by his absence at the function which was attended by, amongst others, Union Minister of State Anurag Thakur, BJP national vice president Shyam Jaju and state BJP president Ravinder Raina. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadWithout identifying anyone, Singh said a big propaganda has been launched by some “vested interests” to link the fallout of nullification of the Article 370 to religion. “I want to appeal to the Muslim community that attempts are being made to misguide them,” he said, in an apparent reference to the apprehensions that Jammu and Kashmir will lose its Muslim-majority character if the people from other parts of the country are allowed to settle in the state after revocation of its special status. “Whatever has been done is in the interest of the people of the state, irrespective of their religion, caste and creed. The Article 370 was the biggest hurdle in the overall development of the state and was misused by some families,” he said. “After October 31 (when Jammu and Kashmir turns into two Union territories), the ordinary people of Kashmir will see the benefits of the abrogation of this article as the entire region will see large-scale developments within next six months,” said Singh “The people of the state will soon see the real face of democracy where anyone can aspire to become chief minister or minister. The people will then thank (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi and (Union Home Minister Amit) Shah for this historic decision,” he said. Singh also vehemently sought to cast aside the impression that Kashmir valley has been under the spell of curfew after revocation of state’s special status. “There is no restrictions in Kashmir and even there was no curfew for a single day after the abrogation of the Article 370. Only minor restrictions under section 144 Cr PC were imposed in a dozen police station, out of 200, earlier so that nobody is able to create any trouble,” Singh said.