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One of RSPL’s ‘most intriguing’ finales ever – PFAJ’s Anderson salutes MBU as champions dominate awards

first_img COACH OF THE YEAR Montego Bay United Football Club captured the most awards at the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ)/Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) presentation ceremony on Thursday night at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston. Chairman of the PFAJ Don Anderson described the season as one of the most interesting. “It has been one of the most intriguing coming to an end. MBU has been most consistent in three years by competing in the last three finals and winning two times,” Anderson said. “I salute MBU. However, Portmore’s Michael Binns scored a goal in the final that was worthy of a World Cup final,” he shared. He admitted that there were challenges along the way. “Personally, throughout my 37 years in administration, my firm belief is that off the field issues must be dealt with around the table. Football needs us all, so let us work together,” he also added. The 2015-16 champions collected the coveted title and winning cash incentive of $2.5 million, plus 35 medals, while beaten finalists Portmore United walked away with $1.5 million and 25 silver medals. Last season’s champions, Arnett Gardens, finished third and were rewarded $1 million and medals, while Humble Lion received $500,000 for their fourth-place finish in the 12-team league. MBU were the best defensive and top-scoring team. Their striker, Owayne Gordon, received four individual awards. Gordon, who missed the final last Sunday at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in Catherine Hall, received Round Three top striker for scoring 10 goals, the leading goalscorer with 20 goals, the Most Valuable Player and the Tony Burrowes Player Personality Award. MBU’s Jacomena Barrett won the goalkeeper of the year award for the third consecutive season, while former national player Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis won the Winning Coach award, and Dwayne Ambusley won the Winning Captain award. Marcel Gayle of first-time team in the Premier League the University of the West Indies FC, won the Coach of the Year award. Portmore United won the regular season award for the team that finished on most points and were also the team with the most wins. Junior Flemmings, who is on loan from Tivoli Gardens to MLS club New York Red Bull, was the Junior Player of the Year. MBU’s Dino Williams was the Round One top goal scorer with six goals, while Cory Burke, who started the season at Rivoli United before transferring to MoBay, scored the most goals (six) in Round Two. Boys’ Town FC won the FIFA Fair Play award, while the top referee was Valdin Ledgister and top assistant referee was Richard Washington. The RSPL best XI players were: Damian Hyatt (Arnett Gardens), Ladale Ritchie (MBU), Oneil Thompson (Arnett), Khareem Manning (Portmore United), Rosario Harriott (Harbour View), Ricardo Morris (Portmore), Andrew Vanzie (Humble Lion), Renae Lloyd (Arnett), Owayne Gordon (MBU), and Dino Williams (MBU).last_img read more

Bayshore Medical Center now offers roboticassisted surgery to community

first_imgJul 2 2018Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel is now home to the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical system, bringing advanced technology in surgery to the medical center’s operating room and to the community. Robotic surgery enables surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgeries on a variety of diseases and conditions including urology, gynecology and general surgery.”We are ecstatic to offer robotic-assisted surgery to the community,” says Emad Rizkala, M.D., chair of the Robotics Steering Committee at Bayshore Medical Center. “This type of surgery enables patients to have major surgery with fewer incisions, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times, and less blood loss. Additionally, it offers less scarring and pain, which means that they can return to daily activities sooner and with less need for narcotic pain medications.”Related StoriesBariatric surgery should be offered to all patients who would benefitResearchers use AI to develop early gastric cancer endoscopic diagnosis systemImplanted device uses microcurrent to exercise heart muscle in cardiomyopathy patientsThe first case using the da Vinci surgical system was a robotic radical prostatectomy performed on Thursday, June 28 by Dr. Rizkala, who is also a urologist with Bayshore Medical Center. He is among several specialists currently credentialed to perform robotic surgery at the medical center. The program will begin with a focus on urology, gynecological and general surgery and will expand throughout the year.”We are committed to providing the community with the top resources and technology to enhance their care,” says Timothy J. Hogan, FACHE, president of Bayshore Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center. “The features of the da Vinci robot will help us deliver the best possible outcomes and offer our community access to the highest quality care.”In traditional surgery, the surgeon makes a large incision and works over the patient with hand-held tools. But in robotics-assisted procedures, cameras and tools are inserted through small incisions.The surgeon operates them from a nearby console, in full control at all times. The technology acts like a human wrist, but offers a better range of motion, and utilizes high-definition cameras, which translates to better dexterity and field of vision, ultimately improving patient outcomes.Bayshore Medical Center’s robotic system compliments robotic surgery at other Hackensack Meridian Health locations, including; Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, HackensackUMC Mountainside and Ocean Medical Center. ​Source: https://www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/2018/06/29/robotic-surgery-now-available-bayshore-medical-center/last_img read more