University of GeorgiaGardeners who suffer from arthritis can learn to plant and tend vegetables and weed flowerbeds with less pain at a new workshop offered by the University of Georgia’s AgrAbility program and the Arthritis Foundation.The workshop, “Gardening and Farming with Arthritis,” will be offered in Athens Aug. 5, Gainesville Aug. 12, Tifton Nov. 5 and Macon Dec. 9. Participants will learn how to manage arthritis pain through planting modifications, tool adaptations and other strategies. A tai chi class will follow each workshop. The tai chi portion will focus on slow, meditative, physical exercise designed for relaxation, balance and health. Georgia’s AgrAbility program promotes independence for those disabled in the agricultural community. Presented by UGA Cooperative Extension, it is part of a national program administered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.To register, visit www.farmagain.com/register, or call 706-542-0304 (toll free at 877-524-6264). The cost is $15. The workshops will be offered two times a day, at 9 a.m. (9:30 a.m. in Athens) and again at 2 p.m. Space is limited to 25 people per class.
MEDIUM-fast bowler, Carlton Jacques, delivered his second hat- trick in his career, yesterday, to spur the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) to an innings and 90-run victory over the University of Guyana in the GISE, Star Party Rental and Trophy Stall first-division two-day cricket competition.National cricketer, Christopher Barnwell, had starred with both ball and bat (6-16 and 134 runs) on Saturday (day one), which propelled the home team to 301 after they had bowled out UG for 94. On Sunday—it was the fast bowler’s turn.Jacques extracted bounce from the wicket, which resulted in all three of his victims (Yogendra Singh (3), B. Bandoo (0) and Ershaad Ali (0)) edging behind.Although DCC proved to be the better side, UG, starting the day trailing by an innings and 207 runs, never tried to bat themselves in. Instead, many of their batsmen were guilty of flamboyant strokeplays, which made it easy for Barnwell to use his bowlers to pick them off.Almost half of the 117 runs reached or went over the boundary. Damion Vantull (14) was particularly aggressive with two big sixes, one of which reached onto the steps of the Queenstown Secondary School.Skipper Dwayne Dodson, who was run out, scored four fours in his 19. Also finishing with 19 was Keon Roberts. The opener scored three fours, while Pavindralall Persaud, who had scored 39 in the first innings, added 18 runs (2x4s).Jacques, who bowled four overs (two of which were maidens) finished with 3-4, while K. George and Orlando Giddings finished with two wickets each. The opening bowler, George, got the opening pair, while Giddings made inroads against the lower order.In total the second innings took just 29.4 overs.