TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE PAMPLONA, Spain: SportsMax’s La Liga Experience winner, Calvin Palache, and his partner have already started receiving the VIP treatment with surprises, fine dining, interviews and photo shoots. But that was just the beginning for the couple, as they will have two of the best seats inside the El Sadar Stadium to witness Palache’s favourite team Real Madrid take on Osasuna today. Prior to the game, the couple will get a tour of Pamplona and the stadium and also be granted locker room and tunnel access. “I am looking forward to being pitch side and getting to go into the tunnel and the locker room to get a chance to interact with the superstars such as CR7 (Ronaldo), Sergio Ramos and Marcelo,” Palache, who once played for Jamaica’s Red Stripe Premier League club Humble Lion, said. “I want to see Cristiano Ronaldo up close, take a picture and Facebook it immediately. I am going to take a lot of pictures, and don’t be surprised when I shout ‘King Ronaldo! King Ronaldo!'” When first informed by SportsMax that he was the winner of the competition, Palache thought it too good to be true and enquired if it was a scam. But after travelling out of Jamaica for the first time and touching down in Spain, he has finally come to terms with the fact that this is really happening. “This is just a dream come true, because this is my first time travelling and I actually ended up taking three planes and got to experience so much,” the 28-year-old said. The competition, which is into its second year, has seen SportsMax team up with the world’s most star-studded football league, La Liga, to offer football fans across the Caribbean the chance to win a trip for two to see the likes of four-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo and Real Madrid. Palache’s partner of four years, Tishana Sharpe, is just happy that he has been given this chance and is thrilled she is able to experience it with him. “I am super excited and I am happy for him,” Sharpe said. “He lives for football and went crazy when he found out he won, so I just hope he gets to meet all his favourite players.” email@example.com
The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will be observing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness week from June 17 to 23 under the theme ‘Every Second Counts: CPR Saves Lives!. The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will be observing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness week from June 17 to 23 under the theme ‘Every Second Counts: CPR Saves Lives!.Activities get under way with a live CPR demonstration at the ‘Everyone’s a Winner’ Father’s Day race at Hope Gardens, St. Andrew, on Sunday.CPR demonstrations will continue at Emancipation Park on Monday (June 18) between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. and a Family and Friends CPR training day will be held at the HFJ’s Beechwood Avenue office on Saturday, June 23 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Wednesday (June 13), CPR Coordinator at the HFJ, Alonzo Mothersill, informed that the training will cost $1,500.“The certification usually costs $5,400, but, on CPR Day, our Family and Friends CPR course is discounted for all non-medical personnel and students,” he said.He is encouraging all individuals to take an interest in acquiring CPR skills for the benefit of family members and colleagues, who may, at some point, require such assistance.CPR is a lifesaving technique that helps to support and maintain breathing and circulation in an individual, through administering chest compressions and rescue breaths.The technique becomes necessary in cases where an individual has suffered a heart attack, has collected water in his lungs (near drowning) or has stopped breathing or the heart has stopped for any other reason.Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. Activities get under way with a live CPR demonstration at the ‘Everyone’s a Winner’ Father’s Day race at Hope Gardens, St. Andrew, on Sunday. Story Highlights CPR demonstrations will continue at Emancipation Park on Monday (June 18) between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. and a Family and Friends CPR training day will be held at the HFJ’s Beechwood Avenue office on Saturday, June 23 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.