In view of the severity of the diabetes and its effect on Liberians, the Liberia Diabetes Testing Center (LDTC) will today kick off an awareness campaign in the city of Monrovia. According to a press release yesterday, LDTC director James Momoh said the awareness in the city of Paynesville is aimed at engaging residents and providing them the needed education on diabetes prevention, management and treatment.He said diabetes, “which is an autoimmune disease, is gradually consuming the population due to the lack of awareness on the prevention of the disease which is often associated with life style changes.”He explained that Type 2 Diabetes, which runs in families, is the common type of hyperglycemia in Liberia. It requires life style changes, and is manageable if individuals suffering from the condition can get tested to know the status of their sugar levels.He said people that will participate in today’s awareness campaign will be wearing t-shirts, displaying banners depicting diabetes prevention, management and its treatment.Momoh said discussions are currently going on to expand services provided at the center to other communities in the city of Monrovia to make diabetes testing and awareness accessible to more Liberians in Monrovia and its environs.“Diabetes is only manageable if the people are provided the opportunity to get tested,” Momoh emphasized. At the testing center on Front Street opposite the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSA), the release said many Liberians are currently benefiting from LDTC services.Meanwhile, the release said participants will also have the opportunity to get evaluated on the status, including hypertension and other manageable medical conditions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Along with the three day curling tournament, which will include over $50,000 in prize giveaways, the Bonspiel will also offer a dance/stag night, a comedian, as well as a dinner.Games begin Wednesday, November 14 at 4 p.m. with the tournament’s opening ceremonies kicking off at 6 p.m.Moose FM will be live on location to provide daily updates on all the action taking place on the ice. – Advertisement –
0Shares0000Jesse Lingard was one of three Manchester United players forced off with first half injuries © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 24 – Liverpool edged a point ahead of Manchester City in the Premier League title race, but may yet still rue a missed opportunity after a 0-0 draw with a depleted Manchester United on Sunday.Despite losing three players to injury before half-time, United still enjoyed the better chances as they maintained Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s unbeaten league run since taking caretaker charge. A point, however, is not enough to keep United in the top four as Arsenal’s victory over Southampton dropped the Red Devils down to fifth.Here, AFP Sports looks at three things we learned from Old Trafford:United hamstrungThe only minor criticsm to come Solkjaer’s way so far as caretaker boss was his inability to react when Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial hobbled off injured in the first half of a 2-0 Champions League last 16, first leg defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.The Norwegian had even more of an injury nightmare to cope with before the break as Lingard again limped off after Ander Herrera and Juan Mata had both succumbed to injuries.Marcus Rashford was also left hobbled by an early challenge from Jordan Henderson, while Nemanja Matic was ruled out ahead of kick-off.This time Solskjaer reorganised United’s walking wounded sufficiently to still blunt a Liverpool attack lacking imagination and also hit by a first half injury to Roberto Firmino.Alisson upstages de GeaAlisson Becker made a big save to deny Jesse Lingard the opening goal © AFP / Oli SCARFFFixtures between England’s two most historically successful sides have been littered in recent seasons with stunning saves from David de Gea to leave Liverpool frustrated.This time it was at the other end where Alisson again showed why the Premier League leaders splashed a then world record fee for a goalkeeper on the Brazilian in July.Alisson raced off his line to brilliantly save at Lingard’s feet with by a distance the best chance of the game just before the break.Liverpool slump sets inLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp grew increasingly frustrated during his side’s 0-0 draw at Manchester United © AFP / Oli SCARFFA point away at the in-form team in the Premier League and where Liverpool have not won since 2014 is not a bad result in the grand scheme of things, but this will feel like a missed opportunity for Jurgen Klopp’s men given United’s injury woes.Liverpool have now won just one of their last five games since having the chance to open up a seven-point lead at the top of the table less than a month ago.That lead is now a solitary point as draw with Leicester and West Ham let City back in the race, while a 0-0 stalemate at home to Bayern Munich in midweek also leaves Liverpool a huge task to progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.Form has deserted too many of Klopp’s key players at the wrong time, none more so than Mohamed Salah, who was hauled off by his disgruntled manager despite Liverpool needing a goal 11 minutes from time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Emre Can and Moise Kean after scoring a hat-trick in the Champions League against Atletico Madrid © AFP/File / Marco BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Mar 29 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence through injury could give Moise Kean the chance to shine with Juventus after the teenager’s stunning breakthrough with Italy during the international break.Ronaldo looks set to miss the champions next three Serie A games, against Empoli on Saturday, Cagliari on April 2, and AC Milan four days later after picking up a right thigh injury playing for Portugal. The 34-year-old was rested by Juventus in their last Serie A game, after his hat-trick against Atletico Madrid sealed a place in the Champions League quarter-finals against Ajax.And without the Portuguese star Massimiliano Allegri’s side suffered their first league defeat this season 2-0 against Genoa.Juventus are still closing in on an eighth consecutive Scudetto with a 15-point gap on second-placed Napoli.And Kean will be hoping to get a chance to showcase his talents for their first game at home against Empoli since their dramatic victory over Atletico in the Allianz Stadium.The 19-year-old won his first cap for Italy in a friendly last November, but it was his second appearance for the former world champions that has brought him into the spotlight.He became the youngest Italian to score in over 60 years in their 2-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win over Finland last Saturday.He scored again in a 6-0 rout of Liechtenstein on Tuesday.Being in a star-studded squad alongside five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo means that Kean’s opportunities of regular action have been limited.But ahead of Juventus’ return leg against Atletico, Allegri handed Kean his first Serie A start of the season against Udinese and the forward seized his rare opportunity with a brace.“I always try to be ready and train regularly so that I’m prepared when the time comes,” Kean said.“I learn from Cristiano Ronaldo, in training, I steal his secrets. I can only learn from him. It happens every day.”Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini warned that his side have settled after the Champions League excitement.“A couple of weeks have passed and I think we’ve fully realised what happened, so are now even more fired up for these final two months of the season,” said the Italian defender, who has played over 500 games for Juventus.“We have a good advantage at the top of the table, but want to get the Scudetto sorted as soon as possible.”– Carlo v Claudio –In a clash between illustrious coaches, Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli travel to Claudio Ranieri’s Roma in a must-win game for both teams.Roma, in fifth, lost to struggling SPAL last time out and another upset would seriously compromise a Champions League place next season.Sampdoria forward Fabio Quagliarella, 36, became the oldest player to score for Italy in their Euro 2020 qualifiers © AFP/File / Miguel MEDINANapoli have won just two of their last six league games, but are still seven points ahead of third-place Inter Milan, who host Lazio after an action-packed 3-2 Milan derby win.Argentina striker Mauro Icardi could make his return for Inter as he is back training having not played since February 9 amid a contract dispute.But Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij will miss Sunday’s game against his former club, along with Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, after injuries picked up on international duty.Lazio — six points adrift of the Champions League places — were deprived of elite European football this campaign by a defeat to Inter at the end of last season.AC Milan — who occupy the final Champions League spot in fourth — face a tricky task at Sampdoria.The Genoa side’s attack is spearheaded by Serie A top scorer Fabio Quagliarella, who also made history by becoming the oldest player to score for Italy during the week.Sampdoria are three points off the Europa Leauge berths and have won three of their last four games.FixtureFridayChievo v Cagliari (10:30pm)SaturdayUdinese v Genoa (5pm), Juventus v Empoli (8pm), Sampdoria v AC Milan (10:30pm)SundayParma v Atalanta (1:30pm), Fiorentina v Torino, Frosinone v SPAL, AS Roma v Napoli (4pm), Bologna v Sassuolo (7pm), Inter Milan v Lazio (9:30pm)0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
1 Used correctly, substitutes can turn around not just a match, but a season and even a career.In modern football, where players are fitter than ever and tactics have evolved to a new level, being able to introduce a replacement with fresh legs and something different to offer can make a vital difference.As the football season approaches its final straight, we wanted to find out exactly which players you believe have been the most impressive substitutes so far this season.Using #SubOfTheSeason on Twitter, the considered responses came thick and fast.Take a look at some of the best… Good substitutes can change a game
BAY LEAGUE: With Baucham’s big second half, Warriors keep their hopes alive. By David Saunders Staff Writer Coming into Friday’s game at Peninsula, preseason darling West Torrance had one foot in the grave. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The extremity was swollen, then iced, then rested, then taped, then tested. The foot was Brian Baucham’s and it proved strong enough to give the Warriors some semblance of a leg to stand on. So with its playoff aspirations hanging on the slimmest of hopes, West opted to put the ball and the game in its surest of hands. Baucham didn’t disappoint. The running back had 132 of his 138 rushing yards and both of his scores during a second half in which he paced West to a 23-0 Bay League win over host Peninsula. The win puts West (6-2-1, 1-2-1) alone in fifth place, a half of a game behind Peninsula (4-5, 2-2) and Leuzinger for the league’s final postseason berth. A Peninsula loss to first-place Palos Verdes next week and a West win over visiting Leuzinger would complete the Warriors’ comeback. “Everyone thought that we were going to fall apart, but we came out here and proved that we have got that swagger back,” Baucham said. “I’m happy that we were able to prove ourselves to the people who doubted us. This is a big win.” Baucham lined up for only one play in the first quarter and didn’t get his first touch until the second, which resulted in a 4-yard run. His first carry on West’s second play after intermission eclipsed that and then some. Baucham ran off-tackle to the right side, shedding a would-be tackler and outrunning the rest of the Peninsula defense down the sideline for a 62-yard score. He later scored on a 3-yard run with less than four minutes left to ice the game for West. “We wanted to feel out (Peninsula) and we were doing a good job without him so we held him out a little longer,” West coach Greg Holt said. “What he did in the second half made the difference.” West quarterback Ronnie Clark did his part, finishing 13-for-19 for 173 yards passing. Watching its offense reverse its fortunes, West’s defense couldn’t help but follow suit. The Warriors dominated the line of scrimmage, recording eight tackles for loss and three sacks. The result was a paltry 132 yards of total offense for Peninsula. That coupled with five penalties for 25 yards resulted in three-and-outs on six of the team’s nine possessions and only three first downs. “Our coach always tells us whoever takes control of the line of scrimmage takes control of the game and I thought we did that today,” West lineman Ross Campbell said. “Getting the shutout is really going to help us get back to where we need to be.” Campbell had two sacks as he and his linemates held Peninsula only 6-yards rushing in the second half, a far cry from last week’s performance when Ryan Solomon gained 190 yards in the fourth quarter alone. Special teams was another sore spot for Peninsula, which had one of its long snaps sail into, then out of the end zone for a third-quarter safety. “That was about as complete of a butt-kicking as we’ve taken in my eight years here,” Peninsula coach Tony Uruburu said. “You’ve got to give them credit. They came out motivated had a good game plan to back it up.” firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Bowing to pressure from City Council members, a developer agreed to pay an additional $20,000 in relocation costs for tenants evicted from a Valley Village apartment building to clear the way for approval of a condominium project. Developer Gary Schaffel, under terse questioning from Councilman Bill Rosendahl, agreed to make the additional payment to end the controversy that had surrounded his project after a city planner mistakenly left a telephone message with a tenant promising the developer would win approval “no matter what.” Former tenants in the building played the taped message at hearings, and raised concern that the project approval process had been tainted. They also appealed the project, saying the developer should have paid higher relocation fees recently enacted by the city. But they defended the decision Chiang had reached in approving the tract map for the development. Schaffel said he felt sorry for Chiang. “Had I gotten that message on my phone, I wouldn’t have taken it as anything more than the conditions of the appeal had no merit and would be rejected,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe agreement by Schaffel won him approval, on a 11-0 vote, for the project to build 78 units at 11933 Magnolia Boulevard. Schaffel said he had already given $20,000 for tenant relocation money above what was legally required. But he said he was willing to pay tenants an additional $20,000 for “peace of mind” and to get his project moving. Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, in whose district the project is located, said she was upset by the telephone call made by planner Jack Chiang, but that it did not change the reasoning for approval of the project. “I’m pleased that we were able to get the additional money for tenants,” Greuel said, but added: “The process was a messy process that didn’t necessarily make the city look good, but the desired outcome was achieved.” Officials in the Planning Department roundly criticized Chiang for his telephone call and said he is being disciplined.
Jermain Defoe is unlikely to get called up to England’s Euro 2016 squad because ‘his time has probably just gone’, according to former Southampton hero Matt Le Tissier.It was announced that Roy Hodgson will now name his squad for the tournament on Monday (May 16) and Defoe has been tipped as a late contender.The Sunderland striker is in red-hot form this season, scoring 18 goals in 33 appearances and he has vast experience on the international stage. The 33-year-old has 55 Three Lions caps to his name, the most recent coming in November 2013.“Fifteen [Premier League] goals this season in a team that’s struggled and not created that many chances – it’s a phenomenal achievement,” ex-England striker Le Tisser told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He’s only beaten that once before in his career.“Is it going to be enough to get him in the squad? I probably think not because of [Harry] Kane, [Jamie] Vardy and [Wayne] Rooney.“I think they are the ones in pole position and I think Jermain’s time has probably just gone.”Should Defoe go to the Euros? If yes, in place of who? Comment with your thoughts, below…
A well-known Donegal charity fundraiser is receiving a terrific ‘reception’ after launching a unique scheme.Terence Gallagher came up with the plan when he visited his sister who had two old television sets.He found it was easy to sell the old sets and made a few euro for his chosen charity St Vincent De Paul. Then he realised that with the arrival of digital television across the country in October, many people were looking to offload their old televisions.So the Falcarragh man, who has lived in Letterkenny for many years, man sent out an appeal for old television sets.And in just two weeks he has gathered just under ONE HUNDRED television sets.“I can’t believe the response. It really has been terrific. “With the arrival of digital TV, a lot of people are taking the opportunity to buy new televisions.“People are just glad they don’t have to go to the bother of scrapping their old televisions and they are going to a good cause,” said Terence.Terence, who works at the Letterkenny Community centre, arranges for the televisions to be sent to different parts of Africa and the profit made goes directly to St Vincent De Paul.“People in Africa may live in poor conditions but they almost all have televisions.“There is a market for them there. We don’t get a lot of money for them but whatever we do get goes directly to the charity,” vowed Terence. He is currently storing the televisions at Letterkenny Athletic Club’s clubhouse on the Pearse Road, but is also looking for anyone who can donate some warehouse space close to Letterkenny Town Centre to get in touch.Televisions must be in working order and Terence can be contacted on 086 3192721.DONEGAL MAN KEEPS CHARITY IN THE PICTURE WITH UNIQUE FUNDRAISING SCHEME was last modified: March 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:charityST VINCENT DE PAULTELEVISION SETSTERENCE GALLAGHER
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraq’s president said Saturday that he had been assured that American troops will stay in his country as long as needed, on a day in which at least 14 people were killed in explosions and gunfire nationwide as vehicle restrictions were lifted in Baghdad. A top U.S. general, meanwhile, said he was “very, very pleased” with the response of Iraqi armed forces in containing recent sectarian bloodshed, disputing critics who said too little was done to quell attacks that killed more than 500 people the past week. Gen. John Abizaid, chief of U.S. Central Command, spent two days in Baghdad meeting with top Iraqi leaders after the Feb. 22 bombing of a golden-domed Shiite shrine in Samarra triggered reprisal attacks against Sunnis that pushed the country to the brink of civil war. Iraqi security forces blunted the sectarian killing with an extraordinary daytime curfew in four flashpoint provinces last weekend, followed by a driving ban in Baghdad on Friday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant But with the ban lifted on Saturday, violence resumed, with a bomb exploding at a bus terminal in southeastern Baghdad, killing seven people and wounding 25. Abizaid said he was “very, very pleased with the reaction of the Iraqi armed forces during the aftermath of the bombing in Samarra.” He warned that more such attacks were likely but added: “We believe that the Iraqi armed forces, in conjunction with the multinational force, can deal with any security problem that may arise.” That was a more upbeat assessment than the one given Thursday by the U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. George W. Casey, who told reporters that Iraqi police and army units had performed “generally well, not uniformly well.” Casey said the mostly Shiite security forces sometimes gave armed sectarian fighters free rein in Baghdad and Basra, where reprisal attacks against Sunni mosques and clerics took days to contain. U.S. officials have expressed concern about the role of private militias in the violence. But Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabr said Saturday the government was making progress integrating militiamen into its structures. Some are joining the security forces, but most will be given jobs in government departments, while those over age 50 will retire, he said at a news briefing. The question remained whether militiamen would comply and whether the government would get tough on enforcing the integration policy. Sunni Arab politicians accuse militiamen operating within the Interior Ministry ranks of kidnapping and killing their people under the cover of fighting the Sunni-dominated insurgency. Jabr denies the accusations. Early today, Interior Ministry commandos stormed a Sunni mosque in west Baghdad, killing three people – including the mosque imam and his son – in a 25 minute gunbattle, police said. The cause of the clash was not known nor was the name of the Sunni cleric who was killed. U.S. forces blocked off the area after the exchange of fire, which also wounded seven people, said police Lt. Maitham Abdul Rezzaq. The surge of sectarian killing has complicated already tangled negotiations to form a broad-based government after the Dec. 15 parliamentary election, which U.S. officials consider essential to stabilize the country so their troops can start pulling out this summer. Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, visiting Iraq as part of her duties on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said it was imperative that Iraqi politicians act quickly to get a government in place. “The security vacuum will continue to develop if there isn’t a permanent and strong leadership soon,” Snowe told The Associated Press. CASUALTY UPDATE As of Saturday, March 4, 2006, at least 2,299 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 1,805 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers. The AP count is three lower than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EST. The British military has reported 103 deaths; Italy, 27; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Slovakia, 3; Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, 2 each; and Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, 1 death each. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!