After more than six hours of tense closed-door dialogue at the Capitol Building Wednesday, February 19, there are clear indications that the health impasse that grappled the nation two days ago may have been resolved.Emerging from the seven-hour long meeting, Senate Pro-Temp, Gbehzohngar M. Findley, told journalists, who had been tirelessly waiting, that the leadership of the National Health Workers Association of Liberia (NAHWAL) had agreed to stop their strike action.He added, however, that a detailed communication would be issued later today outlining what was agreed upon in the meeting. He disclosed that some of the health workers’ demands were dropped but that they would be paid, one their key demands.NAHWAL’s leadership was probably advised not to speak to the press, as they were very tight lipped and refused to take questions from reporters, let alone engage in any conversations.Our senior Legislative reporter, Mr. Burgess Carter, said the Finance Minister, Amara Konneh, had earlier written an excuse but later showed up apparently due to the national implications of the strike, which paralyzed all of the public health facilities around the country. Public health facilities cater for more than 75 percent of people who visit health facilities in the country.Among the key demands of the health workers was the reimbursement of their US$55 that was deducted by authorities of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the resignation of the Health and Social Welfare Minister, Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale, along with two of his principle deputies, including Dr. Bernice Dahn, Deputy Minister and Chief Medical Officer, R/L and Cllr. Vivian Cherue, Deputy Minister for Social Welfare.The leadership had resolved that if these three do not resign, they would not enter into any negotiations with the Government.However, Sen. Finley said Minister Gwenigale’s resignation is yet to be discussed at the meeting.“It is very important to firstly address the workers ending the strike around the country to ensure that people do not die from the lack of doctors and nurses,” he added.The Finance Minister and other stakeholders, including the lawmakers and health workers’ leadership, are expected to form part of the meeting today, to finalize the issues of the health workers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
At least 67 Christian denominational leaders have agreed to provide hand washing buckets at their churches in order to prevent the virus. They also pledged to work with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) and partners in reporting suspected Ebola cases within their communities and churches.These religious leaders are joining the fight in the wake of persistent reports from the Health Ministry that some Christian leaders, especially pastors and “praying mothers” are hiding suspected persons within their churches in the name of praying for those persons to recover from whatever sicknesses that they might be suffering from.Speaking on behalf of him and his colleagues after a one-day workshop held at the MoHSW, Catholic Archbishop Lewis Ziegler made a passionate plead to the public, including the Christian Community, to see the Ebola outbreak as a national emergency. He said Christians should not doubt the reality of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia but should instead work closely with the Health Ministry and partners in containing the spread of the virus which has claimed lives and continues to affect the health of Liberians.The Catholic Archbishop further urged the public to stop the state of denial and limit contacts with bodies of people infected, died or suspected of dying of Ebola. He also appealed to the public against performing the usual religious, traditional and other burial rites for those dying or suspected of dying of Ebola because these practices expose those taking part in them to the virus.Meanwhile, the MoHSW has reported that the deadly Ebola Virus has now spread its tentacle to Bomi, which is the fourth county to fall within grasp of the disease. In Bomi, which is on the highway to neighboring Sierra Leone, one of the hardest hit countries in the Mano River Union (MRU), has reported one confirmed death from the virus.Bomi now follows Lofa, Montserrado and Margibi counties, where the virus has taken at least 46 lives since the outbreak was reported March 22, 2014 to present.The disease spread through physical contact with victim. The virus also spreads sweat, saliva, blood by touching the vomit or urine of somebody who is sick with Ebola. Other means through which the disease spread include handshakes, kissing, and direct contact with body fluids of infected or dead persons or animals.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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0Shares0000Odion Ighalo’s winner against Tunisia in the Africa Cup of Nations third place playoff sealed him the Golden Boot © AFP/File / Khaled DESOUKIABUJA, Nigeria, Jul 20 – Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo announced on Saturday his retirement from international football after winning the Golden Boot at the Africa Cup of Nations.The 30-year-old Shanghai Shenhua striker struck five times as the Super Eagles finished third in Egypt, bagging him the top scorer honours with two goals more than Sadio Mane, Riyad Mahrez and Cedric Bakambu. “It’s been an amazing 5 years journey, but after the due consultation and extensive discussion with my family, I have decided it’s time for me to retire from the national team,” Ighalo said in a statement.“It’s been an eventful and most memorable opportunity to serve my country with pride, passion and contribute my quota to the development of our football.“It’s now time to concentrate on club football and give the younger players a chance to learn and grow.”Ighalo almost quit Nigeria duty after last year’s World Cup following sharp criticism and even death threats, but was encouraged to stay on by Gernot Rohr, who Ighalo says stood by him “against all odds”.He repaid in full Rohr’s faith in him, finishing top scorer in qualifying for the tournament before his impressive showing in Egypt, which featured a standout display as Nigeria knocked out defending champions Cameroon in the last 16.Ighalo scored twice and set up Alex Iwobi’s winner in a thrilling 3-2 win.In total Ighalo scored 16 goals for Nigeria in 35 appearances, and he also captained the country’s Under-20 team to the 2009 World Cup, also held in Egypt.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Cunningham’s interception looked eerily similar. It came on the third play after halftime and after a 31-yard return, gave the Griffins the ball at the 2. Los Al junior running back Chris Soto punched it in on second down for a 2-yard TD. Soto starred for the Griffins’ offense with 103 yards on 26 carries, but Mason and the Griffins’ defense truly keyed the win. “The quarterback looked where he would throw,” Mason said. “So you could see that, and that helped. But our coaches did a really good job preparing us this week. They always had us in the right spots.” Mason, in particular, seemed always to be in the right spot. Another interception was in his hands in the first quarter, but he dropped it. In the third quarter, he had a 23-yard interception return for a TD brought back because of defensive holding. Finally, with 3:05 left, he came up with another huge play, recovering a fumble at the Locke 21. After that, Locke didn’t get the ball back. Los Alamitos’ Everett Mason had an interception for a touchdown, and another pick by Logan Cunningham keyed the Griffins’ 14-6 nonleague victory over Locke at Veterans Stadium. Mason’s 20-yard TD interception came less than three minutes into the game and set the tone for Los Al’s dominant defense. “I’m pleased because we got the win,” Mason said. “We played hard, and we got to tighten up, though. We let their quarterback scramble around too much.” Locke’s quick quarterback Torry Harkness had a lot to do with that. He finished with 83 yards on 12 carries, and he threw for 80 yards. Locke (2-1) repeatedly had lengthy drives that came up short. On the one that scored, Harkness threw to David McBride for a 7-yard TD with 2:04 left in the first half that brought Locke to within 7-6. Soto frequently came up with key first-down runs for the Griffins (3-0). He accounted for nine of Los Al’s first downs and helped put the game away by getting a first down on fourth-and-2 with 1:33 to play. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Alamitos High’s offense was far from spectacular on Friday night, but so what? The Griffins’ defense was spectacular and made up for it.
Story Links The Bulldogs welcome two incoming freshman Liza Petushkova and Megan Webb. Petushkova was the 94th ranked International Tennis Federation junior player in the world and boasted a top-15 ranking in Russia. Last year, Webb was the top ranked 18U singles player in England and boasts semifinal performances in the 2016 Winter National Tour Grade 2 doubles and the Great Britain National U16 Junior Championships.Brills and Herder will highlight the Flight A singles draw for the Bulldogs, while Petushkova and Williams will be in Flight B, Webb in Flight C and Jaglarz in Flight D. Brill will team up with Petushkova in the Flight A doubles draw with Herder and Williams, as Jaglarz and Webb will be in Flight B. Action kicks off on Friday at 10 a.m. before continuing through Saturday and Sunday with play beginning each day at 9 a.m. Second-year head coach Mai-Ly Tran returns all six players from a year ago including 2016 MVC Individual Flight 4 champion junior Kenya Williams. Williams also won the Flight 2 Doubles MVC Individual title with senior Tess Herder. Other returners include MVC All-Select senior Summer Brills, senior Mela Jaglarz, junior Joely Lomas (Swansea, Wales) and sophomore Alex Kozlowski. Drake Invitational Draws DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team opens its 2017 fall season by hosting Drake Invitational Sept. 15-17 at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. The 10-team field includes Augustana (SD), Creighton, North Dakota, Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska-Omaha, South Dakota and Upper Iowa. Following the Drake Invitational, the Bulldogs will travel to Minneapolis, Minn. for the Gopher Invitational from Sept. 22-24. Print Friendly Version
BY NEIL BARRETT: If you have a child or teenager who has an unhealthy body composition or carrying too much excess body fat, it is not a phase, it is not puppy fat, they will not grow into/out of it, the likelihood is they will struggle with their weight for the majority of their lives, unless it is addressed now!The area of nutrition is a very contentious one, the information is extensive and readily available, but how do you decipher the good information from the bad?Well, I’m going to try and make this as simple as possible by exploring the different measures you can take to ensure adequate nutrition for your children. Part one of this article will look at what not to do when it comes to feeding your children, part two (next week’s article) will give insight into what you should be doing, along with some handy advice on striking nutritional balance without them being aware.Some facts to get us started….If your child consumes more calories than they use each day, the excess will be converted to fat and stored in/on the body (we will return to this later as not all calories are created equal).Variables that influence an adolescent’s body composition are gender, parental education, attitude, self-efficacy, goal orientation/motivation, physical education/school sports participation and family influences. I purposely underlined 5 of the 7 variables, these all start at home!Another likelihood is that this subject has already been broached, tension has mounted and at the risk of causing undue stress the parent has decided not to pursue it.This strategy will not have a positive outcome.So what to do as a parent? This is the million dollar question, and unfortunately I don’t have the answer.I am not a parent, I do not possess the skills (yet) to practically implement a healthy eating plan for a child/teenager, what I do possess however is all the necessary information on what is required. In a perfect world, calorie counting would only require simple arithmetic skills, consume less and your body fat goes down.This however couldn’t be further from the truth, counting calories is very difficult, time consuming and carries many confusing rules.For example if my body requires 2000Kcal per day and I consume 1900Kcal of pure sugar, my body fat percentage will more than likely increase.If however I consume 2500Kcal of nothing but high quality protein, my body fat percentage will drop dramatically. Confusing? Very!It is not my recommendation that you do this, I am only using a dramatic example to highlight my point. So if calorie counting is very difficult with a low compliance rate & you are not a nutritionist, biochemist or dietician, how do you ensure the perfect balanced intake?You can’t, perfection is rarely an option.Children & teenagers shouldn’t really be placed on restrictive eating plans, they are at risk of being under nourished for some nutrients when we focus too heavily on fat loss.What you can do however is significantly reduce their added sugar intake.This is not just simply eliminating sugar from cereal in the morning or switching to diet/free soft drinks.It should be a more holistic approach to reducing all the hidden sugars in the diet. Here is a list of everyday hidden sugars or alternatives found in most/all processed foods:Agave, Maltodextrin, Aspartame, Maltose, Barley Malt Syrup, Maple Syrup, Beet Sugar, Molasses, Brown Sugar, Muscovado, Cane Juice and Cane Syrup, Rice Syrup, Coconut Palm, Saccharin, Confectioners’ Sugar, Sorbitol, Corn Sweeteners and Corn Syrup, Stevia, Date Sugar, Sucanat, Demerara, Sucralose, Dextrose, Sucrose, Erythritol Sugar, Alcohols Fructose, Erythritol Fruit Juice Concentrate, Hydrogenated starch, hydrolysates Glucose, Isomalt Glucose Syrup, Lactitol, Granulated White Sugar, Maltitol High Fructose Corn Syrup Mannitol High Maltose Corn Syrup Sorbitol Honey Jaggery Invert Sugar LactoseExcess sugar intake has been linked with not only considerable fat gain in children & teens but there is also a strong link between elevated sugar consumption and behavioural disorders such as ADHD and hyperactivity.Attempting to decode food labels on a daily basis is a painstakingly long process and will drive you demented long before it helps reach any health goals.So instead, try these simple tips to reducing sugar levels.1. Eliminate all soft drinks from the diet, this includes all cordials (such as Robinsons or MiWadi). These are laced with sugar replacements such as Aspartame).Water with pieces of cut fruit or berries & some mint leaves is a much tastier, healthier & more refreshing option.2. Switch from low fat yoghurts to natural yoghurts & add berries or a small teaspoon of natural honey for sweetness.Low fat usually means high sugar. Fat gives texture and flavour to food, when you remove it you lose these therefore companies will increase the added sugar content to bolster flavour.3. Take chocolate biscuits & crisps out of the lunch box. Try replacing them with apple quarters and a thin spread of peanut/almond butter.4. Make sure they have breakfast! But more importantly, try and ensure it is a high protein breakfast (egg’s or porridge with berries).Protein takes much longer to digest than simple carbohydrates (contained in almost all breakfast cereals and toast) and with this comes a longer lasting feeling of fullness, as a result your child/teenager is much less likely to snack on sugary foods.(Whether your teen is looking for a stand-alone strength and conditioning program, or additional training to supplement their sport specific training, Fit-Hub Teens is committed to helping them achieve their goals in a fun, judgement free environment surrounded by their peers & supervised by trained professionals) For more information contact Ruairi on:086 1970 325Email email@example.comNEIL BARRETT’S TEEN FIT HUB: STRIKING A BALANCE AND THE WAR ON SUGAR (PART 1) was last modified: June 3rd, 2015 by John2Share 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:donegalletterkennyNeil Barrettsugarteen fit hubteen fitnesswar on sugar
KCCA FC players celebrate Kizza’s opener on Tuesday. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)CECAFA Kagame Cup 2019Rayon Sport 1-2 KCCA FCKigali Regional Stadium, KigaliTuesday, 16-07-2019KIGALI – Mustafa Kizza and Jackson Nunda struck either side of Herve Rugwiro’s goal to ensure KCCA FC’s dream of winning a second Cecafa Kagame Cup remains on course as the Ugandan champions booked their place in the semi finals.In a highly billed encounter at Kigali Regional Stadium, the Kasasiro Boys lived up to their pre-match talks of not being fazed by local support for their opponents.It was 33 minutes of a pulsating end to end encounter that kept both sets of defenders on their toes before Kizza calmly collected Allan Okello’s pass with deft control before cooling slotting into the the back of the net to silence the stadium.Before that goal, both sides had threatened to take the lead with Okello guilty of shooting wide from a glorious chances yards from goal.At the other end, Charles Lukwago was called in to action to deny Rayon’s Iradukunda.However, taking the lead in the nail-biting encounter did little to settle the tempos of the game as the Blues of Rwanda continued to press relentlessly.Their sweat was finally rewarded two minutes after restart with Rugwiro drawing the Rwandan giants level.The stadium erupted and Mike Mutebi, a tactician renowned for yearning for tougher opponents that can push his Kasasiro Boys to their talent’s best, must have been wryly pleased with the equaliser.KCCA had a big fight on their hands for the next 40 minutes and Mutebi was the man to guide them.True to his tact, he kept his boys composed as they played with more confidence and wore down their opponents.It was on 33rd minute that Kizza had struck and it took another 33 minutes for Nunda to do the damage.Nunda (8) scored the Kasasiros’ second on the day.If Rayon wanted to emulate KCCA by striking again after 47 minutes like their first goal, the regulation time was certainly not going to allow such as football is played for 90 minutes.The Blues, in an uncharacteristic white, found themselves frustrated as KCCA thwarted all the threats they threw at them.Instead it was KCCA who found the back of the net again, but the referee cut short their celebration as a flag was waved up for offside to chalk off Allan Okello’s efforts.Mutebi then introduced Mike Mutyaba for Saddam Juma and injured Ramathan Musa paved way for Filbert Obenchan, which shored the team’s game plan as they held on to win.Mutebi praised his players for sticking to game plan and displaying a good account of their credentials, noting that the Ugandan champions were the better side and deserved to win.“The game was watchable, we used the ball better than our opponents and my boys displayed a good performance,” Mutebi said, adding that he wants to win the tournament “beautifully.”“Our focus is to go past the semi finals and win the tournament,” he said.KCCA will face Azam of Tanzania, who defeated TP Mazembe of DR Congo 2-1 in the second quarter final.Comments Tags: allan okelloCECAFA Kagame Cupjackson nundaKCCA FCMike MutebiMustapha KizzaRayon Sport