‘Screening numbers low’

first_img “The appeal is also to the parents because that is such a small investment when you can save your child’s life,” she said. “The fact is that more of the parents, principals and coaches need to be convinced of the need for the screening of their athletes.” However, Calabar High School principal and Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association executive committee member, Albert Corcho, believes that Chen needs to take a more objective view of the situation. He said that all student-athletes at his school have done sudden cardiac arrest screening examinations, but he would not say at which facility. He added that because many schools have not gone in to the Heart Foundation of Jamaica for checks, it does not mean they have not done it at other medical facilities. As such, he said that it was difficult to make a broad judgement of the situation at each school that has athletes competing in various sporting activities. SMALL INVESTMENT The Heart Foundation of Jamaica Executive Director Deborah Chen says she is concerned about the few schools that have visited its facilities to have sudden cardiac arrest screening exercises done on student-athletes ahead of what she describes as their lengthy sports seasons. Chen, who was a guest at The Gleaner Editors’ Forum on Friday, said that only a “handful” of schools in the Corporate Area had sent athletes to the foundation for screening examinations. She added that among these schools, some did not send the full complement of their squads to be checked. “In screening these students, you may have a team that is selective in the groups that they send,” Chen said. “For instance, there is a football squad of 40 students and it has the reserves in it. Some schools take the ones that are going to play, and those who aren’t – who are in the reserves – are not screened. Chen said that those reserve players may be used at another point in the season, especially to replace injured players, which increases their risk of a dangerous incident occurring. She added that it is a bad approach to take as those reserve players also train as often as the regulars and an attack could happen during one of those sessions. “Screening is too crucial to neglect as cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Jamaica,” she said. “A sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone. We must not assume that it is only the person who collapses on the field. A physical examination and an ECG (electrocardiogram – a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of the heart) can pick up 90 per cent of problems associated with cardiovascular disease.” Chen said that in some instances, the schools have covered the first-level screening fee of $2,500 for athletes, but many others do not get screenings because their parents do not provide the funds needed.last_img read more

Gilas holds closed-door practice anew

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Present for the day are June Mar Fajardo, Jayson Castro, Calvin Abueva, and Gabe Norwood, returnees Raymond Almazan, Allein Maliksi, Kevin Alas, and Troy Rosario, cadets Roger Pogoy, Mac Belo, and Carl Bryan Cruz, and rookie Kiefer Ravena.Japeth Aguilar was absent for the session following a dental procedure, Matthew Wright is attending Phoenix’s first practice under coach Louie Alas, while Jio Jalalon is still nursing an LCL injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGilas Pilipinas returned to the court after taking a day off on Sunday.The national team is preparing for the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers slated later this month. Naturalized player Andray Blatche is scheduled to join the squad on Nov. 13. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?center_img MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ For the third straight session, Gilas Pilipinas held closed door practices on Monday morning at Meralco Gym.Twelve of the 15 players initially named by coach Chot Reyes attended the session as the Philippine national team started the twice-a-day practices.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Hawks end 8-game skid, beat struggling Cavaliers View commentslast_img read more

No excuses for Min Broomes

first_imgDear Editor,Please permit me the space to comment on what appears to be a very disgusting and deplorable display and reckless use of power by Minister Simona Broomes and her driver with regard to the New Thriving Restaurant episode recently.Editor, every Guyanese that voted for change in the last general election and were hoping that these thuggish and brutish behaviours would become a thing of the past with the new Administration is slowly realising that this may have been a pipe dream.As a voter and taxpayer, Ms Broomes is an embarrassment to the leadership of this country and I believe some measure of discipline if not dismissal should be considered.This is not the first episode involving this Minister and I guarantee if she continues it will not be the last; however, I am very much pessimistic to the idea that anything will be done as we continue to see a President who is reluctant to admonish Ministers for bad behaviours or incompetence.Editor, after three years in power and numerous blunders and bad behaviours from his inner circle, it is abundantly clear that this President is no Kamala Bissessar, the once famous Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister who fired 11 Ministers in four years and who positioned that “there must be no compromise on integrity, no allowance for arrogance, no room for violation of mutual respect; there will be no sacrifice of our values on the altar of political expediency”.I absolutely believe if not for the videos we would have had a very different outcome to this hugely embarrassing moment for the APNU coalition and possible still have had two private security personnel still in jail and potentially facing charges.This display of thuggery and boorish behaviour is not what we the voters expected when we voted for change, for decency, for respect, for rule of law after so many awful years under the PPP Administration.While I am thankful for what appears to be the vindication of the security personnel at the New Thriving Restaurant, Providence, East Bank Demerara, what I fear is that this Minister, who seems to have a laundry list of bad encounters and bad reputations among her colleagues, would be given a pass simply because as one media source insinuatingly justifies “she is rough around the edges” and “comes from a mining background”.This only reinforces what we the public see as habitual behaviour from elected officials and their entourages. I myself have been witness to thuggish behaviour from drivers and security personnel of some elected officials.I would like to implore to our leaders to not only hold themselves to a high standard but hold their peers as well since their actions can damage your image and status. I implore them to not condone these types of behaviours but to admonish it for what it is and what it can do your party, and also because we have had too much of it in the past and we should not make excuses any longer.Guyana is at a cusp of tremendous change and status in world, a chance to rid the demons of the past and stake her rightful place in history, time for a new chapter, a time to renew again and be spoken of and respected as we were in the 60s, 70s and early 80s, a time when they spoke highly of our philosophers, writers, poets, engineers, teachers and doctors…we should not have the likes of Ms Broomes ruining this great renaissance.The world is watching Mr Granger, Guyanese are expecting better after so much abuse. Editor, I will continue to hope that one day we can all can proclaim that Guyana is blessed finally with leaders of humility, integrity and grace and our elected officials are examples for others to follow…I hope unlike everyone that this is not a pipe dream.Sincerely,Tony Persaudlast_img read more

Report: Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Leeds – Owls make it five home wins on the bounce

first_img Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal 1 Gary Hooper’s quickfire double secured Sheffield Wednesday a 2-0 win against Yorkshire rivals Leeds in the Sky Bet Championship.On-loan striker Hooper, scheduled to return to parent club Norwich, signed off in style if this was his last match for Wednesday with two goals in three minutes early in the second half before being replaced late on to a standing ovation.Leeds can have few complaints after slipping to back-to-back defeats, despite having a 78th-minute ‘goal’ from Liam Cooper controversially disallowed by referee Anthony Taylor.There was no place in Leeds’ squad for Sam Byram, destined for Merseyside after a reported £3.7million bid was accepted this week from Everton, while Wednesday’s third-choice goalkeeper Lewis Price made a rare start due to injuries to both Keiren Westwood and Joe Wildsmith.Leeds were also without Chris Wood again, the striker missing his fourth game due to a hamstring problem, while Sam Hutchinson returned for Wednesday.The home side worked the first opening in the seventh minute when Gary Hooper headed Leeds-born right-back Jack Hunt’s cross off target and soon after Fernando Forestieri was muscled out following Barry Bannan’s excellent ball in to the area.But despite Wednesday’s promising start Leeds should have taken a 13th-minute lead. Price stood tall to block Souleymane Doukara’s close-range effort after initially parrying Stuart Dallas’ angled low drive.Leeds threatened again in the 36th minute through midfielder Lewis Cook, whose crisp low shot flashed past Price’s right-hand post, while Forestieri’s thumping effort was well held by Marco Silvestre.Doukara’s low 18-yard shot was gathered by Price after another Leeds counter-attack shortly before half-time.After a goalless first period Wednesday appeared to have put the game beyond Leeds within five minutes of the restart.Hooper scrambled the ball home from close range in the 47th minute despite the attentions of Leeds defenders Scott Wootton and Giuseppe Bellusci, following Forestieri’s cutback, and the same combination contrived to put Wednesday two up three minutes later.Silvestre failed to gather Forestieri’s 20-yard shot and Hooper followed up the rebound to steer home his sixth goal in as many games.Forestieri was inches away from making it 3-0 in the 64th minute with a rising 20-yard effort before Doukara crashed a shot just wide at the other end after being played in by Luke Murphy.Leeds looked to have hauled themselves back into the game in the 78th minute when Cooper turned the ball home following substitute Alex Mowatt’s free-kick.But referee Taylor deemed Wednesday had not completed Forestieri’s substitution before the free-kick was taken and after consulting with his linesman ordered it to be retaken.Cooper almost scored from it anyway, his goalbound header at the far post cleared from under the crossbar by Wednesday defender Daniel Pudil, and from there on in the home side comfortably held on to their two-goal advantage.last_img read more


first_imgThe owners of a bar outside which a Garda and three doormen were stabbed have described the incident as “a savage and unprovoked attacked.”Jason and Sharon Black, the owners of Voodoo Nightclub in Letterkenny, said they are appalled by what had happened to their staff and to a member of the Gardai.A local man was arrested after the knifing frenzy in which a Garda Sgt lost a large amount of blood after being stabbed in the hand. The Garda has been named locally as Sgt Aiden Doherty, who is only believed to have been stationed in Letterkenny for a few months.Three staff from Voodoo were also stabbed during the incident but all have been discharged from hospital after receiving treatment.In a statement issued on behalf Mr and Mrs Black to Donegaldaily.com, the well-known business couple paid tribute to all concerned.“In the early hours of Sunday 14th august at approximately 1.30am a man randomly attacked three security staff of voodoo bar & a member of an Garda Siochana outside our premises. “This man had not been on the premises of voodoo bar but was merely passing by when he carried out this unprovoked attack.“While the first member of voodoo security staff was being attacked a member of an Garda Siochana intervened and was subsequently stabbed.“Two other members of voodoo security staff stepped in to assist the Garda and were also stabbed the man,” said the statement.Mr Black said all staff were treated in Letterkenny General hospital and discharged a short time later.He added that all are recovering well and thankfully no one has sustained serious injury. The couple say they have been deeply appalled by this barbaric attack in their local community.Mr & Mrs Black said they would like to thank an Garda Siochana for there swift intervention and professional skill shown on the night.They would also like to wish the injured member of An Garda Siochana a speedy recovery.Mr & Mrs Black said they were glad to be informed that the man is expected before Mullingar Court later this morning. EndsVOODOO OWNERS “SHOCKED AND APPALLED” BY KNIFE ATTACK OUTSIDE THEIR PREMISES was last modified: August 15th, 2011 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:GardaJason and Sharon BlackSTABBEDVOODOOlast_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal League held its annual Dinner and Presentation function on Friday night in the Mount Errigal Hotel , Letterkenny.The season past saw Glenea United crowned Premier league champions, Gweedore Celtic won the Brian McCormicks Sports Cup ,Arranmore United won the Fair Play Award, Emmett White of Castlefin Celtic won the Premier Division Player of the Year and Thomas Diver of Gweedore Celtic won the Golden Boot award also in the Premier Division.The following is a full list of the award winners of the 2011/12 season. BRIAN MCCORMICK SPORTS PREMIER DIVISIONWinners: Glenea UnitedRunners Up: Gweedore Celtic MILFORD INN DIVISION ONEWinners: Rathmullan CelticRunners Up: St Catherine’sCT BALL DIVISION TWOWinners: Keadue RoversRunners Up: Cranford United BRIAN MCCORMICK SPORTS CUPWinners: Gweedore CelticRunners Up: Donegal TownAREA SHIELD WINNERS Gweedore Area: Gweedore CelticDonegal Area: Donegal TownLifford/Ballybofey Area: Castlefin CelticLetterkenny/Milford Area: Lagan HarpsWILLIE DUFFY SATURDAY DIV ONEWinners: Gweedore CelticRunners Up: Erne WanderersGLENCAR INN SATURDAY DIV TWOWinners: Fintown HarpsRunners Up: Mulroy CelticDOWNTOWN SATURDAY LEAGUE CUPWinners: Kilmacrennan CelticRunners Up: Glencar CelticFAIR PLAY AWARD- BENNY DALY MEMORIALArranmore UnitedMANAGER OF THE YEARMark Curran & Dessie McLaughlin(Rathmulllan Celtic)TEAM OF THE 25 YEARSDonegal TownFCDONEGAL LEAGUE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS AWARD 2012Charlie Doherty(Gweedore Celtic)Sammy McGarvey(Dunfanaghy Town)Gerry Rodgers(Dunkineely Celtic)Robbin White(LiffordCeltic)John Foy(Ballybofey United)JIMMY HARTE INSURANCE GOLDEN BOOT AWARDSBrian McCormick Sports Premier-Thomas Diver(Gweedore Celtic) 20 goalsMilford Inn Div One- Dara Patton(Rathmullan Celtic) 20 goalsCT Ball Div Two- Shane Buchanan( Cranford United) 16 goalsWillie Duffy Div One- Eamon Cleary(Erne Wanderers) 15 goalsGlencar Inn Div Two- JP Malley(Mulroy Celtic)MOUNT ERRIGAL SPONSORED PLAY OF THE YEAR AWARDSBrian McCormick Sports Premier-Emmett White(Castlefin Celtic)Milford Inn Div One- Frank McGee(Gweedore United)CT Ball Div Two- Ciaran McElwaine (Cranford United)Willie Duffy Div One- Kevin McMenamin(Kilmacrennan Celtic)Glencar Inn Div Two- JP Malley(Mulroy Celtic)With 1,655,000 page views last month, get your story seen on Donegal Daily.Send your stories and pictures to info@donegaldaily.comFollow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyDONEGAL LEAGUE CELEBRATES ANOTHER ACTION-PACKED SEASON was last modified: May 26th, 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:DONEGAL LEAGUE PRESENTATION NIGHTlast_img read more


first_imgThe McGeehin brothersDONEGAL students have picked up top honours at the BT Young Scientist of the Year awards.Top of the class goes to Letterkenny brothers Ronan and Eóin McGeehin from Coláiste Ailigh who scooped two awards.They came first in the Chemical, Physical and Mathematical sciences category. They were also given the special Intellectual Ventures Award.The teenagers wanted to develop an early warning system to tell motorists when the road surface becomes icy.There was another first for Donegal when the Science Foundation Ireland Special Award went to Mulroy College student Chloe Bradley with her project to investigate the nutritive value of gorse and heather as a food source for mountain sheep!Coláiste Ailigh student Odhrán Mac Fhionnghaile took silver on his study of Irish attitudes to global warming in the social and behavioural sciences section. And Ultan O’Fearail, Conor Logue and Mikey Sweeney – also from Coláiste Ailigh – took runners-up spot in their category with the plant science project in the biological and ecological sciences section. DONEGAL STUDENTS SCOOP TOP GONGS AT BT YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARDS was last modified: January 10th, 2014 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:BT Young ScientistDONEGAL STUDENTS SCOOP TOP AWARD AT BY YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARDSlast_img read more

Amunike summons squad for Uganda AFCON Qualifier

first_img Tags: 2019 AFCON QualifiersEmmanuel AmunikeTanzaniaUganda Cranes Samatta (10) is also part of the 25 man squad (Photo by Agency)AFCON 2019 Qualifiers-Group LTanzania vs UgandaNational Stadium, Dar es Salaam Sunday, 23-03-2019 @6pmDAR ES SALAAM – Tanzania National Football team head coach, Emmanuel Amunike has announced a 25 man squad for their crucial AFCON Qualifier against Uganda.The Nigerian who has been with Tanzania for over a year now, has gone all out, calling John Rafael Bocco, Mbwana Samatta and Thomas Ulimwengu, three of their best players currently.Also in the squad is veteran defender Kelvin Yondani, winger Simon Msuva of as well as Tenerife duo of Shaban Chilunda and Farid Musa.A host of Simba players who missed the goalless draw at Namboole back in September are back in the team.The Taifa Stars host Uganda in their 6th and last Group L qualifier at th National Stadium on Sunday, 23rd of March.Tanzania must defeat the Cranes to reach the finals regardless of the results elsewhere in the group.Uganda Cranes have already qualified for the competition as they top the group with 13 points.The Full Tanzania squad:Aishi Manula (Simba), Feisal Salum (Young Africans), Hassan Kessey (Nkana, Zambia), Yahya Zayd (Ismaily, Egypt), Gadiel Michael (Young Africans), Himid Mao (Petro jet, Egypt), Mudathir Yahya (Azam), Shaban Chilunda (Tenerife, Spain), Kelvin Yondani (Young Africans), Shizza Ramadhan (ENPPI, Egypt), Simon Msuva (Difaa El Jaadid, Morocco), Rashid Mandawa (BDF XI, Botswana), Mbwana Samatta (KRC Genk, Belgium), Jonas Mkude (Simba), Thomas Ulimwengu (JS Soura, Algeria), Mechata Mnata (Mbao FC), Aron Kalambo (Prisons), Suleiman Salula (Malindi, Zanzibar), Vincent Philipo (Mbao), Ally Mtoni (Lipuli FC), Andrew Vincent (Young Africans), Kennedy Wilson (Singinda), Aggrey Morris (Azam), John Bocco (Simba) and Farid Musa (Tenerife, Spain)Comments last_img read more

Kurtenbach: The 49ers won the game but lost their identity

first_imgBut with the … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.SANTA CLARA — The 49ers showed poise, pragmatism, and resiliency in their 36-26 win over the Arizona Cardinals Sunday.Those are characteristics that have served them well all season — the characteristics of a playoff team in the NFL.And in overcoming their own failures to win Sunday, they put themselves a win or two away from effectively clinching a playoff berth — the team’s first since 2013.last_img

New fuel pipeline for Moz and SA

first_imgThe new 450km pipeline will alleviate pressure on inland fuel supply in South Africa. (Image: South African Qualification & Certification Committee) The proposed route of the new pipeline. (Image: Petroline Holdings)Janine ErasmusConstruction on a R5.8-billion ($620-million) fuel pipeline between the Mozambican port of Matola in Maputo province and Kendal in South Africa is due to start later in 2009. The 450km-long pipeline will transport up to 3.5-million litres per year and is expected to prevent potential fuel shortages in South Africa.The multi-product pipeline will take just six months to build, as project operator Petroline intends to have it up and running as early as possible in 2010. Petroline is a locally-registered company that also owns the sections of the line that run through South African soil.When complete the pipeline will facilitate the importation of petrol and diesel from Mozambique, which has extensive natural gas and coal reserves but no oil reserves. Of the pipeline’s total capacity of 3.5-million litres of fuel and diesel, a maximum of 1.5-million litres will be diverted to Nelspruit while the remainder will be transported to Kendal.“Our aim is to have this project operational before 2010,” said Mateus Kathupa, CEO of shareholder Petróleos De Moçambique (Petrómoc), “in order to have an additional capacity in terms of oil supplies to South Africa.”Matola is closer to Johannesburg, South Africa’s busiest city, than the port of Durban which is the traditional entry point for fuel imports.The pipeline will travel 64km from the existing coastal storage facility at Matola in Mozambique to the South African border at Komatipoort. It will then run for a distance of 135km between Komatipoort and Nelspruit in Mpumalanga province, followed by the 249km stretch to Kendal. At its final destination there is the possibility of the pipeline joining with the current Transnet Pipelines network for inland distribution of fuel.The refurbishment and upgrade of Matola port is part of the project, as are new tank storage facilities at the Nelspruit depot.Annual revenue from the new pipeline is expected to exceed R7.5-billion ($800-million).Mozambique-South Africa co-operationThe Mozambican-South African consortium Petroline Holdings received its licence to build the pipeline from the National Energy Regulator of South Africa at the end of March 2007.Petroline has four major shareholders – these are the Woesa Consortium which holds 25%, Gigajoule International with 20%, Petrómoc with 40% and Companhia De Desenvolvimento De Petróleo Moçambique which holds 15%.Construction of the pipeline was originally scheduled for September 2008 but was delayed because the environmental impact studies have not yet received final approval. According to Katupha, issues such as compensation to people who live on land across which the pipeline will pass have yet to be resolved.Five studies have been undertaken, three in South Africa and two in Mozambique. In South Africa the national Department of Environmental Affairs is working on the project and in Mozambique it is the Ministry of Coordination of Environmental Affairs that must give the go-ahead. Approval is expected no later than May 2009, following which construction will begin apace.Fast-growing economyIn December 2005 South Africa suffered severe fuel shortages which impacted on many sectors of the economy. Airlines lost revenue because their planes were grounded, while many farmers suffered losses because they could not harvest at the optimal time. Motorists had to drive to several locations before they found a functioning service station.The Moerane Report of 2006, under the leadership of Advocate Marumo Moerane, investigated the crisis and found that one of the major causes of the shortage was the lack of adequate pipeline capacity in South Africa. This caused disruptions in the chain of supply.Additionally the Moerane commission predicted that the current economic growth rate in South Africa meant that there was a strong possibility of fuel demand outstripping supply capacity by mid-2009, as inland supply routes were not up to the task.The new pipeline is expected to alleviate much of the shortage in capacity and go a long way towards ensuring that such a crisis will not happen again.Since it operates in both South Africa and Mozambique, the pipeline presents another prime opportunity for integration and development between countries in the Southern African Development Community.Because the direction of flow can be reversed, the line could also be used to ferry fuel products to out of South Africa for distribution to neighbouring countries such as Botswana.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.Related linksHighest global quality fuel in SA Infrastructure development in SAThe Southern African Development CommunityUseful linksPetroline HoldingsPetrómocNational Energy Regulator of SANational Petroleum Institute, MozambiqueMinistry of Coordination of Environmental Affairslast_img read more