President Barack Obama Has Acted Decisively

first_imgDear Mr. Editor:I write to applaud the decision of the US government to come to our rescue in this calamity. Though late in coming, President Barack Obama has acted decisively. But I also write to point out that all the pieces of the Ebola puzzle have yet to be assembled. The scale and magnitude of the problem are such that wisdom and political reality continue to point us directly to the UN Security Council. All major world powers — the P5 of the Security Council including Russia have already a presence in our region. The NGO community starting significantly with MSF (with us in the trenches since day one) is everywhere to be seen helping us to battle EVD.The US promises to mount a significant effort with all the command and control capabilities of this sole superpower. But the US cannot coordinate (outside a Security Council Mandate) the activities of other sovereign states involved in our fight. A Security Council Resolution declaring Ebola a threat to international peace and security seems an unavoidable course of action. It is reported that the SC will meet in emergency session on Thursday, Sept. 17 and that the US Ambassador to the UN is chairperson for the month of September. How fortuitous! The Liberian government should join with the US government to propose a Resolution declaring Ebola a threat to international peace and security, and thus enable the world body to coordinate action of the many international players now on the ground in Liberia. This is the same logic that has enabled UNMIL to act as ONE with peacekeepers from many countries around the world.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mocha Champs trounce Agricola Red Triangle

first_imgSTAG/EBFA Senior League…Mocha Champs upset Agricola Red Triangle 5-2 when the two teams collided on Sunday afternoon last at the Grove Playfield as the STAG sponsored East Bank Football Association (EBFA) Senior League continued.Andell Anthony (left) and Tyshawn Forris of Mocha ChampsThe opening match did not come off as Diamond United gifted a walkover to Soesdyke Falcons, who moved into the third place on nine points with a third win, trailing leaders Grove Hi Tech (12) and Herstelling Raiders (10), all completing five matches in the seven-team/one round league.By the end of the first half, the Mocha lads were well on their way to upsetting Agricola with three goals already in the back of the nets. Tyshawn Forris, after the first half hour saw neck and neck exchanges, broke the deadlock in the 35th minute.This was the exact opening that the Mocha boys were waiting for as one minute after taking the lead; it was doubled- Forris again doing the honours of rocking the nets to complete his double. Before the break, Andell Anthony gave Agricola an indication of what was to come when he scored Mocha’s third goal in the 40th minute.Picking up from where they left off in the first half, Mocha were back into goal scoring stride in the 52nd minute when Anthony found the back of the nets for his second strike to make it 4-0 in favour of Mocha.Ten minutes later the score read Mocha 5 Agricola 0, Anthony completing his hat-trick. The Agricola lads, who lost their previous match to Herstelling looked a shadow of themselves and not fully recovered from the Hestelling loss.However, they were able to pull back a couple of goals during a late surge and even missed a penalty which could have further reduced the deficit. Brian Prince in the 66th and Egbert Nedd one minute later were the only players to score for Agricola as Mocha walked away with full points with a 5-2 win.Matches will continue this Sunday at the same venue when Diamond open up against Kuru Kururu Warriors at 13:30h. The second game will pit Agricola against Soesdyke Falcons.last_img read more

FSJ Minor Hockey in need of executives

first_imgAccording to a Bylaw which was adopted after last year’s AGM, these vacant positions must be filled prior to the start of the season or the upcoming season may be forced to be postponed or even cancelled for the divisions affected by such vacancies.As of now, the positions needing to be filled are President, Junior Recreational Director and Senior Recreational Director.The 2012-2013 Executives will assume their positions starting in May, and anyone interested in volunteering is strongly encouraged to contact the FSJ Minor Hockey Office ASAP.- Advertisement -The office can be reached either by calling 250-787-7133 or by emailing fsjmha@telus.net.last_img read more

Kassumba shines in Sofapaka monthly awards

first_img0Shares0000Sofapaka SG Emmauel Kayoyi(L)pose for a photo with Sept, best players Umaru Kasumba and Mohamed Kalume at Eastleigh high School grounds Yesterday.Looking on is Head Coach Sam Ssimbwa(R).PHOTOPHILIP KAMAKYANAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 11 – Ugandan marksman Umar Kassumba bagged two accolades at the monthly Sofapaka FC awards, being named the club’s best player in September as well as landing another gong for scoring the club’s most goals last month.With the two awards, Kassumba who scored five of seven Batoto ba Mungu goals last month walked home with Sh60,000 and was awarded on Wednesday at the club’s training base in Eastleigh. The forward who joined Sofapaka in June from Ugandan top tier side SC Villa has already bagged 11 goals this season, tying with Ulinzi Stars’ Stephen Waruru on top of the Kenyan Premier league scorers’ log.He says the motivation of the club recognition will spur him to the golden boot.“Were it not for hard work and discipline, I don’t think I would have made it.  I want to assure you that I’m not done yet in scoring at the Kenyan league and my target is to bag the Golden Boot Award,” Kassumba said after placing his hands on the two awards.Upcoming midfielder Mohammed Kilume tied up with another June recruit, defender Rodgers Aloro for the best player runner-up accolade, but Kilume edged out Aloro after more assessment by the technical bench.His performances during matches against Chemelil Sugar, Ulinzi Stars, Kariobangi Sharks, Kakamega Homeboyz and Gor Mahia put him an inch ahead of the Ugandan free-kick specialist.Kilume was also awarded with the Ksh20,000 on the strength of being relatively younger than Aloro ostensibly to give him motivation.“Kilume is younger as compared to Aloro who won the award in August and it was only fair that he be given the honors to boost his confidence. There are absolutely no hard feelings in this development,” said Sofapaka head coach Sam Ssimbwa while giving out the awards.The tactician has at the same time urged his charges to work harder to ensure the awards for this month become more competitive and in the long run ensure the team improves as a whole.“Players have to be dedicated and above all show me that they have what it takes to play for a team of Sofapaka’s calibre since this is the only avenue to the awards. Such attributes require hard work and this is what I have been trying to instil in the team all along,” said Ssimbwa .Awards at a glance-Top scorer-Umaru Kasumba (Sh 30,000)Best player-Umaru Kasumba (Sh 30,000)Runner-up best player-Mohammed Kilume (Sh,000).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Mourinho says relishing United’s trip to ‘beautiful’ Anfield

first_imgBut United boss Mourinho insisted that, despite the long-standing history of animosity between the bitter rivals, his players should enjoy the opportunity to play in front of a packed Anfield crowd.“You know this is quite funny for me because I think when people speak about big atmospheres, it looks like we don’t like, it looks like it’s a problem for us to go to a certain place and to face a big atmosphere – this is what we want,” Mourinho told reporters on Friday.“I am surprised that you speak about that in a negative way, I am even more surprised when I hear former, big players speak about atmospheres like something sinister, something that worries.“It motivates us, it is something that we want, it is something that if we could have every match we would have every match.“You know, when Barcelona played against Las Palmas with an empty stadium, do you think the players were happy with that?“Do you think Las Palmas players wouldn’t prefer to play with Nou Camp, full of people and a great atmosphere?“We are speaking about Old Trafford, in this case Anfield, like it’s a big problem. It’s a satisfaction, that’s what we want.”Mourinho has been critical of the lack of atmosphere at United’s own Old Trafford stadium, joking earlier this season that he hoped supporters had returned from their summer holidays in order to add noise at home games.– Electrifying –And, in the light of those comments, Mourinho claimed he can have no complaints if Anfield produces one of its traditional electrifying occasions for his team’s visit.“I never see a player complain ‘oh, this atmosphere was very strong’ – we complain when the atmosphere is flat,” he said.“When we play at home and we don’t see big enthusiasm in the people, we complain.“So we go to where we want to go, we go to play against a big team with a big tradition in an amazing stadium with great tradition.“We know that the fans have huge animosity against Manchester United historically, but this is what we want so we are very happy to have one more opportunity in our careers to play in this beautiful conditions. It’s beautiful to play at Anfield. Beautiful.”Mourinho will visit Anfield without three front-line midfielders – Paul Pogba, Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini – all of whom have been ruled out with injury.But having been widely criticised last season for United’s approach at Liverpool almost exactly 12 months ago, when his side ground out a drab goalless draw, Mourinho reacted sarcastically when asked if his team would be more adventurous this year.“I play with one defender and nine strikers, don’t worry about it, we play with one guy behind and then we go with a new system and we play with nine strikers, don’t worry about it,” said Mourinho.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mourinho insisted that, despite the long-standing history of animosity between bitter rivals United and Liverpool, his players should enjoy the opportunity to play in front of a packed Anfield crowd © AFP/File / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 13 – Jose Mourinho has described Liverpool’s Anfield stadium as a ‘beautiful place’ and insisted his Manchester United stars will relish playing in such an intense atmosphere on Saturday.Former United players Gary Neville and Mikael Silvestre spoke this week about the extraordinary hostility generated by their club’s visits to Anfield, and the tension that goes with it.last_img read more

‘I did not like my team’: Mourinho fumes

first_imgThe United manager saw a run of three consecutive wins, all of them away from Old Trafford, come to an end in lethargic fashion.“Not a good performance, not a good result but a fair result,” said Mourinho.“Wolves, by the way they faced the game, I think they deserve it. They play like I like to play which is like the World Cup final.“That is the attitude I like my teams to have in every match. We didn’t have that. They did. That attitude made a difference.”United looked to have weathered a strong opening by Nuno Espirito Santo’s team, most notably when keeper David De Gea made a spectacular save to keep out Willy Boly’s goal-bound header from a Joao Moutinho corner.That save was all the more important as, within seconds, United were in front after Fred scored his first goal for the club.French international Paul Pogba touched the ball on skilfully after collecting Conor Coady’s headed clearance, and Fred deposited an unstoppable 18-yard shot into the Wolves goal.But, by the time they equalised seven minutes into the second half, Nuno’s team was good value for a goal even if it owed much to poor United defending.Pogba gave the ball away in midfield, leading to an attack in which Helder Costa beat Luke Shaw far too easily on the United by-line.– Disappointed –His cross found Raul Jimenez who laid the ball off for Moutinho to claim his first goal in English football with a lethal left-foot finish from the edge of the area.“I expect my team to play better than we did,” added Mourinho. “If we had played against Wolves like we did against Tottenham, then I think we would win.“It is a bit of a contradiction but I’m more disappointed today than I was against Tottenham.“Against Tottenham we lost the game but I liked very much my team’s performance.“Of course, we had a better result and one point is better than zero. But I did not like my team.”The Wolves goal, in particular, was a major disappointment and recalled the worrying days of August when United lost consecutive games to Brighton and Spurs, while conceding three times in each.But Mourinho was more concerned by what he saw as his team’s poor attitude as he came close to suffering consecutive home league defeats for the first time in his career“I can’t explain the difference of attitude because I never had a difference of attitude,” he said.“For me it is difficult to explain that.”After throwing on Juan Mata and Anthony Martial as substitutes, United created a handful of late chances with Romelu Lukaku missing the best, heading wide from six yards.But Wolves had chances of their own to claim a first Old Trafford win in 38 years and, in the dying seconds, substitute Adama Traore burst through only to shoot selfishly over the goal.“What I want now is to work harder tomorrow than we did before,” said Nuno.“It’s a growth, a building of the team. Let’s improve, let’s get better so we can (be) every week like this.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was frustrated by the draw against Wolves © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sep 22 – Jose Mourinho was highly critical of the attitude of his Manchester United players after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Wolves at Old Trafford.Mourinho even claimed he was more pleased with their last home display — the 3-0 defeat to Tottenham — than he was this latest effort.last_img read more

TRANSFER REPORT! Jurgen Klopp confident of luring Serie A star to Liverpool

first_img Lucas Biglia 1 Liverpool have joined the heavyweight pursuit of Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia.The Argentine is already being tracked by Real Madrid and Manchester United but reports in Italy claims Jurgen Klopp believes he can persuade the player to join the Kop club.talkSPORT reported on Monday that Real were the frontrunners in the race to land Biglia – but Gazetta dello Sport suggests Liverpool are confident of competing with the Spanish giants for the 29-year-old.United were heavily linked with Biglia last summer but hesitated on making a bid and now look set to lose out on the experienced international.Liverpool appear to be more proactive than their rivals in pursuing Biglia, having sent scouts to both Italy and Argentina to watch him in action.Lazio do not want to sell the player until the end of the season, but may be persuaded to sell in January if Liverpool or Real come in with an offer they can’t refuse.last_img read more

HEALTH: HOW TO LOVE EVERY BONE IN YOUR BODY

first_imgHOW TO LOVE EVERY BONE IN YOUR BODYWhile osteoporosis is associated with older people, it can occur at any age.According to figures from the charity Osteoporosis Society of Ireland, one in two women in Donegal will get it in their lifetime and one in four men. In Ireland, there are 300,000 people with osteoporosis but only 20,000 are diagnosed.World Osteoporosis Day takes place on October 20 and organisers are hoping it’s a chance to look at your bone health.Osteoporosis literally means ‘porous bones’ and is often referred to as the ‘fragile bone disease’.Did you know that weight training for osteoporosis — not just walking or doing aerobics, but lifting weights — can help protect your bones and prevent osteoporosis-related fractures? The Osteoporosis Society recommends eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly also helps to protect bones.High-impact weight-bearing activities such as jogging or jumping are effective in young adults. However, once past middle age, weight-training or classes that contain a variety of activities have been found to influence bone strength.The only test the Osteoporosis Society recommends for the screening, diagnosis and monitoring of bone health is a DXA scan of the spine and hips.Anyone diagnosed with Osteoporosis should be assessed by a physiotherapist prior to staring any form of exercise programme.Anyone who breaks a bone from a trip and fall or less should be checked for undiagnosed Osteoporosis. Anyone who has lost height, developed a hump or has undiagnosed pain should be checked.For more information go to: http://www.irishosteoporosis.ieHEALTH: HOW TO LOVE EVERY BONE IN YOUR BODY was last modified: October 7th, 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:osteoporosisOsteoporosis Society of IrelandWorld Osteoporosis Daylast_img read more

SHAY GIVES ALL HIS PLAYING FEES FOR IRELAND TO CHARITY REVEALS DAD

first_imgShay Given’s father has revealed his son gives all his payments for playing for the Republic of Ireland to charity.Lifford man Seamus Given says his son, 35, has donated all the cash form his 120 caps to others less-well-off.“Shay gives it all away to charity. It’s not hard to give up because it’s not a lot. “It was about (the equivalent to) €300 when he started out and it hasn’t gone up much since.“It’s not something Shay’s interested in. He only wants to play,” said Seamus.One of Shay’s biggest career moments came on Tuesday night when he helped the Boys In Green qualify for the European Championships in Poland and the Ukraine next summer.Shay’s son Shayne, 7, was the proud mascot for the game. SHAY GIVES ALL HIS PLAYING FEES FOR IRELAND TO CHARITY REVEALS DAD was last modified: November 18th, 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:Republic of IrelandSeamus GivenShay Givenlast_img read more

‘Pickford should start for England at the World Cup’

first_img NO JOY Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song “The big question at the start of the season was whether he could handle the £25million fee on his head at such a young age – he was their player of the year!“That’s not just me being obviously slightly biased because I worked with him at Sunderland and Everton, but everyone at Everton saw him as the best and most consistent performer in the entire season.“That says it all and that’s why he should start for England in Russia.”talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter World Cup latest on talkSPORT.com You’re the one ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Fallon d’Floor While that doesn’t guarantee his place, it appears the 24-year-old will be the man to start for England in Monday’s opener against Tunisia – LIVE on talkSPORT.Having joined Everton from Sunderland for a whopping £25million last summer, Pickford impressed in his first season for Everton – being named the club’s Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year.And Allardyce, who coached the goalkeeper during spells in charge at Goodison Park and the Stadium of Light, insists he is the Three Lions’ best option.Speaking on Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former England manager said: “He’s an old head on young shoulders, he does so many good things and he’s so consistent. diamond geezer Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Sam Allardyce reckons Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is the right choice as England’s number one for the World Cup.With Joe Hart dropped after a frustrating season on loan at West Ham from Manchester City, there was a three-way battle for the starting spot between the sticks in Russia.But Pickford beat Stoke City’s Jack Butland and Burnley’s Nick Pope to the No.1 shirt. misery 1 Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Pure class Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Good times Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup LU BEAUTY Shy guy A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers Jordan Pickford is England’s No.1 for the World Cup SUPERSTITION Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football We’ve arrived in Russia! 🎙 All 64 games live 🗣 800 hours of content⭐️ A host of big names⚽️ All day and all night@MarkSaggers has all you need to know ⬇️#WorldCup, covered. #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/BjbvZs5YuV— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 9, 2018last_img read more