first_imgSTOKE (4-2-3-1)BUTLAND, JOHNSON, SHAWCROSS, WOLLSCHEID, PIETERS,VAN GINKEL,WHELAN,SHAQIRI, AFELLAY, ARNAUTOVIC, BOJANARSENAL (4-2-3-1)GIROUD, CAMPBELL, OZIL, WALCOTT,FLAMINI, RAMSEY,MONREAL, MERTESACKER, KOSCIELNY, BELLERIN,CECHArsenal are still top of the Barclays Premier League after drawing 3-3 at Liverpool on Wednesday. They were leading late on but had their advantage at the top of the Premier League cut after Joe Allen’s late equaliser gave Liverpool a fortunate point.Olivier Giroud’s second-half strike – his second of the night and 18th of the season – looked to have put the Gunners on course for a crucial victory, but substitute Allen rewarded the hosts for a display bursting with energy and spirit with a low 90th-minute finish.Roberto Firmino twice gave Liverpool the lead in the first half, the second a spectacular 20-yard drive, but Arsenal took advantage of poor defending from J¸rgen Klopp’s side to level through Aaron Ramsey and Giroud.The Gunners, though, will be determined to win at the Britannia Stadium; not only are points needed in the race to become Premier League champions but their record at Stoke in the competition is poor.last_img read more

Showing Gratitude

first_imgIt is indeed welcome news to the outside world that the Ebola Virus Disease which devastated Liberia, bringing her to her knees, is now virtually wiped out of the country with the last confirmed patient’s death more than three weeks ago.As Liberians retrospect on last year, many are expressing thanks to local health authorities and caregivers, and especially the international community, including medical organizations and individuals, who came to Liberia’s defense to help defeat the deadly virus.Several institutions highly grateful for the level of support received from their international partners are health care facilities in Lofa County, specifically the Foya-Borma Hospital, which, during the heat of the crisis, benefited from a donation of a 40-foot container of Ebola specific logistics relief supplies and medical equipment from three US-based organizations.The Container Project was an initiative of the Friends of Foya-Borma Hospital (FOFBH) of Indiana, in collaboration with the Association of Citizens and Friends of Liberia (ACFLi) of Sacramento, California and the Liberian Association of Northern California (LANC). The relief supplies and medical equipment were valued at US$200,000.The Administrator of Foya-Borma Hospital, Mr. Francis Forndia, and the administrators of the other healthcare facilities in Lofa County thanked the funding organizations, FOFBH, ACFLi, LANC, and other contributors.In an interview with the Daily Observer’s Health Desk, Mr. Forndia said, “This donation could not have come at any better time. We were devastated and we needed help. Our county, being the epicenter of the crisis, was in desperate need of assistance. And we will remain forever grateful to our brothers and sisters, who saw the need to identify with us when we were confused and distressed.”The Foya-Borma Hospital Administrator also lauded MedShare, a leading US medical supply recovery organization, which has its headquarters in San Leandro, California; the United Parcel Services (UPS), which provided the transportation for the shipment of the container to Foya, and the Permanente Group of Central Valley, California, which provided funding for the project.“We really want to say a ‘Big Thank You’ to all these people. Their help was very instrumental in finally controlling and eradicating the virus from this county,” he said, adding that “additional funding was also provided by various members of the above organizations, friends as well as business organizations.”Mr. Forndia disclosed that the container project was the “dream come true” of Dr. Mary Zozulin, an Ob-GYN in Waterbury, Connecticut, who worked at the Foya-Borma Hospital. “This Lady was actually one of those who initiated the entire process,” Forndia added.Dr. Zozulin had gone to Foya because her daughter, Kristen, was assigned there as a Peace Corp Volunteer. Dr. Zozulin and her daughter were forced to leave Liberia as a result of the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic. This was after the virus had taken the lives of five healthcare workers at the hospital. They included three nurses, a nurse’s aide and a laboratory aid.Upon her return to the USA, Dr. Zozulin felt the need to help the people of Foya. She got in touch with FOFBH to help coordinate a medical supply shipment for the people of Lofa. With her help they filed an application with MedShare for medical supplies for the hospital.At the same time in Sacramento, California, ACFLi had established the “Kick Ebola out of Liberia,” campaign. Along with LANC, the two organizations initiated a fund drive to send Ebola-related medical supplies to the epicenter of the virus, which coincidentally happened to be Foya, Lofa County. When they approached MedShare, through Mr. Andrew Pines, the Executive Director, he informed them about an initiative by another organization, FOFBH, which had undergone a complete application process but was constrained by limited funding. Mr. Pines suggested that they could collaborate and provide the necessary funding in time so that they could all take advantage of an Emergency Ebola Shipment available only to Liberia. This was the beginning of the joint venture between FOFBH, ACFLi and LANC.Although the donation was intended directly for Foya-Borma Hospital, several other health care facilities in the county benefitted substantially. The other health care facilities that benefited from this generosity are Telewoyen Hospital in Voinjama, Kolahun Health Facility, the Currant Lutheran Hospital in Zorzor and the Yekpedu Clinic. Others are Limgbamba Clinic, Foya Tangia, Gbemah Clinic, Worsornga Clinic, Solormba Clinic, Shelloe Clinic and Mendekorma Clinic.“We alone could not use all those medical supplies, therefore, along with the other county authorities we decided to distribute some of the medical supplies to the other health centers in the county. These were highly appreciated because they too were in dire need,” Forndia stated.He lauded Lofa County Superintendent George Dunor and the County Health Officer (CHO), Dr. Josephus Bolongei, for their efforts in getting the container to Liberia and subsequently, to the intended destination of Lofa County.These gentlemen played a pivotal role in ensuring that the Container Project became a local and international success story. They provided the necessary guarantee to the donor agencies, that they would obtain all duty-free privileges and that the Container would be received and delivered to the Foya-Borma Hospital at no additional cost to the donor agency. They, along with the Foya-Borma Hospital Administrator, Forndia, worked assiduously in making sure that the container reached Foya in a timely and secure manner especially during the Ebola crisis.Forndia noted that the success of this project proves that Liberian organizations can indeed collaborate, and be reliable, successful and in the end make a difference when it comes to the welfare of the Liberian people.Some of those who worked very hard to make the project a success, according to Mr. Forndia, include Narwale Washington-Agborsangaya, President of ACFLi and Chairlady of Keep Ebola out of Liberia Campaign, Sam Koaloe, ACFLi Board Chairman, J. Mwah Polson,   Senior Advisor to the President; James King, Advisor to the President on Logistics; and, Dr. Goffa Beh, Advisor to the President on Medical Affairs.Others were Paul Boakai, the President of LANC, Zoe Butcher-Washington, Chairlady of the Board of Directors of LANC, the president, secretary and treasurer of FOFBH, Dr. Nathaniel Samba, James F. Salifu and Mr. Sahr A. A. Nyorkor respectively. Members of the Board of Directors for FOBH are William S. Kamanda, MD, Daniel Saah MD, Mr. Henry Hali, and Mr. Saah Kanda.“We are indeed grateful, and fully acknowledge the untiring efforts of all the people and organizations here named and unnamed that contributed directly and indirectly to the successful and total eradication of the national tragedy and crisis called EBOLA from our dear Homeland Liberia over the last one year,” said Forndia.Shelloe Clinic, one of the local clinics, which received some of the donated items, has a catchment of 6,574. The Officer in Charge, Mr. Jallah K. Baysah, said, “This is true love. We are very grateful to the donors that came through Foya-Borma Hospital. We receive in good faith and will use the donations for the health of our people. Freely we have received and freely we will give.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pogba says he is ‘judged differently’ in snipe at critics

first_img0Shares0000Paul Pogba has endured his fair share of criticism this season but excelled in last weekend’s victory over Man CityLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 27 – Paul Pogba says he is “judged differently” from other Premier League midfielders after a frustrating season that has seen him dropped by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on several occasions.The Frenchman was widely criticised for a lacklustre display in this month’s 1-0 home loss to West Bromwich Albion that handed the title to Manchester City — the latest in a long line of disappointing efforts from the former Juventus star since his move to United two years ago. There was even talk that Mourinho had told United to put Pogba up for sale, just days after City manager Pep Guardiola said he had been offered the chance to sign the midfielder by his agent in January.But the 25-year-old has produced some improved displays in recent weeks, including a man-of-the-match performance in the comeback win at Manchester City and is looking for more of the same when Arsenal visit on Sunday.“It’s quite funny because we don’t judge me on the midfield part,” Pogba, who joined the club for a then world record fee of £89 million ($123 million), told Sky Sports.“We judge me on assists and goals and that’s the truth. I can make an outstanding game, but if I don’t score or make an assist they will say, ‘that is normal’, or whatever.“But if someone else does it, it is different. They will maybe be man of the match. I think I’m judged differently, but it’s good.”The France international, who has scored five goals and made 10 assists in the Premier League this season, said he saw the criticism as a challenge and it helped him improve.“I don’t take it in a bad way,” he said. “I’ll try to score and make assists and that’s it. I still want to do my job in midfield.“If I can help the team in attack and defence and make a difference I will do it. If I can score and assist it is even better.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Athletic BoardNovice Cross Country 2011 (MEN)09/10/2011Pos.No.First NameSurnameClubTime1329DanKingLetterkenny A.C.16.492327ChristopherJohnsonLetterkenny A.C.16.523328NeilGiobbonsLetterkenny A.C.18.004326PaulMc GlincheyLetterkenny A.C.18.145338GerardMc GranaghanLetterkenny A.C.18.166330CiaranMc BrideLetterkenny A.C.18.247307CathalO’ ConnorFinn Valley A.C.18.288344JudeO’ DonnellInd18.359320MartinMooneyInishowen A.C.18.3710325AidanCallaghanLetterkenny A.C.18.4511314GerardGallagherFinn Valley A.C.18.4912349JimmyCrossanLifford A.C.18.5413311DeanTolandFinn Valley A.C.18.5614334AdamFrielLetterkenny A.C.19.0615324PaulCullenLetterkenny A.C.19.0716319JimHarkinInishowen A.C.19.0817333HumphreyMurphyLetterkenny A.C.19.2318306AlanMitchellFinn Valley A.C.19.2319345KevinConnollyLifford A.C.19.2420322MalcolmMc GeeInishowen A.C.19.2521313ShaneMc NultyFinn Valley A.C.19.3122342NoelThomasTír Chonnail19.3123310SeanMc GettiganFinn Valley A.C.19.4724340RichardMc CartheyTír Chonnail19.4925318KarlMc LaughlinInishowen A.C.19.5226316PaddyDohertyInishowen A.C.19.5927323BenGeorgeLetterkenny A.C.20.0828315RaymondDohertyFinn Valley A.C.20.0929308AidanConnollyFinn Valley A.C.20.1630332GlenDuncanLetterkenny A.C.20.1831341GerryMc ManusTír Chonnail20.2032312WesleyMc CormickFinn Valley A.C.20.2833331PadraigFrielLetterkenny A.C.20.3034356DwayneRobbInishowen A.C.20.4535309MichaelGallagherFinn Valley A.C.20.5736304AndyScanlonFinn Valley A.C.21.0037351MichaelCollinsInishowen A.C.21.0238347MartinDevennyLifford A.C.21.1139305MarkDenningFinn Valley A.C.21.3440346MauriceSharkeyLifford A.C.21.5741317VinneHegartyInishowen A.C.21.5942358MichaelHarkinInishowen A.C.22.0643337PaulO’ GaraLetterkenny A.C.22.0944302MartinAndersonFinn Valley A.C.22.1345355GarethMc LaughlinInishowen A.C.22.1746339OwnnieMc KinneyInishowen A.C.22.3147354MichaelDonagheyInishowen A.C.22.4648303DuaneLongFinn Valley A.C.22.5049301TonyGallagherFinn Valley A.C.22.5150343NoelLynchLetterkenny A.C.23.0951352BrendanDuffyInishowen A.C.24.0552348GerardCampbellLifford A.C.24.1853336TommyHillLetterkenny A.C.24.3354359CathalRoartyLetterkenny A.C.25.2255357GeraldHarkinInd25.30Novice Cross Country 2011 (WOMEN)09/10/2011Pos.No.First NameSurnameClubTime1231JoanneEnglishLetterkenny A.C.9.512232EvelynMc GinleyInishowen A.C.10.113230SharonBradleyLetterkenny A.C.10.284228IreneMc FaddenLetterkenny A.C.10.295236MarieTimoneyRosses A.C.10.306235MarieBoyleLetterkenny A.C.10.337217KathleenMc NultyFinn Valley A.C.10.418227NiamhMc DaidLetterkenny A.C.10.489233ElizabethMc DaidInishowen A.C.10.5110220MaeveMc GrathFinn Valley A.C.11.0211218NakitaBurkeFinn Valley A.C.11.0412237HelenMc ClearyRosses A.C.11.0713221CharmainMc NultyFinn Valley A.C.11.1014219EmerMc ClaffertyFinn Valley A.C.11.1115242ShielaDohertyInishowen A.C.11.1316226BronaghO’ GaraLetterkenny A.C.11.1517243BridgeCollinsInishowen A.C.11.1918239DeirdreDiverRosses A.C.11.2619238EliseGillespieRosses A.C.11.3220246JoanneMc ColganInishowen A.C.11.4521247TracyHarleyLetterkenny A.C.11.4922248RuthDohertyInishowen A.C.12.0323229MargaretShieldsLetterkenny A.C.12.1624222JackieHarveyFinn Valley A.C.12.1925241AideenMc LaughlinInishowen A.C.12.5326223GraceFrielFinn Valley A.C.13.0227277SoniaMc GroryInishowen A.C.13.0428240BrídDohertyRosses A.C.14.3229245GrainneO’ BrienInishowen A.C.14.4330244NadineCavanaghInishowen A.C.14.5031234RonnieSweeneyInishowen A.C.16.3632249LynseyHardingInishowen A.C.18.52Donegal Athletic BoardTeam:Novice WomenVenueBurtDate09/10/2011PositionTeam1st2nd3rd4thTotal1Letterkenny A.C.1346142Finn Valley A.C.7101113413Inishowen A.C.291517434Rosses A.C.512181954Team:Novice MenVenueBurtDate09/10/2011PositionTeam1st2nd3rd4thTotal1Letterkenny A.C.1234102Finn Valley A.C.7111318493Inishowen A.C.9162025704Lifford A.C.12193840109ATHLETICS: NOVICE CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS was last modified: October 10th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:ATHLETICS: NOVICE CROSS COUNTRY RESULTSlast_img read more