On the eve of Christmas, the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) paid a visit to the Ivy Hall Memorial Female Senior Citizens Home to spread Christmas cheer by distributing food hampers and personal care products to the residents.Chairperson of Ivy Hall Memorial Female Senior Citizens Home, Niebert Tucker (second left) receives a donation from ERC CommissionersAbout 12 residents benefited from the gesture which saw Commissioners of the ERC along with staff members distributing the packages at the city home.Senior Caregiver, Marva Denney stated that the home has been housing seniors since 1976.Earlier in the week, the ERC made a similar donation to Zabeeda’s Female Home, located at De Kinderen, West Coast Demerara.
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1 Jordi Amat [left] in action for Swansea Swansea defender Jordi Amat has been ruled out for six weeks with knee ligament damage.The Spaniard, a £2.5million signing from Espanyol in 2013, sustained the injury during the 4-2 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last Saturday and was replaced at half-time by Federico Fernandez.The 22-year-old, who has started all four of Swansea’s Premier League matches to date, will now be out of action until the end of October.His injury will open the door for summer signing Fernandez to establish a central defensive partnership with captain Ashley Williams.Fernandez, who played four times for Argentina at the 2014 World Cup, has only made one start for Swansea since his £8million move from Napoli last month, the Capital One Cup home victory over Rotherham.
Remember that fiery Arsenal v Man United encounter when Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira kicked off in the tunnel BEFORE the game began?Of course you do, but what about the game itself? United won 4-2, with the fourth goal a delightful chip, but which Red Devil scored it?What about the Premier League managers? Do you know much about their career paths? Have a crack at these 10 questions ahead of a packed weekend of football, which you can hear live on talkSPORT.For full commentary of Chelsea v Southampton at 5.30pm on Saturday 3 October, listen here and then for the big Merseyside derby, tune in from 1pm to hear Everton v Liverpool on Sunday 4 October.About | Privacy | Terms 1 Everton v Liverpool is live on talkSPORT
A Donegal task-force specifically organized to tackle the issue of social isolation among the elderly in communities across Donegal have launched their ‘Good Morning Service’ initiative.It is widely known that social isolation and loneliness can be felt at any age.Personal security is an issue for all of us and the need for human contact is vital for everyone’s health and wellbeing. Maintaining independence and quality of life is of key importance to people over the age of 65 years.Staff associated with the Good Morning Service organisation assist and support many people who are isolated, lonely, vulnerable and fearful.However, they also support and assist those who are quite content living alone and are leading full and active lives.Working collaboratively with all statutory, Voluntary and Community agencies to deliver responsive supports to enable people to remain living active and independent lives in their communities, and for those who are more vulnerable or have mobility difficulties to ensure they receive the homecare they need to maintain a good quality of life and wellbeing. Supported by Core funding from the HSE Older Peoples Service, the Good Morning Service offers free and confidential support to people in Donegal, the service involves local volunteers making a regular phone call to people aged over sixty, so as to ensure they are safe and well.The calls are made at an agreed time and can be daily or once a week, depending on the client’s needs and preferences.Since being established in Inishowen in 2006 we have expanded the service into five other areas across the county.The Service works in partnership with local community organisations, who host our service within their facilities.Our centre in Falcarragh serves the North West; the Donegal Town centre covers the South West; Letterkenny serves Central and North Donegal; Burtonport serves the Rosses area; while Lifford covers the east of the county. The calls are made by trained and Garda checked local volunteers who live in the area and have local knowledge, information and news to impart to the Client, a trusted and friendly voice making that vital human connection on a daily basis.Befriending and Dementia BefriendingIn Inishowen, we provide a befriending scheme that matches a volunteer with an individual who feels isolated, lonely or vulnerable; the volunteer provides companionship, friendship and a supportive relationship that elevates the effects of isolation and loneliness.The client is encouraged where possible to participate in community events or social activities, supported by the volunteer in many cases. We also have a dementia specific befriending service where we befriend someone with the condition; they visit once a week giving their full time carer a few hours respite.Addressing rural isolation through county-wide support and advocacy:Alongside the regular phone call support, the Good Morning Service advocates for older people and refers clients to health services and any other organisation that may be of help in relation to each individual’s concerns.• We provide clients with information on their rights and entitlements• Listen to their views to establish their wishes• Discuss options with them• Provide support and assistance in making informed choices• Empower clients to make decisions that affect their lives• Support clients in the actions they wish to take to resolve their concerns• We act on the clients behalf if they request our assistance• We participate in all forums where the voice of our service users can be heard and recognised• We produce and deliver a quarterly newsletter to clientsThe Service offers assistance and support with any issue the client is facing acts as intermediaries with other service providers.Advocates on older people’s issues; provides advice and information about services; and actively resolves everyday issues and difficulties that impact on the health and wellbeing of older people in Donegal.DONEGAL GROUP LAUNCH TASK-FORCE TO HELP ALLEVIATE SOCIAL ISOLATION was last modified: March 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeatureshealthnews
EL MONTE – For a brief moment in the 1950s, El Monte had a chance to make the Dodgers its hometown team, according to Mayor Ernie Gutierrez. At a recent City Council meeting where two athletic organizations pitched moving their operations to El Monte, Gutierrez said the city should maybe look more closely at adopting sports teams. One, a basketball team, claims to have at least 8 million fans, and the other – a roller hockey team – is offering to build a sports complex in the city. Beijing Aoshen, a recent transplant from China into the American Basketball Association, is considering a move from Maywood to El Monte to be closer to its Chinese fan base, said George Pickering, president and general manager of the club. Aoshen’s ABA season games aired on Chinese television and picked up 8 million viewers, Pickering said. El Monte is about 20 percent Asian, while the neighboring cities of Monterey Park, Rosemead and Arcadia are more than 50 percent Asian, according to the Census. Aoshen’s players are also getting attention from the National Basketball Association, and three of its players are slated to compete for China in the 2008 Olympic games to be held in Beijing. The Los Angeles Cyclones roller hockey team, which typically plays in West Covina, is asking El Monte to help it find at least two acres where it can build a sports center that may include a basketball court and indoor soccer field along with a roller hockey rink. “We are willing to put up the money to do it,” said the Cyclones’ Mike Nijjar. El Monte City Manager Juan Mireles said he would put Nijjar in touch with a local developer who is considering a project at Flair Park. Mireles also said he was contacted about two weeks ago by the Los Angeles Thunderbirds, a roller derby team that is also considering a move to El Monte. Mireles said the city could be due for some professional athletic teams. He said the American Legion hosted sporting events in El Monte during the 1950s and 1960s “that people still talk about today.” El Monte police Chief Ken Weldon said a sports center could become home to a boxing club also coming to town. Weldon has been working with the widow of slain Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy Jerry Ortiz to start the club. “That’s going to happen,” Weldon said. “It could tie into this venture. It’s pretty exciting.” email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2717 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Morata was also overjoyed to finally score in the Premier League gameday And 59-year-old Italian Sarri was grateful for the impact of Eden Hazard as the Belgium playmaker – linked with a summer move to Real Madrid – set up Marcos Alonso’s winning strike nine minutes from time.Sarri, a heavy smoker unable to satisfy his habit on the touchline due to the smoking ban, said: “I enjoyed the match for 75 minutes, not in the other 15.“In the other 15 it was better to smoke, I think. I think it was a wonderful match for everybody.”Sarri has two wins from two Premier League games in charge after following up the victory at Huddersfield with a win in his first game at Stamford Bridge. Look what Maurizio Sarri has got stashed in the Chelsea dugout 😂😂📻 https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD // #CHEARS pic.twitter.com/RPEFNcDimv— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 18, 2018Still the former Napoli boss is not satisfied. He wants the same level of performance as in the opening quarter against Arsenal for a full game.He added: “We have to improve. We did really very well in the first 25 minutes today.“We need to continue, to press and press and press in the other half, otherwise for us it may be a problem.“We are not able to move the ball like in the first 25 minutes when we are in trouble in the defensive phase. Latest Premier League news silverware smart causal NEW ERA Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ALTERED REVEALED Maurizio Sarri admitted he was craving a cigarette after watching his Chelsea side beat London rivals Arsenal 3-2 in a thrilling London derby.Chelsea were comfortably 2-0 up after just 20 minutes thanks to goals from Pedro and Alvaro Morata before Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi drew the Gunners level before half-time. 2 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Alonso celebrates scoring the winner for the home side Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade “We have to improve and I hope to be able to play 90 minutes like we played the first 25 in two months.”Hazard was sent on after an hour and sparkled. Chelsea will be a more fearsome prospect when the Belgian, who appears likely to be staying put despite the Spanish transfer window being open until the month, can start.“That’s clear. He is a great player,” Sarri added. 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures “I think that in this moment he’s not able to play for 90 minutes.“I thought it was better (he played for) 25, 30 minutes when the intensity of the match was going down.“I think, I hope, in one week, maximum two weeks, he will be able to play for 90 minutes.”
St Patrick’s Athletic 3 – Finn Harps 1Finn Harps have it all do it all against a St Patrick’s Athletic side who have taken control in this FAI Cup semi-final.St Pats went ahead early but Harps managed to draw level in this tie at Richmond Park. However the skill and experience of the Premiership side has told after they hit the net twice since being pegged back to a draw.Despite starting the stronger, Harps have tried to stick to their gameplan and tried to keep their shape.That plan was unlocked in the 18th minute by St Pats when Cillian Brennan scored a spectacular free kick after Josh Mailey fouled Forrester.Brennan’s stunning kick was placed beautifully in the top left corner past the outstretched Conor Wynn. But instead of putting the heads down, Harps battled hard and Keven McHugh forced a corner in the 28th minute.From the corner Convoy man Packie Mailey rose highest at the back post to head home to make it 1-1.Harps piled on all the pressure and should have got a penalty in the 35th minute when Kenny Brown upended Pat McCann on the edge of the St Pats box.But just when it looked like Harps were getting the upper hand, Pats went ahead again.Sean Hoare, with his first goal for the Inchicore side, rose highest in the area to head home into the bottom left of Wynn’s net to make it 2-1. How Harps were wishing the half-time whistle would come as Pats pressed further up the field.It didn’t quite come in time to stop Pats getting a third and taking complete control of the game, however.Conan Byrne was slipped through by Christy Fagan who lifted the ball over Wynn who may have went down to early in the 42nd minute to make it 3-1.Pats have finished the first half stronger as they pushed the play up the field. The premier division side look to be getting stronger as Harps becoming increasingly more frustrated.It will take something special for Ollie Horgan’s side to pull back level in the second half.FAI CUP SEMI-FINAL – HARPS UP AGAINST IT AS ST.PATS TAKE CONTROL was last modified: October 5th, 2014 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)
DES MOINES, Iowa – With a split squad this weekend, a small contingent of the Drake track and field team traveled across town to the Grand View Invitational to record wins in seven events on Friday, March 25.Drake’s middle distance crew was well represented as both the men’s and women’s 4×800-meter relay teams won their races with many of those same runners having great success individually in the 800 meters. Freshman Josh Yeager won the men’s 800 meters in 1:59.50 while Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) claimed the women’s race in 2:18.39 followed by four other Bulldogs in the top 10.In the distance events Katie Berger won the 5,000 meters in 20:34.17 while Tyler Zak took top honors in the 400-meter hurdles in 57.77. The Bulldogs also claimed the top two spots in the men’s triple jump with Ethan Turner winning in 44-7.5 followed by Sean Buczek in second.The bulk of the team will compete on Saturday, March 26, at the Arkansas Spring Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.2016 Grand View InvitationalDes Moines, Iowa – Williams Stadium March 25, 2016Drake Individual Women’s Results800 Meters1. Emma Huston, 2:18.393. Kayla Giuliano, 2:24.904. Samantha Nielsen, 2:26.035. Celeste Arteaga, 2:30.487. Shelby Varney, 3:34.755,000 Meters1. Katie Berger, 20:34.17100-Meter Hurdles7. Danielle Griesbaum, 17.964×800-Meter Relay1. Varney, Huston, Giuliano, NielsenJavelin11. Danielle Griesbaum, 60-3Shot Put12. Danielle Griesbaum, 28-0.75 2016 Grand View InvitationalDes Moines, Iowa – Williams Stadium March 25, 2016Drake Individual Men’s Results200 Meters4. Nihad Ejubovic, 23.73400 Meters5. Nihad Ejubovic, 53.648. Zachary Elkins, 56.52800 Meters1. Josh Yeager, 1:59.504. John Freeman, 2:01.101,500 Meters2. Chris Kaminski, 4:10.113. Ali Jandal, 4:14.207. Alec Bognar, 2:06.55400-Meter Hurdles1. Tyler Zak, 57.774×800-Meter Relay1. Yeager, Fischer, McCann, Jaworski, 8:04.66Triple Jump1. Ethan Turner, 44-7.52. Sean Buczek,, 44-5.5Print Friendly Version