Teenage mothers benefit from education workshop

first_imgThe Public Health Ministry’s Food Policy Division on Tuesday commenced its first inaugural education session with pregnant teenagers in Georgetown.The four-day event is being held at the Sophia Exhibition Centre, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, under the theme, ‘Help Me So I Can Help You – An Exploration of Opportunities Available to You’.The sessions will focus on safe motherhood, healthy diet and meal planning, anaemia, early childhood development, and breastfeeding, along with empowering teens to return to school or to further develop themselves after they would have given birth.According to Dr Trevor Freeman, a physician attached to the Adolescent Health Care Unit, it is a known fact that babies born to teenagers are more likely to have lower birth weights, increased risk of infant mortality and an increased risk of some congenital anomalies.Teenger mothers at the Sophia Exhibition Site for the educational session on TuesdayAs such, Freeman explained that it is important that both mother and child are given the best nutrition during pregnancy.“Nutritional needs are high in adolescence as the body grows and develops… when a teenager becomes pregnant, she needs all the help and support she can get,” the doctor stated.He further noted that the four-day programme is aimed at alleviating teenage pregnancy and enabling them to take control of those factors that inhibit social and health development so that they can achieve their full potential from adolescence to adulthood.The programme also seeks to create model centres of excellence to carry out health promotion interventions for teenage mothers and their children.Nevertheless, awareness activities regarding iron-deficiency anaemia are ongoing at the Ministry’s Food Policy Division.Only recently, a new policy was put in place to ensure teenage mothers have the opportunity to go back to school while receiving support at home and from their respective communities.The policy manual was as a result of collaboration between the Education Ministry and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). It, however, had the input of other important stakeholders such as the Public Security Ministry, Social Protection Ministry and faith-based organisations among others.last_img read more

Alaska Highway closed near Inga Lake

first_imgHighway 97 Both directions – Closed in both directions 12.3 km north of Mile 83 at Inga Lake Road because of Collision. No detour in effect. Estimated time of opening currently not available; assessment in progress. Next update by 2:00 pm. Updated on Sat Aug 24 at 1:02 pm PDT. (ID# 153726)- Advertisement –last_img

Insider Trading: Juventus eye Tottenham midfielder to replace Man United-bound star

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins World Cup Today to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.Hot on the agenda is Manchester United’s pursuit of Arturo Vidal and our man in the know reveals the Red Devils are close to bringing in the Chilean. And if United are successful, Haughton claims it could have repercussions for Tottenham with Juventus keen on bringing in Paulinho as Vidal’s replacement.The transfer expert also offers updates on Sami Khedira’s potential move to Arsenal from Real Madrid and how Angel di Maria is set to turn down United for a switch to Paris Saint-Germain.Latest transfer news and rumours on talkSPORT.com:Blow for Man United! Dutch World Cup star rules out Red Devils switch‘I want to play for one of the best clubs in the world’ – Chile star closer to Man United switch?Transfer blow for Man United! PSG agree deal with Real Madrid for Red Devils targetPSG poised to land Toulouse defender after Arsenal drop interestValencia to hold talks with Chelsea over deal for RomeuLiverpool and Newcastle transfer blow: Atletico Madrid move for Juventus starTottenham and Everton transfer blow! Algeria World Cup ace closing in on Porto moveNapoli to target Premier League duo if they miss out on Liverpool midfielderFrance midfielder set to to disappoint Everton and make Benfica switchTottenham to miss out on Serie A defenderAC Milan rule out move for World Cup star on Arsenal’s radarNewcastle to beat Premier League rivals to France striker?Lyon to rival Roma and Liverpool in race for USA sensationMore good news for Gooners? Arsenal star reveals conversation with WengerMartinez wants Traore and Lukaku to return to EvertonAC Milan star’s move to West Ham is a no-goExclusive – Decision time as French star faces choice between Arsenal and TottenhamSouthampton close to signing Feyenoord striker, confirms Koemanlast_img read more

MCGUINNESS PAYS TRIBUTE TO TRAGIC FAN ANDREW AS TEAM BRING SAM TO TERMON

first_imgAll-Ireland winning football manager Jim McGuinness has said he is glad his team were able to win the Sam Maguire cup in honour of tragic Donegal GAA fan Andrew Duffy.Andrew, 23, drowned in Dublin’s Royal Canal just hours after watching his beloved Donegal beat Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park on August 26th last.Today the victorious Donegal team returned to Andrew’s home village of Termon where they remembered the rising GAA star. Among those on the team was Andrew’s close-friend and team-mate Michael Boyle, from the Termon club and Donegal’s sub goalkeeper.Hundreds of adults and children packed into the local Craoibhin Community Centre today to see the Sam Maguire Cup.But Donegal manager Jim McGuinness brought a tear to many fans eyes when he remembered the life of tragic Andrew.Big-hearted Jim said “I can’t let today pass without mentioning and thinking of young Andrew Duffy from this club. “He went to Croke Park to support the team like thousands and thouands of other and unfortunately didn’t come home.“It’s a very, very sad moment for everyone. It was something that we were all thinking of on the bus today and I know that you are all thinking of him yourselves being here.“I’m glad to we were able to do himself proud and I’m happy that we got to the final and we were able to bring the cup back in his memory,” he said.Young farmer Andrew only decided to stay in Dublin to celebrate his team’s victory at the last minute.He phoned his father John seeking permission to stay in the capital after the game but was dead just a few minutes later when he accidentally slipped into the Canal at Binn’s Bridge at Phibsboro. More than a thousand people attended his funeral including Donegal GAA stars Michael Murphy and Mark McHugh.Many of his neighbours and friends remembered Andrew as Michael held aloft the Sam Maguire Cup.Kids scrambled for autographs from the likes of Karl Lacey, Paul Durcan and others as Jimmy’s Winning Matches blasted out from the loudspeakers.“Andrew was a quiet lad but he would have loved this craic today,” said one. MCGUINNESS PAYS TRIBUTE TO TRAGIC FAN ANDREW AS TEAM BRING SAM TO TERMON was last modified: September 27th, 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:ANDREW DUFFYJim McGuinnessTermontragiclast_img read more

Uganda Cup: Villa, Mbarara march onto Round of 32 as Savior fails to honour fixture

first_imgSC Villa have now qualified for the Round of 32 (Photos by FUFA Media)Stanbic Uganda Cup – Round of 64Friday, 21-12-2018-SC Villa 4-1 Lugazi Municipal FC-Mbarara City 0(4)-0(3) Maroons FC*Water FC vs Saviour FC (Not played)SC Villa got off to a flyer in the Stanbic Uganda Cup, defeating Lugazi Municipal FC 4-1 in their Round of 64 clash at Namboole on Saturday.Fresh from a 2-0 league victory over sworn enemies-Express FC in the League, the Jogoos saw top scorer Bashir Mutanda, David Owori, Ashraf Mandela and Joseph Ssemuju all get onto the score-sheet wile Okot Steven grabbed the visitor’s consolation.After a barren first 29 minutes, Mutanda put Villa ahead with a fine header off Habib Kavuma’s cross.Five minutes later, Owori made it 2-0 with a fierce effort from outside the area after he was teed-up by Mutanda.At the stroke of halftime, Pius Wangi put the result beyond doubt, side-footing Derrick Ndahiro’s cross into the net.With Villa leading by 3 at half time, the game was done and dusted.However, two more goals would come in the second with substitute Ssemuju scoring the fourth for the host on 62 minutes while Okot who had earlier tested the Jogoos back-line on several occasions, pulled one back for the visitors, tapping in a Gerrald Ogwet cross with 14 minutes to play.Victory for Villa means they march onto the next Round (Round of 32) and will wait to know their next opponents at the start of 2018.At Kakyeka Stadium, hosts Mbarara City FC edged Maroons FC 4-3 on spot kicks after a 0-0 draw in regular time (90 minutes).Mbarara (White) and Maroons (Yellow) drew 0-0 after 90 minutesAfter the 0-0 in 90 minutes and with no extra-time at this stage, Maroons captain Johnson Silver Okello stepped up to take the first penalty but it was saved by Ali Kimera.Emmanuel Olinga also put his kick wide for Maroons while only Pistis Barenge missed for the hosts who saw Kimera slot home the winning kick.In the other fixture at Mutesa II Stadium Wankulukuku, Saviors FC failed to show up against Water FC. The FUFA Competitions Department awaits the referee’s report before taking a decision on the matter.Meanwhile, action will resume this Sunday with 24 fixtures of round of 64.Record winners Express FC visit Paidha Black Angels FC in Arua while Vipers SC and KCCA FC who are engaged in continental tournaments but will play the first round matches on Wednesday 26th December.The other fixtures:-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Akadot FC Vs Kitara FC – Kumi 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Admin FC Vs Doves All Starts FC Paya- Tororo 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Bumate FC Vs Ntinda FC Christ Hihh- Bumate 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 BUL FC Vs Kataka FC Njeru Tech. Centre 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 U touch Vs Mvara Boys FC Pece 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Kyetume FC Vs UPDF FC Nakisunga Ground 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Paidha BA FC Vs Express FC Green Light Stadium 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Free Stars FC Vs Edgars Y A FC Bishops SS-Mukono 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Busia Young FC Vs Onduparaka FC Madibira Ground 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 St Stephen FC Vs Budondo FC Luzira SSS 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Soroti FC Vs Synery FC Soroti 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Bukedea TC FC Vs Dove FC Bukedea 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Tooro UTD Vs Entebbe FC Buhinga Ground 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Kigezi FC Vs Kiboga Young Kabale Stadium 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Calvary FC Vs Kabale Sharp FC Midigo- Yumbe 4:00PM-Mon, 24-Dec 2018 Wakiso Giants FC Vs Vision FC Bugembe Stadium 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Mbarara FC Vs Kirinya JSS FC Kakyeka Stadium 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Bright Stars FC Vs Kazo Excel FC Mwererwe 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 East Land FC Vs Nyamityobora FC Bukedea 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Kireka UTD FC Vs New Villa FC Namboole Out 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Nkambi Coffee FC Vs Koboko Rising Stars FC Kasana_Nyendo-Masaka 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Police FC Vs Boma FC Star Times- Lugogo 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 URA FC Vs JMC Hippos FC Namboole Stadium 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Ndejje Univ FC Vs Kansai Plascon FC Ndejje University 4:00PM-Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Nebbi Central FC Vs CATDA FC Nebbi 4:00PM-Mon, 24-Dec 2018 Kira UTD FC Vs St Mary’s FC Namboole 4:00PM-Mon, 24-Dec 2018 Proline FC Vs Light SS Star Times- Lugogo 4:00PM-Wed, 26-Dec 2018 Vipers SC Vs Rusekere Growers FC St Marys Kitende 4:00PM-Wed, 26-Dec 2018 KCCA FC Vs Amuka Bright Stars FC Star Times- Lugogo 4:00PMComments Tags: Lugazi Municopal FCMaroons FCMbarara CitySaviour FCSC VillatopUganda CupWater FClast_img read more

Eureka baseball sees its 2017 season end with 4-1 loss to San Marin in NCS D-3 playoffs

first_imgEureka >> Trying to dig themselves out of an early hole, the Loggers were searching and searching for the big hit with runners on base to get right back into things.The only problem was it never truly arrived.The Eureka High baseball team’s 2017 season came to an end at Bud Cloney Field on Wednesday evening, as the seventh-seeded Loggers stranded 11 runners on base and never led in a 4-1 loss to No. 10 seed San Marin in the first round of the North Coast Section Division III playoffs.“We …last_img read more

Raiders’ corner Nevin Lawson returns to roster

first_imgALAMEDA — Nevin Lawson returned to the Raiders’ 53-man roster Monday, one week after he was eligible to be reinstated after missing the first four games of the season serving a suspension for being in violation of the NFL policy for performance enhancing drugs.The Raiders have been paper thin at cornerback over the last two games — both wins — with starters Gareon Conley and Daryl Worley playing every snap in wins over Indianapolis and Chicago and slot corner Lamarcus Joyner missing only a …last_img read more

Salespeople Aren’t Lazy. They’re Poorly Led.

first_imgSalespeople are not lazy. They’re poorly led.Sales isn’t very much like a lot of other roles. It comes with much more independence than other jobs, like a role in operations where your work simply shows up. The work of selling doesn’t come to you, you have to take action without reacting to some external stimulus. To succeed, you need the self-discipline to manage yourself. Without it, you fail.The role of salesperson also comes with a great deal of responsibility. In a lot of cases, the growth of the business depends upon salespeople. It’s also the tip of the spear when it comes to executing the businesses strategy. It comes with more pressure than many other roles in business.When Goals Are MissingWhen goals are missing, salespeople—like other people—tend to drift. Without a target, there is nothing to aim for. Without a goal, there isn’t any measurement of success or failure. If you can’t succeed, you also can’t fail.Goals and target are how we keep score. They keep you focused on taking the actions that produce results.When Accountability Is MissingMany managers are afraid to ask salespeople to report their results. They’re petrified to ask for reports on the activity their salespeople generated during the week. Fearful of being accused of being a micromanager, they opt instead to be guilty of neglect.If you won’t hold your people accountable for results, you are teaching them that results are not important. You’re also informing them that you aren’t engaged in your work and that you are simply drifting, too.You are accountable for creating accountability.When Leadership Is MissingWhen leadership is missing, most people don’t turn in their very best performance. Leadership provides purpose, meaning, and direction. It provides vision and goals and accountability. It spurs activity and action. When a person demonstrates their own personal leadership, it’s often a sign that they can be counted on to lead others.Salespeople aren’t lazy. Well, some salespeople must be lazy, but no lazier than any other group of people or profession. And like any other group, leadership is the cure for drifting. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Toronto’s Jurassic Park adds college vibe to NBA Finals

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s so energetic,” Raptors fan Katie Thiessen said of the atmosphere at Jurassic Park as she and friends visiting from Australia and New Zealand prepared to enjoy the festivities during the Eastern Conference finals. “Everybody is just so great. You have so many people, you make so many friends. The energy is just amazing, the atmosphere. It feels great to come together instead of watching at home.”And it’s free.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWith every playoff game, home or away, thousands gather to watch on the big screen fixed to the arena’s west wall. Officially, it’s called ‘Raptors Tailgate in Maple Leaf Square,’ but it’s better known as Jurassic Park. On Thursday, when the Raptors host Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the mighty Golden State Warriors, the party will get cranked up to a whole new level.It’s Toronto’s first trip to the finals since entering the league in 1995 and for those fans who can’t get their hands on tickets, or can’t afford them, Jurassic Park is a popular alternative. The fans who gather there are mostly young, in their late teens or 20’s, and represent a cross-section of Toronto’s broad ethnic diversity. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Rapper Drake, who sits courtside at Toronto games and holds a role as the team’s “global ambassador,” said the Raptors and their fans are reminiscent of a college team.Toronto guard Fred VanVleet, who went to the Final Four with Wichita State, agrees with the four-time Grammy winner.“I think there are some similarities there,” VanVleet said. “Somebody was saying it’s more soccer, like how those fan bases are so passionate. I just think we’ve got a really good fan base. I don’t know what to compare it to. It’s definitely unique in the NBA.”It’s almost like Krzyzewskiville — Duke students camping out for basketball games — meets the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” — the tailgating for the annual Florida-Georgia football game.It’s been so successful, Toronto suburbs Mississauga and Brampton are opening their very own versions of Jurassic Park for the NBA Finals. Outdoor viewing parties for Raptors playoff games first became a thing in 2014, when Toronto finished as surprise Atlantic Division winners and returned to the postseason following a five-year absence.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Whether intentionally or inadvertently, then-general manager and current team president Masai Ujiri helped establish a fiery tone for the nascent event when he went outside to address fans before Game 1 of the Raptors’ series against the Brooklyn Nets. By the time the Nets earned a narrow Game 7 win over Toronto, the crowd outside was estimated at 10,000, about half as many again as the number seated inside.Fast forward five years, and Jurassic Park has become one of the hottest spots in Toronto on game nights.For safety reasons, and to keep traffic moving, fans are now split into five distinct viewing areas. The one right outside the arena boasts multiple food and beverage concessions, even a team store outlet. The event has an official corporate sponsor, a bank, and there’s plenty more advertising plastered around.While admission is free, fans come early; the official capacity is about 5,000 and crowds start gathering more than five hours before tipoff, waiting for the gates to open.Even as severe thunderstorms drenched Toronto before Game 6 of the East finals, fans formed a line that encircled the arena and nearby Union Station, the city’s main transit hub, stretching more than three quarters of a mile. With thousands still trying to get a glimpse of the action after the viewing areas had filled up, police closed part of the road one block west to allow more people to watch safely. The same could happen again in the finals, with even bigger crowds expected to attend.One of the things that make loud and boisterous Jurassic Park such a popular destination is that people tend to play nice.Jubilant fans spread out across downtown for an impromptu celebration after Toronto beat the Bucks on Saturday to move on to the finals. More than a dozen people climbed atop a city bus but no arrests were made, a fact Toronto Police spokeswoman Katrina Arrogante called “impressive.”VanVleet said he’s touched by the support he and his teammates receive from Toronto’s rabid fans, both inside and outside the arena.“It’s something that you really take to heart and you can’t take it for granted as a player,” he said. “Obviously there’s a really good connection between us as players and our fans.” DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport LATEST STORIES ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Kevin Durant travels with the Warriors to Toronto ahead of finals Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war FILE – In this Sunday, May 12, 2019, file photo, Owen Smith, center, dresses up to show his support at the Jungle Park tailgate party at Maple Leaf Square in Toronto, as the Toronto Raptors prepare to play the Philadelphia 76ers during Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals. For Raptors games, Maple Leaf Square, aka Jurassic Park, boasts a college vibe of rowdy fans crammed into an area that covers two city blocks. (Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press via AP, File)TORONTO — There’s nothing quite like Jurassic Park anywhere else in the NBA.The college vibe of the writhing, rowdy mass of bodies crammed into an area that covers about two city blocks to cheer for their beloved Raptors outside their downtown Toronto arena makes for one of basketball’s best parties.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

I was jumping when Jeakson Singh Thounaojam scored the goal at FIFA U-17 World Cup: Sunil Chhetri

first_imgIt’s a rarity when a senior national team captain is glued to the television set in his hotel room watching 16-year-olds play but that’s what India U-17 team have done, made Sunil Chhetri one of their biggest fan.A day after Jeakson Singh scored the epic goal — first by an Indian, Chhetri, who is getting ready for the AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Macau could not stop raving about it.”I was jumping, man! We all were jumping! We had as many as three to four chances, and one of the shots (Rahul KP) hit the bar. I was so happy for that goal (scored by Jeakson),” Chhetri told reporters here.Not sure if Ive been happier watching a goal scored by an Indian team. So much to be proud about and so much to learn. #INDvCOL- Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) October 9, 2017 Chhetri and senior team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has been keenly following the progress of the U-17 team and airing their views through social media and columns.Seeing the first ever goal scored in the World Cup by India was amazing, but the efforts of Dheeraj and the defenders were immense #Future- Gurpreet Singh (@GurpreetGK) October 10, 2017The senior Indian team will take on Macau tomorrow at the Sree Kanteevara Stadium in Bengaluru to seal their AFC Asian Cup berth.last_img read more