Photo credit: stanford.eduThe Ministry of Health wishes to inform the public that there is an increase of Acute Respiratory Infection referred to as the Flu.The general public is advised to maintain good hygiene and follow these instructions in order to prevent the spread of communicable diseases such as influenza like illness.•If you are experiencing flu like symptoms (i.e. fever, cough, sore throat, headache, chill and vomiting) seek medical attention at your nearest health centre/facility.• Observe good hygiene practices to help stem the spread of the illness. • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer after using the toilet, before preparing food and drinks and before breast feeding or handling infants, children or the elderly.• School children, the elderly, and day care owners should take special care as the flu is most likely to spread in crowded areas If you are having flu like symptoms please observe the following;• Avoid being in crowded place and close contact of others.• Use clean tissue to cover nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing• Place used tissue in a garbage bin after single use• Wash your hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer often.• Do not take aspirin for feverThe Ministry of Health advises everyone to take the necessary steps to protect yourself, your family and the general public from contracting the Flu. Press ReleaseHealth Promotion Resource Centre, Ministry of Health 6 Views no discussions LocalNews Public health message alerting general public of Acute Respiratory Infection by: – February 15, 2012 Tweet Share Share Share Sharing is caring!
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says he plans to return to medicine and pick up some hospital shifts to help out during the coronavirus pandemic.According to reports, Prime Minister Varadkar rejoined the medical register in March and plans to work one shift a week to help out during the pandemic.Varadkar worked as a doctor for seven years but decided to leave the field in 2013 to become a politician.During his shifts, he will carry out phone assessments which would help free up other staff members for frontline work, according to national broadcaster RTE.In Ireland, there are almost 5,000 cases of the coronavirus and 158 reported deaths.The has been on lockdown for over a week with residents only being able to carryout essential activities.The lockdown prevents residents from traveling more than 2 kilometers from their homes and gatherings with people from separate households.
Donates educational material to schools in Benue StateSuper Falcons’ Forward, Francesca Ordega, has disclosed that her pet project, The Francisca Mlumun Ordega Foundation will soon build a multi-million dollars female football academy in the country to take young hawkers off the streets to discover their talents in sports.Ordega stated this when she visited some schools and orphanage homes in her native town of Gboko, Benue State where she presented some educational materials like note books, dictionaries, pencils, pens, school bags and footballs to them.“My foundation wants to build a football academy to educate young girls, take them out of the street and give them a new lease of life. If I can get to where I am now, I am sure a lot of our girls can do same. So there is no need to wallow in self-pity,” stressed the senior national team player. Ordega, 24, who currently plays for Washington Spirit in the National Women’s League in the United States of America believes so much in the future of young girls in her community and charged them to remain focus.She maintained that they can achieve greatness in every area of their endeavor.The Falcons forward called on privileged Nigerians not to forget their roots and to always show love to those in need in order to give them a sense of belonging in the society.According to her the best way to show gratitude for what a society has given to any individual is to give back and added that for her she will continue to demonstrate such gesture.She urged the students not to despair irrespective of the family they were born into as they cannot change that but can change their future for the better and stressed that they can make their state great through various means and capacity.“I conquered, you can conquer. I served my country by playing for the national team. You can serve our country by being the president, governor or something greater. I played international football for Nigeria. You can work in any multinational abroad if that is what you prefer with the right qualification. I made Benue proud, you can make Benue greater. Dream, have focus, pray and the sky will be your starting point,” Ordega noted in her message to the girls.At the orphanage home she also gave out food stuffs, beverages, toiletries, detergents and other house hold items worth millions of naira to the inmates.“For me I think that it is important to show love to those who don’t have. People who have benefited immensely from our country should give back a little of what they have. It’s just like paying tithe.“I have been very fortunate to play football at the highest level for the country and beyond. I do not have all the money but the little I have, I think I can share with those who need it. That is the way to go and that is why I came here today to let these ones who may be feeling disillusioned because of their situation to look up and be happy.” She concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
On senior day at the Kohl Center, the freshmen took over the show.Tara Steinbauer, Lin Zastrow and Alyssa Karel kept the Badgers in the game to the best of their ability, giving the large home crowd a taste of what could be a bright future for the next three years.The trio combined for 43 points, more than half of Wisconsin?s scoring total in the 87-78 loss. The three made up for the seniors? poor shooting but could not help the Badgers overcome a Hawkeye lead that at one point reached 20 in the first half.?It?s certainly exciting for the future,? Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone said. ?They are three really good players that have walked in and been welcomed by our entire team.?The last time the Badgers faced Iowa, they lost a heartbreaker in overtime. In that game, Jolene Anderson scored a career-high 42 points and dominated the Hawkeyes? defense. On Sunday, however, it was a completely different story for Anderson ? she shot 4-19 from the field and scored only 10 points.?She schooled us the first time we played them and that was a little embarrassing,? Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder said. ?We wanted to make sure that she didn?t have another career night against us. We worked hard in our denial, we worked hard on our pressure when she got the ball, but more than anything it was just awareness of her on the floor.?With Anderson and Janese Banks clearly off their marks Sunday, the Badgers needed the freshmen?s presence on the floor. Steinbauer kept the Badgers in the game early in the first half, driving to the lane and scoring seven points from the free-throw line while the rest of the team was ice cold.With the seniors still struggling in the second half, Wisconsin relied on both Zastrow and Karel to keep the Badgers in the mix. Karel hit two big 3-pointers to keep Wisconsin in the game and Zastrow?s post presence was a major factor, as she led all scorers for the Badgers with 17 points.?I thought it was harder for them to be defended because of the shooting range their posts have,? Bluder said. ?Zastrow and also when Alyssa comes in ? she?s such an offensive-minded point guard that she?s very hard to defend.?The Badgers scored most of their points when Zastrow and Karel were in the game ? the two shot 86.7 percent from the field ? but the freshman duo only played a combined 46 minutes compared to Anderson and Banks? 72.?They did an outstanding job and obviously the future looks very, very bright for the Wisconsin basketball team,? Bluder said. ?Those freshmen did a wonderful, wonderful job for them. I thought they were a lot stronger when those three freshmen were in.?Sunday?s game proved to the Badgers that the departure of Anderson, Banks and Danielle Ward will allow the freshmen to improve even more than they have this season.?They played fantastic. That just shows their talent. I can?t say enough about Alyssa, Lin and Tara,? Banks said. ?They?re not afraid to do anything. ? I expect good things from them.?Going into the Big Ten Tournament, the Badgers will need similar play from their freshmen in order to succeed. Their improvements throughout this past season are clear, and with the team?s top three scorers leaving, the three freshmen will emerge to become the team?s new offensive forces.?Since the beginning of the season until right now you?ve seen the growth in maturity in all three of them,? Stone said. ?They?ve played their roles very well and they?ve been accepted by a family of Badgers that is excited with what we?ve been doing lately.?
Junior guard Alyssa Karel led all scorers with 15 points, but it wasn\’t enough as the Badgers lost to Penn St. 54-43.[/media-credit]After suffering a brutal second half offensive lull, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team (15-5, 5-4) snapped its four-game winning streak Thursday night and fell 54-43 to Penn State (14-4, 6-2) at the Kohl Center.With second place in the Big Ten on the line, a widely anticipated defensive battle ensued as the Badgers shot only 28.1 percent from the field, compared to 40.8 percent for the Nittany Lions, and finished with a season low in points and field goal percentage.In the first half, the Wisconsin defense was especially stellar, as senior guard Teah Gant held Penn State star senior guard Tyra Grant scoreless despite PSU’s 21-18 lead. Grant, the Big Ten’s second leading scorer, rebounded in the second half with 14 points and finished the game shooting 6-for-16 to hand the Badgers their first conference home loss.“Tyra Grant’s a great player,” Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone said. “She’s going to be in the pros, she can score from a lot of areas. I thought Teah Gant did an outstanding job defensively on her. We held her in check for the most part; she’s well below her average, yet a very good player. She’s as good with the ball as she is without; they’re going to go to her when they need something to happen.”For Stone’s squad, that key offensive presence was absent when the Badgers needed something to happen, particularly in the second half. After Grant converted her third field goal of the game to increase the Penn State lead to 31-27 with 9:35 remaining, the Nittany Lions scored on their next seven possessions to expand the lead to 11 points with 5:38 left on the clock. Meanwhile, Wisconsin scored only six points in that span, four of which came from the free throw line.“Obviously it’s a disappointing loss, especially because we’re at home,” senior guard Rae Lin D’Alie said. “It’s the case that we have no energy and we’re flat, that’s rather disappointing.”In addition to their poor field goal percentage, the Badgers also converted a mere 53.3 percent from the foul line, well below their season average of 66.9 percent. While Wisconsin managed to convert 19 Penn State turnovers into nine points, the Badgers were badly outrebounded 41-31, much to the chagrin of Stone.“That’s obviously concerning for us,” Stone said of the rebounding disparity. “The ones that stand out most to me are missed ones at the end of the game. We’ve got to get those boards at the end, limit their second chance opportunities. They had nine offensive rebounds, and second chance points are nine.“That makes a difference in the game, and it’s something that we talk about every day. We talk about physically blocking out, we do rebounding drills every single day, we knew that this was going to be an important game in terms of rebounding, and they got the nod. They got after it and got some second chances.”Despite Penn State’s second half dominance on the boards and on offense, Wisconsin still mustered a late charge. After the Nittany Lions extended the lead to 46-36 with four minutes remaining, junior guard Alyssa Karel, the game’s leading scorer with 15 points, scored five consecutive points to cut the lead to five. Grant considered her second half surge, however, and downed a tough layup.After Wisconsin junior forward Lin Zastrow scored in the paint, Penn State turned the ball over. The Badgers looked poised to turn the game around, as Zastrow seemingly converted a layup while getting fouled, but instead was called for an offensive foul.“I haven’t seen it on film, so I’m not quite sure,” Stone said of the offensive foul call. “I like the aggressiveness. Whether it’s a foul or not, I’m not sure. But I like how aggressive Lin went to the basket; it would have been nice to have a three-point play there. But the game doesn’t come down to one play.”Coming off the foul on Zastrow, Grant scored the dagger in the lane with 1:41 left and the Badgers did not score again. After enjoying balanced scoring for most of the season and especially last Sunday against Illinois —- where junior forward Tara Steinbauer scored 23 points and freshman guard Taylor Wurtz contributed 11 to accompany Karel’s nine and D’Alie’s eight — Wisconsin managed to only have Karel score in double figures. Finishing behind her was Zastrow, with six points.“We’ll try to just get some things out of this bye week, and then go on the road against Indiana and get back,” D’Alie said.
RelatedBEACH BOYS: Gernot Rohr And Victor Agali Enjoy Elegushi Beach [PICTURES]September 10, 2017In “Lifestyle”Kelechi Iheanacho: The confidence level in camp is high.October 4, 2017In “Nigeria”Rohr Embarks On Player Scouting Mission Ahead Of Zambia ClashSeptember 11, 2017In “Africa” The Chipolopolo of Zambia are set to camp in Europe ahead of next month’s crunch 2018 World Cup qualifier clash against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.Nigeria tops group B of Africa’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier with 10 points after four rounds of matches, three above second placed Zambia who must defeat the Super Eagles in Uyo to keep their World Cup dreams alive.Speaking to Zambian reporters, FAZ president, Andrew Kamanga said: “We have asked the technical bench draw a training programme for the next game and where we can camp the team,”“But as FAZ we have plans of camping the team in Europe for adequate preparations and again it is easier for the team to connect to Nigeria and also for the foreign-based players travel for the game.”Nigeria will host Zambia in Uyo next month in a must win game for the Chipolopolo, with the Super Eagles of Nigeria needing only a draw to confirm their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Ghana’s introduction of a professional league in 1993 received massive support from all stake holders of the game, but 18 years down the lane, many have criticized club football management in the Premier League.Footballers who ply their trade in professional leagues all over the world are paid consistently, as opposed to the amateur leagues.But, concerns have been raised about the delay of player salaries by some Premier League clubs in the country.Speaking on the Joy Sports Link last Saturday, ex-Black Stars defender Sam Johnson lamented the level of professionalism displayed by these clubs in the top flight.“We say we are playing a professional league, can somebody tell me what makes Ghana League a professional league? When a player can go two, three months without pay! And you call this a professional league?Sam Johnson expressed regret at what he called a haphazard league in the country which exists only in name. Source: Joy Sports/Ghana
LOS ANGELES — In absence of the steps that the world can see, for now, the Lakers are settling for those behind closed doors for their injured players.Not too much progress has been made in the medical report for the Lakers in the last week: Rajon Rondo still sat out against the Jazz after being listed as questionable earlier in the day. Kyle Kuzma and Talen Horton-Tucker remain shelved as well.But Coach Frank Vogel expressed hope that some of them will be making steps toward the rotation soon.Rondo is the closest of any. Vogel said he practiced the last two days with “an extra bounce in his step,” but that the decision to not play him was based primarily on how he felt afterward. Once he returns from a sore calf, he’ll be in line to play 25 to 30 minutes per night, and possibly start based on matchups. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs “We got a lot of depth,” he said. “We got a lot of good players who are deserving of big roles, that said we’re just going to have to choose the guys we think can help us win that game that night.”VOGEL REFLECTS ON JAZZ VISITDuring his year out of coaching last season, one of many NBA stops Vogel made was a three-day stint with the Utah Jazz. He sat in on coaches meetings and other sessions, and even offered his opinion to Coach Quin Snyder.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersKuzma has been more tricky. He’s come along slowly since suffering a stress reaction in his left foot in August and has mostly been confined to non-contact work. But Vogel said on Friday, Kuzma was able to do a four-on-four half-court scrimmage with assistant coaches.It’s the most on-court work Kuzma has been able to do since his injury.“He took a big step today,” Vogel said. “And hopefully he can continue to ramp that up.”Horton-Tucker, the team’s only draft pick from June, has been doing more on-court work, Vogel said, and could be approved to practice by next week.Alex Caruso has been available in both games since suffering a fall that bruised his pelvis in the preseason finale. He didn’t play on Tuesday night against the Clippers, but it wasn’t because he wasn’t ready to play. Vogel said he nearly played him in the opener, and that Caruso, though he’s started the year outside of the rotation, could get thrown in soon. A year later as he prepared to face off against the Jazz as an opponent again, Vogel was reflective of everything he soaked in during his time in Salt Lake City.“I spent some time with them last year, so I feel like I’m visiting one of my old teams even though I never worked for them,” he said. “And I’ve got a great respect for their organization and culture and style of play on the court. They work hard on the defensive end and are really tied together and they play offensively the right way. They’re not the most elite or a top-three offense but they play the right way and they’re very, very difficult to guard.”Snyder and Vogel weren’t too close before Vogel visited last year, but the two coaches said they meshed quickly. Snyder said he valued having another NBA coaching mind in the building to bounce ideas off, which rarely happens because franchises are so competitive.“It was a really good thing for us on a lot of levels,” Snyder said. “We probably got a lot more from him than he got from us.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers
Craig Kimbrel appears like he’s headed to Chicago.According to The Athletic, which cited unidentified sources, the Cubs are in agreement with the free agent closer. BREAKING: #Cubs in agreement with free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel, pending physical, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 6, 2019Kimbrel was reportedly interested in a deal in the three-year, $39 million to $52 million range, down from the five- or six-year contract he initially was seeking this offseason.According to The Athletic, his deal will be for three years and close to $45 million. Related News Kimbrel deal with #Cubs will be three years and close to $45M, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 6, 2019The 31-year-old had 42 saves and a 2.74 ERA en route to his seventh All-Star selection last season, his third with the Red Sox after previous stints with the Padres and Braves.He owns a career 1.91 ERA and ranks 14th all-time in MLB saves with 333. Ben Zobrist remains on the restricted list and Cubs manager Joe Maddon said last week he has to prepare for the utility man staying on the list for the remainder of the season. Should that happen, Chicago could end up saving around $9 million this season.Zobrist, who was slated to earn $12.5 million, has been away from the team since May 8 while dealing with a complicated divorce.Other teams rumored to have had interest in Kimbrel include the Twins, Braves, Brewers, Phillies, Rays and Red Sox. Don’t expect in-season change to protective netting, MLB commissioner says
WICKET TAKERS Bowling: Taylor 4-0-27-0, Holder 4-1-15-0, Roach 4-0-29-0, Warrican 15-1-62-2, C Brathwaite 7-0-23-0, K Brathwaite 4-0-20-0. Result: Match drawn. Series: Australia win three-match series 2-0. Man-of-the-Match: David Warner. Man-of-the-Series: Adam Voges. Toss: West Indies. Umpires: C Gaffaney, I Gould; TV – M Erasmus. SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): Opener David Warner stroked the fastest ever Test hundred at the Sydney Cricket Ground as the rain-ravaged third and final Test against West Indies predictably ended in a draw yesterday. With the adverse weather having allowed just 68 deliveries on the second day and then forced the abandonment of the third and fourth days, the result of the game was never really in doubt, but Warner nonetheless put on a spectacle for the nearly 7,000 spectators who turned up. The left-hander blasted his way to three figures off a mere 82 balls en route to an unbeaten 122 as Australia raced to 176 for two off just 38 overs in their first innings. Fellow Australian Matthew Hayden previously held the record with an 84-ball hundred against Zimbabwe, 13 years ago. Warner put on a hundred for the first wicket with Joe Burns who scored 26, and a further 54 for the second wicket with Mitchell Marsh who got 21, while left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican picked up both wickets to fall for 62 runs. Denesh Ramdin had earlier converted his overnight 30 into 62 as West Indies, resuming on 248 for seven, were dismissed for 330. Warrican finished on 21 not out as West Indies passed 300 for the first time in the series. Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Hope), 2-104 (Bravo), 3-115 (Samuels), 4-131 (Blackwood), 5-158 (K Brathwaite), 6-159 (Holder), 7-246 (C Brathwaite), 8-296 (Ramdin), 9-300 (Roach), 10-330 (Taylor) Left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe (3-63) and off-spinner Nathan Lyon (3-120) picked up three wickets apiece while pacer James Pattinson ended with two for 76. The Aussies had offered West Indies the chance to make a game of it. They proposed declaring their first innings without a run on the board in response to West Indies’ overnight score of 248, allowing the visitors seven overs to make 121, and then attempting to chase down 370 off 70 overs for victory. However, captain Jason Holder rejected the offer, allowing the game to peter out into a tame affair. Adam Voges was adjudged Man of the Series for his 375 runs in two innings without being dismissed, while Warner copped the Man of the Match award for his record hundred. SCOREBOARD WEST INDIES 1st innings (overnight 248 for seven) +D. Ramdin c Smith b O’Keefe 62 *J. Holder c Burns b O’Keefe 1 K. Roach c Burns b Lyon 15 J. Taylor c Lyon b O’Keefe 13 J. Warrican not out 21 Extras (b5, lb2, nb1) 8 TOTAL (all out, 112.1 overs) 330 Bowling: Hazlewood 18-5-49-1, Pattinson 18-3-76-2 (nb1), Lyon 46-12-120-3, Marsh 4-1-15-0, O’Keefe 26.1-7-63-3, AUSTRALIA 1st innings D. Warner not out 122 J. Burns c Roach b Warrican 26 M. Marsh c Blackwood b Warrican 21 +P. Nevill not out 7 TOTAL (2 wkts decl, 38 overs) 176 Did not bat: U Khawaja, *S Smith, A Voges, S O’Keefe, J Pattinson, J Hazlewood, N Lyon. Fall of wickets: 1-100 (Burns), 2-154 (Marsh)