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Aspen Medical Launches ‘First Aid’ Education for Schools, Community, Organizations

first_imgAspen Medical Liberia has launched a new initiative to help provide first aid education for kids in schools, community and work places as part of its support to good health environmentin Liberia.Aspen Medical Liberia is one of Monrovia’s leading private medical clinics, providing a full range of western standard medical and emergency services, located in Sinkor.At the launch of the initiative yesterday held at the B. W. Harris Episcopal High School in Monrovia, Business Development and Community Relations Manager, Elaine Sey, explained that the new initiative is part of her organization’s plan for promoting a healthy society.“Today is the beginning of Aspen’s plan in educating the kids about the issue of first aid and we have over 200 students who completed this one-day training of basics first aid education. Aspen strongly believes that they will apply it on campus and within their various communities,” madam Sey explained.Madam Sey said she was impressed with the level of participations of the kids (Students) in getting first aid, which has motivated her organization of its desire to expand the initiative to other institutions, adding that such program would motivate the kids in filling the gap of specialization within the health sector of Liberia.She explained further that, “The kids today proved excellent and were encouraged to ask important questions that indicate they have passion for what we taught today. Some may demonstrate this first aid tomorrow and save a person’s life. We were also able to use things they can easily get within their homes, community and apply first aid.”Madam Sey also disclosed a plan to decentralize the initiative to help other institutions, communities and work places to have a solid first aid education to facilitator buttress health workers’ efforts in saving lives and having a healthy community.“We are taking this worthy initiative and anticipate that school administrators will take advantage of this opportunity to have their kids (Students) and staff trained in first aid without any cost,” she asserted.She continued, “We are anticipating that other organizations will provide support to help us continue this training and help Liberia… and we need the commitment of school administrators, organizations and beneficiaries.”Also speaking, B. W. Harris’ acting vice principal for instruction, Benjamin L. Tulay Sr., expressed his impressions of the training being provided for his students and called on Aspen Medical Liberia to increase the number of training days to help equip the students with first aid knowledge and skills.He added that, “This will help the students take care of emergencies both on campus and at home in absence of teachers and parents. It is important for children to know or be educated on how to solve emergency problems. We hope that they can also trained our staff in handling such a situation if any.”Students who spoke with the Daily Observer expressed gratitude for the new program and called on the organization to continue the program as well as increase the training days to enable beneficiaries to be better equipped with the newly acquired knowledge.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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We are not in crisis, Rachier says as Gor eye title

first_img“I think those are very minor issues that are only meant to distract the team. We are at a very crucial stage in terms of the season and at this point, anyone would say anything just to take the focus off the team and the fight for the title,” Rachier told Capital Sport on Friday.“Yes we pay players training allowances but we have an agreement with them that this will be done always at the end of the month. So these noises that are there, I don’t understand them. Last weekend we won 4-0, yesterday we won 3-0 so there is absolutely no crisis at the club,” Racheir added.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr shares words with striker Meddie Kagere during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on September 7, 2017.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe same sentiments were shared by head coach Dylan Kerr who insisted that the club is bigger than anyone and the players will always put in a performance especially for the fans.“I respect the players’ decision when they want what is owed to them because they deserve it. But at the same time, I told them no one is bigger than the club. The amazing fans own this club and we need above all to give them something,” the coach said.“I understand that my chairman and the management are working hard to resolve the same issues so there should be no cause for worry,” Kerr assured.Skipper Musa Mohammed says the players are focused on raking in results and keeping their place on top of the log with all eyes cast on reclaiming the league title from Tusker FC.“There has been an issue yes but that is something that the management has promised to work on. For us, we remain focused to go to the field, play and get good results. We will not be distracted and the good thing is that we have players who are hungry to perform,” the defender said.Gor Mahia midfielder Oliver Maloba controls the ball under pressure from teammate Innocent Wafula during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on September 7, 2017.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe players were given a day off on Friday having arrived from Kisumu late Thursday night and are scheduled to train at the Parklands Sports Club on Saturday morning.K’Ogalo are on a seven match unbeaten streak and their 3-0 victory over Chemelil Sugar on Thursday took them nine points clear of second placed Sofapaka. A win against Thika United on Sunday will see them maintain their hold on top spot.Kerr has insisted the players will take the game with 100 percent seriousness despite facing a team fighting relegation.“I give maximum respect to every team because everyone usually comes to beat Gor Mahia. Our target still remains the same and I expect a very tough match because Thika is always a difficult place to go. Hopefully we can keep on winning,” the coach added.A hard fighting Thika held Gor to a 1-1 draw in the first leg, and head coach Nicholas Muyoti expects the team to better their return when they welcome the record 15-time champions at their home turf.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000or Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier during the launch of the Lottery to Fund Club Programmes.PHOTO/courtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 15- Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has reiterated that the club is not in crisis despite reports that players boycotted training prior to their game against Chemelil over unpaid allowances.Rachier has instead said those are simple detractors that are meant to tip them off balance as they muscle towards their record 16th Kenyan Premier League title.last_img read more

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Bengaluru FC seek first points of AFC Cup in away match

first_imgYangon, Mar 15 (PTI) Languishing at the bottom of the group after back-to-back defeats, Bengaluru Football Club would look to pick up their first points in their AFC Cup campaign when they take on Ayeyawady United here tomorrow. Ashley Westwoods side arrived at this former capital city on Monday with temperatures hovering around 40 degrees Celsius and have their task cut out against the Cup champions of Myanmar in the Group H match. The Blues played defending champions Johor Darul Tazim of Malaysia last week in Bengaluru and were unlucky to come out without a point after a solitary goal defeat. Ayeyawady bounced back from an 1-8 campaign opening defeat to Johor with a 4-2 victory over Lao Toyota of Laos. Hit by a slew of injuries, Westwood had to constantly shuffle his side to deal with a packed domestic calendar and Asian competition and it will be interesting to see what team the Englishman rolls out tomorrow at the Youth Training Centre grounds here. Curtis Osano and C K Vineeth, who missed the Blues last two games with groin strains, have made the trip while skipper Sunil Chhetri, who had no part to play in the defeat to Johor, could be in contention to make the starting XI. Johor with two wins in as many games lead Group H with six points followed by Ayeyawady and Lao with three points each while Bengaluru lie at the bottom without a point with a chance to climb up tomorrow. Ayeyawady will be relying on their Nigerian striker Christopher Chizoba who notched up a hat-trick in the win over Lao. Chizoba, interestingly, has an India connection of sorts having turned out for Kolkata side Mohun Bagan. He also had stints at Kalighat MS, Mohammedan Sporting, Shillong Lajong and Lonestar Kashmir FC. Bengaluru, however, will not have too much to worry about at the back should they be able to churn out the defensive performance like the one they rolled out against Johor. Young Salam Ranjan Singh was composed alongside John Johnson while Keegan Pereira, Lalchhuanmawia and Rino Anto refused to let anything slip by between them. Vineeths return should also boost the Blues attack should Westwood decide to play him. The quick striker has five goals for the Blues in all competitions and was on target in the loss against Lao Toyota. Udanta Singh, meanwhile, has been improving with every game and could play a pivotal part in Bengalurus scheme of things tomorrow. PTI PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more