Half-time: Swansea 0 Fulham 0

first_imgBrede Hangeland and Ashkan Dejagah both missed great chances to put Fulham in front during an even first half at the Liberty Stadium.Swansea started well with Wilfried Bony seeing a header loop on to the roof of the net and Jonjo Shelvey firing wastefully over the bar when well-placed.But Fulham grew gradually into the game and Hangeland wasted a golden opportunity when he was found unmarked by Kieran Richardson’s free-kick, but the big centre-half couldn’t get over the ball and headed over from close range.Dejagah later sent a header too close to Swansea keeper Gerhard Tremmel after Alex Kacaniklic’s fine cross.Five minutes before half-time, Shelvey sent a curling effort smashing off the Fulham crossbar with Maarten Stekelenburg beaten and shortly afterwards the Whites keeper kept out Bony’s header.While Swansea finished the half strongly, Fulham had the last word with Clint Dempsey getting a shot away which Tremmel was equal to.After the draw with Sheffield United in the FA Cup on Sunday, Rene Meulensteen has reverted back to the eleven who started the last league game against Arsenal, meaning Dan Burn keeps his place in defence.Fulham (4-2-3-1): Stekelenburg; Riether, Hangeland, Burn, Richardson; Parker, Sidwell; Dejagah, Dempsey, Kacaniklic; Berbatov.Subs not used: Stockdale, Hughes, Duff, Christensen, Rodallega, Tankovic, Bent.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

In London, voting for South Africa

first_img16 April 2009 Twenty-five years ago, the crowds that gathered in Trafalgar Square to protest and demonstrate against apartheid South Africa played a major role in galvanising international opinion against apartheid and hastening its downfall. Yesterday, South Africans gathered in their thousands in orderly queues to have their say in the future of the democratic South Africa in the same place that the demonstrators once stood. With 7&nbps;427 South African voters marking their crosses in 12 hours, the South African High Commision in London was not only the country’s largest voting station abroad, but was also nearly twice the size of the largest one in South Africa – Joubert Park in Johannesburg with between 3 000 to 4 000 voters, according to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). I have never seen such a large group of South Africans behaving in such a subdued manner. Perhaps it had something to do with being in the historic Trafalgar Square on an overcast – and sometimes wet – London spring day. Perhaps it had something to do with the the tiny figure of Lord Nelson on his towering column peering out over Parliament Square, where an animated statue of our own Nelson Mandela is flanked by the likes of Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher and General Jan Smuts, the only other South African in the Square. Perhaps, it had to do with the fact that it was very early in the morning. But I suspect it had more to do with the reverence of voting – the universal way for ordinary citizens to have a say in their country and the future. They queued ten-deep across Trafalgar Square and the length of the facade of the iconic South Africa House. It was a day on which South Africans filed onto South African soil in unprecedented numbers thanks to a decision by the Constitutional Court – the cornerstone of South Africa’s democracy – which required government to extend voting facilities to all South Africans abroad who are on the voters roll. They waited quietly, patiently, reading the latest copy of The South African, chatting quietly about why they were in the UK, why they were voting, exchanging their memories, hopes and fears for their beloved country. It also took me back to 1994 when I had felt so priveleged to be part of the first election in which all South Africans were able to vote – most for the first time. The long queues snaked sometimes for kilometres and many South Africans got to know each other for the first time as they waited for hours to make their crosses. Back then it was both a deeply moving , humbling and empowering experience. And so it was again yesterday. This time, the voters were mainly young, mainly white and all were united by the decision to have a say in their country and in choosing the next government. It also took me back to the mid-1980s, when I served as a correspondent for the South African morning group of newspapers – including the Rand Daily Mail and the Cape Times – when I covered almost constant demonstrations and protests by South African exiles and large numbers of committed members of the British public who played such a crucial role in ending apartheid. Seldom in the history of freedom struggles has there been such a display of international solidarity by a nation as was the case with the British public’s involvement in the Anti-Apartheid Movement. Today photographic records of those protests are displayed on the walls of South African House and many famous faces are still recognisable – Thabo Mbeki, the late Harold Wilson, the late Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, Abdul Minty, Peter Hain, the alte Mike Terry and many more. As I stood waiting and chatting to fellow South Africans, I was humbled that we would not be standing there voting in a democratic election in South Africa had it not been for the suffering and sacrifice of thousands of South Africans in resisting apartheid for all those years . Many gave their lives, many sacrificed family members and friends. I was overcome by a deep humility tinged with pride. John Battersby is UK Country Manager of the International Marketing Council of South Africa and former editor of the Sunday Independent.last_img read more

2019 Sale of Champions results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It is another fantastic Sale of Champions at the 2019 Ohio State Fair. Watch it live here.Here are the results!The Grand Champion Swiss Cheese exhibited by Pearl Valley Cheese represents the seven dairy champions including Grand Champion Ayrshire: Marissa Topp, Auglaize County; Grand Champion Brown Swiss: Madelyn Topp, Auglaize County; Grand Champion Guernsey: Aubree Topp, Shelby County; Grand Champion Holstein: Kayla Cring, Huron County; Grand Champion Jersey: Blake Greiwe, Shelby County; Grand Champion Red and White: Wyatt Schlauch, Holmes County; Grand Champion Milking Shorthorn: Aubree Topp, Shelby County; Supreme Showman
Week 1 – Exhibited by: Ashley Hawvermale, Wayne County; and Week 2 – Exhibited by: Molly Moffet, Ashland County. The Grand Champion Swiss Cheese sold to AG Boogher and Sons, S&S Volvo, Ohio Dairy Association Mideast, COBA/Select Sires Hills Supply, Brewster Cheese, Biery Cheese, Great Lakes Cheese, Cox Concessions, Burkhart Farm Center, Velvet Ice Cream, Prengers, Pearl Valley Cheese, Dairy Farmers of America, and Scioto Cooperative Milk Producers for $28,000.The Grand Champion Market Turkey set a new record. It was shown by Johnathan Woodward of Coshocton County
 and sold to Cooper Farms, Farmer Boy Ag, Sarka Electric, Dangler Excavating, and Kale Marketing for $16,500.The Grand Champion Market Goat exhibited by Jada Shroyer of Logan County sold to Mark Kvamme for $17,000.The Grand Champion Meat Chickens exhibited by Ava Hester of Clinton County sold to Gerber Poultry and Kroger for $15,000.The Reserve Grand Champion Meat Chickens exhibited by Jozie Jones of Clinton County sold to Tim Huffman for $14,000.The Grand Champion Market Lamb exhibited by Paige Pence of Clark County sold to AG Boogher and Sons and S&S Volvo for $36,000.The Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb exhibited by Grant Johnson of Wayne County sold to Meijer for a record-setting bid of $27,500.The Grand Champion Market Barrow exhibited by Elijah Keplinger of Clark County sold to Bob Evans, Ohio Farm Bureau, Tim Huffman, Ohio Harness Horseman’s Association, and Event Marketing Strategies for $33,000.    The Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow exhibited by Riley Wendt of Union County sold to Kroger for a record-setting bid of $35,000.The Grand Champion Market Beef exhibited by Elizabeth Heintz Hardin County sold to Steve Rauch Excavation and Demolition for $50,000.The Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef exhibited by Delaney Jones of Allen County sold to Steve Rauch Excavation and Demolition, Mark Kvamme, and Meijer for a record-setting $56,000.last_img read more

How Well Do You Know the Characteristics of Military Caregivers?

first_imgResources:National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Afghanistan and Iraq (OEF & OIF) Health Risks. Retrieved from We Honor Veterans on August 12, 2018.National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Gulf War Health Risks. Retrieved from We Honor Veterans on August 12, 2018.National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Korean War Health Risks. Retrieved from We Honor Veterans on August 12, 2018.National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. World War II Health Risks. Retrieved from We Honor Veterans. on August 12, 2018.Ramchand, R., Tanielian, T., Fisher, M., Vughan, C., Trail, T., Epley, C. V., . . . Robinson, E. G.-D. (2014). Hidden Heroes, Americans Military Caregivers. Santa Monica: Rand Corporation.U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Vietnam War Exposures. Retrieved from Public Health on August 12, 2018: Written by: Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D., MBP Consulting, LLC, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin – ExtensionLet’s have some fun taking a short quiz to see how well you know the characteristics of military caregivers. You will be asked a question and the correct answer will follow. Information for this quiz was taken from the comprehensive study of military caregivers, Hidden Heroes, American’s Military Caregivers, funded by the Rand Corporation (Ramchand, et al., 2014) The study divided military caregivers into two groups and compared them to civilian caregivers and non-caregivers. Pre-9/11 caregivers are defined as those who care for a soldier who became ill or injured before 9/11 (i.e. Vietnam, World War I and II, the Korean conflict, etc.), post 9/11 caregivers are those who care for a soldier who served after 9/11 (i.e. the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts). A civilian caregiver cares for an individual who has never served in the military and a non-caregiver is an individual who is not providing care to anyone. Let’s look at the questions:1. Military caregivers are what percentage of all caregivers in the United States?A. 42%B. 8 %C. 24%Answer: C or 24%.There are 22.6 million caregivers in the United States (9.4% of the adult population) with 5.5 million caring for someone who served in the military. This means military caregivers make up 24% of all caregivers. Military caregivers are divided in two groups with a majority (80.4%) caring for someone pre-9/11 and the other 19.6% caring for a post 9/11 soldier. Seven percent of the adult population in the United States provide care for an adult over 18.2. Which descriptions best describes the characteristics of post 9/11 military caregivers?A. Post 9/11 caregivers are younger, non-white women caring for a spouse.B. Post 9/11 caregivers are older white women caring for a parent.Answer: A Because there has been an increase in minorities volunteering to serve their country, it stands to reason that the number of non-white caregivers would be larger than in the past. Forty-three percent of post 9/11 military caregivers are minorities (10% black, 21% Hispanic and 10% other, non-Hispanic and 2% multiple, non-Hispanic) compared to 25% of pre-9/11 caregivers. It should be noted that 36% of civilian caregivers are non-white.Finding out the relationship of the caregiver to the soldier is critical as there are differences between spousal caregivers and caregivers caring for an adult child. Post 9/11 caregivers are mostly spouses (33%) with an additional 25% being parents while 36% of pre- 9/11 caregivers are parents and only 22% are spouses. Age is another key factor to find out as there are differences between caregiver groups. A majority of all caregivers are between the ages of 31-55. Post 9/11 caregivers have a higher percentage of younger caregivers than all the other caregiver groups.  Thirty seven percent of post 9/11 military caregivers are between the ages of 18-30 years old with pre-9/11 caregivers having only 11% and civilian caregivers having 16%.3. Is the length of a military caregiver’s journey longer or shorter than civilian caregivers?A. LongerB. ShorterC. No differencesAnswer: C. No differencesMany studies have reported that military caregivers provide care two times longer than other caregivers. Yet new findings suggest that there aren’t any statistical differences in length of the caregiver journey between pre- 9/11, post 9/11 and civilian caregivers. All caregivers provided care for more than one year with 10-16% being a caregiver for at least eleven years. This new data suggests that military caregivers are not in that role as long as previously determined. This data is expected to change as post 9/11 caregivers continue to provide care to soldiers who became ill or injured when they were in their 20s and 30s.4. The type of care a military caregiver provides is dependent on which war/conflict they were in and if the soldier was injured or became ill due to their service?A. TrueB. FalseAnswer: A. TrueThe type of injuries or illnesses each soldier encounters depends on the war/conflict they participated in. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization fact sheets on the health risks of soldiers by the different wars and conflicts are summarized below. Knowing the possible health risks by war or conflict provides you with insights into what the caregiver may be experiencing.World War II soldiers were exposed to tuberculosis, rheumatic fever, hepatitis and tropical disease. Besides infectious diseases and wounds they encountered frostbite.Korean veterans suffer from cold injuries including frostbite and trench foot. Cold related problems increase the probability that the veteran will be at risk for amputation because of peripheral vascular disease or diabetes.Vietnam veterans came in contact with malaria, tropical diseases, and the ramifications of Agent Orange or other herbicides. These veterans are also at risk for hepatitis C.Gulf war soldiers were exposed to chemical and biological agents along with concentrations of smoke from burning oil wells. Many have been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s” disease and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Iraq and Afghanistan conflict soldiers experienced amputation, burns, traumatic brain injury (TBI), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and often have multiple health concerns. PTDS and TBI are invisible wounds making it even more difficult for caregivers to provide careDid you get all the answers correct? Were you surprised at some of the answers? By understanding the “norms” for the various types of caregivers you’ll be able to determine if the caregiver is having a different or unusual experience than others in similar situations. This knowledge will help you determine the questions to ask the caregiver and which resources and supports to suggest. One resource you might want to add to your library is Hidden Heroes, American’s Military Caregivers. last_img read more

Seville to Come Alive for Emancipation Jubilee

first_imgMr. Henriques, in the meantime, informed that a number of activities will be held at the Seville Heritage Park during the year to recognise the different aspects of the historic site.“In this coming month, we are going to be formerly re-opening the exhibition, which is designed for our young people to learn and understand their heritage and culture.  We really want for our children to embrace the facility and become a part of the rich history,” he stated.Mr. Henriques is encouraging Jamaicans to visit the park and view the various offerings, noting that “Jamaica’s heritage is much more than the beach”.Emancipation Jubilee is the celebration of traditional folk forms in honour of the ancestors and seeks to educate Jamaicans and foreigners about various aspects of the country’s heritage.CONTACT: GLENIS A. ROSEJIS REGIONAL OFFICEMONTEGO BAY The grounds of the historic Seville Heritage Park in St. Ann will again come alive on July 31, as local and visitors converge for the 17th staging of the Emancipation Jubilee organised by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT).This year’s event, under the theme: ‘Forever Free’, promises to be the biggest yet, with some 8,000 patrons expected.Featured will be top national and international reggae, gospel and cultural performances, including groups out of Africa; traditional dishes; and exciting activities for the entire family.Addressing the launching ceremony held yesterday (June 27), at Jewel Dunn’s River in Mamee Bay, St. Ann, Chairman of the JNHT, Ainsley Henriques, said that the celebrations will afford Jamaicans the opportunity to “return to their roots.”“(It will help Jamaicans) understand, who they really are and also to accept the reality that a people without a sense of their history, is like a tree without its roots,” he stated.Custos of St. Ann, Hon. Radcliffe Walters, is urging residents of the parish to come out and support the event.He stated that the occasion will give citizens an opportunity to reconnect with their past.“It is important that in our quest to build a bright future for Jamaica, that we pause and reflect on our past. Emancipation, to be celebrated at Seville Heritage Park onJuly 31, gives us an opportunity to reconnect with our roots and to embrace the possibilities it offers to us in the future,” Custos Walters said.last_img read more