Lovren feels to be under huge criticism

first_imgDejan Lovren insisted that he feels to be under bigger criticism than he deserves – despite doing pretty well this season, the critics have tried to point out every single little mistake that he has made and it bothers him.Dejan Lovren hasn’t had it easy since he joined Liverpool from Southampton – he was struggling to find his old form in his first seasons but now, he seems to be finally back. But the critics just keep pointing out his mistakes…The Croat spoke about his situation as he said, according to ESPN:divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Everyone makes mistakes, but I play one bad game in 18 and everyone says, ‘Look, look, look.’ Why? I don’t deserve that. People don’t see me in the ‘small’ games. They see 5-0 against Porto but nobody sees my part.”“It’s a challenge. A personality challenge. After a mistake, are you ready to move on? I did it straightaway after Spurs when I was in that record of 18 games unbeaten. Big players don’t need six or seven games; big players in the next game prove you wrong.”last_img read more

Osorio wont change style as Mexico chase victory

first_imgMexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio will not compromise his attacking style in favour of a more conservative approach with just a point needed against Sweden to ensure progression to the next round as Group F winnersEl Tricolor have performed above expectations at Russia after defeating reigning world champions Germany and South Korea in their two opening games and could become the first CONCACAF team to win three consecutive World Cup matches by beating Sweden today.Mexico are sitting comfortably at the top of Group F right now and a point is all that it needed to ensure top spot and progression to the Round of 16.But Osorio intends to stand by his principles and insists that Mexico will be going all out to beat Sweden.“I think that won’t change. We’re going to go out there to try and secure the three points,” said the Colombian, according to Reuters.Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…“That might be a factor but it’s not the most important thing. That will not have an impact on our style of play and our strategy.”Following their stunning start at the World Cup, the likes of forward Javier Hernandez and winger Hirving Lozano have been linked with moves to big European clubs.But Osorio is certain that it will not be a distraction: “I wish all my players were sought after by European clubs.”Mexico will face Sweden today at the Central Stadium at 16:00 (GMT +2).last_img read more

Hazard looking forward to magnificent game against Brazil

first_imgBelgium captain Eden Hazard is looking forward to going head-to-head with Brazil at the quarter-finals of the World Cup on FridayRoberto Martinez’ side produced a stunning comeback in the final 30 minutes of their last-16 tie against Japan to go from 2-0 down to claim a famous 3-2 win with goals from Jan Vertonghen, Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli to book a place in the last eight of the competition against Brazil.In wake of their thrilling victory on Monday, Hazard admitted that he is looking forward to the prospect of facing the five-time winners.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“When it comes to the match on Friday, it is going to be magnificent because playing against Brazil is always amazing as a football player,” said the 27-year-old, as stated on Punchng.“We are going to rest really well and going to really try to win that match.”Belgium became the first side since Portugal in 1966 to come back from two or more goals down to win a World Cup knockout stage match within 90 minutes.last_img read more

Clement Lenglet Ill try to adapt as quickly as possible

first_imgNew signing Clement Lenglet is confident he will adapt to the Barcelona’s style of play as he reacts to his latest club’s switch that happened on Thursday.Barcelona activated the £31.7m release clause in Lenglet’s previous contract to complete a deal for a switch.“My style? I’m left-footed and I like bringing the ball out. I try to play hard but without making many fouls, although sometimes I make them! It’s the opportunity of a lifetime, it’s unique, something incredible. You have to get used to Barcelona.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“It’s a style of play totally different from other clubs, so I’ll try to adapt as quickly as possible. Everything will be a little demanding. I don’t know how long it’ll be like that for, but everything motivates me.“It motivates me to play at a stadium like Camp Nou, playing with Messi, in the Champions League and being able to win it, winning La Liga, the Copa. Everything went through quickly and everyone’s happy. I’m at one of the best teams in the world” Lenglet said, according to Sports Mole.Lenglet’s five-year contract at Camp Nou includes a release clause of £265m.last_img read more

Wolves beat rivals to the signing of Chinese teenager

first_imgWolverhampton Wanderers have won the race to sign Dongda He from Notts County.Wolves fought off competition from a Premier League team to sign the Chinese teenager for an undisclosed fee on deadline day. The 17-year-old midfielder is expected to join the club’s academy after completing his move. Wolves beat Southampton and other interested parties to the signature of the teenager.The young starlet was previously a scholar at Notts County and impressed in preseason games this season for the League Two side.Dongda was impressive in the Magpies’ 3-1 win over Basford United, scoring a fantastic goal and also features against Leicester City.Notts County owner Alan Hardy revealed the offer tabled by Wolves was too good to turn down.“First and foremost, we’re very, very proud of Dongda. He’s a player this club has nurtured for many years and to see him get his move to the Premier League is fantastic,” Hardy said, as quoted by BirminghamLive.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“For us, it’s a lucrative deal which will only improve in time.”“Also, invaluably, it sends a clear message to young players – both our own and those who may join us in the future – that Notts County provides a pathway to success.”County striker Jon Stead also told how impressed he was with the young midfielder’s exciting displays before his move.“He was brilliant and a real livewire,” he told the Nottingham Post.“Dongda wants to be on the ball and wants to try things. That is key because sometime young players can play within themselves and be a little shy.”last_img read more

Huddersfield to redevelop training complex

first_imgPremier League club Huddersfield has announced an investment of £20million to redevelop their Canalside training complex.Huddersfield were promoted to the Premier League in 2017, and they are hoping to upgrade their training base “to the highest of Premier League standards” in 2020.Huddersfield said on their official website: “The redevelopment represents a major investment in the club’s facilities and the community, with an estimated £15million to £20million committed to the project by chairman Dean Hoyle and the board of directors,”“The new plans, which are timetabled to be completed in time for the 2020/21 pre-season, will create a new level of elite sports environment for Huddersfield Town’s first team and academy.”Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.Huddersfield Town’s Chief Executive Julian Winter was pleased with plans. He said: “We’re delighted that, after some very hard work from several parties, we’ve reached the stage to be able to reveal our provisional plans for PPG Canalside to our supporters.“It’s been fantastic to see the response to the initial announcement and to hear directly from fans in the early stages of our consultation process. It’s clear that they all understand how important these plans are to the long-term, sustainable success of their football club.“This represents a very significant investment from the Chairman and the football club in turning PPG Canalside into an elite sports environment. We’re a Club that prides itself on developing players and this state-of-the-art training complex will be a huge asset to the technical staff in that goal.”last_img read more

Gerrard proud of Rangers players

The manager was happy after his team was able to get a point from their visit to Villarreal tonight in the UEFA Europa LeagueScotland’s Rangers and Spain’s Villarreal drew today 2-2 at Estadio de la Ceramica.And for the Scottish club manager Steven Gerrard, the performance by his players tonight at the UEFA Europa League made him proud.“It is a fantastic result and a result where I am very proud of the players tonight in terms of their effort and application,” he told Rangers TV.“I asked them at half-time to just show a little bit more belief and confidence once we enter the final third because our build-up play and our football in the first half but I thought when we got into areas we didn’t really capitalize on our good play.”“But the second half performance was very strong and there were some big performance out there again for us. The players deserve a lot of credit again,” he continued.“I think if you take into consideration the stage, the opponent and the qualities of their individuals, it is certainly right up there [in terms of best performances so far].”Guiseppe Rossi, Villarreal, ItalyReport: Former United man Rossi almost went to Barca George Patchias – September 9, 2019 Former Manchester United starlet Giuseppe Rossi almost joined Barcelona.Currently without a club, and having trained most recently back at his old stomping ground of…“They are certainly in a false position in terms of league. They finished fifth last season and spent 70million,” he spoke about Villarreal.“I am sure they will move up the table in time. For us to come here as a side which is relatively new and still in the early stages, to come and perform as we did, certainly in the second half, the players have to take confidence and belief from that.”? Read Steven Gerrard’s reaction to tonight’s @EuropaLeague match against @VillarrealCF.➡️ https://t.co/jJaxh434MX pic.twitter.com/ls7nrU3YrY— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) September 20, 2018 read more

Neymars terrible year leaves him out of all the Awards

first_imgOne would’ve thought that Neymar could even make it to the top 10 in the awards circuit this year, but he didn’t even make that cut.As we saw Luka Modric pick up his The Best and World XI awards this Monday, we also realized that Neymar wasn’t even in the conversation this year and Kylian Mbappé completely replaced him in every aspect. The Brazilian forward had the most forgettable year of his career, even if he won trophies for PSG last season, playing in Ligue 1 proves that he becomes irrelevant if he doesn’t do anything important for his national team or he doesn’t get far in the Champions League with the French club. Mbappé on the other hand, was the best young player in the last World Cup and won the trophy with France. For many experts even, Kylian Mbappé was the best player of the competition and he might get a last-minute upset in the Ballon d’Or which will happen on December the 3rd. But Neymar’s situation is truly alarming, as he wasn’t even mentioned in the top 10 of either The Best or the UEFA Players of the Year awards from last season and he was completely forgotten from the media apart from the already familiar trolling and memes that are constantly done against him. Sad to say but, Neymar is slowly becoming what he dreaded the most: he is turning into the new version of Robinho.Because sadly for Neymar, only winning one Champions League and reaching Pele’s all-time top scoring record won’t be enough to consider him one of the greats. Unfortunately for him, the PSG star was born in the age of football titans when Messi and Ronaldo dominated the sport and now he may even get eclipsed by fellow teammate Kylian Mbappé who also seems like he is going to be an incredible talent. As far as his country is concerned, there are many other great Brazilians who are considered better than he is and he barely reaches the all-time top 10 list of the best footballers born in Brazil. For Neymar’s career, the only thing that counts is to win more than one Ballon d’Or and he was supposed to at least have a couple by the time he was 26 or 27. This 2018 was planned as his year because of how well the Brazilian National Team played during the Conmebol World Cup Qualifiers, but it all ended in a complete disaster for him. Somewhere along the way, a bad decision os what took him to where he is today, as a completely irrelevant player who needs to get back on his feet and has the biggest challenge of his career ahead of him.Happiness 😆 pic.twitter.com/D2xDaxJsU5— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) September 24, 2018PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.Rough start at PSG on his second season.After the nasty injury he suffered during his first season for Paris Saint-Germain and the World Cup fiasco, Neymar came back to the French club with high hopes for a new competition and things haven’t gone his way so far. Kylian Mbappé is taking all the spotlight from him and this has translated into this year’s awards circuit, PSG failed to get that start they were hoping for in the Champions League after that painful loss against Liverpool and most of the backlash fell on Neymar. Making a decision of leaving Barcelona for a record €222 million is one of the hardest challenges any player can have. Being labeled as the most expensive player is a burden that only Cristiano Ronaldo has managed to endure, neither Neymar nor Paul Pogba have been able to get through it, even Coutinho and Dembele have struggled to live up to the hype created around their price tag. We know it’s still soon to tell if Neymar will succeed at the French club or not, but his 2018 has been truly ghastly so far and we bet the player can’t wait for the year to be over in order to start fresh during 2019. You bet that he won’t even get mentioned in the Ballon d’Or conversation, he simply didn’t do enough to deserve a spot there either.Essa época eu sonhava muito alto, mas não sabia que poderia alcançar muito mais do que imaginava. Obrigado Deus por me fazer amar tanto o futebol 🙏🏽❤️⚽️ “meu nome é favela…” 🎶 pic.twitter.com/06t5wnmvTc— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) September 22, 2018What do you think about Neymar’s 2018 so far? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Davies Spurs derby defeat to Arsenal really hurts

first_imgTottenham full-back Ben Davies revealed the entire squad is suffering from their 4-2 defeat to rivals Arsenal on SundaySpurs headed into the break with a 2-1 lead at the Emirates after goals from Eric Dier and Harry Kane cancelled out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener.However, in light of Arsenal coach Unai Emery’s double substitution in the during half-time, Spurs conceded three goals after the break to lose the North London derby 4-2.The result also saw Arsenal leapfrog Spurs into fourth-place in the Premier League table.“It’s a horrible feeling losing the derby,” Davies told the club website.“Losing the derby hurts a lot. it’s about us dealing with that now and trying to put it right in the next few games.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It’s a very disappointing result but we have to go away, try to get it out of our minds now and focus on the next games coming up.“They came out of the blocks, but we had a really good go and got back into the game.“That’s why it’s so disappointing we let it slip. Those are the games where you sometimes have to grind it out and we didn’t do that well enough.“You have to deal with the highs and the lows. That’s football. Obviously, losing the derby hurts a lot and it’s about us dealing with that now and trying to put it right in the next few games.“We have to make sure we pick up three points against Southampton and bounce back straight away.”Spurs will host Southampton at Wembley on Wednesday with kick-off set for 21:00 (CET).last_img read more

Gattuso insists he never spoke to Ibrahimovic

first_imgAC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has revealed he never spoke to Zlatan Ibrahimovic about a potential return to the club in January.The Italian club have been linked with a move for Ibrahimovic, but club director Leonardo confirmed last week the Swede would not be joining the club.Speaking about a potential return for Zlatan, Gattuso said, according to Gianlucadimarzio: “I am ok with whoever arrives and have to focus on the players at hand. I have no problem with him but we never discussed it neither face-to-face or by telephone about the possible transfer.”Gattuso also spoke about Bologna manager and former Milan teammate Fillipo Inzaghi, who’s under pressure due to poor results.Lionel Messi, Paul PogbaPaul Pogba has spoken to Lionel Messi over his future Andrew Smyth – September 10, 2019 Manchester United star Paul Pogba had a chat with Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Zinedine Zidane and many others over his future, says his brother.“There is always a risk of losing your job if results do not arrive.” Gattuso said.“I have fond memories with Pippo Inzaghi. There’s a lot at stake for both of us, it’s part of the job but our friendship and respect will always remain.”On the injuries within his Milan side, Gattuso said: “Conti is ready to play. Musacchio and Romagnoli need to be treated with care. Romagnoli’s calf needs to heal well and the last thing I want is a relapse.”last_img read more

Franck Ribery blasts critics after eating from Salt bae restaurant

first_imgIn series of messages released on social media, Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery, on social media blasts critics after eating a gold-covered Tomahawk steak at the restaurant of the famous Nusret Gokce, called ‘Salt Bae’.The Frenchman received tons of criticism after he ate a steak which cost 1,200 euros, however, Ribery doesn’t give a damn and used his social media accounts to blast those criticizing him.“For 2019, let’s dot the i’s and cross the t’s…,” it began as quoted by Marca.“Let’s start with the jealous, the haters, those only born because a condom had a hole in: f*** your mothers, your grandmothers, and even your family tree. I owe you nothing.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“My success is, above all, thanks to God, me, and my loved ones who believed in me.“For the others, you’re nothing but pebbles in my socks!”Ribery has 26 appearances and eight goals with Bayern Munich. He was ever present with the France under-21 team where he earned his first selection in September 2004 in a 1–0 victory over Israel in qualifying for the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championshiplast_img read more

Wayne Hennessey denies making Nazi gesture

first_imgCrystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has denied accusations of making a Nazi salute in teammate Max Meyer’s Instagram.The picture (which has since been deleted) appeared to show the Wales international making the infamous ‘Sieg Heil’ sign which was used as a greeting in Nazi Germany.However, the former Wolverhampton Wanderers shot-stopper has decided to clear up any controversy by explaining the post on his official Twitter page.moment by the camera this looks like I am making a completely inappropriate type of salute. I can assure everyone I would never ever do that and any resemblance to that kind of gesture is absolutely coincidental. Love and peace Wayne— Wayne Hennessey (@WayneHennessey1) January 6, 2019Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“Yesterday evening I had a meal with my teammates and we had a group photograph,” he wrote on Sunday night.“I waved and shouted at the person taking the picture to get on with it and at the same time put my hand over my mouth to make the sound carry.”“It’s been brought to my attention that frozen in a moment by the camera this looks like I am making a completely inappropriate type of salute.”“I can assure everyone I would never ever do that and any resemblance to that kind of gesture is absolutely coincidental. Love and peace Wayne.”last_img read more

Atlanta presentation a hit Travel Agents say Turks and Caicos has the

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 19 May 2015 – Around 75 travel executives were at the City Club of Buckhead on Monday evening for the opening event of the Premier’s Sales and Investment Blitz. Atlanta was the first stop on the tour and much of the morning was spent moving out of the state of Georgia into the largest U.S. state of them all for a double date; Dallas and Houston in Texas are expected to be a unique stop in the road trip. The first promotional meeting featured a brief welcome from Premier Rufus Ewing and Tourism Minister Porsha Smith.“You may know Turks and Caicos for a beautiful set of islands that are known for great beaches, are known for luxury high end luxury resorts, and I’m sure those of you who visited Turks & Caicos before could attest to that. We provide great service, high end world class resorts, and that is why it was voted as the number one island destination in the world, the most beautiful island in the world, Turks and Caicos Islands”. Premier said.The Hotel and Tourism Association was particularly thrilled at the reception of the promotional video which highlighted every island in the chain. When Magnetic Media surveyed the room, the travel professionals explained that the lure of the TCI is that there is the absence of certain big city features; guests want to escape to a simpler life that is environmentally pure, super safe for their families and boasting uber luxury. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turquoise Morning shows Caribbean & US highlights of TCI Sales & Investment Blitz TCI Haye-Smith runs Olympic standard time Atlanta Weather forecast Related Items:atlanta, city club of buckhead, premier’s sales blitz, travel agentslast_img read more

New Immigration Board Chairs named by Cabinet

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 25, 2016 – The new heads of the Immigration Boards for Provo and Grand Turk are William Fulford and Wayne Williams; these two and a new team are named to fill in gaps left with the resignations of Sheba Wilson and Arthur Lightbourne; both are contesting in the December 15, 2016 General Elections.last_img

Reward in Gilley case increase

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 24, 2017 –  The reward for information in the armed robbery and shooting of former Premier and businessman, Galmo Williams has gone up by $10,000… and is now $30,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

FortisTCI five hour outage explained forced schools to close early Monday

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 25, 2017 – Grand Turk – A five and a half hour power outage forced some government and private schools to close early in Grand Turk yesterday.  Later on Monday, FortisTCI responded to Magnetic Media queries via media release and said the outage “was as a resuld of an engine shutdown at the South Base Plant during a routine service.  The outage began at approximately 9 a.m and affected all customers.  Upon determining the cause of the outage, technical crews immediately began work to restore services.  Service was restored to some customers at approximately 10:50 a.m and full restoration was completed at 2:27 p.m.”There has been a spike in frequency of electricity failures in Grand Turk though, and FortisTCI addressed that by saying the failures are a major focus for the company.  “Technicians and additional generating assets from the Providenciales generation site have been deployed to support the Grand Tur team to normalize services as quickly as possible.  FortisTCI assures customers that the Company is committed to, and working continuously on delivering safe and reliable service to Grand Turk.”Last week, Budget Debate in the House of Assembly was halted due to an electricity outage in the Capital.#MagneticMediaNews#poweroutageconcernsinGrandTurk#FortisTCIexplainsfivehouroutage Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#FortisTCIexplainsfivehouroutage, #magneticmedianews, #poweroutageconcernsinGrandTurklast_img read more

Jamaica Finance Minister reiterates call for Banks to lower interest rates

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 20, 2017 – Kingston – Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, has reiterated his appeal for financial institutions to provide low-interest funds to the productive sector.  He said that for business innovation to strive, money loaned to the sector should not be at more than seven and eight per cent.Mr. Shaw, who was delivering the keynote address at the launch of the May Pen Business Improvement District (BID) in Clarendon on Wednesday (November 15), said the Government is committed to ensuring that “cheaper money” reaches the business community.   He noted that Jamaica was able to raise US$1 billion on its most recent foray into the international capital markets at 4.5 per cent and five per cent rates of interest, which was used to liquidate a number of high-interest loans.  He informed that the Government was initially looking to source US$300 million, but, due to the improved management of the economy, up to US$3 billion was on offer.“If the Government can borrow on the international capital markets at 4.5 and five per cent, it means that we must be able to deliver money to the private sector at less than 10 per cent,” the Minister contended.BID is an initiative of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation to manage the town’s growth thrust.   The BID is also an economic development tool that brings together business leaders, the Corporation, and other stakeholders to craft solutions for the district.Release: JIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Govt apologizes for 2010 West Kingston Operation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, December 8, 2017 – Kingston – The Government has formally apologized to residents of West Kingston and all Jamaicans who were affected by the operations of the security forces in May 2010, which resulted in the loss of lives and damage to property.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, delivered a statement in Parliament on Wednesday (December 6) in which he expressed regret for the pain and loss that occurred during the operation, specifically the lives that were lost.“The loss of life was never the option that the State wanted to take.   The fact that lives were lost, therefore, is regrettable, is something that we are sorry for; and to start that process of healing, I believe there are grounds, and room for us to make a sincere apology,” the Prime Minister said.During the 2010 security operations to capture the fugitive Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, 73 civilians and a soldier were killed while other persons were detained and properties damaged and destroyed.   A Commission of Inquiry into that operation recommended financial compensation for persons victimized by the State and that the Government issue a formal apology for the use of excessive force by the security forces.    An apology was proposed as one form of redress and promoting justice as well as restoring trust and confidence in the State.The Prime Minister said the Government has accepted the recommendations of the Commission and is leading “by extending the hand of peace, starting the process of healing, and in engineering the recovery of a country from one of violence and conflict to one of peace, order, and the supremacy of the rule of law”.Mr. Holness said the Government agrees that the events, the way they unfolded, presented enormous challenges to the security forces, but it is cognizant that even under those conditions, the standards of human rights must be observed by agents of the State.   He noted that an “expensive lesson” to be learnt from this event is that “even where emergency powers are used, even where we have suspended some rights by virtue of the use of emergency powers, the State, through its agents – in this case the security forces, is still bound to respect and preserve life and the dignity of the people they serve”.He said the experience coming out of the security operations “can’t be for naught; it must define how we operate as a country going forward”.Release: JIS Related Items:last_img read more

JAMAICA Heart Health Understanding Your Risks

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, February 22, 2018 – Kingston – The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is imploring Jamaicans to be vigilant about their heart health and aware of the indicators that may point to the development or existence of cardiac conditions.Speaking with JIS News, Cardiologist at the HFJ, Dr. Rohan Wilks, says it is important that persons know their blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels, as these numbers are critical in determining their risk for heart disease.“For the blood pressure, there are two numbers which come into play, the systolic (upper number), which should be less than 120 and the diastolic (lower number) which should be less than 80. The number is, therefore, read as 118 over 75, for example,” he explains.As it relates to cholesterol readings, it must be noted that there is bad and good cholesterol, and normal readings should be 3.5 for low-density lipoprotein (LDL/Bad Cholesterol) and the good cholesterol or HDL number should be between  35 to 65 for men and 35 to 80 for women.Meanwhile, blood sugar readings are measured by weight in milligrams per decilitre (mg/dL) or in millimoles per litre (mmol/L).  In a person without diabetes, blood sugar should be between 70 and 100 mg/dL or 3.8 and 5.5 mmol/L.  It is important to note that after a meal, blood sugar can rise up to 120mg/dL or 6.7mmol/L.Dr. Wilks says that there are other patterns that are looked at as it relates to patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, such as waking blood sugar, and before and after meal readings.  In addition to their numbers, Dr. Wilks is advising persons, who are displaying symptoms such as chest pains, shortness of breath, heart racing or sudden loss of consciousness to consult their physician.“These symptoms do not necessarily guarantee the presence of a heart condition, but give sufficient cause to seek advice. The general practitioner is able to interview the patient, make necessary checks and ascertain whether any further assessments need to be done,” he points out.Persons, who are predisposed to heart conditions because of family history or chronic conditions, including hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes, should pay special attention to their heart health.Dr. Wilks says a patient may be required to do a screening test called an electrocardiogram (ECG) in order to establish whether there is a heart condition.  He explains that the test will provide a reading of the electrical activity or rhythm of the heart, which is displayed on a moving strip of paper or a line on a screen.  The physician is able to assess the peaks and dips recorded on the screen to determine whether the rhythm of the heart is normal.“The patient is notified of the findings from the ECG and, if necessary, additional probes may be requested by the physician. This may come in the form of an echocardiogram, which is essentially an ultrasound of the chest and shows detailed images of the heart’s structure and function,” Dr. Wilks says.Holter monitoring is another exploratory testing option available for patients. The monitor is a portable device, which is worn by the individual for 24 to 72 hours and is used to detect heart rhythm irregularities that are not discovered during a regular ECG exam.Stress testing, cardiac catheterisation, cardiac computerised tomography (CT) scan or cardiac magnetic resonance imagings (MRI) are other available options.  Cardiac catheterisation is the most intrusive of these tests and involves the insertion of a narrow catheter into a vein or artery, which is guided toward the heart.  A dye is subsequently injected and observed on an X-ray screen to monitor the blood flow to the heart and check for any abnormalities.The MRI is an imaging test, which provides pictures to help the physician evaluate the patient’s heart.Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more