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Australia/China book Rio 2016 spots as silver medallists

first_imgBoth sides cannot be ousted from the top two of the round robin – with just two Olympic spaces available – but their success means that hosts and London 2012 silver medallists Japan have made a shock exit and will not be in the Brazilian city in August.Australia made it four wins out of four in the six team tournament as they struck late on to beat North Korea 2-1 at Nagai Stadium in Osaka, which is hosting all the matches.Michelle Heyman put the Australians in front in the first half before Kim Su Gyong wiped out the advantage 12 minutes from time.A draw looked on the cards but Katrina Gorry struck in the 83rd minute to settle it for Australia, who will play in a first Olympics since Athens 2004.China made it three wins and a draw as Wang Shanshan’s strike saw them beat South Korea 1-0.With Australia on 12 points and the Chinese on 10, neither can be caught as third placed North Korea have just five with one round of games remaining.It means that Japan, also the World Cup runners-up, will miss Rio and that their 6-1 win over Vietnam counted for nothing.Mana Iwabuchi, Shinobu Ohno, Nahomi Kawasumi, Emi Nakajima, Kumi Yokoyama and Yuki Ogimi scored for the hosts with Huynh Nhu registering a penalty for the Vietnamese.China and Australia will meet each other in the final round robin fixtures on March 9, with South Korea playing Vietnam and Japan meeting North Korea.The Japanese team’s 2-1 defeat in their opener to Australia, and a later defeat by the same scoreline to China, proved to be key.AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, who was last month beaten in the FIFA Presidential election by Gianni Infantino, said: “I would like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Australia and China for their outstanding performances throughout the tournament.”Representing Asia is an honour and I am confident that both Australia and China will do Asia proud.”last_img read more

Winston Ireland Insists He’s Still Chess Federation President

first_imgMr. Ireland vows to ensure that what is done illegally is not done at all Informs Youth & Sports Minister about ‘illegal but failed attempt by group to remove’ him; announces the suspension of 10 membersIt is now clear that the future development of chess under the Liberia Chess Federation is not going to go smoothly because Mr. Winston Ireland who was elected to lead the federation on January 6 and was recently removed by some members, has declared the decision against him as ‘unconstitutional and illegal.’“I am still president of the Liberia Chess Federation,” Ireland told the Daily Observer in an interview yesterday in Monrovia. “Because the twelve persons involved violated Articles 8, 10 (a, and b) and articles 11 and 13 willfully and knowingly without regard for the Liberia Chess Federation’s Constitution we have taken action against them.”Ireland displayed an announcement on a Liberia Chess Federation letterhead that he was the only signatory and with copies to the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Press Union of Liberia and the Ministry of Justice announcing the expulsion of ten members of the LCF.According to the release, those he announced “suspended for time indefinite” are Samuel D. Tweah, Jr., Kemo Sambola, Jr., John Jallah Jr., Thomas Karyah and William Thompson, Christian Brownell, Richmond Yakpa, Clarence Buigo, Ivan Cholopray and Jacob Jallah.Also in a letter dated March 22, and signed by Winston K. Ireland as president of the LCF, Omar Issa, vice president and Lewellyn E. Brent as treasure, and addressed to Youth and Sports Minister D. Zeogar Wilson, Ireland told the minister how unfortunate that “while we the legitimately elected officials have been engaged in lifting the Liberia Chess Federation up from the state it was in when we were elected, some members have refused to accept the fact that an election was held and new officials have been given the mandate to lead the institution.”Ireland said, “Since we were elected on January 6, 2017, nothing has been turned over (to my administration by the previous leadership) except a USD account and an LD account both of which were in the negative.”He explained the previous administration received USD20, 000 from the Liberian government and US$22,000 from sponsors (he did not name them), that is yet to be accounted for. He said the entire General Assembly members of the Liberia Chess Federation rejected the previous administration’s financial report without explanation on the amounts mentioned above.“Since Kemo Sambola, the financial secretary of the previous administration was taking forever to present a proper and detailed financial report to the body, thereby further delaying the federation’s general elections, we decided to go ahead with the elections and give Mr. Sambola time to live up to his promise to deliver the report,” he said.Then, he said about two weeks’ ago, media houses have been broadcasting and publishing false and misleading information to the general public damaging the image of the Liberia Chess Federation and the characters of its officials.“On March 15,” he told Minister Wilson that Kemo Sambola, Thomas Karyah, John Jallah and William Thompson illegally obtained and used the federation’s letterhead to circulate false and misleading information about the federation and the leadership.He quoted LCF’s article 8 concerning its general assembly that states that “The General Assembly of the LCF shall comprise of (i) all officials of the LCF,” in which in the recent case to remove him did not include the elected president, vice president, and treasurer.Ireland said, quoting Article 1 3 on the powers and duties of officers that it is the president that has the power and responsibility to preside over the LCF’s Executive Council and the General Assembly.“In the second instance, it is the vice president who presides over meetings in the absence of the president and the vice president is the second in line of succession in the event the president is incapacitated or removed from office by the General Assembly.He told Minister Wilson that what transpired on March 15 with the gathering of some members to have a vote of no confidence in him is “unconstitutional and illegal.” Hence, he said “in our most recent LCF official meeting on Sunday, March 18, it was decided that those that organized that illegal program to unlawfully oust the legitimately elected official will be suspended for time indefinite pending a proper investigation of a board of inquiry that will be formed and constituted during the next General Assembly.“We can assure you, Minister (Wilson) that no stone will be left unturned to get to the bottom of this evil move to stop the decentralization of chess in Liberia. We are taking chess throughout the country,” he said.Though chess, according to a preamble to the LCF’s Constitution, “can be used to develop the human mind, enhance literacy and cognitive skills and promote community and national peace,” what is happening in the leadership does not portray the ideals in the preamble.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Support is being provided for people with dementia and their caregivers by the B.C. Government

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – The government is providing $2.7 in funding towards the First Link initiative for people living in British Columbia with dementia and their caregivers will; continue to receive help.“Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can feel overwhelming and isolating for patients and families,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “This funding for the First Link program will help make sure people are supported to learn about the disease, how to cope with the changes and plan for the future.”First Link, administered by the Alzheimer Society of B.C., provides support to people with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia throughout the progression of the disease. There are more than 18,000 people connected to First Link.- Advertisement -Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors, Dix and Anne Kang, made the announcement ahead of joining the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s in Vancouver, to show support for British Columbians facing dementia.“The support of a community can go a long way in helping people with dementia and their families,” Kang said. “First Link is an important resource for connecting them to support groups and fitness and social programs, and helping ensure that they are acknowledged, supported and included.”The Alzheimer Society of B.C. runs several programs to support and educate people living with dementia and their families. These include First Link and Minds in Motion, a fitness and social program open to people in the early stages of dementia and their care partners, where they can participate in light exercise, fun activities and social time.Advertisement “The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is grateful for the B.C. Ministry of Health’s commitment to British Columbians living with dementia,” said Maria Howard, chief executive officer of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. “This funding for First Link dementia support is vital for ensuring that people affected by the disease have access to programs and services that will help them build the confidence and skills to live as well as possible.”According to the government. supporting First Link is part of the commitment to strengthen the supports and services available to seniors. Government is investing $1.048 billion by 2021 to improve care for seniors, including investments in primary care, home health, residential care and assisted living. This will include $75 million over the next three years to expand respite care adult day programs and $240 million by 2021 to increase direct care hours for seniors to an average of 3.36 hours per patient per day.The government shares, more educational spaces for health-care assistants are being created in 11 post-secondary institutions across B.C. Through the Health Sector Statutes Repeal Act, continuity of care for seniors will improve with improved job security and stability for health care staff.To read more about First Link; CLICK HEREAdvertisement To read more about Alzheimer’s disease; CLICK HERElast_img read more

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