Monthly Archiv: August, 2020

Police in Jamaica “grossly disappointed” at latest wage offer

first_imgThe Jamaica Police Federation (JPF) is “gross dissatisfied” with the latest wage offer made the by the government and will be calling a meeting of its membership to discuss the matter.The JOF said it is also calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to intervene in the matter with a view of concluding the negotiations in good faith, and in a way which manifests the government of Jamaica’s commitment to the serious business of national security.In a statement that followed a 30-minute meeting between the JPF and deputy financial secretary in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service on Thursday, the JPF complained that there’s no full commitment on behalf of the Andrew Holness government with regards the negotiations.Negotiations abandoned by government The JPF did not divulge the latest offer but said that the government’s full non-commitment is evident in the fact that Minister of Finance, Dr Nigel Clarke, abandoned the negotiations at a critical stage and handed over to his technocrats who communicated the offer “on behalf of the principal”.“The Central Committee is extremely disappointed as it appears that the Government of Jamaica does not value the service of the hardworking Rank and File members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force,” said JPF chairman, Corporal Arleen McBean.Lack of appreciation McBean said that the government “has again seriously failed to appreciate the fact that policemen and women island wide are uneasy and distraught with the Government of Jamaica’s “STONE HEARTED” position at the negotiation table”.She said this is coupled with the increased demand for police service in the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO) and State of Public Emergency (SOPE) and that the demand for police services is anticipated to be intensified for the festive season.“Police continue to work very long hours without being compensated for overtime. This is one of the myriads of striking issues which confront the police daily.”The JPF said it has continuously demonstrated robust and unwavering commitment to the process and has remained “on call” for the past two weeks, only to be told by the Ministry of Finance to “take it or go to a third party”.The JPF has in the past called for the establishment of ”a liveable” wage for its members.last_img read more

Chapecoense Players To Wear ‘Special Jersey’ For Barcelona Friendly

first_imgRelatedKobe Bryant: Six Other Times Sporting Stars Died In Air CrashesJanuary 27, 2020In “BasketBall”Miraculous Recovery! Chapecoense Survive Relegation One Year After Plane CrashNovember 17, 2017In “Brazilian”FC Barcelona Officially Presents 2020-21 JerseyJuly 15, 2020In “Featured” Players of Brazilian side Chapecoense will wear a special jersey with 71 stars for their pre-season clash with Barcelona on August 7.The 71 stars represent those who lost their lives in the club’s unfortunate plane crash in November 2016.The footballing world was rocked in November when the jet that was carrying players and club officials to play the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional crashed near the Colombian city of Medellin.One of the six survivors of the crash, left-back Alan Ruschel is expected to play a part during the friendly tagged ‘Joan Gamper Trophy’, an annual event where Barcelona unveil their players to fans ahead of the new season.The 27-year old Nova Hartz-born left-back required surgery on a serious back injury but is back in training in what could be described as a huge step for both the club and the player in their ‘rebuilding process’.Confirming the development via a statement on their official website, the club said: “Chapecoense can confirm that after a joint decision by the board, the department of football and the player himself, who is fit to play, the official return of Alan Ruschel to the side will take place on August 7 against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.“Alan’s return represents an important step in his recovery and in the process of rebuilding the squad.“Considering the magnitude of this match against a great Spanish team, in one of the temples of world football, we recognise that the game represents the ideal occasion for his return.”last_img read more

Jim Mullen – Size Matters for Ladbrokes Coral future success & value

first_img StumbleUpon In its initial post-merger strategy, Mullen detailed that Ladbrokes Coral governance had underplayed the potential value generation of the firm’s combined portfolio and assets.The CEO details that the ‘five pillar merger rationale’ presented to investors remains the company’s core vision.Looking forward Ladbrokes Coral will be established itself as effective cash generating business (pillar 1), focusing on scalability gained through its fast growth digital (2), and multi-channel verticals (3). Furthermore, the company will implement significant combined synergies (4) and seek to roll-out an extensive international portfolio in regulated markets (5).Mullen notes that the firm’s first alignment test will come this Q2 2017, as Ladbrokes Coral development teams look to migrate digital systems into one unified platform. Placing technology integration at the centre of its co-synergy plan Ladbrokes Coral will look to have shared business intelligence and CRM platforms by H1 2017.Closing his statement Mullen details that Ladbrokes Coral has the scale and size to overcome any potential shocks that may come from regulatory changes, as Ladbrokes Coral governance looks forward to the publication of the UK government’s industry review this coming April. Presenting a forward-looking statement to investors, Ladbrokes Coral CEO Jim Mullen states that his firm’s executive team must now match its enlarged revenue generating capabilities with market-leading operational efficiencies, in order for the FTSE enterprise to reach its optimal value.Speaking 150 days since officially completing the merger of Ladbrokes Coral, Mullen detailed that 120 senior executives had been presented with the new firm’s vision and strategy.‘Make no mistake, scale matters’ Mullen stated as he presented the following graph. Ladbrokes Coral CEO urges his firm’s executives to ‘seize the opportunity’ of the enlarged firm’s size and scale over home and international competitors. Submitcenter_img Share Sharelast_img read more

SBC’s On The Ball – Kylian Mbappé, West Ham and the Champions League

first_img Submit Share Share Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at two possible destinations for the 2021 Champions League final, as well as a new partnership for Kylian Mbappé. Munich and St Petersburg in the running to host the 2021 Champions League finalUefa has revealed that Munich and St Petersburg are the only applicants to host the 2021 Champions League final. It means the final will be played at either the Krestovsky Stadium in Russia, which has a 64,287 capacity and played host to a total of seven games at last summer’s hugely successful Russian World Cup. It’s unsurprising that the Russian Football Union is looking to put the stadium forward after it’s been rumoured to have cost around $1.5bn, taking over a decade to construct. On the other hand, Munich’s Allianz Arena is the home of German champions, Bayern Munich and hosted the final in 2012, when Didier Drogba dramatically clinched the European Cup for Chelsea from Bayern Munich. The decision on where the final will be hosted will be made in the middle of 2019, at a similar time the governing body will decide on the location for the 2021 Europa League, with Vienna, Tbilisi and Seville all putting their names in the hat to host the tournament. Seville is likely to be seen as the favourite to win this race, with both Real Betis and serial winners Sevilla playing in the tournament this year having spectacular infrastructure, to host a final. However, Uefa’s desire to expand European football to new regions, could increase the chances of Georgian capital Tbilisi. The timing’s just right for KylianJust a week after being dropped to the bench for PSG’s Ligue 1 tie with Marseille after turning up late to a squad meeting, French starlet Kylian Mbappé was made a brand ambassador for renowned watchmaker Hublot.The 19 year old, did however come off the bench in the second half of the game to race behind the Marseille defence and open the scoring and send Thomas Tuchel’s side on their way to three points. Philippe Tardivel, marketing director of Hublot commented: “We partner with Kylian because, with his excellence on the field and his humility off it, it appeals to young people as well as middle-aged people.”Betway utilises Hammers partnership to support Responsible Gambling Week Betway has strengthened its support for the upcoming Responsible Gambling Week (1st-7th November) by helping to promote the cross-industry initiative during two West Ham United home matches at the London Stadium.Betway, the official principal partner of West Ham, dedicated a range of its match day advertising assets at this Carabao Cup fourth round tie against Tottenham Hotspur and Premier League game with Burnley on 3rd November to Responsible Gambling Week.These include LED screens, stadium big screen, programme, digital ads on whufc.com and West Ham’s social channels. The firm has also created bespoke responsible gambling t-shirts for the West Ham players to wear during the warm-ups.Karim Virani, commercial and digital director at West Ham, commented: “The club fully understands the importance of responsible gambling, and are delighted to be taking part in Responsible Gambling Week. We look forward to working closely with Betway in a number of different ways to help spread this message, both during and beyond this event.”In addition to its partnership with West Ham, Betway will also be using its All-Weather Championships horseracing sponsorship to promote the week-long initiative. Race titles at Lingfield, Southwell, Wolverhampton and Newcastle will include a Responsible Gambling Week message over the course of the seven days.Betway CEO Anthony Werkman added: “We are proud to be involved in Responsible Gambling Week and are very happy to use our partnerships with West Ham and the All Weather Championships to help promote this vital cross-industry initiative.“Responsible gambling is at the heart of everything we do at Betway. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with a fun and informed betting experience, supported by a safe and secure environment.”The Montreal Impact deepens partnership with BMO Financial group The Montreal Impact has extended its partnership with the BMO Financial group with the firm continuing to in its role as the side’s official shirt sponsor.For the past seven years, BMO and the Impact have developed a high-level partnership strategy whose goals have been achieved. The results of this relationship led to the renewal of this deal, which will continue for years to come.It’s a first piece of good news regarding the club’s efforts toward the Quebec business community.Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo stated: “We are both excited and feverish to continue what we have already started with BMO. For us, this is a historic deal, because our club can always count on the unconditional support of a prestigious partner for the years to come. This unique partnership is also an enormous pledge of confidence because it testifies to the value and importance that the Montreal Impact has in the Quebec market. We are extremely grateful for this continued commitment and trust.”Claude Gagnon, president, Operations, BMO Financial Group, Quebec commented on the extension: “The unifying effect of this sport allows us to celebrate our Montreal team with the community and being close to the people we serve is very important to us; it is part of the inner values embodied by BMO. We are proud of our partnership with the Montreal Impact since the team entered the MLS in 2012 and it is with great enthusiasm that we will meet the fans of the Impact through this renewed partnership for many years to come.”As a presenting partner, BMO most notably has its logo on the Montreal Impact jersey, as well as an increased presence inside Stade Saputo. BMO contributes in an exceptional way to the supporters’ experience and to the benefits of every soccer fan in the province.BMO’s different ongoing initiatives will continue, and new programs will be put in place, most notably with BMO clients, who will be able to take advantage of even more unique experiences. Related Articles Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 StumbleUpon ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020last_img read more

Kindred rolls out responsible gambling campaign for 2019/20 season

first_img Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 Continuing to strengthen its commitment to the prevention of gambling-related harms, Kindred Group has confirmed an extension to its responsible gambling strategy through its football clubs in the UK which will see the operator group roll out a series of messages across matches in the 2019/20 season.Due to be rolled out through its 32Red and Unibet brands, Kindred will use the initiative to push responsible gambling messages across  all matches where two 32Red teams play each other.Neil Banbury, Kindred’s UK General Manager, commented: “We are delighted to be launching this initiative that builds on some of the work we have already been doing. Fans will have already noticed our LED boards this season carrying responsible gambling messages, but this is another step forward for us.“Gambling companies and the wider industry have an important role to play in tackling problem gambling. To remove the industry from the public’s eye would be irresponsible. Instead, there is a fantastic opportunity for football club sponsors to do so much more. Football clubs have a unique reach and cut through with adult audiences, and as such are a great avenue for promoting healthier gambling behaviour and advocating for control.”The announcement follows the successful trial of the initiative during a Rangers vs Celtic match, where Rangers’ amended front of shirt logo carried ‘32Red: Stay in Control’ and was seen by a live audience of over 670,000 people.The campaign will now be rolled out across 13 matches in the 2019/20 season, with the televised Championship fixture of Leeds United vs Derby County at Elland Road this Saturday being the first example in the English Football League.It will also entail the use of other assets in football, including its current LED stadium perimeter advertising board assets – which have so far seen a cumulative audience of over 8.5m people this season. Programme advertising, in-stadia advertising, social media and emails will also see an increase in the level of responsible gambling messaging. StumbleUpon Submit Share Related Articles Share Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020last_img read more

Kings of the Merch – Nate and Jamie – ULT and eUnited

first_imgWelcome to the first of our new Kings of the Merch series, in which we’ll be exploring, via a series of interviews with prominent figures and teams, the current landscape and opportunity around esports merchandise, with a particular focus on apparel. First up is Nate Eckman Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of ULT and Jamie Daquino, President of the team eUnited. Astro recently established a partnership with eUnited and ULT. Aron Drayer, VP of Marketing at Astro, said: “After more than ten years of working with esports teams, we know a world class org when we see one. eUnited was an obvious partnership for ASTRO because the eUnited brand is closely aligned with ours. We felt the same way when we worked with ULT on their launch party at E3 2 years ago. Seeing ULT and eUnited come together makes perfect sense. I expect them to reset people’s expectations for esports apparel, just like ASTRO did with esports headsets 10 years ago.”Nate Eckman, ULTEsports Insider: Tell us about what you’re building at Ultimate Media Ventures (ULTesports.com). Nate: We are an esports innovation company focused on ULT esports products and studio content. We have a 22,000 square foot studio by the beach in SoCal where we design ULT lifestyle apparel and create content.  We believe in adding value to our competitive gaming community through elevating design and making entertaining lifestyle content.ESI: How did the partnership with eUnited come to be?Nate: Of all the team organisations and owners across the planet that we’ve met, eUnited share such a close philosophical vision, undeniable passion, work ethic, dedication to innovation, and core values.  eUnited enables ULT to pursue our first mover design approach and we support eUnited as they pursue being a winning organisation, pioneering new territory.“Our lifestyle line for eUnited with ULT showcases the complete “Player Journey””Jamie: We recognised early on that ULT was on the cutting edge of esports apparel design.  Nate and the ULT team had us at the first presentation of their vision for eUnited.  Our players are thrilled to rep the ULT line and the fan response has already been tremendous.ESI: Part of your business model is growing the lifestyle brand arm with various apparel options…what is selling particularly well? Moreover, are there certain designers you’d like to work with and are there any collaborations on the agenda? Nate:  The eUnited technical pro jersey collection showcases completely original cut and sew patterns, beautiful French terry fabric with luxurious modern mesh overlays, modern designed woven labels and hand stitched detail work.Our lifestyle line for eUnited with ULT showcases the complete “Player Journey” with styles for the team house to traveling the world, meeting fans and media, and hitting the stage. We love collaborating with eUnited and have a lot of inbound requests to do premium brand category collaborations which we will be highly selective about and share in upcoming updates. In short, good design sells well.ESI: In your view, what are the best channels to engage fans and potential customers with apparel and merch in esports? In what ways are you working with brand ambassadors?Nate: Our pro players that we sponsor are really such a huge way we reach and connect with the core community. Arming the eUnited organisation with great content and quality wearable goods makes that message sincerely powerful.“The stale drab bicycle jersey designs will soon be extinct when fans see what ULT has planned for esports fans across the globe”Jamie:  When your designs are the hottest thing out there, it’s easy to reach the fan base. The eUnited ULT jersey designs and Player Journey concept are going to take player apparel to new levels in esports. The stale drab bicycle jersey designs will soon be extinct when fans see what ULT has planned for esports fans across the globe.  It’s truly an exciting time for esports merchandising thanks to ULT.  Our pro players can’t wait to get their hands on the new gear!ESI: Do you think esports teams are better placed than any other type of sports team to capitalise on generating income and building a brand via merchandise? Nate: Esports exists within a cultural shift where our community is hyper connected and thriving in the digital space all the time. Esports can transcend barriers and regions rapidly to scale quickly. Traditional sports are bound by institutions and mainstream perception which limit their effectiveness to adapt to a new consumer mentality. ESI: What’s on the agenda for the next 12 months at ULT?Nate: We’ve a Tier 1 streetwear show as a step up from our Agenda show ULT experience which featured eUnited pro LoL players and season 2 of our lifestyle line. There will be more technical products across all of eUnited’s pro teams to show off original and unique styles.  We’ll have complete lifestyle line and brand collaborations designed with eUnited. There’ll be more awesome content with the players for new distribution platforms.  In addition we’ll introduce new revenue models and strategic means for scalability. In essence, the next 12 months are all about growing our ULT brand and continuing to support amazing partners like eUnited! If you fancy being one of the first to wear the new line, you can check it out in full here.last_img read more

Host and a broken dream: The journey of Ghana’s AFCON 2008 hopes and dreams

first_imgThe year was 2008 and Ghana was poised to secure their first African Cup of Nations trophy since 1982.The senior national team, Black Stars of Ghana were making their 16th appearance in the 26th edition of Africa’s biggest showpiece.The hype, the buzz and euphoria could be felt when someone even peeped through their window.Ghana was ready to host and win.The MTN Africa Cup of Nations as it was referred to due to its sponsorship is perhaps the most successfully organised as compared to the 2002 and 2006 editions.Everything, including the match ball, was special about 2008 AFCON.The ball called Wawa Aba or the seed of a Wawa tree, one of the strongest trees on the African continent.The design of the ball was shaped after that Adinkra symbol which happens to be the name of the ball – Wawa Aba. Though the Adinkra symbols are common to the Akan-speaking groups of Ghana, they are very popular and recognisable all across the country.The official match ball for 2008 AFCON – Wawa AbaGhana hosted 16 nations in four different cities –Accra, Kumasi, Sekondi and Tamale.The Black Stars of Ghana were placed in Group A together with Guinea, North African giants, Morocco and Namibia who were making their second appearance.Ghana was considered as one of the four favourites ahead of the tournament.The other big guns were Egypt, the defending champions from the 2006 edition;Cameroon. who had massive experience from the previous edition and the firepower of Samuel Eto’o in their fold; Nigeria who had the pace and skill of Peter Odemwingie and John Obi Mikel; and Cote d’Ivoire, who was in the headlines due to the plethora of stars they had. Leading them was Chelsea forward, Didier DrogbaHeaded by the vastly experienced Claude Le Roy, the Black Stars team was made up of Richard ‘Olele’ Kingson (Birmingham City), Sammy Adjie (FC Ashdod), and Fatau Dauda (Ashanti Gold) as the goalkeepers.Head coach of the Black Stars for 2008 AFCONHarrison Afful (Asante Kotoko), John Mensah (Stade Rennes), John Paintsil (West Ham), Hans Adu Sarpei (Bayern Leverkusen), and Shilla Illiasu (FK Saturn) the defenders called-up.The midfield department had the likes of Eric Addo (PSV Eindhoven), Anthony Annan (IK Start), Kwadwo Asamoah (Torino FC), Nana Asare (KV Mechelen), Ahmed Barusso (Galatasaray), Michael Essien (Chelsea), Haminu Dramani (Lokomotiv Moscow), Laryea Kingston (Hearts of Midlothian), Bernard Kumordzi (Panionios GSS) and Sulley Ali Muntari (Portsmouth FC).The Frenchman called-up five forwards as his attacking options for the tournament – Junior Agogo (Nottingham Forest), Andre Dede Ayew (Olympique Marseille), Asamoah Gyan (Udinese Calcio), Baffour Gyan (FK Saturn) and Quincy Owusu-Abeyie (Celta Vigo)Opening day gloryOn 20th January 2008, Ghana faced Guinea at the Accra Sports Stadium in the first game of the tournament but there were no goals after the first 45 minutes and it was not down to a lack of effort.Junior Manuel Agogo, Michael Essien, and Sulley Muntari all hit the post with their attempts to leave Guinea still in the game at the end of the first half.About 5 minutes into the second half, Agogo was fouled just in the penalty area and Asamoah Gyan calmly beat the Guinean goalkeeper with the resulting penalty finding the roof of the net.10 minutes later, the Guineans were back in the game after Kalabane scored an equaliser to leave the home fans edgy but Muntari won the game for Ghana with a long-range shot in the 90th minute.A perfect 3 (wins against Namibia and Morocco)After taking care of Guinea, the Black Stars faced Namibia in their second group game but it was not the goal feast the fans expected. Ghana laboured all game and they got themselves a 1-0 win after Junior Agogo scored his first of the tournament after 41 minutes.Then came Morocco in the third group game. After some initial Moroccan pressure, Ghana settled and went into the lead in the 26th minute with well-worked routine.Muntari floated a free-kick into the box and Essien rushed onto the cross to finish first time into the net.The goal sparked the kangaroo dance (pictured below) which later became a feature of the country’s general elections in December of the same year.Ghanaian players celebrate their 2-0 victory over Morocco after their Group A 2008 African Nations Cup quarter-final football match 28 January 2008 in Accra. Ghana made its third opening-round win after Guinea (3-1) and Namibia (1-0) and it was received with raucous delight by the near-capacity crowd at the 45,000 seater Ohene Djan stadium. AFP PHOTO / ABDELHAK SENNA (Photo credit should read ABDELHAK SENNA/AFP via Getty Images)Scorer and provider changed roles as Sulley Muntari scored Ghana’s second from an Essien pass.Asamoah Gyan, Essien, Junior Agogo and Quincy Owusu-Abeyie were all denied by the Moroccan goalkeeper to keep the scoreline at 2-0.The Black Stars topped Group A and that meant they had to face West African rivals, Nigeria in the quarter-finals at the Accra Sports Stadium on February 3, 2008.Uphill battle versus Nigeria in AccraThe Accra Sports Stadium was packed as the Black Stars of Ghana took on the Super Eagles of Nigeria in another instalment of their regional rivalry.The Super Eagles drew first blood as Yakubu Ayegbeni converted from the spot in the 35th minute and then, proceeded to do a parody of the kangaroo dance with his teammates.Ghana had to respond and they did through Chelsea star, Michael Essien.He rose highest to meet Owusu-Abeyie’s cross and his header went in off the two goalposts to leave Nigerian goalie, Austin Ejide dumbfounded.The goals may have punctuated the half in terms of tangibles but the midfield battle was the real story of the half and the toughness of the war was captured in a rather funny sequence where Ghana midfielder, Anthony Annan poked the eye of Nigeria’s John Mikel Obi on the referee’s blindside.The Nigerians were up for the game in the second half but Ghana goalie Richard ‘Olele’ Kingson was equal to their goal-bound strikes to keep Ghana in the game. He made two notable saves on the day: one from a long-range lob from Yakubu Aiyegbeni and another from a stinging Taye Taiwo free-kick. In the 2006 edition of the tournament, Taiwo scored a fizzing free-kick to beat 1-0 but Kingson was alive to stop an encore.A tough game was then made more complicated for Ghana as captain, John Mensah, was sent off by referee Mohammed Benouza as he brought down a Nigerian attacker when he was the last line of defence.Rather than kill Ghana off, it drove the Black Stars on and they found the winner in the 83rd-minute courtesy Junior Manuel Agogo.He poked home at the back post after he was found by a Sulley Muntari pass. The goal drew mad celebrations all over the country and it was perhaps, Agogo’s greatest moment in his Black Stars career.Mandatory Credit: Photo by Alastair Grant/AP/Shutterstock (7075415a)Manuel Agogo, Austine Amamchukwu Ejide Ghana’s Junior Agogo, centre celebrates after scoring a goal past Nigeria’s keeper Austine Amamchukwu Ejide during their African Cup of Nations quarter-final soccer match in Accra, Ghana, Sunday Feb.3, 2008. Ghana won the match 2-1GHANA SOCCER AFRICAN CUP, ACCRA, Ghana Broken dreams and a patched Black StarsNigeria was now out but Cameroon stood in Ghana’s way if the tournament would be won on home soil. The Indomitable Lions had presence and experience and the needed personnel for the job and they showed these traits all through the game.Ghana was nervous and their situation was not helped by the fact Michael Essien’s drive in the midfield was lost since he was moved into the backline to replace the suspended John Mensah.Cameroon kept finding good attacking passes and they got rewarded as a good passing sequence, which probably could have been dealt with had Essien been in midfield, freed substitute, Alain N’kong and he perfectly finished off a Samuel Eto’o pass to end Ghana’s “host-and-win” dreams.Redemption timeThe loss to Cameroon meant the Black Stars had to face Ivory Coast in the 3rd/4th place game.The Ivorians were trounced 4-1 by Egypt in the other semi-finals of the African Cup of Nations 2008.The Black Stars played for pride and managed to walk away with the bronze medal after a thrilling 4-2 tie at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.Sulley Muntari grabbed his 3rd goal of the competition through a powerful free-kick but Boubacar Sanogo scored twice to give the Ivorians a 2-1 lead going into the second half of the game.Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Junior Agogo, Haminu Dramani got goals for Ghana in the second half to give the home fans something to cheer despite missing out on the ultimate.Ghana team players including Eric Addo (foreground) celebrate after scoring the fourth goal against Ivory Coast during the 2008 African Cup of Nations third and fourth places final match between Ghana and Ivory Coast at Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi. Ghana won 4-2. AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA (Photo credit should read GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP via Getty Images)last_img read more

District Health Department #4 Reminds Everyone to look out for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisDistrict Health Department #4 is reminding everyone to look out for signs of carbon monoxide poisoning.According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services the top causes of carbon monoxide poisoning in the state are improper use of or faulty furnaces, water heaters, generators, and vehicles.Public Health Educator, Cathy Goike said that there’s always a higher risk for carbon monoxide poisoning during cold weather.“The cold weather upon us…there’s always a higher risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Just because our houses are always closed up, so there’s not as much ventilation, plus we’re using more heaters, we might have a fireplace going, we might get cold so we use space heaters, we usually will want to warm up our car in the garage and so it may not be as ventilated. The wintertime is always a bigger risk for carbon monoxide poisoning,” Goike said.Goike also said that everyone should make sure they know the warning signs of carbon monoxide poisoning.“If you feel nauseous, dizzy, confused, sick to the stomach, sleepy have headache all of those can be signs of carbon monoxide poison. So if they are feeling any of those symptoms and they suspect carbon monoxide they need to leave there home or wherever they are and immediately get some fresh air, and then seek medical care,” Goike said.Carbon monoxide is odorless, tasteless, and colorless. According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services 823 people were unintentionally poisoned by carbon monoxide in 2013. 34 of those individuals died.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: carbon monoxide poisoning, district health department #4Continue ReadingPrevious Michigan State Police Alpena Post Gets a New Patrol Car in Honor of 100th AnniversaryNext Man in Custody After Threatening a Lewiston Woman with a Gunlast_img read more

Job Fair Coming to Alpena Community College

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisHave you been having trouble finding a job? Well, one local organization wants to help. There will be a job fair in Alpena on April 17th.Job seekers are being asked to bring a resume, and any other materials they see fit for the job they are looking for.Michigan Works! is still accepting vendors at this time and ask those who are interested in reserving a booth to contact the association at 989–356–3339. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious INSIGHTS: Listen To Us – A Diversity ReportNext Local Teen Honored Once Again for ‘Billy Michal’ Awardlast_img

2 dead, 1 seriously injured in fatal Alabaster, Twp. car crash

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. – Two men were killed in Alabaster Township in Iosco County earlier this month.A 55–year–old man from Augres named James Engelmann, and a 54–year–old man from San Rafael, Calif. named Michael Dady were pronounced dead on scene October 5.According to Michigan State Police, Engelmann was the driver and Dady rode in the passenger seat beside him.Engelmann lost control of the car and veered off the road.By the time he reentered US–23, the car collided with an oncoming commercial truck.Paramedics had to transport Ricky Schmidt, a 60–year–old from Alpena, to the hospital for serious injuries. He was the driver in the white truck.Investigators ruled out alcohol and drugs. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Health officials examine possible PFAS contamination in wildlifeNext Wildcat homecoming parade and tailgate party, Fridaylast_img read more