Colorado Avalanche To Host Grateful Dead Night Pre-Party

first_imgDenver ice hockey team the Colorado Avalanche have announced a Grateful Dead Night on October 19 for their game against the St. Louis Blues. The event will include a performance from Shakedown Street ahead of the game in Coors Meadow, located outside of the Grand Atrium doors at the Pepsi Center. Tickets to the event include access to Shakedown Street’s live performance, in addition to an exclusive Colorado Avalanche/Grateful Dead replica jersey to the first 500 ticket buyers. Learn more here.[H/T Jambands]last_img

Central American Presidents Seek Funds to Combat Drug Trafficking

first_img In Guatemala on March 24, the Central American presidents will analyze progress on the regional security plan they approved eight months ago to combat drug trafficking and how to obtain the 320 million dollars needed for its implementation, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said. “Saturday [March 24], we’ll be discussing that plan,” which calls for 22 projects to strengthen police forces and armies and make an impact on society, Ortega affirmed after receiving the Army’s annual report at an event in Managua. The region currently has only 70 million dollars, for which reason “the next step that we have to debate in Guatemala is what we’re going to do” with the countries that promised to support the plan during the regional meeting in Guatemala last June, in order to obtain the remaining 230 million, he added. The international community promised “to support the Central American region, which is a victim of the consumers in the United States, Canada, and of large-scale producers who are in the south, in Colombia,” Ortega affirmed. The president referred to the special fund of 2 billion dollars that the international community agreed to finance for the region, 320 million of which is needed immediately. By Dialogo March 23, 2012last_img read more

Southerland impresses in win, grabs surprising 11 rebounds to lead SU

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm James Southerland’s over-the-top screaming as the point man on Syracuse’s full-court press elicited the thought of one name for Scoop Jardine. The verbal berating of the Kutztown in-bounder on the end-line and the rebounds added to the comparison. And when combined with Southerland’s surprising team lead with 11 rebounds on the night, it reminded Jardine and Kris Joseph of Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah. ‘We call him Joakim Noah because he was out there doing everything,’ Jardine said. ‘We need a player like that on this team who is going to take that role and play it to the best of his ability.’ A year after playing to the best of his ability as the freshman who lit up the scoreboard in SU’s 2009 season-opener with 19 points, Southerland let that spotlight slip to his competition for playing time at forward in freshman C.J. Fair. But Southerland made sure to have another high-level game in his second career exhibition opener with those double-digit rebounds in 23 minutes. The sophomore went 0-for-5 from behind the 3-point arc. SU starting center Fab Melo and backup big man Baye Moussa Keita were the two Syracuse freshmen big men expected to control the boards. But the wiry 6-foot-8 Southerland was in the right place at the right time for a slew of rebounds. On one of his four offensive rebounds, he put back a dunk on a Mookie Jones-missed 3-pointer.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text But more than that, in SU’s exhibition, there was an exhibition from Southerland that he hopes will help him see minutes in the competition at forward among him — Jones and Fair. He promises he will be able to rebound for SU head coach Jim Boeheim and the team this year, even if the 11 on Tuesday came against a team with its tallest starter standing at 6 feet 7 inches. ‘I feel like everybody on our team could score, so I felt like I needed to be the guy who was very active,’ Southerland said. ‘Hitting the boards, getting defensive rebounds and steals, fitting in. Because everybody on this team can score.’ In his postgame press conference, ‘active’ was a word that surfaced for Boeheim as well. He described the game as such roughly a half-dozen times and commended Southerland for his performance under the boards as such as well. ‘James did a good job on the boards, and they were an active group,’ Boeheim said. For Southerland, a year after playing the role of Fair in 2010, his focus simply came down to activity. Activity enough to become SU’s Joakim Noah. For one game, at least. Said Southerland: ‘That was my main focus — getting deflections, steals, rebounds, some blocks.’ Perfect from the line? Syracuse shot 100 percent from the free-throw line in Tuesday’s exhibition. Syracuse — yes, Syracuse — went 13-for-13 from the stripe in the game. But you would have never known it after listening to Boeheim’s postgame press conference. Despite being known as a program that year after year is one notorious for poor performances from the line — Syracuse shot 67.7 percent on free throws in 2009-10 — Boeheim didn’t touch on the subject after SU’s win. He didn’t even hint at it. It was a similar reaction from Joseph as the number failed to register with the junior small forward. When told SU was perfect at the line, Joseph looked shocked. ‘What?’ Joseph said. Joseph was 1-for-1 from the line, as Fair led SU by going 4-for-4. Jardine hit three, and Moussa Keita and Jones hit two. And from here on out, Joseph hopes the 20 minutes at practice the Orange devotes to the line will foster similar numbers to Tuesday’s. Numbers he will be sure to be aware of. ‘We practice free throws a lot, obviously, and they say that hard work pays off,’ Joseph said. ‘We sacrifice 20 minutes of practice toward free throws, 1-and-1’s and shooting twos.’ A business of T-shirt’s and bracelets Kris Joseph let it be known on Tuesday. For this Syracuse group, Big East champion isn’t enough. Joseph feels this group was supposed to — and should — have done more last season. After losing as the West Region’s No. 1 seed to eventual national finalist Butler, there is unfinished business to be taken care of. Business that was on display via the Orange’s warm-up shirts and on bracelets. Across the front of the shirt, it reads what Joseph and the bracelet read, ‘Unfinished Business.’ ‘In our hearts we feel like we could have gone further than we finished last year,’ Joseph said. ‘That’s why we call it ‘unfinished business.” [email protected]center_img Commentslast_img read more

UAAP men’s volleyball: UST upends Ateneo, FEU thumps UP for 2nd straight win

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas survived a tough five-setter over Ateneo for its first win, 25-18, 25-21, 22-25, 19-25, 15-12, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.Manuel Medina put up a game-high 22 points while Joshua Umandal added 20 for the Tiger Spikers, who tied the Blue Eagles at the fourth spot with identical 1-1 records early in the season.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jaron Requinton and Jayvee Sumagaysay were also in the scoring groove for UST with 14 and 12 points, respectively.UST’s aerial defense was magnificent in stifling the Blue Eagles with the Tiger Spikers scoring on 14 blocks as compared to Ateneo’s three.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAntony Koyfman led Ateneo with 22 points while Ishmael Rivera added 11 points.In the other match, Far Eastern University had its second straight win trouncing University of the Philippines in four sets, 25-13, 25-18, 23-25, 25-18. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Tamaraws held on to the top spot of the standings while the Fighting Maroons are in the inverse with a 0-2 card.Richard Solis led FEU with 14 points while John Paul Bugaian added 13 points.John Mark Millette had 19 points to lead the winless Fighting Maroons.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eduard Folayang’s ’20 year challenge’: From national champ to ONE lightweight king Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentslast_img read more

The Night Clinic

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 12, 2010June 20, 2017By: Sara Al-Lamki, Young Champion of Maternal HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This blog post was contributed by Sara Al Lamki, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. She will be blogging about her experience every month, and you can learn more about her, the other Young Champions, and the program here.At 4pm, the market building begins to close. By 5, all the stalls have cleared out and the shops windows are shut, and so is the clinic. At the same time, new stalls are beginning to take over the open spaces outside the building, encroaching on anywhere that can take a stall, the street, the parking lots, and the bridges over the river, making the area a market running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ashoka Fellow Dr. Luh Putu Upadisari recognized that reaching those 4000+ women that work there only during the daytime was not enough; the education and services also needed to reach these other hundreds of women that work the night hours. So she set up a make-shift clinic in a beauty salon on the ground floor of the market building.It’s quite an amazing thing to witness. The market is bright and bustling with vendors and shoppers, but the crowds are significantly smaller than the daytime, so you can really take in the feel of the market, and take your time enjoying the visual feast. The whole team is there to set up. Because the patients are completely different, there is a whole set of other files for the nighttime patients that are kept in boxes and carried down to the salon every Friday night. Medications, educational materials, condoms, and 2 aprons representing male and female reproductive organs are carried downstairs, as well as stools and small tables for operation, and curtains to create an examination room. Though only open for 4 – 5 hours, the night clinic is always very busy, averaging 30 patients a night, but a big part of the operation is, as always – outreach. Only one Doctor and Nurse are needed at night, and while they and the two men (accountant and office assistant) run the admin and checking patients in, the rest of the staff is out in the market spreading the word, and passing out brochures and condoms. At night there are always new vendors and laborers that have not heard, or have not yet visited the clinic. Because it is only operational once a week, the opportunity for outreach is immense – you cannot imagine how far the night market spreads, and every week new patients come in, and dozens of women and men are given pearls of reproductive wisdom. Especially since there are also sex workers around the market at that time, and more male vendors that may be in contact with these women, there is a special need for condom distribution as well as counseling.Sintha, a graduate in public health and the project coordinator of Yayasan Rama Sesana (the organization for which I work), is particularly good at taking advantage of group situations. She approaches areas with two or more women to ask them if they know about the clinic and if they have visited it before. Because of her engaging nature, this often turns into an open discussion involving 5 or more women, with more coming in to ask questions, listen, or share their stories. I was amazed at the inquisitive nature of the women, both young and old, asking so many questions, sometimes with a coy smile, as they are often embarrassed. The YRS staff is amazingly adept at starting discussions, and educating about what one may think are the simplest of things that we take for granted – menstruation, its process and significance in pregnancy. Sintha told me how their questions stem from personal experience; a woman has a neighbor with breast cancer, and wants to know how to be aware and prevent it. Another has a daughter whose lifestyle is not ideal, and wants to collect material to insure her daughter understands safe sexual practice. There is no judgment in these discussions, and that is why the clinic has been so successful. There is refuge and peace in these circles, ones that the women are always eager to come back to. And because of that she feels there is a demand for night services.Share this:last_img read more