New palliative guidelines a great step in positive direction

first_imgLecretia Seales’ husband backs palliative care guidance but says more neededStuff 23 December 2015The husband of Lecretia Seales says new palliative care guidelines are a positive step but will not do enough to help some dying patients like his late wife.The guidance Te Ara Whakapiri: Principles and guidance for the last days of life released by the Government on Monday outlines how health professionals should care for patients at the end of their lives.Health Minister Jonathan Coleman said it was important that Kiwis could access “quality, personalised and compassionate palliative care”, with around 17,000 adults and their families using the services in 2015.Coleman said the new guidance placed a greater focus on developing individual care plans, as well as “clear and respectful” communication.“This guidance has been designed to help ensure consistent and quality care is provided for New Zealanders, whether they are in a hospice, aged residential care, hospital or their own home.”The guidance was developed after public consultation and had been endorsed by the key organisations involved with palliative care, including the Australia and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine, Palliative Care Nurses New Zealand and Hospice New Zealand. up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Messi caps Barcelona win over Mallorca on La Liga return

first_imgMallorca’s clash with Barcelona was played out in an empty stadium in the Balearic Islands as La Liga continued its return from a three-month shutdownBefore matches were suspended in Spain because of coronavirus on March 12, Barca had regained top spot but only after being convincingly beaten by Madrid the week before.This performance suggests time away might have done them good and it remains to be seen now how Madrid respond. Madrid’s next four matches all come after their title rivals have played first.Barcelona were in front after just over a minute as Frenkie de Jong did well to recover the ball from a loose touch before Alba sent a deep cross to the arriving Vidal, who headed in.Mallorca were under relentless pressure as Braithwaite and Messi both went close to adding a second. Mallorca’s Takefusa Kubo, on loan from Real Madrid, forced a good save out of Marc-Andre ter Stegen on the break.But Barca scored a second before half-time as an Alba cross span up and both De Jong and then Messi feathered headers across for Braithwaite to bang in on the half-volley, his first goal for the club.Both teams eased off in the second period and there were smiles on the Barcelona players’ faces when a pitch invader ran on in the 52nd minute wearing an Argentina shirt. He posed for a picture with Alba before being escorted away.Alba added a third after finishing off Messi’s clipped ball over the top and then Messi grabbed a goal himself. Suarez fooled his marker by letting the ball run across his body and Messi weaved inside where he could unleash with his right foot.Mallorca’s defeat, combined with losses for Leganes and Celta Vigo, made it the perfect day for Espanyol, who made up ground on their relegation rivals by beating Alaves.Read Also: Bonucci defends Ronaldo: Even the greatest miss penaltiesChinese striker Wu Lei, who tested positive for coronavirus in March, scored on his first game back to seal a 2-0 victory and put Espanyol within three points of safety.They are now level on points with Leganes, who lost 2-1 at home to Real Valladolid, and three behind Celta, who conceded in the 91st minute for a 1-0 defeat by Villarreal. Lionel Messi returned without a beard and with a goal and two assists as Barcelona resumed their La Liga title challenge on Saturday with a thumping 4-0 victory over Real Mallorca. Lionel Messi (R) celebrates with his Barcelona teammates after scoring the final goal in their 4-0 win at Mallorca on Saturday After three months away because of the coronavirus pandemic, Barca exploded into the lead with just 64 seconds played when Arturo Vidal headed in and Martin Braithwaite struck a second from a Messi headed assist. Jordi Alba latched onto a Messi pass to add a third but not before play was briefly stopped by a pitch invader, who was able to run on, despite the match being closed to fans. Messi then scored a fourth in injury time for his 25th goal of the season. “I’m happy because starting like this is an enormous boost for what’s to come,” said Barcelona coach Quique Setien. Victory extends Barca’s advantage at the top of La Liga to five points over Real Madrid, who can reduce the gap back to two when they restart at home to Eibar on Sunday. La Liga’s first match back came on Thursday between Sevilla and Real Betis, with teams scheduled to each play their remaining 11 matches of the season in less than six weeks. Promoted Content6 Reasons Sharks Are Afraid Of DolphinsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets Messi will be crucial to Barcelona’s hopes of holding off Madrid but their captain, who turns 33 this month, may have to pace himself, especially after an injury-interrupted season. Clean shaven, and without any sign of the thigh problem that prevented him from training earlier this month, Messi played 90 minutes and looked like he had never been away. – Suarez back – His goal was set up by Luis Suarez and the sight of the Uruguayan coming off the bench would have been welcome for coach Setien too. Suarez has not played since undergoing knee surgery in January and was able to recover during the suspension. He could play an important part in the run-in. Asked what pleased him most, Setien said: “The satisfaction of seeing Luis again on the field. You have to admire the performance he gave in those 35 minutes that he played. Starting like this is very important for him and for the team as well.” Mallorca, who sit 18th in La Liga, were never going to offer the sternest of tests but this was a useful outing for both Barcelona’s fitness and morale.center_img Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

100th career IMCA Modified win is latest achievement for Dylan Smith

first_imgOSCEOLA, Neb. (May 8) – A driver who’s enjoyed his share of success and then some added another accomplishment to his IMCA resume Friday night.Dylan Smith won his 100th career IMCA Modified feature on May 8 at Boone County Raceway, his lat­est in a long line of achievements that also includes national and IMCA Speedway Motors Su­per Nationals fueled by Casey’s championships.“There was definitely a little pressure. Jake Anson definitely didn’t let me win,” Smith said. “I’ve won a track championship at Albion and we have a lot of friends here. It was nice to be able to celebrate with them afterwards.”From Osceola, Smith followed older brother Damian into the division, a favorite with both his par­ents and grandparents, and won for the first time in 2006.He raced to a personal single-season best 28 checkers along with regional and national crowns in 2009.Smith collected eight track championships and the Canyon Speedway Park Winter Series title, plus four straight Allstar Performance Nebraska State crowns before winning the Saturday night main event at Super Nationals in 2013.“When I started racing, winning national points, Super Nationals or 100 features weren’t even things I thought about,” Smith said. “Super Nationals was definitely the biggest race I’ve ever won. The 2009 State Fair race was another big one because it was the last year the race was held in Lincoln. I’m definitely proud of that one, too.”Other highlights included his 2012 win at RPM Speedway’s Modified Mania, in a field that in­cluded Ken Schrader and Clint Bowyer, and a clean sweep of four Winter Nationals events at Co­copah Speedway in February of 2014.He’s the 41st driver in division history to reach the 100 career win mark and the seventh from Nebraska to do so.“I grew up watching Johnny Saathoff and Kevin Larkins. Think how many wins they’d have if they hadn’t raced against each other,” said Smith, who also joined fellow Cornhusker State speedsters Ronnie Wallace, David Trauernicht, Jon Thompson and Jordan Grabouski in the elite club. “It’s a good group to be in.”last_img read more

Cruise-in at Brookville IGA

first_imgBrookville, IN —The Brookville IGA will be hosting a Cruise-IN on Saturday, June 15 from 10:30 am to 4 pm.  They will be serving IGA’s famous hot dogs, hamburgers, pork chops, and ribeyes. There will be a DJ for entertainment throughout the day and trophies will be presented around 3:30 pm.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Benjamin Oglesby Memorial Fund.  For more information, contact Andy Oglesby at 513.255.2767.last_img

Pardew: Fans didn’t push me out

first_img “There’s been a lot of talk (about the Newcastle fans) and some of it is completely off the mark,” Pardew said. “When you lose games, there’s going to be criticism from the stands but never once did I sense that outside the ground. “I had tremendous support in my time there and I want to thank all the Geordies for their help and also to (owner) Mike Ashley and everyone at the club who helped me grow as a manager. “My resilience and character has grown because of the nature of the club.” Pardew’s time in the north east was often overshadowed by matters off the field as the club’s biggest talents were sold and the manager’s influence on bringing in new players was restricted. “It’s a club that’s run on fairly tight financial margins,” Pardew said. “We had to really work hard at transfers because the funds for a club that size makes it difficult with the fans – for them to understand you need to build slowly. “For me personally and professionally I think it was the right time and I think it was the right time for Newcastle too if I’m honest.” Supporters on Tyneside called for Pardew to be sacked when the team sank into the bottom three earlier this season but six consecutive victories eased the pressure on the former West Ham boss. An online petition aimed at removing Pardew gathered more than 2,000 signatures but Pardew insists the criticism played no part in his decision to join the Eagles. Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew insists his turbulent relationship with Newcastle fans had no bearing on his move to Selhurst Park but said it was the right time – both for him and the Magpies – to leave the club. Pardew added: “Four years under that type of monetary situation and the fact they’re trying to push, and the history and everything else – it’s difficult for the manager. “I’ve left a good club, I’ve left it with a good base of young players and some fantastic professionals, who I’m going to miss.” Pardew denied he left Newcastle because Ashley had indicated he was going to sell the club, a theory put forward by former Magpies striker Alan Shearer this week. “I have not heard that, that’s just a rumour,” Pardew said. “Mike never suggested that, it was never in the format, it was a simple equation really. “Crystal Palace wanted me as their manager, they met the clause in my contract. “Newcastle told me that that had been met, and quite simply, I had a choice, whether to stay or go.” Palace, who sit 18th in the Barclays Premier League table, find themselves in a similar situation to when Tony Pulis took over last season. Pulis inspired a remarkable turnaround at the club, leading the Eagles to an 11th-place finish, but Pardew insists safety is his only target. “It’s a tough challenge,” Pardew said. “We find ourselves in the bottom three with 18 games to go and home form hasn’t been good. We need to try turn our home situation into a positive. “In terms of the players, they need a lift. Hopefully my arrival, and maybe a signing or two, can do that and hopefully we can go on a run that gets us at least to safety. “Realistically this year, although it was a terrific ending under Tony last year, one place above relegation will be enough for us to build again.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Algeria 2 – 2 Ivory Coast

first_imgGroup D winners Ivory Coast rescued a draw against Algeria to maintain their unbeaten record in the Nations Cup.Algeria, eliminated before the match, missed a first-half penalty through Ryad Boudebouz but Sofiane Feghouli scored from a second spot-kick.Substitute Feghouli then crossed for Hilal Soudani to power home a header to make it 2-0 before Didier Drogba nodded in superbly to halve the deficit.A deflected Wilfried Bony shot completed the Ivorians’ comeback.It was a fightback that had looked in doubt as a reserve Ivory Coast side only raised their game once they went behind. With their quarter-final place already booked, having won the group before the game, Ivory Coast made wholesale changes to their team. And it appeared to play into the Algerians’ hands, who themselves were playing for pride having lost 1-0 to Tunisia and 2-0 to Togo, meaning they could not progress from the group.The Desert Foxes had also failed to score in the tournament, but they were given a golden opportunity to do so when Ismael Traore brought down Soudani and the referee pointed to the penalty spot.Boudebouz hit the kick well enough but it crashed back off the foot of the right post.At that point the Ivorians – favourites to win the tournament – looked content to play within themselves and simply get through the match.They did create a couple of first-half chances, with Salomon Kalou firing over when well placed and then Drogba, restored to the starting line-up, going close with a free-kick. It all changed after the break as Algeria looked threatening immediately from the restart.They had another great chance to take the lead when Boudebouz’s free-kick was flicked on to Essaid Belkalem at the back post but he headed straight at the keeper.But soon after they got their reward – and their second penalty of the game – when Arthur Bokam handled in the box and Feghouli made no mistake with his spot-kick.It clearly boosted the Desert Foxes, who would at least go home having scored a goal, and they ventured forward with purpose.Feghouli, an inspirational substitution, then turned provider as he delivered a pinpoint cross for Soudani to head home. Algeria seemed rampant but Ivory Coast, who are one of the tournament favourites, responded in style.Talisman Drogba got them started as he beautifully steered a header home from 12 yards.And then fortune favoured the brave as Bony let fly with an ambitious, if inaccurate-looking effort, from outside the box that took a massive deflection and wrong-footed keeper Rais Mbolhi.Ivory Coast even had a chance to snatch the win at the end but Drogba was off balance and overstretching as he tried to poke the ball in.Not that the Elephants will be too concerned as they march on to face Nigeria in the last eight on Sunday.last_img read more

Estate at 720 N. Meridian, Belle Plaine features over 8 acres with pond

first_imgHOME FOR SALE:  720 N. Meridian Rd., Belle Plaine, KS 67013, $270,000!!!Beautiful, quality-built home on over eight acres with a pond can be yours. J.P. Weigand Realtors includes this estate that features on the interior…  an open great room and cathedral ceilings. 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 partial bath. Check out this large main floor master bedroom with two large closets (one walk-in) and sliding glass doors to the wrap-around porch. The master bathroom has a shower plus garden whirlpool tub. Formal dining room has both kitchen and foyer entrances though could be used as a 4th bedroom or office space.  Additional home bonuses: new carpet on main floor;  re-purposed oak dance floor in the basement; pool table; wet bar for entertaining; alarm system; private well; wrap-around porch; pond; covered deck;  2 installed gun safes; an electric pellet stove; additional storage building;  a single car garage; fenced dog run; fresh rock on circle drive. All of this on natural gas instead of propane. Call for your private showing! – See more here:Âlast_img read more


first_imgGriezmann fires Atletico Madrid to Europa League titleLyon, France | AFP | Antoine Griezmann was the hero for Atletico Madrid as the French striker scored twice in their 3-0 win over Marseille in Wednesday’s Europa League final, allowing his club to win the trophy for the third time in nine seasons.It is Griezmann’s first major title as an Atletico player, and a fitting way to bow out if he leaves at the season’s end, with Barcelona tipped as his next destination.Griezmann — brought up in Macon, just 70 kilometres from Lyon — scored once in each half, his lethal finishes coming either side of Marseille losing Dimitri Payet to injury, the French side’s captain coming off in tears.He now has 29 goals for the season, although it was Gabi’s late strike that put the seal on the victory.Marseille had been desperate to win the second European trophy in their history, on French soil, 25 years after beating AC Milan in the inaugural Champions League final in Munich.But it was a flat night for their huge support, who threatened to ruin the occasion by constantly lighting flares and setting off firecrackers at one end of the stadium, with some even being thrown onto the pitch towards the end.The game carried on regardless, with Rudi Garcia’s side well beaten by Diego Simeone’s Atletico.Their triumph comes after their agonising defeats to city rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League finals of 2014 and 2016. They had previously won the Europa League in 2010 and again in 2012, the latter coming just six months after Simeone’s appointment.Simeone served a touchline ban here, meaning assistant German ‘Mono’ Burgos nominally took charge, but that did not perturb them on the field. Having fallen into this competition by virtue of a shock group-stage exit from the Champions League, Atletico were the favourites against a Marseille side whose continental campaign had begun in the the third qualifying round last July.– Marseille’s regrets –Just being in this final, their 19th European game of the season, was an achievement for Garcia’s team. But they will look back on the evening with regrets.After all, they had started well and had a great chance to open the scoring inside four minutes, Valere Germain shooting over from an excellent position after being slipped in by Payet.It was the kind of chance that does not come up often against an Atletico side who had kept 33 clean sheets in all competitions this season before this game.Having been on top, Marseille were then punished for sloppy defending as they fell behind in the 21st minute.Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda opted to play a pass to Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, deep in midfield, rather than clear long. The Cameroonian’s attempt at a touch was awful, and Gabi pounced on the loose ball, sending Griezmann through to finish.That subdued the massed ranks of Marseille fans, and things got worse for them when Payet, their captain and most influential player who had been struggling with a hamstring problem ahead of the game, came off crying just after the half-hour mark.OM needed to take the game to Atletico in the second half, but instead they conceded again just four minutes after the restart.It was a glorious goal, Griezmann finding Koke and then latching onto the return ball as he stormed into the box before lifting a deft finish over Mandanda and in.Substitute Kostas Mitroglou nearly set up a grandstand finale, his header coming off Jan Oblak’s post, before Gabi’s low drive in the 89th minute made it 3-0.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

United can deal with Lukaku exit, says Solskjaer

first_imgRegardless of who features up front, Solskjaer believes there are enough goals in his team to challenge for a place in the top four.“Of course Rom has a good record. The stats say he is one of the top number nines around when you want to play with that kind of target man striker,” he said.“But for me, I am very confident that we’ll get goals from Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford. Daniel James will create and Jesse Lingard will get more goals too.“Mason Greenwood’s pathway would have been a lot more different if we had another forward there.“I believe Mason is going to be playing and involved a lot and when he is, he’s going to score goals.”With Lukaku leaving Old Trafford, the door is now open again for Alexis Sanchez to prove his worth after a miserable 18-month spell in Manchester.The chances of Chilean departing before September 2, when the last of the European transfer windows closes, are slim and although he is not yet ready for first-team action following this summer’s Copa America Solskjaer insists there is still hope for Sanchez’s United career.“Alexis has come in and trained well although he is four or five weeks behind the other boys,” he said.“He has not played in any of the pre-season friendlies apart from one behind closed doors this week.“I think he will see this as an opportunity to make his mark.“I do expect him to stay. We think there is a striker there who is going to be able to get us some goals.”Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Ole Gunnar SolskjaerManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted on Friday that Manchester United can cope without Romelu Lukaku following the striker’s transfer to Inter Milan, saying that it was time for him to move on despite the lack of a replacement.Lukaku joined the Serie A club on Thursday, the Premier League’s transfer deadline day, but there was no new arrival to take his place at Old Trafford before the window shut.“It was time now for Romelu Lukaku to go. I think we got a good deal and he is happy so I think both parties ended that deal as it should be,” Solskjaer told reporters on Friday.“Romelu was injured for a while this pre-season and he did not participate so I just hope for him he will get a good start at Inter Milan.”The former Everton star fell out of favour under Solskjaer last season and he was training with the youth team at Anderlecht earlier this week as he tried to force his transfer away from United.Lukaku’s behaviour was criticised in some quarters but Solskjaer insists there is no bad blood.“I have always had a good relationship with Rom, open and honest. We have always spoken to each other frankly.“I have no issue between me and Rom but we are now obviously very happy with who is here.”While Solskjaer suggested Lukaku’s departure was inevitable, he will still be missed by United as no-one in the current squad comes close to matching his 42 goals in 96 appearances over the last two seasons.Links with Juventus pair Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic came to nothing, so Solskjaer has to go with what is already at his disposal.Marcus Rashford is expected to lead the attack in their Premier League opener against Chelsea on Sunday, but there could be more opportunities for 17-year-old Mason Greenwood.– Impact players –The youngster has impressed in pre-season and his manager expects him to become an integral part of the first-team squad.last_img read more

Champions selected for England senior campaign

first_img Three champions are among the players selected for the England senior men’s campaign for international team honours. Surrey’s Ian Attoe, the English senior champion, and Kent’s Richard Partridge, the Scottish and Irish titleholder, will represent England in the European senior men’s team championship at Pravets, Bulgaria, from 1-5 September. They’ll be joined in the team by Stephen East of Yorkshire, Alan Mew of Hampshire, David Niven of Berkshire, and Mark Stones of Essex. All six players, together with double European senior champion, Clive Jones, have also been selected for the Senior Men’s Home Internationals. The championship will be played on home ground at Crowborough Beacon in Sussex from 15-17 September. The England team has twice won the European title, in 2009 and 2010, and has had six Home International successes, most recently in 2012 and ’13. The players: Ian Attoe (Worplesdon) won the English senior championship at his home club and was also runner-up in the Scottish seniors and has had top ten finishes in the Welsh and Irish events. (Image © Leaderboard Photography) Stephen East (Moortown) topped the 2014 England senior order of merit at the end of his first senior season. He has followed this year up by winning the Portuguese title and tying second in the European seniors. He was also third in the English mid-amateur. Clive Jones (Toulouse), who is based in France, has won the European senior championship in both 2014 and 2015 Alan Mew (Stoneham) was third in the Welsh seniors and tied fourth in the Senior Amateur championship. He also had high finishes in the Irish and Scottish championships. David Niven (Newbury & Crookham) also shared fourth place in the Senior Amateur and tied third in the English senior championship. Richard Partridge (Wildernesse) has won both the Irish and Scottish senior championships this season and was runner-up in the Welsh. Mark Stones (Boyce Hill) has had top four finishes in the Welsh, Irish and Scottish seniors this season. The England senior order of merit is used to select the teams with the top four players qualifying automatically for the European team and the top five for the Home Internationals. Two further players are selected for each team. 19 Aug 2015 Champions selected for England senior campaign last_img read more