Schneiderlin moves to Everton

first_img “Morgan is really hungry to show his qualities and to play because that is the best thing for a football player,” Koeman said. “You are born as a football player to play games, not to sit on the bench or not be part of the team. But this is a new step, it’s a new future.” The fee for Schneiderlin could rise to £24 million (US$29.3 million). Swansea signed Netherlands winger Luciano Narsingh from PSV Eindhoven for £4 million (US$4.9 million) as Paul Clement made his first move in the transfer market since taking over as manager from Bob Bradley. Narsingh penned a 2 1/2-year deal. Hungry LIVERPOOL, England (AP): France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin ended an underwhelming 18-month spell at Manchester United by sealing a move to English Premier League rivals Everton for an initial fee of £20 million ($24.5 million) on Thursday. Schneiderlin has signed a 41/2-year contract with Everton, where he will be reunited with manager Ronald Koeman. They were together at Southampton for two years before Schneiderlin left for United in July 2015. “There is a manager in place here that I know,” the 27-year-old Schneiderlin said. “I know he can get the best out of me. I know his style and how he likes to play football.” Schneiderlin was told he could leave United after failing to establish himself in the team under Jose Mourinho this season, playing only 11 minutes in the Premier League. He was in and out of the team under Mourinho’s predecessor, Louis van Gaal.last_img read more

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Dr. Antoinette Sayeh to Address Liberia Development Conference

first_imgThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Embassy of Sweden, in cooperation with the University of Liberia, are holding the Liberia Development Conference on February 1st and 2nd at the Monrovia City Hall. The event will bring together public, private, civil society stakeholders and development actors to examine Liberia’s development challenges and opportunities. The main objective of the Conference is to stimulate a national dialogue about Liberia’s development challenges and how to move the country forward towards peace, stability and development. The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is expected to open the conference on February 1. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Antoinette M. Sayeh, former Liberian Minister of Finance and former Director of the International Monetary Fund African Department, currently serving as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development. Under the theme: “Engendering Collective Action for Advancing Liberia’s Development,” the conference will be cross-cutting with a mix of plenary and parallel sessions to discuss a series of analytical papers written by a wide range of Liberian development stakeholders on ten cardinal topics. These include: private sector competitiveness; government services; financial sector; macroeconomic policy; political arena; youth; transaction costs; human security; education; and health. These topics are aligned with the Agenda for Transformation (AfT), the Government of Liberia’s 5-year strategic plan, and take into consideration the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Discussions during the sessions will focus on providing tangible policy-based actions that the government and development partners can utilize in designing development programs and policies. The main outcome of the Conference will be an anthology of research papers on the topics discussed, which will be produced and disseminated through learning events such as radio broadcasts, the organizers said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Muroc board seeks applicants

first_imgThe deadline to apply for the seat is 4 p.m. March 23. Applications can be obtained from the district office, 17100 Foothill Ave., in North Edwards. Applicants must be 18 or older, a resident of Edwards Air Force Base and a registered voter in the district. Ah Sing’s term expires in 2010. The district has grappled with board vacancies for a number of years, particularly with the base seats. The board has a high turnover rate because trustees are usually spouses of Edwards Air Force Base personnel, who are reassigned every few years. The school board is required to have two seats filled by Edwards Air Force Base residents, two by residents of Boron and one from North Edwards. NORTH EDWARDS – The Muroc Joint Unified School District is seeking applicants to fill a school board seat left vacant by the resignation of trustee David Ah Sing. Ah Sing was appointed to the board in September 2005 to fill one of the two Edwards Air Force Base seats, but he is moving off the base and resigned effective Tuesday. The board will decide at its March 14 meeting whether to call for a special election or appoint a replacement. Applications are now being accepted should the trustees decide to make an appointment. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Bears ink Smith to a 4-year deal

first_img Federer wins again Roger Federer showed off a circus shot while extending his career-best winning streak to 38 matches, defeating Daniele Bracciali 7-5, 6-3 Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Dubai Open. The top-seeded Federer next will face seventh-seeded Novak Djokovic, who beat Rainer Schuettler 7-6 (5), 6-3. Defending champion Rafael Nadal survived another thriller, edging Igor Andreev 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (2). Next for Nadal is Mikhail Youzhny, who topped No. 6 Tomas Berdych 7-6 (6), 6-3. Olivier Rochus upset third-seeded Nikolay Davydenko 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Also reaching the quarterfinals were fifth-seeded Tommy Haas, 2002 champion Fabrice Santoro and Robin Soderling. Justine Henin reached the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open after beating Alicia Molik of Australia 6-2, 7-6 (9). The second-ranked Henin, who won the Dubai Open last week, saved two set points in the tiebreaker and wasted four match points. Top-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero advanced to the third round of the Mexican Open with a straight set victory over Lukas Dlouhy on Wednesday. Ferrero, the former French Open champion, was pushed to a tiebreaker in the second set and defeated Dlouhy 6-3, 7-6 (2). Fernando Verdasco of Spain advanced to the quarterfinals of the Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 victory over Thailand’s Danai Udomchoke during round-robin play. Analyst apologizes Boston Celtics radio analyst Cedric Maxwell apologized on the air Wednesday night for saying that a female referee should “go back to the kitchen” after he disagreed with one of her calls. Maxwell made the comment during the Celtics’ 77-72 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday. He subsequently said “Go in there and make me some bacon and eggs, would you?” in reference to referee Violet Palmer. “If I said anything that might have been insensitive or sexist in any way, then I apologize because she worked extremely hard to get where she is now, end of quote,” Maxwell said before the Celtics’ game against the New York Knicks on WEEI-AM, which is owned by Entercom Communications. A man who hit former Indiana Pacers guard Stephen Jackson with a car during a fight outside a strip club last fall was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison. Deon Willford was convicted Feb. 12 of felony battery and a misdemeanor charge of failure to stop at the scene of an accident. Celtics forward Wally Szczerbiak will have season-ending ankle surgery next week. Tracks conduct testing Horses racing in California are now subject to out-of-competition testing focusing on performance-enhancing drugs as part of a crackdown on cheaters who administer illegal substances more than 48 hours before a race. The testing is being done on-track and at training facilities. “This is the first time an absolute program is in place,” California Horse Racing Board spokesman Mike Marten said Wednesday. Trainer Jack Brooks, an eight-time winner of quarter horse racing’s top event, the All American Futurity, announced Wednesday he is retiring after a 47-year career. IOC back in London IOC executives returned to London on Wednesday amid reports the cost of preparing for the 2012 Games has tripled to $19.5 billion. Denis Oswald, head of the IOC’s coordination commission for the London Games, and Gilbert Felli, the IOC’s executive director for the Olympics, arrived for a regularly scheduled two-day review meeting, including budget updates. Felli has said he would ask for a document giving a complete breakdown of the costs, warning that public wrangling was hurting the image of the games. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He had had one year remaining on a deal that paid him $1.35 million in 2006, making him the lowest paid coach in the NFL. Smith was scheduled to make $1.45 million this season in the final year of his initial four-year deal. In a long-expected move, the Minnesota Vikings released quarterback Brad Johnson and made the 15-year veteran an unrestricted free agent. Tarvaris Jackson, who started the final two games of last season as a rookie, and Brooks Bollinger are the only quarterbacks remaining on the roster. The New York Jets released running back Derrick Blaylock and defensive end Bobby Hamilton, a person familiar with the moves told The Associated Press. The 49ers promoted quarterbacks coach Jim Hostler to offensive coordinator Tuesday, the fifth coach to hold that job in five seasons in San Francisco. Coach Mike Nolan chose Hostler to replace Norv Turner, who became the San Diego Chargers’ head coach nearly two weeks ago, after interviewing each of the five offensive assistants Turner left behind. The team will hold a news conference today, and had no further comment Wednesday night. Smith, the 2005 NFL coach of the year, led the Bears to a 15-4 record and their first NFC championship in more than two decades last season before they lost 29-17 to Indianapolis in the Super Bowl. center_img The Chicago Bears signed coach Lovie Smith to a four-year contract extension through the 2011 season Wednesday night. They also announced that they signed general manager Jerry Angelo to a contract extension through the 2013 season. last_img read more

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Escobar will skip start with a shoulder injury

first_imgEscobar insists the injury is not serious and, in fact, the 17-game winner is only expected to get a few extra days of rest and pitch again Tuesday at Texas. “It’s not like I’m going to miss 10 days,” Escobar said. “I don’t think it’s going to affect me because I am going to throw twice on the side to make sure I stay sharp and, hopefully, it’s nothing. I can come back strong and pitch without having any issues with my arm.” Escobar has given up six earned runs in each of his last two starts, both outings where he admitted he was affected by a sore shoulder. He has given up at least five earned runs in four of his last six starts, though. Escobar really became worried Tuesday morning when his shoulder was unusually sore after his start Monday against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. “We all have soreness in our bodies; it’s a long season and you get beat up so much,” he said. “It happens. I’ve done it before. But it got worse and I had to say something to the trainers. I don’t think it’s normal for me.” By Doug Padilla STAFF WRITER Kelvim Escobar has come down with a shoulder injury at a most inconvenient time. With the playoffs a week and a half away, the Angels announced Friday that Escobar will not take the mound today because of inflammation in his right shoulder. Bartolo Colon, who has not pitched in eight days, is recovered enough from a sore back to take the mound in Escobar’s place. If he is able to take the mound Tuesday, it will be his last start of the regular season. He will then have another break of more than a week before the playoffs begin. He is likely to be the Angels’ No.2 starter behind John Lackey. “He could probably go out and pitch (today), but we feel better about him just getting a little more of a second wind and letting his arm rebound a couple more days and get him back out there on the mound,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. Cabrera sounds off Is an on-field death in Major League Baseball on the way? Orlando Cabrera thinks that the way Major League Baseball handled the punishment of Mariners pitcher Jorge Campillo, it could be inviting tragedy. Campillo was ejected Thursday for throwing near the heads of both Jeff Mathis and Vladimir Guerrero. On Friday, MLB suspended Campillo four games and Mariners manager John McLaren was suspended the standard one game. “I think suspensions in baseball should be more severe with the money,” Cabrera said. “I don’t care how many games. Maybe $20,000, things like that (would make a difference). But I think they are waiting for somebody to really get hit in the head and die so they can start doing that stuff.” Cabrera believes the league pays attention to far too many superficial things. “They take it more seriously about how you wear your uniform,” Cabrera said. “You get warnings all the time for using your uniform the wrong way, getting $1,000, $5,000 fines. And they just give (pitchers) games. Who cares? You get four, five games? “There are people here who don’t play for months.” Campillo apparently was reacting to Mariners catcher Kenji Johjima getting hit with a pitch earlier in the game. Scioscia believes the coaching staff might have ordered Campillo to hit somebody. “You want to make a point throwing at somebody? Fine. Hit them, but don’t throw at their head,” Cabrera said. “It’s kind of ridiculous. Why are you taking that to another level? It makes no sense.” Covering the bases Gary Mathews Jr. (sprained right ankle) is expected to start in center field today after missing the last 10 games. … Today’s game was changed to a 12:55 p.m. start to accommodate national television. … Switch hitter Chone Figgins made his first start against a left-handed starter since suffering a bone bruise in his right wrist last month. doug.padilla@sgvn.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Ralphs denies illegal rehiring

first_imgRalphs Grocery Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges it illegally rehired hundreds of locked-out employees during a 139-day grocery strike two years ago. More than 50 charges were leveled against the grocery chain during its arraignment in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, including counts of identity fraud, money laundering and obstruction of justice. Federal prosecutors said the company, which operates more than 300 Ralphs stores across California, knowingly used false names and Social Security numbers to bring striking workers back into its stores, then cashed paychecks for the employees under those invalid names. “No bank is going to cash a check issued to someone else,” said Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. “It appears this was much more widespread on a much more organized basis,” U.S. Attorney Debra Wong Yang said at a news conference. “There was a tacit acknowledgment this was going on.” No Ralphs officials have been implicated, but Mrozek said individuals could be charged in the future. Nearly 60,000 supermarket clerks represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union walked off the job or were locked out during the 20-week work stoppage at Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons stores, the result of a contract dispute over wages and health care. The strike, which began in November 2003 and lasted until the parties reached an agreement in February 2004, affected more than 850 supermarkets across the region. A trial date has been set for March 28 in U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Government prosecutors said they expect the trial to last 24 days, during which they will call around 75 witnesses. Cortney Fielding, (818) 713-3699 cortney.fielding@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Prosecutors also allege Ralphs hid documents from investigators that implicated the company, obstructing a two-year investigation into the claims. If convicted, Ralphs and its parent, Cincinnati-based Kroger Co., could face more than $100 million in fines, plus back pay and other restitution. Kroger acknowledged that some improper hiring took place during the labor turmoil, though it said the practice was limited to a few low-level managers who have since been disciplined. “We strongly dispute the claim that the behavior of some store managers reflected a corporate plan devised to further the company’s position during the prolonged labor negotiations,” Paul Heldman, Kroger’s senior vice president, said last month in a statement after Ralphs was indicted. But the top federal prosecutor in Los Angeles said investigators found evidence that high-level company officials were involved. last_img read more

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‘Gladiatorial feel’ after ‘ill-advised, alcohol-fuelled’ knife incident

first_imgTwo Ballybofey men in their 50s have been ordered to stay away from each other after an incident that saw one of them attack the other wielding a knife.Letterkenny District Court heard that Kenneth McLaughlin (50) went to the home of Robert Connell (52) at 2 Sessiagh View, Ballybofey, on the morning of June 25, 2016. McConnell was charged with assault while McLaughlin was charged wiht trespassing wiht a knife in relation to the alleged incident.Connell told the court how he was watching tv when McLaughlin came up his driveway and ‘chapped the front door’.“I opened the door and immediately he (McLaughlin) swung a knife at my stomach,” Connell claimed.“I asked why he was there and he swung at me again. I asked four or five times and he swung each time with the knife. I noticed one of the neighbours’ was looking out a window with a child so I said to him: ‘Listen, the neighbours are watching, just give it up’. That took his attention away from me so I took the opportunity and floored him.”Connell claimed that he rolled McLaughlin, who he said was ‘gurgling’, onto his back and rang for an ambulance. Connell contended that McLaughlin continued to ‘struggle and fight back’ while he was crouched over him.Connell said he was on the phone for 40 minutes to Gardai while ambulance personnel also arrived on the scene.“It was early in the day and I didn’t know he had a knife initially,” Connell said. “I just saw the blade and I didn’t know what kind of knife it was. I never spoke to the man in my life. I was shocked to see him coming to the door.”Solicitor for McLaughlin, Rory O’Brien, put it to Connell that he made the story up and suggested the knife in question belonged to Connell.“My client said he attended to discuss ongoing issues you have with his son,” Mr O’Brien said. “You brought your knife out and left it there to discredit Mr McLaughlin. You concocted this story to cast aspersions on my client. He never had a knife and you savagely punched him for no reason.”McLaughlin said he had gone to Connell’s home to ‘try to come to some sort of agreement’ after Connell had an alleged dispute with his son.“I was on the pavement and I put my hands up and said: ‘I’m not here for any confrontation. I want to speak to you about the bad blood between you and my son’,” McLaughlin told the court.“I heard him on the phone and heard him say about a knife. ‘What f*****g knife?’ I said.”McLaughlin then claimed that Connell hadn’t punched him, but that he had struck him on the cheek with a lump hammer.“It is impossible that a punch could have done that damage to a man’s face. My face looked like the elephant man. My right eye and my left eye were burst. It was only a couple of weeks later when I noticed the marks on my cheek.“My lights went out when he hit me. I was out for quite a while. I was disorientated and in severe pain.”McLaughlin said he drank two vodkas that morning before going to Connell’s house ‘for a bit of encouragement….to ease my nerves’.Solicitor for Connell, Frank Dorian, said McLaughlin didn’t know ‘who did what’.“You didn’t convey the lump hammer statement to the Gardai. You abandoned that he had punched you and replaced it with the idea that he struck you with a hammer,” Mr Dorrian said.McLaughlin said he and his fiancee were ‘at each others throats’ before he went to Connell and he became so agitated that he punched a hole in the wall.Garda Kilcoyne said he arrived a the scene following a call at 3:25pm. He observed in a statement that McLaughlin appeared ‘very intoxicated’ and believed he had ‘consumed more alcohol than he stated’. Garda Kilcoyne said that he observed a knife on the window ledge of the house.Mr O’Brien said the incident had ‘an element of untruth’ and noted the lack of fingerprinting of the knife was ‘crucial’.Mr Dorrian said McLaughlin had arrived at Connell’s home ‘in a very belligerent frame of mind’. “Someone came to his house with a knife while he was watching television. That person was mumbling incoherently and was swinging a knife.“The problem with the case is that Mr McLaughlin doesn’t know what happened and is three hours out on his timing. He turns up today and says he was hit with a hammer. It all has a bit of a gladiatorial feel to it, really.”Judge Paul Kelly said he was satisfied that Connell had a case to answer for having used excessive force, while he said McLaughlin’s statements about being hit with a lump hammer were ‘entirely bizarre’. Judge Kelly said that there was no evidence that the knife had come from Connell’s home and he could ‘attach no credibility’ to McLaughlin’s evidence.“The offence was initiated by Mr McLaughlin calling to the house with a knife,” Judge Kelly said. “Mr Connell could have avoided the incident by closing the door. Not only did he not do that, but he continued to advance towards Mr McLaughlin on five different occasions. He was pursuing him.“Mr Connell was confronted by the most unlikely situation: an incoherent drunk man wielding a knife. His best course of action would have been to shut it off by closing the door. He struck Mr McLaughlin very hard resulting in injury and his action was disproportionate.“Mr McLaughlin was the initiator of the entire incident with his ill-advised and alcohol-fuelled decision.”McLaughlin, a 50-year-old father of three with no previous convictions, was ordered to keep the peace for 12 months on his own bond of €100.Connell, a 52-year-old single man originally from Scotland, had previous offence for assault using harm, motor offence and misuse of drugs. He, too, was ordered to keep the peace for 12 months on his own bond of €100.Judge Kelly ordered the men to keep out of each other’s way and to come to a resolution on their differences.‘Gladiatorial feel’ after ‘ill-advised, alcohol-fuelled’ knife incident was last modified: January 20th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeyJudge Paul KellyKenneth McLaughlinLetterkenny District CourtROBERT CONNELLlast_img read more

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LETTERKENNY NUMBER1 CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB NOTES

first_imgLetterkenny No1 Celtic Supporters Club are running a day trip to the Champions League game against Benfica on 19th September at Celtic Park. For all information on the game and others contact Denis O’Donnell on 085 1743866.   LETTERKENNY NUMBER1 CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB NOTES was last modified: September 7th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LETTERKENNY NO1 CELTIC SIUPPORTERS CLUBlast_img read more

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EAMON MCGEE JOKINGLY WARNS O’DRISCOLL OVER HIS STANCE ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

first_imgBrian O’Driscoll is straight up for equality.Donegal GAA star Eamon McGee has jokingly warned Irish rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll over his stance on same-sex marriage.McGee has publicly backed the YES campaign in the run-up to the referendum on same-sex marriage which will be held in May.However, McGee revealed he received some criticism and negativity online regarding his stance on the divisive issue. Then last week parishioners in Annagry walked out of mass after Fr John Britto said he disagreed with McGee’s views.Ireland and Leinster legend O’Driscoll tweeted his support for the YES campaign by tweeting, “I’m certainly voting yes #straightupforequalityMcGee playfully responded to O’Driscoll’s tweet by simply saying “Careful now”.   EAMON MCGEE JOKINGLY WARNS O’DRISCOLL OVER HIS STANCE ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE was last modified: March 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brian O’DriscollEamon McGeeEqualityGAAnewsRUGBYSAME-SEX MARRIAGESportlast_img read more

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HEALTH: WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF SOMEONE BESIDE YOU HAD A CARDIAC ARREST

first_imgCARDIAC ARREST: It could be your son, daughter, loved one or a complete Stanger! Would you know what to do?IN this special article for donegaldaily.com John McShane from First Aid Plus tells you more:Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death worldwide; around 6000 people die in Ireland with heart related problems each year. That’s approximately 16 people every day or one person every 90 minutes dying from a sudden cardiac arrest. People with heart disease, high cholesterol and other medical conditions would be at a higher risk of having a cardiac arrest, but this is not always the case. The most shocking aspect of the high number of cardiac related deaths per year is that it is sometimes young, fit people who are the victims.During a sudden cardiac arrest the heart stops pumping which is usually due to an electrical malfunction of the heart. The person collapses, stops breathing and quickly loses consciousness due to lack of blood flow and oxygen to the brain.  This is what happened recently to the premiership football player Fabrice Muamba during an FA cup match against Tottenham Hotspur on the 17 March 2012.Death quickly ensues unless a normal heart rhythm can be restored within a few minutes. The only effective treatment for this is defibrillation, which is giving the heart a shock with a medical device called a defibrillator which basically resets the heart so it can begin its normal pumping action.Defibrillators are also referred to as automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and these can found in some shopping centres, sports centres and several other public buildings. AEDs can be mounted on walls for trained people to use during an emergency. Witnessing a sudden cardiac arrest is a stressful situation especially in a young person such as a teenager, child or infant all of which requires quick actions. First of all the emergency services must be called for and also, if possible an AED sought. If you haven’t been trained on the use of an AED, there is a task that can be performed which may help improve the likelihood of a successful outcome. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a skill that involves manual chest compressions and “mouth to mouth” rescue breathing. CPR by itself is unlikely to restart a heart that has stopped. However, CPR may make the difference between life and death because it helps to maintain blood flow and oxygen to the brain until defibrillation has restored a normal heart rhythm. In effect, CPR can be considered to be a “holding measure” until more advanced treatment is possible.When it is a younger person that’s affected, under the age of 40, the name given to a victim of a cardiac arrest is sudden cardiac death (SCD) also previously called Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. Approximately one in every twenty cases of SCD the cause can not be determined; this then is known as Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS).Training courses are available to train the general public and employees to become responders of these types of incidents. The course’s can also be accredited to nationally and internationally recognised organisations such as the American Heart Association/Irish Heart Foundation (AHA/IHF) and the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC). These courses train you to use an AED, perform CPR and much more. Most AED machines look and operate in the same manner with some giving voice and visual prompts to the user. Once you train with a certain model of an AED, you can then use almost all models. This is a huge bonus as every minute is vital in order for the casualty to survive. It is estimated that for every minute which passes with no CPR or treatment being performed a casualty chances of survival lessens by 10%.With the proper training in the use of AEDs and how to perform CPR, anyone can become a life saving responder.  CPR and AED courses are run all over the county every few weeks and cover all age groups from Adults to Infants. We also offer online training which you can be completed in the comfort of your own home after which you can attend one of our practical session workshops and put all which you have learned online into practice. The practical session workshops are only 1-2hr in duration.   Should you need any more information on upcoming courses, please get in contact with ‘First Aid Plus’.You can click here for more information: http://www.firstaidplus.ie/ HEALTH: WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF SOMEONE BESIDE YOU HAD A CARDIAC ARREST was last modified: April 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:HEALTH: WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF SOMEONE BESIDE YOU HAD A CARDIAC ARRESTlast_img read more

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