31 May

Tottenham secure first ever WSL win as Rachel Furness penalty downs Liverpool

first_imgRACHEL FURNESS fired Tottenham to their first victory in the top flight of women’s football.Her penalty in first-half injury-time secured a 1-0 home win over Liverpool.1 Rachel Furness stepped up and scored the penalty for TottenhamCredit: Getty – ContributorThe Northern Ireland midfielder coolly slotted the ball into the bottom left corner after sending Reds keeper Anke Preuss in the opposite direction.It was enough to see Spurs bounce back from their loss against Chelsea last week.Furness, who was brought down by Becky Jane, said: “I was running into the box and didn’t see her coming and she’s made contact.“I guess I didn’t expect it because I hit the floor.“Our penalty taker was on the bench but I felt confident so I stepped up and put it away.“We are a newly promoted side and it’s really important to get points on the board early.“It’s our first home game so I’m really happy with the three points.”The penalty was not the only dramatic moment in the match.Irish defender Niamh Fahey — who gave away the ball that led to the penalty — was sent off  to the sound of mild pantomime boos from the Tottenham fans. Rosella Ayane was making a sprint for goal on 64 minutes after pinching the ball from Fahey, who then toppled her.Tottenham next face  Reading — from where Furness is on loan — on Sunday  in the group stages of the Women’s Continental League Cup.And head coach Karen Hills is expecting the tie to be an interesting one.She said: “Reading are a fantastically well- established side.“They have some amazing players and we know it’s going to be a tough and challenging game.“We’ll look at ourselves, analyse and reflect, and make sure all our players are ready and geared to take them on.”Elsewhere, Pauline Bremer fired Manchester City to a 2-0 win over Reading to maintain their 100 per cent record.The German forward, 23, scored both goals at Adams Park.That made it four  in a week  for  Bremer after her double in the Citizens’  7-1 Champions League rout of Lugano.MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutShe said: “I’m enjoying every minute on the pitch and it feels even better to score. We can’t afford to drop points if we want to win the league.”Two first-half stunners from Chloe Kelly were enough to give Everton a 2-0 victory against Bristol City.West Ham grabbed their first win this term after beating Birmingham City 1-0 thanks to Adriana Leon’s 27th-minute hit.David Beckham tells Poch ‘I wish I played for Tottenham’ after watching demolition of Crystal Palacelast_img read more

14 Jan

Catholic Health Secretariat Gets Medical Supplies

first_imgThe Health Secretariat of the Catholic Church of Liberia was on Thursday the grateful recipient of critically needed Anti- Ebola medical supplies.According to the Citizens Alliance to Stop Ebola (CASE –Liberia) officials, the medical supplies comprising drugs and vital testing equipment valued at US$2,500 were acquired by donors and friends at home and abroad.Liberia Law Society Director, Attorney Samuel Kofi Woods, II, during the presentation, reminded Liberians to not be complacent about the Ebola virus.Atty. Woods, a former director of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (JPC), also advised that the medical supplies should not be used for the anti-Ebola fight alone.“It is our hope and conviction that the medical supplies would be used to prevent and cure other illnesses that continue to affect Liberians in our country,” he stated.He also underscored the need for the government, its partners and Liberians to begin to consider the long and medium-range planning of the health system of the country.Atty. Woods also pointed out that some of the medical supplies will be donated to the ELWA Hospital outside Monrovia through its director, Dr. Jerry Browne.It may be recalled that a few months ago, Case-Liberia presented to Dr. Browne a laptop that has greatly enhanced his work at the ELWA Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU).The supplies were presented to CASE-Liberia’s senior staff Atty. Alfred Mabu Brownell who pledged that the entity will sustain its support to health facilities and communities in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the country.He described CASE as a citizens’ initiative that is based on a two prong process which means working with local communities to ensure that they lead in realizing the goal of zero infection and transmission of the disease.He also disclosed that CASE-Liberia has worked in the country for the past four months and the entity comprises civil society groups such as Green Advocates.Atty. Brown warned that until Liberians and partners can do the best mobilization to sensitize citizens against religious and traditional practices that spread the virus, Ebola is far from over.In response, the Coordinator of the Catholic Health Secretariat, Mrs. Yah Wynngausi,  applauded “the dedicated, resilient and committed health workers that braved the storm and risked their lives to save the lives of many people during the height of the Ebola crisis.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more