Women of Troy split wild weekend series

first_imgAfter a strong non-conference showing, the No. 20 USC women’s soccer team kicked off Pac-10 play this weekend against No. 1 Stanford and No. 21 California.On fire · Freshman midfielder Elizabeth Eddy scored a hat trick Sunday against Cal to help lift the Trojans to a 5-4 overtime victory. – Dario Griffin | Daily Trojan Despite a tough loss to Stanford Friday at the Coliseum, the Women of Troy (8-3-2) came back strong Sunday afternoon and responded with a 5-4 sudden-death overtime victory against No. 21 California   (6-3-4). The Women of Troy won the game five minutes into overtime after they received a free kick. Redshirt junior midfielder Ashli Sandoval did the rest as she placed the ball in the top right corner of the goal, putting an end to a wild game that gave the Women of Troy a hard-fought victory.“We should have had them in the beginning, but it turned out to be an entertaining game,” Sandoval said. “[I] had to stay calm and focus on that one shot and just put it in.”USC almost didn’t make it to overtime, as Cal forward Alex Morgan completed her hat trick with just two minutes left in regulation to give the Golden Bears a 4-3 lead.The Women of Troy refused to quit and responded 14 seconds later, when freshman midfielder Elizabeth Eddy completed a hat trick of her own to tie the game 4-4 and send it to overtime.“Our team showed a lot of character to pull out the win,” Eddy said. “We worked hard to get back each goal and we got it done.”The Women of Troy gained an early lead, scoring two goals within the first 3:30 of the game.Senior forward Megan Ohai added to her already-impressive résumé at USC with a shot that found its way inside the top left corner of the post. A few minutes later, Eddy scored her first goal of the day, giving the Women of Troy a 2-0 lead.Despite holding a early two-goal advantage, USC allowed the Golden Bears to get back into the game — and momentarily take the lead — in the second half.In the 65th minute, Cal forward/midfielder Lauren Battung scored her fourth goal of the season to cut the lead in half, 2-1.“A 2-0 lead is the most dangerous score in the game,” USC coach Ali Khosroshahin said. “We knew if they got one, we knew it would be a dogfight.”And the game turned out to be exactly that as the Women of Troy and Golden Bears engaged in a seesaw battle the rest of the way.The Women of Troy responded in the 75th minute when Cal goalkeeper Emily Kruger vacated the net after a defensive breakdown and Eddy poked the ball to the far right post to give the Women of Troy a 3-1 lead.But in a game where the temperature reached more than 90 degrees, forcing two USC defenders, freshman Mia Bruno and junior Claire Schloemer, out of the game, Khosroshahin had to juggle the lineup.“When you change your backline, problems can occur because of the continuity you have,” Khosroshahin said. “We don’t really change a whole lot back there, but we had to change it a lot.”With some of the Trojans’ key defenders missing, the Golden Bears took advantage, cutting the lead to a single goal again when Morgan headed in a ball off a free kick to make it 3-2.Before the win Sunday afternoon, USC played host to the top-ranked Cardinal on Friday night at the Los Angeles Coliseum. USC fell short, losing 2-1 to Stanford (10-0-2) in front of an announced crowd of 1,429.“You got to give our ladies credit,” Khosroshahin said. “They kept fighting and kept battling. I thought we had more chances than [Stanford] did, but they just capitalized on the opportunities they had.”In the first half, the Women of Troy had numerous opportunities to strike, most notably when Eddy was able to break free from her defender, creating havoc for the Stanford backline.There was a scramble in front of the Stanford net, and the Women of Troy had three shots on goal but were denied by the Cardinal’s defense and goalkeeper Emily Oliver.In the second half, it wasn’t long before the Cardinal would break the tie — in the 59th minute, forward Christen Press knocked a shot from outside the box into the top left corner of the goal post, giving her team a 1-0 advantage.“We lost a little bit of momentum after we had a couple of great chances,” Khosroshahin said. “That’s a quality team that capitalizes on the opportunities they have.”The Cardinal would add an insurance goal in the 65th minute when Stanford midfielder Teresa Noyola managed to get her shot just past USC freshman goalkeeper Shelby Church, giving the Cardinal a 2-0 lead.“We just gave them too much time on the ball,” senior defender Karter Haug said. “They’re really good players, and if we give them that much time, they’re going to find the goal.”Though the Women of Troy were trailing, they refused to give up. In the 84th minute, Bruno scored her second goal of the year, cutting the lead in half.However, it would be too late for a comeback as Stanford held on to win, 2-1.Khosroshahin said his players showed a lot of heart, refusing to give up when their backs were against the wall.“We have a [great] team,” Khosroshahin said. “They just got to believe it. The ladies just showed unbelievable character.”last_img read more

Residents Welcome Drug Serv Pharmacy at Seaview Gardens Health Centre

first_imgStory Highlights Dr. Christopher Tufton says the intention is to establish 50 of these outlets across the country, “then the hospitals and some of the major health centres would provide the other outlets”. For Sharon Kelly, who has been attending the Seaview Gardens Health Centre every month for the past 10 years, having the pharmacy close by means that she is now able to get her medication within her community, which saves both time and money. Residents of Seaview Gardens in St. Andrew are welcoming the opening of a Drug Serv Pharmacy at the community health centre. Residents of Seaview Gardens in St. Andrew are welcoming the opening of a Drug Serv Pharmacy at the community health centre.The move by the National Health Fund (NHF) allows members of the community and other users to access their medication at the same place where they receive their healthcare.No longer will persons have to travel to Cross Roads or the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) to get their medication.For Sharon Kelly, who has been attending the Seaview Gardens Health Centre every month for the past 10 years, having the pharmacy close by means that she is now able to get her medication within her community, which saves both time and money.“It was really difficult to have to go all the way downtown to get my medication at KPH, but now that the pharmacy is here, I have time to do other things on clinic days,” she says.Olando Wilson, who is epileptic and has been attending the health centre every two weeks since childhood, says that given his condition, he is happy to no longer have to travel outside of Seaview Gardens for his medication.Chief Executive Officer of the NHF, Everton Anderson, tells JIS News that the agency is working assiduously to fulfil its mandate to consolidate the management of government pharmaceutical services.He says the Fund has found that “many of the primary care facilities are not properly covered as it relates to having reliable pharmacy service, which has been a major focus of the Fund”.He explains that in making the decision to set up the Drug Serv Pharmacy in Seaview Gardens, the NHF team met with members of the community to discuss how they could be better served.“This has led to people staying at the health centre and receiving their medication at their point of care, and experiencing a better pharmacy service,” he says.Mr. Anderson notes that it is the Government’s intention to replicate the model across the country, working not only with NHF-managed pharmacies but also with private facilities.“We recently took over the management of the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital Pharmacy, and we’re looking at expanding into those primary care facilities in that (parish),” he notes.The NHF CEO says the programme will be moving into other parishes, including Manchester and Clarendon.“We want one model that works across the country that incorporates our pharmacies, private pharmacies and appropriate management of our hospitals, to create a really pleasurable pharmacy experience for the patients,” he adds.In the meantime, Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, tells JIS News that the consolidation will result in increased efficiency, and is one component of the Government’s overall programme to improve pharmaceutical services.The other is linked to the existing public-private partnership, which involves making Government drugs available to public patients at selected private pharmacies.The objective is to expand pharmaceutical care and minimise waiting time for patients.“This is intended to give better coverage, and it will, in turn, reduce waiting time for persons who would have to rely on the hospital pharmacies. So, it’s really an overhaul of the approach to drug distribution by creating one platform to administer, and linking that with some critical private-sector partners to create more windows and more outlets for distribution,” he explains.Dr. Tufton says the intention is to establish 50 of these outlets across the country, “then the hospitals and some of the major health centres would provide the other outlets”.“Our position is that those outlets will significantly reduce the need for long waits and for travelling long distances. After that, we will review and determine if there are any necessary adjustments to be made,” he adds.The objective of the Drug Serv programme is to make high-quality pharmaceuticals readily available, as well as to facilitate improved patient compliance, especially among those who are unable to purchase the medication.Seaview Gardens Health Centre patient, Sharon Kelly, welcomes the opening of the Drug Serv Pharmacy, which has allowed for greater access to her medication.last_img read more

Loginno SoontoBe First Digital Shipping Firm Selected

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Contopia, Shipping Container Utopia by Loginno The soon-to-be first digital shipping company, chosen out of 17 global applicants, is set to be revealed on June 6 in Oslo, Norway, during Nor-Shipping, the largest global shipping event of 2019.Earlier this week, the final scoring of the competition’s contestants had been performed, and a notice to the winning shipping company had been sent.The news would be revealed at the end of a Contopia-themed panel of experts discussing the various use cases for the first digital shipping company, according to Loginno, the company that is creating the world’s Internet-of-Shipping-Containers infrastructure named Contopia (Container Utopia).The digital shipping company would use the disruptive Israeli IoT technology for end to end supply chain visibility.Ahead of the The Contopia Factor competition winner announcement, Loginno is warming up the engines with a surprise reveal of the technological foundation upon which the winning shipping company’s digital infrastructure will be built.In a closed event held in Tel Aviv, Loginno unveiled the 5th generation of its critically acclaimed AGAM device, whose unique installation method as a standard container vent allows every container service depot to install it with no training.While this operational side of Loginno’s patent-protected hardware was already known, founder Amit Aflalo, got into the technical specifics of what he dubs “both the smartest and the most affordable shipping container brain in existence today.”“It is the only wide-area communications device with battery life of 10+ years without recharge, effectively making it a permanent solution for every shipping container, never to be taken off during its entire lifetime of usage,” Aflalo added.last_img read more