Colombian National Army Supports Nationwide Immunization Campaign

first_img The Armed Forces contribute to social initiatives Helping to provide health care and social services to remote areas of the country helps the Armed Forces strengthen ties with the civilian population. In February, the Hospital Militar Regional de Occidente joined the launch of the first national vaccination campaign of 2015, “Let’s Promote Vaccination,” in collaboration with the mayor’s office in Santiago de Cali, the municipal Public Health Department, and the “Batalla de Pichincha” 8th Infantry Battalion, part of the 3rd Brigade. Medical personnel also dispensed free medications to those who needed them. They also provided information about government campaigns against domestic violence and family planning, according to the press office of the Apolo Task Force. By Dialogo March 12, 2015 An ongoing effort by the Armed Forces Safeguarding the well-being of the nation’s most vulnerable residents is part of the Army’s mission to provide security for the country. The Army has dedicated itself to helping provide health care and social services to residents in need for years. The Colombian National Army is playing a key role in the country’s nationwide vaccination campaign, helping to bring health care and social services to impoverished and remote regions, including in conflict zones. Safeguarding the well-being of the nation’s most vulnerable residents is part of the Army’s mission to provide security for the country. The Army has dedicated itself to helping provide health care and social services to residents in need for years. The Colombian Health Ministry expects to immunize close to 128,000 children in this year’s initial campaign. In recent years, the Health Ministry has invested more than 500,000 pesos (approximately $190,000) to guarantee the inclusion of new vaccines and to offer the population 18 free vaccines that protect against 24 illnesses. “This type of event seeks to generate an environment of trust towards the State and its representatives in the community,” the 8th Division statement said. It “was once again bringing prosperity to the most disadvantaged residents of Vichada, and extending a helping hand to those who have waited for years for the region’s development.” Such activities are part of the Army’s mission to assist the civilian population. For example, in early March, the Army helped provide health care and dental services to about 2,500 people — including 100 families in extreme poverty — during a two-day program provided by the Apolo Task Force, the Mayor’s Office, the 28th Mobile Brigade, and the Office of Territorial Consolidation in the municipality of Florida, in the Department of Valle del Cauca. “To many Colombians, going to the doctor or the dentist is a routine activity done when necessary, but to the majority who lives in remote areas, it is a wish hard to fulfill,” according to a statement from the 8th Division press office. “This type of event seeks to generate an environment of trust towards the State and its representatives in the community,” the 8th Division statement said. It “was once again bringing prosperity to the most disadvantaged residents of Vichada, and extending a helping hand to those who have waited for years for the region’s development.” An example of this occurred recently in Nueva Antioquia, a remote area in the Department of Vichada, where the “Coronel Arturo Herrera Castaño” 28th Engineer Battalion, 28th Jungle Brigade, 8th Division, coordinated with the government of Vichada, local officials, the National Police, the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare, and other entities to provide health care and social services. An example of this occurred recently in Nueva Antioquia, a remote area in the Department of Vichada, where the “Coronel Arturo Herrera Castaño” 28th Engineer Battalion, 28th Jungle Brigade, 8th Division, coordinated with the government of Vichada, local officials, the National Police, the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare, and other entities to provide health care and social services. The Armed Forces contribute to social initiatives The Colombian Health Ministry expects to immunize close to 128,000 children in this year’s initial campaign. In recent years, the Health Ministry has invested more than 500,000 pesos (approximately $190,000) to guarantee the inclusion of new vaccines and to offer the population 18 free vaccines that protect against 24 illnesses. The Armed Forces is committed to assisting the Expanded Immunizations Program (PAI, for its Spanish acronym) reach the communities and populations which are in most need of health care. Such activities are part of the Army’s mission to assist the civilian population. For example, in early March, the Army helped provide health care and dental services to about 2,500 people — including 100 families in extreme poverty — during a two-day program provided by the Apolo Task Force, the Mayor’s Office, the 28th Mobile Brigade, and the Office of Territorial Consolidation in the municipality of Florida, in the Department of Valle del Cauca. “The Armed Forces’ health system works every year to guarantee the implementation of strategies that lead to the fulfillment of the international commitments to reach 95 percent or higher of immunization coverage of each of the vaccines of the PAI,” the Army said in a statement. For example, in December, Lieutenant Colonel Lizette Gonzalez Gallego collaborated with the Health and Social Protection Ministry to lead the fourth regional vaccination campaign in the medical center of the “José María Córdova” 5th Infantry Battalion in the city of Santa Marta, Magdalena Department. The goal of the initiative was to vaccinate most of the city’s children up to the age of 5. Providing public health services is one of the ways the Armed Forces are providing assistance to the civilian population, including people who live in conflict zones, according to Elvira Cuadra, executive director of the Institute of Strategic Studies and Public Policies (IEEPP) in Nicaragua. “Not being vaccinated is a risk factor for public health and exposes us to disease outbreaks that have already been eradicated in our country, such as measles,” Dr. Diego Alejandro García Londoño, coordinator of the National Immunization Program, said at the launch of the campaign. “That’s why we invite everyone to begin 2015 by getting our children vaccinated, as we also try to capture those who couldn’t do so in 2014.” Helping to provide health care and social services to remote areas of the country helps the Armed Forces strengthen ties with the civilian population. Lieutenant Colonel Clara Inés Moreno Cometa, the hospital’s scientific deputy director; Dr. Liliana Alarcón Luna, local health director and PAI coordinator in Cali; and Dr. Harold Alberto Suárez Calle, municipal Public Health Secretary, joined forces during the day to work with the community. In February, the Hospital Militar Regional de Occidente joined the launch of the first national vaccination campaign of 2015, “Let’s Promote Vaccination,” in collaboration with the mayor’s office in Santiago de Cali, the municipal Public Health Department, and the “Batalla de Pichincha” 8th Infantry Battalion, part of the 3rd Brigade. The Colombian National Army is playing a key role in the country’s nationwide vaccination campaign, helping to bring health care and social services to impoverished and remote regions, including in conflict zones. An ongoing effort by the Armed Forces In addition to providing vaccines, the Military medical personnel conducted prevention efforts by providing educational discussions and setting up games for children and youths. With these social initiatives, the Army seeks to reach vulnerable residents, including those who live on the periphery of civil society. “Not being vaccinated is a risk factor for public health and exposes us to disease outbreaks that have already been eradicated in our country, such as measles,” Dr. Diego Alejandro García Londoño, coordinator of the National Immunization Program, said at the launch of the campaign. “That’s why we invite everyone to begin 2015 by getting our children vaccinated, as we also try to capture those who couldn’t do so in 2014.” Medical personnel also dispensed free medications to those who needed them. They also provided information about government campaigns against domestic violence and family planning, according to the press office of the Apolo Task Force. In addition to providing vaccines, the Military medical personnel conducted prevention efforts by providing educational discussions and setting up games for children and youths. For example, in December, Lieutenant Colonel Lizette Gonzalez Gallego collaborated with the Health and Social Protection Ministry to lead the fourth regional vaccination campaign in the medical center of the “José María Córdova” 5th Infantry Battalion in the city of Santa Marta, Magdalena Department. The goal of the initiative was to vaccinate most of the city’s children up to the age of 5. How I would like the Venezuelan Armed Forces to enter into these actions imitating Brazil and Colombia, and not getting ready to fight a supposed war against the U.S.A. Colombia isn’t the only one to suffer from the scourge of terrorism, but this is because of so much corruption that exists and remains in government entities. Providing public health services is one of the ways the Armed Forces are providing assistance to the civilian population, including people who live in conflict zones, according to Elvira Cuadra, executive director of the Institute of Strategic Studies and Public Policies (IEEPP) in Nicaragua. “To many Colombians, going to the doctor or the dentist is a routine activity done when necessary, but to the majority who lives in remote areas, it is a wish hard to fulfill,” according to a statement from the 8th Division press office. With these social initiatives, the Army seeks to reach vulnerable residents, including those who live on the periphery of civil society. Lieutenant Colonel Clara Inés Moreno Cometa, the hospital’s scientific deputy director; Dr. Liliana Alarcón Luna, local health director and PAI coordinator in Cali; and Dr. Harold Alberto Suárez Calle, municipal Public Health Secretary, joined forces during the day to work with the community. The Armed Forces is committed to assisting the Expanded Immunizations Program (PAI, for its Spanish acronym) reach the communities and populations which are in most need of health care. “The Armed Forces’ health system works every year to guarantee the implementation of strategies that lead to the fulfillment of the international commitments to reach 95 percent or higher of immunization coverage of each of the vaccines of the PAI,” the Army said in a statement. last_img read more

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Bar sections renew legislative positions

first_imgBar sections renew legislative positions Bar sections renew legislative positions September 15, 2004 Regular Newscenter_img Florida Bar sections have received renewed recognition to lobby on dozens of previous legislative positions, as well as six new issues, following action by the Bar Board of Governors.The board acted on the positions at its August 13 meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, following on the recommendation of the Legislation Committee.Under Bar policies, all legislation positions taken by sections, committees, and the Bar for the previous two years expired on June 30. Sections typically reactivate selected positions by resubmitting them for board review.Under Bar policies, sections are given a wide latitude on legislative issues. Generally their legislative activities must fall under that particular section’s purview, not have the potential to cause deep philosophical or emotional divisions among Bar members, or contravene an official position of The Florida Bar. As yet, the Board of Governors has not approved any Bar-wide positions for the 2004-06 biennium.Bar policies generally provide that if the board does not act on a section’s requested legislation position within 60 days, it is automatically approved. Sections use their own, voluntarily-raised money and not any Bar mandatory dues or fees to pay for their legislative activities. They must also make it clear they represent only the section and not the entire Bar.The action on these positions came against the backdrop of a controversy over the request of the Family Law and Public Interest Law sections to repeal a state law that prohibits homosexuals from adopting. Both sections also want the state to adopt a “best interest” standard for adoptions. The sections have postponed their request until the board’s December meeting. (See story in the September 1 Bar News. )The adoption matter is the first time in years that a section’s proposed legislative activities have raised any serious controversy.All Bar, section, and committee positions are posted on the Bar’s Web site, www.flabar.org, following final board action. Click on the Legislative Info. button on the left hand menu, and then List of Positions on the next menu. All of the renewed positions are listed there, as well as the new ones.With the new positions, the board approved: three for the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, two for the Business Law Section, and one for the Family Law Section. Those new positions are: Business Law Section: Opposes legislation to impose income tax on limited liability companies and subchapter 5 corporations; Supports amendment of F.S. §701.02 to provide that the UCC governs the attachment and perfection of a security interest in a mortgage upon real property and in a promissory note or other right to payment or performance secured by that mortgage, and no assignment of the mortgage is required to be recorded under this section for the attachment or perfection of a security interest in such a mortgage under the UCC. Family Law Section: Supports amendments to F.S. §61.16 and F.S. §742.045 to clarify that the court has authority to award reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in establishing both the entitlement and the amount of attorneys’ fees, costs and suit money to be awarded in a proceeding. Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section: Supports the revision of F. S. 222.21 (21)(a) to strengthen the exemptions from creditors’ claims for IRAs and employee benefit funds or accounts exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; Supports the creation of a consolidated chapter for disclaimers of testamentary and non-testamentary property interests; Supports the revision of F.S. §718.117 process for terminating condominium property.last_img read more

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Thought leadership: New BIN utilization requirements

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It was back in 1999 that many articles were written predicting that the United States would run out of phone numbers, driven by the then fresh surge of cell phones, fax machines, and virtual numbers.  The solution at the time was area code splits and overlays, but neither was very popular. And, it wasn’t that we were really running out of individual numbers.  After all, 10 digits yields some 10 billion unique combinations. Even allowing for reserved combinations (411, 911, 555, etc.) there’s still plenty of combinations. Today, there are about 900 million active phone lines. A phone company would request an NPA-NXX, which equated to the block of 10,000 numbers following the first 6 (e.g. 813-984-0001 to 9999). But so many new VOIP, cable, skype-like companies were requesting blocks that the country was running out of blocks to give out. The solution was number portability. Any number could move to any service provider (fixed, wireless, VOIP, virtual).Are we running out of credit card numbers?Fast forward to 2016, and there are predictions that we will run out of credit card numbers. However, just like phone numbers, it’s not the case where we are exhausting every single combination of the standard 16 digit number found on every credit, debit, prepaid, card and some gift cards, airline cards and gas cards. That would be 1 quadrillion unique numbers worldwide (the 16th digit is a checksum). continue reading »last_img read more

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Virus deaths nearly doubling Milan’s normal mortality rate

first_imgDeaths still rising Lombardy was reporting about two-thirds of Italy’s virus deaths when the rate of officially registered infections was still soaring daily in the early part of March.Neighboring regions with high death tolls have been reporting lower infection rates throughout the crisis.AFP’s comparison of the data reflects that.The neighboring Emilia Romagna region reported 1,640 COVID-19 deaths last month.That corresponds to around 40 percent of its estimated monthly deaths average of 4,150 for 2018.The Piedmont region around the industrial city of Turin reported 854 COVID-19 related deaths.AFP estimates that it would have otherwise witnessed around 4,486 deaths.A report authored by an Italian expert at European Society of Anaesthesiology also looked at the data and found that Italy’s death toll will keep rapidly climbing for some time.”The data suggest that the increase in numbers of patients in intensive care in both the Lombardy region and Italy as a whole are likely to have peaked,” the report said.But “the numbers of deaths in hospital will continue to increase at the maximum rate for several days to come”. 969 is a lot The northern Lombardy region that includes the financial capital Milan turned into the global epicenter of the pandemic when Italy overtook China’s official death toll on March 19.Lombardy is Italy’s industrial heartland and includes heavily-affected cities such as Bergamo and Brescia to Milan’s east.The region recorded 99,542 deaths from all causes in 2018 — a rough monthly average of 8,300.It reported 7,176 coronavirus deaths in March.All countries’ monthly deaths vary depending on the season.United Nations data show Italy recording the highest number of deaths in January and the lowest in June.March turns out to be a statistically average month.This suggests that Lombardy’s official toll from COVID-19 last month — 7,176 — was just under 15 percent shy of the number of people who would have statistically been expected to die in March without the epidemic.Bergamo Mayor Giorgio Gori said Wednesday he does not trust the official figures and thinks the real toll may be twice as high.The mayor tweeted a newspaper analysis suggesting that the COVID-19 toll in the Bergamo province was “between 4,500 and 5,000, and not the 2,060″ officially reported.”How many are infected then?” the Bergamo mayor asked.He cited a local statistics agency analysis indicating 26 percent of Bergamo province’s 1.1 million people had the virus.”I fear that the figure is higher,” the mayor tweeted. Italian officials acknowledge that their coronavirus data are incomplete with deaths from COVID-19 related causes outside hospitals often not counted.The number of people who died after catching the virus without ever being tested is unknown.So is the number of people who died of other causes because they could not get treatment from hospitals dealing with a ceaseless flow of COVID-19 patients.Some newspapers are asking why jumps in March deaths reported individually by some cities do not appear to be reflected in the national tally.”The death count does not add up,” the Il Fatto Quotidiano said Wednesday.Here is what the official figures do show. But the tolls being read out daily by health officials in Rome can often seem hard to quantify.The civil protection service disclosed a record 969 deaths for last Friday.That sounds like a lot — but how does that compare to the number of people who usually die in Italy in a day?AFP tried to figure this out by comparing 2018 data from Italy’s official statistic agency ISTAT — the last available for all regions — and the coronavirus deaths reported by the civil protection service in March.center_img The torrent of Italian death data reveals that the region around Milan with a population of 10 million reported almost as many coronavirus fatalities in March as it would normally have done from all other causes.The Mediterranean country of 60 million people is living through its worst disaster since World War II.It registered 12,399 COVID-19 related deaths last month — thousands more than officially reported by any other country. Topics :last_img read more

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SPDB Financial Leasing Acquires Two CMA CGM Vessels

first_imgSPDB Financial Leasing, part of Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (SPD Bank), has signed an operating lease agreement for two 11,380 TEU CMA CGM boxships. The signing ceremony took place in Shanghai on November 18, 2019, the bank said in a statement.Under the agreement, SPDB Financial Leasing purchased two vessels from the French shipping company CMA CGM.No details on the price have been disclosed.The transaction is said to be the first cross-border leasing project involving domestic financial leasing companies in the Lingang New Area.As explained, the deal is in line with the SPDB Financial Leasing’s strategy to expand its presence in the ship leasing sector.The Chinese company currently owns seven CMA CGM containerships and two Pacific Gas VLGC LPG vessels, data provided by VesselsValue shows.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Marijuana users 5x more likely to develop alcohol addiction – study

first_imgRT.com 18 February 2016Family First Comment: “The study authors discovered that adults who had used marijuana at the first assessment and again over the following three years were five times more likely to develop an alcohol use problem, compared to those who had not used marijuana.”People who smoke marijuana are five times more likely to develop an alcohol problem, according to a new study by two New York universities. The research also found that cannabis makes it more likely for existing alcohol use disorders to persist.“Our results suggest that cannabis use appears to be associated with an increased vulnerability to developing an alcohol use disorder, even among those without any history of this,” Renee Goodwin, associate professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, said in a statement.“Marijuana use also appears to increase the likelihood that an existing alcohol use disorder (AUD) will continue over time,” she added. Both alcohol abuse and dependence fall into the category of AUD.The researchers analyzed data from 27,461 adults enrolled in the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions who had first used marijuana at a time when they had no history of AUDs. Each person was assessed at two points in time.The study authors discovered that adults who had used marijuana at the first assessment and again over the following three years were five times more likely to develop an alcohol use problem, compared to those who had not used marijuana.Additionally, adult problem drinkers who did not use cannabis were significantly more likely to be in recovery three years later, compared to people with AUDs who used marijuana.The researchers have called on additional studies to determine whether youths are affected in the same way as adults.“If future research confirms these findings, investigating whether preventing or delaying first use of marijuana might reduce the risk of developing alcohol use disorders among some segments of the population may be worthwhile,” Goodwin said.The study, conducted by researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the City University of New York, was published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.The research is supported by a separate study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry on Wednesday, also affiliated with Columbia University. That study found that adult marijuana use was associated with a greater likelihood of developing alcohol and drug problems, including nicotine dependence, over three years of follow-up.READ MORE: https://www.rt.com/usa/332874-marijuana-alcohol-addiction-study/last_img read more

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Area Girls Basketball Sectional Scores (2-2)

first_imgArea Girls Basketball Sectional ScoresFriday  (2-2)Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ WaldronJac-Cen-Del  74     Oldenburg  30Waldron  35     Morristown  29Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ South RipleyMilan  41     SW Hanover  39South Ripley  59     North Decatur  38Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ South DearbornGreensburg  55     Rushville  46Batesville  56     Lawrenceburg  50Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ East CentralColumbus East  39     Columbus North  29East Central  56     Bloomington North  33last_img

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Lady Trojans Successful Weekend At Southport

first_imgEC Volleyball traveled to Southport for their annual invitational. JV finished 2nd, losing only to Southport in the championship. Varsity finished 3rd.  EC vs. Indianapolis Scecina.  Lost in 2. We started very slow in both sets, but gave them a run for their money at the end. I believe we are the better team, but we didn’t prove it on the court until it was too late. Scecina was very disciplined and I think that frustrated us. These girls showed a lot of heart int he second set being down more than 10 at one point. They refused to quit and ended up tying the game at 20 before giving up the final 5 point run to end the match.    EC vs Scecina at Southport 8-24-19EC vs. Indianapolis Lutheran. Won in 2. We came out strong in the first set, attacking from every avenue to start the match. We pushed from the service line and offensively. In the second set, we let them stay in the game and go point for point too much, but they held strong and finished it in two.    EC vs Lutheran at Southport 8-24-19EC vs. Tri-West. Won in 3. This was probably the best game of the day for us and definitely the strongest competition. We were fired up and our defense came up big in all three sets. The girls finally bought into what the coaching staff has been saying and it showed on the scoreboard. We played our best volleyball of the season in this match and only look to build from here.    EC vs Tri-West at Southport 8-24-19 (1)Varsity is now 3-2 on the season.    Next up: Rushville in our home opener on Tuesday. Freshmen start at 5:30, JV and varsity will follow.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.   ECVB JV finished 2nd in the Southport tournament losing to the home team, Southport.  EC vs. Indianapolis Scecina. ECVB JV started their morning off with a victory against Scecina. Even though we suffered behind the serving line, and gave one too many free points, the girls gathered themselves and finished strong. After the first set finished the jitters left and the girls played with more confidence and togetherness.  With one win in, we continue on to play Indianapolis Lutheran next in the Southport Invite.    EC vs. Indianapolis Lutheran.Against Indianapolis Lutheran ECVB JV pulled out a tight 3 set victory. Lutheran was a very well matched competitor for they fought back throughout the entire match. With the lack of communication we dropped the second set but came back and went on a run in the third set. The girls were able to come together and figure out how to win in a pressure situation. EC vs. Southport.    ECVB JV lost to the host team in two sets with the scores of 20-25 and 18-25. With the lack of communication and effort we laid down to Southport in two sets. Southport was a very disciplined team and it was very noticeable in the defensive aspect of their game. The girls continued to attack and push back but could not quite pull through. A loss can teach you a lot more than a win can and it is those lessons we will take and grow with.      ECVB JV is now 4-1 on the season.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Josefa Andres.last_img read more

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Verneda Wendelman

first_imgVerneda Wendelman, 85, of Dillsboro passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Ripley Crossing in Milan.  Verneda was born Wednesday, July 18, 1934 in Pierceville, Indiana, the daughter of the late Clarence and Edna (Lafary) Cook.  She married Dale Wendelman and he preceded her in death on December 24, 2011.  Verneda was a member of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Dillsboro.  She worked for the South Dearborn School Corporation as an office assistant and a bus driver, she was also a member of the Dillsboro Civic Club.  She enjoyed being with her family, crocheting, loved the outdoors, her flowers, mowing, and running the sound system for the county fairs and festivals.  Dale and Verneda had a spectacular Christmas light display with over 33,000+ lights at their home for the community to enjoy for many years.Verneda is survived by her daughter Kimberly (John) Ascherman of Aurora; grandchildren Kyle and Hannah Ascherman; sisters Mary Bultman of Napoleon and Marie (Harold) Shelp of Milan.  She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Edna.A public graveside service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, with Pastor Deb Beason officiating.  Memorials may be given in honor of Verneda to the Dillsboro Civic Club.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812) 432-5480.  Please reach out to the family through our website at www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message or a memory of Verneda.last_img read more

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Rohr set to unleash new players against Ukraine

first_imgRelatedPosts Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has revealed that he is prepared to test new players in Tuesday’s friendly game against Ukraine. The Franco-German, who was not in any way despondent, stated this when he addressed the pre-match press conference on Monday. He stated: “This game is a big opportunity for us to begin our build-up towards the 2021 AFCON and the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. “Some of our key players retired from the team after the last AFCON in Egypt and some others are not here owing to injuries and other issues. “We have some new and young players here so it is a good opportunity to see what they can bring to the team. “We hope for a good game against a very solid team playing at home.” Stand-in captain William Ekong said: “Ukraine is a strong team with a lot of very good players across Europe. “I know a few of those in Italy where I play. “This game is definitely going to be very tough but we will give our best and also make it very difficult for them. “I believe it will be a very good game.” A camp source hinted that the young guns are, however, rearing to go, seeing the situation as an opportunity to win the heart of Coach Rohr and be considered part of the mainstream going forward. Germany-based goalkeeper Maduka Okoye is in camp to give Francis Uzoho and Ikechukwu Ezenwa a stiff fight for the number one shirt, while usual suspects Olaoluwa Aina, Chidozie Awaziem, Leon Balogun, Jamilu Collins and William Ekong will try to ward off the challenge of Semi Ajayi (listed as defender) and returnee Bryan Idowu at the rear. In the middle, Oghenekaro Etebo and Alex Iwobi should be ahead of returnee Anderson Esiti and new boy Joseph Aribo. It remains to be seen how Kelechi Iheanacho will fit into the middle equation. The fore is brimming with youth and vitality with Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Paul Onuachu and Samuel Kalu all available, alongside new birds Joshua Maja and Emmanuel Dennis. Italian referee Paolo Valerie will take charge of proceedings at the 31,000-capacity arena, with his compatriots Alessandro Costanzo and Stefano Alassio assisting, while Ukrainian Vitaliy Romanov will serve as fourth official. Ukraine, like most jurisdictions of the former Soviet Union, broke off from the collapsed mother nation in 1991. Both the Ukraine Football Association and the country’s senior team came into existence also in 1991. Nigeria and Ukraine have never met at senior level, but a group phase clash at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland earlier in the summer ended 1-1. Ukraine eventually won the championship.Tags: 2021 AFCONAFCONGernot RohrSuper Eagleslast_img read more

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