Breast cancer awareness walk held

first_imgIn an effort to add its voice to promoting cancer awareness, Nestlé Svelty hosted the Pink Ribbon Walk in Georgetown on Sunday morning.The walk was organised to raise awareness on breast cancer and to raise funds for cancer treatment in Guyana. Participants assembled at the Everest Cricket Ground, Carifesta Avenue, thereafter proceeding along Camp Street, into North Road, then Avenue of the Republic and finally back to the Everest Ground where a health fair was held.At the assembly point, many participants signed words of encouragement for those who are affected by the disease. “Don’t give up, the beginning is always the hardest,” one participant named Stacy wrote, while another said “Walk the walk”, indicating that those who are suffering need not give up.Junior Public Health Minister, Dr Karen Cummings, who was invited to speak at the event, reminded that based on a 10-year reportCancer awareness: Nestlé Svelty hosted the Pink Ribbon Walk in Georgetown on Sunday morningconducted between 2003and 2013, breast cancer was the leading cause of cancer in Guyana.“This Pink Ribbon Walk is a very timely intervention and it will do much to highlight the seriousness of this condition,” the Junior Health Minister noted. She added that the initiatives undertaken by the advocacy group will aid in educating women on how to conduct self-examination.Dr Cummings, while thanking the organisation for its work, pointed out that the Health Ministry was ready to undertake more collaborative efforts to “better the lives of citizens”.Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, who was also present at the event, noted that he was pleased to see the diversity of persons involved, with various nationalities and the young among others in attendance. He also encouraged early screening.last_img read more

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Spain, Portugal in same 2018 World Cup group

first_img0Shares0000Spain’s Jordi Alba (L) celebrates with Alvaro Morata after scoring a goal during their friendly match against Costa Rica, at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga, on November 11, 2017MOSCOW, Russia, Dec 1 – The 2010 World Cup winners Spain were placed in the same group as Cristiano Ronaldo’s European champions Portugal in an exciting draw for the 2018 tournament in Russia on Friday.Neymar’s Brazil meanwhile will have to negotiate a group including Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia as they seek a sixth title. Holders Germany will face Mexico, Sweden and South Korea as they try to retain the title for the first time since Brazil in 1962.Lionel Messi and his Argentina team which struggled to qualify will play European debutants Iceland as well as a talented Croatia team and Nigeria.In a star-studded ceremony in the Kremlin, England were placed with Kevin de Bruyne’s Belgium, surprise packages Panama and Tunisia.– Russia v Saudi Arabia to open –Russia’s national football team head coach Stanislav Cherchesov leading a training session at Moscow’s Eduard Streltsov StadiumHost nation Russia will face Saudi Arabia in the tournament-opening match on June 14 in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.Russia’s other opponents in Group A are Uruguay, led by Barcelona’s Luis Suarez, and Egypt, spearheaded by Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah.France and their potent strikeforce featuring Antoine Griezmann and teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe will play Australia, Peru and Denmark in Group C.Spain’s other opponents in a tough-looking Group B are Morocco and Iran.Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a speech at the draw ceremony that Russia had a “strong affection” for football.“Our country is looking forward to the championship and intends to hold it at the highest level,” Putin said.“I am sure that the forthcoming World Cup will be a huge factor in the development of the sport both in the Russian regions and throughout the whole world.”In the hours before the draw, FIFA President Gianni Infantino denied that doping was a problem even as Russia are at serious risk of being barred from the 2018 Winter Olympics for doping.Infantino claimed that the level of testing in football is sufficient to show that the game is largely clean.“I don’t think there are many other international sports organisations who are doing as many anti-doping tests as football is doing,” Infantino told a press conference.“If you would have a serious doping issue in football this would be known by now, whether in Russia or any other country of the world.”Russia have been stripped of a third of the medals they won as hosts of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and last week a ban on the country taking part in international athletics was upheld.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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