first_imgSenegal team embrace prior to the group H match between Japan and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Baker )SAMARA, Russia — As Senegal’s new generation pursues its own World Cup success, coach Aliou Cisse said there’s plenty to work on — and he should know.Senegal’s last appearance in the World Cup came in 2002, when the team reached the quarterfinals. Cisse was the captain of that squad.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Senegal opened the tournament in Russia with a 2-1 victory over Poland and followed that with a disappointing 2-2 draw against Japan.“We were not very good, frankly,” Cisse said. “I think the best team on the pitch was Japan, I have to be honest.”Senegal, making its second World Cup appearance, shocked the field in 2002 by beating defending champion France in the tournament opener. Senegal advanced to the quarterfinals before falling to Turkey.Colombia made the quarterfinals four years ago in Brazil, falling to the hosts 2-1. It was the furthest the nation had advanced in soccer’s premier tournament.After a 2-1 loss to Japan in its opener in Russia, Colombia appeared as if it had regained its Brazilian form with a 3-0 victory over Poland. James Rodriguez, the Bayern Munich star who was a substitute in the team’s opener because of a calf injury, set up two goals against Poland.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Now with Cisse as coach, the Lions of Teranga will play their final group stage match against Colombia on Thursday in Samara with a spot in the knockout round at stake.“We need to improve the impact. We need to be more aggressive on the ball,” Cisse said. “At this level it goes very fast. We need to have more concentration. We need to be more rigorous.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJapan and Senegal lead Group H with four points apiece. Colombia has three and could advance if it beats Senegal, and both could go through with a draw if Japan loses. Poland has been eliminated.The top two finishers in the group will go on to play opponents from Group G — either England or Belgium. Those teams play Thursday for the top spot in their group. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Colombia suffered a blow when midfielder Abel Aguilar was injured and taken off the field on a stretcher in the first half against Poland. Mateus Uribe took his place in the match.The team said Monday that Aguilar would undergo additional tests to determine the extent of the left adductor injury.HISTORYThe teams have met just one before, in a 2014 friendly in Buenos Aires. It ended in a 2-2 draw.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Bitter loss to Germany made Sweden ‘stronger,’ coach says Rodriguez has six goals and four assists in seven World Cup games, and many are eagerly awaiting his first goal in Russia.Coach Jose Peckerman was taking a similar approach to Cisse heading into the final group match.“We need to play at an extraordinary level to beat a tough team,” he said. “Mentally, we’re in a good place, but we need to continue to improve, because we are ambitious, and we hope to continue in this World Cup.”BAND OF BROTHERSPekerman dedicated the team’s victory over Poland to Carlos Sanchez, who was the target of a death threat after receiving a red card in the opener against Japan.Sanchez could return to the team for the group finale as Colombian authorities investigate the threat, which referenced the murder of Colombian defender Andres Escobar following an own-goal at the 1994 World Cup.“We play with a lot of responsibility and a lot of dedication and so forth, but these things shouldn’t be said lightly. And whether it’s confirmed or not, this is something that is very painful,” Pekerman said.DANCING MACHINESenegal has grabbed attention at the World Cup for a joyful warmup routine that looks more like a dance than a workout. The team’s synchronized moves include a bit of chanting before the players huddle together in laughter. A short video of the routine has drawn more than a million views on Twitter.AGUILAR’S INJURY Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe Principal Investigator on the Ebola Natural History Study in Liberia Dr. Mosoka Fallah has called on Liberians to embark on the same spirit used during the fight against the Ebola virus disease outbreak through its communities engagement to eliminate rabies from Liberia. Dr. Fallah made the statement yesterday at the celebration of World Rabies Day under the theme: “Educate, Vaccinate and Eliminate’ held at the Duport Road Health Center in Paynesville.He said even though rabies is a killer disease, it can be prevented and completely eliminated in the country if citizens rise up against it as it was done during the Ebola outbreak.Dr. Fallah noted that to eliminate rabies is for pet owners to ensure that their dogs are vaccinated against rabies.He advised that in order to eliminate rabies from killing less than 15 year old children, inter sectoral meetings with the Ministry of Agriculture and health must work together to pay for the cost of immunizing dogs.“It’s important for these things to be put in place because Liberia doesn’t have a good surveillance system therefore we must use the measures that was enforced during the EVD outbreak to save the lives of our people,” Dr. Fallah said.He encouraged awareness campaign programs to educate communities on the danger and the preventive measures on how to help communities eliminate rabies in the country.He pointed out that this venture is necessary because if citizens are not educated about the danger and the prevention of rabies they will not know what to do and how to prevent it .Meanwhile, Roseline George, Deputy Director for Disease Prevention and Control at the Ministry of Health, disclosed that statistics indicate that there are 779 dog bites cases in the country with Montserrado County accounting for the highest cases of 444 incidents.The issue of addressing rabies is very significant to the country because there are many citizens affected with cases of rabies that have led to the deaths of several young people.To eliminate rabies the Ministries of health, agriculture and World Health Organization and others, have introduced vaccines to be used to treat victims of rabies, and the Duport Road Health Center in Paynesville is the center for the exercise.Dr. Garba Ahmed of the Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Disease (ECTAD) County Team Leader of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) encouraged Liberians to report cases of rabies and must also take their dogs to be vaccinated.“We need to work together to end rabies and this can be done if everyone works to create awareness and then going to the health facility for vaccination,” Dr. Ahmed said.Several speakers at the occasion spoke of the danger of rabies if it is not treated and called on government and partners to decentralize the immunization process by taking the awareness and treatment to other counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more