Weekend Sports Roundup

    By SONIA RANDEV

    Premier League Highlights:

    Chelsea stutter to a third successive goalless draw against Leicester

    Arsenal’s form takes another major slump after losing 2-1 to Bournemouth. Sanchez move could be confirmed anytime soon as Manchester United look favourites in signing him ahead of their rivals Manchester City

    Tottenham put on a fine display beating West Ham 4-0.Harry Kane reaches a new milestone by breaking Teddy Sheringham’s record of 97 premier league goals for Tottenham. The 24 year old striker scored twice against West Ham to bring his tally up to 98 league goals in 135 appearances.

    Liverpool were on fire against Manchester City scoring 3 goals in the space of 9 minutes with City trailing 4-1.Silva and Gundogan grabbed two goals back but the end score was Liverpool 4 Manchester City 3.Liverpool move into third place on the Premier League table.

    Womens Football:

    FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup Semi-Final
    Arsenal Women v Reading Women

    Arsenal Women have booked their place in the FA Continental Tyres Cup Final with a late winner scored by Jordan Nobbs.

    Defending Champions Man City Women beat Chelsea Ladies 1-0 which was scored in the 18th minute by Nadia Nadim.
    Arsenal Women now face Man City Women in the final.

    Boxing:

    This week saw Amir King Khan announce his return to the world of Boxing to a packed press conference in London on Wednesday.
    In a surprise turn of events, fans and industry professionals were shocked to hear that Khan had decided to sign a promotional fight deal with Match room Boxing and Eddie Hearn after previous spats. Amir Khan has signed a 3 fight deal for 2018 with his comeback fight taking place on UK soil at the Liverpool Echo Arena on April 21.
    Full feature and highlights from the press conference where our sports correspondent Sonia Randev was present will be out this week. Opponent to be announced this week.

    Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker world title unification fight was officially announced today. The WBO, WBA and IBF belts will be on the line as the heavy weight rivals come face to face at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on March 31 live on Sky Sports box office. This is the first time two reigning heavy weight champions have fought in Britain.
    Full press conference and feature will follow next week.

    Basketball:

    Thursday 11 January saw NBA hit the UK at London’s o2 arena where the Philadelphia 76ers took on the Boston Celtics. The Celtics beat the 76ers 114-103.Full feature out this week where Sonia Randev was live reporting from the packed arena.

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    A&E department warn to choose service wisely

    The Accident and Emergency departments at Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal infirmary are extremely busy at the moment, and clinicians are urging those without serious, emergency conditions to speak to their GP, a pharmacist or stay home and treat themselves with self-care medication available in many shops and supermarkets.

    Dr Mark Davies, Clinical lead for Emergency Care and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, said: “There are currently long waits in both our emergency departments.

    “The numbers of people presenting with non-emergencies is contributing to the situation. We would ask them to consider other alternatives than coming into A&E.

    “Emergencies will always receive priority in our departments and we would ask everyone else to bear with us and expect to wait.”

    People attending with long-standing ailments which aren’t medical emergencies, are a factor in the delays.  A&E departments are for life-threatening emergencies, such as:

    • loss of consciousness
    • acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
    • persistent, severe chest pain
    • breathing difficulties
    • severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
    • severe allergic reactions
    • severe burns or scalds

    Many people are also visiting A&E at Calderdale Royal hospital with the norovirus, also known as the winter vomiting bug, which is affecting waiting times.

    Dr Alan Brook, Chair of NHS Calderdale CCG said “The norovirus is passed to others very easily, so If you have diarrhoea or are vomiting or feeling nauseous, please avoid going to busy places, such as work, school or hospital for at least 48 hours after the symptoms have passed.

    “It’s very important that you should also avoid visiting anyone in hospital during this time.

    “Visiting your pharmacy about common health problems frees up time for GPs and A&E departments, which are already stretched, especially during the winter months. If you’re feeling unwell in any way, please speak to a pharmacist or a GP in the first instance for health advice, or call NHS 111 for more serious health concerns.”

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    Firefighters and nurses join forces to prevent falls

    Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust has teamed up with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to support vulnerable people across the district who are at an increased risk of falling.

    The Trust has embarked on an 18 month project to train all firefighters across Bradford and Airedale to identify people aged over 65 who are at risk of falling as part of their routine Safe and Well Checks, to increase fire safety.

    The training will give firefighters the knowledge to identify people who may be at risk of a fall and offer advice to people in their homes to prevent falls from happening such as moving furniture and rugs which could cause a fall. Those people who are at risk of a fall are then referred by the firefighters to the Care Trust’s district nursing team to receive the help and support they need.

    Rachel Morris, Falls Prevention Nurse at the Trust who is delivering the training, said: “Over 25,000 people each year in the Bradford district have at least one fall. Out of this number 578 are admitted to hospital as a result of a hip fracture and 2,600 attend hospital as a result of a fracture.

    Leon Dentico, Neil Rhodes from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. Jo Corbett, Rachel Morris, Jacqueline Critchlow, District Nurse from Bradford District Care Foundation Trust

    “By working together with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service we are now able to identify vulnerable people which we might not be aware of and offer help and support to prevent falls which could result in a serious injury or hospital stay.”

    The project is based on a successful six month pilot in Keighley run by the Care Trust with the Fire Service which saw 80 people undertake a falls screening assessment to identify people at risk of a fall, of those 46 referrals were made to the Trust’s District Nursing team.

    One of those referrals was for Jean*, aged 84, who was not known to Trust services before the Safe and Well Check. The district nurse visited Jean and found she had an undiagnosed condition called postural hypotension. This means that if *Jean stood up too quickly her blood pressure would drop and result in her becoming dizzy or lightheaded and potentially fall. Jean* received medication to support her condition and balance and exercise classes.

    Jo Corbett, Team Leader for Silsden District Nursing Team at the Care Trust, said: “When we receive a referral we visit people in their homes to look in depth at any factors that have or could cause a fall such as medication people are taking, high or low blood pressure, any infections a person may have that could cause them to lose balance and also potential hazards such as furniture and wires which need moving. We can also suggest further support for people such as eye tests and physiotherapy.”

    Chris Kirby, the Area Manager for Fire Safety for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “When firefighters visit people in their homes for Safe and Well checks across Bradford and Airedale to discuss fire safety they also will give basic advice on falls and see which people could be at risk of a fall. We can identify issues at an early stage which can reduce the likelihood of people being admitted to hospital by putting preventative measures in place.”

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    Community organisations are getting together to host Great Get Together with a Big Iftar in memory of the late MP Jo Cox

    The event, which takes place on Sunday 18 June at City Park in Bradford is being hosted by Muslim Women’s Council in partnership with Bradford Council, MyLahore, Martin House Hospice, Bradford Council for Mosques, Bradford Reform Synagogue, Touchstone Bradford, Wellsprings Together Bradford and Carlisle Business Centre.

    The Great Get Together is a joint initiative between More in Common, led by Brendan Cox (husband of the late Jo Cox MP) and Eden Communities who organise the annual Big Lunch. The initiative has been organised in memory of Jo Cox MP, who was killed on 16 June 2016. Her husband, Brendan and friends want to remember Jo by communities coming together.

    The date for the event this year falls within Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. To take account of this The Big Iftar has partnered with The Great Get Together to make it a truly inclusive event.

    Chief Executive of Muslim Woman’s Council Bana Gora said: “In the spirit of the unity Jo Cox lived and died for, the Muslim Women’s Council has worked in partnership with Bradford Council, MyLahore, Martin House Hospice, Bradford Council for Mosques, Bradford Reform Synagogue, Touchstone Bradford, Wellsprings Together Bradford and Carlisle Business Centre, and Noor Ul Islam Mosque, pulling together people from all corners and from all walks of life. On Sunday, Bradfordians of all faiths and none can share a meal with their fellow Muslim who will break their fast as the sun goes down.

    “There is so much to be worried about. Our small blue and green planet really does feel like it is hurtling down a rabbit hole of chaos. As much as it pains us that we had to lose Jo in order to launch such a beautiful event, we cannot ever forget that, as Jo said herself in her maiden speech to parliament, there is more that unites us than divides us, even if what unites us is a simple love of food”

    Chris Verney, community fundraiser for Martin House, said: “At Martin House we value the importance of sharing food together and the sense of community it brings – every day our families and care team eat their meals together, and the kitchen is at the heart of the hospice. Currently around a third of the children and young people we care for come from the Bradford area, which includes support at our hospice, in hospital and in their own homes. So we are delighted to be partner in Bradford’s Big Iftar and share in this community celebration.”

    Bradford’s Great Get Together and Big Iftar will take place on Sunday 18th June in City Park from 8pm – 10pm. Please let us know if you can join us for delicious food, inspirational speeches and a lot more!

    Bring along your prayer mats. Refreshments will be served at iftar (breaking of the fast) and there is lots of free street parking available.

    Email directorsoffice@muslimwomenscouncil.org.uk  or call 01274 223230.

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    Seventy years on: Peace after Partition

    August 2017 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Indian partition, the birth of two separate countries: India and Pakistan, before a further split after the independence of Bangladesh in 1971. The 1947 partition is one of the largest migrations ever recorded in history. Not only did this transform the landscape of South Asia, but the consequences are still affecting the lives of millions of people today, which includes communities who migrated to the UK.

    To chronicle these events and to share the experiences of Partition, the Peace Museum has put together an exhibition titled Peace After Partition. The exhibition will aim to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the event, showcasing a collection of stories and artefacts and will also include invitations for school, youth and elderly groups to participate in workshops.

    Launching on 14 June 2017, and running till 29 September 2017, the Peace Museum will offer a guided tour and Bradford residents will be encouraged to document their own family histories relating to Partition, share stories of peaceful reactions between communities in response to the violence that erupted, and map their migrations from South Asia.

    Diversity Development Officer, Samayya Afzal, said “this will be an opportunity for South Asians and non-South Asians of all backgrounds and ages to come together, to learn about and discuss our shared history, relate to the decisions and events that paved the way to Partition, and perhaps most importantly, see Partition through a perspective different to our own.”

    The exhibition is free and open to all. Tickets for the launch can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/peace-after-partition-exhibition-launch-tickets-35014578547

    If you would like more information, please contact Samayya Afzal at 01274 780241 or email at samayya.afzal@peacemuseum.org.uk.

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