Wig Warriors Comes to Red Bank

first_imgLawson doesn’t just address the obvious hair loss fromthe head. She can also help with remedies for thinning andloss of eyebrows and eyelashes, including eyeliners, browliners, powders and stencils, among other options. “It’s a tough road navigating through the side effects of chemotherapy,” she said, “but in the end the hair does grows back.” RED BANK – When Michele Lawson’s stepmother battled cancer she remembers the anxiety over the unknown effects her treatment would have on her body, both inside and out, including the potential loss of her hair. Wig Warriors was founded to help patients deal with the often traumatic, but sometimes overlooked side effects of cancer treatments. Chemotherapy drugs are powerful medications that attack rapidly growing cancer cells and unfortunately also attack other rapidly growing cells in the body, including those in the hair roots. Physicians deal with the nausea and potential for infections arising from the treatment, but don’t offer much support for hair loss, a non life-threatening side effect. “We help women navigate through the cosmetic side effects they will endure while going through treatment,” Lawson said. Wig Warriors offers each patient a free wig plus free wig services during treatment, along with a consultation to set up a plan of action to help deal with the difficulties clients may face during their treatment. Wig Warriors, housed at Hair & Co. salon in Red Bank, provides wigs, hair coverings and beauty tips at no cost to women undergoing cancer treatment. Photo courtesy Wig Warriors In a private room in Lawson’s salon, stocked with donated wigs, scarfs, head wraps and head coverings, Lawson meets with women undergoing radiation and chemotherapy. In this safe haven she discusses what they may experience, guides them through the stages of hair loss, and explains the options available to them, including pre-emptive hair cutting and shaving, as well as fitting, styling and caring for wigs. “When you look your best, you feel better,” says Lawson, who has volunteered with the American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better program that teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer. “I started volunteering when our stepmom was suffering through her diagnosis in 2001 and I needed to help in some way and I started fitting and styling wigs for cancer patients.” By Judy O’Gorman Alvarez Now much of Lawson’s family is involved, includingher sons Luke, Kyle and Peter who sit on the foundation’sboard of directors. Now Lawson, a hair stylist and salon owner, has launched Wig Warriors: The Maureen S. Konopko Foundation in honor of her stepmother who sadly passed away from the disease. On Nov. 18 friends, supporters and the Red Bank community kicked off the nonprofit at her salon Hair & Co. on White Street. On any given day Lawson could be shaving a client’s head, discussing the best wig or head scarf options for another woman or coloring another client’s hair that hasstarted to grow back. “I helped one client transition into awig and start her hair loss journey from the difficult taskof shaving her head to discussing wig care and head wrapsand coverings,” Lawson said.last_img read more

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Wuhan Zall returns to China due to the situation in Spain

first_imgThe Wuhan Zall, Chinese soccer team from the city where the coronavirus outbreak arose and that has been in Andalusia since last January 29, will return to his country next Saturday due to the situation that Spain is going through with the COVID-19, explained this Thursday to Efe his coach, the Spanish José González.“The problem is now here, in China it has been practically eradicated”, indicated the technician from Cádiz, who pointed out that they had not returned to the Asian country until now due to the epidemic situation and due to the postponement of the league, but given this new situation in Spain they have decided to return. The Chinese team, made up of twenty-seven footballers, arrived at the end of January at the Malaga-Costa del Sol airport to start a concentration in Sotogrande (Cádiz) without presenting, as reported by the Junta de Andalucía, no coronavirus symptoms.The postponement of his league competition as a result of the coronavirus health crisis led to his stay in Andalusia being prolonged on several occasions and his return to China being postponed due to security.China announced on Thursday that the peak of COVID-19 broadcasts has come to an end, as reported by a spokesman for the National Health Commission of the Asian country during a press conference in Beijing.last_img read more

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Judges Warned Not to Take Money from Those Seeking Justice

first_imgChief Justice Francis Korkpor wants the Liberian media exercise due diligence to any story about the country’s justice system. Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor Sr. has warned judges to live above reproach and stop using the court as a place to get rich or for money making.Justice Korkpor made the statement in Ganta, Nimba County where Magistrate Nyan Ben was turning over to S. Yarlor Saywon as new Stipendiary Magistrate of the Ganta Magisterial Court.“People rush to us for redress for situations they are faced with. They come to the court frustrated and need a result for their problems, but if a judge begins to demand money, you increase their frustration and make them to lost hope,” he said. “Don’t take bond fees from anyone and use your 13.5 to help the party litigant, not for intimidating or exploiting the people.”The Chief Justice, who was very frank in his deliberation at the turning over ceremony, urged judges to use the resources at their disposal to discharge their duties, and should not take money from people who are seeking for justice.Although he did not mention any punishment for any judge found in such judicial malpractice, he admonished them to be strong and do things according to the law by helping the people get their just justice.“If you do the right thing and the people thank God for your sake, that alone will make you live long and be respected in the community,” he said.The Chief Justice statement was really applauded by those in attendance, with many of them expressing satisfaction because he spoke on the ill of the judicial system.(From left) Ganta City representative, Judge Emery Paye, Incoming Magistrate Saywon, Chief Justice Korkpor, Outgoing Nyan Ben, Associate Magistrate Owen Freeman and Ganta City Solicitor Wilson SokpahGanta Magisterial Court is one of the leading courts in Nimba County that faces several challenges, including limited manpower and inadequate space, said the outgoing Stipendiary Magistrate Nyan M. Ben. The Chief Justice said it will be taking care of.Stipendiary Magistrate Nyan M. Ben served Ganta for the period of four years, something the Chief Justice said it was too much for a judge to stay in one community.The incoming Stipendiary Magistrate Yarlor Saywon, II meanwhile assured the public of a good working relationship and called for cooperation from the citizens and all party litigants.Magistrate Saywon served as principal for both Yini High School in Ganta and later at Tappeh Memorial High School in Tappita. He also served as a teacher at the John Wesley Pearson High School in Ganta and again as Superintendent of Nimba from 1999 to 2001.Chief Justice Korkpor explained that his reason for endorsing the turning over ceremony is because Ganta is one of the cities in Liberia with people of diverse backgrounds.“In so doing”, he said, “I am here to sound some warning against some of the judicial malpractices in the court.”The Supreme Court justice also warned the citizens to respect the law of the country and give the judiciary chance of discharging their duties.“Don’t law into your own hands , by beating accused or carrying on mob action,” he said.“Don’t try the people in a mob court, seek court’s remedy and respect the view of the court, but, if you are displeased with a court’s decision appeal to the higher court for redress,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Trio who killed professor jailed for 34 years

first_img“This is a very sad case. Here I have in front of me are three persons who are still children,” Justice Navindra Singh said on Tuesday as he considered suitable sentences for three teenagers who had confessed to killing Professor Pariedeau Mars in 2016.Jailed: Orin Mc CraeDead: ProfessorPariedeau MarsJailed: Naomi AdamsThe three that confessed to the crime are 18-year-old Naomi Adams, 20-year-old Nikkisha Dover, and 19-year-old Orin McCrae. The convicted trio were represented by Attorneys Mark Conway, Mohammed Ali and Adrian Thompson respectively.Initially charged for the capital offence of murder, the teenagers recently opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter and their sentencing was deferred to Tuesday for presentation of a probation report.The joint charge read that on May 12, 2016, in the county of Demerara, they killed Pariedeau Mars, also called ‘Perry’, in furtherance of a robbery.In pleas of mitigation to the Court, each defence counsel asked that Justice Singh consider the fact that their clients were ages 15, 16 and 17 respectively when the senseless crime was committed and also that they did not waste the Court’s time and pleaded guilty on first appearances.Moreover, Attorney Thompson on his client’s behalf (McCrae) specifically highlighted that he has been attending anger management classes during his time spent on remand. Meanwhile, Attorney Conway noted that his client (Adams) has also been attending anger management classes and church services regularly.However, the prosecution which consisted of State Prosecutors Tuanna Hardy, Teriq Mohammed, and Sarah Martin, contended that the sentences should reflect the nature, gravity, and circumstances in which the crime was committed, since Professor Mars died gruesomely.As such, Justice Singh, before handing down the sentences, advised each of the convicted teens to use the time being incarcerated to complete their secondary education and prepare themselves for their release back into society.Adams, being the first to confess to the crime, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, while her co-accused Dover and McCrae were both sentenced to 12 years each. It was ordered that the prison authorities deduct the years spent on remand from each of the sentences imposed.Timithy Paul Chance and Andre Benjamin are the two that remain accused of murder and are expected to face trials to determine their fate.According to Police reports in 2016, 75-year-old Mars, of Bissessar Avenue, Prashad Nagar, Georgetown, was found bound and beaten in his home about 18:30h on May 12, 2016 by his wife. He was subsequently rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Investigations revealed that Dover was known to the now dead professor as she would visit his home. It was further revealed that the said accused confessed to conspiring with McCrae to rob the elderly man as he was home alone on the day of the incident.last_img read more

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Mom to keep obese son

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONDON – A mother who feared she might lose custody of her obese 8-year-old son unless he lost weight was allowed to keep the boy after striking a deal Tuesday with social workers to safeguard his welfare. The case has set off a debate over child obesity and raised questions about whether genetics, junk food or bad parenting is to blame. Connor McCreaddie of Wallsend in northeastern England weighs 218 pounds, four times the weight of a healthy child his age. Connor and his mother, Nicola McKeown, 35, both attended a child-protection meeting Tuesday with North Tyneside Council officials. Before the meeting, McKeown, a single mother of two, said she hoped she would not lose custody of her son. “I’m not too good, and I’m very nervous about the meeting. I’m hoping for the best,” she said. Afterward, the Local Safeguarding Children Board issued a statement that it “was able to confirm that its hope and ambition is to enable this child to remain with his family.” Board members wrote that, “in order to move this matter forward, we have made a formal agreement with the family to safeguard and promote the child’s welfare.” The agency provided no details about what Connor or his mother would have to do. The hearing was held under the Children Act, which places a duty on the local authority to conduct an inquiry if it has “reasonable cause to suspect that a child … in their area is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm.” The boy’s case attracted national attention after his mother allowed an ITV News crew to film his day-to-day life for a month. When he was 2 1/2, Connor was too heavy for his mother to pick him up, and at 5, he weighed more than 126 pounds, said The Journal, a regional newspaper. Now the boy, who is tall for his age at 5 feet, wears adult clothes and size-eight shoes, the newspaper said. Sky TV showed footage of Connor’s mother serving him meals of french fries, meat and buttered bread. “He’ll hover around the kitchen for food. He’ll continually go in the fridge,” McKeown said of her son. “I just keep telling him to get out of the fridge, wait until meal times and stuff. But at the end of the day, he was born hungry. He has always been hungry.” “Bacon. Mmmm … That’s my favorite. Um … chicken, steak, sausage,” the boy told the camera. Obesity is essentially caused by eating more calories than you burn. Obese people are sometimes thought to have metabolic rates lower than normal, so they need less food to maintain their weight. Levels of obesity have tripled in England since 1980, according to the Food Standards Agency. More than half of women and about two-thirds of men are either overweight or obese, it said.last_img read more

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Fort St. John RCMP looking for robbery suspects

first_imgOne suspect was wearing a blue and white jacket, and the other was wearing a black “DC” hoodie, jeans, and a white belt. Both individuals were wearing masks and gloves, and one of them had a hammer.Anyone who saw the suspects or that may have information on the incident is asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100,  or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. – Advertisement –last_img

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Coral Daily Download – Will Ireland be the only home nation in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals?

first_imgNicola McGeady joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Ireland fan McGeady looks ahead to the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals, and is positive over her nation’s chances against a tough Argentina side.Despite the team staring the face of an injury crisis, Ireland are 5/2 to progress to the final four, with Argentina 19/10 for the win.Scotland, meanwhile, face an uphill battle against 5/2 favourites Australia, and a brusing South Africa side are 1/3 to beat Wales.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

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Peaceful march

first_img– George Green Valley Village Blackwater tactics Re “Guards are offered limited immunity” (Oct. 31): The bottom line about Blackwater USA is their bottom line. Their reputation for never losing a U.S. diplomat has been acquired by Blackwater’s video-game-like blasting the path in front of them and not being responsible or concerned for the chaos of death and destruction in their wake. Imagine if our U.S. vice president was killed as was the Iraqi vice president by Blackwater security. What would our reaction be? – Jerold Drucker Tarzana SCHIP It is amazing to me that a president and Congress are having difficulty agreeing to a compromise that would at least cover our children who currently have no insurance. That seems simple enough. How much are we taxpayers paying our legislators to figure this out for our kids’ benefit and our country’s future? -Rev. Mark Jaufmann Woodland Hills Council, DWP Re “DWP fails city again after 2006 warnings” (Their Opinions, Oct. 29): The old saying about people in glass houses throwing stones has apparently been lost on City Council President Eric Garcetti and his City Council, which should be asked the questions he posed: How do they intend to eliminate the backlog of infrastructure improvements created by 30 years of neglect? And, if the DWP is to maintain and replace infrastructure and equipment, why divert hundreds of millions of dollars from the DWP to the city’s general fund, as they have been doing for years? – Glenn W. Hoiby North Hollywood Raising rates DWP has to raise rates to upgrade their system? Do we have to pay nearly $350,000 a year in salary to one person? Outrageous! I don’t believe anyone is worth that salary. No wonder the middle class is falling behind, the poor get poorer, the rich get richer and we lose our middle class altogether. – Harriet Jones Northridge Ron Deaton Re “Deaton resigns from top DWP job” (Oct. 27): The retirement of Ron Deaton, my friend and mentor, will leave a huge hole in the executive leadership among all the general managers. He was someone we could all go to for advice or encouragement while also taking his friendly barbs and helpful advice. I am going to miss him as I am sure the entire city of Los Angeles will feel the loss of one of the true icons in this city. – Jon Kirk Mukri General manager Department of Recreation and Parks Politicking war Re “Waterboarding question hurting Mukasey’s chances” (Nov. 11): First it’s the Democrats saying the administration should immediately pull out of a failed war in Iraq, which is improving. They have the power to defund the war. They won’t as they can’t take the heat on that one so they carp. Now it’s waterboarding as the issue du jour to roadblock an otherwise qualified attorney general candidate for their political gain. I don’t know if it is torture or coerced interrogation; do they? But if the leaders of Congress feel it’s the former, they should stand up and introduce a law outlawing it. I doubt they have the courage to have a floor debate and let the people weigh in as we did on the ill-fated, bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform. – Patrick Henry Lake Balboa On the bus The immigration debate about brown-skinned Mexicans and Latinos is no different than the social unrest over blacks in the ’50s. Racism has just spiraled around again and taken on a new shape. An example of what most Americans are not seeing as they ride in the comfort of their SUV: I ride public transportation and many of the passengers are Mexican. They are hardworking and courteous fellow passengers. But, there are others who ride the same buses who have an agenda; white, rude, belligerent, and obnoxious anti-immigrationists who spew out obscenities on Mexican men, women and children. The police have had to be called on occasion. So, who would you rather sit next to, be with? A respectful immigrant or one of these white hatemongers? This is not an isolated case. – Ron Lowe Santa Monica Scofflaws Re “Fixing broken windows” (Our Opinions, Oct. 31): I take the Orange Line from Canoga to Valley College Station twice a week, around 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. Since the beginning of September, I have not seen a single deputy sheriff or Metro officer enter the bus and ask for tickets or passes. If the pursuit of scuffles is not being enforced, then some individuals will believe that getting a free ride is worth the risk of a $250 ticket. Spending money on turnstiles or gates won’t work on the Orange Line with its open-air stations. – Abraham Hoffman Canoga Park The new look Sometimes you just have to try some things out to see if they work and I believe so far the Daily News new look is a go. Of course us old folks who deplore change will have a time of it but I think it’s a start. Wish the “This Day in History” was in its old format, but what the heck. And thank you, Daily News, for publishing some of the many opinions on both sides of the issue. Common sense, I hope will prevail in our war with the terrorists, the city councilmen and -women, mayor, DWP, LAUSD, and anyone else who likes to reach into our pockets to help themselves. – Wynne Ritch Granada Hills 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “LAPD, panel clash over May Day” (Oct. 31): Quoting from your article: “… Los Angeles Police Department officers shot more than 100 rounds of rubber bullets into a crowd with women and children as they tried to disperse a peaceful immigration march.” Originally, it was reported the reason the LAPD was breaking up the May Day immigration march was because a small minority of protesters began throwing objects at police officers and overturning one officer’s motorcycle. While that does not excuse any physical actions any officer used on the remaining protesters, it should’ve been mentioned in your article and maybe calling it a mostly “peaceful immigration march.” Any reports on the May Day incident should mention this as well as any arrests or charges filed against any of the protesters. – Patrick Mattauch AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Panorama City The right thing Re “Democratic rivals go after Clinton” (Oct. 31): In response to Sen. Edwards’ charge that Hillary Clinton believes that combat missions should be continued in Iraq without a timetable for withdrawal, Clinton replied forcefully, saying “I stand for ending the war in Iraq, bringing our troops home.” She added, however, that “it is going to take time,” and some troops must remain to fight al-Qaida in Iraq. “I don’t know how you pursue al-Qaida without engaging them in combat.” she said. Sounds to me like the policy of the current administration. Maybe we’re doing the right thing after all. Thanks, Hillary, for pointing that out. last_img read more

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SOCCER: LAGAN HARPS FC NEWS

first_imgTerry Leyden presents Ciana Brogan with the Donegal Women’s U14 League trophyLagan Harps Fc Our u/14 girls won the league last week when they won 4-2 in Glenree. Caoimhe Walshe(2), Zoe Green and Ciana Brogan were the scorers. Our ladies team remained clear at the top after a 7-2 home win over Bonagee Utd, Lauren Harper(4), Nikita Burke, Amber Barrett and Caroline Gallagher were the scorers. Our u/18 girls put in a good performance before losing 3-2 to Fanad Utd in the Glencar Inn cup. Zoe Mc Glynn and Amy Bpyd were their scorers.. Our men’s team held a fun day followed by Trevor Loughrey playing in the hall on Sunday. Thanks to everyone who helped make it such a successful day. Our first game of the new season is at home to local rivals Dromoghill Fc next Thursday, in the Brian Mc Cormick cup. In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 5,11,17 and 24. 15 people had two numbers with Stanley Dill being drawn out and winning E50. Next weeks jackpot is E4425.00. The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Nancy Gallagher. We would also extend sympathy to the Graham and Crawford family’s (Letterkenny) on their recent tragedy.  SOCCER: LAGAN HARPS FC NEWS was last modified: August 5th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SOCCER: LAGAN HARPS FC NEWSlast_img read more

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DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: FOUR MASTERS EXPECTED TO COMPLETE FORMALITIES AGAINST GLENFIN

first_imgKarl Lacey will look to guide Four Masters into the last eight of the Donegal SFC when they face Glenfin on Saturday evening.Four Masters travel to Glenfin on Saturday evening knowing a victory will see them top the group and advance to the last eight of the Donegal SFC.Four Masters delivered a polished and clinical display last weekend against Mac Cumhaills and ran out convincing winners in the end.With Glenfin’s hopes of advancing to the knock-out stages of the Donegal SFC now extinguished, it’s hard to see past a Four Masters win. With Donegal stars Karl Lacey, Paul Durcan and Luke Keaney at their disposal, the Donegal Town side are a formidable outfit.Glenfin were desperately unlucky last weekend against Ardara.They put in a spirited display and narrowly lost out to Ardara by one point.It was a marked improvement from their bitter defeat to local rivals Mac Cumhaills a week earlier, but despite their brave display, they ultimately bowed out of the competition. Glenfin are resigned to the fact they’ll be involved in a play-off to secure their senior status.With just pride left to play for on Saturday it will be difficult for Glenfin.Four Masters need the win, and they should get it.VERDICT – FOUR MASTERS DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: FOUR MASTERS EXPECTED TO COMPLETE FORMALITIES AGAINST GLENFIN was last modified: October 9th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal SFCDonegal SFC Previewfour mastersGAAglenfinnewsSportlast_img read more

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