Red Cross Still in Need of Blood Donations Due to Winter Shortage

August 28, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe American Red Cross is still urging donors to help restock shelves to overcome a blood shortage. Due to winter weather conditions there is still a huge shortage in many parts of the country, including Michigan.Since December 1st, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to the winter weather.Resulting in more than 10,500 blood donations going uncollected.“The Red Cross typically sees blood donations decline during the winter months, November, December and on into January and February. Blood donations will often take a back seat. When you cup hold that from severe weather, we here in Michigan are certainly familiar with we often see blood drives being cancelled due to a lot of snow maybe icy conditions that sort of thing. And then we get into the January, February and now we start to deal with flu season and our donors know that if they aren’t feeling well, or maybe have some symptoms that they wait and donate when they feel better. So you got a cup hold of all those things together and we see ourselves with a decline in donations,” Todd Kulman said.If you would like to help end the blood shortage there are some upcoming blood drives coming to the area.Upcoming Blood Donation Sites:Alcona:Lincoln 2/15/17: 12pm- 5:45pm, Lincoln Senior Center, 207 S. Church StreetAlpena:2/2/17: 10am-3:45pm, MidMichigan Medical Center, 1501 W. Chisholm2/8/17: 11:30 am-5:15pm, First United Methodist Church, 167 RipleyPresque Isle:Onaway 1/24/17: 12pm-5:45pm, Onaway VFW Post, 3685 N. Veterans DrivePosen 1/26/17: 1pm-6:45pm, St. Casimir School Gym, 10075 M-65 North AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: American Red Cross, MICHIGAN, red cross, The American Red CrossContinue ReadingPrevious Bay Athletic Club Inspires Community Through 10th Annual Fitness Inspired GalaNext Friends Together Holds 1st Bowling Party to Kick-Off 2017 Five 4 Friends Campaignlast_img read more

Molynes United oust champs in JN Open League

February 10, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgA new champion will be crowned this Saturday when the final of the JN Open League netball competition is contested at the Leila Robinson Courts, as defending champions Mico ‘B’ were beaten 20-17 by in-form Molynes United ‘A’ in their quarter-final encounter on Tuesday.The winners booked a spot in today’s semi-finals, where they will face Mico ‘A’ at 7:15 p.m. Other winners UWI Pelicans ‘A’ and Waulgrovians ‘A’ will also play for a spot in the final, beginning at 6:45 p.m.Molynes United ‘A’, rated second in attack and defence, started off on fire and raced to a 7-0 lead as goalshooter Shantal Slater was bang on target, with goalkeeper Kadian Dehaney making it hard for the Mico ‘B’ shooters at the other end.MISSED CHANCEMolynes ‘A’ finished with a 9-1 first-quarter lead, but Mico fought back gallantly to tie the score at 9-9. They got opportunities to take the lead, but two missed attempts by Daniel Masters and Shauna Jones let the chance slip.Their opponents capitalised to lead 14-10 at half-time and the Roy Price-coached team kept their title ambitions on track, as they will face another Mico team, which had an easy 28-17 win over Cablepro.Despite the absence of ace goalshooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, who jetted off to New Zealand for the ANZ Championships, the Annette Daley-coached Mico ‘A’ remained unbeaten in this season with a fine all-round display. They led 8-4, 17-15 and 23-13, respectively, at the end of the first three quarters.Goalshooter Taniele Roberts, who took Fowler-Reid’s position, scored 27 goals from 38 attempts, while Petal Smith top-scored for Cablepro with nine goals from 15 tries.There was no luck for Cablepro’s sister team, Jamalco.After a big setback, which saw ace goalshooter Marsha Murphy having to leave the game early in the first quarter after twisting her knee, the Winston Nevers-coached Jamalco lost by two goals, as UWI scored a 25-23 win to book their semi-final place.SMOOTH SAILINGAnother former many-time champion, Walgrovians ‘A’, also booked their semi-final spot, but in a one-sided affair, as they turned back Police ‘A’ 32-16.Having racked up a big 10-1 first-quarter lead, it was smooth sailing for the rest of the way as Waulgrovians ‘A’ led 16-6 after the second quarter and 24-10 at the end of the third stanza, before cruising the rest of the way to set up a clash with UWI ‘A’ in today’s semi-final.The matches will be preceded by the Open League ‘B’ Group semis, with Speg ‘A’ vs Molynes United ‘B’ at 5:45 p.m., followed by Tivoli Gardens vs UTech Knights at 6:15 p.m.- R. G.last_img read more


December 27, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgDONEGAL will play Dublin in the semi-final of the All-Ireland after the Dubs beat Tyrone this evening by seven points.The final score at Croke Park in front of 53,000 fans was Dublin 0-22, Tyrone 0-15.Dublin’s manager Pat Gilroy said he hadn’t even thought of Donegal yet. Speaking after the victory over Tyrone, he said: “We’ve seen it from a distance because we were keeping an eye on this game this evening.“We’re just delighted to be in an All-Ireland semi-final. Jim McGuinness has done an incredible job with Donegal this season. I think they’ve lost just one game all season.”Dublin were impressive – though they were cynical at times too with some dodgy tackles throughout.Tyrone just looked tired. RTE pundit Joe Brolly, the former Derry star, insisted: “Dublin will find it very very hard to beat Donegal.”The downside to today’s result means we will have to listen to a load of auld rubbish from the Dublin media between now and the last weekend of August.Bring on the Dubs…we beat them in 92…we can beat them again.Picture courtesy of Pauric O’Donnell.DONEGAL TO PLAY DUBLIN IN SEMI-FINAL OF ALL-IRELAND SFC was last modified: August 7th, 2011 by gregShare 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:2011 GAA championshipdonegal v dublinlast_img read more


December 27, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgKILLYBEGS footballer Seamus Coleman has urged his teammates to secure victory against Austria on Tuesday after a ‘good’ draw against Sweden on Friday night. Ahead the next game Seamus said: “It was a good point and a good performance. We can bring that on to Tuesday now.“It has set us up nicely for the game against Austria, but a point will mean nothing if we can’t finish it off on Tuesday night. “There is no better feeling than going into that game after a good performance and a good point, and if we can finish it off it will have been a good week.”Ireland produced a commendable performance in Stockholm and Coleman praised Millwall goalkeeper David Forde who made three superb saves.The Donegal man said: “He was brilliant. He came for corners and caught everything.“It was a massive save at the end. It would have been a kick in the teeth if that had gone in but I thought he had a great night. “I thought we kept them quiet and played when we had the chance.“We handled them well and maybe they weren’t expecting us to play like we did.“We have got some good ball-players and that showed – especially James McCarthy. He kept looking for the ball a lot and kept us ticking over.”On his recent performances, Coleman added: “I feel good and feel comfortable in my proper position.“I have always felt I am a right-back and I am getting a good run of games for club and country in that position. “The manager likes me to get forward. That is a big part of my game.“But sometimes you have got to think a point is a good result and there were times when stayed back and let the lads do it.“It was about being solid more than anything but if anyone was going to win it it looked like we could have.”SEAMUS COLEMAN: DRAW IN SWEDEN MEANS NOTHING IF WE CAN’T BEAT AUSTRIA was last modified: March 24th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:SEAMUS COLEMAN: DRAW IN SWEDEN MEANS NOTHING IF WE CAN’T BEAT AUSTRIAlast_img read more