Sherman Nets First Brace for PKNS FC

first_imgSherman scored his first brace in PKNS FC’s 3-2 win against Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, April 27, 2019.Liberia’s Malaysia-based striker Kpah Sherman, first brace for PKNS FC in the Malaysian Super League continues to fly the Liberian flag high in the Asian league by performing to expectation.“I am happy to be here to start another chapter of my football career with focus to be steady in the league and contribute more to my new club,” said Sherman after signing a one-year deal with the top flight club in December 2018.Noted for his forceful style of play in pressuring opponents, Sherman opened his goal scoring account on February 17, 2019, after helping his team secured a 4-0 win against FA Salangor.At the moment, all seems to be going well so far for the 27-year-old in the new chapter of his football career. Over the weekend, he scored his first brace for PKNS FC in their 3-2 win against Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, April 27 at the Shah Alam Stadium in Selangor.Selangor (Pop. 5.79 million in 2013) is a state on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, encircling the capital Kuala Lumpur. In the state capital, Shah Alam, the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque has four soaring minarets and a huge blue dome. To the northeast are the limestone Batu Caves, which house ornately decorated Hindu shrines. A large golden statue of the Hindu god Lord Murugan stands at the entrance, and monkeys scamper about.Sherman scored his first goal in the 31st minute to make the scores 2-0, before Kuala Lumpur got a consolation at the brink of half time. Upon return to the second half, the national team striker completed his brace in the 78th,  followed by another consolation in the 82nd minute.The weekend’s brace from the former BYC striker, increased his goals tally to four out of eight league games, two assists and two goals from two games in the Malaysia FA Cup. Sherman’s performance also earned him an accolade after he was named “Man of the Match” and player of the week by his team.His recent accomplishment comes a little over a week after he scored the lone goal in his team’s 1-0 win over JDT, securing their qualification to the quarterfinals.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Medical service has new target

first_imgWHITTIER – A mobile health services unit that has visited area senior centers since 1998 has taken a detour. Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital’s Care Force One program, which sponsored free health screenings for seniors locally, has refocused its services to target area schools and children, officials said Monday. “\ seem to have the greatest need in this area,” said Nancy Whyte, manager of community health at the Whittier hospital. “It just keeps coming up that they don’t have access to health care, and they have no physicians, no insurance. This is our way to be able to meet that need,” she added. For the past seven years, Care Force One operators have stationed the traveling health clinic outside of senior centers to offer various walk-in screenings. The services included high blood pressure, glucose and diabetes assessments, among other evaluations. The program drew about 70 visitors a month at some locations. Senior center officials said Monday they have worked to adapt now that the Care Force One unit no longer visits the centers. Ruri Pierre, community services supervisor for the Whittier senior center, said she is working to maintain free screenings for local seniors. She has been able to duplicate some Care Force One programs and recruited associates from other health organizations to offer the services at the Walnut Street center, Pierre said. “I haven’t had anyone come to me and say that they miss the program,” she added. Visitors to the Pico Rivera Senior Center have also adjusted to the transition, according to Lizet Olmos, a coordinator at the site. Olmos said her staff learned of Care Force One’s redirection with sufficient time to line up their own health services for local seniors. “It makes sense because there are individuals here (at the senior center) they are targeting that do have insurance and do have transportation,” Olmos said. According to Whyte, the change in focus from seniors to low-income children will allow hospital officials to expand from preventive health care to doing some primary care. Care Force One officials will now offer basic medical services – such as treating pink eye, for example – to preschool through middle school students. “Those are things that we couldn’t do before,” Whyte said, adding Care Force One will also offer free immunizations and health screenings. Under the revamped program, about 22 schools in four school districts will be served by Care Force One. Those districts include Whittier City School District, South Whittier School District and the Los Nietos School District, along with the “Plaza de la Raza” Head Start program, Whyte said. El Rancho Adult School will also receive Care Force One services. Intercommunity spends an estimated $200,000 annually to operate and maintain Care Force One, Whyte said. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more