‘Liberia Ebola Combat in the Right Direction

first_imgThe Senior Director of Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practices of the World Bank, Tim Evans, said Liberia is in the right direction combating the deadly Ebola virus and breaking the transmission.Speaking yesterday following a tour of Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) and community visitations around Monrovia, Tim Evans said he is impressed with the ETUs and services delivered to patients, especially with Ebola survivors leaving the ETUs.According to him, the number of ETUs and patients being discharged were an indication that the response is moving in the right direction in containing the epidemic and saving more lives.The Bank’s Senior Director and health expert explained that his visit to District 7 (West Point) along with the community’s mobilizers was a good one, especially seeing patients who have recovered from Ebola and were integrated into the community as well as those families who lost members and were quarantined by the community for 21 days.“This kind of activity by the community is encouraging and supportive of the fight against Ebola.”He also stated that there is need to do more, particularly in strengthening the frontline of community care.“The World Bank will be looking at collaborating with the Government of Liberia to establish good community care units.  This will help strengthen the health system in Liberia,” he added.Mr. Evans said a strong healthcare system is the way forward in containing any disease, including Ebola, cholera and many other diseases.According to the health expert, “We need to seize this opportunity to strengthen the inadequate healthcare system, specifically building community healthcare capacity, building public healthcare libraries and the blood transfusion capacity. These are important health facilities that would uplift the healthcare system in Liberia.”He urged Liberians to maintain the steps taken in breaking the transmission of the virus and added that with assistance from other international partners, Ebola will pass away.A representative from the World Bank office in Liberia and Jacob Hughes, from Hughes Development Incorporated, accompanied Tim Evans on the tour.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liberia Reminds Turkey of Air Travel

first_imgThe Liberian Government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called on the Government of Turkey to open new air routes to Liberia as per the Agreement, which was signed between the two nations in May, 2013.The Assistant Minister for International Cooperation and Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dehpue Y. Zuo, said the air services of Turkey to Liberia will not only help to boost the economy of the country but alleviate the health crisis amidst the decline of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which has claimed the lives of well over 2,000 Liberians.The Assistant Minister made the assertion  last Wednesday when the People and Government of Turkey through the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA),  donated 156 boxes of medical and hygiene supplies to the fight against the Ebola, valued about US$60,000.Assistant Minister Zuo, in a brief comment, urged Turkey’s Consul General in Liberia, Mr. Lusinee F. Kamara, Sr., to convey the government’s message to the people and government of Turkey.“First, we just want say that the Liberian people are happy to have Turkey to identify with us at a time like this.  We also want to remind Turkey that in May-2013, we signed some agreements.  One of these   we want to be implemented is the air services,” Mr. Zuo said. “On behalf of Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, we believe that in times like these more flights are needed in the country.”Assistant Minister Zuo’s appeal stemmed from the issue of “empty promises of some Airways,” which promised to resume flights in Liberia after suspending flights to Ebola-hit West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.Kenya Airways, British Airways, ASKY Airlines, Arik Air of Nigeria and Emirates Airlines suspended flights to Liberia, although some of those airlines later reversed their decisions.“If the people and government of Turkey can open air routes [to] Liberia, it would be a big accomplishment and maybe all other flights would resume operations in Liberia,” Assistant Minister Zuo said.It may be recalled that  according a dispatch from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan at the head of a six-man Liberian delegation,  concluded a weeklong visit to Turkey with the donation of twenty (20) buses to the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) by the City of Istanbul, Turkey.Of the 20 buses, four will be given to the Liberia National Police (LNP) while one goes to the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC). A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) making the donation a reality was signed on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at a colorful ceremony held in Istanbul, Turkey.Additionally, the Turkish government has donated two ambulances to the Health Ministry and most recently 150 boxes of medical and hygiene supplies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

North West Junior Hockey League recap October 11

first_imgAs heard last night on Moose FM, the Fort St. John Huskies moved to 5-1 this season as they had their way with the Sexsmith Vipers by a score of 10-4. Both Brighton Campbell and Lien Miller-Jeannotte had five point efforts in the win. Campbell’s game also saw him take the lead in the NWJHL points race with 15 points through six games.Grande Prairie remains undefeated following a 4-1 win over the Beaverlodge Blades. Corey Wamsteeker had two goals for the JDA Kings in the win.The North Peace Navigators doubled up the Fairview Flyers last night by a score of 6-3. Ty Wiebe had a four point night as he had a hat trick and an assist.- Advertisement -Another three games make up tonight’s slate of games. The Dawson Creek Junior Canucks take on the North Peace Navigators, the Sexsmith Vipers welcome the Slave Lake Wolves, and the Fairview Flyers take on the Beaverlodge Blades.last_img read more

FSJ August Building Numbers

first_imgThe value of construction in Fort St. John through August continued to run ahead of last year’s pace.However, the year-over-year gap narrowed, from nearly 10 million dollars in July, to about 4 million in August.Thus, the city would now be far off last year’s pace had it not been, for the 23 million-dollar-plus Enerplex permit issued in March.- Advertisement -It represents nearly 40 percent of the eight month year-to-date total, of just over 60 million dollars.There were 31 permits issued in August with a construction value of just under 5 million dollars, as compared to 47 permits for about 12 million issued in August 2007.The eight month total of permits issued this year is 213, as compared to 229 last year.Advertisement However, city revenue this year is up slightly to about 153 thousand dollars, as compared to 130 thousand, in 2007.last_img read more

Slain child’s dad files $5 million claim against county

first_imgROSAMOND – The father of a 5-year-old boy who authorities said was beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend has filed a $5 million wrongful death claim against Los Angeles County. Darnell Wheat, the father of Darion Wheat, claims the Department of Children and Family Services was negligent in handling the family’s case. “The negligence of the county was a contributive factor to the child’s death,” Wheat’s attorney, Richard Spencer, said Wednesday. “We believe the county should have picked up on signs of abuse that were not picked up on. Had they done so, they could have prevented the boy’s death.” The claim, a precursor to a lawsuit, was sent to the county last week, Spencer said. DCFS officials would not comment on the case. “We do not comment on any litigation. We are not able to discuss any cases due to issues of confidentiality,” spokesman Stuart Riskin said. The boyfriend, George “Bleu” Tyler, is in jail in Kern County on suspicion of first-degree murder in Darion’s death. The little boy’s mother, Dionna Wheat, 22, has been charged with felony child endangerment and being an accessory after a felony. Tyler’s mother, Mavis Watson, 45, of Lake Los Angeles, has been charged with being an accessory to a crime and destruction of evidence. The three have pleaded not guilty. Authorities said Dionna Wheat originally told them that Darion died after she accidentally ran over him with her car in their Rosamond driveway. But an autopsy indicated Darion died from blunt-force trauma inconsistent with being run over by a car, Kern County officials said. Two months before Darion’s death, he visited his grandmother, Annie Ray, and told her he was afraid of his mother’s boyfriend. The grandmother said she found bruises on Darion’s 4-year-old brother and called authorities, but social workers allowed the boys and a toddler brother and infant sister to return to their mother. Investigators believe Darion was beaten to death Aug. 9, 2006, in his mother’s home. Ray had had custody of the older children until December 2005. Tyler had been under a court order to stay away from Darion and the two younger boys, though not the 8-month-old girl, who is his daughter, a Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services report shows. Ray said in an interview with the Daily News that she was told the court order was issued when the children were returned to their mother because Tyler refused to be fingerprinted for a background check. Ray said a social worker told her the order had not been enforced because it was never served on Tyler. Social workers also told her visits to the Buckwheat Avenue home in Rosamond showed no signs a man was living there. A department status report that Ray obtained after she made her complaint in June said that the children’s mother seemed to have a loving relationship with them, that the house was clean when social workers arrived for unannounced visits and that there were no safety concerns involving her. A sheriff’s deputy who accompanied social workers to Ray’s home to investigate her abuse report dismissed the bruises on the younger boy’s buttocks as minor, Ray said. Ray said she got custody of the older children in February 2004 after they were found in a car after a police chase that ended in Van Nuys. A year before, they had wound up in temporary protective custody after they were found at a Mojave motel where Dionna Wheat’s boyfriend was arrested, she said. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want 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

Oliech impresses in Free State Stars trials

first_img0Shares0000Former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech reacts during his last match for the national team in July 2015 against Zambia at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 7- Former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech will hold talks with the top leadership of South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Free State Stars on a possible move to the Bethlehem based club.Oliech has been in trials with the club over the last nine days with a possibility of putting pen to paper and according to head coach Luc Eymael, the 33-year old forward might have just placed himself high in the pecking order. “For me he’s not yet fit but he has a lot of quality with skills and everything. He’s scoring in training and for me I am very positive that things will be okay but now it depends with the bosses. The transfer window is not yet open now but we will discuss and see what comes off it,” Eymael, formerly with Kenyan giants AFC Leopards said.“He has to meet the bosses either Tuesday or Wednesday. I have had my say and they will talk to make an agreement,” the Belgian coach said.Oliech, nicknamed ‘Wuod Mary’ by his adoring fans has been off club football since leaving Dubai Cultural Sports Club where he spent half a season after three seasons with Ajjaccio in the French top tier.Former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech warms up before his last match for the national team in July 2015 against Zambia at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAt some point, he had been rumored to be headed to Gor Mahia, but the same did not work out. Oliech is one of the most revered Harambee Stars figures having scored 33 goals off 77 caps for the national team.“He has the experience and I think he can be a good addition for us. If things go okay then that’s it,” Eymael further expounded on Oliech’s imminent move.The club had been home to young defender Joseph Okumu who however played for just two seasons. If the move materializes, Oliech will join Harambee Stars defender Brian Mandela who now plies his trade with Maritzburg United and striker Massoud Juma who plays for Cape Town City.With one match before the season ends, Free State Stars are sixth in the standings with 40 points, level with fifth placed Cape Town City.Meanwhile, Eymael remains linked with the coaching job at Kaizer Chiefs following the resignation of Steve Komphela.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

New Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp set for winning start at Anfield – Coral Daily Download

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Coral’s PR manager brings us up-to-date prices on the contenders for Champions League glory.Manchester City, winners over Sevilla on Wednesday night, are 11/1 to lift the trophy and are favoured to do the best in the competition out of all the English clubs.He also turns his attention to the Europa League, with Tottenham, Liverpool and Celtic in action on Thursday night.Tottenham are 7/5 to triumph at Anderlecht, Liverpool are 4/9 to beat Rubin Kazan in Jurgen Klopp’s Anfield bow, while Celtic are 6/4 shots to win at Molde.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Antelope Valley Weekend

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale will perform with winners of the Gail Newby Concerto Competition, the Antelope Valley Ballet and the Antelope Valley College Civic Orchestra, 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $18, seniors $16, children $9. Call (661) 723-5950. Travelogue on New Zealand, 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $5. Call (661) 267-5684. Tony Molina and Friends perform salsa music and Latin ballads, 8-11:30 p.m. Thursdays at Harry’s Place at the Antelope Valley Inn, 44055 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Salsa DJ Wayne Molina performs, 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Call (661) 948-4651. Ranger-led nature hikes, 11 a.m. every Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce. Meet in the first small parking lot by the ranger station. Call (661) 268-0840. Mojave Desert Information Center offers natural history exhibits, videos and a touch-screen computer to find out more information about desert state parks and the surrounding areas. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week at 43779 15th St. W. Call (661) 942-0662. Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M. Desert Opera Theater will present “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” through Sunday at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Showtimes: 8 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20, or $16 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Dance company Ailey II will perform, 7 p.m. Sunday at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $28. Call (661) 723-5950. Palmdale Youth and Community Orchestras will perform, 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $10, or $8 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Ball in the House will perform a cappella pop and r&b, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $20, $15 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sundays at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 949-9467 or 723-4891. Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club dance, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Lessons are available, 6:30-7:30 p.m. for $2. Admission: $2 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Bring a small dessert. Call (661) 943-0210 or (661) 267-5551. The Antelope Valley Weekend column runs weekly. Fax information or updates to (661) 267-5747 by noon Wednesday. Mailing address is 1645 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite D, Palmdale, CA 93550, attention: Entertainment. 160Want 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

‘THE SECOND COMING’ – GALLAGHER HAILS DONEGAL’S SECOND 35 MINUTES

first_imgDonegal manager Rory Gallagher remained perfectly composed as he hailed his side’s second half dominance against Galway at Croke Park today.Rory GallagherGallagher admitted that Galway were hungry coming into the game but said he was pleased at how his men gradually got on top.And back at Croke Park next Saturday, is where the Fermanagh man said his team needs to be. “We’re delighted to be back in the quarter-final and that’s where we want to be“Once we got on top in the middle in the second-half we went on to dominate the game.“Galway came in with a bit of momentum and we were coming off a defeat,” he said“We started the game well but then Galway took over in the middle of the park and they gave us a lot of trouble for most of the first-half. “Once we got on top in the middle in the second-half we went on to dominate the game. Michael {Murphy} then went inside to full-forward and he made a big difference,” he told RTE.He added that he dos not see the knee injury to Paddy McBrearty keeping the Kilcar man out of next Saturday’s crunch game with Connaught champions Mayo.“He just has a wee problem just above his knee. At times he was running freely and other times it was giving him a bit of bother. I’d imagine with a full week’s training he’d be grand. Thankfully we had Leo {McLoone} to come in and he made a difference.”‘THE SECOND COMING’ – GALLAGHER HAILS DONEGAL’S SECOND 35 MINUTES was last modified: August 1st, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegalGalwayMayoRory Gallagherlast_img read more