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British Humanitarian Promises More Aid for Bong Hospitals

first_imgThe head of a British Charity organization, Maternal and Child Health Advocacy International (MCAI), Prof. David Southhall, has promised more humanitarian support for Bong County.Prof. Southall made the disclosure recently to the Daily Observer in an interview at his Mamba Point, Monrovia office.According to him, his organization will continue to support more effective health care delivery services to people in central Liberia.Prof. Southhall said his organization had recently donated a half million dollar worth of surgical medical equipment to Phebe and C.B. Dunbar hospitals in Bong County.He underscored that the donation is part of his organization’s way of strengthening the emergency health care program in the county.Beside the donation, he said MCAI is also training senior midwifery in rural Liberia where there are no doctors to cater to women.Mr. Southhall, who is also a professor of Pediatrics and Maternal Health, noted that the Charity was reasonably aware of the copious challenges facing the two hospitals in the county, particularly in the face of the Ebola virus disease that is claiming lives in the country.Professor Southall informed the county health authorities that some of the items were procured by his organization while other charities in the United Kingdom donated a substantial portion to identify with the two hospitals as they faced the human killer disease.Professor Southall named two oxygen generators, a huge assortment of antibiotics, oxygen concentrators as well as two emergency centers for the neo natal ward at the C. B. Dunbar Hospital as some of the equipment and supplies donated to the hospitals.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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MoT Launches New Road Safety Prevention Program

first_imgOne of the emerging road safety factors that accounts for the challenging road safety situation in the country is the incidence of disabled, broken down, accident and abandoned vehicles on the roads. Authorities at the Ministry of Transport (MoT) have launched a National Road Accident Prevention Program, a release has said. The “The National Road Accident Prevention Program,” is a Government Social Intervention Program introduced by the Ministry of Transport to prevent road accidents and save lives in the country. The Ministry believes that human capital is the most important and precious resource of Liberia, and thus the need to save lives cannot be overly emphasized. According to the release, one of the emerging road safety factors that accounts for the challenging road safety situation in the country is the incidence of disabled, broken down, accident and abandoned vehicles on the roads.  This phenomenon accounts for very high number of crashes in the country as a result of moving vehicles running into “these disabled, broken down, accident and abandoned vehicles usually leading to deaths and severe injuries of innocent persons.”Under the program, there will be towing and ambulance services. Beginning July, 2019, when the fleet of equipment, including heavy and light duty tow trucks, well-equipped ambulances and high-powered police motor bikes are expected to be in the country, all disabled, broken down, accident and abandoned vehicles will be instantly towed to a “safe place” and first aid medication given “free of charge” to accident victims, whilst being taken to the hospital.   Some of the program’s benefits to both vehicle owners and the general public, include but not limited to ensuring the free flow of traffic across the country by the instant removal to safe places defective vehicles; that very swift ambulance services and proper first aid medical care for accident victims while being taken to the hospital; and a creation of mass employment opportunities for many Liberians nation–wide be established.The Ministry has therefore called on all Liberians to fully support this noble national cause “free of politics.”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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Healthcare professionals benefit from “Helping Babies Breathe” initiative

first_imgHealthcare professionals attached to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) have benefited from a two-day practical training workshop titled, “Helping Babies Breathe”.LHC health-care workers engaged in a practical demonstration during the training exerciseThe workshop, which was facilitated by the Bridges Global Medical Mission, is one endorsed by the American Academy of Paediatrics with the aim of significantly reducing neonatal deaths.Facilitated by Neonatal and Perinatal Specialists Dr Yanick Vibert and Dr Folasade Kehinde, the exercise saw nurses attached to the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Maternity and Paediatric Wards as well as midwives benefiting.According to Dr Kehinde, around the world, babies are most vulnerable the first 28 days of life or at birth and 90 per cent of those deaths usually occur within the first 24 hours.Hence, she pointed to the significance of the training exercise. The “Helping Babies Breathe” programme is one which prepares health-care workers to deal with complications which may arise immediately after the birth of an infant.During the exercise, health-care professionals were educated on the correct methods of suction and resuscitation of newborns. Dr Kehinde highlighted that the professionals were also trained on how to effectively utilise minimum resources.“What we are here to do is help (health-care workers) to learn how to take care of babies when we do not have so many resources to help them to survive. Not just the delivery of the baby, but the first 24 hours and first 28 days of life,” she explained.It was noted that since the introduction of the programme, some studies have shown significant reduction in deaths among babies with the intervention of the Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) techniques at birth.As such, the Pan-American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) and the Latin American and Caribbean Neonatal Alliance are supporting the Public Health Ministry in the start-up of the national HBB programme in Guyana. The initiative, which has been in existence since 2010, has since been implemented in several countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and other parts of the world.last_img read more

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‘Vehicle for corruption’ speeding forward – Opposition Leader

first_img…as plans to sell-off sugar assets without valuations startExpressions of interest have been invited by the Special Purpose Unit, tasked with the divestment of assets of the sugar industry, via advertisements in the local dailies. And the “vehicle for corruption” – as dubbed by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo – has put not only Skeldon, Rose Hall and the Enmore factories on the chopping block, but have also included the Wales Estate.The Wales Sugar EstateAt his last news conference, Jagdeo made clear that established procedures for the divestment of State assets are being ignored. He explained that the structure included a unit staffed by technical personnel, who reported to the Privatisation Board, composed of representatives of the labour movement, the Private Sector and consumers – who then made recommendations to the Cabinet on privatisation undertakings.More worrying, according to him, is the absence of valuations of the assets put on the chopping block by the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Special Purpose Unit. “Deals will be made there with no valuation of the assets and one day we wake up and all of it is gone… this means it will go from the Special Purpose Unit to a few Ministers and then to a buyer without valuation…. how can you sell an asset without doing a valuation… this Special Purpose Unit is a vehicle for corruption,” Jagdeo said.Wales EstateOn the issue of the Wales Estate, the APNU/AFC Government announced the closure of the estate. It then indicated that there would be diversification efforts at the estate, which has not happened. Now Wales is on the chopping block, as indicated by the advertisement.The APNU/AFC has presented no detailed plan to address the state or future of the sugar industry, other than an eight-page ‘State Paper’ – of which, four and a half pages deals with the history of the sugar industry in Guyana. The remaining pages briefly details plans for merger of sugar estates, the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s recovery of drainage and irrigation costs from the Government of Guyana and plans for divestment.Government’s own Commission of Inquiry, which recommended the non-closure of sugar estates, has also been ignored.Still opposedMeanwhile, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) – the largest body representing sugar workers – has indicated that it plans to approach the courts to prevent the sale of the sugar industry’s assets and also endeavours to prevent the closure of more sugar estate; the Wales Estate being the first to go.GAWU President, Komal Chand, told this publication that there is an opportunity and willingness for stakeholders to come together and resolve issues perceived as problems, particularly given that there are solutions that could be worked out in the best interest of the sugar workers and the country as a whole.Unnamed partnerAdditionally, the advertisement also noted that the Special Purpose Unit is “partnering with international professional financial services firm to provide technical and financial advisory support” – in an effort to ensure transparency. However, the firm is not named.Notably, the Special Purpose Unit is operating with a multimillion-dollar budget. A whopping $130 million was approved by Government majority on July 7, 2017 for the Unit.The details on the ‘Special Purpose Unit’, which is included in the Financial Paper, states that the Unit will need the monies for the “provision of employment costs, utilities, professional and legal fees, advertisements, office space, operating supplies, furniture and equipment.”The Unit is tasked with the divestment (sell-off) of assets owned by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).The advertisement makes clear that the Unit is acting on behalf of the Government of Guyana and the letters of interest would be a first step in the process of “finding/shortlisting interested individuals or entities of all construct with an interest in any one of, combination of, or the group of estates/factories mentioned”. November 3, 2017, is the listed deadline for persons or companies, individually or part of a joint venture/consortium or independent developers to express interest.last_img read more

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13 Inconnu Swimmers were in Kamloops for the TRU Wolfpack Invitational

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Thirteen Inconnu swimmers headed to Kamloops, BC for the TRU Wolfpack Invitational swim meet over the weekend from June 6-9th. This swim meet had morning and evening sessions, where the top 7 -14 swimmers from the morning races compete again. These are called the A and B finals.This meet showed off a lot of talent from swim clubs from around the province and Alberta.‘This swim meet had deep competition when it came to the younger swimmers (11- 15 years old), which is exciting for the young swimmers we brought,’ said Coach Norah Vogan. ‘We brought four swimmers from  our Intermediate swimming group. Nate Rogers (11 years old), Rylan Pomeroy (12 years old), Frankie Woods (12 years old), and Grayson Louie (13 years old). These swimmers are among a few others that have kept swimming into the summer.’Almost all of our Intermediates made finals every single day of the swim meet and many times made top 7 finishes in their races. Additionally, Nate Rogers, who just recently qualified for Age Group Provincials at the end of June, added two more provincial qualifying times in his 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle to make a total of five qualifying races!Day 1 on Friday Inconnu dominated the pool and took home 9 medals. Owen Lang: bronze in 100 breaststroke, bronze in 200 IM and silver in 50 freestyle. Julien Kemp: bronze in 200 IM, silver in 50 backstroke, and silver in 50 freestyle. Dominic Amler: silver in 100 breaststroke, Cole Crook silver in 100 breaststroke. Eric Louie gold in 100 breaststroke.Also, Eric Louie, Cameron Louie, Cole Crook, and Griffin Ternier-Smith set a new club record for the 15&over men’s 200 freestyle relay! ‘The previous record set in June 2018 was a 1:50.06. These boys smashed it with touching the wall in 1:42.30.’ Said Coach Norah.Day 2 of the swim meet was just as exciting. Our swimmers took home 7 medals! Cole Crook: gold in 200 breaststroke. Eric Louie: silver in 200 breaststroke and silver is 50 butterfly. Owen Lang: bronze in 100 freestyle and silver in 50 butterfly. Julien Kemp: gold in 100 backstroke. Griffin Ternier-Smith: silver in 100 freestyle.The third and last day of the swim meet Inconnu secured 6 medals!  Griffin Ternier-Smith: silver in 200 freestyle, Julien Kemp: silver 100 butterfly. Owen Lang: bronze 100 butterfly. Cole Crook: gold 50 breaststroke. Eric Louie: silver 50 breaststroke. Cam Louie: bronze 50 breaststroke. Our older boys swept the podium in the 50 breaststroke taking home the medals.In total, Inconnu captured 22 medals, 53 Top 8 finishes, and a club record. ‘It was a great swim meet and I’m proud of our swimmers. It’s tough to have such a long season. I’m proud of them when they make the hard choice to come to 5:30 am practice on a Saturday morning because I know they eventually get the pay out at swim meets like these,’ said Coach Norah. ‘Swimming is not easy and it takes a lot of hard work on their part. I’m happy to be able to brag about them to everyone!’Next, we’re sending Nate Rogers to Chilliwack, BC for Age Group Championships June 21-23rd, 2019.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Teacher’s union president visits East Whittier schools

first_imgEAST WHITTIER – David Sanchez, president-elect of the powerful California Teachers Association, is peeking into local classrooms today and talking to teachers during a special visit to the East Whittier City School District. Sanchez will give local teachers a rare opportunity to talk directly to the leadership of CTA, the behemoth union that represents most teachers statewide. He had a breakfast meeting with the local teachers union, then was scheduled to visit Murphy Ranch and Leffingwell elementary schools and Hillview Middle School. He’ll wrap up his day in Whittier with a luncheon with Superintendent Joe Gillentine and school board members at the Friendly Hills Country Club. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Calcavecchia prevails

first_imgHe missed a 7-foot par for the victory. Moments later, he watched Heath Slocum’s 4-foot par putt to force a playoff dip in and out of the cup. Slocum recovered from a double bogey on the second hole and a four-hole deficit at the turn to play brilliantly on the back nine of the Copperhead course at Innisbrook, only to three-putt the final hole from 25 feet. Calcavecchia closed with a 1-under 70 for the 13th victory of his career, and one he never saw coming. His 75 in the first round was the highest by a PGA Tour winner in 10 years, dating to Jeff Sluman in Tucson in 1997. The payoff was handsome. Calcavecchia packed his bags Thursday night because he figured he would miss the cut. Now he has to make room for an unlikely trophy from his one-shot victory Sunday in the PODS Championship that kept him guessing to the very end. PALM HARBOR, Fla. – Mark Calcavecchia has gone through his share of ups and downs, from winning a British Open to finishing countless rounds without a full set of clubs because some of them wound up at the bottom of ponds. Never has he felt such a wild swing in one week. center_img Calcavecchia earned $954,000 to go over $20 million for his career, and moved up to No. 7 on the PGA Tour money list. If he can stay inside the top 10 over the next two weeks, he’ll earn a trip to the Masters. HUIXQUILUCAN, Mexico – Stacy Prammanasudh shot a 2-under 70 in the second round to pull within a stroke of leader Meaghan Francella in the MasterCard Classic, the rain-plagued LPGA Tour event set to finish today. SINGAPORE – China’s Liang Wenchong won the Singapore Masters, beating Malaysia’s Iain Steel on the first playoff hole for his first title on the European or Asian tours. Liang shot a 1-over 73, and Steel had a 71 to finish regulation at 11-under 277 in the $1.1 million tournament, co-sanctioned by both tours. 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

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CONFIRMED! Aston Villa agree deal for Spanish full-back

first_imgAston Villa have agreed a deal to sign defender Jose Angel Crespo from Cordoba, the Spanish club have announced.The 28-year-old full-back, who can operate on either side of defence, is a former Spain Under-21 international.He started his career at Sevilla, where he was part of the squad that won the 2006 UEFA Cup, before going on to play for Racing Santander, as well as Padova, Bologna and Verona in Italy.Cordoba, who were relegated from the Primera Division last season, confirmed the move to Villa on their official Twitter account this morning, saying: “Cordoba and Aston Villa have reached an agreement for the transfer of Jose Angel Crespo to the English team.“The defender, after an agreement in principle between the clubs, travels to England today to undergo a medical before signing.”Villa have already brought in the likes of Micah Richards, Idrissa Gueye and Jordan Amavi this summer as they look to build on last season’s 17th-placed finish under Tim Sherwood. 1last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: FANAD GAELS FACE N MUIRE ON SUNDAY

first_imgLotto Results:Numbers drawn were 1, 9, 12, 13, 18 Bonus 16. No jackpot winner. €100,Tracey Sweeney, Carland, Kerrykeel. €50 Bonus, Eunan Gormley, Ramelton. Jackpot now stands at €7350.Championship:Gaeil Fhánada play host to Naomh Mhuire in the second leg of the Intermediate Championship this Sunday in Portsalon. Come alongand support the club.Campa na nÓg Gaeil Fhánada:Tá Gaeil Fhánada, le cuidiú ón Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta, Gaeltachtaagus Oileán ag reachtáil Campa Samhraidh I mbliana ó Dé Luain 29ú Iúilgo Dé hAoine 2ú Lúnasa (10-3) i Traigh a Locha. Margheall ar nach bhfuil ach 50 páiste ceadaithe ar an gcampa, caithfidh na hainmneachaa bheith istigh roimh an 24ú Iúil. Beidh imeoirí Dún na nGall iláthair ar laethannta áirithe. Táille: €40 páiste amháin, €70 beirtteaghlach amháin, €90 triúir nó níos mó. Caithfidh an t-airgead a íoc ar an chead lá.Campa na nÓg Gaeil Fhánada will be taking place from Monday 29th Julyuntil Friday 2nd August in Trialough from 10 to 3. Price, €40 for onechild, €70 for two children or €90 for 3 or more children. The campwill be run through Irish. Donegal players will be in attendance onvarious days. For more details please contact 0864052037Best of Luck:Everyone in the club wish our County players and management team thevery best of luck on Saturday evening in Carrick-on-Shannon as theyface Laois in the fourth round qualifier. Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh. Dúnna nGall Abú.Under 12’s:Under 12 training every Tuesday evening at 5.30pm sharp in Portsalon.For further information contact Jerry @ 0863345583.Under 14 Girls:Training on Monday evenings at 7.00pm in Trialough. Please bring yourown water bottle and €2 for training. Also, any under 12 girls whowish to attend the training session may do so.Scrap Saturday:Remember to gather up any scrap metal you may have laying around, asGaeil Fhánada will hold another Scrap Saturday at the end of thesummer.GAA NEWS: FANAD GAELS FACE N MUIRE ON SUNDAY was last modified: July 25th, 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)last_img read more

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MASSIVE DONEGAL ULSTER SEMI-FINAL AFTER PARTY AT THE PULSE VENUE THIS WEEKEND

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: IT’S FRIDAY AGAIN! We had a sensational weekend at Pulse Venue for the Donegal International Rally and we’ve another crazy weekend in-store for all you revellers.It’s the summer and EVERY weekend is a MASSIVE weekend and this weekend we’re getting behind the boys in GREEN and GOLD. Donegal have a huge game in the Ulster SFC semi-final against Derry on Saturday and hopefully we’ll be celebrating another big win.We’re hosting a MASSIVE Donegal after-party, if you wear your Donegal jersey into the venue we’ll give you FREE SHOTS!Weekend line-up:Dj Justiy in Club ✔…The Muddlers Club in Live Experience ✔Paul R in The Living Room ✔Pulse Venue – 9 Bars – 6 Rooms – 1 Super Venue. MASSIVE DONEGAL ULSTER SEMI-FINAL AFTER PARTY AT THE PULSE VENUE THIS WEEKEND was last modified: June 26th, 2015 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsPulse Venuelast_img read more

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