At least 60 delegates from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali, Cote D’Ivoire and Nigeria have concluded a two-day Meeting in Monrovia on ethics and regulatory challenges during emergency situations. They were joined by several global health organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Food and Drug Administration, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US National Institutes of Health as well as other organizations from the Mano River Union (MRU), West Africa and France. The meeting, which began on August 26 and ended on 27, discussed ethics and regulatory challenges during medical emergency situations. It was organized by the sub-regional Collaboration Group of the three countries worst affected by the Ebola virus disease – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The objective was to identify ethical and regulatory challenges associated with clinical trials during emergencies and to seek sub-regional strategies to effectively intervene. Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, in his welcome statement, expressed gratitude to the sub-regional effort to build collaborative systems that will lead to building the technical and scientific capacities to ethically respond to emergency situations.“I am especially happy because I was one person who had to trot from one city to the other during the height of the Ebola crisis, trying to bring the global attention to and woo support for the fight against the Ebola virus disease,” he said. He heaped praises on Dr. Stephen Kennedy, and his team at the Partnership for Research on the Ebola Vaccines in Liberia (PREVAIL) and all others, who contributed immensely to the organization of the Monrovia gathering, which took place at the Monrovia City Hall.“Today with the sirens of ambulances not wailing through the streets of Monrovia, Conakry or Freetown and CNN, Al-Jazeera and BBC not zooming in on and reporting about helpless mothers with their babies tumbling to death on the doorsteps of ETUs; and doctors and health workers losing their precious lives in the process of trying to save others; we can now afford the luxury of sitting back and conducting a post-mortem on how we performed in terms of treading the tightrope of responding quickly and effectively to one of the world’s most deadly health crises, while trying to do so within the perimeters of medical ethics and regulations.”Minister Ngafuan said during the height of the Ebola emergency, pandemonium and fear reigned supreme in the nook and corner of worst-hit nations. He added: “We did not have the time to fully reflect and consider all the many and varied implications of our actions. We had to act and act fast.” “In Liberia, the Ebola crisis exposed us to many fears in many ways and put many medical practitioners and family members on the horns of a dilemma, being forced to make difficult and uncomfortable choices. For a person who wants to live, there is not much of a choice between virtual certainty of death within 21 days versus the slim probability of survival within 21 days if a therapeutic drug is administered regardless of whether such a drug has been fully approved or not.”He disclosed that the Ebola epidemic was “massive”, so much so that it led the United Nations Security Council, for the first time in its history, to pass a resolution declaring the crisis a threat to global peace and security. He then wished that deliberations from the Monrovia gathering would yield fruitful and successful outcomes, which will give clarity as to how they respond in future health emergencies. Liberia currently chairs the Sub-regional Collaborative Working Group set up in the aftermath of the EVD by scientists and medical experts from the three worst affected countries to share technology on research and clinical trials to eliminate Ebola and other infectious diseases from the MRU basin.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Engineers attached to the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) are brainstorming effective methods to combat the extreme erosion and flooding at Coomacka, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).Recently, a team of engineers, along with Regional Chairman Renis Morian and Councillors, revisited the affected areas with a commitment that works would commence soon to address the issue.As a result of severe erosion, more than half of the community’s river was deemed impassable and as such, residents have suffered as a result of intense flooding.Regional Chairman Renis Morian, Councillors and a team of engineers at CoomackaHowever, engineers are now devising a plan to first stop the erosion and remove the large build-up of sand on the eastern side of the Demerara River.Morian related that the aim was to bring relief to residents who have suffered first-hand from the devastation. He also pointed to the issue as being a result of years of bauxite mining.“We were in Coomacka here a number of times, looking at the issue here as it relates to flooding, based on what has been happening in mining over the years. Well, the Government is moving now to deal with the situation … What the engineers are looking at is the best way to deal with this. The key though is that at the end of the day, we want the residents to be satisfied and feel protected. We want to have the river cleared, so that navigation will be safe and also we don’t have backing up of water … This is the first phase that we’re doing,” Morian noted.In an invited comment, acting NDIA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dave Hicks explained that engineers would first design a plan to remedy the issue of erosion, with the implementation expected to take six to eight weeks.Following this, the river is expected to be dredged. Regional Councillor Dexter Harding said he would be working closely with the team until the project came to an end.“I am happy as a councillor in the area that we have movements in relation to solving the problem, appeasing the situation here in Coomacka and I will be working 100 per cent with the team to ensure we have the work for the money and the people are pleased here in Coomacka. This is our objective to see that this’s fixed as soon as possible,” Harding noted.
The A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has reportedly managed to win all eight constituencies across Linden, according to preliminary results for this year’s Local Government Elections (LGE). In addition to a clean sweep in Linden, the APNU also won Georgetown, New Amsterdam, Madhia and Bartica.The APNU reportedly copped 13 of the 16 seats in Linden – two less than it won in 2016. The Alliance For Change (AFC), according to the preliminaries, will maintain its two seats in the municipality, while the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has reportedly secured one seat.This is the first time the PPP has managed to secure a seat in the municipality since the hosting of LGE in 2016. While the APNU managed a win of the constituencies, it reportedly won only three of the Proportional Representative (PR) seats. Four parties have contested for seats in Linden, with the additional being the United Republican Party (URP).In the eight constituencies, the APNU picked up 3361 votes, while the AFC copped 1305, followed by the PPP with 396 and URP with 76.At Kwakwani, the APNU has reportedly managed to secure four seats out of 12 at the Neighbourhood Democratic Council, while the AFC and Kwakwani United for Progress (KUFP) has secured three seats, followed by the PPP with two seats. Reports are that the APNU has managed to secure two of the PR seats while PPP took one, AFC secured one and the KUFP took two seats.
Did you know you know there is a bylaw in Fort St. John that requires residents to purchase garbage cans? Even some city staff and council members didn’t know the bylaw exists, but the topic was raised at Monday’s council meeting. The issue came to councils attention following an anonymous complaint about a proposed change to garbage collection introduced in December. The issue also came up following garbage collection issues over the holiday season that saw many streets covered in garbage after ravens or dogs had ripped a part bags. City Manager Diane Hunter says the bylaw has been in place since 1983. [asset|aid=791|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=be92c2aef59d0b374b322495d5e44db4-Diane Garbage Cans_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement -Council has asked city staff to have another look at the bylaw for a future council meeting. Since the bylaw is over 25 years old, city staff mentioned it would be hard to enforce in its current state. So council will examine the bylaw in the near future and then it could be an enforceable issue. City Manager and Councilor Larry Evans also mentioned another way to prevent dogs and ravens from getting into garbage bags is to put a heavy blanket over your garbage. Garbage crews would leave the blanket and the ravens and dogs would leave your garbage alone. Both said they have seen it work successfully in other communities and in the case of Larry Evans it’s work just fine for him here in FSJ.
Pride? Doesn’t he mean price? Let’s not kid ourselves, this is largely about property values. The name Van Nuys is less enticing to potential buyers than if your home is in the tonier sounding Valley Glen, even if there are still two bail bondsman shops on the corner. Perhaps the most disturbing aspect is if the name-change is enacted, Van Nuys Airport – the nation’s largest general aviation airport – would no longer be in Van Nuys. This is much worse than the Toluca Lake Carwash being somewhere in the vicinity of El Segundo. The airport has an international reputation, and although I’ve lost around two years (conservative estimate) of sleep in my lifetime from freight planes breaking curfew, the Van Nuys Airport should remain in Van Nuys. Nonetheless, assuming this trend continues, by the time Van Nuys turns 100 in 2011, there may not even be a Van Nuys. The centennial celebration will be held in the newly formed Lake Kittridge. WILL the last person to exit Van Nuys please turn out the lights? Another portion of Van Nuys may be leaving the motherland. The West Van Nuys/Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council has applied to expand the Lake Balboa area to include the segment of Van Nuys west of the 405 Freeway. If this passes, Van Nuys would splinter into more sections than the former Soviet Union. Valley Glen, Lake Balboa and parts of Valley Village were all formerly in Van Nuys. City Councilman Tony Cardenas, whose district includes a swath of Van Nuys, says he’s proud the community is “exploring options that will raise their neighborhood pride.” I don’t quite understand the perpetual drive to rename portions of Van Nuys. Sure, there’s graffiti. Crime is higher than it once was. Places touting “Checks Cashed” are more ubiquitous than Starbucks. But many good, solid people dwell here. There are far worse parts of town where folks live with their name and its ensuing baggage. If approved, the plan would result in a significant increase for Lake Balboa, a small area about the size of a couple of dozen Super Wal-Marts or three McMansions. Not surprisingly, some Lake Balboans aren’t thrilled with that. The stated intent behind the creation of Lake Balboa, with its man-made lake, was to form an idyllic, pastoral oasis in the Valley. If this plan’s approved, that oasis is going to include the idyllic, pastoral Anheuser-Busch brewery. Unfortunately, changing the name of a locality seems to achieve its desired goal. West Toluca Lake and Valley Glen homes sell for more than their surrounding North Hollywood and Van Nuys brethren. Thus I hereby call on residents of my North Hollywood enclave to start calling ourselves “Valley Falls.” I know there’s a certain irony in naming a neighborhood dominated by warehouses and public-storage facilities “falls,” but I may soon have a house to sell. Brad Dickson is a humor writer based in Los Angeles.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
CAPPRY ROVERS NEWSLOTTOLast weeks lotto numbers were 6, 7, 22, 24. There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Kevin Gallagher, Woodlawn.Next weeks jackpot is €1300. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!!SENIORS Kildrum Tigers 1-0 Cappry RoversKildrum Tigers got their first victory of the season after a hard fought win over a resilient Cappry side. Both teams had a few chances in a fiery encounter but all to no avail.On 83minutes Darren O’ Leary turned the ball into his own net after substitute Gareth Colhoun played a wonderful ball across the six yard box. Great battling performances from both teams.Next up for Cappry Rovers is a tough home game against 2013 champions Rathmullan Celtic. Kick off in Cappry Park 2pm, Sunday.Let’s all come out and offer our support to the lads and get them back to winning ways. Training Wednesday evening at McCool’s Astro Pitch.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 16’sCarndonagh 3-3 Cappry Rovers*Carndonagh won 4-2 on penalties. Unfortunately Cappry got knocked out of the National Cup at the weekend.Jamie Keegan (2) and Sean McBride got the Cappry goals in the 3-3 draw but got defeated after a penalty shoot out.Next up is a home game in the league against Castlefin Celtic.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 14’sBallybofey Utd 3-8 Cappry RoversCappry came out on top in this one sided local derby.Joel Bradley-Walsh (2), Kieran Neeson (2), Conor Doherty (2), Shane Rowan and Alex McGeehan grabbed the Cappry goals.Next game is away to Convoy Arsenal on Saturday.CAPPRY CRUSADERS UNDER 14’sCappry Crusaders had a free weekend.Next match is a home game against Ballyraine Celtic, time to be confirmed.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 12’sCappry Rovers 2-0 Castlefin CelticCappry Rovers U12 continued their unbeaten run to eight games with a 2 nil win against Castlefin Celtic, they dominated the first half with Mark Mbuli getting the only goal of the half.The second half continued much the same with Daniel Marley hitting the post after a great ball from Kevin McCormick.Jamie Murray scored the second also having an effort against the post. Great team efforts by both teams with Jamie Murray in particular standing out.No game this weekend.CAPPRY CRUSADERS AND CAPPRY COLTS UNDER 12’sLurgy Celtic 0-3 Cappry CrusadersJason Dunne, Conor Thompson and Shane McBride (penalty) got the Cappry goals. Good defensive display from Odhran Thomas and Kian Mulligan. Jason Dunne pulled all the strings from midfield. Keelan Browne put in an energetic shift up front with his selfless running.All 16 who travelled played their part in a solid performance. This team are starting to find their stride and are improving with every game.Next week they have a home game against Bonagee Athletic.Cappry Colts 4-0 Bonagee ArcadeCappry Colts kept up their good form with another home win against a spirited Bonagee side. Cappry got a dream start when Odhran Quigley Doherty scored a screamer in the top corner after 6 minutes.It was a fairly close 1st half with both keepers making good saves. 10 minutes into the 2nd half Eoghan Stewart neatly made it 2 nil and 7 minutes later Daniel Taberski hit a wonder strike from outside the box to make it 3 nil.Eoin McGonagle made the points safe with 8 minutes left to make it 4 zero to the home side. Bonagee were unlucky not to score with a few near attempts. Solid team performance from the whole squad with all players taking part.Next up is the long trip to take on Gweedore Utd AFC.UNDERAGE TRAININGKeep an eye on our Facebook page for training times.LAST MAN STANDINGThe Last Man Standing competition is entering the 3rd week and all selections are being posted on our Facebook page.Best of luck to all left in the competition.SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY COLTS DEFEAT BONAGEE 4-0 was last modified: November 18th, 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:Cappry RoversNoticessoccerSport
Moville GAA News: The senior men’s team open their league campaign next Saturday away in Castlefinn aginst Robert Emmets throw in 4pm. Come along and show your support. Moville Gaa Notes 16th of March.LOTTO There was no jackpot winner this week. The winning numbers were 7, 16, 17, 22. The €50 runner-up prize goes to Bried Diver. Next week’s jackpot will be €8,000. Thank you for your continued support. We would like to appeal for more Lotto sellers as it is out main source of income.LAST WEEKS RESULTSThe Minor boys beat Carn away on Friday night by a score line of 2-08 to 1-14. The lads showed immense character to come from 6 points down and missing a penalty to win the game.The senior ladies opened their campaign in the non-county league with a victory over neighbours Carn. Moville hit an impressive 6-10 to Carns 1-04. Kathy McLaughlin scored 2-04 and Sarah-Jane McDonald hit 2-02. SENIOR MENEASTER CAMPMoville Gaa are running an Easter camp for boys and girls U6, U8, U10, U12. 30th & 31st March & 1st April. Time each day is from 10am-1pm on the Astro Turf Pitch.€20 for the 3 days if paid before 28th MarchChildren should bring suitable training gear and a gumshield €10 a day or an advanced payment of €20 for 3 days if signed up before Sat 28th MarchDiscounts available for families of 3 or more.Payments & bookings can be made at Saturday Morning sessions through Mags Mulhall or Edel Farren.All registered underage members are welcome to attend. UNDERAGE TRAININGThe under 8 players of the week went to Jack Lee and Erin Leech. Under 10 player of the week was Matthew McFarland and under 12 girls went to Freya Price. Well done to all players.Underage training is on every Saturday morning. For future reference the times are as follows: Toddlers, U6s & U8s boys and girls from 10am-11am. U10 boys from 11-12 and U10 & U12 girls from 11-12. The under 16 boys and minors also train on a Saturday at 11:20am. U12 boys (players born 2003/04) training takes place on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm. Under 14 girls now train on Wednesday nights at 7:45pm. All new children welcome.REGISTRATION NOW OVERDUERegistration is now overdue for 2015. Outstanding memberships or anyone who has not yet paid for the coming season must pay by the 31st of March if they wish to be eligible to get tickets for Donegal games in 2015. Membership can be paid this Saturday in the clubhouse or otherwise to Kathy Doherty.Club membership is now due for anyone who wishes to sign up: Juveniles €5, student €10, adult €20, family (up to 18 years) €30 and family with lotto for a year €100.CONGRATULATIONSWell done to the under 16 Donegal ladies who recorded a 5-07 to 0-02 victory over Down and also a congratulations to Donegal senior ladies who beat Meath 6-17 to 2-06.GAA NEWS: MOVILLE START NEW LEAGUE CAMPAIGN WITH AWAY MATCH AGAINST ROBERT EMMETS was last modified: March 16th, 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:GAAmovilleNoticesSport
Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Harry Redknapp has been making the headlines for his hilarious antics on the 2018 edition of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.Redknapp is the favourite to win the popular reality show after telling a number of hilarious stories, including the time he believed Prince Harry was a former player of his after bumping into the Duke of Sussex in a chance encounter. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF .@Redknapp’s life is a novel. You couldn’t make it up. #ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/vtDLNyAf5y— I’m A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) November 20, 2018The former Tottenham, West Ham and Bournemouth boss has a natural skill for telling stories so what perfect opportunity it is to take a look at some of Redknapp’s best moments over the years.Get the I’m A Celeb gossip every day with Jamie East’s brand new behind-the-scenes podcastSoaked by the substitutesIn May 2010, Redknapp helped Tottenham secure Champions League football for the 2010/11 season with a 1-0 win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.Understandably, there were jubilant scenes in the away dressing room and they spilled over into Rednapp’s post-match interview with Sky Sports and he was drenched in water by some of the Spurs players.However, the players that took part in the prank included David Bentley, Wilson Palacios and Sebastian Bassong, all of whom started the game on the bench so perhaps there was a more sinister meaning behind it… MONEY RANKED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Hazard opted to join Chelsea in May 2012 and has become one of the world’s best players Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move huge blow ADVICE REVEALED Benjani’s deadline day move to Manchester CityIt seems like a distant memory now but there was a time when Manchester City were buying fairly average players.City bid £9.5million for Portsmouth’s Benjani Mwaruwari in February 2008 and Redknapp and the Pompey hierarchy saw this as an offer too good to refuse.Despite Benjani or ‘Benji’s’, as his former boss knows him as, pleas to stay at the south coast club, Redknapp drove him to the airport to fly him to Manchester.However, Benjani refused to board the plane so Redknapp had to go back to the airport to make sure he boarded the next flight. With a heavy heart, Benjani signed minutes before the deadline and his career somewhat tailed off after that.Sticking up for his nephewSome West Ham fans were unsure about whether Frank Lampard Jr would have what it takes to make an impact at Upton Park.A 17-year-old Lampard was publicly criticised by a fan who said Scott Canham, who was shipped out to Brentford in 1996, was better than him.Redknapp stepped in and dismissed these suggestions, backing Lampard, who is also his nephew, to reach the very top of football.And it’s fair to say Redknapp was spot on as Lampard had a glittering career after moving to Chelsea in 2001 – winning three Premier Leagues, four FA Cups and a Champions League crown.A lucky day for Steve the West Ham fanOne supporter ended up getting more than he bargained for during the Hammers’ pre-season friendly at non-league Oxford City in 1994 when Redknapp threw him on during the game.Redknapp recounted how this fan, named Steve, wouldn’t stop criticising striker Lee Chapman so challenged Steve by saying: “can you play as well as you can talk”.Steve replied: “Well I’m better than that Chapman.” The lifelong Hammers fans made his debut for his beloved club…and scored a goal!Redknapp finished the story hilariously, saying: “He was better than Chapman too.” REVEALED 1 If Harry Redknapp can cope with a half naked David Bentley throwing water over him during a live interview, he can cope with ANYTHING in that jungle! 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/mFFhjydelh— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) November 13, 2018‘No wonder he’s in the f****** reserves’This incident still makes the rounds on social media and that’s pretty impressive considering it happened during his second spell as Portsmouth boss, which finished in October 2008 and before social media was really big.Again, Redknapp was giving an interview with Sky Sports when a stray ball hit him and he was not best pleased!It’s not clear who kicked the ball but after Redknapp gave his player a piece of his mind he muttered the famous words while the camera was still rolling: “No wonder he’s in the f****** reserves”.*WARNING: Shocking language in this video!Tried to sign Eden HazardRedknapp has lifted the lid on the events about players he’s signed and sold as well as the ones that got away, more of which you’ll see later.And it turns out he tried to sign Eden Hazard before he completed his mega-money move to Chelsea from Lille.He told talkSPORT how he met Hazard in a hotel room in France to try and convince him to join Tottenham. However, Redknapp jokingly said the fact the Belgian spent three hours in his company was probably the reason why he didn’t sign for Spurs! Latest Football News
Annette and Gerard Diver of The Burtonport Annual Sponsored Kayakcommittee presenting a cheque to Anne Marie and Sue of Dungloe Hospital.The Burtonport Annual Sponsored Kayak raised €1868 through their recent sponsored Kayak and Charity Calendar.All monies raised are going to two very worthy charities – Donegal Branch of MS and Dungloe Hospital.The Burtonport Annual Sponsored Kayak committee would like to thank all who submitted photos for the calendar, took part in the Kayak and raised money in any way. Each charity were each presented with a cheque for €934. BURTONPORT ON CREST OF A WAVE AFTER SPONSORED KAYAK was last modified: May 24th, 2013 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:Burtonport KayakDonegal MSdungloe hospital
There may have been tears but Donegal’s senior and minor teams returned heroes when they arrived back in The Diamond in Donegal Town last night.DonegalTV were there to capture the scenes as more than 5,000 people turned out to great Declan Bonner, Jim McGuinness and their teams. Simply clock on the video to play. vbvbvbvbvbvDDTV: GALLANT DONEGAL RECEIVE AMAZING RECEPTION BACK ON HOME SOIL was last modified: September 23rd, 2014 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:DDTVdonegalDonegalTVJim McGuinness