The internationally acclaimed, Doctors Without Borders famously known by its French interpretation, Médicins San Frontières (MSF), has warned government and its partners of possible spillovers of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease again into Liberia if stringent measures are not taken to tighten the borders with neighboring affected countries.The MSF coordinator of the Foya Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Lofa County, Dr. Serge St-Louise, said if Ebola is to be contained in the country, the government must do all it can to properly monitor the movement of people, especially along the borders with Guinea and Sierra Leone, where it is being reported that the Ebola infection rates are still high.Dr. St-Louise was addressing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other dignitaries at the Foya ETU, where the Liberian leader had gone to assess the Ebola situation and identify with health workers who are at the forefront of the crisis.He said Ebola Treatment Centers in neighboring communities of Guinea and Sierra Leone along the borders with Lofa, specifically Macenta and Gueckedou, were reaching their full capacities.It was from one of these same neighboring communities that Foya, a town that shares borders with both Guinea and Sierra Leone, registered the country’s first case of the Ebola virus disease from the Guinean side in February 2014.The virus later spread rapidly, killing hundreds in the county and thousands in the country, especially the capital, Monrovia, where it has been raging, though there has been some level of stability reported of late.Though the borders have since been ordered closed, the measures are still not effective as trade between the bordering communities continues. This situation may have contributed to the high infection rate in the country.Dr. St-Louise warned that although significant gains have been made, the government should take serious security measures at the border areas, aimed at preventing a recurrence of how the virus was transmitted from Guinea and later spread throughout the country.Dr. St-Louise’s warning, came at the same time with positive reports that the infection rate of the virus in Lofa county has reduced significantly, with only six patients left in the ETU, who are to be discharged shortly.The report indicates that Lofa County which reported the first outbreak of the deadly virus and was known as the epic-enter, has now seen a drastic decline in transmission rates with “no new cases” reported within the past three weeks.The MSF Foya Coordinator indicated further that Lofa County could soon be declared an Ebola-free county if the pace at which the transmission has broken continues.He identified coordination and information sharing as important tools for the total containment of the virus, adding that the Foya ETU could be used as an example of how those tools greatly helped in reaching the point of zero cases for the past weeks.He indicated that the level of success in the county is a result of the huge support received from the community and the county’s health leadership, as well as traditional leaders. This is something that could not come about from the onset, he acknowledged, attributing the rapid spread and numerous deaths at the initial stage to denial and cultural practices.President Sirleaf said that she was pleased with the development in the county, which was a result of the hard work done by the international partners like MSF, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the local health team.But she cautioned that she does not want the situation to slide back. “We want to remain vigilant and ensure that we win this fight.“Lofa has gone through a lot. We all know that it was known as the epic-center, and many of our people lost their lives here. But they have shown their resilience and strength and have significantly overcome the virus. They are now on their way to becoming a success story. We don’t want to tell the world that we are now Ebola-free, but we can now say we are on our way,” the President declared.Addressing the MSF Coordinator’s warning at the end of her tour, President said that government will ensure that the immigration officers vigilantly protect the borders, though she recognized that the borders are porous.“This is a very grave concern. We have many places where people cross borders without going thru the conventional or required formalities. But we will continue to ask the Immigration officers to monitor very carefully.“We also have to work with the leaders in Guinea and Sierra Leone. We all are leaders and we talk to each other and work together and collaborate. So we hope that on their side, as we have done on our side, we will put in proper ETUs and proper health care systems. We will encourage them to do it on their side for their people to get the same kind of good treatment that our people are receiving here, so that they, too, may be able to arrest their situations,” said President Sirleaf.Others present at the ceremony in Foya included United States Ambassador Deborah Malac, Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, commanding general of U.S. Army Africa, Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly and Deputy Information Minister for Public Affairs, Isaac Jackson. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Region Three’s (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Regional Health Officer (RHO) is now claiming that the “political nature” of the community of De Kendren, West Coast Demerara (WCD,) is the contributing factor that has led to the Public Health Ministry not being able to implement the “Public Health agenda” at the health centre there.One of the pipes being used by the medical personnelGuyana Times had recently reported the woes that are plaguing the De Kendren Health Centre which had caused the doctor and nurses at the facility to down tools, refusing to work. One of those woes was a major drug shortage.The health centre’s Pharmacist, Jennifer Thompson, decried the medication shortage which she said has been ongoing for a lengthy period.Thompson relayed that on many occasions, and as a result of the shortage, she was forced to use her own monies to purchase drugs for patients at the centre.“We do not get the amount of drugs and our clinic people are using the drugs. I am working at another place and sometimes I have to bring drugs from that end to give my patients. Sometimes I have to take my own money, especially to buy the types of medication needed the most here. When you go to uplift drugs, they have your book long and when you do get the drugs, it is just a few things,” Thompson complained.However, the Region’s Health Officer, Dr Ravendra Dudhnath denied that there is a shortage at the facility and in the same breath reported that two former RHOs had informed that there were grave difficulties in implementing the “public health agenda in the predominantly agricultural community based on the nature of politics there”.According to the doctor, the reports given by the pharmacist and a pensioner who reported that since October last, he was unable to receive insulin from the facility, are false.Dr Dudhnath reiterated that there “is no shortage of drugs at the facility”.Additionally, the RHO blamed the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) and a dismantled trestle for the lack of water at the centre.Nurse Nikita Johnson had reported to this publication that in order for care to be provided to patients, nurses would be forced to fetch water from aback the facility’s yard which has not been cleaned for months and as such is “high with grass!”The angered nurse decried the punishment that has to be endured at her place of work explaining “out of the kindness of my heart I go at the back to climb up on a trestle to turn on a pipe to get some water. When that tank is empty, we have no water. The clinic attendant she usually does it because she has to wipe and clean and it is very unfair to her to be putting on a long boots to go where snakes and all different things that can attack her. And I said to myself that I am not doing it anymore! When it comes to the washroom, you gotta take a bucket and throw in water over the urine and faeces and what not and that is unsanitary!”The condition of the health centre’s yard, Dudhnath explained, is as a result of tenders being out for maintenance of the yard and as a consequence he cannot employ anyone to clear it of the overgrown weeds. The RHO said his hands are “tied”.As such, the medical personnel at the health centre are calling for the officials of the Health Ministry to send a team to visit to the facility.
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As sheriff of Los Angeles County, it is Lee Baca’s responsibility to oversee and ensure safety at the county jails. The buck stops with him, or at least it should. But in the midst of recent spate of racial rioting within county jails, Baca has seemingly been less interested in solving problems than in pointing fingers. Acting much less like a sheriff than a politician, he has retreated to the typical political response to crisis: Deny and deflect. The jail flare-ups, which claimed one life over the weekend, should surprise no one. Such incidents have happened before, and ethnic tensions in the jails – which are populated largely by members of rival, racially divided gangs – is nothing new. This has been a simmering problem that existed well before Baca became chief. Yet despite having all the advance warning he could ask for, Baca has proved singularly unable to rise to the challenge, as evidenced by the repeated brawls over the last few days. There are also other problems. Under Baca’s leadership, the department’s administrative costs have soared. Moreover, the jails are overcrowded, which only fuels tensions and violence. But these are precisely the sort of issues – like inmate rioting – that the chief is handsomely paid to address. No one ever claimed that a county department could run itself, or that managers wouldn’t be faced with tough decisions and finite budgets. This is the job Baca campaigned for. It’s Baca’s job to manage his department, to correct its defects and to accept responsibility for his failures. It is not his job to deny and deflect. With its jails in a moment of crisis, what the county needs now is Baca’s leadership, not his excuses.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card In the private sector, a manager with this sort of performance record would be sacked, or at least severely reprimanded by his or her higher-ups. But this being the public sector, the situation is exactly the opposite. It is Baca who is reprimanding his higher-ups – the county supervisors and the taxpayers. Baca claims that the entire problem stems from his shortage of deputies, for which he faults the supervisors for supposed “cuts” to his budget and, presumably, voters for rejecting his proposed sales-tax hike. This a recurring behavior for Baca – refusing to live up to his responsibilities unless he gets more money. Previously, he protested what he deemed inadequate county funding by granting convicted criminals an early release from county jails. But in truth, county funding for Baca’s department has only increased over the last three years. Baca’s real problem isn’t that he lacks money, but that he lacks the determination to successfully recruit and retain enough deputies. The department currently employs only 8,150 sworn officers – about 1,100 fewer than it’s budgeted for. There are many causes for this problem, such as overly generous pensions that encourage early retirement and a policy of making new recruits work in the dreaded jails for their first five years – a policy that sends many would-be cops to other departments.
Football fans around the globe are getting excited for the new Fantasy Premier League season.When your team isn’t quite hitting the heights, it’s our love for FPL which helps you through until the end of the year.The 2017/2018 competition will open up next week, along with an eagerly anticipated draft mode, but to get players in the mood they have already begun releasing some of next year’s pricing.So who’s value do we know so far? Click the right arrow above to find out… 14 Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) – £10.5million – Click the right arrow above to find out the latest Fantasy Premier League pricing… – He might cost the Gunners up to £52m in real life, but in the fantasy world hes been handed a big tag. The Frenchman wont be the most expensive player this season, but will take a big chunk of your budget. 14 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – £9million – Listed as a midfielder, we think a number of FPL managers will plump for the Egyptian star this season. Joshua King (Bournemouth) – £7.5million – Were sorry to report the FPL have seen the error of their ways and now made King a forward, having listed him as a midfielder last year. His price has been boosted, but is it a little too much? Tom Ince (Huddersfield) – £6million – A new signing from Derby County, Ince is goalscoring midfielder and at this price could well be on many players radar. 14 Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) – £7million – He may have only started 13 Premier League games last year, but that didnt stop the Spaniard scoring five goals and making 12 assists. He could be an interesting gamble. Harry Maguire (Leicester City) – £5million – The ex-Sheffield United centre-back was a top performer for Hull City last season, despite their relegation. The Foxes have snapped him up this summer and he looks a smart addition, but will he make your team? 14 14 14 Tom Heaton (Burnley) – £5million – The England international was a firm favourite for FPL players last year and this year has seen his price rise by £0.5m. Anthony Knockaert (Brighton and Hove Albion) – £6million – A huge part of the Seagulls promotion season, the Frenchman hit 15 goals and made eight others, and given hes been listed a midfielder might be an interesting option for FPL players. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) – £8million – The Belgian striker bounced back from his tough spell at Liverpool with 136 points last season with the Eagles as he hit 15 goals and made two assists, so this price seems good to us. 14 14 Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) – £9.5million – Impossible to ignore, Alli is now an elite Premier League star and this is reflected in his big value. Nathan Redmond (Southampton) – £6.5million – Fresh from the European Under-21 Championship this summer, Redmond will be looking to take things up a notch and challenge for a spot in Gareth Southgates England squad at next summers World Cup in Russia. Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) – £6.5million – Ex-Crystal Palace striker Gayle hit 23 goals in the Championship last year and could be an intriguing cheap option for your team. 14 14 Joe Allen (Stoke City) – £5.5million – A low priced midfielder capable of goals and assists, Allen is an acquisition to ponder. 14 14 14 14 Leroy Sane (Manchester City) – £8.5million – Depending on how master tactician Pep Guardiola chooses to field his team next year, £8.5m for Sane could be a great bit of business.
Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Wenger spent 1235 games in charge of Arsenal Wenger, who spent 22 years in charge of the Gunners before his exit last summer, fears for the future of management and says he would not accept such radical changes.“I’ve said many times, you could imagine the next chairman who says that the social networks can make a change in the second half,” Wenger told beIN Sports.“That will become more and more entrenched. It will happen. I personally, would not accept it. I’m from the old school in that respect. But we’re going in that direction.“If you imagine the power of social networks. What is even worse, it’s not the majority, the minority is the most extreme, it’s a bit like the problem with democracy, it’s a dictatorship of the minorities. REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow MONEY no dice 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 Latest Football News ADVICE BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Wenger during the beIN Sports interview Arsene Wenger reckons robots will be football managers in 20 years’ time, while Twitter polls could be used to determine substitutions.The former Arsenal boss made the staggering prediction amid the growing influence of data and statistics in football. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “It’s not for me, there’s something I call intuition, I grew up and used my own eyes.“You can as well imagine that in 20 years, a robot will sit in front of you.”Arsenal have a powerful online presence: their Twitter account is the fourth-most followed of any football team in the world with 13.8million followers. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury RANKED REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Wenger did, however, admit that a robot would have less trouble zipping up a coat than he did.“In fact, I improved in that,” he joked.“I was conscious of that, they are too long and sometimes the zip didn’t work and I struggled that.“People were showing it so I was conscious that I was being watched.”
More than 1,000 fans turned up to say a huge thank you to one of Donegal sport’s most loyal servants.Killea man Kevin McHugh received a deserved hero’s welcome along with his family at Finn Park last night for a special Battle of the Hills testimonial game in his honour.The game, which saw one half of soccer and another of GAA, was played between a Finn Harps All star select and a Donegal GAA select. McHugh, who has spent 11 of his 15 seasons in top flight football with Finn Harps, was delighted with the warm-welcome he received.“It was a great night and it was played it really good spirit. I’m very thankful for everyone who helped to organize the night,” said McHugh.In the end it was the Donegal GAA team who kept their winning streak going when they won on a combined soccer and GAA scoreline of 3-7 to 1-8.Guests of honour on the night was Raphoe man Gary McCullagh and his son Christian who recently had a kidney transplant. A testimonial dinner in honour of Kevin will take place tonight. FANS COME OUT TO PAY TRIBUTE TO LOYAL SPORTSTAR MCHUGH was last modified: November 24th, 2012 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:Kevin McHughTESTIMONIAL
The largest ever International Gathering of Christian Missionaries is to be held in Donegal in the coming days.The Columba Community of Prayer and Reconciliation is proud to host ‘Welcome Home to Missionaries’ from Friday 7th – 9th June 2013, as part of ‘The Gathering’ festivities happening throughout Ireland.The weekend, held at the IOSAS Centre and Celtic Prayer Garden in Lenamore, Muff, Co. Donegal, will be a celebration of Christian missionaries throughout the world, with over sixty returning home to Ireland especially for this event. Archbishop Eamon Martin will open these events on Friday 7th June at 6pm.Guest speakers from Kenya and the Philippines, including three times nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize Fr. Shay Cullen, will speak of their work. This seminar will be followed by small group discussion on the question “Is Ireland in Need of Mission?”Falling on the feast of St. Columba, the weekend also boasts short dramas highlighting the work and sacrifice of Columba, Ireland’s first Christian Missionary. Missionaries representing the five continents will give presentations regarding and their own work throughout the world.On the Saturday an interactive street pageant ‘The Return of Colmcille’, penned by award-winning writer Frank Cottrell-Boyce, will parade through Derry, City of Culture for 2013, in an entertaining story awash with colour and music. The setting for this festival is in itself a joy to behold. The Island of Saints and Scholars (IOSAS) Centre and Celtic Prayer Garden lies in the idyllic and serene Donegal countryside.The unique venue, dedicated to the saints and scholars of Ireland’s Golden Age between the 5th and 12th centuries, is set amongst six acres of natural bog land, with paths laid among the wild heather and scattered moss creating a peaceful and tranquil opportunity for a walk of reflection and prayer.This year also marks the 1450th anniversary of Columba’s first mission to the island of Iona where he founded his monastery in 563AD. What better time than now then to celebrate and honour the men and women who have followed in his footsteps, dedicating their lives in service around the world.Friday 7th June 6pm: Celtic Peace Garden, IOSAS Centre: Archbishop Eamon Martin opens our seminar, and introduces the guest speakers Derek Roulston, and three times nominee for Nobel Peace Prize Fr. Shay Cullen. Group discussion to follow.Saturday 8th June: Derry City (UK City of Culture 2013) “The Return of Colmcille” Interactive street pageant written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and produced by Walk the Plank which will take place at various points on both sides of the river. Sunday 9th June: 12noon: Mass in honour of St Columba in St Columba’s Church, Longtower, Derry. All welcome.2:30pm Celtic Peace Garden, IOSAS Centre: Welcome Home to Missionaries celebration.MISSIONARIES FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE TO GATHER IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 23rd, 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:missionariesPeace GardenThe Gathering
Oil painting class, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Room A3. TUESDAY T’ai chi ch’uan class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. in the dining room. Bridge will be played, 9 a.m. in Room A1. Mixed Media, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Room A2. Country-western line dancing will be taught, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $3. Emotional support, 10-11 a.m. in the Modular. Grief support, 11 a.m.-noon in the Modular. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Creative-writing class, open to all ages, 1-2:30 p.m. in Room A3. Cost: $4 per class. Santa Clarita Senior Hams will meet, 1-2 p.m. in Room A2. Tap dancing will be taught, 2-3 p.m. in the dining room. Watercolor class, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Room A3. Duplicate bridge will be played, 6:45-10 p.m. in the dining room. Call Kathy at (661) 253-1105 or Rand at (661) 295-4644. WEDNESDAY Aerobics class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Oil painting class, 9 a.m.-noon in Room A1. Archaeology & Anthropology, 9:30-11:15 a.m. in Room A3. Chair exercise class, 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the dining room. Arthritis exercise group will meet, 10:20-10:50 a.m. in the dining room. Blood pressure checks, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Room A3. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Calligraphy class, 1-2:30 p.m. in Room A3. Line Dance, 6:30-8 p.m. THURSDAY T’ai chi ch’uan class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. in the dining room. Bridge will be played, 9 a.m. in Room A1. Mixed Media, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Room A2. Computer Training, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room A1. Country-western line dancing will be taught, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $3. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Ballroom dancing will be taught, 7-8 p.m. in the dining room. FRIDAY Aerobics class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Caregiver support, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Modular. Chair exercise class, 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the dining room. Food bingo will be played, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Room A1. Computer training for the visually impaired, noon-2 p.m. in Room A3. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Live, Love and Laugh will meet, 1-2 p.m. in the Modular. SATURDAY T’ai chi ch’uan class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Bingo will be played, 3:30-9:30 p.m. in the dining room. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The following events will take place this week at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. For information, call (661) 259-9444. MONDAY Aerobics class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Bridge will be played, 9 a.m. in Room A1. Group Crafts, 9 a.m.-noon in Room A2. Computer Training, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room A1. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Chair exercise class, 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the dining room. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Computer training for the visually impaired will be offered, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in Room A3. Canasta will be played, 1-4 p.m. in Room A2. Country-western line dancing will be taught, 2-3 p.m. in the dining room. Cost: $3.
South Dakota State (2-3) beat Creighton, 3-2, in its last game behind a golden goal by sophomore Leah Manuleleua in the 93rd minute. Manuleleua’s golden goal earned her Summit League co-Offensive Player of the Week honors. The Jackrabbits will play at UNI on Friday night before making the short trip to Des Moines. SDSU beat Drake, 3-0, last season in Brookings, S.D., and hold a 7-5 advantage in the all-time series. Following this week’s home matches, Drake travels west to Omaha, Neb. to take on former MVC rival, Creighton, on Sept. 13. Print Friendly Version In the comeback over the Kangaroos, redshirt senior Rebecca Rodgers (Peotone, Ill.) scored her first goal since 2015 and senior Ali Smith (Lenexa, Kan.) scored her first career goal. In the win over the Bison, freshman Olivia Bruce (Lakeville, Minn.) recorded her first goal and sophomore Shelley Lyjak (Bartlett, Ill.) added her first goal of 2017 in the team’s second shutout. Senior goalkeeper Haley Morris (Clive, Iowa) started the second half against UMKC and played the entire match against NDSU. Morris finished with six saves in the two wins. DES MOINES, Iowa – Coming off a pair of wins to open its home slate, the Drake University women’s soccer team will host No. 16 Wisconsin on Thursday at 7 p.m. A noon matinee on Sunday against South Dakota State ends the weekend. Wisconsin (5-1) travels to Des Moines coming off one of the most historic weeks in program history after it upset then No. 3 Virginia, 1-0, on the road. The program’s highest ranked win helped the Badgers move to No. 16 in this week’s United Soccer Coaches poll. Wisconsin’s trio of Caitlyn Clem, Dani Rhodes and Lauren Rice swept the Big Ten Conference’s weekly awards. Clem, a goalkeeper, was Defensive Player of the Week while Rhodes was co-freshman of the week and Rice was co-offensive player of the week. Drake and Wisconsin met for the first time ever in 2016 as the teams battled to a scoreless draw in Madison, Wis. Drake (3-2) rallied for a 2-1 victory over UMKC and then shutout North Dakota State, 2-0, last weekend at the Cownie Soccer Complex. It was the first home action for the Bulldogs, who played both their exhibition contests and first three regular season matches on the road.