With All Our Might, Liberians, Guineans and Sierra Leoneans Must Fight WHO and CDC…

first_imgEven as reports from throughout Liberia, including some of the epi-centers of the deadly Ebola virus, say it  is rapidly receding, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for  Disease Control are still making alarming and apocalyptic ‘predictions’ that Ebola will continue to spread by massive proportions well into January 2015.The question that readily comes to mind is, What are these two global organizations up to?  After taking a full six months to respond to this deadly emergency in three West African countries where people were dropping dead in their thousands, WHO is still insisting that Ebola deaths could exceed 20,000.Pessimistically worse yet, the Atlanta-based United States government’s CDC says that between 500,000 and 1.4 million people may be infected by January.  And now the British medical journal, The Lancet Infectious Diseases have just come out with another dreadful prediction, that “unless accelerated efforts to control the disease are made, the virus, by mid-December, will infect 171,000 and kill 90,000 people in Liberia alone.Are these grim predictions real? Are they a ploy to attract more world response against the epidemic, or are they designed for something else?When last week President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visited Foya in Lofa County, where Ebola first broke out in Liberia from across the border in Guinea, there had been in the past three weeks NO new cases reported in Lofa.  In addition, the Ebola Treatment Center in Foya was practically empty.   In Ganta, Nimba County, which lost over a hundred people, reports are saying that there are no new cases there either, and that the death toll has diminished.Even in Monrovia, reports coming in to this newspaper say the cases are going down, and that most ETUs have limited occupancy.  Our Senior Reporter Omari Jackson visited several communities around Monrovia, many of them badly affected slums, and reported that the people were in a thanksgiving mood because the number of infections and deaths were way down.Reporter Jackson said people were very upset that WHO and others were saying the reason the numbers in ETUs were down was that ‘infected’ people were staying away for fear of Ebola stigma and cremation.   He said he found no one in the several communities visited who held that view.  Many were upset with the WHO and CDC for giving these alarming predictions.  The people interviewed by Reporter Jackson said that just as they were beginning to feel a welcome sense of relief, given the visible decline in the viral infections and deaths, these WHO and CDC predictions were causing them great discomfort and anxiety.Reporter Jackson discovered another highly positive development: people are religiously following all measures of prevention, including washing their hands, not touching one another or dead bodies and insisting that anyone suspected of any kind of infection is immediately sent away from the neighborhood and led to a center where that person can be tested. In other words, the people are no longer hiding their sick, but doing what they know they must do to fight the virus.  So we expect corresponding encouragement from all the partners, including the international bodies.With the virus receding, it will be interesting to see what will happen in the 17 ETUs nearing completion by the American military contingent and by the Chinese and other partners.  Reporter Jackson visited the latest one at the new Defense Ministry premises and found that there were so far no patients there.It is an historical fact that Liberia has never before faced a health crisis like this one.  The WHO and CDC predictions, even as our people are responding robustly to the established preventive measures, have presented us with another very serious challenge:  just as President Ellen Johnson said a week ago, we must REJECT these predictions by fighting with all our might to resist this virus and expel it from ourcountry and the Mano River basin.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Women’s Soccer Hosts No. 16 Wisconsin and South Dakota State

first_imgSouth 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.center_img 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.last_img read more

Salesforce.com and Adobe: Applications Enriching The Platfom

first_imgRelated Posts Developers may create applications that are launched through a browser using Adobe Flash technology or on the desktop using Adobe Air.This is intriguing. We’ve seen a number of consumer application developed using Adobe Air, including Tweetdeck, the rich Twitter application that has grown immensely in popularity. The partnership with Salesforce.com means that developers may create similar applications through the integration of third-party API’s that may provide another means for enterprise customers to create their own social applications.We know there are any variety of ways to create applications for the enterprise but the relationship between Adobe and Saleforce.com demonstrates how easy it is becoming to create rich applications for specific, business purposes.The simplicity is evident in the way developers create applications using Adobe Flash Builder. It’s as simple as drag and drop to add such features as calendars, grids, charts, buttons and all the other elements to make the user interface compelling for the user.On the desktop, the data is synced to the Salesforce.com environment via an API, creating an integrated platform for users.Remember how third-party applications accelerated Facebook’s growth? A similar model is emerging in the SasS world. Applications are making SaaS platfoms rich integrated environments, tailored to the business user. Development is far easier than ever before, making it possible to create tools that can enrich the experience for the user by viewing data in ways that helps them take faster action without the need for an IT administrator or analyst to present it in a way that makes sense.The release preview for Adobe Flash Builder is available at force.com. The product will be fully available in the first half of 2010. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair alex williams Salesforce.com and Adobe have entered a partnership that allows developers to create rich Internet and desktop applications in the cloud. The partnership is just one more example of how an ecosystem is developing between Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendors and application developers.In recent weeks Salesforce.com has partnered with a host of companies, including Box.net last week and an integration with Cisco earlier this month.The partnership with Adobe means that users may create enterprise applications on the Force.com platform. Tags:#enterprise#Products#saas 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Read and Manage Your Gmail in Vim with Vmail

first_imgRelated Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid,Love Vim? Use Gmail? Then check out Vmail, a Ruby-based Gmail client for Vim written by Daniel Choi. Vmail gives you a full command line interface for Gmail from within Vim, including reading, composing, starring, deleting, archiving and marking spam.Of course, Emacs users have been able to check e-mail from within Emacs for years. “A common criticism that text editor (vim) fans throw in the face of operating system fans (emacs) is that a text editor should simply edit text,” writes Steve Klabnik at The Changelog. “I’m slightly torn, but it’s still pretty freaking cool.” Don’t worry Vim purists: it’s just a plugin, not a change to the Vim core.Screenshot via The ChangelogVmail requires:a Gmail accounta relatively recent version of Vim (vmail is developed against Vim 7.3)Ruby with SSL support compiled in (vmail is developed using Ruby 1.9.2)RubyGems (if Ruby version is older than 1.9)the lynx text-only-mode web browser is required to view HTML mail parts in vmailThe current version of Vmail requires a Unix-like environment, but Choi says he hopes to support Windows in the future. klint finley Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#hack#Tools Love Vim? Use Gmail? Then check out Vmail, a Ruby-based Gmail client for Vim written by Daniel Choi. Vmail gives you a full command line interface for Gmail from within Vim, including reading, composing, starring, deleting, archiving and marking spam.Of course, Emacs users have been able to check e-mail from within Emacs for years. “A common criticism that text editor (vim) fans throw in the face of operating system fans (emacs) is that a text editor should simply edit text,” writes Steve Klabnik at The Changelog. “I’m slightly torn, but it’s still pretty freaking cool.” Don’t worry Vim purists: it’s just a plugin, not a change to the Vim core.Screenshot via The ChangelogVmail requires:a Gmail accounta relatively recent version of Vim (vmail is developed against Vim 7.3)Ruby with SSL support compiled in (vmail is developed using Ruby 1.9.2)RubyGems (if Ruby version is older than 1.9)the lynx text-only-mode web browser is required to view HTML mail parts in vmailThe current version of Vmail requires a Unix-like environment, but Choi says he hopes to support Windows in the future. Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#hack#Tools 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… klint finleylast_img read more