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‘Don’t Be Complacent as Ebola Declines, Warns Market Woman

first_imgA 55-year-old businesswoman is cautioning Liberians nationwide not to become complacent on hearing news of the decline in the deadly Ebola spread. Liberians should in fact double up and continue to strictly observe all the preventive measures issued by our health authorities, Madam Marvoline B. Smith admonished in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer in Monrovia recently.Mrs. Smith, an importer of used clothing and a cross border trader for nearly 21 years, expressed concern that some Liberians and foreign residents have begun to abandon the Ebola prevention measures and return to the old ways of doing things in some parts of Monrovia.Asked about what she made of the worrisome predictions in the international media, Madam Smith was confident that with “sustained determination, fortitude and resilience on the part of Liberians, those predictions will be proven wrong.”“We can beat back all the terrifying and Judgment Day predictions given by international medical agencies, once Liberians adapt the appropriate behavior patterns throughout the country,” said Madam Smith.“It is my fervent prayer that the newly constructed ETU facilities will not be used for massive admission of Ebola virus patients in the country,” Madam Smith said.For the past three weeks, many holding, isolation centers and Ebola Treatment Units around the country have reported a steady decline in the number of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola patients. As a result, many Liberians are breathing a sigh of relief as the terrifying predictions of another Ebola surge continue to be deflated, thanks to the waning of infections across the nation.In order for Liberians to remain alive and safe, Madam Smith advised that the Ebola prevention guidelines such as frequently washing hands, refraining from shaking hands and hugging should be strictly observed and that sustained and extensive public awareness should be prioritized throughout the country.In a related development, several market women have pointed out the need for themselves to observe the vital Ebola prevention measures issued by the Ministry of Health and its partners.“We are the second group of Liberians at the front lines, providing very essential services to the greater population of the country and we should be vigilant against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus,” Mrs. Martha B. Benjamin, one of the marketers, stressed.Mrs. Benjamin cautioned market women in the country to handle with great care the various kinds of foodstuffs intended for the Liberian markets in all parts of the country.“Let all of us work together as foot soldiers and drive the deadly Ebola virus from all parts of our country,” urged Mrs. Benjamin.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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Minister Wilson: ‘Federations Should Engage in Activities to Impact Youth’

first_img“In order for us to improve any sports, a federation cannot just be receiving subsidies from government.”Youth and Sports Minister D. Zeogar  Wilson says despite the challenges faced by the ministry to subsidize sporting federations in the country, the federations themselves should engage in activities that will provide a positive impact on the young people in the country.Minster Wilson’s statement comes in the wake of an assessment report presented by the ministry’s monitoring and evaluation team conducted on various sporting federations in the country.He said although some of the federations are receiving a little from the government that may not be enough, the impact of most of those federations is not felt in the country.“Even if you don’t have a national league, your presence should be felt in high schools. In order for us to improve on our sports, a federation cannot just be receiving subsidies from the government, even if it is a thousand dollars; that thousand dollars can be used to benefit the young people,” he said.He said the Ministry of Youth and Sports is not just for football. The ministry is doing all it can to tackle other federations in the country, he said.Minister Wilson made reference to the ongoing construction work on the basketball gymnasium at the back of the ministry, which is located at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex. He said when completed, the gymnasium will host basketball and volleyball games.He further noted that the ministry is planning to hold discussions with various federations in order to find solutions to their challenges.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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Theft suspect jumps into lake

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CASTAIC – A car-theft suspect tried to evade arrest Thursday by jumping into Pyramid Lake, officials said. A sheriff’s deputy was checking the license plate on a parked car, which turned out to be stolen, when a man standing nearby suddenly took off his pants and jumped into a canal leading to the lake, officials said. The man, identified as Anthony Michael Brown, 29, stayed in the lake for more than 15 minutes, until he appeared to tire, officials said. Authorities said Brown, once on land, resisted arrest and had to be pepper-sprayed. He was expected to be booked on suspicion of vehicle theft.last_img read more

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New partnership between the Province and the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The BC government is giving $320,022 to the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association that will study labour market trends, as well as needs, including future LNG opportunities, for 10 First Nations communities in the region.The following groups will collaborate together on the project: Cheslatta Carrier Nation, Lheidli T’enneh Band, McLeod Lake Band, Nadleh Whut’en Band, Nak’azdli Band, Saik’uz First Nation, Stellat’en First Nation, Takla Lake First Nation, Tl’azt’en Nation and Yekooche First Nation, as well as any other communities that choose to participate.The project will be employing a co-ordinator, a research assistant and field interviewers.The strategy will include current and projected labour market needs, information on the current composition of the Aboriginal workforce, identification of training and education needs and strategies to meet labour market needs now and in the future. It will also create Aboriginal human resource development programs within each community.- Advertisement -Once the report is complete, which should be around October, it will be shared with the communities that participated in the project.The money for the project is provided through the Labour Market Partnership stream of the Community and Employer Partnerships program.Advertisement Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, and MLA for Prince George-Valemount says it is very important to maintain close ties with First Nations.“It is critical that we work in partnership with First Nations as we grow our economy. This study will give us the information we need to create a labour market strategy to ensure that First Nations are full participants in our economic growth both today and in the future.”last_img read more

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UPDATED: Storm causing flash flooding in Fort St. John

first_imgUPDATE – City officials as well as police are blocking off certain roads. Residents are asked to avoids areas that have high levels of water. Several roads have been flooded.  We have reports of flooding on 100th near Tru Hardware, flooding near the Wholesale Club and along the Alaska Highway and the frontage road on the South side of the Highway. image1 image000006 Photo Credit: Marcus Wernicke Photo Credit: Marcus Wernicke – Advertisement –image000006 image000004 image000002 image000001 image000000 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A storm Tuesday night has caused flash flooding in the Mathews Park area of Fort St. John.The storm started just after 6:30 p.m. and has caused flooding in low lying areas like Mathews Park.The following photos have been sent to Energeticcity.ca of the water levels. Photo from 92a street Tuesday night. Photo from 92a street Tuesday night. Photo from 92a street Tuesday night. Photo from 92a street Tuesday night. Photo from 92a street Tuesday night. Photo from 92a street Tuesday night. If you spot any areas that have been flooding, send us pictures and video to news@moosefm.caThis story will be updated as more information is available.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bayern Munich scouts to watch Man United and Arsenal target

first_imgBayern Munich have entered the race to sign Arsenal and Manchester United target Matteo Darmian.Scouts from the Bundesliga giants are expected to watch the Torino star turn out for Italy against Croatia in Friday’s European Championship qualifier.Darmian, 25, has long been linked with a switch to the Premier League but Pep Guardiola wants to add the attacking full-back to his ranks.According to SportMediaset, Bayern scouts are in place to run the rule over the defender when he turns out for the Azzurri.The former AC Milan defender, who is valued at around £15m, is contracted to his hometown club until 2017 and hit five goals in 46 appearances last term. Italy defender Matteo Darmian 1last_img read more

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Ranieri should get statue for guiding Leicester to Premier League title – Fuchs

first_imgLeicester City defender Christian Fuchs says the club should honour title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri with a statue for his role in the Foxes’ remarkable journey to Premier League glory.The team completed arguably the biggest shock in sporting history on Monday, as nearest rivals Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea meant Leicester are uncatchable at the top with two games still to play.The Foxes have lost just one game since December – a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal – and have been unmoved at the top flight summit since the middle of January.And after one of the most unlikely and thrilling twists in football, having narrowly avoided relegation last season, the team will lift the coveted trophy after their final home game of the campaign against Everton on Saturday.It will be moment to savour for the players, and for their faithful fans, but Foxes full-back Fuchs insists Ranieri should also be rewarded for the impact he’s made at the club, as well as the city of Leicester as a whole.Asked if Italian boss should be honoured like Ferguson, Shankly and Clough and be immortalised in bronze, Fuchs told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I think a statue would be well deserved.“He’s done a lot for the club, he’s done a lot for the city… and we all enjoyed his press conferences, they were amazing!“Yeah would definitely support that – he should have a statue at Leicester City, why not?”ALSO READ: Dilly Ding, Dilly Dong! Claudio Ranieri ‘proud and happy’ as Leicester are crowned Premier League championslast_img read more

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Court hints rights abused

first_imgThe court rules within 90 days.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court hinted Thursday that Californians’ privacy rights are violated when their phone calls are secretly recorded by someone they are talking to out of state. California demands all parties to a call consent to taping. Most states don’t. During an hour of oral arguments in a telephone privacy case, a majority of the justices suggested that California’s 1967 privacy statute should require out-of-state callers to obtain a Californian’s permission to tape a call, even when it’s legal in the other state to record the conversation secretly. “We’re talking about protecting the privacy interests of Californians,” Justice Carol Corrigan said during lively debate in a case testing the reach of California’s Invasion of Privacy Act. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Corrigan said out-of-state phone users calling into California should “figure out what the law is and comply with it.” Justice Ming Chin told a lawyer representing Salomon Smith Barney Inc., which is being sued for secretly recording phone conversations in Georgia with its California customers, that people in California need to be warned they are being taped to afford them an opportunity to consent. “It’s not really a burden for you to say, `This telephone call is being recorded for efficiency purposes,”‘ Chin said. Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar and Chief Justice Ronald George made similar comments. The seven justices are confronted with a simple question: Whose rights should be protected – phone users in California, or those legally and secretly taping their California phone calls from out of state? California is one of 11 states requiring all parties to consent before a conversation is recorded. last_img
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The players Zidane wants to sign if he replaces Mourinho at Man Utd

first_imgZinedine Zidane has a list of Manchester United targets ready if he replaces Jose Mourinho as manager, according to reports.It is understood the former Real Madrid coach has told friends he expects interest from the Red Devils if the situation under Mourinho worsens. LATEST targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Zidane has been linked with the United job moving on Kroos is among Zidane’s reported targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND 2 RANKED targets center_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has insisted Mourinho retains the club’s full support, however Zidane has been on standby nonetheless.And, according to the Daily Mirror, he has a shortlist of players he would like to bring to Old Trafford were he to land the job. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 2 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM LATEST TRANSFER NEWS The list includes Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos, Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara, James Rodriguez – currently on loan at Bayern from Real Madrid – and Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani.Zidane quit as Los Blancos boss in the summer after winning a third consecutive Champions League title and is reportedly eager to challenge himself in the Premier League. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti last_img read more

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EMOTIONAL MANAGER PROMISES TO REBUILD A BETTER HOSPITAL AFTER FLOODING

first_imgHospital management speak at today’s press conference.The general manager of Letterkenny General Hospital has promised to build a better hospital in the wake of last week’s flooding which has literally destroyed the current facility.Speaking at the first press conference since Friday’s disaster, Mr Sean Murphy admitted that the hospital faces a huge challenge.But he assured staff that all their jobs were safe despite the need to downgrade services. He also said they were working as fast as they can to rebuild those services“We are trying our best aided by an amazing response from our staff but it will take several months to get everything back to normal.“That doesn’t mean that we will have no services or that we will have no emergency services for several months.“But we have lost a significant proportion of our hospital. About 40% of our hospital has been flooded with contaminated water and that doesn’t mean it can be addressed with a mopping up operation,” he said. Paul Connors, HSE Director of Communications, said an external investigation carried out by a group of civil engineers was now being carried out as to why the flooding occurred.When that is made known, a full report will then be commented on.Mr Murphy added that at present trucks were rolling in from across Ireland the UK in a bid to recreate services at the hospital.He also revealed they were working on the setting up of a temporary accident and emergency department but could not say when this will open to the public.He singled out the radiotherapy unit as being perhaps the most severely hit area. “We have virtually no radiological capacity but as we speak trucks are trundling across Ireland and the UK to get that capacity back up,” he said.But he said several services such as the fracture clinic has now been transferred to Donegal Town.At present people with medical issues form across Donegal are being sent to both Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry and Sligo General Hospital.However both are finding it difficult to cope with the increase patient-load. Dr Paul O’Connor, Head of Clinical Services at Letterkenny General Hospital, advised people to go to their local G.P if they have an issue and they will advise them from there. EMOTIONAL MANAGER PROMISES TO REBUILD A BETTER HOSPITAL AFTER FLOODING was last modified: July 30th, 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)last_img read more