Liberians in Holland Donate Medical supplies to Rural Clinics &Hospitals

first_imgThe Liberian Association in Holland has donated medical supplies to at least 13 clinics and hospitals in Montserrado County and other areas.The medical supplies which include beds, mattresses, and disinfectants, surgical clothes and masks were brought into Liberia by the President of the Liberian Association in Holland Mrs. Balloh Comfort Williams.During her donation to Varney Goyah Town in Todee District, Mrs. Williams said the aimed of the medical supplies is to provide support to Liberians who cannot afford to get proper   treatment especially in the fight against the killer Ebola virus in the country.According to her, the Liberians in Holland saw the pain and difficulties the country is facing since the Ebola outbreak. “We keep seeing our people everyday falling prey to this deadly disease and that is why we decided to join hands with our partners to help fight this virus by bringing in these medical supplies.”She described the donation as a humanitarian support to the  rural clinics noting that it is better for partners to focus on the rural clinics because they are the ones very hard to reach and that they suffer to get medical attention.“I focus my donation on the rural areas because the rural places are being neglected and they are the ones who need better medical attention but a majority of the people focus on Montserrado,” she claimed.When asked by Journalists about the issue of Stigmatization in that part of the world, Mrs. Williams disclosed that she will be stigmatized by friends, family and loved ones because she was warned not to “step in Liberia because of the EVD”.“I am not surprised at being stigmatized in Holland, but the issue is that I must identify with my country and people in this difficult time and my people need better medication. I believe in the saying, “It’s not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country,” said Mrs. Williams.The medical supplies were brought in two containers and they were distributed to Panetan Community Clinic in Varney Goyah Town, Todee District, Kingsville Community Clinic, and Redemption among others.Mrs. Williams is a Liberian who hails from Grand Kru County and completed her primary education in Saniquelle.Upon receiving the items,  the proprietor of the Panetan Community Clinic, Dr. Nessies T.Ngumbu,  thanked Mrs. Williams for the support given to the clinic which he said has been closed  for over six months due to lack of Ebola supplies.Dr.Ngumbu told reporters that the clinic, when open, provides pre and post natal and other services to the people of Panetan and surrounding areas.“I was born in this town and my people suffer a lot. When they are sick family members have to put them in hammock and take them to Kakata for treatment. Sometimes they die while in the process,” he explained. He said he worked with Save the Children for eighteen years and used his salary to build an eleven bed room clinic in order to provide medical services to his people, adding that things have now gotten better.He called on the Government of Liberia, humanitarian organizations to provide the clinic with an Ambulance, lab equipment, microscope and other medical equipment to save more lives in Todee district adding the issue of patient referral is a major challenge for the clinicAt the Kingsville community clinic, which is a government run clinic, Madam Kaytor Kowo, a certified midwife disclosed that the clinic is still using the 1997 patient beds to serve the people.She said, “We have been advocating to the Government of Liberia and other partners for hospital beds for so long,” adding that the only beds they have now “are the ones we started using since 1997 to present.”  She said the donated beds and other medical items will boost the services of the.Madam Kowo thanked the Liberians in Holland for the kind gesture and promised to use the items for the purpose intended.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Turnaround Trojans

first_imgThird-seeded USC advances to face fourth-seeded Oregon today at 3 p.m. in the conference final. No player currently on the team had won a game in the Pac-10 Tournament before this week. The Trojans have never won the tournament – their best finish was as runners-up in 2002. Beating Stanford on Thursday likely put to rest any lingering doubts that the Trojans will make the NCAA Tournament. Now they are working on improving their seeding. This victory gives USC its seventh win over a top-25 team this season. The Trojans are 7-4 against ranked opponents, a statistic that should impress the NCAA selection committee Sunday. USC (23-10) is now one victory away from equaling the highest total in its 101-year history. The Trojans also had 24 wins in 2001, 1992, 1974 and 1971. The Trojans were uncharacteristically living off the 3-pointer in the first half. With every 3-pointer that left their hands Friday and the fist-pumps that followed, they looked like players who have come a long way to get this opportunity at success and weren’t going to let it pass them by. The three veterans combined to score 33 of USC’s first 34 points to spark the Trojans to a 70-61 victory over No. 11 Washington State in the Pac-10 Tournament semifinals at Staples Center. LOS ANGELES – Gabe Pruitt, Nick Young and Lodrick Stewart suffered through USC basketball before the hire of coach Tim Floyd. They experienced the lowest depths in Trojans basketball history, and sometimes it shows. center_img Pruitt, who scored a game-high 26 points, had all 15 of his first-half points off 3-point attempts. He made four from beyond the arc and hit three free throws after being fouled on one try. Stewart scored eight points in a row in one stretch, connecting on two 3-pointers and a long jumper, to give the Trojans a 23-14 lead. He scored 15 in the game. Young added another two from downtown, making USC eight-of-12 on 3-pointers in the first half. The Trojans averaged 5.5 3-pointers per game entering Friday USC led by as many as 10 in the first half but Derrick Low hit a double-clutch 3-pointer around Daniel Hackett at the halftime buzzer to draw the Cougars within 38-34. Taj Gibson, who scored just three points in the first half, scored USC’s first seven points in the second half to hold off a Cougars run. Pruitt got hot again midway through the second half to help the Trojans avoid another last-minute finish with the Cougars. He hit a long jumper with his foot on the line, then connected on a 3-pointer from the left-baseline to put USC ahead 53-44. Washington State called a timeout, and Pruitt gave Dwight Lewis a big chest bump near the bench. Later, USC went more than five minutes without scoring, its lead dwindling down to four. Aron Baynes, the big 6-foot-10, 270-pound center for Washington State, pushed the 6-9, 210-pound Gibson around in the teams’ last meeting. Baynes scored a career-high 25 points, making all 10 of his shots. This time around, Gibson had 15 points and nine rebounds while holding Baynes to seven points. 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

Mahrez brace helps Algeria qualify for AFCON

first_imgCameroon, Egypt, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda had booked places before Sunday.That leaves 11 places up for grabs during matchday 6 next March with former champions Congo Brazzaville, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana and South Africa among the contenders.Mahrez, the 2016 African Footballer of the Year, netted either side of a Youcef Attal goal to give the Desert Foxes a three-goal advantage within 30 minutes.Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba pulled one back for Togo in the second half before Baghdad Bounedjah completed the scoring in stoppage-time.Algeria have 10 points from five matches in Group D, Benin seven and Togo and the Gambia five each.An Ismael Diakite goal six minutes from time earned Mauritania a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Botswana in Nouakchott and qualification from Group I.Guinea and the Ivory Coast drew 1-1 in a top-of-the-table Group H clash in Conakry with an early Mohamed Yattara goal for the home side cancelled by Jean-Michael Seri.Burkina Faso, Tanzania, DR Congo and Zimbabwe squandered chances on Sunday to secure places in the newly-expanded 24-team tournament, which kicks off on June 15.Mateus bagged a brace for Angola in a 2-1 Group I win over Burkina Faso in Luanda while Tanzania fell 1-0 in Lesotho, where Nkau Lerotholi nodded the 76th-minute Group L winner.William Jebor netted in the second half as Liberia upset Group G leaders Zimbabwe 1-0 in Paynesville while Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo drew 1-1 in the same mini-league.– Police fired teargas –The Congo derby was temporarily halted by torrential rain and police fired teargas before the kick-off to disperse supporters seeking entry to an already packed Brazzaville stadium.Zimbabwe have eight points, Liberia seven, DR Congo six and Congo five and all four countries can be among the top-two finishers and qualify.Former champions Zambia were eliminated after a 1-0 away loss to Mozambique in Group K in Maputo.Albania-based Reginaldo Faife kept Mozambican hopes alive of reaching Cameroon by scoring the only goal after 63 minutes.Guinea-Bissau and Namibia have eight points each after a 0-0 draw in Windhoek on Saturday, Mozambique seven and Zambia four.Zambia were shock winners of the 2012 Cup of Nations in Libreville, edging the Ivory Coast on penalties after a goalless final.Defeat was a huge blow for Belgium-born Zambia coach Sven Vandenbroeck, who was hired when local Wedson Nyirenda resigned after the opening round to join a South African club.Vandenbroeck has won one match, drawn one and lost two in the Cup of Nations since his first appointment to a national head coach post.He assisted compatriot and Cameroon coach Hugo Broos when the central African country surprisingly won the 2017 Cup of Nations in Gabon.Ghana defeated Ethiopia 2-0 in Group F in Addis Ababa with recalled Jordan Ayew scoring twice during the first half.Sudan ended a four-match losing run in Group A with a surprise 3-1 victory over Madagascar in Antananarivo.A stoppage-time goal salvaged a 2-2 Group H draw for the Central African Republic in Rwanda while Niger came from behind to win 2-1 away to Swaziland in Group J.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez scored twice to help Algeria reach the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations © AFP/File / RYAD KRAMDIJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 18 – Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria trounced Togo 4-1 in Lome on Sunday to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon.Mauritania, for the first time, Guinea and the Ivory Coast later raised to 13 the number of qualifiers for the biennial tournament.last_img read more

Missile test offers hope for defense

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The experiment with the SM-2 could broaden a warship’s capability, said Rear Adm. Barry McCullough, director of surface warfare on the staff of the chief of naval operations. The Pearl Harbor-based Lake Erie is equipped with technology that allows it to detect and track intercontinental ballistic missiles. HONOLULU – For the first time, a Navy ship at sea successfully shot down a long-range missile in its final seconds of flight, the military said Wednesday. The test was seen as an important step toward giving ships the ability to shoot down weapons as they are about to hit their targets. Until now, the Standard Missile 2 was only launched from ships to intercept a long-range missile in the early or middle stage of flight. For the test, a missile fired from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai was destroyed in its final stage by an SM-2 launched from USS Lake Erie. The Navy already can shoot down a missile in its final stage with a Patriot Advanced Capability 3, or PAC-3, missile launched from land. 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

Things to Do

first_img“Beauty and the Beast” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be presented by the Santa Clarita Ballet, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.Call (661) 251-6844 for tickets. Raising the Bar gymnastics spectacular, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Waller’s GymJam Academy, 26515 Ruether Ave., Canyon Country. Tickets: $15-$25. Call (661) 251-3390. Crazy Hat & Crazy Shirt Bingo Night for individuals with disabilities, 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 28304 Constellation Road, Valencia. Call (661) 702-8555. By the Light of the Silvery Moon hike, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Wendy Langhans at (310) 858-7272, Ext. 115. Grateful Dudes will perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Spring Home Garden & Landscape Tour to honor the troops overseas, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at private homes across Santa Clarita. Call Christi Larsen at (661) 252-3584 or visit www.memorialgardentour.com. “Bowling for Youts” will benefit the Santa Clarita Youth Project, noon and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Valencia Lanes, 23700 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 257-9688 to register a team. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA, 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Reverend Bill & the Soul Believers will perform, 7-9:30 p.m. Friday at the Jazz & Blues Concert Series on Town Center Drive adjacent to the Hyatt in Valencia. Call Barbara Myler at (661) 290-2911. “Arsenic and Old Lace” will be preesented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 2 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. “Don’t Dress For Dinner” will be presented, 8 p.m Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 17 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. “The World of Beauty and the Beast” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through July 2 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Moonlight hike, 8 p.m. Friday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Fun in the Sun Chili Cook-off will honor the Law Enforcement Torch Run and benefit local Special Olympics, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Jack Bones Equestrian Center at pitchess Detention Center, 29310 The Old Road, Castaic. Admission: $5 adults, $3 children. Call Stephanie Wilke at (661) 295-8812. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: SCHOOLS NOTES

first_imgQuiz:Congratulations to Scoil Chróine, Dungloe on winning the county quiz last week in Ballybofey. They go forward to the Ulster quiz final along with Kilmacrennan NS (2nd); Gaelscoil Leitir Ceanainn (3rd) and Scoil Iosagain, Buncrana (4th). Rounders:The draws for the rounders competitions have been made and will be emailed to the relevant schools this week. The first round of fixtures must be played by 23rd March. The competiton is split into three divisions:Large Schools- 8 plus mainstream teachers Medium Schools- 4-7 mainstream teachersSmall Schools- 2-3 mainstream teachersFootball Championship:Fixtures for the 2012/13 season are now on the website. Teachers are encouraged to play as many blitzes as possible in their section in order to give the pupils as much game time as possible. Results should be recorded and the school with the most wins will qualify for the knockout stages in April.Mouth Guards:Teachers please note that from Jan. 1st 2013, it is compulsory for all players to wear mouthguards during Cumann na mBunscol football competitions. Players will not be allowed on to the field of play without one after this date. This is a directive from the National Committee of the GAA and will also be implemented at club level.Indoor Football: The dates and venues for the divisional competitions are being finalised and schools will be notified via email. Teachers please note that all children must be U-12 on 1st July 2012 to be eligible for these competitions. It is a 5-a-side competition with a panel of 8 players.GAA NEWS: SCHOOLS NOTES was last modified: March 4th, 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:Schools GAA noteslast_img read more

HARPS HOPING TO ‘RAMBLE’ THEIR WAY BACK TO WINNING FORM

first_imgDespite recent poor form Harps boss Peter Hutton remains positive and focused as Harps take on Cobh at Finn Park tomorrow night.Hutton said there is still a determined mood at the club despite losing the last four league games.“There is a real air of determination inside our squad. We have two big home games to look forward to and everyone is working together to make sure we get the results we need to get back on track. Missed chances at critical times and not tightening up have cost us in recent games, but I strongly feel that once we get our confidence back no-one will enjoy playing us.. “I believe our supporters have a huge role to play in bringing the club forward. In the short term we have two big games at home over the next couple of weeks against Cobh and then Longford. Encouragement from the terraces can make a vital difference to team performance especially with young players.”He said he fully understands it can be frustrating for supporters when results don’t go Harps way ,and there is no doubt as a team, and as a club the panel is a work in progress.“When you implement new ideas and structures into an any organisation , there is always some growing pains. Lack of finance is of course an issue, but we will continue to assess and improve our coaching and sports science structures as we go forward.“We all know there is people working hard on behalf of the club to deliver on the new stadium project as soon as possible. The prospect of better facilities and a more cohesive footballing structure will give us the platform to build the type of club we are all striving for.“ Speaking more specifically about the Ramblers game Hutton noted that it won’t be an easy game:“Cobh will be full of confidence following their impressive 3-0 victory over a decent Wexford Youths side last week. They have lost Conor Meade to Waterford but they still carry an attacking threat from players such as Martin Deady and Davin O’Neill, while young Kynan Rocks is an excellent prospect.“We had a tough encounter down there when we drew 2-2 so our players know they will have to be on top of their game if we are to take three points.“As the transfer window is now open “We have a few irons in the fire but we won’t commit to anything until we are 100% sure it’s right for us. My main concern at the moment is getting the current squad playing to their full potential, both individually and collectively. “ HARPS HOPING TO ‘RAMBLE’ THEIR WAY BACK TO WINNING FORM was last modified: July 4th, 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:Cobh Ramblersfinn harpslast_img read more

Ex-Man City forward almost moved to Middlesbrough on deadline day

first_img targets targets Middlesbrough failed with a deadline day bid of £4.5m for former Manchester City striker Felipe Caicedo, according to reports in Italy.The 29-year-old is currently plying his trade with Lazio but he has been linked with a return to England recently. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Caicedo was linked with a return to England The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM 1 moving on Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST TRANSFER NEWS REVEALED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Leeds United have been tracking the Ecuadorian and looked at striking a deal this summer.But, according to Calciomercato, it has also been revealed that Middlesbrough tried to sign Caicedo too.The Championship club reportedly failed with a deadline day offer of £4.5m for the striker.Lazio rejected the bid as they deemed it too low and they were holding out for closer to £9m.Caicedo scored three goals in Serie A last season, featuring predominantly as a substitute. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti RANKED LATEST IN DEMAND last_img read more

DONEGAL BAY BOAT OWNER PUBLISHES FOOTAGE OF VANDALS WHO REFUSED TO SAY ‘SORRY’

first_imgTHE owners of one of County Donegal’s biggest tourist attractions have published CCTV footage of two vandals – after they failed to say ‘sorry’.The Donegal Bay Waterbus was broken into in the early hours of Monday.Two men could be seen trying to fiddle with the boat’s electrical systems.The company which owns the boat – which takes tourists on trips around the bay – warned those responsible on Tuesday that they had 24 hours to contact them to say ‘sorry’ and it would be forgotten about. However the men never came forward and the matter is now with Gardai in Donegal Town.And by last night more than 50,000 people had viewed the images; though as usual some trolls had their own views.In a post on its facebook page, the Waterbus crew said in a statement: “We wish to thank those who shared our recent pictures and video.“Thanks to you over 53,000 people who saw these images. It is very gratifying to see such a sense of pride and good will in Donegal and beyond.“Due to your efforts we have been made aware of those responsible and the matter is ongoing.“One thing we would like to comment on is that we find it rather strange that some people (you know who you are) find this matter amusing. Having read several ‘humorous’ tweets we can simple say this…Imagine it’s not the boat’s engines that are interfered with next but instead your family car.“Would you find it amusing if all of a sudden the steering failed as your parents, brothers sisters etc drove down the road… think about that. We are sure you wouldn’t be tweeting or messaging in the same light hearted ‘comical’ way.“We would ask those who suggested that this was a publicity stunt to please ‘Unlike’ our page straight away. The Crew here do not appreciate your presence.” DONEGAL BAY BOAT OWNER PUBLISHES FOOTAGE OF VANDALS WHO REFUSED TO SAY ‘SORRY’ was last modified: August 8th, 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)Tags:donegal bay waterbusDonegal Towntourist attractionvandalslast_img read more

Lopez filming jolts people of Nogales

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is in the Mexican border city of Nogales filming a movie about the largely unsolved killings of women in Ciudad Juarez. Traffic backed up around the set and hundreds of people crowded the streets of Nogales, across from Nogales, Ariz., to get a glimpse of Lopez, who was accompanied by her husband, singer-actor Marc Anthony, local newspapers reported Tuesday. In “Bordertown,” co-written and directed by Gregory Nava, Lopez plays a Chicago-based reporter sent to Mexico to investigate the killings. Dressed in a blue shirt, khaki pants and a blonde wig, Lopez chased a bus and attended a street protest in the first two scenes filmed in Nogales on Monday. After each scene, the crowd of onlookers broke into applause, newspapers reported. The film, which also includes Antonio Banderas, began production in New Mexico in July. Filming in Nogales, where a crew has already built a shantytown resembling Anapra, a Juarez neighborhood where many of the victims lived, will last at least a week and the production will then move to Mexicali, on the California border, according to newspaper reports.last_img read more