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USAID-IWASH Program Delivers Materials to Prevent Potential Ebola Spread

first_imgAlong the Liberia-Guinea border, where six suspected Ebola cases have occurred, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (IWASH) Program is delivering materials to prevent potential spread of the disease. Materials have been distributed to health facilities that are on the “front line” in responding to the Ebola outbreak in the Foya District border region in Lofa County.The IWASH team, with staff from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (Lofa County Health Team) and the Ministry of Public Works, visited 3 clinics and the District Hospital in Foya, delivering gloves, face masks, and disinfectant, soap.Clinics visited were the Porluma, Sulormba, and Mendikorma clinics in the Foya District.Materials were delivered for launching a Hygiene Promotion Campaign in the clinics and surrounding communities to promote healthy behaviors to prevent disease transmission.Mr. Piet Devries, the Chief of Party of the IWASH Program, said “We met with the WHO surveillance team and the District Health Officer to discuss the priorities and then began supplying facilities closest to the border”.The work has continued with the Community-based Hygiene Promotion with Community Health Volunteers.The focus of the IWASH-GoL intervention is to create awareness among communities about basic health and hygiene practices such as hand washing with soap, limited human contacts, avoiding direct contacts with and eating of raw bush meat, and the treatment of water with WaterGuard or other treatment products before drinking.The intervention is also geared towards supporting health workers in the area with protective working materials such as gloves, and nose masks.A total of over 500 pairs of hand gloves, 4,000 posters on hand washing messages, 300 bars of soap, 160 cartons of WaterGuard and other assorted materials such as chlorine, jerry cans, t-shirts with health messages have been mobilized and distribution started.IWASH has been working with Government of Liberia partners in Lofa, Nimba and Bong counties for 4 years. It is implemented by Global Communities – Partners for Good (formerly CHF International) and Population Services International (PSI). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tax-fatigued student population

first_imgDear Editor,As the PNC-led Coalition tighten their grip on society, they have finally landed their silliness at our national tertiary institution — the University of Guyana. I make mention of the imposition of restricted zones for parking, as well as the new clamping of students’ vehicle laws. This latest vendetta on academia is another crude taxation measure on an already tax-fatigued student population.Even before that, students were saddled with a steep hike in fees and other burdensome costs, which adds to the misery of gaining a decent and affordable higher education; while the promised improvement in the infrastructure and other dire necessities is still a way-off aspiration waiting to be fulfilled. So these new moves, like the clamping of students’ vehicles, come as a surprise.Amidst all of these goings-on is the sudden silence of the unions and other representatives of the student body. Where are those who are duly constituted to protect and further students’ rights at UG? Where are they? Is something radically wrong with the whole unionized psyche at UG?To begin with, an increased vehicular traffic at UG is welcome, because it shows that the university is growing. Those in administration ought to be delighted and appreciative of this fact, hence adequate facilities should have been put in place for parking. Instead, we hear of this retrogression of the putting up of barriers as well as clamping of vehicles just adding to students’ frustration.This is a retrograde move with a clear aim.Where is Patsy Francis? Where is Melissa Ifill? Are they asleep? What has gone wrong with them? Why the sudden silence? Wake up!Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

First Lady rolls out more training programmes

first_imgFirst Lady Sandra Granger on Wednesday met with Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Deputy Regional Executive Officer (DREO), Jennifer Ferreira Dougall to discuss plans to implement projects such as the Self-Reliance and Success in Business initiative in the Region during the course of 2018.First Lady Sandra Granger and Region Three DREO Jennifer Ferreira DougallDuring the meeting, which was held at State House, the First Lady said that she was looking to collaborate with the Regional Administration to implement these projects with the aim of enhancing the lives of citizens of the Region. She explained that her office has been asked to train more women to be successful in their own business endeavours. “This year, of course, we will also have training programmes in child care and care of the elderly with the aim of having those people who are trained certified by the Board of Industrial Training and we also have our [Information and Communication Technology] ICT workshops for adolescents and school leavers so those are some of the things that we plan to do this year,” she said.  The First Lady said that her office was currently planning for this year’s projects, and noted that she would be supported by the Education and Public Telecommunications Ministries in the implementation of some of the projects.last_img read more

AFC to offer Matano two-year contract

first_imgAFC chairman Dan Mule has told Capital Sport they have already initiated talks with the experienced tactician and are more than willing to keep him for a longer period.“We have talked to him and he has told us he is willing to stay at the club and he has no problem. We will have further talks after the season ends to firm up contract issues. We will give him a two-year contract and then begin discussions from there,” Mule said.Matano himself expressed interest to remain at the club, setting his sight on their CAF Confederations Cup journey next year. The tactician has made it clear he intends to make the club great again on the continental scene.AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano feeds instructions to midfielder Harun Nyakha during his side’s Kenyan Premier League clash against Kariobangi Sharks on October 7, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“The coach has done a good job since he came in and we are happy with his output. We are determined to ensure that we have one coach throughout a season because we have had a huge turnover of late and it is not good for the success of the club,” Mule further pointed out.Matano became AFC’s third coach this season, taking over from Dorian Marin who spent not more than a fortnight at the club after being appointed following Stewart Hall’s departure midway through the season.In a nutshell, the 13-time Premier League champions have had more coaches since their return to top flight in 2009 than the number of trophies in their cabinet through the same period of time.But it is a stat that Mule is eager to wipe off, saying they will stick by Matano and give him what he requires to succeed next season.“We have four games remaining before the season ends and the focus now is to help the team finish well. After that we will sit down with him, analyze the team, know what we need and then listen to what the coach wants and work to give it to him,” Mule noted.AFC Leopards chairman Dan Mule (left) in a past KPL match.Photo/FILEHe also added they have talked to their sponsors, betting firm SportPesa to widen their purses especially as they prepare for the expensive journey that is continental football. Mule has also hinted the club is looking for a second sponsor to supplement what they already have.On transfer activities, the club will be looking for a touch of experience to add on to their squad with five West Africans set to be invited to train with the club this month.“We have identified two players from Ghana and three from Cameroon who we want to invite to train with us then the coach will make a decision on who to sign. We will sign at most only three of them. Apart from that, we are looking for a left back, a midfielder and especially two good strikers,” the club boss further said.At the same time, the club is set to lose Ugandan midfielder Keziron Kizito to Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters, home to former Manchester United forward Dimitry Berbatov.“He signed a two year contract so we will talk with the club and hopefully we can get some good money from the deal to help us in getting the players we want,” Mule said.AFC Leopards team posing for a team photo before the match. Head Coach Robert Matano opted to start with Gabriel Andika in goal in favour of regular Ian Otieno. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe club is also set to lose goalkeeper Ian Otieno who is said not to be keen on renewing his contract which expires at the end of the season. Defender Joshua Mawira is however all but set to sign a new deal.Mule has disclosed they will not drop massively from the squad but will instead send players who are dimmed surplus to requirement on loan.Also, the club is exploring options of having pre-season build up games in either South Africa or Zambia if finances permit, but if their budgets are ot satisfied they will play in neighboring Tanzania and Uganda.AFC Leopards are placed 12th on the Premier League standings with 36 points and will be facing Nzoia Sugar on Wednesday afternoon at the Mumias Complex, with the target of finishing in the top eight.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000New AFC Leopards coach Robert Matano feeds instruction on the touchline during a past match. PHOTO/ Raymond Makhaya.NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 1- GOtv Shield champions AFC Leopards will offer head coach Robert Matano a new two-year contract after his current deal expires at the end of the season.Matano joined the team in July from National Super League side Bidco United in a short-term deal to aid bring the sinking ship safely to shore and he has managed that, guiding them to their 10th domestic cup title and is determined to help them finish among the top eight in the league.last_img read more

Shakava wins Gor Super Cup title in Mashemeji Derby

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia Skipper Harun Shakava receives the Kenyan Premier League Super Cup title from Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on January 28, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAKURU, Kenya, Jan 28- On the most auspicious of occasions, new captain Harun Shakava announced himself to the Gor Mahia folklore in superb fashion, thumping the only goal of the game as K’Ogalo beat arch rivals AFC Leopards 1-0 to lift the season opening Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Super Cup at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium.The six-foot defender showed the K’Ogalo faithful he could lead from the front, sneaking in between Salim ‘Shittu’ Abdallah and Duncan Otieno to thump in a header past a helpless Gabriel Andika, meeting a well diced George Odhiambo cross from the left six minutes to half time. 0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today) It was a morale boosting victory for Gor as they prepare for their title defense and an assault at making it into the group stages of continental football, while for AFC Leopards and their boss Robert Matano it was a text-book revision of what to improve with the new season a week away.Gor Mahia’s goal was a result of brilliant team play from K’Ogalo; Godfrey Walusimbi won the ball off an AFC offensive move, picked out Wellington Ochieng who in turn slipped through a pass to Odhiambo who delivered an inviting cross on the first touch.It was a deserved lead for Gor who had been the most enterprising upfront though Ingwe also had some attacking moves.Gor Mahia captain Shakava screams in celebration after scoring Gor’s only goal in their 1-0 Super Cup win over AFC Leopards at Afraha Stadium on January 28, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn his starting team, Matano had given debuts to left back Moses Mburu, midfielder Collins Okoth who was facing his former employers, Joseph Kuria, Prince Arkoh Baker Lukooya, Jaffery Owiti and Ezekiel Odera.Of all coach Dylan Kerr’s January buys, only midfielder Humphrey Mieno managed to sneak in a starting place with Joash Onyango starting at centre back with Shakava as Gor started life without long serving Musa Mohammed.AFC had the first chances of the game. In the eighth minute, new boy Mburu swung in a long throw from the left but Arkoh glanced it wide. Minutes later, Mburu had an effort with an inswinging freekick from his left foot but it went just wide.But from then, Gor took on AFC by the horns, and Odhiambo had his first effort in the 15th minute when he struck a shot from the left after a lay off from Mieno but it went just over.Gor had shouts for a penalty downed in the 19th minute when Abdallah seemed to bump into Meddie Kagere’s back inside the box, but referee Peter Waweru waved play on.Gor Mahia left back Godfrey Walusimbi attempts to go past AFC Leopards’ Dennis Sikhayi during the Kenyan Premier League Super Cup at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on January 28, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluArkoh had an opportunity to mark his debut with a goal when he was put through by Kuria from the middle of the pack after AFC lost possession but his stinging shot was well collected by Oluoch.Gor’s command of possession finally bore fruit after 35 minutes when Shakava thumped in the header.There wasn’t much activity of attacking proportion in the second half, save for each coach making changes to give all their players some minutes of work out.last_img read more

Perfect for Man United? See German speedster’s stunning assist

first_img Manchester United target Patrick Herrmann 1 Manchester United target Patrick Herrmann was at his brilliant best as he helped his Borussia Monchengladbach beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the Bundesliga.The German international winger is renowned for his pace and showed just how rapid he is as he raced from just outside his own penalty area to the other before laying the ball off to striker Raffael to make the score 2-0.On the way, Herrmann hurdled two challenges and left Arsenal target Neven Subotic trailing in his wake and will surely be a prime target for Louis van Gaal in the summer even though he has recently signed a new deal at Monchengladbach.Watch the awesome assist below…last_img

Manchester City could be missing key trio for Germany UCL trip

first_img1 Manchester City could be without Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Borussia Monchengladbach.Hart was left on the bench during City’s disastrous defeat to Tottenham on Saturday lunchtime after suffering a back injury in training.Kompany, meanhwhile, was a late withdrawal from the substitutes’ bench after suffering a recurrence of a calf problem, while Toure started but picked up a hamstring injury in the second half.Now the trio are major doubts to make the midweek trip to Germany – a blow to City’s hopes of a claiming a first victory in Europe this season.“I don’t think Kompany will be okay for the Champions League,” said Pellegrini.“He injured his calf against Juventus but he did not recover 100 per cent. He was fit enough to be on the bench but he felt problems in his calf in the warm-up.“Joe had a problem in his back during the week, and he worked for just one day, that’s why we decided he missed the game.“Yaya had some problems in his hamstring. I don’t know how serious, we must wait until tomorrow or Monday. We’ll see what the doctor says.”City were also without David Silva against Spurs due to injury, but Pellegrini is hopeful he will return to face Monchengladbach. Joe Hart last_img read more

“Unscrewed: The Consumer’s Guide to Getting What You Paid For”

first_img“Unscrewed: The Consumer’s Guide to Getting What You Paid For” by Ron Burley; Ten Speed Press, 240 pages ($14.95) Like everyone else who ever had a problem with a product or service, Ron Burley is frustrated with the whole “customer service” process. Unlike most of the rest of us, he developed a strategy for dealing with the tactics most companies employ to address this issue. As Burley articulates this strategy in this book, he also includes numerous entertaining anecdotes wherein he demonstrates the effectiveness of his methods. Invariably, the person at the other end of the line fails to immediately relent when the protesting Burley complains about the price, features, 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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre time of delivery or other aspect of the transaction. That’s when he kicks into high gear by invoking his mantra, “Something must be done.” Though he presents statements of principle and other lists throughout the book, his basic strategy involves doing everything possible to force the offending company into favorably resolving the issue. This is achieved by either publicizing the plight and embarrassing them, harassing them into compliance, causing them to incur unforeseen expenses or putting the customer service person in a position where his or her job is in jeopardy. Burley provides insights into dealing with government agencies, small businesses and other organizations, all of which sometimes require specialized methods. The book is very funny, and you will no doubt be tempted to try his methods. But I suspect that most of us simply do not have the nerve to carry them out. – Richard Pachterlast_img read more

HSE TO SET UP PHONELINES TO COPE WITH FALL-OUT FROM RAPHOE SEX ABUSE REPORT

first_imgThe HSE has set up a special telephone helpline in anticipation of the publication of the Raphoe Diocesan Audit Reports into child sex abuse to be published tomorrow.Dozens of victims are expected to be left reeling by tomorrow’s report which many feel may not give full satisfaction to those who were abused for decades.Tom McGrath, Director of Counselling with the NCS in the North West said they will do all they can to help victims. “I would encourage all those affected by the publication of the Diocesan Audit Reports and clerical abuse in general to take this opportunity to contact the helpdesk and find out what is available for victims locally and nationally.“This information may be important not only for victims but also for other family members who often carry a great burden of hurt and distress,” he said.The HSE National Counselling Service (NCS) is offering support and assistance to people who have been affected by clerical child abuse.The NCS helpdesk can be contacted confidentially on freephone 1800 303 529 from 9am to 12 midnight tomorrow, Wednesday 30 November. The helpdesk will be available from 9am to midnight on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd December and from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December and thereafter as required.Callers to the helpdesk can speak in confidence to a helpdesk advisor who will listen and assess their needs in a sensitive and non-judgemental manner.Each caller will be given clear information and advice to allow them to make informed choices regarding the service best suited to meet their particular requirements.The HSE’s NCS said it recognises that the publication of such reports can prompt adult survivors of childhood abuse to come forward, in some cases for the first time.Helpdesk advisors are available to support all those who make contact with the helpdesk, to listen to them and help them to decide on how best to proceed with their disclosures. The NCS is working with the Donegal Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service to provide the helpdesk.The NCS is also working with a number of agencies nationally to ensure that people who make contact with the helpdesk are facilitated in accessing a service appropriate to their needs, whether that is local counselling services in their area, telephone counselling, advocacy or support services provided by a range of agencies.The HSE National Counselling Service helpdesk is available on freephone 1800 303 529.The National Rape Crisis 24 hour helpline for victims of rape and sexual abuse is available 24 hours, 7 days per week on freephone 1800 778 888. HSE TO SET UP PHONELINES TO COPE WITH FALL-OUT FROM RAPHOE SEX ABUSE REPORT was last modified: November 29th, 2011 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:HSE WESTRAPHOE AUDITlast_img read more

CHAMPIONS, CHEERS AND THRILLS – RALLY’S FINAL DAY IN PICTURES!

first_imgCHAMPIONS, CHEERS AND THRILLS – RALLY’S FINAL DAY IN PICTURES! was last modified: June 17th, 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:donegal international rallypictureslast_img