Lack of Logistics Hampers LNRCS Operations

first_imgThe president of the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) says logistical support remains a serious challenge to the Red Cross intervention to help stop further spread of the deadly Ebola virus.According to Mr. Emmanuel Kparh, vehicles, fuel and funding are some of the essential logistics needed to enhance the institutional capacity in the fight against Ebola.The LNRCS is the major organization clothed with the authority to provide humanitarian assistance as well as disaster management in the country.Mr. Kparh spoke Tuesday when the management of National Petroleum (NP) Liberia Limited donated 200-gallons of fuel to the Liberia National Red Cross Society in support of its Ebola intervention.The NP management said that the donation was its little way of buttressing government efforts through the LNRCS to contain the Ebola virus in the country and the Sub-Region. NP is a Sierra Leonean petroleum company. Sierra Leone is one of three countries in the region that is suffering the wrath of the virus.The LRC president thanked  the NP for the fuel donation, describing it as timely to help maximize the Red Cross’ output in its Ebola response activities in the affected counties.The LNRC’s current Ebola response activities are being supported by its movement partners but Mr. Kparh wants other national and international institutions as well to support the Liberian Red Cross as it intensifies efforts to help contain the Ebola virus.The Red Cross is carrying out social mobilization and awareness, contact tracing, psychosocial counseling and providing survivor kits to victims in the seven counties.  It is also now assisting the Ministry of Health in the area of dead body management of Ebola victims for Montserrado only.The LNRC has already declared August as Ebola Month after scaling down activities of other programs and projects to concentrate more on fighting the deadly Ebola Virus in Liberia.LNRC secretary general Fayiah Tamba recently told the media that as an auxiliary to government, the LNRC was prepared and ready for the Month of August to utilize every resource at its disposal to fight the disease in support of the government efforts.The Ebola virus, since its outbreak in the region, has claimed over one thousand lives with Guinea, where it originated from, being the hardest hit follow by Sierra Leone and Liberia.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the outbreak in the country as a national tragedy that needs to be brought to an end. She has imposed a 90- day state of emergency which she believes will help contain the virus.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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Breaking News: Woman killed in Corentyne accident

first_imgA 52-year-old woman was this morning killed after the motorcar in which she was travelling collided with a parked motor lorry along the Number 58 Village Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice.Dead is Soorojnie Surjrah of Lot 13 Grant 1805 Crabwood Creek, Berbice.More details in Tuesday, April 17 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img

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World’s second biggest wearables maker debuts new smartwatch

first_imgTags:#Fitbit#fitness trackers#Huami#Internet of Things#IoT#wearables#Xiaomi Chinese wearables maker Huami recently launched its latest product —  the Amazfit smartwatch. Anhui Huami Information Technology Co. Ltd. launched its new connected wearable device in late August.Huami, which is headquartered in the eastern Chinese city of Hefei, is better known as the maker of the Xiaomi fitness tracking wrist band which has sold more than 20 million units.“The Xiaomi band reminds us of the success and glory we have achieved, while the smartwatch represents our ambitions for the future,” said Huang Wang, Huami chief executive officer.Huami was established in early 2014 and financed by Shunwei Capital Partners and Xiaomi Corp, one of China’s leading electronics and smartphone makers. By August Huami had rolled out the Xiaomi wrist band on the market.Since then, Morningside Ventures, Banyan Capital and Sequoia Capital invested another $35 million in Huami. And as the company’s valuation hits $800 million, is now preparing for a third round of funding, according to Huang.Huami takes global second placeThe company was ranked as second in the global wearables market, after U.S. rival Fitbit. As well, Forbes named Huami one of China’s 50 fastest growing technology firms in late 2015.The company’s total sales revenue in 2015 was $151.5 million with 2016 projections expected to grow to $225 million.According to a report on second-quarter wearable sales, Fitbit retained the top spot in the wearables market. It sold 5.7 million fitness trackers in Q2, a 28% year-on-year (YOY) growth. Xiaomi also retained its second place, but only had 2.5% growth YOY.“Basic wearables, which include most fitness trackers, have benefited from a combination of factors: a clear value proposition for end-users, an abundant selection of devices from multiple vendors, and affordable price points,” said IDC’s Ramon Llamas. Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Follow the Puck Donal Powercenter_img Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

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