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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Police raid Stabroek Market area

first_img…13 arrested The parameters of the Stabroek Market were thoroughly searched on Saturday by ranks of the Guyana Police Force, during an impromptu raid for drugs and illegal items. As a result, 13 persons were arrested.Sniffer dogs were also dispatched to the area and dozens of ranks equipped with high-profile equipment were stationed mainly at the entrances of the market.Based on Police information, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters, Canine Department, Construction Department, Tactical Services Unit, Firearms Unit and Narcotics branches of the Force cordoned off the area. A search operation was conducted at the market and around the routes 31 (Patentia), 32 (Parika), 40 (Kitty/Campbellville), 41(South) and 44 (Mahaica) bus parks.The illegal items which were foundSniffer dogs assisted in locating some of the drugs and vendors at the market were questioned as the area was subsequently combed for illegal items. During the search, 128 grams of marijuana seeds and 561 grams of cannabis along with several knifes and other sharp objects were seized.Thirteen persons were detained – three for possession of narcotics and the others for questioning in relation to several offences.Guyana Times understands that a meeting was convened with Georgetown Major Ubraj Narine; Police Commissioner Leslie James; Divisional Commanders and senior officials of the Force on Friday to deal with the situation at the Stabroek Market area.According to the Police, the Mayor raised issues of effective policing around Georgetown, along with other challenging factors which were pertinent to eradicating crime.Concerns by the Mayor sparked decisions to have a joint collaboration between the City Constabulary and A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara).Just prior to the raid, bus operators were arrested for various offences such as having offensive weapons such as knives and ice picks, tint, breach of road services licence (amplifier set and equaliser in minibuses), breach of road services licence (offensive words and designs on minibuses) and defective tyres.As part of the exercise, traffic ranks stationed at the Brickdam Police Station, which also houses the Divisional Headquarters, took the opportunity to educate the delinquent drivers and conductors about the seriousness of these offences prior to releasing them.They were advised on issues such as the seating capacity of a minibus; working attire; obstruction of traffic around the Stabroek Market area; playing of loud or offensive music; speed limit; cleanliness of the interior of the minibuses; paying of traffic tickets; insurance of motor vehicle, and adhering to all traffic laws and regulations.Following the teaching session, the drivers were all grateful to the Police for their leniency and thanked them for the advice given.last_img read more

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Timehri family homeless as falling tree destroys house

first_imgA mother and her three children are presently homeless after a tree fell and completely wrecked their wooden house at Alliance Road, Timehri, East Bank Demerara.Based on information, the tree which once stood some 50 feet from the house came crashing down during a heavy shower on Sunday at about 12:30h.The completely destroyed houseCindy (only name given), head of the household and her three minor children were all at home when the tragedy struck. Luckily, no one was seriously injured. One of the children sustained a minor cut to her nose and a younger child received lacerations to the hand.When Guyana Times visited the scene, residents were assisting to remove the tree from the fallen house. The house was completely furnished and most of the household items were damaged.The family now homeless after the incidentSpeaking briefly to the media, the confused woman said that she and her children were in the house when she heard a crashing sound and immediately felt the house falling.Up to that point she was not sure what had occurred but it was until she and her children got out of the house that she saw the tree on the house. Only the stairs remained standing.She explained that she checked that her children were safe and by that time neighbours rushed over to render assistance.Cindy could not estimate her loses but related that her house was fully furnished. With Christmas around the corner, the mother of three, who works at a poultry farm in a nearby village to sustain herself and children is uncertain what her next move will be.Villagers have come together to raise the roof of the mangled house in order for her household items can be kept dry. The woman and her children are now staying at a neighbour’s house as others assisted in other ways.last_img read more

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Dembele to sign for Barca to plug Neymar gap

first_img0Shares0000Ousmane Dembele’s buy-out clause is set at 400 million euros © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEBarcelona, Spain, Aug 25 – Borussia Dortmund’s French starlet Ousmane Dembele brought an end to protracted transfer talks by agreeing a five-year deal with Barcelona for a fee of 105 million euros ($125 million) plus add-ons, the Spanish giants announced Friday.“Visca Barça, Visca Catalunya!” Dembele tweeted in Catalan, meaning ‘Long live Barca, long live Catalonia’. Dembele, 20, moves from Dortmund, where he has been suspended since he boycotted training on August 10 in protest after the German club rejected Barca’s first bid.The add-ons amount to a maximum of 42 million euros, according to Dortmund, which would make it the second biggest transfer in history after Neymar’s move from Barca to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month. It will surpass the highest transfer by a French player, currently held by Paul Pogba in his 105 million-euro move plus five million add-ons from Juventus to Manchester United last year.“FC Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund have reached an agreement for the transfer of Ousmane Dembele for 105 million euros plus add-ons,” Barca revealed in a statement.“The player will sign a five-year contract and his buy-out clause is set at 400 million euros.”The winger, capped seven times by France, will arrive in Barcelona on Sunday and undergo a medical on Monday.“Congratulations my little brother, make me dream!!! Don’t forget to keep me a season ticket,” tweeted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Dortmund’s Gabon striker who received most of Dembele’s 22 assists last season.Barca were in desperate need for reinforcements since being caught cold by Neymar’s decision to join PSG for a world record 222 million euros.Dembele, who cost Dortmund just 15 million euros from Rennes last year, has paid the price for the ongoing saga over his future, with France coach Didier Deschamps opting on Thursday to omit him from the national squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against the Netherlands and Luxembourg.“Without doubt he is a hugely talented player, one of the best on the continent,” Barca gushed in their statement.– Guarantees depth –Barca coach Ernesto Valverde added: “He is a player who guarantees us depth, something that we have lost and that we need. He can play on the wing and also as a striker, and in that sense offers us many possibilities.“He is fast, deep, technical and we hope he brings us many things.”Dembele scored 10 goals in 49 matches last season and topped the Bundesliga’s successful dribbles table, with 103.The Frenchman has been attracting ‘Wunderkind’ headlines with Dortmund since July 2016 when he ghosted past Manchester United’s Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo before scoring an outrageous solo goal in Borussia’s 4-1 win on a pre-season tour of China.“I’m not a phenomenon, I’m just trying to be decisive for my team-mates, there are a lot of talented young people in football,” Dembele modestly told AFP in a roundtable interview in February.He has already shown himself to be capable of making a brave decision as last summer he resisted the advances of Barca and Madrid to move to Dortmund from Rennes and ensure his development wouldn’t be restricted by a lack of game time.The 20-year-old will now have to show himself ready for the step up to the big time at the Camp Nou.Dembele’s move, following Neymar’s Barca exit, comes at a time the footballers’ union FIFPro has blasted as “transfer market madness”.Neymar’s transfer, it said, “is the latest example of how football is ever more the domain of a select group of rich, mostly European-based clubs”.Barca are still in the hunt for Liverpool’s Brazilian Philippe Coutinho, while Monaco teenager Kylian Mbappe is in big-spending PSG’s crosshairs, with a reported 180 million-euro price tag.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Gor drown Bandari to open three-point lead

first_imgThe win sees Gor control the league table on 13 points, three ahead of Mathare United who face Thika United away on Sunday.Gor, who are unbeaten this season, could have taken the lead in the 25th minute when Francis Kahata floated the ball in the area, to see Kagere powerfully head but Bandari shot-stopper Farouk Shikhalo pushed the ball for a fruitless corner.Gor Mahia’s Wesley Onguso takes a cross. Photo/RAYMOND MAKAHAYAThe goal came in the 44th minute after Bandari soaked in pressure, seeing defender Felly Mulumba deflect home Wesley Onguso’s cross for the own goal and hand the defending champions a 1-0 lead at the break.Gor were dominant the second half with their efforts paying dividends in the 62nd minute after Kagere fully maximized on Shikhalo’s blunder to score the second goal for Gor. Shikhalo had come out to clear the ball, but he missed to hand Kagere the golden opportunity to easily tap home past an empty net.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr giving out instructions to his players from the dugout. Photo/RAYMOND MAKAHAYAAs it has been Gor head coach Dylan Kerr’s norm this season, he substituted Kahata for Boniface Omondi and Kagere who went out for Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi.The changes increased the tempo of the match and in the 74th minute George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo made a good run on the left wing to set-up Onguso, who cut in and to smear a measured pass to Boniface Omondi, but Shikhalo was alert to save the danger.Bandari head coach Kennedy Odhiambo giving instructions to his players. Photo/RAYMOND MAKAHAYAGor now turn attention to continental football where they host Tunisian giants Esperance in the opening leg of the First round at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday next week.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia winger George ‘Blackberry Odhiambo’ beats Bandari’s Nicholas Meja. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 3 – Mighty Gor Mahia opened a three-point lead at the summit of the Kenyan Premier League after winning 2-0 over visiting Bandari in match played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday.K’Ogalo found the opener on the stroke of half time through Felly Mulumba’s own goals before talisman Meddie Kagere added the second in the 62nd minute.last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE: DONEGAL BANK STAFF POCKET HUGE BONUSES

first_imgAT LEAST A dozen Bank of Ireland staff in Donegal have pocketed whopping bonuses, donegaldaily.com can reveal.Bank of Ireland has many generous perks for its senior executives.And despite the taxpayers’ bail-out the bank has continued to pay handsome wads of cash to senior staff. And today a Donegal Bank of Ireland insider told donegaldaily.com: “There’s a lot of media attention surrounding Dublin executives but at least a dozen here in Donegal have banked big bonuses.“The coverage of the situation in Dublin is a smokescreen. Senior executives across the country get annual bonuses and a few in here have landed some too.“I personally don’t think any bonuses should be paid after the collapse of the banks. If I was given one, I’d hand it back. It belongs to the country now.”Asked how much was paid out, our source replied: “You are looking at between €10k and €50k.” The chief executive of the Bank of Ireland gets an annual cash allowance of €34,000 for his car on top of his basic salary of €690,000.Head of retail Des Crowley receives an annual car cash allowance of €27,500 along with €20,000 for entrance fees to clubs, and €7,000 for annual membership fees. Both also receive free tax advice.The bank refuses to discuss bonuses, claiming commercial confidentiality.EXCLUSIVE: DONEGAL BANK STAFF POCKET HUGE BONUSES was last modified: December 18th, 2010 by gregShare 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

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TRANSFER BLOW! Chelsea warned Italy star will NOT be sold this summer

first_imgLazio have told Antonio Candreva that he will not be sold this summer – amid reported interest from Chelsea and Inter Milan.The winger, who has bagged 35 goals in the past three seasons, is currently considering his options after five years in the Italian capital.Both Chelsea and Inter Milan are interested in the Italy international and they have made enquiries about his availability.Lazio have repeatedly stated that Candreva is not for sale and, according to Corriere dello Sport, they have now relayed the same message to the player.The 29-year-old’s agent reportedly held a meeting with Lazio president Claudio Lotito this week to sort out his client’s future.But Lotito used the opportunity to firm up his stance that Candreva will not be sold unless an outstanding offer is made. 1 Antonio Candreva in action for Italy at Euro 2016 last_img read more

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I would first like to thank the Academy’s exhibit

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The real draw, however, is Oscar No. 3114, 8 pounds of gold-plated britannia metal. While the exhibitors won’t say which category – and certainly not which winner – will end up with the 13-inch knight, after it’s cleaned up and readied for action Saturday, it will go home with a winner the next evening. “I’m almost speechless,” said Jerry Emerick, a Sacramento real estate investor visiting town with his wife, Christina. “What a ride! I wanna thank the director and, of course, my wife, who’s been so supportive of me all the way.” Mugging for the cameras, Emerick imagined himself as best actor, waving to Christina as she photographed him. A devoted film aficionado, she’d tried to get bleacher tickets to watch the red-carpet arrivals two years ago, failed and vowed to come back one day to get close to an Oscar. Wednesday morning, she got her wish. Not all attendees were so reverent in their mock acceptance speeches. “I’d like to thank God; the devil, because he never gets enough credit at times like this; my lovely wife, Melissa; and all the little people,” said Eitan Dvir, a Web programmer from Brooklyn honeymooning with his physician wife. “Today, I’m Best Supporting Actor, since I’m a married man now. … I think this statue might have magical powers.” HOLLYWOOD – For half a minute, Cozean Merrett was no longer an art student. With a modest smile, he gripped his Oscar and nodded to his adoring public. He was a movie star, baby. “I’d like to thank everyone who’s here for me tonight, for all your support,” the 55-year-old Panorama City resident said, the shimmering statue confidently clutched and held chest level for his fans to admire. “Tonight, everyone knows that I am the best kung-fu fighter in the world. If Bruce Lee were here, he’d take this home, but tonight, it’s mine. But this is for you, big man, this is for you.” The crowd ate it up, the cameras flashed like crazy. CNN rolled tape and Merrett nodded with a cool confidence. Though the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hasn’t seen fit to devote an entire category to best actor in a kung fu film just yet, that didn’t matter to the heavyset man standing at the podium, paying tribute to his martial arts idol. Just like Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson and Halle Berry, Merrett had his hands on a real, actual Academy Award. Such was the scene that unfolded Wednesday morning, a few hundred yards from where the real deal will go down Sunday night at the 78th Annual Academy Awards. Part of the academy’s attempts to put a human face to an event normally reserved for zillionaires and beautiful people, the “Meet the Oscars” exhibit displays 50 of the historic figurines alongside memorabilia and photographs of past awards-night glories. In a way, it did. With a crowd massed on a red carpet outside, decades of Hollywood history in the room and journalists from around the world quizzing the visitors like they were real film royalty, those who cradled the little figure forgot their lives, if only for 30 seconds. “It would be awesome to say, ‘I held that before someone famous took it home,”‘ mused Janice Chang, an English teacher from La Mirada who dabbled in theater in college and had a speech ready to thank members of the Academy, friends and family for her supposed Best Actress award. “It’s pretty exciting, just being a regular person.” For 3-year-old Westin Kanow, the excitement proved too much to bear. Running his hands across Oscar’s base, the only part he could reach, he begged his mother not to take him away from the flash of the cameras and the laughter of his newfound fans. “We just moved here from Arizona, so this is something to send pictures home about,” said his mom, Carynn, a Valencia homemaker. “We’ve got to show them just how close we really are.” Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 brent.hopkins@dailynews.com IF YOU GO What: Meet the Oscars When: Today, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m Where: Hollywood & Highland Center, third level, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood Price: Free 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

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Burnley vs Aberdeen: TV channel, start-time and team news

first_img NEW ERA How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Vokes bagged late at Pittodrie to swing the tie in Burnley’s favour How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Sean Dyche is determined for his Burnley players to reach the Europa League group stages after their remarkable 2017/18.Their tie with Aberdeen is finely poised following the first-leg, where a late Sam Vokes goal gave the Clarets a priceless away goal in a 1-1 draw. highlights Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener possible xi 1 Getty gameday who plays? How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? What time is kick-off?The match takes place on Thursday, August 2 at Turf Moor.Kick-off is at 7:45pm.This is Burnley’s first European campaign since 1961 and they will be keen to make it through the qualification rounds.The winners of this tie will play Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir in the next round.Which channel can I watch it on?Coverage of this one will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4K UHD.Live coverage begins at 7:15pm.To stream the game, login to the BT Sport App or use the website on your mobile, tablet or laptop. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more FOOTBALL LATEST Here’s how the Clarets line-up against @AberdeenFC at Turf Moor tonight in the @EuropaLeague. pic.twitter.com/bLcNkEhnQb— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) August 2, 2018 What is the team news? ALTERED This evening’s Aberdeen team to play Burnley at Turf Moor- kick off 7.45pm!#COYR! 🔴 ⚪ 🔴 ⚪#StandFree pic.twitter.com/HRfIrrWNWA— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) August 2, 2018last_img read more

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DEMPSEY DOES IT AGAIN WITH ANOTHER RECORD HAMMER THROW

first_imgSome shot! DempseyDempsey Mc Guigan has once again improved the Donegal and Ulster record in he hammer throwing out to 66-62 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University.He returns home from his university base in the United States shortly and will chase further improvement in the season ahead in Europe.This is the second Ulster record by a Finn Valley athlete in 7 days John Kelly having set new mark in shot earlier in week.  DEMPSEY DOES IT AGAIN WITH ANOTHER RECORD HAMMER THROW was last modified: May 11th, 2014 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:Dempsey McGuiganFinn Valley Athletics Clublast_img read more

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