Bong Residents Embark on US$100K Clinic Construction

first_imgAs access to primary healthcare is already a challenge, especially in most rural parts of the country, residents of Degai Zulu Clan, in Faumah District, Lower Bong County, are doing everything possible to rescue their people who are dying from preventable diseases.The district has a population of nearly 30,000 due to lucrative mining businesses.Two sons of the area, Mustapha Shannon and Mohammed Massaley, who are not medical practitioners, have started constructing a seven-room clinic valued at US$100,000 for the district.Shannon told the Daily Observer that US$17,000 had already been spent on the project and he wants the government to help them fund the completion of the clinic.According to him, they were moved to undertake the project because of the way sick people were dying in the area due to the lack of a healthcare facility.  “Because of that we have to take our sick relatives to Bopolu City, in Gbarpolu County for treatment. Sometimes the sick person dies on the way to seek treatment,” he said. “Taking sick people to Bopolu is very expensive, especially due to the bad road conditions, so we have to pay motorbike riders L$800.”  He named children and pregnant women as the most vulnerable. “Most of our children and pregnant women have died because they were unable to get medical treatment,” he lamented.One of the most important things that Shannon stressed was the absence of medical practitioners to take care of the clinic once it is completed. “You can see we are not medical people, but because of the way our people usually die here from preventable diseases, we are putting up this project to help.”He continued, “We are going to appeal to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MHSW) to assign doctors to take care of the clinic, when it is completed.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

YPLS Begins 4th Semester of Youth Political Leadership Program

first_img– Advertisement – Mr. Jarwolo: “Our effort is to encourage the youth to define their role in society” Mr. Jarwolo: “Our effort is to encourage the youth to define their role in society”The Young Political Leadership School (YPLS), a one week capacity-building semester program designed to build the political leadership and organizational skills of young people who have chosen to pursue a career in politics begins its fourth semester on July 31 at the Monrovia Christian Fellowship Church in Monrovia.The program is expected to bring together 100 young political leaders from various political parties, university student organizations and other youth-led groups as well as youth candidates in the upcoming October elections. Young professionals who are passionate about improving democracy through effective youth leadership and participation are among the participants.The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General, Farid Zarif, and United States Ambassador Christine Elder will address the opening ceremony.Despite evidence that young people constitute about 65 percent of the nation’s population and those between 18-32 constitute 55 percent of registered voters in Liberia, the dividends of youth participation in national decision-making and political processes are inadequate.Excited students celebrate the opening of the semesterTo compound this malaise, the youth face increasing challenges ranging from the lack of basic social services to unemployment and multiple forms of inequalities as well as exclusion.Eddie Jarwolo, NAYMOTE executive director, who is in charge of the YPL School, said the school is intended for young people who have chosen to pursue a career in politics to transform their communities for the better.The program, Jarwolo said, further intends to expose young people to electoral politics, the campaign process, public speaking, and leadership skills.  “The youths will also learn about campaign communications, press relations, research, polling and voter targeting thereby preparing them for transformative political leadership to serve their communities,” said Jarwol.After the one-week training, the 100 who are expected to graduate will undertake a 12-week citizen engagement program, working on campaign teams, facilitating community forums, bringing voters face to face with the candidates, documenting campaign promises and serving as community leaders and volunteers.“Indeed, the YPLS is dear to our hearts as an institution because we believe that it is more than just a school. It is part of a revolution to transform our political system for the good and ensure that solutions to problems in communities and passion for development remains a major component of the framework within which political parties can compete, so that the voters of Liberia can reap the benefits of their participation in decision-making,” he said.The YPLS has graduated 230 students since April 2016, with six graduates being legislative candidates in the ensuing presidential and representative elections. Many others are part of their political party’s campaign teams, while others are playing leadership roles in their communities and institutions.“The young political leaders are inspirational for the future hope of Liberia. If you get young people like these into leadership roles in five, ten to fifteen years, you will have a better country,” Jeff Fox, political communicator and facilitator of semester three YPLS, said.The institution has received 357 applications, and the vetting process is ongoing by an independent team. Only 100 will be qualified for enrollment for the semester four program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CPCE students, retired teachers on standby – Education Ministry

first_imgTeachers strikeThe Education Ministry on Monday said it will be galvanising the support of retired teachers and students of the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) to fall into place in the event the strike action of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) continues into the commencement of the new school term on September 3.Addressing parents and teachers in Regions Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on Monday, the Department of Public Information quoted the Chief Education Officer (CEO), Marcel Hutson as saying that the contingency plan by the Ministry will ensure that the strike action by the GTU has minimal impact on the students.According to the CEO, there are currently 204 continuing students, 98 prospective graduates and a number of final year students at the CPCE. Those, he said, will be utilised by the Ministry to fill the gap if the need arises. There are also monitors, coordinators and retired teachers that “we will be tapping into” along with the parents to assist in the process, the CEO disclosed.Hutson assured parents that they need not worry about the affairs of their children should the GTU maintain its position on industrial action.The Ministry is on a nationwide campaign to reach out to parents and teachers, recommitting the Government’s steadfast support to the education sector in the face of the current circumstance.Education Minister Nicolette Henry reminded the teachers and parents of the talks that the Ministry has had with the GTU during this month to come to an agreement.The Minister said schools will be opened on September 3 and urged parents to send their children out to school.last_img read more

Schottenheimer fired by Chargers

first_imgSchottenheimer did praise Spanos for making a difficult decision. “I don’t disagree with it,” the coach said. “I always put the team first.” Asked if Smith should share the blame, Schottenheimer said: “Uh, I’ll leave that judgment to others.” Schottenheimer added: “There is and has been no relationship” with Smith. Since when? “How long’s he been here?” Schottenheimer said. SAN DIEGO – Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer was fired Monday night in a shocking move by team president Dean Spanos, who cited a “dysfunctional situation” between the coach and general manager A.J. Smith. Less than a month after San Diego’s NFL-best 14-2 season was wrecked in a home playoff loss to New England, Spanos cited the exodus of both coordinators and other assistants in firing Schottenheimer. The coach had a year left on his contract and will be owed more than $3million. While confirming he had no working relationship with Smith, Schottenheimer seemed puzzled that Spanos made the coach take the fall for his assistants leaving. “That is absolutely unfair, in my view,” Schottenheimer told the Associated Press in a telephone interview. “We had no control over two guys who became head coaches in this league.” center_img Smith was promoted in April 2003 after John Butler died of cancer. Spanos, known to be close friends with former Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson, and Smith said they plan to move quickly on hiring a replacement. Smith said he had a list of candidates but refused to divulge names. Every time Schottenheimer’s job appeared to be in jeopardy, Pete Carroll’s name would pop up. Although Carroll has said he’s committed to staying at USC, he met with Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga in early January. Carroll said then he was not offered the Miami coaching job, and stressed that he has never thought about leaving USC since arriving after the 2000 season. Spanos said in a statement that he had expected that the core of Schottenheimer’s coaching staff would remain intact. “Events of the last month have now convinced me that it is not possible for our organization to function at a championship level under the current structure,” Spanos said in a statement. “On the contrary, and in the plainest possible language, we have a dysfunctional situation here. Today I am resolving that situation once and for all.” 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

Manchester United hold on to beat Real Madrid

first_imgBut seeing his side establish a two goal lead in the first half was encouraging, as was holding Real at bay after Karim Benezema’s goal just before the interval gave the Spanish side hope of mounting a comeback.“I didn’t learn anything (from this tour),” said Mourinho. “I know what Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Alexis Sanchez are.“I know the kids are very young and need time to grow up, I know my players gave everything and in the last 15 mins we are dead and they bring on Toni Kroos and Asensio and Isco and I thought we wouldn’t resist but we did.“That’s the spirit we need because our first two or three weeks in the Premier League are going to be really hard for us because we didn’t prepare for that.”Ander Herrera (C) of Manchester United celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Real Madrid during their International Champions Cup match, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, on July 31, 2018 © GETTY/AFP / Rob FoldyThe Portuguese has been without 12 key players for most of the tour with many enjoying an extended break following the World Cup.In front of 64,141 at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, United were finishing off their pre-season preparations against a Real Madrid side just starting theirs.La Liga starts a week later than the Premier League so new Real manager Julen Lopetegui was able to name the likes of Gareth Bale to start while Germany star Toni Kroos was on the bench.Spanish international David de Gea was making his first start since returning from the extra time given to him following the World Cup and he was almost beaten in the eighth minute – Bale starting a move which saw Benzema fire just wide from close range.Brazilian Fred, who was signed earlier this summer for £52 million, was making his first United start and looked comfortable in his new surroundings.And on 18 minutes, United were ahead. Herrera fed Matteo Darmian and teed up Sanchez who clinically swept the ball home.– Taken superbly –It was Man United’s first real opportunity – and it was taken superbly.“Alexis Sanchez is fresh, the way the man is running, I think he is in a fantastic condition,” said Mourinho.The second goal which arrived on 27 minutes was equally impressive.Darmian lifted the ball to Mata and once the Spaniard had regained his composure he crossed for Sanchez who was able to divert the ball into the path of Herrera who made no mistake.Bale curled wide soon after but just before the interval, Benzema tapped in an excellent Theo Hernandez cross to give the vast amounts of Madrid fans in Miami something to cheer.Bale, a one time target for Mourinho, was withdrawn for the second half as Lopetegui shuffled his pack and one of the substitutes, Martin Odegaard should have levelled on 56 minutes when he blazed over the bar from eight yards.The Norwegian saw a free-kick saved by De Gea late on but United held firm to lift Mourinho’s mood.It was their first victory in regulation play this pre-season – AC Milan were defeated on penalties in Los Angeles last week.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez (top) fights for the ball with Real Madrid’s Javier Sanchez during their International Champions Cup friendly match, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, on July 31, 2018 © AFP / RHONA WISEMIAMI, United States, Aug 1 – Jose Mourinho was finally given something to smile about as a tempestuous trip to the United States ended with Man United’s 2-1 win over former club Real Madrid thanks to first-half strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera.Mourinho has cut a miserable figure during their two week trip to the United States, lashing out at a lack of transfer activity while reserving stinging criticism for a number of first team players.last_img read more

O’DONNELL PARK AND FR TIERNEY PARK TO HOST ALLIANZ LEAGUE GAMES

first_imgFR Tierney Park in Ballyshannon and O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny are to again host Donegal county matches in the Allianz League Division One in the New Year, the county board as announced.Mac Cumhaill Park will host the other two matches.Ironically the Letterkenny game will see Donegal take on Monaghan – a repeat of last year’s Division 2 game also hosted there. Cluichí Baile Sraith Allianz Roinn 1 Dhún na nGall 2015:Saturday 31st JanuaryDonegal v Derry, Mac Cumhaill Park, BallybofeySunday 1st March Donegal v Cork, Fr Tierney Park, BallyshannonSunday 8th MarchDonegal v Monaghan, O’Donnell Park, LetterkennySunday 29th MarchDonegal v Tyrone, Mac Cumhaill Park, Ballybofey O’DONNELL PARK AND FR TIERNEY PARK TO HOST ALLIANZ LEAGUE GAMES was last modified: October 17th, 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:ALLIANZ NATIONAL LEAGUEdonegalFr Tierney ParkO’Donnell Parklast_img read more

Update: Road reopened following collision outside Donegal Town

first_imgA morning crash on the N15 outside Donegal Town has now been cleared.The collision took place on the N15 at the Drumlongher roundabout at 8am this Monday morning. No serious injuries were reported from the minor collision.A road closure was in place on the N15 earlier this morning, followed by a stop/go system as emergency services dealt with the crash. The incident led to lengthy delays for morning commuters and school traffic on approach to the busy roundabout.Update: Road reopened following collision outside Donegal Town was last modified: November 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

French Government Chooses Mozilla To Replace IBM and Microsoft For 130,000 Desktop PC’s

first_imgalex williams Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair The French Government’s public finance department will switch 130,000 desktop PC’s to Mozilla’s email and calendar applications. Mozilla’s Thunderbird email service, Lightning Calendar and an open-source groupware will replace IBM Lotus Notes and Microsoft Office.The move signals how more government agencies from around the world are dropping enterprise accounts with major vendors to cut down on costs and get better license agreements.They are turning to open-source providers and companies like Google that can offer email and services such as Google Docs.01net, a French IT news site, originally broke the news about the Mozilla win. The decision to go with Mozilla came after the Directorate General of Public Finance (DGPF) merged with the Directorate General of Taxes (DGI) and the Directorate General of Public Accountancy (DGCP). Each has their own email and licenses for Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook.The merger provided the opportunity to save money and better manage the licenses.OBM is the other player in this story. Linagora makes the open-source groupware that will be used by DGPF.The tax authority is one of several French agencies using OBM. More than 600,000 French employees use the application.The French Government’s decision to go open-source follows the city of Los Angeles decision this week to adopt Google Apps over Microsoft. Again, the win has almost everything to do with cost. The city will pay $7.25 million for the service.About 30,000 city employees will use Gmail and have access to Google Docs.center_img Tags:#enterprise#news Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Hooda announces rally in August, Tanwar in the dark

first_imgInfighting among the top leaders of the Haryana Congress has escalated after senior leader and former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced a mega rally on August 18, in the run-up to the Assembly polls to be held later this year, without any formal intimation being sent to State Congress president Ashok Tanwar.Mr. Tanwar told The Hindu that he has no formal information or invite for the ‘Parivartan Maha Rally’ to be held in Rohtak on August 18.“I have come to know about the rally through newspapers. There has been no deliberation about participating in the rally as of now. With elections around the corner, everyone should fight with unity against the ruling BJP to oust them from power as it is what the people of the State want,” he said.Wait and watch On whether he would participate in the rally if invited, Mr. Tanwar said, “Let’s see what happens. Going there or not going there [to the rally] is hypothetical at this point of time.”The Congress has been struggling to set its house in order ahead of the Assembly polls. The party’s State unit seems to be divided between two camps — one headed by Mr. Hooda and the other by Mr. Tanwar.Recently, Mr. Hooda held a meeting of the party’s leaders in Delhi in which 13 Haryana legislators participated. Mr. Tanwar and some other senior leaders of the party were not present in the meeting.Attacks against the Haryana Congress president sharpened after the Lok Sabha election results in which the party faced defeat in all 10 seats in the State.last_img read more

Crucial CWG file goes missing from OC office

first_imgAfter accusing organising committee (OC) chief Suresh Kalmadi and his aide Lalit Bhanot of creating hindrances in the probe, the investigating agencies now claim that some crucial documents which could throw light on the deals related to Commonwealth Games (CWG) have gone missing.Sources told Headlines Today that the contractual obligations and authorisation files related to the Queen’s Baton Relay are not available. They said that Gen Raj Kadiyan was bypassed on arrangements for the relay.The probe agencies fear that the absent documents could have either been destroyed or hidden.The revelation came during a series of searches carried out by a team of 20-30 sleuths at the OC office and its secretary general Lalit Bhanot’s residence in November. In order to get a grip on the investigation process, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) would approach sports ministry for the removal of Kalmadi and Bhanot.CBI Director A.P. Singh had earlier this month written to Union Cabinet Secretary K.M. Chandrashekar urging the immediate removal of Kalmadi and Bhanot from their posts in the OC.It was earlier reported in September that a crucial file containing information on Mahendroo’s record of service and details of his trips to the UK for the baton relay had gone missing from the OC office.A number of agencies — Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), Enforcement Directorate (ED) and CBI — are on the look out to nail the perpetrators who indulged in irregularities during the mega sporting event held in October 2010.advertisementThe CBI has so far filed three FIRs in connection with the alleged irregularities in CWG and searched the residences of OC director general V.K. Verma and Bhanot on November 30.While one case is related to a Rs 107-crore deal struck with a Swiss score keeping firm, the agency had registered two other FIRs for the contracting of AM Films for the Baton Relay ceremonies by the OC in London.The CBI had arrested OC’s joint director general T.S. Darbari and deputy director general Sanjay Mohindroo for their alleged complicity in these deals.last_img read more