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first_img(From left) First prize winner Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan, AIP founder Jean-Claude Bastos and 2nd prize winner Phillipa MakoboreLiberian scientist and medical doctor Dougbeh Chris Nyan has won the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa Award for Social Impact, according to a press release. Dr. Nyan won the award for his invention of a medical test that can detect and identify many infections in less than one hour using one test.According to experts, ‘the Nyan-test’ is easy to use and less expensive. It will cut down the long waiting time for test results and will serve remote communities in Africa and the world.In many African countries, most healthcare facilities in cities and remote areas have limited access to high-tech diagnostic tools, thereby making it difficult to provide services that detect and differentiate infections that show the same symptoms when for example a patient has malaria, typhus, yellow fever, or Ebola.However, Dr. Nyan’s single-test is able to pinpoint the infections or rule out others in less than an hour, making it faster and easier for doctors to give specific treatments at affordable costs.The African Innovation Prize (IPA), which mirrors the Nobel Prize, is an award organized six years ago by the African Innovation Foundation (AIF), a Swiss-based foundation founded by the philanthropist-entrepreneur Jean-Claude Bastos De Morais. This year (2017), the AIF saw over 2,500 applicants from across the African continent and from which judges selected 10 finalists that met in Accra, Ghana for the final innovation showdown.Accepting the African Innovation Price Special Award for Social Impact, Dr. Nyan thanked the African Innovation Foundation for recognizing and supporting innovators on the African continent and asked African governments to commit enough financial resources to support African innovators. Dr. Nyan said, “just as African leaders gather to send military forces to solve political conflicts, so too should African governments come together and support African innovators who are fighting a war by using science and technology to improve the health and well-being of Africa and the world.”The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, who addressed the award ceremony, has committed one percent of his country’s GDP to support science, technology, engineering and math programs in Ghana.Asked what is next for his project, Dr. Nyan said, “We are looking forward to our field trials and seeking investment partnerships that will lead to the production of our diagnostic test.” Dr. Nyan won a prize money of $25,000 for the “Special Social Impact” of his innovation. Two other prize winners were Philippa Makobore of Uganda, who took second place with a $25,000 purse, and Aly El-Shafei of Egypt, who won the grand prize of $100,000.The other seven finalists each get a $5,000 participation voucher. Aly El-Shafei developed the “Smart Electro-Mechanical Actuator Journal Integrated Bearing” which improves the efficiency of energy generating turbines and can reduce the costs of generating energy in Africa. Philippa Makobore’s invention is the “Electronically Controlled Gravity Feed Infusion Set” which delivers infusion in pediatric patients with high accuracy.In closing comments, Dr. Nyan said, “I would like to congratulate my fellow innovators and contestants as from a pan-Africanist and humanitarian perspective, I see that Africa and the world are the winners.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgAfter receiving the initial complaint additional RCMP resources were dispatched from Peace Regional Detachment, Red Earth Creek Detachment, High Prairie Detachment and High Prairie Police Dog Services, to the community of Cadotte Lake. Three suspects were identified as allegedly being responsible for the assaults on the RCMP members who initially responded to the initial 911 calls for police assistance. The three adult males taken in to custody and charged include:– Patrick Ramsey Carifelle, age 30 of Cadotte Lake, AB.– Keith Roland Carifelle, age 22 of Cadotte Lake, AB.– Clinton Miles Carifelle, age 19 of Cadotte Lake, AB.Each of the men been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:– Two counts of Assault Police Officer, Section 270(1)(a),– Aggravated Assault, Section 268,– Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Section 267(b),– Disarming a Peace Officer, Section 270.1,– Attempt to Disarm a Peace Officer, Section 270.1,– Two counts of Choking to Overcome, Section 246(a), and– Theft under $5000.00, Section 334 of the Criminal Code.Clinton Miles Carifelle is also facing additional charges of:– Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Section 91(2), and– Use of Weapon in the Commission of an Offence , Section 88.All of the accused have been taken before a Justice of the Peace and have been remanded in custody to appear in Peace River Provincial Court on April 12, 2010.Advertisement Peace Regional RCMP continue to investigate all circumstances relating to this incident.Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact Peace River RCMP at 780 – 624 – 6677 or crime Stoppers, toll free at 1 – 800 – 222 – 8477, online at www.tipsubmit.com. On March 21st, 2010 at approximately 3:20 am, Peace Regional RCMP dispatched to a Cadotte Lake residence, located approximately 90 kilometers north east of Peace River, in response to several 911 calls.Several 911 calls provided information that alleged a male subject was fighting with other occupants of the residence. Upon arrival, the two responding RCMP members were invited in by the homeowner at which time the male subject who was causing problems was identified.This subject, Patrick Ramsey Carifelle, age 30 of Cadotte Lake was known to Police as having an outstanding warrants for his arrest for the Criminal Code offence of Obstructing a Peace Officer. When the attending officers attempted to arrest and remove the subject it is alleged that other occupants swarmed the two officers resulting in a very aggressive altercation.- Advertisement -Investigators believe both members were punched and kicked repeatedly as they attempted to defend themselves with the use of physical force, use of pepper spray and deployment of a Conducted Energy Weapon. Due to the level of force exerted against the two officers a call for additional backup was placed at approximately 3:32 AM. During the ensuing altercation it is believed that brass knuckles, a prohibited weapon, were used against the officers. Eventually the officers were overwhelmed, at which point the taser was alleged to have been removed from the officers’ possession. It is also alleged that attempts were made by the suspects to retrieve the officers’ service pistols. Fortunately these efforts were unsuccessful. Investigators recovered the taser later in the day, near the residence in question.Eventually the two RCMP members were able to pull back from the residence to a safe location as additional back-up officers responded to provide assistance.EMS attended and transported the two injured officers to the Peace River Community Hospital by ground ambulance. A male officer, with two years of RCMP service was treated for assault related injuries including; cuts, abrasions, swelling and a broken nose. He was released from hospital later in the morning. A female officer, with one year of RCMP service was transported by Air Ambulance to hospital in Edmonton for treatment of broken facial bones and other assault related injuries. Her injuries, while serious are not considered to be life threatening.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img 2 Latest Transfer News Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LIVING THE DREAM Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Los Blancos have been chasing the goalkeeper all summer, with a deal expected in the ‘coming days’Despite being linked with a variety of obscure replacements, it is understood Everton shot-stopper Pickford is the man in the frame to replace Courtois.According to Sky Sports News, the Toffees are unlikely to entertain any offers for the 24-year-old given they signed him for £30 million last summer.Boss Marco Silva wants the former Sunderland keeper to form part of the spine of his new-look side on Merseyside. targets Jordan Pickford is Chelsea’s primary transfer target if Thibaut Courtois completes a move to Real Madrid.The Belgium No.1 is widely expected to leave Stamford Bridge in the not-too distant future after a stellar World Cup. RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Pickford pulled off this incredible save with his fingertips against Colombia targets 2 Pickford picked up both the Everton supporters and players Player of the Year awards and is now recognised globally for his performances in Russia this summer.As England’s No.1, he helped Gareth Southgate’s men reach the semi-final stage where they were eventually defeated by Croatia.Alisson Becker was Chelsea’s first-choice to replace the Madrid-bound Courtois, but Liverpool swooped in with a world record move for the Brazilian. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti moving on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST IN DEMAND REVEALED Courtois won the Golden Glove for his displays in Russia Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer With one year left on his current contract, it seems inevitable the 26-year-old will leave Stamford Bridge this summer.But it remains to be seen if Pickford can be convinced to move to west London and become the main man between the sticks.last_img read more

first_img MONEY REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Predicted line-up: Pickford; Trippier, Gomez, Maguire, Chilwell, Dier, Winks, Sterling, Barkley; Rashford, Kane Most Popular Football News Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img BEST OF huge blow ADVICE Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade However, it’s going to be a tall order for the Three Lions who succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against La Roja at Wembley last month in their Nations League opener.But a result for England would put them in pole position to beat the drop from the competition’s top tier at Croatia’s expense ahead of a Wembley showdown with the World Cup finalists next month – a far more attainable target.England will go into the game feeling reasonably confident having registered a goalless draw at Croatia in a game where Southgate’s men were the better side.John Stones and Jordan Henderson will not feature against the Spanish, however, as they picked up yellow cards against Croatia and are suspended. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury silverware England got off to a losing start in the Nations League against Monday’s opponents Last Friday’s game also saw a piece of English football history occur as Jadon Sacho became the first player born after the turn of the millennium to represent the Three Lions when he came on for Raheem Sterling as a second-half substitute.So will Sancho be given another run-out? Who will step in for Stones and Henderson? Here is talkSPORT.com’s predicted England line-up for their clash against Spain. RANKED England play their penultimate Nations League group match when they face Spain in Seville on Monday night, which is a game you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT.Gareth Southgate’s side are still in with a chance of progressing to to the next stage of the competition, but they need a win to keep their faint hopes alive.last_img read more

first_imgMayor Ian McGarvey and County Manager Seamus Neely sign up for the North West 10K.The Mayor of Donegal Cllr Ian McGarvey and the County Manager Seamus Neely were the first two people to register for the North West 10k during Monday’s Council meeting in Lifford.But they certainly won’t be the last!In fact, organisers are estimating than more than 2,000 people will be taking to the roads of Letterkenny for the popular annual fun run/walk. Donegal Daily is once again sponsoring the event along with Brian McCormick Sports.But anyone looking for the cool running t-shirts which come free with entry are advised to sign up because they are going quickly!With huge crowds expected for the North West 10k the committee is encouraging as many people as possible to pre-enter at Letterkenny Community Centre. A Portacabin office will be open beside the Centre from 5 to 7pm tonight, Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd while it will be 3 – 6pm on Saturday afternoon.Sponsorship cards are still available from the Letterkenny Chamber to support the two main benefiting charities the Letterkenny Branch of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland and the Conwal Parish Church Restoration Committee. A number of other associated charities will also benefit by their association with the North West 10k. The Chamber office is located at Grand Central Complex, Canal Road opposite the Retail Park (tel number 9124866.A traffic management plan will be in place on the day. There will be some disruption to traffic for a period in the afternoon so motorists and the general public are asked to be patient and cooperate with the instructions of the Gardai and stewards. For further details go to www.northwest10k.com      COUNTDOWN CONTINUES AS ORGANISERS EXPECT HUGE CROWD FOR NORTH WEST 10K was last modified: May 1st, 2014 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:donegalletterkennyNorth West 10klast_img read more

first_imgThe Donegal Cancer Bus Service have pleaded for support to help continue the fantastic service they provide for those suffering from cancer in Donegal.Those whose suffer from cancer in Donegal have to undertake the mammoth journey from the North-West to Galway for radiation treatment above. They’re asking you to vote for them to be awarded the community trust nomination, which would give them €5,000.That money would cover the cost of running the fantastic service for five weeks.To vote go to bit.ly/cancerbus and click the vote button to cast the vote.To watch the clip, simply click on the video above. DDTV: DONEGAL CANCER BUS SERVICE ISSUES APPEAL FOR FUNDING GRANT was last modified: June 10th, 2014 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:DDTVFeatureshealthnewsServiceslast_img read more

first_imgThursday, Nov. 3 Paraclete 25, Marshall Fundamental 15 Friday, November 4th Notre Dame 24, St. Francis 3 Taft 42, Cleveland 7 Oaks Christian 56, Bishop Diego 0 Hart 28, Burbank 0 Valencia 49, Canyon 21 Moorpark 20, Royal 14 Chaminade 26, St. Paul 15 Sylmar 28, San Fernando 15 Oaks Christian 56, Bishop Diego 0 Grace Brethren 30, Montclair Prep 0 Oak Park 28, Fillmore 14 Village Christian 28, Valley Christian 7 Rosamond 14, Bishop 0 Agoura 49, Simi Valley 30 Antelope Valley 29, Knight 0 Arcadia 35, Glendale 7 Birmingham 33, Granada Hills 14 Camarillo 56, Hueneme 6 Chatsworth 50, El Camino Real 43 4OT Crespi 64, Bosco Tech 0 Desert 16, Kern Valley 12 Eagle Rock 31, Wilson 14 Grant 40, Poly 13 Harvard-Westlake 35, Alemany 21 Highland 31, Quartz Hill 24 Kennedy 20, Reseda 0 La Canada 36, San Marino 29 Lancaster 35, Palmdale 21 Muir 43, Crescenta Valley 0 Newbury Park 21, Westlake 6 North Hollywood 34, Canoga Park 21 Pasadena 31, Hoover 27 Rio Mesa 49, Oxnard 32 Rosamond 14, Bishop 0 Santa Clara 26, Malibu 21 Saugus 22, Burroughs 14 Thousand Oaks 35, Calabasas 7 Van Nuys 33, Monroe 26 Verdugo Hills 35, Hollywood 6 Villanova Prep 55, Viewpoint 0 West Ranch 34, Citrus Hills 0 Saturday, November 5th Lucerne Valley 57, Desert Christian 20 L.A. Baptist 29, Kilpatrick 22 Campbell Hall 36, Marantha 21 Daniel Murphy 25, St. Genevieve 0 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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

first_imgThe Drake University men’s basketball team recently completed its summer practice schedule as the team prepares for the upcoming 2016-17 season. With a more veteran roster, the team has focused on improving its defense, building team chemistry and working with newcomers De’Antae McMurray and T.J. Thomas.The team heads into fall practices with six returning players that gained starting experience last year and eight total returning letterwinners from 2015-16. Watch the above video to hear head  coach Ray Giacoletti, returning All-MVC guard Reed Timmer and Casey Schlatter discuss this summer’s practices. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgClub players and management are this week up in arms following the decision by the Donegal Competitions Control Committee (CCC) to move the championship fixtures from the provisional date of September 15th to next weekend. It is believed several clubs have both players and management that have organised their holidays around these dates and will now either have to cancel these holidays or risk not being involved in championship action for their clubs.County player Rory Kavanagh booked a holiday on the back of the belief that the games wouldn’t be brought forward and that the quarter finals would still take place on September the 15th, however that is now not the case. Glenswilly and Kilcar have also expressed their anger that they have to play each other in an U21 clash just five days before they clash in their crunch Senior championship quarter final.It is believed that the management of the clubs were keen to get the championship played as soon as possible and that is what influenced the CCC to bring the games forward.But it seems the confusion and lack of communication between both parties has caused fury among club players and management.The Donegal SFC Quarter-finals schedule is as follows, Saturday August 17th , 6.30pmSt. Eunan’s V Malin – Venue – The Scarvey BuncranaMacCumhaills v Killybegs – Venue – Tir Chonaill Park, Donegal TownSunday August 18th, 3.00pmKilcar v Glenswilly – Venue – MacCumhaill Park Ardara v Gaoth Dobhair – Venue – O’Donnell Park (6.30pm)CLUB PLAYERS FURIOUS AT RESCHEDULING OF CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES was last modified: August 9th, 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:AugustClubsGAAProvisional DatesQuarter finalsSenior championshipSeptemberSFClast_img read more

first_imgThe craic was ninety with Danny O’Carroll last night.It’s official! Danny O’Carroll’s inaugural Charity Christmas Night has raised a whopping €20,000 for The Autism Unit at Lurgybrack School and The Paediatric Unit at Letterkenny Hospital.The event, which was MC’d by comedian Gene Fitzpatrick, was buzzing with over 500 people attending at the Mount Errigal Hotel.Reacting to the news, Danny said he was absolutely stunned by people’s generosity. “I am absolutely delighted to host this event in Letterkenny and I would like to thank all the local businesses and people who have supported me tonight.“It is such a privilege for me in my position to be able to give back to my community and raise funds which are desperately needed for The Autism Unit in Lurghy Brack School and The Paediatric Unit in Letterkenny Hospital”.Guests were welcomed by their hosts Danny and Amanda O’Carroll and served their meals by Mrs Browns Boys stars Paddy Houlihan AKA Dermo Brown, Pat “Pepsi” Shields AKA Mark Brown, Rory Cowan AKA Rory, and Dermot “Bugsy” O’Neill AKA Grandad. Also waiting on the guests were Laurence Kinlan AKA Elmo, star of RTE’s award winning Crime Drama – Love/Hate, Former Irish Rugby International, Shane Byrne, Former International Football Players, Ray Houghton and Ronnie Whelan, Adam Woodyatt best known for his role as Ian Beale in EastEnders and finally Irish professional boxer and a former WBA Bernard Dunne.Entertainment on the night included Static Movement, the hilarious Foyle Follies, the incredibly talented Ryan Sheridan and John Gallagher and the Boxtie Band. The venue was beautifully decorated by Elegant Functions.Auction items on the night included a framed MUFC signed and framed jersey, a Steven Gerrard signed and framed Jersey, a Cristiano Ronaldo signed and framed Portuguese Jersey, a pair of Seamus Coleman’s football boots and a Rory McIlroy Signed and framed Nike golf t-shirt. Raffle items were kindly donated by local Letterkenny businesses who gave so generously to the night. Included in the raffle prizes were two 50” Panasonic LED TV , two 40” Samsung LED TV , two 32” Panasonic LED TV, bundle of Smyths toys including XBOX and five games and a racing bike, overnight stay for two at the five star Marker Hotel and The Powerscourt Hotel, Iphone and IPAD and many more !!!! DANNY’S NIGHT OF THE STARS RAISES €20,000 FOR DONEGAL CHARITIES was last modified: December 6th, 2014 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)last_img read more