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first_imgThe World Health Organization (WHO) Monday, April 07, used the World Health Day, to raise the awareness on vector-borne diseases such as malaria, which is prevalent in Liberia and West Africa Region.Dr. Luis Gomes Sambo, WHO Africa Regional Director, in his World Health Day Message, said the aim of this year’s commemoration is to raise awareness about the threat posed by a group of diseases that are spread by insects and other vectors.“Mosquitoes, flies, ticks, and freshwater snails are some of the vectors that spread diseases such as malaria, human African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness, river blindness, bilharzia, elephantiasis, leishmaniasis, yellow fever, dengue and chikungunya,” Dr. Sambo said.The Day, which never had a formal program in Liberia, was celebrated under the theme: “Vector-borne diseases: small bite, big threat”.The Africa WHO Regional Director’s Message was read by WHO County Representative to Liberia, Dr. Nestor Ndayimirije.Dr. Ndayimirije read the message at the launch of the Ebola Half Hour of the Government of Liberia, which is battling the spread the deadly Ebola virus that has so far taken the lives of at least 10 persons. Eight of the 10 died in Foya, Lofa County, epicenter of the outbreak on Liberian soil since March 31, when it was confirmed that indeed Ebola had crossed over from neighboring Guinea.The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare uses the Ebola Half Hour, which is broadcast live on at least three radio stations, to provide updates on the outcome of daily technical meetings between the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and its partners including the WHO.Still reading Dr. Sambo’s Message, Dr. Ndayimirije said factors that contribute to the burden of vector-borne diseases include environmental and climate changes. Precarious living conditions increase the risk of vector-borne diseases. Furthermore, vector resistance to insecticides constitutes a serious threat to vector control.“Today, it is encouraging to note the progress made in the African Region to tackle vector-borne diseases. For example, between 2001 and 2012 an estimated 337 million cases of malaria were averted. Similarly, river blindness is no longer a public health problem in West African countries. Although the sustained scaling-up of proven cost-effective interventions has led to significant reduction of vector-borne diseases, much more needs to be done.“We can protect ourselves and our families by taking simple preventive measures for keeping our environment clean and less conducive to vector breeding and survival. In addition using other personal protective measures such as insecticide-treated nets avoids the bite of the insects that transmit diseases.As we commemorate World Health Day, I urge governments and people to take concrete promotive and protective actions to prevent the big threat caused by small bites,” Dr. Sambo stated in his Message.Dr. Sambo urged governments to join the WHO as the health sector cannot, on its own, prevent vector proliferation and vector-borne diseases, other sectors such as environment, agriculture and local government are called upon to play their role in the fight against these diseases. “It is only together that we can end the needless suffering and deaths caused by vector-borne diseases.”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_img…both persons will be charged – Traffic ChiefContrary to popular belief in Guyana that a pillion rider on a motorcycle cannot be charged for failing to wear a safety helmet once the rider has one on, both persons on the vehicle can face charges.Deputy Police Commissioner and Traffic Chief, Linden IslesThis is according to Deputy Police Commissioner and Traffic Chief, Linden Isles, who during an interview with Guyana Times on Monday explained that many folks seem to believe that no one will be charged for an offence as long as the rider of a motorcycle wears his/her helmet.“The rider can also be charged if he is carrying a person without helmet and also the rider and the pillion could be charged. If there is an accident, the rider will face charges that is dependent on the occurrence too. For instance, if the rider would have ridden in a dangerous manner causing the pillion’s or a pedestrian’s death, he can be charged for causing death in addition to other charges,” the Traffic Chief said.He noted that the law clearly states that once the motorcycle is over a certain number of Cubic Centimetre (CC) capacity of combustion cylinder, then you have to wear a safety helmet.“If you are riding or if you are a pillion you still have to wear a safety helmet. But because of certain difficulties in getting to prosecute these persons, because you know when you are riding on the road, by the time they [motorcyclists] are riding with a person without helmet, they just zoom past. We have been engaging in some exercises whereby we have roadblocks so as to block off the road so that they cannot do so easily, we have been doing it on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) and we will start it country-wide,” the Traffic Chief declared.According to Isles, it is an everyday occurrence where folks can be seen riding or being transported on motorcycles without protective helmets.“It is something that has been occurring. And we have been charging persons. The law is there and we have to enforce the law.”He added that while traversers on the roadways may complain about these roadblocks, they are necessary, so as to uphold the law against persons riding on the roadway without safety helmets as required by the law and against violators of other traffic infractions.Just last week, 27-year-old fireman Osafo Bess was charged with causing the death of his reputed wife, Abidacy Klass, who was killed during a motorcycle accident at 111 Miles, Mahdia, Potaro Road, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni)Bess had appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he pleaded not guilty to the charge of causing death by dangerous driving.The court heard that on May 20, 2019, at 111 Miles Mahdia, Bess rode motorcycle CH 3715 in a dangerous manner in the public, which resulted in the death of Klass, the mother of two.It was reported that Klass was the pillion rider on the motorcycle when Bess lost control and crashed.The now dead woman was thrown off of the motorcycle and allegedly picked up by public-spirited citizens who rushed the duo to the Mahdia Public Hospital. Klass was pronounced dead on arrival while Bess suffered minor injuries.At the time of the accident, neither parties were wearing helmets.The Chief Magistrate released Bess on $150,000 bail and suspended his driver’s licence. This matter was transferred to the Mahdia Magistrate’s Court for July 16, 2019.last_img read more

first_imgAn Alliance For Change (AFC) Councillor along with her father and another man were on Monday arraigned for the vigilante killing of 22-year-old Shereffudeen Nazamudeen Mohamed, called “Sheriff”, of Lot 117 Ruby, East Bank Essequibo.Mandy Sukhdeo, 29; her 48-year-old father, Surendra Sukhdeo; and a neighbour, Rean Ghani, were all remanded to prison by Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool when they made an appearance at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court.It is alleged that the trio on February 14, 2017, at Hope, East Bank Essequibo, murdered Mohamed. As the charges were read, relatives of the dead man held a mini picketing exercise calling for justice to be served.However, after the hearing, the AFC Councillor was whisked away to the New Amsterdam penitentiary while her father and neighbour were taken to Camp Street Prison.The AFC Councillor reportedly claimed that she was cornered by “Sherriff”, who snatched her bag and attempted to escape. She raised an alarm and residents pursued him.He was caught in the ruins of a house that was set alight just last year, resulting in the deaths of an elderly couple. Upon his apprehension, he was tied and beaten by the Councillor and her father along with the neighbour who initially claimed that he only filmed the incident.Following the beating, the man suffered severe injuries about his body and was taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, where he succumbed. Three pieces of wood, suspected to have been used in the fatal beating, were also recovered at the scene.The Councillor and her father were immediately arrested but the third suspect was arrested a day later after Police revisited the scene. The trio will make their next court appearance on April 18.last_img read more

first_imgHowever, City can reopen an eight-point advantage over their Manchester rivals if they win at Huddersfield on Sunday.Tottenham’s bid to win the title for the first time since 1961 is in tatters after their latest frustrating result at Wembley left them 10 points behind City.At Old Trafford, United, featuring seven changes from the Basel loss, found it hard to break Brighton’s stubborn resistence before finally nabbing the crucial goal in the 56th minute.Dale Stephens headed Marcus Rashford’s corner to Ashley Young on the edge of the area and his shot deflected off Dunk and looped over Brighton keeper Mat Ryan.That was enough to secure United’s second consecutive league win as they try to keep pace with City.It was United’s club record 39th successive home game without defeat.Tottenham have had mixed results at Wembley since moving into their temporary home while White Hart Lane is redeveloped and once again they lacked a cutting edge against supposedly inferior opponents.The pre-match headlines focused on Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to leave left-back Danny Rose out of the squad for the second time in seven days.Rose admitted he was “fuming” with his absence from the north London derby and although he played 90 minutes in Tottenham’s midweek win at Borussia Dortmund, there was no place for the England international against Albion.Albion were led by caretaker boss Gary Megson following Tony Pulis’s sacking earlier this week and they took a shock fourth minute lead.Notching his first goal since September, Salomon Rondon sprinted onto Jake Livermore’s pass, held off Davinson Sanchez and hit a scuffed shot that trickled past Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.– Laboured –Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane (C) scores his team’s first goal during their match against West Bromwich Albion at Wembley Stadium in London, on November 25, 2017 © AFP / Ian KINGTONTottenham laboured for long periods but equalised in the 74th minute when Kane converted Dele Alli’s cross for his 15th club goal this season.West Brom are without a win in 11 league games, while Tottenham have failed to win their last two in the league.Mamadou Sakho gave Crystal Palace just their second league win this season as the French defender’s last-gasp goal sealed a 2-1 success against Stoke.Mark Hughes’ men went ahead in the 53rd minute through Xherdan Shaqiri’s superb solo effort at Selhurst Park.But bottom of the table Palace drew level thanks to Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s tap-in three minutes later and Sakho won it for the hosts from close-range in the 90th minute.Watford handed Newcastle a fourth successive defeat with a 3-0 win at St James’ Park.The Hornets showed why their manager Marco Silva has been linked with the vacant Everton job as they swept to a second successive victory.They took a 19th minute lead through Will Hughes, the midfielder flicking in Marvin Zeegelaar’s cross for his second goal in his last two games.Silva’s eighth-placed side doubled their lead in first half stoppage-time when Deandre Yedlin turned Zeegelaar’s cross into his own net.Newcastle were in disarray and Andre Gray punished poor defending to make it three in the 62nd minute.Swansea manager Paul Clement faces a fight to save his job after his struggling side were held to a 0-0 draw by BournemouthReports this week suggested Clement was in danger of the sack and they are now five games without a win, leaving them one point off the bottom.Later on Saturday, Liverpool face Chelsea at Anfield.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brighton’s Shane Duffy (L) challenges Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic (R) during their match at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 25, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 25 – Manchester United closed the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City to five points with a 1-0 win over Brighton, while Tottenham’s title hopes suffered another blow in a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.Jose Mourinho’s United bounced back from their surprise Champions League defeat at Basel in midweek thanks to Lewis Dunk’s second half own goal at Old Trafford.last_img read more

first_imgWHITTIER – Arraignment is scheduled for Xenia Guerra, who is charged with vehicular manslaughter in a single-vehicle crash that killed three of her passengers. Guerra, 18, of Whittier was also charged with one count of misdemeanor reckless driving causing bodily injury. Whittier Police said the crash was caused by Guerra driving in a reckless and gross negligent manner. Investigators had ruled out drugs and alcohol as factors in the crash. No other car was involved. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lowe said the SCION was originally traveling north on Colima Road when it made a U-turn at one point and headed south. While southbound on Colima Road, the car went out of control just north of Mar Vista Avenue and slammed into a tree. The impact tore the vehicle in two. The parts came to rest within 25 to 30 feet of each other. last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“It showed that neighborhood councils can come together to act in a political way, to act like it’s a campaign,” he said. “That doesn’t come from passing resolutions. It’s about joining coalitions and showing it’s not business as usual.” Others said they have been able to get long-sought community improvements. Joe Banuelos with the Watts Neighborhood Council recently persuaded the city to pave the dirt alleys in his neighborhood. “It helped being on the council because I know which people in the city to call,” said Banuelos. Down the hall at the convention center, neighborhood council members debated the proposed Department of Water and Power rate increases, which will be considered by the City Council this week. Neighborhood councils are leading the opposition to the rate hikes – although two councils have supported the plan to raise electrical rates by 9percent over three years and water rates 6percent over two years. During the ninth Congress of Neighborhoods on Saturday, the question was not how the city’s 89 neighborhood councils can get power, but how to wield their increasing influence. Some 350 people attended workshops at the four-hour convention on themes ranging from how to get what you want from city departments to how to craft a media message – signs that neighborhood councils are getting more sophisticated and flexing their political muscles. Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council President Doug Epperhart said some neighborhood councils are ready for graduate-level workshops on empowerment. This year, his group rallied to support the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council to oppose a Home Depot in that community. Now three neighborhood councils in his area have banded together to fight a major development. Still, Woodland Hills Neighborhood Council members said activists can take credit for persuading the DWP to change the rate structure so residents in the hot, dry Valley aren’t penalized for using their air conditioning. “We did a real-world evaluation of the rate increases,” said Stephen Naczinski. “And this big behemoth did listen. They listened and they changed (the rate structure) without us being threatening or being adversaries.” kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want 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_imgHOLLYWOOD – NBC’s long-running sitcom “Will & Grace,” now in its eighth and final season, was named outstanding comedy series Saturday night at the 17th annual GLAAD Media Awards. Stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes were all on hand at the Kodak Theatre to accept the GLAAD prize for their series, the finale of which will air May 18. “It’s such an honor to receive this award,” said the show’s co-creator, David Kohan, who stood on stage with the stars. “We are truly grateful for everything that GLAAD has done for us.” The Kodak Theatre audience gave a prolonged standing ovation for “Will & Grace,” which was among the mainstream media projects and individuals honored by GLAAD (The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) for what the organization called fair, accurate and inclusive representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their issues. “We have come so far, haven’t we? What a journey,” Etheridge said to the audience members after they gave her an thunderous ovation. “Being gay … the journey of it, I feel so special.” Also a winner in competitive television categories on Saturday was Showtime’s “The L Word,” which was named outstanding drama series overall. For outstanding individual episode of a series, the CBS drama “Cold Case” tied with the NBC sitcom “My Name Is Earl.” The GLAAD Awards will air on MTV’s LOGO channel at 9 p.m. on Saturday and on VH1 at 11 p.m. on April 16.160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventActress Charlize Theron, winner of the Academy Award in 2004 for her portrayal of lesbian serial killer Aileen Wuornos in “Monster,” received GLAAD’s Vanguard Award for her efforts in increasing visibility and understanding of LGBT people. Theron has publicly stated that she and partner, actor Stuart Townsend, would not marry until gay and lesbian couples achieve full marriage rights. She was clearly moved to be joining such past Vanguard Award recipients as Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Whoopi Goldberg, Vanessa Redgrave and Shirley MacLaine. Upon accepting her award, Theron had a message for parents: “Teach your children to have tolerance and acceptance. At the end of the day, we’re all the same.” Theron added: “The world is going to change. It has to change.” In one of the evening’s emotional highlights, singer Melissa Etheridge took the stage to receive The Stephen F. Kolzak Award, given to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made a significant impact in promoting equal rights for that community. last_img read more

first_img Paul Pogba remembers his late father as he celebrates France’s World Cup win 3 Papa et maman c’est pour vous 🙏🏾❤ mom and dad, it’s for you! @equipedefrance #fiersdetrebleus pic.twitter.com/Gyh9lTfuL5— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) July 15, 2018 Pogba scored and produced a dominant performance in the centre of midfield to silence the many critics he has had in recent years.During the match, the 25-year-old wore shinpads bearing an image of his dad Fassou Antoine, who passed away in May last year aged 79.The shinpads also had a poignant message written on them: “Oh Lord, do not chastise me for what they say.“Forgive me for what they do not know and make me better than what they think of me.” 3 3 The pads contained a heartfelt message Paul Pogba looks to the skies after France’s World Cup triumph After the match, Pogba spoke of his sadness that his dad could not share in the celebrations as France won the World Cup for only the second time.He said: “I think about 1998, when I watched a cassette tape of the World Cup with my father, at home, on repeat, we would watch it the entire time, the entire time. Now today I am a world champion.“I miss my father. He is watching us. I think he would be very proud, this is for him.“I spoke to the team before the match, I said to them make me win it, make me dream, make me achieve my dream.“I want to thank everyone, right to the kit-man, we did everything together. The work has paid off. We are so proud to represent our country.”He later posted a message on Twitter too thanking his parents. Paul Pogba paid a touching tribute to his late father after France’s World Cup triumph.The Manchester United midfielder lifted the Jules Rimet trophy on Sunday after playing a decisive role in his country’s 4-2 victory over Croatia. Amazing scenes in France as millions take to the street to celebrate their World Cup triumphPogba was at the heart of the French celebrations after the match and shared footage from inside the dressing room on social media.He had a light-hearted dig at England fans, singing ‘Football’s Coming Home’ and did a dab with the French president, Emmanuel Macron.last_img read more

first_img revealed Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT It may be a case Lloris’ form may force them to pull the trigger on a transfer and land him in January to share duties and provide more competition than Michel Vorm and Paulo Gazzaniga. Strakosha is certainly more confident with the ball at his feet than Lloris and is a more than capable shot-stopper too. Lafont was wanted by Arsenal at one point. gameday cracker The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 6 latest scrap predicted BEST OF 6 tense He’s a smart shot-stopper who doesn’t make rash decisions, excelling in one-on-one situations and impresses with his agility and ability to make fingertip saves. With Manuel Neuer’s decline some believe him to be the best goalkeeper in the Bundesliga. The fact Bremen have talented young star Luca Plogmann on their books could help Spurs’ cause if they wish to sign Pavlenka.Edouard Mendy (Stade Reims)The Senegal international’s career was almost over before it started with an aborted transfer to an unnamed League One side in 2014 almost resulting in his retirement. whoops LATEST He showed his resilience, though, working his way back up at Le Havre and Marseille before joining Reims in 2016 and was a key part of their promotion to Ligue 1 this season. A dominant goalkeeper in the air, he’s confident when it comes to commanding his area but his penchant for punching could see him come a cropper in the Premier League.Alban Lafont (Fiorentina)The French wonderkid might be a tough transfer to push through given his recent move to Italy but if Spurs choose to put their money where their mouth is they might just land him. SORRY Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Mendy has had a brilliant season so far. Jiri Pavlenka (Werder Bremen)The 26-year-old Czech star has had a stunning rise to prominence and is now continuing his sublime form into a second season in Bremen. The Bundesliga giants signed the shot-stopper for just €3million (£2.65m), which has proved an incredible bargain. Agile and with excellent reflexes, Lafont has talent but is still learning, his passing ability would be a big upgrade on Lloris, despite Lafont recently putting a goal-kick out for a corner.Emil Audero (Juventus on loan at Sampdoria)Having recently been compared to Italian legend Gianluca Pagliuca, it’s will be no surprise if top clubs begin sniffing around the 21-year-old talent. He has one of the highest save percentages in Europe, competing with the likes of Gianluigi Buffon and Liverpool star Alisson. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Pavlenka is starring in the Bundesliga How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Lloris walks off the pitch after being sent off in Eindhoven. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Strakosha may be looking at his future in the coming months. Tottenham Hotspur may soon be looking for a new goalkeeper with Hugo Lloris making another mistake and no.2 Michel Vorm out of contract next summer.Lloris has helped Spurs progress from Europa League side to Premier League title contenders but they may have outgrown the France World Cup winner. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 6 Once considered a fine sweeper keeper, his ability on the ball isn’t as good as many of his fellow shot-stoppers at elite clubs around Europe.With manager Mauricio Pochettino clearly valuing this in his tactics it seems likely he may move on from his current captain.But if he does, who should Spurs sign to replace him? Check out five contenders below. 6 6 Audero has been given a chance to prove himself in Serie A. Most Popular Football Stories 6 Sampdoria do have an option to buy the player at the end of the loan but could be persuaded to flip the player if offered serious cash. Tottenham are definitely keeping an eye on the Italian side having also been linked with defender Joachim AndersenThomas Strakosha (Lazio)Tottenham could potentially land the Albanian international on a free transfer as his contract runs out next summer.last_img read more

first_imgInnovative Letterkenny based company Orbit Security are seeking an Office and Accounts Administrator to join a busy and expanding business. Duties will include but not be limited to:• Dealing with customers, suppliers and staff over the telephone and via email. • Reconciliation of supplier statements.• General book keeping and account maintenance.• Organisation of staff expenses and wages.• Processing orders received and issuing invoices. • Debt collection – to efficiently collect money over the telephone.• General office duties and administration.• Reporting to General Manager and Managing Director.Requirements:• Candidate must have experience in a similar role. • Must have professional telephone manner and interpersonal skills.• Must have strong book keeping experience.• Must have organisational and prioritising skills and be able to multi task.• Must have strong computer skills in Microsoft Office especially Microsoft Excel. • Must have strong experience using SAGE and Payroll software or similar packages.• Must be flexible and be able to work on own initiative and under pressure.• Excellent oral and writing skills in English.• Be able to work as a team player and take instruction.Be able to contribute ideas to improve the business.If you’re interested in this position, then forward your CV before Friday to pauric@orbitsecurity.ieJOB VACANCY: LETTERKENNY COMPANY ORBIT SECURITY LOOKING TO RECRUIT ACCOUNTS ADMINISTRATOR was last modified: August 26th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Greenlight MediajobsnewsNoticeslast_img read more