West Africa Health Ministers Meet in Monrovia

first_imgThe West African Health Organization (WAHO), the specialized health agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, has begun the convening of a six-day meeting of the 15th Ordinary Meeting of the Assembly of ECOWAS Health Ministers in Monrovia.The meeting began yesterday at a local hotel in Monrovia while the ECOWAS Health Ministers will meet on April 11-12 to discuss health issues in the region.The theme for this year’s 15th Ordinary Meeting of ECOWAS Health Ministers is: Universal Health Coverage: issues, Challenges and Opportunities.According to the Chairman of the National Organizing Committee (NOC), Mr. Momolu V.O. Sirleaf, who is also the Liaison Officer of WAHO in Liberia, the meeting will bring together delegates from the fifteen ECOWAS countries, the directorate of the West African Health Organization (WAHO), partners as well as the Ministers.Mr. Sirleaf said the Official Opening ceremony would be held on Friday, April 11 at 9:00 a.m. at the Monrovia City Hall.  President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf will deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremony.At the same, delegates have already arrived in the country for this 15th Ordinary meeting. The following meetings will precede the ECOWAS Health Ministers’ meeting. The Liaison Officers meeting would take place on Monday, April 7; the ECOWAS Health Experts’ meeting will take place on April 8 and 9 while the WAHO’s Partners Forum will take place on Thursday, April 10.The meeting of the ECOWAS Health Ministers will then take place on Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12th.At the same time, the Chairman of the NOC has thanked the Government of Liberia for its financial support to the holding of the conference. Mr. Sirleaf has also thanked the Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale for his leadership in directing the National Organizing Committee.Mr. Sirleaf, who is also the Director of External Aid Coordination at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, pointed out that dignitaries including the Diplomatic Corps, the Judiciary, the National legislature, cabinet members, heads of national commissions, the UN family in Liberia, former health Ministers have been invited to attend the opening ceremony.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Odera scores late as AFC whip Homeboyz

first_imgAFC Leopards forward Ezekiel Odera celebrates his goal, mourning his Mother. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAOdera, who lost his mum recently did well to convert the penalty that ensured Ingwe picked maximum points and their fourth successive win under Kitambi.Kakamega Homeboyz head coach, Mike Mururi was not pleased with the decision, slamming the referee, saying he issued a soft penalty.“I thank my players; they have played very well under instructions, but let us lose fairly. The referees should be fair. I’m not happy with the last penalty that AFC got, I’m not happy with officiating because the goalkeeper went to clear the ball and the player did not handle the ball intentionally, It’s not a penalty,” an angered Mururu lamented after the match.Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Mike Mururi reacts after AFC Leopards was handed a penalty thathe called dubious. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“AFC is a good team, they are playing well and they have improved but officiating was not fair. I’m happy with how my players have played and I will just tell my players to have a strong character and be mentally tough for anything,” Mururu added.AFC Leopards interim head coach Dennis Kitambi was pleased with Ezekiel Odera’s scoring form. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHis corresponding counterpart Kitambi, was totally reading from a different script as he praised his charges a spirited fighting spirit.“It’s a an important win, we are putting pressure on Gor, fantastic fighting spirit from the boys because we had to dig deep  in order to get that goal, but we need to improve on our defence. I am happy with Odera – a boy who has scored four goals in four matches tells you that he wants to play and you just have to heed and give him the chance,” smiling Kitambi said.AFC Leopards took the lead in the 13th minute through Marvin Omondi who well timed to powerfully connect a Jaffery Odenyi cross past Kakamega Homeboyz custodian Michael Wanyika.However, Homeboyz responded immediately, a minute later courtesy of Moses Mudavadi who picked a set-up from Eston Esiye to slam the ball home from close range to lift his side back in the game.Kakamega Homeboyz celebrate after Moses Mudavadi scored the equaliser against AFC Leopards in Machakos on Sunday 18th March 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAOn the half-hour mark, Marvin Omondi could have bagged a double for himself and AFC Leopards when Ezekiel Odera found him but the striker missed the ball infront of goal with keeper Wanyika already beaten.The win saw AFC Leopards return back to second position on the log with 16 points same as bitter rivals Gor Mahia who have a better goal difference and a goal in hand.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards striker Marvin Omondi leads team-mates in celebrating his beautiful struck goal. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – AFC Leopards interim coach, Dennis Kitambi stayed unbeaten since taking charge of the club after guiding his charges to a 2-1 win against Kakamega Homeboyz in a Kenyan Premier League clash played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday.There was late drama in the dying five minutes added by referee, when AFC was handed a controversial penalty in the 95th minute after Esiye was judged to have deliberately handled the aerial ball when he was going for it with his keeper, Wanyika.last_img read more

‘Pacman’ Jones submits plea deal in Las Vegas strip club melee

first_imgLAS VEGAS – A judge has accepted terms of a plea deal calling for NFL player Adam “Pacman” Jones to plead guilty to a minor charge and testify about a Las Vegas strip club triple shooting. Jones didn’t have to appear while the judge accepted a written agreement calling for the troubled Tennessee Titans cornerback to plead no contest to one charge of conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct, a gross misdemeanor. The judge scheduled Jones to appear to enter his plea Dec. 5. A Clark County prosecutor says authorities hope Jones can identify the gunman who opened fire Feb. 19 outside a strip club where Jones had been involved in an earlier brawl. Jones will be sentenced to one year of probation. Prosecutors are dropping two felony charges of coercion that could have gotten him six years each in state prison. For news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 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

Alisson makes shock confession about his move to Liverpool

first_img REVEALED huge blow Alisson played Liverpool in the semi-finals of the Champions League last season before joining them two months later “Leaving Rome was difficult,” Alisson said. “I cried a lot, together with my wife.“It’s only right that I’m honest about it. I made a professional decision; a step forward in my career and for Roma, who earned a huge sum.“I decided with my head to move to Liverpool, but my heart was full of tears. I spent two special years in Rome. My daughter was born there and I have a lot of friends there outside of football.“Many times I’d spend the night walking the city streets: the Trevi fountain, in the dark, is so beautiful it moves you, but the Colosseum is my favourite place — you can breathe history there. Latest Liverpool FC News REVEALED Alisson said he moved to Liverpool because of their high ambitions 3 Klopp also defended the keeper following his awful error that led directly to a goal at Leicester last month in just his fourth competitive appearance for the club.“When the two clubs reached an agreement, Klopp called me a few times on FaceTime and he explained to me his project and what we would do together,” Alisson said.“I’ve admired him for a while, since his Dortmund days. I like being coached by him because he doesn’t say much, but he always knows what to say and how to say it.“He’s an intelligent man with character. [After Leicester] he came into the dressing room and started joking. He dealt with it in the best way possible, since I already knew I’d embarrassed myself.“Then he told me not to lose faith and to carry on playing that way.” Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker shining Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 3 RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? latest “[Staying in Rome] went through my mind a lot because I was so happy in Rome, but when a player decides where to play, it’s a much bigger discussion.“I’ve got big ambitions and so do Liverpool, and now I’m playing in the biggest league in the world. [Serie A is] not far behind, it’s just different and less intense.”The Brazilian, 26, also claimed he has been an admirer of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp since the German was manager of Borussia Dortmund.It was Klopp who convinced Alisson to join Liverpool after revealing what the club’s ambitions were over multiple FaceTime calls in the summer. Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has said he thought about staying at Roma and cried before leaving for the Premier League.He completed a £67million move to Anfield on the back of two seasons at the Serie A club in which he finished second in the league in his first campaign and reached the Champions League semi-finals in his second. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade His only bad moment in Liverpool colours so far came during a 2-1 victory over Leicester silverware 3 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury updatelast_img read more

LETTERKENNY FUNERAL MASS FOR MURDER VICTIM BOGDAN

first_imgMurdered: Bogdan MichalkiewiczA FUNERAL Mass is to be held on Tuesday for tragic murder victim  Bogdan Michalkiawicz, stabbed to death at his Letterkenny apartment two weeks ago.The 41-year-old was found dead by his brother on Wednesday May 15, two days after he was last seen alive.There have been no arrests as yet in the ongoing Garda murder investigation. Bogdan’s Polish relatives have arrived in Donegal and a funeral Mass will be held at St Eunan’s Cathedral at 5pm tomorrow evening. His remains will be taken to Roselawn in Belfast for cremation afterwards.The killing has left people living in the Riverside apartments area terrified.It’s understood Gardai have made considerable progress in their hunt for the killer who subjected 41-year-old Bogdan to a sustained and horrific attack.  LETTERKENNY FUNERAL MASS FOR MURDER VICTIM BOGDAN was last modified: May 27th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:LETTERKENNY FUNERAL MASS FOR MURDER VICTIM BOGDANlast_img read more

MAN WHO BEAT AND ROBBED 96 YEAR OLD GRETA LILLY JAILED FOR FIVE YEARS

first_imgA man who dragged a 96 year old women from her bed, beat her and robbed her of €3,000 has been jailed for five years.The community raised money to help Ms Greta Lilly get back on her feet.Thomas Alcock kicked in the bedroom door of terrified Greta Lilly at her home in Buncrana in the early hours of January 5th this year. The 49 year old father-of-one had only been released from jail a few weeks earlier in the UK before he travelled to Ireland to live in Donegal.Alcock called to Ms Lilly’s home three times on the day before the robbery looking to buy scrap metal.However at 12.30am the following morning after smoking cannabis and taking crack cocaine he called to Ms Lilly’s home.Once inside her bedroom he carried out a horrific assault on the 96 year old woman who lived alone.Garda Danny Devlin told Letterkenny Circuit Court that Alcock, of no fixed abode, hit Ms Lilly in the face, dragged her by the hair and also stuffed her own cardigan in her mouth to keep her quiet.He told her he would kill her if she not co-operate with him.The attacker, who was hooded, dragged her out of the bed and stole her handbag which contained €3,000 and a gold ring belonging to her mother.Ms Lilly finally managed to summon help by pressing an alarm which she had around her wrist.Gardai began a manhunt for Alcock and learned that he may be in a local hotel.He was arrested with £800 stuffed in a sock outside his bedroom at An Grianan Hotel in Burt.When interviewed, he refused to co-operate at all.The court also heard that a local Bureau de Change reported a man had changed €3,500 to sterling, including a number of €100 notes.He also bought a van and the van-driver became suspicious and contacted Gardai.The court heard that Ms Lilly was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital to be treated for her injuries but was released.However, she has since gone to live in residential care where she remains living after her ordeal.Alcock asked to address the court and said “I feel great shame for what I done. I apologise,” he said.Judge O’Hagan asked Alcock: did he not realise that the victim was 46 years older than him?Judge O’Hagan said that if Alcock had not pleaded guilty and was found guilty by a jury, he would have sentenced him to ten years in prison for the burglary charge.The court was told that the money recovered from the sale of the van had been returned to Gardai and the van could be returned to its owner.Judge O’Hagan also paid tribute to the “wonderful detective work” and also the local community in Buncrana for helping bringing Alcock to justice.MAN WHO BEAT AND ROBBED 96 YEAR OLD GRETA LILLY JAILED FOR FIVE YEARS was last modified: October 30th, 2013 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:buncranaburglaryGreta LillyJUdge John O’HaganThomas Alcocklast_img read more

Study: Good carbs, more protein could help heart

first_imgCHICAGO – Deciding what to have for a healthy breakfast just got a little easier. While a healthy high-carb diet has been shown to be good for you, replacing a few of the carbohydrates with a little protein like scrambled egg substitute or beneficial fats like olive oil margarine could be even better, helping further reduce heart disease risks, a study found. At dinner, this might mean instead of pasta, trying black bean tacos and multigrain pilaf with olive oil, the researchers said. They had volunteers try three variations of the same diet, all of them low in saturated fats and including plenty of fruits and vegetables. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week All three improved blood pressure and cholesterol readings after just six weeks, and adopting any of them would be beneficial, said lead researcher Dr. Lawrence Appel of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. “Most people aren’t following anything close to any of these,” he said, adding that the bottom line is: “You can eat healthy in three different ways, and two of them are a bit better than the other.” Appel presented the results Tuesday at an American Heart Association conference in Dallas. The study also appears in today’s Journal of the American Medical Association. All participants tried each of the diets, eating meals prepared in a research kitchen and taking a few weeks’ break before starting the next diet. The volunteers’ average blood pressure started out borderline high – 131 over 77. Systolic pressure – the top number in blood pressure readings – fell by an average of about 8 points while they were on the carb diet, 9.5 points on the protein diet and 9.3 points on the healthy fats diet. Levels of LDL cholesterol, the bad kind, measured 129 on average at the start; 100 is considered optimal. LDL levels fell an average of almost 12 points on the carb diet, about 14 points on the protein diet, and about 13 points on the healthy fats diet. Those reductions likely would translate into less heart disease if the diets were widely adopted, the researchers said. They estimated that for every 100 people with mild high blood pressure, there would be one less heart attack over 10 years for those on the protein or healthy fats diet, compared with the more carb-friendly diet. Appel said the high-protein diet also seemed to produce feelings of fullness and reduced appetite. “These symptoms raise the intriguing possibility that if individuals were to follow these diets long term, there may be some weight loss on the protein diet,” he told conference participants. Dr. Timothy Gardner, a Delaware cardiologist, said at the meeting that the study was “a tricky, difficult type of study to conduct, controlling all the factors, with very interesting results.” A JAMA editorial about Appel’s research, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health, questioned whether people in the real world would stick to the diets since they’d have to buy and prepare their own meals. “Longer trials examining actual cardiovascular event outcomes will be needed to convince a skeptical public of the benefit of yet another unique and difficult-to-achieve dietary regimen,” said editorial author Dr. Myron Weinberger of Indiana University. Rachel Johnson, a University of Vermont nutrition professor, said the results refine “what we already know. It’s not a huge about-face.” 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

TRAFFIC CONGESTION FOLLOWING LETTERKENNY CRASH

first_imgThe scene of the crash this evening.There are heavy tailbacks in and out of Letterkenny after a crash close to the Polestar Roundabout just before 6pm.It appears that the crash is as a result of a two car collision.The gardai and he emergency services including ambulance personnel are at the scene. There are no details if anybody has ben seriously hurt.Traffic builds up coming into Letterkenny. TRAFFIC CONGESTION FOLLOWING LETTERKENNY CRASH was last modified: July 15th, 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:crashdonegalGardailetterkennylast_img read more

Garda whistleblower cleared to return to work in Donegal

first_imgA Donegal-based Garda whistleblower has been medically assessed and cleared to return to duty after being on sick leave for 30 months. The garda claims he suffered panic attacks following an alleged intimidation campaign lasting five years. He claims he had been put under surveillance after he arrested a fellow officer in 2009.Garda Keith Harrison arrested a serving member of the drugs unit in Westmeath for alleged drink-driving seven years ago. He then made claims about how the drunk-driving case was struck out of court on dubious rulings and how evidence relating to the case was stolen by a member of the gardaí. After being on sick leave for two and a half years, Harrison was reportedly assessed by a medical officer and deemed fit for work by the Gardai. It is reported that he can return to work in the coming weeks.Harrison was confined to a desk job and later transferred to Buncrana after the incident in 2009. He was then transferred to Donegal Town. He claimed he was subjected to a hostile environment from his colleagues in both stations. It is now expected that he will be moved to a different station.The garda had been living without an income after the first two years of his sick leave, as his illness benefit payments expired.Garda whistleblower cleared to return to work in Donegal was last modified: November 15th, 2016 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

Mike Lutmer, May 23

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We’re enjoying the sunshine today. I got some fertilizer spread on Friday and it was just dry enough to where we could get in the field and it rained again. Some places got .4-inch and some places got .9-inch, so we’re still wet. I am hoping I can be back in the field tomorrow afternoon. Then there is a chance of showers Wednesday, Thursday and Friday into the weekend, but at least it looks like we’ll have some heat.The corn I planted last Monday is starting to poke through. It has only been in the ground seven days and I’m pretty happy with that. We planted a field of beans right across from that corn last Tuesday or Wednesday and they have sprouted and will be pushing through the ground in the next two days.I have only gotten a day of planting in. We still are in the front quarter of planting and just really getting started. I talked to a friend in Botkins and they haven’t planted anything yet on the east side of town. They should be planting today.I am starting to worry a little, but we still have a good two weeks to get the corn in. As long as we get the heat units, I won’t get too bent out of shape. There is plenty of moisture there and if we get the heat everything should go.There was a bunch of corn planted a month ago around Wilmington and there is some replanting going on already. You never know with Mother Nature. You have to take what you’re given and do the best you can.The hay is prime to be cut and I am worried it will get overripe. If we can still get it cut in two weeks though I think we’ll still be OK. I don’t think we’ll have a big enough window to mow it now.Hopefully the moisture cuts back a little for the wheat. If it looks like it will dry out, I don’t think we’ll need fungicide on the wheat. It looks pretty good but some of it is still pretty short.last_img read more