The Health Promoters’ Network of Liberia (HPNL) has called on health workers to reconsider their decision to go on strike.The group has promised to coordinate closely with the Ministry of Health and health partners to address the growing concerns of the aggrieved health workers.The group, made up of Liberian journalists covering health issues, said it acknowledged the numerous contributions health workers are making in the country and is appealing to them to take the issue of the Ebola virus as a national health crisis.The group said in the midst of the Ebola crisis, the decision to abandon health facilities will only add to the increasing number of Ebola cases and deaths across Liberia.The group called on the leadership to once more dialogue with officials of the Ministry of the Health and Social Welfare, partners and relevant authorities to deliver on promises made to health workers especially those assigned at various Ebola treatment units.HPNL coordinator Victor Seah said only dialogue not strike action can resolve the issues of benefits and salaries of health workers.HPNL said abandoning of Ebola patients or suspected persons will lead to the spread of the virus and every measure being deployed by government with support from the international community to stop the spread of the virus will deteriorate and all efforts will be meaningless.According to the group, the strike will have negative consequences on those suffering from Ebola and would adversely affect progress made so far in the fight against the disease.The Health Promoters of Liberia wants health workers planning to go on strike to uphold their ethics in responding to their duties as always and allow their leadership to negotiate with the leadership of the Government of Liberia in addressing their concern.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The National Farmers Union Network of Liberia yesterday donated several farming products to the National Task Force on Ebola to help support government in the fight against the deadly virus.The items, donated to the General Services Agency (GSA), included 18 bags of 25Kg rice, 17 bags of potato and over 275 bottles of red oil.Speaking at the donation ceremony held at the GSA premises, the program officer of the Farmers Union Network of Liberia, Mr. John Alphanso D. Perkins, said the virus has greatly affected the country’s economy and livelihood, and has continued to take away the lives of those they consider as partners in progress.According to him, since indeed the farmers union is considered as one of the highest producers of food in the country, the union recognizes the importance of joining the fight; indicating that the donation is timely. Because of such donations from many quarters around the country, many are surviving the epidemic.He explained that the donation was the first of its kind by the Farmers Union Network of Liberia since the outbreak of the epidemic.Receiving the items from the union on behalf of the National Task Force, GSA Director General, Madam Mary T. Broh, expressed appreciation for the Union’s effort in supporting the fight against the deadly virus.She stressed the need for farmers to produce and provide more food for those she considered mostly in need as this time.She promised that the donation will be turned over to the head of the National Task Force, making sure that it is used for the intended purpose.The former Monrovia City Mayor, now Director General of the GSA, who was seen in a very joyful mood, said the name of the union is going to be locked down in the database of the National Task Force record.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoMinister of Natural Resources Raphael TrotmanOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday said that the prospect of losing the upcoming General and Regional Elections has fully unhinged members of the coalition Government.In a post on social media, Jagdeo pointed out that this “spectacle/comedy” is now a daily treat from the Government.According to the Opposition Leader, the most recent instalment of the coalition’s “lunacy” was Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman telling residents of an East Coast Demerara community that “God” put the APNU/AFC in Government and that he will intervene to ensure that they remain there.“Apart from the stupidity of claiming that God is on their side (the colonialists also claimed that God was on their side while they were practising genocide in Africa and elsewhere), it is an affront to all God-fearing people to imply that God sanctions the daily acts of corruption by this Government,” he stated.Jagdeo added too that it would, therefore, mean that God supports APNU/AFC’s taking away of 30,000 jobs from Guyanese; its $85 billion per year increase in taxation; its constant excuses for rampant crime; its sell-out of national patrimony through inept negotiations; its introduction of policies which resulted in a deterioration of healthcare and increased cost of living; its impoverishment of Guyanese of every race and political persuasion while expanding the perks of Ministers and their families and cronies on a daily basis.“And he implies that it is God who is telling them not to comply with the Constitution of Guyana,” Jagdeo stated.Believing their own liesJagdeo added that the second instalment came from the Chair of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Volda Lawrence, who said at a press conference on Friday that a new voters’ list will give them enough seats to “stave off a Charrandas attack”.“They have started believing their own lies. Only people in an advanced stage of necrosis of the brain would think that a new voters’ list and not your policies and track record will cause you to win an election,” he noted.The Opposition Leader went on to outline that the voters’ list that was valid until April 30, 2019, was used for the last four elections – two national and two Local Government – but the APNU/AFC never found it was “corrupt” until after the passage of the No-Confidence Motion which required fresh elections within three months as mandated by our Constitution. He contended that elections should have been held by March 21, but the coalition is clearly trying to further delay the polls, hence the demand for House-to-House Registration.However, Jagdeo noted that it is not the voters’ list that the coalition is worried about but it is the wrath of the Guyanese people, whom they have betrayed with false promises.The Opposition Leader further posited that this “tragi-comedy” will continue today when Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo continues with the illegal “Cabinet outreach”, which is costing the taxpayers over $1.5 billion – travelling this time to Jonestown, Mahaica, to spin another pathetic story and make another promise that the Government has no intention of keeping.Last month, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that the No-Confidence Motion tabled by the Opposition in December 2018, had been validly passed and, therefore, general elections must be held within a stipulated timeframe.But despite publicly committing to upholding the regional court’s ruling, the coalition continues to operate as normal, insisting that it is awaiting the consequential orders to be handed down on Friday on the way forward.However, some Ministers and public officials have made statements that not only defies the CCJ rulings but even the CCJ’s jurisdiction here – despite Guyana recognising the court as its final appeal court since 2005.The first such statements were made by Finance Minister Winston Jordan, who said the coalition is not prepared to call elections unless House-to-House Registration is carried out regardless of the CCJ’s decisions.Days later, Minister of State, Dawn Hastings-Williams voiced her blatant disregard for the Trinidad-based court as Guyana’s final court of appeal saying that the CCJ has no authority to issue any consequential orders since Guyana is an independent State with its own laws.
With gold on their minds, 23 members of the Association Shotokan Karate-Guyana (ASK-G) winged out on Monday ahead of the third International Karate Daigaku (IKD) World Championships.Team Guyana will be eyeing top awards at the 2018 IKD World ChampionshipsLed by senior instructor and Karateka Roger Peroune, the Kata Captain, and Kumite Captain Keith Beaton, the team, which also included ASK-G Senior Instructor, President and judge Amir Khouri, left Guyana on August 13 and are expected back on August 20.The international competition will see over 350 highly-skilled and trained competitors vying for the top spots. The Guyanese contingent will have their hopes at an all-time high, as members are anxiously awaiting their events with optimism of returning home with medals for their country and Association.Karatekas recently got themselves prepared for the event with a number of local competitions for both junior and senior fighters. Meanwhile, the Association extended its heartfelt gratitude to all the sponsors and the parents of students, most of whom are self-sponsored fighters, as well as the ASK-G fundraising team who ensured the karatekas were able to compete.
Having had matches over the weekend, both sides made changes to their starting teams.AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano handed a first team debut to June signing Lewis Wanami who started at right-back with Mike Kibwage rested.Victor Majid and Keziron Kizito paired up in midfield with both Whyvonne Isuza and skipper Duncan Otieno rested.Mathare started up Samwel Olwande who had been off for close to two months with injury and he took up Dennis Nzosi’s place while Tyson Otieno came in for Victor Ashinga and Elijah Mwanzia came in for Chris Ochieng.A flurry of missed chances characterized the opening half with both teams having decent scoring chances, but none could get the ball inside the net.In the second minute, Mathare defender Lennox Ogutu was forced to clear the ball off the line from a Vincent Oburu shot. Oburu had first tried to lob the ball over keeper Levis Opiyo with the ball blocked, but on the second bite of the cherry, his shot was cleared.Three minutes on the turn, Mathare had their first chance when Mwanzia sent Cliff Nyakeya through on goal and the former Gor Mahia youth star had the simplest of tasks of picking his spot, but AFC keeper Ian Otieno made a superb save.AFC Leopards defender Robinson Kamura tracks down Mathare United forward Elijah mwanzia during a Kenyan premier League clash at the Kasarani Stadium on September 27, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the 10th minute, Ingwe had another chance to break the deadlock but Opiyo pulled a superb save to deny Alex Kitenge. Kizito dispossessed David Owino on the right and cut back for Kitenge whose shot was brilliantly stopped.It was a seesaw affair between the two sides as both tried to keep possession. On the half hour mark, Opiyo once again came to Mathare’s rescue. Oburu sent Kitenge through on goal and Opiyo came out to block the effort, handling outside the box, earning himself a yellow card.From the resultant freekick, Samuel Ndung’u’s attempt kissed the top of the crossbar.Five minutes later Mathare had a great opportunity when John Mwangi won the ball on the left, cut back for Tyson Otieno whose shot from the edge of the box was punched away by Ian Otieno in the AFC goal.Salim Abdallah had a brilliant opportunity on point blank in the 37th minute when he raced on to a Robinson Kamura freekick, but his touch with no one marking him was wide.Brotherly love: AFC Leopards striker Vincent Oburu chases down his younger brother Mathare United’s Tyson Otieno during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kasarani Stadium on September 27, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMathare’s Otieno had a brilliant shot whizz inches wide four minutes to the break when he weaved past AFC Leopards defenders before unleashing a stinger from the edge of the box.-Second half-At the start of the second half, AFC boss Matano made two subs at a go withdrawing Kizito and Ndung’u for Whyvonne Isuza and Marcelus Ingotsi. Minutes later, Kitenge was also hauled off for Aziz Okaka.His opposite number Kimanzi responded with a like for like change as Chris Ochieng came on for Mwanzia.Ochieng had a great chance minutes after coming on when he picked the ball on the right but his ferocious low shot was saved by Ian Otieno’s feet. The rebound fell kindly on Tyson Otieno, but the midfielder could not direct the ball into the net.On the other end, AFC had two chances. First, Ingotsi volleyed the ball over after being beautifully teed up by Isuza while a minute later, Musa Mudde’s shot after being set up by Oburu went straight to the keeper’s hands.Mathare piled pressure in the final minutes of the game, but they couldn’t find the right formula to get the ball buried in the net.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards defender Lewis Wanami attempts to block a run from Mathare United forward John Mwangi during a Kenyan premier League clash at the Kasarani Stadium on September 27, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 27- Mathare United’s fight to avoid relegation suffered another setback on Wednesday evening when they played to a 0-0 draw with AFC Leopards at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani.Both teams will however, have themselves to blame having lost open scoring opportunities in either half in a competitive tie.
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0Shares0000Ellis Short has had overall control of Sunderland since 2009LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 20 – Sunderland owner Ellis Short would be willing to listen to offers of around 7bn (£50m) for the struggling Championship club.The American is desperate to offload the Wearside club, who are second-bottom of the Championship table, and has been inviting offers for over a year. He was involved in discussions over a Sh14bn (£100m) sale last summer that did not materialise, and beleaguered manager Chris Coleman admitted this week that Short had lost his passion for the game.“At a club like Sunderland there is incredible passion, and a lot of supporters need people here who care about the club as much as them,” he said.“Therein lies a problem; obviously Ellis wants to sell the club and they recognise that maybe his love for the club was maybe yesterday.”Short gained a controlling interest in the Black Cats in 2008 but did not assume full ownership until 2009, with the club established in the Premier League.He has been through eight managers; Steve Bruce, Martin O’Neill, Paolo Di Canio, Gus Poyet, Dick Advocaat, Sam Allardyce, David Moyes and Simon Grayson. Coleman is the ninth.Sunderland travel to relegation rivals Bolton on Tuesday night, four points adrift of safety with 14 games of the season remaining.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsHardin said two performances will be offered, and that the annual Christmas concert often fills the 400-seat theater. This year’s show will be the second to feature high school singers. Although the group often partners with other quartets, bell ringers and others, they had rarely worked with high schoolers before. “They were very popular last year, so we had them come back,” Hardin said. Sunny Hills High School Vocal Ensemble will sing at the matinee performance, while La Habra High School Chamber Singers will appear in the evening. According to President Norman Bernier, the group has about 60 members, but just 30 will perform for the Christmas concerts. WHITTIER – Whittier residents are receiving an aural Christmas card this year, courtesy of the Choralaires Barbershop Chorus. The group is putting on its annual Christmas concert today in two showings, with the help of local high school vocal groups, members of the Long Beach Chorus and the Young At Heart women’s quartet. The concert, “A Christmas Card from the Choralaires,” is themed with large versions of old-fashioned Christmas cards decorating the Whittier Center Theatre where the performances will take place. “It’s everyone’s favorite songs for Christmas that will put them in the mood, and to hear the four-part harmony is just a delight,” said Dale Hardin, who planned the show’s format. The Choralaires, founded 57 years ago, were once one of the largest barbershop choruses in the country, with more than 200 members. Now, the group is smaller but seasoned, with some members in their 30th or 40th year of participation. The group now gives two or three major concerts a year, and performs at the request of community groups. The Christmas concert, however, it one of the largest undertakings for the group. Practices began three months ago, and sets and props have been constructed for the show. “We’re ready to go,” Hardin said. “We’re going over the set up of the theater and the set up of the lighting, and we’ll be ready to go for the matinee.” Show chair Dick Stemen said the group was worried about construction already under way for renovations at the theater, but he believes that the show will go on. Bernier said the concert will also feature a raffle for a variety of items including tickets to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, as well as musical theater tickets and access to resorts in Reno. Tickets for the event cost $15 for adults, $6 for students and children under 13. Stemen said the group, made up of volunteer singers, will use proceeds from the raffle and ticket sales to buy music for the chapter and for charity. “That money, we contribute toward the music for the high school and other schools in the area,” Stemen said. The Choralaires perform at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. today at the Whittier Center Theatre, 7630 Washington Ave. To check ticket availability, call (562) 923-5951. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Oscar put Chelsea ahead in the FA Cup fourth-round clash at Stamford Bridge with a stunning 30-yard free-kick.The Brazilian superbly swept the ball over the Stoke wall and into the far corner of the net on 27 minutes – and he later hit the woodwork.Chelsea were well on top before the opener and Samuel Eto’o almost put them ahead in only the third minute.Eto’o, a surprise choice ahead of Demba Ba, turned cleverly and sent a low shot inches wide of the post.At the other end, Peter Crouch headed wide after holding off David Luiz to meet Jon Walters’ left-wing cross.Jose Mourinho’s side continued to dominate after going ahead – an unmarked Branislav Ivanovic could not quite jump high enough to get his head to a free-kick from Frank Lampard, who was then just unable to get a touch to Eden Hazard’s cross.And moments after Stephen Ireland almost equalised on the counter-attack, shooting into the side netting from nine yards out, Oscar fired against the post.Mourinho, who had hinted that Ba would start up front, handed Nemanja Matic a starting place following the midfielder’s recent move from Benfica.Lampard, who twice belted over, is captaining the side, with John Terry among Chelsea’s substitutes.Chelsea: Schwarzer; Ivanovic, Luiz, Cahill, Cole; Matic, Lampard; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Eto’o.Subs: Cech, Azpilicueta, Terry, Mikel, Ramires, Willian, Ba. Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Walters, Nzonzi, Ireland, Palacios, Arnautovic; Crouch.Subs: Sorensen, Muniesa, Shotton, Whelan, Adam, Assaidi, Guidetti. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Eureka >> The College of the Redwoods baseball team’s 11-win improvement over the previous season didn’t go unnoticed by the league’s coaches and officials, as the Corsairs garnered multiple Golden Valley Conference honors, which were announced on Tuesday.Leading the way for CR was Kokko Figueiredo, who was among the league leaders in batting average (.338) and RBI (30), was named to the GVC’s first team as an infielder. The Hawaii native also won a conference Gold Glove award, one of two for …