Costa, Others Identify with Ebola Patients at JFK

Costa, Others Identify with Ebola Patients at JFK

first_imgAs the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease intensifies across the country, Liberia’s leading radio talk show hosts, Henry Costa, Darius Dillon, Frederick Anderson, along with Montserrado County senatorial hopeful Benjamin Sanvee, have donated food and non-food items to Ebola patients at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia.The items donated on Monday, September 1, by the group included rice, beddings, buckets, drums, Aluminum tubs and chlorox.Others items included paper plates, spoons, towels and brooms etc.Presenting the items to the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) at JFK, Mr. Costa, who is the general manager of Sancos Media Group Inc/Voice FM 102.7, said the donation is their own way of identifying with some Liberians who had been affected by the deadly Ebola epidemic.”It is now time that everyone galvanize their support to our people,” Costa said. “We can’t sit there and see Liberians suffering and dying from this ugly virus.  We need to help as concerned citizens of this country.”Mr. Costa, Liberia’s eminent radio talk show host, emphasize that the virus had claimed many lives and that everyone has to do what he/she can in order to kick this virus out of the country.“So, on behalf of my family and friends who gathered their minimal resources together to identify with you (Ebola patients) during this time of our health crisis, we say we are there for you no matter what happens.  We will tell them the truth,” he pledged.Also speaking, Montserrado County Senatorial hopeful, Benjamin Sanvee,  thanked the health workers for their sacrifice in ensuring that the lives of other Liberians are saved.“You are putting your life at risk and we don’t have anything to give back in return. All we have to say is thank you for your humanitarian service to our people,” Mr. Sanvee told the  health workers.For his part, Mr. Darius Dillon also acknowledged the effort of the health workers and hoped that the government will began to give more support to fight the virus.In response to the donation, a Ugandian Medical consultant hired by World Health Organization and assigned at the Ebola Treatment Unit at JFK lauded the the group for their support shown to their kinsmen and assured them the  donations would be used for their intended purposes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Taxi driver found dead next to submerged car

first_imgThe lifeless body of a Corentyne taxi driver was on Monday pulled out of the Lesbeholden Canal, Black Bush Polder, Berbice.Dead: Lynsey GrantThe body of 39-year-old Lynsey Grant of Lot 52 Adventure Public Road, Corentyne was found next to his submerged car. The man had reportedly been missing since Sunday afternoon.According to his wife, Natasa Rambarose, her husband was last seen at Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder about 18:00h on Sunday and was expected home less than an hour later, but did not show up.“I became a little worried when 7 o’clock reach and I didn’t see him coming in. So, I went into Black Bush Polder Sunday night asking persons if they saw him and the persons told me that he turned back at Mibicuri,” she related.The car in the canalOn Monday, the woman returned to the area in search of the missing man during which she was told that her husband’s car was being pulled out of the Lesbeholden Canal.The discovery of the body was made by a farmer who raised an alarm and drivers operating the Black Bush Polder route were able to identify their colleague’s body and informed Rambarose. Guyana Times understands that the couple who had been together for 14 years and have a 12-year-old daughter.It is not clear how the car ended up in the canal, which is adjacent to the main access road.Grant had been operating his taxi along the Berbice-Georgetown route, but had given that up to go into the construction field and to operate in the Black Bush Polder as a taxi driver.However, over the past two months, Grant, who also plants cash crops, at his Adventure home, was not getting construction work and returned to driving a taxi full-time.last_img read more

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Teen in Sophia accident succumbs

first_imgA Sophia teen, who was hospitalised after his motorcycle collided with a minibus in “B” Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown on Saturday last, succumbed on Wednesday at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).Dead is 19-year-old Travis Brown. He reportedly sustained head injuries and other bodily injuries.Guyana Times previously reported that Brown was allegedly speeding on the day of the accident and was proceeding along the Sophia main access road when the accident occurred.While heading in a northern direction, the teen reportedly collided with the front of minibus BXX 6056. As a result of the impact, Brown lost control of his cycle and slammed into a nearby utility pole.He was picked up by public-spirited persons in an unconscious state and quickly rushed to the hospital, where he was admitted as a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). After spending a few days, he never regained consciousness and would have succumbed while receiving medical attention.A passenger of the minibus was also injured but was treated at GPHC and later sent away.The driver of the minibus is expected to be charged shortly since a breathalyser test conducted showed traces of alcohol in his system. A Post-Mortem is expected to be conducted on the teen’s remains shortly.last_img read more

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Take a gamble on Vegas

first_imgNo, not the awards’ show Ellen DeGeneres is hosting. The LasVegas Oscars, an NBA team named after Oscar Goodman, the flashy mayor of Sin City who spent nearly every waking moment this past week promoting his city as a “natural fit” for the NBA. On the surface, it’s hard to disagree. Las Vegas (population 1.9million) is the fastest-growing city in the U.S. with a built-in basketball fan base from the UNLV glory days. It’s also got a bazillion hotels to accommodate out-of-town teams. There’s just one problem. “It’s a tiny little issue we have,” NBA Commissioner David Stern said. “About betting on basketball games.” That’s pretty much been the hang-up every time Goodman has tried to lure a professional sports franchise to his city. Major League Baseball flirted with Vegas when the Montreal Expos were looking for a new home. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell essentially put Vegas in the corner and shook a disapproving finger at it. But while Stern has made statements about not considering the city for a franchise if NBA games were on the gaming books, the fact he chose Las Vegas as host to this year’s All-Star Game suggests that might not be the end of the discussion. Wednesday, in the most encouraging sign yet, Stern told Goodman, “The ball is in your court.” Goodman’s eyes nearly popped out of his head. In this town, saying “the ball is in your court” is basically license to run with it, do a 360 and throw down a tomahawk dunk. If there’s a will, LasVegas will find a way. First, both sides will need to figure out the gambling issue. “They need a compromise on that,” said Joe Maloof, co-owner of the Sacramento Kings whose family owns one of Las Vegas’ hippest hotels, The Palms. ” I think if (Stern) stays to that – that we’ll have to take all NBA games off the book – I don’t think that would work. But I think there’s a compromise somewhere. Maybe they take the local team off the books. Start that way.” As it stands, because of the Maloofs’ association with the Kings, The Palms does not accept betting on NBA games. But as a show of good faith – and as a condition for hosting the All-Star weekend – every casino agreed not to post betting lines on any of the All-Star activities. The mayor though, isn’t ready to completely give ground on that. “I’m not conceding amending any of the gaming,” he said. “There’s a lot of cutting edge things we can do. … Larry King from CNN asked me, `If you were David Stern, what would you do?’ And I said, if I was David Stern, maybe I’d ask if the NBA could get a piece of the action.” That’s just Goodman’s opening posture, though. “The only non-negotiable issue is the name. It’s going to be the Las Vegas Oscars,” he joked. Well, sort of joked. The truth is, Las Vegas wants a pro team, any pro team, badly enough that a compromise probably wouldn’t be too hard to push through. Especially considering how receptive casino owners were to George Maloof’s initial calls to hold betting on the All-Star weekend events. “My brother George called, and they all were 100 percent supportive and took it off the books,” Joe Maloof said. After the gambling issue, Stern said the league would have to determine whether the local economy could support a franchise. Las Vegas would be one of the NBA’s 10smallest cities. But as Goodman points out, Las Vegas entertains more than 40 million visitors a year. Phoenix Suns All-Star forward Shawn Marion, who played at UNLV, says the basketball community in LasVegas is more than ready for an NBA team. “The fans here are great,” Marion said. “They’re more accommodating to the NBA fans. It’s not like most college games, where there’s a student section with people jumping up and down all the time. They’re older. They’ve been here since the Tark days.” Still, Marion said he’s not completely sold on the idea of a team in Vegas because it would diminish the city’s standing as the spiritual home for many NBA players, who spend their summers in LasVegas. USA Basketball made the town its formal home for the next three years. “If there’s a team here, there’s a team,” Marion said. “But I like coming here knowing there’s not a team. The players aren’t here all the time, so when you are here, you get more love, more attention. If they were here all the time, it wouldn’t be the same. It wouldn’t have the same aura.” So let’s say all that other stuff gets worked out. What team would Vegas get? Because of the Maloofs’ ties to Vegas, and their troubles working out a deal for a new arena in Sacramento, there has been widespread speculation that the family could relocate the Kings. Stern wants no part of that. “The one thing we agree at the NBA and the Maloof family agrees: They want the NBA to be in Sacramento, and they want to own the team in Sacramento. I don’t know how to be more precise than that,” he said. Goodman doesn’t want to concern himself with those kind of things just yet. He’s just focused on making the right pass, now that the ball is officially in his court. “We’re the kind of place where people yearn to wrap their arms around something and there’s no better way to do that than to have a team here,” he said. “Las Vegas is a world-class city. All it needs to complete the equation is a pro sports team.” ramona.shelburne@ dailynews.com (818) 713-3617 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img LAS VEGAS Are you ready for the Oscars? last_img

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We will beat Atletico away, believes Wilshere

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is fouled by Atletico Madrid’s Croatian defender Sime Vrsaljko © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 27 – Jack Wilshere says Arsenal can take confidence from their Europa League semi-final draw against Atletico Madrid, despite the frustration of conceding a late away goal.With the visitors on the back foot for much of Thursday’s first-leg contest at the Emirates Stadium following Sime Vrsaljko’s early dismissal, the Gunners dominated the game and looked set to take a lead to Madrid next week when Alexandre Lacazette headed them in front. But Antoine Griezmann capitalised on weak defending to convert a late equaliser and secure a 1-1 draw.Diego Simeone’s side have lost only twice at home since moving to the Wanda Metropolitano last summer, one of those a Champions League group game against Chelsea.Atletico have also gone 11 home games without conceding a goal, and Arsenal head to Spain needing two to win the game.But, ahead of what could be Arsene Wenger’s last European match in charge as he prepares for the end of his 22-year reign in the summer, Wilshere believes there is reason for Arsenal to be positive.“It was definitely not the result we wanted but the performance was good and we have got to take confidence from that and take that into the away fixture,” the midfielder said.“It is half-time. We cannot be too disappointed. We created a lot of chances. If we create chances and put them away then we have got a chance.”Arsenal travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday but, with a top-four berth seemingly out of reach, Wenger will be focused on which players will feature in the Spanish capital four days later.Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin admitted Atletico are favourites to progress.“Atletico are a team that know how to make you suffer,” he said. “They know how to create chances and score goals.“It’s only 1-1, though, and the tie is still open. We know it will be hard playing in their stadium but there are positives that we can take.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Greta Thunberg meets with First Nations chief in Fort McMurray

first_imgFORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — The chief of a northern Alberta First Nation says he gave climate activist Greta Thunberg a message during a quietly arranged meeting in Fort McMurray on Friday night.Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam says he told the 16-year-old Swede that Europeans are major investors in the area’s oilsands, and she needs to get people to lobby those investors for greener technology to extract Alberta energy.Adam says the meeting in a Fort McMurray office was arranged earlier this week, and was kept secret in order to prevent pro-oilsands campaigners from disrupting it.- Advertisement -Thunberg was in Edmonton earlier Friday for a rally at the Alberta legislature that drew thousands of people, but also attracted a small counter-rally of trucks that drove past, blasting their horns.Thunberg has turned her protest against climate change into a global movement that has seen her speak plainly to world leaders and forums, chastising them to do something before it’s too late to reverse catastrophic weather changes.Adam says it was a privilege to meet with Thunberg, and says she mostly just listened to him talk about the history of First Nations in the area and their concerns about oilsands development.Advertisement Thunberg stayed away from any direct criticism of Alberta’s oilsands while in Edmonton on Friday.Adam said Thunberg has now left the Fort McMurray area.“I don’t know why the world is so scared of her. She stands about four feet tall and she’s probably, I’m guessing about 110 pounds, that’s about it,” Adam said, dismissing those who criticize Thunberg’s views because she’s young. “We talk to our kids every day and sometimes our kids give us meaningful answers that we are looking for.”This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 19, 2019.Advertisement “You have to go back to Europe and you have to tell the European investors, why are you investing in the oilsands if you want to promote green energy?” Adam said he told Thunberg.“Tell them to invest in better technologies to enhance how to produce oil from the oilsands,” he added.“That’s what you call sustainable development.”United Conservative Premier Jason Kenney had said he hoped Thunberg would recognize efforts made by Alberta’s oil and gas industry to reduce its emissions, but said he had no plans to meet with her.Advertisementcenter_img The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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TOP UK COACH TOUR OPERATORS ON SALES DRIVE TO DONEGAL

first_imgDiscovering Donegal! Pictured at the launch of the new Discover Ireland Autumn/Winter supplement, which features a number of Donegal’s top hotels and cottages were (l. to r.): Siobhan Barrett-Doherty, Station House Hotel, Letterkenny, Irene Melody, Westport Woods Hotel and Shaun Quinn, Chief Executive, Fáilte Ireland. [Photo: Derek Cullen, Fáilte Ireland]A group of top UK coach and group tour operators have met to discuss business for the year ahead, with over eighty members of Ireland’s tourism industry, including members of Donegal’s product providers, for a one day Destination Ireland Workshop in the Sligo Park Hotel. Fáilte Ireland, in conjunction with Tourism Ireland, organised the event in order to provide members of the Irish tourism industry with a platform to explore serious business opportunities for the 2013 season.The all day workshop facilitated one-to-one meetings which offered significant benefits to both Irish industry representatives and overseas buyers, allowing participants to meet with many more buyers and suppliers at a lower cost than would be possible on an individual purchasing sales trip.Speaking at the workshop, Fáilte Ireland’s Martina Bromley, Head of Operations for the North West said the meeting was hugely important to Donegal opertaors.“Great Britain is our largest overseas market – representing half of all our overseas visitors. Given this fact, opportunities to engage directly and pitch to this market are incredibly important to the Donegal tourism providers attending here today. “In particular, the coach tourism market from the UK is extremely appealing as it brings visitors into all regions of Ireland. Coach tourism can achieve a regional spread of visitors and distribute tourists’ spending power across all parts of the country. This is especially important for local businesses and jobs outside city destinations.“Indeed, coach tourism also continues outside the high season and this spread of coach tourists throughout the year is critical to supporting our tourism businesses and providing them with a revenue stream beyond the peak months. So we wish all of our Donegal trade that are here today will ‘clinch deals’ with these very important coach tour operators and will reap the rewards in 2013.”At the workshop all the visiting travel agents were briefed on The Gathering 2013 and how they can work next year’s festivities into their itineraries.Fáilte Ireland also put together tailor-made tours for the travel agents while in Ireland to get out and about, to learn at first hand more about the country, and really get an authentic taste of what an Irish holiday can offer. TOP UK COACH TOUR OPERATORS ON SALES DRIVE TO DONEGAL was last modified: October 3rd, 2012 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:coach toursdonegalFailte IrelandTourism Irelandlast_img read more

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Drew deflects all the praise

first_img “I could care less (about scoring),” Drew said. “As long as we win, I’m satisfied. I wish someone else was scoring.” Coach Karl Dorrell is looking for ways to get Drew the ball more, so he can keep scoring. Dorrell’s thinking about using him as a receiver. Why not? Down by five points, UCLA had a third-and-1 at Cal’s 28-yard line. The call was for a pass in the flat to Drew, something they usually run in goal-line situations. Drew got the first down, avoided a tackle at his feet and hurdled a defender at the goal-line to score a 28-yard touchdown with 1:35 left. “He’s a joy to watch,” UCLA linebacker Justin London said. “He’s 100 percent heart. You know if you give him the opportunity, he’s doing something.” Drew had 299 all-purpose yards Saturday. He equaled his five-touchdown performance he set against Washington last year. He ran for 65 yards and scored rushing touchdowns of 12, 1 and 2 yards. He had two receptions for 52 yards and a score. He returned three punts for 162 yards, including a score. And there was one kickoff return for 20 yards. But who’s counting? Drew can score every which way and he did. On his first score, a 12-yard run, he met safety Harrison Smith – who’s six inches taller – at the goal-line. He ran him over, then stood there and bantered with him. And how special that the biggest win of Drew’s career came against Cal. Drew is from Northern California, prepped at Concord De La Salle and pondered Cal before he chose UCLA. He played with and against so many of Cal’s players and consoled many after the game. “It was a little personal,” Drew said. ” I didn’t want to lose after we fought (like that).” Jill Painter, (818) 713-3615jill.painter@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He shouldered the blame for the lack of a running game the past couple of weeks, even though he was getting hit in the backfield. That’s part of Drew’s charm. His five touchdown-performance, which tied his own school record, against 10th-ranked Cal was just an added bonus. His 299-all purpose yards must have been the work of his teammates. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 UCLA beat Cal 47-40 at the Rose Bowl and Drew, according to him, did nothing out of the ordinary. “I’m just running the ball,” Drew said. “That’s easy.” Every time UCLA seemed ready to fold against the Bears, Drew did something special. Hence, so did UCLA. The Bruins rallied from a 12-point fourth quarter deficit to knock off the 10th-ranked team in the country. UCLA is 5-0. Hail Maurice Drew. center_img PASADENA – Maurice Drew might be the only soul in Los Angeles who doesn’t realize he’s special. Drew has yet to take credit for any of his three punt returns for touchdowns this season, including the 81-yard gem against Cal on Saturday. He deflects star treatment so much that he apologized to teammates for getting tackled on one punt return with one man to beat and told reporters they should be talking to his blockers on special teams, not him. last_img read more

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Remember our hearts start beating at 18 days – Donegal Prolife

first_imgThe Donegal Prolife group has appealed to the public to remember that human hearts start beating after just 18 days of conception.The statement is part of a campaign being backed by the group ahead of the upcoming referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment, which prevents abortion.The group said “Life is for living and loving. So let us all cherish life! The heart of the child waiting to be born is made for love, not lethal injection.“St Valentine gave HIS life for couples in love, so that they might seal their life-giving love in Christian marriage. So, celebrate him and celebrate life! “The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.” (St John Paul II)”Meanwhile, the group has also reminded the public that author and columnist John and Fr Marcel, priest and philosopher, will speak on the impact of a repeal of the 8th on the Irish Constitution this Friday 16th Feb at 7.30 in Plaza Buncrana.Remember our hearts start beating at 18 days – Donegal Prolife was last modified: February 16th, 2018 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:donegalProLifereferendumlast_img read more

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