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first_imgThe Head of the Incident Management System and Deputy Minister-designate of the Ministry of Health, Tolbert G. Nyenswah, announced yesterday that Liberia will be declared Ebola free in 25 days if no new cases are reported.At the Ministry of Information regular press briefing yesterday in Monrovia, Minister Nyenswah explained that Liberia began a recount of the 42 day virus free period following the death of the last Ebola patient on March 27. “We have just completed 17 of the 42 days and we are left with 25 days to go. Liberia is making significant progress in all aspects of the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease and we hope to continue until Liberia is declared an Ebola free nation,” said Nyenswah.He explained that all the family members and community dwellers listed for contacts during the crackdown of the last Ebola case have completed the 21 days surveillance and have been reunited with their families.Minister Nyenswah emphasized that the IMS will continue to be more vigorous in carrying out its contact tracing in Monrovia and other places in the country to ensure that the 42 days are completed.“Our surveillance team continues to update us particularly at border points due to the situations in Guinea and Sierra Leone that have the propensity to lead us into another outbreak,” Minister Nyenswah maintained.  He disclosed that the IMS is also lobbying with both local and international partners to raise funds to support Ebola survivors.“The government and MOH reaffirm that Ebola survivors should continue to abstain from sex or to observe safe sex through consistent condom use for a minimum period of three months,” he cautioned. “Our psychosocial team is taking reasonable measures to prevent stigmatization of survivors and promote respect, dignity and compassion towards all survivors, partners and families,” the Minister reiterated.He called on the general public to continue to respect all survivors, their partners and families, protecting their dignity and showing them compassion at school, in the workplace, community and other public gatherings.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_imgOh you deadly Hemorrhagic, Ebola!           Voyaged from way Central Africa,Pour quoi tous est la?So early 10 lives your strange death had escortedFor what job done are you now hailing yourself?No matter how resolved with your plot you are against us,Very soon you no more again will toil this death bellEbola, do you even think you can quit our handshakes?Or away take our communal friendship as their myth say?Firmly our fists are fixed against you.If our medicine fails our prayer won’t doUntil no longer will your stain a soul hateFor in Him secured is our fate—-Pour quoi tous est la: In French means why are you here? 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─ UNDP host sub-regional workshop in GuyanaThe Public Health Ministry in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) is currently hosting a Post Market Surveillance and Pharmacovigilance Workshop in Guyana, to improve monitoring of medicines for safety and quality in Caricom states.The sub-regional workshop is intended to expose senior regulatory officials from Caricom countries to key approaches and tools that can advance understanding of post-market surveillance and pharmacovigilance; related to the prevention, detection, and response to substandard and falsified medicines according to a Department of Public Information report.The training exercise is also intended to assist participants to refine their national approaches to these areas. And also, to develop in-country priorities and strategies to address these problems.UNDP’s Advisor for Regulatory Systems Strengthening in Medicines, Charles Preston explained that the first aspect of training exercise deals with the regulation of medicines. This looks at the steps taken – what are procedures and how is the regulatory authority notified – when there is substandard or a falsified medicine in the market; what are procedures and how is the regulatory authority notified.The other aspect of the training deals with Pharmacovigilance, which is the science of drug safety – what happens if the medicine itself is unsafe and the patients have an adverse reaction.Preston noted that the overarching goal is to ensure Member States are knowledgeable of the necessary steps to be taken when reporting to the WHO’s Global Database so that the organisation can track when medicines are harmful and cause negative reactions to patients.Among countries participating in the three-day workshop are Guyana, Belize, Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Haiti.The monitoring of medicines for safety and quality is an important component of improving access to medicines and achieving universal health.last_img read more

first_imgThe Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS) and the Transport Safety Board of Canada (TSB).From left: Director General de l’Aviation Civile Haiti, Olivier Phillip Jean; Director General of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, Donald McPhail; Director for TSB Canada, ICAO Secretary General Dr Fang Liu; and GCAA Director General, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Egbert Field, during the signing of the MoUIn regard to aircraft incidents and accidents, this MoU will allow for investigations to be enhanced through the exchange of expertise, training, and the use of facilities among the member states of the CASSOS and TSB.The MoU was signed on October 15, 2018 in Montreal, Canada on the sidelines of the 13th Air Navigation Conference.Director General of the GCAA, Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Egbert Field, signed the MoU on behalf of Guyana, which provides for improved investigative standards, policies, guidelines, procedures, training of investigators, and providing investigation support as requested by either party.The MoU also provides for the exchange of information on investigation and operational experience, joint development of techniques, methodologies, standards and procedures, and initial training and refresher courses for investigators.The Director General of GCAA welcomed the initiative to have the opportunities presented in the MoU for greater assistance in aircraft accidents’ and incidents’ investigations, as well as the training opportunities for investigators available to each member state from the Transport and Safety Board of Canada.The member States of CASSOS include Barbados, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago; and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), which include Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.Currently, Paula McAdam is Guyana’s only aircraft accident and incident investigator. In 2017, Guyana had three aircraft accidents, two of which were fatal. Investigations into those accidents are still ongoing.Meanwhile, on September 18, 2018, the GCAA inked yet another MoU, this time with the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC), with the objective of providing managerial, technical and operational cooperation in the field of civil aviation with each other.The MoU was signed on the sidelines of the Fourth World Aviation Forum of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (IWAF/4) held in Fortaleza, Brazil from September 17-19, 2018.This agreement was also signed by Field along with the President of ANAC, Jose Ricardo Pataro Botelho De Queiroz. This MoU will see the two civil aviation regulatory bodies enhancing their existing relationship through knowledge exchange, technical cooperation, and best practice in developing, modernising, operating and maintaining the civil aviation systems of both countries.Other areas of “mutual interest” include the development of a State Safety Programme (SSP) and Safety Management Systems (SMS), safety surveillance and oversight, aircraft certification, personnel licensing, aerodromes, and airworthiness.Under this agreement, provisions will be made for training of personnel, institutional strengthening, human resources management, regulation of air transport, as well as economic regulation.In this regard, officers of the GCAA and ANAC will also exchange their expertise in the various aspects of civil aviation, to provide training and/or technical visits either to Brazil or Guyana; and develop studies to benefit both countries in the field of civil aviation.last_img read more

first_imgAnthony RYan, from the Irish Kidney Association, accepts the cheque from Gary McCullagh.Raphoe Boxing Club showed just how big a punch they pack when they presented more than €726 to the Irish Kidney Association.Anthony Ryan, manager of the Irish kidney association renal support house Beaumont, accepted the money from the club’s trainer Gary McCullagh.Well-known Gary knows first-hand the work the IKA does after he donated one of his own kidneys to his son Christian last year. The money was raised through the club’s 25 year anniversary dinner dance held recently.The Renal Support Centre is a self catering hostel in Beaumont opened by the Irish Kidney Association.The centre provides accommodation for families with state of the art rooms, a large kitchen living room and laundry room and is all free to kidney patients and their families.  RAPHOE PACK A PUNCH WITH TERRIFIC CHARITY DONATION was last modified: November 29th, 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:Gary McCullaghIrish Kidney AssociationRaphoe Boxing Clublast_img read more

first_imgWest Ham have received THREE bids for midfielder Pedro Obiang.The 26-year-old is attracting plenty of interest from Italy this summer as he is reportedly keen to return to Serie A. LATEST LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Obiang in action for West Ham moving on targets IN DEMAND 1 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Atalanta, Fiorentina and Sampdoria are tracking the Spaniard and, according to TMW, they have all made bids.As talkSPORT told you on Monday, Sampdoria have slapped in a bid of just over £7m to sign Obiang.The midfielder spent seven years there before joining West Ham in 2015 and the club want him back.However, Atalanta and Fiorentina have also made formal offers for Obiang and they have both bid £8m.The Italian pair are just as keen as Sampdoria to sign the Spaniard and hope their improved offers will give them the edge. targets LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I run so passionately because my brother Gary has cancer,” White said. “And my best friend Angela (Beaty) has just recovered from brain cancer. I dedicated my race to them.” White herself has been near death before. During a world championship race in 1993, White who has won many ironman competitions from Hawaii to New Zealand to Canada became seriously ill. Still, she finished in seventh place. Later, doctors discovered that her large intestine had ruptured and her kidneys had shut down. She underwent three surgeries to save her life. “I am a miracle myself. Now, I just have a small part of my intestine. My doctor says that I’ve been to hell and back twice,” said White, who has been running professionally for 18 years. “I just have a positive attitude. I am thankful for every day that I am here.” White, a director of a sports marketing company for runners, a track coach and a spokesperson for the American Lung Association, credits her extended athletic success to eating well and getting proper rest. “I take care of myself. I watch what I put into my body,” she said. “I am going to try to keep running for the rest of my life or as long as I can. Maybe not competitively. I just love to run.” Bonilla, 42, who has been racing since she was 12, said it’s also a miracle that she is able to compete. In 2000, Bonilla made the Mexican Olympic team after two unsuccessful tries at the U.S. Olympic Trials. But her dreams of competing ended when she suffered a spine injury during a car accident in Mexico. “It was a long therapy just to be able to walk again,” Bonilla said. “So it’s just an accomplishment to be almost 43 years old and being able to run in a marathon. People should never give up when others say that you are finished.” Bonilla returned to racing in 2002 at the Long Beach Marathon and finished 10th. Now she races three times a year. Holsten, 30, who works in sales in San Diego, surprised herself by finishing third. A couple of years ago, she didn’t complete the race. “My time was OK. I was hoping to PR (set a personal record). But that’s all right,” said Holsten, who took up marathoning in her second year in college. “It was a little windy out here.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! She was all tears and hugs. The finish of the 21st Long Beach Marathon was a very emotional time for Julianne White, 43, of Cardiff by the Sea. Her tears of joy weren’t solely for taking first place in the women’s 26.2-mile race on Sunday morning, but for her loved ones who weren’t well enough to participate. center_img The British-born runner won in 2 hours, 54 minutes, 2 seconds. Rosalva Bonilla, 42, of Big Bear City placed second in 3:00:15, and Andrea Holsten, 30, took third in 3:09:30. At about Mile 9, White began to put some distance between her and the field, and she didn’t break down until she burst through the tape. last_img read more

first_imgJOB VACANCIES: Hickey Clarke and Langan Insurance Brokers are seeking to recruit an Insurance Advisor and a Trainee Insurance Advisor. Hickey Clarke and Langan Insurance Brokers are a well established and highy respected local Insurance Brokerage.Due to the continuing growth of the business they are seeking to recruit for the following positions; Personal Lines Insurance AdvisorsWith a minimum three years experience, candidates must have relevant Personal Lines APA/CIP qualification and be CPD compliant.Working within a busy environment, the ideal candidates will have the responsibility of performing in a manner which complies with the Financial Regulator, should be highly customer focused with excellent Interpersonal & Communication Skills both written and verbal with focus on quality, compliance and detail.Candidates with previous experience in a similar Financial Services Sector role may also be considered. Trainee Personal Lines Insurance AdvisorWe are seeking candidates looking to begin their career within the Insurance Profession.The ideal candidate will have obtained grade C or higher in Leaving CertificateMathematics and English and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal.Previous experience in a similar role would be an advantage. Application must enclose a covering letter.Closing date for applications: 31st July 2015Apply in writing via email to or by post to The Manager, Hickey Clarke & Langan Insurance Brokers, Hegarty House, Ballymacool, Letterkenny.Hickey Clarke & Langan General Insurance Ltd, t/a Hickey Clarke & Langan are regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland JOB VACANCIES: DONEGAL BASED INSURANCE BROKER SEEKING TO RECRUIT INSURANCE ADVISORS was last modified: July 21st, 2015 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:jobsnewslast_img read more

first_img29 August 2011Food and beverage inflation from July 2010 to July this year was at its highest level since July 2009, according to the National Agricultural Marketing Council’s quarterly food monitor released on Friday.The food inflation rate for this period was 7.4%.July was the fifth month in a row that food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation was higher than the consumer price inflation rate, which increased 5.3% between July 2010 and July 2011, the council said in a report.The annual increase of 7.5% in the food and non-alcoholic beverages index was largely driven by the annual increases in oils and fats (24.1%), meat (11.4%), bread and cereals (9.5%) and sugar (8.9%).The prices of processed food products increased by 8.9% from July 2010 to July 2011 and the price of unprocessed food products increased by 6.2% over the same period.Rural consumers paid R12.06 more than urban consumers for the same food basket, a significantly lower price difference than usually reported, the council said.The cereals price index showed the largest increase, of 76% on an annual basis, followed by a 64% increase in the sugar price index.Oils increased by 57%, meat by 22% and dairy by 17% on an annual basis.The council said that the cost of a basic food basket increased by about R24.70 – or just under seven percent – from July 2010 to July 2011.In comparison, the increase was 3.3% from April 2010 to April 2011.The cost of this food basket expressed as a share of the average monthly income of the poorest 30% of the population increased from 32.8% in July 2010 to 35% in July 2011.The council expected food inflation to increase at a faster rate in the next quarter from September to November 2011.“Higher commodity prices as well as increasing costs in the food value chain are gradually working their way into food prices, and given the typical lag between producer and consumer prices, it is likely that food prices will increase at a faster rate over the outlook period.”Sapalast_img read more

first_img26 October 2015 Building a thriving arts industry would help youth stay away from crime, said Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa at a meeting in Nyanga, a township in Cape Town, in Western Cape, on Friday, 23 October.His department was helping artists, he said, by honing the musical skills of the youth and teaching them how to create businesses in the arts.It had initiated sectorial and provincial consultations throughout the country because it was busy reviewing the White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage.Issues raisedCommunity members brought up challenges they faced, including a lack of access to information regarding opportunities the department offered, a lack of rehearsal space and being unable to access funding for cultural projects and events.“I have spoken to your community leaders and I know some of your challenges,” the minister said. “We are not here to make speeches, we are here to listen to your concerns and to see how we can help you with some of your challenges.”What’s being doneEstablished musicians such as Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse would hold music workshops to mentor young talent. The help from experienced musicians would also ensure that skills were passed on to current and future generations, the minister said.“An idle mind is a dangerous mind,” he cautioned.Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more