‘Ebola Outbreak Undermines HIV Response’

first_imgThe Chairman of the National AIDS Commission of Liberia, Dr. Ivan F. Camanor, has disclosed that the Ebola virus disease outbreak has negatively affected the national HIV response in the country.Dr. Camanor told a news conference yesterday that the closure of health facilities during the Ebola outbreak made it difficult for people living with HIV to access treatment.According to him, those people “never had access to counseling and testing centers in the country.” He said it was impossible to hold meetings with support groups of people living with HIV because of the ban on public gatherings following the outbreak.Dr. Camanor noted that as a result of the challenges, the National AIDs and STI Control program (NACP) has opened an emergency treatment center at its head office on the compound of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor.  He disclosed that centers have also been established throughout the country to provide treatment for people living with HIV while more drugs to last for longer periods have been dispensed to HIV patients.Dr. Camanor’s press conference commenced the commemoration of this year’s World AIDS Day observed across the world on December 1.The theme of this year’s observance, is ‘Close the Gap’.He indicated that gaps are found in the areas of prevention, treatment, the need to place more people in treatment, the prevention of HIV infection in children and the issue of stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.Despite all the challenges, Dr. Camanor was hopeful, noting, “I would like to use this opportunity to state that all is not lost. There are positive signs of progress on the horizon.”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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Education Dept working along with Education Ministry – REDO

first_imgRelocation of studentsIn light of protest by parents of students attached to the Christianburg Wismar Secondary School (CWSS) at Linden, over their children being relocated owing to suspicions of asbestos at the school, Regional Education Officer (REDO) of Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Ravendra Singh has indicated that the Department of Education is working along with the Education Ministry in ensuring that students are in school.Christianburg Wismar Secondary School (CWSS) at LindenIn a brief comment to Guyana Times on Tuesday, Singh said he could not confirm nor deny if asbestos was indeed inside the school, but that he was made to understand that there was a process of removal in 2001 or 2002. While he related that he cannot say for sure if there was asbestos at the school presently, he said the Department is working along with information from the Central Ministry. Some parents of students attached to the school on Monday protested the relocation of their children by officials, in light of the allegations.According to the protesting parents, a decision was taken to relocate the students to the Wisburg Secondary school in Linden, following an “emergency” meeting between parents and officials attached to the Department of Education last Friday. The parents, who stood outside the school’s gate along with their children had noted that they are against a decision for their children to attend school from 12:00 to 17:00h. The parents had made calls for the issue to receive urgent attention from the Education Ministry, as they alleged that though there was some arrangement for buses to take the students to school, the specifics are unclear, and they are uncertain of the arrangement. According to a parent, a lot of parents did not turn up to last Friday’s meeting since it was school sports as they pointed out that officials should have called another meeting at the school on Monday to further update parents. They further noted that they were told by officials that the arrangement will be in place until January 2019.Some the parents protesting on MondayMunicipal Councillor Fern Mckoy who was on the scene of the protest on Monday confirmed that there was a meeting on Friday where it was noted that asbestos was in the school; however, she said the asbestos had been removed from the school since 2001. Mckoy noted that she had worked along with the contractor at the time in having it removed. “It cost millions of dollars to remove the asbestos from the school,” she noted. Efforts to contact the Regional Education Officer in relation to the issue on Monday proved futile.Other officials when contacted noted that they were not authorised to speak to the media. Shortly after the Region 10 administration had said that asbestos had been discovered in the ceiling of the school prior to its reopening back in August, the Education Ministry had refuted the claims. Regional Chairman Renis Morian had noted at the time that officials had received reports from parents while conducting checks on the school’s readiness for reopening, as the asbestos had been discovered in the ceiling of the school by contractors who were conducting repairs.The Regional Chairman further related that officials are aware that in 2001 and 2002, a contract was handed out for the removal of asbestos from inside the school. However, he noted that it appeared as though some had been hidden, given the way asbestos had been placed. Nevertheless, the Education Ministry said an inquiry into the matter had revealed that the information was brought to the attention of the Regional Executive Officer of Region 10 on August 15, 2018. According to the Ministry, an investigation was done, and it indicated that asbestos was not present in any part of the building. “This was ascertained by testing a sample of the material suspected to be asbestos found in the ceiling. Consequently, a request was made for the contractor to resume work on the building in an effort to have the building ready for use in the time allotted,” the Ministry had said. Guyana Times understands that the Regional Chairman had revisited the school sometime last week.The removal of asbestos must be done with great care due to the toxic properties of this substance. Asbestos removal is a very dangerous and expensive undertaking. Locally, very few companies have the capacity for proper removal of this hazardous substance.last_img read more

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Cal State S.B. sweeps two from Stanislaus

first_imgCAL POLY BASEBALL Cal Poly Pomona dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Cal State L.A., 12-6 and 5-0. The Golden Eagles rallied for eight runs in the ninth inning to stun the Broncos (7-11, 1-7) in opener and then rode the sensational pitching by Isaac Morales in the nightcap. Kyle Boggio had a pair of hits and scored three runs on the day for the Broncos. CAL STATE SOFTBALL In game two, Nick Hammer took advantage of two Warriors miscues to score the winning run in the fifth. Tied 3-3, Hammer walked, stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a passed ball to make it 4-3. Croxton was 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Coyotes. Cal State San Bernardino swept a CCAA baseball doubleheader from Cal State Stanislaus 7-6 in 12 innings, and 4-3 in the seven-inning nightcap on Saturday. Senior outfielder Brad Croxton drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning of the first game, giving the victory to the Coyotes’ third reliever, David Martin. center_img Strong winds limited the first game of a CCAA doubleheader between host Cal State San Bernardino and Humboldt State to five innings and forced the postponement of the second game. The Lumberjacks (14-1, 6-0) defeated the Coyotes 5-1 in Game 1. The teams will attempt to finish the doubleheader at 9 a.m. today. Leslie Carrasco homered for the Coyotes’ (10-11, 4-7) lone run. Jordan Dahl allowed all Humboldt five runs on seven hits. CAL STATE WATER POLO Cal State San Bernardino defeated Cal State Monterey Bay 9-8 and lost to Santa Clara University 9-4 on the first day of the UC Santa Cruz Slugfest women’s water polo tournament. All-American Freyja Berg scored three goals while two-meter player Kaitlin Hartman added two and Sabrina Marquez scored twice as well against the Otters. Against Santa Clara, Marquez scored three of her team’s four goals and Hartman added the fourth for the Coyotes (7-9). CAL STATE TENNIS Strong winds and blowing dirt and sand forced the postponement of a CCAA women’s match between host Cal State San Bernardino and UC San Diego at the Coyote courts. No date was picked for the match to be played. REDLANDS BASEBALL The Bulldogs defeated Indiana Wesleyan 6-0 and 12-5 in a doubleheader. Pitcher Ryan Seifert struck out four, gave up no runs and five hits while Bryan Ducey contributed two RBI for Redlands. In the second game, the Bulldogs (8-3) compiled 15 hits, including a 4-for-4 performance by Jordan Snider who along with teammate Ryan Garcia had three RBI apiece. REDLANDS SOFTBALL The Bulldogs cruised to a pair of victories over visiting Occidental College 9-1 and 11-2 in a SCIAC doubleheader. Pitcher Katie Brnca allowed three hits and no runs to pick up the victory while Kolbi Sprague and Kayla Peterson each had home runs for Redlands. The Bulldogs (5-3, 5-1) scored all 11 runs in the third and fourth innings in the second game. 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

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RTE STAR TO HOST ROSSES COMMUNITY SCHOOL EVENT BUT ‘STRICTLY’ AS COMPERE!

first_imgRTE star Mary Kennedy is to host Rosses Community School’s ‘Strictly For Sierra Leone.RTE star Mary KennedyThe Nationwide star has agreed to do the show which takes place this Saturday night at the West Donegal school.The Rosses Community School has a pivotal role within the community and to a large extent it reflects the feelings and attitudes of the Rosses people; people who have always been quick to help others when the need arises. So it is no surprise that now it turns its attention to Sierra Leone and in particular to the work of local lady, Sr. Mary Dolores who has been helping people in the village of Makeni for over 40 years.As the communities of Makeni and surrounding villages are being devastated by the deadly Ebola virus, the Rosses Community School has decided to do what it can to help.The school has staged the hugely successful Strictly Come Dancing on three previous occasions and this year it will stage the event again, this time the theme is “the Rosses community helping the community of Sierra Leone.”Speaking at the presentation of Transition Year Awards in September the principal John Gorman referred to the many people of the Rosses area who go abroad and become very successful and those who leave the Rosses and have a huge impact on the area they choose to live in. He went on to refer to Sr Mary Dolores who left Dungloe over 40 years ago and at the age of 28 set off to Sierra Leone to take up a position of head teacher in a primary school. Bernadette Brennan, TY co-ordinator presented awards to students who were involved in compiling the book “A Sprinkle of Kindness” the proceeds of which went to Sr Mary Dolores in Sierra Leone.Retired teacher Anne Moy who presented the TY awards, suggested that Strictly Come Dancing be staged again for Sierra Leone, and so the planning began.Celebrity judges were invited, and everyone involved in the event was delighted when Mary Kennedy of RTE’s Nationwide agreed to compere the show. Couples were asked, convinced and cajoled! Some actually volunteered when they heard what the proceeds were being used for.All participants either live or work in the Rosses or have family from the Rosses. There are 10 couples taking part and they have been practicing for a number of weeks under the expert guidance of tutor Marian Shiels.A very unique show is promised, somewhat different from what people have come to expect from the Strictly Come Dancing events that have become so popular. All participants have to be commended for the huge efforts they have been putting into the show and their willingness to go “the extra mile” for the people of Sierra Leone at this particular time of crisis as their villages are being ravaged by the Ebola virus.The event is certainly not one to miss and will surely kick start the New Year in the Rosses with style, glitz and glamour.Tickets available from The Rosses Community School 0749521122, from Anne Moy 0868588530 or from McElwees Chemist and The Cope Hardware or contact any of the dancers taking part.RTE STAR TO HOST ROSSES COMMUNITY SCHOOL EVENT BUT ‘STRICTLY’ AS COMPERE! was last modified: January 7th, 2015 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:donegalrosses community schoolRTEStrictly For Sierra Leonelast_img read more

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TWIN TOWNS IS SWIMMING WITH SUCCESS AFTER FUNDING DELIVERED FOR NEW POOL

first_imgThe Twins Towns are riding the waves of success this morning after funding of almost €4 million was signed off on for a new swimming pool.The new pool will be 25 metres long and consist of five lanes and other leisure facilities.Finn Valley Athletics Club welcomed the pool and ancillary facilities at the Athletics Centre in Stranorlar is finally to move to construction stage. Said Patsy McGonagle: “The entire community of the wider area will benefit and it will of course  compliment the excellent facilities already existing at that location which include in recent weeks a state of the art 400m tartan ‘Berlin blue ‘ international standard track.“The development will be completely integrated into the existing building . The project has been in the planning stage for some time with the excellent co-operation of both Donegal County Council staff and local councillors.“A Board representing both was formed a year ago comprising myself,Ann Marie Mc Geehin, Neil Martin, Bridgeen Doherty ,Sean Carlin and Conor Mc Gonagle from the athletic club Paul KIlcoyne, Bartley Mc Glynn ,Cora Harvey, Martin Harley ,Frank Mc Brearty and Patrick Mc Gowan representing the council ,which has worked diligently with the support of Co Manager  Seamus Neely to bring it to this point .It will place the Finn Valley centre in a positive position as not only a complete community recreation facility but as a performance centre  which will benefit the area immmensely.“Finn Valley ac originally bought a disused factory in the eighties and continued to improve and grow it in the intervening years a credit to the volunteers over that period. “Indeed the club have been active in the community since 1971 celebrating 40 years this September a feature that will be acknowledged at that time as they officially open their new track,pitch and lights a spend of 1.6 million euro.”The announcement of €3.8 million from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been welcomed by Senator Brian O’Domhnaill.“This is fantastic news for the Finn Valley area. The new centre will consist of a 25 metre – 5 lane pool along with other leisure facilities.“The previous Government committed to funding this project so it was important for the new Government to carry through on that commitment.“I have pushed the Government on this issue in the Seanad over the last number weeks and have been in constant contact with the OPW and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. I am delighted that this has now resulted in a commitment to provide €3.8 million to complete this complex. “The total cost of the project is estimated at €8.7 million, with €5 million already made available through Donegal County Council.“The new complex will be a superb addition to the facilities currently available at the Finn Valley centre, and a recreational resource which can be enjoyed by all age groups,” eh said.Building work is due to commence in early Autumn with potential for significant job creation both during the construction phase and when the centre itself is up and running.Tributes were paid to al involved in the project particularly Patsy McGonagle and the staff at the Finn Valley Centre, as well officials at Donegal County Council, the OPW and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Cllr Patrick McGowan, who is a member of the Board that will manage the facility, has said: “I am absolutely delighted with today’s news, which is the culmination of many years of hard work.“I want to pay an enormous tribute to Finn Valley Athletic Club. The social and economic benefits for the Finn Valley area are enormous. As a Local Councillor and member of the Board, I am delighted to have been involved in the efforts to ensure that this project becomes a reality.”ENDSTWIN TOWNS IS SWIMMING WITH SUCCESS AFTER FUNDING DELIVERED FOR NEW POOL was last modified: July 25th, 2011 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)last_img read more

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‘SHAY INJURY NOT TOO SERIOUS’ SAYS McLEISH

first_imgAston Villa manager Alex McLeish is crossing his fingers Shay Given only suffered a grade one hamstring tear against Manchester United tonight.The Donegal ‘keeper was forced out of the action in the 38th minute at Villa Park after racing out of his goal to halt a United attack.Given immediately reached for his left hamstring and it quickly became apparent the 35-year-old would be unable to continue. “I’m not sure but I think Shay had a little tweak in his hamstring. Hopefully it’s a grade one (tear) and will heal really quickly,” said Villa manager Alex McLeish in an interview with Sky Sports.“Stand-in keeper Brad Guzan can be proud of the way he came in in those circumstances.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com‘SHAY INJURY NOT TOO SERIOUS’ SAYS McLEISH was last modified: December 3rd, 2011 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:injury scareShay Givenlast_img read more

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Newcastle suffer transfer blow as they’re warned they can’t afford top target

first_img Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer getty “Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid or Barcelona. Only these clubs can afford them in the future.” Latest Transfer Stories 1 three-way race targets LATEST Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND REVEALED RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The form of the 24-year-old had led to Newcastle making the Frenchman their No.1 transfer target for the January transfer window.The St James’ Park club have made a miserable start to the season but hope the prolific striker could help turn things around in the second half of the campaign.But now Haller’s agent, Karlheinz Forster, has suggested that his client’s supreme form may just take him out of Newcastle’s price range.Forster told Bild: “Such players become only interesting for the top clubs. targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Newcastle United have been handed a huge blow ahead of the January transfer window after the agent of target Sebastien Haller claimed he’s now only affordable for elite clubs.The Eintracht Frankfurt star has impressed again this season, scoring eight goals in 11 matches as he excels in the Bundesliga. LIVING THE DREAM Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Eintracht Frankfurt ace Sebastien Haller. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland TOP WORK last_img read more

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ADVENTURE ONE SURF BLOG – SUN COMES OUT IN FANAD

first_imgOur weekly kid’s Summer camp got underway today in small 1-2ft waves, but by the end of the session nearly all the kids were up and riding! Everyone had so much fun and the Sun even came out to.Just a reminder that next week’s Summer camp is especially catered for smaller children age 5-8 and with only 5 place remaining you’d better book fast!Tomorrow, Tuesday, the surf will still be in the 1-2ft range with a dropping offshore (Southerly) wind ideal for kids or beginners to get there boards into the water. We also have a full day of Stand Up paddle boarding planned for tomorrow at Rathmullan with a few slots remaining! To book call us on 086 1931 747 or check our website www.adventureone.net. ADVENTURE ONE SURF BLOG – SUN COMES OUT IN FANAD was last modified: August 13th, 2012 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)last_img read more

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Women’s Basketball Set for Hoops in the Heartland Action

first_img MOLINE, Ill. – The Drake University women’s basketball team, which claimed the Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship, is the top seed at this week’s MVC Tournament “Hoops in the Heartland” at the iWireless Center in Moline, Ill. Drake will play either No. 8 Indiana State or No. 9 Illinois State in the quarterfinals on Friday at 12 p.m. The game will be broadcast online on The Valley on ESPN3 and on the radio at 1350 ESPN Des Moines. Drake’s game notes will be posted Thursday night following the conclusion of the Indiana State and Illinois State game. Drake holds a 4-1 advantage over Indiana State in all-time conference tournament games while it is tied at 2-2 with Illinois State. The Bulldogs and the Sycamores last met in the tournament in 2013, a matchup won by the Bulldogs. Drake beat Illinois State in 2012 in the last tournament meeting between the teams. Live Stats Live Audio Drake Game Notes Drake won its first MVC regular season title since 2008 and its first outright title since 2000 with an 18-0 record in league play. Since the start of the MVC in the 1992-93 season, Drake is the first team to go through MVC play undefeated at 18-0. Three teams (Wichita State in 2014-15, UNI in 2010-11 and Drake in 1997-98) finished Valley play at 17-1.center_img If Drake wins Friday it advances to play the winner of No. 4 Southern Illinois vs. No. 5 Wichita State, which will take place Friday at 2:30 p.m. The semifinal matchup will tipoff on Saturday at 1 p.m. and will be broadcast online on The Valley on ESPN3.  Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs are seeking to win their sixth MVC Tournament title and first since 2007 when they take the court on Friday afternoon against the Redbirds or the Sycamores. Drake is vying for its 22nd all-time trip to the semifinals. Drake owns a 39-23 all-time record at the MVC Tournament. The winner of the four-day event claims the Valley’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Story Links Live Video last_img read more

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Kurtenbach: The Raiders are leaving behind a fanbase with a passion you cannot buy

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — We are long past the point of fighting the inevitable, of forlorn thoughts of what could have — no, what should have — been.The Raiders are gone. They haven’t packed up yet — the team facility in Alameda will be operational for a few more weeks — but Sunday’s game, a 20-16 last-minute loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, marked the final moment that the Raiders belonged to Oakland, the …last_img read more

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