MTM Hires More Nurses, As entity Gives Cell Phones to Ebola Patients

first_imgDespite reports of reduction in Ebola cases, an American-based non-governmental organization (NGO), More Than Me (MTM), has hired several other nurses to augment the fight against the disease.MTM is currently operating in the country by providing educational assistance to less fortunate children, while also helping in the fight against Ebola.The entity is operating in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH/SW), particularly in  most of the Ebola affected communities where MOH  authorities have been unable immediately to respond.MTM Ambulance Manager, J. Kenneth Martu on Wednesday disclosed at a press conference that the organization has up to date hired the services of 11 nurses, and has at the same time, planned to hire 55 more nurses in six various districts in Montserrado County alone.The 55 hired nurses, according to Mr. Martu, will be required to help in identifying sick persons.Thereafter, he said, the entity’s ambulances will transport those identified as sick persons to any of the nearby Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs).Since the nurses were hired, Mr. Martu said, they have up to date, visited 3,472 homes, and also educated 7,581 residents with Ebola-related awareness messages as well as   ways to prevent other  common illnesses.“Every patient the MTM ambulance picked up is issued or given a mobile cell phone so as to enable such a patient to contact one of his or her immediate relatives,” Mr. Martu asserted.As a humanitarian organization, he said, the MTM initiated an exercise by profiling all the patients that the entity takes into the ETUs.  MTM has also developed an MTM call center to contact other relevant health authorities.“Our ambulance crews also include documentation of names, contacts and patients’ relatives before they taken to the ETU.”Through that exercise, Mr. Martu disclosed, the MTM has removed 148 suspected Ebola cases from various communities within Montserrado County, where they are provided psychosocial counseling for quarantined homes.“We are doing this by understanding the pulse of the local people, remaining flexible to respond rapidly to urgent needs, and supporting efforts that have the highest return.”The MTM is on a mission to make sure that educational  and other opportunities, not exploitation and poverty, define the lives of the most vulnerable girls from the West Point slum of Liberia.The entity believes that every girl has the right to choose what life she wants to lead. To meet this vision, MTM provides girls from the West Point slum in Liberia education, health, and social services to transform their  lives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

APNU/AFC Councillor slapped with dangerous driving charge

first_imgRegion Two (Supenaam-Pomeroon) Regional Democratic Council member Hardat Narine was on Tuesday taken before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court charged for dangerous driving, failing to comply with Police direction and failing to produce a driver’s licence.The 48-year-old A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Councillor, also known as “Sham”, pleaded not guilty to the charges which stated that on May 28, 2016 about 18:45h on the Anna Regina Public Road, he drove motor car PLL 4784 in a dangerous manner.The prosecution is contending that when Police approached Narine and told him of the offence, he failed to abide by their instructions.When the case was called on Tuesday, Narine was granted ,000 bail for the dangerous driving charge and released on his own recognisance for the other two charges.Hardat NarineThe case will continue on June 28, 2016.Police have since submitted the case file on another charge of using threatening language to a Police Officer for advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).last_img read more

Flyers steamroll Athletics 5-0

first_imgThe last time the Grande Prairie Athletics were in Fort St. John they dominated the Senior Flyers 8-3 in large part because of defensive miscues that resulted in odd man rushes. This time around the Flyers played on their best defensive games of the season and it paid off in a 5-0 win.The game saw long time Flyers goaltender Troy Hunt return to the crease for the first time this season. He’s been limited on the ice all season but him and Flyers head coach Gerard Dicaire talked before the game and Hunt deemed himself ready to go.“We buried our chances and Huntsy came in and kept us in the game. He made some key saves. It was a good 60 minutes of hockey I thought,” Dicaire explained. “He’s only skated a handful of times so I talked to him and asked him if he wanted to back up or start and he said ‘I’ve been there before’ so we threw him in and he played well.”- Advertisement -One of the reasons the Flyers were so sharp defensively had to do with a focus in practice of playing in their own end, and it showed throughout the game.“Wednesday’s practice was a tough one,” Dicaire admitted. “We did a lot of d-zone stuff and three on three down low. We only had 15 guys but most of the guys that played tonight were there. It’s starting to come around with accountability and playing in our own end. Guys are talking more.”Scoring in order for the Flyers were Robbie Sidhu, Adam Horst, Cole Calliou (2), and Robbie Sidhu.Advertisement Hunt made 32 saves for the shutout.The Flyers will next be in action at home at 8:30 against the Manning Comets tonight.last_img read more

Family, focus lift valedictorians

first_img“That’s really what drew us more to each other: the fact we inspired more of a challenge within each other,” he said. “We kind of made each other do better in class.” The middle of three children, Gonzalez will be the first in his family to go to college. His parents attended junior high school but had to abandon their educations to work and help out their families. His mother is a homemaker, and his father was an unemployed jewelry maker until recently, when he won a position as an assembly line worker at a machine-parts firm. “Most of the my motivation comes from my mom and dad. I just want to take advantage of the sacrifices that they have made,” said Gonzalez, 17. “A lot of parents come to the U.S. as immigrants with the hope their children will have a better future.” Gonzalez was accepted to UCLA, the University of Southern California and the UC campuses at Davis and San Diego, but he decided on Stanford after looking at the campus online. The Stanford scholarship will cover tuition and housing but not other expenses such as food, books and a laptop computer. Gonzalez said he plans to go to graduate school and seek a career in the medical field, influenced by an aunt and uncle in Mexico who are doctors. Gutierrez also is considering medicine, envisioning a career as either an anesthesiologist or a surgeon. “I like to help people by being a doctor. I’m going to get the satisfaction of aiding others who are in trouble. That’s more how I look at it,” said Gutierrez, 18. Gutierrez will be the second in his family to go to college, following his older sister who attends UCLA. His mother is a housekeeper who has a sixth-grade education. His father went to middle school. Gutierrez credits his father for laying the foundation for his academic success. He and his sister weren’t allowed to watch television or play video games. “Instead of doing that, we had to do work. We had to do math problems. When I was in kindergarten, I already knew how to read and write. I already knew multiplication and division,” Gutierrez said. “We would get home and he would ask if we had homework. If we said no, he would give us work. He would make us read and give summaries.” Gutierrez was accepted to Stanford, Notre Dame, Dartmouth, UC Berkeley, USC and Harvard but chose UCLA because he felt a responsibility to stay near his family. “It’s very difficult to leave the little amount of family that I do have to go far away. I feel a commitment to my sister and my mom. They’ve been here for me, especially my sister. She helped me throughout high school, helped me study, led me to the good things I’ve done,” Gutierrez said. He started attending Palmdale in the 10th grade after transferring from Birmingham High in Van Nuys. The transition was hard at first. “Once I got adjusted to the school, I saw the many opportunities that Palmdale and Palmdale High School had to offer me – leadership opportunities, classes, sports. It came to be something big in my life,” Gutierrez said. When not occupied by school or extracurricular activities, Gutierrez works part time at the Los Angeles County Raceway in Palmdale as cook, cashier and cleaner. Gutierrez will be going to UCLA on a partial scholarship and financial aid. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! And they are both heading off to prestigious colleges with an interest in studying medicine. Gutierrez was accepted at Harvard and Dartmouth but chose the University of California at Los Angeles, while Gonzalez has a full scholarship to Stanford worth $49,000 a year. “They are mature, focused, active in the school community. They are just well-founded, good students. They are wonderful, seriously,” head counselor Linda Noteboom said. “The fact they have made this accomplishment is just amazing.” The two boys met in the 10th grade in P.E. class and took an Advanced Placement world history course together. “He saw I was involved in school,” Gutierrez said. “We had four classes together last year.” Gonzalez said there was a bit of friendly competition between the two, which helped them both to excel. PALMDALE – Pedro Gonzalez and Jose Gutierrez have a lot in common. The two seniors at Palmdale High School are children of immigrant parents who didn’t go to high school. They are friends, doubles tennis partners and valedictorians. Both are involved in student government – Gutierrez is student body president; Gonzalez the secretary – and are active in many school clubs. Gutierrez has a 4.8 grade-point average; Gonzalez a 4.49. last_img read more

Ex-Magpie Barton warns ‘top level’ boss Benitez: Newcastle are in big trouble

first_imgJoey Barton has warned incoming Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez of the dangers ahead in his new role.The former Real Madrid and Liverpool manager penned a three-year deal to replace Steve McClaren – who was relieved of his duties on Friday – at St. James’ Park.Spaniard Benitez, 55, takes over the Magpies 19th in the Premier League, one point from safety with a game in hand.He made an immediate impact on his first day as United boss, cancelling the players’ day off and calling them into training ahead of Monday’s clash against leaders Leicester City.Former Newcastle midfielder Barton, who helped them to promotion from the Championship in 2010, told Drivetime: “I am fond of Steve McClaren, having worked with him at Queens Park Rangers, and he called me into the England [set up].“He is a good coach and obviously the landscape at Newcastle is difficult at this moment in time. If they didn’t change manager it was certainly looking very difficult for them to get out of the relegation zone. They looked like a team slowly walking into the Championship.“This gives them a chance in my opinion, the opportunity to turn it around.“I don’t know what he can do really. He’ll get them more organised, he’s obviously a high-level coach with the teams he’s managed over the years. The biggest club was his last job [at Real Madrid], so this should be a cake walk in terms of publicity.“When I look through the team, you can’t stay in the Premier League if you can’t defend.“If you can’t keep the ball out of the net, it does not give you any foundation to build a performance. Newcastle at this moment in time just can’t do that.“Without wanting to dig any of them out, the players have to take responsibility. The coach can only do so much and it’s easy for everyone to blame Steve. He has to take the flack because that’s the nature of the job and it comes with it.”Reports surfaced suggesting Benitez agreed a cancellation clause in his three-year deal if the club are relegated in May. Barton emphasised how all his focus should be in the short-term, to ensure safety for the Tynesiders before reassessing the situation in the summer.The Burnley midfielder, 33, added: “The most important thing for that club now is to stay in the league.“I was part of the Newcastle side that did go down and we managed to bounce back [instantly]. I just don’t see this group having that. We had some real leaders in there, real men’s men. When I look in that current squad, they’ve got a lot of ability in there but I don’t see them having the capability to instantly bounce back.“It’s a cruel game, it owes you nothing. It cares nothing for what you did last week, cares nothing for what you did years ago, cares nothing for how many people come through the turnstiles. If you don’t perform on the pitch, if you don’t put it in week in, week out and commit 100% to what you are doing – as big football clubs have found out down the years – it’s difficult to stay in the top league and the game owes you nothing.          “[Benitez’s CV] is as good as anybody out there.“His last English job at Chelsea, he won the Europa League. There’s no doubt about it: he’s a top level manager. The difficulty is any manager needs time, it’s not a given that a manager comes in and they will pick up in form.“Hopefully for everyone involved at the football club it does happen but if people don’t start putting the required effort in, which is a given, they are in big trouble.”last_img read more

Harry Kane dreams of breaking Alan Shearer’s Premier League goalscoring record

first_img1 Tottenham striker Harry Kane admits he is targeting Alan Shearer’s Premier League goalscoring record after netting his 21st goal of the season against Bournemouth on Sunday.The 22-year-old scored a fine brace in the 3-0 win at White Hart Lane.It means Kane has now equalled his goal tally from last season, while it takes his total top flight haul to 45 in just two seasons.He also becomes only the fifth Englishman to hit 20 goals in consecutive Premier League campaigns, joining an esteemed group that includes Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Andy Cole and Robbie Fowler.Shearer remains top of the division’s all-time scoring list with 260 goals and Kane says he is inspired by the former Newcastle man’s record.“It’s a lot of goals and I’m still a long way off but Shearer was an idol of mine growing up, to see how many goals he scored was incredible,” Kane said.“I take it season by season. I don’t like looking too far ahead because you never know what can happen.“But is it good to aim for? Definitely, they’re the goals you dream of.“When you’re a younger player, you watch them scoring goals week in and week out, so to be doing that now is a dream come true.”Kane’s 21 goals this season means he moves two clear of Jamie Vardy and three ahead of Romelu Lukaku in the race for the Golden Boot.If the 22-year-old can hold off his scoring rivals, he would become the first Englishman to finish top of the charts since Kevin Phillips hit 30 for Sunderland in 1999-2000.As England prepare to face Germany and Holland over the upcoming international break, Kane hopes his excellent form will help other young English forwards make the step up at the highest level.“If I can be a role model or if I can maybe make another manager play a young player coming through, rather than buy a player, that’s incredible,” Kane said.“I think sometimes managers like to buy players because they’re more experienced from abroad or when they’ve got players under their nose that will give everything to the club they’ve been brought up with.“The more people get chances at a young age, I think you’ll see more talent coming through as we have done this season.” Harry Kane has plundered 45 goals in his first two seasons in the Premier League last_img read more

‘We are confident and do not fear ANYBODY!’ – England star issues rallying cry

first_img1 Harry Kane was speaking at an England press conference on Friday morning Harry Kane has claimed England are more than capable of winning Euro 2016, despite winning just one of their games so far.A victory over Wales was enough to secure progression to the Round of 16 in second place, although draws with Slovakia and Russia prevented the Three Lions topping their group.It was the Dragons who claimed than honour – ending the group stage with two wins and one loss – and the second place finish means England face a real challenge to reach the final.They are now on the hard side of the draw, along with the likes of France, Germany, Spain and Italy, although they were handed a favourable tie against Iceland in their first knockout game.Kane, who has failed to find the back of the net so far in the tournament, was extremely confident when discussing England’s chances of success during a press conference on Friday morning.“I think we played well in the all the games; there’s still stuff we can improve on with finishing one of them.” Kane said, “We have to try and rectify that and do the best we can.“I think we are one of the best teams in the tournament. We are confident and do not fear anyone.”Roy Hodgson has had to defend his young talisman against claims of burn out, with the Tottenham striker insisting he is ready to fire the Three Lions to European glory.He added: “I’ve had it before, a lot of people spoke last year when it was the under-21s at the Euros. People said the same things then.“But I feel 100 per cent fresh, I feel sharp, I feel ready, so if called upon I’ll be going out there and giving 110 per cent.”last_img read more

Trained terrorist or teller of tales?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Hayat and his father are charged with lying about whether the younger man attended the training camp and have been in custody since their arrests last June. Hamid Hayat faces up to 39 years in prison if convicted of the charges against him – three counts of making false statements to the FBI about attending the camp and with providing material support to terrorists. His father, 48-year-old Umer Hayat, is charged with two counts of making false statements to FBI agents and faces 16 years in prison if convicted. They are being tried together before separate juries, although Umer Hayat was not present in court Thursday. Opening statements in his portion of the trial are scheduled for Feb. 28. Hamid Hayat’s attorney, Wazhma Mojaddidi, said the government has no hard evidence that her client attended a terrorist camp, even though agents were told by a paid informant that he was traveling to Pakistan and apparently knew the location of the suspected camp from U.S. satellite images taken in 2001. “You will not see and they will not prove that Hamid Hayat actually attended a camp,” Mojaddidi told the jury in her opening statements. SACRAMENTO – Vastly different pictures emerged Thursday of a man charged with attending an al-Qaida camp in Pakistan, with government attorneys portraying Hamid Hayat as a trained terrorist intent on attacking Americans while the defense described him as a directionless young man prone to wild storytelling. Prosecutors said they will show the 23-year-old Lodi man traveled to Pakistan in 2003 to train at the camp. They also said he was awaiting word about potential targets after he returned to his family’s home in the heart of California’s farming region. “Hamid Hayat talked about jihad before he even left the United States. He talked about acts of violence, he talked about training camps. He received weapons training while he was there,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Ferris said in opening statements, referring to the Arabic word for “holy war.” “He admitted he went to a jihadist training camp, not once but twice. … He returned to the United States to commit jihad, and he was waiting for orders.” Hamid Hayat was born in the United States and is a U.S. citizen, but Mojaddidi described him as having only a sixth-grade education and said he had never held a steady job. He was working in a fruit-packing shed at the time of his arrest. She also said he was prone to exaggeration and that his statements to the FBI will expose contradictions and inaccuracies. “Hamid Hayat has made statements that are just simply not true,” Mojaddidi said. “You will ask yourself, ‘Wow, why would he say the things that he said?”‘ The informant who grew close to Hamid Hayat before he departed to Pakistan in May 2003 recorded hundreds of hours of audiotapes. In them, Mojaddidi said, jurors will hear the informant describe the younger Hayat as lazy, lacking ambition “and just a big storyteller.” 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

Man United transfer rivals Juventus give up on bid for World Cup star

first_imgJuventus are the latest club to withdraw from the running to land Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.The Serbian midfielder is valued at a staggering £131million by Lazio, which appears to be too pricey for both United and Real Madrid. heading off Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland But there was a very real chance that Serie A giants Juve were ready to break the bank in order to land the man hailed as world football’s next great central midfielder.As talkSPORT told you last week, the move seemed to be edging closer after Juve drafted in the help of super agent Jorge Mendes to help broker the deal.However, according to Tuttosport, the Turin club have now given up on completing the swoop after deciding that £131m is simply too expensive for a 23-year-old with just three seasons of Serie A experience under his belt.It has been suggested that they were not willing to cough up anymore than around £62m so they are expected to source new midfield recruits from somewhere else. Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comeback Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Latest transfer news Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED take zlat Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing LIVING THE DREAM REAL DEAL center_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade GOSSIP Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. ‘perfect fit” 1 IN DEMAND WHITE KNIGHT three-way race Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder last_img read more

Arsenal and Tottenham told they could sign Serie A sensation for £44m

first_img moving on Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Roma sensation Cengiz Under. Cengiz Under could join Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur for £44million, according to reports.The young Turkish star is in high demand after impressing for the Italian giants this season and, alongside Arsenal and Spurs, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are reportedly keeping close tabs on his development too. 1 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND LATEST three-way race Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing The Gunners are expected to submit a second offer ahead of the January window after Roma snubbed their opening £30million move.Roma are bracing themselves for a huge fight to keep Under as many other top European clubs join the race to try and snap him up during the mid-season window. targets center_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LIVING THE DREAM targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED TOP WORK The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Latest Transfer News REVEALED After initially struggling to break into the Roma first-team following a £11million move from Turkish club Basaksehir, Under has excelled this term making eight appearances and scoring twice.Roma have insisted that the 21-year-old is not for sale but this has done little to squash the speculation surrounding his future at the Stadio Olimpico.And now, according to II Tempo, Arsenal and Spurs have received news that Under could be available for around £44million .last_img read more