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‘U.S. Gives Hope in Ebola Fight’

first_imgThe United States of America has given hope to the Liberian people in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia and the world, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex Tyler, has declared.In his remarks Monday during the official opening of the newly constructed Ebola Treatment Unit in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, Speaker Tyler said he was thankful to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph N. Boakai for the extraordinary leadership they continue to demonstrate in Liberia.Expressing thanks to the people of the United States of America and other international partners, Speaker Tyler said, “The United States Government has given hope to the people of Liberia through the enormous assistance provided.“A few months ago, we had people coming down with the deadly Ebola virus in our county, and we had no place to take our suffering people. You have given us hope just in case the county experiences a further outbreak.”The Speaker noted that the county’s residents are continuing to observe the guidelines prescribed by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.   He expressed the hope that Liberia will be free of the epidemic in the very near future.   Speaker Tyler expressed thanks and appreciation to members of the Armed Forces of Liberia, the U.S. security forces, partners in the fight against Ebola, chiefs and elders of the county for their support in the fight against Ebola.  He called on all Bomi residents to continue in the fight to ensure that Bomi is free of the disease.Also speaking during the occasion, the Head of the Incidence Management Team, Minister Tolbert Nyenswah, described the ETU as a milestone for the county and Liberia in the fight against the deadly disease.More Ebola Treatment Units are to be constructed around the country, including Sinje, in Grand Cape Mount, Ganta, Nimba and Buchanan, Grand Bassa, in support of the fight against the epidemic, he said.Minister Nyenswah emphasized that Liberia continues to experience a considerable reduction of Ebola cases but called on Liberians to be even more robust in containing the virus.Meanwhile, the Vice President of Liberia, Joseph N. Boakai, has promised that the government will work at the various border points around the country to ensure that Liberia does not have any further outbreak of the virus from the borders.He called on communities to cooperate in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, acknowledging that, “The various communities have been very helpful in the fight.”The Vice President said government will work with the bordering countries of Sierra Leone and Guinea to ensure that they control their border areas in order to keep the people of the three countries hardest hit by the Ebola virus safe from the further spread of the disease.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Hockey Rivalry – A look back at the FSJ Flyers and DC Canucks

first_imgSaturday was Hockey Day in Canada and to celebrate the CBC along with Jim Hughson took a look back at what Jim Hughson calls “one of the great rivalries”.The rivalry they showcased was the Fort St. John Flyers and the Dawson Creek Canucks.  Have a look at this video below from the CBC that shows some great historical photos from days gone by in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek.  You can also listen to an interview Moose FM’s Jon Zacks did with Jim Hughson at the beginning of the 2008/2009 season by Clicking Here – Advertisement –last_img read more

From fanfare and riches to tears and injuries – Neymar’s PSG soap opera

first_img0Shares0000Neymar’s every move in his first season in the French capital has been closely scrutinised © AFP/File / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELTPARIS, France, Feb 28 – Neymar’s dramatic first season at Paris Saint-Germain since his world-record move from Barcelona last August took another twist this week, with a fractured metatarsal set to rule him out of the Champions League clash against Real Madrid.The 26-year-old arrived in the French capital amid much fanfare with hopes of becoming the best player on the planet, but among his goals and strong performances have come tears in a press conference, ‘penaltygate’, a red card against Marseille and now a cracked bone in his foot. Episode 1: Sh 27bn (222 million euros)Neymar’s PSG soap opera followed a close-season transfer saga that was almost a mini-drama series in its own right. After plentiful rumours and bluffs from both PSG and Barca, the Brazilian star eventually signed for the French team on August 3 for Sh27bn ($264 million), dwarfing the previous record transfer fee.Episode 2: Ligue 1 goalfestsAfter a debut goal at Guingamp, Neymar showed off the full range of his skills in a 6-2 thrashing of Toulouse at the Parc des Princes. The forward scored two, set up another and won a penalty to immediately endear himself further to the home fans. Goals followed in the Champions League wins over Celtic and Bayern Munich, before another double in a 6-2 thumping of Bordeaux continued his excellent start in the French top flight.Episode 3: ‘Penaltygate’It didn’t take long for controversy to rear its head, though, when Neymar tried to take the ball away from strike partner Edinson Cavani before the Uruguayan took, and missed, a penalty against Lyon in September. What should have been a trivial matter was blown out of proportion, with Neymar also claiming he was the designated penalty-taker.Episode 4: Red mist descendsThe following month, Neymar combusted in a dramatic 2-2 draw at PSG’s arch-rivals Marseille. He was sent off for a second yellow card after clashing with Lucas Ocampos, with only a late Cavani free-kick rescuing a point. PSG fans questioned whether Neymar understood the importance of their great rivalry with OM.Episode 5: Tearing upRumours of fall-outs with Cavani and PSG coach Unai Emery all became too much for the Brazil captain after an international friendly against Japan in Lille, with Neymar giving a tearful press conference. “I’m here to ask you to stop creating stories that didn’t happen,” he begged the French media. “Everything is going well in Paris, I’m very happy here.”Episode 6: Injury strikes before RealAfter Neymar had failed to prevent PSG from falling to a 3-1 defeat in their Champions League, last-16 first leg at Real Madrid, he injured himself late in a 3-0 win over Marseille. The former Barcelona man was stretchered off in anguish, before PSG confirmed he had sprained his right ankle and fractured a metatarsal. The injury leaves his hopes of facing Real in the return game on March 6 all but over, despite Emery’s claims he still has a “small chance” of recovering in time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Watch: Norah Casey breaks her silence on domestic abuse to help other sufferers

first_imgBusinesswoman Norah Casey spoke about the abuse she suffered at the hands of her first husband, Peter, on ‘The Late Late Show’ on Friday night.Norah described him as “sophisticated”, and told host Ryan Tubridy how he said that he wanted to take her around the world.She says she never discusses the abuse, but has recently broken her silence in order to show others that they can move on from abusive relationships. She explained; “we are the first generation to share our testimony. All those brave people who talked in the Yes campaign, people who talked about child sexual abuse, about alcoholism, about addiction. If we take our secrets to the grave, we are not passing anything on humanity, to the next generation.”The National Domestic Violence Service estimate that in Ireland, 1 in every 3 women experienced severe psychological violence from a male partner, 1 in 4 women experienced physical and sexual violence from a male partner, and 79% of women in Ireland never disclosed serious physical or sexual violence by a partner to anyone. Men are also victims of domestic abuse, with 1 in 17 men experiencing severe domestic violence.Norah told Ryan about how Peter would assault her, and then tell her that it was her fault, before showering her in affection and apologies. This cycle of abuse lasted for nine years. She discusses how she repressed one memory so deeply that she only remembered it recently. The evening before they were due to go on a holiday, they went for dinner. Upon returning from dinner, she said something to irritate him. She does not remember what she said, but his reaction terrified her. He slammed on the brakes, got out of the car and went around to her side. At first she thought he was going to give her a hug due to the bad atmosphere, but instead he assaulted her.“He grabbed my head and he slammed it off the side of the car”, and then casually opened the door of the house and went to bed. “He was so normal and casual… I sat there all night thinking ‘what am I going to do tomorrow?’“I always kidded myself that I never married a man that abused me.”She explained how the side of her face was completely swollen, and while on the plane “he had tears in his eyes and he said I’m really really sorry, it was a terrible thing for me to do, it was the stress of work and the holiday, and I shouldn’t have done that and I think I learned later that this was just part of the process of apologizing.”Norah wanted to believe that he would change, and began thinking that he was right when he said it was her fault.“When you love someone, and you believe that they love you, you forgive them. You want to believe that they are going to change – it was the start of me saying that I was to blame because he alluded that, he said you should’ve known not to say that.” She also discussed how one evening upon returning home, she had no keys to the house. When he opened the door, he violently assaulted her and threatened her with a knife.“He wasn’t answering… for 30 minutes I was trying to get into the house. Eventually he opened the door but he opened it in a rage and he grabbed me by the hair and pulled me into the house and just battered me senseless.“He kicked me, he punched me, he dropped me on the ground. When I was on the floor in the hall, I could hardly see, but he went to get a knife in the kitchen.“I don’t know how I did it, but I got up. I barricaded myself into the sitting room… and he was screaming saying that it was my fault, that I forced him to punch me. I was winded… so when he’d calmed down and I thought he’d gone I fell asleep. I couldn’t see out of my eyes at the time because I was very bruised, I woke up at around 4 o clock and he was standing over me with a knife and I jumped up and he pushed me back down, but by then he was on his knees crying saying ‘I can’t believe I did this to you’… he [said] he was going to AA, he was never going to drink again.” “In the aftermath of that he wouldn’t take me to the doctor for three days – I was incapable of walking. I told so many lies – I told friends I had been caught in a fight in a pub and somebody punched me.”“I broke 3 ribs, the side of my face, my cheekbone, was broken. The rest was bruising.”“He was lovely for five days, showered me with flowers and gifts. I wasn’t able to go to work for about a month, I didn’t see anybody other than [a] doctor for about ten days, and then when he had to take me back I was groaning sitting into the car because I had bruising all down my back and he just lost it and said ‘you’re milking this for all it’s worth, you’re making a big thing out of something, I made one mistake, and you’re trying to make out that I’m some monster’.”“As time goes on I can’t describe how it happens – the person you love and you believe loves you, you begin to realise that they’re perhaps not going to change, that you have to accept that they’re not going to ever be different, that even though he’s full of abject apologies, and you don’t want your life to end, the life that you have, and I was in my 20s. I was not an old person with wisdom.”If you have been affected by the contents of this article, the following resources may help you:Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service provides a list of what to do if you are a victim of domestic violence. It can be viewed on their website.Safe Ireland have over forty members throughout the country, with three in Donegal. The contact details for the Donegal branches are as follows;Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service can be reached on 074 9126267. Their helpline number is 1800 262677. They are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.Lifeline Inishowen can be reached on 074 93 73232.Letterkenny Women’s Centre can be contacted on 074 912 4985.Women’s Aid run a national free helpline which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and can be reached on 1800 341 900.There are also services for men suffering domestic violence. Amen can be reached on 046 9023 718, with their confidential helpline being open Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.To contact your local Gardaí you can get the contact details of your local station by clicking here.If you are worried that someone may be being abused, reach out to them. If you witness an assault, report it. You can also contact the above helplines for advice.Watch: Norah Casey breaks her silence on domestic abuse to help other sufferers was last modified: May 27th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:norah caseyThe Late Late Showlast_img read more

GAA: McGUINNESS STICKS WITH SAME TEAM FOR TYRONE CLASH

first_imgJIM McGuinness has selected an unchanged Donegal team for Sunday’s Ulster SFC semi-final against Tyrone at Clones (throw-in 3.30pm).Frank McGlynn, who has recovered from a hamstring injury, has failed to force his way back into the team.Dermot Molloy, who scored 0-2 as a substitute against Cavan, and Michael Hegarty are on the bench. Teenage sensation Patrick McBrearty and Colm McFadden are listed alongside Murphy in the full-forward line, with Mark McHugh, who operated in the corner against Cavan, named at centre-forward.Said Jim: “We know Tyrone are a formidable challenge. Along with Armagh, they have been the top team in Ulster for over a decade.“They are a very experienced side with multiple All-Ireland winners in their team. We know what we are up against and we have prepared as well as we can.“All we can do is focus on our own game and get ourselves right and go out and produce our best on the day and hope it is good enough.” The winners of Sunday’s tie will meet Derry in the Ulster final at Clones in three weeks’ time. The losers will enter the All-Ireland qualifiers on Saturday, July 9.DONEGAL (SFC v Tyrone): Paul Durcan; Karl Lacey, Neil McGee, Paddy McGrath; Kevin Cassidy, Anthony Thompson, Marty Boyle; Rory Kavanagh, Kevin Rafferty; Martin McElhinney, Mark McHugh, Ryan Bradley; Colm McFadden, Michael Murphy (capt), Patrick McBrearty.GAA: McGUINNESS STICKS WITH SAME TEAM FOR TYRONE CLASH was last modified: June 24th, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegal team nameddonegal v tyroneJim McGuinnesslast_img read more

DONEGAL GIRL IN AUSSIE 43C HEATWAVE ADMITS: ‘I MISS LYING IN FRONT OF A FIRE AT HOME!’

first_imgEimear enjoying the sun in Sydney Harbour with her mum WinnieA CO Donegal woman starting a new life in Australia isn’t letting the heatwave there get to her – but admits she misses sitting in front of a fire back home.Buncrana girl Eimear O’Neill moved to Sydney two months ago where she landed a job as a civil servant with the Healthcare Commission.But as her adopted country baked in record high temperatures, Eimear insisted she was making the most of it. “I’m loving the hot weather with bbqs,going to the beach and having a ‘scooner’ at the Opera bar,” she said.“The hottest day yet reached a scorching hot 43degrees – and it was still that hot at 11pm at night.”And she admitted she isn’t missing the weather back home in Inishowen.“The only thing I miss about Donegal’s weather is lying infront of a nice big fire,” she laughed.  DONEGAL GIRL IN AUSSIE 43C HEATWAVE ADMITS: ‘I MISS LYING IN FRONT OF A FIRE AT HOME!’ was last modified: January 11th, 2013 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:buncranadonegalDONEGAL GIRL IN AUSSIE 43C HEATWAVE ADMITS: ‘I MISS LYING IN FRONT OF A FIRE AT HOME!’sydneylast_img read more

BOXING: DONEGAL’S JASON QUIGLEY STUNS OLYMPIAN O’NEILL IN IRISH CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgJason Quigley takes the victory as Olympian O’Neill looks onLondon 2012 Olympian and defending middleweight champion Darren O’Neill is out of the IABA Elite Championships after dropping a countback decision to Finn Valley’s Jason Quigley on Saturday night.Both boxers were tied at 13-13 at the end of a cracking 75kg quarter-final, but Quigley’s hand was raised in victory on accepted scores (49-38).The current European U/23 champion took the first two rounds to lead 9-7 going in the third, but O’Neill, who beat Quigley in the 2010 and 2011 Elite finals, claimed the final frame 6-4 before losing out on a countback. O’Neill’s fellow London 2012 Olympian Adam Nolan convincingly beat Petru Ursu in tonight’s curtain raiser.Ursu, to his credit, shared the last round 6-6 with the Bray BC southpaw, but Nolan held a 14-4 advantage going into that stanza.Brian Brosnan and Illies Willie McLaughlin also won, McLaughlin taking the early route to victory versus Elite Championships debutant Phil Moloney.Beijing 2008 Olympian John Joe Joyce turned on the style in the final three minutes to secure victory over Steven Donnelly, while Conrad Cummings beat Christy Joyce by a seven-point margin.  BOXING: DONEGAL’S JASON QUIGLEY STUNS OLYMPIAN O’NEILL IN IRISH CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: February 10th, 2013 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:BOXING: DONEGAL’S JASON QUIGLEY STUNS OLYMPIAN O’NEILL IN IRISH CHAMPIONSHIPSfinn valley boxing clubillieslast_img read more

ROADS WARNING AS SNOW AND ICE HITS

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Weather Alert: Motorists driving overnight are being warned of dangerous conditions on many roads in the county.Snow, sleet, hail and ice is affecting many roads.Conditions between Stranorlar and Letterkenny are poor, according to motorists. Roads are white on the Barnesmore Gap and on the back of Errigal road.Temperatures there have fallen to -2C.Forecasters had warned of falling temperatures last night.Me Eireann says temperatures could drop to -3C before dawn and has warned of widespread frost and ice on the roads. The cold snap will end later in the morning as cloud comes over Donegal from the north Atlantic and temperatures rise to around 7C later. ROADS WARNING AS SNOW AND ICE HITS was last modified: February 17th, 2015 by John2Share 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:iceROADSWarningweatherlast_img read more

Ferndale surrenders early lead in loss

first_imgFerndale High played one great quarter of football in its season debut.But as head coach Clint McClurg was quick to point out following his team’s 28-17 loss to visiting Clear Lake, Saturday afternoon at Coach Carlson Field, the Wildcats didn’t do it for four quarters.“We have aspirations of being a great team,” McClurg said. “But to do that, it takes constancy. We can’t have just one good quarter, we need to be good throughout the entire game.”Ferndale scored all of its 17 points in the …last_img read more

A-C FFA takes Job Interviews to State

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Members of the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Chapter competed in the District 7 Job Interview CDE and qualifying members moved on to the State competition. The participants were: Jullian Scott – Freshman Job Interview Division, Ellie Sahr – Sophomore Job Interview Division, Emma Dearth – Junior Job Interview Division, Jesse Schooley – Senior Job Interview Division and Harrison Poor – First year Junior/Senior Job Interview Division. The members competed in the District 7 CDE on November 19th at Clear Fork Valley High School and the members that qualified went to the State competition on December 2nd. To qualify to advance to the state, the FFA member must win their respective division.Our members did exceptionally well at the District 7 competition where they all placed in very respectful placings. Jullian Scott earned 2nd place in her division, Ellie Sahr earned 10th place , Emma Dearth earned 1st place, Jesse Schooley earned 8th place and Harrison Poor earned 1st place. Emma Dearth and Harrison Poor moved on to the State Competition on December 2nd because they both placed 1st in their divisions. At the State competition, Emma Dearth and Harrison Poor placed 4th in their individual divisions. Participants in the Job Interview CDE submit a resume, complete job applications and participate in mock job interviews with a panel of possible employers.The members of the chapter did an exceptional job at this competition. They represented the A-C FFA Chapter very well and the chapter is very proud of them. They now contain useful skills that they can use throughout their life as they will soon have to use these skills to start careers.last_img read more