The fight against the Ebola Virus Disease is now gaining global momentum as more and more financial, human and material support comes in to help affected countries contain the spread of the virus.The latest is a delegation of health experts from an international social justice and health organization, Partners in Health.The high-level delegation PIH, headed by top American Anthropologist, Epidemiologist and Physician, Paul Edward Farmer, is in the country to hold discussions with relevant partners on how to contain the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease. PIH, which renders health services globally, is jointly in Liberia with Last Mile Health (LMH), a partner institution.The objectives of the delegation’s visit, according to an Executive Mansion statement, include seeking the guidance of Government on the proposed set of immediate response programs to be implemented by the coalition in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the County Health Teams.The delegation, the Executive Mansion’s statement said, will also discuss strategies for ensuring that the global response works to strengthen national and county-level institutions by building local capacity (public and private, including for community-based care for Ebola and other diseases).LMH, also known in Liberia as Tiyatien Health, is delivering comprehensive community-based healthcare and health systems strengthening in remote regions in Liberia, particularly in Grand Gedeh County.The group also builds capacity at the national and county levels and supports partners of government in strengthening and improving national community health policy and practice.PIH works in several countries throughout the world including Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Mexico, Malawi, Peru, Russia, United States, to provide a preferential option for the poor in healthcare. They strive to achieve the overarching goal of bringing the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them.Physician Farmer is best known for his humanitarian work providing suitable healthcare to rural and under-resourced areas in developing countries, beginning in Haiti.He is formerly the Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also an attending physician and chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He was named chairman of Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health in 2009, succeeding Jim Yong Kim, his longtime friend and collaborator, who was appointed President of the World Bank in 2012.The delegation will also hold talks with President Sirleaf.Meanwhile, International support, especially from the United States government and the World Bank Group (WBG), are now pouring in the past few days, all in an effort to contain the Ebola outbreak that has claimed over 1000 lives in Liberia and over 2000 in the West African region.These are coming at a time when the chair of the Economic community of West African States (ECOWAS) and President of the Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, recently said that that international support was slow in coming-something he said was hampering the fight against the disease.The United States government, through President Barack Obama, on Tuesday September 16 announced plans of bringing in more equipment and 3,000 military troops to help contain the virus.At the military front, United States will, through the U.S. Africa Command, set up a task force with headquarters in Monrovia to provide regional command and control support to U.S. military activities and facilitate coordination with U.S. government and international relief.This also includes managing an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in southeastern Liberia as well as scaling up community-based interventions.According to a statement issued Tuesday, September 16, in the US, the World Bank approved a grant of US$105 million for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.Liberia is to get US$52 million out of the US$105 million, the highest among the three West African Countries badly affected by the Ebola virus disease (EVD).The intent, WBG disclosed, “is to finance Ebola-containment efforts underway and help families and communities cope with the economic impact of the crisis, and rebuild and strengthen essential public health systems in the three worst-affected countries to guard against future disease outbreaks.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000Lionel Messi (left) and Cristiano Ronaldo are heading home from the World Cup in Russia © AFP / Roman KRUCHININ, Adrian DENNISMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 1 – Step aside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo… there is a new group of kids on the block ready to seize the limelight and form the next generation of global megastars.French teenager Kylian Mbappe announced himself in dramatic fashion on Saturday, overshadowing Messi as France beat Argentina 4-3 in the World Cup last 16. That took his goal tally for the tournament to three — two behind England talisman Harry Kane and one behind Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku.Messi and Ronaldo, captain of the Portugal side beaten 2-1 by Uruguay, also on Saturday, had been on a quarter-final collision course but the closest they will now come to each other in Russia is the airport departure lounge.While they have set goal records tumbling both in Europe and Spain year after year, amazingly neither has ever been able to find the net in a World Cup knockout match in a combined 14 games.For all Messi’s brilliance at club level with Barcelona, it appears the 2014 final defeat to Germany is the closest he will ever come to winning the World Cup.Real Madrid forward Ronaldo, a European champion with Portugal two years ago, will be 37 by the time the next global showpiece rolls around — meaning it is unlikely he will improve on a run to the semi-finals in 2006.– Mbappe leads the charge –With the exits of the pair, both five-time world players of the year, confirmed on the same day, the stage is clear for a handful of young, hungry pretenders to seize the spotlight.France forward Kylian Mbappe celebrates his second goal against Argentina © AFP / Luis AcostaLeading the charge is the 19-year-old Mbappe, who achieved a feat no player had accomplished in 60 years, becoming the first teenager to score twice in a World Cup match since a 17-year-old Pele in 1958.“I’m very happy, and it’s flattering to be compared to a great player like Pele,” said Mbappe, born a few months after France won the 1998 World Cup.“But he’s in another category. Still, it’s great to join the list of players that have achieved such feats.”The Paris Saint-Germain striker, who as a child had posters of Ronaldo plastered across his bedroom wall, has three goals in three starts in Russia.He finds himself trailing England striker Kane in the race for the Golden Boot, but his terrorising of the Argentina defence underlined his growing menace. He’s not so much as arriving as arrived.After four straight seasons with 20 or more goals in the Premier League, Kane is now demonstrating his ability on the biggest stage of all, leading England’s attack and captaining the side.England forward Harry Kane is leading the race for the World Cup’s Golden Boot © AFP / Martin BERNETTIHe struck twice in an opening win over Tunisia before bagging a hat-trick in his next outing and is the key figure for a youthful England side.“It’s going well, there’s still a long way to go, the most important thing is winning games,” said the 24-year-old Tottenham star.Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez described Kane as an “emblematic player” ahead of their meeting with England in the last 16 on Tuesday.Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku is also enjoying a breakout World Cup campaign, answering his critics in resounding style after a disappointing campaign in Brazil four years ago.The 25-year-old scored twice in successive matches in Group G, the first player from any nation to do so at the tournament since Diego Maradona in 1986.He is Belgium’s record scorer with 40 goals in 71 appearances and will be central to their hopes as Roberto Martinez attempts to finally get the best out of a golden generation.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
A solicitor has hit out at a delay in the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) issuing direction in the case of a Fahan man awaiting charges on various theft offences.Mark Fair from Ballinahone, Fahan has been held in Castlerea Prison for the last few weeks, having been arrested on December 13, Fair is alleged to have obtained nearly €1,500 in payments from five different people between February and May 2018.They included a loader bracket and weight block for a tractor, an iPhone 8 Plus, 15 beef seeders and another tractor part.Fair appeared at Letterkenny District Court via video link.His solicitor, Frank Dorrian, said ‘it’s still not good enough’ to be waiting direction.“It is astonishing that the DPP can’t find out what’s going on,” he told the Court.“These are unremarkable charges in terms of quantity.“We are told that the DPP will not be directing. This is a fortnight later. I know everyone was absent and so forth, but it is absurd in the circumstances that he remains in custody.”Gardai confirmed that a file on one of the matters has not yet been sent to the DPP.Sergeant James Collins applied for a further two-week remand.Mr Dorrian said: “It strikes me that Mr Fair is serving a sentence for an indefinite duration.”Judge Paul Kelly remanded Fair in custody to appear, via video link, on January 21. Judge Kelly said he would strike the matter out if there was no further progress.Fahan man remanded as solicitor blasts ‘absurd’ delay was last modified: January 9th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:FahanJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtMark Fair
Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Latest transfer news REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND targets RANKED targets LATEST LIVING THE DREAM #HeyLeno pic.twitter.com/budnZZiIgf— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) June 19, 2018The Czech keeper is expected to make way for Leno after the 26-year-old completed his £19million move to Arsenal from Bayer Leverkusen.But Cech said he is keen to work under new boss Emery.“My contract with Arsenal still has a year to run,” Cech told journalists in Zruc in his native Czech Republic.“The only thing I’m preparing for is the fight for the No.1 spot in goal. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Petr Cech has promised to fight for the no.1 jersey at Arsenal despite the recent acquisition of German glovesman Bernd Leno.Cech, who moved to the Emirates Stadium from Chelsea in the summer of 2015, also revealed that he was approached by Napoli and his former coach Carlo Ancelotti. moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ “Napoli were interested but my future is at Arsenal. I didn’t think of changing clubs.”Cech’s decision to remain at the club thus puts David Ospina’s future at the club in doubt, who has been linked with a move to Turkish giants Fenerbahce.
Getty England’s young side face Croatia for a place in the World Cup final, which is live on talkSPORT.MGareth Southgate is trying to play down expectations but he has conceded that the national team find themselves in a once in a lifetime position. 2 Lingard went in the book against Colombia Getty England celebrate their penalty triumph over Colombia 2 What England players are on a yellow card?One of the dangers of tournament football is racking up yellow cards and having your stars banned for key matches.Luckily for England, not one of their players is suspended for the semi-final.If any players were to pick up a yellow against Croatia and England progress, they would be fine to play in the final. Only a red card would rule someone out. When are yellow cards wiped out at the World Cup?Following the quarter-final ties, the four sides left in the competition all had their yellow cards reset.That was to make sure that no player misses the final through cumulative yellows.
NEW ERA Rangers will face Maribor in the next stage of their Europa League qualifying.Steven Gerrard’s side have already overcome FC Shkupi and Osijek to reach this stage, whilst the Slovenians have beaten Partizani and Chikhura. 1 ALTERED How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? highlights Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Getty smart causal How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? possible xi Gerrard’s side have been solid at the back since he arrived at the club Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener What is the team news?Croatian international Borna Barisic is set to complete a switch to Ibrox after impressive Gerrard for Osijek.Alfredo Morelos saw red against Aberdeen for an off the ball incident but will be available for European selection.Maribor have been impressive so far in the competition and Rangers will have to watch out for Jasmin Mesanovic who crashed a hat-trick in their last league game. gameday What time is kick-off?The first-leg of this tie will take place on Thursday, August 9.Kick-off will be at 7.45pm.Ibrox will host the opening fixture, where Rangers last tasted defeat back in March.Gerrard’s side were moments away from an opening day win in the Scottish Premiership, denied by a last-gasp equaliser from Aberdeen at Pittodrie.Which channel can I watch it on?Unfortunately this one isn’t being broadcast live in the UK.Once the Europa League properly gets going, BT Sport hold the exclusive rights. FOOTBALL LATEST Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes
Tags: Express FCGeorge Ssemwogereresam simbwaStarTimes Uganda Premeir LeaguetopURA FC URA drew 1-1 with Bul in their last game (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueURA FC vs Express FC Mandela National Stadium, NambooleTuesday, 26-03-2019 @4pmNAMBOOLE – URA FC may be without influential captain Shafick Kagimu when they host Express FC in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Tuesday afternoon. Kagimu who is the Tax Collectors’ top scorer this season suffered a knock in their last game against Bul FC on Friday and he is yet to recover fully. Defender Patrick Mbowa is suspended due to accumulation of yellow cards and joins the trio of Nyakoojo Benjamin, Nyanzi Abudallah and Allan Mugalu who are all still out injured.Express will still be without Eric Kambale who has had an injury troubled first season with the Red Eagles. Pius Mbidde and Muwanga are also out of Tuesday’s game with injuries. The Good news for Express is that Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye, Tony Odur and Brian Umony have recovered in time to face URA.What the coaches are saying:Sam Simbwa, URA FC.“We have prepared very well for the Express game. We played Bul on Friday so we had little time to prepare for this one but the boys are ready to go.“We have respect for Express because they are one of the traditional teams but we don’t fear them.“I expect my team to win and go into third at the end of the day.George Ssemwogerere, Express FC.“We have had enough time to train ahead of the game because we were in the international break.“The boys are in good spirits and some of the injured players are on the road to recovery.“I watched URA and i am sure it is a team that gives u a chances to attack and defend against them due to their system of play. We will go out to attack them.URA missed a chance to go third on Friday when they drew 1-1 at home to Bul despite scoring inside the first minute.On Tuesday, another opportunity presents its self in form of Express that have been struggling all season. A win on Friday will see URA move onto 42 points, one ahead of Onduparaka who take on SC Villa on Wednesday.The Red Eagles find them selves in 11th on the standings with 29 points, 9 ahead of Ndejje University who occupy the last of the three relegation spots.Despite Ssemwogerere claiming that they are not concerned by what is going on below them, a loss against URA coupled by positive results for the teams occupying 12th-14th, may see the Red Eagles dragged into the dog fight for the second season running.Match Facts:This will be the 18th top flight meeting between URA and Express since April 2011.In the other 17 within that period, URA have won six, lost two and drawn 9 against the Red Eagles.However, the Tax Collectors have gone 7 games minus victory against Express with their last triumph coming in the 2-1 win at Wankulukuku back in May 2015.Both sides drew 0-0 at Wankulukuku at the start of the season and also shared spoils (1-1) in the reverse fixture last campaign.URA head into Friday’s game unbeaten in their last five League games (W3 D2). Their last loss was in the 1-0 defeat at home to Maroons on the 19th of February.However, at home, the Tax Collectors have won only two of their last six games (D2 L2). The two losses that they have suffered in that period are the only ones they have succumbed to all season.For Express, they come into the game having won only two of their last 10 League games (D4 L4).Away from home, the Red Eagles have also won only two of their last 9 (D2 L5).The other game on Tuesday.-Tooro United FC vs Bul FCComments
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READ: Watanabe outclasses foes on her way to SEA Games gold“She doesn’t want me giving interviews during her matches,” said Irene. “She wants to keep it low key.”Irene was the opposite as she unabashedly gave pointers during the -63 kilogram final.“We can’t tell. There are many factors like the mat,” added Irene as the crowd counted for themselves to 20 seconds for the ippon win. ADVERTISEMENT Born in Cebu City and raised in a town near Mt. Fuji in Japan, Kiyomi is the third in a brood of five. Irene is married to Japanese Sinero Watanabe.The family transferred to Japan when Kiyomi was 10.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This is the first time her father was watching, he also didn’t approve of her playing judo at first,” bared Irene.On Saturday evening, both parents were cheering for her at the sideline as she pinned down Orapin Senatham for the gold. She also beat the Thai for the gold two years ago. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Bond grows stronger for tight-knit PH poomsae team SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Kiyomi Watanabe after winning the gold in judo in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Marc Reyes/INQUIRERKUALA LUMPUR—If her mother had the choice, Kiyomi Watanabe should be spiking volleyballs instead of hurling opponents to the mat.But Irene Watanabe, who used to play volleyball, said her daughter would secretly train in judo in school. She ended up becoming MVP and things were never the same again.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next MOST READ