The staffs Association for the various UN specialized agencies, including United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the United Nations Women (UN Women), have donated 36 cartoons of rain boots to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare as their initial contributions toward the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.The donation was made Wednesday, September 10, at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare by the president of Staffs Association, Mr. Calixte Hessou, to the Deputy Minister for Administration, Mr. Mathew Flomo.The total cost of the 36 cartoons of the rain boots is put at US$1,000 and the total number of rain boots in the cartoons is 136 pairs.Mr. Hessou said staffers the UN agencies have observed the high increase in death, especially among health workers, who should be catering for the sick.“As staffs of these entities, we thought it wise to join the fight against Ebola by making donation of needed items to the Ministry to help workers while carrying out their duties in the country,” he said.Mr. Hessou, who is a staff of UNFPA, called on all Liberians to join the fight against the deadly virus by taking all the preventive measures, including washing hands very frequently, stop eating bush meats, stop touching, among others to protect their lives. Deputy Minister for Administration, Mr. Mathew Flomo, who received the items on behalf of the Ministry, thanked the UN staffers for the Association’s effort in joining the Ministry to fight against the deadly Ebola Virus.Min. Flomo said the items came in at the right time when health workers are in dare need of such protective gear.“We will distribute these items to the various health centers so that they can be used by the health workers,” Mr. Flomo assured.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…says driver of car yet to be chargedThe family of 26-year-old Irfaan Ahmad, a father of one who is presently on life support at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after being struck down on Wednesday last is calling for justice.Injured: Irfaan AhmadAhmad’s sister, Shabeena Ahmad, told Guyana Times that her brother’s condition has not improved and family members are at a loss as to why the driver of the motorcar, who is an overseas-based Guyanese, is yet to be charged.According to his sister, it was only after several inquiries were made at the Blairmont Police Station that ranks went to the scene of the accident to take measurements. This was two days after the incident occurred. Shabeena Ahmad revealed that her family was then told by an investigating rank that the driver cannot be charged since Ahmad has not succumbed.“She tell me that we cant charge the man because your brother still alive that we have to wait to see what happen with my brother,” the woman revealed.Further, she told this publication that her family made inquiries as to whether the man’s passport has been confiscated by Police since he does not reside in Guyana but this also elicited a vague response.“The Police tell we that she can’t tell we that, but I don’t understand how we brother deh battling for he life but they aren’t telling us anything. Only Sunday they even bother to go and take measurements on the road when he get knock down since Wednesday…she called me this morning (Wednesday) again to find out my brother condition. Like maybe to find out if he pass away but I can’t understand how only then the driver can be charged when he already attempted the escape the scene, how wasn’t he charged with that?” the woman questioned.She noted that her family is fearful because if the driver escapes, justice will not be served.The accident victim, a Sheildstown, West Coast Berbice (WCB) welder was struck down while making his way home from work at the Blairmont Estate.This publication understands that Ahmad was at Sheildstown when he was struck from behind by a white motorcar. As a result of the impact, the man was thrown from his bicycle into the corner of the road. The driver of the car was instructed by persons in the area to take the injured man to the hospital and he complied. The injured man was rushed to the Fort Wellington Hospital. Ahmad is nursing two broken arms and legs, a disconnected hip, spinal injuries and swelling to his brain.When contacted, ranks at the Blairmont Police Station were unable to give an update on the investigation.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The Los Angeles Police Department estimated the crowd at about 1,000 people and there no reports of violence, said LAPD Officer Jason Lee. The march and rally was sponsored by the Act Now to Stop War & End Racism Coalition, or ANSWER. Members of the California March For Peace, a 421-mile march from Tijuana to San Francisco in support of Latino opposition to the war, also joined the rally. The crowd made its way from Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street to the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, where protest participants dressed as Bush encountered street entertainers dressed as Spider Man and Pinhead from the “Hellraiser” movies near Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Protesters carried a variety of signs – many with language not printable in a family newspaper. There were 1960s-style peace signs and posters – “War is not healthy for children or other living things” – and more modern sentiments, such as “Bush is my dictator,” “Queremos paz (We want peace)” and “A village in Texas is missing its idiot” with an Alfred E. Neuman-style caricature of the president. HOLLYWOOD – Actor Martin Sheen and other Hollywood figures called for an immediate end to war in Iraq, addressing some 1,000 anti-war activists who marched through Hollywood Saturday on the war’s third anniversary. From a stage erected in the street near Grauman’s Chinese Theater, speakers condemned President George W. Bush as a liar and criticized his administration for the Iraq war, its record on the environment, the handling of Hurricane Katrina relief and other issues. “Your voices are the only ones worth listening to, and lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for,” Sheen told the marchers, urging them to continue to their nonviolent protest. The celebrities included actors Mike Farrell, Rob Morrow and Diane Lane, as well as Academy-award winning screenwriter Paul Harris (“Million Dollar Baby” and “Crash”), U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, and United Farm Workers co-founder Delores Huerta. Yvette Lopez, 30, of Santa Monica, carried a sign that read, “My father is a Vietnam Veteran; Support our Troops, bring them home.” She said her generation had learned the lessons of Vietnam and supported the military even though it opposes the war. “(Getting) Bush out of office is the only thing that will end” the war, Lopez said. “This (rally) is something positive that we can all do together.” Claire Sharp, 63, of Long Beach, said more than just the war was at stake. “It’s going to take a change in administration, getting some people in office who aren’t in it for the oil and money interests,” Sharp said. “Nothing good is going to happen until we do. We’re never going to get a single-payer health insurance plan.” Twenty-year-old Levi Barton of Norwalk and his bandmates from the punk rock band Schizophrenia were less impressed with the crowd, who they described as comfortable, middle-class citizens not really serious about creating change. For one thing, the protest organizers got the city’s permission for the march, he said. “That’s not a real protest; that’s not real revolution,” said Barton, his blond hair tousled and spiked, and sporting a chain around his neck with a padlock and 9 mm bullet attached to it. “It’s not about sitting around while you’re pepper-sprayed saying, ‘Peace, man,”‘ Barton scoffed. “The only social change comes through violent protest.” Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A woman drove almost 20 metres with a customs officer clinging to the bonnet of her car with her child in the back after failing to stop at a checkpoint.Caroline Duggan overtook a school bus and several cars on a continuous white line while trying to avoid an initial checkpoint.But the mother-of-three was then waved down by another customs officer while driving her illegally-registered BMW in October 2011. Duggan, 33, of Hawthorn Hill in Manorcunningham, then drove at speed at the checkpoint to try and avoid it.One of the officers was pushed onto the bonnet and Mrs Duggan roared at him to “get the f*** off my car.”The officer was uninjured and Mrs Duggan refused to get out of the Northern-Ireland registered 5 series BMW car.Mrs Duggan appeared for sentencing at Letterkenny District Court after being found guilty of motoring offences.The court heard that Ms Duggan had been stopped just days before the incident at another customs checkpoint and had given her name as Caroline Martin and a different address.Judge Paul Kelly had told an earlier sitting of Letterkenny District Court he could think of few things more dangerous than someone driving at speed at another person.“There is little more frightening than being approached by a car at any speed, not to mention having a three year old in it.“She knew what she was doing as she had been stopped two days earlier. It was entirely brought about by her own behaviour,” he said.He then sent Ms Duggan on a four week driving course and adjourned the case until yesterday.Ms Duggan had since sold the car to raise the €1,000 penalty after the car was seized.At yesterday’s sitting solicitor Kieran Dillon pleaded with Judge Paul Kelly to be lenient with his client.“She deeply regrets what she allowed herself to do on the day in question,” said the solicitor.Judge Kelly responded: “This was entirely self-inflicted. It is widely know, particularly in this part of the country, it you are not permitted to drive a UK-registered vehicle and that’s what has given rise to this incident. Thankfully the Customs officer involved was not injured.”Fining her €350 for careless driving Judge Paul Kelly said: “This is the most extraordinary case. She has hopefully learned from this experience and she had better implement everything she has learned on this court or she will be put off the road.”MUM DROVE WITH CUSTOMS OFFICER ON BONNET OF CAR AND CHILD IN BACKSEAT was last modified: January 18th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BMWCaroline Duggancustoms officersJudge Paul Kellymanorcunninghampatrol
Gardai are circulating a poster around Letterkenny as their probe into the murder of Sebastian Adamowicz continues.The posters, printed in English and Polish, are appealing for information on the murder of the 36-year-old Polish man.Mr Adamowicz died in hospital as a result of serious head injuries sustained at his home in 15 Sylvan Park, Letterkenny, last Wednesday, November 1. “We would like to hear from anyone who saw Sebastian on Wednesday 1st November,” Gardai say.“We would also like to hear information about anyone Sebastian was in dispute with or anyone who may have wished to cause him harm.”Yesterday, Detective Inspector Pat O’Donnell confirmed that searches for the weapon in hedgerows, wheelie bins and other areas uncovered a number of items which may be linked to the crime.Gardai mounted a checkpoint at Gortlee yesterday and also questioned people on Letterkenny Main Street yesterday. No arrests have been made in the investigation.Gardai circulate posters as part of Sebastian Adamowicz murder probe was last modified: November 12th, 2017 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:Detective Inspector Pat O’DonnellletterkennymurderPOLISHSebastian AdamowiczSylvan Park
24 February 2006The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has thrown its weight behind a multi-million rand project to kick-start indigenous livestock breeding among emerging farmers in North West province.In an agreement signed with the University of North West and the province’s department of agriculture in Mafikeng on Thursday, the IDC committed to provide R7.5-million over five years for the purchase of Nguni cattle and provision of basic infrastructure.The project, the brainchild of the IDC, involves the supply of 12 Nguni cattle to 12 communal farmers annually over the five-year period.The farmers will be expected to breed calves before returning the original dozen cattle, which will then be passed on to other farmers.Nguni cattle have a high fertility rate, with a short calving time and long reproductive lifespan. The are also resistant to most parasites, and adapt easily to difficult grazing conditions.Speaking at the signing ceremony, the IDC’s Neo Sowazi said the partnership aimed to develop and promote a potentially lucrative export market for organically produced Nguni cattle beef.“We anticipate that in the coming 10 years, our farming communities will have captured a substantial corner of the global organic beef market,” Sowazi said.The project will be managed by the Animal Health centre at the University of North West’s Mafikeng campus. “Our veterinary surgeon will also involve students in the processes of artificial insemination and immunisation,” said the university’s Professor Sevid Mashego.The first batch of the cattle are expected to be delivered to the first beneficiaries within the next month.According to North West Agriculture MEC Mandlenkosi Mayisela, the beneficiaries, who have yet to be identified, will have to be people who are “passionate about cattle breeding and business”.SouthAfrica.info reporter and BuaNews
The Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday zeroed in on Lashkar-e-Taiba’s Abu Ismail, who took over from Abu Dujana as the Valley’s operation commander, as the mastermind of Monday night’s attack on Amarnath pilgrims which left seven dead and 19 injured. Meanwhile, the pilgrimage continued despite the attack.“This is the handiwork of Lashkar militants,” said Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir range, Muneer Khan. Sources said, Ismail, a foreigner in his twenties, has been on the security radar after the Anantnag police issued a specific threat alert regarding the Amarnath yatra in June. However, security agencies are also looking at the role of Hizbul Mujahideen and the split faction headed by Zakir Mussa.The preliminary assessment suggests that multiple groups may have been involved in the attack as militants opened fire at three places, including on security forces. The pilgrims’ bus came under fire twice within 2 km between 8.20 and 8.40 p.m. Officials in the security establishment in New Delhi were not convinced that the attack was the handiwork of the LeT. “LeT terrorists are mostly fidayeen (suicide squads) who come to get killed. They do not run away and try to inflict as much damage as possible. While it is too early to say which terrorist group did it, it could also be local militants,” said a senior Home Ministry official.The LeT distanced itself from the attack, with its spokesman Abdullah Gaznavi saying, “Islam does not allow violence against any faith. We strongly condemn the attack. India is trying to sabotage Kashmir’s struggle. (National Security Adviser) Ajit Doval is frustrated due to his failed policies.”Sources said security agencies are drafting a joint plan to go after the militant leadership in south Kashmir, where over 200 militants are active. Around 80 were killed this year.Army chief General Bipin Rawat arrived in Srinagar on Tuesday to review the security situation. was scheduled to meet other security agencies too, including local police and CRPF. The proposal is “to focus security on districts adjacent to the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in south Kashmir. in first phase”Meanwhile, Governor N. N. Vohra, who is also chairman of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB), convened an emergency security review meet. “It was decided that the pilgrimage shall continue,” said a Raj Bhavan spokesman.A fresh batch of 3,289 pilgrims reached the Valley from Jammu to head for the base camps at Pahalgam and Baltal. Around 18,838 pilgrims left for the holy cave shrine from the base camps in the Valley, said an SASB spokesman.Mr. Vohra, who met 19 injured pilgrims, oversaw the operation where they were airlifted out of J&K. Only three seriously injured pilgrims remain in Anantnag and Srinagar hospitals. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who supervised the rescue and relief operations throughout the night, chaired an emergency Cabinet meeting.The Cabinet termed the incident as “an attack on Kashmir’s syncretic culture and pluralistic values.” The Cabinet took note “of people voicing condemnation against the dastardly act and the heroic role played by the local people of Anantnag in providing immediate relief and succour to the victims of the attack.” The J&K government announced ₹6 lakh for families of those killed, ₹2 lakh to grievously injured and ₹1 lakh to injured. An award of ₹3 lakh will be handed over to the bus driver “who exhibited exemplary alertness.”The SASB also announced relief of ₹5 lakh to the victim families, ₹1.5 lakh to grievously injured and ₹75,000 for pilgrims with minor injuries.
COOP Cooperative, one of Switzerland’s leading retail and wholesale companies, on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) to develop export-oriented organic aquafarming in India to cater to the growing demand for organic seafood products across the European Union.MPEDA chairman A. Jayathilak and COOP Member of Management Gerhard Zurlutter signed the MoU at the ongoing India International Seafood Show 2018.The MPEDA will identify entrepreneurs and provide them with technical advice on the production of high-quality organic shrimp that meet national and international certification protocols. COOP, which has nearly 2,200 sales outlets throughout Switzerland and wholesale/production business activities across Europe, has offered to procure the processed shrimp at a premium of up to 15% and with an additional 5% through financing for development activities, including training.Incentive for farmers“The reason why many farmers are hesitant to get into organic production is the increased costs involved. The premium price offered will offset the extra cost and incentivise them to explore organic farming,” said Mr. Jayathilak. The pilot project will be run in Kerala to produce Organic Black Tiger Shrimp, initially on about 1000 hectares. If successful, the project will be extended to other places. MPEDA and COOP will facilitate the certification of a shrimp hatchery for the production of organic shrimp seed, and certify and empanel a small-scale feed mill unit to source the organic feed.Mr. Zurlutter, who is also the head of overseas buying of frozen products for COOP, said the project in India would be their second leg in organic farming after Vietnam, where they have had success with similar projects and organic producers who are generating considerably higher revenues than conventional farmers. Towards sustainability“For us organic is not just an investment, it is the future. We are retailers with a deep-seated commitment to sustainability, and we understand that we have to get farmers into a position where they can readily adopt organic farming practices, so we support them with higher prices,” Mr. Zurlutter said.Kochi-based JASS Ventures and Baby Marine International will collaborate with COOP to organise the supply chain in Kerala and process the produce.
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Saina Nehwal, the player is well known across the world. But what about her guts? She brushes away threats of the dangerous Zika virus, she talks of younger players emerging from the system with great enthusiasm and she answers a question on her marriage plans.Never before has Saina been so frank, so ready to be so open.Excerpts from an exclusive interview:Sudeer: You have always done India proud. But you were missed at the South Asian Games and in Hyderabad during the Asian Championship. Any specific reasons for skipping these tournaments?Saina: I love representing India in any event. I was suffering from an ankle injury in December but I still played in the Indian Premier Badminton League. It took me to Lucknow and I was struck down with a viral infection. I recovered after returning home but I had to get back there again and this time I caught the cold. Consequently, I asked to exexmpted from the Lucknow Grand Prix.Later in the South Asian Games, we had enough young players and I was not fully cured so I asked for exemption again. Then came the Asian Championship and I was just on the threshold of recovery so again I stayed away by seeking exemption from the maiden Asian Team Championship in Hyderabad.Sudeer: Now what are the next big events you are concentrating on?Saina: The All England and Swiss Open Championships. Thank goodness, I am recovering fast and I hope to be completely fit soon. Sudeer: At the All England Championships last year, you came close to a gold. You would want to win it this time.advertisementSaina: I am trying my best with my coach Vimal Kumar at PPBA in Bangalore. Yes, that has been my dream and I hope to do better than a silver medal this time.Photo Credit: Twitter/NSainaSudeer: A lot of things were written after you shifted to Bangalore. According to reports, you said something against Gopichand, your mentor, although it was not true. How exactly do you look at your coaches?Saina: When I have not said anything of that sort, then what is there to answer again? Coaches are of supreme importance in any sportperson’s life. I have always respected my coaches and mentors. Othewise, I would not have been what I am today.Sudeer: Any chance of coming back to Hyderabad or do you prefer staying on in Bangalore?Saina: Do you not want me to see where I am? At least, let me try.Sudeer: AT the South Asian Games, India did well despite your absence. I reckon it’s good for Indian badminton. And what is your opinion on the young Rithvika?Saina: I am a sportperson. And I am alwyas sporting. I like winners. The taleneted younhg players are a good sign for Indian badminton in India. I wish them all good luck.Sudeer: All eyes would be on you at the Rio Olympics, which are not far away now. India is expecting a gold medal from you this time.Saina: I will do my best. I will give my 100 per cent at the Games. I have always given my best to win laurales for the country and I am working hard for that.Sudeer: There is big concern over the Zika virus threat in Brazil. Have you received any specific instructions from the governmanet on how to take precaitions?Saina: I do not have much idea about Zika virus. I am sure the organisers will take good care of all the athletes. So there’s no reason to fearSudeer: Any immediate marriage plans?Saina: Please let me play badminton. Marriage is a secondary issue.