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JFK Health Workers on Strike – Again


first_imgAs the Ebola threat lingers, health workers at Liberia’s largest referral hospital, John F. Kennedy Medical Center, have gone on strike again.Scores of health practitioners gathered before the Capitol Building yesterday to register their protest against JFK administrators for changing their status by removing them from JFK’s employment to the Ministry of Health’s payroll, contrary to the policy establishing the hospital.   Presenting their petition to members of the House of Representatives, the health workers reported that after returning from two weeks of self-quarantine authorized by the administrators, about 110 of them were issued memos signed by the Human Resource Manager, Ms. Mordu Lawrence, under the subject, “Status Change”.Speaking on behalf of the petitioners, Madam Amelia N. Geedeh stated that the entire JFK work force was then asked to attend a mass meeting on Thursday, October 9, but the meeting was later rescheduled for October 16.In that meeting, Madam Geedeh said, the General Administrator of JFK, Dr. Wvannie-Mae Scott McDonald, informed the workers of TNIMA that the hospital lacks the capacity to maintain its full staff due to the slow intake of patients and the ongoing renovations of the medical, pediatric and surgical wards.  Dr. McDonald further informed us that she would be turning us over to the Ministry of Health for reassignment to various hospitals and clinics and that our risk benefits will be paid by the Ministry and not through the JFK, lamented Madam Geedeh.   We were also told by Dr. McDonald that only our regular salaries will be paid and not the incentives and furthermore that JFK will remain closed until such time she and members of her administration deem it fit to reopen the hospital said Geedeh.  “We were advised that Dr. Bernice Dahn, the Chief Medical Officer, would bring us contracts for our individual signatures,” Madam Geedeh said.The protestors considered the memo a scheme by JFK management to evade its obligation to the health workers, wondering, “How can the country’s largest referral medical facility lack the capacity in these critical times?”“JFK is not paying salaries from fees it collects from patients, but the hospital is included in the national budget.“The discouraging part is how they could close the medical, pediatric and surgical wards to the public under the pretext of renovation when all of these wards were functional prior to and even during the Ebola outbreak? This is a clear attempt to deny the poor Liberians treatment from other illnesses that are not Ebola related,” the protestors’ spokesperson declared.The social workers resisted attempts to have their names inserted into the Ministry’s payroll under the arrangement of “Status Change”, saying, “We are not contractors.”The workers called on their lawmakers to ensure that insurance and other benefits are given workers and staff who are in the thick of the ongoing Ebola health crisis.Receiving the petition, Monterrado County Representative Gabriel Nyenkan assured the health workers of the Legislature’s interest and concern.He maintained that the House will act robustly to find a timely solution to the unfortunate situation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Senator Weah Promises to Help Sayon Davis


first_imgFormer member of the national soccer team, Experience Sayon Davis, who suffered stroke more than two years ago, can now have peace of mind, because of a promise from newly elected Senator Ambassador George Weah that help is not far away.The two met in an emotional but exciting gathering last Thursday at the residence of Sayon Davis in New Kru Town, when Ambassador Weah was rounding up support for his senatorial election bid last Saturday.“I told Ambassador Weah I want to walk like everyone else,” Davis told the Daily Observer in an interview after the meeting. “I told him I need his help.”That help from Ambassador Weah, he said, would include both material and medical assistance that could enable him get physical therapy from any accomplished medical facility, including any Chinese clinics that are specialized in the recovery of stroke victims.Ambassador Weah’s visit was coordinated by CDC’s campaign chairman (Prof.) Wilson Tarpeh.As Ambassador Weah held a brief meeting with the ailing superstar, who was part of the victorious Lone Star team which in 1979 won the 6 Nation Soccer Tournament, hundreds of CDC’s supporters, who had heard about his presence, besieged the area.Sayon later told the Daily Observer that Ambassador Weah gave him assurance of all support that is necessary to get him back on his feet, God willing.“I told him I highly appreciate his exceptional interest in my welfare,” Sayon said; “and I pray for God to guide him to secure is dream.”Observers, many of them CDC sympathizers, expressed appreciation for Ambassador Weah’s visit to a former footballer in serious distress and in need of material and financial support.It is not the first time that Ambassador Weah is coming to rescue a former footballer in distress. In the late 1980s, he rescued LPRC-Oilers former coach George Taylor who had suffered a stroke.Weah, then actively playing in France, single-handedly provided much needed funds to enable Coach Taylor to get treatment in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, a gesture that was also complemented by Jonathan Sogbie, (Boye Charles), who was then playing in Switzerland.Ambassador Weah has also given health assistance to one of Liberia’s foremost goalkeepers, Boye Cooper, who died in a refugee camp in Nigeria several years ago, and had provided funds to get his remains back to Liberia for proper burial.“Ambassador Weah’s goodness has not been surpassed by any of his friends,” said someone familiar with Weah’s generosity.Sayon Davis, known as ‘Experience’ by his colleagues during his heydays, suffered from stroke more than two years ago, after his return from a coaching job in Nigeria. It happened immediately following the death of his oldest son, killed on assignment with the Liberia National Police.Without any support, Davis survives on the kindness of neighbors and friends. His sister, Doryen Peters, told our correspondent that she could be able to sustain her brother better once she is empowered with a business.Davis has made several appeals to humanitarian Liberians, including President Ellen John-Sirleaf, for assistance.With Ambassador Weah’s promised of assistance, residents in the area expressed gratitude to God for torching his heart, in order for him to come to the rescue of a man who many had said would receive his flowers, as it is done always in Liberia, when he is dead.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Buxton Stars, Santos land critical Limacol wins


first_imgRecalcitrant teams in the Limacol Knockout Football tournament would figuratively be given the boot when contention for the top eight spots in the tournament begins; thus the Buxton Stars and Santos Football teams have each secured critical wins on Tuesday evening to ensure they do not suffer that fate. With teams now fighting to avoid elimination, both Buxton Stars and Santos FC have secured two-goal wins which have placed each in a comfortable position to stay in the competition and contribute to their goal difference tally.In Tuesday night’s first encounter, Buxton Stars came up against Riddim Squad who were literally on a rampage. In their previous match, Buxton had proven they can score, but were unfortunate to suffer a loss. This time, the East Coast team pulled out all the stops to ensure their dreams of being in the final 8 would stay alive.Riddim Squad came to the encounter playing an unusually lackluster game, missing key opportunities at setting great plays, or even scoring a goal. The back-and-forth of attacking play went on for much of the first half, until Buxton’s Cuesy Parris, in the 43rd minute, astounded both Riddim Squad and the spectators by firing home a long ball goal.The newfound momentum allowed Buxton to begin the game’s second half on a high note, leaving Riddim Squad breathless and frustrated. Buxton’s second goal came in the 60th minute when Kenroy Green imitated his team mate Parris, and the win was eventually sealed for Buxton at 2-nil.This win has placed Buxton on the same 3 points as Riddim Squad, but the latter still holds the advantage in goal difference. They each have one more match in the bag.The later matchup saw both teams, Santos FC and Beacon FC, needing a win to cement their spot in the tournament. Beacon started out with their usual style, gunning for the goal at all costs. Their aggressive play, however, did not prove as fruitful on Tuesday evening as it did in previous games, because they were up against a calmer, more strategic Santos team, which was able to produce better plays.This composed style resulted in a goal for Santos from Dellon David in the 40th minute. After the half, Ronaldo Dover added to the Santos’ tally with one in the 63rd, to put his team up by two.Beacon finally got their breakthrough in the 79th minute, pulling things back by one; but they were not able to find an equalizer in the final 11 minutes of play, and Santos were able to record a 2-1 win against Beacon.Santos have now secured their spot at the top of Group ‘C’, but Beacon will have to wait it out to determine their qualification.Players will return to the Ministry of Education Ground on Carifesta Avenue this evening, where Pele FC will play Mahaica Determinators at 18:00 hrs and Georgetown Football Club (GFC) go head to head against Riddim Squad at 20:00 hrs.last_img read more


Exclusive – Former Hammers striker impressed by West Ham’s new attacking philosophy


first_imgFormer West Ham striker Freddie Kanoute has hailed the club’s new attacking philosophy they have adopted under Sam Allardyce this season.Over the summer West Ham co-owner David Sullivan extraordinarily told talkSPORT they would not accept another season of mediocrity and defensive football from Allardyce after the club limped to a 13th placed finish, only seven points clear of safety.The east London club brought in nine new players in the transfer window and it has led to an impressive start to the new season with the Hammers winning two of their opening five games, including a surprising 3-1 victory over Liverpool, to go eighth in the Premier League table.And Kanoute, who spent three years at Upton Park, told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I’ve been quite impressed with the way West Ham are playing this year in comparison with last year.“They play much better football with more touches and with more speed. Obviously they’ve changed a few players and it seems the philosophy of the way they’re playing has changed this year.“The last couple of games I’ve watched have been quite pleasant.”last_img read more


talkSPORT International receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise


first_imgtalkSPORT has today announced that its international arm has been named as one of the winners of the 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success.talkSPORT International has been given the Queen’s Award for International Trade in recognition of its achieving outstanding growth during the last three years, both in terms of broadcast offering and commercial success.It was established in 2012, when it acquired the global audio rights to the Premier League and FA Cup matches, and today broadcasts in five languages – English, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic and Vietnamese – with partner stations in 69 countries.The business, which broadcasts from its international broadcast centre in London, has grown its sales by a staggering 680% in the three years from 2012 – 2014, providing high quality football commentary and content to its partners around the world, vastly improving – and continuing to improve – listener access to the Premier League.Scott Taunton, Chief Operating Officer for talkSPORT’s owner Wireless Group plc, said: “We’re extremely proud of what we’ve built and achieved with talkSPORT International. The business is playing a leading role in the development of sports radio services around the world, bringing top-level football commentary to countries that wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to experience live Premier League and FA Cup matches. “Our relationship with the Premier League has already been successfully extended to 2019 to support this goal and we continue to invest in our international team, which consists of native speakers of key languages such as Mandarin, Arabic, Spanish, Bahasa Malay and Vietnamese, giving us a clear competitive edge in providing content which is relevant to a wide range of global markets.”The Queen’s Awards are made annually by HM The Queen and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category. talkSPORT International will be officially presented with the Grant of Appointment and a memento of the award at a special Ceremony to be held later in the year, and will also receive an invitation to join a special reception at Buckingham Palace. talkSPORT is the global audio partner of the Barclays Premier League 1last_img read more


ALMOST 300 TAKE PART IN LIFFORD 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME?


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AC 115 M50 22:48137 verona campbell Foyle Valley AC 220 F45 22:48138 Edwina Sweeney Tir Chonaill AC 120 F40 22:49139 Kevin Gallagher Lifford Strabane AC 133 M40 22:50140 Vera Haughey Tir Chonaill AC 118 F50 22:51141 Decky duffy Melvin 24 SM 22:53142 glenda kelly Finn Valley AC 102 SW 22:53143 Danny Sharkey Letterkenny AC 160 M50 22:53144 Damien Odonnell 285 SM 22:55145 Don Smith Convoy AC 192 M50 22:56146 patrick mcdaid Lifford Strabane AC 175 M50 22:58147 eimear okane Clann na Gael 209 SW 23:12148 Justin Mc cauley 279 SM 23:14149 Lynne o neill ultimate challenge 50 F40 23:21150 Darren Mc dermott Melvin 27 M40 23:26151 martin mc crory 30 M40 23:28152 Martin Langan Convoy AC 168 M40 23:29153 odette mcmenamin Aghyaran 169 SW 23:32154 una quigley reach 39 F50 23:37155 Bronagh Heverin Tir Chonaill AC 121 F45 23:40156 Loran friel Lifford Strabane AC 193 JM 23:42157 Matthew Porter Lifford Strabane AC 281 JM 23:42158 shauna mcnulty Aghyaran 214 SW 23:43159 John Griffin Finn Valley AC 99 M40 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Strabane AC 280 SW 24:48183 Alisha Cuskelly Lifford Strabane AC 26 JW 24:50184 Catherine quigley Lifford Strabane AC 42 SW 24:52185 aidan mcgrath Lifford Strabane AC 107 M40 24:52186 Linda Macbeth Raphoe Road Runners 274 SW 25:02187 Olivia Cuskelly Lifford Strabane AC 25 F40 25:05188 eddie breslin Lifford Strabane AC 76 M50 25:07189 patricia mullan Foyle Valley AC 63 F50 25:07190 Mark donaghey Lifford Strabane AC 145 M40 25:07191 Emma Bates Convoy AC 233 SW 25:07192 Sinead thornton Milford 7 F40 25:10193 Mia maguire Lifford Strabane AC 86 JW 25:11194 Liam Maguire Lifford Strabane AC 85 M40 25:11195 Gloria donaghey Finn Valley AC 262 F50 25:16196 Noel Heekin Sliabh Liag 247 SM 25:22197 Chris Mc Cay Melvin 180 M40 25:22198 Shaun O Donnell Swanlings 273 M50 25:23199 sinead mcdaid Aghyaran 213 SW 25:24200 Maeve Doherty Lifford Strabane AC 57 SW 25:29201 Catherine Devlin Mourne derg 143 F40 25:37202 Paul o brien Lifford Strabane AC 29 SM 25:45203 Doreen Laird 234 F40 25:49204 Alex kennedy Lifford Strabane AC 45 M40 25:51205 Del kennedy 46 M40 25:55206 laura fowler Lifford Strabane AC 231 SW 25:57207 micky tinney 208 M40 26:02208 paddy mullen Melvin 217 M40 26:03209 John Mailey Convoy AC 191 M40 26:04210 Avril Doherty Inishowen AC 240 SW 26:05211 Eileen Morning Swanlings 141 F40 26:12212 Ellie Mc curdy Lifford Strabane AC 186 JW 26:16213 Sarah Gibson Lifford Strabane AC 139 JW 26:20214 Patrick Gibson Lifford Strabane AC 140 JM 26:24215 Kathleen craig Lifford Strabane AC 37 JW 26:37216 teresa mcmenamin Aghyaran 212 SW 26:39217 Billy Broaderick Killybegs swanlings 116 M50 26:42218 rhonda green Lifford Strabane AC 6 F40 26:44219 Edel Travers Tir Chonaill AC 126 SW 26:50220 danny doherty 80 SM 26:51221 Eamonn Porter 270 SM 26:55222 Jack Bradley 242 JM 27:01223 Emma Casey Lifford Strabane AC 269 JW 27:02224 Maddy mc curdy Lifford Strabane AC 185 SW 27:08225 Damian Logue Eglinton Runners 261 M50 27:19226 Hazel Long Raphoe Road Runners 256 SW 27:25227 Leanne Patterson KCR 257 SW 27:25228 Kay Bonner Convoy AC 187 F50 27:28229 Theresa McCrudden 245 F45 27:30230 Yvonne Cairns Lifford Strabane AC 9 F45 27:34231 Paula jansen Finn Valley AC 52 SW 27:39232 Caroline Mc crudy Lifford Strabane AC 114 F45 28:07233 Lauren Mc Cready Swanlings 181 JW 28:17234 garbh maguire Melvin 149 M40 28:20235 bernie devine Melvin 152 F45 28:23236 Grainne Rice Lifford Strabane AC 112 F45 28:30237 Martin Rouse Lifford Strabane AC 113 SM 28:32238 brigid mcbride Lifford Strabane AC 229 F50 28:34239 Gerard sharke Swanlings 179 M50 28:42240 Dympna Mc clements Omagh Harriers 197 F45 28:55241 roisin conwell Fit Fast Gym 176 F40 29:03242 Nicole Gregg Convoy AC 263 SW 29:22243 brian mcmahon Melvin 203 M50 29:30244 noel mcnulty 77 M50 29:30245 emma alcorn springwell running club 73 JW 29:36246 kevin guyler 75 SM 29:36247 Beatriz Kasner 244 JW 29:37248 Tracey Lynch 284 F40 29:37249 Paul Gore Melvin 28 SM 29:47250 Amanda Toland 248 SW 29:51251 Farrah Steveson Lifford Strabane AC 13 JW 29:53252 ann devine 110 F50 30:01253 Teresa Kirk Lifford Strabane AC 227 F50 30:04254 patricia O Brien KCR 266 F50 30:04255 lisa laffery Fit Fast Gym 174 SW 30:48256 Ann Strain Convoy AC 264 F45 30:48257 joesephine mccrea 150 F50 31:36258 joan kelly 206 F45 31:38259 sean coyle 151 M50 31:44260 Louise Goudie Raphoe Road Runners 258 SW 31:47261 leeann melaugh Lifford Strabane AC 41 SW 31:47262 eileen maguire Melvin 146 F45 31:52263 Martina Mc Laughlin Mourne derg 142 SW 32:07264 Suzanna Higgins PACE Running 268 JW 32:10265 Gerard Maxwell Lifford Strabane AC 238 M50 32:23266 Aideen McGrory 241 SW 32:25267 finola mcbride Melvin 177 F45 32:31268 Shona Catterson Melvin 93 SW 32:31269 Orla mc elwee Melvin 94 F45 32:32270 margaret mcgarvey Lifford Strabane AC 228 F50 32:40271 Sean Morris 165 SM 32:40272 Alice Mc Connell 246 SW 33:06273 Kate mullen Lifford Strabane AC 34 F45 33:06274 jacqueline cleary Lifford Strabane AC 147 F45 33:33275 Elaine Cresswell Melvin 96 F45 33:40276 melissa alcorn 74 F50 33:50277 Lucia Riversdale 1 SW 33:57278 redge Riversdale 3 F40 33:57279 manda Riversdale 2 F40 33:58280 Rosemary Connolly Finn Valley AC 250 F50 34:00281 Alistair McCready 236 M40 34:29282 Victoria Mc Connell 271 SW 34:35283 Colleen O Brien Aghyaran 265 SW 36:27284 Geraldine Clarke 178 F40 42:52ALMOST 300 TAKE PART IN LIFFORD 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: July 13th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Council named overall winner of the ‘Road Safety Award 2016’


first_imgDonegal County Council has been named overall winner of the “Road Safety Award 2016” in the Excellence in Business Awards by the Public Sector Magazine.This is the second year in succession that Donegal County Council has won the award. The Public Sector Magazine is a quarterly publication which is distributed to all departments in the public sector, semi state bodies and civil service.The public sector employs over 300,000 workers and it represents an important market which offers considerable potential to Irish companies and service providers.Donegal County Council and the Donegal Road Safety Working Group are delighted to accept this award for their work in promoting road safety awareness.Cllr. Terence Slowey, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council believes that road safety still is a major challenge in Donegal saying “Increasing road safety awareness is extremely important and saving lives on our roads requires persistence. Young and old must be taught about road safety – even experienced drivers need reminding of it on a regular basis”. He added “young driver safety is a high priority especially here in Donegal and all of us are trying to find effective and acceptable ways of reducing the risk that these young people face. The educational approach we are taking is raising awareness among drivers who are generally focused on driving safely, but still need reminding of their responsibilities, but a different strategy will need to be found to tackle the reckless minority who wilfully take to the wheel while unfit to do so – or who deliberately drive in a dangerous manner”.Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer said “the continued loss of lives on our roads, whatever the cause, is a sharp reminder that we can never be complacent when it comes to saving lives. Whatever the next set of road safety statistics show, one thing is certain, road safety will still require our continued shared efforts if we want to make our roads safe”.“I would appeal to all road users, to please make the right decision when using the road. This means wearing a hi-viz jacket and being seen if you are walking, running, cycling or riding a motorbike. Slow down if you are a driver, especially when sharing the road with vulnerable road users. Everyone needs to wear a seat belt, front and rear on every trip and ensure that children are properly restrained. Never drive while distracted by a mobile phone and never drive while impaired, whether through drink, drugs or driver fatigue”.“Road users are ignoring these important messages and that is why we continue to have death and serious injury on our roads. As a community, we simply must stop the carnage we have witnessed on our roads. To date, 161 people have lost their lives on Irish roads, an increase of 30 on the same period in 2015, 10 of those deaths in Donegal. We all have to take responsibility for our actions and by sharing the road safely and working together we can all help prevent death and serious injury on our roads”.Council named overall winner of the ‘Road Safety Award 2016’ was last modified: November 8th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Government must give clarity to Agri-sector ahead of Brexit – McConalogue


first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue has criticised government efforts after it was announced lairage capacity near Cherbourg Port, France has been increased to hold an additional 400 animals.The Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture said it is alarming the Minister for Agriculture has welcomed this increase as it does not go near enough to ensuring Irish farmers are in a position to export dairy bull calves.He said “We are at the peak of the export season, yet little seems to be done by government to aide those in the industry. The farming community is crying out for additional capacity for exporting their produce but this has not materialised. “I understand there is room for even more lairage capacity in Cherbourg, up to 600 additional spaces according to some estimates. Robust efforts from government on behalf of the Agri-sector is needed to have this expanded.“The beef sector is in crisis. The ongoing export issues combined with the news of tariffs on exports to the UK from the Republic have caused great anxiety in the sector. The Minister must give assurances to the farming community as we navigate the next number of weeks post Brexit,” concluded Deputy McConalogue.Government must give clarity to Agri-sector ahead of Brexit – McConalogue was last modified: March 14th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Opinion: I’m boycotting the San Francisco Giants, and here’s why


first_imgCharles B. Johnson, principal owner of the San Francisco Giants, is free to support financially the racist people or causes of his choice. And as someone who has followed the Giants and dumped a considerable amount of money on Giants tickets and merchandise for more than 40 years, I am free to divert my discretionary income elsewhere as long as Mr. Johnson is on the scene.That’s how America works. That is how business works. I am hereby financially boycotting the team of my youth. But Johnson …last_img


49ers vs. Chiefs: 3 studs, 3 duds


first_imgSANTA CLARA – Three exhibitions complete, three victories in hand and time now to reveal the three studs and three duds from the 49ers’ 27-17 win Saturday night at Kansas City:THREE STUDS1. Quarterback Jimmy GaroppoloNo one faced more pressure to thrive, aside from those desperados on the roster bubble. Garoppolo rallied. He got past his short shift in Denver. He blocked out the emotions of returning where he injured his knee. He regained his accuracy after early misses, and he came away …last_img