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Ancient Bassa Town Gets Anti-Ebola Materials

first_imgOne of Liberia’s oldest townships, Gluzon Town, over the weekend proudly and for the first time benefitted from pump-buckets, chlorine and soaps to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).Gluzon in the Bassa language means under the rope. It was founded in 1902, and is located in Louisiana Township, Upper Montserrado County. It has over 147 residents.Town Chief Elijah Davies, on behalf of the town, expressed appreciation to the local women and children’s group, Global Vision for Women and Children, Incorporated (GVWC),  for the Ebola prevention supplies.“We are happy, not because of the buckets, soaps and chlorine, but because it is the first time we have   received such things since the outbreak of Ebola in the country,” the town chief said.Mr. Davies, 38, encouraged other local and international institutions as well as their District Representative Josephine Francis, to emulate GVWC’s example.In a rather happy tone, the town chief stated that since the health crisis, none of his people have contracted or died from the virus.The town chief revealed that the three main strategies he used and is still using is frequently washing hands, avoid touching people and forbidding  strangers to sleep in the town.He named Otis Gaharpah, Jarkon Morris, and Randolph Williams, as the town’s watchmen.GVWC is based in the Old Road Community, Monrovia.According to its founder and executive director, Madam Catherine Johnson, makes similar donations in and outside of Monrovia as a way to intensify the anti-Ebola awareness and sensitization campaign.A 2007 retired Lab Technician at the John F. Kennedy Hospital, Madam Johnson said that prior to commencing their campaign, the self-supported organization designed a communication strategy geared towards combating the rapid spread of the world’s largest and most deadly Ebola virus epidemic.Utilizing prepared and approved Ministry of Health and Social Welfare awareness messages,   volunteers carried out community outreach and Jehovah Witness campaign (door-to-door) activities, especially in the Old Road community and the Township of Louisiana.The GVWC director stressed that the government and its international partners alone cannot eradicate the deadly Ebola outbreak in Liberia. Instead, it must take the collective effort of every individual, institution as well as development partners in the country to defeat the virus.Besides distributing assorted Ebola prevention materials, GVWC is also engaged in agriculture. It has 15 acres of land planted in cassava in Bomi County and eight acres planted in Gluzon Town.The organization is seeking partnership with other likeminded entities to strengthen its humanitarian efforts.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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I can get Gunners firing again, says Wenger

first_imgWenger’s side committed far too many errors once again as they slumped to a fourth straight defeat in the Premier League to all but end their hopes of finishing in the top four.The FA Cup holders had been knocked out at the first hurdle by Nottingham Forest earlier this year and they suffered a crushing loss to Manchester City in the EFL Cup final last weekend.The travelling fans voiced their dissent at management during and after the match having seen their team lose for the eighth time in 13 games across all competitions, but Wenger believes he can steady the ship.“It’s the first time it happens in my whole career, I must say,” the Frenchman told Sky Sports after Albion recorded their first win over the north Londoners in 36 years.“It’s not easy, but I have enough experience and enough desire to turn things around and I must say that, at the moment, when you need to stay in the game we are making a few mistakes at the wrong moments.“We have to stick together and focus. We have no other solution.”Asked if he thought the time had come to step aside, Wenger replied: “You focus on your job. These are always the questions you get when you are in the situation we are in.“You do your job and you do the right thing and the things you think are right for the team and that’s it.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s fourth straight loss piled the pressure on manager Arsene WengerLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 5- Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger feels he is still the right man for the job, despite a 2-1 defeat at Brighton on Sunday marking the club’s worst run in 16 years.The Seagulls raced into a 2-0 lead at the Amex Stadium thanks to goals from Lewis Dunk and Glenn Murray inside the opening half- hour, although Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled one back just before half-time.last_img read more

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African players in Europe: Salah ‘one of the best in the world’

first_imgSalah is joint leading scorer in the Premier League on 10 goals with another African, Gabon sharpshooter Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal.EnglandMOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)Fears over Salah’s demise as a goalscorer in the Premier League have been put firmly to bed. The Egyptian, 26, scored his second Premier League hat-trick for the club in the 4-0 rout of Bournemouth, taking his league tally to 10 this season.ANDRE-FRANK ZAMBO ANGUISSA (Fulham)Claudio Ranieri likened his team’s performance in the first half of a 4-1 defeat at Manchester United to lambs against wolves.Cameroon midfielder Anguissa, 23, showed some fight in the second half but received a second yellow card followed by a red just a minute after Fulham had pulled a goal back to make it 3-1.WILFRIED ZAHA (Crystal Palace)Zaha’s creative talent and goals were integral to Palace escaping the drop last season but he has not scored since mid-September.The club — with just one win in 11 Premier League games after Saturday’s loss at West Ham — are only two points above the relegation zone.They need the 26-year-old Ivory Coast international to fire.JEFFREY SCHLUPP (Crystal Palace)Ghana defender Schlupp, 25, scored his second goal of the season for Palace in the 3-2 defeat at West Ham.The 76th-minute header gave Roy Hodgson’s team hopes of a comeback from 3-1 down but they could not find an equaliser.ItalyALFRED DUNCAN/KHOUMA BABACAR (Sassuolo)/ALBAN LAFONT (Fiorentina)Sassuolo went two goals up just after the hour mark when Ghanaian Duncan broke through after pouncing on a poor clearance from Fiorentina’s Burkina Faso-born goalkeeper Lafont.Duncan then provided a pin-perfect assist for Senegalese striker Babacar to slot in from close range five minutes later.But the hosts threw away their two-goal advantage with Fiorentina scoring twice in the final minutes to snatch a 3-3 draw.ADAM OUNAS (Napoli)Algerian international Ounas claimed the second goal for Napoli with a stunning strike from distance five minutes before the break as Carlo Ancelotti’s side consolidated second place eight points behind Juventus with a 4-0 rout of Frosinone.It was the second goal in three days for the 22-year-old France-born forward in his second season with the Italian club.GermanyISHAK BELFODIL (Hoffenheim)The Algeria midfielder opened the scoring with a superb goal as Hoffenheim drew 2-2 against Wolfsburg.Belfodil met an Andrej Kramaric cross with a sweetly struck volley to rifle the ball into the bottom corner after just four minutes.AMINE HARIT (Schalke)The Moroccan international won a penalty for his side in a 2-1 derby defeat to arch rivals Borussia Dortmund.After Harit was fouled, Daniel Caligiuri converted from 12 yards to equalise before a late Jadon Sancho goal won it for Bundesliga leaders Dortmund.HAMZA MENDYL (Schalke)Fellow Moroccan Mendyl prompted a few raised eyebrows when he came on for injured striker Guido Burgstaller in the 36th minute against Dortmund.A left-back, Mendyl was forced to moonlight as a forward in the derby and cut a lonely figure.ANTHONY UJAH (Mainz)The Nigerian forward made Mainz ecstatic when he appeared to score a stoppage-time winner against Hanover, but the celebrations were cut short as the goal was ruled offside by VAR and the match finished 1-1.FranceLEBO MOTHIBA (Strasbourg)South African Mothiba scored his eighth Ligue 1 goal of the season to give eighth-place Strasbourg the lead for the second time in a 2-2 home draw with lowly Caen.FAYCAL FAJR/SAIF-EDDINE KHAOUI (Caen)Both Caen equalisers in Strasbourg came from north Africans with Moroccan Fajr claiming the first and Tunisian Khaoui the second, 10 minutes from time.NICOLAS PEPE (Lille)France-born Ivory Coast international Pepe salvaged a 1-1 home draw for second-place Lille against Reims with a 95th-minute goal, his 11th of the league campaign.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (R) takes the ball around Bournemouth’s Bosnian-Herzegovinian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (L0 in the build-up to scoring his third goal, Liverpool’s fourth during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on December 8, 2018. © AFP / Glyn KIRKPARIS, France, Dec 10 – Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe called Egyptian Mohamed Salah “one of the best (footballers) in the world” after he scored a hat-trick for Liverpool against his club at the weekend.Salah was once again the outstanding African performer in the major European leagues with his treble helping Liverpool triumph 4-0 and replace Manchester City at the top of the table.last_img read more

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A Bad First Date

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Imagine you are on a first date. Your suitor has been badgering you for this date for a long time, and you’ve finally relented. Now, the person with whom you on this date sits down to dinner and begins to talk about themselves. Endlessly. I mean, seriously, it never ends.Your date tells you everything that you might ever want to know about them, and they tell you even more about things in which have absolutely no interest.You know this just an awful first date, isn’t it?Why then would you treat your initial meeting with your dream client this way? Why would you spend the majority of the time talking about you, your company, your product, and all the other things that make you so wonderful?A Better First DateDo you want to be better first date? Do you want to be immensely interesting and compelling to dream client? You can, but it’s more difficult than it sounds.The one thing that will make you most compelling and most interesting to your dream client is your ability to listen to them. That’s it. Listen.Listening is the ultimate act of caring. It tells your first date that they are, to you anyway, the most interesting thing in the whole world. Listening telegraphs your intentions. It demonstrates that you are going to discover what your date values, what’s important to them.When you talk about yourself, your company, and you’re offering you’re telling your dream client that as far as you’re concerned you are the most interesting thing in the world. Maybe you did hang the Moon and the Sun in the sky. But if you want your date to feel like you hung the Moon and Sun in the sky, you listen.Too much you, you’re boring. Very little you with a true interest in them, you’re fascinating.A few weeks ago, a client told me how much they enjoyed our conversation. We were together for over an hour. Maybe I spoke six complete sentences.last_img read more

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10 months agoKeane: Man Utd must sell Pogba

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Keane: Man Utd must sell Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Roy Keane says Paul Pogba needs to be sold.Pogba watched on from the bench as United lost 3-1 at Liverpool yesterday.”I think the players are giving everything. I think there’s one or two players not on top form, Pogba on the bench,” Keane told Sky Sports. “Come the summer you move him on, he’s left United before. I just think they’re short, defensively they’re short.”Man United that’s where they’re at, I guess fourth is the best they can get. If you came down from the Moon and knew nothing about Manchester United, you’d think they were an average Premiership side.”Some of these players are not good enough.” last_img read more

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Seth Rogen Announces James Francos Bar Mitzvah

first_imgSeth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity (HFC) today announced the theme of the fourth annual Hilarity for Charity Variety Show: James Franco’s Bar Mitzvah!HFC is a movement led by the couple to inspire change and raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease among the millennial generation.This year’s HFC Variety Show will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The flagship Los Angeles Variety Show is creating the next generation of Alzheimer’s advocates through evenings filled with music and comedy. Each year, the HFC Variety Show has a new theme and this year the organization is excited to throw James Franco his Bar Mitzvah.“Ever since I’ve known James, he’s been talking about wanting a Bar Mitzvah. We’re excited to see him finally become a man while also helping us raise awareness and funds for people living with Alzheimer’s and towards research that will lead to a cure,” said Rogen. “And in celebration we’ll also have a mohel and a live bris for James at the event. You don’t want to miss it.”Miller Rogen, whose mother was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 55, said, “Five million Americans are currently living with the disease and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., yet it is the least funded and the only one with no treatment whatsoever.” She continued, “I hope we’re able to capture the attention of more young people, and get the disease the type of funding it deserves.”Past shows have drawn some of Hollywood’s biggest names with performances and appearances by Paul Rudd, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruno Mars, Jack Black, Samuel L. Jackson, Nick Kroll and many more! In 2014 the Prom Night themed Variety Show raised nearly $1 million. The lineup for this year’s Variety Show will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 11, 2015 at hilarityforcharity.org.last_img read more

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham make World Cup bet

first_imgWhen Sweden and England face off today, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham will have an extra incentive to cheer for their homelands.Betting on World Cup games is something many people enjoy, but when celebrities do it, they take it to a new level.Case and point, this:The terms of the deal have been set ? #SWEENG pic.twitter.com/9bJ3D5nHWv— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) July 6, 2018Zlatan and Becks are both world superstars currently doing business in the United States. That doesn’t mean they’re not passionately watching the 2018 World Cup and cheering on their native Sweden and England. As destiny would have it, those teams play each other today for a place in the semi-finals.No stranger to provocations and pokes, Ibrahimovic offered to buy Beckham dinner if England wins, but wants a paid trip to Ikea in case Sweden ends up on top. Beckham didn’t back down. Instead, he upped the ante by offering to buy anything Ibrahimovic wants if Sweden wins. However, if the opposite occurs, Ibra would have to come to an England game at Wembley wearing an England shirt and eating fish and chips.Opinion: De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 We never thought we would see anything remotely like it, but now we can say that De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham.Nobody…LA Galaxy’s main attraction likes what Sweden has done so far (Independent.ie):“They have a big chance to win the World Cup. They beat Mexico (in the group stage) which was good. They made a big statement and by winning against the Swiss,” He also thinks controlling emotions is key in such a high-stakes game:“Now, it’s not only about how good you are, but there are a lot of emotions in the game. It’s a quarterfinal, and a lot of emotions come into the game. Whoever can handle that best has an advantage.and can’t wait to collect his prize:“When Sweden wins, let’s see what David Beckham tells me.”The two have known each other for quite some time. They faced off on the pitch many times over the years and also played together in PSG. This is nothing more than a friendly bet, and a fun one as well.last_img read more

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Arjen Robben remaining calm at Bayern Munich

first_imgBayern Munich winger Arjen Robben is refusing to panic after their surprising home draw with Ajax in the Champions League on TuesdayThe Bundesliga champions took an early lead at the Allianz Arena through Mats Hummels before Noussair Mazraoui put Ajax back on level terms 22 minutes later to settle the score at 1-1.It means that Bayern have gone three games without a win, but Robben is opting to remain calm and insists only a victory is needed to get them back on track,“There is always something coming from outside. We have to be realistic and to analyse our situation properly,” Robben told reporters.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Obviously, we are not used to it and it is not our goal. But as I said, it’s not possible that within a week, everything turns bad.“But that’s football, you need a victory to get back on track.”Bayern captain Manuel Neuer also believes that things will quickly turn around for Bayern, who will next host Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday in the Bundesliga.Niko Kovac’s side are second in Group E behind Ajax on goal difference with four points in the Champions League.last_img read more

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Broward declares cold weather emergency for 2nd night in a row

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Broward County officials have extended a cold weather emergency as a cold front passes through South Florida.The National Weather Service predicts temperatures will again plunge overnight on Wednesday, with wind chills in the mid to upper 40s.As result, county officials extended a cold weather emergency from 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to 9 a.m. Thursday.Officials have established cold night shelters for homeless individuals at the following locations:Pompano BeachPompano Beach City Hall100 W. Atlantic Blvd. (Southeast Corner)(Pickup location to go to a shelter)Fort LauderdaleThe Salvation Army1445 West Broward Blvd.(Shelter and Pickup Location)HollywoodBroward Outreach Center2056 Scott St.(Shelter and Pickup Location)Officials said if the weather forecast changes, shelters may be extended or canceled. For more information, call the Broward County Homeless Hotline – 954-563-4357 (HELP).Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Lea Michele Bebe Rexha To Serve As American Idol Duet Partners

first_imgNews Luis Fonsi, Sugarland and Cam also among those slated to perform with top 24 contestants on the popular singing competition TV show Renée FabianGRAMMYs Mar 2, 2018 – 5:01 pm Who knew when “American Idol” left the air in 2016 after 15 seasons it would be back for our viewing pleasure so soon? Now we’re just days away from the show’s reboot, and we’ve got some new intel on what viewers can expect from the singing competition we know and love.On March 2 “American Idol” announced the celebrity artists who will be joining the top 24 show contestants for a special evening of duets sometime in April. These include Banners, Aloe Blacc, Bishop Briggs, Cam, Colbie Caillat, Luis Fonsi, Andy Grammer, Lea Michele, Train’s Pat Monahan, Rachel Platten, Bebe Rexha, Sugarland, and Allen Stone.Previously announced judges for the series include Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, with Ryan Seacrest reprising his esteemed role as host.Will you be watching? The season premiere will air March 11 on ABC.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” Lea Michelle, Bebe Rexha Join “American Idol” lea-michele-bebe-rexha-serve-american-idol-duet-partners Lea Michele, Bebe Rexha To Serve As “American Idol” Duet Partners Facebook Twitter Email last_img read more

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