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Children’s Surgery International Returns on 5th Medical Mission to Firestone

first_imgA 25-member team, under the banner of the American Medical Charity—Children’s Surgery International (CSI)—has arrived in Liberia on its fifth medical mission to the Firestone Medical Center located in Duside, outside Harbel. The team, which touched down Friday, November 8, at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) in Margibi County, is expected to be in the country for about a week.Madam Lora Koppel, who coordinated some of CSI previous missions expressed delight to be back in Liberia and in particular at the Firestone Medical Center.The team, which comprises doctors, nurses, and other social workers are from renowned American medical institutions. They will, in partnership with the medical personnel at the Firestone Medical Center, perform free surgeries and other medical procedures on Liberian children afflicted by various kinds of facial deformities and other pediatric conditions.The Firestone medical staff treats about 9,000 patients each month with quality health care in various communities within the concession area. More besides, the Firestone Hospital is one of the best referral hospitals in Margibi County and the Republic Liberia. In addition, Firestone Liberia is partnering with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and UNICEF to store and administer vaccines that help prevent Liberians from range of diseases. The Firestone Medical Center also works with the Ministry of Health for the control of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Firestone employees and their dependants do receive free medical care at this facility. People in need of medical treatment from around the country come to Firestone Liberia when they cannot find the treatment they need elsewhere.Furthermore, the Firestone Medical Center continues to play host to a number of medical students from several medical institutions around the country, including the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, at the University of Liberia, the Nursing Department of Cuttington University in Bong County, The Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA) at the J.F. Kennedy Medical Center, and the Phebe School of Nursing and Midwifery, among others. The Firestone Medical Center continues to make available its improved health infrastructure as well as expertise to these health institutions for the advancement of knowledge in support of the human resource development of Liberia. In appreciation of its support and commitment towards quality health care delivery system in Liberia, the Firestone Medical Center was presented a certificate of appreciation by the class of 2006/2007 of the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine as the most cooperative clinical institution in the country.  Children’s Surgery International is a non-profit organization providing free surgical services in a safe and compassionate manner. The surgeries include reconstructive surgery for cleft lips and palates, facial deformities, urological malformations, and general pediatric surgery. This program also provides valuable training to doctors, nurses and technicians of the Firestone Medical Center. Since its maiden visit, the medical team, in partnership with their Firestone counterparts has performed nearly 600 free surgical operations on the children of Liberia and neighboring countries.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Court orders State to hand over forensic audit reports

first_imgGRDB fraud charges…or charges will be quashedHigh Court Judge, Justice Navindra Singh on Tuesday ordered the State to hand over a copy of the Forensic Audit report within five days, otherwise a permanent stay of prosecution will be granted against former Deputy General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Madanlall Ramraj.Back in May 2017, Ramraj along with former GRDB General Manager, Jagnarine Singh, were jointly charged with 17 counts of omitting to enter true entries of over $4.2 million into the company’s ledger, knowing that it was contrary to standard operating procedures between 2011 and 2012, at the company’s Lot 16-17 Cowan Street, Kingston head office.However last month, Ramraj moved to the High Court to get “an order for a permanent stay of proceedings, or an order quashing, vacating or setting aside the charges of Fraudulent Omission [case] pending before Georgetown Magistrates’ Court 2 in the Georgetown Magisterial District.”The application details that the impetus for the stay stems from the “failure of the prosecution to disclose a copy of the Forensic Audit Report on the Guyana Rice Development Board prepared by Nigel Hinds, Forensic Auditor, which formed the basis for certain investigations launched by the Special Organised Crime Unite (SOCU), as a result of which the Applicant was charged for the offence of Fraudulent Omission… to the Applicant or to the legal representative of the Applicant, constitutes a violation of Article 144 of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, more particularly, the right of the Applicant to be afforded facilities for the preparation of his defence and other protections of the law secured under and guaranteed by the said Article 144.”During Tuesday’s hearing of the fixed date application, Justice Singh after reading all the Affidavits and hearing arguments from the lawyers on both sides, found that the failure by the Prosecution to produce the Forensic Audit report violates the applicant’s rights under Article 144 of the Constitution, that is to say, that an accused person must be afforded adequate facilities for the preparation of his defence.To this end, the High Court Judge ordered that unless the Forensic Audit Report done by Nigel Hinds is produced by the prosecution to either Ramraj or his legal representatives within five days, a permanent stay will be granted  quashing, vacating and setting aside the charges of Fraudulent Omission, contrary to Section 104 of the Criminal Law Offences Act, Chapter 8, for which the Applicant is charged on case jackets numbered 6976, 6977, 6978, 6979, 6980 and 6981 of 2017, pending before Georgetown Magistrates’ Court 2 in the Georgetown Magisterial District.Ramraj was represented by Attorneys Mohabir Anil Nandlall, Manoj Narayan and Rajendra Jaigobin while the Attorney General was represented by State Counsel Oneka Archer-Caulder.The matter has been adjourned to June 8.last_img read more

CEAA to decide on proposed Silverberry Landfill expansion’s need for assessment

first_imgOTTAWA, O.N. — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is now accepting comments from the public on the proposed Silverberry Landfill Capacity Expansion Project.The CEAA will take those comments in consideration and make a decision as to if a federal environmental assessment is necessary.Next, the Agency will post a decision on its website stating whether an environmental assessment is required. If the Agency finds the need for one apparent, the public will have three more opportunities to comment on the project.- Advertisement -Written comments must be submitted by Mar. 10, 2016. They can be sent via e-mail to, or by mail to Silverberry Landfill Capacity Expansion Project/Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency at 410-701 West Georgia Street — Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6.Tervita Corporation’s proposal is to expand its Silverberry Landfill, which is about 50 kilometres north of Fort St. John. The expansion would increase the lifespan of the landfill by approximately 30 years — as well as increase its total capacity by 6,000,000 tonnes. Products accepted for disposal at the landfill are solid non-hazardous and select solid hazardous wastes.last_img read more

Delighted Klopp tells players to stay focussed

first_imgIt gives Liverpool a nine point advantage over Tottenham Hotspur who surprisingly slipped up 3-1 at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers and 10 over champions Manchester City, who play Southampton on Sunday.Klopp, though, kept his feet firmly on the ground especially with a potentially title-defining clash away at Manchester City on Thursday.“All over it was a good performance against a good opponent and our reaction (to going behind to an early goal) was just brilliant,” he told BT Sport.Klopp said Tottenham’s loss had not affected his players at all.“For sure Tottenham’s result people out there reacted, but not inside the dressing room where they were completely concentrated on the match and not allowed to have that influence our game.“That is how I want the team to stay which is to be concentrated nothing else.”Liverpool’s outstanding central defender Virgil van Dijk, who has added the solidity to a defence which was once a real weakness in the side, said they were not the finished article yet but it was a good moment to be a member of the Liverpool squad.“We still need to improve a lot of things but we are very happy with where we are at the moment we have to keep intensity high and continue in this way,” the 27-year-old told BT Sport.“Anything is possible. We are in a good way, it’s tough but it’s a great time to be a Liverpool player.”Van Dijk’s fellow defender Scottish international full-back Andy Robertson said the City game had been on their minds but they had so far done the business without letting it distract them.“(Manchester City) is a huge one,” the 24-year-old told BT Sports.“Everyone in the squad has been looking at it.“But in December we’ve knocked the games off one by one and we’ve now got a healthy lead. We look forward to it.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp says his Liverpool players must not get distracted by title talk after their 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal gave them a nine point lead © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 29 – Jurgen Klopp refused to get carried away with the growing expectation that Liverpool can lift the league title for the first time in 29 years saying his players must stay focussed after they thrashed Arsenal 5-1 on Saturday.Roberto Firmino’s hat-trick — the first by a Liverpool player against the Gunners since Peter Crouch in 2007 — as well as a goal apiece by Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane ensured Liverpool’s front three all scored in the same league game for the first time this season.last_img read more

Blood found in firefighter’s bed was red ink

first_imgA black former Pasadena firefighter who alleged he found blood multiple times on his bedding as part of ongoing acts of racism against him said today that sometimes the substance was just red ink. Carter Stephens made the acknowledgement while being cross-examined by Assistant City Attorney Hugh A. Halford. “It was in many cases simulated blood, red ink to simulate blood,” Stephens said. Stephens, of Los Angeles, filed the lawsuit against Pasadena in November 2006 in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging wrongful termination and perceived disability discrimination. He is asking for at least $600,000 in general damages. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAccording to the lawsuit, Stephens was hired as a firefighter by the Pasadena Fire Department in October 1987 and was involuntarily retired in January 2005 after being found unfit for duty. Yesterday, Stephens told the eight-woman, four man jury that supervisors and co-workers harassed him by leaving blood, urine, feces on his fire station bedding, and mucous on his uniform and personal clothes. He said they also scrawled swastikas and other symbols on his firefighter equipment and hid his badge on Martin Luther King’s birthday, all during various tours of duty at several of the city’s eight fire stations beginning in 1999. Stephens said he complained about many of the alleged abuses, but his supervisors did not take the matter seriously. However, under further questioning by Halford, Stephens said he never brought his concerns to the attention of council members Joyce Streator or Chris Holden, both of whom also are black. “I never considered that,” Stephens said. Stephens also said he never told the city attorney or the city manager. The former firefighter testified he was once fired from the Pasadena Fire Department after being convicted of charges relating to the flattening of car tires, but got his job back on an arbitrator’s ruling. In addition, Stephens was fired after nearly a year as a probationary firefighter with the Santa Barbara Fire Department despite being ranked first in his class, he testified. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Famed tailor’s widow loved flashy suits

first_imgMarried in 1933, the couple moved to Manhattan to open “Nudie’s for the Ladies,” which specialized in costumes for burlesque queens and chorus girls. That was where the couple first began to use rhinestones. After returning to Minnesota and having a daughter, Barbara “Nudie” Cohn in 1939, they moved to Hollywood to manufacture sportswear and western wear. Cohn decided he could create showier costumes for western stars. He moved to the San Fernando Valley to take custom orders out of his home, cutting suits on a ping-pong table in his garage.. In 1947, the couple opened a shop at Victory and Vineland in North Hollywood and started creating suits that sparkled with rhinestones. In 1963, the shop moved to Lankershim Boulevard. “She loved them,” Mendoza said of the suits. “The fact that they had such flair to them and they sparkled so much. Elvis Presley’s $10,000 gold lame suit from 1957? Classic Nudie. Robert Redford’s “The Electric Horseman” lighted shirt? Another Nudie creation. Other famous customers – many of whom became personal friends – included John Wayne, Ronald Reagan, Robert Mitchum, Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr., Cher, Johnny Cash, Gene Autry, John Lennon, David Lee Roth, George Harrison, Clint Eastwood and Arnold Schwarzenegger. At Nudie Cohn’s 1984 funeral, Dale Evans gave the eulogy. Daughter Barbara died in 1990 at age 52. Helen “Bobbie Nudie” Cohn will be interred next to her husband in the Courts of Remembrance at Forest Lawn in Hollywood Hills. Services, which will be held at Forest Lawn, are pending. Bobbie’s survivors include granddaughters Jamie Nudie Mendoza and Morelia Cuevas; great-grandchildren Desiree, Yvette and Marc Anthony; sister Edith Macho; and nephew Craig Pedersen. (818) 713-3663160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Bobbie Nudie, widow of the famously named tailor whose fantastically embroidered and rhinestone-studded suits clothed country music and western movie star for decades, has died at age 92. From Nudie’s Rodeo Tailors of North Hollywood, Nudie Cohn and Bobbie produced “Nudie suits” worn by stars from Roy Rogers to Robert Redford. “She was everybody’s sweetheart,” said granddaughter Jamie Mendoza, 44. “She was the woman behind the man, that stood by him and she ran the store.” After her husband’s death at age 81 in 1984, Bobbie kept on running the North Hollywood shop. She finally closed it in 1994, when she was 81. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventcenter_img Bobbie died Friday in Valencia. Born Helen Kruger on July 29, 1913, in Mankato, Minn., she met her future husband in 1933 when he came to stay at the boarding house her parents ran. Cohn was born Nuta Kotlyarenko in Kiev, Russia, in 1902. He got his distinctive American name in 1913 through a misunderstanding by an Ellis Island immigration clerk. A tailor’s apprentice, he also played mandolin, ran a shoeshine stand outside the Palace Theatre in New York, worked as an exhibition boxer named “Battling Nudie” and traveled to Hollywood to become a film cutter. He thought Helen’s name didn’t fit her sparkling personality and called her “Bobbie Nudie,” even though her legal name remained Helen Cohn. last_img read more


first_imgAGM 2012 –Many thanks to all who attended the AGM on Sunday December 2nd and to all who put their names forward to be apart of the committee for the oncoming year. The Officer Board for the year of 2013: Chairperson – Terence McGinley, Vice-Chairperson – John Boyle, Secretary – Stephanie Kyles, Assistant Secretary – Aaron Kyles, Treasurer – Margaret McNicholas, Assistant Treasurer – Marian Murrin, PRO – Daniel McGlynn, Registar/Childrens Officer – Kathleen Breslin and Oifig na Gaeilge/Coaching Officer – Dermot Gallier. Additional Executive Members are John O Donnell, Liam Kennedy, Cathal Byrne, Danny Byrne and the Player’s Representative – Adrian Nesbitt. Co. Board Deglates – Terence McGinley, Danny Byrne & John O Donnell, Southern Regional Board Deglates – John Boyle & Dermot Gallier & Park Committee Chairperson – Danny Byrne. Currently seeking a Chairperson for Finance Committee for the oncoming year. Managers to have their names in with Club Secretary the 31st of December 2012.  Royal Flush –Royal Flush Draw results for the weekend of 09/12/2012 were 10, 14, 16 & 19. There was no winner. Consolation prizes went to Caroline Sweeney, Frosses, Danny Gallagher, Loughmult & John O’Shea, Castlefreane. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €5920. 25 Card Drive – The 25 card drive continues this Wednesday night. There will also be a table for ladies for any interested. It commences at it’s usual time of NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 10th, 2012 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:Naomh Ultan Club Noteslast_img read more

Leeds United star swears live on Sky in foul-mouth rant at ref

first_img BEST OF revealed 2 tense Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez was just handed a £60,000 fine from the FA for praising referee Andre Marriner prior to their game with Crystal Palace.It seems almost certain Jansson will be facing a penalty of some sort for his crude comments. Jansson celebrates his equaliser, but was left fuming at the end of the game Realising what he had just said, the journalist pulled the microphone away and reminded the 27-year-old he was not permitted to use such language.However, he continued by saying: “I don’t care man.“This is a robbery from the referee so it feels bad.”When asked if he was unhappy with the referee’s performance, the Leeds’ cult hero replied sarcastically: “You think I should be that? No chance.” However, replays showed the forward was already on his way down before goalkeeper Billy Peacock-Farrell actually made contact.Later on, Simpson failed to spot substitute Sergi Canos throwing a headbutt at Ezgjan Alioski and also sent off Luke Ayling – much to the chagrin of the Elland Road faithful.Although Sweden international Jansson was able to rescue a point with a late header, the defender was clearly frustrated and let the referee know exactly how he felt.When asked how he felt by the Sky Sports reporter, Jansson replied: “Nothing, it feels s**t to be fair.” Pontus Jansson swore in his post-match interview and claimed referee Jeremy Simpson had committed ‘a robbery’ after Leeds United were held by Brentford.The man in the middle pointed to the spot in the second half after Ollie Watkins went down in the box in the second half. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update latest Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Most Popular Football Stories England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions silverware 2 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT It was a powerful header for the Sweden international Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos gameday cracker scrap last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Daily certainly isn’t going to cast the first stone when it comes to spelling.But we have to spare a thought for the good people of Castlefin.Last night the people of the border town were delighted when they featured on the BBC television weather forecast. But you would think after going to all that trouble that they would get the name right.Instead the Beeb were feeling a little generous and gave Castlefin two ‘n’s.Perhaps it’s all the warm weather that they reported as being on the way that went to their heads!  CASTLEFIN OR CASTLEFINN – BBC CAN’T MAKE UP THEIR MIND was last modified: August 8th, 2012 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:BBCcastlefinweather forecastlast_img read more


first_imgMISSING: Can you help a Donegal family find their beloved family pet?!The beautiful terrier cross went missing from the family on Wednesday afternoon in the Ballylawn area of Manorcunningham. The medium sized terrier cross is just THREE years old and has long golden/brown hair.He’s a much loved pet and the family is desperate to relocate him ASAP.If anybody has any information PLEASE contact Tony now on 087-6794722.CAN YOU HELP HEARTBROKEN FAMILY FIND THEIR BELOVED PET was last modified: July 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newslast_img read more