The Monrovia Consolidated School System Teachers Association, (MCSSTA) has respectfully called on the political leader of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC), Mr. Simeon Freeman, to apologize to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for what they termed an “insult” to the Liberian leader.The group said the leader of MPC has failed to recognize Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as the sitting President of Liberia by making derogatory remarks about the President.“We are calling on the political leader of the (MPC), Simeon Freeman to kindly apologize to our President for using the media to call the Liberian leader the most irresponsible leader Liberia has ever produced and the most corrupt leader in the history of the presidency of Liberia.”Speaking to the Daily Observer on Monday, February 10, the general secretary of the MCSSTA, Samuel M. Nyanuh, said that Simeon Freeman’s words represented gross disrespect to the presidency and to the citizens of Liberia.Mr. Nyanuh wondered what precedent the MPC political leader was setting as a politician, describing Simeon Freeman’s statement as unfortunate and not to be taken into seriously.According to the MCSSTA head, this is not only an insult to the President, but the entire citizenry of Liberia because it takes irresponsible people to elect an irresponsible person as leader.Mr. Nyanuh said the political leader made an error and hopes that Simeon Freeman recognizes this and sincerely apologizes to President Sirleaf.It may be recalled that reacting to the President’s Annual Message the MPC’s political leader, on Monday, February 3, described the Liberian leader as the most irresponsible and corrupt leader Liberia had ever produced.Mr. Freeman said the Liberian leader made many promises to the citizens including the creation of 20,000 jobs, electricity, and other items, that he said had not materialized over the past eight years.He called on President Sirleaf to recommit herself to the Liberian people and live by the promises she had made.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
January 14, 2020
The Liberian government and its partners, as well as the Liberian people are gradually winning the fight against the Ebola virus disease (EVD), but there is still much concern, especially in Montserrado County, where over half of the nation’s population resides.Latest statistics on the Ebola virus disease indicate that there have been only 26 new deaths across the country with most fatalities occurring in Montserrado County, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has disclosed. The President made the disclosure when she addressed the weekly prayer service for the Executive Branch of Government officiated by the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) last Friday at the old Providence Baptist Church on Broad Street.President Sirleaf also revealed that as of December 2, 2014, nine of Liberia’s 15 counties have reported no deaths in recent weeks, signaling a drastic decline compared to previous reports.She attributed the considerable decline in Ebola deaths to God’s mercy. She said the remarkable progress made was also due to the sacrifices made by health practitioners, some of whom lost their lives, and others who took upon themselves to carryout awareness throughout the country. “We owe it [the progress] first and foremost to God, our healthcare workers – doctors, nurses, physician assistants, those who serve in the treatment units, the many who died, the Liberian people themselves – the thousands and thousands of them who embraced the treatment protocol, as well as the various groups – joint church, non-governmental organizations, women and youth, among others – who went out in the communities on awareness programs. We owe it to them,” the Liberian President told the congregation.President Sirleaf asked for a moment of silence and for a prayer in honor of all the victims of the Ebola virus disease. “As we memorialize those who are dead, let us also make a commitment to reach out and to show to somebody who’s sick, not necessarily with Ebola, but who’s in need or hungry,” she urged.She further added that as Liberians approach the Christmas season, “We should remember them and continue to pray to God to give us the strength and courage to keep up what we’re doing and to show gratitude to Him for His blessings.”The weekly prayer service, according to the organizers, is to thank God for His bountiful mercies on the country and to pray to God for deliverance from the EVD. Already the Legislative and Judicial Branches of Government have separately attended the LCC prayer service.In an update on the epidemic, the President reported that more than 50 percent of the beds are empty in the Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) built across the country. Although the initial plan was to build 17 ETUs in all, the number is being scaled down, said the President.The job is not finished, President Sirleaf cautioned; rather Liberians need to keep up the precautions. “We need to continue the awareness; we need to strengthen the communities even more that have taken on the responsibility and the obligation to do the contact tracing, to respond to those who are quarantined.”“We need to encourage and work with them. Those groups that have been working in the communities, we want to encourage them to continue to do so,” she urged, warning that Liberians cannot put their guard down because progress is never concluded until the experts, the World Health Organization, say the country is Ebola-free.She stressed the need to rebuild the country’s regular healthcare facilities across the country so that when those who get sick go to a clinic or hospital they will be able to receive proper treatment. This, she termed is the next step in the fight against the EVD.She also noted that Government has to continue with its economic recovery program to fight poverty, adding, “When people have jobs and an income they are in a better position to take care of their sanitation and personal hygiene, which are necessary to fight this disease.” She expressed strong conviction that Liberia could be Ebola-free by Christmas.During the service, prayers were offered for the nation, especially the Executive Branch and the people of Liberia, while the choirs of the Providence Baptist Church and the Soul Cleansing Clinic of Jesus Christ offered melodious songs of praise and worship.In his vote of thanks, Rev. Dr. Kortu Brown blessed God “for what our eyes see, what our ears hear”, noting that God is in control and He will be glorified. Dr. Brown acknowledged that the past few months have been a tough time, but God is tougher.He has predicted that God will uplift Liberia and urged President Sirleaf to take courage. He noted that there will be many trials and tribulations, but urged the President: “Don’t give up’ keep going on. God will glorify His name in Liberia.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
January 14, 2020
The Israeli medical team (from left): Dr. Ronella Marom, Prof. Ariel Many and Dr. Ronit Almog at Redemption Hospital with Dr. Paul Whesseh, Medical Director of the hospital(Photo: Ziv Koren)A four-person medical delegation from “Bringing Lives Into the World”, an organization of the Ichilov Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Israel, has concluded a week-long training and assessment tour of four government health facilities in Liberia.The head of the delegation, Dr. Ronit Almog, told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview on Friday, March 22 in Monrovia, that their visit was in response to the recent official visit by President George M. Weah and Minister of Health, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, to Israel earlier this month. The delegation’s visit was also facilitated by the Liberia International Shipping and Corporate Registry (LISCR) Trust.The during their assessment in Liberia, the team toured four health facilities namely; John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK) and the Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, as well as the Phebe Hospital and the C. B. Dunbar Maternity Hospital in Gbarnga, Bong County.Dr. Almog said the main objective of her team’s visit was to conduct a needs assessment that will inform future medical missions to Liberia. She said the expectation of her team is to also see the implementation of a program in Liberia that will reduce the maternal morbidity and mortality, the newborn mortality.“Israel is one of the countries with the lowest infant and maternal mortality and morbidity rates in the world and therefore, we feel obliged to share our knowledge and experience,” she said.The delegation also gave lectures and practical instructions and hands-on trainings to professional nurses and doctors and worked with them to develop continuous care for the pregnant mothers, during delivery of the newborn and infant care. Specific training included pregnancy follow-up, identifying high risk women, triage, obstetrical complications and management, fetal monitoring, instrumental deliveries, neonatal assessment and resuscitation, treatment of the newborn during the early neonatal period etc.“We also conducted a plan to treat the newborn and do follow up during the first few months of life. We brought basic equipment that assists in achieving our goals,” she stated.In addition to making clinical rounds with the Liberian doctors at the various hospitals and interacting with patients, the medical team provided few medical supplies including latex gloves and face masks, as well as medical devices such as defibrillators, fetal monitors, doppler, blood pressure and saturation monitors, as well as a device for vacuum delivery, which is useful in situations where there is lack of electricity.“For us,” Dr. Almog stressed, “the most important thing we brought to share is our knowledge and experience, especially on how to use the equipment.”The team of medical doctors included Dr. Ronit Almog, Director of “Bringing lives into the world” and a specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology for about 20 years; Prof Ariel Many, is a specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology for about 25 years; Dr. Ronella Marom, a Pediatric specialist and subspecialist in Neonatology for 20 years; and Ziv Koren an internationally known documentary photographer whose work has been published in leading magazines, such as Time magazine, and several books and exhibitions.Though a relatively new organization, Bringing Lives Into the World has done medical missions in Burma, Myanmar and Ethiopia. In late January, the organization donated 60 beds to the JFK Hospital.The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) in Israel is also the largest acute care facility in Israel that, treats about 400,000 patients and hosts 1.8 million patient visits per year. It has a 1500-bed world-class governmental academic medical center and serves a population of one million people, including residents from the greater Tel Aviv area and visitors to the metropolis.The visiting medical delegation said they were very impressed with the doctors they met at the various hospitals, including Dr. Kou Geah of the C.B. Dunbar Hospital, where they spent two and a half days; and Dr. Paul Whesseh, Medical Director of Redemption Hospital. Some of the doctors they met, Dr. Almog said, “have a high degree of commitment to the communities they serve.” Generally, especially from the team’s interactions with patients, she noted that there are people with a passion for positive change, in spite of the less fortunate conditions in which they find themselves. The Israeli medical team was invited to Liberia by the Minister of Health, Dr. Wilhemina Jallah. (From left) Dr. Ronella Marom, Dr. Ronit Almog and (far right) Prof Ariel Many. (Photo: Ziv Koren) Israeli medical team with Dr. Kou Geah and staff of the C.B. Dunbar Hospital (Photo: Ziv Koren) At C.B. Dunbar Hospital doing neonatal ICU rounds (Photo: Ziv Koren) Conducting rounds in the pediatric department at Phebe Hospital (Photo: Ziv Koren) A training demonstration on neonatal resuscitation at C.B. Dunbar Hospital in Gbarnga, Bong County (Photo: Ziv Koren) At. C.B. Dunbar Hospital, demonstrating an electronic blood measurement device (Photo: Ziv Koren) At C.B. Dunbar Hospital, performing a C-section operation with Dr. Kou Geah (Photo: Ziv Koren) Prof. Many doing ultrasound rounds at JFK Medical Center (Photo: Ziv Koren) At C.B. Dunbar Hospital, Dr. Kou Geah receives an electronic blood measurement device from the Israeli medical team. (Photo: Ziv Koren) At C.B. Dunbar Hospital, Prof. Many demonstrates how to operate a defibrillator (Photo: Ziv Koren)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
January 12, 2020
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – First it was three, but now five local lacrosse players will be going to the BC Summer Games this year.Travis Domeij, Max Dobson, and Kyle Robertson were announced to have made the cut on the Zone 8 Cariboo-North East Box Lacrosse team, which also includes players from Williams Lake, Quesnel, and Prince George.The trio have each been playing lacrosse for between five and six years, and say that they were surprised to have learned that they made the cut during tryouts that were held last month in Prince George. Though they are currently in their final years of Midget, the players hope to make a big impression on scouts from various teams in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island, where lacrosse has enjoyed a much larger historical following than in the Peace Region. Even if they don’t manage to turn scouts’ heads, Dobson, Domeij and Robertson say that they’re still very excited to be representing the Energetic City at the Games, and hope that their success in the sport will allow it to grow and entice other kids in the region to play the game.- Advertisement -Earlier this week, it was announced that two more players had made the cut, this time to the Zone 8 Field Lacrosse team. Peter McAdie and Cayden Frenett are both teammates of Domeij, Dobson, and Robertson on the Fort St. John Midget lacrosse team. McAdie is an eight-year veteran of the sport, while Frenett is only in his second year. Both players are incredibly excited to be representing the BC Peace Region at the Summer Games, which take place in Abbotsford, July 21st to the 24th.While the pair may be a bit nervous about playing on a team against other regions across the province, the pair say that years of playing hockey mean that they won’t have much of an issue transitioning between the rules of the two sports. Body checking is legal in field lacrosse, while cross-checking isn’t. In box lacrosse, those rules are reversed.All five Fort St. John minor lacrosse teams are in action this weekend, when they head to Mackenzie for their final games of the regular season.Advertisement
January 11, 2020
INDIAN WELLS – Young Americans Vania King, Ahsha Rolle and Bethanie Mattek advanced to the second round of the Pacific Life Open on Thursday. The 18-year-old King, from Long Beach, beat Kateryna Bondarenko of the Ukraine 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. The 21-year-old Mattek, from Miami, routed Brenda Schultz-McCarthy of the Netherlands 6-1, 6-1; and the 21-year-old Rolle, also from Miami, beat Anastasiya Yakimova of Belarus 6-4, 2-6, 6-0. Other Americans weren’t as fortunate, though. Ashley Harkleroad retired because of a left abdominal strain while trailing Vasilisa Bardina of Russia, 6-0, 3-0, and Lilia Osterloh dropped a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 decision to Italy’s Romina Oprandi. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! King lives in Long Beach, but was born in Monterey Park. She turned pro last year and turned 18 last month. The former Poly High star was accepted at Stanford, before deciding to turn pro. Top-ranked Maria Sharapova of Russia, the defending champion, will open play today against Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands. The men’s field did suffer one loss Thursday when Xavier Malisse of Belgium, a winner of two tournaments already this season, withdrew because of a right wrist injury. On Wednesday, Elena Dementieva announced that she was withdrawing from the tournament because of a right rib injury. She joined No. 2 Justine Henin, No. 3 Amelie Mauresmo and No. 5 Kim Clijsters on the list of the top names missing from the 96-player field.
January 6, 2020
“We can confirm that the club has tonight parted company with head coach Paul Clement,” the club said on its Twitter account.Clement is the sixth Premier League manager to lose his job so far this season, following the dismissals of Frank de Boer (Crystal Palace), Craig Shakespeare (Leicester City), Ronald Koeman (Everton), Slaven Bilic (West Ham) and Tony Pulis (West Brom).Swansea’s owners will be banking on fresh impetus from a new boss to lift the team up the table, with the likes of Leicester and Everton boosted by new appointments in recent weeks.“To change the manager, especially at only the halfway point of the season, is the last thing we wanted to do as a club,” said Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins in a statement.“We had three different managers last season and as a result we all wanted to give Paul as much time as possible to turn things around.“But we felt we couldn’t leave it any longer and needed to make a change to give us the best chance of an uplift and a turnaround in fortunes with the club bottom of the Premier League.”Jenkins praised Clement’s role in helping keep the club in the English top flight last season.He took over at Swansea in January, replacing Bob Bradley, with the club bottom of the Premier League and tipped as odds-on favourites for relegation.But he masterminded four wins from his first six games, including an impressive victory at Liverpool, to earn himself the Premier League manager of the month award for January.Swansea lost last season’s leading scorer Fernando Llorente and midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson during the summer transfer window, severely weakening their squad.Former Derby manager Clement arrived at Swansea with a wealth of experience after working with some of the biggest teams in Europe as assistant manager to Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.Former West Brom boss Pulis and Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs are among the favourites to replace him.Assistant coaches Nigel Gibbs and Karl Halabi have also left Swansea.The club said they would give supporters a further update within 24 hours.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Swansea City on December 20, 2017, announced the sacking of manager Paul Clement, with the club rooted at the bottom of the Premier League © AFP/File / Geoff CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 20 – Swansea City sacked manager Paul Clement on Wednesday after less than a year at the helm as the Premier League’s bottom club desperately search for a way out of the relegation mire.As the season approaches its halfway point, the Welsh side are already four points adrift of safety following Monday’s 3-1 defeat at Everton, with just three wins in their first 18 Premier League matches.
December 30, 2019
Guus Hiddink will reset Chelsea’s ‘soft’ targets for the remainder of the season after the Blues beat Norwich 2-1 to move within five points of fifth-placed Manchester United.Kenedy scored the fastest goal of the Premier League season after only 39 seconds before Diego Costa controversially doubled the lead just before half time.Despite Nathan Redmond’s goal for the Canaries, Chelsea held on to move up to eight position and Hiddink believes the Blues can finish even further up the table.“When we started in December and we were one point off the relegation zone and then we made a soft target for Chelsea’s standards to get as soon as possible out of that relegation zone,” said the Dutchman.“We did it with success, with draws in the beginning and later victories.“You say we can relax now but we won’t do that, we will make a new target of going up and seeing where we can reach in the end.”
December 28, 2019
Photo PB180983: Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle, Mayor of Letterkenny, with Dan Armstrong, Chairman of the Ulster Dancing Council at the launch of the Ulster Dancing Championships in Letterkenny.Oireachtas Rince Uladh/Ulster Irish Dancing Championships 2015 is taking place in Letterkenny this weekend.It is estimated that in excess of 10,000 people will attend the championships from all over Ulster and its bordering counties during this four-day major event.Irish dancing is becoming more popular than ever before and this will be a magnificent showcase for those young (4yrs – 21yrs) performing and competing in the traditional art of dancing at national and world level as well as for the impassioned audience it attracts from all over the global community.It adds a festival dimension to the gateway town as an out-of season event and will benefit Letterkenny and its neighbouring towns economically, socially and culturally. The success of the Ulster Dancing Championships event in County Donegal to date has resulted in the imminent return of Oireachtas Rince Uladh to Ballbofey in 2016.A Céad Míle Fáilte is extended to everyone who wishes to view and experience Irish Dancing at its ultimate best and to explore what the Ulster Dancing Championships event holds in store for the avid Irish dancing enthusiasts and local communities. This event is being hosted in the Mount Errigal Hotel for four whole days in the form of high class competitive entertainment. Donegal County Council recognises the value of this annual cultural event and is delighted to be providing financial support to the event through the Tourism and Strategic Development Fund initaitivesIT’S RINGLETS AND COSTUMES GALORE AS LETTERKENNY HOSTS ULSTER DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: November 20th, 2015 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)
December 26, 2019
How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday cracker How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow RANKED smart causal The 26-year-old will be allowed to leave the club following their relegation from the Premier League last season.He had been representing his country at the World Cup, but his involvement ended when Sweden beat them 1-0 in the last 16.Shaqiri has been at Stoke since 2015 when the Potters paid Inter £12m for him. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware possible standings Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT predicted REVEALED shining Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Liverpool will try and make Stoke City’s Xherdan Shaqiri their third signing of the summer.The Reds have already snapped up Naby Keita from RB Leipzig and Fabinho from Monaco, with the Switzerland international now firmly in their sights.According to the Telegraph, Liverpool have opened negotiations with Stoke and want to trigger the player’s release clause, which is believed to be around £13million. 1 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED LIVERPOOL NEWS Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era?
December 25, 2019
Colm Anthony Mc Fadden battles well to hold on to this ball in Ballysannon on Sunday evening. Donegal eventually won on a scoreline of 1-19 to 3-07. Photo Brian McDaidAt one stage at Fr Tierney Park, it appeared that Donegal were going to lap Louth they were that far ahead in this National League Division Two game.But a combination of laid back play and no less that three goals from the Wee County, saw this turn into a much closer affair than it should have been.Donegal romped into the lead and led by a massive 0-12 to 0-1 after 31 minutes in front of an official crowd of 3,600. Scores from Michael Murphy, Com McFadden, Rory Kavanagh, Christy Toye, Dermot Molloy and Declan Walsh made it look like a masterclass in point-taking rather than a competitive league encounter.The visitors’ cause wasn’t helped by two black cards handed to Dessie Finnegan and Eoin O’Connor.Christy Toye and Leon Thompson go high to win this ball in the game in Ballyshannon on Sunday against Louth. Photo Brian McDaidLouth managed to snatch a fortunate goal as Paul Durkan dropped a ball to allow Shane Lennon to nip in to make it 0-13 to 1-1 at the break.You simply couldn’t see a way back at that stage. And almost twenty minutes into the second half, things hadn’t changed that much.Donegal had added some more points to their tally reflected on a scoreline of 0-16 to 1-3.But Brian White and Paddy Keenan ripped up that script as they both both the Donegal net as Louth played a direct brand of football and exposed the home defence.Suddenly it was a three point game and Donegal fans were left wondering if they were about to witness one of the biggest implosions under Jim McGuinness.Patrick Mc Brearty in control for Donegal in Ballyshannon against Louth. Photo Brian McDaidDelcan Walsh helped to steady the ship a minute later as he found the Louth net with a great strike to put six points between the teams again. McFadden, Murphy Kavanagh and Molloy helped add more points to make sure that daylight stayed between the two sides.Worringly however was the fact that Louth continued to breach the home defence on occasion with apparent ease and could have had at least one other goal.Louth continued to press hard until the final whistle and Donegal, to their credit, defended well in numbers when they needed to.The final scoreline read Donegal 1-19 to 3-7. What odds would Paddy Power have given on that at half-time?DONEGAL FINALLY PULL AWAY FROM LOUTH IN ROLLERCOASTER CLASH was last modified: March 30th, 2014 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:BallyshannondonegalLouthNational League