WaterAid Liberia, in partnership with WASH Stakeholders and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), has called on the government to strengthen the health care system through the provision of adequate water, sanitation and hygiene.The group made the call on Monday, August 8, in a joint communiqué addressed to the Ministry of Health. They want the government to give post-Ebola recovery for water, sanitation and hygiene the highest priority.Presenting the letter to Deputy Health Minister, Dr. Francis Kateh, the chairman of the Liberia WASH CSOs Network, Prince Kreplah, said the action by the group is intended to urge government to improve the health sector.Kreplah, however, commend the government for strides made to improve WASH in health care facilities across the country, adding that the government should exert more effort to deliver on its health and WASH promises.In response, Deputy Health Minister Kateh thanked WaterAid and WASH’s CSO partners for their continued work, and agreed that the issue of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are crucial to the health care delivery system of the country.Dr. Kateh, who is also the nation’s Chief Medical Officer, appealed to Liberians to take their health seriously, especially when it involves water.Following the presentation of the letter to the Health Ministry, a press conference was held to address key health and WASH issues.The Chairman of the Liberia NGOs Network, George Kayah, commended the government and development partners for steps taken to improve WASH and health care delivery but noted that despite these efforts there still remain serious deficiencies in water, sanitation and hygiene in rural communities, hospitals and clinics.WASH Coordinator at the Health Ministry, Wataku Kortima, disclosed that the government has put in place WASH protocols to ensure that water, sanitation and hygiene play a key role in the country’s health care delivery system.He urged collaborative efforts among CSO actors as well as Liberians to ensure that challenges affecting the health sector are resolved. The Health Ministry has started the training of health care workers on WASH protocols and the essence of WASH in health, he added.Speaking on behalf of the British Charity WaterAid in Liberia, Program Effectiveness Coordinator Samuel Quirmolue indicated that WaterAid will continue to support the government and local partners in the sector to improve WASH and make it accessible.Meanwhile, a baseline report released on water, sanitation and hygiene in health facilities in 2015 found out that about 95 percent of health care facilities do not meet the Ministry of Health’s standards on water quantity for all purposes.More than 50 percent of health facilities do not have a protected year–round source of water, and 20 percent do not have any protected source on site.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Charles B. Coffey, President, Press Union of Liberia – Advertisement – -PUL President CoffeyCharles B. Coffey, president of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), has accused the Deepening Democracy Coalition (DDC), convener of the 2017 Presidential debates, of soliciting money from politicians for their participation in the debates.The PUL pulled out of the DDC, following the the first presidential debate in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.Coffey told a news conference yesterday, that the union withdrew from the DDC for various reasons, including rumors that the DDC was solicitation money from some politicians to invite them to take part in the debates.“I never wanted to form part of a group that was soliciting money from politicians that could take part in the presidential debates,” Coffey said, adding that the PUL is a reputable institution and it would be wrong for it to be associated with soliciting money from politicians.“That act is wrong, unacceptable,” Coffey told yesterday’s news conference.Coffey said he had to withdraw the PUL from working with the DDC because he would be questioned by members of the union for being a part of the DDC with widespread rumors of soliciting money from politicians floating about.It may be recalled that a presidential candidate, Simeon Freeman, recently alleged that members of the DDC solicited US$10, 000 from him to participate in the presidential debate.Coffey said that the PUL also pulled out because of lack of accountability and collaboration from other members of the DDC.The debate, according to Coffey, is funded by donors and it was wise to withdraw since there was no transparency on how money provided was being spent.Coffey claimed that prior to pulling out of the DDC, he communicated twice with Lamii Kpargoi, its coordinator, asking for an audience with him concerning some reservations the union had regarding the presidential debate.In the letters, Coffey said he informed Kpargoi about the lack of accountability and insincerity that characterized the hosting of the debates.He alleged that Kpargoi was micromanaging activities of the DDC to the detriment of the PUL, which is a major partner in the project and said the action to break away from DDC was a collective one by his administration.Kpargoi has since denied the PUL’s allegations against him.Coffey further noted that the PUL never had any defined role relative to the activities outlined in the presidential debates and that its representatives were never recognized at the first debate.He said one person, Malcolm Joseph, played multiple roles, making the PUL to look like an irrelevant group.“Those of you who were at the first presidential debate, you saw the humiliation – one person serving as master of ceremony and making speeches as though we are irrelevant,” Coffey said.He said that Kpargoi failed to honor the PUL’s invitation for an amicable resolution of its concerns about the presidential debate, thus prompting its decision to pull-out.He has, meanwhile, described recent media reports linking the union to corruption in the awarding of the contract for its headquarters project outside the Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC) process as a work of the union’s detractors, terming the report as “false and misleading.”The PUL president said “the union has a lot of things to do” including seeking the welfare of its members, and made reference to a journalist colleague who is very sick.“See, our colleague is sick, and we don’t have money to help him nor seek foreign treatment for him. We have to unite as one group. Tearing each other apart will do us no good,” he pleaded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
After being absent from the entertainment arena for some time, Platinum Promotions will be hosting a massive Auto Expo on August 5, at the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC), Thomas Lands.According to organiser Mahendra Boodhoo, the event is expected to attract some of the best vehicles in terms of glitz and glamour, while those with the fancy lights, shining rims, and cleanest sound systems will all have the opportunity to win prizes.Boodhoo, a former racer and President of the GMR&SC, said the occasion was one for the family to enjoy, especially those with a deep appreciation for excellent-looking vehicles and those who just love to compete in such competitions.Boodhoo added that the Expo was open to all and over $1 million in cash prizes and trophies would be up for grabs for winners in the respective categories.Participants will compete in over 27 categories and word was that competitors were currently working feverishly to excite the fans with their thorough preparations.Among the categories to be contested are: Best Antique Bike, Mini Extreme Face Out Cars, Best Rims, Best Graphic Bus and Car, Cleanest SUV, Best Technician, and Biggest Bike.Additionally, Boodhoo disclosed that fans would be entertained throughout the day with displays set to commence at 14:00h, while the gates will be open from 12:00h.Advance tickets cost just $1500 per person.Also, a star-studded line-up of local entertainment talent is anticipated to grace the stage, including Granny Ivelaw, “Chiney Man” and “Chow Pow”.Interested persons can contact the organisers on 617-2651 or 627-2369.Some of the sponsors on board are: A Ali & Sons, GT Motorsports, Stag Beer, Caribbean Motor Spares and Ramchand Auto Spares.The official launch of the event will be held on Tuesday, at the GMR&SC from 15:00h.
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Danny Ings has turned down a move to Real Sociedad – to join Liverpool this summer. Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea were keen on the Burnley hot-shot, along with David Moyes’ Sociedad, but Ings has made up his mind to move to Anfield. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal and Manchester City are monitoring the progress of Cagliari midfielder Godfred Donsah after Tottenham watched the player earlier this season. (London Evening Standard)David de Gea is closing in on a new long-term Manchester United contract after Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti made it clear he is happy with his goalkeeping options. (Daily Mail)PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord have joined the chase for Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira. The 19-year-old is unlikely to sign a new contract at Old Trafford and is poised to leave in the summer. (Daily Mail)David Moyes wants to team up again with Bryan Oviedo and is planning a summer move to take the Everton player to Real Sociedad. (Daily Express)Alan Pardew has told Glenn Murray he won’t be leaving Crystal Palace on loan. The striker has attracted interest from Bournemouth. (South London Press)Juventus scouts will watch Sheffield United striker Diego de Girolamo play for Italy Under 20s on Wednesday. The Chesterfield-born forward is out of contract at the end of the season and Juventus are keen to recruit him for the summer. (Daily Mail)Brazilian great Ronaldo has confirmed he will come out of retirement to play for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. (The Sun)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Exclusive – Neville: Van Gaal should NOT be sacked if Man United fail to make the top fourExclusive – Carragher backs Liverpool to beat Man United to Champions League spotManchester United legend tells talkSPORT: ‘Liverpool’s form concerns me!’‘Man United will scrape in to the top four’ Neville tells talkSPORT – People’s Pundit Talking PointShock admission: I wish Man City stars played in red, says Man United hero‘The rules are wrong!’ – Liverpool legend blasts Matic/Barnes verdictExclusive – England coach Neville claims winter World Cup in 2022 is ‘right decision’Manchester United starlet has the potential to be ‘one hell of a player’, says NevilleExclusive – ‘Rooney isn’t a midfielder,’ Man United legend tells Van GaalExclusive – Kane eyes Euro 2015 Under-21s tournament despite expected senior team call-upEnrique dismisses reports linking Barcelona with Man City strikerArsenal and Tottenham were no competition for Atletico Madrid, claims France starMan City and Liverpool to rekindle interest in Lyon flyer?Tottenham target happy to remain with Serie A sideJuventus set for talks with long-term Liverpool target
*DISCLAIMER: Like Arsenal’s season ticket prices, this video is a joke.We’re only one game into the new season and already the pressure is mounting on Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.A home defeat to Liverpool with four goals conceded left Gunners fans fuming outside the Emirates on Sunday evening, providing entertaining scenes over on ArsenalFanTV.But Wenger has now spoken out against the Arsenal faithful in the press conference above! (At least he has according to our somewhat unreliable translator!)For more great videos, check out the talkSPORT YouTube channel here!
All over for another year then and in truth yesterday’s game played out as expected. Dublin were good without being great; Donegal were competitive without ever threatening to hit top gear.The reservations and doubts that have been simmering on the surface right throughout the year were still evident against The Dubs – slow kick outs, a reluctance or inability to shoot from distance and a more-porous-than-usual defence were factors in both Championship defeats suffered this Summer.Add in vastly reduced energy levels following a typically bruising Ulster campaign and Donegal were facing an uphill battle once the ball was thrown in. Dublin threatened to run riot early on. Diarmuid Connolly had two glorious goal chances but took neither. The first was brilliantly saved by Mark Anthony McGinley in a moment reminiscent of his predecessor’s stop against the same player two years ago.The Dubs’ long range efforts were fantastic with Connolly, Philly McMahon and Dean Rock all splitting the posts in front of The Hill in the first half.Most of the Dublin forwards were winning their individual battles although Neil McGee was outstanding from start to finish, not giving Bernard Brogan so much as a shot at the posts. Donegal were living off scraps. Frees from Michael Murphy and Patrick McBrearty just about kept them in the contest.Much was made of the perceived vulnerability of Dublin’s full back line in the lead in to the game and sure enough Murphy spent much of the first half alongside McBrearty in the full forward line, hoping to exploit it.Its one thing however having a plan to hit Michael with long ball, another executing that plan correctly. Time and again the delivery into the big man was atrocious. Most of it was over-hit, some was too close to the two men marking him.If a forward is out in front of his marker then he wants a ball played a few yards ahead of him so that he can attack it. No defender is going to beat a man of Murphy’s size coming from behind.The most iconic pass in Donegal GAA history is Karl Lacey’s ball into Michael at the start of the 2012 All-Ireland Final. Yesterday’s passes were anything but iconic.Meanwhile, Paddy couldn’t repeat his heroics from last week. He was well marshalled throughout and whenever he did get possession he was pushed wide and forced to shoot from ever narrowing angles. The five point half time margin became seven early in the second half but Ryan McHugh’s goal provided a glimmer of hope and the score was a reminder of what this team is capable of. Eoin McHugh pounced on a loose pass and after a beautiful sequence of intricate hand passes, including a sensational scooped pass from Leo McLoone, the move ended up with Ryan palming the ball into an empty net.The team sensed the chance was there for them but the fizz wasn’t. There was no kick in the legs. Even with an extra man for half an hour, the requisite vigour could not be summoned. To a man they all battled but despite a proud effort, there would be no famous comeback.One prominant feature of both games at Croke Park was the targeting of key players. There are many ills in the modern game at present but this is one of the most worrying. It happens now in every big game and every team is guilty. The main opposition player (or players) are selected in the lead up to the game and is then targeted during the match – they’re pushed, shoved, wrestled, pulled, hassled, harried, sledged, abused. All of this takes place off the ball, out of sight of the referee and with little help coming from the rest of his officials it carries on.Yesterday it was Lee Keegan on Sean Cavanagh, McMahon on Murphy. Previously we’ve seen Aidan O’Mahony and Justin McMahon on Murphy; Eamonn McGee on Cavanagh; Neil on Conor McManus. There are plenty other examples. Is it right that big players can have their influence reduced simply by a nasty opponent bullying them? It’s becoming too easy, a team decides ‘we need to take him out of the game’ and it’s done. As for things closer to home, what now for Donegal? Questions will surround the futures of players and management, as always happens with every county after Croke Park losses.One thing that is certain is that the blooding of youngsters needs to carry on. The natural evolution of the team will continue as many of our All-Ireland heroes move on and the talent from recent successful minor and U21 teams take their place.The hardest thing for a successful team to do is to move on those lads that made you successful. Its illogical in a sense but it’s necessary.Those who step aside will of course make that job easier for management and the most recent retiree was Colm McFadden, who broke the news in Croke Park last night. A classy, elegant forward who soldiered for the cause for fourteen years, Colm got the rewards his talent warranted in 2012 with a precious Celtic Cross, an All Star and he also finished that season on top of the scoring charts.Colm will now join the rest of us in the stands at MacCumhaill Park, Clones and Croke Park and while there is acute disappoint today after exiting the Championship, it wont be long until it all starts again.In the meantime we have a minor All-Ireland Semi-Final to look forward to – we might get to see a Donegal team at Headquarters on the third Sunday in September yet.Dublin good, but not great, but we never hit top gear – Cathal MacSuibhne’s GAA diary was last modified: August 7th, 2016 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:Cathal MacSuibhnediarydonegaldublinGAAnewsSport
The annual general meeting of Letterkenny Athletic Club was due to take place on Monday, September 12th.It has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 14th, in the Station House Hotel at 8 pm.Letterkenny Athletic Club: AGM date changed was last modified: September 10th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:AGMathetlic clubletterkenny
The new testing rules allow IndyCar Series teams a maximum of three private testing days. Teams with more than one entry – such as Andretti Green Racing, which has four – will be counted as a single entrant and limited to three test days. The new policy reduces the number of test days from 12 to eight, but gives teams the freedom to choose when and where they test. “By allowing our teams to test, we place the value of testing back in the hands of our teams,” said IRL presidet and chief operating officer Brian Barnhart. “The teams have the flexibility to choose when and where they test, which will help maintain the competitive balance of the IndyCar Series as well as allow them to contain the costs of racing by reducing the number of testing days we will have in 2006.” IndyCar Series entrants who also field Infiniti Pro Series entries can earn up to three extra testing days. For each car a team enters in the Infiniti Pro Series, a extra day of testing will be alotted to the IndyCar Series team. There will also be two open road course test days and one open oval test day. The road course days are March 1-6 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and the oval test day is June 22 at Richmond International Raceway. Honda and Toyota will be allowed a single day of manufacturing testing for full-time teams that use their engines. Honda Performance Development is based in Santa Clarita. The IndyCar Series season opens March 26 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Associated Press reported that Team Penske, which fields cars for drivers Sam Hornish Jr. and Helio Castroneves, will switch engines in 2006. Team Penske will use Honda engines in place of the Toyota engines it has been using for the past two years. Honda and Toyota will be the only two engine manufacturers in the IndyCar Series in 2006. Toyota is leaving the IRL series after 2006, leaving Honda as the only engine manufacturer thereafter. Honda is committed to supllying engines to IRL teams until 2009. Tim Haddock covers motor sports for the Daily News. He can be reached at (818) 713-3715 or firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “At this point we have to have a good finish and score as many points as possible,” said Hornaday, driver of the No. 6 Chevrolet Silverado for Kevin Harvick Inc. “There may not be enough time to catch the leader, but we don’t want anyone catching us.” Kyle Busch won the Atlanta race, which ended with a multicar crash on the final lap. The Trucks are at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. They raced Friday night. Indy Racing League: The Indy Racing League will implement a new testing format starting Jan. 1, stressing flexibility in schedules and creating a way for single-car teams to test as much as multicar teams. In addition, teams with entries in the Infiniti Pro Series, the development league for the IndyCar Series, will have the oppotunity to add test days to their schedules. NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Ron Hornaday Jr. couldn’t find his winning touch again at Atlanta Moror Speedway. After winning his only race of 2005 at Atlanta in March, Hornaday returned last weekend and posted a 21st-place finish, fighting with a loose, poor-handling truck. “This was a tough day for the GM Goodwrench team,” said Hornaday, a former Saugus Speedway champion from Palmdale, after the race. “We had high expectations coming to Atlanta. The truck was loose and it was hard to keep it on the bottom. The nose was floating and it was taking me up the track.” Despite the poor finish, Hornaday maintained his third-place standing in the Truck Series. With three races to go, Hornaday is 243 points behind Truck Series leader Ted Musgrave.
Pictured are some of the Transition Year 5k Committee, James McMonagle, Chairperson LK Credit Union, Gordon Randles LKCU Manager, Attracta Winters, Chairperson St Eunan’s Parents’ Association, Brian Harkin ,LKCU, Ted McLaughlin, LKCU, Eva McCloskey, LKCU Youth Officer, Jim Toner, LKCU & Gary McDaid, St Eunan’s CollegeSaint Eunan’s Parents’ Association, Staff and the Transition Year 5k Committee launched their 5K event this week along with representatives of Letterkenny Credit Union. The Credit Union is kindly sponsoring the event which is to take place on Thursday 10th of April at 7.15pm. Enrolment for the 5K will take place in the College Recreation Hall from 6pm onwards prior to the start of the race.Chris Darby, Principal of Saint Eunan’s College wants to encourage as many people in the local community to take part as possible. “We had a fantastic turn out last year with almost 600 people taking part. We want 5k 2014 to be as much fun and are encouraging our students past, present and new students starting in September 2014 and their families to join in.“We are welcoming both walkers and competitive runners and all participants are invited back to the school for refreshments at the end of course. We would like to thank Letterkenny Credit Union for their sponsorship of the 5k, Letterkenny Athletic Club for their involvement and indeed all the local businesses who have supported College fundraising events throughout the year.”School Staff, the Parents’ Association and TY Committee envisage the 5k very much as a community event and feel that participants enjoying themselves is the most important aspect of the evening.Fundraising is however increasingly important to the Committee as the school has so many students very successfully involved in both sports and academic pursuits. This week sees St Eunan’s Senior Team progress to the final of the McLarnon Cup, the Senior Rugby Team are this years Ulster Champions, St Eunan’s Students are competing in the Maths Olympiad and the college has a team in the IMTA National Final Team Math Competition. Most of these projects require some degree of financial support be it in terms of travel, equipment or materials.“The Parents’ Association are only too aware of the difficulties facing the school in terms of facilities and current financial challenges. Despite this Saint Eunan’s Students continue to excel and it is for this reason that we as parents and a community need to get behind the school and support it in any way we can. We are heartened that refurbishment has commenced in a number of areas in the school buildings and plans are afoot to expand the existing facilities and bring them up to date. The boys both current and future deserve the best.” says Attracta Winters, Chairperson of the Parents Association. “Coming into St Eunan’s on a more regular basis I can’t help but notice how clean, tidy & well maintained the building is despite its advancing years and high impact usage. The staff and students must take credit for this as they continue to operate a school of 850 students to a very high level in a building which was built for a much smaller number of students.“Working on projects such as the Mock Interview Workshop, the 5K and assisting at school events, we as Committee Members are in the unique position of coming into contact with the students as outsiders. We are continually impressed by the students, their willingness to work hard, be involved in committee events and their good manners with ourselves and other visitors. We have on numerous occasions received very positive feedback from visitors regarding the fine manner in which the boys conduct themselves.”Prizes are being offered for the top 3 competitors in each category, Senior Men, Senior Women, Junior Male, Junior Female and Team.The Team Category is open to groups of 5 runners who wish to run together as a Team and are encouraging not only those from Saint Eunan’s soccer, gaelic and basketball teams to put together a team but also teams from other schools and sports organisations. Spot Prizes are also on offer. Anyone interested in helping at the 5k can contact the Parents Association by e-mail: email@example.com. Information about the 5k can be viewed on the Parents Association Facebook Page. “Parents Saint Eunan’s”.ST EUNANS’ COLLEGE 5K GETS UNDER STARTER’S ORDERS! was last modified: March 1st, 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:5kSt.Eunan’s College