As the Government of Liberia and partners intensify efforts to encourage facility delivery by pregnant women, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund has called for hospitals to remain clean and comfortable.“We cannot advocate for facility delivery when health centers remain in shambles and unattractive,” says UNFPA Liberia Resident Representative Ms. Ratidzai Ndhlovu. “When a woman walks into a clinic or hospital to deliver, she must see the facility as the best place for her delivery. We don’t want pregnant women to hesitate to come to the institution because it is so uncomfortable”“UNFPA is committed to remain a trusted partner to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare,” Ms. Ndhlovu said during an appreciation program on Tuesday 14 January, by the administration of the James N. Davies Memorial Hospital for UNFPA’s contribution to the face-lifting process of the hospital. The James N. Davies Hospital is located in Paynesville, a suburb of Monrovia and is a maternal and child health hospital that serves a population of about 250,000 people.She said because maternal health is at the core of UNFPA’s mission, the fund will continue to support activities of the Ministry of Health to prevent maternal death by providing technical assistance for family planning, strengthening and upgrading of health facilities and referral mechanisms, improving midwife training curricula. It will also continue supporting human resources management; mobilizing communities and promoting women’s rights. “UNFPA is committed to all efforts that promote the reproductive health and rights of women and girls; ensuring that no woman dies giving life.”In Liberia four women die every day due to pregnancy related complications. In appreciation of UNFPA’s gesture, the Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Health Ministry Dr. Bernice Dahn pleaded for direct UNFPA support to the James N. Davies hospital. “This hospital attends mostly to pregnant women and their newborns, and children and it is one of the hospitals with very high newborn deaths,” she said.In March 2011, the Government of Liberia and partners launched the roadmap for accelerated reduction of maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity in the country. The roadmap guides the delivery of basic, essential and quality reproductive health care services to the people including institutional delivery.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Ms Raman: “We want the participants to serve as ambassadors for our project in their respective communities.”Lata Raman, head of project/partner advisor assigned with Land Rights for Liberia and Welthungerhilfe (WHH), a German-based organization working in Liberia, yesterday urged the over 30 participants attending a three-day training workshop on Land Rights for Liberia to take lessons learned from the training seriously and apply them to their daily lives.The training workshop is conducted for members of the civil society organizations (CSOs) on the theme “Promoting and Protecting Community Land Rights for National Development.” It is a core humanitarian standards training for Liberia that runs from July 10-12, 2017. It is funded by the European Union, while the Welthungerhilfe plays a supporting role.The project, Raman said, is working in 11 of the country’s 15 counties with three major partners including the Sustainable Development Institute, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development and Welthungerhilfe, whose main partner is the Rights and Rice Foundation.Sahr Nouwah, senior national partner advisor, told participants that the impact of the project and its outcome will contribute to an improved level of legal certainty and enforcement of land rights, with the outcome of improving advocacy by CSOs at different levels (community, county and national) for implementation of provisions on customary land.During the training, Nouwah said facilitators will discuss topics including the importance of accountability, the benefits of being accountable, the needs for assessment, project design, as well as an introduction to core humanitarian principles.Other discussions will consider the importance of monitoring and evaluation, human resource development and how to file and track complaints.
Five-year strategic plan package unveiledThe Strategic Planning Unit (SPU) of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) is expected to earn desired gains consistent with its renewed mandate in the wake of the new framework and dispensation, an FDA release has said.With a five-year strategic plan being considered and carved by local and international consultants, SPU has now become an institutional peddle to drive the Strategic Plan in a much more effective manner, according to the release.To this end, an all-inclusive workshop supported by the Liberia Forest Sector Project, aimed at inaugurating this vision was held August 3, at the S. Trowen Nagbe United Methodist Church on 14th Street Sinkor. It brought together about 60 staff members from various strategic departments, divisions and units of the FDA. The daylong capacity development and enhancement training was held under the theme, “Inter-departmental Planning and Coordination Workshop,” and sponsored by the REED+ Implementation Unit, a World Bank institution partnering with FDA.Darlington Tuagben, FDA Managing Director, challenged the participants to take ownership of the workshop in all respects, because according to him, the training contained those ingredients that would give FDA the desired headway in being strategic and operational in the next five years.Mr. Tuagben underscored the significance of planning and promised that his administration will support the process realistically.“This initiative,” Mr. Tuagben said, “lies at the core of our vision, mission and strategic objective to construct a wholesome functioning entity whose net realizable value is held in long term sustainable management of our remaining forest and related natural resources, ecosystems, as well as just benefits for the people of Liberia.”He said the FDA believes it can be achieved only with continuous concerted and sustained capacity development and enhancement, such as the training taking place.“Recent institutional reform processes in the public sector of our nation, coupled with our vision to accelerate and enhance the growth rate of sustainable forest resource management constitute the bedrock of this capacity development and enhancement initiative, which we are convinced will respond to the capacity challenges we are faced with. This proactive attempt by us and our national and international supporting development partners and institutions is indeed laudable, hence we say thanks and reiterate that a lot has been achieved but much more can be realized when we commit ourselves with a unified vision and mission.The local consultant, D. Harrison Luo, emphasized the importance of the workshop as being the only bedrock for sustained institutional growth and development.On behalf of the participants, Ruth Varney, Regional Forester assigned in Region #1, thanked the organizers for affording them the opportunity to attend the workshop, and gain desired knowledge in strategic planning.REED+ Implementation Unit’s Saad David, Jr. lauded the zealousness of the participants, and described the training as a fruitful exercise in recent times.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement – Mr. Tuagben, FDA Managing Director
The mother of an eight-year-old autistic child who attends the David Rose School for the Handicapped on Thomas Lands in Georgetown has accused the teachers of burning and abusing her child, who has been enrolled at that learning institution for the past six months.The burn on the child’s handThe irate woman claims her son has constantly complained of the physical abuse he has been enduring. She told Guyana Times that on three occasions her son had gone home and demonstrated to her what two teachers would normally do to him. He claims being hit to the head and mouth with a stick.“He came home one day and told me that he was hit to his mouth by Miss (name provided) with a stick; so I have a ruler, and I showed it to him and asked if it was with one like this (the ruler); he said, ‘No, a stick,’.”She explained that after the child had complained several times, she visited the school and spoke with the head-teacher, who assured her that she would launch an investigation into the matter. However, this mother has said, this was never done.This mother is further alleging that, about two weeks ago, her son had come home with a burn on his hand. When she probed him, she was told the teachers had burnt him. Accordingly, she lodged several complaints at the Schools Welfare Department; and again she was given all assurance that an investigation would be launched into the matter, but like in the first instance, nothing was done.“When his father picked him up from school that day, the father said to him when he came home, ‘Show your mother what happened to your hand’. When I (looked, there was) one burn on his hand. I asked him what happened, and he told me the teacher burn his hand,” this mother detailed.“As I was preparing to go back to the school, my phone rang, and it was the teacher, who said that by accident my child was burnt with a glue gun, and that she was sorry for what happened,” the woman further explained.The woman explained that from the looks of the burn, which had taken up about 40 percent of the surface of the child’s hand, “it looked as if someone held his hand and burn it”.This mother has only recently alleged that another teacher attached to the institution saw her and told her of all the instances her child had been abused by the other teachers.She also mentioned that the teacher told her that the complaints made by her autistic child are true.“I went to town last week, and another teacher that teaches there saw me. And as we were speaking, she said that indeed one of the teachers (had) hit the child to his mouth and another burn his hands deliberately with the glue gun,” this mother detailed.She said the teacher further related that she “didn’t want to say anything while she was at the school, because on more than one occasion, when these things happen, the headmistress would normally cover it up.“From the first time my child told me of being abused by the teachers, I believed him, because it is not like he doesn’t know what is going on, or he can’t speak; he knows very well, and he also told the teacher to her face that she hit him and she just walk away,” the woman related.When Guyana Times contacted the head-teacher, Dionne McKenzie, for a comment, she refused to speak, and subsequently hung up the telephone.This devastated mother is hoping that the Education Ministry would investigate the matter.
While unveiling the team in Nairobi Monday afternoon, KCB Group Director Regional Businesses Paul Russo who is also the Club’s President said the changes are geared towards boosting the Club’s performance in the premier league.“We are confident that the squad has what it takes to compete effectively in the local football scene, we are targeting the top honours this season” said Mr. Russo. “The have strengthened all the departments, learning from last season’s experiences so as to give the team the technical capacity it requires in the highly competitive premier league setting,” he added.Zico has recently been tapped as assistant coach for the national team Harambee Stars.KCB has brought on board Ugandan Goalkeeper Allan Owini, Sofapaka duo of midfielder Denis Odhiambo and Striker Steven Waruru.The club has also signed Pascal Ogweno of Gor Mahia, Regan Paul from Busia Olympics, Enock Agwanda of Sony Sugar and Kisumu all-stars duo of striker Ian Motanda and defender Moses Odhiambo.KCB technical bench comprises of Team Manager Bramwell Simiyu, Head Coach Zedekiah Otieno, assisted by Godfey Oduor Otieno. Samuel Macharia will be the Strength and conditioning coach, while 37-year-old Michael Oyando will double as trainer and team coordinator with Charles Omondi Owour being appointed as goalkeeper trainer. The team management team comprises of Mr Russo, Azu Ogola (CEO), Nkatha Mutungi (Marketing), Peter Mwaura (Communciations) and Haji Mohammed (Finance).KCB FC will kick off the 2019/20 season with an away clash with Sony Sugar in Awendo followed by matches against newly promoted outfit Kisumu All Stars, defending champions Gor Mahia and Homeboyz in Nzoia.0Shares0000(Visited 105 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000New face of KCB FCNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 20 – KCB Football Club has unveiled its squad ahead of the 2019/2020 Kenyan Premier League season which is scheduled to kick off August 30.The KCB Bank Kenya backed outfit has completed the signing of 8 new players and unveiled tactician Zedekiah Otieno (Zico) as the new head coach.
PHOENIX – Representatives from the seven Colorado River states were gathering Monday in Las Vegas to take one last shot at hammering out a drought plan, with a warning that chaos could result if they fail. At the best, if this week’s effort fails, the Interior Department would impose its own water-use guidelines on the states by the end of 2007. At worst, failure would mean a courtroom standoff that drags on for years, putting water supplies at risk if drought returns. “If we don’t have a plan to address shortages and we get to shortages, then we have chaos,” said Jeffrey Kightlinger, general counsel for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. “That’s not good for any state. I don’t think there’s an immediate risk … but shame on us if we can’t get a plan together when there’s no crisis.” The crux of the dispute has been who should suffer most if drought leaves the Colorado unable to supply full allotments. A seven-state proposal is due to the Interior Department this week. The Bureau of Reclamation plans to begin developing a range of alternatives for a shortage-sharing plan almost immediately, with a goal of releasing a first draft by March. Arizona’s Guenther believes a full-basin plan can be finished this week if critical lower-basin issues are resolved. But he said it’s also possible that more than one proposal could be forwarded. Patricia Mulroy, general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, believes the states should consider any plan that would avoid a court battle. “For any one of the states to go to the Supreme Court is a declaration of war,” she said. “Once you do that, it shuts down the talks and the resulting damage takes decades to overcome.”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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Coming to a drought agreement may come down to just two of the seven states – Arizona and California – coming to a truce. Nearly 40 years ago, Arizona agreed to give up senior status to more than half its share in exchange for the Central Arizona Project canal. California has resisted Arizona’s attempts to change that agreement, arguing that a deal is a deal. Other states have been willing to talk about ways to postpone declaring a shortage as long as possible, thus protecting Arizona, but only until low water levels put them at risk. Herb Guenther, director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, said Arizona and California settled several key issues late last week about how the river’s major reservoirs will be operated but were forced to abandon talks on other points. Before the full-river issues can be addressed, the lower-basin states – Arizona, California and Nevada – must reach an accord. Meanwhile, upper river basin states – Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico – also want to begin using more of their own allotments to help handle growing demands. They want assurances that their supplies will be protected from the three lower-river states.
Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 11 In: Matt Doherty/Jonny (Wolves) – £4.7m/£4.5m SORRY It’s now confirmed the Belgian will be out until December so he is a must drop player before his value drops further. revealed The Ivorian may not play at the weekend after withdrawing from international duty and, at best, is experiencing patchy form. He’s still owned by around 20 per cent of managers which is a little puzzling given he only has one goal and one assist in five games. gameday cracker Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Most Popular Premier League News Take your pick here. The duo are Nuno Espirito Santos’ wing-backs at Molineux and both are shoo-ins right now given their solid defending and impressive attacking. Both have goals in recent weeks and also offer the possibility of assists. In: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – £11.3m Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT latest predicted How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings 11 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 11 Out: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – £12.8m 11 Who will you sell and sign when you make your transfers in Fantasy Premier League? whoops If you do replace Salah and you don’t opt to spread you cash about in a wildcard whip round, Hazard is your man. He’s looked superb this season and could terrorise Manchester United this weekend before playing Burnley, Crystal Palace, and Everton. He had two stunning displays against Fulham and Manchester United but since then FPL points have been thin on the ground. He should still play thanks to Spurs’ injury woes but he’s certainly someone you need to keep a beady eye on if you don’t sell him. 11 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 11 11 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion In: Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) – £6.4m Out: Jose Holebas (Watford) – £4.9m Out: Lucas Moura (Tottenham) – £7.4m changes 11 TOP WORK In: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton) – £7.4m 11 Out: Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham) – £5.9m Already one of the top performers in FPL this season, the Scotsman, weirdly only has an ownership of 27.9 per cent. Snap him up and if his value continues to rise you’ll be in the money and the points. In: Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) – £6.3m Two impressive gameweeks have seen him net 14 and 10 points and his ownership is shooting up, ride this one out if you want to gain some money, personally we’re slightly sceptical whether his form will last. tense The Egyptian’s mixed form and an injury on international duty has seen the Reds forward’s price take another tumble leaving you £0.2m down if you’ve had him since the start of the season. Due to his astronomical value it’s hard to keep faith with him, especially with some cheap stars performing just as well. Take the £12.8m and run or keep faith it’s a tough choice but your money might just be better off elsewhere. Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Out: Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – £7.0m huge blow If you purchased him in the opening two weeks you will have made some decent money on the Greek star but now is the time to sell. He’s suspended against Wolves and even with games against Huddersfield, Newcastle, and Southampton coming up he’s total of one point in his last four games has us hitting the transfer button. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The international break is over so now we’re back to business in the Fantasy Premier League.Transfers will be a must this week with several players injured around the English top-flight, but who should you sell and who should you sign? We know who the stars are, we know the injuries and we know who to steer well clear of.But who should you be selling and signing this week before face a two-week break?Here at talkSPORT.com we’ve taken a good look at the form and fixtures and believe we’ve got the best tips around… 11 11 He’s the best of the cheap forwards for now, both scoring and assisting for team-mates. Wilson’s ability to create is much improved in Eddie Howe’s new look team and laid on seven goals already this campaign in FPL – more than double the amount he had in his previous three seasons.
Kien Mazzotti rushed for two touchdowns and the Arcata Tigers topped its Little 4 Conference rival, the McKinleyville Panthers, 24-15 Friday night in McKinleyville.Arcata’s win puts them at 4-4 overall and 3-1 in Little 4 conference play as the Tigers look to keep pace with both Hoopa and Ferndale in the Little 4. McKinleyville falls to 2-6 overall and 0-4 in the little 4 after suffering its third straight home loss.“I just love those guys,” Arcata head coach Jamal Jones said. “We battled …
OAKLAND – As they drove across the bridge from San Francisco to Oakland to stop at the Warriors’ facility on Monday, Warriors general manager Bob Myers and coach Steve Kerr had plenty of time to reflect.They had time to mourn the departures to Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston. They had time to answer the question marks on how well the Warriors can sustain another playoff run next season. The Warriors will have all of next season to process how those variables play out. It …
On February 7, 1996, a scheduled British Airways flight set a world speed record that will never be broken in our lifetime. The fastest passenger flight in history was made twenty years ago between London’s Heathrow Airport and New York’s JFK, a distance of 3, 000 nautical miles, flown in only two hours and 53 minutes. The airplane was the incomparable supersonic Concorde.On that epic transatlantic run, British Airways Concorde G-BOAD, the tenth Concorde built, was piloted by veteran Captain Leslie Scott and First Officer Tim Orchard. The official FAI-recorded flight time was two hours, 52 minutes, and 59 seconds. “Alpha-Delta” was the highest-time Concorde flown with 23,397 hours, and currently resides at the Intrepid Air Museum in New York. Its maximum cruising speed of Mach 2.04 (1,350mph) was faster than man’s very first Mach 2 flight achieved with the experimental rocket-powered Douglas D-558-II in November 1953.There have been numerous stories of how Concorde’s speed was used in unique ways by high-end clientele. There was the New York tycoon who saved more in interest than the cost of his ticket by closing a deal in London the same day the contract was written, or the rock star who had his personal barber flown by Concorde to New York to administer a trim before the singer’s concert at Madison Square Garden that same evening. The airplane was chartered by numerous travel groups for round-the-world supersonic tours of everything from museums to golf courses.Read: Concorde to start charter flights by 2020?However, there was one short-lived Concorde service that never quite made the headlines, yet offered the mass public a chance to experience the near-supersonic realm – or at least a full afterburner takeoff. Flown as an interlink with British Airways and Air France in 1979, Braniff International Airlines established Concorde flights from Dallas, Texas (DFW) to London and Paris, respectively, with a fuel stop and crew change at Washington’s Dulles International Airport (IAD).Due to FAA regulations, the aircraft’s registration was changed from British or French to U.S. using ScotchCal adhesive numbers for flights from DC to Dallas, and the aircraft was restricted to subsonic speed while flying over land. (The cabin Machmeter read “Mach 0.99” during cruise.) All three cockpit crew wore Captain’s stripes, and all 100 passengers were afforded sumptuous First Class service. The best part, however, was the air fare for this two-hour flight. While it may have cost as much as $6,000US to fly one-way transatlantic, one-way fare from IAD to DFW was only $79US.