Plan International to Assist Schools in Observing Ebola Protocols

first_imgPlan International, a non-governmental organization engaged in education and child protection in Liberia, has disclosed plans to liaise with schools to help them to fully observe the Ebola protocols as schools resume classes.Speaking recently to the Daily Observer in Ganta where Plan International (PI) conducted a daylong workshop for school administrators and heads of parent- teacher associations, Plan’s education emergency coordinator, Miriam Murray, said PI will be closely working with schools in the county to ensure the safety of children.In addition to providing some materials to encourage the observance of the protocols, Ms. Murray indicated that PI will be reaching out to campuses to observe hand washing, teaching administrators how to detect quickly an Ebola patient, how to get a sick child to the parent and monitor cleanliness on school  campuses to ensure  students’ safety.She gave further assurances that besides the hand washing materials and thermometers provided to schools, PI, in collaboration with UNICEF, will be providing kits to students.Meanwhile, it has been revealed that one of the outstanding schools in Ganta, Hope Academy, will this year offer tuition-free education from nursery to grade 9 with less tuition fees for the senior high division.According to the principal, Rachel Gbatu, students in primary and junior high division are to register with the amount of LD$500 and senior students will pay a total of LD$4,500.The offer, according to the principal, is from Hope for the Nations, a Canadian based humanitarian organization, helping orphans in Liberia.Schools were shut down under a state of emergency last year when Ebola infections reached an alarming rate, claiming thousands of lives in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Williams continues working to improve

first_imgFormer national junior cricket captain Shaquille Williams is currently fulfilling two dreams simultaneously; he is reading for his Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Financing at the University of the West Indies’ Cave Hill Campus in Barbados, and is simultaneously developing his cricket skills with hope of donning those maroon colours once selected to play for the West Indies national side.Williams left the shores of Guyana in September 2014, and was scouted by the UWI whilst still in his second year at the University of Guyana. Even before he was scouted to play for the UWI, he was already a local talent contesting for a spot in the local side.Speaking with Williams via social media, Guyana Times Sport learnt that he has had a passion for cricket from a very young age, as he was actively involved in sports such as cricket and football.Williams currently plays semi-pro cricket representing UWI Blackbirds at the UWI High Performance Centre. He is a batting all-rounder who bowls part time off-spin. He said he is currently working to get back to high bowling standards, since as of recent he has been batting a lot.Williams is by no means ordinary, since he averages 35 in the 50-Over format, and 38 in Three-Day cricket. Representing the UWI, Williams continues to shine and make Guyana proud. He has a high score of 96 and best bowling figures of 4-16 in the One-Day format.Although his cricket is moving ahead, Williams is equally enthusiastic about his studies. He is by no means in a rush to return home to try and break into the Guyana Jaguars team, but if he is fortunate enough to be given an opportunity, he would accept. To date, the CCC have already given Williams opportunities to play warm up matches against West Indies and English county sides Hamsphire and Nottinghamshire.last_img read more

Sharks return favor, beat Ducks

first_img(909) 386-3865 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The win pulled San Jose (35-19-1, 71 points) back within three points of the first-place Ducks (33-14-8, 74) in the Pacific Division, just where it was before the Ducks’ 7-4 win at San Jose on Tuesday. However, the Ducks had a chance to create some real distance between themselves and San Jose, taking a 2-1 lead just 44 seconds into the third period on a rare goal by Shawn Thornton. ANAHEIM – The Ducks were able to win on the road Tuesday night in San Jose. The Sharks returned the favor Wednesday at Honda Center, leaving both teams where they started. For the second consecutive night, San Jose had a big third period against the Ducks. It didn’t matter much on Tuesday, but two third-period goals Wednesday were what the Sharks needed to grab a 3-2 win. center_img Thornton’s second goal of the year came off a rebound of a Corey Perry shot, as he picked up the loose puck and pushed it past San Jose goaltender Vesa Toskala. The Ducks weren’t able to hold the lead though, thanks in large part to Shark right wing Jonathan Cheechoo, who scored two goals in the third period on Tuesday. He scored two more Wednesday, including the tying goal with 9:24 left in regulation. Milan Mihaleck put San Jose ahead with 3:46 left in the game and three seconds remaining in the power play when he redirected a wrist shot from Marc-Edouard Vlasic from the point. San Jose scored five goals in the third period the past two nights and allowed the Ducks to score only two. tj.berka@sbsun last_img read more

Muir beats PHS

first_imgDarxia Morris had 14 points, seven rebounds and five steals to pace the Mustangs (24-1, 14-0), who won their 17th straight game. “We knew we had to stay in front of them and get it done on the defensive end first,” said Kalen Cooper, who scored 12 points. Mustang guard Eliza Pierre was a force on the defensive end with nine boards and a team-high eight steals. “I just tried to stick to the basics, sliding my feet and getting a hand on the ball,” Pierre said. Monica Rodberg hit back-to-back jumpers to give Pasadena a 10-9 lead after one quarter. The Bulldogs, however, could not find an answer for Muir’s defense. The Mustangs committed 28 steals and forced the Bulldogs into 32 turnovers in a 56-62 victory at Muir. PASADENA – The conditions were right for the Pasadena High School girls basketball team to pull off an upset against rival Muir on Thursday. Muir was ice cold from the field in the first quarter, giving Pasadena some early confidence. center_img Muir rolled off 10 straight points to start the second quarter and outscored the Bulldogs 14-2 to take a 23-12 halftime advantage. Pasadena didn’t have an answer for Muir’s intense full-court press and committed 13 turnovers in the third quarter as the Mustangs outscored the Bulldogs 23-6 in the frame to put the game away. Muir did suffer a setback, however. Morris re-injured her left ankle after hitting a jumper with 5:25 to play in the third and did not return. “She should be fine,” Muir coach Gary Johnson said. Rodberg and Tonee Martin each scored 12 points to lead Pasadena (9-19, 5-9). (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456 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

Barcelona to face demons as Levante host leaders in La Liga

first_imgIt would have been a remarkable feat, a feather in the cap for their coach Ernesto Valverde to help soothe the pain of a quarter-finals exit from the Champions League.But Levante had other ideas, scoring three times in 10 minutes to lead Barca 5-1 before prevailing 5-4. “We are angry not to have come through this game and to lose the opportunity to finish unbeaten,” Valverde said.On their way to qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League this time, Barcelona drew at home to Tottenham on Tuesday when Valverde took the chance to rest several key players, including Lionel Messi, Jordi Alba, Luis Suarez, Gerard Pique and Marc-Andre ter Stegen.The irony is they will be fresh this weekend for the same opponent many believed knocked the stuffing out of them last season, three days before their collapse to Roma.Perhaps Valverde has since heeded accusations he was naive, that he chased the unbeaten season when rotating his players could have helped them go further in Europe.He has appeared keener to make changes this term and in those games, Barcelona have also dropped points.Just as Levante tore them to shreads on the break, Barca still look vulnerable against speed too. Sergio Busquets has been exposed. Gerard Pique has been off the pace. If La Liga was ordered on fewest goals conceded, Barcelona would sit 13th.Levante might feel the plan they executed so brilliantly back in May still holds. The surge away from the relegation zone under Paco Lopez has been maintained and the team currently sit seventh.Barcelona’s vulnerabilities can be more easily shrugged off while they are the league’s frontrunners and those around them have problems of their own.Real Madrid also rested players against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday but lost 3-0 at home, the Russians becoming the fifth side to score three or more against them this season.And while Ousmane Dembele’s sloppiness off the pitch continues to vex Barca, Real have their own unruly attacker in Isco, who was whistled by his own fans during the CSKA defeat and allowed his frustration to boil over.“What do you want?” he seemed to shout at one point towards the stands. Later, he passed up the captain’s armband too. “I tried to give the armband to Isco,” said Marcelo. “He told me that I had to give it to Dani Carvajal, why I don’t know.”Madrid should have little trouble against their city neighbours Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, which will be their last league game before setting off for the United Arab Emirates and the Club World Cup.Atletico Madrid have fewer problems at the back and more up front, where goals, particularly away from home, have been hard to come by.Barca and Real’s troubles are there for Atletico to exploit but if they are three points off the top when their rivals have stumbled, how will they keep pace when they inevitably improve?Sevilla, in second, have taken advantage. They host Girona on Saturday while Valencia hope to retain momentum after beating Manchester United in the Champions League in midweek. They play away to Eibar.Fixtures FridayCelta Vigo v Leganes (11pm)SaturdayGetafe v Real Sociedad (3pm), Real Valladolid v Atletico Madrid (6:15pm), Real Madrid v Rayo Vallecano (8:30pm), Eibar v Valencia (10:45pm)SundaySevilla v Girona (2pm), Espanyol v Real Betis (6:15pm), Huesca v Villarreal (8:30pm), Levante v Barcelona (10:45pm)MondayAlaves v Athletic Bilbao (11pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has appeared keener to rotate players this season © AFP / LLUIS GENEMADRID, Spain, Dec 14 – Barcelona will head to Levante on Sunday night top of La Liga and with a score to settle.Seven months ago, they were two games away from becoming the first team to finish a Spanish top-flight season unbeaten since Real Madrid in 1932, and even then there were only 18 games in a 10-team division.last_img read more

‘Right move at the right time… Everton’s a good place to take his career on’

first_img Michael Keane’s move to Everton has the backing of Sean Dyche Burnley manager Sean Dyche admits Michael Keane’s £30million transfer to Everton was the right move for the defender.The Clarets received a club-record fee of £25m upfront for the 24-year-old, with a further £5m in add-ons, when the centre-back made the switch to Goodison Park on Monday.Dyche was realistic enough to realise he could not expect to hang on to a player who made his England debut in March.“The reality was that Michael was probably going to move,” he told“It’s not about him wanting to leave – it’s just a natural progression.“It’s fair to say that Everton have been in the Premier League for a very long time and they’re looking to get even stronger.“They’re making a big investment there now and it’s a right move at the right time for him.“There comes a time for some of these players when it’s probably appropriate they move on and I think on this occasion it is.“Now I think now he’s in a really good place to go on and take his career on again – and we can only thank him for what he’s done.“He’s been a fantastic servant to us, both on and off the pitch.” 1last_img read more


first_imgPhoto courtesy of Gary Foy: Finn Harps Golf Classic and evening with Cup Winning 74 players to take place at B&S Golf club on May 3rd. Event Sponsor John Griffin of Ballybofey Florist @Variety Basket looking forward to the day along with Harps players Carel Tiofack, Graham Fisher, Conor Winn & Pat McCann. Also present are James Rodgers and Aidan Campbell of Finn Harps.Finn Harps will be hosting a Golf Classic and an evening with the men from the 1974 Cup winning side at Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club on Saturday May 3rd.The events have been announced as part of the club’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations and Harps are inviting the north-west public and sporting community to come along to what promises to be a hugely enjoyable day and evening.GOLF CLASSIC Teams of four are being invited to participate in the golf classic which will have a shotgun start for all teams at 1pm.Entry fee is €120 per team and there will be great prizes and refreshments on offer. To book or for more information, phone Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club on 074-9131093.AN EVENING WITH THE CUP LEGENDSA great night of memories, football and craic will follow in the Golf Clubhouse as we remember the day the FAI Cup was brought back to the Hills. Host for the evening Bartley Ramsay will ask the men who became club legends on that famous day to share their memories and there will be footage from the day itself shown also.Refreshments and finger food will be available and it promises to be an informal and very enjoyable evening. HARPS TO HOST TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH TEAM OF 1974 was last modified: April 15th, 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:finn harpsGolf classicteam of 1974last_img read more

Leeds fans right to be unhappy – Evans

first_imgLeeds United manager Steve Evans says he understands the frustration of his club’s fans but insists he will turn things around if he is able to make signings when the transfer window reopens in January.Evans was barracked by the travelling supporters during his team’s 1-0 defeat at QPR and they again chanted for owner Massimo Cellino, who was at the game, to sell up.“It hurts, but they’re entitled not to pull any punches. We were disappointing in every aspect of the team,” Evans said.“We can’t be waiting until the last 10 minutes to get the ball down and pass it and create chances. We’re a long way short of where we need to be.“This is a famous football club that has had world-class stars. It’s a privilege to represent this club and we need to show work-rate and desire.“I don’t think we have that many good players and we certainly don’t have many very good players at this level.“But when I get tools in my toolbox I’ll be more than right to go to work. I’m convinced about that.“When there’s freedom to sign players permanently I believe players will want to come to Leeds United.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors Looking Forward: Can Dubs keep home-court advantage?

first_imgClick here if you’re having trouble viewing this video on a mobile device.The Golden State Warriors take a two-game road trip this week to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday before returning home to play the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Beat writer Mark Medina wonders whether Golden State can sustain home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.The Warriors have a one-game lead over the Denver Nuggets for the top spot in the conference, …last_img read more

Let’s Take A Moment To Appreciate Apple’s Huge Year Of Product Launches

first_imgTags:#Apple#Gadgets#iPad#iPhone What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts dan frommercenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What’s the old rule? The bigger a company gets, the slower it moves? Not so in Apple’s case, at least not this year.After a mostly-sleepy 2011, Apple has delivered a huge set of new product launches this year, in unprecedented pace.These are…All-new iPad miniiPad third and fourth generation with significant upgradesAll-new iMac, MacBook ProAll-new iPod touch and iPod nanoAll-new iPhone 5iOS 6 and OS X Mountain LionCompare this to 2011, when Apple launched…iPad 2 with modest upgradesiPhone 4S with modest upgradesiPods with minor upgradesMacs with modest updatesiOS 5 and OS X LionPerhaps this is Apple’s current playbook: A slow year, then a fast year. We’ll see what next year brings — maybe an iPhone 5S and minor, incremental updates to everything else. Maybe, a big, new product in the spring, like an Apple television — or maybe not. Pseudonoymous Apple blogger Sammy the Walrus IV has a good post pondering where Apple goes from here; “the AAPL Unknown.”But this year, at least, Apple has been knocking it out of the park with big-update product launches at an unprecedented pace. It’s really impressive, and shows that Tim Cook is doing a great job so far as Apple’s CEO.Next data point: Thursday afternoon, when Apple reports September quarter financial results, we’ll see if its business is still growing as impressively as its product lineup.Also: When Will Apple Peak? The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more