‘Poor’ Ebola Response Angers Rock Spring Valley Residents

first_imgTwenty nine-year-old Frederick Nyanti of Rock Spring Valley, on Capitol By-Pass died on Tuesday, September 10 at 5 p.m., according to a resident who requested his name not to be disclosed.But it was on Thursday, September 12, he said, after angry residents blocked the Benson and By-Pass junction that brought police and medical officers to the scene.“When Frederick died on Tuesday evening,” the witness said, “I called the Ebola Response Unit for more than 10 times.”He told the Daily Observer that at each time he called, “an attendant would tell me that response was on its way.” Meanwhile, the body of the deceased, he said was locked up in one of the rooms in the family house, which sat overlooking the Du River.“We did not know what killed Frederick,” he said, “and that was why I followed the government’s instructions.” But the instruction to call telephone number 4455 produced only frustration, day after day, he said.“For the fear of the Ebola,” he told the Daily Observer, “we could no longer sleep in the house.” As a result, the family, including an older woman in her late 70s, waited for the Ebola Response Unit to appear and remove the body to determine the cause of death.“For two days,” he added, “we called and they said they were coming but did not.”Neighbors in the area told the Daily Observer that they are afraid of what to do, after the body was removed and the house sprayed by health workers. “We live here with each other,” a police officer said, “we don’t know what immediate steps to take now.”     He said he was worried that as people from the deceased’s house move back and forth, without any knowledge of what might have caused their relative’s death, “we can only wait and see.”Another resident said, “Frederick, who was already sick elsewhere came to our community where his family lives.“So, if his death was due to the Ebola, then it means that health officials need to know where he lived before coming to Rock Valley.”Young residents in the community said the roadblock was meant to draw the attention of the government and particularly the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to get the remains of Frederick Nyanti from Rock Spring Valley.Police spokesman Sam Collins could not confirm report of the arrest of several residents during police operations Thursday, September 11.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Teachers to be trained to teach English as 2nd language

first_img…to cater to Venezuelan migrant childrenNineteen teachers will soon commence training, which will equip them with the necessary skills to teach English as a second language to children of Venezuelan migrants in Barima-Waini (Region One).The Education Ministry has been working with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to develop educational interventions, which will improve the learning and communication skills of these children. Eight communities in the region are expected to benefit from this initiative.The UNHCR representative on the Multi-Stakeholder Committee, Cecilie Guerrero, made this announcement at Monday’s stakeholder meeting, which was held at the Department of Citizenship. The Committee is tasked with monitoring the arrival of Venezuelan migrants into Guyana.Guerrero informed the Committee that 17 teachers from Region One and Two will gather in Mabaruma later this week for the training, which will last until the end of the month. The two Georgetown-based teachers, she said, will be trained to be trainers. These teachers will be tasked with training their colleagues whenever and wherever the need arises.The Committee was informed too that the Canadian-based facilitator, who will be conducting the training, arrived in Guyana earlier in the day.So far, in excess of 800 Venezuelan children are enrolled in schools.Meanwhile, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is working along with the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) to implement a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project, which focuses on the provision and storage of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion interventions in six communities in Region One.As part of this project, a 100-metre well will be drilled at Whitewater, Region One, to provide water on a consistent basis to residents. This will complement the rain water harvesting tanks, water storage facilities and portable water filters, which have already been handed over to the communities.Given the positive impacts made in Barima-Waini through the pilot project, the two entities are now looking to roll out the project in Cuyuni – Mazaruni (Region Seven). It will target three communities in its initial phase: Eteringbang, Arrau and Kurutuku.last_img read more

Real must heed Juventus lesson to beat Bayern – Zidane

first_imgBut having suffered an almighty scare at home in the quarter-finals, when Juventus won 3-1 in Madrid after Real had beaten them 3-0 in Turin, Zidane says nothing is decided despite Real’s slender advantage.“We will have to fight in the second leg, nothing is decided, that showed in the second leg against Juventus,” said Zidane.“We will have to suffer again and face Bayern in a different way at home, because if we don’t, we could have a bad result next week,” he warned.The hosts took the lead at the sold-out Allianz Arena through Joshua Kimmich, but Marcelo equalised just before the break.Substitute Asensio hit Real’s winner after finishing a counter-attack to seal Real’s sixth straight win over Bayern in the knock-out stages of Europe.“We can be happy with the result, we had difficulties at the start of the match in imposing our game,” said Zidane.“It’s not easy to come and win here, we can do better, but we’re happy with the result.”Zidane pulled a surprise before kick-off by dropping Gareth Bale, but insisted he does not have a problem with the Welshman.“I have a lot of quality players here, he has been playing well and I know I can count on Gareth Bale the same way I do those others who also didn’t play,” said Zidane.Toni Kroos was unimpressed with Real’s performance at his former club.– Wasted chances –Golden strike: Marcelo celebrates scoring © AFP / Odd ANDERSEN“It was an average performance from us in the end, we had a lot of work to do, a lot of running,” said Madrid’s Germany midfielder.“The result is good, nothing more than that.“Bayern were probably a bit better than us, but we took our chances well.”Bayern captain Thomas Mueller admits the result does them no favours.To compound Bayern’s woes, they could have lost both Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng for the return.Both suffered leg injuries in the opening half an hour and will be examined on Thursday.“Madrid is Madrid, we saw their how coolly they took their chances,” said Mueller.“We need another mentality in front of goal, which could have been very different in my opinion.”Mueller says last year’s 2-1 second-leg win over 90 minutes at Madrid in the quarter-finals — before Bayern eventually lost 6-3 on aggregate after extra-time — gives them hope.“We won’t give up, we won there last year, but we need a different mentality and a killer instinct,” he said.Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes was not happy to see his team throw away the lead and waste a string of chances.“It was a curious game, we had a lot of chances we didn’t use, so it’s no wonder we lost,” fumed Heynckes“I’m not accusing anyone, but our defence was poor for the goals they scored — we gave them away.“What team has so many chances against Real and doesn’t use them?“We have nothing to lose in Madrid and go there with a free spirit.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Warning: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane wants no repeat of Juventus drama © AFP / GUENTER SCHIFFMANNMUNICH, Germany, Apr 26 – Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid must heed the lessons from their Juventus scare in order to finish off Bayern Munich in next Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final, return leg.Real took a step closer to a third straight European title after Marco Asensio hit the winner in a 2-1 first-leg come-back victory in Munich on Wednesday.last_img read more


first_imgSET DANCINGA new season of Set Dancing classes will begin again today, Monday October 13th at 8pm. As well as set dancing lessons, céilí dancing will also be taught. Refreshments served.LOCAL HISTORY A Local History and Heritage course will begin on Thursday October 16th in Annagry Community Hall. This night class will be held over the course of eight weeks. It will cover subjects such as archaeology family history, place names, historic events, folklore, folk life etc. The fee for this course is €50 payable on at class one.ARTArt Classes will be held on Saturday afternoons between 2.30pm and 4.30pm in Annagry Community Hall from November 1st. Although this class will be taught through the medium of oils, others mediums will be accommodated. The fee for this eight week long course is €60 payable at class one.GUITAR Guitar lessons for various age groups will begin on Wednesday October 15th. Junior classes (6-9 years old) at 4.30pm, Older (10-16 years old) at 5pm. Names are also being taken for interested adults, but this class will be held on a different weekday.FLY TYINGTuition in the craft of Fly Tying will begin on Tuesday evening October 14th. This 8 week long course includes line casting and is suitable for all age groups. The cost is €60 or €40 for under18s payable on night one. The classes start at 7pm.SOCIAL MEDIASocial media classes will be held on Wednesday afternoons starting on October 22nd at 2pm. This class will cover all aspects of Social Media such as email, search engines, online searching, booking and buying, twitter, facebook, scype etc. The fee for this 8 week course is €40 payable on at class one. LOTTOThere was no winner of the €2180 jackpot in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto for October 8th. The numbers drawn were 2-7-17-23. Eibhlin Martin Belcruit, Mary V.Sharkey Belcruit, John McKelvey Meenacrieve, Cian McFadden Rann na Feirste, Mally Boyle Loughanure, John Boyle (Mariah) Loughanure and Francis Devenney Rann na Feirste matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on October 15th is €2240. If you’re not in, you can’t win!SYMPATHYSympathy of the community is extended to the family, relatives and friends of John Boyd Carnboy, and Seamus Doherty Meenbanad, Seamus Hunter Maghery who have recently passed to their eternal reward. May they rest in peace. 100+ DRAWThe following people who won in the 100+ September Draw co-ordinated by Naomh Muire CLG were €500 John McGarvey Loughanoran. €200 Cathal Gallagher Carrickfinn. €100 each Katie and Lauren Rodgers Calhame, John the Hall Annagry and Jackie Hughes Mullaghduff. €50 each John Ruadh Crolly, Lorraine Boyle Belcruit, Tony Delap Braade, Donal Sharkey Calhame, Jimmy Rodgers Kerrytown, Liam Duffy Annagry, Caolin O’Donnell Ranafast and Nancy Sharkey Dunlewey. The next draw will be held on Wednesday October 29th.ROSSES RADIORosses Radio presents a fundraising concert Saturday 25th October, St Mary’s Hall in Kincasslagh… fabulous performances from Ian Smith, Niamh Hawkins, Children of Acres School, Aisling Sharkey & Emma Boyle, White Lines Country Band, Nicki Pollock of MojoGogo and many more! Will be a great night doors open at 8pm for start at 8.30pm. Five Euro Per Person.CONGRATULATIONSTo Naomh Muire Ladies on winning the county Junior B Championship.DD LOCAL: JIMMY DUFFY’S ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: October 13th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Annagry Community Newslast_img read more


first_imgA YOUNG boy had to be rushed to hospital in Derry for treatment after a fall in Portsalon.The Sligo Coast Guard R118 chopper was despatched to the casualty during the weekend incident around 11pm on Saturday night.However the helicopter was then diverted to the island of Inishturk where a man had suffered a heart attack. The Portsalon casualty was subsequently transferred to Altnagelvin by road.The R118 helicopter was later called back to north Donegal at 2.10am on Sunday to pick up a stroke victim.The man was airlifted to Sligo Regional Hospital for treatment.  CHILD TREATED FOR HEAD AND BACK INJURIES AFTER PORTSALON FALL was last modified: August 12th, 2013 by John2Share 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:CHILD TREATED FOR HEAD AND BACK INJURIES AFTER DONEGAL BEACH FALLlast_img read more


first_imgTHE 28-year-old man who drowned in a fishing accident on a Co Donegal river yesterday was Eddie Gildea from Letterkenny.The son of Mary and Martin Gildea, Correnagh, Eddie was angling at the Salmon Leap, Cloghan, on the River Finn when he lost his footing.It’s understood he had just caught a salmon and was attempting to get it into a net when he fell and was swept away by a current driven by a waterfall. The removal of his remains is today at 5pm from the Eternal Light Chapel of Rest in Letterkenny to the family home.Funeral Mass will be at the Church of the Irish Martyrs at 11m on Thursday. TRAGIC DROWNING VICTIM WAS LETTERKENNY MAN EDDIE GILDEA was last modified: July 22nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:anglerCloghandrowningEddie Gildeariver finnlast_img read more

Patients warned of long delays with 30 on waiting list at Letterkenny Hospital

first_imgSaolta, the company which oversees Letterkenny University Hospital, has yet again warned it is very busy this afternoon.At present there are more than 30 patients awaiting admission to the hospital’s accident and emergency department.“Patients attending the hospital’s Emergency Department this evening can expect long delays and we apologise to patients and their families for these delays. “We would like to remind the public to attend the Emergency Department only in the case of real emergencies and they should contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service in the first instance,” said a spokesman.Patients warned of long delays with 30 on waiting list at Letterkenny Hospital was last modified: September 21st, 2016 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)last_img read more

Red Bluff Junior Round-Up to crown queens Sept. 8, rodeo Sept. 10-11

first_imgRed Bluff >> Six girls are running for two spots in the Red Bluff Junior Round-Up Queen Contest that will see the winner crowned at the kick-off dinner on Sept. 8 at the Tehama District Fairground.Kaylin Schmidt, Taylor Leigh Hughes and Joce Scarry are running for the Senior Queen title currently held by Shylie Sedita of Gerber. Gracie Anne Sherrick, the reigning Little Miss, is joined by Madisyn Hagen and Jordan Tate Hughes in running for the Junior Queen title held presently by Lexi Kanakis …last_img read more

Farm mom raises more than a family

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Those who work in the agricultural industry have long understood the need to be a jack-of-all-trades.“Some days you have to be a vet, an electrician, a maintenance man and a general worker,” said Brenda Schaub of Shiloh in Richland County.Schaub is a pork producer who operates a 2,600 head nursery and a 2,400 head finisher barn contracted through Hord’s Livestock. In addition to her duties in the barn, she has a full schedule as a wife and a mother.She and her husband James have a combined family of five children and a small crop and hay farm of 130 acres. They also raise a few Shorthorn-cross cows for their children to take to the fair. If that isn’t enough, Brenda is also a 4-H advisor for Richland County, served as a past officer for the Richland County Cattleman’s Association, and also serves as a CDE coach for the Plymouth FFA chapter.Though whole hog into agriculture now, Schaub’s career started on a path at a very different part of the olfactory spectrum.“When I first met James, I was a florist. I went to school at Erie Huron Ottawa Vocational Education Career Center and studied floriculture. There just wasn’t a whole lot of money in that area,” she said. “I decided to look into raising pigs when my dad wanted to sell some acres off our family farm, and I really didn’t want to see it leave the family.”She and her husband bought the land, and in 2007, Brenda’s finishing barn was erected, followed in 2008 by the nursery barn.“When I was younger, my dad always had hogs. We would farrow some sows and sell the pigs to 4-H kids to show at the fair. I showed pigs myself through 4-H and FFA and they were always just my favorite livestock,” Schaub said.Although she had some previous experiences in the swine industry, she has definitely learned plenty about producing pork over the past nine years.“When I first started, I was a little afraid to use the pressure washer. I didn’t really even like to give shots. Raising hogs definitely requires some trial and error. I had to learn quickly. I can now operate the barns all by myself,” she said. “I can even fix some of my own electrical problems or maintenance repairs without having to call my husband or dad. Sometimes you just have to stop and think — sometimes it is minor issues causing a major problem.”Schaub is very proud of the work she has done with raising hogs.“My goal is to have my service man from Hord’s come in, inspect my barns and hogs, and not find a single issue that I missed,” she said. “I want to produce healthy, quality livestock. I get upset if there’s maybe 12 pigs out of the 2,600 with a problem, even though it’s a low percentage of the barn.”Each year, Schaub cycles roughly 15,200 weaned pigs through her nursery barn, and finishes out about 4,800 hogs.“Getting the baby pigs in is my favorite part,” she said. “I like to know that I am the one who is getting them off to a great start.”As a woman in agriculture, it always seems there is some pressure to compete with her male counterparts.“Semi drivers will come to load out pigs from the barns, and I’ll be directing them to the chute. The whole time I am giving them directions, they’re looking around for my husband. They always seem a little surprised to see me,” Schaub said. “I generally feel pretty awesome about it, but occasionally people won’t believe me when I say I have 5,000 hogs at my house. Some days I would say there’s some prejudice against me, and it can be somewhat intimidating, but I don’t really let it bother me.”Not only is the hog barn her job, but it has been a great way to make memories with her family. The farm is truly a family affair for the Schaubs. Brenda and James have five children: Hunter, age 21; Josh, age 17; Alexis, age 16; Claudia, age 15; and Charlie, age 11.“I remember Charlie playing in the office of the nursery when he was only 4 years old while they brought in weaned piglets. The kids would come out and help me with the afternoon chores once they got out of school. My daughter, Claudia, absolutely loves the pigs and she is great with them. She does an excellent job helping me. It is a family affair every time we load pigs out,” she said. “My husband, my kids, my dad, my cousin and a few friends will suit up and help me clear the barn. My dad will also come out and walk the barns with me, checking out the hogs. I love that I get to spend time with my dad doing something we both love. I also love the fact that I get to raise my family on the farm that I grew up on. The whole process of raising hogs has been a major bonding experience for my family.”On top of that, the barns allow Schaub a somewhat flexible (though hectic) schedule to spend time with her family off the farm. In the hours that she is not in her barns, she can be seen cheering for her children at cross country meets, football games, Skills USA contests, FFA meetings and also at the county fair, where her kids have all shown at least one livestock project a year.Family time is important on the farm and everyone gets involved, including Brenda’s son Charlie.“I really enjoy working with the pigs and having my barns. I plan on doing this for a long time. I hope if my barns taught my children anything, it is how important agriculture is. My kids don’t have a problem educating their classmates about real pig farming. I hope someday one, or all of them, will want to take over the farm, or at least seek a career in agriculture,” she said. “There are days when it gets hard trying to juggle the pigs, my husband, and raising my kids, but I love what I do and I am glad this is my line of work.”last_img read more

Apple Updates MacBook Air Laptops & Previews A Wild New Mac Pro

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Apple also announced two new versions of its popular MacBook Air laptops. The improvements come mostly to battery life, as the company pushes towards a battery that will last the user all day. The 11-inch MacBook Air’s battery has improved from 5 hours to 9 hours of use. The 128GB version of the 11-inch MacBook Air sells for $999. The 13-inch MacBook Air’s battery improves from 7 hours to 12 hours and sells for $1099 for the 128GB version.The new Airs get the latest 4th-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors and Intel HD Graphics 5000 (the company claims 40% faster graphics performance). Even the Wi-Fi (now 802.11.ac) and flash storage are faster than they used to be. Both improved versions of the MacBook Air start shipping today. Related Posts Apple has some new computers coming. At its World Wide Developers Conference on Monday, Apple announced two updated MacBook Air laptops and previewed a brand new desktop PC, improving battery life and giving new features and capabilities to power users.The New Mac Pro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img dan rowinski Tags:#Apple#WWDC Mac Pro is Apple’s completely redesigned desktop computer for power users such as designers, video producers and music makers. With a tubular design just an eighth the size of the previous model (9.9 inches tall, 6.6 inches in diameter), the new Mac Pro uses dual new-generation Xeon processors and PCI-Express storage memory.The two AMD FirePro workstation-class GPUs with up to 6GB of dedicated VRAM are 2.5-times faster than the previous version. The Mac Pro also has faster Flash memory and Thunderbolt 2 connectivity. Put it all together and the new Mac Pro can drive up to three high-end 4K displays (also known as Ultra HD). Ports include Thunderbolt 2, USB 3, Gigabit Ethernet and HDMI 1.4.Due later this year, pricing for the Mac Pro was not immediately available. And in a make-good on the company’s earlier promises, the Mac Pro will be assembled in the United States. The New MacBook Airs 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more