LWCC, ICF Donate Food, Medical Supplies to Cape Mount’s Ebola Hit Communities

first_imgThe Living Word Community Church, in partnership with International Children’s Fund, recently donated several assorted food and medical items to two Ebola hit communities in Grand Cape Mount County.Items donated included 75 boxes of rice, 20 bags of wheat, 10 bags of beans, medical supplies, clothes and crutches, worth thousands of United States Dollars.Communities that benefited from the donation included Sinje Health Center and the Jene Wonde Clinic in Tewor and Garwular Districts, respectively.Rev Boakai B. Paasewe, founder and general overseer of the Living Word Church in Jene Wonde, told journalists the donation was the church way of identifying with victims of the Ebola virus disease in the county.According to him, the initiative is intended to buttress government’s effort in battling the virus in the county.  He called on well-meaning Liberians to exert other efforts to help other affected communities to fight against the killer virus.As a faith-based organization established 2009 in the county, the church provides educational opportunities to poverty- stricken children and health care delivery for those who lack the financial means to go to school and make themselves useful citizens.Rev. Paasewe further disclosed that the LWCC and its partner are currently constructing a caring home for children who have been victimized by the Ebola virus not only in Cape Mount, but also in Bomi County as well.He also urged citizens of the county to abide by all Ebola preventive measures despite the decline of Ebola cases there.He said the construction project, which will be completed this April, will accommodate 50 orphans.The Liberian clergyman thanked the National Ebola Task Force and its partner, the International Children’s Fund, for their numerous contributions to the church in undertaking such an initiative.For her part, the officer- in-charge of the Jene wonde Clinic, Tenneh Y. Pearson, thanked the Living Word Church for the donation and promised that it will be used for the intended purpose.Madam Pearson pointed out that the medical supplies will buttress the effort of health workers to be more effective in caring for patients in the county.The Town Chief of Jene wonde, Ms. Jebbeh Sarnon, lauded the Living Word Church for the gesture and called on others to emulate the church’s example.Mrs. Sarnon used the occasion to call on government to support people affected by the epidemic in the county.She expressed disappointment in the government for allegedly neglected victims of the Ebola virus in Jene wonde Town, which was badly hit by the deadly Ebola virus—situation she indicated had created serious hardship for citizens of the town.The Local Chief has at the same time called on Madam Sarnon to urge authorities in the county and other partners to include them on burial teams, something she believes would serve as a means of empowerment for them.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

IBE hosts Caricom themed annual culture day

first_imgThe Institute of Business Education (IBE), 60-61 Lusignan Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on Friday held its third annual Culture Day, and students took the opportunity to celebrate the Caribbean CommunityThe “obeah or Voodoo man” of Haiti was one of the displays featured at the exhibition(Caricom) by hosting an exhibition about the various member states.The students were divided into groups that were tasked with educating visitors about each territory. The students displayed the history, culture and traditional aspects of their selected countries by way of demonstrations and crafts.Jamille Hatten, an English and Integrated Science teacher at IBE explained that the idea of a culture day based on Caricom, was inspired by a need to educate the students about the establishment and the members of the body.According to the teacher the students already have a wealth of knowledge about what is happening in Guyana from a cultural perspective based on the last two annual observances of cultural day and the intention going forward with this year’s event was to focus on culture outside of Guyana. He noted that the institution choose to highlight Caricom because of the recently concluded 37th Heads of Government summit held in Guyana.“We want to make them more aware of what Caricom is about and what Caribbean countries are really for and what the cultures are. With that in mind we have the theme “One people separated by water” so with that theme we are running through with Culture Day 2016. We are just trying to show that even though we are different countries, different islands and so forth…our cultures might be similar and so on,” he stated.He related that it took about three days for students to get the displays ready, adding that both the school’s administration and students are looking forward to continuing the tradition. “What we look forward to is the students learning much about our country,” he stated.Meanwhile, Sherifa Parks, a fourth form student explained that the event has proven to be beneficial to her and other students as it has provided an opportunity to learn about Caricom in a fun and interactive way: “It was wonderful, we have learnt so much about the countries that we are displaying. We’ve looked at their history, their foods and so much more,” she stated.last_img read more

Bayern term transfer criticism ‘racist’

first_img0Shares0000MUNICH, September 11- Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has labelled recent criticism of Bayern Munich’s transfer policy a form of “racism” in an editorial for the club’s matchday magazine ahead of their Bundesliga clash against Stuttgart on Saturday.Bayern’s signing of Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid last month failed to impress the German media, who criticised the club for slowly turning into an “FC Bayern Espanol.” Some 10 Spaniards, including players and staff, are currently employed by the German champions.Bayern president Karl Hopfner told kicker he is tired of the criticism and said that such talk is “nonsense.”And in the club’s latest matchday magazine for the upcoming Stuttgart game, CEO Rummenigge has also hit out at the detractors.“This shabby campaign is in conflict with values such as respect, tolerance and diversity, which are socially consented to in Germany. The DFB [German Football Association], UEFA, and FIFA have committed themselves for the fight against xenophobia and racism for years,” he wrote.Rummenigge cited the “charter of diversity,” recently signed by German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, which binds 1,850 public institutions and companies to offer a working surrounding free of prejudice, regardless of sex, nationality, ethnical background, religion, age, sexual orientation and identity.“We all want an open-minded, colourful and diverse Germany. But at some desks this insight has seemingly not arrived yet — diversity ends at the sidelines of a football pitch there. Instead they continue to wave the national flag,” Rummenigge added.“And after the World Cup win some appear to understand Germany as the centre of football again, which does not need influences from the outside. We have to put a stop to such dim and provincial thinking.”“The quality of a player matters for FC Bayern, not the nationality,” he wrote. “FC Bayern are proud of their World Cup winners, but also proud of all foreign players. We strongly distance ourselves from racism, and demand and promote respect. I show the red card to all xenophobic and racism-associated problems.”-ESPN FC0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Van Nuys man dies from gang-related shooting

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A 22-year-old Van Nuys man died at County-USC Medical Center early today from wounds sustained in an apparent gang-related shooting in East Hollywood, police said. The shooting occurred just before 8 p.m. yesterday at 4532 Fountain Ave., near Vermont Avenue, said Detective Larry Burcher of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Northeast Division homicide unit. Edwin Catalan was shot multiple times, was taken to County-USC Medical Center for extensive emergency care and died at 12:37 a.m. Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to call Burcher or Detective Lewis Lenchuk at (213) 847-4261.last_img read more

Confirmed teams! Willian out, Pedro in – Chelsea and Watford line ups

first_imgWatford battle Chelsea in the Premier League from 3pm this afternoon.Much has been said of the rivalry between managers Walter Mazzarri and Antonio Conte ahead of today’s clash at Vicarage Road, but this won’t interest the players.The Hornets will have been satisfied with their opening 1-1 draw with Southampton, while the Blues began their campaign by beating West Ham United, courtesy of a late goal from Diego Costa.Since this clash, Watford have completed the signings of Juventus midfielder Roberto Pereyra and Sunderland defender Younes Kaboul, and both will now be awaiting their debuts.And the teams for today’s meeting have been confirmed.Watford XI: Gomes, Cathcart, Prödl, Britos; Amrabat, Behrami, Capoue, Guedioura, Holebas; Deeney, IghaloSubs: Pantilimon, Nyom, Doucoure, Anya, Hoban, Zuniga, VydraChelsea XI: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Kante; Pedro, Oscar, Matic, Hazard; Diego CostaSubs: Begovic, Aina, Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas, Chalobah, Moses, Batshuayi 1 Pedro starts on the wing for the Blues last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgSanta Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. THURSDAY Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association will meet, 11:45 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 287-3260. Tyke Hike for toddlers expecting a new brother or sister, 3:30-5 p.m. in the Greeley Room at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-8051. Business workshop titled “Employment Law,” 5-8 p.m. at the SCV Chamber of Commerce, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Cost: $30. Call (661) 294-9375. Santa Clarita Corvette Club will meet to socialize, 6:30 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 298-1494. Free Travel Show will explore Alaska, 7-9 p.m. at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call AAA at (661) 288-5532. Academy Night will help interested students apply for U.S. Military Services Academies, 7:30 p.m. at Hart High School, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-2111. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Karaoke night, 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. FRIDAY Introduction to Watercolors on Rice-paper class, 1:30-3 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. First of three sessions. Call (661) 259-9444. Beyond the Honeymoon class for engaged couples and newlyweds, 8 p.m. at the home of Dan and Carli Broyles. Call (661) 296-6826 or e-mail crbroyles@sbcglobal.net. Rosh Hashanah celebration, 8 p.m. at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call Temple Beth Ami at (661) 255-4610. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262 or e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEDNESDAY Business After Hours Mixer, 5:30 p.m. at Mission Valley Bank, 25060 W. Avenue Stanford, Valencia. Cost: $10 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Bring a non-perishable food item for local food pantries. Canyon Country Advisory Committee will meet, 7-9 p.m. in the Banquet Room at the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Point Parkway, Santa Clarita. Call Al Ferdman at (661) 713-9344. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsSanta Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Karaoke night, 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. last_img read more

Palmdale retailers spreading

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsHome Depot and Target executives are known to be examining the area as well, Otter said. Plans are under way for medical office buildings covering hundreds of thousands of square feet – and some of the buildings are already under construction – around the site where Palmdale Regional Medical Center is being built, Otter said. The hospital is expected to open in late 2007. “Not all of those projects will get built, but a lot of it will, and it will have a tremendous impact on the market,” Otter said. Otter was a speaker Tuesday at an Antelope Valley Board of Trade luncheon. Danny Roberts, Palmdale Community Redevelopment Agency assistant executive director, and Keith Geiger, Antelope Valley Mall general manager, also spoke on retail developments in Palmdale. “Not all of those projects will get built, but a lot of it will, and it will have a tremendous impact on the market,” Otter said. Otter’s Sierra Commons center involves the redevelopment of a vacant former Kmart store, part of which is now occupied by a Wickes Furniture store. Other businesses in Sierra Commons will include a Michaels craft store, a BevMo wine and liquor store, and a shop of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf shop. Geiger said the 16-year-old, 135-store mall has never been busier, with all of its stores occupied or being remodeled and a 16-screen movie theater expected to open in November. “We have a lot of demand from national retailers and from mom-and-pop operators,” Geiger said of the mall. The mall, with a $23 million renovation completed this summer, is to get a BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse and a Romi’s restaurant near the new theater, as well as Breaktime Billiards, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and The Body Shop stores inside the mall. Roberts, who has worked for Palmdale’s redevelopment agency since 1990, said much of the work of attracting new stores and restaurants is in convincing executives that Antelope Valley residents will support their businesses. “I believe a lot of retailers don’t fully appreciate the purchasing power that residents of Palmdale have.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – A top local shopping center developer predicts commercial development will start shifting to outlying areas of the Antelope Valley and also land around the new Palmdale hospital. Dan Otter, whose recent centers include Sierra Commons and Amargosa Commons on 10th Street West in Palmdale, said many national retailers already have stores in central Lancaster and Palmdale, so more will be looking at markets like east Palmdale. “Pretty much all the categories in retail are represented here and in some cases two deep,” Otter said. “We’re beginning to reach a saturation point. … You’re seeing projects starting to go to subregional markets.” In east Palmdale at 47th Street East and Avenue S, Wal-Mart is expanding a store into a Wal-Mart Supercenter that sells groceries, a Lowe’s home-improvement store opened in 2005, and a new shopping center is under construction and will include a Chili’s restaurant and a Starbucks coffee shop. last_img read more

Here’s what happens when Liverpool fans realise Coutinho HAS asked to leave

first_img1 First, Liverpool released a statement explaining they had no intention of selling Philippe Coutinho.Next a rumour quickly spread claiming the player had handed in a transfer request, which was denied by the club.However, now it is being reported Coutinho has told the club he would like to leave and made his intention clear via email.GARY LINEKER HAS HIS SAY ON COUTINHOAnd here is how some fans reacted to the news on Twitter. Philippe Coutinho has handed in a transfer request last_img

Bush reaches out to blacks at NAACP

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmates“I consider it a tragedy that the party of Abraham Lincoln let go of its historical ties with the African-American community,” Bush said. “For too long, my party wrote off the African-American vote, and many African-Americans wrote off the Republican Party.” Black support for Republicans in elections has hovered around 10 percent for more than a decade. In 2004, Bush drew 11 percent of the black vote against Democrat John Kerry. Most of the president’s talk generated a smattering of applause. But many in the convention center stood and clapped when he urged the Senate to renew a landmark civil rights law passed in the 1960s to end racist voting practices, such as poll taxes and literacy tests, in Southern states. The Senate passed the bill later Thursday and sent it to the White House. For five years in a row, Bush had declined invitations to address the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the nation. This year, he said yes, knowing that he would be facing a tough crowd. WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush, addressing the NAACP after skipping its convention for five years, said Thursday he knows racism exists in America and that many black voters distrust his Republican Party. Bush lamented the GOP’s rocky relations with blacks. He pledged to improve that relationship and work with the NAACP’s new leader to achieve common goals. “I understand that racism still lingers in America,” Bush told more than 2,200 people at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s annual gathering. “It’s a lot easier to change a law than to change a human heart. And I understand that many African-Americans distrust my political party.” That line generated boisterous applause and cheers from the audience, which generally gave the president a polite, reserved reception. According to AP-Ipsos polling conducted in June and July, 86 percent of blacks disapprove of the way Bush is handling his job, compared with 56 percent of whites who disapprove. While the audience was cordial, some NAACP members were disappointed that the president did not mention the war in Iraq. Others expressed dismay that Bush did not offer more substantive remarks about issues such as education and the economy. Bush talked about his No Child Left Behind education program, but did not mention that it has been underfunded, said Madie Robinson of Florence, S.C., a member of the NAACP national board of directors. “He raised many issues,” she said, “but didn’t offer solutions.”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