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Pakistan Welfare Donates Medicine Valued at US$550 to Cynthia Clinic

first_imgThe Pakistan Welfare Organization (PWO) has donated medicine valued at US$550 to the Cynthia Nelson Clinic as part of its post-Ebola donation to the health sector.At the donation recently at the clinic in Logan Town on the Bushrod Island, Monrovia, PWO team leader, Muhammad Zahid said he was delighted to provide the medicine to the clinic as healthcare delivery remains a major concern of the general public.Mr. Zahid said the donation marked a partnership between the two institutions and PWO would make contributions to the Nelson Clinic and the people of Logan Town.“We are donating variety of drugs, including paracetamol, pingo, amoxicillin among others as PWO’s way of showing its concern to the people of Logan Town and Liberia at large. We believe in the welfare of our people and will continue to ensure that PWO plays its role in the health sector of Liberia,” he maintained.Mr. Zahid explained that the clinic provided a list of drugs to the PWO to help support the community’s healthcare delivery.He said his organization believed in helping people at the lower level; especially community based institutions that are involved in making impact in society and promised the Nelson Clinic of future support.He said his organization will also help to provide support to community schools, particularly students basic needs early next month.In remarks, Officer-In-Charge of the Cynthia Nelson Clinic, Edwin T. Sengar, a physician, lauded PWO for its initial support to the center and promised to use the drugs for its intended purpose.Mr. Sengar said the center has been involved in providing healthcare support to people, especially those who do not have financial capacity to pay their medication’s fees and the drug provided by PWO will be used directly for it.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“Barney” remanded on armed robbery charges

first_imgA carpenter found himself before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts yet again after he reportedly attacked and robbed three persons.Akeem RajkumarTwenty-seven-year-old Akeem Rajkumar, called “Barney”, of Lot 66 Leopold Street, Georgetown, denied the charge put to him by Magistrate Fabayo Azore on Wednesday.It is alleged that on April 3, 2018 at Leopold Street, Georgetown, while being armed and in the company of others, he robbed Rodwell Maynard of some $189,000, property of Damion Elliott.On the same day at the same location, he allegedly discharged gunshots at Elliott.He denied both allegations and further denied that on April 27 at Croal Street, he attacked and robbed Avril Croft of $85,000 and Janelle Walter of gold jewellery, a phone and cash worth a total of $440,000.The facts of these cases were not disclosed; however, Police Prosecutor Simone Payne objected to defence counsel George Thomas’s request for Rajkumar to be granted bail based on the gravity and seriousness of the offences.Magistrate Azore upheld the Prosecutor’s submissions and remanded Rajkumar to prison. The case will continue on June 20, 2018.Rajkumar was previously before the courts charged with being in possession of 50 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking along with robbing Dexter France of a haversack containing raw gold, a pair of Timberland sneakers and a large sum of cash valued a total of $194,000 on June 27, 2017.The man, whose one leg was heavily bandaged during that appearance, was reportedly shot by a Police Officer who he attempted to disarm while being arrested.last_img read more

Several injured as minibus turns turtle on WCD

first_imgSeveral passengers of a minibus were on Sunday evening rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, West Coast Demerara to be treated for injuries they sustainedThe minibus involved in the accidentafter the vehicle turned turtle in the vicinity of the Leonora Police Station.Based on reports received, minibus PTT 5707 was reportedly trailing an ambulance when it collided with motor car PSS 6776, which then collided with motor car HC 9049.The initial collision reportedly caused the driver of the minibus to lose control of the vehicle, and it flipped several times before coming to a halt. According to reports, the minibus driver is in serious condition.An investigation has been launched into the three-vehicle collision.last_img read more

Ulinzi promise to chase Gor down to the wire

first_img“The league is not over and I will not give up on the title until probably when there are three or so games remaining. This is football and anything can happen. We have a match at hand and we are yet to play Gor Mahia. Those are six points to play for,” Ulinzi head coach Benjamin Nyangweso said after his team’s 0-0 draw with Posta Rangers on Sunday.He adds; “But we must also win our games. We can’t say we are chasing for the title if we can’t win. That will make things difficult for us. If we keep winning then we stand a chance.”Gor Mahia still retain a nine point gap at the top of the standings having been frustrated to a 0-0 draw by relegation threatened Thika United and head coach Dylan Kerr has said his side will need to be alert not to drop any more points.He was lucky as all the five teams below them picked up identical 0-0 draws, thus ensuring that the buffer between them does not change.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr reachs during his side’s Kenyan premier League clash against Thika United at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on September 17, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“We really need to be careful because we dropped points and now the other teams will look at us and think well, they are beatable. The others below us are putting in a lot of pressure and we have to ensure we get our rhythm back,” the British tactician said.He has also insisted that the team will not be comfortable despite the healthy lead, saying they give maximum respect to all teams and will not underrate anyone.“I have not for any moment sat down to think about the title. I think the only time I will do that is when it’s mathematically impossible for anyone to catch us. We can’t be complacent and we need to get winning as well,” Kerr who picked only his second draw since joining K’Ogalo said.He blamed the side’s performance on the uneven Thika pitch, saying it was very difficult for his charges to play their flowing game having had two superb outings in Kisumu beating Nzoia Sugar 4-0 and Muhoroni Youth 3-0 within a space of four days.Meanwhile, Posta Rangers head coach Sammy Omollo whose side slipped to eighth after the weekend draw with Ulinzi is hopeful his players will be able to shrug off a tough patch that will see them play four matches within seven days.Rangers will play fifth placed Kariobangi Sharks on Wednesday at the Kasarani Stadium.“It is very tough for these players but again, there is nothing much you can do. You can’t change much with less than two days of training. This is where now positive mental strength comes to play. But we will keep on fighting because we want to finish in a respectable position,” Omollo noted.-Relegation fight intensifies-Thika United head coach Nicholas Muyoti watches on the touchline during his side’s Kenyan Premier League clash against Gor Mahia at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on September 17, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaWhile the battle at the top seems to be less intense, the one at the bottom promises to go down to the wire.There is only an eight-point difference between bottom placed Muhoroni Youth and the safe position 14 occupied by AFC Leopards who play Thika United on Wednesday.According to the agreement between KPL and Football Kenya Federation, the bottom three teams will be relegated at the end of the season while the 15th placed team will play a promotion play off against the fourth placed team from the National Super League.From the weekend results, Mathare United, Western Stima and Muhoroni Youth in the red zone all lost complicating their survival fights while AFC Leopards were held to a 0-0 draw by Kakamega Homeboyz.Thika picked up an invaluable point against leaders Gor, and head coach Nicholas Muyoti believes it is a morale booster, exuding confidence they will not face the chop.“I am very confident with the way we are playing, we will still be in the Premier league next season. There is a tough run of matches remaining and within the next seven games, I want us to have already secured survival. The point against Gor is a huge motivation for the boys and we hope we can build on it,” Muyoti said after the game.KPL weekend resultsSaturday: Kariobangi Sharks 0 Sofapaka 0 (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos).Sunday: Posta Rangers 0 Ulinzi Stars 0, Gor Mahia 0 Thika United 0 (Thika Sub-County Stadium), AFC Leopards 0 Kakamega Homeboyz 0 (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos), Bandari 3 Zoo Kericho 0 (Mbaraki Complex), Chemelil Sugar 2 Nakumatt 0 (Chemelil), Nzoia Sugar 3 Muhoroni Youth 1 (Sudi Stadium), Tusker 1 Mathare United 0 (Ruaraka Complex), Western Stima 1 SoNy Sugar 2 (Moi Stadium, Kisumu).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ulinzi Stars head coach benjamin Nyangweso gives instructions to his players during their Kenyan premier League clash against Posta Rangers at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on September 17, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 18- Four-time Kenyan Premier League champions Ulinzi Stars have vowed not to give up on their hunt for a fifth League crown, saying they will chase current leaders Gor Mahia until the final day of the season.A massive 14 point gap exists between the two sides despite the fact that Ulinzi have played a match less than the leaders and the two are as well yet to meet in the second leg.last_img read more

Kante missed City clash after fainting

first_imgKante reportedly slumped over in the dressing room at the club’s Cobham base last week and was immediately attended to by doctors.The midfielder was then sent to a specialist, but was not found to be suffering any heart problems or other medical issues. He has been given a clean bill of health.It has been suggested that Kante fainted because of the change in temperature after entering the warm dressing room following a training session in the extreme cold.Kante travelled with the Chelsea squad to Manchester for Sunday’s match but was rested after he said he was feeling unwell.The France international returned to training on Monday and trained as normal.He is now said to be available to face Crystal Palace on Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kante travelled with the Chelsea squad to Manchester for Sunday’s match but was rested after he said he was feeling unwell.LONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 6- N’Golo Kante missed Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat at Manchester City on Sunday after fainting at training on Friday, according to reports.The 26-year old midfielder underwent a series of tests following the incident and was cleared to play by club doctors.last_img read more

Wembley ‘best place’ for football, says Pochettino

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham are playing at Wembley while they wait for their new stadium to be completed © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 7 – Mauricio Pochettino says Wembley is the “best place in the world” to play football despite the frustrations of Tottenham’s long wait to move into their new stadium.Spurs full-back Danny Rose this week voiced his frustration at the club’s extended tenure at the national stadium and many Tottenham fans seem to agree, with just over 33,000, rather than the permitted capacity 51,000, turning up to watch the midweek win over Southampton. But Pochettino, who played at the old Wembley for Argentina in 2000, has launched a passionate defence of the club’s temporary home.“If you ask me, I am so, so happy to play at Wembley,” he said. “I was born in Argentina. When I heard about England for the first time it was with all the problems in the Falklands.“Then when I arrived in Europe, when I played in the World Cup against England, when we arrived in Southampton six years ago, of course I changed completely my mind in the way I saw and now see this country.”Pochettino, whose side are third in the Premier League, said it was always a dream to play at Wembley.“We say ‘one game more, how lucky we are’,” he said. “For me, it’s the best place in the world to play football.“Of course after we’ll share that with our new stadium — they’re going to be the two best places to play, our new stadium White Hart Lane, and Wembley.”Kieran Trippier will miss Saturday’s trip to Leicester after aggravating a groin problem that forced him off against Southampton.The England full-back suffered the injury during the World Cup semi-final but still played in the third-fourth place play-off a few days later.Pochettino will take no such risks, saying: “For me a player that asked to come off the pitch, it’s common sense that after three days it’s impossible to play because, if not, there’s something wrong in that situation.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Solskjaer plays down Pogba to Real Madrid speculation

first_imgUnited midfielder Pogba last week described Madrid as a “dream club for every player” while on international duty with France and Zidane on Saturday hailed him as “a player who knows how to do everything”.But Solskjaer is determined that Pogba, one of the world’s most marketable players, will not be a part of Zidane’s rebuilding plans and believes the midfielder simply gave a straight answer to a question.“I don”t like to talk about other teams’ players,” the Norwegian said ahead of his side’s Premier League match against Wolves on Tuesday. “That is one of the challenges of the international break.“Players are available all the time and it’s a different environment and it’s more of a general talk.“Paul is a very nice and polite man and he answered a general question. Of course, Zidane is an icon in France. Zidane is a fantastic manager and he used to be a fantastic player and I played against him.“So Paul has politely answered that question. But he is happy here. He is going to be a big, big part of things here.“I have always said that you would like to build your team around him and that has not changed at all.”– Director of football? –Solskjaer, appointed as permanent manager last week after an impressive spell as interim boss, said he would be comfortable with the appointment of a director of football to sit between himself and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.“Football has changed and the structure at clubs has changed,” he said. “Ed and (co-chairman) Joel (Glazer) and me are looking at how this club can be run as smoothly as possible.“We will see what we end up with but I am happy talking football with knowledgeable people in the right positions anyway.“A manager can’t do as much as he used to do anyway. The demands of modern football mean that you have to split responsibilities.”Solskjaer is preparing his team for the rearranged league game at Wolves as the chase for a top-four spot heats up.United will leapfrog Tottenham into third place if they win at Molineux, with Arsenal and Chelsea also fighting for the remaining two Champions League qualification spots behind Liverpool and Manchester City.They will have to improve on their last performance against Wolves, a 2-1 FA Cup defeat two weeks ago, the worst performance during Solskjaer’s spell in charge.But the Norwegian is confident of making amends this time.“We can learn quite a few lessons from that game and we have to,” he said. “If we turn up and don’t perform to our level against a good team, we will not get the result we deserve.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has a “big part” to play at the club, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 1 – Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba has a “big, big part” to play at Old Trafford despite speculation linking the French World Cup winner with a move to Real Madrid.Real boss Zinedine Zidane is expected to be busy in the summer transfer market as he tries to reinvigorate a side that crashed out of the Champions League in the last 16 and are lagging 12 points behind leaders Barcelona in La Liga.last_img read more

LETTERKENNY PREMISES INCLUDED IN LIST OF EMPTY PROPERTIES LEASED BY IDA FOR €3.5M

first_imgPREMISES IN Letterkenny are amongst empty properties for which the IDA is spending more than €3.57 million a year on rent, the organisation has admitted.In fact half of all properties leased by the taxpyaer-funded state organisation are vacant.The most expensive lease the agency holds for a vacant unit is the €424,000 a year it pays for a premises in Athlone, Co Westmeath, to local developers Michael O’Sullivan and Aidan Kelly. This is part-occupied. The agency is also paying €390,000 a year to Hibernia Life for an empty unit in Tallaght, and €375,000 to Irish Life for the use of premises on Foley Street, Dublin, which is occupied. Twelve units in the Airways Industrial Estate in Santry, Dublin are leased by the agency, which pays annual rents ranging from €340,000 down to €87,000. Three apiece are owned by the Galway-based companies DH Burke Group and DM Properties. Eight of the Airways units are empty.Multiple units are also lying vacant in industrial parks in Newbridge, Letterkenny, Waterford and Cork. Property developer Ken Rohan is paid €232,500 a year for a vacant premises at Poppintree, Finglas, through his company Minas Ltd.The leases were all entered into in the first half of the 1980s and run for 35 years, according to the details supplied under freedom of information to www.thestory.ie.An IDA spokesman confirmed yesterday that about half the buildings it was leasing were vacant but pointed out that most have only a few years to run. He was unable to say if the leases were subject to upward-only review. “This is a legacy issue, and one which will expire with the leases in the coming years,” he said. In total, the agency pays €7.4 million a year in rent to private landlords.endsLETTERKENNY PREMISES INCLUDED IN LIST OF EMPTY PROPERTIES LEASED BY IDA FOR €3.5M was last modified: March 31st, 2011 by gregShare 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

Schools are back and so is the sun

first_imgAs the school year is starting again, the sun is beginning to shine.A lot of dry, warm and sunny weather is expected over the coming days, with this weather being expected over the weekend and into the start of next week.Students will be disappointed heading back to school with the warm front sweeping the country after a rather wet Summer. Friday will be mostly dry with temperatures a comfortable 17 to 20 degrees, while the weekend promises warm and sunny weather across the country.“There will be warm sunny spells in all areas,” Met Éireann has reported.“Cloud will build up at times also and there will be a scattering of showers with some locally heavy, thundery downpours possible.“Highest temperatures typically 17 to 20 degrees. “And next week will see warm, sunny spells in all areas and overall a good deal of dry weather is likely. “Schools are back and so is the sun was last modified: August 25th, 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:schoolssunwarmweatherlast_img read more

SHAY – IT MAY BE TIME TO STEP ASIDE

first_imgShay Given has given his biggest hint yet that he may be about to retire from international football.The Lifford man, 36, has admitted he will sit down after the Euro 2012 Championships and decide if he wants to wear the green shirt again.Shay made his comments as he left the Gdansk Arena after Ireland’s frustrating 4-0 defeat by Spain. The Donegal sporting legend admitted “I’m hurting really badly at the moment so it would be foolish to make a decision.“But I think it might be time to step aside and let somebody else come into the side now,” he said.Shay said he had time to consider his future as the next game is not until August but that he will sit down with his family and make a decision one way or another.“At some point I’m going to have to make a decision. I’ll go home and have a long, hard think about it. “It’s something for me to think about when I’m on holiday and I’ll discuss it with my family first before I make a decision,” he said. SHAY – IT MAY BE TIME TO STEP ASIDE was last modified: June 16th, 2012 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:retireShay Givenspainlast_img read more