Only You, Community Members, Can Stop Ebola, not Doctors, Nurses …

first_imgMargibi County Senator Oscar A. Cooper has underscored the need for all Liberians,  irrespective of culture,  religion or economic status, to take seriously the preventive measures instituted by government through its Health Ministry to combat the Ebola outbreak across the country.According to him, the level of the outbreak now in the country required all Liberians’  holistic participation in the fight against the disease. He said government and partners alone cannot stop the spread of the disease.Sen. Cooper made the assertion recently, at his residence at Cinta, a Kakata suburb, when he presented a special Ebola awareness message to the media in the county.In his message, Sen. Cooper told his citizens how they can prevent themselves from getting the disease and the danger it poses to family members who may encounter the Ebola virus.He advised Liberians to always avoid shaking hands, or touching an  Ebola-related dead body.The Margibi County Senator further cautioned citizens to report immediately to the Ministry of Health or a designated group,  cases of people suffering from severe pain, stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, fever/malaria, red eyes, and rash, among others.The Senator noted that by adhering to these measures, it will certainly help the government and its people to eradicate the pestilence from Liberia.He averred, “My people, this Ebola thing is not only the government business but all of our business. We have to find  security for ourselves from this deadly disease. When you discover that you are not feeling well, go to the hospital. The sooner you go to the hospital, the better your chances of survival.  If you are sick, or you know that you have the virus, don’t endanger another person with it. Doing that will not help you nor stop the widespread of the virus,” Sen. Cooper cautioned.“The current status of the virus in Liberia cannot be stopped by medical Doctors, nurses nor government alone,” he told his Margibi citizens, “but by all of you –community members.  You are the participants in the fight against Ebola,” he declared.Senator Cooper encouraged all Liberians to team up  and unite to defeat this human enemy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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GET YOUR FANCY DRESS READY FOR SPOOKY COTTAGE PARTY!

first_imgGET ready for a Bank Holiday Monday Party with a difference – a disco inside a thatched cottage!The charity Halloween Fancy Dress Disco in Thatched Cottage, Kilmacrennan takes place this Monday 29th from 5pm to 7.30pm.Admission is just €3. The disco is in aid of People with Intellectual Disabilities. All Welcome!So if you want to give the kids a Halloween party with a different, all roads lead to the Thatched Cottage on Monday.And you’ll be helping a great cause.  GET YOUR FANCY DRESS READY FOR SPOOKY COTTAGE PARTY! was last modified: October 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GET YOUR FANCY DRESS READY FOR SPOOKY COTTAGE PARTY!kilmacrennanlast_img read more

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KCCA hope to maintain fine home run against URA

first_img Tags: KCCA FCMike MutebiSam SsimbwaStarTimes Uganda Premeir LeaguetopURA FC KCCA defeated URA 7-2 in the reverse fixture last season (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier League KCCA FC vs URA FCStarTimes Stadium, LugogoTuesday, 26-02-2019 @4:30pmLUGOGO – KCCA FC will be out to continue a fine run of form whenever they host URA in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.The two sides face off on Tuesday afternoon with the Tax Collectors winless away to the Kasasiros since 2011.With that record in mind, Sam Simbwa’s side have all to worry about especially with their opponents eyeing a third League crown in four years.The Lugogo based side currently top the log on 45 points, four ahead of second placed Vipers and with the Venoms facing a potential banana-skin away to Onduparaka on the same day, Mike Mutebi’s side will see the game as a chance to pull further clear.Despite the good home history in this fixture, Mutebi will not be looking at it.“We will not base on history, we just need to concentrate on the game before us and try to get all three points because the competition is intense at the top, said Mutebi.“We have prepared well for URA and i am sure the boys would love to bounce back immediately after dropping two unnecessary points in our last game against Police.“They are a very organized team especially when they lose the ball and after regaining possession, they have very good players who can take them forward. We expect them to play more on the break.KCCA have seen the return to full fitness of several key players. Their major absentee for the game will be Filbert Obenchan who is still recovering from a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Mutebi is expected to recall top scorer Patrick Kaddu to the starting lineup after the striker started on the bench against Police.For URA, they snapped a three game winless run in all competitions when they defeated Kirinya JSS 2-0 last time out. It is the sort of game they will be hoping to pick inspiration from.“The players are motivated especially after the win against Kirinya and we hope that can spur us on. Said Simba.“It is going to be a tough game and despite them being at home, me i don’t regard us being away from home.Allan Mugalu and Allan Munaba have been ruled out with injury. Goalkeeper Naftan Aliozi has returned to training this week but not likely to feature. Siraji Ssentamu who suffered a bad head injury against Kirinya will also not feature.URA who have been fairly impressive this season will hope they can win at Lugogo and close in on third placed Mbarara City who play on Wednesday.Match Facts:This will be the 18th meeting between the two sides since December 2010.In the other 17 meeting in that period, either side has won six and drawn the other 5.KCCA are unbeaten against URA in any of their last four meetings, winning two and drawing one. The Tax Collectors last defeated Mutebi’s side in December 2016 (1-0).The reverse fixture last season saw KCCA win 7-2 in what proved to be former URA FC coach, Paul Nkata’s last game. In the first meeting this season, KCCA edged the Tax Collectors 1-0 at Namboole.KCCA go into Tuesday’s game unbeaten in their last 9 League fixtures (W6 D3). Their last loss was in the 3-2 defeated to Express back on 11-12-2018.At Lugogo, Mutebi’s side has gone 28 games minus tasting defeat (W23 D5). The last team to come into their back yard and defeat them was Vipers (2-1), back in April 2016.For URA, they have lost only two of their last 24 League games (W8 D14). The only two teams to defeat them in that period are KCCA FC and Maroons FC, both 1-0.Away from home, the Tax Collectors remain the only side yet to test defeat this season having won two and drawn the other 7 of their 9 road trips.The other games on Tuesday:-Onduparaka vs Vipers SC @4pm-Ndejje University vs Express FC @4:30pm-Maroons FC vs Paidha Black Angels @4:30pm-Kirinya Jinja SS vs Mbarara City @4:30pmComments last_img read more

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New racing season opens with a bang

first_imgThe season-opening night at the Redwood Acres Raceway did not disappoint on Saturday, with a thrilling race in the Super Six Challenge Series Late Models.Mic Moulton took the checkered flag in the 50-lap feature, but had to hold off Northern California racing legend Jim Walker over the final few laps as the latter appeared to be closing the gap.David Henderson had a solid night and placed third.Walker showed everyone how it’s done in qualifying with a fast time of 15.685. Scott Baker won the …last_img

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Nobody cares? Some Raiders fans care enough to boo Derek Carr after loss to Titans

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — The theme throughout Derek Carr’s postgame press conference in the wake of a 42-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans Sunday at the Coliseum was “Nobody cares.”When it comes to injuries, travel schedules and most anything else, Carr is right. There isn’t much sympathy when it comes to the NFL. “Nobody cares about the situation. Nobody cares who is playing. Nobody cares who has been here, who …last_img

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Play Your Part episode 15: synopsis

first_imgGet a sneak peek of episode 15 of Play Your Part, which focuses on people promoting environmental education and agriculture.Aluwani Netshia started her landscaping business in 2008. Initially designing home gardens, Greenland Landscaping Farm now produces avocados, macadamia nuts, litchis and rose geranium oil. It supplies retailers in Limpopo and in Johannesburg. (Images: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterAluwani Netshia, the owner of Greenland Landscaping Farm, is one of the guests featured on this week’s episode of the Play Your Part television series.The episode is aired on Saturday, 23 December 2017 on SABC2 at 18:00.Netshia’s agricultural business is in Thohoyandou, in Limpopo.Read more about the other guests on Play Your Part this week, episode 15 of the series:Amelia RatlhankanaAmelia RatlhankanaRatlhankana is a member of the Eco Culture Sechaba Foundation team. The social enterprise has worked in Cosmo City in Johannesburg since 2011, where it teaches people about environmental sustainability and tackles issues such as illegal dumping.Rifqah TifloenRifqah TifloenTifloen and her team on the Calabash Trust in Port Elizabeth, look at building schools as the centre of the community. Its focus is on food gardens, and the team runs a feeding scheme aimed at early childhood and youth development.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA;Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Why Change Is Difficult

first_imgChange is more difficult than you believe. Having an intellectual understanding the reason something needs to change isn’t enough. An emotional need to change is necessary and more powerful.Change is psychological. You first have to have a shift in your mindset, your personal philosophy, your personal psychology. Without that shift, there will be no change.Why something is being changed is more important than how that change is accomplished.Change takes longer than you believe. It takes longer to sell, longer to build consensus, and longer to execute before results are seen. It is mistake to believe the results of change will be realized quickly, even though change happens in a second.Change comes with built-in enemies. The very fact that you are trying to make change will cause some to oppose you. Resistance is your enemy when you try to change yourself.Most change initiatives die not because the idea isn’t good or necessary but because it was poorly executed. The change is usually poorly executed because it lacks executive engagement. People are exceptionally gifted at waiting out change initiatives.We overestimate what we can accomplish in a short period of time and underestimate what we accomplish over a longer period. When results don’t come fast, change initiatives are often abandoned. The better results were only a little bit further.Sometimes change initiatives fail because too many variables are changed at once. One major change might have been enough to produce a result, but because so much was attempted, nothing really changed. When too much is changed, you can’t easily figure out what is working and what isn’t.Radical change very quickly becomes the new status quo. It soon develops its own defenders who protect it from future change.last_img read more

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Updated: Barrier-breaking microscopy methods that revealed cell’s inner life win Nobel

first_imgThree scientists who overcame the diffraction limit of light to take optical microscopy down to the molecular level have won this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry. Eric Betzig of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Ashburn, Virginia; Stefan Hell of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany; and William Moerner of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, share the prize equally “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy,” the Nobel Committee announced earlier today.For more than 100 years, microscopists trying to view very small objects ran up into what was thought to be a fundamental physical limit: that resolution could get no better than half a wavelength of light. Known as the Abbe diffraction limit, it meant that a researcher using visible light—the best method for studying biological samples—couldn’t hope to see things smaller than about 0.2 micrometers, or millionths of a meter. With that restriction, bacteria, cells, and viruses looked either blurry and indistinct or like featureless blobs.The three new Nobelists overcame that limit using fluorescence, getting the objects under the microscope to emit light themselves to reveal their details. Hell developed a technique called stimulated emission depletion microscopy in 2000. 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It relies on the ability to stimulate different types of molecules to turn on or off selectively. By causing molecules of a particular type—which are widely spaced in a sample—to fluoresce, researchers can image the molecules and precisely determine their locations. Other molecules are then imaged separately, and the separate images are finally superimposed to build up a picture of the structure in the whole sample. Betzig demonstrated the method for the first time in 2006. He published a paper in Science; click here for a news story about the research.Hell told the Nobel press conference on 8 October by phone from Germany that he began working on the problem when he became bored by the conventional problems of microscopy and wondered if this seemingly unbreakable limit could be breached. “I was attracted to the problem. I eventually realized there was a way by playing with the molecules. Turning molecules on and off allows you to see things.” At first, Hell said, other scientists couldn’t believe his new approach had cracked a problem that had vexed researchers since Abbe’s work in 1873. “I realized you don’t overcome the limit by changing the waves of light; you overcome it by playing with the molecules.”Being able to reach a resolution of tens of nanometers with visible light meant that biological molecules could be observed while still alive, not under the harsh conditions necessary for an electron microscope. “This doesn’t just tell us where, but when and how. That’s the greatness of this development,” inorganic chemist Sven Lidin of Lund University in Sweden, chair of the Nobel chemistry committee, told the press conference.Microscopists told Science they are delighted about the award. “It’s very well deserved,” says cell biologist Michelle Peckham of the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, a council member of the Royal Microscopical Society. “It’s opened up the horizons of microscopy to new techniques, especially in the biological sciences.”“I am thrilled by this. It’s an area that has caught a lot of attention from biologists,” says Catherine Lewis, director of the cell biology and biophysics division at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. “For the first time, it allows biologists to look inside the cell and see things we could not see before. … We can see the behavior of molecules in real time. Because these techniques allow researchers to monitor molecular movements over time, they are becoming very important for understanding things such as metastasis in cancer, and the way viruses enter cells and where they go.”But there was some surprise that Nobel honors had come so soon after the discovery of these techniques. “It’s still quite new. It’s only just starting to be adopted in the lab,” Peckham says. Susan Cox, a biologist at King’s College London, agrees. “These three people are very worthy recipients,” she says. “It’s clear it would be very important. But we’re still at the start. It’s a little messy, and the technological development is happening as the scientific results are coming in.” Cox says it took a while for biologists to realize that the techniques would work with biological samples.Once they did, related techniques with a bewildering array of acronyms began springing up: SPDM, SPDMphymod, STORM, PALM, dSTORM, fPALM, and SOFI. The cost of the techniques and the expertise in optics that some of them required put them out of reach of some biology labs. But in recent years, major optics manufacturers have begun producing off-the-shelf systems. “That’s the critical thing: being able to push the button, and it just works,” Cox says.With reporting by Robert F. Service.For more on Nobels in science, click here.*Update, 9 October, 5:05 p.m.: The updated version of this story adds four paragraphs of comments from other researchers at the end. It also adds details to the descriptions of the microscopy techniques for which the Nobel was awarded.last_img read more

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Ladon suffers stunning loss to Kazakh in world championship

first_imgFILE PHOTO – Rogen Ladon.Rogen Ladon bid in the 17th AIBA World Championship came to a sudden halt as he suffered a stunning split decision defeat to Zhomart Yerzhan of Kazakhstan at the Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany.Seeded fifth in the light flyweight tourney and already getting a bye in the round-of-16, Ladon had a tough time dispatching his Kazakh foe as he was matched with a feisty challenger from the start.ADVERTISEMENT The referee called Yerzhan’s attention numerous times in the match for clinching and using his arms to ward off the 2015 bronze medalist, but despite the warnings, the bout went on, with Yerzhan possibly earning points solely for his grit.Not helping Ladon’s case was him failing to land his power punches, which could have helped his case when the match went to the scorecards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingWith Ladon bowing out early, the Philippines’ hopes are left on the shoulders of Dannel Maamo in the flyweight division.However, his path to the championship is expected to be a rocky one as he braces for top-seed Yosvany Veitia of Cuba. View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PH fights for gold in men’s squash LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Video: Taylor Swift Watched Her Brother Graduate From Notre Dame Today, She’s Pretty Excited

first_imgNotre Dame's mascot dancing with the band.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 16: The Leprechaun from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish excites the crowd in front of the Notre Dame Marching band against of the Michigan Wolverines September 16, 2006 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Michigan won 47-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Everett Golson, Jerian Grant and Pat Connaughton weren’t the only notable people to graduate from Notre Dame today. Taylor Swift’s brother, Austin, also graduated from the prestigious university. The pop star was in attendance at Notre Dame Stadium to watch the ceremony, too. She was pretty excited for her sibling.last_img

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