“China Stands with Liberia”

first_imgPresident Xi Jinping has stated emphatically that his country, the People’s Republic of China, “stands with Liberia in exerting every effort to defeat the deadly Ebola Virus.”President Xi Jinping made this statement when he received the newly accredited Liberian Ambassador to China, His Excellency Mr. Dudley McKinley Thomas, in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 15.The President asked Ambassador Thomas to inform President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that China will do whatever it takes to help defeat the deadly Ebola virus.Ambassador Thomas tendered heartfelt appreciation on behalf of President Sirleaf, the Liberian government and people for China’s solidarity demonstrated by its provision of urgently needed support in various forms, particularly direct financial assistance to combat the deadly Ebola virus which has claimed and is still taking many lives.  Ambassador Thomas described China as a “proven-true friend of Liberia and of Africa”. He remarked that “China continues to demonstrate a multi-faceted bilateral cooperation with Liberia reinforced by mutual respect and a genuine sense of truepartnership.” Prior to his assignment to Beijing, Ambassador Thomas, one of Liberia’s senior diplomats, served as emissary to France with concurrent accreditations to Spain, Greece, the Swiss Confederation and the Republic of Portugal for nearly 10 years.He was also Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations in Geneva and Ambassador and Delegate to UNSECO in Paris.Ambassador Thomas was accompanied to the ceremony in the Great Hall of the People by Mr. Jimmy Barchue, First Secretary and Consul and Mrs. Judy Nyangbe, Second Secretary and Vice Consul of the Liberian Embassy in Beijing.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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Woman on bail for stabbing drinking partner

first_imgA 26-year-old woman was hauled before the court charged for stabbing her drinking partner.Lovern Stanley appeared before Principle Magistrate Judy Latchman on Thursday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to an assault causing bodily harm charge.It was alleged that on February 24, 2018, while at Imbaimadai in the North West Magisterial district, Stanley unlawfully and maliciously wounded Lucian Stanley with intent to maim, disfigure or cause grievous bodily harm.Police Prosecutor Moore said the duo is known to each other and on the day in question, they were consuming alcohol when the incident occurred.It was alleged they got into an argument and Lovern armed herself with a broken bottle and began to stab her drinking partner about his body.The matter was reported and she was arrested.She was released on $50,000 bail and is expected to make her next court appearance on March 5.last_img read more



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Ruimveldt fire leaves 5 homeless

first_imgA family of five is now homeless after a fire demolished their Front Road, Ruimveldt home on Monday afternoon.What remained after the devastationAccording to residents about 15:30h, smoke was seen emanating from the one-storey building located at Lot 67 Front Road, which alerted public-spirited citizens to summon the Police and the Guyana Fire Service (GFS).When Guyana Times arrived on the scene, several firemen were seen battling the blaze, which had already engulfed the entire building, in their attempts to save nearby wooden structures. Meanwhile, the owners of the home and residents of the area watched in despair as the flames consumed the entire structure, leaving mere rubble.Malinda Reid, an occupant of the house, told this publication that no one was at home at the time when the fire started. She was leaving work when a caller informed her that her house was on fire.“I just came off of work and I receive a call that my house burn down. I leave 11 o’clock to go to work and that’s it. There’s nothing more I can say, because I know to myself that I didn’t leave on anything (appliances),” the distraught woman said.Recollecting her actions before leaving her home, Reid stated that she left to drop her kids to school and later returned home and subsequently left for work. She explained that the fire could not have been electrical in origin since all of her appliances were unplugged and not in use.“I normally press on Saturdays, so the iron was out. I didn’t put on the TV. I just took my children to school and went over by my aunt. When I finish with her, I just go and put on my clothes and go to work, so it’s not that I leave on anything, so I don’t know what is the cause.”While counting her losses, she noted that the house was equipped with numerous appliances and valuables, which she would have bought. The family recounted losing television sets, a refrigerator, stove, washing machine, microwave and other important household items.Reid, her husband, two children and brother had resided on the premises for quite some time and there had not been any such incidents in the past. She later revealed that she had received documents to obtain a house from the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) and is pleading with the organisation to replace her papers.Firefighters at the scene managed to control the fire from spreading to the nearby dwellings. However, they were unable to save the house or any furniture. The owners of the house revealed that their losses have been immeasurable since they would have lost almost everything. The woman was in tears when she noted that this tragedy has affected her severely since she no longer has a home.Meanwhile, an investigation has been launched into the matter and the origin of the fire is yet to be determined. (Rupadai Seenaraine)last_img read more



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Huskies pick up another win on the road

first_imgFAIRVIEW, A.B. – The Fort St. John Huskies added another two points with a 4-3 win in Fairview.The Fort St. John Huskies travelled to Fairview Saturday for a game that saw the Pups start the scoring on the power play with a goal from Nolan Legace.In the second, the Flyers quickly answered back with a goal from Mikyler Dodds only two minutes into the period.  Just 90 seconds later the Huskies responded with a goal from Cody Brodhagen.- Advertisement -From there the rest of the goals in the second period came on the power play with the goals for the Huskies from Sebastian Powsey and Jeirdyn Loewen.  Mikyler Dodds scored the power play goal for the Flyers.In the third, the Flyers tried to battle back, with a goal halfway through the period from Logan Mazerolle, but the Huskies held on for the 4-3 win.The Huskies will host the Flyers next Friday, February 2 at the North Peace Arena before heading on the road February 3 to play in Grande Prairie.Advertisementlast_img read more



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Area family faces deportation

first_imgNow, the family of four is facing deportation to Guatemala, a country and culture they know little about. Both Maria and her brother, said their English is better than their Spanish. Because of their immigration status, they have not been back to Guatemala since they were toddlers. “She’s so American,” said Elly Pettygrove, Moran’s friend and fellow Glendora High student. “She doesn’t even have an accent.” Pettygrove, 18, first reported Maria’s story in Glendora High School’s student newspaper, The Tartan Shield. Glendora High School senior Maria Moran had a bright future in mind, but her plans are looking less clear now. The 17-year-old honor student was accepted at San Francisco State University, where she planned to study food science. She dreamed of opening her own vegetarian restaurant chain. But last October, Maria and her family learned U.S. immigration authorities had denied their 14-year-old application for political asylum. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service officials would not comment on the Morans’ case, but noted anyone seeking asylum must fit into at least one of five categories to qualify for asylum. Fear of returning must be based on persecution for religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a social group, said spokeswoman Marie Sebrechts. She said the CIS has approved a high percentage of Guatemalan applications for citizenship since the ’90s. The Morans said they think the agency turned them down because they could not prove they faced an imminent threat upon returning to Guatemala. They disagree. The Morans immigrated to the United States in 1993, after parents Julia and Pablo Sr. decided life in Guatemala had become too dangerous. They fled nearly four decades of bloody civil war between guerrilla fighters and government forces. Hundreds of thousands of civilians, including Julia’s brother-in-law, Juan Sanchez, were killed by the Guatemalan government’s military or paramilitary. Pablo Sr., 45, said he and his wife, Julia, 42, owned a pharmacy in Guatemala where they unwittingly sold goods to guerrillas. When government paramilitary began aggressively questioning the couple about their alleged political ties, they began to fear for their lives. The couple said they came to the United States with only their two children and the clothes on their backs. “They don’t know Guatemala,” Julia said of her children. “This is their country.” Since 1993, the Morans have settled into their American lives while waiting on immigration officials to decide their fate. One reason for the long delay may be a backlog in processing asylum requests under the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act of 1991, for which the Moran family was not eligible. “We bought a house four years ago,” Julia Moran said. “After 14 years, it’s really not our fault that we have a life over here.” The family owns a home in Montclair. Pablo Jr. has started at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut and hopes to transfer to Cal Poly Pomona for a degree in aerospace engineering. Pablo Sr., a truck driver for Bridge Terminal Transport, said the family has been paying taxes and abiding by U.S. laws and customs. If they are forced to leave, he said, they will have to sell the home he’s worked hard to buy. They said they still have fears about returning to Guatemala. Julia said her brother, Luis Ciraiz, was killed in an armed street robbery two years ago. She added that members of her family could be targeted for various crimes simply because they have obviously been in the United States for so long. Allegra Padillo, an organizer for the Los Angeles-based immigrant advocacy group Homies Unidos, said that is indeed a possibility. “People who’ve grown up in L.A. and are deported are going to be targeted because they look different without knowing it,” she said. Julia said her relatives in Guatemala have warned of such circumstances. Sebrechts said asylum is not granted based on the condition of an immigrant’s native country. “It’s a very individual type of benefit, specifically based on an individual’s circumstances,” she said. Julia said her family will look for other ways to gain permanent U.S. residency. At their first court hearing in Los Angeles Monday, they were given until June to find an attorney. The Morans are trying to be optimistic, but they said they are feeling the stress of the situation. “We need a good lawyer,” Julia said. “We are just asking for the opportunity to reach our dreams.” Pablo Jr., 18, bethania.palma@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2393 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



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Dawson Creek byelection set for September 14

first_imgGintner’s position will be effective June 26, as she says council wanted to delay the election date until after the summer. Former Dawson Creek Mayor Mike Bernier resigned from his position effective last Friday, stepping down after being elected MLA for Peace River South on May 14. Starting June 26, current city councillors will have two weeks to declare whether they would like to run to replace him, and in doing so, give up their seat on council. If so, they can choose to resign immediately, or stay on until voting day. After that, a notice of nomination will be advertised, and the nomination period for any residents wishing to run for either mayor or any potentially open councillor position will begin on July 30 and run for 10 days. If there’s more than one person running for any position, an election will be held on September 14, 2013. – Advertisement -Voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Encana Events Centre, and advance polls will be available on September 4 and 11 at City Hall. In the meantime, councillors will continue with their acting mayor rotation.last_img read more



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Northern Health hears update on medical services in northeast

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Northern Health’s Board of Directors held their regular meeting in Fort St. John on Monday, and  heard details about the work being done in the northeast to enhance health services.The team in the Prenatal Clinic at the North Peace Division of Family Practice has grown since it was established in January 2014, with twelve general practitioners now working at the Prenatal Clinic.In addition, there are nurses, dietitians, mental health and addiction workers and a diabetes educator as well. A care plan has also been developed to guide this inter-professional team in providing consistent patient care.- Advertisement -The board also heard about a program being implemented across the region to encourage youth to enter health care fields.The results of the consultations with students about the Grow Our Own program were also shared with the Board. During world café events held in Fort St. John and Prince George, feedback was gathered from past students.Feedback will lead for the program to be revamped, and a handout called ‘Health Care Careers – What’s out there for me? – How do I start?’ will be mailed directly to the students’ homes following a presentation.Advertisement A ‘Safe Patient Handling Peer Champion Training Program’ was also discussed, which arose from a provincial collaboration and has been successfully implemented in facilities across the Northern Health region.“We place a high priority on developing and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for our employees,” said Cathy Ulrich, Northern Health President & CEO. “I am pleased to see such high staff participation in this program and to hear that it is having a positive impact on the safety of their work environment.”The program gives caregivers an understanding of ergonomic risk factors, early signs and symptoms of injury, and work procedures that control or minimize workplace risks.There was full attendance in the last five sessions.Advertisementlast_img read more



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Bony to complete Man City move ‘in the next few days’, reveals agent

first_imgSwansea City striker Wilfried Bony is likely to complete a big-money move to Manchester City “in the next few days”, according to the player’s agent.The 26-year-old has been with the Welsh outfit since making a club-record £14million move from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem in 2013.But the Swans have struggled to keep potential suitors away from their prize asset, with his fine goalscoring form – netting 34 goals in 70 appearances – attracting the likes of City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham over the past few months.Just seven weeks ago Bony extended his deal with Swansea until 2018, but the Ivory Coast international is now close to leaving for the Etihad Stadium.It’s expected the Premier League champions will have to fork out around £30million for the striker, and – in an interview alongside Bony – his agent, Francis Kacou, revealed the move will soon be finalised.“It’s about some small details about money but I think things will go all right in a few days,” Kacou told Sky Sports News.“Talks are going on and we are waiting but I really hope things will happen soon.“I will fly with him to Abu Dhabi and let’s see what will happen.”Bony has yet to have a medical with City but for the time being talks remain ongoing, and the forward, who is jetting off to Abu Dhabi ahead of the African Nations Cup, is excited by the prospect of Champions League football and what a move to City would bring.“It is going well,” Bony said. “The discussion is still on. I am now going to join my national team so I am just focused on that.“Every player wants to play Champions League, World Cups. It is the wish of every player.“When you get the opportunity… sometimes good ones, sometimes not, but I am just taking it step by step.“I am focusing on my national team and wait to see the news like you.”Reports suggest he will pen a four-and-a-half-year deal worth £100,000 per week, with the striker eligible for Manuel Pellegrini’s side in both the Champions League and FA Cup. 1 Swansea striker Wilfried Bony last_img read more



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WACKY DONEGAL WEATHER: YOUR INCREDIBLE PIX

first_imgLAKES have appeared from nowhere.Storms appear to be a daily occurrence when once they were few and far between (or so it seems).You’ve been out and about taking your pictures to record our wacky weather. You can send you pictures to info@donegaldaily.com. Above is a picture taken by Charlie Ó Dónaill at Muckross, Kilcar.Below is a picture taken from the canteen of Charles Kelly Ltd by Cathal McDaid. “It’s a great new view,” said Cathal.The two pictures below show flooding at the Coteen Road near Kilmacrennan by the happy snapperBelow is from J McCormack, featuring snow at Glendowan:BELOW IS DRIVING HAIL – TAKEN BY Hilary James, Meenavalley, Killybegs:WACKY DONEGAL WEATHER: YOUR INCREDIBLE PIX was last modified: December 14th, 2011 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:donegal weatherdonegaldaily.comwacky weatheryour pictureslast_img read more



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LARGE ENTRY EXPECTED FOR ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE 5K

first_imgSt. Eunan’s College 5k in association with the Parents’ Association and TY students will take place this Tuesday evening 23rd April at 7:30pm. Registration takes place from 6pm in the College Recreation Hall. Student €5, Adult €5, Family €15. All proceeds go towards College Funds.Parking will be limited at the college so please use the cathedral and mart car parks.This well-planned course will suit both competitive runners and recreational walkers alike. All welcome- see you there! LARGE ENTRY EXPECTED FOR ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE 5K was last modified: April 21st, 2013 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:LARGE ENTRY EXPECTED FOR ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE 5Klast_img read more



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