Redemption Hospital Workers Protest

first_imgThe Redemption Hospital in the borough of New Kru Town, Bushrod Island, was on Monday turned upside down after the Workers Association demanded their benefits, compensation, Ebola protective materials and other necessities in the often dangerous work environment.Speaking to the Daily Observer reporter, who visited the hospital, the vice president of the association, Samuel Faley Jr., said the association had written a series of letters to the administration about the lack of benefits for the workers, risk benefits for staff and the special package that was promised by the President.According to him, the association asked the management to urgently address the situation unfolding at the institution.  “Committed staff working without compensation in this critical time, without necessary protective equipment to do their job efficiently and risk benefits for staffs are among the problems they face,” Mr. Faley explained.The Workers Association recommended to the administration that the management team works closely with some international NGOs to cover some important departments at the Redemption Hospital; but that recommendation did not materialize.“We also informed them that the Workers Association should assist the management team in making decisions for the general well-being of all the staff at the institution. We also suggested that the management team provide enough protective equipment materials to the staff that are in close contact with patients on a daily basis.”According to Faley, the absence of such materials for health practitioners was a serious problem, which has caused the deaths of many of their colleagues after several calls to the management to provide those necessary in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.“One of our colleagues, who came down with the virus is currently being isolated.”Mr. Faley further explained that, “The Workers Association quizzed the management as to whether the Redemption Hospital was being used to treat Ebola patients.  They had answered in the negative and added that anyone suspected of the virus would be transferred to the Ebola treatment center.“Several of our colleagues have died while the management team continues to marginalize us and fail to give us the needed materials for the work; we have decided to demand our benefits and other emoluments.”  With regard to the President’s  special package for the workers during her visit to the hospital recently, Mr. Faley “Some people were given L$1,000, 800, 400 and 100 Liberian dollars, and some denied ever receiving the money, stating that some of us don’t even know how much we are making.”He further stated that one of the Embassies accredited near Monrovia provided 50 bags of rice, 15 buckets of chlorate and other materials to the administration for the staff of the institution. These, he said, were shared only by two of the administrators.“We have people who have spent 10 years and above at the Redemption Hospital and are not even on salary as we speak. We don’t have fixed salary for some of us.  When the month ends, sometimes it is low and sometimes it high.”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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Lindener jailed for B&E

first_imgJermaine King, also called “Kingman”, of Lot 26 First Alley, Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) has been sentenced to one year in prison by Magistrate Clive Nurse for the offence of break and entry and larceny.King admitted that on May 25, 2018, at West Watooka hill top, Wismar, he broke and entered the house of Sulika King and stole $30,000.Magistrate Nurse, in handing down the sentence, informed King that he took into consideration the seriousness and prevalence of the offence in the community, as he expressed hope that the one-year sentence will serve as a deterrent to others.last_img read more

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Things To Do

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventMoonlight Hike, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. “Oklahoma” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $13-$17 for adults and $10-$13 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Easter Egg Hunt will feature egg hunts, bunny races, a magician, a bounce house, games, face painting and more, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Chesebrough Park, 23505 Sunset Hills Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 297-1699. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Eggstravaganza will feature egg hunts, bounce houses, face painting and refreshments, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Castaic Regional Sports Complex, 31230 N. Castaic Road, Castaic. Admission is free. Call (661) 775-8865. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos with children, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today through Saturday at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 287-9050. “Chasing Open Spaces,” an exhibit of oil paintings documenting natural spaces in and surrounding the Santa Clarita Valley, through April 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Laura Wambsgans at (661) 259-0696. United States Tennis Association Men’s Challenger, through Sunday at The Paseo Club, 27650 Dickason Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 257-0044. Movies To Talk About will feature “Spellbound,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at Vincenzo’s Pizza, 245041/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Free. Visit www.UUofSCV.org. Easter Egg Hunt will feature egg hunts, face painting and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park, 26233 W. Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 222-9536. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Easter Bunny will be available for free photos, noon-3 p.m. Saturday at Granary Square shopping center, 25880 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 296-3408. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Animal Magic with John Abrams, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call the Concierge Center at (661) 287-9050. “The Foreigner” will be presented, 7 p.m. Wednesday through April 22 in the Black Box Theatre at Hart High School, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $8. Call Brent Christensen at (661) 259-7575, Ext. 212. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA, 91355.160Want 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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CAN’T PAY WON’T PAY LAUGH OFF LATEST CLAIMS ON WATER RATES

first_imgCan’t Pay Won’t Pay Donegal have dismissed the latest reports that water rates cannot be abolished as “laughable.” Campaign spokesman Liam Whyte has said that the legal opinion that water charges were irreversible had no credibility.He claims the opinion is based on a slight technicality which in reality leaves plenty of room for manoeuvre. Whyte believes “this is another desperate attempt to save the ill fated utility which is at its lowest level.”Whyte added that the boycott is stronger than ever since the results of the election and they people who have paid the charges before have come on board with the boycott”.Whyte also believes that “Irish Water is on the ropes” and whoever forms the next government will be under huge pressure to abolish Irish Water and water charges.“We’ve seen over the weekend many speeches regarding the will of the Irish people and it’s high time that the current government listened to the people and abolished the charge once and for all,” he added. CAN’T PAY WON’T PAY LAUGH OFF LATEST CLAIMS ON WATER RATES was last modified: March 30th, 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) Tags:Can’t Pay Won’t PayIrish Waterlast_img read more

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LETTERKENNY C.D.P. HOST FAMILY FUN AND AFRICA DAY ON SATURDAY

first_imgLetterkenny C.D.P. invite you to come celebrate a free family day out in the park this Saturday, July 9th from 2pm – 5pm. Festivities take place in Letterkenny town park, everyone is welcome to share and enjoy the music, performers, creative activities and sport. There’s a wonderful, colourful buffer on offer, too! Letterkenny C.D.P. and the Donegal Intercultural Platform are rolling out an exciting afternoon of interactive games, drama, dancers, a photo booth, performers and a glamorous nail bar with pots of glittery colours to choose form and a C.D.P. photo booth.There will be traditional games from Ireland and Africa along with the trills and spills of sack races, penalty shoot outs, races, prizes, bouncy castles and a choice of arts and crafts.Countess Markeivicz will be out and about meeting the people with snippets of news from Dublin and Sligo of the rebellion. In honour of the 1916 Rising, a reading of the Proclamation will be read by representatives from Letterkenny’s new and older communities.“Letterkenny CDP have been organising the Family Fun Day for more than five years and we are delighted to be working with the Intercultural Platform and Donegal County Council again this year and look forward to the African Cultura and 1916 Commemoration input on the day,” said Lourda Nee, Project Officer, DLDC. There’s a unique opportunity to taste delicious sample dishes from Africa – a mixture of Ghanian, Nigerian, Cameroonian and Conogolese dishes – created by Caroline Kepnang.DJ Stanly will spin the best of world music. Members of the Igbo Association and the Ghanian Union will come together to perform traditional dances.Entertainment for everyone on this exciting and energetic summer event, come along on Saturday for a great afternoon with family and friends old and new. The best part is this event is free!For further information contact: Lourda Nee on 074 9127056/ 087 2960601 or Paul Kernan DIP: 096 879988This event is funded by the DLDC (SICAP), Community Foundation of Ireland, and Donegal County Council.LETTERKENNY C.D.P. HOST FAMILY FUN AND AFRICA DAY ON SATURDAY was last modified: July 4th, 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:africa daycdpdonegaldonegal intercultural platformfamily funletterkennylast_img read more

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Arsenal boost! Juventus pull out of race to sign £52m-rated Gunners target

first_img1 Corentin Tolisso in action for Lyon Juventus are pulling out of the race to sign highly-rated Arsenal target Corentin Tolisso.The 22-year-old’s remarkable form for Lyon this season has attracted the interest of Europe’s biggest clubs, with Arsenal and Inter Milan keeping tabs.Juventus, however, were considered favourites to land the France Under-21 international but have now been put off by his reported valuation.Calciomercato have revealed that Tolisso’s price has risen from £34m to £52m putting an end to the chances of joining the Italian champions.Arsenal still have concerns over the long-term futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil and have been keeping a close eye on Tolisso.The young midfielder has scored 13 times in 46 appearances for Lyon this season and is rated as one of the hottest prospects to emerge from Ligue 1 in quite some time.last_img read more

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Payet admits he spurned ‘easy’ West Ham stay to ‘finish history’ with Marseille

first_imgDimitri Payet has lifted the lid on his decision to quit West Ham and rejoin Marseille in January 2017.The French schemer became an instant hit with the Hammers following a £10.7m move from Marseille in the summer of 2015. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update tense However things turned sour within just 18 months of his arrival and he seemingly downed tools in order to force through a move away.He later admitted he acted ‘like a d***head’ during that period but it ensured he could return to his former club in a £25million switch.And now Payet has opened up on why he felt the need to head back to Marseille so soon after joining West Ham. huge blow changes Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 2 latest revealed predicted The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Most Popular Premier League Stories Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? SORRY Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury TOP WORK whoops 2 Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring for West Ham Payet is now captain at Marseille. He told L’Equipe: “I came back because I had this feeling: I had gone to West Ham without having finished my history with OM.“I knew where I would put my feet, that I would not be let go, that we would expect a lot from me.“I did not come back to be quiet, to be easy, otherwise I would have stayed in West Ham.” gameday cracker Since his return, Payet has played 57 times in Ligue 1, scoring 14 goals and being named club captain.He added: “The captaincy, I did not expect it, it is an additional responsibility.“I came back for this stadium, these supporters, this city, I showed that I will do everything for this club, including important sacrifices.“I fully identify with this club.”last_img read more

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DDTV: DONEGAL BUSINESSES EXPLAIN WHY THEY SIGNED UP FOR THE NORTHFIT CORPORATE CHALLENGE

first_imgThis Saturday, a number of locally based businesses are taking part in an innovative fun/fitness event hosted by Northfit.The Northfit Corporate Challenge aims to get businesses taking part in the fun fitness event, its main purpose is to promote well-being in the workplace. Absenteeism costs businesses millions every year, and one of the main reasons for this is employee/management disengagement.Northfit wants to get businesses and employees participating in fun fitness events to promote fitness, well-being and to improve team relationships.To see what businesses are taking part and what they’re saying about the forthcoming event simply click on the video above.DDTV: DONEGAL BUSINESSES EXPLAIN WHY THEY SIGNED UP FOR THE NORTHFIT CORPORATE CHALLENGE was last modified: October 2nd, 2014 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:BusinessDDTVnewsSportlast_img read more

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GARDAI APPEAL FOR BAR PATRONS TO COME FORWARD FOLLOWING TRAGIC DEAN’S DEATH

first_imgGardai have appealed to anybody who may have witnessed an incident in a Ballybofey bar the night before a young man died to contact them.Tragic Dean Lafferty.Dean Lafferty, 18, died at his home at Admiran Park on February 17th last.The talented artist is believed to have been drinking in the bar on Navenney Street on Sunday, February 16th. It is understood that Gardai are working on the theory that the well-known young man received a blow to the head before he died.He was found dead at his house by family members around 8pm.The emergency services tried to save Dean but he was pronounced dead at the scene.Now Gardai say they are anxious to speak to anyone who was in the Barca Bar or close to it on the night of February 16th between 10pm and 1am the following morning. A number of people who were in the bar are already understood to have passed on information.However Gardai want to speak to anyone who was in the area and who may have noticed anything strange to contact them.People with any information can contact Gardai at Ballybofey on 074 9137740 between 10am and 6pm, daily.They can also call Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 9167100, the Incident Room in Letterkenny is 074 9167170 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111. GARDAI APPEAL FOR BAR PATRONS TO COME FORWARD FOLLOWING TRAGIC DEAN’S DEATH was last modified: February 28th, 2014 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:BallybofeyBarca BarDean LaffertydeathGardailast_img read more

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Sub-surface nutrient placement options

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By John Fulton and Trey ColleySub-surface placement of nutrients is a best management practice (BMP) in an effort to reduce off-site transport of P and N. There is variety of placement techniques and equipment which becomes important information as farmers decide a solution or suite of solutions to adopt. Frequently, it is unclear which types of implements are best suited to meet the nutrient management goals for a farm operation. Equipment capable of sub-surface placement can vary in horsepower requirements, placement options, and the level of surface disturbance. The “right” implement will vary from farm-to-farm based on the differing management strategies.An Ohio State University Fact Sheet (Opportunities for Sub-surface Nutrient Placement in Ohio) has been developed to help review and understand specification of different implements for sub-surface placement of fertilizers. This publication can be accessed at https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-56401. To help identify which implement(s) is best suited for your farm, the Ohio State Precision Ag Team compiled a list of sub-surface placement benefits and categorized available equipment options. The benefits of sub-surface placement of fertilizers can include:makes fertilizers readily available for crop uptake,potentially reduces pre-plant field passes to a single operation, conserving fuel and reducing compaction,strip-till, sub-surface placement equipment allows for optimal seedbed preparation, improving planter performance, andcan reduce off-site transport of fertilizer in overland runoff.It is important to understand these implements do not accomplish the same thing during field operations, but there remains a number of implements available on the market to place fertilizer below the soil surface. Implement options can vary greatly in both function and suitability-of-use. For a decision aiding tool, categorized currently available sub-surface placement implement options into one of the four categories:“Deep rip and placement implements apply a fertilizer band (generally 3- to 8 inches) of liquid, dry, or anhydrous, prior to the growing season and usually involve some type of tillage or seedbed modification. Generally able to operate 3 to 6 miles per hour in a minimal till to strip-till environment, producing more soil disturbance than “zone mixing” or “injection” implements.“Zone mixing” type implements mix fertilizer and soil in a tilled zone generally around 8 inches wide and 6 inches deep. They typically use a multiple coulter setup to induce a thorough mixing action on the soil while blending liquid, or dry fertilizer or manure. Generally these implements are able to operate in the 7 to 12 miles per hour range in a strip-till or similar environment, while producing more soil disturbance than “injection” type implements.“Injection” Type implements apply a shallow, narrow band of fertilizer (generally 3 inches to 5 inches), of liquid, dry, or anhydrous fertilizer. Typically, these implements utilize a single coulter or similar opener to inject the fertilizer product into a thin opening of the soil. These implements normally operate in the 7 to 12 miles per hour range in a no-till or minimal till environment, while producing the least amount of soil disturbance compared to other implements.Broadcast then incorporate applications are typically conducted by a dual spinner-disc spreader, followed by incorporation through disc, field cultivator, or similar tillage tool. Incorporation can be done any time after the broadcast application, but preferably within 3 to 5 days.Sub-surface placement tools offer many advantages through optimizing nutrient placement and seedbed preparation, but often are more time-consuming than traditional (over-the-top) fertilizer spreading. Try to incorporate as many of the benefits as possible into your operation by selecting a tool that maximizes the value for that pass over the field.Find additional information related to fertilizer application at the Ohio State University Digital Ag website under Precision Crop Management: https://digitalag.osu.edu/precision-ag/research-focuses/precision-crop-management. Dr. John Fulton, Associate Professor, can be reached at fulton.20@osu.edu. This column is provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.last_img read more

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