Alphas Turns Over 96-Bed Ebola Treatment Unit to Gov’t

first_imgResponding to the growing demand for more space to accommodate Ebola patients, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority have turned over a 96-bed Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) to the Government through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.The Center is located adjacent the Unity Conference Center off the Hotel Africa road in lower Virginia.Giving an overview of the project yesterday, the Managing Director of the National Port Authority and sister of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Madam Matilda W. Parker said the initiative was the two organizations’  way of contributing to government’s efforts in the Ebola fight.She told President Sirleaf, “we heard your voice, we heard the voice of Liberians at a time when they needed more treatment centers for Ebola patients.” The NPA managing director disclosed that the ETU contained 26 bathrooms and showers built for patients and others who will be visiting their loved ones there.“We want to say as Alphas we don’t implement and walk away,” Madam Parker said revealing that the two organizations had negotiated for three months medical supplies for the facility, due to arrive in November.In addition to that, she said special packages will be given to Ebola survivors who will be walking out of the center Ebola free.The NPA boss lauded Americare, APM Terminal, Environmental Protection Agency, General Service Agency and others who supported the construction of the center.Speaking earlier, the president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fratenity, Inc and Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), T. Nelson Williams, told the gathering that early in August the Liberian leader, consistent with the obligation of her office, sounded the battle cry against the invading Ebola virus disease, and declared the state of national emergency.The brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. promptly responded, he said.According to Mr. Williams, they have sent an SOS call to international organizations based in the United States, requesting medical supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for distribution to medical facilities in Ebola affected areas in the country.As the result of their appeal, the LPRC boss disclosed that a 40-feet container with assorted medical supplies, valued at US$600, 000 will arrive in the country soon.Mr. Williams said the supplies will be given to medical facilities and health workers around the country.  He acknowledged that the projects were funded by members of the two organizations, business partners and friends of Alpha.He told his colleagues, “We must continue to fight this war against Ebola until Liberia is declared Ebola free.”Turing the center over to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Madam Parker and President Sirleaf urged the ministry to continue the fight against Ebola.Meanwhile, the Assistant Minister for health and preventive service, Tolbert Nyenswah thanked the organization and promised that their contribution will be used for its intended purpose.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New Boxships Drive Ocean Yields Earnings up

first_imgzoom Norwegian ship-owner Ocean Yield ASA has seen its net profit reach USD 36.8 million in the first quarter of 2017, compared to USD 18.6 million seen in the corresponding period in 2016.The company’s revenues for the period increased to USD 78.6 million from USD 66.1 million reported in the quarter ended March 31, 2016, positively affected by delivery of another two container vessels during the quarter.“We are pleased to present the results from Q1 2017, with the 14th consecutive quarterly increase in dividends and a strong net profit, despite lower earnings from the Lewek Connector,” Lars Solbakken, CEO of Ocean Yield ASA, said.In February 2017 the bareboat charter for the vessel Lewek Connector was terminated by Ocean Yield and a new four-month charter at a reduced rate was agreed.Following the termination of the bareboat charter, Ocean Yield has agreed with the lenders financing the vessel Lewek Connector, that the lenders remove any requirements in the loan agreement related to the bareboat charter of the vessel, against a partial prepayment of five future instalments, in total USD 15.2 million.“After a period with soft market conditions in both shipping and offshore, we are of the opinion that we have passed the bottom of this cycle in several shipping and offshore segments. We are therefore actively pursuing new investment opportunities in order to further expand our portfolio of vessels on long-term charter,” Solbakken added.In February and March 2017, Ocean Yield took delivery of the fifth and sixth mega-container vessels from Samsung Heavy Industries, named MSC Rifaya and MSC Leanne, with fifteen-year charters to a major European container line. These were the final container vessels in a series of six newbuildings where Ocean Yield owns 49.5% through Box Holdings Inc.At the end of the first quarter of 2017, Ocean Yield had 33 vessels delivered and one newbuilding gas vessel scheduled for delivery in June or July 2017.last_img read more

Hospital to take on nine to spurn interest in Healthcare Careers

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:cheshire hall medical center, edgar howell, jacqueline cox, staff, tci hospitals, training Investigations continue into death of 46 year old Labante of Phillipines Recommended for you JetBlue passenger dies in Provo en route to Dominican Republic Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Jun 2015 – With some 300 students prepared to leave high school as the Class of 2015, it is good that someone is considering job placements for the group; even if temporarily. Not all will be able to be absorbed at the TCI Hospitals, but last week it was announced that nine students will be taken in for an in depth feel of clinical and non-clinical careers. The program, though short, started today and according to the Hospitals Education & Training Manager, Jacqueline Cox the plan is to broaden the scope of professional opportunities. Education Director, Edgar Howell was on hand for the phase two announcement and explained: “Hopefully, the one week spent at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre will create in them an excitement to go back to their schools and really engage in the sciences and move on to further studies in healthcare.” This phase two experience will take place at the Cheshire Hall Medical Center and will allow the students to participate in an intensive mentorship, coaching and practical exercises involving senior level staff with video presentations, forums, tours, exhibitions, CPR/BLS introductory training and on the job experience. Cheshire Hall explains Monday power outage at hospitallast_img read more

Youth Parliament Launched Looking for Passionate people

first_img Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Jul 2015 – Twenty young people between 18 and 25 years old will fill the halls of Parliament when the country celebrates National Youth Week in September and yesterday the Minister of Youth, Hon Akierra Misick led a team in re-launching the National Youth Parliament. Hon Clarence Selver and Hon Ruth Blackman reinstated the TCI’s youth program with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and will head up training of the young people selected to represent as House members, House speaker and Deputy, Premier, Deputy Premier and even as the Governor. There will be a full scale opening of parliament which Minister Misick said will include the Cadets.Youth Director, Jasmine Parker and Senior Program Officer, Nixon Dickenson will join in a media campaign to promote the opportunity and Minister Misick shared they are not searching on partisan lines, not on the hunt for only academic achievers but will be moved by passionate candidates who will be able to join actual parliamentary committees and make real contributions to provoke thought within the electorate. National Youth Week 2016 Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Related Items:akierra missick, clarence selver, jasmine parker, national youth week, nixon dickenson, youth parliament Recommended for youlast_img read more

Two migrant landings suspected in Provo since Sunday

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp57 illegal migrants captured in Nassau, Bahamas yesterday.#TurksandCaicos, December 12, 2017 – Providenciales – TCI law enforcers have managed to capture only one illegal Haitian after a landing last night in North West Providenciales.   The peculiar thing about the Monday landing is that there is no vessel yet found, Magnetic Media is told.   It is believed that 60 illegals managed to make it to shore in the breach last night.   There is no information on the suspected landing on Sunday.Nearby Bahamas made an interception early Monday in Nassau where 57 illegals were caught.  Three were children.   On Sunday, in Inagua, a huge haul of cocaine was found on a Haitian boat; five Haitians, including the captain were arrested.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force was due to brief media today on the influx from Haiti; revealing that so far in 2017 1,100 illegal migrants have been apprehended with the help of Royal Bahamas Police, Bahamas Immigration and the US Coast Guard.#MagneticMediaNews#suspectedslooplandinginProvoHeader photo: NW Point beach Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Australia bring in Matthew Wade and Mitchell Marsh with injury cloud over

first_imgTwitter/Cricket World CupJust as they prepare for the all-important semi-final of the ICC 2019 World Cup against England, the Australian cricket team have been hit with two serious injury concerns. Both Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis were suffering from possible injuries in the match against South Africa on July 6 and are doubtful to play on the July 11 clash againsts the hosts. Australia have now called up Matthew Wade as cover for Usman Khawaja, just in case the latter is unable to get fit in time. The 5-time world champions have also brought in all-rounder Mitchell Marsh to be available in case of Stoinis not recovering. While Khawaja had to retire hurt after spending very little time at the crease, Stoinis too, had to receive attention from physio several times when he was at the crease. Commentators like Michael Clarke surmised that Khawaja’s problem seems more severe as he is suffering from problems in the hamstring or calf region which may be a grade 1 tear – an injury that won’t heal in time.Luckily for Australia, both Wade and Marsh may be very useful additions to the team. While the former has been plundering runs for around an year in domestic cricket and now for Australia A, Marsh has had good success at the international level before. The two men are currently in England itself with the A team, hence, their joining the team could be easily expedited.last_img read more

US urged to block sales of crowdcontrol gear to Hong Kong

first_imgA protester sits atop an overhead bridge during a rally by civil servants to support the anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, China on 2 August 2019. Photo: ReutersA bipartisan group of US lawmakers on Friday urged the Trump Administration to suspend future sales of munitions and crowd-control equipment to Hong Kong police which has been accused of using excessive force against anti-government protesters.A Hong Kong democracy activist, Joshua Wong, this week tweeted pictures of teargas shells and rubber bullets he said were used by police against protesters.Representatives Christopher Smith and James McGovern, chairs of a congressional human rights commission, made their request in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.”We ask that you suspend future sales of munitions and crowd and riot control equipment to the Hong Kong Police Force and publicly announce that the US will not contribute to the internal repression of peaceful protest in Hong Kong,” they wrote.They also urged the secretaries to push back “against the Hong Kong and Chinese governments’ efforts to characterise the demonstrations as ‘riots’ and to blame the US for political instability which they alone created.”Members of Hong Kong`s medical sector attend a rally to support the anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, China on 2 August 2019. Photo: ReutersThe State Department and the Commerce Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.”All these weapons are imported from the United States. Given the innumerable proof of police brutality in recent protests, all countries should call a halt to the sale of arms to the notorious Hong Kong Police,” Wong said on Twitter.Thousands of civil servants joined in the anti-government protests in Hong Kong on Friday for the first time since they started two months ago, defying a warning from the authorities to remain politically neutral.Protests against a proposed bill that would allow people to be extradited to stand trial in mainland China have grown increasingly violent, with police accused of excessive use of force and failing to protect protesters from suspected gang attacks.The human rights commission is composed of more than 40 members of the US House of Representatives. Smith is Republican and McGovern a Democrat.last_img

Uganda to extend ecargo tracking system to Kenya

first_imgAdvertisement In order to curb theft and diversion of goods destined for its market through the port of Mombasa, Uganda will extend its Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS) into Kenyan as part of strategy.The two countries have struck a deal on the scheme to be implemented in a few months, Uganda Revenue Authority said .“We are currently finalising the cost estimates of the requirements. Thereafter, we will do the procurements and go ahead with full implementation,” the commissioner for customs, Richard Kamajugo said.The main transit routes to Uganda from the port of Mombasa have been mapped for coverage by the Internet-based tracking system. When all is done, goods destined to Uganda will be monitored all the way from Mombasa and Nairobi in Kenya up to their destinations in Uganda,” the official said. – Advertisement – [related-posts]Launchd in May 2014 and already active in Uganda, the tracking system comprises satellites, a central monitoring centre and special electronic seals fitted on cargo containers and trucks, which give the precise location of goods in real time.The system triggers an alarm whenever there is diversion from the designated route, an unusually long stopover or when someone attempts to open a container.The system also helps to seal loopholes that cause the country losses in revenue through suspected under-declaration of the value of exports or theft of cargo.“Over the past few months of implementation, the system has helped to foil highway robberies among other anomalies before cargo gets to its destination or crosses the border into another country,” Mr Kamajugo said.Via CIOlast_img read more