Chinese Medical Team to Train JFK Staff

first_imgThe government has reached a consensus with the Chinese Medical Team (CMT) working with the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Medical Center in Monrovia to train staff in various medical areas, Dr. Billy C. Johnson, the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has said.He named those specific areas as surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, ultrasound specialist, internal medicine, acupuncture and nursingDr. Billy expressed gratitude to the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for the level of assistance to the JFK development agenda, especially in the area of medical and surgical discipline.He recalled that since the signing of the first agreement between the JFK Administration and the Chinese Government on September 1, 2006, JFK has received six Chinese medical teams.The agreement, Dr. Johnson said, led the Chinese to erect a 2-storey building at the center, along with a consignment of diagnostic and treatment equipment for malaria and some consumable goods worth millions of dollars for the China-Liberia Malaria Treatment and Prevention Centre.Other important donations by the Chinese include operating theatres and ultrasound equipment.Meanwhile, an eye doctor at the hospital, Edward B. Guizie, has praised Doctor Wang Jim for his services in the eye department, sharing his knowledge and experience in small incisions and cataract surgery.A patient who received treatment under the supervision of the Chinese Medical Team spoke of the efficiency and effectiveness of its acupuncture treatment.Frank M. Barcon of Sanniquellie, Nimba County, said he lost hope when he visited several hospitals without better results to the condition of his eye until recently when he received treatment under the Chinese medical team.“After five days, I realized that my condition was getting better. I returned for another ten days and from that time, my health has improved,” he acknowledged.A nurse who spoke on condition of anonymity, praised Dr. Li Jiangrog, a Chinese Doctor, who specializes in cardiology (condition of the heart) and also Dr. Li, who is knowledgeable in tropical diseases.The Chinese team began work in Liberia in 1984, but left the country during the height of the civil crisis. They returned after the civil war and resumed their work.There are nine members in the CMT and seven are medical professionals. They include an Internist, Orthopedist, OB and GYN, Ophthalmologist, Acupuncture expert, Ultrasound Specialist and a nurse. They work at the JFK Medical Center and take turns in every 2 years.In the last 10 years, CMT has treated over ten thousand patients and performed over seven thousand surgeries. Traditional Chinese medicine is very popular in the team’s treatment of patients. CMT holds a free clinic in a community in Monrovia every year.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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Mechanic accused of causing teen’s death freed

first_imgMandela Avenue accident….…alcohol found on breath was as a result of mouthwash useBy Shemuel FanfairChief Magistrate Ann McLennan has found that Lennox De Nobrega did not drive dangerously when the vehicle he was driving collided with 17-year-old Jhamallie Niles on October 14, 2017 on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown.The decision regarding the 36-year-old father of three was handed down in that Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.Magistrate McLennan indicated that the Prosecution failed beyond reasonable doubt to prove the case against De Nobrega, a mechanic of Church StreetDead teen, Jhamallie NilesCummingsburg, Georgetown.The court considered that no evidence was provided that there were skid marks observed on the road, which would have been consistent with speeding. The court also found that the lighting conditions were poor. The Chief Magistrate, moreover, considered the vehicle inspection, and that no witness had suggested that the defendant was driving at a fast rate of speed.She also recalled the testimony of De Nobrega, who admitted that he was the driver of PRR 7624, the motorcar that collided with the deceased person, whom he claimed had run into the vehicle. The court also found that the former accused had applied his brakes upon colliding with the deceased teenager.The court’s decision to free De Nobrega comes despite the fact that alcohol was found on his breath when a breathalyzer test was conducted after the accident. After the decision was announced, an obviously relieved De Nobrega simply exited the court room.During his trial earlier this week, De Nobrega, represented by Defence Counsel Dexter Todd, had claimed that the positive test for alcohol on his breath had been due to mouthwash he had used earlier on the day in question.De Nobrega had been released on $ 500,000 bail by the Chief Magistrate in December last. His then lawyer, Charles Ramson Jr, had told the court that the deceased had dashed out of a carwash. Media reports had indicated that the teenLenox De Nobregahad ventured onto the roadway to sell bottled water to help maintain himself and his family. After the accident, Niles had been rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His cause of death was given as cerebral hemorrhage due to blunt trauma to the head. On January 31, Magistrate Allan Wilson had dismissed the matter against Attorney-at-law Keisha Chase, who was on trial for causing death by dangerous driving. The prosecution had been ordered to close its case due to missing testimony.last_img read more

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West Brom defeat is a ‘big pity’, says Man United boss Van Gaal

first_imgManchester United’s hopes for a spot in the Premier League’s top four suffered a major dent as West Bromwich Albion sealed a 1-0 victory at the Hawthorns.It had been 32 years since the Baggies had been victorious against the Red Devils, and much frustration has been vented towards Juan Mata, with the Spaniard dismissed in the first half for two bookable offences, leaving his side to battle the majority of the game a man down – a task that proved too difficult.Louis van Gaal’s side remain sixth with 47 points after the defeat, two points behind fifth-placed West Ham and three behind noisy neighbours Manchester City, who also have a game in hand over their English rivals.“It’s a big blow because I’ve said we have to win these kinds of matches, especially when you have lost already so many,” said Van Gaal after the loss.“We have to close the gap, but we are not closing the gap.“And that’s a big pity.”last_img read more

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Joel Campbell vows to ‘fight with everything I have’ for Arsenal future

first_img Joel Campbell has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer 1 Joel Campbell is ready to fight for his Arsenal future.The forward has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium this summer after failing to nail down a spot in the first-team.Clubs in Spain are now tracking Campbell but he insists he is instead focused on continuing his career with Arsenal.“I have had a good holiday and now I am happy to train, to return strong, to prepare myself well in this preseason for the new campaign for which I have high expectations and I will fight with everything to have the opportunity to play and to show what I can give,” Campbell told his official website.“Last season was my first full season with the team from start to finish and to me it was a very productive time, I played 30 games and that was very important for me and made me mature a lot.“I could show what I’m made of, and at last the team and the fans were happy with what I have done.“There are always rumours, but I don’t talk about those things. I focus on doing my thing, which is to train day to day, to fight and to try to give my best.”last_img read more

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Donegal man who preyed on 15 year old girl after watching Frozen is jailed

first_imgA Donegal man who watched a video of Frozen with a 15 year old girl before sexually exploiting her has been jailed for 12 months.Donnchadh McGinley, tried to have sex with the girl whom he had met on a youth mental health website. McGinley (36) of Iona Road, Letterkenny, pleaded guilty to one count of sexually exploiting a child in a Dublin apartment between January 3 and 4, 2015 when he appeared at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.Another count of meeting a child for the purpose of child exploitation was taken into account.This is a child grooming offence, the court heard.McGinley, described by the defence as a “vulnerable” artist with few social skills, viewed the teenager as his girlfriend, the court heard previously.Judge Melanie Greally said the court was dealing with consensual but wholly age-inappropriate sexual activity. She said it did not appear McGinley had set out with predatory intentions.She took into account several factors including his guilty plea, his good character and testimonials, remorse, personal difficulties and the fact that he was at a particularly low point in his life at the time.Garda Maria Cox told Eilis Brennan BL, prosecuting, that McGinley was living in Dublin in late 2014 when he got chatting to the teenager on Talklife, a messaging app for young people struggling with mental health issues.The pair told each other their real ages and continued messaging, before meeting in a park in Kildare. They met a few more times in the park and once in the cinema, occasionally “kissing and cuddling”, the court heard. The man also sent a photograph of his erect penis to the girl.In January 2015, he invited the girl to come to his friend’s apartment in Dublin, as his friend was away. The pair met at 9am on 3 January, went to the apartment, drank tea and watched the film, Frozen. “It was her favourite film at that stage,” Ms Brennan said.They then went into the bedroom, where the man helped the girl get undressed. They engaged in some sexual acts and he tried to have sex with her but she was “too tense and afraid”, the court heard. “He told her he didn’t want to cause her pain,” Ms Brennan said. The pair then got up and got dressed. “He asked her if she wanted tea,” Ms Brennan said.The pair later fell asleep in the apartment and when the girl woke up the next morning and turned on her phone, she discovered her family and friends were looking for her. Gardaí had also been informed.The girl’s parents picked her up at a bus stop close to the apartment and she told them what had happened. All contact between the pair ceased and the man was later arrested and charged.In a victim impact statement read out in court by Ms Brennan, the girl, who was in court for the sentence hearing, said she found it hard to cope after the incident.“In some way, I feel I lost part of my childhood,” she said.I never had any dealings with the gardaí before and I was overwhelmed and anxious…I don’t trust people as easily as I used to.The man, who has no previous convictions, told gardaí that he had bonded with the girl as they both suffered from depression.Defence barrister, Tara Burns SC, said the man wished to apologise to the victim, whom he viewed as his girlfriend. She submitted that he felt it was a “serious relationship”.“He never even considered that this would have an effect on her,” Ms Burns said. “He saw it as a relationship where each person benefited, where clearly this was not the case. It has had a significant effect on her life and how she sees the world.Ms Burns said the man, an artist, was a “vulnerable person with few social skills”, who was isolated at the time of the incident. He suffered from a depressive illness and anxiety.A psychological report was handed up in court along with a number of testimonials. Several family members were in court to support him.Donegal man who preyed on 15 year old girl after watching Frozen is jailed was last modified: February 18th, 2017 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)last_img read more

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CHAMPION JASON THANKS PEOPLE OF DONEGAL FOR SUPPORT AS HOMECOMING PARTY PLANNED

first_imgPure Gold: Jason QuigleyEXCLUSIVE: DONEGAL’S greatest ever boxer Jason Quigley has thanked the people of Donegal for their support – with a massive homecoming party planned for the Twin Towns on Monday.The 22-year-old Finn Valley ABC Boxer was crowned Champion of Europe in Belarus on Saturday.And his success – coupled with the Nicky Rackard Final win by Donegal’s hurlers – has made it a glorious weekend for Donegal sport. The gold medal winner added the senior title to wins at junior and U-23 level and will hope to be Ireland’s welterweight representative at the World Championships in October.Our story on Jason’s win yesterday saw record numbers of people on Donegal Daily as we brought the result of his win to you first.The boxer was over the moon as he spoke of his triumph. And had a good laugh in the process.“I’ve won Junior and U-23 golds at European level but this is a man’s medal now,” he laughed. “It means Paddy Barnes and the boys can’t slag me any more about having an underage gold medal!” Jason beat Romanian Bogdan Juratoni, the No2 seed, in a pulsating final of the 75kg middleweight division.“I’ve had a hell of a week,” said Jason.“The plan was to go in and win the first round and it worked from there.“I beat the No1, the No4 and the No2 to win and it doesn’t get harder than that, so it makes it so worthwhile to win gold.”He may be coming home with two black eyes for his troubles but that won’t matter to the people of the Twin Towns. Donegal Daily can reveal that Jason will be a special guest at a homecoming parade on Monday with the Finn Valley Sports Centre expected to host the event.But there will be a homecoming in Dublin first – this evening at the airport.The Irish Amateur Boxing Association will hold a press conference at Dublin Airport immediately after welcoming home Ireland’s European Championships heroes.The ten-man Irish squad are due to arrive home via Dublin Airport at 7.40pm. John Joe Nevin (Gold), Jason Quigley (Gold), Paddy Barnes (Silver) and Michael Conlan (Silver) finished in podium positions at the 40th European Championships in Minsk, Belarus.Nevin also scooped the Boxer of the Championships award in the Belarusian capital.CHAMPION JASON THANKS PEOPLE OF DONEGAL FOR SUPPORT AS HOMECOMING PARTY PLANNED was last modified: June 9th, 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:BallybofeyEUROPEAN CHAMPION! DONEGAL BOXER JASON TAKES GOLD IN U-23 FINALFinn Valley ABCJason QuigleyStranorlarlast_img read more

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While Warriors licked their wounds, an ex-teammate got hitched in glitzy ceremony

first_imgAt least one member of the extended Warriors family enjoyed this past weekend.David Lee, who was on the first Steve Kerr/Stephen Curry Warriors championship team got married to Caroline Wozniacki, one of women’s tennis bright lights, in Italy, TMZ Sports reported.Caroline WozniackiLee was a two-time All-Star during his 12-year NBA career. He spent five seasons with Golden State where he played a key, if limited, role in the Dubs’ takedown of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 Finals. …last_img

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‘Today I woke up in a country that said…’

first_img“Be who you want to be.” Zanele Situ, Nelson Mandela, ‘Baby Jake’ Matlala, Natalie du Toit, Joel Stransky, Johnny Clegg and Sipho Mchunu are among the New South African heroes who woke up to a country Alive with Possibility.High-band video streaming Low-band video streaming Downloadlast_img

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Lira to usher in Obama term

first_imgLira performs at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival.(Image: Sizwe Ndingane ) Cover girl Lira graces the front of the September 2012 issue of Women’s Health SA.(Image: Women’s Health SA) MEDIA CONTACTS • Robin Kohl  Lira’s manager  +27 11 792 2132 or +27 83 675 4739 RELATED ARTICLES • Musos pitch in to save rhinos • Homegrown artistic talent honoured • SA songbird wins top opera prize • Summer concerts at Kirstenbosch • World Cup begins on a high noteMediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporterAward-winning songbird Lira is set to wow the world – she’s received a request to perform at President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration ball on 21 January 2013.Lira, who was born Lerato Molapo in Daveyton, east of Johannesburg, is no one-hit wonder – the singer was discovered in 2000 and since then has been raking in the awards.For the past three years the Afro-soul diva has been working hard to break into the US market through a distributor and publicist in Los Angeles, and her first US-aimed album, Rise Again, was released there in June 2012. Rise Again contains popular songs from her previous South African releases and was preceded by a five-track EP to whet the appetites of American fans.“It’s incredible,” she enthused in a radio interview. “I can’t absorb the reality. I’ve been getting so much support on Facebook and Twitter, and I feel like the luckiest girl I know.”This is not the first time Lira has sung before a presidential audience – she’s performed for former president Nelson Mandela, and incumbent Jacob Zuma.Lira’s manager, her husband Robin Kohl, said that she’ll sing at an African themed ball – one of several events planned to mark Obama’s second term of office. He was as excited as Lira, describing the gig as “massive”, and saying that the international exposure will do wonders for her career.“This is an amazing opportunity. The ball will be televised by networks from all over the world,” said Kohl in an interview.Lira confirmed that she had been approached three weeks ago by the US embassy in South Africa, and since then the two parties have been working out the logistics of the performance. Until she received the green light from Washington, however, she was unable to mention her big news but has now been given permission to spill the beans.“I don’t have words,” she said.Homegrown talent to wow the USLira is not the only South African who will grace the stage on the big night.She’s jetting off to the US in the company of acclaimed three-menber house band MiCasa, and the veteran Hugh Masekela, who needs no introduction as he’s known and loved all over the world.The Grammy-nominated trumpeter will perform at a separate event also held to mark the swearing-in of Obama for his second term.MiCasa comprises frontman and guitarist João “JSomething” Fonseca, trumpeter Mo-T and Dr Duda, an experienced producer and club DJ.The band has been nominated numerous times at both the Metro FM Music Awards and the local equivalent of the Grammys, the South African Music Awards. At the 2012 edition of the latter, they walked off with three big accolades, including dance album of the year, group of the year and record of the year.“You are worthy ambassadors of our local music, and you’re living proof that South African music and South African musicians are among the best in the world,” said arts and culture minister Paul Mashatile at a farewell ceremony held in Johannesburg for the artists.“Go out there and make us proud. You leave with the best wishes of a South African nation, proud to claim you as their own.”Well-earned successThe classy Lira, who is signed to Sony Music Entertainment – Africa, is famous for having displaced none other than American superstar Beyoncé at the top of the local singles charts with the title track from her 2003 debut album All My Love. Her subsequent albums have all been best-sellers – Feel Good (2006), Soul in Mind (2008) and Return to Love (2011) – and have achieved platinum status.She’s released two DVDs – The Captured Tour and Live in Concert, which is available for Blu-ray as well. It’s reported that Live in Concert, which has also been certified platinum, was Africa’s first music Blu-ray disc.Lira is a popular choice for magazine covers including Women’s Health SA, and has been named a brand ambassador for Blackberry, Mac Cosmetics and Audi, among others. She’s known for favouring South African couture and is often seen in creations from Stoned Cherrie, Errol Arendz, Kluk CGDT and others.She performed at the 2010 Fifa World Cup kickoff concert in June of that year, and the following month she serenaded Mandela for his 92nd birthday.In June 2012 she was nominated for a Black Entertainment Television award in the Africa category, but lost out to Sarkodie, the Ghanaian musician dubbed the King of Rap. A few months later, in September, Lira was interviewed by National Geographic and appeared on the scientific and cultural institution’s website in its world music section.As a young trailblazing African, an interview and clips of her performances were featured in the stereotype-busting film Africa Straight Up, produced and released in October 2012 by Africa.comlast_img read more

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IBM Acquires Guardium – The Last Line of Defense

first_imgRelated Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Details of the acquisition were not disclosed but an Israeli newspaper said the deal is valued at $225 million.IBM is banking on business analytics for future growth. As we report here often, the amount of information flowing into the enterprise is unprecedented but there are few companies that have the ability to quickly analyze this fragmented information and use it to make intelligent business decisions. For most, decisions are being made based upon incomplete information or data that has been corrupted in some manner.IBM see Guardium as a way for it to provide a transparent view into the enterprise by providing a real-time watch on information. By protecting the information, Guardium gives companies the ability to access data that has not been tainted.Guardium will become part of the IBM Information Management Software group, which has been on a bit of an acquisition binge in the past year. Earlier this year, IBM acquired SPSS, a statistics software company. Tags:#enterprise#news 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now alex williams IBM has acquired Guardium, a real-time provider of enterprise monitoring technology to secure and provide better business intelligence across the hundreds of databases that often exist in larger enterprises.Guardium has established itself as one of the premiere data security companies. Its clients are a who’s who of the Global 100. Its technology is designed to protect from internal and external threats to the enterprise. It is known for its ability to provide data integrity for better governance and compliance.As one of its executives said in an interview, Guardium provides a last line of defense against attacks, kind of like the “goal keepers of the data.” IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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