51 Cuban Health Workers Arrive to Help Curb Ebola

first_imgA team of 51 Cuban doctors, nurses and administrators arrived in Monrovia yesterday to assist Liberia in overcoming the deadly Ebola virus disease in the country.  The Cubans, who have volunteered to help Liberia eradicate the deadly virus, include 29 nurses and 20 doctors.The Cuban team which also includes several specialists, touched down at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) in Margibi County yesterday morning and was received by Liberian government officials. The all-male Cuban team was dressed in the traditional medical gown, with some holding up the Cuban flag. Cuba’s ambassador to Liberia, Jorge Lefebre Nicolas said his country had sent the medical practitioners to Liberia in the spirit of African solidarity. “We see ourselves as part of this. All of our people, heads of our liberation struggle, were brought to Cuba from Africa. We have a compromise with Africa. We cannot see our brothers in Africa in difficult times and we are there folding our arms in Cuba,” Ambassador Nicolas told newsmen. Amb. Nicolas further stated that not long ago Cuba had decided to take part in this “colossal effort to fight the Ebola disease. We have the medical capability and the willingness to come and help with this disease.” The Cuban Ambassador also stated that they are ready to collaborate with the Americans. “I think we should fight against Ebola; any other thing should be put aside,” Amb. Nicolas added.Deputy Health Minister Matthew Flomo, joined by the Chief of Protocol, Mr. Rufus Neufville, and other officials, said the Cubans could not have come at a better time. Min. Flomo said Amb. Nicolas had worked for a long time to establish the modalities leading to a partnership in the health sector between Liberia and Cuba. “Now that we have more ETUs and given that you are here in Liberia, we will be going to the remotest towns to make sure that everyone infected with Ebola is brought to the ETUs for treatment and full recovery,” Flomo said. The Minister further said that with the presence of the Cuban health workers, Liberians can now say that Ebola is not only retreating but would be kicked out of the country. According to the Ebola situation report, which is released by the Liberian Government, at least 2709 victims have fallen prey to the virus. However, the World Health Organization says that as of October 15, there were 8,973 total confirmed and suspected Ebola cases of which there have been 4,484 deaths in the region. 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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Only 6cm of Snow on Friday

first_imgIt turns out last Friday’s snowfall amounted to much less than the initial estimates of Environment Canada, which had the total between 10 and 15 centimeters.Airport measurements later determined, it was only 6.2 centimeters, raising the monthly total to 21.2.  So with eight days left in the month, we’re still running about nine centimeters off the local area, November norm, which is 30.3 centimeters.We’ve also received only about half as much as we did last November, when the total was 42.7.  In addition the month-to-date total this year is barely more than 20 percent, of the 1995 November record, of 99.1 centimeters.- Advertisement –last_img

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We weren’t good enough, says Guardiola as City blow title party

first_img0Shares0000Don’t look back: Pep Guardiola leaves the pitch with Jose Mourinho after his team’s 3-2 defeat on Saturday © AFP / Ben STANSALLMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 7 – Pep Guardiola admitted Manchester City had only themselves to blame as the leaders wasted a chance to wrap up the Premier League title against bitter rivals Manchester United.City were cruising towards the win they needed to seal the silverware thanks to first half goals from Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan at Eastlands. But Guardiola’s side crumbled in unexpected fashion in the second half as Paul Pogba’s brace and a Chris Smalling strike put City’s title champagne on ice for at least another week.“We were not good enough in the end. Our team tried to create and attack, that is what we have done all season, we tried to produce all of that quality and goals,” Guardiola said.“A special day for United which is a pity. We did absolutely everything in the first half but then for 10-15 minutes we conceded goals.“United found their game, found their actions, they have spirit. We have to defend a little better in the second half.”After their chastening midweek 3-0 defeat at Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final first leg, surrendering the lead against United was another bitter blow for City.They could still be crowned champions next weekend if they win at Tottenham and second placed United lose to struggling West Bromwich Albion.But for now Guardiola has to focus on restoring his players’ morale for the second leg against Liverpool on Tuesday.“It’s a little sad for fans and players, we will try to be in a good mood next Tuesday,” he said.“We will try to pick ourselves up for Liverpool, we are professionals.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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CAR CHASE SUSPECT REMANDED IN CUSTODY AGAIN

first_imgA SUSPECT in a 30km chase by Gardai has been remanded in custody again for two more weeks.Cathal Dunleavy appeared at Letterkenny District Court today.He has already been charged with 16 offences, including 15 charges of dangerous driving and one charge of failing to provide a specimen of breath to Gardai. The 23-year-old from Glenvar, Fanad, was arrested in the early hours of last Thursday and appeared at Letterkenny District court later that day.In court today Garda Inspector Michael Harrison told Judge Paul Kelly that gardai are preparing a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions and would be asking the DPP to prefer more charges.Dunleavy’s solicitor Donagh Cleary asked for the case to be adjourned for two weeks.He also complained about some of the media coverage of the case, saying he planned to raise that issue at future hearings.CAR CHASE SUSPECT REMANDED IN CUSTODY AGAIN was last modified: October 22nd, 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:CAR CHASE SUSPECT REMANDED IN CUSTODY AGAINlast_img read more

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Here are the words Tottenham fans have been dreading all summer

first_img Man City have reportedly agreed a £50m fee with Tottenham for Kyle Walker 1 Man City have agreed a £50m fee with Tottenham to sign Kyle Walker, according to reports.The 27-year-old right-back is expected to cost £45m, with £5m in add-ons and will head to Manchester on Friday to undergo a medical.City have been linked with Walker all summer and, having missed out on Dani Alves, moved quickly to close a deal for the Spurs and England man.It will not come as a shock to Tottenham fans, who have been preparing for Walker’s exit, but it means they lose one of the best full-backs in football.A graduate of Sheffield United’s academy, Walker joined Spurs in 2009 and has played 198 Premier League games for the club.Last season he faced competition for his right-back slot from Kieran Trippier, but still played 33 times and City’s £50m fee equals the record PSG set when they bought David Luiz from Chelsea in 2014.last_img read more

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George calls cops, is jailed for drugs

first_imgBoy George was arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs and making a fake police report after calling 911 early Friday, police said. The British singer, whose real name is George O’Dowd, claimed his home had been burglarized about 3 a.m. Friday, said Detective Kevin Czartoryski, a police spokesman. Officers arrived at O’Dowd’s Manhattan apartment and discovered a small amount of cocaine next to a computer, police said. Police were continuing to investigate. Barbara Thompson, a spokeswoman for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, said O’Dowd was still in police custody and was awaiting arraignment Friday evening. He was yet to be charged. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 A former spokesman for O’Dowd’s autobiographical musical “Taboo,” which closed last year, said he did not know whether the singer had a spokesman or lawyer. It is not the first time Boy George has had problems with drugs. In 1986, the singer was convicted of heroin possession in England. Two of his friends overdosed in the incident and O’Dowd was forced into a rehabilitation program. The conviction led to the disintegration of his group, Culture Club, a year later. Boy George, famous for his androgynous persona, and Culture Club had hits including “Karma Chameleon” and “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.” – Associated Press last_img read more

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Volleyball Falls In Home Finale, 3-1

first_imgStory Links Preview Box Score (PDF) Next Game: DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University volleyball team ended its 2018 home schedule with a hard-fought 3-1 loss to visiting Missouri State Saturday, Nov. 10, evening at the Knapp Center.Missouri State defeated the Bulldogs by set scores of 25-22, 25-19, 23-25, 25-15 behind 27 kills from Amelia Flynn.On its ‘Senior Night,’ Drake (18-13, 6-10 MVC) was led by senior Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) with 16 kills on 40 attempts and just one error as she continues to battle through injury. She also tacked on 11 digs.Fellow senior Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) notched her 13th-straight game in double figures with 13 kills and had a double-double with 12 digs. Freshman setter Caitlyn Smith (Marion, Iowa) helped guide the offense with a career-high 46 assists.Drake hit .277 in its third-set win to extend the match with Schofield and Cheek combining for eight kills in the set. Cheek’s serving also keyed a 4-0 run that helped break a tie and allow Drake to pull away. However, in the decisive fourth set, Missouri State (16-13, 9-7 MVC) rolled out to a 19-11 lead to push past the Bulldogs for the 3-1 victory.Drake closes the regular season next weekend with matches at Evansville and Indiana State. at Indiana State 11/16/2018 – 7 p.m. Watch Live Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster ESPN+ Box Score (HTML) last_img read more

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AMERICAN STUDENTS CHOOSE DONEGAL AS BASE FOR STUDY ABROAD TRIP

first_imgA group of students from New York City have chosen Bundoran as their base for a study-abroad trip to Ireland this August.‘Say Yes to Education’, a U.S. non-profit educational organisation, chose Donegal’s famous seaside resort following a Europe-wide sweep of educational programmes in a bid to widen the participants’ horizons.The unique mixture of history, culture and adventure activities plus the chance to enjoy some hands on experience by visiting living history projects, enticed them to visit here. The trip is being organised by the Bundoran-based Institute of Study Abroad Ireland.Established in 1996, the Institute is a partnership of authentic educational, historical and cultural interests based in Ireland, and is committed to assisting international school, college, student and alumni groups with setting up valuable, authentic and affordable experience in Ireland.Director of the Institute, Dr. Niamh Hamill is pleased their latest visitors chose Ireland as their study abroad destination.“The leaders wanted to take their students somewhere that offered a challenge in terms of experiencing something new. They researched many venues throughout Europe but ultimately they discovered what they wanted in Donegal. The 32 students will be arriving this Sunday, August 2 and staying for nine days in total,” she said. Niamh, who lectures regularly on Irish Studies in the U.S. and Ireland, explains that the Institute’s overall aim is to encourage overseas student groups to choose Ireland, and specifically Donegal, for their study abroad travel.“Donegal has everything that study abroad organizers from the U.S.A require. They are looking for places of cultural and historical significance, that are accessible, welcoming, safe and friendly. Our New York group are one of many student groups that will be visiting us over the next year.“The students will be learning about Irish history and culture and will be spending some of their time in the classroom, some of it on field trips to various locations of historic or cultural interest all over the north-west. The places they visit will relate to specific events, and historical and cultural sites such as Donegal Castle, Ballyshannon Workhouse and Glencolmcille Folk Village will be on the itinerary. They will also be involved in a wide range out outdoor activities including surfing, kayaking, hiking and climbing – Donegal is a perfect place for young tourists,” she said.Niamh and fellow director John O’Connell will attend the Milwaukee Irish Festival in August to promote the activities of the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland, including the third annual Drew University Transatlantic Connections Conference, which takes place in Bundoran next January. This interdisciplinary conference of Irish studies will look at the relationships between Ireland and the Irish Diaspora, and all are welcome to participate. The conference website is www.taccireland.comThe Directors of the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland expect that several hundred American students and scholars will use Donegal as their base over the next twelve months. “Perhaps as Irish people, we take Donegal’s amazing history, culture, scenery and friendliness for granted,” Niamh says, “but our visitors are always amazed and inspired by all we have on our doorstep. It’s a matter of reaching out and letting schools and colleges know we’re here.” AMERICAN STUDENTS CHOOSE DONEGAL AS BASE FOR STUDY ABROAD TRIP was last modified: July 28th, 2015 by John2Share 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:american studentsbundoranstudentslast_img read more

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Ohio’s agritourism immunity law extends to many farm-based activities

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Peggy Hall, director of agricultural law, Ohio State University Agricultural and Resource Law ProgramWhen you think of “agritourism,” corn mazes and hay rides may first come to mind. While those activities can fall under Ohio’s definition of agritourism, you may be surprised to find that farm markets, you-pick operations, farm tours, wineries and other types of farm-based activities can also fit into the legal definition of “agritourism” in Ohio. This definition is important for purposes of Ohio’s agritourism immunity law, which can protect agritourism providers from liability for harm incurred during agritourism activities. The law shifts the risk of liability from agritourism operators to the participants who willingly choose to engage in agritourism activities on a farm.It’s important to understand that in order to receive the law’s liability protection, each of the following conditions must exist. Conditions for immunity from liabilityQualify as an “agritourism provider.” The law specifically protects only those who are “agritourism providers,” which means someone “who owns, operates, provides, or sponsors an agritourism activity, or an employee of such a person who engages in or provides agritourism activities, whether or not for a fee. An important term within this definition is ‘agritourism,’ which means ‘an agriculturally related educational, entertainment, historical, cultural or recreational activity, including you-pick operations or farm markets, conducted on a farm that allows or invites members of the general public to observe, participate in, or enjoy that activity.’” This definition can include a broad range of activities, such as wine tastings, educational classes, corn mazes and other recreational activities, farm tours, and farm festivals. Note, however, that the agritourism definition requires that the activity be on a “farm,” which the law further defines as:At least 10 acres of land (composed of tracts, lots, or parcels), that is used for “agricultural production,” which means the land is used for “commercial aquaculture, algaculture, apiculture, animal husbandry, poultry husbandry; the production for a commercial purpose of timber, field crops, tobacco, fruits, vegetables, nursery stock, ornamental shrubs, ornamental trees, flowers, or sod; the growth of timber for a noncommercial purpose if the land on which the timber is grown is contiguous to or part of a parcel of land under common ownership that is otherwise devoted exclusively to agricultural use; or any combination of such husbandry, production, or growth; and includes the processing, drying, storage, and marketing of agricultural products when those activities are conducted in conjunction with such husbandry, production, or growth”Or, less than 10 acres of land if there is an average yearly gross income of at least $2,500 from “agricultural production” on the land.Post required signs. Every “agritourism provider” must “post and maintain” warning signs in order to receive the law’s liability protection. The purpose of this provision is to inform participants that they are voluntarily assuming the risks of many of the harms that are inherent to being on a farm. The warning signs or sign templates are available through Ohio State University Extension South Centers and Ohio Farm Bureau. Each sign must:Be placed in a clearly visible location at or near each entrance to the agritourism location or at the site of each agritourism activity;Contain the following statement, in black letters measuring at least one inch high:WARNING: Under Ohio law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if that injury or death results from the inherent risks of that agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, but are not limited to, the risk of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals as well as the potential for you as a participant to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity. Immunity from what?The agritourism immunity law states that an agritourism provider is immune, or protected from liability, in any civil action for an injury to a person participating in the agritourism activity as long as that person was injured due to a “risk inherent in an agritourism activity.” An “inherent risk” is a “danger or condition that is an integral part of an agritourism activity,” that would be difficult for an agritourism provider to completely minimize. According to the law, “inherent risks” include:The surface and subsurface conditions of the land;The behavior or actions of wild animals not kept by or under the control of an agritourism provider;The behavior or actions of domestic animals other than vicious or dangerous dogs;The ordinary dangers associated with structures or equipment ordinarily used in farming or ranching operations;The possibility of contracting illness resulting from physical contact with animals, animal feed, animal waste, or surfaces contaminated by animal waste;The possibility that a participant may act in a negligent manner, including by failing to follow instructions given by the agritourism provider or by failing to exercise reasonable caution while engaging in the agritourism activity that may contribute to injury to that participant or another participant.If a participant in an agritourism activity is harmed and sues the agritourism provider for injuries caused by any of the above situations, the law protects the provider from any liability or monetary responsibility for those injuries. In addition, the law specifically states that an agritourism provider is not required to eliminate such inherent risks on the property. Exceptions to immunityAlthough the agritourism immunity law provides civil immunity under certain circumstances, the immunity is not absolute. The law also states that an agritourism provider could be legally responsible for injury to a participant if the agritourism provider:Fails to post and maintain signs (discussed above)Acts with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of the participant,Purposefully causes harm to the participant,Acts or fails to act in a way that constitutes criminal conduct that causes harm to the participant,Has or should have actual knowledge of an existing dangerous condition that is not an inherent risk, and does not make the dangerous condition known to the participant. Use the agritourism law to your advantageAgritourism activities can provide many benefits, such as additional income and diversification opportunities for farmers, unique cultural and recreational experiences for farm visitors and education about agriculture. But there are always liability risks to having people on the farm, which can impact a farmer’s risk exposure. Take advantage of the agritourism immunity law by ensuring that the operation qualifies for its provisions and does not fall within any of the exceptions from immunity protection. Even with this liability protection, however, operators should continuously assess the property for safety risks to minimize the possibility of visitor injuries.The agritourism immunity law is in Ohio Revised Code section 901.80. For further information, see our Agritourism Law Bulletin and a previous post, which also explain the agritourism law’s protections from county and township zoning for agritourism operations.last_img read more

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Canon Announces the 6D Mark II and Rebel SL2 — Neither Shoots 4K

first_imgCanon’s new DSLR cameras are here to disappoint video shooters — again.Cover image via Canon.Canon continues to make minor updates to their DSLR bodies to play catch-up with their competitors. The video features are still lacking, and again the announcement comes with bizarre videos.Canon 6D Mark IIThe Canon 6D Mark II is a much-anticipated camera with some pretty sweet upgrades for photographers, but once again, this roll-out lacks good video updates.This is the first full-frame Canon EOS camera with a vari-angle LCD monitor with touchscreen. It includes video features like Movie Servo AF, which tracks moving objects and keeps them in focus. The camera also includes Movie Digital image stabilization and HDR movie modes.Here is the short Canon produced, shot on the 6D Mark II.Canon 6D Mark II Specs: 26.2MP full-frame CMOS sensorHD video up to 60 fpsDigital IS3″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCDDual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AFNative ISO 40000, Expanded to ISO 1024006.5 fps shooting; time-lapse and HDR movieBuilt-in GPS, bluetooth and Wi-Fi with NFCDust and water ResistantSD card slot$1,999 USD (body only)Shipping July 2017 Canon Rebel SL2The Canon Rebel series has always been a pretty solid entry-level DSLR for photographers and videographers alike. The new SL2 continues to add some more power to this little body.Here is a look at a video shot on the new Canon Rebel SL2.Canon Rebel SL2 Specs:24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor3″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCDHD 1080p video up to 60 fpsCanon EF, EF-S Mount9-Point AF System; Dual Pixel CMOS AFNative ISO 25600, Extended to ISO 51200Up to 5 fps Continuous ShootingFeature AssistantMicrophone InputBuilt-In Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth$549 USD (Body Only)Shipping July 2017 What are your thoughts on the latest cameras from Canon? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

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