It has been revealed that babies born of Ebola survivors are also to be admitted in the on-going PREVAIL Ebola Clinical Research.According to Dr. Jestina Doe-Anderson, who is part of the Community Engagement Sensitization Team, besides the targeted Ebola survivors who are being given first preference to enroll in the study, babies born by survivors will later be accommodated in the study to determine whether they inherit medicated complications being faced by their parents. She noted that the babies and close contacts of Ebola survivors, including sexual partners will make up the total of 7,500 target people for the Research which has so far seen the enrollment number hitting close to 400 since the research study was launched in June 2015 in Monrovia and Margibi counties.At the same time, the Social Mobilization and Communication component of PREVAIL, led by the Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCP) last Wednesday held an interactive forum with more than 300 community dwellers, includingEbola survivors and close contacts in 72nd in Paynesville, outside Monrovia. Apart from calling on participants to encourage Ebola survivors in their communities to enroll in the study at two medical facilities (J.F. Kennedy and Duport Road Hospitals in Sinkor and Paynesville respectively), the PREVAIL Communicators disclosed that modalities are being worked out for Ebola survivors who got treated at ‘Care Homes’ outside the Ebola Treatment Units as well as those returning from foreign countries with certificates recognizing them as Ebola survivors, to be incorporated in the study.For her part, the Assistant Director for Operations at PREVAIL Julia Mulbah Lysander said her organization is working in collaboration with the leadership of the Ebola Survivors Network of Liberia to rally Ebola survivors in the Research so that causes of post- Ebola medical problems being faced by them can be diagnosed and treated.Madam Lysander pointed out that although the study’s initial target is 1,500 Ebola survivors on the Ministry of Heath’s registry, however the research will continue whether this number is achieved or exceeded before moving to other parts of the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Residents of Region Five Mahaica/Berbice were on Monday informed on an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited’s (EEPGL) second phase development of the Liza field.Monday’s engagement was held at Hopetown’s Cooperative Society buildingThe EIA is an evaluation of the positive and negative environmental consequences of the project prior to the decision to move forward with the proposed action. The bases of the EIA will influence the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s decision whether or not to permit the project and what conditions to permit it.EEPGL’s Operation Manager, Doug McGhee explained that Liza Phase 2 is very similar to Phase 1 and will have over 30 wells and will produce 220,000 barrels of oil per day.“It involves choosing a Floating Production and Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, it’s in deep water that’s 1600 to 1700 metres deep, the reservoir where the oil is located is about 5,000 metres below the surface of the water. So, it’s similar to Liza Phase one but it’s bigger,” McGhee explained.The FPSO will process, store and offload oil-to-oil tankers and these will transport the oil to markets. Onshore facilities will be providing logistical support. The project will have 600 workers at its peak during each drilling and installation stage; about 140 offshore workers during production operations; and about 150 onshore workers providing shore-based and marine logistics support.Todd Hall from Environmental Resources Management said according to the law, EEPGL must obtain an environmental authorisation from the EPA to undertake the project.“That application was submitted to the EPA in December 2017. After consideration EPA determined that preparation of an EIA would be required. A team of consultants from Environmental Resources Management (ERM), Environmental Management Consultants and Ground Structures Engineering Consultants (GSEC) was approved to prepare the EIA,” Hall explained. At the end of today’s discussion, residents were given the opportunity to seek clarification on the topics discussed. They were assured that considerations were taken to prevent dangers to farmers and livestock and if affected they will be compensated.The series of engagements began in early July and has since been held in Regions Two, Three and Four. Others are slated for other regions.
Aside from all that he contributes in goals and points, the spectacle the fan favourite offers up is gold dust for a modest club trying to build their local support after years of being overlooked for the Blaugrana giants down the road. With Stuani in the team, Girona can keep dreaming of further progress and European football in the near future. It may even come this season, the Catalans currently level on points with Real Madrid and in seventh place.For anyone in need of goals, top scorer in Spain with an excellent all-round game will no doubt sound like an appealing winter purchase, and in anticipation, Girona are already working on a contract extension for their talisman. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 3 Stuani’s deal is due to expire in 2020, but the Catalans want to extend it by a further year in return for an improved salary. The logic is that if you keep him happy, he’s more likely to keep scoring.Keep scoring at the rate Stuani is at present, and who knows where Girona will be this time next year. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade whoops REPLY PAYBACK Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos SORRY Most Read In Football latest Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Stuani was on target twice against Barcelona in September Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Though useful as an out-ball should Girona wish to go long, more often than not they choose not to, and their style focusing on quick combinations and play on the wing has proven that the veteran is more technically competent than we saw in his earlier time in Spain. Stuani’s pass-count is well above the average for strikers in La Liga this season, his assured link-up play making him the perfect forward for the possession-based approach of Johan Cruyff disciple Eusebio Sacristán, who took over in the summer.“He’s hugely important,” the manager gushed when describing his vital goalscorer. “He does a lot of things well, works hard in defence and helps us a lot. He has a lot of variety when it comes to striking the ball, both with his head and both feet. He’s mature, experienced, and a squad leader.” Stuani has been a huge hit for Girona Ten strikes, ten points won. Everything he touches turns to goals.Just as he twice rose above the Espanyol defence to slam home two bullet headers in Sunday’s Catalan derby, one striker towers above all other forwards in La Liga’s scoring charts at the moment – including Lionel Messi. Arise, Super Cristhian Stuani.Yes, Middlesbrough fans, that Cristhian Stuani. Stuani scored 16 goals in 68 games for Boro in all competitions scrap Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion gameday cracker 3 RANKED 3 | #LaLiga Player of the Week | Cristhian Stuani’s brace helped Girona to a 3-1 victory on Sunday, and took him to the top of the division’s scoring chart 🌟The former @Boro man is on fire 🔥 pic.twitter.com/n9MUStaCFE— Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) November 27, 2018It turns out that the guy who was wasted out on the wing during his stint in English football happens to be one of the best pure number nines around.Espanyol supporters knew that before he put them to the sword; prior to scoring goals against them, he used to score goals for them.Well aware of those seasons in Barcelona, and that the Uruguayan’s brief foray in England was not representative of his true quality, Girona knew exactly what they were investing in when they made him the key striker of their historic first adventure into La Liga in 2017.“It’s true that when you bring in a footballer in his 30s there could be the risk that they’re too comfortable, or lack ambition,” Girona’s sporting director Quique Cárcel told El Pais at the time. “But we knew that wouldn’t happen with Stuani.” revealed Even if he had faith, Cárcel could not have predicted just how emphatically the attacker would burst into form when he returned to Spain. Last season was impressive enough; 21 goals in 33 La Liga games, including a brace that earned a draw against Atlético Madrid, a vital equalizer in an eventual win over Real Madrid, and another two in the return game at the Santiago Bernabéu.Stuani was one of the key cogs in Girona’s unlikely survival in the first La Liga season in the club’s modest history. A touch of ruthless efficiency that made a real difference. This season, the 32-year-old is playing on a different level entirely.Ten goals in ten games is a ridiculous rate by any standard, and had he not missed two matchdays through injury he may well have more. A new major victim was added to his Girona tally too, a brace against reigning champions Barcelona in September allowing the blanc-i-vermells to take a famous draw from the Camp Nou.Along with being important, the strikes have been varied, too. Yes, there are the bullet headers (and what headers they are, Stuani taking over from Aritz Aduriz as La Liga’s finest in the air), but there have also been plenty of others marked by class. The first touch in his initial equaliser against Barça, completely taking Gerard Piqué out of the game, was brilliant. So too was the way he struck his second in the same game, high and powerful to ensure the still recovering Marc-André ter Stegen could get nowhere near it. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? BEST OF