President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has extended condolences to the peoples of Togo and South Korea for the catastrophic accidents both countries have experienced in recent days.The President’s messages of condolence to these countries are on behalf of the people of Liberia and the Government. They are meant to register the deepest regrets and sorrow of the nation for the misfortune facing these two countries who share close diplomatic ties with Liberia.In her statement of condolence, President Sirleaf said, “Government received the tragic news of both incidents with profound shock and deep sorrow.”Making a reference to each country, the Liberian President prayed that God would grant the Government and People of Togo, especially the bereaved families, with strength, courage and fortitude as that nation goes through this period of national mourning.Recently, there was a head on collision between a bus and a truck on the national highway of Atakpame, North of Lome, killing 48 people and injuring 16 others.In South Korea, a ferry capsized and divers are still recovering bodies, President Sirleaf expressed deep regrets and extended her heartfelt condolences to the Government and People of that country over the tragedy.The ferry went from the South Korean Port of Incheon to the Holiday Island of Jeju. It sank while en route, leaving one hundred and ninety (190) people missing.The latest reports suggest that over 113 bodies have been recovered and divers were finding it difficult to get to people concentrated in certain areas of the vessel.The Sirleaf administration is committed to strengthening Liberia’s Foreign Relations; an initiative that began since 2006 when the President first took office following years of war and loss of international image.As a result of this post-war venture, over US$4 billion worth of debt Liberia accrued has been cancelled, making the country debt free; enabling it to borrow loans for development purposes.President Sirleaf’s condolence messages to Presidents Faure Essozimna Gnassingb of Togo and Park Geun- Hye of South Korea, are not only a humanitarian reaction to tragic situations in both of these countries, but also a way of admitting that the President and the country are committed to maintaining strong relations that exist with both of these nations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
An ongoing go slow action at the Cocopa Rubber Plantation in Nimba County has reportedly left the plantation vulnerable to residents who are allegedly tapping the trees overnight for their personal benefit.The farm is managed by the Nimba Rubber Incorporated (NRI).The Workers Union President Sarkpah Mahn told the Daily Observer via mobile phone that the entire plantation including the security department has stopped work in demand for their five months’ salary arrears owed them by management.“At present, all sectors at the plantation are closed, while the employees say they are waiting to hear from the government relative to their pay,” Mr. Mahn said.Even though there have been no reports of any damage to any of the company facilities, the security condition remains a concern to the residents owing to the mounting tension, an observer said.The Operations Manager, Benjamin Saye, said on March 2, that the management was working in collaboration with the local district authority to see to it that the Community Watch Forum takes over the security of the plantation until the situation is resolved.The recent saga began when the government took the plantation from its previous owner, LIBCO, through the court for “bad labor practice” in 2013.Since that time, the workers have complained of delays in receiving their wages and their monthly rice supply.Cocopa has a little over 1000 workers with 400 tappers.The management has blamed the situation on the plantation to the decline in the price of rubber on the world market.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Twelve persons were treated for minor injuries after the minibus in which they were travelling toppled at Long Creek, Linden-Soesdyke Highway on Friday.The scene of the accident at Long Creek, Linden-Soesdyke Highway on FridayThis newspaper was told that the Route 43 minibus was at the time transporting footballers from Linden to Georgetown when the driver lost control of the vehicle.Following the accident, the injured persons were transported to the Linden Hospital Complex for medical attention. This newspaper was told that no one suffered major injuries.
1 Jose Mourinho accused West Ham United of playing ‘19th century football’ when they drew at Chelsea last season, but it never looked as though history would repeat itself at Stamford Bridge.The Hammers joked on their official twitter feed that they had arrived in west London on a horse and cart as they sought to prove they wouldn’t park the bus.But, while that may have been the only medieval tactic on show, in truth the visitors were hung, drawn and quartered by their vastly superior opponents.The first half was all Chelsea, and the only surprise was they went in only 1-0 up at the break, courtesy of John Terry’s 31st minute tap-in after Diego Costa had headed Cesc Fabregas’ corner down towards the far post.By then, however, they could have been out of sight.Oscar should have fired them ahead after just four minutes, but he blasted over from close range after Willian’s centre was allowed to drift across the front of the Hammers’ six-yard box.And the visitors had goalkeeper Adrian to thank for keeping them in the game during the opening 45 minutes.The Spaniard has been one of the most consistent goalkeepers in the top-flight this season, and he proved his class with a string of fine saves, the pick of the bunch being a strong block to deny Gary Cahill from close range, and a full length diving save to his left to turn Nemanja Matic’s curling shot side of the post.His opposite number meanwhile, Thibaut Courtois, was little more than a spectator as West Ham failed to muster a single attack worthy of the name in the first half.And the pattern of the second period largely followed that of the first as the Blues continued to dominate.West Ham did at least make it slightly more awkward for them to get into their free-flowing style in the early skirmishes following the re-start, but they were unable to halt the tide for long.Adrian again had to be at his best, saving brilliantly to prevent first Hazard, and then Oscar, from extending the hosts’ advantage.But he was helpless to prevent Costa stretching the lead in the 62nd minute with a goal of sublime quality.The Spaniard received the ball from Hazard, twisted one way and then the other to wrong foot three defenders, before firing his left foot across Adrian and into the far corner of the net.That settled the game as a contest, although West Ham did almost pull a goal back with their first genuine shot of the match, when substitute Morgan Amalfitano smashed his effort against the post.But Chelsea stood firm to keep the pressure on Manchester City, who play away to West Bromwich in one of the day’s 3pm kick-offs. Diego Costa celebrates his goal against West Ham
The HSE has announced a number of new developments at a number of Community Hospitals across County Donegal. These developments include, new nursing staff being appointed, beds being reopened and the commencement of upgrading works to a number of Community Hospitals within the County.Since December 2017 a total of 8 new staff nurses (RGN) have commenced employment in a number of Community Hospitals. There are also a further 7 staff nurses who have recently accepted posts and are currently awaiting Garda vetting clearance before they commence.As a result the service has been able to reopen 9 beds within the different units since December 2017. Further beds will also become available once the present recruitment campaign is completed.In relation to the essential upgrading works, the following is a brief summary of works to be completed:Carndonagh Community Hospital Upgrading works will consist of refurbishment and extension of the existing residential unit including maximising single and double room occupancy, re-planning and upgrading sanitary accommodation, enhancing accessibility for patients and visitors and providing an extended day room and dining room for patients, with a residents garden area also included.The works will be carried out in a number of phases.In order to maximise the bed capacity locally during the Carndonagh construction phase, additional wards will be created in Buncrana Community Nursing Unit for the duration of the works. The construction period will be approximately 15 Months. Costings are estimated to be in the region of €2,500,000.Dungloe Community HospitalUpgrading works will consist of refurbishment of the existing residential unit including maximising single and double room occupancy. Sanitary accommodation will be replanned and upgraded, enhancing accessibility for patients and visitors. The works will be carried out in a number of phases. In order to maximise the bed capacity locally during the Dungloe construction phase, additional wards will be created in Falcarragh Community Nursing Unit for the duration of the works. The construction period will be approximately 12 Months. Costings are estimated to be in the region of €1,700,000.All of the upgrading works will ensure we continue to comply with HIQA standards. Improvements with regards to infection control, energy efficiency and fabric upgrade will be included in the works. Patients and staff will also be consulted with regards to the upgrading works. Expressions of Interest for both projects have been sought from contractors on E-Tenders, with works programmed to commence in Aug 2018, subject to funding.Buncrana & Falcarragh Community Nursing UnitsThe planned upgrades to Buncrana and Falcarragh Community Nursing Units will commence upon completion of the works to Carndonagh and Dungloe in 2019, subject to funding. The temporary additional wards in Buncrana and Falcarragh will be utilised to progress the essential works within both units.Mr Frank Morrison, Head of Social Care CHO Area 1 welcomed these developments stating” I am delighted to welcome this continued investment in our Community Hospitals. This will ensure that these facilities continue to comply with HIQA standards and provide an invaluable service to the Older Persons in our community whom we care for.”New staff and reopening of beds at Donegal Community Hospital was last modified: May 3rd, 2018 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:COMMUNITY HOSPITALSdonegalHSE
The developer of a 10-story mass timber tower in New York City has abandoned the project, citing a lukewarm response from lenders and a weaker real estate market. According to an article posted at The Real Deal, a real estate magazine, the tower in the city’s Chelsea district would have been the tallest wood condominium tower in the city. It also would have been and one of the tallest timber buildings in the U.S.Designed by SHoP Architects, the building was one of two projects that won $1.5 million in a 2015 competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Plans for the other, a 12-story building in Portland, Oregon, are moving forward, Architect said.Both projects represent a surge of interest in using cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels as a substitute for concrete and steel in tall commercial buildings. Advocates say that timber panels cause fewer greenhouse gas emissions, are less expensive, and more aesthetically pleasing. Taller timber buildings have been constructed elsewhere, including an 18-story residence hall at the University of British Columbia. RELATED ARTICLES A New Timber Tower Opens in MinneapolisCross-Laminated Timber Condos Planned in PortlandCan Wood Replace Concrete and Steel in Skyscrapers? CLT panels also can be used in residential projects, such as the Wolfe Island Passive House in Ontario, the subject of a continuing blog series at GBA.Developer Sy Ghassemi told The Real Deal that the condo high-rise “just wasn’t feasible” in New York. He said there’s been a downturn in the market since the project was first announced, and lenders seemed less interested in the project. Plus, the use of wood components would have required a change in New York City laws, which currently do not allow wood towers to be taller than six stories.
Video producers take note! The following detailed map shows you all the places you can and cannot fly a drone.Video drones are awesome. From shooting incredible nature footage to superhero spoofs, drones can create some spectacular videos. So it’s no surprise that the market is flooded with new drone models coming out. As video drones get cheaper we can expect to see more and more flying through the skies.However, concerns surrounding drone safety have begun to find their way into pop culture. For example, a runner at the Geraldton Endure Batavia triathlon in western Australia received injuries after allegedly being struck with a drone. In Ohio a man faces felony charges after refusing to down his drone so a medical helicopter could land. Even the name “drone” implies scary robot overlords or unmanned death planes. With all the negative press surrounding drones, it’s no surprise that there has been stricter regulations in regard to drone piloting.As of June 21, 2014 national parks have been designated “no drone” zones along with airspace surrounding airports. 11 states have already passed drone regulatory legislation with many more to come, so figuring out where you can and cannot fly a drone can be really quite confusing.Luckily for us the good people at The Verge have created an interactive showing us where drones are prohibited. This map only takes into account “no fly zones” surrounding national parks, military bases, and airports. Before you fly a drone for your next big project you need to make sure your state allows for commercial drone use.This map was created by The Verge. Thanks for sharing guys!What are your thoughts on “no drone” zones? Should there be more or less regulation? Share in the comments below.
Former Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel has been named the next Madhya Pradesh Governor.She replaces Om Prakash Kohli, who has additional charge of the office of MP Governor along with the office of Gujarat Governor.“The President of India is pleased to appoint Smt. Anandiben Patel to be the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, with effect from the date she assumes charge of her office,” announced the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Twitter. A protege of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ms. Patel succeeded Mr. Modi as Gujarat CM after the 2014 parliamentary polls. In 2016, she resigned as CM on the ground that she was completing 75 years so decided to step down in keeping with the party’s tradition of age criterion.In her Facebook post about the resignation, she hinted at an unwritten rule set by PM Narendra Modi that mandates party leaders above the age of 75 to quit the executive post in the government.In the recently held assembly polls in Gujarat, Ms. Patel did not contest, claiming her age to be the reason.After her resignation as CM, BJP had appointed Vijay Rupani, a protege of Party President Amit Shah. According to party insiders, Mr. Shah and Ms. Patel did not enjoy good relations and were always political rivals in the state politics.She has become the second BJP leader from the state to be appointed as Governor after Vajubhai Vala, currently Karnataka Governor.
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Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles She gave FEU the 11-7 lead with a crosscourt spike and followed it up with a booming off-the-block kill that put the Lady Tamaraws ahead, 13-7.The graduating Guino-o, who finished with 17 points to lead FEU’s offense, said they just wouldn’t let themselves graduate early.“This cannot be our last game, we can’t just allow it,” said Guino-o in Filipino. “This can’t be the last time that we’re playing with each other. It really is ecstatic for us that we extended this series.”Despite a confidence-boosting win, Malabanan said they still have to be wary of Ateneo in their rubber match on Wednesday.“I think we’re still even because today they [the Lady Eagles] had the twice-to-beat advantage and next game it’s all even,” said Malabanan.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jerrili Malabanan and Heather Guino-o vowed that they won’t let FEU’s season end in the Final Four and they don’t care if they’re up against the league’s best team at the end of the eliminations.That attitude ultimately paid off for the Lady Tamaraws as they scraped past the Lady Eagles 10-25, 25-23, 25-22, 12-25, 25-8, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I told the team earlier that this wasn’t going to be our last game,” said Malabanan, the team’s skipper. “We’re all happy that we achieved that goal.”Malabanan finished with eight points in the victory and a couple of those came in the deciding set. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew NU thrashes Adamson, advances to 7th straight UAAP finals FEU Lady Tamaraws. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University had the odds stacked against itself when it faced Ateneo in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball Final Four and for several reasons.The Lady Tamaraws (9-5) were swept by the Lady Eagles (12-2) in the elimination round and headed into the semifinals with a twice-to-win disadvantage, but that didn’t deter FEU’s seniors from putting up a spirited fight.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments