PREVAIL Launches Ebola Natural History Study Today

first_imgThe Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccine in Liberia (PREVAIL), along with the Liberia-US Joint Clinical Research Partnership, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, is expected today to launch the Ebola Natural History Study at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor. This study is intended to learn about the range of health problems Ebola survivors are now faced with, post recovery, and will help find medical solutions to their problems.Disclosing this to the media at the headquarters of the Liberia Crusaders for Peace, Dr. Mosoka Fallah, Principal Co-Investigator on the Ebola Natural History Study, said Ebola survivors are facing problems with their vision and other illnesses.According to him, the study will target 7,500 volunteers out of which 1,500 will be survivors, and the rest would be people who are their close contacts, including sexual partners.Dr. Fallah said as part of the study, participants would be questioned about their health and they would receive a physical exam by a study physician. He stated that vision screening would be done and their blood samples would be sent for laboratory analysis. He also stated that the participants will be asked to come back every six months for up to five years for check-ups. He urged Liberians to join the process which stands to benefit many survivors and provide free medication to protect against the Ebola virus.Cultural Ambassador and the Co-lead for Social Mobilization and Community Engagement on the Ebola Natural History Study, Madam Juli Endee, disclosed that the centers for the study will include the JFK Medical Center and Redemption Hospital, among others. She stated that all examinations for participants will be free of charge. She said the process is voluntary but participants will receive transportation reimbursement.She also said the study is welcomed by Ebola survivors who intimated that they look forward to benefit from the post-Ebola health care. Ambassador Endee mentioned New Kru Town, Chicken Soup Factory, and other former hot spots during Ebola crisis as communities that will be targeted for the enrolment.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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HAIRDRESSING STUDENT RAN A TEXT-A-GETAWAY DRIVER SERVICE FOR BURGLARS

first_imgGibson, on her phone, is driven from court after the caseA HAIRDRESSING student operated a text-a-getaway driver service for burglars, a court has heard.Nicole Gibson, who is 20, and from Raphoe would offer her services to criminals behind robberies along the Border. Garda Eoin Waters said Gibson had responded to the requests in removing stolen goods on three occasions which were before the courts, including a robbery at Royal & Prior school.“She would be at home and would get a text message to pick people up,” said Garda Waters.In the case of the school, she had hooked up a trailer to her car to make off with garden equipment stolen from the premises including an expensive Kawasaki quad.On two other occasions – in Manorcunningham and St Johnston – she collected criminals and thousands of euro worth of copper stolen from houses under construction in the area.Garda Waters said €3,300 worth of copper was stolen in the incidents – and €700 worth of damage done to the properties.Gibson, whose address in court was given as Meadow Hill, Raphoe, but who now lives at The Green, Convoy, would then distribute the cash from the sold metals to the thieves.“The copper was sold to a scrapyard in Derry,” said Garda Waters.The tools from the school heist were later recovered by the PSNI, he said.Gardai had launched an investigation into the thefts which took place in February last year.Assistance from the public had identified that Gibson’s getaway car had been seen in he areas around the time of the thefts which took place over a period of six days. When she was questioned she admitted her role in the crimes.Also in court was Michael Devlin, a 20-year-old with an address at Manor Court in Convoy but who now lives in Derry.He admitted being involved in one of the copper thefts but had told police that he had received Stg£60 as payment.Judge Paul Kelly described the incidents as “extremely serious”. Both accused had no previous convictions and he order probation reports to be carried out and presented to the court in October.Devlin leaves courtHAIRDRESSING STUDENT RAN A TEXT-A-GETAWAY DRIVER SERVICE FOR BURGLARS was last modified: July 16th, 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:burglaryNicole GibsonRaphoetext-a-getawaylast_img read more

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Donegal Town on high alert for further flooding

first_imgEmergency services are bracing for more flooding in Donegal Town this morning when the River Eske reaches high tide. Homes and businesses have been damaged by floodwater following heavy rain fall at the end of Storm Lorenzo.Up to 50mm of rainfall was dumped on South Donegal during the early hours of the morning. However, the River Eske has not yet reached high tide. With high volumes of water in the river this morning, there is a risk that high tide will bring further flooding at 10.30am.The local fire service was dispatched to the scene early this morning along with Donegal Civil Defence. Emergency operations are underway, with seven fire units and two high-volume water pumping units in use.New Row, the Quay Car Park, the Old Laghey Road, Brookfield Manor and Clarendon Drive are all badly affected by the floods.Donegal County Council has deployed staff to the area to give out sandbags and deal with affected roads. The council has thanked the local community for their assistance and support during this flooding event. There has also been substantial flooding in Bundoran, Frosses and Laghey.Donegal County Council can be contacted during normal business hours on 074 91 53900 and in the event of an out of hours emergency the Council’s Road Service can be contacted on 074 91 72288.  For emergencies requiring the assistance of the Fire Service call 999 or 112.  Donegal Town on high alert for further flooding was last modified: October 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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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San Beda coach livid over disqualifying foul on Bolick

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Fernandez said San Beda will file an appeal to downgrade Bolick’s disqualifying foul in time for its game against Mapua on Friday.“We’ll appeal that for sure, but how can we appeal if there’s no report? We want to know what happened, why they called it for Robert? Why? They have to justify it,” he said.Fernandez then turned his ire towards commissioner Bai Cristobal, noting that the official could have handled the matter better knowing that decisions made from that situation gravely impact some of the players’ career in the long run.Bolick is in the running for the Most Valuable Player plum, with him currently sixth in the race with averages of 13.56 points, 7.56 rebounds, and 4.67 assists.He also posted a near triple-double performance in the game with 14 markers, 11 dimes, and seven boards, but him being sent to the showers in the game against St. Benilde already rules him out of any individual plum at the end of the season.ADVERTISEMENT “Why would you throw him out? My God, the guy was running for MVP. He destroyed the future of that guy,” he said. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. WATCH: Kobe Bryant recites retirement poem with composer John Williams Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img With the Red Lions leading, 71-57, and the game already out of reach, Blazers guard Carlo Young took down Bolick, who was driving to the basket, hard late in the game. But Bolick and Clint Doliguez were also thrown out with 2:28 to play.“It’s unethical. We were already up by 14 points and it’s a fastbreak. Why endanger a guy? And then punish a guy? I really don’t know what’s happening,” said Fernandez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingFernandez couldn’t stop himself from wondering how the officials were able to come up with their decisions during the scuffle, sensing that there might be some kind of bias against San Beda.“I don’t want to insinuate things. I don’t want to speculate, but it’s a won game already, and then that incident happened and they penalized the other team that did not start it,” he said. “If they want us to lose ball games, then let us lose that ball game in a proper way. God, it’s so bad. It’s wrong. (We had) six fouls in fourth quarter and the other team only has one foul, and then that happens. They tackle a player? Should he be thrown out? Yes, it should be an [ejection]. But why penalize the other guy?” Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Beda coach Boyet Fernandez leapt to Robert Bolick’s defense after he felt his star playmaker was unjustly ejected in his team’s 72-56 win over St. Benilde on Tuesday.“You have to see that. You throw out a guy who is tackled, (who the other player is) trying to get injured, and then you call him and throw him out again? I really don’t know,” the mentor fumed in the press room.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Gameslast_img read more

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CA removes Greg Chappell as selector

first_imgFormer Indian coach Greg Chappell has again run into controversy and this time it’s the Australians, who are complaining about his eccentric ways.The former cricketer, who had earned the wrath of Team India, is now being blamed for the recent Ashes debacle with Cricket Australia removing him as a selector.Chappell’s two-year stint as coach of the Indian team saw Indian cricket slip into one of its darkest chapters ever, and now four years on, he has been shunned by his own nation.Irked by the 63-year-old’s ways, the Australians reportedly hit out at Chappell for his disappointing performance as national talent manager and full time selector.In a scathing report, the review of Australian cricket’s shameful Ashes debacle called Chappell’s influence as “caustic”, while an Australian cricketer emphasised how he had virtually driven the team ‘mad’.The former Australian captain was also accused of undermining the coaching staff by becoming too involved, when he should have been a passive observer in the high profile home series.Chappell’s relationship with the Australians slipped to its biggest low during the Ashes, when players were compelled to ban the former captain from the dressing room.Having learnt from the Indian experience, the Australians seem against his ways.Chappell’s reputation as coach took a severe beating following the outbursts from key members of the Indian team and now that he has got the boot as selector by Cricket Australia, his image surely has been tarnished for ever.last_img read more

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