The Presbyterian Church of Liberia, through the Presbyterian Relief Service (PRS), has donated a consignment of medical items and several mattresses to the Phebe Hospital in Suakoko, Bong County.The donation ceremony was held last Wednesday on the hospital’s compound. A total of 19 different items, including the mattresses, were donated by the church.Making the donation, the moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Liberia, Rev. Sando E. Townsend, said the initiative is in continuation of the church and its international partners’ contribution to the national effort in combating the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country.It may be recalled that Presbyterian Church Conference donated some relief items to the ELWA-2 Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) during the heat of the outbreak last year.According to Rev. Townsend, the items were provided to the church by some goodwill organizations and individuals based in the United States, including primary donor Radwell International.He named other donors as African Immigrant Action Committee on Ebola (AIACE), Praise Tabernacle, city mayor Jesse L. Tweedle of the City of Pleasantville, New Jersey and city mayor James Sonny McCullough of Egg Harbor Township among others.“We have come here to donate these medical items and mattresses to you as part of our contribution to the national effort in the fight against Ebola. This donation is done by the church through its relief arm; the Presbyterian Relief Service,” said Rev. Townsend.The donated items included six boxes of Catheter securement sets, two boxes of carafes and tumbers, Catheter on/off tray, IV start kits, two boxes of surgical masks, two boxes of blood collection, one box of isolation gowns and one box of vaginal speculum, among others.He then pledged the church’s commitment to contributing its quota to the health and other sectors of the country whenever the need arises.Receiving the items and mattresses on behalf of the Phebe Hospital, Dr. Kormassa Tenneh, lauded the Presbyterian Church for its kind gesture.She promised that the items will be used for their intended purposes.“We are so touched by this donation. On behalf of the hospital, we thank you ever so much for taking your time to come all the way here to identify with us. This shows that you are really concerned about the country’s health sector, especially for us at the Phebe Hospital,” she said.“Having received these items, we want to promise you that they will be used wisely for the purposes intended.The PRS is headed by Elder Sametta Togba, executive director, Elder Dr. Benjamin Harris, board chair, and deacon Curtis Gayflor, project officer. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson told reporters on Friday that the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri(CJIA) will be in full operation this week.A model of the works initially proposed on the terminalInfrastructure MinisterDavid PattersonHe noted that once a warranty is provided for the heating, ventilating and air conditioning system, the airport will be fully operable.However, Patterson explained that while it is necessary to obtain the warranty certificate, the Government will accept it since there is a defect liability period.This means that the contractor will remain liable under the building contract for a certain period after practical completion of his services in this regard.“There is a defect liability period for quite some time, so if anything comes up, they would have to repair it. But it’s just to wait until we get the [warranty from the] manufacturers of the air conditioning system,” he explained.The expansion of the CJIA has been ongoing for a number of years, and while the APNU+AFC Government has repeatedly blamed the former administration for not including necessary plans in the project during the initial stages, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has stated that the absence of those necessary plans is a deliberate strategy to create opportunities for local contractors.He said in May that while several aspects were not included in the contract, the Government should have implemented those that were already there.According to Jagdeo, the Government ought to be held accountable for not doing its part to ensure the contractor, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), delivered what it was contracted to deliver.“Now we’re getting criticised for what’s not in the contract, rather than what was in the contract that this Government has changed; so we now have a rehabilitated terminal, rather than a new terminal, and they reduced the size of the apron,” Jagdeo said. “And we get criticised for what we didn’t put in the contract, but they’re not even achieving what we put in the contract.”Meanwhile, as of January, 2019, CHEC has been paid US$132 million. When payments to the consultant and local contractors are also factored in, that sum rises to US$142 million. Government’s contract with CHEC expired in December of last year.In 2012, under the PPP/C Administration, Guyana secured a US$138 million loan from the China Exim (Export-Import) Bank to fund the expansion and modernisation project, for which the Guyana Government was slated to inject some US$12 million.Nevertheless, millions of dollars had to be pumped into the expansion project after issues started to surface. The Govt had approached the National Assembly for supplementary funding to offset additional expenses that were already incurred.In addition to the additional sums of money, there were several delays in the time set for operation to commence at the main port of entry.Meanwhile, upon completion, the CJIA is expected to have four air passenger boarding bridges for arrivals and departures; a 450-seat departure area; escalators and elevators in addition to an extended runway catering for larger categories of aircraft.
Clarkson was killed when a gun went off in her mouth as she sat in a chair in the foyer of Spector’s Alhambra mansion about 5 a.m. on Feb. 3, 2003. She had gone home with him after meeting him at her job as a hostess at the House of Blues. The defense contended Clarkson killed herself. The prosecution presented five women from Spector’s past who claimed he threatened them with guns when they tried to leave his presence. A chauffeur testified Spector came out of the house with a gun in hand and said, “I think I killed somebody.” The defense called forensic experts who concluded that Spector’s white coat had far too little blood on it for him to have killed her. They also concluded from Clarkson’s e-mails that she had personal and financial problems. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – The jury in record producer Phil Spector’s murder trial ended a week of deliberations Friday without reaching a verdict. The case was submitted to the nine-man, three-woman jury on Sept. 10 after months of testimony. They were to resume talks Monday morning. Spector, 67, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of actress Lana Clarkson, 40.
Raheem Sterling’s new contract at Liverpool has stalled and the 20-year-old’s Anfield future is in doubt.LIVERPOOL MUST PROVE THEY CAN MATCH STERLING AMBITIONSIn an interview he revealed he had turned down a big-money offer from the club, claiming he is not a “money grabber”, which is likely to annoy his boss, Brendan Rodgers.Sterling has crossed the manager before and in the 2012 documentary, Being: Liverpool, Rodgers took him and the club’s other young players to task over their attitudes during a pre-season tour.Do you think the forward will be at Liverpool next season?
1 Mohamed Salah Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah is set to decide his future after Fiorentina admitted it was up to the player if he wanted to continue his loan spell at the club.Salah joined Fiorentina on a two-year loan deal in January as part of the transfer that took Juan Cuadrado to Stamford Bridge.But it has transpired the player can terminate the loan if he wishes to do so, and that the Egyptian has given no indication where his future lies.Fiorentina are desperate to keep Salah after he scored nine goals in the second half of last season, but they admit the decision lies with the player.“Fiorentina have exercised our option, the player has the right to choose and hopefully it’ll be in our favour,” said sporting director Daniele Prade as he unveiled Paulo Sousa’s as the club’s new head coach.“We want to keep him, and Salah will talk to the coach. His predisposition is to stay.”
If it’s a success, VAR could be introduced to the English top flight next season.The first trial will take place for five 3pm kick-offs that are happening on Saturday September 15 to see if the VAR hub, based in Stockley Park, near Heathrow, is able to cope with decisions arising from multiple games.The ‘as-live’ match scenario will be replicated in the VAR hub but there will be no contact between the team and the officials on the pitch.VAR was used at four games during the second round of the Carabao Cup and is also due to be tested during selected FA Cup ties this season. REVEALED possible standings no dice Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won smart causal shining How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card The Premier League is set to trial VAR at 15 matches this season starting after the international break.It is understood the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) are looking to prove the system is fit for purpose before presenting its findings to Premier League shareholders next year. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 1 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? silverware huge blow VAR was used in four games during the second round of the Carabao Cup Latest Premier League News According to Sky Sports, the Premier League believe their decision to delay the introduction of the system until officials grew more familiar with it has been vindicated.There were concerns VAR lost some support among fans after the controversial awarding of France a penalty in the World Cup final which set them on their way to a 4-2 victory over Croatia.
Drake students in attendance will receive a limited edition t-shirt and free food from the sponsors below(while supplies last). In addition, each student that attends this event will be entered in a raffle to win great prizes. One lucky student will have a chance to win a 2015 Lincoln MKC courtesy of Noble Auto Group. Raffle Prizes:- TV- Beats Headphones- Pizza for a Year courtesy of Papa John’s- Blu-Ray Player- Mini fridge- Head to Toe Adidas Makeover- Trip to the Men’s Basketball MVC Tournament- Trip to the Women’s Basketball MVC Tournament Print Friendly Version Drake Students can catch a glimpse of the 2016-17 men’s and women’s basketball teams by attending the third-annual “Bulldog Madness”. This event will take place on Nov. 3 with doors to the Knapp Center opening at 6:30 p.m. The event will include team introductions, 3-point shooting competition and skill challenges. Admission for Drake students is free. Food: – Papa John’s – Noodles & Company- Jethro’s BBQ- McDonald’s- Hot Dogs- Popcorn- Drinks provided by Coca-Cola
Sure, they make gobs of cash for playing a kids game and will never have the problem most of us do scratching it out in the Bay Area real estate market.But watching Warriors guard Klay Thompson learn that he won’t be eligible for the NBA’s “supermax” contract this offseason — and the extra $30 million it would be worth — is kind of painful. While he kind of shrugged it off in Mild-Mannered Klay fashion, his face … [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/23/bang_b4307a18-109a-407f-b54d-4d46cf46d1ae”]
Stephen Bantu Biko, dead 33 yearsin 2010.(Image: ZAR.co.za) A statue of Biko stands outside the EastLondon city hall.(Image: Steve Biko Foundation)MEDIA CONTACTS • Obenewa Amponsah – SBF director,fundraising and international partnerships+27 11 403 0310 or +27 74 102 4466Janine ErasmusStephen Bantu Biko died in police detention on 12 September 1977, but the principles that he stood for live on today through a series of programmes run by the Steve Biko Foundation.Based in Johannesburg, with an office in King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape, the foundation exists to carry on the work and ideals espoused by the late African leader, especially that of community development, which is a key element of the restoration of dignity and a sense of worth and identity to people.“We investigated other organisations that walked the path of preserving the legacies of people like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela,” said CEO Nkosinathi Biko, “before we established our own organisation.”The foundation focuses on a three-part strategy. Firstly, it promotes dialogue and advocacy around issues of significance to the public. This mainly takes the form of two high-profile lectures: the Steve Biko Memorial Lecture and the Robert Sobukwe Memorial Lecture in honour of the late Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) founder. There is also the Matthew Goniwe Leadership Conference.The Sobukwe lecture promotes the Pan Africanist dream of the man whom it honours, and focuses on issues of interest and relevance to the continent as a whole. Previous speakers include former Burundian president Pierre Buyoya, Archbishop Emeritus Njongonkulu Ndungane, who stepped down as Archbishop of Cape Town in 2007, and activist/scholar Professor Es’kia Mphahlele, who passed away in 2008.The Biko lecture has been delivered by Professors Zakes Mda and Chinua Achebe; Dr Mamphela Ramphele, who knew Biko intimately; former South African presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki; and former finance minister Trevor Manuel, among others.On 9 September 2010, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker will step to the dais for the annual lecture – only the second time, after Ramphele, that the honour falls to a woman.These three initiatives are supported by seminars and workshops, and the Frank Talk forum, named after the pseudonym used by Biko while he was banned. Frank Talk is designed as a dialogue and networking opportunity for young people, giving them a platform to talk about relevant issues.Building community leadersThe foundation’s second thrust is to promote leadership development in South Africa. Public leaders should know more than just handy techniques such as time management – they must be citizens above all else, and be in touch with the needs of the people, in order to effectively bring about change.The third focus is that of a research and policy unit, that will delve into aspects of development such as education, housing and poverty alleviation, as well as the intangible aspects of culture and history. Working with communities, who in many cases hold and pass on priceless indigenous knowledge, the unit will help to make that knowledge more widely available, resulting in upliftment and increased productivity.Besides the research and policy-making, the unit will support studies by Fellows, who will be appointed on a number of levels ranging from Executive Fellows to Junior Fellows. This will ultimately spawn an international network of academics and leaders who will continue to work with the foundation.“Fellows don’t have to be recognised leaders or well-read academics,” said Biko, “but our tiered system means that they can simply be people with the right experience – community leaders or developmental specialists.”Another facet of the unit involves the publishing of information developed in the course of its work. This will take the form of books, a monthly perspective, occasional papers, and an annual journal.Through these various activities, the Biko Foundation aims to empower people and communities to claim their rightful place in society, and strive for positive change in their personal lives and throughout the nation.Living monumentThe foundation is in the process of developing the Steve Biko Centre, which is expected to open towards the end of 2011. This living monument and national legacy project, endorsed by Cabinet, is taking shape near Ginsberg Township in the Eastern Cape, where Biko lived. The centre will be the anchor site for the Steve Biko Heritage Trail.“We want it to not only host relevant content for schools and local and international visitors,” said Obenewa Amponsah, the foundation’s director of fundraising and international partnerships, “but through the creation of jobs and the cultural tourism that will follow the centre’s opening, we hope it will become an important developmental resource, both intellectually and economically, for the region.”While under construction, the centre will provide about 7 000 jobs, drawn from the local labour pool. Once completed, 53 people will find permanent employment there in its library, archive, museum, retail outlets and other facilities. More work will come in through related services, such as tourism. The centre also aims to promote cultural industries and entrepreneurship.The Biko Heritage Trail will link a number of Biko-related sites in the Eastern Cape, all of which are national heritage sites and some of which are on Unesco’s tentative World Heritage list. These include the statue of Biko and the Biko Bridge in East London, Zanempilo Clinic in Zinyoka, Biko’s home in Ginsberg, his office in King Williams Town, and his grave in the Steve Biko Garden of Remembrance, also in King Williams Town.Freedom fighterSteve Biko was born in 1946 in Tylden in the Eastern Cape province, about 120km inland from the port city of East London. His parents believed in the value of an education, and made sure all their children received schooling.Although his school career was outstanding, Biko’s political ambitions were threatening to overtake it. He was expelled from the missionary school Lovedale House just three months after he started there, on suspicion that he was a member of the PAC. He completed his education at the liberal Catholic boarding school St Francis, near Durban, and then enrolled for a medical degree at the University of Natal.Here he began to devote more and more energy to his political career. He joined the multi-racial National Union of South African Students (Nusas), but was unable to progress through its leadership ranks because power was held by students attending white universities. Frustrated, Biko founded the South African Students’ Organisation (Saso) in 1968, which was only for black students.The main aim of this new organisation was to educate and convince black people that they were not inferior to white people, as they had been repeatedly told and had come to believe. This was the seed of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM). According to Biko, it was only by breaking away from this negative mindset that black people could rise above their desperate situations and “break the chains of oppression”.The apartheid government had been monitoring Biko’s political activities, and eventually banned him in 1973. This meant that he could not talk to more than one person at a time, was not allowed to leave King Williams Town, had to report to the police station once a week and was prohibited from writing anything about the BCM.But Biko’s commitment to the cause was so strong that for the next few years he defied the banning order by speaking at meetings and covertly distributing his Frank Talk publication. Through the BCM he also held educational classes in health, dressmaking and general literacy.The BCM’s influence was felt in the Soweto riots of 1976, when black pupils protested against being forced to take lessons in Afrikaans. The protests spilled over into violence and left many dead. The event is now commemorated annually on 16 June, Youth Day.Biko’s defiance culminated in his arrest, detention and interrogation in 1977 under Section Six of the Terrorism Act. He was held for 24 days and died, at the age of 30, from head injuries sustained during his incarceration – although the police claimed he had died as a result of a hunger strike.He was the 41st South African to die in police custody. Only two decades later, during testimony before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, did members of the police force admit that they were responsible for his death.“How deeply indebted we are to Steve, acknowledged as the father of the Black Consciousness Movement,” wrote Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in the foreword of I Write What I like, a collection of Biko’s writings.“Reconciliation needed Black Consciousness to happen, because reconciliation is a deeply personal thing happening between those who acknowledge their unique personhood, and who have it acknowledged by others.”
Tags:#App Store#Apple As TechCrunch reported Tuesday, Apple has pulled the apps from photography network 500px from its App Store because, after 16 months of use, their clearly marked nude photo galleries suddenly became intolerable.In addition for 500px’s own app, the third-party 500px app ISO500, whose parent company 500px acquired because of ISO500’s excellent integration, has also received notice that its app will be removed from the App Store shortly – for the same reason.But here’s the thing: Flipboard integrates completely with 500px as well. Everything you can do on 500px’s app, you can do on Flipboard. Is Apple going to pull Flipboard as well? What about Tumblr, Instagram and all browsers – including Apple’s own Safari? You can get to nude images with them pretty easily, too.How 500px Got The News500px Chief Operating Officer Evgeny Tchebotarev told ReadWrite that Apple called about an upcoming minor bugfix update to the app around 9pm Monday night. Apple told Tchebotarev the update would be rejected “because it is too easy to look for nude photos in search.” The person on the phone initially said the app would be reverted to the earlier version.“We said, ‘it’s fine, we can make the changes within a day,’” Tchebotarev says, “but in an hour, we got an email [from Apple] saying it would be pulled anyway, not just reverted.” Though the representative he spoke to initially said the existing version could stay, Apple had second thoughts and decided to pull the app altogether.The update changed nothing about search or the availability of nude photos in the app. It was just a minor release to improve performance and fix some bugs. Just as it has the whole time, the app defaults to a Safe Search mode that excludes nudity, and you have to log in on the desktop version to change that.Tchebotarev says 500px is issuing a hot fix on the server side in order to satisfy Apple and get the app back into the store as soon as possible. “It’s a little rough,” he says, “just filters out some search terms. It’s not the elegant solution we are usually looking for.” Once Apple lets the app back in, 500px will be able to figure out a more permanent fix. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… jon mitchell Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification What’s The Deal, Apple?So will Apple pull every app that lets its users find nudity? This rhetorical question is getting tiresome. Apple has always been weird when it comes to defining what kinds of culture it deems appropriate for its users. It has also always been cagey and inconsistent with developers when applying these rules to the App Store.Apple is rarely clear and upfront with its developer community about why and how these policies are applied. Usually, as with 500px, it’s vague and confusing. Sometimes, as in another case on which ReadWrite has reported, it’s completely inscrutable. Is the 500px takedown just the overzealous action of a new app reviewer? Or is there a whole new crackdown going on?“What I’ve been thinking in the last hour is that our app[‘s name] starts with a number, so maybe they are getting stricter with not-safe-for-work apps, and ours was at the top of the list,” Tchebotarev says. If that’s the case, and this issue spreads beyond the apps that plug into 500px, we’ll keep you posted.We’ve reached out to Apple for comment, and though we probably won’t get a response, we’ll update the story if we do. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit