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The Liberia Football Association, with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, (SDC), yesterday unveiled a little over USD10, 000.00 worth of anti Ebola stigma message at the 12th Street Bus Stop in Sinkor, Monrovia.The Liberia Football Association’s vice president for Administration, Musa Shannon said the project is part of the on-going efforts by the association to encourage Liberians to do away with all forms of stigmatization as they relate to those who have survived the deadly Ebola virus disease.“Stigma in every form is what the LFA is against,” Shannon said, “we want to encourage all Liberians to become aware of the dangers of it.” He said the LFA is aware of the danger that goes along when one is stigmatized and is unable to rejoin his community.“We have here our former soccer stars,” he said, “including Kelvin Sebwe, Christopher Wleh, Oliver Markor and James Debbah who are all involved in the campaign against the Ebola stigma.”He said despite the massive decline of the Ebola infections in the country, “Ebola is still around until we can get rid of it completely.”“It is another first by the Liberia Football Association,” Shannon said, “for we were the first to suspend all activities to redirect attention to the fight against the deadly disease.”The national chairperson of the National Survivors Network, Patrick S. Farley expressed appreciation to the Liberia Football Association for identifying with the struggle to defeat Ebola and its stigma on survivors.Farley, an Ebola survivor, whose organization was initiated by the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare and inducted into office a couple of weeks ago in Monrovia, said Liberians must make a determined effort to defeat Ebola and its attendant stigma.“Fighting Ebola and its stigma is a national responsibility,” Farley said, and appealed to Liberians to welcome and embrace their fellow brothers and sisters who survived the deadly disease.Representing the Swiss (Switzerland) Agency for Development & Cooperation, Mr. Darciba Christian said supporting the drive to restore Ebola survivors to their families and into their communities is a worthy cause.“We decided to assist the Liberia Football Association to let its former professionals deliver messages of restoration and hope as well as unveiling these messages at vantage points to help Liberians gets involved in the fight,” he said.Former international footballers present at yesterday’s unveiling at the 12th Street Bus Stop, included Kelvin Sebwe, Dionysius Sebwe, Oliver Makor, Christopher Wreh, LFA Sec. Gen. B. Alphonso Armah, Amputee Sports Association president Cooper Melvin Gotten and Prince Forfor of the LFA.In a brief demonstration, Kelvin, Shannon, Wreh and Makor hand-delivered several tee shirts bearing anti-Ebola stigma messages to passengers in passing vehicles.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Junior forward Edgar Bran took a pass deep in Roadrunners territory and touched the ball back to a charging Jonathan Prieto. Prieto slid a crossing pass through the defense to an open Jacob Baron, who scored on a low shot past the goalkeeper. La Habra, behind solid midfield play paced by Pete Puga and Bryan Aanderud, dominated the first half. “I was surprised by how they played,” La Habra coach Stephen Aanderud said. “I thought they were more a possession team, but they played more to our strength.” La Habra out-shot Saddleback, 7-3, in the first half and nearly scored in the second minute of the game, but two shot attempts from inside the penalty area, the last off a bicycle kick by Bran, caromed off the crossbar. Francis, playing in his final high school game, credited the entire team with the victory. “We practiced hard and came together as a family,” he said. “We used our speed to our advantage and our height. Edger, of course (played well). Everyone stepped it up today. Our defense was solid, especially (goalkeeper) Kyle Fowler.” The Highlanders finished 28-5-1. Saddleback finished 17-8-4. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In the 24th minute, the Highlanders capitalized on a penalty kick to take a 1-0 lead. A long pass from midfield sent senior forward Greg Francis to the far post. He sent a crossing pass to Bran inside the penalty area and in the ensuing scramble for control of the ball, a Saddleback defender tackled Bran. He converted the penalty kick with a low shot into the net. The gritty Roadrunners, who overcame major injuries during the season and played their way into the finals from a wild-card spot, evened the score in the final minute of the first half. Sophomore Jesus Salgado received a throw-in and sent the ball into the penalty area. Midfielder Edwin Aguilar collected the ball with his back to the goal, created space with a fake to the near post then wheeled in the opposite direction and hammered the ball into the net. DOWNEY – La Habra High School captured its first boys CIF-Southern Section Division III soccer title on Saturday by defeating Saddleback 2-1 in the championship match played at Warren High. The score was tied 1-1 at the half when the Highlanders engineered the game-winning goal in the 47th minute.
SAN BERNARDINO – The man who videotaped a sheriff’s deputy shooting an unarmed Air Force security officer was arrested Friday for an alleged assault in Florida, officials said. Meanwhile, the wounded airman’s family gathered outside sheriff’s headquarters and demanded the deputy’s arrest. Amateur cameraman Jose Luis Valdes was taken into custody by Pomona police on a no bail warrant for aggravated assault with a firearm from Dade County, Fla. The warrant came up during a routine background check when Valdes went to an immigration office for an interview to renew his alien registration “green card,” Pomona police said in a statement. He was arrested and booked at the Pomona City Jail pending his extradition to Florida, police said. The warrant alleges Valdes used a weapon to assault an elderly woman in Miami, said two federal immigration officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because their agencies did not handle the arrest. Carrion, 21, an Air Force security officer recently back from Iraq, was shot three times and was hospitalized in good condition. Webb, 45, who has more than 10 years with the department, was placed on paid administrative leave. The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation of the shooting but Carrion’s family said Friday that more must be done. “My family is outraged because this person hasn’t been arrested and is on paid vacation,” Carrion’s wife, Mariela, said at a news conference. She said her husband was doing “good.” Attorney Luis Carrillo, who represents Valdes and Carrion’s family, said federal authorities should arrest the deputy for civil rights violations if local authorities do not make an arrest. “Their son is a hero,” Carrillo said. “He went to Iraq and thank God he didn’t get a bullet, but he comes home and he gets three bullets….” Carrillo also said the arrest of Valdes appeared to be “some kind of retribution on a good Samaritan who taped something that law enforcement didn’t want the public to see.” The Sheriff’s Department had not contacted the Carrion family since the shooting and had no comment on the demand for an arrest, spokeswoman Jodi Miller said. Associated Press Writers Sandy Cohen and Robert Jablon in Los Angeles contributed to this story. 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Valdes, contacted by cell phone, confirmed he had been arrested but said the only problem he had in Miami was an arrest for driving under the influence. He did not elaborate about that arrest, but said authorities wanted to send him back to Florida within 24 hours. “They want to get me out of California as soon as possible,” Valdes said in Spanish. “They say I was involved in gunfire in Miami.” He did not provide other details. Valdes taped the scene Sunday night after a car involved in a brief high-speed chase crashed into a wall by his home, 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Senior Airman Elio Carrion was a passenger in the car driven by a friend. The tape showed Carrion on the ground talking with San Bernardino County sheriff’s Deputy Ivory J. Webb, who stood pointing a gun at him. A recorded voice appeared to be commanding Carrion to “get up.” As Carrion began to rise, the deputy fired three shots into him.
A massive Chinese Vessel carrying a huge consignment of wind turbines has docked in Killybegs following a 36-day voyage.The vessel which is called MV Rui Ming 6 left Taicang, China on the 17th of December with the consignment.It’s believed that the ship is one of the largest Bulk Wood Chips Carrier vessels to ever dock in Killybegs. However, the objective of this marathon voyage was to successfully unload the cargo of wind turbines.The erection of wind turbines has been controversial topic in Donegal, especially among some residents in Glenties.They have raised the alarm over the safety of turbines after a number were brought crashing down during some adverse weather.Although it is not yet known where the wind turbines will be distributed to. However, Artic Ship agents were delighted the vessel docked in Killybegs and said they had worked for over five months to secure the contract.A spokesman for Artic Ship agents said, “We have been working on securing this project for the last five months and are very pleased to now finally see the vessel in Killybegs.“This would not have been possible without the co-operation and assistance of a number of companies and people who were central in securing the contract.“Special thanks must go to the Killybegs Harbour Master and his team, Atlantic Towage and Marine for providing Tugs and Pilot and EK Marine for providing cranes.“Celtic Shipping, and Killybegs Stevedores also deserve praise because without their expertise and experience this project would never have got off the ground. “Going forward this is a step up for the Port of Killybegs to show that we can handle vessel’s of this size and we’re confident that we will attract more similar projects and vessels using Killybegs Port in the future.“This will also help secure future employment and will have knock-on effects to service providers and the entire town.HUGE CHINESE VESSEL DOCKS IN KILLYBEGS – WITH CONSIGNMENT OF WIND TURBINES! was last modified: January 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Featuresnews
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Arcata >> The Eureka Loggers won this season’s Big 5 League title on the backs of a deep pitching staff, solid defense and a contact-hitting lineup.All that was on display during Thursday’s Charlie Lakin Championship Baseball Tournament semifinal game, as the Loggers (16-9 overall) scored early and rode starting pitcher Ethan Fischel’s efficient outing to a 9-2 victory over the Fortuna Huskies (11-11) at the Arcata Ball Park.“When we take care of the baseball and score early and often, we’re …
You didn’t really think the Raiders were getting out of Denver without hearing from their former punter Marquette King, did you?Well, King didn’t disappoint Sunday night when he posted a video taking a shot at Raiders coach Jon Gruden following the Broncos’ come-from-behind 20-19 victory over Oakland in the final seconds.Somehow we knew King would get in more kicks than the four punts he had against the Raiders Sunday that averaged a whopping 51.0 yards.King, who remains somewhat bitter that …
Israeli scientists publishing in Current Biology1 attempted to determine how many neurons participate in the representation of a single image. At least a million was their conservative answer: probably more like 30 or 300 million or more. They made careful measurements of neural activity when subjects were shown a face or a house. In the brain, there are about 60,000 neurons per cubic millimeter, each joined to hundreds of neighboring neurons in complex ways.1Levy, Hassan and Malach, “One Picture Is Worth At Least a Million Neurons,” Current Biology, Vol 14, 996-1001, 8 June 2004.Remember that their answer was a minimum; they seemed overly cautious to err on the conservative side. And this was for simple, stationary images. Undoubtedly many more neurons are firing constantly in our usually complex, moving field of view. Each eye has about 120 megapixel resolution (see 07/13/2001 headline), and complex image processing takes place in the eye before the neurons receive the data (see 05/22/2003 headline).(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
GEM is getting its volunteers to help feed and play with the kids of Ethembeni Children’s Home in Johannesburg. (Image: Youtube: Salvation Army Vision Network)By Ray MaotaA children’s home in the heart of Johannesburg that offers refuge for children infected or affected by HIV/Aids is getting a helping hand from a group running a mobile app for volunteers.GEM (Go the Extra Mile), the mobile rewards platform for volunteers, is getting South Africans to help out at Ethembeni Children’s Home in Doornfontein, Johannesburg. Ethembeni, meaning “place of hope” in isiXhosa, was established by the Salvation Army in 1995 and is home to as many as 60 children from birth to three years old.David Shields, co-founder of GEM, said volunteers from all walks of life gathered to do their bit for the home. “They will be helping out at the home, whether it’s playing with the children, helping to feed them, taking care of general maintenance and once that is done they receive their GEMs.”The activation was one of six throughout Johannesburg on Saturday, 7 May.GEM AND PLAY YOUR PART ‘GO HAND IN HAND’GEM’s relationship with Play Your Part started with a phone conversation between Shields and Brand South Africa’s strategic relationship manager for business, Rodney Moloko. This led to the app’s first 10 activations, on Mandela Day last year.“Since then we have grown in leaps and bounds. I would like to think GEM and Play Your Part go hand in hand as GEM helps people physically play their part,” said Shields.The turnout varies from activation to activation as volunteers tend to go to places closer to them. “We choose the establishments to help whether or not they fit the GEM profile, which is quite stringent. The place has to be safe, warm and welcoming and some organisations don’t fit those criteria.”SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP RISINGShields believes the millennial generation has seen what their fathers and forefathers have done to the country and how the entire capitalist system is bloated.“There is no way that people can keep making money for themselves without caring for others, the environment or the animals. We have seen the after effects of this and now we want to do well by doing good.“With the rise of the internet and other technologies we have more information than our parents and so we are more consciously aware of what it takes to make a change.”FUTURE OF GEMShields said: “We have actually started on working on benefits for GEM users. At the moment we are developing a USSD trivia quiz where users can log on and answer questions and by doing such, earn GEMs.“In the next six months to a year we would like to get into the banking sector by catering for the unbanked people of South Africa.”