Ebola Food Relief Shipped to Liberia

first_imgResponding to the Ebola crisis and the request of The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Liberia, Iowa-based Outreach, Inc., shipped via sea freight the first 300,000 of over 700,000 meals to Liberia for patients in the Ebola Treatment Centers on Thursday, September 18.  According to Binyah C. Kesselly, Commissioner/CEO of the Liberia Maritime Authority and Board Chairman of the Liberia Airport Authority, “These meals will ensure that our citizens who are afflicted with this deadly disease stand a fighting chance at survival.” The Government of Liberia is also currently arranging in partnership with US based partners and international organizations for the air and sea freight shipment of the remaining 400,000 meals from Des Moines, Iowa. The meals donated through Outreach, Inc., will feed 1000 patients for a period of 6 months and provide the greatly needed relief during one of the world’s most deadly epidemic crises. The request for meals and nutritional assistance was made by Des Moines resident, Walter Gwenigale, Jr. on behalf of the Liberian people and the Ministry of Health.  Des Moines based Lutheran Church of Hope and Minneapolis based Global Health Ministries partnered in supporting the cost of shipment of the first consignment of donated meals.Outreach founder Floyd Hammer says, “This partnership to send these meals to those afflicted with Ebola reflects the motto of Outreach; Together, we make a difference.  Truly, these meals will save lives. Our packing partners Food for Kidz and Friends Against Hunger have donated meals to send along with ours.”Outreach has helped package over 257 million meals over the past ten years, and Co-Founders Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton were quick to respond when the Government of Liberia requested assistance.   “Because we’ve taken over twelve-hundred medical personnel to Africa in the last eleven years, we know how desperate patients in hospitals are for food.  The hospitals typically do not supply food so it is up to the patient’s family but often they are destitute and with Ebola the family cannot attend to the relative because of the possibility of Ebola transmission. These meals will ensure nutritious food which is often not available, but yet critically needed. We asked our packing partners Food for Kidz, and Friends Against Hunger if they wanted to help with this effort. They immediately said “yes”!Outreach, Inc., was started by Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton in 2004 with the promise to deliver food, water, medicine, and education to those at home and abroad. Since the inception, Outreach has facilitated the volunteer engaged meal packaging of over 260 million meals for hungry people around the world. The Hammers were recently invited to the White House by President Obama and former President Bush to be honored with the 5,000th Point of Light Award. Outreach, Inc., consistently receives a 4-Star Rating by Charity Navigator and is a trusted member of Guidestar.  Outreach Meal Packaging Events are set up across the United States and Canada to engage businesses, religious and civic organizations, schools, and volunteers of all ages to package nutritious meals for the hungry.Food For Kidz exists to bring awareness to hunger issues in the world by involving others in the participation of packing a nutritional meal supplement for distribution and also involve them in sustainability building to facilitate change; to expand the concept of children’s’ experiences beyond their vision of local to incorporate the world and to service, promote and educate other organizations to encourage their commitment for the purpose of making positive results in the fight against hunger. Friends Against Hunger is a 501c3 based in Springfield, Missouri , and engages the communities in meal-packaging events for the hungry both internationally and domestically.  www.fahunger.orgOutreach, Inc. is encouraging any groups interested in helping to package meals bound for Liberia or making tax-deductible donations to contact office@outreachprogram.org or visit www.outreachprogram.org, respectively.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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DDTV: SEE TORY ISLAND LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE

first_imgOwen Clarke is a well-known local photographer and videographer.He knows Tory Island all to well and his recent Aurora pictures taken form the island were simply stunning.Now he has taken to the air – with a drone. The results are five magic minutes cap[turing a birds-eye view above Donegal’s majestical island.Simply click on the video to see Owen’s work.DDTV: SEE TORY ISLAND LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE was last modified: November 4th, 2015 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:donegalOwen ClarkeTory Islandlast_img read more

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HARPS MANAGER HUTTON: ‘I WASN’T ATTACKING BOARD’

first_imgFINN HARPS manager Peter Hutton has tonight insisted he wasn’t attacking the Board of the club when he bemoaned the lack of resources for the Ballybofey outfit.In a lengthy statement on the football club’s official website, the Harps boss said he didn’t want comments made after Friday’s game with Mervue taken out of contest.Here is his statement in full: It has come to my attention that comments made by myself following the recent Mervue game have been attributed in some way to me inferring that the Board is in some way to blame for our poor league campaign. This is certainly not my point of view and I would like to clarify my comments which I accept, could have been articulated much better.First and foremost, our league campaign has unquestionably been very poor after our early season promise, and for that I take sole responsibility.I am employed as the manager of this football club and I will not blame anyone else for this, while yes, there have been contributing factors but overall there are no excuses. I have certainly learned a great deal in my first season managing a senior club and no doubt will continue to learn every day. I more than anyone have a huge respect for the chairman, the board, and the volunteers of this club who give huge time and commitment.My comments were intended to highlight that I strongly feel we need a fresh impetus and investment to move the club forward to the next level. If the club is serious about promotion then the current board needs help, support and investment in order to have a realistic chance of obtaining that goal. When I refer to investment for the club I meant investment in the infrastructures of the club, not just on the playing budget. There is an ever increasing amount of administration, information gathering and co-ordination required if we are to continue to upgrade the footballing operations here. Structures like strength and conditioning, sports nutrition and video analysis are considered as a necessity for modern football. These are all elements I introduced prior to the season and I believe they certainly helped, but due to a lack of finance the club had to end these early in the season. This was extremely frustrating for all concerned but unavoidable due to the sustainability of the club naturally taking precedence. These components are now all essential requirements of a progressive club and help set a professional approach and mindset, but they obviously cost money. The sustainability of the club is and always should be paramount and nobody disputes that, but what I’ll reiterate is that I believe that if, as a club, we are serious about promotion then investment is required both on and off the field. We cannot undertake a promotion push without the proper investment that ensures both the challenge is viable but also that it isn’t in jeopardy of ruining the club financially. If the latter however isn’t a viable option then we should look to investing in our youth and provide them with the proper tools and platform to become top quality young players with a totally professional mindset.  We all know the huge potential the club has and if we can encourage more people to support the board and the club we can have a very exciting future. I fully appreciate the work that goes into running this club and experience this daily at first hand. In regard to the footballing aspect of the club I understand the supporters’ frustrations and disappointment this season but I can assure you no one is as disappointed as me and the players. I am more than happy to meet with any supporter or supporters who wish to discuss the future direction of our football operation. HARPS MANAGER HUTTON: ‘I WASN’T ATTACKING BOARD’ was last modified: September 22nd, 2013 by John2Share 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:finn harpsPeter Huttonstatementlast_img read more

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Things to know: Sharks coach discusses Braun, Vlasic’s statuses for Vegas game

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Justin Braun and Marc-Edouard Vlasic will both miss the Sharks bout for second place in the Pacific Division Thursday night.The clash with the Vegas Golden Knights (27-15-4), who lead the Sharks (25-13-7) by a single point in the Pacific Division, will be the fourth straight game that the team will play without its top-shutdown pairing. Both players are considered day-to-day. Braun is out with a right-knee injury while Vlasic is hampered by what appears to be a wrist injury.Despite …last_img

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Geocaching and Talking Animals

first_img SharePrint RelatedYour One-Stop Geocaching Resource is Right HereMay 18, 2014In “Geocaching Quizzes”A Geocacher’s Adventure into the DarknessJune 17, 2011In “Community””Down the Rabbit Hole” GCXQ5C GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – December 28, 2010December 27, 2010In “Community” Okay. So, this will all come together, promise. A children’s story by Lewis Carroll came to life again earlier this year. The latest incarnation of Alice in Wonderland includes the standards like talking animals; cats, rabbits and caterpillars galore.But agree or not, the story’s leading lady Alice is a geocaching pioneer. The adventure seeker finds a rabbit hole (read: geocache)… and slips into another world (read: geocaching enthusiast). Sure, Alice is in 3D and there’s the whole Johnny Depp situation, but really, a stretch? I don’t think so.Remember your first geocache? Whether you’ve found ten more, a hundred more or a thousand more, you’ve entered a new world, slipped down the proverbial rabbit hole. Hopefully in your new world the animals don’t talk so much (read: seek help if they do).Here’s a tip though, if you’re up for a little adventure that is. The real rabbit hole (which still exists) is surrounded by at least 16 geocaches. But no one’s tagged the original rabbit hole… yet. Is your GPS handy? How’s N 51° 45.115 W 001° 15.489 sound?Okay, a little admission, placing a geocache here might be illegal and/or unethical. According to Carroll, who died in 1898, the “rabbit hole” is a staircase inside Christ Church in Oxford, England.The coordinates I gave you are actually across the street. Check out this link. And finding this magnetic micro cache isn’t easy – but adventure isn’t for the faint of heart and neither is falling down rabbit holes.What are your favorite literary caches? Was Alice a geocaching pioneer?Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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DU to begin registration for admissions to UG courses

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 15 (PTI) Delhi University will begin the registration process for admissions to its entrance-based undergraduate programmes from tomorrow.The entrance will be conducted online in 18 cities across the country, according to a release.Entrance will be for courses – BA (Hons) Business Economics, Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis) (BBA (FIA)), BA (Hons) Humanities and Social Sciences, B Tech (Information Technology and Mathematical Innovation), Bachelor of Elementary Education, BSc Physical Education, Health Education and Sports, BA (Hons) Multimedia and Mass Communication and BA (Hons) Music.”For B A (Hons) Music, entrance examination will based on practical admission entrance test, which will be held in the Department of Music in the varsity,” the release said. PTI CPB KUNlast_img read more

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Hockey World Cup 2018: Harendra Singh under scanner again

first_imgAfter the debacle at the Asian Games, where India lost to Malaysia in the semi-finals, Hockey India decided not to act harsh and gave coach Harendra Singh time till the World Cup.On Thursday, when the team lost 1-2 in the quarter-finals to Holland in Bhubaneswar, it reminded one of how much more needs to be done. Having missed direct qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the pressure is on India to make the cut through qualifiers in 2019.Based on the performance in the FIH World Cup, there was nothing too exciting. A draw with Belgium and defeating South Africa and Canada may have looked nice but the big test was to get past the quarter-final stage.Agreed, in terms of fitness and speed the talented Indian side has made huge improvement. The problem areas pertain to lack of ideas when one plan fails and the second plan doesn’t seem to exist. That happened against Holland.And this is where the role of the coach comes under the scanner. Mail Today has learnt Harendra Singh’s coaching limitations have come to the fore. At least, this is how the national federation views it. What steps they take from here onwards will be interesting to watch.The grapevine says continuing solely with Harendra after this may be unlikely and the need for a foreign coach is pronounced. Then again, after the loss to Holland, Harendra’s outburst against the umpiring was unwarranted. These days, when umpires are under the scanner in a big way, “bad umpiring” is something that is very difficult to prove.advertisementThe Indian coach’s comments have ruffled the elite umpires and their manager in Bhubaneswar and how they deal with it will be known in the coming days.After the Asian Games, Hockey India was not inclined to changing the coaching staff as time was short. This time around, it’s very likely applications will be invited from abroad as well and the screening process will be speeded up.In Bhubaneshwar, Harendra was given full command. There was no interference and high-performance director David John stayed put in the Capital as he had “work to attend.”The days after the World Cup final will be interesting as Hockey India is concerned that in the qualification process for the Tokyo Olympics, there can be no glitch. “Personal egos will have to be left aside and the best coach has to be handed over the men’s team,” is now the feeling.Also See:last_img read more

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Jamaica Designated Sub-Regional Hub For Relief Operations

first_imgStory Highlights The country has been designated the sub-regional hub for relief operations in the event of disasters. The designation of Jamaica as the sub-regional hub was made by head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. This move will allow for fast and effective delivery of assistance in disaster situations. As Jamaica prepares to position itself as the fourth node in the global logistics chain, the country has been designated the sub-regional hub for relief operations in the event of disasters.Making the announcement, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, said this move will allow for greater efficiency and management of regional and international humanitarian supplies and for fast and effective delivery of assistance in disaster situations.“This designation will mean a strengthening of the logistics link between Jamaica and Panama, which has been designated the Regional Logistics Centre for Humanitarian Assistance for the Americas in the provision of post disaster humanitarian relief,” he said.The Minister was speaking on Wednesday, November 13, at the TechConnect 2013 conference and exposition at the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) headquarters in Kingston.He noted that the designation of Jamaica as the sub-regional hub, was made by head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Baroness Amos, and is in keeping with efforts to enhance regional co-operation in disaster preparedness and humanitarian response.“Relief operations….that’s a major logistics exercise and it means therefore that…they see the build out of Jamaica’s existing facility, the promise of the logistics hub as a major part of, and a major reason for making Jamaica the sub-regional operations centre,” he said.The Minister contented that in the future, it is likely that Jamaica’s global logistics hub operation will be seen “as a sort of magnet for multinational corporations whose products and services are directly or indirectly involved in the logistics associated with disaster management and disaster relief”.“This is a major feather in Jamaica’s cap and strengthens our resolve in expediting the establishment of Jamaica’s global logistics hub. More importantly, it sends a clear signal that the global community understands the geo-strategic importance of Jamaica to global logistics,” he said.The Government’s Logistics Hub Initiative aims to take advantage of the anticipated increase in maritime activities from the expansion of the Panama Canal, scheduled for completion by 2016.Jamaica is deemed ideally positioned for this undertaking, based on the country’s location, midway between North and South America, and in close proximity to the canal.Forming part of the Government’s strategic priorities  for 2013/14, in the area of job creation and economic growth, the initiative will see Jamaica becoming the fourth node in the global logistics chain, along with facilities at Rotterdam, Netherlands; Singapore; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.Key elements of the initiative include: development of the Caymanas Economic Zone; dredging of the Kingston Harbour; establishing a Dry Dock facility at Jackson Bay, Clarendon and a trans-shipment commodity port facility near Yallahs, St. Thomas; and developing an air cargo and passenger facility at Vernamfield in Clarendon.The conference and expo formed part of activities for the first annual TechConnect Week, organised by Advantum, from November 13 to 15.The week, themed: ‘Securing the Logistics Chain: People, Equipment, Technology’, will feature presentations and discussions about securing the key aspects of the logistics chain whilst highlighting the need to view security from a holistic perspective.Formerly Port Computer Services, Advantum is a subsidiary of the SAJ, which provides technological infrastructure and systems support to the Caribbean maritime sector.last_img read more

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Funding Applications for Emergency Response Organizations Applications Now Available

first_imgVolunteer fire departments and other emergency response organizations across the province are once again being encouraged to apply for funding through the Emergency Services Provider Fund. This $500,000 investment will help first responder organizations upgrade facilities and purchase equipment, such as pumps and hoses. “We are pleased to offer this assistance to volunteer fire departments and first response organizations to enhance safety in our communities,” said Ramona Jennex, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. The program will provide a maximum of $25,000 for eligible projects. Applications will be sent to fire departments and ground search and rescue organizations. Applications are also available online at www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/muns/espf . The deadline for applications is Friday, Dec. 18.last_img read more

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DGCA awaiting US FAAs certification to let Boeing 737 Max fly in

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian aviation regulator DGCA is waiting for its US counterpart FAA to certify Boeing’s solution to issues being faced by the 737 Max to allow the aircraft to fly in the country again, the government said Wednesday. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in a written reply in Rajya Sabha said that “18 Boeing 737 Max aircraft are grounded in the country, out of which 13 are from SpiceJet and five are from Jet Airways”. The aircraft was grounded by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on March 13 after an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crashed near Addis Ababa on March 10, killing 157 people, including four Indians. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepIn October last year, a Lion Air operated 737 Max crashed, leaving 180 people dead in Indonesia. “A solution from Boeing, the manufacturer, and certification of the said solution by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is awaited by DGCA to consider the safe return of the aircraft to service,” Puri said. On June 26, Boeing had said, “During the FAA’s review of the 737 MAX software update and recent simulator sessions, the FAA identified an additional requirement that it has asked the company to address through the software changes that the company has been developing for the past eight months.”last_img read more

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