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first_imgMargaret Clark, 41, of Sanquin, Sinoe County, wants urgent medical help to fix the cleft lip of her 19 month old baby girl, Helena Tugbe.Little Helene’s cleft lip reveals her teeth as it stretches toward her left nose.“I want help for my baby,” Ms. Clark, a mother of five told the Daily Observer in an interview yesterday.Presently visiting relatives in Monrovia to seek help for her daughter, she said she had visited several hospitals and health centers in Monrovia for assistance without success.“I’ve been to the JFK Memorial Hospital,” she said, “but doctors there told me to wait for Mercy Ship.”She said she was told that the Mercy Ship usually comes to Liberia with doctors who perform many surgeries, including those with cleft lip, free of charge.“I am a farmer in Sanquin,” Ms. Clark said, “and I grow small cassava, plantain and rice to feed my family of seven and so I don’t have money to fix my daughter’s mouth.”Ms. Clarke said her husband, Kennedy Tugbe, who is presently in Sanquin, is also a small farmer.Ms. Clark said she had also visited the Redemption Hospital and was told that her only chance for her daughter’s cleft lip to be corrected would be when the Mercy Ship is in the country.“I have been waiting for the Mercy Ship since 2014 then Ebola came,” she said.Mercy Ship is a hospital ship that provides free lifesaving surgeries for people where medical care is nearly non-existent. It has five operating theatres, recovery, intensive care, and low dependency wards—totaling 78 patient beds. For over 35 years, Mercy Ships has delivered free services valued at more than $1 billion—directly impacting more than 2.5 million children and families.Unfortunately for little Helena Tugbe and many others who are waiting for Mercy Ship, its website does not indicate how soon it will return to Liberia. Mercy Ship, according to its website, is scheduled to arrive in Tamatave, Madagascar on August 2015 and will depart from there on June 2016.Humanitarian organizations and individuals able to assist should please call: Rachel 0775-085-944 and Aloysius 0775-204-882. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe Germans twice capitalised on Madrid mistakes to take the lead during the opening stages, only for Blancos talisman Ronaldo to twice equalise with excellent headers.Even after Karim Benzema put Madrid 3-2 ahead on the night soon after half time, the Bundesliga outfit refused to give up, and goals from teenager Leroy Sane and ex-Madrid striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar put their side back within one more of the last eight.Casillas told reporters after the game that things looked bad now, but at least Madrid would be in the draw for the quarterfinals.“It is true that we have hit rock bottom in a most resounding way, but the positive is that Friday next week we are in the draw and we will forget what has happened these 10 days,” the Spain international said. “Because we have lived through 10 dramatic days.”Casillas did at least speak with reporters after the game, unlike double goal-scorer Ronaldo, who passed quickly through the Bernabeu mixed zone, just leaving behind the message that he would not speak to the media until the end of the season.It was not immediately clear why the Portuguese was taking this stance, although his performances had been harshly criticised in the local and global press after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Athletic Bilbao.-By ESPN Soccernet0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MADRID, March 11- A sensational Champions League night at the Bernabeu ended with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo refusing to speak to the press after the game and captain Iker Casillas admitting that his side had “hit rock bottom.”Schalke arrived in the Spanish capital with few pundits giving them any chance of progressing, however Roberto Di Matteo’s side pushed the reigning European champions all the way — eventually losing the tie 5-4 on aggregate despite winning the second leg 4-3.last_img read more

first_imgThe two sides have been bargaining since May. Workers authorized their leaders to call a strike on the eve of their July 1 contract expiration, but have continued negotiations since that time. More than 7,000 ILWU longshoremen who work in Long Beach and Los Angeles have agreed to honor picket lines put up by clerical workers – a move that would shut down the port complex. Other workers, including more than 650 machinists who work on the docks, have also pledged to honor picket lines. LONG BEACH – Labor negotiations between port clerks and shipping companies are at an impasse, and workers are threatening to walk off the job at any moment. The news comes only hours after sources indicated the two sides would resume talking early Wednesday in an effort to avoid a work stoppage at the nation’s largest seaport. As of 12:30 p.m., work on the waterfront in Long Beach-Los Angeles was continuing as normal. LONG BEACH – The union representing clerical workers at the nation’s largest seaport have declared an impasse in contract negotiations with shipping companies and are threatening an imminent walkout. The announcement came just hours after sources indicated the two sides would resume talks in an effort to avoid a work stoppage at Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors. “Talks are over … We’ve gone as far as we could go and done everything we could do,” John Fageaux Jr., president of the Local 63 Office Clerical Unit of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), told KNX-AM (1070). “The next step is we’re going to get together with our group and determine when and where pickets signs are going to go up.” Earlier, John Fageaux Jr., president of the Local 63 Office Clerical Unit of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), said workers were ready to strike. “Talks are over … we’ve gone as far as we could go and done everything we could do,” Fageaux said in comments to KNX 1070 radio. “The next step is we’re going to get together with our group and determine when and where pickets signs are going to go up.” The two sides have been bargaining for a new contract since May. Workers authorized their leaders to call a strike on the eve of their July1 contract expiration, but have continued negotiations since that time. More than 7,000 ILWU longshoremen who work in Long Beach and Los Angeles have agreed to honor picket lines put up by clerical workers – a move that would shut down the port complex. Other workers, including more than 650 machinists who work on the docks, have also pledged to honor picket lines.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The 34-year-old played a role in Sweden’s equalising goal vs ROI Euro 2016: Every Goal, Every Game, Every Day on talkSPORTZlatan Ibrahimovic may be Manchester United-bound, but fans were left far from convinced after his latest showing. The Sweden captain played the full 90 minutes at Stade de France as they were held by the Republic of Ireland in Group E – LIVE on talkSPORT. The 34-year-old striker played a key role in his nation’s equaliser, sending in the cross which was headed into ROI’s goal by Ciaran Clark. But he failed to get on the score sheet, weeks before he reportedly joins Jose Mourinho’s Man United revolution at Old Trafford after leaving Paris Saint-Germain. See some of the best fan reaction, below:last_img read more

first_img Calum Chambers: The 21-year-old will spend the season on Teesside 1 Middlesbrough have signed defender Calum Chambers on a season-long loan from Arsenal.The highly-rated 21-year-old becomes the latest addition to Aitor Karanka’s squad having been dropped following Arsenal’s 4-3 defeat by Liverpool in their opening fixture of the season.Spaniard Karanka built his reputation as a central defender, and he told their official club website: “I’m really pleased.“It’s a position where we’ve been working towards bringing the right player in.“We haven’t been in a hurry because Calum was the player we were waiting for, and he’s going to help us a lot.“I’d like to say ‘Thank you’ to him because we know he had another offer, but he wanted to come here. That’s important and we’re looking forward to working with him.”Chambers, who joined Arsenal from Southampton for £16million in 2014, said: “(I’m) excited about the season ahead and can’t wait to get going.”last_img read more

first_imgSACRAMENTO – The Republican candidate for lieutenant governor said he no longer will use a fundraising letter sent on his behalf by Mel Gibson, whose reputation has been severely damaged by an anti-Semitic rant. The three-page letter written by Gibson and sent to potential donors from Tom McClintock’s campaign says the conservative state senator from Thousand Oaks could use the Lieutenant Governor’s Office as a “powerful engine for governmental reform.” The actor-director has admitted to an anti-Semitic tirade after he was pulled over for speeding in Malibu shortly after 2:30 a.m. on July 28. He has since been charged with misdemeanor drunken driving and having an open container of alcohol in his car. He also has apologized for his comments about Jews. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.McClintock decided to pull the letter after the incident, his campaign spokesman, Stan Devereaux, said Tuesday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgGARDAI AND AA Roadwatch have issued an emergency weather warning across the county tonight as many roads are covered in black ice.Earlier motorists slammed the County Council after main roads were left covered in black ice overnight – with gritters only out this evening. Angry donegaldaily.com readers expressed shock that main routes were not gritted.Overnight freezing temperatures on top of rain left large stretches of ice on many secondary and rural roads, leaving many of them in a worse condition this Sunday than at any time during the Big Chill.But main roads were just as bad after the council failed to grit them this morning.Our picture shows the main N56 between Illistrin and Mountain Top at 10am. One reader in Kilmacrennan said today: “It’s a nightmare on our roads today. They are covered with sheer ice.“They are worse now than any time during the big chill.”Tonight we have learned of a number of minor traffic incidents – all caused by the dreadful road conditions.Footpaths in many of our major towns are also treacherous.ANGER GROWS OVER DANGEROUS ROADS ACROSS THE COUNTY was last modified: January 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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

first_img Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Getty Images Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REPLY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Birmingham City 2019-20 Home Kit Leaked? https://t.co/e8Ahv38jHO pic.twitter.com/ZpDu0pXtSM— TheKitman.co.uk (@TheKitmanUK) May 31, 2019It also shows a change in sponsor with 888sport, who have been with the club since 2016, out and Boyle Sports in.The shorts are white, while so are the three stripes on the shoulder, as is traditional with adidas.We’ll find out if this is correct soon enough. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REAL DEAL shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card deals tense Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars no dice huge blow 1 On Friday an alleged picture of the new kit was spotted with starlet Che Adams modelling it.The image, under the branding ‘Fabric of the City’ shows the young striker, who hit 22 league goals last term and is now the subject of Premier League interest, sporting the full outfit.In their last season with adidas, it looks like a predominantly blue strip, with darker sleeves, and some yellow trim. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January gameday cracker Birmingham City fans may have got a glimpse of their new home kit for next season earlier than they expected.The club were planning to launch the new strip on the evening of Monday, June 3 but it appears someone has leaked it before they could. Che Adams has been in fine form for the club this campaign LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES LATEST last_img read more

first_imgDonegal has topped the list of the coolest place in the world to visit in 2017. National Geographic Traveller today announced The Cool List: 17 for 2017, and placed the county above many cities and entire countries around the world.Donegal is set to have a hugely successful year for tourism in 2017, and this latest announcement describes the county as a place that is “generally keeping it cool”. From Dusseldorf to Seoul, and New Zealand to the whole of the USA – Donegal’s image of an undiscovered land has made it so attractive.The filming of scenes from the latest Star Wars movie, the natural scenery and possible adventures to be had here all combined to make Donegal so ‘cool’ in the eyes of the influential travel magazine from National Geographic.The publication describes Donegal’s “dreamlike landscape” and roads that “wind like ribbons” to locations such as Silver Strand.Top properties like Solis Lough Eske, Harvey’s Point and Rathmullen House are recommended. The food scene gets a mention too, with Kinnegar beers and Harry’s restaurant in Bridgend listed as must-dos.Describing the county, the online edition of the article says: “With a weather-nibbled coast spotted with sea stacks, Blue Flag beaches and offshore islands, Donegal is a land that feels undiscovered. Last summer, scenes for Star Wars: Episode VIII were filmed on the Inishowen Peninsula. But this area of Ireland is also expecting 2017 to be a big year; there’s an array of reasons to visit, from surfing beaches in Magheroarty and Ballyhiernan Bay to Horn Head — a driving, walking or cycling loop that squeezes the 1,600-mile Wild Atlantic Way into a 4.5-mile nutshell.”Thanks to this top placement on the list and the huge tourism drive attracting visitors to the county, Donegal will be ‘forgotten no more’. National Geographic names Donegal as the coolest place of all for 2017! was last modified: December 1st, 2016 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

first_imgUtility companies are increasingly using geographic information systems (GIS) capabilities and extensions in their enterprise software applications.  GIS enables land-based display, mapping, and schematic views of electricity, gas, water, and district heating distribution, and wastewater collection networks.  Utilities have found that geospatial information and analytics improves processes and increases operational efficiencies.  GIS-enabled applications provide all users in an organization, especially network engineers and field workers,  access to data and information that can help them to improve their work.Vendors that have added GIS capabilities to their products include Autodesk, Bentley Systems, Esri, GE, Intergraph, and Schneider Electric.A recent report by IDC on GIS software and vendors found that:Vendors increasingly provide functions to assign and access geospatial dataGIS data management platforms are increasingly open, flexible, and easily integratable3D capabilities for design, modeling, visualization and analysis is becoming increasingly commonGIS-enabled asset and design and modeling systems provide both 2D and 3D asset modeling, enabling management of complex data sets like for building information modeling (BIM)François Segalotto, Senior Research Analyst at IDC, said that “GIS solutions are now becoming core to the utilities’ enterprise IT strategies as companies leverage geographic information for business execution rather than just asset management.  Vendors are supporting this shift and have grown their GIS offerings to address a broad range of utility business needs, from distribution and mobile workforce management to enterprise resource planning. With full asset management and business process support at the core, key ingredients of modern utility GIS feature open data management technology, packaged integration with enterprise systems and business applications, and advanced analytics and visualization functionality leveraging cloud and Web services and mobile apps.”last_img read more