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Dr. Chris Nyan Makes Available Scientific Invention to GOL, MRU, ECOWAS

first_imgDr. Dougbeh Christopher Nyan, a Liberian Medical Doctor and Scientist, in consultation with his research team, stated that he is prepared to make his invention and technology available to Liberia, the Mano River Union (MRU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).Dr. Nyan, who served as Liberia’s 169th Independence Day Orator, invented a simple, rapid, and affordable test or “Real-Time Multiplex” that can detect many infectious pathogens, including virus, bacteria and protozoa. The multiplex is also capable of telling the differences between and among the pathogens at the same time in just 10 to 40 minutes, according to Dr. Nyan. Dr. Nyan told our Health Correspondent the test can detect viruses including HIV, hepatitis, Dengue hemorrhagic fever virus (which has symptoms similar to the Ebola virus) infection, Ebola, Zika, among others.The Liberian Scientist, who is based in the US, made the offer recently when he delivered the oration at the 169th Independence Day of Liberia, Africa’s oldest republic. In his oration, Dr. Nyan told his audience including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other senior members of the Liberian government, “We need to train Liberia’s own corps of scientists who will devote their time to the bio-molecular studies of infectious diseases, including Ebola, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Zika, etc. etc. We need to closely collaborate with other countries in the region to conduct effective infectious disease surveillance and exchange vital public health information; we need to develop our own rapid diagnostic capability for early diagnostic testing for infectious diseases. We need to study the Ebola virus ourselves and study the survivors of EVD ourselves.“Well, we do not need to look too far, for standing before you is your son, who has invented a simple, rapid, and affordable test that can detect many infectious pathogens and tell the differences between and among the pathogens at the same time in just 10 to 40 minutes.”Dr. Nyan said had made the offer in order for the technology to be used to invest in the development, production, and commercialization of his diagnostic technology, which will contribute to the fight against infectious diseases in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Africa, and the whole world.He urged the Liberian government to “act promptly in working out the mechanism, for the diseases are not waiting on us, but can strike any minute and cross international borders again.” “This is a practical path to contributing to transforming Liberia’s diagnostic capability and that of the other countries and improving the health care systems here in Liberia and the world.”Following his oration, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf conferred on Dr. Nyan one of the nation’s highest Orders of Distinction, the Humane Order of African Redemption with the Grade of Knight Great Band.Speaking with our Health Correspondent, Health Minister Dr. Bernice Dahn disclosed that she has already initiated discussions with Dr. Nyan.“He did visit me and during our discussions, I asked him to guide us through the processes that we have to go through,” the Health Minister stated. 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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John Hartson backs Arsenal’s lack of activity in the summer transfer market

first_imgFormer Arsenal forward John Hartson says he ‘totally understands’ why Arsene Wenger didn’t buy a striker in the transfer market. The Gunners boss was panned for the club’s lack of activity this summer, and supporters were left outraged on Thursday with news that Danny Welbeck had undergone knee surgery and will be out for a ‘period of months’.Arsenal have made an unconvincing start to the season, having scored just three goals in their opening four games, raising questions about their ability to challenge for the Premier League title. The club was linked with a move for Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema all summer but a deal never materialised, leaving goalkeeper Petr Cech as their only summer signing. But Hartson has backed the Frenchman’s decision, telling the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Why would he buy just for the sake of buying?“Why would he just add numbers to give himself a problem and put players on the bench and pay them astronomical wages?“I totally understand why Wenger has not bought. The Danny Welbeck situation is unfortunate now he has to go in for a knee operation. You look at Liverpool, and how much did they need Danny Ings? They signed him for a free, but what’s the point, Danny Ings has hardly kicked a ball for Liverpool. “That’s not the way Wenger works. He protects the club’s money, he doesn’t just go out and buy bang-average players. If you’re going to get into his team, you’ve got to improve it and you’ve got to be better than what he’s got. “We’ve all criticised Arsenal and would like to see them be a bit more active in the transfer market – he hasn’t been. He’s won two FA Cups on the bounce and they keep finishing in the top four. They’re not as strong as Man City or Chelsea, but Arsene Wenger keeps producing and keeps building teams. “He’s not going to buy players just to add the group. You’ve got to bring in players that are going to enhance the team.”last_img read more

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Rooney must improve or his Man United career is FINISHED, warns Champions League winner

first_imgDietmar Hamann believes Wayne Rooney could soon be facing the end of his Manchester United career.Rooney has found the net just once in the Premier League this season and has been the subject of stinging criticism for his performances, with many United fans claiming he is ‘finished’ at the top level.The 29-year-old’s immediate future at Old Trafford does not appear to be under threat, with manager Louis van Gaal continually offering his backing, and with four years still to run on his contract.But Hamann claims Van Gaal will lose faith in his captain if he does not start firing again quickly.The Champions League-winning former German international, speaking on the Colin Murray show, said: “His form has to improve.“There will be a time, if his form doesn’t improve, where the club won’t be happy and he won’t be happy and you have to come to a decision because you can’t keep a Rooney at your club on vast amounts of money if he is a bit-part player.“Van Gaal has backed him, he has done everything he could, but there will come a time when the manager will say, ‘listen mate, you can’t be in the starting XI’.“They have got a player in [Juan] Mata who I think is best suited to that position Rooney plays [behind the striker]. So, they have a perfect replacement in their squad [for Rooney] and, if he doesn’t improve, the manager will say somebody else has to play in his position.“From now until the end of the season, it will be a critical eight months. If his form doesn’t improve there may be a time sooner or later when Rooney himself wants a fresh challenge in a league that isn’t as demanding as the Premier League.”David Beckham has suggested Rooney could prolong his United career by dropping back into midfield.But his former Liverpool rival Hamann insists that is not an option for England’s record goalscorer.He said: “They have got a set-up there now with the likes of Mata, [Memphis] Depay and [Anthony] Martial up top which should bring out the best in him, but so far he hasn’t done it.“He has got a quick player ahead of him now which should suit him because it should give him more space to bring other players into goalscoing positions and score himself but, so far, he hasn’t done it.“I can’t see him dropping further back. Rooney can’t go any further back. This is as far back as he can go playing off one front man.“He has to play better and if he doesn’t soon, he will have a problem getting in the Man United team. He is best suited playing off a front man. If he can’t play there, he can’t play.”last_img read more

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Hollywood film and TV writers going back to negotiations

first_imgHollywood film and TV writers who’ve been on a nearly two-week strike against studios will return to contract negotiations on Nov. 26, their union and producers said Friday. In a joint statement, the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers said both sides had agreed to return to formal negotiations. The statement said no other details would be released. Meanwhile, writers would continue on the picket lines, said Gregg Mitchell, a spokesman for the guild. Some writers applauded the return to talks. “That’s fabulous, that’s great,” said Sean Jablonski, a writer for the FX drama “Nip/Tuck.” “You can’t get a deal until two sides sit down and talk about it,” Jablonski said. “It’s a good message to hear around the holidays,” he said. John Aboud, a TV writer and a strike captain, said he hoped a return to talks would quickly lead to a contract. “I’m delighted to see they’re starting to move forward and I hope we can wrap this thing up soon,” said Aboud. It’s unclear what pushed both sides back to the table. The strike has been bruising and very public, with writers being joined by actors on picket lines and producers taking out full-page newspaper ads to tell their side of the story. Since the strike began Nov. 5, late night talk shows and several sitcoms have gone to reruns. Other shows are counting down the number of episodes they have left before running out of scripts. Industry analysts had previously thought there would be enough scripts to produce shows well into January. But many shows have gone off the air at a faster pace than expected, as cast members and show runners have refused to cross picket lines. Compensation for shows offered on the Internet is at the heart of the dispute. The producers have said it’s offering writers a share of licensing fees paid by Web sites to stream shows. The union has rejected the offer, saying the payments wouldn’t begin until six weeks after a show goes online and viewer interest is nearly exhausted. Writers also want a cut of revenue from non-skippable ads contained in many shows streamed free online. The alliance slammed the door on that demand. The last writers walkout in 1988 lasted 22 weeks and cost the industry $500 million. The entertainment industry contributes an estimated $30 billion a year to the Los Angeles economy, or about $80 million a day.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

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THEY’RE ‘REELING IN THE YEARS’ IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgIf you love RTE’s ‘Reeling In The Years’, then it’s coming to Donegal – Letterkenny style.A meeting of people interested in swapping stories and photos from the past is to take place in the Station House Hotel in Letterkenny tonight at 8pm.Tonight is just an introductory meeting to see if many people from the town and surrounding areas are interested in forming a community group. And according to organisers you don’t even to be a ‘townie’ to come along! THEY’RE ‘REELING IN THE YEARS’ IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: January 22nd, 2014 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:letterkennymeetingReeling In The Yearslast_img read more

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Vet leads charge to expel flag flippers

first_imgPICO RIVERA – For Vietnam veteran Ray Ramirez, the American flag is a sacred symbol. “I have fought for the flag and seen it draped over people’s coffins,” said the 60-year-old Whittier resident, who experienced intense combat as an Army infantryman in Vietnam. “To me, the American flag will always be a symbol of our country and our greatness,” he said. So when Ramirez saw a photograph in this newspaper of high school students flying the American flag upside down in front of Montebello High School – an image picked up and republished across the Internet – he could not just “sit quietly,” he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventRamirez has circulated fliers asking fellow veterans to attend tonight’s meeting of the El Rancho Unified School District school board. He said he will demand officials expel the students who flipped the flag upside down and raised a Mexican flag above it during school walkouts March 27. He also wants the district to sanction administrators for not stepping in to stop it. “The students involved in this brought shame on this great country, our cities and schools,” Ramirez said. The photo, which later appeared in other newspapers, on TV, and on Web sites, stirred widespread anger. It had generated more than 75,000 hits on this newspaper’s Web site as of Wednesday. Internet blogger Michelle Malkin featured it in her online piece, “The American Flag Comes Second,” which carried angry comments from e-mailers. Daily News reporters also were on the receiving end of negative e-mails. “Students are young and lack judgment, but such an action is alarming, outrageous and disgusting,” one e-mailer wrote. “What was the deal flying the Mexican flag over the U.S. flag?” wrote another. “Apparently these people have no respect for the U.S.” El Rancho school district officials said the photo helped identify a student they believe was largely responsible. The boy has been disciplined, although officials have declined to say in what way. Officials said the boy also wrote a letter apologizing to Montebello school officials and students. Richard Briones, a past president of the Pico Rivera Veterans Council, said he and other local veterans will join Ramirez at tonight’s board meeting. “I will stress to the school board that there needs to be more classes on what a flag means to a country,” he said. Latino activists fighting a federal proposal that would criminalize an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants also distanced themselves from the incident, saying it tainted their cause. “It’s a good cause to want millions of people to be documented, but students need to be more careful and responsible in their actions,” said Randy Jurado Ertll, executive director of El Centro De Accion Social in Pasadena. “Otherwise people who may otherwise support our cause will get offended and turned off.” Martin Castro of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation praised students for peacefully walking out of classes last month, but said the flag incident “should not have occurred.” “It damages what they are trying to accomplish and only puts more fear in the community,” he said. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want 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

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JIM MCGUINNESS ON SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW: ‘THE SECRETS OF DONEGAL’S SUCCESS’

first_imgJIM MCGUINNESS ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW – DONEGALDAILY.COMDONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness has revealed the simple secrets of  the county’s All-Ireland Champions – confidence.The Glenties man outlined his philosophy for life and sport during a revealing interview with Brendan O’Connor on the Saturday Night Show on RTE1 tonight.And he spoke about being delighted at landing a part-time job working with the soccer side he has supported all his life – Celtic. “I was settling in more than anything else. I met a few players and started the ball rolling,” said Jim about his first week in Glasgow.The father of three spoke about how he motivated the Donegal players to All-Ireland glory with four words – commit, focus, believe and achieve.Host O’Connor asked him about how he had been turned down twice for the senior team’s management position before getting it the third time.“I saw a talented bunch and that’s why I went for the job….I was the only person in for the job the last time I went for it,” laughed McGuinness. He also spoke about winning the All-Ireland with the 1992 squad and how later got a job with the ESB but was never happy there, wanting to work in sport.So he went back when he was 23 to repeat his Leaving Cert – to objections from his mum!He later went on to a degree and a masters in sports science and sports psychology.“There are young people all over the country and they can be what ever they want to be…as long as they believe,” said Jim, whose wife was in the audience.On his new job in Glasgow, McGuinness said: “Celtic is very much like Gaelic football clubs because it is community based and family orientated. “Neil Lennon made me feel very welcome and introduced me to all the staff at Lennoxtown….it was great getting a job with a club that I have supported all my life.”Brendan O’Connor joked at the end of the interview that perhaps the national soccer side might want to do with his services….JIM MCGUINNESS ON SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW: ‘THE SECRETS OF DONEGAL’S SUCCESS’ was last modified: December 2nd, 2012 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:JIM MCGUINNESS ON SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW: ‘THE SECRETS OF DONEGAL’S SUCCESS’last_img read more

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REF’S DECISION ROBS ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE IN MacRORY CUP BATTLE

first_imgSt Patrick’s Cavan 1-12 St Eunan’s Letterkenny 1-9 A GOAL in the 40th minute sorted out the first points of the Danske Bank MacRory Cup league in Drumragh, but it was a referee decision which swung this tie in favour of St Patrick’s.The goal came from a good move from Cavan with substitute Shane Fortune playing a super ball in for Brian Sheanon to shoot to the net from close range. After it however, Cavan seemed to lose their way a little and St Eunan’s came back to within a point with two minutes remaining.The Donegal lads then had an opportunity to score an equaliser from a free but, according to the referee took too long over it.He then threw the ball in, Cavan broke and Paul Leddy found the range. With Pearse Smyth adding another point in injury time, the Donegal boys were left disappointed.The star of the show from a Cavan point of view was Thomas Edward Donohue with three excellent first half points and another after the break. Those first half efforts came in response to a goal from Caolan McDaid in the 14th minute and helped Cavan edge ahead 0-6 to 1-2 at the break.David Tyrell tied the scores with a free on the resumption, only for Sheanon’s goal to split them again. Despite Tyrell’s accuracy from frees – he bagged six over the hour – it was to be a turnover from one apparently not taken quickly enough that ultimately denied his team a share of the spoils.St Patrick’s Cavan : Brian Sheanon 1-1, Thomas Edward Donohue 0-4, Ben Conaty 0-2, Thomas Galligan 0-1, Barry McKernan 0-1 free, Dara Kennedy 0-1, Paul Leddy 0-1, Pearse Smyth 0-1.St Eunan’s : Caolan McDaid 1-1, David Tyrell 0-6 frees, Michael Millan 0-1, Rory Carr 0-1. REF’S DECISION ROBS ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE IN MacRORY CUP BATTLE was last modified: October 9th, 2014 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:MacRory CupSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

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CHILDREN TO BE ISSUED WITH ID BANDS TO PREVENT REPEAT OF ROSSNOWLAGH SEARCH

first_imgCOAST Guard staff and volunteers are to issue children with plastic ID bands in a bid to prevent the repeat of the chaos on Rossnowlagh beach last year.A child went missing on the famous strand amid fears he was in the water during last July’s heat wave.Thousands of people in their cars caused gridlock on the beach when they all tried to leave at the same time as the tide came in. The Sligo 118 rescue helicopter and lifeboat crews were forced to scramble to the beach in an attempt to find the child who later turned up safe and well.“With the beach weather hopefully sticking around for a while Irish Coast Guard units around the country have started distributing wristbands for children under the “Give us a hand” campaign,” said Dara O’Malley-Daly from Malin Head Coast Guard station.“The wristbands which are disposable allow parents/ guardians to write their phone number on it and place on a child’s hand.“If the child gets lost the phone number can be contacted and everyone reunited quickly, minimising the need for a large scale search and undue concern for parents. The wristbands are free and made of Tyvek material which is durable and waterproof. “Coast Guard units around the country are distributing the wristbands at coastal/ inland waterway locations. They are also making them available for collection at lifeguard stations and public buildings like libraries.” CHILDREN TO BE ISSUED WITH ID BANDS TO PREVENT REPEAT OF ROSSNOWLAGH SEARCH was last modified: June 17th, 2014 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:childrendonegalID bandsIrish Coast GuardRossnowlaghlast_img read more

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‘ELVIS’ IS FINED €50 FOR BEING DRUNK IN KERRYKEEL

first_imgA Kerrykeel man known as ‘Elvis’ has been fined €50 for being intoxicated.Gardai told Letterkenny District Court that they had received reports of a man on a bike asking for money from people in the car park of the LIDL supermarket in Milford.Garda Enda Jennings told the court told the court that he knew the man as Frank McGroary of Kerrykeel. He said the 68 year old was well-known in the area as ‘Elvis’ and was a pitiful sight due to his drink problem.On the day in question Garda Jennings said McGroary was attempting to speak to people in cars with children in them.The Garda said he told McGroary that he was due in court but the accused said the Garda must have the wrong man as he said he was never in court in his life.Judge Paul Kelly fined McGroary €50 and gave him one month to pay.‘ELVIS’ IS FINED €50 FOR BEING DRUNK IN KERRYKEEL was last modified: April 20th, 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:donegaldrunkElvisFrank McGroaryGardaiKERRYKEELlast_img read more

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