BRAC-Liberia Unveils US$2.7M Health Project

first_imgBRAC-Liberia has unveiled a US$2.7 million, three-year health-project with support from the British Department for International Development (DFID) with strong collaboration from the Family Planning Division of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoSHW).The US$2.7 million-three-year health project will be implemented through BRAC-Liberia in collaboration with the Family Health Division of MoHSW.The project, which has been hailed by several key stakeholders in the health sector, is aimed at improving the reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health of 106,000 women and adolescent girls and 53,000 under five (5) children  in 7 counties of Liberia.The disclosure was made recently in Monrovia, during a “national advocacy meeting on a community-based approach to improving reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health (RMNCH) programs for adolescent girls and under five in Liberia.”According to Tolbert G. Nyenswah, Assistant Minister/Preventive Services-MoHSW, BRAC-Liberia has succeeded in reaching out to vulnerable communities through community awareness activities.Minister Nyenswah lamented that Liberia cannot succeed in reducing maternal mortality with the contraceptive rate which currently stands at 19% and could still increase—something which is critical for young people.He warned that reproductive health is also tied to the issue of human rights, from which people have the choice to what they want. He pointed out that proper adolescent, youth and child health care require proper education.Minister Nyenswah mentioned that the Ministry of Health’s current focus is to move in the direction of community-based care, stressing: “Lots of children at the community level need health care and we should give it to them so that they remain healthy and stay alive.”  Dr. Cuallau Jabbeh Howe, Director/Family Health Division-MOH, added that it was befitting to have a partner like BRAC- Liberia who continues to reach out to people at all levels, covering seven (7) counties—something she considered to be “remarkable”.“It is all about a coordinated effort to work in the community and build hope in it by what we do,” Dr. Howe.Mr. Salam highlighted the need to work with other partners and stakeholders, adding. “BRAC is trying to act; but from one program we cannot solve every problem”. Being an experienced health worker who has worked in health related areas for over 23 years, he was quick to mention that besides the maternal mortality rate there are other reproductive health challenges like teenage pregnancy.Meanwhile, several participants drawn from a cross-section of the NGO community and other key stakeholders, have expressed thanks and appreciation to BRAC Liberia for successfully concluding the exercise.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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Govt’s move is Guyana’s worst constitutional transgression – FITUG

first_imgThe Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) has spoken out against the move made by Government to ignore the constitutional provisions of a no-confidence motion describing it as one of the country’s worst constitutional transgression.FITUG President Carvil DuncanThe umbrella trade union body said it cannot ignore the many concerns being expressed at this time regarding what will be the state of play following the March 21, 2019 constitutional deadline regarding the legitimacy of the coalition Government.“For its part, the Federation has seen Government’s attempts to quell the worries that have risen slowly to the brim over the last three months. Most recently, we have heard from no lesser than President David Granger who in an address to the nation last Friday (March 15) sought to assure the populace that all will be well and that no crisis will be at hand,” FITUG said in a statement.The Federation said it also recognises, as it were, that the Government has thrown the ball squarely in the court of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The discourses of that body have now gained public repute and it seems there is no haste on the part of the Commission to deliver elections in keeping with what is constitutionally prescribed.“Undoubtedly, such conclusions were not hard to reach as we noted that the Commissioners who emanate from the President’s party are insisting on the conduct of a house-to-house registration exercise. It is our view, that the Commissioners making such calls are merely parroting their party’s position. The public is well aware of the protests and picketing exercises, led by the President’s party, calling for such an exercise,” it added Tuesday.President David Granger and his cabinetFITUG also made reference to a video which appeared on social media which revealed that at an activity organised by the President’s party – the People’s National Congress (PNC) – a call of war was sounded should the exercise not be pursued. “What war meant is obviously up for debate and could be best answered by those who sounded the proverbial horn.”Further, it said the indecision at GECOM comes at the same time the President said he is committed to having credible elections in the shortest time frame. But it noted that the President who expressed this desire after more than two-thirds of the timeline had expired has yet to define what he really means.FITUG said, “We recognised notwithstanding the President’s call, his nominated Commissioners are vehement in their demand for house-to-house registration though the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, is quoted in the media to say that GECOM can work with the list.”At this time too, FITUG said it is perplexed as it saw the President in his address saying that he is prepared to do his part to ensure credible elections within the shortest possible time this year. “Our obvious confusion is heightened, noting that the house-to-house registration process, cannot, in all likelihood, be completed this year but the President is, apparently, adamant the elections must be held this year,” the trade union umbrella body added.Taking the two contradictory objectives into account, FITUG said it cannot help but wonder whether the house-to-house call is a pretext to ensure that the current valid official list of electors expires on April 30, 2019. “If this is indeed the case, the rationale for such a ploy evades us, and we wonder whether it is a case of there being more in the mortar than the pestle. Given our nation’s history of electoral malpractices, this concern should not be treated lightly.”It ended, “We are aware of the several justifiable concerns that have been expressed and know in such situations that it is the working-people and their families that are usually the worst affected. As the sands of the constitutional clock run out, our people grow more and more worried as our country’s worst constitutional transgression takes place.”last_img read more

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COMMUNITY NOTICE: COFFE MORNING IN AID OF DONEGAL HOSPICE TOMORROW AT BRITTON’S PHARMACY

first_imgCOMMUNITY NOTICE: There will be a coffee morning and cake sale in Britton’s Pharmacy, Donegal town, on Saturday, 19th, 10am-5pm.ALL proceeds raised will go to the Donegal Hospice. The Donegal Hospice provides a fantastic service to the people of Donegal during extremely difficult circumstances for families.Tomorrow provides an opportunity for you to express your gratitude for the tremendous work they carry out.So if you get a chance make sure and drop into Britton’s Pharmacy tomorrow for some coffee and cakes. 🙂COMMUNITY NOTICE: COFFE MORNING IN AID OF DONEGAL HOSPICE TOMORROW AT BRITTON’S PHARMACY was last modified: September 18th, 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:FeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

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Is Sharepoint 2010 Cloud Ready?

first_imgIt can get a bit confusing when you start to unravel what Sharepoint 2010 looks like as a cloud offering.Perhaps it’s due to the fact that Sharepoint 2010 is not cloud ready.As Information Week pointed out today, Microsoft hardly gave a nod to cloud computing in its launch that took place on the Saturday Night Live set at NBC Studios.It’s surprising, especially considering the deep commitment that Microsoft says it is making to cloud computing.Information Week’s Doug Henschen points out that Microsoft’s cloud-oriented bundling of Exchange Online and Sharepoint Online never came up today:“But the Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) — Microsoft’s cloud-oriented bundling of Exchange Online and SharePoint Online, never came up. “Perhaps that’s because SharePoint 2010 won’t show up as part of BPOS until later this year. Microsoft says BPOS-D will bow by year end; but that’s not hard given that “D” simply means that its conventional Exchange and SharePoint hosted on dedicated hardware. BPOS-S, the true Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, will only reach beta by year end, so look toward mid 2011 for broad availability. Competitors have pounced on the differences between Microsoft’s on-premise and cloud offerings. ‘ “Confusing, isn’t it? But it gets even more contradictory when Microsoft executives say that Sharepoint 2010 is truly a multi-tenant service with its only delay being the roll out of Microsoft’s provisioning and online billing systems.But it really is not multi-tenant ready. According to Information week, a number of functions are handled at the server level or at the SharePoint Farm level.The goal is to make Sharepoint Online identical to the Sharepoint on-premise offering launched today.But it looks like it may be some time before we see that true transparency. Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#news#Products#saas Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting alex williamscenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Read and Manage Your Gmail in Vim with Vmail

first_imgGrowing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Tags:#hack#Tools klint finley How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Love Vim? Use Gmail? Then check out Vmail, a Ruby-based Gmail client for Vim written by Daniel Choi. Vmail gives you a full command line interface for Gmail from within Vim, including reading, composing, starring, deleting, archiving and marking spam.Of course, Emacs users have been able to check e-mail from within Emacs for years. “A common criticism that text editor (vim) fans throw in the face of operating system fans (emacs) is that a text editor should simply edit text,” writes Steve Klabnik at The Changelog. “I’m slightly torn, but it’s still pretty freaking cool.” Don’t worry Vim purists: it’s just a plugin, not a change to the Vim core.Screenshot via The ChangelogVmail requires:a Gmail accounta relatively recent version of Vim (vmail is developed against Vim 7.3)Ruby with SSL support compiled in (vmail is developed using Ruby 1.9.2)RubyGems (if Ruby version is older than 1.9)the lynx text-only-mode web browser is required to view HTML mail parts in vmailThe current version of Vmail requires a Unix-like environment, but Choi says he hopes to support Windows in the future.center_img Related Posts Why You Love Online Quizzes 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…last_img read more

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SublimeVideo’s HTML5 Player-as-a-Service Launches Commercially

first_imgToday, SublimeVideo, a cloud-based HTML5 video player service, is launching commercially with plans starting at under $10 per month. Developers will also have access to a free, unlimited plan which they can use for testing purposes. The service, developed by Switzerland-based development and design firm Jilion, allows Web publishers to easily deploy HTML5 video on their websites, without needing to understand the complexities of different browsers versions and their associated specifications.Instead, with the SublimeVideo service, a plugin-free Web player is provided that uses HTML5 to display the embedded videos Web publishers want to host online. When a user visits a site using an older browser, a “fall back to Flash” mode switches the player to use Adobe Flash technology for more universal compatibility.We first discovered SublimeVideo back in February 2010, when the company was just beginning to explore the potential of HTML5-enabled Web video. In August, Jilion launched the Video-Player-as-a-Service program, which provided the zero-maintenance deployment of HTML5 compatible Web video players to Web publishers. At the time, the service was in private beta, with invites given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.But as of today, SublimeVideo is available to all, no invite required. Pricing PlansThe company struggled with the pricing plans, it admits, saying that figuring out the right model was “more difficult than we initially expected.” Jilion surveyed some 2,000 users about their expectations and based much of its decision surrounding pricing on the feedback it received.“We decided that all plans will only be differentiated by their volume levels,” notes the company, “and not their feature sets.” That means you don’t have to buy a bigger plan to get the features you need – everyone has access to the same options.Another nice addition to the service is something called Peak Insurance. This flexible feature lets a publisher temporarily exceed their video pageview limit (as is the case when a video goes viral), without having to upgrade their plan.Early users of the service include LittleBigPlanet.com, a game website owned by Sony Computer Entertainment, design-focused site MethodandCraft.com and Campl.us, home to the popular Camera+ mobile application.All plans are available now. Interested publishers can choose theirs here. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#Video Services#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… sarah perez Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Thierry Henry named assistant Belgium coach

first_imgFormer France striker Thierry Henry has been appointed as an assistant to new Belgium coach Roberto Martinez as the talent-packed team seeks to shake off its underachiever tag. (Latest Football stories)Belgium went into the European Championship in France as a title favourite, but were shocked by Wales 3-1 in the quarterfinals.Martinez, announcing his first squad since taking over from Marc Wilmots after Euro 2016, said on Friday that Henry, France’s all-time top scorer and winner of the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship, is “very keen to join and make sure he can pass on his experience.”Henry reacted to his surprise appointment in a tweet, saying, “Thanks to Roberto Martinez & the Royal Belgian Football Association. Very excited. Can’t wait.”last_img read more

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PSG sign Schalke’s Kehrer in €37m deal

first_imgParis Saint-Germain have completed the €37 million (£33m/$42m) signing of Thilo Kehrer on a five-year contract from Schalke.The 21-year-old is now tied to the Ligue 1 champions through to the summer of 2023.He is considered to be a useful addition at Parc des Princes for the present and future, with there still plenty of potential to be unlocked in the Germany U21 international. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Kehrer is delighted to have been given the opportunity to further his development in France, with the youngster excited to be joining an ambitious project.He told PSG’s official website : “It is with much joy and ambition that I have signed for Paris Saint-Germain.“Everyone in Europe knows how strong and exciting the Paris Saint-Germain project is and I couldn’t think of a better club for me to continue my progression and reach my objectives.“I am going to meet some extraordinary team-mates and work with a coach that has done a great job in Germany in recent years.“Everyone is going to be important in helping me and I in turn hope to help the team with my qualities. I also can’t wait to play at the Parc des Princes, a legendary stadium in European football.”✍️ #WillkommenKehrer pic.twitter.com/QisVLl1uHs — Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) August 16, 2018 PSG claim to have fended off interest from “several big clubs” to land Kehrer, with club chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi pleased to have emerged victorious in that particular transfer tussle.He said: “We are very happy to welcome a player with the quality of Thilo Kehrer into our squad.“During his career, Thilo has learnt to play different formations and in different positions, in defence and in midfield, and will offer a number of solutions to the coach, who already knows the player very well.“Several big clubs were chasing his signature, and he chose Paris Saint-Germain to continue his climb through the ranks of European football.“This transfer is in keeping with our policy of producing, and attracting, the talented stars of tomorrow, with the aim of helping them improve alongside great and experienced players.”Kehrer has taken the vacant No.4 jersey at PSG.last_img read more

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JLR says sales vrooming, sets 4,500 units target this fiscal

first_imgMumbai, Oct 29 (PTI) Tata Motors British luxury marquee Jaguar-Land Rover (JLR) expects to vroom past the 4,500-unit volume-mark this fiscal year and increase its market share to around 14 per cent.It had already sold 2,942 units in the first nine months of 2017, clipping past a solid 45 per cent over same period last year. In the whole of 2016, it had clocked around 2,400 units only, accounting for around 9 per cent of the 34,000 units luxury market.JLR India president and managing director Rohit Suri is bullish about a spike in volumes despite the end of the lower taxation boost that GST regime had offered for two months and the resultant tepid festive sales in October.And he bases the high expectation to the good response it has seen in the first nine months ? when the company sold 45 per cent more units over what it had sold in the same period last year.”We are hopeful of closing this fiscal with a volume of 4,500 units and a market share of 13-14 per cent. Last year with a volume of under 2,500 units, we had 8-9 per cent of the market pie,” Suri told PTI in an interaction here over the weekend.He also expects the new `Discovery, launched last evening with two global industry first features and at an attractive prices coupled with a petrol option, to do the needful in the remaining part of the year.The 34,000 units per annum in 2016 luxury car market was dominated by the German trio ? Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi, respectively — and JLR comes at a distant fourth slot.advertisementMerc retained its leash over the market for the third year in a row during the first nine months of 2017 selling 11,869 units, up 20 per cent, driven by the new E Class and the SUVs. BMW sold 7,138 units in the same period, a growth of 17.3 per cent, on robust demand for the new BMW 5 series sedan, helping it make a comeback to the No 2 slot after many years.The niche market, which is only 1 per cent of total passenger car market, was bumping from one regulatory or taxation hiccup or another since the past two years such as the Supreme Court ban on high end diesel vehicle sale in Delhi -NCR, note-ban and the short-lived GST boost.JLR expects the 7-seater fifth generation Land Rover Discovery to boost the sales given the petrol option and the lower prices starting from Rs 71.38 lakh for the petrol option.The full size seven-seater premium SUV comes with both a 3-litre petrol and diesel powertrain options and offers a host of features such a full-sized spare wheel with an automatic tyre lifting option and intelligent seat fold functionality-both industry firsts. The new model comes in six variants.It also boasts of the highest wading depth of 900 mm, (Mercs GLS has only 600 mm while Q7 of Audi offers only 500 mm) which will help the vehicle wade through flooded streets, the company said.Suri also bases his optimism to the filling of a wide gap in his Land Rover portfolio all these while with the new Discovery.”The Land Rover portfolio ranged from the Rs 42 lakh Discovery Sport and the Rs 1.66-crore priced Range Rover leaving a yawning gap in the middle. The new Discovery fills that gap, which should help further build onto our already high growth we have had so far this year.”Also, there is a faster move towards petrol models which also we are filling up with the new Discovery. Earlier our volumes were 95 per cent diesel but it is only around 75 per cent now,” Suri said.But he parried a direct answer about sales expectations from the new Discovery which will be imported from England, saying “Were already booked for the first two months.”Land Rover launched the first Discovery 28 years ago and the latest model is the fifth generation.Suri said India is the only market where the new Discovery offers headroom for seven adults across the three rows of seating. It also offers permanent four-wheel drive.The Land Rover range in the country includes the Discovery Sport (Rs 42 L), Range Rover Evoque (Rs 44.44 L), new Discovery (Rs 71.38 L), Range Rover Sport (Rs 93.82 L) and Range Rover (Rs 166.42 L).JLR sells its nine models (from Jaguar?the XE, XF, F-Pace and F-Type) sells through 25 outlets. It added two dealers this year and may add a similar number next year as well, Suri said.Suri said from Jaguar stable the XE, XF, F-Pace are the volume grossers, while from the LR side the Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque do the volumes.advertisement”The first nine months performance is a great testimony to our focus on building highly aspirational brands and world-class sales and after-sales infrastructure,” Suri said, adding with over 4.8 million Facebook fans, JLR has the highest fan following among all the luxury players in the country. PTI BEN RSY BASlast_img
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Willian keen to work with Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea winger Willian has ended speculation about his future and said that he is keen to stay at Chelsea and work with new manager Maurizio Sarri.Willian has said that he is happy at the club and has no intention of leaving them in the current transfer window.Earlier, media reports linked Willian to Barcelona and Manchester United. However, Barcelona were rebuked by Chelsea’s demands and signed Malcolm instead while United had no interest in swapping Anthony Martial with the London side.Willian was reportedly unhappy following the breakdown of his relationship with former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte towards the end of last season and wanted to leave but he cleared the air after Chelsea’s 2-0 Community Shield defeat by Manchester City under new coach Maurizio Sarri.Also read – Willian to take legal action over ‘forged’ letter regarding change of agents”I’ve always made it very clear that I’ve always been very happy playing for Chelsea. I never said that I want to leave the club,” Willian told reporters.Willian returned late from his close season break and only joined his team mates at the club’s training ground four days before the Community Shield clash at Wembley Stadium.Former Napoli boss Sarri, who replaced Conte last month, had said he had no problem with Willian and hoped to keep him at the club as he sets about putting his stamp on the team.”This is a new era, with a new manager and I’ve had a good conversation with him. I hope we can enjoy a lot of victories,” Willian said.advertisementChelsea, who are looking to improve on their fifth-placed finish last season, kick off their league campaign with a trip to Huddersfield Town on Aug. 11.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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