USAID’s MCSP/HRH Project Holds Learning Event Tomorrow

first_imgMidwifery students at Curran Hospital delivery Ward, being invited to attend tomorrow’s ceremony.An official Learning and Dissemination Event of the Human Resources for Health (HRH) Project, supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will be held tomorrow, Thursday, September 13, at a resort in Monrovia, a release has said.According to the release, USAID, through its implementing partner, Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP/HRH Project), will conduct the arrangement in collaboration with authorities of the Ministry of Health (MoH), Pre-Service Institutions and Health Partners.The day-long celebration will be held under the theme, “Celebrating and Promoting Sustainable Pre-Service Education for Quality Human Resources for a Healthy Liberia: MCSP/HRH Empowering Midwives and Medical Laboratory Technicians.”Direct beneficiaries of the MCSP/HRH Project are Registered Midwifery (RM) and/or Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) Programs; Monrovia-based Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA), Winifred J. Harley College of Health Sciences; United Methodist University (UMU) and the Mother Pattern College of Health Sciences; Esther Bacon School of Nursing and Midwifery, in Zorzor, Lofa County, Phebe Paramedical Training Program  in Phebe, Bong County, and the Deanna K. Isaacson School of Midwifery, formerly the Midwifery Training Program for the Southeastern Region, located in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.Medical Laboratory students at Phebe will also attend the event.At tomorrow’s event, Minister of Health Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah and United States Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Health Dr. Peter Coleman, as well as the MCSP and other health workforce partners are expected to participate.The event will, accordingly, feature cultural performances, sharing of experiences by beneficiaries and partners, while MCSP/HRH will also hold an exhibition to showcase selected high impact interventions focusing on MLTs, RMs, Gender, Monitoring Evaluation Research and Learning, Leadership, Management and Development Program and Faculty Development Program.Prior to Thursday’s event, according to the release, MCSP/HRH Project  contributed significantly to USAID/Liberia’s strategy toward strengthening and expanding the country’s skilled health workforce and preventing child and maternal mortality through improving health workforce readiness, reinforcing entry-level RMs and MLTs’ Pre-Service Education.The MCSP is the result of a global USAID cooperative agreement to introduce and support high-impact health interventions in 24 priority countries, with the ultimate goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Duguid named for CPL duties

first_imgGuyanese up-and-coming umpire Nigel Duguid is amongst nine umpires from around the Caribbean and other parts of the world who will be tasked with officiating the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2018.Guyanese umpire Nigel Duguid (right) steps onto the Providence Ground for a Guyana Amazon Warriors match last yearThe nine umpires will have an alternate colleague and will be grouped in order to oversee 34 matches, spanning six Caribbean countries and Lauderhill, USA.Duguid, who had his T20 debut back in February 2014 umpiring a match-up between West Indies and Ireland, has been grouped with three other umpires who will officiate matches in Guyana, St Lucia and St Kitts from August 9 to September 9. Those umpires are Gregory Brathwaite (Barbados); Langton Rusere (Zimbabwe) and Denavon Hayles (Jamaica).On the other hand, five umpires will oversee a larger portion of the matches, which are being hosted in Trinidad, Jamaica; Lauderhill and Barbados from August 8 to September 7. These officials are Joel Wilson (Trinidad); Patrick Gustard (Jamaica); Leslie Reifer Jr (Barbados); and Shaun George and Dev Govindjee (South Africa).Additionally, the Hero CPL has also provided an opportunity for three USA umpires to officiate at the games in that country.In those games, local umpires Jermaine Lindo and Sameer Bandekar will be on-field officials with Vijaya Mellela acting as fourth umpire during the match on August 22.In the position of alternate umpire is Zahid Bassarath from Trinidad, who will also fulfil the role of fourth umpire in several of the matches.The 2018 Hero CPL is set to begin on August 8 and end on September 16 with both starting and ending games being played in Trinidad.last_img read more

DECLAN TO DON BOTH SHIRTS AS HEROES OF ’92 TO FACE HARPS!

first_imgThe legends of Manchester United and Liverpool may have trotted out onto the pitch at Finn Park over the past few years but a much more exciting prospect is in store next month when members of Donegal’s own legendary 1992 all-Ireland winning team, take to the pitch against a Finn Harps select.
Organised as one of the many events taking place across the county for Active Donegal Month 2012, the charity game on June 27th will see the 1992 heroes back playing in Ballybofey – but in unfamiliar surroundings – twenty years after that historic Croke Park win.But not all of the 1992 heroes will be strangers to that Ballybofey pitch across the road from MacCumhaill Park – including one of the match organisers, Declan Bonner, who donned both the Donegal and Finn Harps shirts many times. And, he suggested the game will give the Donegal players a perfect opportunity to shake off the cobwebs in the run up to the 20th anniversary of that famous victory over Dublin in September 1992.“There will probably be other things lined up later in the summer to mark the 20th anniversary of our all-Ireland win, but we’re delighted to promote Active Donegal month by pulling on the boots for a game like this,” he said.Indeed Declan expects most of the 1992 side to be present on the night of the game, even if not everyone will be able to take part.“We’ll try to get as many of the boys on as we can, but we’ll be keeping the line-up close to our chest for now until we see how the fitness testing goes!”

Harps meanwhile will draw from a number of players who played for the club throughout the 90s and are expected to include a number who featured in their 1999 cup final squad. Managed by current assistant boss Sean ‘Wizard’ McGowan, they’ll be hoping that home advantage will give them the edge but they’ll be wanting a strong referee as well to ensure there are no Thierry Henry moments in front of goal!More details of the line-ups and the chosen charities for the event will be outlined later but for now make sure you pencil in June 27th at 7.30 to your diary for a great night of entertainment is guaranteed. DECLAN TO DON BOTH SHIRTS AS HEROES OF ’92 TO FACE HARPS! was last modified: June 5th, 2012 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)last_img read more

John Barnes sends harsh warning to Premier League clubs over England’s young stars

first_imgBut Barnes has warned supporters not to get too carried away by the result, insisting England still need to show they can perform at the highest level consistency before we start tipping them for Euro 2020 glory.Southgate is fielding young sides and Barnes says the players need time to develop experience and confidence against the top teams, but admits that largely depends on the players getting regular minutes with their clubs.A number of the players who started against Spain have struggled for regular game time with their clubs so far this term – including goalscorer Marcus Rashford, who has made just four starts for United.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Barnes said: “The big problem we have is, you look at Harry Winks, Ross Barkley, Marcus Rashford, the only way these players are going to improve is if these players play for their clubs week-in, week-out. Manchester United and the top Premier League sides have been warned the England team will not improve unless they start giving young players more game time at club level.John Barnes believes the young Three Lions squad will never fulfil their potential on the international stage unless their up-and-coming star players play regularly at the top level.Many England fans will still be in disbelief over Monday night’s 3-2 victory over Spain in Seville.Gareth Southgate’s men stunned the former world and European champions with an outstanding first-half display, which saw England claim their first win in Spain in 31 years and inflict the hosts with their first competitive defeat on home soil in 15 years. 2 “There’s no point in them doing what they do for England and going back to their club and being on the bench or not playing at all.“How are they going to improve? How are they going to show their consistency?“We see the potential they have, but unless they get the opportunity at their clubs week-in, week-out at the highest level, we’re not going to improve.“These players have to be playing regularly at their clubs, they can’t just turn up for England once every six weeks and get their football from that.”Listen back to John Barnes on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above. 2 England players celebrate against Spain Rashford scored with a superb finish against Spain last_img read more

CRAFTY DROGHEDA END HEROIC HARPS’ CUP DREAMS

first_imgFinn Harps can hold their heads up high as they gave it their all in their FAI Cup replay tonight.A craftier Drogheda Utd side proved to have a little more in the tank for Harps as they ended their cup dreams for yet another season winning 2-0.The Donegal side were forced to a replay at Hunky Dorys Park after a late equaliser at Finn Park last Friday night saw the game end 1-1 after a late eualiser from Drogheda. Harps tried to match their Premier League opposition in every department tonight and did so for the first half which ended scoreless.But Drogheda threw what proved to be the decisive punch in the 50th minute when Declan O’Brien finished Shane Grimes’ cross from close range to beat Ciaran Gallagher.Harps were living on half chances with both Kevin McHugh and Tommy McMonagle going close.Harps were dealt a major blow when they were reduced to ten men following the sending off of Damien McNulty in the 75th minute. Drogheda, with the numerical advantage, had the chance to finish off Harps in the 79th minute through Peter Hynes.Through on goal on a one-on-one with Harps ‘keeper Gallagher, Hynes tried a cheeky lob but was foiled well by the Harps number one.Peter Hutton’s side threw everything at Drogheda in the last ten minutes but Drogheda were happy to soak up the pressure with the extra man.Harps were given some glimmer of hope when the referee announced six minutes of injury time in the 90th minute.But whatever slight hope they had soon disappeared when Drogheda added a second in the 92nd minute through David Cassidy. Cassidy linked up with Ryan Brennan to ‘round Gallagher and apply a simple tap-in to make it 2-0.It was a cruel end to Harps gallant cup efforts this season.CRAFTY DROGHEDA END HEROIC HARPS’ CUP DREAMS was last modified: September 17th, 2013 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:Drogheda Utdfai cupfinn harpslast_img read more

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION VISIBLE OVER DONEGAL – BUT YOU HAVE TO BE UP EARLY!

first_imgInternational Space Station (Pic NASA)IT’S the size of Croke Park and cost €120 BILLION – and you can see it if you’re out of bed very early on Thursday.The 500-tonne International Space Station will be visible in the skies Donegal at 6:26am.With clear skies away if you’re away from fog the station will appear in the sky as a ‘very bright star’. It will be visible for just ten minutes – time for you to get back to bed!There are currently six astronauts in the space station.“You can’t miss ISS because it is up to 100 times brighter than the brightest star in the sky! It’s that bright!” said David Moore, Editor of Astronomy Ireland magazine.“As mankind’s only space laboratory Irish people will be seeing space history in the making. Similar to the craft that took Columbus to the Americas. It’s that important to space exploration.”  INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION VISIBLE OVER DONEGAL – BUT YOU HAVE TO BE UP EARLY! was last modified: January 23rd, 2013 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:INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION VISIBLE OVER DONEGAL – BUT YOU HAVE TO BE UP EARLY!last_img read more

HOW COULD IT HAPPEN AGAIN? CAMPAIGNERS DEMAND FULL PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO FLOOD

first_imgSO how could it happen again?Staff, patients and the communities of Co Donegal were told a year ago after the last flood that it was a “once in 50 years” event.But today as the clear-up continues at Letterkenny General Hospital after yet another flood – albeit a much less serious one – people are again looking for answers. Veteran campaigner Betty Holmes from Donegal Action for Cancer Care wants a public inquiry – just like local politicians.“We have already contacted Minister for Health Leo Varadkar TD and Mr Tony O’ Brien Director General HSE regarding this matter,” said Ms Holmes.“We are calling on our Donegal elected representatives to support us in this call and to ensure that this very urgent matter is addressed this time.“It is not enough to say that today’s flooding wasn’t a fault of the culvert , the fact that the hospital’s new A& E building has been flooded twice in just over the year, serious questions must be answered regarding this building.” The passionate campaigner went on: “We in Donegal Action for Cancer Care have been working in a totally voluntary capacity for 9 years now for the good of Donegal cancer patients and Letterkenny General Hospital.“We must again remember the major impact that this flood once again has on firstly patients , their families and not to be forgotten the great staff at LGH.“At a time when we in DACC are very concerned regarding budget cuts, recruitment embargo, we now have this terrible situation again.“It must be sorted once and for all and all our questions answered.” HOW COULD IT HAPPEN AGAIN? CAMPAIGNERS DEMAND FULL PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO FLOOD was last modified: August 6th, 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:Betty Holmesfloodinquiryletterkenny hospitalsecond floodlast_img read more

HEARTACHE FOR CARN IN ULSTER LADIES JUNIOR FINAL

first_imgTHERE was heartache for Carndonagh Ladies after they lost the Ulster Ladies Junior Final in the dying minutes to St Dympna’s of Dromore at Celtic Park in Derry this afternoon.The Carn ladies have had a fabulous season and can hold their heads high after going all the way to the final.The Donegal champions led early on thanks to two goals, leading 2-05 to 0-05. And it was a lead they would hold well into the second half.With six minutes to go, they still held a three point lead – 3-07 to 1-10.But the Tyrone junior champions came back and the Carndonagh dream of Ulster glory fell apart.St Dympna’s fired over a point, before hitting a goal and added two more to win 2-13 to 3-07, a three point win. The Carndonagh Ladies however can be proud for a club which only began ladies football a few years ago. HEARTACHE FOR CARN IN ULSTER LADIES JUNIOR FINAL was last modified: November 1st, 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:Carndonagh LadiesDromoreSt Dympna’sUlster Finallast_img read more

12 Most Common Programming Pitfalls

first_imgHow to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#hack#tips klint finley Peter Wayner lays out the “dirty dozen” most common programming mistakes in an article at InfoWorld. The mistakes come in pairs. For example: “closing the source” and “assuming openness is a cure-all.”What would you add to or subtract from the list? Which of these pitfalls trips you up the most often? Do you have any strategies for avoiding these pitfalls?Here’s the list:Playing it fast and looseOvercommitting to detailsNot simplifying controlDelegating too much to frameworksTrusting the clientNot trusting the client enoughRelying too heavily on magic boxesReinventing the wheelOpening up too much to the userOverdetermining the user experienceClosing the sourceAssuming openness is a cure-allYou can find detailed explanations in the original article.Photo by Stephen Woods Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidcenter_img Why You Love Online Quizzes 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Related Posts last_img read more

China planning massive innovation for state-operated companies

first_imgThe Ultimate Checklist on Ways to Prevent IoT D… 5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruption David Curry Related Posts Electronic Design is Utilizing AI-Enabled Solu…center_img Tags:#China#communist party#innovation#Internet of Things#IoT#IT How IoT Will Transform Cold Chain Logistics For… China’s Communist Party has launched one of the most ambitious private equity funds, focused on restructuring and reforming the party’s State-owned enterprises (SOE).The party is looking to spend 350 billion yuan ($52.5 billion) on the reform project, which will be used to pay for mergers, acquisitions, industrial upgrades, and “innovation.”See Also: Worn in China: Chinese wearable shipments soar in 2016China’s government owns most of the critical infrastructure in the country, like mobile networks, electricity, and utilities. Some of the SOEs are public, but all of the voting shares are kept by the party.The intention of the reforms is to make the SOEs more efficient and push companies founded in China onto the world stage. In the past few years, reports have shown gross negligence from the Communist Party’s SOE, which has led to Xi Jinping’s government pushing the reforms. The lack of world stage presence from apps and companies is also worrying for China, especially as the country starts to slow down.Take Tencent’s WeChat, a ubiquitous service in China that provides a messenger, payment, and gaming platform all in one app, but has hardly any market control outside of its home country.Alibaba’s Tmall is another example of China’s rather exclusive style, providing services tailored to the Chinese market that don’t work (or don’t want to work) in other countries.How welcome will it be elsewhere?China might not find a warm reception outside its borders, considering Western services like Facebook and Google have been forced out the country by the Communist Party. That said, Chinese developers are starting to show they can meld with other cultures, the most recent example being the new Musical.ly app.Making state enterprises more efficient may improve the bottom line for the Chinese party, giving them more money to spend on innovative projects like a Mars mission and satellite launches. The party may also redistribute it into the private sector, providing a larger cushion for Chinese entrepreneurs with global ambitions.last_img read more