The President of the United States of America, Barrack Obama, has promised that the United States (US) is poised to provide technical, material and financial support to help eradicate Ebola from Liberia and the sub-region.President Obama reaffirmed his country’s commitment to stand by Liberia and the West African sub-region in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease. The US leader made the commitment when he spoke with Vice President Joseph Boakai, Sr., Tuesday night at a White House where a dinner was being held with African leaders attending the U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC.According to a dispatch from Washington DC, the U.S. President also re-emphasized the commitment of his government to support the fight against Ebola epidemic now plaguing the sub-region.He made the commitment when he addressed the formal opening of the US – Africa Leaders Summit on Wednesday at the State Department, the venue of the Summit. “I deeply regret the absence of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, due primarily to the outbreak of Ebola in their countries. America will do everything in its power to ensure that the virus is contained in Liberia and West Africa,” President Obama assured.He also thanked leaders of the African continent for attending the summit and pledged to aid the continent’s growth and development, committing U.S. assistance. In response at the White House dinner on Tuesday, Vice President Boakai thanked the Government and people of the United States for their support to Liberia and apprised President Obama of the steps the Liberian Government has taken to curb the spread of the Ebola virus in the country. According to V.P. Boakai, the Ebola outbreak is overwhelming the limited health systems and resources of the country, but he emphasized that the Liberian people are determined to restrain and curtail the spread of the disease.Vice President Boakai is in the US leading the Liberian Government’s delegation at President Obama’s US – Africa Leaders Summit.Meanwhile, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced that it will be deploying a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to West Africa to coordinate the U.S. Government’s response to the Ebola outbreak. The disease has so far sickened more than 1,600 people, including nearly 900 who have died from the disease. According to information circulated to delegates attending the US – Africa Leaders Summit, USAID announced an additional US$5 million in assistance to help ramp up the international community’s Ebola response efforts.Specifically, this funding will go towards the expansion of Ebola outbreak programs the Agency is already supporting in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. These programs will help trace people who may be infected with the disease, as well as provide health clinics and households with hygiene kits, soap, bleach, gloves, masks, and other supplies to help prevent the spread of disease.In a related development, Vice President Boakai and delegation yesterday evening met with Liberians in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. areas at a Town Hall Meeting about 5:30 p.m. eastern time at the Trinity Episcopal Church on Piney Branch Road in Washington.He was at the same time expected to speak to Liberians across the United States when he appeared as a Special Guest on a popular online radio program hosted by the Liberia Destiny Debaters based in the US.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Hospital officials had hoped to break ground in 2008, adding a neonatal intensive care unit and replacing a good chunk of the 359 beds lost when Granada Hills Community Hospital and Northridge Hospital-Sherman Way closed in recent years. Carmody said he thinks an EIR, which requires the hiring of an outside reporting firm, lengthy public comment periods and more stringent, state- mandated regulations, would unnecessarily hinder construction. “Obviously, that’s a big disappointment for us. From a hospital point of view, any delay is a tremendous problem. We run at close to 100 percent occupancy every day.” MISSION HILLS – Providence Holy Cross Medical Center’s plan to add 136 beds to the San Fernando Valley’s badly stressed health care system has come under fire from residents and union and environmentalist activists. Claiming the project could cause illness, blight and traffic, the unusual coalition got the $143 million tower expansion plan put on hold for two months while the Los Angeles City Planning Commission considers whether it needs a full environmental impact report. Activists with the Sylmar Neighborhood Council, environmental groups and health care workers union say requiring the report will protect the community’s interests. Hospital administrator Kerry Carmody said Holy Cross wants to be receptive to locals’ concerns, lowering parking costs, conducting a traffic study and planning an energy-efficient facility to minimize environmental issues. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
IRAQ war, gay rights, immigration, Iran, stem cells, yadda yadda: A candidate’s stance on these issues may come in second on the road to 2008 as each competes to be the hippest, funkiest, freshest, dopest, flyest G on the ballot. We felt the first rumbles of this cultural campaign temblor in the 2000 White House run, when Oprah declared George W. Bush the better kisser. By 2004, Wesley Clark was quoting OutKast lyrics and the Dennis Kucinich hip-hop street team tried to show D.C. residents that the Ohio congressman was pretty fly for a white guy. Now campaign announcements are made on a talk show sandwiched between jokes about bald Britney and diaper-clad psycho astronauts. In a page ripped from the Arnold Schwarzenegger playbook, John McCain announced his intentions to run on David Letterman. Schwarzenegger announced his intentions to unseat girlie man Gray Davis in California’s gubernatorial recall on Jay Leno. And in another idea straight from the Governator, the field of 2008 candidates is shooting for the first-name basis. The “Arnold” nomenclature was as much necessity as chumminess: Editors couldn’t fit “Schwarzenegger” into most headlines, and Californians needed a more bumper sticker-friendly moniker for their fave candidate. Now take a look at the presidential hopefuls’ Web sites: Sen. Clinton is simply Hillary on her site’s banner. The headline at the top of the browser window when visiting Mike Huckabee’s site says “I Like Mike.” And in an address that could make it onto Hilfiger tees everywhere, Tommy Thompson is using www.tommy2008.com. Might Brownback next shoot for “Sam I Am!” or Kucinich pimp for votes for “Denny the Demmy”? Many candidates already have links to YouTube from their home pages, furtively hoping that Web surfers will take a break from watching clips of champion collegiate beer-bongers to hear their spiel about immigration reform. And in the battle for the blogosphere, Mitt Romney is on MySpace, where he reveals he is a straight Pisces and Mormon (really?) and at last check has nearly 20,000 creepy MySpace friends (including his not-so-creepy family and really hot sons). It seems that the presidential wannabes will be playing catch-up to Giuliani on fly points. He’s done drag, done the tabloids and hosted “Saturday Night Live” – as did John McCain, who appropriately butchered Barbra Streisand’s songbook. And when it comes to musical tastes, the New York Post polled candidates about their latest purchases of tunes – key, because I could never trust a candidate with bad Canadian pop in his iPod. While Kucinich swung 180 degrees from his hip-hop street cred and picked Willie Nelson, and other candidates offered hipster rock and pop choices, Giuliani said he’d shelled out for Verdi’s “Macbeth.” It might not have been on “American Idol,” but that’s music to rule by! Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News. Write to her by e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The children (and parents!) of Carrigart are to get a new playground.Children in Carrigart are hoping to get a playground like this one in Raphoe.A grant of €48,615 has been sanctioned by Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh T.D., for Mevagh Playground.The Minister made the announcement today for Coiste Chlós Súgartha Mhíobhaí, Carraig Airt, Co. Donegal to enable them to develop a playground. Announcing the grant, Minister of State McHugh said that he is very pleased to be in a position to provide this assistance to the Carraig Airt area.“I wish to commend Coiste Chlós Mhíobhaí for their massive commitment to this project, and the involvement of the entire Mevagh community and further afield, with the huge fundraising efforts made to date, showing an inspiring community spirit.“This grant is an acknowledgement of the good work being done by the committee and I believe that this facility will add a great deal to the area and to the promotion of the Irish language” said the Minister of State.YIPEE! CHILDREN OF CARRIGART TO GET A NEW PLAYGROUND was last modified: September 2nd, 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:CarrigartdonegalMinister Joe McHughplaygrund
Our Lotto +1 campaign has reached the halfway point for the month of April. Are you doing all you can for your club? If not, why not sign up today? There are more details below…. Naomh Adhamhnáin Abú!!Good luck to the Senior Hurlers on Saturday The Seniors and Reserves both went down to narrow defeats on Sunday away to St. Michael’s. They have a double-header this weekend. On Friday both teams travel to Gaoth Dobhair (6:15pm & 7:30pm throw-ins) before making the short trip to neighbours Glenswilly on Sunday afternoon. The Juniors got another victory, this time against Glenfin in a close, hard fought game. Their next game is away to MacCumhaills. The Senior Hurlers travel to Lisbellew this Saturday (21st) for the semi finals of the Ulster Táin League Division 4 against Mattock Rangers of Collon, Co. Louth at 2pm.The Minor Footballers got two good wins under their belt in the last week defeating both Sean MacCumhaills and Buncrana. They have no game scheduled this week. Our Minor Hurlers lost narrowly 3-5 to 3-8 against MacCumhaills on Thursday. The U14’s prepared for the County Féile with a comfortable league win over MacCumhaills but had a disappointing day in the Féile losing by a goal to Aodh Ruadh in the semi-final.The U-16 Boy’s Footballers will travel to take on MacCumhaills next Monday (23rd) in the Div. 1 Shield Final.Our U-14 Footballers (boys) still await the date for their Co. Féile Final against Aodh Rua, Ballyshannon. It could take place this weekend or next.The U-14 Girls make the short journey to the Glebe to play the Gaels this Tuesday after another good win in Milford last week in a high scoring encounter 8-09 to 6-07 and they too await the date for their Co. Féile final.U-12 Girls Football training starts this Wednesday (18th) in the Park at 5pm. Get the wet gear on!The U-12 Hurlers took part in an all county blitz last Sunday, competing well in all their games.The Friday Evening Hurling & Camogie Academy is back up and running at 6:30pm every Friday. It caters for U-6’s up to U-10’s and new members are very welcome. The Sunday Morning Football Academy also started last week and begins at 11am sharp. It also caters for U-6’s up to U-10’s and again new members are welcome.Our Lotto +1 Campaign for April is just past the halfway point and so far the response has been excellent. But we still need more! Contact Peter Curran (086-3852973) or another member of the Executive for more information. See more details on both the Club Facebook page and Website: www.steunansgaa.comEamon O’Boyle has been appointed as the Children’s Welfare Officer and there will be more details available on his role in the coming weeks.There was one winner in this week’s Lotto draw. The numbers drawn were: 1-19-20-21. Joseph Gallagher from 108 Ard O’Donnell (card) matched 3 numbers and wins €100. Next week’s jackpot is €1,800. GAA: ST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNY CLUB NEWS was last modified: April 18th, 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:GAA: ST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNY CLUB NEWS
McBREARTYThe death has occurred of Michael McBrearty, Rownfield House, Donegal Town and formerly of 53 Conlin Road, Killybegs. Reposing at the residence of his brother, Charlie McBrearty, Castlecarn, Kilcar, from 5.30pm today, Tuesday. Removal on Thursday at 11.40am to St Cartha’s Church, Kilcar for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Killybegs. Family time from 12 midnight to 9am on both nights. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Rownfield House, Donegal Town.MOONEY The death has taken place of Maggie Mooney, Bridgend, Ramelton. Her remains are reposing at her late residence. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11am in St Mary’s Church, Ramelton with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.GALLAGHERThe death has occurred of Michael Gallagher (Mickey), Carrick and Doonan, Donegal Town. Remains are reposing at his home in Doonan. Removal from there this today, Tuesday at 6pm, going to St Columba’s Church, Carrick. Funeral Mass tomorrow Wednesday at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.McCREADY The death has taken place at her home of Christina McCready, 48 The Woods, Buncrana. Remains reposing at her home. Funeral from there on Thursday at 9.30am going to St Mary’s Oratory for Requiem Mass at 10am. Burial afterwards in Cockhill Cemetery. Family time please from 11pm to 10am.SMITHThe death has taken place of Colm Smith, 5 Rockfield Terrace, Buncrana. His remains are reposing at his daughter Denise and son-in-law Donal Bradley’s residence at 9 Burwood, Buncrana. Funeral from there tomorrow, Wed, at 9.30am for Requiem Mass at 10am in St Mary’s Oratory, Buncrana, followed by interment in Cockhill Cemetery.McLAUGHLINThe death has taken place at her late residence of Anna-Rita Mc Laughlin, Chapel Street, Carndonagh. Removal from her home tonight at 8pm going to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Carndonagh, to repose overnight. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Wed, at 11am followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. JOHNSTONThe death has occurred of Catherine Johnston, Nee Mc Ginley, Derryfad, Creeslough. Her remains are reposing at her home. Funeral mass tomorrow Wed at 11am in Creeslough Chapel, followed by burial in Doe Cemetery.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012 was last modified: January 25th, 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:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAYJANUARY 24
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Hollywood’s business continued to slump, with the top 12 movies taking in $72.2 million, down 18 percent from the same weekend in 2004. Theater revenues are running about 7 percent behind last year’s, even with higher ticket prices. Admissions are down 10 percent. The Major League Baseball playoffs probably undermined movie business as fans stayed home to watch the games, said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations. “This was not a weekend destined to be a blockbuster weekend – really, really slow,” Dergarabedian said. “Audiences seemed somewhat indifferent again. That’s the scary part for the industry. It really takes a lot to get them out there to see a movie. It seems like any competition, like baseball, really cuts in big time.” “The Fog” did not screen in advance for critics, generally a sign the studio knows the movie will get bad reviews. Yet the movie, a remake of John Carpenter’s 1980 ghost story of dead sailors terrorizing a town, drew in steadfast horror crowds that generally flock to fright flicks over opening weekend. An attractive young cast led by Tom Welling, who plays Clark Kent on The WB’s “Smallville,” and Maggie Grace of ABC’s “Lost” also helped lift “The Fog.” Viewers 25 and younger accounted for 61 percent of the movie’s audience, according to distributor Sony. “I think ‘The Fog’ had a lot of really cool elements in the sense it’s a remake of a classic film of John Carpenter’s and had a hot cast,” said Rory Bruer, head of distribution for Sony. “Elizabethtown” is writer-director Crowe’s tale of a shoe designer (Bloom) at the center of a colossal business failure who stumbles into an unlikely romance with a flight attendant after he returns to his family’s old haunts in Kentucky to retrieve the body of his dad, who died suddenly. Critics generally disliked “Elizabethtown,” some calling it meandering and unfocused. Director Scott’s “Domino” fared worse among critics, who found it loud, frenetic and shallow. The movie stars Knightley as the daughter of actor Laurence Harvey, who left her career in modeling to become a bounty hunter. In limited release, George Clooney’s “Good Night, and Good Luck” continued to pull in big crowds. A portrait of journalist Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) in his campaign against Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s communist witch hunt of the 1950s, the acclaimed film expanded to 68 theaters, up from 11 the previous weekend, and took in $1.37 million. “Good Night, and Good Luck” expands to more theaters in the next few weeks. w=18.5TOP MOVIES Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. Final figures will be released today. 1. “The Fog,” $12.2 million. 2. “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit,” $11.7 million. 3. “Elizabethtown,” $11 million. 4. “Flightplan,” $6.5 million. 5. “In Her Shoes,” $6.1 million. 6. “Domino,” $4.7 million. 7. “Two for the Money,” $4.6 million. 8. “A History of Violence,” $3.6 million. 9. “Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride,” $3.5 million. 10. “The Gospel,” $3.2 million. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The crowds were not quite as thick as pea soup, but the horror remake “The Fog” pulled in enough fans to win a close race at the weekend box office with a $12.2 million debut. Finishing second was the previous weekend’s No. 1 movie, the animated adventure “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit,” which took in $11.7 million to lift its total to $33.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Cameron Crowe’s quirky romance “Elizabethtown,” starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst, overcame poor reviews to open at No. 3 with $11 million. The weekend’s other new wide release – Tony Scott’s action thriller “Domino,” with Keira Knightley – flopped with $4.7 million, coming in sixth.
A case of alleged drink-driving against Donegal Senator Brian O Domhnaill has been adjourned again until May 18th.Senator O’DomhnaillSeantor O Domhnaill, 38, from Killult, Falcarragh, did not appear at Letterkenny District Court this morning. The charges include drink-driving as well as hit and run failing to report an occurrence, hit and run failing to remain at the scene and hit and run failing to give appropriate information.The incident is alleged to have happened at Tullygay outside Letterkenny on September 2nd, 2013.Senator O Domhnaill’s solicitor John Canon addressed the court in Irish.Judge Paul Kelly, who also addressed the court in Irish, agreed to the adjournment.CASE OF DRINK-DRIVING AGAINST DONEGAL SENATOR ADJOURNED AGAIN was last modified: March 16th, 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)
SANTA CLARA — Film review at 49ers training camp could spark tension tonight, especially among defensive backs and wide receivers.NFL officials are in town for their annual visit to inform players and staff — and media — about new rules for the coming season. No change has drawn more attention and ensuing concern than coaches’ ability to dial up a replay challenge for a pass-interference penalty, whether it’s called or not, against the offense or defense.Cornerback Richard Sherman arrived at …
Bats can understand the emotional state of other bats from the intonations of their calls, a new study suggests. In the lab, researchers observed greater false vampire bats (Megaderma lyra, pictured) that had been trained to wait for food on a perch. In some tests, they played “aggression calls” over a speaker, typically made by a bat defending its place on a perch from an approaching bat. In other trials, the researchers played “appeasement calls” often made by a bat approaching one already ensconced on a perch and thus seeking to share its space. (Bats were tested individually, and the use of recorded calls ensured that the bats were responding to the content of the call and not visual cues from another bat.) In all tests, the scientists played a call once every 20 seconds until the bats began to ignore the call (by not turning toward the speaker), and then they played a slightly different version of the same call—one that was either more urgent (with shorter, more closely spaced syllables) or less urgent. The novel aggression calls always caused a bat to turn toward the speaker, but the novel appeasement calls only drew a response when they became more urgent, the researchers report online today in Frontiers of Zoology. The failure of a bat to react to weakening appeasement calls suggests that the bats can interpret the emotional content of the calls—a sign that such perception might exist more widely in mammals than previously thought.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)