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Mahatma Cultural Center Rescues Ebola Orphans

first_imgA subsidiary of the Indian community, Mahatma Cultural Center, (MCC), has made tuition payments for 23 Ebola orphans in the Power of God Academy in Caldwell, outside Monrovia.The payment is in response to a call by government and international humanitarian organizations for philanthropists to come in with assistance for Liberian survivors and orphans.Philip Jijo president of the Mahatma in his statement during a brief ceremony marking the payment yesterday said their support is to help the beneficiaries take responsibility of their future and country.According to him, they will keep on assisting the needy in communities in Liberia as their social responsibility requires.Jijo said his group went out to the MSF ETU where it found those 23 children and decided to help because they were in desperate need.He urged the orphans to be good students to represent themselves and their country in the future.The care taker of the orphans, Elizabeth Moses thanked the Indians for their intervention, adding, “It is so challenging to contend with these children who lost their parents.”She said, “When I brought them in this clinic after the deaths of their parents, I used US$600 out of my salary from MSF to appeal to the school administrator to keep them in school.“It was within that process that this group came and said they were going to pay their tuition fees.  We have also received support from Mrs. Mary Broh, director general of the GSA.”She also disclosed that the Chinese has decided to build 4-bedroom to accommodate the children to make the children’s environment more conducive.In addition to the challenges, Ms Moses said stigma is a factor that is also posing psychosocial pains on the orphans.“People in the neighborhood do not accept the children for fear of contracting the disease.  Even some relatives who are connected to them fear to come around them, and as they (orphans) go in any house to witness television or play, they are rejected.  This then puts me under pressure to seek television and other musical sets to amuse them,” she emphasized.Indians are one group of foreign nationals with long standing history in Liberia.  They are mainly engaged in both merchandised and small retail businesses.They have also entered the mining sector with steel giant Arcelor Mittal in Tokadi, Nimba County. India has also donated several public transport buses to the Liberian government.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

17-year-old stabbed to death by cousin for $440

first_imgA West Bank Demerara, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) teenager was stabbed to death by his 16-year-old cousin after he did not repay 0 that was borrowed to purchase bread.Dead is Leon Anthony Ritchie, 17, of Lot 20 L’Oratoire, Canal Number One Polder, West Bank Demerara. He was stabbed once to his chest by his 16-year-old cousin, during an argument at about 18:10h on Tuesday evening. Reports are the fatal stabbing stemmed from a row over money owed to the suspect. Guyana Times understands that the now dead teenager, a construction worker had borrowed 0 from his cousin to purchase bread about two weeks ago.Dead: Leon Anthony RitchieHowever, the bread was utilised by the suspect and another cousin, Akeem Gittens, and as such the young man apparently did not see the need to repay the money.However, on Tuesday afternoon, the suspect confronted Ritchie for the money and an argument ensured. Ritchie was reportedly in the kitchen preparing a meal when he was attacked by the suspect and dealt one blow to the chest with a knife that the suspect picked up in the kitchen.An injured Ritchie reportedly collapsed and upon realising what he had done, the suspect raised an alarm. The injured teen was taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The suspect, who accompanied his injured cousin to the medical facility, was immediately taken into custody and is assisting with investigations. At the house where the stabbing occurred, Akeem Gittens, the brother of the suspect, said he was no where around and knew little about what might have prompted the stabbing incident.He explained that he was at a shop in the area and was informed about the stabbing incident by two young ladies. With some disbelief, he rode home but by the time he arrived, his cousin was already taken to the hospital. He further stated that when he entered the kitchen, there was blood everywhere.Nevertheless, he claimed that he went to see his brother at the La Grange Police Station but was prevented of doing so.The house where the stabbing incident occurred“All I hearing is lil thing here and there… one time, I hear is about money, another time is about charged, the other time about a girl… so I nah know exactly what happen… All I know is that the two of them does go out and lime and come home late… I never know they had any vibes,” the young man noted.He further stated that his now dead cousin was a quiet person who did not get into trouble. The dead teen’s father, Michael Ritchie, when contacted via telephone told Guyana Times that he was standing in front of his house when he received news of the incident. He is one of the persons who took his son to the hospital.The aggrieved father, who is still in shock, said he was not afforded an explanation as to what prompted the stabbing. Although his son did not live with him, he would visit him quite often.The father said his son lived at his grandparent’s house along with his other cousins. Their grandfather, who supervised the boys, passed away last year and ever since they have been living alone. Persons in the area could not recall hearing any argument prior to the stabbing incident.One woman posited that she was at home all day and only heard loud music but after a while, the place went quiet followed by scream from the suspect, who was shouting “Leon! Leon!”It was at that time that residents in the area thought something was amiss and ran over to the house where they found the young man lying in a pool of blood. Leon Ritchie is survived by his parents and only brother.The Police have since recovered the murder weapon as they continue their investigations. They are expected to institute charges before the end of the week. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

At 79, hospital housekeeper is heart, soul of fourth floor

first_imgThe housekeeper on the fourth floor has been cleaning patients’ rooms at Valley Presbyterian Hospital for 47 years. She’s 79 and never had a day of college, but there are plenty of people at the hospital in Van Nuys who will tell you that Audrey Nelson is as important to them as any doctor, nurse or administrator. She walked into the hospital in 1959 as a single mom looking for a job – any job – to support her two young children, and she stayed to become the heart and soul of the place. Director of inspiration, some say. “We get people checking in who request one of Audrey’s rooms specifically,” says Harry Davis, director of nuitrition and environmental services. “It’s like they’re making restaurant reservations and want to sit at Audrey’s table.” Leslie Rouff has been both a patient and a visitor at Valley Presbyterian, and she thinks she knows why Audrey – who cleans 32 rooms, plus the fourth-floor nurses’ station and utility room – is so popular. When you hurt and feel rotten, when everyone around you seems to busy to stop and talk, the housekeeper always makes time for you, Rouff says. When you see her scrubbing the sinks and vacuuming the floors – and find out how long she’s been at it, how old she is – well, your own aches and pains don’t feel quite so bad. “She’s an absolute inspiration to everyone in those rooms, always going the extra mile for you and your family at tough, emotional times.” That’s how you get patients to ask for you by name when they’re checking in. She didn’t care what she had to do – empty bed pans or scrub floors; she needed the job, Audrey told the man doing the hiring back in 1959. “As tired and worn out as I was, he thought I was capable and told me to start on Monday,” Audrey said. She started out as an attendant, emptying bed pans and managing supplies, and then worked her way up to a senior aide for a couple of years. But budget cuts put her back to cleaning rooms, which she doesn’t mind one bit. You learn a lot about people when the’re lying in a hospital bed feeling vulnerable and needing a shot of what you’re offering – inspiration. “I’ve met rich people, poor people and not-so-pleasant people,” Audrey said. “They all open up if you show them you care.” When her son and daughter graduated from high school, Audrey had them work with her at the hospital for a summer so they could see how she supported them. “I wanted them to learn about caring and responsibility,” she said. “There’s no better place to do that than a hospital.” With that, the director of inspiration had to get back to work Monday. Two new patients were checking in, and she had to change the sheets, mop the bathroom floor, scrub the sink, wipe the walls, clean the windows and blinds, and vacuum the floor. Even with 80 staring her in the face, Audrey has no plans to quit. “As long as the good Lord lets me, I’ll keep working,” she said, getting ready to meet some new patients. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. (818) 713-3749160Want 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

Rodgers feared heart attack after Liverpool axe

first_img“There was an incident when I left Liverpool and I went to Dubai a fortnight later,” said Rodgers.“I lay in fear one day thinking I was having a heart attack — maybe my mum’s condition affected me because she died of one.“I was rushed to hospital and basically it was a reaction my body and chest was having in starting to condition itself in terms of not having that pressure.”Rodgers, who came close to delivering Liverpool their first Premier League title in the 2013/14 campaign before he lost his job in October 2015, said the scare made him reassess how best to handle the pressures of being a manager.“That made me sit up and ask myself how do you manage pressure, how to regulate it,” said Rodgers who guided Celtic to a treble last season.“I needed to go and address it. I didn’t I think at the time (of managing Liverpool) there was any more or less pressure because you are so ingrained in it.”Rodgers, whose father died of cancer aged just 59, said it had changed his mindset.“I felt during that seven-month period (break he took) I needed to reflect and then make sure in my next job that I could learn from the experience.“You have got to have your health, happiness and energy back in order to succeed.”Rodgers’s Celtic side host bottom-placed Kilmarnock on Saturday where they could equal a century old record of 62 games — set by another Celtic side — without defeat.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers, pictured on October 18, 2017, told the BBC on October 27 that he reconsidered how he managed stress after suffering what he thought was a cardiac arrest following his 2015 firing from Liverpool © DPA/AFP/File / Peter KneffelLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 28 – Brendan Rodgers feared he was having a heart attack after being sacked as Liverpool manager in 2015, he told the BBC on Friday.The 44-year-old Northern Irishman feared the worst when he was taken ill in Dubai and thought he was suffering a cardiac arrest just like the one that cost his mother Christina her life aged just 53.last_img read more

Liverpool and Tottenham joined by Serie A teams in battle for Ukrainian star

first_imgLiverpool and Tottenham target Yevhen Konoplyanka is attracting interest from four Serie A clubs, according to reports in Italy.The Ukraine international’s contract expires at the end of the season, meaning he would be available on a free next summer.That has alerted both Brendan Rodgers’ side and Spurs, who have made tentative enquires to his club Dnipro, while West Ham have also expressed an interest.However, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Premier League trio have been joined in the race for Konoplyanka by a quartet of Serie A clubs.AC Milan, Fiorentina, Inter Milan and Roma have all sounded out the winger’s representatives about a move to Italy. Dnipro’s Yevhen Konoplyanka in action against Inter Milan 1last_img read more

Vietnam band of brothers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.John Rodriguez endured ambush by the North Vietnamese at 9:30 p.m., just after nightfall. The group was presumed dead until morning, when they were discovered by fellow Marines. John Rodriguez received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his efforts in the war. In the years after his Vietnam experience, Rodriguez and wife, Maria, settled in Pico Rivera. “There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do,” Maria Rodriguez said. “If somebody called, he was Johnny-on-the-spot.” John Rodriguez worked as a machinist for 34 years with Whitmore Tool and Engineering in Chino. He was active in the community through Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Little League and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. PICO RIVERA – A local man and Vietnam War hero died Oct. 5, but not before reconnecting with the men with whom he faced ambush in the jungles of Asia. John Rodriguez, 60, was a member of C Company, 3rd Tank Battalion in the 3rd Marine Division. He and the others in his tank were attacked April 25, 1968. The tank’s driver was killed, and the tank destroyed. To Rodriguez, the years he spent as a Marine would help to define the rest of this life. “If you go and pull out my husband’s drawer, all his shirts are military,” Maria Rodriguez said. He found a network of support and friendship when Lloyd “Pappy” Reynolds of the Vietnam Tankers Association invited him to a Tanker’s Reunion this August. There, he was reunited with his tank commander, Garry Hall, and three others who were with him the night of the ambush. The story of Hall and Rodriguez and the other men in their tank had been told in newspapers and as part of the Unsung Heroes Series, which produced models of tanks and booklets about them. In September, Rodriguez learned he would have to undergo triple bypass surgery, from which he never fully recovered. He died from complications involving his lungs, something his family suspects may have been related to chemical warfare in Vietnam. Before his death, he told his wife he hoped to see the papers and tank model Hall had. Knowing that he was not well, the package was rushed to him. “He said to me, `You call Gary to send me those items, I have to see them before I die,”‘ Maria Rodriguez said. At 9:30 p.m. Oct. 5, John Rodriguez died, the same time as the attack on his tank in Vietnam 39 years ago. The next morning, the package from Hall arrived. His family considered him a war hero, but Rodriguez paid a price for his military service. He had lifelong flashbacks and post- traumatic stress disorder. “We learned how to deal with it,” his daughter, Andrea Rodriguez, 31, said. “How to keep him as calm as he can be and try to make him feel safe.” Rodriguez, 31, said despite his difficulties with memories from Vietnam, he was an excellent father to her and her four siblings. John Rodriguez was also a caretaker for his youngest daughter, Jennifer, who was diagnosed with multiple scleroris in January. Jennifer Rodriguez, 21, said her father always put family first. “He would always put me before himself when I got sick,” she said. “He was there for me through every single test I had.” In return, the family did what they could to honor his service in the military. Since his death, Maria Rodriguez said she has been wearing his military T-shirts and the dog tags he rarely took off. “He told me to keep them for him, to give them to him later,” Rodriguez said. “And I still have a part of him, because his dog tags meant a lot to him.” His son, John Rodriguez Jr., followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the military. He served in the Army for four years, before going to work at Whitmore Tool and Engineering with his dad. “He brought me in here like 13 years ago,” John Rodriguez Jr. said. “He was just a big role model in my life.” A viewing and rosary Mass will be celebrated Friday, with a funeral Saturday at Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img


first_imgThe Abbey Theatre production of John B. Keane’s Sive comes to An Grianan Theatre tomorrow night. A dark story of greed, passion and land, this gripping new production by director Conall Morrison was enjoyed by over 30,000 people during a sell out run at the Abbey Theatre.Now Sive returns for a major All Ireland tour. Beautiful young Sive lives with her aunt and uncle in rural Kerry. Seán Dóta, an elderly farmer, offers the local match-maker Thomasheen Seán Rua, a large sum for her hand in marriage.Will this be too much for her aunt and uncle to resist?When the play opened in Walsh’s Ballroom in Listowel on 2 February 1959, The Kerryman reported: “Sive was greeted with unprecedented enthusiasm. The house was full and the doors were locked half an hour before the curtain went up.”The Abbey Theatre has also provided a resource pack, with help and advice from the Keane family, which gives a background to the play including interviews and discussion notes. It can be found at opens onTuesday October 21st – Saturday October 25th, 8pm nightly,.Matinees Thurs 11am and Sat 2.30pmTickets: €25/€20, matinees €20/€15, discounts available for group and school bookings – please contact box office. ABBEY PRODUCTION OF JOHN B KEANE’S ‘SIVE’ COMES TO AN GRIANAN THEATRE was last modified: October 19th, 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:An griananJohn B. Keane’s Sivelast_img read more

Mayor back in nation’s capital

first_imgFor the most part, though, Villaraigosa stuck to the needs of Los Angeles, stumping for the region’s “fair share” of federal funding. “We think it is important that Los Angeles, as a national asset, be a place for investment on the national level,” he said. “As Los Angeles goes, so goes the nation.” Tuesday’s itinerary included sit-downs with Dreier, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, Rep. Jane Harman, D-El Segundo, and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. King, who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, agreed to visit Los Angeles to see the region’s command centers, city officials said. Villaraigosa’s trip is the second to Washington this month. In town earlier this month to speak to the American Jewish Committee, the mayor backed Sen. Ted Kennedy’s immigration plan now before the U.S. Senate. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Los Angeles, who sits on the House Appropriations Committee, said she believes Villaraigosa is helping Los Angeles financially by becoming a familiar face on Capitol Hill. “Congress stubbornly sticks to the East Coast mentality that the U.S. ends at the Mississippi,” she complained. With a looming $8.3 trillion national debt, she said the personal touch is becoming ever more important. “Competition for federal dollars has never been so fierce.” Villaraigosa said he plans to become a regular Washington visitor. “I have been here a few times lately. That red-eye (flight) is starting to wear on me,” he joked, adding, “This won’t be my last time.” (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa continued to rack up frequent flier miles Tuesday, returning to the nation’s capital in search of federal dollars. Joined by dozens of members of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Villaraigosa called on Congress to invest more heavily in Southern California infrastructure, particularly the Alameda Corridor East rail network aimed at relieving San Gabriel Valley truck congestion. Last year, Southern California lawmakers brought home less than a quarter of the $900 million that local officials sought for the rail project. But Villaraigosa and local business leaders said they believe the $37 billion infrastructure bond package on California’s November ballot will induce Congress to be more generous this year. “We have something today we didn’t have a year ago,” David Fleming, the chamber’s incoming chairman, said of the bond measure. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsVillaraigosa noted that if the bond passes, Los Angeles would get about $1 billion in public transportation dollars. Moreover, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has made cargo-transportation projects, such as the Alameda Corridor East, a top priority. “One thing that Congress has always liked is when local people put up their own money,” Villaraigosa said. “That breeds money.” On immigration, Villaraigosa declined to offer his opinion of President George W. Bush’s proposal to temporarily deploy National Guard troops along the U.S.-Mexico border. But he did swat the House and Senate for a resolution backed by Reps. David Dreier, R-Glendora, and Gary Miller, R-Brea, insisting that the national anthem be sung in English – a backlash against a proposal to translate the anthem into Spanish. “I think our national anthem should be sung in English,” Villaraigosa said, adding, “I don’t know that we need a resolution for that. It’s just common sense.” last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Boston Gaelic Football Club defeated a valliant Connemara Gaels in the Semi Final of the Pat O Brien Cup on Sunday in Canton.The Galway men were underdogs going into the game however they were leading at half time 1-07 – 0-02. The Gaels had the initiative for the first 30 minutes, but ran out of juice for the second as Donegal gradually chipped away at the lead, and by the time all was said and done, had plenty to spare.The second half began with four unanswered points from Donegal who must have realised that they were in a game when they found themselves looking up a fairly steep hill. Michael McGinty came in at corner forward for the northerners and Donegal’s attack took on a whole new set of teeth.Combined with the leadership of Brian White in midfield, Donegal launched a comeback.  The boys in green eventually levelled with The Tribesmen after a goal from Robert (Rocky) Ivers.The Gaels had a last chance to claim a victory when they were a awarded a penalty with only a few minutes left in the game, however keeper Peter Boyle (Ballyshannon) got down well to save David Mc Donagh’s kick.Donegal will now meet the high flying Wolfe Tones in the final of the competition. * Are you playing gaelic games overseas? Share your glories with us back home in Donegal by emailing  GAA: DONEGAL BOSTON DEFEAT CONNEMARA TO REACH O’BRIEN CUP FINAL was last modified: May 15th, 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: DONEGAL BOSTON DEFEAT CONNEMARA TO REACH O’BRIEN CUP FINALlast_img read more

Women’s Soccer Advances to MVC Title Game with Helverson’s Golden Goal

first_img Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster ESPN+ Helverson, who scored a golden goal in a 3-2 comeback win over Indiana State in the second-to-last regular season match, netted the winner Friday after a wild scramble play. After a foul by the Purple Aces in their 18-yard box, junior Cassie Rohan (Palatine, Ill.) took a free kick from the left edge of the box. Rohan sent the ball into the goal box and a wild scramble ensued as players from both teams tried to play the ball. Sophomore Olivia Bruce (Lakeville, Minn.) made solid contact getting a shot off but it was blocked. However, Helverson timed it perfectly flying through the air as she buried a one-timer near post with her left foot. It is the second career goal for Helverson who Thursday night was selected to the MVC All-Freshman team. Preview Live Stats CHICAGO – Freshman Libby Helverson (West Des Moines, Iowa) scored a golden goal in the 103rd minute of Friday night’s Missouri Valley Conference Championship semifinal 1-0 win over Evansville to send the Drake University women’s soccer team to its first MVC title game since 2006. Watch Live Drake dominated possession and scoring opportunities in the semifinal match against Evansville (4-12-3). The Bulldogs outshot the Purple Aces, 30-6, including a 16-2 advantage in shots on goal. It was the second double overtime game this season between the teams after a scoreless draw Oct. 13 in the first meeting at Tiger Field in West Des Moines, Iowa. Sophomore goalkeeper Kelsie Stone (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) was rarely tested, but saved both shots on target by Evansville. Those two shots on goal came in the first half. It is the sixth career shutout for Stone.center_img Next Game: vs. Loyola 11/4/2018 – 1 p.m. “I’m really pleased for our players to have the opportunity to compete for a championship on Sunday,” said Drake head coach Lindsey Horner. ” We were very much in control of the game.  Sam Nosler, Elaine Gorom, and Shannon Steurer shut down any chances against Kelsie Stone.  I thought Olivia and Libby off the bench had a great impact on the game. We could have become really frustrated by having so many looks and not scoring a goal, but the team was very resilient in our mentality, and tried to play faster before Evansville could get behind the ball. Of all ways to score it seemed there was the majority of Evansville’s squad behind the ball in the six and we just kept the ball alive, got our shots on frame and got the rebound volley to find the back of the net.” PDF Box Score Story Links In Sunday’s title game at 1 p.m. on ESPN+, Drake (9-8-1) will play tournament host and the MVC regular season champion and No. 1 Loyola, which defeated Illinois State, 2-1, Friday night in the other semifinal. The winner of Sunday’s match will earn the Valley’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. “We will meet shortly to start preparing for Sunday’s game against Loyola,” Horner said. “This is the quickest turnaround we have had in months. Additionally, we are all excited to play Loyola again as our first game was intense and competitive. We will do our best to be ready.” Sunday will be the fourth all-time appearance in the championship game for Drake. The Bulldogs captured the title in 2006 when they beat Evansville. Drake also advanced to the MVC title game in 2004 and 2005. The Bulldogs and the Ramblers have played once before in the MVC Tournament back in 2015 in a semifinal contest won by Loyola, 2-0.last_img read more