English Premier League points standing

first_imgSTANDINGSPOS LP CLUB P W D L GF GA GD PTS1 (1) Leicester 37 23 11 3 67 35 32 802 (2) Tottenham 37 19 13 5 68 30 38 703 (3) Arsenal 37 19 11 7 61 36 25 684 (4) Manr City 37 19 8 10 70 40 30 655 (5) Man Utd 36 18 9 9 44 31 13 636 (7) S’hampton 37 17 9 11 55 40 15 607 (6) West Ham 36 15 14 7 61 47 14 598 (8) Liverpool 36 16 10 10 61 48 13 589 (9) Chelsea 36 12 12 12 57 51 6 4810 (10) Stoke City 37 13 9 15 39 54 -15 4811 (11) Swansea 37 12 10 15 41 51 -10 4612 (12) Everton 36 10 14 12 56 52 4 4413 (13) Watford 36 12 8 16 36 44 -8 4414 (14) Crystal P 37 11 9 17 38 47 -9 4215 (15) West Brom 37 10 12 15 33 47 -14 4216 (16) B’mouth 37 11 9 17 44 64 -20 4217 (17) Sunderland 36 8 11 17 43 60 -17 3518 (18) Newcastle 37 8 10 19 39 64 -25 3419 (19) Norwich 36 8 7 21 35 62 -27 3120 (20) Aston Villa 37 3 8 26 27 72 -45 17last_img read more

To Examine Travelers Checkpoint at Nimba-Bong Border

first_imgIn order to curtail the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus in Nimba and other parts of Liberia, the Nimba County Ebola Response Task Force has erected a checkpoint at the St. John River before entering Nimba from Bong County.Nimba Superintendent Fong Zuagele told the Daily Observer that the newly erected checkpoint will strictly be for testing going in and out of Nimba County.“Anyone entering Nimba or leaving Nimba will be tested at this checkpoint to ascertain their temperature before leaving and if the temperature is higher then that person will be taken to the holding center at the United Methodist Center for an Ebola test,” he said.“We have a drum of water for hands washing; so we ask   everybody to comply with security so we can make Liberia free of Ebola”, he asserted.At present, the County Task Force has three ambulances; one will be transporting those who are showing signs to the holder while the others will be taking positive cases to the center in Monrovia.Thirteen security officers, including six police officers, five BIN officers, two port health officers and a DEA agent have been trained to carefully man the checkpoint and ensure that all travelers go through temperature testing before passing through the checkpoint.Even though the outbreak of Ebola in Nimba is not as high as compared to other places in Liberia, yet it is reported that at least five persons have died from Ebola since the outbreak,  with 13 persons in Nimba  showing signs and symptoms.Supt. Zuagele urged the security at the checkpoint to be fair and honest in the discharge of their duties so as to avoid the further spread of Ebola.“Let’s help stop the spread this deadly Ebola virus by doing exactly what you were trained to do,” he admonished the joint security personnel at checkpoint.“This checkpoint is not created to check driver’s licenses, drugs or to extort money from anyone.  It is strictly here for the Ebola,” he warned.Prior to the erecting of the Ebola Checkpoint, the assigned officers went under a mini workshop where they were ttaught about the various signs and symptoms of Ebola.They were told to consider all signs and symptoms while testing the temperature of a person.Dr. Lorene Cooper of Sanniquellie, the facilitator of the workshop, warned the officers not give in to any pressure under the pretext that someone is seriously sick and so they were rushing that person to the hospital.“The car should be stopped, and the person’s condition  checked and if the person was bleeding, vomiting and toileting, s/he should be detained and the MOH team contacted at once so as to take him/her to the holding center,” she said.“Be polite with those whom you are interacting with.  Do   not rush on any unexplained dead body.  Contact Ministry of Health immediately. The Nimba Task Force received a special thermometer called “thermoflah” from the iron ore mining giant, Arcelor Mittal. It can be used without it touching the body. It is in form of pistol and uses a high quality dry cell finger size  battery.The security will be checking for anyone whose temperature is over 37.5c and if anyone’s  temperature drops, he or she  should be allowed to go; but if it is above the given degree,  the person shouldn’t be allow to leave.“Put your country first and do not take any money from anyone at this checkpoint because the person wants to go or you know the person,” Dr. Lorene Cooper said.“Work as a team and be very straight and do not touch anyone,” she emphasized.The Nimba Police commander has promised that his men will not be involved in anything else besides what they were told to do to stop the spread of Ebola. The officers will make sure that no vehicle carry two persons in the front or four persons in back seat, in case of a taxi.“In exercise of our duty to  combat Ebola, we’ll make sure that no taxi carries more than four and no motorcycle carry more one person at the back,” he said.Meanwhile, Supt. Zuagele has informed this newspaper that similar checkpoint was slated to be erected at the boundary with Grand Gedeh on Tuesday 12th August 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Trial to continue into “Shoe Lace” murder case

first_imgAfter about one week in voir dire (trial within a trial), the overall proceedings in the murder trial for the December 2012 killing of Kamal Ramsahoye is expected to be heard at the Demerara High Court.Dead: Kamal RamsahoyeIt was Tuesday last that a 12-member jury was empanelled to hear the matter after the accused, Phillip “Shoe Lace” Paul, denied the charge when Prosecutors Lisa Cave and Orinthia Schmidt presented the indictment before Justice Sandil Kissoon.The particulars of the charge allege that Paul murdered the man between December 8 and 9, 2012, during the course or furtherance of a robbery. Reports from 2012 had stated that Ramsahoye was found dead at his residence. A post-mortem examination had revealed that he died from haemorrhaging and shock due to massive blood loss. Paul is being represented by Attorney Brandon De Santos.last_img read more

Some GOP reps seek to elect new leaders

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Doolittle denies wrongdoing and his spokeswoman said he has not been contacted by the Justice Department or the FBI. But at least one of his GOP colleagues said this week that Doolittle has some explaining to do. “I think he needs to define clearly what his issues are, if they exist, and otherwise I think it will become difficult for him to continue” in his leadership post, said Rep. Charlie Bass, R-N.H. A number of rank-and-file House Republicans, including at least two Californians, are calling for new elections for the House GOP leadership in February – with the exception of the speaker. That would force Doolittle to campaign for his leadership job amid concern over the Abramoff scandal. Doolittle serves as Republican Conference secretary, not a top post but one that gives him a seat at the table when the speaker, majority leader and others meet. “It’s important that with this election we move forward in the most positive way we can, and that would include looking at any baggage that any member may have,” said Rep. Mary Bono, R-Calif. WASHINGTON – California Republican Rep. John Doolittle secured a coveted spot in the House GOP leadership partly on the strength of his ties to Tom DeLay. And he called lobbyist Jack Abramoff a good friend. Now that Abramoff has pleaded guilty in a congressional lobbying scandal and DeLay has resigned his majority leader post, those connections are coming back to haunt Doolittle. The eight-term conservative congressman is among a handful of lawmakers, including DeLay, whose dealings with Abramoff have caught the attention of federal investigators. Doolittle, R-Granite Bay Vista, accepted campaign money from Abramoff and used his luxury sports box for a fundraiser without initially reporting it. The congressman’s wife and one of his former aides did work for the ex-lobbyist. Doolittle’s spokeswoman has dismissed concerns about the congressman’s ability to hang on to the job. “Mr. Doolittle is not concerned about the media’s irresponsible speculation affecting his leadership position,” said spokeswoman Laura Blackann. “Any suggestion that Congressman Doolittle may have had some improper involvement in matters recently disclosed about Mr. Abramoff is based on irresponsible speculation by the media and is completely without merit,” she said. Doolittle is unlikely to lose re-election in his rural and heavily Republican Northern California district in the Sierra foothills northeast of Sacramento, where registered Republicans outnumber Democrats 48 percent to 30 percent. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

James Morrison signs new West Brom contract

first_img 1 The 32-year-old midfielder joined West Brom in 2007 and has made more than 300 appearances.Morrison is currently the Baggies’ longest-serving player and is set to be part of a squad that begins its Championship campaign against Bolton on Saturday. To be continued…✍🏼📝🙌🏼#WBA https://t.co/bYs989szKC— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) August 3, 2018He has won 46 caps for Scotland. Morrison has been with the Baggies for over a decade James Morrison has signed a new contract with West Brom, the Championship club have confirmed.The Championship club have announced an initial one-year deal for Morrison, the Scotland international, with an option of a further 12 months.last_img

REVEALED: JUST 8 NEW JOBS AT FACTORY – NINE MONTHS AFTER 35 NEW POSITIONS ANNOUNCED

first_imgJUST eight new positions have been created at a Gaoth Dobhair crisp factory, nine months after the company announced 35 new jobs, donegaldaily.com can reveal.The current workforce at Largo Foods in the Gaoth Dobhair industrial estate is 198 full-time and part-time staff.Last June the company announced 35 new positions. At that time it had 190 members of staff and stated in a press release and at a press conference that the workforce would rise to 225. Minister Dinny McGinley was at the announcement way in June last year.But this week when the Minister arrived at the same plant to announce a €570k taxpayer cash injection into the company, there was no mention of the previous press release and the promise of jobs in it.“The addition of more manufacturing lines, the increase in capacity, and the expansion of the product mix will allow for better efficiencies, increased sales and will help to secure current employment in Gaoth Dobhair,” said the Minister at the time of the announcement of 35 new jobs.But this week as the company announced a new investment in the plant, helped with the Udaras grant, it said in a new press release that it had 198 employees – 27 less than it promised last year. Last night donegaldaily.com revealed that 52 part-time positions are being axed and replaced with 26 full-time posts.And we also revealed that although Minister McGinley said there would be 24 new jobs as a result of this week’s announcement, we have seen documents which show those positions will come about ONLY if the company develops new snacks which become commercially successful.The full report of last June’s jobs announcement is here https://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/06/20/35-new-jobs-confirmed-for-gaoth-dobhair-snack-company/.Last night’s revelations are here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/02/23/the-truth-about-crisp-factory-26-people-are-losing-jobs-and-absolutely-no-guarantee-of-new-jobs-despite-massive-grant/ © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily REVEALED: JUST 8 NEW JOBS AT FACTORY – NINE MONTHS AFTER 35 NEW POSITIONS ANNOUNCED was last modified: February 24th, 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)last_img read more

Helverson Named MVC Women’s Soccer Newcomer of the Week

first_imgST. LOUIS – Freshman Libby Helverson (West Des Moines, Iowa) of the Drake University women’s soccer team has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Soccer Newcomer of the Week, the MVC office announced Monday, Oct. 22. Helverson, who led the team with five shots against the Sycamores, has played in all 16 matches in her first season as a Bulldog. This is the third MVC Newcomer of the Week winner for Drake as fellow freshman Alison Walls (Kansas City, Mo.) is a two-time recipient. Helverson and her teammates host Missouri State Thursday at 4 p.m. in the regular season finale. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Helverson, a midfielder, was the hero in Drake’s win over Indiana State Sunday, scoring her first career goal in a 3-2 comeback win. Helverson’s game-winner was a golden goal in the 95th minute. It came after junior Shelley Lyjak’s took a shot and the Sycamores’ goalkeeper, Hannah Sullivan, was unable to hold onto the ball. Helverson was in the right spot as she tapped it in for the winner for the Bulldogs.last_img read more

Five years of safe blood at SANBS

first_imgThe South African National Blood Servicehas diminished the risk of transferringviruses through its blood supply.(Images: Nosimilo Ramela)MEDIA CONTACTS• Vanessa RajuBrand and CommunicationsSouth African National Blood Service+27 11 761 9300 or +27 71 602 7241Bongani NkosiBlood safety standards at the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) have been at their best over the last five years, the organisation announced on 25 July 2011.The non-profit body said new data shows it has significantly diminished the risk of transferring viruses such as HIV, and hepatitis B and C through its blood supply.This is largely thanks to the use of the Novartis nucleic acid testing (NAT) system introduced in 2005, which screens donated blood for HIV and strains of hepatitis.The data is an incredible public health story, SANBS said.“Since we started performing IDT-NAT (individual donor testing-NAT), we have virtually eliminated the risk, with no reports of HIV-1 infections from transfused blood or blood products,” said its chief operations officer Ravi Reddy.“This represents a significant increase in patient safety in South Africa, and I hope this serves as a model for other countries,” he added.According to Reddy, transmission of HIV and hepatitis infections from donated blood used to be more prevalent in South Africa before the introduction of NAT.SANBS has screened at least 3.8-million blood donations for the viruses through NAT since 2005.The organisation collects an average of 780 000 units of blood annually from voluntary donations and is a major supplier of “vein to vein” blood transfusion services in the country. It has 79 blood banks serving over 1 000 hospitals and clinics in eight of the nine South African provinces.The Western Cape is covered by the Western Province Blood Transfusion Service, which has also been using NAT since 2005.NAT more effective than serologyNAT has proven to be more effective than the serology test, as it is highly sensitive to the genetic material of the virus, SANBS said. It can detect active infections that traditional serology testing can miss, according to the organisation.SANBS has been able to detect 6 487 HIV-positive units of donated blood due to the use of NAT – 96 of these units would not have been identified by serology testing.There were 3 007 Hepatitis B-positive units found, of which 346 went undetected with serology testing alone, it said.At least 250 Hepatitis C-positive units were identified, of which five were undetected by serology testing.“These units of infected blood would have tested negative and been made available for transfusion to patients if not removed from the blood supply following NAT testing,” the organisation said.SANBS has not eradicated serology testing altogether, as it still uses the system on all samples in addition to NAT testing.Given that there are over 5-million people living with HIV in South Africa, SANBS is clear of the risk of HIV-infected blood entering the national blood supply.It noted that according to the World Health Organisation, between 5% and 10% of all HIV infections worldwide have been acquired through transfusions of infected blood and blood products.Some blood donors may not be aware of being infected by the transmittable viruses. “This makes it essential that our blood-screening programmes employ a testing method that will help us deliver the safest possible blood,” said Reddy.“The data shows that NAT in IDT has achieved that result (delivering safe blood) in South Africa,” he added.last_img read more

Fitbit continues spending spree with acquisition of Vector

first_imgRelated Posts Follow the Puck How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… David Curry Fitbit has extended its spending spree with the acquisition of luxury smartwatch maker Vector, a European startup that entered the market less than a year ago.The startup has been acquired for an undisclosed price and according to TechCrunch, Fitbit is interested in the software platform and design team, not for its craftsmanship.See Also: How to use your wearable’s VO2 max feature in your fitness routineVector wanted to combine the watchmakers of Romania with the “business smarts” of London to craft a real luxury smartwatch. To that end, it launched an e-ink smartwatch last year that has 30-day battery life and is compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.The smartwatch was well received, but Vector did not release sales figures and revealed that it won’t launch any more smartwatches under the brand. The smartwatch will continue to work, but Vector will not actively work on new updates for it.Fitbit wants one of everythingFitbit has been picking up a few notable smartwatch firms, including Pebble, the Kickstarter darling that raised over $15 million on the platform to sell its wearables. Like Pebble, Fitbit will be taking in all of the talent from the startup.According to a report from The Financial Times, Fitbit even attempted to acquire its longstanding rival Jawbone for an amount much lower than its $1.5 billion valuation.The wearable market is not moving as fast as some analysts predicted a few years ago, leading to the devaluation of some startups in the industry. Fitbit, the goliath of the wearable market, might see this as the perfect time to pick up startups at a fraction of what they were worth a few years ago, even if it is just for the talent.center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Fitbit#fitness tracker#smartwatch#Vector#wearable Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

Nine killed as structure collapses during wedding rituals in Rajasthan

first_imgNine persons were killed and 15 others injured when an eaves collapsed during wedding rituals in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district last night.The incident occurred in Pidhi village in Kumher police station area where the ‘Bhaat’ ritual was going on.Several people were sitting on the eaves to watch the ceremony. Suddenly, the structure gave in and the people sitting under it got trapped, Assistant SP (Bhartpur rural) Dharmendra Singh said.The victims were rushed to a nearby hospital where some of them were declared brought dead and some died during treatment.8 of the 15 deceased, that included both men and women, have been admitted to the SMS Hospital in Jaipur, he said.last_img