UNFPA Calls for Clean Environment to Encourage Facility Delivery

first_imgAs the Government of Liberia and partners intensify efforts to encourage facility delivery by pregnant women, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund has called for hospitals to remain clean and comfortable.“We cannot advocate for facility delivery when health centers remain in shambles and unattractive,” says UNFPA Liberia Resident Representative Ms. Ratidzai Ndhlovu. “When a woman walks into a clinic or hospital to deliver, she must see the facility as the best place for her delivery. We don’t want pregnant women to hesitate to come to the institution because it is so uncomfortable”“UNFPA is committed to remain a trusted partner to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare,” Ms. Ndhlovu said during an appreciation program on Tuesday 14 January, by the administration of the James N. Davies Memorial Hospital for UNFPA’s contribution to the face-lifting process of the hospital.  The James N. Davies Hospital is located in Paynesville, a suburb of Monrovia and is a maternal and child health hospital that serves a population of about 250,000 people.She said because maternal health is at the core of UNFPA’s mission, the fund will continue to support activities of the Ministry of Health to prevent maternal death by providing technical assistance for family planning, strengthening and upgrading of health facilities and referral mechanisms, improving midwife training curricula. It will also continue supporting human resources management; mobilizing communities and promoting women’s rights. “UNFPA is committed to all efforts that promote the reproductive health and rights of women and girls; ensuring that no woman dies giving life.”In Liberia four women die every day due to pregnancy related complications. In appreciation of UNFPA’s gesture, the Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Health Ministry Dr. Bernice Dahn pleaded for direct UNFPA support to the James N. Davies hospital. “This hospital attends mostly to pregnant women and their newborns, and children and it is one of the hospitals with very high newborn deaths,” she said.In March 2011, the Government of Liberia and partners launched the roadmap for accelerated reduction of maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity in the country. The roadmap guides the delivery of basic, essential and quality reproductive health care services to the people including institutional delivery.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A.V. winery, vineyard tours set to begin

first_imgDesignation as an American Viticulture Area would mean the Antelope Valley has unique topography and soil that can produce a unique grape, officials said. The four areas would be the Antelope Valley, Leona Valley, Acton and Agua Dulce area, plus the Tehachapi-Cummings Valley area. “Wine connoisseurs will buy wine for that extra distinction and nuance,” said Robert Woods, association spokesman and Leona Valley Winery technology director. Bob and Patty Souza, owners of Souza Family Vineyards in Tehachapi, where they grow grapes on four acres to make Primitivo Zinfandel wine, said they are excited about the tours. “We are thrilled they included us because we are sort of an outpost,” Bob Souza said. The Souzas said they are planning to add a wine-tasting room and establish a bed-and-breakfast this summer. The winegrowers association is a nonprofit organization that was formed last October to promote wine production and awareness about the industry in the greater Antelope Valley area. Membership is open to wineries, vineyards and wine enthusiasts. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Local vintners began replanting grapevines about 25 years ago, and the region now boasts five wineries, 33 vineyards and three tasting rooms. “People will stay at hotels, visiting areas and wine-tasting rooms,” Kilmer said. Kilmer said there will be four- and eight-hour tours, with the option of staying at a bed-and-breakfast inn that is planned at a winery in Tehachapi. Tour prices and information will be made available in May on the association’s Web site, www.avwinegrowers.org. Association officials also said they are applying to have four local areas federally designated as distinct wine-producing regions, which will increase the value of the grapes and local wine production. LANCASTER – The newly formed Antelope Valley Winegrowers Association will launch wine tours this summer to boost tourism, business and job growth, officials said Tuesday. The tours are scheduled to start in mid- to late June with the help of two limousine companies and will involve wineries and vineyards stretching from Agua Dulce to Tehachapi. “We have Napa to the north, and Temecula, Santa Barbara and Paso Robles. We are in the middle,” said Chantel Kilmer, association president and marketing director of Cameo Vineyards. “How difficult would it be to stop on the way through?” During a news conference, organizers noted that the Antelope Valley has a long and rich history of wine-making that ended with Prohibition in the 1920s. last_img read more

Hit and run at the advance voting pole on Monday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A local resident helped the RCMP catch a person who allegedly hit a pedestrian near the Fort St. John Legion.Monday, October 14th, 2019, a man was hit crossing the road at approx 7:50 pm by a vehicle outside of the Legion during advance voting.According to an eye witness, Jacques Germain, he saw the vehicle strike the pedestrian on 105 avenue near the Legion.- Advertisement -Germain said he then decided to follow the vehicle in question, after seeing the vehicle not stop at the scene. Germain would continue to follow the vehicle and detain the driver until the RCMP arrived.The RCMP has not returned our requests for information about the incident.No further details were available regarding the condition of the pedestrian.Advertisementlast_img read more

Parkwood Southlands takes another step forward at a recent Council meeting

first_img1 hectare of additional parkland The draft MDA was presented and reviewed with changes to Council on Monday, November 25th, 2019 based on Council’s direction from an August 26th, 2019 Council meeting. Some items within the changes have been addressed within the Zoning Amendment Bylaw, and are further discussed within Administration Report No. 0200/19.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A presentation was made to Council about the Parkwood Southlands draft Master Development Plan (MDA) that included amendments to the zoning by-law regarding density. Additional landscaping required for parks and trails – Advertisement -As a way to ensure the City’s interests are addressed and the development provides benefit to the community, a Master Development Agreement was created. center_img The applicant XJEE Evergreen Estates Ltd. (the Parkwood Group) wants to provide a development that the City has not seen before. 10 percent of all units developed shall be affordable housing, potentially 340 units at maximum build-out, or 160 units at minimum build-out Council approved in principle the changes to the draft MDA regarding density for the development. This gives staff the ability to finalize the document and give the developers flexibility in how they create the density design for the development. The following elements exceed the minimum requirements typically achieved through the City’s development processes;last_img read more

WATCH: Luis Suarez’s double against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League

first_imgOn Tuesday, Luis Suarez took his goal tally for club and country this season to 46. The Barcelona forward helped his side to come from behind to beat ten-man Atletico Madrid 2-1 in the last eight of the Champions League at Camp Nou. Diego Simeone’s side took a first-half lead through Fernando Torres, before the former Liverpool and Chelsea striker saw red after receiving two bookings. Luis Enrique’s Blaugrana piled on the pressure and it was only a matter of time until the home side scored. Lionel Messi’s wait for his 500th career goal goes on as Suarez stole the show with a well-taken double.The 29-year-old now has 46 goals in 47 appearances for Barca and Uruguay this season.See his brace from Wednesday night, below:Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid: Luis Suarez draws the home side level Luis Suarez continues his good form this season Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid: Luis Suarez doubles the home side’s tallycenter_img 1last_img read more

England 7/10 favourites to beat Scotland and MORE latest odds! CORAL DD

first_imgCoral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Can Scotland get one of over England when the old rivals face each other in their World Cup qualifier?The boys in blue are 9/2 for a home victory at Hampden Park on Saturday, with the Three Lions 7/10 favourites and the draw 5/1.And, will there be a memorable Scottish double this weekend?Andy Murrray faces Stan Wawrinka in the French open semi-finals on Friday, and there is a 40/1 double for Murray to win his first Roland Garros title and Scotland to beat England.Get all that and MORE in the latest Coral Daily Download!Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast?last_img read more


first_imgST EUNAN’S Minors are through the County Championship final after a nervy win over Aodh Ruadh at St Mary’s Convoy this evening.The Letterkenny lads eventually won 0-14 to 0-07 but it could have been so different.The Ballyshannon side trailed 0-07 to 0-05 at the break after establishing a four point lead early in the first half. St Eunan’s missed a number of chances to pull much further ahead in the second half but led by 0-10 to 0-07 with ten minutes left – and Aodh Ruadh were awarded a penalty.But the spot kick went the wrong side of the post and St Eunan’s showed their class to finish the game in style with Niall O’Donnell and Rory Carr impressive for the black and amber. GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S MINORS THROUGH TO COUNTY FINAL AFTER WIN OVER AODH RUADH was last modified: September 5th, 2015 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:Aodh RuadhMinor ChampionshipSt Eunanslast_img read more

Watford closing in on signing of France starlet

first_img What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas latest BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update But, according to L’Equipe, that has not stopped Watford from pursuing him this summer.And it appears the Hornets are close to concluding an agreement to sign Gueye.The Vicarage Road club are currently locked in talks with Le Havre over a move for the France youth international, who has been capped at Under-18 and Under-19 level. possible standings Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Chelsea beat Spurs, Man United lose – What happened in the Premier League How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Watford coach Javi Gracia has already completed three signings this summer Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? review Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January center_img smart causal targets REVEALED Watford are closing in on a deal to sign Le Havre’s teenage midfielder Pape Gueye.19-year-old Gueye made his senior debut during the 2016/17 season, but he only managed one further appearance last term. 1 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 The Montreuil-born youngster is a defensive midfielder, who is well-regarded for his ball-winning ability in the middle of the park.If a deal is wrapped up for Gueye, the Frenchman will become Watford’s fourth signing of the summer after Ben Wilmot, the central defender, winger Gerard Deulofeu, and full-back Marc Navarro. revealed Alternative Premier League table based on expected goals – lucky Spurs? Latest Watford news ANALYSIS gameday cracker last_img read more

Sheehan book coming out; protest to resume

first_imgFORT WORTH, Texas – After spending scorching August days with hundreds of war protesters at her makeshift camp near President Bush’s Crawford ranch, Cindy Sheehan slipped away each night to her tent or RV for a few quiet moments on her laptop. The words came easily as she opined about the war, U.S. leaders, her critics, her supporters. And the tears started to flow no matter how many times she wrote about her 24-year-old soldier son Casey, who died in Iraq last year. “I miss him more every day. It seems the void in my life grows as time goes on, and I realize I am never going to see him again or hear his voice,” Sheehan wrote. “I knew he was going to be a great man. I just had no idea how great he was going to be or how much it was going to hurt me.” Now those journal entries are in her book, “Not One More Mother’s Child,” to be released Wednesday. The paperback also contains some of her speeches to peace groups earlier this year, letters to politicians and writings since leaving Crawford. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “I never wrote anything more than a note to excuse my kids from school before Casey was killed, so to see something I wrote in print with my name on it is amazing,” Sheehan told The Associated Press by phone from her home in Berkeley. Sheehan gained national attention during her 26-day vigil on a Texas roadside near President Bush’s ranch in August. She refused to move until the president met with her or ended his vacation. That moved Arnie Kotler, the founder of a Hawaii publishing company who saw news coverage and read Sheehan’s Internet blog entries from the protest. “I thought, ‘This is already a book. This is incredible,”‘ said Kotler of Koa Books, which printed about 20,000 copies. “We got it done as quickly as we could, and the deepest reason is to stop the war.” The White House did not return calls seeking comment on the book. Sheehan shares details about Casey, her oldest child who grew up to be an Eagle scout and considered becoming a priest. He enlisted, Sheehan said, to give something back to the country. “He didn’t enlist to be used and misused by a reckless commander in chief who sent his troops to preemptively attack and occupy a country that was no imminent threat or any threat to our country,” she writes. In a chapter called “The Peaceful Occupation of Crawford, Texas,” Sheehan chronicles the daily events of the protest, such as being bombarded with media interviews, the campsite wedding of two peace activists and visits from celebrities Martin Sheen, Joan Baez and the Rev. Al Sharpton. She also writes about her critics. “The right-wingers are really having a field day with me,” she wrote. “… What really hurts me the most is when people say that I am dishonoring Casey by my protest in Crawford. By wanting our troops to come home alive and well, that I am somehow not supporting them.” Sheehan plans to go on a book tour, but first she wants to resume her protest in Crawford this week as Bush spends Thanksgiving at his ranch. “The Camp Casey movement will not die until we have a genuine accounting of the truth and until our troops are brought home,” she wrote. “Get used to it, George. We are not going away.” 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


first_imgEmergency services at scene of a two car crash in Loughanure village at present.It happened on a bend on the Crolly side of the village just before 9am..A number of emergency vehicles from Dungloe are at the scene and traffic delays are expected. It is not known at this stage if there are any injuries. EMERGENCY SERVICES AT SCENE OF TWO CAR CRASH was last modified: September 11th, 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:crashemergency servicesLoughanurelast_img read more