The Ministry of Health has dismissed as “irresponsible and reckless disregard to ethics” a front page story captioned, “Exodus Imminent at Government Hospitals” carried by the Daily Observer in its July 19th Edition.The ministry rubbished the article saying, it constitutes total imagination and only concocted by the paper to be widely sold. “At no time did healthcare workers whether in Bomi County or any part of the country reach such a decision to abandon the health sector as erroneously reported by the Daily Observer,” said a release signed by director of communications at the Ministry of Health, Sorbor George.“Besides, assertion that BSc holders in the sector are paid L$20,700 has no aorta of truth and further points to the additional falsehood that the paper has endeavored to feed our learned public. We wish to clarify that a BSc holder in the health sector earns L$24,000 though subject to taxes. “Another unfounded and uncalculated assertion by the paper is the report that incentives for healthcare workers have dropped from US$134 to US$ 22.23. The allowance for a healthcare worker in Bomi County is USD$125 subject to taxes.“The paper also blatantly refused to understand and realize that the situation for which not only healthcare workers are receiving their salaries partly in US and Liberian dollar is a government decision, occasioned by the downward financial trend facing the entire country.“Due to some financial and administrative changes, government paid 50 percent USD and 50 percent LD in May. In June, government paid its employees including healthcare workers 30 percent USD and 70 percent in LD.“We are confident that there are no health workers contemplating leaving their so-cherished profession because of salary issues or otherwise as they are highly professional and always willing to serve humanity.“It can be recalled that our employees even demonstrated their passion of giving healthcare during the Ebola epidemic when the issue of salary for them was not major rather to save lives.We want to encourage the paper to always verify whatever product it is putting out to continuously win the admiration of the reading audience and escape the temptation of being seen unprofessional. “What it would have caused the paper if it had kept the story until a line was secured from the ministry before going to press? Rather, the paper chose to wallow in falsehood by reporting that it called the Communication Director whose phone remains switched off up to press time,” the statement concluded. Meanwhile, according to information in Daily Observer’s possession from health workers, sent by the Ministry of Health through GT Bank for 2016, it said “GTBANK: USD23.22 CR (MTHLY SALARY-MOH STAFF ALLOW FOR JUNE 2016 30% USD. Your bal. is USD40.03.” However, health workers told the Daily Observer that they are yet to receive the balance portion of the amount that they were told would be paid in Liberian dollars.Furthermore this is what MOH communicated through text messages to Montserrado County workers for the month of May, 2016. “GTBANK: USD39.95 CR (MTNLY SALARY-MOH STAFF ALLOW FOR MAY 2016 BAL 50%…” A health worker said the May’s incentive was US$39.95 and June was reduced to US$23.22 “for those of us in Montserrado County. And with that trend July would bring another reduction.”Another health worker in Tubmanburg, Bomi County in a telephone conversation yesterday admitted that they are entitled to receive from US$125 and US$115 as incentives but they have only been paid US$36 and not US$125 or US$115 and have no idea when the balance that they were told, would be paid in Liberian dollars, would come.“We are not happy about it and someone needs to tell the truth,” she told the Daily Observer yesterday.On the take-home pay or salary for a BSc degree holder, though the MOH is saying it is L$24,000, a health worker said they are paid L$20,700.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Posted: May 3, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPOWAY (KUSI) – A massive show of love and support in Poway tonight as members of the Chabad of Poway synagogue arrived to observe their first Sabbath since last Saturday’s deadly shooting.KUSI’s John Soderman is in Poway with more on this story.Earlier today: 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPOWAY (KUSI) – When sundown comes, Shabbat will begin, the start of the Jewish Sabbath. Tonight, there were special prayers of remembrance all across San Diego for the victims of the synagogue shooting in Poway.KUSI’s Sasha Foo has more on the story. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom May 3, 2019 Chabad of Poway observes first Sabbath since Saturday’s deadly shooting Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
WILMINGTON, MA — You have seen and taken pictures of our favorite places in Wilmington. But have you seen that same view from above? Joe Turner Photography will show you views of our town from the treetop level.Turner’s photography will be on display in the Wilmington Memorial Library’s second-floor Meeting Room during the month of May for public viewing.Turner will hold a public reception with light refreshments on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 7pm. Step back in time and view a comparison of iconic Wilmington buildings and places alongside historic pictures of the same familiar sites. All are welcome.(NOTE: The above information is from the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce Gives ‘Welcome Bags’ To New ResidentsIn “Business”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, May 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber Of Commerce Invites Local Business Owners To Woburn Networking EventIn “Business”
kustiaAn idol of Hindu goddesses Kali was vandalised by some unidentified miscreants at a temple in Thanapara area in Kushtia on Thursday, reports UNB.Thanapara Sarbojanin Puja Mondop president Bishwanath Saha Bishu said the temple caretaker found a part of Kali idol broken while another idol lying on the floor after opening the temple in the morning.Besides, the gold ornaments put on the Kali idol was also missing, he said.Police visited the spot, said Nasir Uddin, officer-in-charge of Kushtia model police station.Police are investigating the incident, he added.
© 2016 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Sorghum. Credit: Public Domain A model of the dhurrin metabolon, summarizing results presented in the paper. Credit:Jean-Etienne Bassard Play 3D model reconstructed from confocal microscope images, using CYP71E1-eGFP as a mean to observe the structures of the Endoplasmic Reticulum. The Endoplasmic Reticulum is where the dhurrin metabolon forms. Only a part of one cell is visible. Credit: Jean-Etienne Bassard PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen (Phys.org)—An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism by which the sorghum plant uses the compound dhurrin to ward off pests and herbivores. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their study, their results and the possible impact of their findings on the field of metabolon research. Mehran Dastmalchi and Peter Facchini with the University of Calgary offer a perspective piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue, calling it a “watershed in metabolon research.” Explore further More information: T. Laursen et al. Characterization of a dynamic metabolon producing the defense compound dhurrin in sorghum, Science (2016). DOI: 10.1126/science.aag2347AbstractMetabolic highways may be orchestrated by the assembly of sequential enzymes into protein complexes, or metabolons, to facilitate efficient channeling of intermediates and to prevent undesired metabolic cross-talk while maintaining metabolic flexibility. Here we report the isolation of the dynamic metabolon that catalyzes the formation of the cyanogenic glucoside dhurrin, a defense compound produced in sorghum plants. The metabolon was reconstituted in liposomes, which demonstrated the importance of membrane surface charge and the presence of the glucosyltransferase for metabolic channeling. We used in planta fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy to study functional and structural characteristics of the metabolon. Understanding the regulation of biosynthetic metabolons offers opportunities to optimize synthetic biology approaches for efficient production of high-value products in heterologous hosts. Journal information: Science Prior research has found that the sorghum plant releases chemicals in response to attacks by plant eaters or pests—one such chemical, a substance called hdurrin, has been found to turn into cyanide when hydrolyzed. It is classified as one of a type of complexes known as metabolons, which are temporary complexes formed between enzymes in a metabolic pathway. They maintain their structure due to interactions between cell structures and membrane proteins present in the cytoskeleton. Unfortunately, the nature of metabolons is still not very well understood. In this new effort, the researchers sought to learn more about the general nature of such complexes by studying what happens when sorghum plants are attacked.The team used a recently developed technique that involved the use of styrene maleic acid copolymer and affinity chromatography to obtain lipids along the endoplasmic reticulum which allowed them to isolate dhurrin samples. This allowed them to identify four of the players involved in converting an amino acid to dhurrin. One of them, they found, was a protein that served as an electron donor; two others were proteins that triggered the process, and the fourth was an enzyme that helped the other transactions take place. All four proteins performed in concert, they noted, to convert an amino acid called L-tyrosine to dhurrin. They also found that the membrane itself was actually a critical part of the metabolon character. New forage plant prepares farmers for climate changes Dastmalchi and Facchini note that in addition to offering new insights into how dhurrin is converted to cyanide, the team perhaps more importantly revealed the major role that the endoplasmic reticulum plays in the process and in the workings of metabolons in general. Citation: Characteristics of a metabolon producing the defense compound dhurrin in sorghum revealed (2016, November 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-11-characteristics-metabolon-defense-compound-dhurrin.html