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)
“We have not decided which number I will wear for this coming season, but that decision will come soon.” Bush’s second choice appears to be 25, currently worn by veteran special teamer Fred McAfee, who has indicated he would be willing to give it (or sell it) to Bush. Players often change numbers to accommodate others, often selling the rights, as New York Giants punter Jeff Feagles did two years in a row _ first trading No. 10 to Eli Manning in 2004, then No. 17 to Plaxico Burress last year. Feagles got a vacation for his family to give Manning his number. Burress paid for an outdoor kitchen in Feagles’ Arizona home. Other number exchanges haven’t been as amicable. When Clinton Portis joined the Washington Redskins two years ago, he bought No. 26 for $40,000 from safety Ifeanyi Ohalete. Portis paid $20,000 up front but declined to pay the rest after Ohalete was cut by the Redskins and picked up by Arizona. Ohalete then sued and the issue was solved before a trial when the two sides agreed on a lump-sum payment of $18,000 to settle the matter. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DENVER – Reggie Bush won’t get to wear the No. 5 he made famous at USC for the New Orleans Saints. Not this season and perhaps not ever. Atlanta general manager Rich McKay, co-chairman of the competition committee, said Tuesday that the committee had recommended against Bush’s request for his college number. The decision was made by the committee after two conference calls. It was never discussed by the owners. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals “Nobody is comfortable that an exception be made to the policy and no one is confident that there will ever be a change,” McKay said at the NFL owners meetings, adding that it might come up again, but certainly not until after the 2006 season has started. Under NFL rules, running backs are required to wear numbers between 20-49. Since 1973, the only major change was made last year, when receivers were given permission to wear numbers in the teens because teams were running out of 80s due in large part to an increase in receivers and tight ends on rosters. Bush, chosen second overall by New Orleans in April’s draft, wore No. 5 at Southern California and had asked the NFL to make an exception. McKay said the committee also had requests from other players to wear numbers normally not allowed for their positions. Bush had pledged to donate 25 percent of his take on jersey sales to the New Orleans-area recovery from Hurricane Katrina if the league allowed him to wear No. 5. He said Tuesday he’ll stick to that pledge despite the NFL’s rejection of his request. “Obviously, I am disappointed by today’s decision but I respect the NFL Competition Committee’s judgment,” Bush said. “The No. 5 is special to me, but with the proceeds from the jersey sales I was also trying to do something special for the city of New Orleans and the entire region.
KILCAR CLUB NOTESSeniorsOur seniors and reserves both had good wins away to St Michaels in Division One last Sunday the final score in the senior match was St Michaels 0-07 Cill Chartha 0-08 and the reserve result was St Michaels 1-06 Cill Chartha 2-06, no matches next weekend so next up is a home tie against Ardara on Friday 25th at 8pm and both teams are away to Naomh Conaill on Sunday 27th. Donegal County TeamsBest of luck to the seniors and minors against Antrim in the Ulster Championship semi-finals in Clones this Sunday especially to Patrick, Ryan, Stephen, Conor and Andrew.Scrap Saturday Bring your unwanted Scrap Metal items to Towney GAA fields this Saturday 21st June, all Scrap Metal items welcomed see posters and our website for more information all funds raised will go to the development of CLG Chill Chartha.UnderageOur Under 14s had a comfortable victory over Naomh Ultan in the Championship on Wednesday last, they also played Naomh Mhuire on Friday evening in what was a great team performance from the lad’s the final score was Cill Chartha 2-17 Naomh Mhuire 3-10. Our Under 12s had a narrow victory over Naomh Ultan on Monday evening the final score was Cill Chartha 4-09 Naomh Ultan 3-10.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €5,800 this week’s numbers were 7, 15, 20 and 21 winners were: €50 Morgan Carr c/o West End Bar, €30 Sandra McCloskey, Derrylaghan and €20 Edel Byrne, Largymore. Lotto Plus numbers 7, 8, 22 and 28 there was no winner.Bingo Club Bingo winners €150 Marie Doogan, €145 Gladys Fuller, €140 Teresa Gallagher, €80 John Cunningham (Glen), €70 Joan McGuinness, Margaret McGinley, Ann Maguire, Rose McFadden, Kathleen Cunningham, Carmel Gallagher and Ann Lowther. The Jackpot next week is €2,200 on 45 numbers.For the latest news visit our website www.kilcarcargaa.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAGAA NEWS: KILCAR SENIORS AND RESERVES ENJOY GOOD WINS OVER ST MICHAELS was last modified: June 17th, 2014 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:Kilcar GAA club notes
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Five models from 75-100 hp offer compact power solutions for specialty crops John Deere unveils the 5G Series Tractors with narrow and highly-maneuverable configurations to expand the specialty tractor portfolio for vineyard and orchard producers and meet Final Tier 4 Engine emissions requirements.“The 5G Series Tractors build on the success of the 5EN Series to offer customers more choices for their specialty applications,” says Christopher Lammie, product manager, John Deere Augusta. “With two chassis widths for narrow (5GN) and vineyard (5GV) applications, the 5G Series Tractors bring John Deere utility tractor performance into specialty row applications.”The 5G Series Tractors are available in the following configurations and horsepower sizes: • 5075GN and 5075GV: 75 horsepower engine• 5090GN and 5090GV: 90 horsepower engine• 5100GN: 100 horsepower engineThe 5G Series Tractors offer a variety of benefits to vineyard producers. The new models – the 5GV and 5GN – are available in widths of 40.5 and 52 inches, respectively, reducing the chance that crops will be damaged in narrow rows. With a tighter turning radius than its 5EN predecessor, the 5GN reduces operator effort, time and fuel consumption during headland turns. Fuel tank capacity is improved over the 5EN with an option for an auxiliary 7.5-gallon fuel tank on the 5GN. Plus an increased cab width on the 5GN Series creates a larger, roomier work environment.The 5G Series Tractors maintain strong engine performance in the field, plus the 90 and 100 horsepower models can be equipped with optional Intelligent Power Management for an additional power boost. Economy PTO also comes standard in all 5G Series models, which reduces engine RPM by 15 percent, helping reduce input cost for operators.“Customers also have flexible transmission choices with the 5G Series Tractors,” adds Lammie. ”The new 5G offers a mechanical 12F/12R transmission or 24F/12R transmission with PowrReverser.”For more information on the new 5G Series Tractors, see your local John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com/Ag.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Each growing season delivers its own unexpected set of challenges for growers. After a season with heavy late-season disease pressure, Syngenta agronomists are reminding corn and soybean growers to prepare for unpredictable agronomic challenges as they select hybrids and varieties for 2017. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more with Eric Anderson, a Syngenta product development agronomist in Ohio.
The police have arrested a woman schoolteacher for allegedly sexually exploiting a teenage student in Chandigarh.According to the police, the 34-year-old woman, a science teacher, had been sexually harassing the 15-year-old student — she was giving tuitions to — for the past two months. The boy, a Class X student, lives in the same area as the teacher.Police said the incident came to fore after the parents of the victim approached the teacher to inform her that they are withdrawing their son from tuition classes as his grades were falling.“On hearing this, the teacher became abusive and locked their son in a room. It was only with the help of her neighbours that the parents were able to free their son,” said Gurjit Kaur, SHO at Sector 31.The woman was arrested on Thursday, produced before the district court and sent to judicial custody. A case has been registered against her under POCSO Act.(With PTI inputs)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the first airport in Sikkim; with this inauguration, the number of functional airports in the country went up to 100.“This is a historic day for the State of Sikkim and also an important day for the rest of India. With this inauguration, the country has hit a century (in the number of airports),” Mr. Modi said while addressing a gathering at Pakyong in Sikkim. The Prime Minister described the airport as an “engineering marvel”, and said that within a week or two, regular flights to Kolkata and Guwahati would be started. The airport at Pakyong, about 30 km from Gangtok and surrounded by mountains, is a major boost to connectivity in the mountainous State. Mr. Modi said the airport would be linked to the Union government’s UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) regional connectivity scheme and the airfare for about an hour would come to ₹2,500. The airport had been constructed at an estimated cost of ₹605 crore.
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MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 03: Ohio State Buckeyes helmets sit in the endzone prior to the Discover Orange Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)We’re in the doldrums of the college football offseason, with spring football over and fall camps still a couple of months away.Simply put: there’s basically nothing going on right now.So, let’s get some talk going on a topic everyone loves to debate: uniforms.Few things are better at driving up some offseason discussion than uniform designs. What if every program in college football redesigned their uniforms? What would they look like?Here are some uniform redesigns from Next Gen Uniforms.Ohio StatePenn StateOle MissOregonIowaUNCFSUTennesseeMiamiPAGE 2: Notre Dame, Michigan and more >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2
LNG Canada said that both firms have significant experience in Canada, combined with extensive LNG and mega-project experience. Fluor has nearly 70 years of Canadian project experience with over 7,500 construction personnel working on Canadian projects in 2017, while JGC has experience in construction of more than 48 LNG trains globally.The commitments LNG Canada has made to ensure the project hires locally and within British Columbia, prior to hiring from the rest of Canada, will be executed by the joint venture. LNG Canada’s commitment to some positions being made available for apprentices — open equally to women and men — will also be delivered by its EPC contractor.LNG Canada External Relations Director Susannah Pierce said that selecting an EPC contractor is a significant milestone for the project. She added that LNG Canada is working toward submitting a competitive decision-ready project to its Joint Venture Participants in 2018. The exact timing of the final investment decision is up to the Joint Venture Participants to make, and they will weigh their decision against a number of criteria, including project competitiveness, how the LNG Canada project fits within their existing portfolio of projects and investments, and available capital, amongst others. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – LNG Canada has confirmed that it has awarded the contract to design and build its proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal in Kitimat to the joint venture comprised of U.S.-based Fluor Corp. and Japan-based JGC Corp.In a post on its Facebook page, LNG Canada said that the contract is conditional on the project’s partners – Shell Canada, Mitsubishi, Kogas, and PetroChina – making a positive final investment decision. The company explained that the joint venture will – if the project proceeds – be responsible for directly hiring the majority of the thousands of workers required during the LNG terminal’s five-year construction period.