New Kru Town Women Speak Out Against Redemption Hospital’s Former Chief Administrator

first_imgIt has been a bit over a year since a fugitive Liberian doctor accused of double child rape in the U.S. was allowed to stay in Britain while on the run. Tobias Bowen is presently still wanted for those charges in the U.S. and has yet to be apprehended because of the “safe- haven” Britain has twisted for him.New Kru Town women are in fear Tobias Bowen could return to Liberia.“Dr. Tobias treated some of us and was someone we got used to. Knowing that he is accused of committing rape twice, we wonder what that means for our children. Liberia is poor when it comes keeping people like Dr. Tobias out of here and away from raping again,” Ma Tanya Cole said.Westminster, Britain magistrate’s court over a year ago allowed Tobias Bowen (pictured) to stay in Milton Keynes with his family, after he left Liberia on vacation. Four years before then, in March 2010, New Kru Town’s trusted doctor fled New York for Liberia while on a $10,000 bail.He was charged with two counts of raping a child.“Rape in Liberia is worse then murder. And if someone is brave enough to rape a child not once, but twice, then imagine what might have happened here in Liberia while he was here,” Ma Tanye wondered.Fear has gipped the women living in the boroughs of one of the most highly populated environments after the news of two new rape cases surfaced from Caldwell and New Kru Town.A community where many girls under 18 years old are either pregnant or have given birth children, there is no night protection or patrols there to observe activities that go on at night.Meanwhile, Jubeh Passawe of cotton Tear community feels the government needs to be strict on those who are accused of rape in or around Liberia and not allow them access to companies or organizations that deal with children.“He did well as far as showing leadership in the hospital, but I knew something was too tricky about him. He hid from us that he was a wanted man and still is. How sure are we that he’s not in Liberia,” Jubeh questioned. “We appeal to the government to please put a travel ban on Tobias from entering into Liberia until he answers to the charges against him,” Jubeh begged.Meanwhile, sources working at Redemption Hospital say Tobias Bowen has not been on the premises since he departed in April 2014.“I assure you that we care about the safety of our patients. Though he is innocent until proven guilty, we have our patients to protect,” added our source.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Situation at New Amsterdam Secondary School

first_imgDear Editor,It is with great concern that this letter is penned to highlight a few issues damaging to what was once the top secondary school in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).The New Amsterdam Secondary School has now become a household name that brings distaste to the mouth and minds of parents, students, ex-student, the community and even teachers.One issue that is destroying this wonderful institution is the relationship between the Headmaster and deputy Headmistress. They cannot find level ground to work together. Decisions made by the Headmaster, Board of Governors and even the Education Ministry’s Region Six branch are ‘thrown out’ by the Deputy Headmistress which leads to chaos and confusion throughout the school term. The relationship between the Deputy Headmistress and other teachers can be described as malicious. Teachers are now unhappy, uncomfortable, demotivated and disgust working in these conditions.This highlights the second issue; the high rate of student transfer out of the school to schools lower than the present school. This is not only happening because of the issue highlighted but because the Deputy Headmistress shows favouritism among students and staff, and even among parents. The next reason for the high transfer rate is the amount of money solicited from students by the DHM on a regular basis. Lastly, there is no financial accountability in no aspect/projects of the school activity in and out of the region. We are pleading with the relevant authorities to fix this situation before only a shell of the school remains.Yours sincerely,Patricia Gomes, Shane Williams, Gregory Smith(Concerned parents and associates)last_img read more

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Own goal gives Leopards Top 8 respite

first_img“This is the luck this team needed. Even if we lost this game today, we would not have deserved it since we created many chances and we have been doing so. This could be our turn around, an own goal in the last minute could be our motivation.“I keep saying this team needs time and it will deliver and fans need to be patient. I’m happy this has happened because I knew it was a matter of time things went our way,” under fire head coach, James Nandwa, said after the final whistle sparked huge celebrations on the Leopards’ bench.Although Bandari’s forays upfront were at a premium, their coach, Twahir Muhiddin was seconds away from getting to contest the lottery of penalties on their Top 8 debut before Okwemba’s intervention.“We did not play well and we deserved to lose but there is nothing to worry about because there is much to play for in the remainder of the season,” the former Harambee Stars head coah told.In truth, the defensive discipline that saw the Dockers topple Gor Mahia last weekend in the KPL almost reaped dividends as Leopards were restrained to a point of silencing their vocal fans.Leopards dominated for the better part of first-half with Jacob Keli, coming close in the 35th but last year KPL top scorer could not apply the finish allowing defenders to clear the danger.Three minutes later, Keli was at it again squandering another chance in the box after receiving a fine pass from Nigerian Austine Ikenna, but he placed his shot wide.In the 41st, winger Paul Were thought he had scored after receiving a pass from Keli, only for referee to rule the effort off-side. Two minutes later, Ali Bai, could  give the Dockers the opener with his well taken free-kick that beat keeper Martin Musalia, only to see his effort hit the cross bar as both went to the breather locked at 0-0.In the 50th minute,  Duncan Otewa was forced to clear the ball off Keli’s feet after Were brought in a corner from the left flank.Musalia had to rise to the occasion and keep Leopards in the game after rescuing substitute Ibrahim Kitawi’s free-kick.Leopards are now through to the two-legged semi-finals of Top-Eight and will wait to see their opponents after all the preliminary matches are complete.On Sunday, defending champions Tusker FC will take on Sofapaka in the second knock-out match at Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, April 5 – Super-sub Charles Okwemba’s first touch forced Bandari defender Omar Islam to turn the ball into his own net in the third minute of added time as AFC Leopards secured passage to the Kenyan Premier League Top 8 semi-finals with a 1-0 win at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium on Saturday.With an eye on post-match penalties to decide the winner of a keenly contested encounter, Ingwe coach James Nandwa hauled in Okwemba and seconds later, the midfielder’s low cross in the box was turned into the net by the retreating Omar with the substitute turning into an instant hero among the Leopards faithful who chanted his name to the nines.last_img read more

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Beef industry courts Latinos

first_imgPICO RIVERA – The beef industry is eager to keep customers like Lourdes Rodriguez, who recently bought 6 1/2 pounds of chuck roast at the Gigante supermarket. “I’m going to boil this into a stew,” Rodriguez, 31, said as she placed the bulging plastic sack of chuck into her cart. “I like beef better than pork.” Beef consumption may be dropping among some segments of the population, but it has not fallen out of favor in the Latino community. Beef producers are trying to keep it that way – even as that ethnic group assimilates into an American culture increasingly hungry for leaner meats and healthier diets. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“In the general community, people say, `I love beef, but I already eat too much,”‘ said Holly Foster, a spokeswoman for the California Beef Council. “In the Hispanic community, there are none of the negative perceptions that have historically kind of plagued our product,” she said. The marketing push is occurring across the nation. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is developing a Web site aimed at Latino consumers. Nutritionists say beef could become a tougher sell in the future. The growing affluence that makes Latinos attractive to beef marketers is also putting them into an economic class more conscious of the dangers of high-fat diets, said Hugo Melgar-Quinonez, a nutrition professor at Ohio State University, who has studied eating habits among the ethnic group. “There is a change in demographics within the Mexican community,” he said. “With more and more professionals, tradition plays an important role, but there’s also growing awareness.” The California Beef Council has earmarked $500,000 in 2006 – more than a third of its advertising budget – to market beef to Latinos in Southern California. Much of the money is being used to stage parking lot parties featuring disc jockeys and beef giveaways. After buying her roast, Rodriguez wheeled her grocery cart past a tent outside the Gigante market. Employees from a Latino music station blasted music and hyped carne de res – beef. Similar promotions throughout the summer will offer beef recipe books and raffle tickets for a $500 barbecue grill. For Father’s Day, Rogelio Garcia, manager at Pastor’s Meat in Pico Rivera, prepared 3,000 pounds of carne asada that he knows he’ll sell easily this weekend. On holiday weekends, customers typically buy $20, $30, sometimes as much as $100 in beef, he said. “Large quantities, they always buy large quantities,” he said. For their part, beef producers are trying to hold on to as much business as possible as consumption declines. In 2005, Americans ate 62.9 pounds of beef per capita, down from 73.8 pounds 20 years earlier, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Annual chicken consumption grew from 35.3 pounds to 59.2 pounds per person during that period. The federal agency did not track beef sales by ethnic groups. But the beef council said Latino shoppers spend 33 percent more on beef than non-Latinos. They also eat beef four or five times a week, compared to other groups that have it two or three times a week. “Beef has a high value within the Latino eating culture,” Melgar-Quinonez said. Mexicans are likely to eat even more beef after they immigrate to America to work and find themselves able to afford more of it, he said. New Latino arrivals also have different ideas about what is healthy, said David Morse, whose multicultural market research firm New American Dimensions examined Latino eating preferences in Texas. The newcomers are more concerned about preservatives and other additives in processed foods than about fat, he said. “When they’re talking about `healthy,’ they mean food that’s prepared fresh,” he said. “Healthy means it was bought at the butcher today; `healthy’ means, `I made it myself.”‘ Correspondent Justin Velasco contributed to this story160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Only one Arsenal player would get in Man City, Liverpool or Spurs’ team – Lineker

first_img 3 Gary Lineker spoke exclusively to talkSPORT in a wide-ranging interview gameday cracker “How many of their team would get in Tottenham, Manchester City or Liverpool’s side? Ask yourself that.“One possibly? (Pierre-Emerick) Aubameyang? That would be it.“It’s way too early (to be speculating on Emery’s future), but that’s football in the modern day.“At some clubs you get more time than others. I suspect at Arsenal you get more time, as you’ve got to look at the longevity of Wenger’s reign. “He’s a good coach and he’s got a great track record, but it will be really difficult for them to get in the top four – I said that at the start of the season.” Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Lineker says Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng is the only Arsenal player who would get in Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham’s starting XI Unai Emery has endured a difficult start to life at Arsenal Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow Manchester United’s stunning resurgence to form has made Arsenal’s already uphill challenge to secure a top-four spot even steeper, with many questioning what the point of sacking Wenger was for – with limited improvement on the field.Former Gunners midfielder Emmanuel Petit has been one of the most vocal – recently underlining his surprise at the decision to replace his former manager.He said: “If you sack Arsene Wenger and then say to the guy who replaces him you have no money to spend on new players, I would ask what was the point of sacking Wenger in the first place?”But BT Sport pundit Lineker says that Arsenal are not performing any different to how he expected them too before a ball was even kicked this season.He told talkSPORT: “They didn’t have the squad to compete when Wenger was there let alone now; so what is Emery really supposed to have been able to do so far? Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REPLY 3 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 revealed center_img Gary Lineker says it’s “way too early” for Arsenal fans to be questioning Unai Emery – insisting only one of their players would be good enough to start for Manchester City, Liverpool or Tottenham.Emery has endured a challenging start to life in north London after Arsene Wenger’s 22-year tenure ended last May. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED latest SORRY “We saw the same thing with Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.“He was so key to the structure of the club, so when he eventually left it was a monumental change.“I’m sure that’s the same as when Arsene Wenger left Arsenal.“It’s going to take time for everyone at the club to adjust to that and create a new aura around the place.”BT Sport brings you the moments that matter this season, with exclusively live coverage of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Watch live on TV and via the award winning BT Sport App. For more info visit bt.com/sport Lineker pointed towards Manchester United’s struggles post the Sir Alex Ferguson era as a sign Arsenal must remain patient as they look to rebuild in the years to come.He added: “Football is about the players first and foremost.“You need a good coach to go with that and have strong recruitment in place – which has also been a topic of debate recently.“It takes time to rebuild a club especially after a manager has been at a club for such a long time.“They become so dominant regarding everything about the club. 3 MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion last_img read more

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Dungloe man advances to European Championship quarter-finals

first_imgShaun Sharkey from Dungloe is through to the semi-finals of the European 8-ball Pool Championships.The singles event, taking place in Blackpool, attracted over 250 players from throughout Europe, but Shaun has become one of the last four standing, thanks to a series of scintillating displays.In his last eight match he recovered from a 4-2 deficit against England’s Josh Kane to reel off 5 frames without reply and spark great scenes among the other Irish players and supporters. Despite being a relative youngster in pool terms at only 25 years of age, Shaun has represented his country with distinction for quite a few years now, and was a member of last year’s victorious Home Nations Championships.Shaun’s friends and family and all the patrons of Owenie’s Bar in Dungloe (run by Shaun’s parents, Finnian and Bridie) will be eagerly awaiting news of tomorrow’s (Friday) semi-final clash which is due to start at 11 am.Dungloe man advances to European Championship quarter-finals was last modified: February 16th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:dungloeShaun Sharkeylast_img read more

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Skype Doubles Down with 10-Person Video Chat

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting mike melanson Skype announced today that the latest beta version of Skype 5.0 would up the ante in terms of group video chat, as well as introduce a more stable and sleeker experience for its Windows users.When the company first introduced group chat in May, it limited the number of participants to five, but now it has doubled that number to 10.This limitation was one of the primary things we focused on when we looked at the new feature, which we immediately compared to free, Web-based services like Tiny Chat. As we noted then, Tiny Chat offered more than double the number of live video/audio streams, with 12 users per room, but now Skype barely lags behind. The Skype blog offers words of warning on how to use Skype’s video chat feature with your friends and family:Note that everyone in a group video call now needs to be running this version, so if your friends, family or colleagues are using Beta 1, they’ll have to upgrade before you can include them in group video calls.In addition to the increased video chat features, the second beta of Skype 5.0 brings a “refreshed user interface” along with a Skype Home “where you can follow your contacts’ mood messages, set your profile picture and mood message, receive account notifications and learn more about using Skype.”While the company says it has fixed some stability issues, it notes that this is still a beta version so some bugs are to be expected. The second beta version of Skype 5.0 is available for download now.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Multiple Alarms Feature

first_imgHello, I am trying to remotely configure 150ish PC’s with multiple AMT Alarms.  I can see from this webpageOpens in a new window that AMT 8.0 and later supports the Multiple Alarm Feature, and all of our machines are 8.1 or newer.  I have successfully created individual alarms on multiple machines at once using the Intel vPro PowerShell GUI.  (Very hand tool BTW.)  I assume however that the tool was built before the ability to have multiple alarms as the option to set them does not exist in the GUI.  When I run a Get-Help command on Set-AMTAlarmclock I don’t see a reference to the “ElementName” filed mentioned in the link above that appears to identify the individual alarms.I’m fairly new to AMT and PowerShell and would appreciate any guidance you can provide.I apologize if this is not the correct Forum, I couldn’t find another that was more relevant.  I realize this is not related to Intel SCS.Thank you for your time,Tylerlast_img read more

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India’s Oldest Mosque

first_imgThere is nothing unusual about this place of worship for Muslims in Kodungallur in central Kerala, just 30 km north of Kochi. But it’s legacy is nothing short of breathtaking.For Cheraman Jum’ah Masjid in this town, also known by its anglicised name Cranganore, is not just the oldest in India and the subcontinent but one built during the lifetime of Prophet Mohammad in 629 AD by an Arab propagator of Islam, Malik Ibn Dinar.It is also testimony to two facts. One, Islam came to India long before the Mughals came in from the northwest. Two, the entry of Islam was smooth and Muslims enjoyed the full patronage of the locals irrespective of their religions — a facet that is still visible and cherished here.This mosque stands proud with two other landmarks of Kodungallur, also known as Muziris. The first is the Saint Thomas Church, also said to be among the first in India built by the Apostle himself around 52 AD. He had arrived here in India and the church has some holy relics from the olden days. The second is the Bhagavathy Temple of Cheran ruler Chenguttavan, also known as Vel Kelu Kuttuvan, around 150 AD.In fact, in a manifestation of India’s cultural syncretism, many non-Muslims are its devotees and hold “Vidhyarambham”, or the commencement of education ceremony for their children at this mosque. During Ramadan, iftaar offerings are often made by the non-Muslim communities in the area.There are several legends surrounding the Cheraman Jum’ah mosque. As one goes: It was built under the patronage of the last Chera king, Cheraman Perumal, who is also believed to have abdicated his throne and embraced Islam upon meeting the Prophet at Mecca.But before he died at Dhufar in Oman due to some illness on the way back to India, he wrote some letters asking the local rulers, to whom he had handed over his empire, to extend all help they could to some Arab merchants who were planning to visit India.One such merchant, Malik Ibn Dinar, was given permission by local chieftains to build Islamic places of worship around the area. The mosque accordingly is called the Cheraman Mosque in recognition of the help extended by the last Chera ruler.This apart, Malik Ibn Dinar, who was also a “sahaba” or a companion of the Prophet, was the mosque’s first Ghazi, succeeded by his nephew Habib Bin Malik. Both Habib Bin Malik and his wife are entombed at the Cheraman Juma Masjid.The original mosque itself has undergone several renovations. The oral traditions have it that the first such refurbishment took place in the 11th century and again some 300 years later. In the modern era a revamp was done in 1974, after which a reconstruction happened in 2001.But all along, the sanctum sanctorum has been preserved. Minarets and a dome are also modern-day additions. Yet, despite the renovations, a striking amalgam of different cultures and religions is in full play at the grand old mosque.From some angles, it can even pass off as a temple.At the center of this striking blend of several architectural styles and practices is a traditional Kerala-style lamp hanging from the ceiling. This lamp also has inscriptions in old Malayalam script Vattezhuthu.In true style of temples in the south, the mosque also has a pond. Then the minber, or the pulpit from where the Imam delivers sermons, has some intricate carvings and lacquer work, which is again unique to southern India.The mosque also has a small museum. At the centre, inside a glass casing, is a miniature replica of the mosque as it stood around 350 years ago. There are also some other artefacts from the past, such as the redstones that were used to as building material in sizes uncommon today, and an ancient sewage channel. Related Itemslast_img read more

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Wish I could say Manj, me grew stronger together: Surj RDB

first_imgThe NRI bhangra band, RDB, will be back soon with new music, says singer Surj RDB, who had taken a brief hiatus after the birth of his daughter.Surj RDB (Surjeet Singh), who had a fallout with his brother Manj (Manjeet) Musik after the death of their eldest brother Kuljeet Ral (Kuly) in 2012, says things have not been the same since they lost him to brain tumour.The popular music band, RDB (acronym for Rhythm, Dhol, Bass) was initially formed by the three British Sikh brothers in 2000. They gained an immense following with their style of music that blended western beats with traditional Punjabi rhythm and vocals, and came to be known for their British bhangra. After Kuljeet passed away, the two younger brothers decided to go separate ways. While Manj went on to pursue a solo career in 2014,Surj now leads RDB along with his team of singers, performers and composers.Asked if things are now fine with his brother, Surj RDB told IANS over e-mail: “Since Kuldeep paaji’s (brother) passing, it’s not been the same, both musically and personally. I wish I could say that after his demise me and Manj grew stronger together.”He referred to the legal case that Manj filed against him in UK and India in 2014, and said that he later withdrew the lawsuit in 2016 “due to lack of argument”. “He still isn’t on talking terms with me or my parents,” Surj RDB revealed.Was there any impact on the productivity of the songs after the split ?“There no doubt that Kuly had a major part in the production of songs in the group as he was a true genius in the studio, but continuing his legacy on and on under the RDB banner has now fallen upon my shoulders which I’m trying to uphold by spreading his original created hits and sound by conducting shows across the globe and entertaining thousands of our RDB fans,” he added.Surj RDB has worked on foot-tapping numbers like Tamanche pe disco, Rafta rafta and Saadi gali, among many others.He says he has taken a back seat from the music scene as he became a proud father of a daughter earlier this year.“But now as the demand for better music in the Bollywood industry has increased, RDB is back and will be realising on some brand new anthems very soon,” he said.How does Surj see the taste of youth’s evolution in terms of music over the years?“I love the fact that music is growing and youth is more and more keen to listen to new diverse sounds, from soulful numbers of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to dubstep DJ anthems by Nucleya,” the musician says.But adds: “My only regret is that as much as the youth listeners are growing, so are wannabe artists who seem to be in the game for all the wrong reasons.” – With  inputs from IANS Related ItemsBritish bhangraLittle IndiaManj MusikPunjabi popRDB British Indian bandRDB Brothers fightRDB brothers UK SikhSurj RDB UK Indialast_img read more

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