PROCMURA Reaches ‘Vulnerable’ Communities in Bomi

first_imgPROCMURA-Liberia Chapter’s Anti-Ebola Taskforce Committee over the weekend reached out to vulnerable and most Ebola affected communities’ in Bomi County, with food and non-food items.The items included household disinfectants, several bags of 25kg rice,  buckets with faucets, powder soaps and vegetable oil, among others.  Beneficiaries included residents of Dorleyla and Dimen towns on the  Bomi/Monrovia highway. Dimen Town is the home of celebrated cultural icon, the late Bai T. Moore.     Though there were no reports of Ebola outbreak in Dimen, nearby Dorleyla Town was affected, killing at least 19 persons during the height of the outbreak last year.Dorleyla’s town chief,  Imam Mohammed Jalieba,  and Pastor David Kollie as well as the head of a women’s organization,  Famatta Dorley, expressed gratitude to PROCMURA-Liberia.“Your gifts have revived our lost hopes.  Therefore, we will distribute them for the benefit of all including those mostly afflicted by the EVD last year,” residents of the two towns assured the PROCMURA leadership.PROCMURA officials informed the beneficiaries that their plights have not been forgotten, and  therefore urged them to make good use of the donations.Dr. Benjamin D. Lartey, who led the distribution committee, said the fight against the EVD in the sub-region would succeed only when those in the fight come together to kick the EVD out.He called on the leaders to take the lead in the fight by spreading the necessary awareness and education to complement the Liberian government’s efforts.“This is not the time to score victory against anyone, but to collaborate by forging together in our fight to score victory against the deadly Ebola by driving it from Liberia and the Mano River Basin,” Dr. Lartey asserted.He also called on the people to take ownership of their communities for the protection of the populace against Ebola.PROCMURA is an acronym for Pan-African Christian Organization and it is dedicated to Christian constructive engagement with Muslims to witness, establish mutual tolerance and collaboration towards peace and peaceful co-existence for the holistic development of the human family. It was founded in 1959.It is established in 20 African countries and is  visible in an additional 10, the officials said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tennis roundup: Roddick powers U.S. past Czechs

first_imgAndy Roddick beat Tomas Berdych, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (4), on Sunday to give the United States a victory over the host Czech Republic and a place in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. The United States won the series 4-1 and will next play Spain on hard courts in Winston-Salem, N.C. It will be a rematch of the 2004 final in Seville, when the Spanish hosts beat the Americans on clay. Berdych, ranked No. 12 and his country’s biggest star at 21, maintained the pressure and Roddick was the first to crack. In the seventh game, the Czech hit a couple of baseline winners and sealed the game with a subtle drop ball. It was all he needed to win the opener. WTA tour Nadia Petrova came back from a set down to beat Lucie Safarova, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, and win the Open Gaz de France in Paris for her seventh career title. Safarova saved three match points, but Petrova clinched the win when the Czech’s powerful forehand bounced out. Sybille Bammer saved three match points to beat Argentine Gisela Dulko, 7-5 3-6 7-5, at the Pattaya Women’s Open in Bangkok, Thailand for her first WTA title. The sixth-seeded Dulko had a chance to win the match but began to unravel and committed a series of unforced errors in the deciding set, which opened the door for the unseeded Bammer to win. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We saw today why Andy Roddick is the fourth-best player in the world,” Czech coach Jaroslav Navratil said. In the concluding match, which had no bearing on the outcome, Bob Bryan defeated Lukas Dlouhy, 7-6 (5), 6-4. The United States leads all nations with 31 Davis Cup titles. But the Americans are looking to end their longest Davis Cup drought, which dates to 1995. “It is a statistic I don’t like,” the 24-year-old Roddick said. “Especially considering I have been on the team for my seventh year now.” The Roddick-Berdych match featured two tall players wielding big serves. center_img Roddick is 8-0 in Davis Cup matches with victory on the line. With an overpowering serve and solid baseline game on the slow clay court, the fourth-ranked American overcame a partisan crowd and one of the game’s rising stars. The Americans had not won a Davis Cup World Group series on clay in a decade, but Roddick broke the streak when Berdych netted a return of serve in the fourth-set tiebreaker. last_img read more

Lack of Champions League a positive- Hazard

first_imgAntonio Conte guided Chelsea to the Premier League title last season in the absence of European football, but a return to the Champions League this term has seen the club’s league troubles return – having finished tenth under Jose Mourinho in the 2015/16 campaign.While a place in the Europa League is a distinct possibility, the Blues face the very real prospect of dropping below an in-form Arsenal, who are three points behind Chelsea in sixth.They are still, however, in the FA Cup where they face Southampton on April 22.And speaking following the 1-1 draw with West Ham on Sunday and ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash with the Saints, Hazard said he is still hopeful of silverware this season.He told the club’s official website: “I hope for the Chelsea fans and ourselves that we can achieve something.“We still have the FA Cup to play for so we need to bring this trophy to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.”The Belgian international also believes that playing for Chelsea makes the players want to participate in the Champions League,  which is honourable for any club.“When you play for Chelsea you want to be in the Champions League every year but last year we didn’t play in it and we won the title, so sometimes a bad thing can create a good thing.”“But we will play [to try qualify] for the Champions League, for sure.“We need to work together. There are six games left to play in the league and we will try everything to be in the top four at the end of the season,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000And speaking following the 1-1 draw with West Ham on Sunday and ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash with the Saints, Hazard said he is still hopeful of silverware this season.LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 10 – Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard believes that the club’s potential misfortune of missing out on the Champions League this season could turn out to be a positive.The Blues are currently battling for a top-four finish and sit fifth on the Premier League standings, but a massive ten points adrift of Tottenham Hotspur in fourth.last_img read more