Security Council Committed to Ending Ebola Outbreak

first_imgThe Security Council is unanimous on one thing: its commitment to ending the Ebola outbreak.In the first-ever emergency Security Council meeting called on a health crisis, all 15 council members voted to declare the disease a “threat to international peace and security.”The council met on HIV/AIDS in 2000, in a non-emergency session.On Friday, the General Assembly passed, with all 193 member states in favor, its own resolution on Ebola, after holding open debate on the health crisis.The resolution had the most co-sponsors in UN history: 134.Israel’s Ambassador Ron Prosor addressed the Security Council on Thursday and expressed unequivocal support for sending aid workers and funding to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.“Israel is proud to be playing its part,” Prosor said, citing tikkun olam, the Jewish principle that it is the individual’s responsibility to improve the world.According to the Jerusalem Post, one of Israel’s leading newspapers, Israel NGOs have deployed to Sierra Leone and Cameroon, the ambassador said, to help train doctors in how to fight the spread of the highly communicable disease.Stable healthcare infrastructure is the first line of defense for combating epidemics such as these, health expert say. Ensuring that patients exposed to the disease know to go to a healthcare facility immediately and not to say goodbye to family members is critical for helping stop the disease.“This must be the moment when we enable nations to become the architects of their health systems rather than its victims,” Prosor said.During Thursday’s meeting, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the creation of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response to respond to the epidemic. UNMEER”s five priorities, Ban said, are “stopping the outbreak, treating the infected, ensuring essential services, preserving stability and preventing further outbreaks.”For weeks, officials from the World Health Organization, other UN agencies and Médecins Sans Frontières have been calling on world leaders to ramp up aid to the affected countries. WHO director-general Dr. Margaret Chan and UN Systems Coordinator for Ebola Dr. David Nabarro have spoken to the press at UN headquarters on several occasions, pleading for more resources, rather than a de facto policy of isolation.“I estimate that to get ahead of outbreak the level of response needs to be about 20 times greater than it is at the moment,” Nabarro said on Thursday during the Security Council meeting.On Thursday, the Security Council finally responded to doctors’ pleas. In her testimony, the Security Council president for September, US Ambassador Samantha Power, reiterated the unprecedented speed with which this outbreak has spread. The death toll in Liberia is greater than that of the last 20 outbreaks combined, Power said.“Instead of isolating the affected countries, we call for flooding them—flooding them with the resources that are desperately needed to turn the tide in this fight,” the US ambassador said. “The math is simple: the sooner we act, the more lives we save.”During an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Thursday, former US president Bill Clinton said that the WHO, UN, Médecins Sans Frontières and US Department of Health will speak about Ebola during this year’s Clinton Global Initiative.It will take a “Herculean effort” to isolate and stamp out the Ebola epidemic, he 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


first_imgBRUCKLESS/DUNKINEELY NOTESINDOOR CARBOOT SALE BRUCKLESSDunkineely Community Ltd will be having an Indoor Car-boot Sale in Bruckless Community Centre on SATURDAY 29TH MARCH, 10AM – 2PM, so if you are interested in holding a stall, cost €10, why not come along on the day or contact the DCL for more info 074 9737052. And for all those bargain hunters out there why not come along and see what you can find!!!!! DUNKINEELY IN BLOOM 2014Dunkineely Community Ltd are hoping to run a Dunkineely in Bloom competition in 2014, to brighten up the town and surrounding areas. We are looking for volunteers!!!!Would you like to be involved, or be part of the organising, any help would be great. Please get in touch with DCL office 0749737052.KNIT AND NATTERA knitting/ crochet/ stitching group will continue Thursday 20th March 10.30am in Dunkineely Stables, where absolute beginners can learn from experienced old hands as everyone brings their own projects or chooses to knit a scarf or crochet a hat or stitch a bag for Team Hope Shoebox Appeal or some other charity. Please contact Vanessa Purdy in the DCL Office for more details on 074 9737052.DUNKINEELY J-CLUBMeets Saturday 22nd March 6.30pm-8pm, in Dunkineely Methodist Hall for all of National School age. Games, videos, Bible stories, craft and fun – all in National School are welcome – Cost €2 per sessionSTABLES YOUTH Meets Saturday 22nd March at 8.00pm. Come play Basketball/Soccer/X-Box or just chill with your friends. All in secondary school are welcome. Cost €2. Dunkineely Methodist Hall & Stables.DCL WALKING GROUPDCL walking group meets Tuesday morning, 25th March at 10am from the DCL office. Whether you would like to wander or speed walk for around an hour, it’s up to you and there will be a cup of tea afterwards…. Contact DCL office for more info on: 074 9737052DCL OFFICE Come into the office weekday mornings and use the internet (20c per half hour) or print documents (20c per page) or borrow books from DCL Library 20c per book. Contact or call 074 9737052.DD LOCAL – DUNKINEELY TO LOOK ‘BLOOMING’ GREAT IN 2014 was last modified: March 14th, 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:BriucklessdonegalDunkineelyNoteslast_img read more


first_imgTHE people of Glenties have come up with a unique way to beat criminals targeting the town – they’ve mapped out a text alert scheme.Fifteen people in 15 different areas of the town will coordinate the early warning system.It follows a meeting on Wednesday night where 400 local people gathered at the Highland Hotel. Community activist Brian Carr, right, helped set up the meeting following the terrible attack on local pensioner Gerry McDevitt a week ago.“We have to send out a clear message to the criminals that the people of Glenties will not stand for what happened last week,” he said.He said the text messaging service would help the community feel safer again.“We identified 15 people on different roads and different town lands in the parish. They are the links so the Garda send a text to those people and they forward to about 20 in their area so 300 people have the message in a few minutes,” said Brian. “If it’s a strange car or if it’s a robbery or anything out of the ordinary there at 300 people on the lookout straight away. Let’s hope it keeps the thugs out. We have warning signs ordered for this “Glenties Text Alert Area” and they will go up shortly.”Gardai have rejected claims that the downgrading of the town’s Garda station had left the community vulnerable.Justice Minister Alan Shatter has not, as yet, responded to an email from Mr Carr. REVEALED: GLENTIES COMMUNITY SETS UP UNIQUE ‘MAPPING’ TEXT SCHEME TO BEAT CRIMINALS was last modified: February 20th, 2014 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:fightbackGlentiestext schemelast_img read more

DD Cooking: Push back from the table!

first_imgThis week Donegal Daily’s cooking columnist, Chef Martin Anderson of Sonder, gives us a few tips for shedding the pounds and shares a mouth-watering taco recipe with us…I attended the Bump & Beyond Show on Sunday and what a fun filled fantastic day was had by all, plenty of informative stands and speakers, including myself, and loads of information on services available for expectant mothers, and fathers of course! One of the stands there was Rushe Fitness and of course Emmett was there in person and we were talking about his new fitness program, The Little Black Dress challenge, I was delighted to see that he has a booklet available for those taking the challenge and in the booklet he explains in simple terms just what a portion of food looks like, there are meal plans and pictures to explain to you your needs.As I read through the booklet I realised just how much food we over consume on a daily basis and then we wonder why the belts are starting to tighten or when you try on clothes and they don’t fit and you blame the maker not the eater!If you have dined with us at Sonder you’ll appreciate that we are generous with our portions, however if you take a closer look you will see that we actually serve the correct amount of food for a balanced meal, we’re looking after you and you don’t even know it!The average person needs 2000 -2500 calories per day depending on your lifestyle, height, current weight and whether you wish to lose weight or not. Athletes need more calories but then they burn them off. Calories on menus are supposed to help, personally I believe this will not reduce the current epidemic of over eating, moderation & exercise is the only solution if you wish to lose weight.Over the years the portion sizes of certain foods has increased – unless of course you are talking about chocolate bars, they have reduced in size due to the cost – so we just eat 2 now!Take a look at the image below. It’s a good indication of how they have grown and what we need to do to burn them off!When preparing your main meal at least a third of the plate should be vegetables or salad, go easy on the dressings, 3-4oz of protein or enough to fill the palm of your hand, pasta, rice or potatoes should be no more than the size of the front or your fist 70-100g maximum.Try and cook your meat, fish or vegetables without adding extra oils. Natural fat is good – it’s when we add the extra fats that the calories start to show up.Eat raw fruit before your meal and use a smaller plate, large plates tend to be filled when cooking at home, it’s alright for us chefs to use big plates we only put a wee bit of food on them anyway. One of the easiest things to do is push back from the table!Take your time when eating and relax, it’s not a race, food is supposed to be enjoyed, all that time to cook a meal and then it’s devoured in 3 minutes!Drink a glass of water before you eat, this will fill you up and drinking water helps with weight loss too, it keeps the kidneys flushed out!It’s only 7 weeks to Christmas so now is the time to start getting in shape for the party season, remember the average person gains half a stone over the Christmas period ! This weeks recipe is for a very tasty evening meal treat, it’s easy to prepare, tasty, fun to cook and eat and it’ll go down well with all members of the family.Mushroom, Potato & Chorizo Tacos You will need:Small wraps or taco shells, warmed in an oven.1 block of Feta Cheese, crumbled400g of Wild or white mushrooms of your choice. Washed and sliced.Butter for cooking.Diced cooked potatoes , allow 1 medium cooked potato per personChorizo sausage, try to get the whole sausage and cut them yourself, 1 will feed 4 peopleFresh coriander.Method:>Take the skin off the chorizo and cut into small dice and set aside .>In a sauté pan heat a little butter and add the mushrooms, cook quickly and remove from the pan, next cook the chorizo and add to the mushrooms.>Fry the potatoes in the same pan, there should be some oil from the chorizo in the pan already .>Keeping the potatoes in the pan add the mushroom & chorizo mix and toss well together .>Warm the wraps or taco shells and fill with the finished potato, chorizo & mushroom mix .>Sprinkle with the crumbled feta cheese and chopped coriander, return to the oven and allow he feta to warm up.>Serve with a large tossed salad, loaded with cherry tomatoes, red onion & jalapeños. You may also serve wedges of lime and a sweet chilli sauce as a dressing.I love this style of food, it’s fun to share with the family, the portion sizes are correct and it’s tasty too.Follow Sonder on Facebook or add me on snapchat @cheftothestars.Check out my column next Friday where I’ll give you a simple Christmas cake recipe to begin the countdown to Christmas!DD Cooking: Push back from the table! was last modified: November 3rd, 2016 by Martin AndersonShare 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:dd cookingletterkennyMartin AndersonSondertacosweight losslast_img read more

Punjab to have dedicated probe wing

first_imgThe Punjab government’s decision to create a separate police wing for investigation has drawn appreciation from the India Police Service (Central) Association. Strengthened policingThe decision to create a separate wing so as to strengthen policing and ensure proper investigation of heinous crimes will also benefit other States, the IPS Association on Sunday. “Good move by CM Punjab Capt. Amarinder in line with Supreme Court judgement in Prakash Singh case. Punjab police may share their experience for benefit of other States,” the Association said on its official twitter handle. Under the proposal cleared by the Cabinet on Friday last, the law and order machinery will be separated from the investigation wing, and specialised crime investigation units established in every district. “These units will be headed by an officer, not below the rank of inspector, with an appropriate strength of officers and staff, for investigating such categories of specialised crime as may be deemed appropriate,” an official spokesperson said in a statement. The investigation staff will not be diverted for any other duty, except under exceptional circumstances and with the permission of the Inspectors-General of Police concerned,.State government’s move is being seen to be prompted by the need to keep the function of investigation separate from law and order duties so that probe of heinous crimes does not get hindered.last_img read more

More brands back ISL in Season 3,More brands back ISL in Season 3

first_imgPublished on SHARE Backed by a healthy viewership, brands associating with the third season of Indian Super League football championship are set to reap benefits as the third season of format kicks in.While the first season of ISL had seen sponsors pump in ₹55 crore, the second season saw a close to ₹100 crore through sponsorship. Industry watchers says that since the current season is being held during the festival period, more sponsors may back the tournament to create a high impact visibility.Industry sources expect the number to touch close to 25 this year compared to 17 last season.Besides title sponsors Hero, several brands such as DHL, Muthoot, Amul and Maruti have continued their association. Hero already has rights for the title sponsorship as they had availed it for a three-year period.Star and IMG-Reliance together market the ISL. Industry sources said that while the title sponsor spends anywhere between ₹18-20 crore, the associate sponsors put in about ₹6-8 crore. Others like shirt sponsorship stands at ₹3-5 crore while kit sponsorship stands at ₹6 crore.“Last year, we got high brand recall in television, social media and also digital medium. We are expecting 20 per cent increase in brand recall in the third season,” RS Subramanian, SVP & Country Manager, DHL Express, India told Business Line.DHL is the associate sponsor for the third season which started from October 1. The eleven-week football league, scheduled from 1 October to 18 December 2016, features Indian and international players in eight teams playing 61 matches in eight cities across the country.TVS Tyres, which is the title sponsor Chennaiyin FC team too expects a rocking season.P Vijayaraghavan, Director, TVS Srichakra Ltd. said, “This partnership is an exciting platform to reach out to our customers and we are confident of elevating our brand recall to a much larger audience and feel that it will add value to our brand and business.”The Muthoot Group announces association with the league for the third consecutive year.To commemorate the League, The Muthoot Group is also producing attractive limited edition HISL gold coins.As per available data, best teams notched sponsorships deals between ₹15-20 crore. Sources indicate that Atletico de Kolkata has bagged sponsorship worth ₹14 crore while FC Goa bagged close to ₹6 crore. COMMENT 0 Sponsorship to touch 25 in the third seasoncenter_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL football October 04, 2016 COMMENTSlast_img read more


first_imgDelhi Daredevils are boasting of WT20 star player Carlos Delhi Daredevils are boasting of WT20 star player Carlos Brathwaite, who became the toast of the cricketing world after blasting four successive sixes in last over against England, but Gambhir said their focus was on the entire team. “We dont discuss about individuals. Its not only about Brathwaite but other quality players as well. We have to beat a team of XI individuals to win a game of cricket.” Its been about two years when he last played for India but the left-handed batsman said hes not worried about selection and was totally focused on winning a record third IPL silverware for KKR. “Ive maintained every season that my goal is to win IPL each time and not to win a place in the Indian team. I dont know about others. My job is to win for KKR and win the IPL. My job is to score runs for KKR and thats it. I dont think about getting selected for Indian team. I dont know what will happen tomorrow so I cant think about the future.” On former coach Trevor Bayliss, Gambhir said its the team that made him successful. “A successful team makes a successful coach. Hes only successful because the people in the dressing room has made him successful. Its the team that made him successful coach. “Its exactly the same belief in captaincys point of view. Captain doesnt make a successful team but its the players in the dressing room who make him successful. A lot of credit goes to the entire bunch of team in the dressing room whos made him a successful coach,” he added. PTI TAP ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

Roger Federer starts pursuit of ninth Halle title, Kei Nishikori pulls out

first_imgRoger Federer began his bid for a ninth Gerry Weber Open title with a 6-4 7-6(3) first round win over German wildcard Jan-Lennard Struff on Wednesday.The Swiss top seed, still without a title during an injury-hampered 2016 season, kept his cool during a contest which featured only one break of serve.Federer, who missed the French Open due to a back problem, fired 15 aces en route to setting up a last 16 encounter with Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri.Second seed Kei Nishikori’s title bid at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament ended in the second round after he pulled out with a rib injury before his second round match against Germany’s Florian Mayer.”I’m very sad to not be able to go on playing,” Japan’s Nishikori, who needed treatment during his first-round win against Lucas Pouille, told the Halle tournament’s official website.Nishikori said he was confident the injury would improve before the start of Wimbledon on June 27.last_img read more

‘Ronaldo success in Messi era is huge’

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo winning the Ballon d’Or in Messi’s era is huge – Hierro Alberto Piñero Last updated 2 years ago 16:26 10/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(28) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Granada La Liga Ballon d'Or Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Barcelona Primera División Lionel Messi Gareth Bale Isco The Real Madrid legend has hailed the achievements of the Portuguese superstar, while backing Gareth Bale to overcome his injury struggles Cristiano Ronaldo’s Ballon d’Or success in an era of Lionel Messi magic and Barcelona supremacy is “huge” for the Real Madrid star, says Fernando Hierro.CR7 9/4 for hat-trick v EibarThe Portuguese forward arrived in Spain from Manchester United with one global title under his belt, but has added another three crowns to his tally while at Santiago Bernabeu. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Ronaldo has claimed three of the last four prizes, having previously seen rival Messi emerge victorious in four successive seasons.The 32-year-old is also a firm favourite to defend his Ballon d’Or title in 2017, with Madrid legend Hierro hailing his record-breaking achievements in a period of fierce competition from another all-time great.”Cristiano will be among the best players in Real Madrid history for sure,” Hierro told Goal.“We will miss him once he leaves. In an era of Barcelona supremacy, in front of Messi, and winning many titles, there’s a huge merit in Cristiano winning four Ballons d’Or. Huge!”Cristiano Ronaldo Real MadridThe consistency displayed by Ronaldo over recent years stands in stark contrast to the struggles endured by Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale.While there is no doubting the Welshman’s talent, his inability to steer clear of injury has continued to hamper his progress.Hierro, though, remains convinced that the 28-year-old can shake off those issues and silence those who continue to question his value.”Bale will achieve what he wants to achieve, with the ambition he has,” added the ex-Spain international.“It’s true that in his years at Real Madrid there have been too many injuries. But having good physical and technical condition, some day the success will appear. He still has a lot of potential to show.”Bale is back on the sidelines at present, with his absence allowing others to stake a claim for a starting berth alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in the Madrid attack.Isco Real MadridIsco is among those to have flourished after being given regular outings by Zinedine Zidane, and Hierro admits that a talent he spotted at a young age has become an almost priceless commodity.A man who spent 14 years with Madrid in his playing days, added: “I went to La Rioja to watch Isco playing a territorial league when he was 15 years old. After 10 minutes, I left the pitch: it was enough!”What could Isco’s value be in this transfer market? His price would be huge.”Isco managed 11 goals for Madrid last season and has already added three to his tally this term.Bale also has three efforts to his name, from nine outings, while Ronaldo is starting to move through the gears following a slow start to the season disrupted by a five-match ban, with his tally taken to seven after netting in his last two appearances.last_img read more

UEFA charge Everton after brawl

first_imgEverton UEFA charge Everton after fans strike Lyon players Matthew Scott 19:46 10/20/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Everton - cropped Getty Images Everton Everton v Olympique Lyonnais Olympique Lyonnais UEFA Europa League Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes was struck during a flashpoint in Thursday’s Europa League tie at Goodison Park Everton are facing punishment from UEFA after being charged over an ugly brawl in their Europa League clash with Lyon which fans became involved in.Ashley Williams was fortunate not to see red when he needlessly shoved Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes to the floor under a high ball in the 64th minute of the Toffees’ 2-1 defeat, before squaring up to Bertrand Traore.As the fracas spilled off the pitch towards the advertising hoardings, a man holding a child reached over and appeared to slap Lopes, while other fans were seen grabbing at the visiting players. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player One individual has been banned by Everton, who have also raised the issue with Merseyside Police.But European football’s governing body have taken a dim view, charging the Premier League club with “aggressions by supporters against players – Art. 16 (2) (H) of the Disciplinary Regulations”.A statement added: “This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 16 November.”Everton were fined €10,000 in September after crowd trouble in their match with Hajduk Split.Just three minutes after the fracas, Williams cancelled out Nabil Fekir’s fifth-minute penalty with a thumping header, but Traore’s flick won the points for Lyon and piled more pressure on Everton boss Ronald Koeman.Ashley Williams is shown a yellow card after pushing Anthony Lopes and causing a mass brawl 😳— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) October 19, 2017After the match, Lopes reported he was hit by a fan but sought to play down the incident.”It was no big deal, it happened and that was it. For me, it seemed to wake up the fans and they seemed to love it,” he told reporters.”I don’t think it is part of the English atmosphere to hit an away player, but it was like this. But I am proud that we were strong at 1-1 and we won the game despite everything. It was a very proud night for us.”Williams was led away from the fracas by Everton goalkeeping coach Patrick Lodewijks before he and Traore were booked.”It’s what happens, it’s football. It is what it is,” the Wales international told reporters.”It’s high emotions. We want to win the game, they want to win the game and stuff happens. That was just one of those times.”last_img read more