Three Cuban Trained Medical Specialists Return Home

first_imgThree Cuban-trained Liberian medical specialists have returned to Liberia after successfully completing their studies in various medical fields including Clinical Engineering, Clinical Bio-analysis, and Radiology & X-Ray respectively. The three young medical professionals left the country in 2008 under a Cuba-Liberia Bilateral Scholarship Program to pursue advanced medical studies in that part of the world.According to a Foreign Ministry release, the three have acquired B.Sc Degrees from top Cuban medical institutions of learning. They include   Mr. William Wesseh, B.Sc  in Clinical Engineering,  Mr. Michael Mator,  B. Sc in Clinical  Bio-analysis,  and  Varnjah  Quincy  Quiah,  BSc  in  Radiology & X-Ray respectively.The release indicated that the three specialists are trained and back in Liberia with the requisite skills and knowledge to join other Liberian professional health experts who are impacting the country’s health sector, which is facing serious post Ebola technical and human resource challenges. Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, the spokesman and head of the Liberian Foreign Students studying in Cuba, Mr. William Wesseh lauded the Cuban Government for the opportunity and the hospitality accorded them while undergoing their studies in Cuba.Mr. Wesseh said despite the major challenges faced while undergoing studies in Cuba, they were three out of 12 candidates from Liberia who successfully completed the studies while one female Liberian candidate is left behind with one semester to complete her studies.Wesseh paid special tribute to Foreign Minister Augustine K. Ngafuan and the Assistant Minister for American Affairs, Hon. Sie-Teba Neufville whom he emphasized, had been very supportive and instrumental in ensuring their return home.The release added that the field of Clinical Engineering basically deals with the purchase, installation, maintenance and repair of medical equipment or generally the regulation of medical equipment.Clinical Bio-analysis is concerned with laboratory diagnosis of different types of diseases within the human body; while Radiology and X-Ray (medical Radiography and medical radio-physics) deals with the use of ionizing radiation in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases using CT-scan, MRI, ultra-sound, Mammogram and Radio-therapy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Britney’s divorce records might be unsealed

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A court commissioner said Tuesday he would consider a motion by a magazine and a TV station to unseal documents in the Britney Spears-Kevin Federline divorce case. “They’re appropriate participants in here,” Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Scott M. Gordon said of the request by KNBC-TV and People magazine. Spears and Federline weren’t present for the hearing. Gordon scheduled another hearing for Sept. 14 to give their attorneys time to make their case for keeping the documents under seal. After the hearing, Federline attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan said the documents contain information about the schedules of the couple’s children and other details that could put them in jeopardy. “It would be best for the children that they not be exposed,” Kaplan said. He gave no specific examples of threats to the children.last_img read more

Kemp’s speed sometimes kills

first_img“He just needs to not get so excited,” Little said. “We don’t want to take away any of his aggressiveness and make him passive. We want him to run with aggressiveness, but we want him to run with common sense also.” Kemp was on first base after a leadoff single in the fourth inning on Sunday at San Diego, but he was slow getting back to the bag after running almost all the way to second on a routine fly ball by Jeff Kent. The result was Kemp got doubled off first. On Aug. 22 at Philadelphia, Kemp ran through a stop sign at third and got thrown out trying to score from first on a double by Andre Ethier. On Aug. 26 at New York, Kemp couldn’t find the ball as he ran off first on a double by Ramon Martinez, stopped briefly at second, made a move back toward first, then finally went into third, too late to score on the play. Moments later, Mets catcher Mike DiFelice picked off Kemp at third. The next night, back at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers had runners on second and third with no outs in the third inning against Washington. But Kemp got caught too far off second on a soft liner to shortstop by Kent and was doubled off easily. Of course, none of that changes the fact Kemp went into Monday’s game at Wrigley Field batting .333, with nine homers and 34 RBIs in 75 games. “We’re very pleased with his performance,” Little said. “I like his speed on the bases. He has a world of ability. The positive side of it is, in that game (Sunday), we got to watch him gain more valuable experience on the bases because he got three hits.” Light moments As the late-afternoon shadows crept across Wrigley Field in the bottom of the fourth inning on Monday, the lights suddenly came on. To his credit, umpire crew chief Joe West immediately stopped play and ordered that they be turned off, citing a baseball rule that they can only be turned on at the beginning of the top half of any inning so that neither team gets an advantage. That was fine, and the lights were turned out immediately. The problem came when the inning ended and the lights were turned back according to rule. Stadium lights, once they are turned out, have to warm up gradually. So, with Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano ready to pitch and Dodgers center fielder Juan Pierre ready to lead off, the game was delayed for several minutes while the lights slowly reached full luminance. Although home plate was in the shadows by that time, the sun was still shining on a perfect, cloudless day, making the delay seem unnecessary. “It was 4 o’clock in the afternoon, and guys were wearing sunglasses trying to see,” Little said. “But I guess rules are rules, and (West) was trying to stick to them. But those pace-of-game rules kind of went out the window right there.” More promotions With the minor league regular season having ended on Monday, the Dodgers recalled pitchers Eric Hull and Eric Stults, infielder Tony Abreu and outfielder Delwyn Young from triple-A Las Vegas and purchased the contract of infielder Wilson Valdez from the 51s. That will give them a 35-man roster as they make a last-ditch push to secure a playoff berth. Stults will start Wednesday night against the Cubs while David Wells continues to serve his seven-game, league-mandated suspension. Tsao done Although club officials remain hopeful that lefty reliever Hong-Chih Kuo will return sometime this month from his rotator cuff injury, right-hander Chin-hui Tsao’s strained shoulder will sideline him for the rest of the season. Although trainer Stan Conte wouldn’t go so far as saying it, it is becoming apparent Tsao will need some surgical procedure that might sideline him for part or all of next year. “He hasn’t progressed,” Conte said. “He saw the doctor before we left, Dr. (Lewis) Yocum, and also consulted with Dr. (Neal) ElAttrache, and they recommended continued rest and rehab. We were hoping he could start throwing, but there is still some discomfort.” tony.jackson@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Tony Jackson STAFF WRITER CHICAGO – The baserunning adventures of Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp have come under the review of the coaching staff, Manager Grady Little said on Monday, a day after Kemp made his fifth glaring mistake in the last two weeks. But Little also said the situation is delicate because Kemp’s speed and aggressiveness on the basepaths are valuable weapons, and no one wants him to be timid about using them. last_img read more

Congrats grads

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 CAPS, gowns, diplomas. Tears of exhaustion, sighs of relief and bursts of cheer. It’s graduation season, a time where years of hard work are celebrated in a few short hours of often inspiring, sometimes tedious, ceremony. But the pomp and circumstance are worthwhile and important. Whether we’re celebrating the high-school grad whose 12 years of learning now give way to college or the work force, or college and grad-school students earning advanced degrees, we’re honoring learning. It’s a way to acknowledge discipline, self-sacrifice, a love of knowledge and the teachers and parents who make education possible.Congrats to all grads, to their families and to their educators. You’ve earned it! 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Streets ahead of anyone else – Manchester City Premier League report card

first_imgThis season has seen City live up to the expectation of having Pep Guardiola as manager and some have even suggested they could go an entire season unbeaten in the league. League position: 1st (31 points)Best game: Manchester City 5-0 Liverpool Worst game: Manchester City 1-1 Everton Best player: Kevin De Bruyne The Belgian showed signs of brilliance last season, but De Bruyne has really taken his game to the next level this term. If he carries on like this it will be hard to look at anyone else as the Premier League’s star man.  2 2 Things have gone swimmingly for Manchester City in the Premier League this season ReportManchester City have been streets ahead of any other side and look unstoppable at present with their scintilating football and spectacular victories in most games they have been playing.Pep Guardiola’s side have only dropped points in one game this season, which has also seen them beat rival teams Liverpool and Chelsea comfortably.Grade: A+last_img read more

Rapid Vienna vs Rangers: preview, team news, confirmed line-ups, plus more

first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Rangers travel to Austria knowing they must beat Rapid Vienna to reach the last 32 of the Europa League.Group G hangs in the balance with all four teams able to qualify as they head into the final matchday. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 4 Steven Gerrard expects a tough game in Vienna MONEY getty no dice huge blow 4 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Latest Football News Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Villarreal and Rapid Vienna, both on seven points, currently occupy the top two spots, with Rangers and Spartak Moscow on six and five respectively.The Gers could even top the group if they win and Villarreal fail to beat Spartak Moscow.What the managers are sayingDietmar Kuhbauer (Rapid Vienna): “We have the opportunity to go through, which we would not have expected in the draw, and we have it in our own hands – there is nothing better than to prepare for such a game and then reach the goal.” REVEALED ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 4 RANKED James Tavernier celebrates netting a penalty against Rapid Vienna during the 3-1 win in October The hosts are without defenders Mario Sonnleitner and Marvin Potzmann, midfielder Tamas Szanto and striker Andrija Pavlovic.Confirmed line-upsRapid Vienna: Strebinger, Muldur, Barac, Bolinholi, Schwab, Berisha, Murg, Martic, Hofmann, Auer, Ivan. Subs: Knoflach, Schobesberger, Dibon, Thurnwald, Knasmullner, Alar, Ljubicic.Rangers: McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, McAuley, Barisic, McCrorie, Jack, Coulibaly, Arfield, Middleton, Morelos. Subs: Robby McCrorie, Flanagan, Halliday, Katic, Grezda, Worrall, Lafferty. BEST OF Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Ryan Kent is not fit enough to feature Steven Gerrard (Rangers): “We believe Rapid will come out and attack us and we’re expecting a positive performance with a vocal fanbase behind them.“We don’t expect them to sit deep and contain and look to spoil like (we’ve faced) in the last two matches. This game will suit us.”Team newsRangers have made seven changes to their starting XI which drew with Dundee on SundayRoss McCrorie starts, while Alfredo Morelos returns to the team.Long-term absentees Lee Wallace, Jamie Murphy and Graham Dorrans remain sidelined through injury. Group G table 🆕 Your #RangersFC team for tonight’s crucial @EuropaLeague match against @skrapid. pic.twitter.com/BOekPMwp6G— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) December 13, 2018 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 4last_img read more

Some fans are convinced Pulisic deal spells the end for Hazard at Chelsea

first_img WATCH OUT, DIEGO’S ABOUT Kante relishing attacking role after proving the difference against Palace latest gossip But there are a number of football fans – Chelsea included – under the impression star man Hazard won’t be around by the time the 20-year-old arrives.Hazard has been linked with Real Madrid for years and has made no secret of his desire to play in the Spanish capital.He has been on flying form this season but is yet to sign an extended deal at Stamford Bridge, with one supporter writing: “Pulisic to Chelsea, can’t help but think Hazard will be off in the summer if they’re willing to spend that kind of money on a 20-year-old.” Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? That will be Hazard off then #Pulisic #Chelsea— Paul (@PaulEyezOnMe) January 2, 2019 Chelsea sign Pulisic, Defoe to move, Liverpool striker switch falls through Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Pulisic will be a good signing for Chelsea, although it looks like he will be the replacement for Hazard which can’t be good news for Chelsea fans.— James Kenny 🐝 (@JamesyCantona) January 2, 2019While another wrote: “That will be Hazard off then”.Another fan posted: “This Pulisic deal seems like Chelsea trying to be proactive ahead of the summer and an imminent ban. I feel Hazard would leave, but don’t know how to handle it. I think I’m mentally prepared but I know I’m not. Pulisic isn’t his replacement anyway.”Pulisic plays as a right winger while Hazard plays on the left and therefore the move could simply be Chelsea adding depth to their ranks.Chelsea’s other wide men are Willian, 30 and Pedro, 31, and Pulisic, who is just 20 years old, is certainly one for the future for Sarri’s men.Standard sport reporter Simon Johnson has stated Pulisic was part of Chelsea’s plans and has no link to Hazard’s future at Chelsea.He tweeted: “Been told the signing of Pulisic is not related to the possibility of Hazard or Hudson-Odoi leaving or due to possible FIFA transfer ban. He was part of their long-term plans anyway. Club will still hope to persuade the other two to sign new deals.” Sarri plays down Higuain links and talks up Chelsea’s need for a winger Don’t leave me, Hazard 😭This Pulisic deal seems like Chelsea trying to be proactive ahead of the summer and an imminent ban. I feel Hazard would leave, but don’t know how to handle it. I think I’m mentally prepared but I know I’m not. Pulisic isn’t his replacement anyway.— Tomi Adesina (@tomi_adesina) January 2, 2019 tense Diego Costa wakes up his brother with indoor fireworks prank Latest Premier League News 2 Been told the signing of #Pulisic is not related to the possibility of #Hazard or #HudsonOdoi leaving #cfc or due to possible FIFA transfer ban. He was part of their long-term plans anyway. Club will still hope to persuade the other two to sign new deals.— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) January 2, 2019 Fabregas ready to reunite with former Arsenal teammate Henry at Monaco Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Christian Pulisic: Profile on star who will join Chelsea in the summer for £58m REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Chelsea fans believe Hazard is off this summer 2 Fulham close in Chelsea’s Cahill after Arsenal deny discussions over deal REAL DEAL PU ARE You? Pulisic Joins Chelsea In £57.6m Move From Borussia Dortmund.He’s the American football star. The Pennsylvanian youth has a hard time to fill Hazard place!!!— Jayden Cook (@JaydenCookMo19) January 2, 2019 Chelsea latest: Two stars to leave, Pulisic deal done, Blues ‘don’t need’ striker? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Similarly, German football correspondent Raphael Honigstein told talkSPORT he believes the deal is not related to Hazard leaving.Pulisic has made 115 appearances for Dortmund, scoring 15 goals and creating a further 24 – but has seen himself out of the starting line up this term due to the stellar form of Jadon Sancho.If the American is in fact a replacement for Hazard, he will have some enormous boots to fill.Hazard has been on incredible form this season – notching up ten goals and nine assists in 19 Premier League matches so far this term. no dice Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining Christian Pulisic will join Chelsea in the summer transfer news SOLUTION whoops huge blow TOGETHER AGAIN gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Latest Chelsea News Now that Chelsea have sealed the £58million signing of Christian Pulisic, some people believe Eden Hazard’s time at Stamford Bridge will soon be at an end.Pulisic has signed for Maurizio Sarri’s side, but has been sent straight back on loan to Borussia Dortmund for the remainder of the season. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won gossip fine by me Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star deals Pulisic purchase means that Hazard for sure is leaving in the summer.— K C (@khay_cee) January 2, 2019last_img read more

Cummins hat-trick eases Cork past Rovers

first_imgCork City strengthened their lead at the top of the table with a devastating display at the Showgrounds.Graham Cummins hit a hat-trick and won a penalty converted by Kieran Sadlier, as the Rebels proved too strong for a Sligo side that finished with ten men.In front of 1,842, Cork netted twice in scintillating opening 11 minutes. And when Rovers gifted them a third at the start of the second half, it rendered Adam Morgan’s penalty for the Bit O’ Red as mere consolation.Shane Griffin’s Crossfield on three minutes free picked out Karl Sheppard, who had two bites of the cherry before crossing for Cummins to nod home at the near post.The visitors were then awarded an 11th minute spot-kick when Cummins went to ground under the challenge from Seamus Sharkey, and Sadlier finished brilliantly.Rovers replaced Sharkey with youngster Calum Waters at the break, switching Patrick McClean to centre-back, with Waters making his debut at left full-back.But Rovers were 3-0 down before he got his first touch, as Beeney rolled a ball out to Kyle Callan-McFadden, whose attempted return ball was seized upon by Cummins for his second.David Cawley did well to win possession in midfield on the hour-mark and Rovers worked the ball through to Caolan McAleer, who was tripped by Steven Beattie in the area, and Morgan dispatched the spot-kick.But their misery was compounded when Rhys McCabe was sent-off in the closing stages, seemingly shown a straight red card for dissent towards a linesman.Almost straight after, Shane Griffin attacked down the left and fed Cummins to tap home his hat-trick.Cork boss John Caulfield spoke to Ocean FM’s Darragh Cox after the game…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/John-Caulfield-Post-Cork-4-Rovers-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. SLIGO: Beeney, Boylan, Callan-McFadden, Sharkey (Waters HT), McClean, Roddan (Wixted 65), Cawley, McCabe, McAleer, Roy (Moorhouse 71), Morgan.CORK: McNulty, Beattie (Horgan 65), Bennett, Barry, Griffin, Morrissey, McNamee (Buckley 80), McCormack, Sadlier (Keohane 71), Sheppard, Cummins.REF: D Tomney.last_img read more

Neillsville blanks Columbus Catholic baseball

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterNEILLSVILLE — Jacob Kunze and Sam Neville combined on a three-hit shutout to lead Neillsville past Marshfield Columbus Catholic 6-0 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division baseball game Thursday at Neillsville High School.Kunze struck out three in five innings, and Neville had four strikeouts in two innings to finish off the shutout for the Warriors (4-0 overall, 3-0 Cloverbelt East).Neillsville had 12 hits, two each from four different players.Kienan McIntee suffered the loss the Dons (2-2 overall and Cloverbelt East), giving up five runs in five innings while striking out five.Columbus Catholic plays at Owen-Withee on Tuesday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Warriors 6, Dons 0Columbus Catholic 000 000 0 – 0 3 3Neillsville 102 021 x – 6 12 1WP: Jacob Kunze. LP: Kienan McIntee.SO: Kunze (5 inn.) 3, Sam Neville (2 inn.) 4; McIntee (5 inn.) 5, Jeremy Binder (1 inn.) 2. BB: Kunze 4, Neville 0; McIntee 0, Binder 1.Top hitters: N, Nathan Peterson 2×3; Neal Mattson 2×4; Neville 2×4; Nate McDonald 2×4, 3B; Logan Mattison 2B.Records: Columbus Catholic 2-2 overall and Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Neillsville 4-0, 3-0 Cloverbelt East.last_img read more

Internet of Things (IoT) and Security: FTC Prescribes Best Practices for Data Management

first_imgThe FTC recently released a report that recommends the following six best practices for managing Internet of Things data, recommendations that can really be applied to any type of data collection:Security by Design.  Security should be an integral part of software and system design for handling data.Personnel Policies.  Employees of businesses that have access to data should receive data security and handling training.Service Providers.  Businesses should do due diligence to ensure that the service providers they engage with employ good levels of security.Defense-in-Depth.  Businesses should consider adopting multiple layers of security defense.Access Controls.  Data should be tagged with access controls that limit people from seeing only the data that they have a need to access.Monitoring.  Businesses need to continually assess and amend their security policies.  They need to stay current with software releases, updates and patches.Earl Perkins, an analyst at Gartner, said that “they’re [the FTC] giving fair warning to those responsible for consumer services that how you use the data is something they’re going to be watching carefully.”On the face of it, these recommendations seem like common sense.  Yet not everyone is happy with the report.The Wall Street Journal reports that  Berin Szoka, president of the think tank TechFreedom, said that “the FTC is trying to regulate the Internet of Things by stealth.”In particular, one contentious item is the recommendation that consumer information collection should be minimized where possible and that time limits should be put on how long consumer data can be retained by businesses.Daniel Castro, Director of the Center for Data Innovation, said that “in calling for companies to reduce their use of data, the FTC misses the point that data is the driving force behind innovation in today’s information economy…  I think they just don’t fully understand the benefits. The whole point of [IoT] companies is they’re trying to collect data.  That’s the model of innovation right now. And to just say ‘don’t have it’ ignores the reality of the technology today, it’s in every industry.””last_img read more