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Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Francis Kateh, has told the Daily Observer that the nation will be returning to the status of “heightened surveillance” after the elapse of 42 days without reporting any confirmed case of the Ebola virus.The countdown to 42 days began after the last two confirmed cases were discharged early this month from the Eternal Love Winning Africa (ELWA) Ebola Treatment Unit, along the Roberts International Airport (RIA) highway.In an exclusive interview recently after Liberia had gone 14 days without any reported cases of the virus, Dr. Kateh, who is also the Deputy Minister for Health Services told our Health Correspondent: “Definitely, we are going to return to surveillance. It should be something that we should always think about in Liberia, because we know from other nations where Ebola has been, it becomes endemic. So we always have to be on the alert, and this is something that we have to do, ” said Dr. Kateh on rekindling the surveillance activities across the country,“We have to be vigilant in order to make sure that whenever it comes, it doesn’t matter how it comes, where it comes from, we should be able to quickly identify and contain it.” Presently, the entire nation has gone 25 days without a confirmed case. Speaking on rekindling the surveillance activities across the country,Asked if the country made any errors that allowed the recent outbreak to occur, he stated that Liberia was doing everything right, adding: “Because we are doing the right thing that is why we were able to take charge of it.”Had we been doing the wrong thing, the virus would have spread out, and we would not have been able to quickly contain it, he pointed out. “We are doing the right things, but we still want the entire public to continue the hand washing routine and those things which saved us in the past, and will continue to save us,” he cautioned. Dr. Kateh spoke with our Health Desk following the closure of a two-week training for over 15 health practitioners from various health institutions in the country.At a request from authorities of the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA) and the Liberia Board for Nursing and Midwifery (LBNM), Dr. Prisca Zwanikken, Dr. Barend Gerretsen and Ms. Dinu Abdella, three instructors from the Netherlands-based Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), conducted the training in human resource management for Liberian health managers, instructors, midwives and nurses.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
DALLAS – Southwest Airlines Co. reported a 54 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit as the bets it made on fuel prices allowed it to dodge for a little longer the spiraling costs that led to a $604 million loss for the parent of American Airlines, the nation’s biggest carrier. Revenue increased at both airlines, as planes were more crowded and average fares rose. Airline stocks rallied, led by American’s parent, AMR Corp., which rose 47 cents, or 2.5 percent, to close at $19.33 in trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Southwest shares added 89 cents, or 5.6 percent, to $16.76. Ray Neidl, an analyst with Calyon Securities, said the stocks were lifted by a decline in oil prices but said AMR also may have been rewarded for the strength of American’s route network and a slightly smaller-than-expected loss. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Light, sweet crude for February delivery fell 58 cents to close at $65.73 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Tuesday, the contract leapt $2.39 a barrel amid supply concerns spurred by possible sanctions against Iran, OPEC’s second-largest producer, and political unrest in Nigeria. Southwest said it earned $86 million, or 10 cents per share, in the fourth quarter, compared with $56 million, or 7 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding one-time items, net income was $98 million, or 12 cents per share. Analysts had expected a gain of 13 cents per share, according to a survey by Thomson Financial. Revenue rose 20 percent, to $1.99 billion from $1.66 billion a year ago. Southwest again cashed in on a winning bet it made several years ago on the direction of fuel prices. The carrier bought options that locked in prices on most of its fuel needs through 2009, softening the blow of higher fuel costs. As a result of this hedging, Southwest paid about $1.20 per gallon for fuel – its second-biggest cost after labor – in the fourth quarter. But beginning this year, Southwest has less of its fuel hedged and at higher prices. For that reason, the carrier expects its average cost of fuel to rise to $1.45 a gallon in the first three months of this year. Still, Chief Executive Gary Kelly said the company has a favorable outlook on the first quarter and still expects profit to rise 15 percent this year. American Airlines was too weak financially to buy fuel options in recent years, and it paid the price in the fourth quarter – $2.02 per gallon. Parent AMR, which also owns the American Eagle commuter line, spent about $400 million more on fuel in the fourth quarter than it did a year earlier. That helped push Fort Worth-based AMR to its loss, which equaled $3.49 per share, after a loss of $387 million, or $2.40 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2004. Excluding $191 million in net one-time costs, AMR said it would have lost $413 million, $2.39 per share. On that basis, Thomson Financial said analysts were expecting a loss of $2.50 per share. Revenue rose 13.8 percent, to $5.17 billion from $4.54 billion a year ago, but that was below analysts’ consensus forecast of $5.24 billion. “We need to do more on both the cost and revenue sides of the ledger to return our company to sustained profitability,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Gerard Arpey. Michael Linenberg, an analyst for Merrill Lynch, said AMR did a good job of controlling costs other than fuel. The airline permanently grounded 27 jets at the end of the year. Both American and Southwest reported their planes were fuller than they were the year before. American’s average occupancy rate rose 3.6 points, to 77.9 percent, while Southwest’s gained 4.6 points, to 69.6 percent. Airline executives and analysts are counting on financially troubled carriers to cut back on flights, which could make planes even more crowded and push fares up. Yet there are signs that might not happen. A new airline, Virgin America, plans to begin flying between San Francisco and New York. And on Tuesday, Houston-based Continental Airlines Inc. hinted it may increase flights to combat rivals such as JetBlue Airways Corp. Southwest’s Kelly said high fuel costs made it an “enormous risk” to start a new airline. “Look at the results here for the fourth quarter and you may find that we are literally the only airline to make a profit,” Kelly said. “That to me sort of sums it up about starting a new airline.” American’s Arpey said he worried that carriers will respond to rising revenue by adding too many flights, which could depress fares and add to the industry’s financial troubles. “I’m very concerned that an industry that is chronically destroying capital is continuing to pour investment into the business,” he said. “I’m scratching my head over that.” However, that’s exactly what a few analysts, such as Neidl, and others like Robert Mann, an airline industry consultant in Port Washington, N.Y., are predicting. “If Continental does expand, we’ll see a me-too response,” Mann said. “It’s great news for travelers – more low prices,” he said. For all of 2005, Southwest earned $548 million, or 67 cents per share, compared with $313 million, or 38 cents per share, in 2004. Revenue rose to $7.58 billion from $6.53 billion. At AMR, the full-year loss was $861 million, or $5.21 per share, after a loss of $761 million, or $4.74 per share, in 2004. Revenue rose to $20.71 billion from $18.65 billion. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
DDTV: Watch this video above to hear Everton and Ireland Seamus Coleman confess that he wants to start playing Gaelic Football again.However, unfortunately for Rory Gallagher and all Donegal GAA supporters, Coleman doesn’t plan on returning to the GAA until he finishes his playing career in England. In the video produced by Everton TV, Coleman is quizzed by young Everton supporters curious to know everything about the star right-back.Coleman reveals that if he wasn’t a professional footballer that he’d be playing Gaelic Football back home.Coleman admits to being a home-bird and that he plans to move back to Ireland when he retires, and says he hopes he can go back and start playing Gaelic Football again.Skip to 6.30 in the video to hear Coleman talk about his future plans. DDTV: COLEMAN REVEALS HE WANTS TO FINISH HIS CAREER PLAYING GAELIC FOOTBALL was last modified: January 26th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DDTVevertonGAAinterviewnewsseamus colemansoccerSport
IN DEMAND 5 REVEALED 5 Ronaldo is known for his incredible work ethic and his Old Trafford team-mates have been full of praise for him. Writing in his autobiography, The Second Half, Roy Keane explained his attitude was brilliant from the moment he met him.“After the first few days, watching him train, my reaction was, ‘This lad is going to be one of the world’s greatest players.’ I didn’t say it publicly, because I’d always be wary of building a player up too early – or knocking him down,” he said, adding: “He was amazing. He was immediately one of the hardest working players at United. Most of the players I knew worked hard, but Ronaldo had the talent on top of the work rate.” Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder “So he taught me how to do it. In the Premier League they don’t fall over so easy, they are tough.“As I’ve said many times, he taught me everything. He was like a father to me. He helped me a lot at Manchester United.” Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January boost REVEALED 5 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Gary Neville, in an interview with talkSPORT in 2016 revealed by the time he left the club, Ronaldo was setting the standards.“He didn’t arrive at Manchester United as someone who was setting the tone for everybody else. It wasn’t a case of he came in and all of a sudden everyone else upped their game, that’s not how it was,” he said.“He became that out of what was in that dressing room. Cristiano was butchered and battered for two or three years at Manchester United and he has said it made him a man.” gameday cracker Ferguson was a father figure to Ronaldo at Old Trafford 5 Man United news smart causal Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland deals Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade In six years at the club the 33-year-old won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, two League Cups, the Champions League and the first of his five Ballon d’Or awards.He was eventually sold to Real Madrid for £80m in 2009 and scored 451 goals in 438 games before sealing a £99m transfer to Juve in 2018. possible standings Man United paid £12m for Ronaldo in 2003 Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed the impact Sir Alex Ferguson had on him as a player in the early stages of his career.The Juventus forward arrived at Manchester United from Sporting in 2003 when he was just 18 and admitted he faced a steep learning carve. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “Of course, in the beginning of my career he was so important to me because I moved from Sporting to Manchester and had that Portuguese mentality – too many stepovers, decision making was not the best,” Ronaldo told DAZN. Ronaldo celebrates the first of his five Champions League winners medals Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Keane and Ronaldo played together at Manchester United England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won On the training pitch is where he began to develop into the world’s best player under Fergie’s watchful eye RANKED 5
BY MARIE DUFFYPat ‘the Cope’ Gallagher MEP has confirmed that Donegal County Council has invited expressions of interest from contractors to design, build and operate the Dungloe and Glenties Sewerage Schemes.The closing date for the submission of expressions of interest is 26th August 2011. Donegal County Council will select a number of qualified contractors who will then be invited to tender for the €7 million project. The council will award the contract to the successful tenderer by the second quarter of 2012, after which construction will begin. He said: “These schemes will provide new wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and sewers in Dungloe and Glenties to replace the present overloaded and obsolete infrastructure. The new works will facilitate existing and future residential and commercial development in the Dungloe and Glenties areas.”The wastewater treatment plants will enhance the local environment and protect and improve the quality of the Dungloe and Owenea rivers. Mr Gallagher also paid tribute to Cllr David Alcorn and former Cllr Enda Bonner who played an important part in bringing the projects forward. COUNCIL INVITES CONTRACTORS TO TENDER FOR NEW SEWERAGE SCHEME was last modified: July 24th, 2011 by marieShare 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:Donegal County CouncilDUNGLOE SEWERAGE SCHEMEPat The Cope Gallagher
LANCASTER – City officials are starting a planning effort aimed at preserving and enhancing downtown. The city is spending more than $570,000 to develop a specific plan, a document to guide development for the area, and to prepare a related environmental impact report. The work will be conducted by RBF Consulting, a consultant that has worked on other city planning efforts including the north downtown transit village project. “They have served us very well,” said Mayor Frank Roberts. “We need that expertise.” The main focus of the plan will be the blocks on either side of Lancaster Boulevard from Sierra Highway to 10th Street West. The plan will also look at how that area relates to the residential areas to the south to make sure the enhancement of downtown provides stability to the neighborhood, according to a staff report by Brian Ludicke, the city’s director of Community Development. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Lancaster has invested millions in its downtown over the past 20 years, including the construction of City Hall, the Lancaster Performing Acts Center, and the city museum/art gallery. The city was also the force behind getting Los Angeles County to relocate both its sheriff’s station and its library to Lancaster Boulevard in the 1990s – an investment of nearly $40 million. The specific plan is one of a series of planning efforts being started by City Manager Bob LaSala aimed at helping the city deal with its rapid growth. Other planning efforts include a five-year financial forecast, a six-year capital improvement plan to anticipate what the city must build to accommodate growth, a parks master plan, a plan to address city maintenance of streets and other facilities, and a neighborhood preservation and code enforcement strategic plan. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Letterkenny Credit Unions James Mc Monagle presenting Conor O Donnell St Eunans Maclarnon Cup Captain sponsorship for €500. Also included in photo Shaun Patton Michael Miller Daire Mc Daid and team manager Neil Gordon Paul Hume with his son Shaun, Charles Mc Glynn Eva Mc Closkey, College Principal Chris Darby and Gordon Randals. PICTURES BY GERALDINE DIVER PHOTOGRAPHY. ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE IN CREDIT BEFORE MacLARNON CUP! was last modified: March 15th, 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:donegalMacLarnon CupSt.Eunan’s College
Rory Gallagher has given debuts to Marc Anthony McGinley and Kevin McBrearty during their victory over Sligo IT.Former UCD goalkeeper Marc Anthony McGinley made his Donegal bow in a challenge match victory over Sligo IT. McGinley played for five seasons for UCD in both the Premier and First Divisions of the League of Ireland.However, after completing his studies McGinley decided to leave UCD and signed for Finn Harps. He didn’t feature for Finn Harps with Conor Winn the No.1 choice for Ollie Horgan so McGinley focused his attentions on Gaelic football with his club St Michael’s.McGinley was superb for St Michael’s in their Donegal SFC campaign which ended when they were narrowly defeated by St Eunan’s in the semi-final.That form prompted new Donegal manager Rory Gallagher to invite McGinley to join a host of other clubs players on a four-week trial period in his attempt to unearth fresh talent.McGinley didn’t feature in the Dr McKenna Cup but he played the entire match in their victory over Sligo IT earlier this week. McGinley is expected to stay part of the squad despite the likelihood he’ll be behind both Paul Durcan and Michael Boyle in the fight for the No.1 jersey.Another player who made his Donegal debut was Four Masters clubman Kevin McBrearty.Mark McHugh and Ryan McHugh both featured for Sligo IT as they try and step-up their preparations for the Sigerson Cup which starts next month. MARC ANTHONY MCGINLEY MAKES DONEGAL DEBUT IN VICTORY OVER SLIGO IT was last modified: January 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalfinn harpsGAAMarc Anthony McGinleynewsRory Gallaghersligo itSportSt MichaelsUCD
Daphne Mashile-Nkosi is the owner of a multimillion-rand manganese mine in the arid Northern Cape town of Hotazel and one of a handful of women in South Africa’s mining industry. Battle-hardened by her experiences in the struggle against apartheid, she’s not afraid to tackle those who stand in her way.Daphne Mashile-Nkosi is not only a successful businessperson but is also an activist for women’s rights. (Image: Kalagadi Manganese) Shamin ChibbaHotazel, as its name suggests, lies on an arid savannah in the Kalahari region of the Northern Cape, the scorching sun beating the dusty plains. Dominating the town’s landscape is a massive, nondescript plant: the Kalagadi Manganese Mine, said to be the largest in the world, but also one of the most eco-friendly.Standing on the top floor of the site’s seven-story sintering plants, which processes the manganese ore, the mine’s owner Daphne Mashile-Nkosi, known as the iron lady, looks out over the arid landscape. She recalls the time she and her now late husband, Stanley Nqobizizwe Nkosi, got the land.“Before we built the mine, this was a game farm,” she said. “When my husband and I approached it, there was a locked gate. The farmers wanted to put the dogs on us.”The Nkosi’s eventually received their licence to prospect for manganese in the Kalahari Basin in 2005 and started what is now a R7-billion venture. Mashile-Nkosi is the chief executive and founder of Kalahari Resources, the holding company for the Kalagadi Manganese Mine in Hotazel.For well over a century South African mining has been dominated by white men, so it is rare to find a black woman among the major players in the industry. “The mining industry has not been an easy road, especially for a black woman,” Mashile-Nkosi said at the 2014 African CEO Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, where she was named CEO of the Year.“I have persevered and succeeded in surmounting the many obstacles that have been placed in my path. Where there is no pain, there is no gain.”But Mashile-Nkosi is not all business. She is also involved in women’s rights and upliftment, and environmental sustainability. She is a trustee and the chairperson of the Women’s Development Bank Trust and chairs the Women’s Development Bank Investments Holdings.At her speech in Geneva, she counted these as her successes, part of the work that earned her the award. That award, she said, “also acknowledges that an African woman can make her mark in the historically male-dominated mining industry.”The Stanley Nqobizizwe Nkosi Sinter Plant at the Kalagadi mine that processes the manganese mined in the area. (Image: Kalagadi Manganese)The making of a woman minerIn 2001, Mashile-Nkosi and her husband established Kalahari Resources with the intention of mining manganese on the game farm. The opportunity arose from new mining legislation designed to bring historically disadvantaged individuals, especially women, into the industry.The mine has brought some relief to an impoverished part of South Africa, creating up to 3 000 jobs in the Northern Cape. And it looks after the people in those jobs: Kalagadi has on-site accommodation and state-of-the-art ablution facilities. According to Mashile-Nkosi, the mine first completed a prefeasibility study through JSE-listed construction firm Group Five to determine the housing needs of its workers.In an interview with Leadership magazine, Mashile-Nkosi said women employees at Kalagadi are treated as equals to men, and often have high-level responsibilities. “We have ensured that women are given meaningful and critical roles at Kalagadi Manganese – especially in the fields of finance, geology and engineering.”Kalagadi has an estimated 960-million metric tons of manganese as deep as 340 metres underground. The plant’s advanced mining and processing machinery allows it to produce as much as 2.4-million tons of manganese per year. Mashile-Nkosi said the life of the mine could be more than 300 years.The mine unearths some 3-million tons of ungraded ore a year, 38% of which is made up of manganese. The sintering plant then processes ore and dust into a high-grade agglomeration known as sinter, 47% of which is manganese, which is then ready for the smelter.Resilience born from the struggleBorn in Pilgrim’s Rest in Mpumalanga, Mashile-Nkosi grew up in a poor household that included two brothers and a sister. After completing her schooling in 1976, she became a committed anti-apartheid activist. Her experience of the struggle cemented her determination to develop black communities and women to this day.She was a founding member of the Detainees Parents’ Support Committee, which in the 1970s and 1980s gave moral and material support to families of detainees and political prisoners. She was also involved in the formation of the United Democratic Front in 1983, chaired the Soweto sub-region of the ANC Women’s League, and was later the general-secretary of the Soweto branch of the South African Communist Party.In 2008 Mashile-Nkosi’s battle-hardened attitude served her well, when her husband died. He went to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg to treat a pinched nerve in the neck. But according to reports, poor nursing and a botched throat operation left him choking to death. She worked through the trauma well enough to take on the mining business on her own and turn it into a multibillion-rand venture.Her steely personality came to the fore again during a dispute with Kalagadi’s major shareholder ArcelorMittal. The steelmaker had not fulfilled its funding obligations. Kalahari Resources took them to the South Gauteng High Court and won the case, forcing the steel giants to pay R285-million within five days.In that time, Mashile-Nkosi did not succumb to the pressure of the court battle, and thanks her resilience. This trait, she told DestinyConnect.com, are the qualities of a leader. “She rates resilience, self-motivation, tenacity, courageousness, vision and patience as her strengths,” said the writer.Source: Kalagadi Manganese.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.