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Three little girls, recently lost their single mother and the sight of seeing them endlessly wandering around, have many concerned citizens asking; “What will happen for these children who became orphans as a result of the Ebola epidemic?”Most of these children, who have had a parent or both succumb to Ebola while they themselves survived the disease, are being rejected by their communities.In the case of the three little girls, community members are afraid to help, console and guide them during their time of need. Not because of heartlessness, but because of their mother’s death, which no one knows what actually killed her.“Our mother didn’t die from Ebola; she was sick for two weeks and didn’t have any money to get help and ended up dying,” the children have always said whenever they are asked about their mother’s death.The oldest, who constantly hangs her head low, is afraid to look anyone in the eyes. She said she’s terrified to see the worried look in the eyes of those who remember her mother’s death.“No one wants us around, but we don’t have Ebola! I take care of my small sister, who is eight and my four-year-old niece. My people are there, but they don’t help us, they say we should wait for 40 days before they can decide what to do with us.”Crying uncontrollably, she adds, “We just want someone to help us because since our Ma died, we’re just passing around hoping to see her again,” she said, recounting how their days are spent since their mother died.What has gradually surfaced in this deadly Ebola fight is the fact that children, well over 600 so far, are living under the same stigma as these girls.According to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), as of October 14, 2014, there are 668 abandoned and neglected children in 10 different counties; Montserrado and Lofa having the highest number. The MOHSW official in charge of the psychosocial aspect of theEbola task force, Madam Victoria W. Saway, expressed the Ministry’s concern and how they are dealing with these orphaned children.According to Mrs. Saway, the Ministry is in the process of handling “two groups of children” those coming out of communities, and those who have been traced by UNICEF/MOH.“We come into contact with children who are coming out of communities by social workers. MOHSW has its social workers that are contact tracers, while there are social workers in the communities that have been trained and are being paid by UNICEF,”According to her, these trained social workers are working with a community structure that enables them in identify children who are infected or affected one way or another by the Ebola outbreak.“These social workers go into communities and look for cases of children whose parents are sick and have been left alone. These children are not considered abandoned. Sometimes they’re left in the home by themselves because their parents had to be taken to the ETU.”According to Mrs. Saway, everyday social workers bring cases of children being left alone in their homes, and want to know what can be done about it.“Sometimes community members call us when these kids’ parents are taken to the ETUs, or their parents die in the house and are left by themselves. Sometimes contact tracers run into these cases when they go into homes and alert us.”She also added, “We do have children who are abandoned, and our social workers are trained to be able to tell the difference between an abandoned child or an orphan whose parents were taken to the ETU.”While MOHSW has acknowledged knowing that children such as the three girls in this story exist, they have a way in finding them and knowing their statuses.“What we do when calls come in to us is, we send a team. Most of the children that we take are contacts, which mean they are one way or the other affected or infected by the Ebola. If they’re contacts, we take them to an isolation care center because we don’t want the communities to be afraid of them. Most feel that if the child is a contact and gets closer to them, the child will infect them as well with the virus.”She also said, “Because of the public fear, we immediately take them to a place that was given to us by Child Fund called KeleKule, an interim care center (ICC). It’s being sponsored by UNICEF, and is a 21-day withholding ICC for these children. Child Fund helps; they have done renovations at the facility and when there are gaps, they fill them in. MOH as a whole provides supervision to make sure all necessary things take place for these children there.“The care givers who are at KeleKule are survivors of Ebola and have been certified; they care for the children who are taken in. When we were looking at these children’s cases and why they’re being left in communities, we didn’t want to put people at risk. What we did, we contacted these survivors and asked them if they were willing to work; and some applied. UNICEF in turn partnered with us and in fact, most of our functions at child protection at MOH and MOHSW are sponsored by UNICEF,”The Health Ministry statistics show that at least 435 persons have survived between March 22 and October 16.A research states that a survivor is not likely to contract the virus again for up to 10 years.According to Mrs. Saway, UNICEF decided to identify these survivors, train them and place them at Kelekule.“Kelekule, which, in the Kpelle language means ‘willing heart’, is the right name for these workers who are willing to help these children; and for the children who are willing to be helped. When these children are placed there, there’s no fear of infection, because the care givers have already been infected once.”She also added, “they can provide care for these kids if they come down until they can get an ambulance that will come for the kids and take them to an ETU. Most children are negative, but when they are sent to these ETUs, they get infected there, and that’s what we want to stop from happening. That’s why we send them to KeleKule, and in there, the care takers work to make sure none of the children infect another if they come down with the virus,”The Ministry has said that KeleKule is just a temporary place that houses the children for 21 days. And once each child has completed those days, they are free to go. But in some instances where the children have nowhere to go, they are then placed at Hawa Massaquoi, another placement center.“If they don’t have relatives, we send them to Hawa Massaquoi. It’s a place for children who are survivors but are abandoned. The ETUs have called us to inform us about children who lost their entire families but survived. They have nowhere to send them, so we send them to Hawa.”According to MOHSW, the center takes care of children as it once used to be a daycare. But due to the crisis, it has been transformed into a shelter for these kids.“The maximum stay there is two weeks, unless we can’t find their families. If we can’t find a relative, the possibility is we go into the foster care program.The MOHSW has a form that those interested in becoming foster parents for these children have to fill in. According to Mrs. Saway, when a child is in need of parents, those who fill out the form are then inspected and interviewed.“We do it for the survivors; it’s a new system that we’ve started. Once the child goes through the proper channel, social workers and so on, the child is documented and profiled to make sure they don’t come up missing,“Once we have found them a family, we don’t keep these children. At MOHSW, we want to see these children with their families. Family care is the best option,” she added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
When 32-year-old Alberttown, Georgetown resident Joel Ceasar stood before City Magistrate Fabayo Azore on Wednesday to answer a charge of assault, he explained that his wife had driven him to such exasperation that he had lost all control and battered her. He, however, was remanded until October 31st.The charge against the accused read that on October 21, 2017, at his Alberttown residence, he unlawfully assaulted his reputed spouse, a mother of one.The defendant told the court that his wife is obsessed with Facebook, and nags whenever a female likes his photo, “especially if is a black girl”. He continued that the complainant, of East Indian descent, would spew racist comments whenever he spends time with his “black friends”. The court heard that the accused had to endure these utterly embarrassing and painful insults whenever she hurled them at him.On the day in question, the situation had escalated to an extent that the couple was involved in an argument, during which the complainant scratched and slapped him, and he responded by hitting her.“It’s getting overbearing…all I want is to see my child grow up”, he said while entering a not guilty plea.Prosecutor Simone Payne indicated that the accused was previously convicted of an offence (of undisclosed nature) for which he had served two years in prison. Moreover, she said the accused poses a flight risk. The case continues on October 31, 2017.“Burn in hell! He does nothing for the child!” the wife was overheard saying.
Barcelona have set their sights on Tottenham centre-back Jan Vertonghen this summer as the Catalan giants look to add to their defensive options, according to talkSPORT’s La Liga expert Graham Hunter.Barca are long-term admirers of the Belgium international, who impressed at the World Cup and has admitted he would consider his long-term future at Spurs after returning from Brazil.New Barca manager Luis Enrique is looking to overhaul his squad this summer following the side’s first trophyless season in six years, and Hunter believes 27-year-old Vertonghen is high on the Spaniard’s wanted list.“Barcelona are very firmly on the record as saying they will buy at least two defenders this summer, one out and out centre-half and one who can perform in multiple positions,” he told Transfer Tavern.“One of those could be Netherlands international Daley Blind, but Jan Vertonghen has also been linked to the Nou Camp.“By no means is there business ongoing with Spurs for Vertonghen, but I know from the club that he is a player they respect, they like and is on their list, so they may try to buy him.“Barca believe he is a player who brings excellence at centre-back and at full-back, he can play at a pinch in midfield, he brings height and power and they like his style of football.“These are feelings which only increased during the World Cup.”
Finn Harps goalkeeper Harry Doherty says he felt like he ‘wasn’t there’ after being involved in a serious clash of heads on Monday evening.Goalkeeper Doherty collided with defender Packie Mailey during Monday’s game against Sligo Rovers.Play in the EA Sports Cup game was stopped for 25 minutes. While Mailey was able to walk back to the clubhouse, Doherty came off the worst and was put on an ambulance stretcher before being taken to Letterkenny University Hospital.The players were attended to by physios Colm O’Neill and Tommy Scanlon and Finn Harps club doctor Paul Armstrong.Doherty, who is a diabetic, drifted in and out of consciousness as he was treated on the pitch in front of around 400 concerned spectators.“I didn’t know what was going on,” Doherty, who was released from hospital, said. “I felt like I was there but, at the same time, it felt like I wasn’t there. I just kind of remember the physios and Ollie (Horgan, Harps manager) beside me asking me if I was alright.“It took me a while to realise what had happened. I was so groggy and dizzy I didn’t know how long I was down until they told me afterwards.”The sight of Finn Park steward Michael Gallagher pouring a bucket of water and sweeping blood from the pitch told the story of the severity of the incident.Horgan – who earlier in the game saw striker BJ Banda taken to hospital in an ambulance after suffering a knee injury – dashed from his position in the dugout to check on his players and appeared visibly distressed when he made his way back to his seat.Doherty remembers vividly the incident in the 69th minute of the game. He said: “I remember nearly all of what happened. I just ran out to clear the ball over the defence and it was outside the box so I went to head it. That’s when me and Packie just clashed heads.“I went down and felt very dizzy.“You have to take the positive out of something like that because it could have been way more serious. Thankfully we’ll both be ok now though.”Doherty received seven stitches to a head wound after being admitted to hospital. Mailey was patched up and released again on Monday night, but Doherty was kept in for further observation.“I have to rest up now and take it easy so I’ll not be able to rush back into anything,” the 21-year-old Cockhill man said.“I’m feeling okay no again. I’ll have a headache for a while and I’ll be a bit groggy at times. It’ll be a while before I feel myself again.“I want to say a huge thanks to the medics that were involved. They made sure I was looked after properly and everything was okay on the pitch before I was moved. I was lucky the medics were all nearby and able to attend to me quickly.”Just last month, Doherty had made his Harps debut when replacing the concussed Ciaran Gallagher in an away game against Bray Wanderers.Doherty, who was called up to the Irish Under-21 panel in February, said: “When I was in hospital, I was talking to Ciaran about that and how strange it was. That’s just football sometimes and the life of a goalkeeper!”“It felt like I wasn’t there” – Harry Doherty after horror head clash was last modified: April 26th, 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:2017 EA Sports CupBJ BandaCockhillfinn harpsHarry DohertyOllie HorganPackie MaileySligo Rovers
Adam’s picture at sunset this eveningDONEGAL photographer Adam Rory Porter has done it again.The man whose pictures of the Northern Lights over the county went global has captured another incredible phenomenon in our skies – a 22 Degree Halo.His picture this evening in Buncrana captures it beautifully “We always get stunning sunsets on the shores of Lough Swilly and every now and then we get the odd rare phenomenon too,” he laughed.A halo is a ring of light surrounding the sun or moon. Most halos appear as bright white rings but in some instances, the dispersion of light as it passes through ice crystals found in upper level cirrus clouds can cause a halo to have colour.A 22 degree halo is a ring of light 22 degrees from the sun (or moon) and is the most common type of halo observed and is formed by hexagonal ice crystals with diameters less than 20.5 micrometers! WOW! ADAM’S INCREDIBLE HALO SUNSET PICTURE OVER DONEGAL was last modified: June 27th, 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:22 degree haloadam rory porterbuncranaLough Swillyphotographersunset
Story Links Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) had the game’s only hit, a double in the fourth inning. Pena added a pair of walks and moved five away from tying Elena Leon’s (2007-10) all-time record of 112 career walks. Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) drew one walk. Full Schedule Roster Next Game: Live Stats Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) threw her first no-hitter of the year and fourth overall in a pitcher’s duel with Panthers’ ace Jaclyn Spencer. Newman, who improved to 21-6, allowed just one walk and struck out 13. She just missed her third perfect game of the season when she issued a leadoff walk to Courtney Krodinger in the fifth inning. ESPN+ Drake (34-13, 19-1 MVC) clinched its seventh league series and sixth by sweep this season with its win over UNI (22-9, 13-7 MVC). The Bulldogs swept the Panthers in a doubleheader on April 9 at Buel Field. Watch Live at Missouri State 4/27/2019 – 12 p.m. PDF Box Score CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University softball team edged UNI, 1-0, Tuesday night in a midweek Missouri Valley Conference game. Drake visits Missouri State for its final regular season road series Saturday and Sunday. First pitch of Saturday’s doubleheader is scheduled for 12 pm. The two games will be streamed on ESPN+. Print Friendly Version Preview The Bulldogs took advantage of one of the Panthers’ two errors in the game and used small ball to help score the game’s only run in the third inning. Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) was the first batter and she reached on an error by UNI’s third baseman, Adara Opiola. Buie then moved to second on Libby Ryan’s (Mount Vernon, Iowa) sacrifice bunt to Spencer. Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) followed and hit a swinging bunt back at Spencer that she made a bad throw to first base on that allowed Buie to score all the way from second for what would be the deciding run.
Irish Water working in partnership with Donegal County Council is set to commence the Murlough Water Main Replacement Project which will involve the replacement of 1,624 metres of ageing water mains prone to bursting over the past number of years. The works, which are due to commence in early October, will also involve replacing all service connections and ancillary works in the townland of Murlough, Lifford, Co. Donegal.This project has been prioritised to enable Donegal County Council to complete resurfacing works in the area. Irish Water says that the repairs will improve supply pressure, quality of supply, and water pressure.The Murlough Water Mains Replacement Project is part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme which over the next four years will reduce the high level of leakage across the country by fixing or replacing ageing water mains.Commenting, Irish Water’s Water Network Regional Lead Declan Cawley, said “These works will commence in October and will be carried out by Farran’s Construction on behalf of Irish Water. The project is expected to be completed in approximately six weeks and will deliver significant improvements to customers who have been affected by disruptions to their water supply due to bursts along the pipe.”The work sections will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers, Irish Water says. The works may involve some short-term water shut-offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours prior notice of any planned water shut offs. This project forms part of Irish Water’s investment plan. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s Business Plan. Delivery of the business plan will involve a €5.5 billion investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021.This plan includes an investment in leakage reduction and water quality initiatives, called the Leakage Reduction Programme, which will see an investment of €512 million during the period to 2021.Irish Water to replace “ageing, prone to bursting” water main in Murlough was last modified: October 4th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Irish Watermurlough water main replacement project
Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty has welcomed confirmation that an application for capital funding for the redevelopment of the Cleary Centre in Donegal Town is due to be formally appraised by the HSE’s Estates Department shortly.It’s understood that the group, which has overall responsibility for providing property services to the HSE, will examine the proposal for the Donegal Town project at its next meeting this July.The Cleary Centre Parents and Friends Committee have been campaigning for years to have the facility redeveloped as part of disability services in South Donegal. Deputy Doherty, who has worked closely with the group, has welcomed today’s update. He said: “While day services were relocated in 2016 to the Victor Complex on the outskirts of the town on a temporary basis, it has always been the goal of all involved in this campaign to have the former Cleary Centre rebuilt and its services returned to the facility to ensure the continuation of disability services into the long term.“At the start of the year there was much disappointment at the announcement that the project would not be included as part of the approved capital projects for 2018 as expectations were high that it would get the go ahead to proceed.“However, since then it was confirmed earlier this year that a business case for the project was received by the HSE’s Estates Department along with other additional supporting documentation.“After having sought a progress report from the Minister last month, the HSE has now replied to me to confirm that its Estates Department will meet now in July where it’s expected that the Cleary Centre proposal will be appraised and considered. “While it’s obviously too early yet to comment on what the possible outcome of this process will be, the fact that we now know that the project is shortly set to come before the HSE is to be welcomed.“I am again calling on the HSE to give this important project the green light without any further delay as it’s now crucial that these redevelopment works proceed and that the new Cleary Centre is delivered for service users here in Donegal.“The Parents and Friends Committee, which has worked tirelessly to get this project to where it is today, has shown such strength and resilience throughout what has been a long and, at times, arduous and frustrating process.“Its members have never given up and I want to again commend them for all their efforts to date as they have ensured that the Cleary Centre remains at the top of the agenda.“While we await the outcome of next month’s meeting, I pledge to continue to support the Committee in its work and to make representations on their behalf, as well as on behalf of the centre’s hard working staff and all those who depend on these vital services and supports.” Cleary Centre Project funding application to be considered in July was last modified: June 26th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CLEARY CENTREdisability servicesDonegal TownPearse Doherty TD
This week, the eyes of the pupils of The Little Angels School in Letterkenny lit up with huge excitement when they were presented with four brand new bikes.The gifts were donated to the special school by Arthur McMahon from The Donegal Oil Foundation and Terence Diver from Divers Hyundai this week so that pupils could #haveago at cycling in their school playground.Last April, Arthur McMahon, Terence Diver and Barry Foley took part as a three person relay team in The Race which is a 250 km unsupported endurance event across the rugged landscape of North West Donegal. The 3 lads completed it as part of Team Donegal Oil. Terence Diver very kindly put up a prize of a drive in the passenger seat of Eugene Donnelly’s Hyundai i20R5 Rally Car in the hope that people could would donate to their chosen charity, The Little Angels School and whoever entered had the chance of winning this amazing opportunity at the same time.The money raised went towards purchasing these four bikes locally from LK Bikes, which were delivered to The Little Angels School this week.The Donegal Oil Foundation presenting four bikes to the Little Angels School in LetterkennySpeaking on behalf of the school, Angela Keane said “We are absolutely delighted to receive these gifts from the Donegal Oil Foundation and as you have seen from the look on the children’s faces they were super excited.“We would like to thank Arthur McMahon from The Donegal Oil Foundation and Terence Diver from Divers Hyundai along with Gavin and Mark from LK Bikes and to everyone who thought of our school when they were fundraising through their Team Donegal Oil event. “Our children will look forward to taking on board the #haveago ethos and form their own little cycling club in the school now.”Arthur McMahon, Founder of the Donegal Oil Foundation said, “Just seeing the eyes and faces of the kids today when they saw the bikes makes everything that Team Donegal Oil and the Donegal Oil Foundation do so worthwhile.“We have so much more to give to local charities, schools and clubs just like this on an ongoing basis and I would like to thank everyone who helped make this possible including Terence Diver from Divers Hyundai who not only took part with Barry Foley and myself in the Race but donated the prize to enable us to raise money to purchase the bikes.”Little Angels get ‘wheelie’ wonderful donations from the Donegal Oil Foundation was last modified: July 30th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:charityLittle Angels SchoolPresentationThe Donegal Oil foundation