As MOHSW Celebrates Int’l Children’s Mental Health Day:

first_imgThe Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) Thursday, May 8, celebrated the International Children’s Mental Health Day under the theme, “Inspiring Resilience, Creative Hope.”The event, held on the compound of the Health Ministry, brought together government officials students and community dwellers.Speaking at the occasion, Yeetlen Niapeh, a Medical Health practitioner at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK) urged parents to promote resilience amongst their children in order to help them solve their mental challenges; adding that they (parents) should be resilient in their speeches and activities.She noted that Liberia has no mental health facilities and medications to help children combat mental health issues.“We do not have mental health facilities here, so parents, community dwellers, and family members should help children in the process. Mental health problem is difficult to the upbringing of every child, so we must take a step in helping these children, because they are our future and Liberia wants the best of them,” she said. Madam Niapeh highlighted peer pleasure, early marriage and teenage pregnancy as some of the challenges that lead to mental health disorder in children.She recommended to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare that a policy be put in place to address cases of mental illness in children.“I will also want to recommend that the Catherine Mills Mental Health facility is rehabilitated. With that we will have a starting point and from there, we know where to go again.”She also called on school authorities to create counseling sections in our schools because, the children spend most of their hours in school,” she said.Also speaking, Mrs. Theresa J. Grandoe, Deputy Chief of Interpol Liberia National Police, acknowledged that mental health problems are originated from the home and family.She noted that most family members tend not to know about their children’s daily activities, adding that as a result, many children get involved to move around with the wrong friends.She also urged parents to report to the LNP if they have cases of exploitation against their children, because exploitation is one of the main causes that lead to mental health disorder.“Liberia needs a strong law to combat drugs trafficking. We need to join hands to track down culprits that are making the lives of our children difficult and stop them from escaping. We have started what we call the Yellow Notice. This is to help trace perpetrators of crimes. Once you have a case of sexual violence and exploitation, just report the case and if we enter it in our data base, we can track down criminals no matter where they are,” she stressed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LAPD arrests another of its Most Wanted

first_imgOn Wednesday, Councilman Tony Cardenas introduced a motion to establish an Animal Cruelty Reward Fund to help law enforcement officials close unsolved animal-cruelty cases. Analysts said gang members and others often breed dogs – particularly pit bull terriers, which one expert called the most adopted and euthanized dog at local animal shelters – to fight. The dogs are often sold or used in fighting and have even been used to attack police, authorities said. Delgadillo said dogs taken from gang members would be retrained and made available for adoption. At a news conference, Delgadillo displayed Amy – a once severely abused red nose pit bull terrier, now a playful dog who visits sick children in hospitals – as an example of the life change in store for captured dogs under the program. (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Authorities previously apprehended Angel Zevallos in Guatemala City in the shooting of a security guard; Steve Alex Garcia in Rosarito Beach in the shooting death of a gang rival; and Kody “Monster” Scott in South Los Angeles on assault and car-theft charges. With Broady’s arrest, police added Dion Durell Hayes, 25, a member of the Swans, to the Most Wanted list. He is wanted in the shooting death of Andre Williams on July, 5, 2005. Meanwhile, Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo marked the 100th day of what he calls his fight against gangs by pledging to go after those who abuse dogs or use them in crimes. He said some gang injunctions will be amended and provisions added to future ones when necessary. “Today we are sending a message to the gangbangers who terrorize L.A. residents and their pets,” Delgadillo said. “If you use a dog to intimidate, to assault people or pets, if you abuse your own pets, we will come at you with the full force of the law.” A violation of the provision could bar a gang member from owning any animal for three years. A citywide ordinance awaiting City Council approval would allow law enforcement officers to seize gang members’ dogs that are used in violation of a gang injunction or are mistreated by gang members. A narcotics-trafficking suspect arrested this week has become the fourth gang member on the Los Angeles Police Department’s Most Wanted list to be taken into custody, authorities said Thursday. Carlos Merrell Broady, 35, whose gang name is Wink, was videotaped selling cocaine to undercover officers, authorities said. They said they raided a residence in South Los Angeles and found him hiding between a mattress and box spring in one of the bedrooms. “His capture makes this community much safer,” said Capt. Charlie Beck, deputy chief of operations for the South Bureau. Broady, who had been wanted on a federal drug-charges warrant, was part of an investigation targeting the Black P-Stone gang, which operates in the neighborhood of the Lower Baldwin Hills. last_img read more

Four talking points in European football this weekend

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Belgian forward Eden Hazard gets off the mark © AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPARIS, France, Oct 7 – Bayern Munich went from boom to bust after crushing Tottenham in the Champions League, while, Spain’s big guns may be misfiring but top La Liga anyway.In Italy Antonio Conte’s rebuilding of Inter is still a work in progress following defeat to dominant Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have no real domestic rival. AFP Sport looks at the four main talking points from the weekend on the continent:– Spain’s crisis clubs top La Liga –Lionel Messi looks back on form after struggling with injuries at the start of the season © AFP / Josep LAGOZinedine Zidane was said to be facing the sack with Real Madrid lining up Jose Mourinho in his place, while two weeks ago Ernesto Valverde was taking similar flack at Barcelona.However Real are top of La Liga on 18 points with champions Barcelona two points behind in second after both roared to big wins over Granada and Sevilla.“It has been a strange start to the season and we have not gained all the points we would have wanted,” Valverde said after their 4-0 home thumping of the Andalusians, which saw injury-plagued Lionel Messi score his first goal of the season.Real also scored four as another man under-pressure, Eden Hazard, netted for the first time since his 100-million euro ($109 million) move from Chelsea during a 4-2 win over Granada that also took some of the heat off Zidane.The pair will face each other on October 26 at the Camp Nou, a match that will no doubt show which of the big two is in the best shape to take the title.– Sublime to ridiculous –A star for Byern against Spurs, Serge Gnabry failed to follow up on that display against Hoffenheim © AFP / Christof STACHEDid over-exertion in Tuesday’s 7-2 Champions League rout of Tottenham Hotspur eventually lead to Bayern Munich dropping three precious points in the Bundesliga?Four days after thrashing Spurs, the Bavarians appeared to take their foot off the gas when they lost 2-1 at home to Hoffenheim, surrendering top spot in the league to Borussia Moenchengladbach and dropping back to third behind Wolfsburg.It was Bayern’s first home league defeat for almost a year and their captain Manuel Neuer said the defeat served as “a warning you get nothing for free”.– Conte says mind the gap –Inter Milan’s Antonio Conte still has a job to do to overhaul Juventus in Italy © AFP / Marco BertorelloAntonio Conte admitted Inter Milan have a large gap to close after his new side lost top spot in Serie A with a 2-1 defeat to defending champions Juventus.Inter had been flying high with a perfect run of six wins before losing Sunday’s ‘Derby d’Italia’ with fierce rivals Juve.“I’m disappointed at the defeat, not because it was against Juventus. I’ve always lost against Juventus, when I was at Arezzo and Atalanta,” said Conte.Juventus won the first three of their current run of eight Serie A titles under Conte before he led Chelsea to a Premier League title and then embarked on the project to rebuild Inter Milan, who have not won the league since 2010.“The lads gave their all, but we have a long road ahead of us to reach Juventus’ standard,” added Conte. “They’re at a different level from us and we’re looking to improve so that we can close the gap.”– Ligue 1 of their own –Neymar showed his undoubted class on teh pitch as Paris Saint-Germain hammered Angers © AFP / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELTParis Saint-Germain get the occasional reminder that they still have to show up and put in a performance to take three points in Ligue 1, as when they were shocked 2-0 by Reims last month.This week however France’s dominant football force thrashed their closest rival Angers 4-0 as their all-star cast cruised into overdrive and overwhelmed the visitors thanks to the undisputed brilliance of Neymar and the work rate of new boy Idrissa Gueye in midfield.Now firmly in control of Ligue 1, PSG appear unstoppable domestically as Neymar got his fourth league goal and Mauro Icardi his second in all competitions since joining on loan from Inter Milan, while French phenomenon Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani sat out another game injured.0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgRandox Teo today announced that it is to invest a further €0.5m as it expands its R&D facility in An Clochán Liath, with the promise of almost 90 new jobs over the next two years.The investment is with the support of Údarás na Gaeltachta through the national Research & Development & Innovation scheme.Randox Teo’s strategy is driven by the need to provide the market with high quality, fast and informative diagnostic data to enable early identification of diseases which will in turn assist practitioners in caring for patients in the short to long term.  This particular investment will focus on the development of new technologies for multiplex testing for kidney disease, Alzheimer’s disease and lung cancers.Speaking to the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta today who were visiting the facility, Dr. Peter Fitzgerald, owner and MD of Randox Holdings Ltd said, “This investment is another step towards establishing a world class diagnostic research and development centre in An Clochán Liath. We aim to develop new and improved technology used to aid in the diagnosis of cancer and other human diseases, and bring these products to market from this facility.”The company currently employs 42 people in an Clochán Liath and expects to increase its employment to 130 by the end of 2015.Anna Ní Ghallachair, Chairperson of Údarás na Gaeltachta stated “This investment helps to copper-fasten the future development of this enterprise in An Clochán Liath. It’s encouraging to see the high quality of employment that is provided to local people by this company and this new investments is a move towards the creation further good quality jobs in manufacturing, engineering, research and development, and marketing.” The Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dinny McGinley, T.D., who was also present, welcomed the investment and commended Údarás na Gaeltachta on its continuous work with Randox and this development in An Clochán Liath.Pat the Cope Gallagher said: “The decision by Randox to further invest in the Dungloe plant represents a massive vote of confidence in the workforce and general area. The creation of these further jobs will bring significant economic and social benefits to Dungloe and West Donegal. This investment highlights the total commitment of Randox to the Dungloe plant which plays a central role in world class diagnostic research carried out by Randox.”Pat the Cope has been working closely with Randox Teo since his time as Minister for Health Promotion and has continued his close collaboration with Randox as an MEP facilitating high level engagement with the EU Institutions on “Horizon 2020” which is the European Union’s research and development programme worth approximately EUR 70 billion for the period 2014 to 2020.“Randox is highly respected within the European Institutions and they recently made an important presentation to Members of the European Parliament during a recent visit to Brussels by their senior executives led by Dr. Peter Fitzgerald”, confirmed Pat the Cope.“Their continued investment in Dungloe will have major benefits for the area, in particular for the many employed over the years” concluded Pat the Cope. JOBS BOOST AS RANDOX ANNOUNCES 90 NEW POSITIONS IN DUNGLOE was last modified: May 3rd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:JOBS BOOST AS RANDOX ANNOUNCES 90 NEW POSITIONS IN DUNGLOElast_img read more


first_imgGaeil Fhánada Notes.Lotto Results:Numbers drawn were 4, 9, 10, 13, 14, Bonus 6. No jackpot winner. €100 Niamh Blaney, Rossnakill. €50 Mary & Fiona, c/o Marian McFadden. Jackpot standing at €6900. 100 Club Draw:Gaeil Fhánada have launched a 100 club draw. Tickets are €20 Monthly or €240 for the year with €13,000 in prizes. Contact any committee member for a ticket.Accomodation for All Ireland Gaeltacht:Tá liosta de loistin B&B timpeall ceantar an rinn agus Dungarbháin ag Fiona. Duine ar bith atá ag lorg tuilleadh eolais faoin loistin seo uaithi cuir ríomhphoist chuici ar agus seolfaidh sí an liosta chugat. Fiona has a list of Bed and Breakfast accommodation around the Ring and Dungarvan area. Anyone wishing to get the list should e-mail her at so that she can send you the list. Under 14 Girls:A reminder that girls U14 training is starting on Wednesday at 7.00p.m. in Tiralough. Please bring €2 euro for training and your own water bottle. Because some of the girls are unable to make it on Wednesday nights, starting next week training will be on a Monday instead. This is the only other day John can train the girls so we hope you all can make it. Also, any under 12 girls who wish to attend the training session may do so. We hope to get under 12 training started up shortly.Under 6, 8 and 10’s:Please Note; No under 6 training for the next few weeks due to the under 8 and under 10 blitz’s which start this Saturday, 18th in Downings with our under 8’s taking part. Training as usual on Friday 17th at 7.00pm in Portsalon for our under 8’s and 10’s. All fixtures for our under 8, 10 and 12 teams will be posted on Notice board in The Club House in Portsalon. Bord na nÓg would like to thank Roisin Logue for all her help with these fixtures. For any further info, contact Martin on 074 9163472.Underage Jerseys: Any underage players who have any of the Marine Harvest jerseys (Under 8, 10 or 12) could you please return them to Martin McAteer or Jerry Friel A.S.A.P.Under 12’s:Under 12 training every Tuesday evening at 5.30pm sharp in Portsalon. For further information contact Jerry @ 0863345583.Under 16’s: Under 16 training on Saturday’s at 10.30am in Trialough. Please bring €2, your own water bottle and gumshield. All new players welcome.Special Offer:The club is offering a special deal to any club member for entry to all League Matches including Championship and a Club Donegal Jacket, all for just €100.GAA: FANAD GAELS GAA CLUB NEWS – SPECIAL CLUB DONEGAL OFFER was last modified: May 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: FANAD GAELS GAA CLUB NEWS – SPECIAL CLUB DONEGAL OFFERlast_img read more