LNRCS Identifies with Underprivileged Children

first_imgThe Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) has identified with children it considers as underprivileged in Kakata, Margibi County.LNRCS donated food and several school and hygiene supplies to 75 orphans and vulnerable children in that county.The donation, according to LNRCS Secretary General, Fayiah Tamba, is the entity’s way of identifying with vulnerable children, especially those made orphan by the Ebola virus disease (EVD). “The EVD outbreak greatly affected every sector and segment of the Liberian society leaving behind many unfavorable situations that would take time to heal,” LNRCS SG observed.The materials were provided through the Liberia Chapter of the Society by the Turkish Red Cross to help orphans in the Ebola recovery phase.The Coordinator for youth and volunteers of the LNRCS, Arthur Becker, during the donation of the items said, the supplies were intended to assist children who lost their parents and are facing challenges that require humanitarian intervention to improve their circumstances. The Red Cross worked with Margibi County’s Health Team, local authorities, Ebola Survivor’s Network and civil society organizations in identifying orphanages and caregivers that equally benefited from the donation. Mr. Tamba earlier stated that the Red Cross is moving full steam ahead with recovery, “because there are many people who have been left in a vulnerable situation as a result of the Ebola virus that ravaged the country.” “From health problems to loss of livelihood or deaths of the main family breadwinners, many people need our help to get back on their feet”, Mr. Tamba added.He said the Red Cross will continue to provide a range of practical help focusing on the most vulnerable groups including orphan children and single mothers with assistance ranging from cash, food and non-food items to agricultural training and equipment as well as livelihood and skills training.“The ultimate goal of the Red Cross post-Ebola recovery,” according to Mr. Tamba, “is to re-establish the conditions for a quick return to a healthy society, with viable livelihoods, psychosocial well-being, economic growth, and overall human development that can foster a more inclusive society in the future.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Women’s Basketball Defeats Wyoming, 63-50, In Home Opener

first_imgPrint Friendly Version The Bulldogs will continue their homestand welcoming Northern Illinois to the Knapp Center on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on 1350 ESPN Des Moines and The Valley on ESPN3.  Story Links PDF Box Score The Bulldogs welcomed back redshirt sophomore Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.), who missed last season due to injury. Jonas had eight points, three rebounds and one steal in her season debut. Full Schedule Roster HTML Box Score DES MOINES, Iowa – In the first-ever meeting between the two teams, the Drake University women’s basketball team defeated Wyoming, 63-50, Sunday, Nov. 27 afternoon in its home opener at the Knapp Center. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Praise 940 THE VALLEY ON ESPN3 Northern Illinois 11/30/2016 – 7 PM Photo Gallery Watch Live Drake (2-2) opened the fourth quarter with a 47-39 lead before Wyoming went on a 10-0 run bringing them within striking distance of the Bulldogs at 50-49 with 5:41 to play. However, a 13-1 run over the final five minutes of the game allowed Drake to pull away for the win. In a game of three-pointers, Drake shot 10-of-24 (41.7 percent) behind the arc while Wyoming made 8-of-21 (38.1 percent). Both teams struggled with turnovers having a combined 45 and with 49 points combined off turnovers.  In only their second road game of the season, Wyoming (4-2) shot 19-of-44 (43.2 percent). The Cowgirls were led by Liv Roberts who tallied 17 points and added five rebounds. Clara Tapia was also in double-figures at 13 points and added four rebounds. Senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) shot 8-of-11 to tally a game-high 18 points. Wendell also nabbed a career-high seven steals and added five assists and three rebounds. For the third-consecutive game, sophomore Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) scored in double-figures with 11 points against the Cowgirls. Next Game:last_img read more

Numbers on Live Register in Donegal down 14% in the last year

first_imgThe number of people signing on the Live Register in Donegal has dropped by 14% in the last year.This good news for Donegal comes as the CSO revealed that the Live Register has fallen below 250,000 nationally for the first time since September 2008. This figure represents a year on year decrease of 14.6%.Government Chief Whip McHugh said: “It is very positive to see that the number of people signing on the Live Register here in County Donegal has reduced by 2,082 in the last year. “Furthermore, since Fine Gael’s Action Plan for Jobs was launched in February 2012, the Donegal Live Register has decreased locally by 42%. with thousands of people who are back making a living, to the benefit of themselves, their families and the local communities in which they live.“We can see clearly that the Action Plan for Jobs is working. Since 2012 the number of jobs in the economy has risen by over 230,000 with over two million people now at work in Ireland.”Falls in the numbers on the live register included:Dungloe of 21% down from 1,570 to 1,232.Letterkenny down 16% from 4,497 to 3,779Killybegs down 16% from 778 to 654Buncrana down 14.6% from 2,668 to 2,277Dunfanaghy down 12.4% from 980 to 858Ballybofey down 9.6% from 1,987 to 1,792Donegal Town down 7% from 808 to 751. Minister McHugh said: “What’s also very promising is the improvement in the long-term unemployment figure, which at the end of September 2017 stood at 105,339 people nationally. That is a significant drop of 19.3% year on year compared to September 2016 and a decrease of 32.8% compared to September two years ago.“Fine Gael is working to build a republic of opportunity which will see everyone have a fair chance to reach their full potential. We envisage a society where there is equality of opportunity for everyone, and a second chance if they need one. Job Seekers Benefit and Allowance payments are a necessary support to those who need them, but of course we want to ensure that everyone who can work will have the opportunity to do so.“I am working hard in Government to ensure that all parts of Ireland can share in our prosperity and economic growth, including here in Donegal.”Numbers on Live Register in Donegal down 14% in the last year was last modified: October 7th, 2017 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:doledonegallive registerlast_img read more