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A Tribute to Nurses

2014-10-22 01:34:26

By Mohamed A. Jalloh (USA)
[Note: The following tribute was originally posted in the popular SALONEDiscussion forum on October 20, 2014]
I have the greatest respect for our dedicated nurses who literally risk their own lives every single day at work in order to save the lives of others. If one accepts the fact that one’s life is the greatest gift that God has given one, then it is a truism that whoever protects another’s life is also giving that person the greatest gift ever (...)

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Musician of the Week: Diego El Cigala

2014-10-21 10:11:06

Spanish gypsy flamenco singer Diego El Cigala will perform at Vancouver’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Saturday October 25.
According to the centre’s web site, Diego El Cigala’s earthy, exultant and richly emotive voice marks him as one of the great singers of the century. He is well known for the highly celebrated album Lágrimas Negras, recorded with legendary Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés, and his gravelly voice has captured the hearts of millions. This Chan Centre (...)

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DRC Expels UN Official

2014-10-22 08:11:39

Scott Campbell (pictured), a UN official, has been expelled from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He has been monitoring and documenting human rights violations in that country.
Here is a statement from UN Scretary General Ban ki Moon conveyed by his spokesman on human rights:
The Secretary-General condemns the decision of the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to expel from the country Mr. Scott Campbell, Director of the United Nations Joint Human Rights (...)

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    WFP Distributes Food in Waterloo

    22 October

    Amid concerns over the increasing rate of Ebola infection in Sierra Leone, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and partners has started distributing food for 265,000 people on the outskirts of the capital.
    The distribution in the suburb of Waterloo will be the biggest one-off food distribution in the country since the start of the Ebola outbreak.
    WFP mobilized 700 aid workers to distribute in just one day over 800 metric tons of food rice, pulses, vegetable oil and salt meeting (...)

    DRC Expels UN Official

    22 October

    Scott Campbell (pictured), a UN official, has been expelled from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He has been monitoring and documenting human rights violations in that country.
    Here is a statement from UN Scretary General Ban ki Moon conveyed by his spokesman on human rights:
    The Secretary-General condemns the decision of the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to expel from the country Mr. Scott Campbell, Director of the United Nations Joint Human Rights (...)

    A Tribute to Nurses

    22 October

    By Mohamed A. Jalloh (USA)
    [Note: The following tribute was originally posted in the popular SALONEDiscussion forum on October 20, 2014]
    I have the greatest respect for our dedicated nurses who literally risk their own lives every single day at work in order to save the lives of others. If one accepts the fact that one’s life is the greatest gift that God has given one, then it is a truism that whoever protects another’s life is also giving that person the greatest gift ever (...)

    Musician of the Week: Diego El Cigala

    21 October

    Spanish gypsy flamenco singer Diego El Cigala will perform at Vancouver’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Saturday October 25.
    According to the centre’s web site, Diego El Cigala’s earthy, exultant and richly emotive voice marks him as one of the great singers of the century. He is well known for the highly celebrated album Lágrimas Negras, recorded with legendary Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés, and his gravelly voice has captured the hearts of millions. This Chan Centre (...)

    "What we know about Ebola Transmission"-WHO

    21 October

    The Ebola virus is transmitted among humans through close and direct physical contact with infected bodily fluids, the most infectious being blood, faeces and vomit.
    The Ebola virus has also been detected in breast milk, urine and semen. In a convalescent male, the virus can persist in semen for at least 70 days; one study suggests persistence for more than 90 days.
    Saliva and tears may also carry some risk. However, the studies implicating these additional bodily fluids were extremely (...)

    EDITORIAL

    Sex in the Time of Ebola

    By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Guest Writer, Freetown, Sierra Leone. The Ebola-stricken nation of Sierra Leone is employing whatever means possible, from individual to state level, in response to (...)

    OPINION

    Television and Learning

    By Arthur Ramo, Madrid, Spain. Television is a technological medium of great importance in the lives of people, because it provides information and entertainment, among other things. However, (...)

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    Cleanest LNG Facilities for BC

    21 October

    Environment Minister Mary Polak has introduced legislation that ensures British Columbia will have the cleanest liquefied natural gas facilities in the world.
    Having the world’s cleanest LNG facilities means protecting the air and water in B.C., which is why Premier Christy Clark (photo) made this a priority for the minister’s mandate and why meeting this commitment is so important.
    The centrepiece of the plan is a greenhouse gas emissions intensity benchmark that is lower (...)

    Book Launch of Painful Journey: A Story of Escape and Survival

    20 October

    The launching ceremony of Painful Journey: A Story of Escape and Survival, by Liberian-Canadian BC resident Jerry Gbardy will take place on Saturday November 1, 2014 at the UNIFOR Building, 326 12th Street, in New Westminster, British Columbia from 5pm to 9pm.
    Painful Journey is about the traumatic experiences of Jerry, his family, relatives and other Liberians as they escaped from the brutal carnage of the Liberian civil war and crossed over to neighbouring Sierra Leone where horrible (...)

    NOSLINA elects Dr. John Davies-Cole Chairman of the Board

    19 October

    Sent by Kwame Fitzjohn, Washington DC, USA.
    The National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America (NOSLINA) wishes to announce it has elected Disease expert Dr. John Davies-Cole (pictured) to succeed Mr. Minkailu Jalloh, an IBM engineer of 25 years standing, as the Chairman of the Board for the 2014-16 term.
    At the completion of the Election this month, Mr. Mohamed Barrie, Sierra Leone Honorary Consul of New England States and NOSLINA Board Member aptly remarked, "Sierra Leone and (...)

    Musician of the Week: Ballake Sissoko

    by Gibril Koroma - 15 October

    We are pleased to present this week Paris-based Malian musician Ballake Sissoko. Balloke, who needs no introduction among most francophone West Africans, plays the Kora, an ancient harp, with 21 strings that produces a soothing kind of music.
    Ballake, like most traditional West African musicians, comes from a long line of Kora playing griots or traditional singers and oral historians.
    The griots are in fact a special group of musicians who hand over their skills from father to son (...)

    BC Premier Christy Clark Leads Trade Mission to India

    15 October

    Premier Christy Clark is leading her sixth trade mission, this time to India, to expand international trade and investment. She is joined by Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk and a group of registered delegates.
    The Premier is travelling to New Delhi, Mumbai, and Chandigarh October 9th -18th for face-to-face meetings with key business and government officials. Minister Virk will also travel to Bangalore to raise awareness of the great potential for secondary and post-secondary (...)

    SLLG Atlanta-MRU African States Declare War Against Ebola

    14 October

    By Dr. Peter A. Dumbuya, Columbus, Georgia, USA. . News on the Ebola virus disease (EVD) from the home front is not comforting, despite the best efforts of governments, inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and ordinary citizens and friends of the affected countries: Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. The (...)

    Meet Liberian Writer Jerry Gbardy

    by Gibril Koroma - 13 October

    I met Liberian community activist and writer Jerry Gbardy (photo) in the early 90s in Freetown, Sierra Leone, while I was one of the editors in the now defunct Freetown newspaper, the New Breed. It was one of the best newspapers in the country at the time but was hammered by the NPRC military junta in 1995 after the publication of a report of diamond smuggling by some members of the junta including then junta leader Captain (Rtd) Valentine Strasser. Most of the senior staff and management (...)

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    WFP Distributes Food in Waterloo

    22 October

    Amid concerns over the increasing rate of Ebola infection in Sierra Leone, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and partners has started distributing food for 265,000 people on the outskirts of the capital. The distribution in the suburb of Waterloo will be the biggest one-off food (...)

    African News »

    Book Launch of Painful Journey: A Story of Escape and Survival

    20 October

    The launching ceremony of Painful Journey: A Story of Escape and Survival, by Liberian-Canadian BC resident Jerry Gbardy will take place on Saturday November 1, 2014 at the UNIFOR Building, 326 12th Street, in New Westminster, British Columbia from 5pm to 9pm. Painful Journey is about the (...)

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    Cleanest LNG Facilities for BC

    21 October

    Environment Minister Mary Polak has introduced legislation that ensures British Columbia will have the cleanest liquefied natural gas facilities in the world. Having the world’s cleanest LNG facilities means protecting the air and water in B.C., which is why Premier Christy Clark (photo) (...)

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    Yaya Toure, Nissan’s New Global Ambassador

    11 October

    Nissan announced, October 8, that Yaya Touré, the Ivorian soccer wizard and three-time African Footballer of the Year and UEFA Champions League winner, as its newest global ambassador. The Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder has agreed to a deal which will see him work alongside (...)

    World News »

    "What we know about Ebola Transmission"-WHO

    21 October

    The Ebola virus is transmitted among humans through close and direct physical contact with infected bodily fluids, the most infectious being blood, faeces and vomit. The Ebola virus has also been detected in breast milk, urine and semen. In a convalescent male, the virus can persist in semen (...)