‘Several Factors Pose Danger to our Health,’ Observes Rep. Domah

first_imgRep. Domah briefs the press shortly after the ceremony.Nimba County District #7 Representative, Roger Domah has outlined several factors, which he said pose hazard to the country’s health system.Domah’s observation was contained in a remark he made at the program marking the 2nd anniversary of the Esther and Jereline (E & J) Medical Center in Ganta on July 6, where he outlined some of the factors hampering the country’s health sector as importation of foodstuff that include rice, frozen food and drugs for use at health facilities.Rep. Domah said that most of the rice business people import into the country go through several processes involving chemicals used for preservation before shipping those commodities to Liberia.“Most of the food that are imported into the country are processed, and once food are processed, some chemical contents are being added to it. Whether we like it or not, regarding how good is it or not, it will have some health implications,” the lawmaker said.He therefore called on locals to produce their food, rather than relying on imported food, “because you know how to preserve your own home-grown food.”Rep. Domah, who spoke on the topic, “Self Building Services in the Health Sector,” said there are limited health workers in the country, a situation he said government needs to improve by training health practitioners to specialized in various fields.Currently, Domah said there are about 300 medical doctors in a country with a population of about four million, “so the ratio of patient to doctor was too huge.”He added that among the doctors, about 203 were Liberians, while 95 of them were foreign nationals that include 72 females and 91 specialized ones, while about 207 were general surgeons.The E&J Medical Center resumed operation on July 1, 2016, but statistics there have shown that since that time, the facility has handled about 905 cases of ailment.The hospital is in partnership with Hernia International, a medical organization that has performed 1,372 surgeries on those with hernia “free of charge.”The chief Medical Doctor, Dr. Peter George said the partnership with Hernia International is still strong and by November and December this year, another team of doctors are expected to conduct “free medical surgeries on people diagnosed of hernia.”Dr. Peter Esther Barleah, who the administration crowned as “Staff of the Year.”The administrator, Victor Kpaiseh has praised the employees for remaining committed to their calling, in spite of the hard economic situation or other challenges they are faced with.He said the hospital is improving sewer system and is also embarking on the construction of a storey building as training center for nurses.Meanwhile, the E & J has named Madam Esther Barleah, a technician, as “Staff of the Year” because of her dedicated services.The facility was constructed by Representative Jeremiah K. Koung of Nimba Electoral District #1, as a means to improving the country’s health delivery system.The occasion was attended by local county officials, including Superintendent Dorr Cooper and representatives of several other civil society organizations (CSOs).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Watch out for this Irish Water email scam

first_imgIrish computer users are being warned to be on the lookout for an Irish Water online scam targeting people for their credit and debit card details.Internet security firm ESET Ireland warns that a ‘classic scam’ is having a revival and is deceptively convincing with Irish Water graphics.People are receiving emails asking account users to update their account details. Clicking on a link in the email leads to a forged log-in page, where the victim first hands over their Irish Water log-in details and is then asked to enter all the details of their credit or debit card.Users are tricked into handing over personal information before being redirected back to the real Irish Water website.ESET Ireland recommends users should avoid clicking on any links in such fraudulent emails, as they can lead to counterfeit or infected websites, that can spread malware or cause financial damage.Irish Water has provided customers with guidelines on how to watch out for fraudulent emails: https://www.water.ie/support/fraudulent-email-advice/ Watch out for this Irish Water email scam was last modified: September 7th, 2017 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:emailIrish WaterscamTechnologylast_img read more

YouTube Heroes gets volunteers moderating videos for points and perks

first_imgGoogle has just launched a new volunteer community it is calling YouTube Heroes, which aims to bridge the gap between YouTube’s automated video monitoring systems and getting a real person making decisions about what content is inappropriate.YouTube has a staggering amount of new content added on a minute-by-minute basis (hundreds of hours), making it impossible for humans to review it all before it goes live. So automated systems do the heavy lifting, but this has lead to some content being flagged as inappropriate when it really shouldn’t be. Google’s answer to this is a global community of volunteers who help police content in return for perks.YouTube Heroes will be able to mass flag inappropriate content as well as add captions and subtitles to videos. They’ll have a direct line to YouTube staff and can share their knowledge with other YouTube users. Google will help with training by holding workshops and hero video chats, which if you pass gains you access to supertools allowing you to help filter YouTube for the masses.Heroes will be rewarded using a points system. Points are accrued by carrying out “qualifying contributions.” Earn enough points and perks are unlocked, which so far include access to new services early, testing new features first, and potentially going to a Heroes Summit. Direct access to YouTube staff is also viewed as a perk.This is a clever way for Google to get thousands of real people reviewing video content and comments every day. But it can also be viewed as Google finding a very cheap solution to its ongoing (and growing) problem of content moderation. YouTube Heroes costs the company a tiny amount and is sure to be popular. I think the perks could be improved a lot, though, and hopefully will be in the coming months.Want to be a YouTube Hero? Just head on over to the sign-up page.last_img read more

The official injury report for the Arizona Cardina

first_imgThe official injury report for the Arizona Cardinalsand Chicago Bears for their Week 16 game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Jonathon ScottTHamstringDNPDNP—— Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Chicago BearsPlayerPosInjuryWedThursFriStatus Shea McClellinDEKneeLimitedLimited—— Tim JenningsCBShoulderLimitedLimited—— James SandersSCalfDNPDNPLimitedQuestionable Arizona CardinalsPlayerPosInjuryWedThursFriStatusEarly DoucetWRConcussionDNPDNPDNPOut Daily Practice DesignationsOut – Definitely will not playDNP – Did Not ParticipateLimited – Limited Participation (Less than 100% of normalrepetitions)Full – Full Participation (100% of normal repetitions) Rob HouslerTEKneeLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable Dan WilliamsDTHamstringLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable Nate PotterTAnkleLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable Mike LeachLSBack/ShoulderFullFullFullProbable 0 Comments   Share   Earl BennettWRConcussionLimitedLimited—— Ronald TalleyDEAnkleLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionablecenter_img Top Stories Calais CampbellDECalfLimitedFullFullProbableMike GibsonGCalfLimitedDNPDNPOut Quentin GrovesLBFootLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable Geno HayesLBKneeLimitedLimited—— Greg TolerCBHamstringLimitedLimitedFullProbable Brian UrlacherLBHamstringDNPDNP—— Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Rashad JohnsonSHamstringDNPDNPLimitedQuestionable Friday Status DesignationsOut – Definitely will not playDoubtful – At least a 75% chance will not playQuestionable – A 50-50 chance will not playProbable – A virtual certainty of being available fornormal duty Anthony ShermanFBKneeLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable Brandon MarshallWRHamstring—Limited—— Henry MeltonDTChestLimitedLimited—— Blake CostanzoLBCalf—Limited—— Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more